Who can replace the hole (3C) with Manny Malhotra gone

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  1. Royal Canuck

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    A cheaper Mike Fisher would be nice.
     
  2. Bougieman

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    Bring back the guy that Manny replaced, Kyle Wellwood.

    That would seriously make me so happy. My very first post on this board was about how happy I was that we had brought Wellwood to the team.
     
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    I mentioned this on the gm thread, but from what I seen of my limited viewing on center ice of panther games matthias has impressed me more then goc this season and has what appears to be a solid future as he continues to get better, panther fans confirmed goc has been good but matthias has been the best player and only bright spot for them this season and one of the few guys they hope the organization tries to resign. He is a young, big, physical guy, who seems to be improving each year, i dont know why panthers would trade him though strangers things have happened. Goc faceoff percentage is better but thats about it.
     
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    I made a big post about this in the armchair thread a while back. In short, with realignment we are looking at having to go through at least one team whos #1 center is 6'4 220lbs. Thorton, Getzlaf, Hanzal and Kopitar are all going to be there for the rest of the Sedin window, even if that lasts another 5-6 seasons. With that in mind Gillis' hit list probably looks like this

    Couturier
    Laich
    Mattias
    Boyle
    Cormier
    Gaustead
     
  5. Reverend Mayhem

    Reverend Mayhem Fire this man

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    Be that as at it may, and as much I liked Wellwood when he was here...I'm sorry but no. After seeing how effective Malhotra was just one year after him...we need another Malhotra. There was no bigger reason for Kesler's success other than Malhotra (well maybe the #1 PP helped too ;)) but without Malhotra, this team is left with Kesler not only being our main source of secondary scoring, but our top shut-down centre, our livelihood on the PP, our go-to PKer. That is way too much burden on any one player. We need a Malhotra.
     
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    Factually, the Canucks should have been able to put a prospect into the 3C position when Malhotra was injured.
     
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    Reverend Mayhem Fire this man

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    Quite factually, that is your opinion. Whether it's true or not, we'll see. However, we didn't really have anyone competent enough to slot in to Malhotra's spot from our prospect pool.

    Whether or not Gillis gets it done in Vancouver, he's still brought us 2 President's Trophies, 1 Cup Final, 4 Northwest Division Titles and has improved this team from whence he received it. I think ultimately that will be his legacy in Vancouver, whether he is our Jim Nill or Ken Holland he's really helped this team.
     
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    No thanks. Don't want Kesler messing with Hansen and Raymonds season, find them a good 3C like Gagner.

    Sedin Sedin Burrows
    Jensen Kesler Kassian
    Raymond Gagner Hansen
    Higgins Lapierre Wiese
    Pinnizotto

    Also adding Flesicmann and Laich would be cool as well.
     
  9. Drop the Sopel

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    But if we bring in an offensive black-hole at 3C then too much offensive burden goes onto Kesler and the top line.

    Bring in a Malhotra and an offensive catalyst...

    Sedin Sedin Burrows
    Raymond Kesler Hansen
    Lapierre Goc Higgins
    Booth Wellwood Kassian

    3rd line does the heavy lifting defensively and Wellwood brings some much needed playmaking and a defensive conscience to the 4th line. Booth and Kassian's size and physicality compensate for Wellwood's lack of size and grit.

    This is assuming Gillis strikes out trying to add an impact forward...
     
  10. CCF

    CCF This is the year....

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    Sami Pahlsson.
     
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    The legend og Manny grows and grows. A player who filled a important role but was never an above average player should not get credit for a guy on another line scoring 40 goals. It is like saying that Jordan Stall was the biggest reson that Malkin is able to score. Manny played what 60 games than the Canucks made it to the finals without him, Kesler dominated Nashville without him. We need a third line center. Most any solid two way center would do. Bozak would be excellent but there are many centers that would fit the bill. We do not need a role player we need a good player.
     
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    A roster like this would show me Gillis is serious

    Sedin-Sedin-C.Perry
    R.Clowe-Kesler-Burrows
    Booth-Higgins-Kassian
    Pinizzotto-LaPierre-Sestito
     
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    ill forward it to him. im sure he looks forward to proving how serious he is
     
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    I thought we had all agreed that Clowe is garbage and shouldn't come anywhere near this team.

    Disappointed to see his name being brought up again.
     
  15. Outside99*

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    Just a lack of center depth generally is the biggest problem.

    What kind we get matters - defensive, top 6, NHL prospect - but it matters more to shore things up while avoiding getting fleeced, overpaying for a rental or reducing cap space flexibility further.

    I think that as we approach the TD, more teams will drop out of the playoff race and more centers will become available. Washington for example has centers I'd be interested in - Perreault, Beagle, Hendricks - and if Ribeiro re-signs...all have low cap hits. In fact, most NHL teams have more depth down the middle than we do.

    Perreault is intriguing. He's put up decent #'s even though he often plays with plugs according to Caps' fans, and seems to be in every coach's doghouse. Now he's no Manny and he's not Ribeiro either but who knows? Better than taking on Brassard's contract.
     
  16. LolClarkson*

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    Is he under contract ?
     
  17. LolClarkson*

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    Booth, Higgins and Kassian are better players then Clowe
     
  18. LolClarkson*

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    Who are for sure sellers at this point ?

    With Versteeg injured, Florida is one of the guaranteed sellers.
     
  19. Tim Calhoun

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    Very disappointed that Gillis didn't go hard after Vermette last deadline. He'd be a perfect fit on the team.
     
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    Last season, I said Gaustad but seeing how much it cost the Preds.... I changed my mind.
     
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    I've seen rumours that we did, but he wasn't available.

    As for my pick - Frans Nielsen. Everything we need except faceoffs, and a few hours a day with Manny should improve that in no time.
     
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    Matt Hendricks is intriguing for me
     
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    So your 'solution' to the #3C problem...is to leave a Winger there, and bring in a plodding winger for the 2nd line? :help:

    Vermette wasn't 'available' last year? Is that why he was traded to Phoenix for peanuts? ??? :laugh:
     
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    Wha?

    Clowe is a bonafide top 6 talent, that is as tough as an enforcer.

    He could put up 5 points this season and teams will be lining up to acquire him. He's essentially what we all want Kassian to become in a few years. Rare combination of skill, size and toughness.

    I would take Clowe on this team in a heartbeat.
     

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