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    No idea where else to post this. Decided to make a little mid season highlight video of our prospects Hope you guys enjoy.
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    This is Phil. Phil's friends are following viral posting trends on Facebook. Phil has a Facebook wall. Phil doesn't care and doesn't bother to follow trends. Phil is independ... wait a minute.
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    How many times is it necessary to explain: Burrows is being paid now for the years he was underpaid... the Stanley Cup final years when he was grossly underpaid and the team was struggling to stay under the CAP.... Burrows didn't make a fuss about being underpaid because he was assured he would be compensated on the next contract.
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    5 million is less than half of what the highest paid players get. This is a different NHL where money is thrown like confetti. Look at the David Clarkson contract? Burrows got what he deserved because he was a value to the Canucks for so many years. He played many years where his play exceeded how much is cap hit was. More years than the Canucks ever overpaid him IMO. There is something to be said about loyalty. Yes Hockey is a business, but then again so is the company you work for. How would you like it if you get paid more than a new employee then the boss wants to get rid of you so that a new employee can take your spot with a lower salary? Let the kids take over, I get it but 5M is not a big cap hit compared to many overpaid players in the NHL and loyalty should mean something. If not then to be honest it's not worth watching anymore.
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    I cannot understand the expectations of fans for immediate success for Virtanen. He is a big 19 year old who has to adjust his game to bigger and faster opposition. It is all about learning the NHL game. Someone earlier mentioned motivation. Seriously? Virtanen has the advantage of size and speed which should help his transition to the pros. I have not seen him relying on his physical game in the NHL but uses it in a calculated manner. To me it is all about adjusting to NHL speed and reaction. Not worried.
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    How anyone can say that after the strides these young guys have taken over the last 10-15 games beats me. Virtanen is unrecognisable from the player who went to the World Juniors, McCann appears to be relishing the physical challenge despite being at a distinct size disadvantage at present, Hutton is already looking like a "harder" opponent and players like Bo, Sven, Vey, Etem and even Zalewski look ready to do some damage. Even if it was true, they have, like many on here, once more underestimated Willie's ability to lift these youngsters and this injury blighted team and make them into a pretty decent unit. The experience these boys will get from succeeding out of adversity will stand them in good stead for their future NHL careers.
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    this is a very sad moment ;[ Tig Bits has been traded to the Sabres for Manuel Kreutzer, Miko Ronkko, Kirby Dach, two 2nds, and a 3rd You got Eichel lol
  10. 2 points
    You're welcome. its a mindset. Is it not? for some people, certain things are priceless.
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    Your question was when Benning had ever found top 5 talent later in the draft. He does however have a history of identifying talent. Those half dozen years as Buffalo's Director of Amateur Scouting, they averaged 2.87 players (played at least 190 NHL games) per draft. Buffalo averaged 1.65 NHL players the previous 2 years when he was just a scout for them and a bit over 1 player per draft before Benning ever worked for them. Most importantly for us Nuck fans, in the two drafts Benning has had so far, and the trades he has made, his ability to identify talent has started to become self evident.
  12. 2 points
    Not only goals but points. He had 31 in 74 last year, and this year has 31 in 34
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    If you look at "producing" only in terms of scoring, sure. The team does not owe him anything, however, he's obviously a huge factor in the room. The guy high fiving every single player post game. The one who lives out that "give it your all, even against the odds" deal. That's an important part of "success"....even if the overall team isn't always finding it. He was in a slump, happens. But he brings a lot more to the game than many. He will play that ugly game of slash and whack in front of the net that so many shy away from. It's huge in allowing OTHERS to score. He (and Hansen) have the same sort of drive and never say die thing that can turn games around. Sure he's been waning a bit, but let's see if things aren't starting to turn around? I think they are. Past performance is important in understanding that he's "capable".....guys aren't always on. You want heart and soul players...he is that.
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    Grammar is really the least of your many mistakes on this board.
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    shouldn't have, not shouldn't of Also, he earned that contract.
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    How come Horvat breaks out of a slump, everyone has him as the next Canuck captain, Meanwhile Burrows breaks the slump and he's still getting ragged on?
  17. 1 point
    Yes, Tryamkin played last night in his first game after injury, TOI 19:34.
  18. 1 point
    I think you are up in the draft.
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    Nurses never laugh... Bob was looking somewhat apprehensive, the nurse asked him if something was bothering him and he said he hoped she wouldn't laugh... of course I won't laugh she said to the patient, I'm a professional, in over twenty years I've never laughed at a patient. Okay then, said Bob, and he proceeded to drop his trousers, revealing the smallest adult male organ the nurse had ever seen in her life ...in length and width it was almost identical to a AAA battery. Unable to control herself, the nurse tried to stop a giggle, but it just came out. And then she started laughing at the fact that she was laughing. Feeling very badly that she had laughed at the man's private part she composed herself, as well as she could. "I am so sorry." she said. I don't know what came over me. On my honour as a nurse and a lady, I promise that it won't happen again. Now, tell me, what seems to be the problem? "It's swollen", Bob replied. She ran out of the room.
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    Why are you still discussing Gwance here?
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    He can't skate well enough to keep up. It's sad to watch him play now. I don't want to see him play here any more. Please JB, buy Burrows out July first, and end the suffering. It's the merciful act that is the most difficult.
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    I do appreciate your point, and I'll admit to maybe being blinded by my "homer glasses", but I think that having a player (like Burrows) that has been with the team for a long time is different than just getting a 4th line veteran at half the price. A guy like Burrows is way more steeped in what it means to be a Canuck and thus can pass on the culture of the team. I think we have all seen that getting a veteran player for mentoring purposes doesn't always work out (see Prust). I do agree that Burrow's cap hit is a little large for what he might bring, but I also think that it's money well spent considering where the team is cap-wise. Another year at $4.5 is very do-able. I would really like to see Burr extend his contract for another 2 years at a hit of around $2 million and then retire as a Canuck.
  24. 1 point
    Best of luck to Nicklas in NY!
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    Damn, I was emotionally invested in seeing our late sixth rounder make that Czech jr squad. Lol, no I wasn't. I'm just kidding. Merry Christmas everyone!
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