Just think about how painfully slow the new 'bulked up Lappy' has looked to start the season. Now multiply that by a million. Then you've got Handzus. Even on the 4th line, slow players are a poor fit in Vancouver. It just doesn't fit with AV's system and the way things work there.
I don't think he has been that bad.
And what we need is a LH 4th liner/bottom 6 guy who is good on faceoffs, and perperablly penalty killing. Basically fill Manny's role. Handzus can do that.
And if you think he is slow, then Antropov isn't much of an upgrade, and I certainly wouldn't want him alongside Raymond and Hansen.
Originally Posted by StrongIslanders90
Frans Nielsen+Kyle Okposo+ Mid Prospect for Edler
Don't need another winger, and this is a step back for our current goals more than anything.