Thread: Value of: A faceoff winner to MTL
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02-12-2013, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
Panic? I'm one of the few posters who doesn't panic.

But our centres suck at faceoffs. They did last year too. That's a huge aspect of the game we can never rely on.

Seems like you're the one hitting the panic button. I think this team is better than average. And it's not just a trade to improve faceoffs, hence that it would be at least a 3rd liner.

Interesting. Not quite as good at faceoffs as I want, but well above average. Brings nice size too. What would he cost? Prospects? Picks? Roster players?

EDIT: Saw your post. No way he gets Diaz, a 20-minute guy who has 9-points in 11-games on D. As for Eller, also doubt it although it does seem that MT doesn't really like him. Eller a very good two way hockey player, his only problem really is faceoffs.

I'd move DD, Eller, or Galchy to the wing. Simple solution.

Exactly why I said I want someone who can compete at 3rd line level, minimum. Even if it's someone who can skate on the 4th line but play a regular shift (like our 4th line has been doing), I'm a happy camper. Like the suggestion of Boyle above, it was prospects/picks/Weber/White;

Bourque - Plekanec - Gionta
Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Gallagher
Eller - Desharnais - Cole
Prust - Boyle - Moen
Exceptional faceoff players available:

Manny Malhotra - one of the league's elite
Maxim Lapierre - Hab fans already know what he brings to the table
Jordan Schroeder - a pleasant surprise this season on how good he is at faceofffs as well as playmaking.

What does Montreal Canadians have that would interest the Canucks to trade any of these players?

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