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  1. I like the ideas. IMO, Leivo and Granlund don't hold much (if any) value as they are RFAs. Forwards we could provide that hold trade weight would be Virtanen, Baerstchi (If he's still able to play), Pearson, Sutter (with max retention), the untouchables (Boeser, Horvat, Pettersson), and MAYBE prospects (MacEwen, Lind, possibly Jasek and Gadjovich). I could potentially see the following: Tanev, MacEwan, Conditional 2020 3rd -- Honka, Tufte (If Tanev resigns, nix the 3rd) Jasek -- Manning + conditional pick (3rd or 4th) Personally, I wouldn't pursue the above trades but that would be, what I believe, to be fair value.
  2. I'd like to examine the last three goaltenders who won the Calder: Evgeni Nabakov, Andrew Raycroft, and Steve Mason. Nabakov 2001 (Age 25): 32 W, 2.19 GAA , .915 sv%, 66 GP Raycroft 2004 (Age 23): 29 W, 2.05 GAA, .926 sv%, 57 GP Mason 2009 (Age 21): 33 W, 2.29 GAA, .937 sv%, 61 GP Binnington 2019 (Age 25): 24 W, 1.89 GAA, .927 sv%, 32 GP If Binnington wins, I would be ok with it. His play this season is pretty outstanding. With that said, an argument against him is small sample size. With double the games played, I guarantee his GAA and Sv% rounds closer to 2.30 and .915. Still impressive for a rookie goaltender. I look no further than the 2016 season (Panarin vs McDavid). McDavid had the better Pt/G average, but the freak accident only allowed him 48 pts in 45 GP. Had he played a full season, it's possible he could've broken the 90 pt park. Instead, award goes to a 24 year old Panarin with a 77 pt season, including 30 goals, over 80 GP. Just found that interesting. Thoughts?
  3. I think it becomes a matter of whether having a President of Hockey Ops creates a "Too Many Cooks" situation, particularly in Vancouver as FA is quite involved with the team. With that said, I also wonder if there's a discrepancy as to the duties and expectations between a president and a GM.
  4. There's no cap crunch heading into next season. There's $28 Million available to resign or replace Boeser, Edler, Hutton, Granlund, Motte, Leivo, Goldobin, Pouliot, Teves, Schenn, Demko, plus minor signings like Gaunce, Boucher, etc. I only envision about half of those players returning. Plus, if Luongo retires this year, we can handle a $3 Million cap hit for the next two years. The following season, Schaller, Tanev & Spooner are off the books (provided they aren't traded before than), freeing up an additional $10 Million to resign or replace Markstrom, Virtanen, and Stecher. The only season of any consequence is 2021-2022, where the only contract of note that expires is Sutter, freeing up only $4.375 Million to extend Pettersson & Hughes, plus re-up/replace Lind, Gadjovch, Palmu, Jasek, and Juolevi. However, by then, Eriksson's contract is MUCH easier to trade, if it hasn't been traded already. Fact of the matter is, by the time 2021-2022 comes around, we could be in a completely different cap situation, with a completely overhauled roster. The only real dilemma the Canucks management faces is a ridiculous FA signing or two over the next couple of seasons. So to answer your question... No.
  5. Really looking forward to this game. It's been an adventure of a season, and regardless of win or lose, I'm proud of the boys this season. GCG!!!
  6. I am cautiously optimistic in the sense that although I'm excited, I'm tempering my expectations. Not expecting him to have the same impact as Boeser/Pettersson, but still looking forward to a refreshed take on the blue line. Welcome Quinn!
  7. Lol. I have no problem with the penalty shot call on the Granny play. Nice to see the refs make the phone call about the obscure rule about shooting the broken stick, but come on! None of the refs saw Khudobin toss his stick at Petey? Inconclusive evidence? Where's the consistency?
