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  1. For those who need a little bit more hockey in their day... enjoy!
  2. Thanks @debluvscanucks for the GDT. Hoping to bring the road trip back to .500. Demko is playing pretty good, but he's clearly nervous about holding the fort. He should've had the Brown goal on Thursday and Matthew's goal last night, but he made some pretty stellar saves throughout this trip. Hoping for a line shake up. Virt with EP and Miller, Tofu with Boho and Pearson, and Big Mac in for either Sutter or Eriksson. GCG!
  3. All fair points. The Canucks are allowed to go over the cap on bonuses, provided we're prepared to have to have it affect our cap come 2021-2022. Definitely didn't take a long-term approach to this, just experimented with one of the many hypotheticals. Part of the reason why trading Baertschi was a pain this season was the extra year of term. There's alot less risk next season. Same applies for Sutter. The returns would be minimal, but I doubt we're giving up a first to clear Sutter's 1 year. I'm sure Colorado or Winnipeg, with their ample cap space, would've handed over a 2021 5th or 6th to shore up their centre depth (With Little and Kadri out of the lineup) had he only one year on his deal. There will be takers available. At the end of the day, Canucks will need to free up about $10 Million in order to resign/replace players on the current roster. Whatever combination that may be is what will remain to be seen, whether it's player trades (Sutter, Roussel, Baertschi, etc), Contract burying (Baertschi, Eriksson), Retirement (Eriksson), LTIR (Ferland), wicked discounts (Stecher, Virtanen), or walk-outs (Stecher, Toffoli, Tanev, Markstrom, etc).
  4. Honestly, I don't think next season is the big issue when it comes to the cap crunch. In my opinion, here are the 4 objectives that Management needs to sort out: - Maintain an Internal Cap structure until 2021-2022 season - Determine Ferland's state of health - Deal with excess dead cap - Supplementing the roster with ELC/Sub Million Dollar Contracts. In this particular scenario, my objective as an arm-chair GM is to maintain as much of the roster as it sits now within the current salary cap (Don't depend on a salary cap increase). Here goes: - No one on our team has a contract signed over $6,000,000. For the Canucks to maintain flexibility, no contract can be signed over that amount for next season. That means no massive overpayments for Markstrom, Tanev, or Toffoli (He is resigned in my scenario), no massive UFA deal (No Hall), and bridges for low cost RFAs (Motte, MacEwan, and Gaudette). Let's assume the top 6 ends up being Miller - Pettersson - Boeser & Pearson - Horvat - Toffoli. Also, let's assume that Beagle centres Motte & MacEwan (Both qualified, $1,000,000 and $875,000, respectively). It's a safe bet that Gaudette will be 3C, with Virtanen on his flank. That leaves five names that are still under contract: Roussel, Ferland, Sutter, Baerstchi, and Eriksson. I'm going on the notion that no one will touch Eriksson or Ferland. They will remain with the franchise in some capacity in my scenario. Contrary to popular belief, both Sutter and Roussel have some value to their contracts, albeit limited. I foresee Sutter & Roussel traded for a combination of low draft picks and C prospects. With one year left on his deal, Sutter can easily be traded on draft day, or during the July 1st frenzy. Roussel's two years makes it a bit tougher, but he brings intangibles that other teams may covet, particularly for a long playoff run (assuming his presence on the Canucks roster is such during our own playoff run). Baerstchi will likely be buried again though he could potentially outplay both Ferland and Eriksson for a spot in the line-up. The ball is in his court, but in my scenario, I will be trading him for a low pick or B/C Prospect at 50% rentention. With one year left on his deal, Baertschi is a lot more valuable, especially at a cap hit of approximately $1.7M. Ferland's health is really the big question. He can potentially recover and fit nicely as 3LW. Alternatively, he may be placed on LTIR for the