Thread: Proposal: Flyers - Canucks trade
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01-02-2013, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Falconator View Post
How does this help either team? Canucks have four top four defensemen in Hamhuis, Bieksa, Edler & Garrison. Coburns comes in at $4.5 million. They're trying to get rid of a high priced 5th/6th defenseman, not get another one at the price of the best goaltending prospect in the league.
What makes you think that the Canucks are trying to dump a defender? I'm not outright trying to oppose what you're suggesting but you seem to present it as a fact. Gillis has gone on the record numerous times to explain that the Canucks need to carry 8 defensemen on their active roster and need 5 or 6 to be able to hold down a top 4 role. Assuming all these guys are paid fairly, that means that by his own model used to manage this roster and salary that there will always be one if not two "high priced 5th/6th defenseman".

There are so many people that seem confident that the Canucks have unwanted assets on defense simply by loading up

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