Nashville could use some young scoring forwards so if they were to move Hamhuis that's likely what they'd be looking for. Maybe something built around Bergfors, but I bet they'd want a more proven forward.
It has been discussed alot and I think something could be worked out around Lupul if his salary wasn't so high. Unfortunately Lupul's salary is a bit too high for us to take on. Something around someone like Lupul or a good quality forward prospect might be able to be worked out.
Hes worth a moderately young (20-25) scoring forward who has put up around 50-60 points a year. Depending on the fowards contract a mid round pick may have to be thrown in.
Originally Posted by detredWINgs
A 20-25 year old who can put up 50-60 points a year? For Hamhuis?
Good luck, bud.
Sounds exactly like Joffrey Lupul. Hamhuis would be a great addition for Philly so it looks like a natural fit. A lot of people aren't thrilled with Lupul's contract, but i'm sure the Flyers would be willing to absorb a little more salary to fill in the 2.0 million gap in salaries, and throw in a pick or prospect as well
Hamhuis is from my hometown so I've always wanted to see him on the Canucks. He'd be a great replacement for Ohlund, and probably a good bet to sign long term in Vancouver joining Bieksa and Elder as our younger D core to replace the aging Ohlund/Salo/Mitchell.
I'm not going to play the GM game though because the Canucks have pretty good depth for young forwards up front so if a deal actually was discussed Nashville would have plenty to choose from. Obviously no Sedins, Kesler, Burrows, or Hodgson, but there's still Bernier, Wellwood, Raymond, Hansen, and Grabner to choose from. Any of which would fit nicely in Nashville who's short on forwards, with value being close enough that a draft pic thrown in would even things up.
This was discussed last week or so. The end result was that the only forward NJ has that really fits what Nashville needs is Zach Parise, and obviously that ain't happening, so it was deemed "bad trade partners."