remainder of his contract, providing additional flexibility. To make things interesting, let's assume he's healthy and good to go as 3LW! This leaves Eriksson. If waived, a cap hit of $4.925 Million remains on the books. There's discussion that he may retire once he receives his July 15th bonus, but again, can't rely on that to happen. He'll stay on as 13th forward for purposes of simplicity. On the backend is where we're going to see most of our ELCs fill in the holes. Benn will no doubt be traded as we don't need a $2 Million 7th D, and he could probably fetch a late 2nd on draft day, though likely a 3rd. In my scenario, I've called up Juolevi and Rafferty. With all that said, here's what I ended up with: Miller ($5.25M) -- Pettersson ($925K) -- Boeser ($5.875M) Pearson ($3.75M) -- Horvat ($5.5M) -- Toffoli ($5.5M) Ferland ($3.5M) -- Gaudette ($1.5M) -- Virtanen ($3.5M) Motte ($1M) -- Beagle ($3M) -- MacEwan ($875K) Eriksson ($6M) Edler ($6M) -- Stecher ($3M) Hughes ($917K) -- Tanev ($5M) Juolevi ($863K) -- Myers ($6M) Rafferty ($700K) Markstrom ($6M) Demko ($1.05M) Baerstchi Retained Salary ($1.683M) Spooner Buyout ($1.033M) Luongo Recapture ($3.033M) Total: $81.454 This is an ideal scenario, but there are so many different ways it can go. Baertschi, could be buried, he could fail to report, he can be suspended, and have his contract terminated. Eriksson can retire on July 16, 2020. Ferland can go on permanent LTIR. Virtanen could be traded in a package. One or more of Markstrom, Tanev, Stecher, or Toffoli could walk. The purpose of this exercise was to see if the current roster (for the most part) be maintained in a somewhat realistic fashion. Would love to hear your thoughts on the matter!
  5. "Lois, a boat's a boat, but a mystery box can be anything. It can even be a boat. You know how much we've wanted one of those things?..." -- Peter Griffin, Family Guy The only way a Boeser trade makes sense is if there is a suitable replacement (either in the pipeline or in the return) who can score at an average minimum of 0.8 Points per game and can average at least 62 games played in a season. From the perspective of what's in the pipeline and existing roster, Podkolzin won't be joining the ranks until the 2021-2022 season. Hoglander won't bring that kind of production next season, provided he even signs his ELC within the upcoming international window. At the rate Virtanen is playing, it's possible he can grow into it, but he'll be lucky to end this season at 0.5 Points per game. Do we really expect Kole Lind to shoulder that responsibility next season? Jasek? Replacing that production in Free Agency would cost more than retaining Brock Boeser at his current cap hit. Does Toffoli at $5.5 - $6 Million supplant Boeser? Does Taylor Hall at $9 Million make it worth losing Boeser at a lower cap hit? If the return in a trade includes a mid to low 1st round pick, it is more than likely that within 3 years that selected prospect may develop into a 60-70 point player... Like Brock Boeser. Hoffman would make the most sense, but he's only reached 70 points once in his career and may only reach 65 points this season if all goes well. He will command between $6-$7 Million per year in free agency. Resigning Toffoli could potentially work, but premature based on the single game he's played for us so far. I'd like to see how he progresses for the rest of the season before putting pen to paper. Even so, I imagine he'd cost at least $5 Million per. Let's say, hypothetically, Brock gets traded for one of the lottery picks in this year's draft. With the exception of Lafreniere, when do those picks reach Brock's production? Does byfield reach 40points in his rookie year and reach 60 points by 2022? How about Raymond? Holtz? Perfetti? I'm imagining what a trade to Minnesota would look like. It's possible they might bite on a one for one for Dumba, but feel as if we'd need to add, which probably causes a domino effect of issues. Maybe a trade around Fiala (Add Boldy and a pick, maybe?) but Fiala would be due for a raise in the same year as both Pettersson and Hughes. Brain hurts. Will provide more analysis at a later time.
