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  1. Sam Gagner, why the hate?

    Nobody has cap room for a 3.15M 30-50 point player under the current cap? Lol.
  2. Olli Juolevi | D

    A blue chip defensive prospect in the system = more competition for spots = more pressure, no? This also applies to guys like Hutton, not just Juolevi. The real winners post-draft are guys like Virtanen who saw little added competition for winger spots.
  3. Quinn Hughes | D

    This always happens when we draft a top prospect though. Everyone wants to see him on the team now. It's not about the team right now, especially since we're stilll rebuilding. It's about what's best for the player. Michigan is a top development program in league that's been producing top talent lately. We shouldn't spoil that because we want a shiny new toy.
  4. [Poll] Logjam on Defense

    If you think this is a logjam, just wait until we have an adequate NHL-level defense.
  5. Quinn Hughes | D

    Love that Benning went for speed/skill over size.
  6. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    We're both looking at this from different sides of the coin. While you see this as Bouchard succeeding with little support, I see this as Bouchard getting the golden ticket to pad stats by playing roughly 30 minutes a game (with PP time) in the high-scoring OHL. It's almost impossible to not put up big numbers. Although it's no fault of his own, I'm sure many draft elegible defenders would pounce at the opportunity to slot into Bouchard's situation. It's nice to watch his low lights and highlights, but I believe it's much easier to form an opinion by watching some of his games in order to have a better understanding as to what people mean when they say that his skating is awkward, as well as his teammate and deployment situation. Regarding his health, sure, he probably endured some fatigue, although I'm not a fan of speculating about unconfirmed injuries as it gives players an excuse for certain shortcomings. And finally, of course it's a possibility that he improves his skating. All of these players that we're talking about also have the possibility of improving their weaknesses as we're ultimately talking about teenagers. At the end of the day, it's about who ends up being a better player down the line, and I think there are other candidates in our draft area with much higher ceilings.
  7. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    When's the last time Tkachuk's numbers looked "exciting?" St. Louis AAA Blues U16? I recommend you watch some Knights replays. Bouchard is only a minute muncher in the sense that London has no one else to play. Golden, Coome, Fallowfield and Collins will probably never make it past the minors. Perrott is only 16. Regula has some promise but even then, I'm not sure he's NHL material. This is one of the weakest Knights rosters in a while. Evan's skating looks awkward straight from the opening whistle so I don't know how you presume that it's fatigue. As for Button, users tend to prop him up/knock him down depending on how well his views reflect theirs. Just a couple years ago when he ranked Jake in the second round he was the antichrist. Now his word is gospel.
  8. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Has any CHL defender ever accrued as many minutes/game as Bouchard though? London tends to play him almost half the game to the point where he's visibly exhausted by the start of the third period. It's almost a guarantee that it won't happen at the NHL level. Sometimes I feel like a lot of the discussions surrounding prospects miss context.
  9. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Some think that just because Horvat managed to improve, that it's an easily fixable asset. Lol. I'd rather bank on biology/genetics and the higher probabilities of a teenager growing and getting stronger. Bingo. But I'm sure people are astonished at the idea of referencing differing timelines of physical maturity when discussing teens.
  10. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Lol. CanucksArmy pulled no punches. "All in all, there’s definitely cause for concern with Bouchard’s skating and how it might affect the translation of his skills against bigger and faster competition" Yes, indeed.
  11. Juolevi or 2018 pick

    Question: Who's better? Nathan MacKinnon or Brendan Gaunce?
  12. Juolevi or 2018 pick

    Did you seriously just compare Provorov's defending with Juolevi's, despite the latter having yet to play one NHL game? And How is Keller vs. OJ a "tough call?" lmao.
  13. Juolevi or 2018 pick

    You're basically asking Canucks fans to devalue their own player lol, good luck with that. 2018 7OA pick is worth more, and deep down people know it.
  14. This is the guy you want as 2C lol
  15. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Am I missing something? Who of his direct competition plays on a mens team? You're literally using a whole other set of criteria for Boqvist. Let's not forget that if he were born just a tad later, he wouldn't even be eligible for this year's draft. I'm all about elevating expectations but this is especially harsh Regarding Heiskanen, sure he's a more enticing prospect. Then again, we're not picking 3rd overall. Getting shinier toys is generally what happens when you pick that high.