crease monkey

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  1. This proposal would entirely ruin the Canuck's future. So no on all counts. You're giving away 2 firsts at a time when draft picks should be coveted. I like your idea of acquiring size and grit but not at the expense of future draft picks.
  2. With the expansion draft happening this year, most teams are going to be very cautious. I can't see many teams swinging a trade and then losing players to this draft. This years trading deadline, i expect, will be minimal and boring. For the Canucks this will be just like last year; however, the summer may be a lot more interesting.
  3. With the expansion draft happening this year, most teams are going to be very cautious. I can't see many teams swinging a trade and then losing players to this draft. This years trading deadline, i expect, will be minimal and boring.
  4. How can you tell it's springtime in Canada? The Leafs are out…...
  5. How can you tell it's springtime in Canada?

     

    The Leafs are out……..

    1. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      We're into the end of summer. You know when the PNE is here when the rain comes out. 

    2. Twilight Sparkle
  6. If the NHL could actually entertain the idea of a better brand of hockey for players and fans, that is if it's the game that's important, then they might want to consider the olympic sized ice. Lots of the problems with the game then are solved with the bigger ice surface. Too bad it's money that's really important and therefore, the amount of seat sales lost in the league's reconfiguring the structure of the arenas to accommodate the larger ice size will equal loss of revenues which owners loathe. I love the brand of olympic hockey that's played every 4 years. I see players too busy skating to the open ice and passing and scoring with skill and finesse to get too caught up in the slowness of the NHL brand of shinny played every year. Not to mention a wider field in the NFL and higher baskets in the NBA. Players were different back in the day and players today are bigger, faster, stronger, better trained: shouldn't it be time to consider changing some of the parameters of professional games so these finely tuned athletes can be liberated from playing their game in a closet and have some space created where they can excel. This is, of course, a moot point so let's hear some ideas about how the Olympic sized ice might be a good solution to the physicality, especially injuries, of the game. I like the idea of 'wide open' and putting the red line back on the ice will, in my opinion, just chop up the flow of the game.
  7. Check this thinking, if you want to guess management strategy: Why would 33+ year old players be traded for some assets that may take the canucks to near the playoffs but not get them into the playoffs and we could all carp about them not making it in after all. Then the management brain trust, led by Ronny DeLorme, could draft in the 10- 14 spot and get a mediocre player in return. Why not lead the cdc to believe management is actually trying to make a deal when they don't really want to. Then the canucks have a better chance to draft in the 4-8 slot and actually get a better player: get rid of the chafe on the team roster and free up more money to sign a couple of good players over the summer. It seems the Canucks were always destined to remain an average team as long as they were drafting in the middle of the pack and then they were giving those draft picks away while they tried to get other better players. There's heavy criticism of that tactic. I think I will stay with the program and give the benefit of the doubt to the people with the hockey sense until I see the team iced next October. If there's a plan in mind, and I think there is, then let's see it play out and remain hopeful that the boys know what they're doing. Try to refrain from ripping and tearing until we can see the whole iceberg and not just the 20% revealed above the water. Fly at it boys.