  6. Vancouver Canucks (30-19-5) @ Minnesota Wild (24-22-6) 5:00 PM PST at Xcel Energy Centre TV: SNP RADIO: SN650 Last Time VS The Wild A Friendly Reminder... (That Brock Boeser scored his first goal in his Canucks Debut in Minnesota...) The Good Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW Forwards TANNER PEARSON Rating: 74.3#36 LW BO HORVAT Rating: 76.1#32 C LOUI ERIKSSON Rating: 70.3#105 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 73.54#27 FL1 J.T. MILLER Rating: 77.8#16 LW ELIAS PETTERSSON Rating: 78.6#12 C BROCK BOESER Rating: 75.0#25 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 77.12#3 FL2 ANTOINE ROUSSEL Rating: 70.9#103 LW ADAM GAUDETTE Rating: 70.7#139 C JAKE VIRTANEN Rating: 73.7#41 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.77#18 FL3 TIM SCHALLER Rating: 68.3#135 LW JAY BEAGLE Rating: 67.8#186 C BRANDON SUTTER Rating: 71.1#123 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 69.09#30 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense ALEXANDER EDLER Rating: 74.5#24 LD TROY STECHER Rating: 71.3#83 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 72.88#25 DL1 QUINN HUGHES Rating: 76.6#8 LD CHRIS TANEV Rating: 72.4#57 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 74.54#5 DL2 OSCAR FANTENBERG Rating: 71.2#94 LD TYLER MYERS Rating: 73.9#30 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 72.56#13 DL3 GOALIES JACOB MARKSTROM Rating: 71.8#8 G1 THATCHER DEMKO Rating: 67.4#40 G2 Team Analysis Top 5 Scorers: Elias Pettersson: 23G-32A-55P in 54GP JT Miller: 20G-33A-53P in 54GP Brock Boeser: 16G-29A-45P in 54 GP Bo Horvat: 17G-27A-44P in 54 GP Tanner Pearson: 15G-24A-39P in 54GP Who’s Hot: JT Miller: Had a 6 game point streak snapped in Boston, where he recorded 4G and 5A during the span. Quinn Hughes: Before the Boston shutout, Hughes was scoring at a point per game pace with 4G and 5A over a period of 9 games. Jacob Markstrom: Despite getting scored on four times against Boston, still managed 38 saves. His average SV% in his past 4 games is .929 Who’s Not: Alex Edler: Currently on a 6 game pointless streak. His last Goal came in Colorado back on November 16, 2019. Antoine Roussel: After a strong return, Roussel's point production took a dive with only 1 assist in his past 6 games, and 2 points (1G, 1A) in the month of January. Who to Watch for: Brock: Watch for Brock to end his 9 game goaless streak... The Insurance Line: Beware the empty net... Sick Bay: Micheal Ferland: UBI, may join Utica for conditioning stint Josh Leivo: Fractured kneecap, 2 to 3 months Tyler Motte: UBI, 4-6 Weeks Tyler Graovac: LBI, no timetable The Other Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW Forwards ZACH PARISE Rating: 75.2#28 LW ERIC STAAL Rating: 75.9#34 C MATS ZUCCARELLO Rating: 74.0#37 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 75.06#20 FL1 JASON ZUCKER Rating: 74.5#33 LW LUKE KUNIN Rating: 72.3#91 C KEVIN FIALA Rating: 72.2#80 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 72.99#23 FL2 JORDAN GREENWAY Rating: 71.8#88 LW JOEL ERIKSSON EK Rating: 71.4#116 C MARCUS FOLIGNO Rating: 72.0#83 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.72#19 FL3 RYAN DONATO Rating: 72.9#75 LW MIKKO KOIVU Rating: 71.0#128 C RYAN HARTMAN Rating: 71.7#74 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 71.89#3 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense RYAN SUTER Rating: 75.9#9 LD JARED SPURGEON Rating: 76.0#12 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 75.94#5 DL1 JONAS BRODIN Rating: 73.0#52 LD MATHEW DUMBA Rating: 74.3#24 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 73.68#13 DL2 CARSON SOUCY Rating: 71.9#81 LD BRAD HUNT Rating: 72.3#65 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 72.09#17 DL3 GOALIES ALEX STALOCK Rating: 62.5#66 G1 DEVAN DUBNYK Rating: 64.7#58 G2
  7. If Minny is open on the 6th, I'll take it.
  8. I very much agree. I would've felt a bit better about the hit of a 2 minute boarding minor was called. Personally wouldn't cry for a suspension, but there always seems to be a lack of consistency from a refereeing standpoint. Good to see the Canucks responding with a win!