  8. Boys are playing for pride tonight... or to stick it to the refs... one or the other
  9. Columbus Blue Jackets (40-30-4) Vs Vancouver Canucks (32-33-10) 7:00 PM PST at Rogers Arena TV: SNP, FS-O Radio: SN650, 97.1 FM Last time vs the Blue Jackets Here's Brock's 2017-2018 goal compilation to celebrate his current 9 game point streak! Projected Line-ups (Based on last night's game) The Good Guys LW C RW Forwards TANNER PEARSON Rating: 74.0#46 LW BO HORVAT Rating: 77.5#34 C LOUI ERIKSSON Rating: 72.1#75 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 74.53#28 FL1 JOSH LEIVO Rating: 73.4#53 LW ELIAS PETTERSSON Rating: 78.4#28 C BROCK BOESER Rating: 81.3#4 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 77.70#6 FL2 MARKUS GRANLUND Rating: 71.1#130 LW ADAM GAUDETTE Rating: 70.6#145 C JAKE VIRTANEN Rating: 71.2#92 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.00#24 FL3 TIM SCHALLER Rating: 70.8#116 LW JAY BEAGLE Rating: 67.8#184 C TYLER MOTTE Rating: 70.3#112 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 69.63#31 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense ALEXANDER EDLER Rating: 76.7#19 LD ALEX BIEGA Rating: 71.7#76 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 74.18#20 DL1 GUILLAUME BRISEBOIS TROY STECHER Rating: 73.3#46 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 73.27#19 DL2 ASHTON SAUTNER Rating: 72.9#61 LD LUKE SCHENN Rating: 68.8#100 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 70.82#23 DL3 GOALIES JACOB MARKSTROM Rating: 72.4#36 G1 THATCHER DEMKO Rating: 67.8#57 G2 The Other Guys! LW C RW Forwards ARTEMI PANARIN Rating: 80.3#10 LW PIERRE-LUC DUBOIS Rating: 75.7#46 C CAM ATKINSON Rating: 80.5#7 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 78.83#10 FL1 RYAN DZINGEL Rating: 73.7#48 LW MATT DUCHENE Rating: 77.2#36 C JOSH ANDERSON Rating: 75.7#35 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 75.54#13 FL2 ERIC ROBINSON Rating: 72.8#72 LW RILEY NASH Rating: 69.5#169 C BOONE JENNER Rating: 74.5#44 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 72.28#17 FL3 BRANDON DUBINSKY Rating: 68.9#176 LW ALEXANDER WENNBERG Rating: 70.9#137 C OLIVER BJORKSTRAND Rating: 72.6#67 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 70.81#17 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense ZACH WERENSKI Rating: 77.6#11 LD SETH JONES Rating: 79.6#13 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 78.63#7 DL1 MARKUS NUTIVAARA Rating: 71.9#84 LD DAVID SAVARD Rating: 73.5#42 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 72.73#23 DL2 SCOTT HARRINGTON Rating: 68.7#128 LD ADAM MCQUAID Rating: 69.4#97 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 69.05#30 DL3 GOALIES JOONAS KORPISALO Rating: 67.8#60 G1 KEITH KINKAID Rating: 69.6#51 G2 Team Analysis The Good guys Top 5 Scorers: Elias Pettersson: 27G-37A-64P in 64 GP Bo Horvat: 27G-30A-57P in 75 GP Brock Boeser: 25G-28A-53P in 62 GP Alex Edler: 8G-21A-28P in 49GP Antoine Roussel: 9G-22A-27P in 65GP Who’s Hot: Elias Pettersson: Broke the Franchise rookie points record with his 61st point versus Dallas, and has recorded 6 points (1G, 5A) in his last 5 games. Brock Boeser: Currently on an 9 game point streak, having scored 4 goals and 6 assists in this span, including three powerplay goals. Bo Horvat: Scored 9 points (4G, 5A) in his last 7 games, including the overtime winner versus Chicago on March 18th , 2019. Alex Edler: Providing offensive stability from the back-end with 9 points (3G, 6A) in his last 9 games. Who’s Not: Adam Gaudette: Since scoring 2 assists against Toronto on March 6th , 2019, he’s been left off the scoresheet for the past 8 games. Markus Granlund: Has only scored 3 points since February 5th , 2019 (2G-1A in 18GP) Who to Watch for: Jake Virtanen: For #shotgunjake reasons. Loui Eriksson: After a strong statistical game on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, watch for continued strong play on the score board, or a complete drop in production. Tanner Pearson: Seems to be finding chemistry with Bo Horvat, scoring 5 points (2G, 3A) in his last five games, including a 3 point evening against Ottawa on March 20, 2019. Sick Bay: Quinn Hughes: Lower Body injury, being re-evaluated Ben Hutton: Lower Body injury, return unknown Antoine Roussel: Lower Body Injury, out for season Brendan Sutter: Sports hernia, out for season Chris Tanev: Ankle injury, out for season The Other Guys Top 5 Scorers: Artemi Panarin: 25G-51A-76P in 71GP Cam Atkinson: 38G-26A-64P in 72GP Pierre-Luc Dubois: 23G-31A-54P in 74GP Josh Anderson: 24G-18A-42P in 74GP Zach Werenski: 11G-31A-42P in 74GP Who’s Hot: Josh Anderson: Has recorded 6 points (2G, 4A) in his last five games while maintaining a +5 stat. Ryan Dzingal: Has recorded 4 points (1G, 3A) in his last five games, including a 3 point night versus Boston on March 12, 2019. Who’s Not: Pierre-Luc Dubois: Has not recorded a point in 11 Games, with his last point (1 Assist) taking place on February 28 th , 2019 versus Philadelphia. Cam Atkinson: Although he recorded 4 points (3G, 1A) in 4 games between March 3-9, 2019, Has only recorded 1 assist in his last 6 games. Oliver Bjorkstrand: Has only scored 2 goals over the month of March (11 games). Alexander Wennberg: Is currently one of the coldest players in the league, having not recorded a point in 16 games. Who to Watch for: Artemi Panarin: Expect Panarin to make an impact, despite only scoring 3 Assists in his previous 5 games, and 5 assists in his last 10. Boone Jenner: Although his production has slowed down (No points in 3 games), he had recorded 5 points (4G, 1A) in the previous 3 games, including a hat-trick against Boston on March 12 th , 2019. Sick Bay Ryan Murray: Upper-body injury, placed on IR on February 22nd , 2019 Nick Foligno: Leave of absence for personal reasons, day-to-day Sergei Bobrovski: Undisclosed injury, day-to-day Blast from the Past
  10. DiPietro is definitely an underrated asset for trade. Not sure if worth a first, but imo not a bad trade chip, considering Markstrom's string of strong play. However, it's really dependent on Demko's progress. Just my thoughts anyways.
  11. Question: let's say, for the sake of argument, the Canucks squeak into the playoffs. Does Tanev, Sutter, and Roussel stay shut down, or do they potentially come back? Not sure how bad their injuries are, but mostly concerned about chemistry. Thoughts on the matter?
  12. The power of hindsight... Flip side of the coin, look at players we narrowly avoided drafting because the team ahead of us drafted them instead. Not to insinuate that the Canucks had these players on the radar, but it just goes to show how unpredictable the NHL draft can be. Year Narrowly avoided Canuck Selection 2011 -- Zack Phillips (28) Nicklas Jensen (29) 2012 -- Samuel Kurker (56) Alex Mallet (57) 2013 -- Emile Poirier (22) Hunter Shinkaruk (24) 2014 -- Michael Dal Colle (5) Jake Virtanen (6) 2014 -- Connor Bleakley (23) Jared McCann (24) 2016 is clearly JB's weakest draft. Juolevi has potential, but is largely an unknown. The selection really stings because of the tremendous impact Matt Tkachuk is having in Calgary. However, look at the pick directly behind Juolevi: 2016 -- Jesse Puljujarvi (4) Olli Juolevi (5) If Puljujarvi doesn't get it together and if (and BIG if) Juolevi recovers from his injuries and continues where he left on in Utica, we'll have narrowly avoided a bigger mess. Anyways, that's just me.
