VAN Trade draft picks to stock cupboard?

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  1. Eric Blow

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    It seems as though the Canucks are on their way to having a great pipeline in Utica and Juniors, starting with Elias Petterson and Thatcher Demko. Aside from Defence (#AllInForDahlin), Vancouver is on the right track in terms of obtaining top line prospect threats so is now the time to start THINKING ABOUT trading drafts picks that aren't in the first round to beef up the cupboards?

    Two that come to mind at first are Dillon Dube (19) of the Calgary Flames, and Sami Niku (21) of the Winnipeg Jets.

    Dube is a smart, shifty player with a grit and tenacity that allows him to play bigger than his 5'11/185lb frame.

    Niku was a 7th rd pick in 2015. He is a swift skater and has some nice offensive instincts that can benefit a PP.

    I feel both players are low on their respective team's depth charts, not because of their lack of skill, but instead due to the more talented prospects above them.

    The Canucks need a young player like Dube that can kill penalties and and provide some offence, and with the departure of Tryamkin and Subban, Niku would be a welcome sight. Both would come relatively cheap, perhaps like a Sven Baertchi or Markus Granlund, and would really create competition come 2018 training camp whether or not the Sedins are still around.
     
  2. Ethan x 18

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    Vancouver should not trade any draft picks even if they are not in the first round, Vancouver have drafted a lot of promising players in the the later rounds.(Gadjovich, Demko, Lind, Lockwood etc)

    I also highly doubt Calgary would trade Dube, at least not a to a divisional rival.
     
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