In response to Beantown Canuck's fanshot I have this idea. I will be called an idiot or a genius. It will depend on your view of what the Canucks may need.
I disagree with the idea of trading CoHo due to the fact in my scenario we will need him to center the second line.Because I want to trade Kesler for either Weber or Suter this summer. Preferably Suter as I think he will come at a cheaper than Weber and I would prefer a stay at home type player.
The Vancouver Canucks have never had a number one d-man and this maybe their chance. And let's face it, the Canucks defense core is filled with second and third pair players who do a great job. But to have that number one guy would be great.
To lose Kesler would be tough, I know....I know. But to be able to get that d-man we are going to have to dangle someone who is not only good but can free up some cap space. Of course this would be a sign and trade by Nashville. I love Kesler but we are going to lose some of the supporting guys in the next two years who maybe as a whole more valuable than one singular player......and we get a number one d-man.
Of course I also think a lockout is coming so all of this fantasy is for nothing.
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alexandre Burrows ($2.000m)
David Booth ($4.250m) / Cody Hodgson ($1.666m) / Mason Raymond ($2.550m)
Chris Higgins ($1.900m) / Manny Malhotra ($2.500m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Andrew Ebbett ($0.525m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.000m) / Dale Weise ($0.605m)
Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m) / Alexander Edler ($3.250m)
Keith Ballard ($4.200m) / Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m)
Andrew Alberts ($1.225m) / Ryan Suter ($6.000m)
Sami Salo ($2.000m)
Roberto Luongo ($5.333m) / Eddie Lack ($0.900m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,554,999; BONUSES: $850,000
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $1,745,001