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11-14-2012, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
So instead of Frattin you advocate another prospect? I'm not opposed to the idea, but Colborne is too risky to be relied upon as an NHL regular IMO. He will have to be tried, but I don't know if he will stick. Therefore, I'm thinking Gillis requests a more established roster player come along with him. That's Frattin.

I more or less agree with your take on mid-level RWs, but is the package I proposed not in fact prospect + pick based? Frattin is the only "fringe" player there, and the Canucks need something "roster capable" coming back. He is that piece right now. The more future pieces are Percy and the 1st, with Colborne being the wildcard.

Kassian taking that 2nd line RW spot is ideal. Frattin is another shot by Gillis at putting a RW there. Let them both compete and see what happens. Odds are Kassian wins out, but then Frattin isn't exactly averse to the bottom6 game either, so it won't be a total loss.
Yeah but we already have raymond playing on the bottom 6 who is more skilled right now and can fill in the top 6 better than Frattin would I believe. I think Raymonds speed helps kesler alot. Even though sometimes it doesn't look like it.

I dont know , just wouldn't be an ideal spot for a player like Frattin to flourish.

To be honest, i dont know too much about their prospects. I want to say i'd rather choose kadri because he could put in another year on our AHL team and he can get a shot when there is room. But to be honest, his strength makes me wonder if he'll ever make it in the NHL.

I wish AHL games werent so overpriced, i'd give kadri a real look because his skill is great and thats easy to see but is he filling out more still? is he gaining in strength at all? how is the size of his lower body, does he have the frame to even handle more weight in order to be stronger on his skates.

I dont know what package i'd put together because nothign interests me on that team because they aren't willing to give up anything of value, who knows if theyre even willing to part with a protected 1st. Burke probably wont budge on anything and he'll end up losing out.

Youre right though, its basically down to those prospects they could part with and thats simply not enough. I dont want a bunch of third tier prospects really. Maybe if it was frattin, 1st, colborne and kadri.. haha but that'd empty them

just seems like there must be one other team who is willing to part with a better prospect + player or prospect + pick than Torontos pile of third tier prospects

I wasn't really saying there was anything wrong with your package or offer, i mean it does make sense given what they have, i was just debating about how frattin would fit in, truthfully im not big on torontos prospects for a player as good as luongo. im right there with y2k on this one

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