  13. I wouldn't mind challenging your post for the sake of discussion. Take out the current season (where there has been a subtle improvement) and you get a .374 win percentage between the 2015-2016 season and the 2017-2018 season. Now, take seasons 1996-1997 to 1998-1999, another identical dark time frame. Winning percentage is .336 during this time. Our most recent run of losing seasons is 4 percentage points better than my previous example, so it's not the worst. Trades are always hit and miss for all teams. With that said, the Baertschi trade was a good one, as was Granlund for Shinkaruk. Don't forget that Leivo was acquired for a long shot prospect in Carcone. Dahlen for Karlsson will be evaluated soon enough. Forsling for Clendening and Vey for a 2nd were both calculated gambles that didn't work out. As I said, every team has a plethora of unbalanced trades (Most recently Neidereiter for Rask, and the Forsberg for Erat+ may go down in history as one of the more lopsided trades in NHL history). As far as Free agent signings go, the major flub was the 2016 Eriksson signing, which at the time was the expected going rate for a consistent 20-30 goal scorer. Other major free agent signings in 2016 include Lucic ($6M x 7 and not looking great today), Ladd ($5.5M x 7 and also not looking great today) and Brouwer ($4.5M x 4 and has since been bought out). Also, lest we forget Stecher was technically a free agent signing, and is looking pretty good, Biega was a nice depth find, and Roussel was doing quite well before his season ending injury. All the 2017 Free agent signings (Gagner, Del Zotto, Burmistrov, and Nilsson) have fulfilled their purpose to filling in the gaps and have all since been moved out. As far as signing young free agents go, keep in mind that the toungest majority of UFAs are 27. 29 isn't too far off that mark. Admittedly, Benning's free agent contracts haven't been the greatest, but let's not disregard some of his extensions, which include Tanev at $4.45Mx5, Horvat at $5.5M x 6, and Dorsett at $2.65 x 4 (This one had it's controversies, but the team missed him when he had to retire so suddenly as he was a fixture in the character group). Kudos to the New York Rangers, and the Ottawa Senators for acquiring vast amounts of picks in such a short span of time. With that said, I challenge you (or anyone for that matter) to find the percentage of picks selected in these upcoming drafts that play 100 games within the next 5 years. I'm happy to come back with a successful draft selection analysis from previous draft years and compare them with other teams to figure out where the Canucks stand among it's opposition. 2016 was a weak draft for JB as he will be lucky to come out of it with 2 players (Juolevi and possibly Lockwood). 2015 draft is looking pretty stacked: almost the entire 1st round has played in the NHL, and about two thirds of the first round class are impact players for their respective teams. Your idea about a new GM following his contract isn't a bad one. There could be a swift turnaround that could lead us back into Stanley Cup conversation. With that said, a new GM and mandate can easily make the Canucks look like Edmonton, Buffalo, and Toronto pre-Shanaplan. Only time will tell at this point. Hard to determine prospect development in Utica, considering the lack of quality prospects going through the system since his tenure began (Only current prospects of recent note are Lind, Gadjovich, Brisebois, Sautner, and MacEwan) as well as the success of our prospects at the NCAA level. Palmu going to Europe is potentially concerning, but keep in mind that he's a 6th round pick. Still considered a long-shot, and again, time will tell.
  14. Looking forward to this game. Sens have been on a bit of a tear, so hopefully the boys don't take them lightly. GCG!
  15. It's always a good feeling watching the Canucks win, regardless of standings. Nice redemption from Eddie, and major congrats to Petey for breaking the Canucks rookie points record!