Posted 12:35 PM ET | Comments 8
There's a lot of talk about Olli Jokinen coming to Vancouver. I understand the difficulties in making trades with the salary cap etc. However, when a guy of this level is possibly available, Nonis has to do what it takes to get him here. With the way the salaries are going $5.25 mill per year for him is a great bargain. He's 28 and locked up until 2010/11. If this can't happen, I like Ohlund and draft picks for Erik Cole. Cole is ramping up to be a solid 40 goal guy. He's great in the playoffs and would fit nicely with Morrison/Naslund. If there is a shred of hope make a deal with Atlanta for the superstar Hossa. Atlanta's defense is about as thin as it gets. How great would Ohlund look anchoring that blueline? With Hossa being a free agent at the end of next year it makes sense. Finally, Nonis should be dangling Cory Schneider in Chicago's face. He would fit nicely with the fine young talent they have coming up. Wouldn't it be nice to bring Brent Seabrook back home?