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  1. Quinn Hughes | D

    Because it is plural?
  2. [Signing] Canucks re-sign Troy Stecher

    Really like the way he plays. Uses the tools he has well. Lots of problems with the D but he is not one of them. Hopefully his offensive numbers come back up but even last year when he struggled to put up points he still had a lot of value in the way he gets and moves the puck up quickly and accurately.
  3. I went 4. Figured this year we will be awful, Petterson will be a solid rookie maybe a Calder candidate, Brock will score 40, Bo will continue to improve and we will still be at the bottom of the league because we don't have enough scoring, questionable goaltending and a D that plays like the dog's breakfast. Next couple years we start to bring in Hughes, Hughes, OJ, some of our young wingers and more importantly Demko. Bubble team in 2020, contender starting at about 4.
  4. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    His problem wasn't labelling him generational it was the over-use of the term generational. By definition this should be used for a player, maybe two that is head and shoulders above the rest, for sports it would usually be about once every 10 years (as opposed to 20 in regular life). Gretzky, Mario, Orr, Bossey, Howe, Crosby are generational players and there is probably a handful more in the past. McDavid may become one but isn't yet. Every good player or prospect that comes along is hardly generational and frankly it should be a judgement made at the end of someones career not at the draft. Generational prospect I would be willing to give more liberally. A lot more of those come along. Lindros is a great picture of a generational prospect that for various reasons didn't turn into a generational player, hall of famer yes but not generational.
  5. Happy Birthday, Loui Eriksson!

    Another day older and deeper in deb..Oh wait that doesn't apply to you, only those that pay to watch you not live up to your contract.
  6. Benning, Goldobin, and a logjam of forwards?

    I like what Benning has done with rebuilding the Youth but also think he should be on thin ice. Spending to the cap, trying to get a last hurrah for the Sedin's and still having one of the worst offensive, defensive and goaltending teams in the league should put you on notice. I think he is great evaluator of young talent and good in development. Pro scouting and evaluation very, very questionable. Budget management and business acumen fairly questionable as well. He took what may have been the worst GM job in hockey at the time and so there was going to be growing pains but to be this many years into his regime and looking like we are going to drop in the standings again should have him on thin ice.
  7. A team can really only move in a couple young guys at a time. The problem has been that we generally have only had one good young guy to bring a long at a time. You just aren't going to have a team with five or six rookies on it particularly with Linden and Benning running the show. Brock was the guy last year and Pouliot to a lesser extent. Stecher and Hutton before that. Bo before that. This year Petterson and Gaudette or Goldobin will probably be it unless a D man pushes out a vet. Next year we are looking at a Hughes or two and OJ and maybe some of those great young wingers can start to force their way onto the team. I have no problem with surrounding your guys with vets. At some point though I question which vets and how many and for how long. I think this year when we struggle we will see more of a willingness to move some of the veteran or young veteran pieces. Just not sure I have great faith in Benning's ability to generate a market/value. These are not terribly progressive thinkers we are working with, but it easy to sit on this side of the keyboard and criticize.
  8. Why so many mononucleosis cases for hockey players?

    There are a lot of reasons these things tend to spread around pro hockey teams. See it with the flu every year. These guys live and travel together and in general the hygiene of Hockey is deplorable. Enough with the slut shaming. @gurn has it right here. The only part that concerns me there is that it is a junior team, though they do have players up to 20 y.o.
  9. What we need to become Contenders

    Time, another high end centre and d-man.
  10. goals,goals...from who?

    He could be right about Brock. The rest is lets say hopeful. Leipsic may not even get 17 games much less points.
  11. Sam Gagner, why the hate?

    Ding, ding, ding. Pretty much exactly what I would have written, though with a little more sardonic wit. He was where good passes went to die last year. Plus he still has the Oiler stink on him.
  12. Does it have to be just one? I could be perfectly happy moving three or four. Would like to see 1-2 moved before the season and OJ and or Hughes on the team. As have said many times before, just a bad mix of players. They are not necessarily all bad players, there are some good pieces, but they don't fit together. The D that fit the mold of modern NHL D men Tanev, Stetcher, Hutton and MDZ all struggled or were injured. In the case of MDZ was just over-used for what he brings. Gudbranson had another bad year, we really need to find this guy the right partner given he is now signed. Edler had one of his better years in recent memory, Pouliot was essentially a rookie and was an adventure at both ends of the ice. D was small, not terribly tough to play against, didn't move pucks well and put up almost no offense. To me the most disappointing part of this post season is that nothing has been done here. I never call for a GMs head but if our D looks like this at the end of next season I will be.
  13. If Price plays like Price, Montreal won't be bottom three. NYI isn't as bad as projected if Lehner is decent. If he is like last year they are bad. They have one of the best groups of young players in the league. NYR may be worse then them this year but like Montreal at least have goal tending. Phoenix should be better this year, they may be fighting for playoffs. Ott could be really, really bad. Buffalo keeps threatening to improve but never do. We are probably in bottom 3 of league, but I think will see some encouraging signs. There is always a surprise, someone who plummets like a stone, maybe Anaheim, I would have said STL but they look to have made some good moves. Det+Cal may be a candidates. West is tough, even the bad teams look like they should be tough. Oilers, Flames, Blackhawks, Stars, Blues all looked like they should have been playoff teams at the beginning of last year. In the East, it is hard to see any teams that would drop out of the playoffs, maybe CBJ especially if they loose Panarin. Would be fun to watch Torts loosing it again. Devils will be in tough again with Florida.
  14. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    25. Torpedo Vladimir Galuzin How did we not draft this guy, don't care if he can play, his name is Torpedo Vladimir Galuzin.
  15. Brock Boeser scores hat trick in first game back

    I think last year, this would have been a story worth following. Now we know that Brock is an elite scorer in the NHL so, good for him but not really news anymore.