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  1. I noticed how no one mentioned or even thought about the offers given for Sutter, just about how valuable he is. We don't know how valuable he is to other teams. We know how valuable he is to US, but it doesn't mean teams saw how low we were getting, saw a 3rd/4th line center making a somewhat high salary for his position, and wanted to jump on something they thought they could get for cheap. Make no mistake; if the Canucks brass were offered anything really worth it for losing Sutter, they would have taken it. The offers were likely crap. Maybe a mid round pick and we retain salary. Not even slightly worth it in our position, IMO.
  2. While we're at it, tell attractive do you think our team becomes to potential talented free agents when you bring over a young guy like Petterson, who won every damn thing in The SHL as a 19 year old, set all the records, and THEN on top of that, you add Karlsson to the picture. What do you put out contending timeline at, with those things in mind?
  3. Then he won't come here and you have nothing to worry about. That being said, I DO believe we will be fighting for a playoff spot next season. Karlsson here or not.
  4. If Juolevi actually turns out and whomever gets drafted with our pick turns, then maybe I will change my tune. Right now though, with how terrible Vancouver is at drafting top defensemen, the odds are better that Karlsson would have a more positive effect on this team than what all 3 of those defensemen will. You forget that having a top Norris calibur defenseman for multiple years makes up for losing those assets. I bet on the player I know has the hockey smarts to stay in the game for a long time over Tanev (who on a good team would be a 3-4) or our amateur scouts being able to pick a top defenseman with 2 top 10 picks. If either of those defensemen turn out to be a 1-2, then it's a fair trade for Karlsson. If they both turn out to be 3-4 or worse, we win the trade by a landslide.
  5. Oh jeeze everyone. First off, Karlsson is not gonna make it to free agency. Sens will try to sign him or the team who trades for him will sign him to an extension as soon as legally possible. Sens said they would offer him a contract extension. In fact, I believe he likely already "unofficially" has the number and has told the Sens no. If he doesn't, have it, he will before the draft. The Sens would be silly not to trade him at the draft. Best place to get max value. Canucks would be silly not to trade for him though. Our high pick, Olli Juolevi, and Chris Tanev would get it done. No question. Fact is, our scouting has an incredible blind spot when it comes to drafting high end defensemen. I do not trust them to draft a top d-man with our pick and a bit skeptical about how good Juolevi is going to be. 5-8 years of Karlsson on our back end. I would not lose any sleep over losing Juolevi or that pick. Or Tanev for that matter! Karlsson's brain hasn't stopped working. Even if he has had the injuries. His hockey sense is top notch. He'll figure out how to keep his career going. He obviously has the intelligence to figure it out and I would bet on that over our scouting staff drafting the right Dman in the top 10 any day of the week.
  6. Bure vs Boeser

    This is nice, but it's the wrong comparison, TBH. Let's see how Elias Petterson does. That's the closest thing we have had to a Bure type than we have had in awhile. Not taking anything away from Boeser though. His shot is pinpoint accurate. I don't even know how he does it, but he does. If Boeser's skating gets better, it's gonna be very hard for opposing defenders to stop him. The puck only needs to be on his stick for a moment. Imagine if he actually HAS time with it? If we had a Boeser-type in '94 or '11, I guarantee we'd have a cup. Never had a sniper like him on the team until now. Bure had a great shot and his speed backed off defenders. He did make most opposing goalies fear him...except Mike Richter. If Boeser had that penalty shot Bure took in the final, Richter doesn't stop it. No chance.
  7. With his contract and the fact that it's unclear if his ability to bounce back...kinda, which is why I would take him back if some salary was retained.
  8. As far as Schneids is concerned, I think if he were to come back, the best goalie gets the majority of time in net.
  9. You seem to have completely missed the point and look biased towards Demko already making the team. The point is Markstrom still hasn't figured it out and goalies really DO take awhile to find their footing, unless they're absolute aces. Do we want Demko to be decent in net for us or do we want him to be stellar? Time will tell. Maybe he will have a good playoff run with the Comets. Maybe he won't. All I know is I want what's best for him and I believe that's more seasoning in the AHL. This is only his 2nd year in Utica.
  10. It changes year after year, man. People fall out of favour and people have bad years. I think it all depends on where NJ sits, whether the brass here would even want him back, or whether they think Kinkaid could be a starter. In all honesty, we don't know the answer to any of that, BUT it is an interesting point to bring up AND our goaltending needs to be better. How else could that happen? There aren't many other options out there.
  11. Either one of our goalies, plus them eating some of Schneid's salary would probably work. Doesn't HAVE to be Markstrom. Markstrom hasn't fallen out of favour either? Who said that? I just said neither were all that good to keep us in games all the time. Would be like a change of scenery swap.
  12. If he were top 10, he would be playing in the playoffs.
  13. No. He wasn't great all year. With a 6 million cap hit for years, it doesn't look good. He didn't even play game 1
  14. Of course THEY would be. It's a stealthy move though. Plus maybe they try and get Kovalchuk back, considering the history there? Point being is, is there an appetite for this kind of move here? That is the question.
  15. So Cory Schneider has fallen out of favour in Jersey. We know what he IS capable of but I'm sure no one would take a chance on his salary. If Jersey would eat 2-3 mil per season of it, would he be welcomed back here? I think one of the goalies has to go, here. They were never good enough to keep the team in games often enough. Personally, I don't wanna see Demko make the team yet. Goalies take alot of time to develop and become stellar. How long did it take Schneids to make the jump. 7 years AFTER being drafted. Maybe Demko is better, but even Markstrom was stellar in the AHL and he still can't completely seem to find his footing. Maybe Jersey would be interested in a goalie swap, here?