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01-27-2013, 03:35 AM
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When Booth and Kesler return, there won't be any holes on the Canucks if Raymond and Schroeder keep playing the way that they are playing.

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Booth - Kesler - Burrows
Raymond - Schroeder - Hansen
Higgins - Malhotra - Lapierre

Edler - Garrison
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Ballard - Tanev

Schneider
Luongo

Honestly, unless Gillis wants to do something like Raymond + Luongo for big 3rd line winger + big 3rd line centre, Gillis will probably keep Luongo and wait to try and plug a hole next year by dealing Luongo. There isn't anything wrong with the line-up up there, except for a lack of size on the third line. Unfortunately, that third line will be necessary for secondary scoring, considering Kesler won't be back to his 09-10 form any time soon.


Canucks will be fine until the off-season as is. Luongo will probably stay a Canuck because that is what is best for the team.

There is NO rush to deal Luongo. He is an all-star piece. The Canucks ARE NOT going to trade him to plug a non-existent hole this year. When a good portion of the team becomes UFA in the off-season and we have holes to plug without having to dip into free agency, THEN Luongo will be traded. If the right deal comes along this year, THEN he will be traded. There is zero rush and zero real pressure on Gillis to make a deal with which he is not comfortable.

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