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  1. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Ah yes. let's have a conversation about a moot point There really is only one positive to him playing in the KHL and that is his gaining confidence and ability to rush the puck up ice. Green loves his D-men to rush the puck, he just doesn't have anyone who can do it. Time and space are greatly limited in the NHL so it won't always translate, but the ability to put teams on their heals is sorely lacking from this team. It's the reason we'll likely draft Hughes or Boqvist this year.
  2. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    My point was I would have rather have seen Tryamkin developing, than either of those 2 making as many mistakes as they do. All things being equal Tryamkin does all of the same things those guys can, plus his physical game and ability to change the way attackers enter the zone is superior.
  3. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Have you seen the Canucks lineup on defense for the last couple of seasons? Sbisa and Del Zotto are top 4 defenders on this team. Are you saying Tryamkin is more of an adventure in his own end than those 2? Every defender is going to make mistakes, but his reach takes away a ton of time and space and his physical game is Hatcher-like. You are correct in saying that he is still a prospect, but the degree to which he was sheltered, stifled his development. There will still be lots of opportunity for him to come back in a couple of years and prove himself on this team, with defense being the glaring weakness on this team.
  4. 2018 CDC Puck Draft

    Oops Stanislav "Slava" Demin. Stupid Russian names. I literally did 2 minutes research and took the highest ranked guy not selected.
  5. 2018 CDC Puck Draft

    Sorry for the delay. Leafs select with their only pick Stanislav Demin
  6. Yep. Waived by the joke of a franchise that is the Florida Panthers and then puts up 34 and 18 for 52 points in 76 games the following season. I'm aware.
  7. They'd have to put a no soccer clause in his contract. AV treated him like a joke after this and Gillis didn't have much choice but to trade him.
  8. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Wrong! 3 seasons? He'll be the #1 center in the 18/19 season. book it.
  9. Olli Juolevi | D

    They play it off as happy coincidences, but if you look at the players that they have drafted and the young players they brought in (Dahlen and Goldobin) there are lots of connections with the countries they represent. They knew Tryamkin could bolt and they brought in Goldobin, which didn't work, but it wouldn't surprise me see more Russians taken in the draft over the next couple of drafts. There's the U.S. players Demko, Gaudette, Boeser and Lockwood. The Swedish besties reunited with the Pettersson pick. I personally thought they might go with Necas for the Czech connection with Jasek, but they definitely got that one right. Gadjovich and Palmu taken in the same draft and Joulevi gives them a Finnish connection. Maybe they are all just coincidences, but there are recipes for success from a teambuilding perspective.
  10. Olli Juolevi | D

    No. Organizational depth has to be a consideration. He is much better served by starting in the minors and giving the team depth. As much as I have loved the Comets over the years, they are now going to experience a serious infusion of talent the way this franchise hasn't seen since the Manitoba Moose days.... and we all know what happens with that team that came up together. I heard Button compare the Canucks to the 80's Oilers. I can't say that I disagree. The mix of Character and talent of our prospects is something I've never seen before. Couple that with all of the best friend and Nation connections that make them unique.
  11. 2018 NHL Combine Results

    I guess this is the Quinn Hughes thread now. Kind of a catch 22 for him since he felt unprepared for physical testing coming off his WC tournament. There's no telling what the jetlag and time it took for him to recover from playing in Denmark would have on his combine results. And now people are questioning his work ethic. There's no way he could get to 8, because Benning would take him at 7. There's no doubt in my mind. He doesn't have the big point shot, but if you put Boeser on his left and Pettersson on his right on the powerplay, his playmaking becomes invaluable. He's the 2nd best puck mover in the draft and his ability to do so rivals Dahlin.
  12. Erik Gudbranson | #44 | D

    It's all speculation, but that bout was a former Canuck vs. a new Canuck looking to prove himself. I truly believe it took more out of him than he would ever admit. He was never the same after that fight imo.
  13. 2017-18 Utica Comets Thread

    Watching UFC Utica. Surprised I haven't heard a U-TI-CA chant
  14. Olli Juolevi | D

    I would expect one of our D-men to get dealt this summer, likely MDZ or Hutton, but if Juolevi isn't in the top 6 out of training camp, there is no good reason for him to be on the team out of training camp. The message for UFA's and players from college is irrelevant. Every player is dying for a shot at an NHL contract. There aren't any players saying to themselves ' ya but look what Vancouver did with so and so'. That's a myth created by media and fantasy GMs. Have a look at our depth on D and tell me how Joulevi makes the team out of camp...
  15. Olli Juolevi | D

    It's not a theory if it actually happened 3 years in a row under this management group. They would be stupid to give away depth given the injury trouble that this team has had. There is no need to rush these guys, given that we aren't going to be competing for a playoff spot for another couple seasons.