Brendan Gaunce, Frank Corrado headline small group of Van. Canucks junior prospects
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12-13-2012, 01:26 AM
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That caveat is pretty important, he played on a team with Perry post-draft and had 85 points. The next year he was on a line with Schremp who was really the guy running offense (see playoff production).
I don't think somewhere between Malhotra, Laich and Bolland is that crazy of a thing to hope for. None of them are exactly offensive wizards in the NHL. Laich had two pretty decent seasons with lots of PP time, but he's basically a 45 point player. Pyatt plus physical play wouldn't be so bad either.
A question I ask myself is what would it cost to acquire that type of player via trade.
Lappierre cost us a 3rd.
Higgins cost us a 3rd + Evan Oberg
You can get some pretty solid players for 2nds and 3rd if you are crafty. I'm not a fan of drafting prospects who's upside is at best what you can get for the pick anyway. I have to hope Gaunce turns out better than an average 3c. If he turns out to be a Paul Gaustad clone you might as well have just given up the first for Gaustad. The only benefit is a million or two saved but a long wait in the mean time.
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