Not only a team change, but a major personnel change has happened in Vancouver. The team has traded young, quality talents like Dion Phaneuf, Michael Grabner, James van Riemsdyk, Jonathan Ericsson, and Cam Barker. In return we feel we gain not only depth, but a steady veteran presence bringing in players like playoff and a gold medal winning MVP, Jonathan Toews, and a trio of great defensemen in Kimmo Timonen, Anton Volchenkov, and Filip Kuba. We feel better overall as a team and are extremely happy with the deals we were able to make. We achieved what we wanted to do, but still feel like we can make some moves to further improve the team.
Canes are still shopping around Milan Michalek. #1 Dman and upgrade in LW is our biggest priority. Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks are available, as well as Max Pacioretty, Ethan Werek, Teddy Purcell, Jason Williams, and Chris Osgood.