Nonis deserves credit for not trading

I was reading the GM rankings in your April 1 issue and found Dave Nonis at No. 16, a place I felt he deserved to be.

That is, until I read the reasoning why.

Not trading Alex Edler and Ryan Kesler for Brad Richards was probably the smartest trade – or non-trade – Nonis could have made.

Edler has been Vancouver’s most steady defenseman all season, logging countless minutes of mistake-free ice time. Kesler, on the other hand, plays on Vancouver’s checking line and effectively shuts down the opposing team’s top players nightly, while chipping in on the scoresheet.

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Trading them would destroy the Canucks’ future and we don’t need that, considering it’s actually a bright future.

I think what he needs to do is re-invest the $10 million of salary cap space Naslund and Morrison leave behind this off-season into better talent.

If Nonis does this, I believe he deserves a good boost in your ratings next season for making moves when needed and standing pat when the team’s future was on the line.

Ben Chesspr, Nanoose Bay B.C.