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  1. He won't fit on our PP where we're coached to stay in one spot the entire shift as to not confuse the defenders.
  2. "Chubby Jack Skille" is his ceiling...
  3. If you want to see where Jake Virtanen will be in 9-10 years,,, look no further than a chubby Jack Skille
  4. The "traditional rebuild" was never going to work here. The owner or fan base were never going to sign up for 4 straight years of bad, losing "tanking" hockey. JB has still managed to reshape the team in a positive manner. Most of the current team success has come with out any significant contribution from the Sedins. The "Post Sedin" era is basically already upon us, and we aren't terrible. A lot of this can obviously be attributed to the emergence of Horvat, and his ability to drive any line he plays on, as well as the influx of good young defense men. At the end of next season....If the team were able to take the Sedins 14m, and somehow sign UFA John Tavares(9m) and a UFA W(Kane ?)....we would instantly be back in the Stanley Cup conversation every year. A team built up the middle around Tavares/Horvat/Sutter as a 1,2,3 would be the perfect scenario, and as strong a "Top 3" as any in the league.... with each player built perfectly for their role. Would luv to see a 23 yr old Bo in the role played by Kesler to the Sedins Our D finally looks to be set up for the time being, and with the possible emergence of OJ...could also be come one of the best in the league. 2018/2019 Roster *Kane * Tavares Hansen Eriks Horvat Boeser Granlund Sutter Virtanen Like all our current 4th liners...Chaput,Boucher,Skille.Megna if we can keep them for cheap $$. Edler Stetcher OJ Tanev or Gud Sbisa Trym Hutton **IMO, this leaves us one of (Edler/Hutton/Sbisa) and (Tanev or Gud) to acquire even more help on the Wing. If not Tavares...Finding another top C should be the #1 focus of the team moving forward. RyJo,Duschene,RNH have all been discussed... We really aren't that far away.
  5. Would like to see Willie give Eriksson a 4-5 game look w/Bo. (and prob Hansen) They will be 2 of our top 6 for the next 4-5 years...why not see if they have the makings of a new 1st line. Also...always liked Burr w/Sutter as a tuff shutdown line to play against other teams #1. Sedin Sedin Granlund Loui Bo Hansen Sutter Burrows Plug in the plugs....
  6. From another thread that was deemed repetitive.. I've been a huge supporter of the Sedins thru the last several seasons. I can't help but wonder how they can have games like tonite (vs Torts) when they are clearly focused and involved...yet look so completely disinterested and ineffective in most others. Obviously, there is still some talent left in the tank...WHY DO WE NEVER SEE IT ON A CONSISTENT BASIS ??? Only when a game is deemed "important" to them ?? Tired of making excuses for them...for 7m each they owe us way more effort than they bring... Great guys/great leaders...blah blah blah. COME TO PLAY EVERY NITE OR RETIRE !!!
  7. I've been a huge supporter of the Sedins thru the last several seasons. I can't help but wonder how they can have games like tonite (vs Torts) when they are clearly focused and involved...yet look so completely disinterested and ineffective in most others. Obviously, there is still some talent left in the tank...WHY DO WE NEVER SEE IT ON A CONSISTENT BASIS ??? Only when a game is deemed "important" to them ?? Tired of making excuses for them...for 7m each they owe us way more effort than they bring... Great guys/great leaders...blah blah blah. COME TO PLAY EVERY NITE OR RETIRE !!!
  8. Internet tuff guy...as pathetic as it comes Don't bother responding ...you're responses and negativity matter to no one. You don't make posts or add anything remotely intelligent to this site... Trolls will troll.
  9. Never said it was original...don't like it...then don't read it. Keep your whiny insults to yourself.
  10. Gotta love the clowns who consistently bring such intelligent input to these boards.
  11. With all the threads the past couple of years about trading the twins, I've never seen one identifying the teams that they could take over the top. The idea of trading them I feel is becoming more likely with each loss. I doubt they want to play on a last place team, and should be rewarded by being able to compete for the Cup. IMO...it makes a lot of sense moving them and retaining salary(for another 1.5 yrs) if it nets a top notch prospect and pick. Is a team willing to move 2 future top pieces for a 2 yr run at the Cup ? I think there are some that are. Having said that...what teams make sense as a trading partner **All trades assume us retaining 1/2 (7 Million) Ana...Lindholm and a 1st Edm...RNH or Draisaitl and a 1st ( don't really see Sedins as a fit w/that core...but could make them the team to beat in the West for the next couple yrs.) Mtl Nash NYR ???...Be interested in others thoughts... please no "Sedins aren't going anywhere" responses... as if you know that for a fact(u don't). Only proposals that might work for both teams. The Sedins can still be an incredible #2/1 line on many good teams, and a difference in winning the Cup. They aren't taking us anywhere this yr. Hanging on to them to ride this out season(and next) is a HUGE mistake and a disservice to everyone. Their value is dropping each calendar day. Ideally, we would land a top line fwd, but any top player who could be moved or allow us to move a Tanev or Edler for some Fwds may suffice. With this and a couple more moves, the team could target 2018/19 as a season when the new core comes of age, and many of the western teams(Chi/LA/Ana/SJ) are on a steep decline.
  12. There is not a player in organized hockey less suited to play w/the Sedins than Jake Virtanen. As lost as Jake usually looks...his couple of shifts w/the Sedins last year were hard to watch. Two of the more cerebral players in the league trying to set up the cycle w/Jake.
  13. If Willie is let go...I would think the team tries out Doug Jarvis on an "Interim" basis. Great chance to evaluate him as a potential head coach without all the risk/hoopla. Haven't heard, but maybe there's some disconnect amongst the staff. Really don't see anything exceptional that Willie brings...why not give someone else a shot (if they even want it)
  14. Fair enough....with his first pick as a GM he chose Jake Virtanen 6th overall. Over Willaiam Nylander, who everyone felt he shouls take. His 1st moves as undisputed GM, He targeted Linden Vey and Derek Dorsett. (was handcuffed in the Kesler deal..will leave that aside) Now in his 3rd yr in ....we're on a 9 game losing streak, that could easily be 13, if not for a couple fluky 3rd period comebacks. We've scored 7 goals in that 9 game losing streak, and are by FAR the lowest scoring team in the league. Someone please enlighten me how he could be doing worse ???