Vancouver Canucks: The State of the Roster
(If I were the GM and Coach. / These are my predictions and opinions.)
***I will tell you up front. I love Jim Benning and what he has done here. Through smart trading, signings, and great drafting, he has rebuilt this franchise. I think we are in a much better spot than most around the league think. And I attribute that to MR JB. He filled so many different holes that this franchise had and now we are finally in a good shape feilding a
As many people on this site already know, I am a huge believer than Matt Duchene needs to be a Canuck. I have made a thread about what I would think to get him, which this topic has been discussed at length. I have my reason's on why we could acquire him. If you want to check it out, please do. But anyway, here is my top 10 reason'swhy Matt Duchene would be perfect for our team and Franchise and why JB should be aggressively pursuing him.
Reason #1) Take Pressure Of The Sedins (Espec
This is my guide to the Vancouver Canucks come opening night. Of course, come training camp things can change, but as it stands, this is how I see it. Below I will give explanations on why I think this is a solidly built team and why I think we are headed for the playoffs and on our way back to being contenders under Linden and Benning. Also keep in mind the line combos are a mix of what seems to be most likely and what I would like to see. At the end I will explain what I think about the state
Last year our prospect pool has seen massive change. We have had many graduations of top prospects such as Baertschi, McCann, Virtanen, Markstrom, and Hutton joining alongside sophomore Bo Horvat. Benning, despite the beliefs of many at the time, actually drafted some quality players. Our youth movement is in full affect and our prospect pool is ever changing.
I have decided to make a top 10 list to start this year, to notice the prospects that are developing well. Below are my rankings, fe
This is what I would do with our lineup. I actually think it could be a playoff lineup. It's not awful.
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Radim Vrbata
Shawn Matthias - Nick Bonino - Zack Kassian
Chris Higgins - Linden Vey - Alex Burrows
Derek Dorsett - Brad Richardson - Jannik Hansen
Dan Hamhuis - Chris Tanev
Alex Edler - Frank Corrado
Luca Sbisa - Kevin Bieksa
Sedin – Sedin – Vrba
Here are my rankings for our top 20 prospects. I've been trying to work on my writing so I thought I would make a top 20 list of our prospects. This is my first blog entry so bare with me. (If anyone ever see's this. lol) This is my opinion based off what I've seen, so take it for what it's worth…. In other words, not much. Word of notice: Both Frank Corrado and Linden Vey have been omitted from this list as I believe their spots in the lineup are pretty much guaranteed. Now just to clarify, the