Thoughts on day one of the off season

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  • John van der Woude

    Yes, Cody Hodgson! Yes, October! It’s waaaaaaaaaay too early for this, but I just can’t help myself. Potential lines for next year:

    Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
    Kesler-Hodgson-Demitra
    Raymond-Wellwood-Bernier
    Hordichuk-Johnson-Rypien/Pyatt(?)

    Salo-Bouwmeester (with money saved from Sundin)
    Mitchell-Bieksa
    O’Brien-Edler

    Luongo-LaBarbera/Schneider?

    The big questions are whether Hodgson rounds into NHL form that quickly, and whether we can woo Bouwmeester over (which is a huge upgrade from Ohlund). Depending on how much of a raise Gillis gives the Sedins (which, for better or worse, a shorter playoff run makes them a little bit cheaper), they could probably afford Bouwmeester.

    Just talking. Just speculating. As you say, “there’s always next year”.

  • John van der Woude

    Yes, Cody Hodgson! Yes, October! It’s waaaaaaaaaay too early for this, but I just can’t help myself. Potential lines for next year:

    Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
    Kesler-Hodgson-Demitra
    Raymond-Wellwood-Bernier
    Hordichuk-Johnson-Rypien/Pyatt(?)

    Salo-Bouwmeester (with money saved from Sundin)
    Mitchell-Bieksa
    O’Brien-Edler

    Luongo-LaBarbera/Schneider?

    The big questions are whether Hodgson rounds into NHL form that quickly, and whether we can woo Bouwmeester over (which is a huge upgrade from Ohlund). Depending on how much of a raise Gillis gives the Sedins (which, for better or worse, a shorter playoff run makes them a little bit cheaper), they could probably afford Bouwmeester.

    Just talking. Just speculating. As you say, “there’s always next year”.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com Alix Wright

    Yeah, I guess you never know until you see Cody in September, but I have a feeling he’ll be ready.

    You could even swap Welly and Hodgson maybe. Take a little pressure off him and let him skate on the third line at the beginning.

    I like Bouwmeester a ton, but I think he might be too expensive.

    But you’re right speculating is fun :)

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com Alix Wright

    Yeah, I guess you never know until you see Cody in September, but I have a feeling he’ll be ready.

    You could even swap Welly and Hodgson maybe. Take a little pressure off him and let him skate on the third line at the beginning.

    I like Bouwmeester a ton, but I think he might be too expensive.

    But you’re right speculating is fun :)

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