Canucks at the Trade Deadline
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03-18-2013, 12:47 PM
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Honestly? There are only 2 main needs.
#1. We need a Malhotra.
This team was at it's best with a pure, faceoff winning, defensive 3rd line center. It allowed players like Kesler to be freed up to play offensively, it improves our puck possession and PK. It stabilizes our bottom 6. AV's strategy, line matching, etc. requires this type of player on the team.
#2. We need a PP specialist.
Without Kesler this year we have no PP. Without an above average PP we are not winning games, either in the regular season or the playoffs. The big reason we are slumping so much this year? Our PP is currently 27th in the league and have been top 5 the last 2 seasons (I believe #1 and #4).
#1 NO NO NO!!!!! Defensive specialist Center is not going to help the Canucks be better than they are now. They need a Center who can create offense!!! He'll need to be smart defensively but getting another Manny is not going to change the Canucks enough to make them a team who can compete night in and night out with the top teams in the West.
#2 What they really need to Garrison to learn how to shoot Right, but that's not gonna happen so they need to find a RS Dman who has a bomb but 5 on 5 is more of a stay at home defensive dman.
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