  9. I believe the team is in good shape as is, but I also agree that the 3rd pairing could use an upgrade. Benn One of Jasek, Brisebois, Gadjovich, or Palmu A late pick (5th or 6th round) tHOUGHTS?
  10. 3 hat tricks in a 4 game span is an awesome feat, even in the AHL. Imo, he's certainly earned a call-up. Awkward to fit him in due to the team's current strong play, but I think it's a matter of when we'll see him dressed for a game or two, not if.
  11. Vancouver Canucks (23-15-4) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (24-13-4) 4:00 PM PST at Amalie Arena TV: SNP RADIO: SN650 Last Time VS The Lightning A Friendly Reminder... (That the Bolts traded JT Miller to the Canucks...) In Case You Missed It... (PAD STACK!!!...) The Good Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW Forwards J.T. MILLER Rating: 76.8#21 LW ELIAS PETTERSSON Rating: 79.7#12 C BROCK BOESER Rating: 75.9#20 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 77.48#7 FL1 TANNER PEARSON Rating: 75.0#27 LW BO HORVAT Rating: 76.4#25 C LOUI ERIKSSON Rating: 70.5#106 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 73.96#16 FL2 ANTOINE ROUSSEL Rating: 71.3#106 LW ADAM GAUDETTE Rating: 70.8#131 C JAKE VIRTANEN Rating: 73.1#54 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.75#17 FL3 TIM SCHALLER Rating: 68.2#141 LW JAY BEAGLE Rating: 67.6#179 C TYLER MOTTE Rating: 69.2#131 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 68.34#31 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense ALEXANDER EDLER Rating: 76.7#7 LD TROY STECHER Rating: 71.5#86 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 74.13#21 DL1 QUINN HUGHES Rating: 75.4#14 LD CHRIS TANEV Rating: 71.8#74 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 73.61#17 DL2 OSCAR FANTENBERG Rating: 70.7#108 LD TYLER MYERS Rating: 73.9#30 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 72.31#16 DL3 GOALIES JACOB MARKSTROM Rating: 70.6#15 G1 THATCHER DEMKO Rating: 67.2#39 G2 Team Analysis Top 5 Scorers: Elias Pettersson: 19G-25A-44P in 42GP JT Miller: 15G-25A-40P in 42GP Brock Boeser: 13G-26A-39P in 42 GP Bo Horvat: 12G-23A-35P in 42 GP Tanner Pearson: 12G-18A-30P in 42GP Who’s Hot: Bo Horvat: On a three game point streak, accumulating 7 points (2G, 5A) in that span Quinn Hughes: Three game point streak (1G, 2A), with 4 points in his last five games played. Jacob Markstrom: During the Canucks 7 game win streak, Markstrom went 6-0 with a .939 SV%, and a 2.5 GAA. Who’s Not: The 4th Line: Despite arguably strong defensive play, has only contributed two goals (Both by Tyler Motte) since October 30, 2019. Troy Stecher: His last scored points were on December 7th, 2019, a 2 assist night against Buffalo. Who to Watch for: Alex Edler: Watch for a strong offensive outing from him as he recently had a 4 game point streak snapped, with 5 assists in 4 games between December 23, 2019 and January 2nd, 2020. The Celly Line: Just because... Sick Bay: Micheal Ferland: UBI, may join roadtrip at a later date Josh Leivo: Fractured kneecap, 2 to 3 months Brandon Sutter: UBI, may join roadtrip at a later date Tyler Graovac: LBI, no timetable The Other Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW Forwards STEVEN STAMKOS Rating: 79.9#7 LW BRAYDEN POINT Rating: 79.9#10 C NIKITA KUCHEROV Rating: 82.1#2 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 80.61#2 FL1 ONDREJ PALAT Rating: 74.2#38 LW ANTHONY CIRELLI Rating: 75.1#41 C TYLER JOHNSON Rating: 74.2#54 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 74.51#11 FL2 PATRICK MAROON Rating: 73.1#66 LW CEDRIC PAQUETTE Rating: 70.8#132 C ALEX KILLORN Rating: 76.6#22 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 73.49#6 FL3 CARTER VERHAEGHE Rating: 72.2#85 LW MITCHELL STEPHENS Rating: 72.9#80 C YANNI GOURDE Rating: 72.4#64 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 72.51#2 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense VICTOR HEDMAN Rating: 79.8#2 LD JAN RUTTA Rating: 72.2#65 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 76.00#6 DL1 BRAYDON COBURN Rating: 71.4#96 LD ERIK CERNAK Rating: 73.0#48 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 72.23#27 DL2 KEVIN SHATTENKIRK Rating: 74.4#27 LD MIKHAIL SERGACHEV Rating: 74.6#22 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 74.47#3 DL3 GOALIES ANDREI VASILEVSKIY Rating: 71.0#12 G1 CURTIS MCELHINNEY Rating: 71.5#10 G2 On the Prospect Front...
