Canucklehead73

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  1. Now 8 goals in 5 games?
  2. For all his bad press and apparent inconsistency virtanen still makes things happen on the ice with his speed, grit and shot... virtanen can generate turnovers in the offensive end and that is a tough task for most players. in my opinion we would be foolish to give up on his development.
  3. Leivo has a lot of intangibles to his game and i think it caused beartschi to be waived in the end... Leivo can play a 200ft game with decent speed and has higher level stick handling that most of our bottom 6. That goal he scored last night was a good example of his abilities chipping that puck in on the backhand while driving the next with speed. Doubt anyone else on the bottom 6 could have gotten to that puck let alone score. I think the canucks brass sees his usefulness
  4. Well admittedly there are quite a few transactions that could be made to give the Canucks cap room but as it sits right now we have 5 million in cap space. Boeser most likely will not sign for 5 million. Something has to give...
  5. Obviously showing some hustle would make a huuuge difference. But the reality is we cannot sign Boeser with him on the books so he has to go...
  6. I would move Sutter in a heartbeat. Guy can work the dot for sure but his acceleration makes him a lack luster defender for our bottom six. I think with horvat and beagle we can manage the faceoff workload unless they get injured...
  7. Most important to me has always been the goalie, secondly your shutdown faceoff guy and then your #1 center/playmaker followed closely by your best shutdown defender.
  8. Career .42 ppg and a career + player. Big enough not to get manhandled like most of our defensemen and should help during playoffs wearing down opposing forwards. To be honest I haven't watched him play much but his stats seem to put him in a good light. Never a fan of analytics myself so I don't really care what those stats indicate... Hard to complain about this signing.
  9. Either way you slice it this is a very very risky move for the Canucks in our current stage of rebuilding, this is not a contender looking to push itself over the top... We are a young team with a good chance to be a lottery team for a few years. If the Canucks end up pulling an Ottawa and give the lightning a #4 overall draft pick it's lights out for Benning if you ask me...
  10. No way the avs give up on Barrie... Unless he isn't happy with something... 14 goals and 59 points... Would you trade him?
  11. Sure that's what they want... you play hardball... if they will not give up a top six player you move on. Other teams needing bottom six players can "help" them.
  12. Weaponizing cap space is for teams with zero prospects and are desperate to land some sort of talent by taking on a cap hit. We are not in this position... if you want to weaponize cap space, sign a good player to actually make a difference on the ice. I am more of a proponent of taking advantage of teams in cap hell by taking a useful player off their hands not a bum... If they don't like it they can pay the cap penalties...
  13. Weaponizing cap space is for teams with zero prospects and are desperate to land some sort of talent by taking on a cap hit. We are not in this position... if you want to weaponize cap space, sign a good player to actually make a difference on the ice. I am more of a proponent of taking advantage of teams in cap hell by taking a useful player off their hands not a bum... If they don't like it they can pay the cap penalties...
  14. Draft picks are a gamble even at #4. As for the premise... why trade a blue chip prospect to draft a different blue chip prospect... kinda a lateral move and a step backwards. Unless you think boeser is a bust... .... Also you just don't trade a known commodity for an unknown commodity imho. The concept that you sign panarin to replace boeser and gain a free pick is legit but if you ask me your idea works better if you sign panarin and KEEP boeser. Less risk imho... You pay too much to move up in the draft.