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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pfeifer View Post
    I think we need a real sniper to play with the Sedins and a top end defenseman. I just don't know if I want to give up a two way center on the second line. I really think we have to package Luongo with a defenseman and our first round pick for a star forward and something else significant for the second line. I don't have a clue where we are going to get the top level defenseman though. We have too many "good" defensmen and no #1.
    IMO the star forward needs to be a PP sniper and his main role would be to lead the second line. That will resuscitate our PP and finally help us construct a real second line that will take pressure off the Sedins. For most of the year the second line was no real threat and teams had little to worry about. In fact, go back to the pre-Gillis era and the problem has been quite persistent. When Kesler had his 41 goal season I would like to know how many of those goals were against weak teams or scored on the PP (which, obviously, isn't the second line).

    I agree we need an impact D man. We are also hurting for a PP specialist from the point since Ehrhoff left.
    Last edited by ink; 05-04-2012 at 12:43 PM.

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    Some good comments, but I'm kind of torn on this one. Kesler is a warrior, and plays with reckless abandon. The problem I have with him is he tries to do it all himself at times, and fails most of the time. His injurires are now piling up as well, one surgery after another. How long before he's broken down to the point that he's no longer effective? I also cringe when I see him flail to the ground in pain, only to be barely hit, then looking up to the ref to see if the Canucks get the PP. The refs are already fully aware of Burrows, Lapierre and Kesler, and they've got to rebuild that trust with the officials if the Canucks are going to get any respect. Truthfully, I wish we had traded Kesler instead of Hodgson. We would've gotten more in return, and Cody's got a bright future. I give Kesler 5 years before he's so banged up he'll be forced to retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUCK-U View Post
    Some good comments, but I'm kind of torn on this one. Kesler is a warrior, and plays with reckless abandon. The problem I have with him is he tries to do it all himself at times, and fails most of the time. His injurires are now piling up as well, one surgery after another. How long before he's broken down to the point that he's no longer effective? I also cringe when I see him flail to the ground in pain, only to be barely hit, then looking up to the ref to see if the Canucks get the PP. The refs are already fully aware of Burrows, Lapierre and Kesler, and they've got to rebuild that trust with the officials if the Canucks are going to get any respect. Truthfully, I wish we had traded Kesler instead of Hodgson. We would've gotten more in return, and Cody's got a bright future. I give Kesler 5 years before he's so banged up he'll be forced to retire.
    Great post. 100% agree.

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    never

    Terrible. maybe add 2-3 first round picks

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