Weber is a great player, but I wouldn't trade Kesler for him. It would make our defence stronger, but our 2nd line would become even weaker. A lot of Canucks fans are hoping for Kesler to get a better winger and trading him doesn't help. Also, Kesler means a lot to the team and the Canucks fans, so I don't see him going anywhere.
i agree with the comments that the defensive gain does not out weigh the impact it would have on our offense to be a good trade. We'd have to move Edler for a top 6 centre pretty much right away and they are a scarcity.
Also, with Weber's 7.5million reward, it would create a bit of discomfort in the dressing room with two art ross winners and a hart winner making that much less than him.
if weber comes it will be through free agency in two years.
Good value but doesn't make us better. We'd go from having the 2nd best center depth in the league to the bottom 10. And our defence is already one of the best. No need to deal a weakness (if you can call our offence that) for a strength.
Even if they were signed to exact contracts I wouldn't trade Kesler for Weber. but considering Kesler is signed for 5 more years at 5 million per and Weber is only signed for one more year at 7.5 million, there's not a chance I would make the trade.