http://twitter.com/#!/angus_jHalf speculation.... #Canucks really wanted Andrew Ladd last summer - badly. Do they try and dangle Hodgson + to Winnipeg to land him?
Ladd is their first captain, I doubt they trade him.
Get Dustin Byfuglien.
It's not a bad option. Stick him in front of the goalie and our pp will get 100x better. We'll get a lot more garbage goals. It's unrealistic but i think he would help the team win.
Hodgson to get Ladd? No thanks. We can use him to get someone better. I like Ladd but that **** isn't happening. And Byfuglien haha. Wont happen but that would be funny.
trade samuelson, shirikov and a pick to the flyers for D braydon couburn and D Matt Carle
- the flyers need some vets, and couburn and carle are expendable. their salaries are about 3 mill a year, and they already have timonen, pronger, Mezaros, etc. apparently the flyers want more cap space to pursue joni pitkanen
trade ballard to anybody who will take him.
- maybe if the canucks trade schnieder they can include ballard in the deal
resign Higgins, Torres, Bieksa (done)
- erhoff will be very expensive, and there is a younger, much cheaper option in free agency- Anton Babchuk
sign D Anton Babchuk, RW Daniel Carcillo, LW Simon Gagne
- brooks laich and erik cole are options, but are more expensive
Sedin-Sedin-Hodgson (or burrows)
Gagne-Kesler-Raymond (raymond will have a bounce back year once he heals)
Higgins-Malholtra-Burrows (or hodgson)
That makes no sense. The d will stay the same unless weber is the option. Ladd would be great and I would give hodgson for him but that's all. It has become apparent that Cody has no place on this team in the near future and why hinder development of a good kid. Trade him for Ladd and they have Cody and kane together.
Second - I don't care how dumb a GM is, no Gm is dumb enough to take 3000 year old Samuelsson, Shirokov who's chances of ever making the NHL full time are slimming, and a pick for two of their top 4 d-men even if they desperately need cap relief.
Third - If we take on the money from Coburn and Carle, where are we getting enough money to sign Carcillo, Babchuk, and Gagne?
Fourth - Why is Cody Hodgson your first line winger and why is Mason Raymond on your 2nd line?
Fifth - Why are we signing Daniel Carcillo just to have him as a player that's not even on our top 4 lines? Also, Carcillo is an RFA so were not getting him regardless.
Thank you dan!
There is a thread in the NHL forum about Bogosian wanting out of Winnipeg. We should pursue with Hodgson. I love Bogo and would love to see him here. He would also be fairly cheap as far as a contract. He is an RFA and I cant see him getting too much for his play so far. He obviously has some work to do to improve his game but I think it would be a smart idea to bring him in. He is only 21 and has shown signs he will get better. Thoughts?
Edit: Also, if we did this we could save a few mil and let Ehrhoff walk and use that money towards a guy like Gagne. It makes a lot of sense to give it a shot.
Did Laich sign an extension? I think i saw a news piece on it...