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  1. Totally agree. When I was listening to the interview this morning, I was thinking, 'Can you imagine this interview if Willie was still here doing it?', would be so depressing thinking he was in charge of molding all these young talents. Travis is a breath of fresh air and so far seems to be doing most things right. He IS the right guy at the right time, and the right guy for all these young players !!
  2. [Discussion] Noah Hanifin and the 7th overall pick

    Totally agree. IF they are willing to trade, I suspect they either think he is at his ceiling, or they have real concerns about his defense. Or they are ‘listing’ their asset to see if anyone will overpay, and if they do great, and if not they De-list, just like people do in a rising real estate market with their homes. IF he is all the things we think he is, no way they would they trade him for anything less than a major overpayment. Major pass for our 7th.
  3. NHL 2018 CDC Top 10 Draft Challenge

    Username's: Stormriders... 2018 Top 10 Draft Selections! 1.) Dahlin (Buffalo Sabres) 2.) Svechnikov (Carolina Hurricanes) 3.) Zadina (Montreal Canadians) 4.) Boqvist (Ottawa Senators) 5.) Tkachuk (Arizona Coyotes) 6.) Bouchard (Detroit Red Wings) 7.) Dobson (Vancouver Canucks) 8.) Wahlstrom (Chicago Blackhawks) 9.) Hughes (New York Rangers) 10.) Smith (Edmonton Oilers)
  4. [PGT] Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    This is one of the most definitive quotes I have read as to their future. The quote "..... we have not decided when to do it" to me says that they have decided what they are going to do. If they were considering staying, that would be after the last game and talking to all of management so they understood now what next year would look like for them. Maybe I am wrong, but I say based on all we have heard, but PARTICULARLY this latest quote that the announcement will be they are retiring, going out on top. This will give them a short farewell tour, just what you would expect from this classy pair.
  5. [PGT] Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Wow, just read 8 pages of comments now and only one poster talked about the improved play of Goldie. Tonight was one of his best games as a Canuck and you can just see how much talent he has. He is so good at seeing the play and changing the pace, and making great passes. And now he is skating harder, and making some very good defensive plays, especially with the stick. He seems so much more committed. If Green keeps developing him like this, I love his upside.
  6. [PGT] Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Then he should have played better.
  7. [PGT] Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Watched the two of Virtanen and Richie tonight and no way would I swap them now. Before, . . . . . So nice to see Virtanen finally getting it and getting better as the season goes on. Lots to learn but finally showing more and more each night.
  8. [PGT] Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Huge overreaction. Lots of hockey left and things can change. Plus lots of great players at #9 including our own Bo, Sergechev, Ehlers, Trouba, Hamilton, just in recent years. The sky is not falling !
  9. [Signing] Canucks sign Adam Gaudette

    Very happy he is signed for a number of reasons, including that it will give him an idea of what this next level of hockey is really like now, to better prepare for next seasons. I am not concerned about the burnt year because of all the benefits signing now does. Playing now for a few games will really show him where he is at in the "NHL" vs. collage boys, and will allow him to be better prepare both physically and mentally for next season. On the other side, and just as import, it will allow the Canucks to gage how his skill translates to the NHL and get a clearer opinion of whether he will make the team next year and what they might expect him to contribute. This could be very important in their approach to re-signing the Sedin's, because if Gaudette performs well and they are convinced he will be on the team, removing some of the uncertainty, that is one less known position available for other upcoming rockies.
  10. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

    I overheard Benning tonight saying that we would be ok next year, because he was going to bring in some more veterans to make sure our prospect learn to play the right way.
  11. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

    While I love Goldie's 'potential', he doesn't even know how to spell U R G E N C Y ! !
  12. [PGT] Arizona Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks

    I think that the Canucks looked deflated from the season loss of Brock. The last in a long list, but the most important. First blah game for Bo, . . . he misses his buddy.
  13. [PGT] Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Disappointing result for sure after that nice outbreak by the Canucks in the second, and good to see Goldy starting to step up and show his skill and a higher compete level. Someone should have told Gudbranson that they signed his new contract and he didn't have to play so hard anymore! [jk, he again played well pair with Edler and played bigger minutes, hard, and showed a little toughness]. Glad to see him signed at a good contract, because I suspect that the offers for him weren't worth it and if he didn't sign, we could have lost him for very little or nothing in the end, and Benning would have been crucified if that happened. Now if it doesn't work out, he can be traded later at our leisure and will be much more tradeable with a decent contract. Smart play Jim, leaving our options open.
  14. [PGT] Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

    OR, does Edler look twice as good with Guddy? No question, since the pairing Guddy has just played two of his best games and I like it. BUT, I have also noted that Edler seems to be playing tougher and hitting more since playing with Guddy. A coincidence, . . . I think not !
  15. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks

    Best game I have seen Gudbranson play in a long time. He was calm, controlled the puck, made good decisions, good passes. Was he a star, no but a lot better. Add a little toughness to that and some big hits and I would be happy to keep him, for the right $’s/term.