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  1. I'll take the New York Btb, Saturday and Sunday, if still available!
  2. He's not on LTIR so cap will be unaffected once he's dressed. Only implications are roster spots.
  3. Who's still mad about the JT Miller trade? Hughes with the Clapper! So much production from our D! Dare I say that Quick ain't so... quick?... anymore?...
  4. I tend to agree RE power play. I understand what they were trying to accomplish with two solid PP units. PP2 was actually quite effective, though I would prefer to see Horvat bumped back up to PP1 to play bumper or front of net. Leivo is a bit redundant on that unit, but in fairness he's one of our better right handed shots next to Boeser, plus he's bit of a beast with puck possession and retrival. Here's hoping we see the following set-ups this season: PP1 Boeser-Horvat-Pettersson Hughes-Myers PP2 Pearson-Miller-Ferland Edler-Leivo On the first unit, Hughes would quarterback, Myers with the Cannon from the point, two One-Timer options in Petey and Boeser (plus EP can quarterback from the half-wall) and Horvat can provide net-front presence and puck control from behind the net. Second unit is not nearly as skilled, but that's alot of big bodies and net crashers. The amount of pandemonium they would cause in front of the net would be understated, provided they can get solid chipped entries (Would only be effective with goalies who don't play the puck proficiently... Likely would've been extinguished last night with how Smith was playing). Alternatively, depending on how the night was going, maybe throw Virtanen or Gaudette in there as they have underrated shots from the left half-wall, provided they deserve it (unimpressed with Virtanen lately...).
  5. After a night to digest last night's game, I've made the following observations: - I really like the Horvat/Pearson/Miller line. They're going to be fun to watch. - Ferland does a little too much skills-wise. Only their 2nd game together as a line so reserving further judgment until about game 10. - Nice to see so much offense from our D. Tremendous improvement from the back end. - Sutter had the weak turnover leading to the game winning goal. Here's hoping he shows accountability for the lazy play by bringing it in Calgary. - Hughes nearly had McDavid, but alas he got burned by one of the greatest players in the game today. Not going to lose sleep over it as his play in the offensive zone is a great reminder of how exciting of a player he will be for us moving forward. - Very effective PK, though I'm not a huge fan of our even strength Defensive systems. Seems a little too passive for my liking. - Definitely a game we could've and should've won, but the Oilers were able to capitalize on our mistakes. We couldn't. - Missed call on Smith, but I'm not putting the game on the refs. We had three Too Many Men calls go our way, and we didn't score on any of them. - Virtanen had a couple of good self chips, but overall was ineffective in a fourth line role. On one hand, it's difficult to be a game changer with under 10 minutes of ice time. On the other hand, he was essentially gifted a spot this year and it would be nice to see him earn it. Would hate to see him scratched over Eriksson, which very well may be the case for Saturday... - Gaudette definitely needs to slot in next game for some fire. A good game with a disheartening result. Onwards and upwards!
  6. Not sure if over the moon or a victim of the rose coloured glasses... in any event, can't complain about depth!
  7. Though I understand the concern in waiving Baertschi, I see it as a win/win. If he's claimed, we free up $3M+ in cap space. It'll be sad to see him go, and sure, you can argue "asset management," but having the cap space gives the team flexibility moving forward. If he goes unclaimed, we would have amazing forward call-up depth once the inevitable injuries begin to accumulate. Ferland gets a concussion, Pearson breaks a rip, Sutter gets a hernia (again) and BAM he's back in the top 6 like nothing ever happened. Also, for those mad that Loui and Schaller are still around... Just wait until Roussel is activiated. Just sayin...
  8. Really looking forward to seeing Petey and Ferland together. Hoping they cause some serious havoc in the Oilers zone! Go Canucks Go!
  9. ... This is why there are child-proof locks on medications...
  10. Oh totally. Maybe a drop of 15 picks tops. Hogs isn't the only one that dropped as evidenced by the 2nd round selections of Kaliev, Lavoie, and Vlasic, all slated for the tail end of the first. Definitely a testament to how close picks 15-50 were in potential and skill level. Definitely happy with the Hoglander pick as LW is a position the Canucks lack in their system. Had Kaliev been still available, I can imagine the Canucks snatching him purely on a BPA, making one or two of Virtanen, Lind, McEwan, and Jasek expendable down the line, especially with the inclusion of Podkolzin. Part of the reason why I love the draft.
  11. I would imagine size had a lot to do it with. Gaudreau was drafted in the 4th round after all. I would also say he didn't get as much exposure as others, like Cole Caufield, who many projected to go within the top 10. Even he was drafted 15th.
  12. Pleasure is all mine. I've also noticed a few things when putting the video together: - Eriksson gets a lot of hate. If we compare him to the other 4 major free agent signings that year (Lucic, Brouwer, Ladd, & Okposo), we definitely got one of the best of the worst. Brouwer had since been bought out, Ladd & Lucic can barely play on the 4th line, and Okposo isn't earning his contract on a supposed up and comping team. I don't know what the future brings for him, but if he plays next season and continues to score goals like in the video, I would be fine with it. - Pearson post-TDL. He's putting in goals in so many different ways (Breaks, snipes, greases). Hoping the goal projections are accurate over a full-season because that would be a treat. - How fitting that EP starts and ends the video! - Though he only played some odd 26 games and only scored 4 goals, Sutter has an underrated shot. I don't foresee him staying long term, but if he can score at a 20 goal pace leading to the TDL, that's a lot of value coming back. Anyways, glad you've enjoyed it! This upcoming season can't come soon enough!
