Evander Kane might be available but his cap hit would not fit and it would cost some solid prospects unless GMMG could send David Booth back as well. Unfortunately Mad Mike Milbury is not the GM of the Jets.
Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province feels the Canucks are in danger of fading out of the playoff race if they don’t make a significant upgrade, but he doesn’t know where it could come from. Unless Booth and Kassian improve soon, Gallagher believes the only solution is a beneficial trade or “a very long wait” for prospects Bo Horvat, Brendan Gaunce and Hunter Shinkaruk.
Making a beneficial trade, however, means parting with those promising youngsters. Gallagher’s colleague Jason Botchford doesn’t believe GM Mike Gillis is willing to do that, having been burned in “quick-fix” deals in recent years. Even if Gillis is willing to make such a move, there’s not much talent in the trade market to help them.
I'd rather trade our older vets for picks and prospects and do a proper rebuild around a young core. The last thing we need to do is trade away our young promising players and end up doing a 10 year rebuild.
I'm glad to see the rumour is that we're looking to package prospects for a forward rather than Edler.
Tell me how you'd feel if that prospect was Nichushkin. Because how you regard him, is how most of us regard Horvat.
Hindsight is 20-20, but I don't recall anyone wanting to move Cody Hodgson for a push in years past, and now look at the crying over spilled milk since we've dealt him.
Edit* To add. Question: What is the teams strength? Most would argue that on paper our strength is depth on defense. Why not take from an organizational strength (Edler) and improve a weakness (top 6 scoring and PP scoring - E. Kane)?
Prospect depth is an organizational black hole, it's beyond a weakness, it's an embarassment, really. Why move the only good ones we have? I just don't get it? There is already a large gap between the now roster (30's) and the up and comers (teens). Take a 27 year old dman, who has struggled since January 2012 and move him for a player clearly looking for a new start.
That's just me, I'm just getting tired of seeing all the teams around us having this push of youth from within, meanwhile we're recycling late 20's journeymen in and out of the lineup annually. It's infuriating really.
Jets won't do it...
That is a lot of lottery tickets and supplementary pieces.
You're probably right. Canucks probably don't do it either. I tried to come up with something that fit both teams needs.
Evander Kane is one of only a few wingers I would move Horvat in a deal for. IMO our centre depth is good with Hank/Kesler/Santorelli/Richardson for the foreseeable future if Kesler is playing with someone as good as Kane.