The Armchair GM Thread - XL
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05-22-2013, 03:05 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
I was bored tonight and came up with this.
Canucks Team needs:
Flyers team needs:
David Steckel – I have him at 1.2 but it will likely take more than a 10% raise.
Sedin (6.1) Sedin (6.1) Burrows (4.5)
Kassian (.87) Kesler (5) Simmonds (3.95)
Higgins (2.5) Couturier (1.375) Hansen (1.35)
??? Steckel (1.2) ???
Hamhuis (4.5) Bieksa (4.6)
Garrison (4.6) Tanev (1.2)
Gustafsson (1.2) Corrado (.599)
Cap total= 53.644 Million with 5 spots to fill
Bryzgalov and one of Ballard or Booth if either can’t be traded or picked up on waiver, though both should be movable for next to nothing as they can still be valuable pieces.
Couturier - gives us a big 3rd line centre that can play at both ends of the ice, if he develops chemistry with Higgins and Hansen, look out for that line.
Simmonds - what needs to be said signed for term at a decent price, big young and can chip in.
Gustafsson - has the potential to be the offensive D-man we need to help our transition game and he gives us a cheap left handed D-man who has played 20+ minutes in Philly.
Steckel - the 4th line centre we need, can PK wins draws and is left handed so he compliments Kesler giving us a dominant RH centre and LH centre
Edler - hard to replace but we still have a good unit with Tanev showing a great defensive game this year and that he is probably ready for 2nd pairing minutes. This new look D gives us L/R balance with 3 of the top 4 guys still capable of putting up points and a 3rd pairing that could feed off of PP minutes(Gustafsson) and take advantage of playing against lesser opponents, though there is the possibility of being exposed on the road.
Schroeder - a small pivot not really built for the traditional 3rd line role and I fear what the Pacific Division teams would do to the 3rd line against him, it’s not that I don’t think he was good this year I liked his game but Couturier is the ideal 3rd line centre with the potential to move into a bigger role as he gains experience (learning from a couple of guys like the Sedin twins who were also questioned for their skating helps)
Luongo – this is self-explanatory, Philly’s situation with Bryzgalov can mask the “horrid” contract that Luongo has and we can use a compliance buy out to take care of this problem, yes it’s a lot of money but the Aquilini’s make a lot of money off of this team and its success (team is now valued at over 300 million) and we get something of value in the trade.
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