  13. Thought I'd take a break from number crunching, roster speculation, and lineup projections by putting together all the Canucks goals together from the past season. Enjoy!
  14. About 500k less than I was expecting. Good "show me" deal.
  15. Bailey would not count as a vet. He's played 276 Pro games over his career, which qualifies him as the one developmental players with less than 320 GP (The other 12+ must have 260 or less GP). The only "AHL" vets we have signed are Graovac and Boucher, possibly Schaller if he's buried. Hope that helps.
  16. Apologies in advance for any spelling errors and any formatting issues. In this hypothetical scenario, Boeser signs a long term deal at $8 Million per and Leivo signs a bridge at $2 Million per. The remaining RFAs receive their 5% qualifying offer raises (Boucher, Teves, Goldy, etc). I placed Roussel on LTIR, but with how this is set up, it wouldn't even be possible as we'd still be under the max cap by over $3 Million. It would take negotiations going bad with Boeser, an 6th UFA signing, or a major trade to disrupt the cap situation. I'm happy to make an excel sheet available upon request. Enjoy and have fun!
  17. My brief divisional analysis: Vegas will have a full year of Stone with Patches and Statsny, giving them 2 terrifying 1st lines. I imagine them as a lock for top 3. Calgary's concern is in net. If they get 2016-2017 Talbot for 40-50 games, they're in good shape. Otherwise, they may "flame out" of a top 3 spot. Sharks have regressed in their forward position, but their D is still lethal, pending Karlsson's health. If Jones has a bounce back, they'll be contenders for the division. Edmonton is a tough call. If Smith gives them some stability in net, they may contend for a wild card, but their D is pretty much butter after Nurse and Klefbom. Arizona should make an impact with Kessel in the lineup. I expect them to contend for a wildcard, possibly even 3rd, provided they stay healthy. Anaheim shouldn't be underestimated. They're a much younger team now that Perry is gone and Kesler on LTIR, but the Gibson/Miller tandem is one of the better goaltending duos in the Pacific. They'll make things interesting. LA is expected to continue their rebuild, but last year could've easily been an anomaly. New coaching could potentially turn things around. Vancouver's new D core is much deeper now, and pending player health, should contend for a playoff spot. Canucks will need to will their way and not hold back. My projected divisional standings will be as follows: 1. Calgary 2. San Jose 3. Vegas 4. Vancouver 5. Arizona 6. Edmonton 7. Anaheim 8. LA
  18. I've left Eriksson and Baertschi out of the line ups as their playing status is unknown. My line-ups are as follows: Miller -- Pettersson -- Boeser Pearson -- Horvat -- Virtanen Goldobin -- Sutter -- Leivo Schaller -- Beagle -- Motte Edler -- Stecher Hughes -- Myers Benn -- Tanev Fantenberg -- Biega Markstrom Demko
  19. I made a cap/roster chart for the upcoming season. Happy to post when I get access to wifi. Long story short, there's money to sign Boeser long term at $8 million, Myers at $7 million, and about $8 million to resign Leivo, Motte, Goldy, and potentially a top 6 D to replace Hutty. This is under the presumption Roussel starts on LTIR, and Gaudette, Sautner, and Juolevi start in Utica. It's tight, but it's manageable. Once Roussel is activated, we have some salary to shed.
  20. This would definitely make the Canucks a bit scary. JB would need to get Boeser locked in for $7Mx6 and Myers for $6Mx6 to be able to afford a Benn or Nemeth at $2M. If Tanev is traded, we can sign Schenn to a cheaper contract to shore up the right side. A baertschi or Sutter trade, combined with the savings on Tanev, could get us a Nyquist type potentially. The concern is our overflow at the forward position. We still have Leivo, Motte, and Goldy with raises incoming (5% minimum) unless one of them is a sign and trade. Personally, I can see Leivo signed to $2Mx2 for depth. Motte and Goldy at $975k and $925k respectively.
  21. Happy about this buyout. Basically washes a big chunk of the Luongo recapture. Wishing only the best for Spooner. I'm sure he'll be able to sign on as depth for another team.
  22. The pending (since now confirmed) recapture penalty is precisely the reason why the trade couldn't happen. Being 35+, a buyout would provide no cap relief. Add $6.25M to the $3M (With Luongo's salary rentention included) and you either have no Miller or no Boeser, in addition to no impact UFA D (Likely Myers). Is that worth the first round pick? Additionally, it's easy to say we have Tryamkin and Woo waiting in the sidelines in the next year or so, but what if they're not? A lot can change over the course of a season. Tryamkin can easily stay in Russia, and Woo could potentially be overwhelmed and need a season or two after this current season to marinate in Utica. Does management maintain status quo and hope or do they be proactive and try to do something about it now? I understand the frustration, especially when you see Colorado have a strong draft, as well as seeing the Rangers continue progress on what looks to be a successful rebuild. With that said, I'm maintaining some optimism that the Canucks will be making some serious noise in the post-season either this year or next!