Cant see the Canucks wanting a bottom pairing with a combined cap hit of $7.8 mil.
I find it funny how the Canucks have to add Schroeder and their 1st. With Hodgson gone, I think Schroeder wont be moved any time soon.
You're the same guy that said Hodgson would never be moved. I remember that.
How far away is Kevin Connauton from being ready for some seasoning in the bigs? IMO that's who's going to replace Salo but I haven't heard much about Connauton this year, update?
why would you think that Connauton is the type of dman to replace Salo? He is nothing like him. It's like saying that Schroeder is going to replace Kesler.
Connauton is a left handed, left side, offensive dman, who's good on the PP, but still has to learn the defensive game and doesn't bring a whole lot of stability to the defense. Salo is a right handed, right side, defensive dman, who's also good on the PP, but brings a sound defensive game, and is probably the Canucks more stable dman.
Tanev is the guy who's going to replace Salo... he's the calming influence, low-risk, defensive presence that Salo is. He has a lot more in common with Salo than Connauton even though he's not a PP player at all.
When Connauton is ready (will likely get call-ups next season), he's going to be fighting with Sauve to first replace Rome/Alberts as the team's #7 guys, then move into the 3rd pairing left side to take over from Ballard. Depends on what the Canucks need (offensive PPQB in Connauton, or defensive physical shutdown type in Sauve) will determine who gets that spot IMO.
Connauton however is nothing like Salo, and he's also not even close to taking over a top-4 spot (especially on the right side) that Salo will be vacating soon (maybe as early as next year). Tanev is developing on track to take over that spot.
As far as the OP (and the other suggestions) here, I don't see how this fits the Canucks needs. There are assets I'd be interested in though from the Leafs.
1) Ashton... not sure if the Leafs will trade him after just acquiring him, but we could probably still use another right wing prospect, even after the Kassian acquisition.
2) Colborne... not interested at all in Kadri, as he'll be the same fit problem that Cody was (and IMO the same problem that Schroeder will be as well), but Colborne is the type of center we could use in that role... an actual big bodied (6'5", 215lbs) center who can be used in a defensive role is a good fit for the Canucks... can be brought up from a 4th line role and developed into a shutdown center.
3) Kulemin... even with the depth of wingers on the Canucks, I always felt this guy's game fits the Canucks style perfectly... a 2-way winger who can play either wing, is very good defensively and brings some sandpaper overall. He's a much better fit on the Canucks than someone like Raymond.
Not sure if any of the Leafs defenders fit the Canucks needs anymore... Schenn is the only one really, and concerns about his footspeed and his lack of development on the defensive side make him questionable now at that cap hit to fit this system... he's basically a bottom-pairing dman with a $3.6mill cap hit who's not the most mobile defender around.... I think the Canucks try and address their defensive needs elsewhere. But a deal based around Colborne+ makes more sense IMO.
The objective of any trade should be to make both teams better. I can see the value for the Leafs but not for the Canucks. We don't really need Reimer.
I'd really prefer a deal where we package Schneider for one key piece, maybe a young defenceman or forward.
Luke Schenn value has plummeted this season. Leafs would be silly to trade him now while his value is at an all-time low. Schneider at the moment is more valuable than a Luke Schenn who cant seem to find a permanent spot on Toronto's blue line.
if you want Schneider you better be prepared to give up Gardnier +
Hahahahahahah, you think we are going to give up a solid top 4 puck moving defenceman who is playing amazing in his rookie year, probably will be top 2 potential soon enough for a goalie who has never been a legitimate starter? Because he plays behind a good team in Vancouver, no doubt his stats are a bit inflated, he is a good goalie I've seen it, but I wouldnt be prepared to give up Gardiner alone for Schneider.