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A Trade Proposal For You

Once again it’s Paul and this time I have a question for you.

A Detroit fan at HFBoards proposed the following trade: Valtteri Filppula, Gustav Nyquist, Jakub Kindl and a 2nd round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft for Ryan Kesler.

Both Kindl ($833K) and Nyquist ($875K) will be RFAs after this season and Filppula ($3M) will have UFA status on July 1st, 2013.  Kesler ($5M) is signed for four more season. (all salary numbers via CapGeek.)

Now on to some of the responses to the proposal…

• I dont think that even comes close to getting it done. When Kesler is healthy he is a top 20 centre in the league easily. Who would centre the 2nd line and why would the Canucks take that drop off? Most likely you would have a centre who isnt even remotely close defensively and then they have 2 centres who cant/dont/wont play defense.

• If Kesler is going to Detroit, Datsyuk is coming back to Vancouver. 1 for 1 deal

• If Filppula can play centre well, then him, Smith/Nyquist, 1st.

You can read about 130 more responses but I think you get the idea.

So, what do you think about the original trade proposal or do you have a better package to get Kesler to Detroit?

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NIVO's avatar

internet kitty is not amused

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 08/04/12 at 08:39 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I’m not big on Ericsson

I sure wish we had the opposite problem (too much D, not enough forwards) so we could FINALLY move his ass to the wing where he belongs.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 08/04/12 at 11:08 AM ET


so we could FINALLY move his ass to the wing where he belongs.

Or maybe make a trade for an actual winger.

Posted by Garth on 08/04/12 at 01:48 PM ET

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