  12. Thanks for catching that @babych. Fixed! Also, if anyone has any gifs or clips or Gaudreau/Tkachuk getting nailed by a Canuck player, I won't be mad lol. GCG!
  13. Vancouver Canucks (20-15-4) @ Calgary Flames (20-15-5) 6:30 PM PST at Scotiabank Saddledome TV: SN, SN360, SN1 RADIO: SN650 Last Time VS The Flames A Friendly Reminder... (That the Canuicks and Flames have had quite a decade...) In Case You Missed It... (Lucic finally found the back of the net in November...) The Good Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW Forwards J.T. MILLER Rating: 75.9#31 LW ELIAS PETTERSSON Rating: 79.5#13 C BROCK BOESER Rating: 76.1#19 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 77.17#10 FL1 TANNER PEARSON Rating: 72.9#64 LW BO HORVAT Rating: 74.5#50 C LOUI ERIKSSON Rating: 70.6#105 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 72.66#24 FL2 ANTOINE ROUSSEL Rating: 71.7#88 LW ADAM GAUDETTE Rating: 70.4#151 C JAKE VIRTANEN Rating: 72.0#73 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.36#21 FL3 TIM SCHALLER Rating: 68.8#133 LW JAY BEAGLE Rating: 68.4#186 C TYLER MOTTE Rating: 69.6#123 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 68.93#31 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense QUINN HUGHES Rating: 74.8#26 LD CHRIS TANEV Rating: 72.5#58 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 73.68#19 DL1 ALEXANDER EDLER Rating: 75.9#13 LD TROY STECHER Rating: 71.5#90 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 73.70#12 DL2 OSCAR FANTENBERG Rating: 71.8#82 LD TYLER MYERS Rating: 73.6#39 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 72.66#14 DL3 GOALIES JACOB MARKSTROM Rating: 69.8#19 G1 THATCHER DEMKO Rating: 68.1#30 G2 Team Analysis Top 5 Scorers: Elias Pettersson: 18G-23A-41P in 39GP Brock Boeser: 13G-24A-37P in 39 GP JT Miller: 14G-22A-36P in 39GP Bo Horvat: 10G-18A-28P in 39 GP Quinn Hughes: 3G-24A-27P in 38GP Who’s Hot: The Lotto Line: In their last 4 games, have combined for 15 points (Miller: 1G, 4A / Pettersson: 4G, 2A / Boeser 1G, 4 A). Jake Virtanen: Continuing his consistent play with 4 points in his last 4 games (2G, 2A) and 12 points in 14 games (5G, 7A) Who’s Not: Adam Gaudette: Despite some strong play, has not recorded a point in his last 3 games. Tim Schaller: Has not recorded a point in 26 games, with his last goal scored on October 28th against Florida. Who to Watch for: Tyler Motte: After scoring in back to back games, watch for him to maintain his scoring streak. Alex Edler: Watch for him to continue his offensive contributions after scoring assists in back to back games since returning from injury. Sick Bay: Micheal Ferland: UBI, skated Thursday, no timetable Josh Leivo: Fractured kneecap, 2 to 3 months Brandon Sutter: UBI, Possibly after the holidays Tyler Graovac: LBI, no timetable The Other Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW Forwards JOHNNY GAUDREAU Rating: 75.5#25 LW SEAN MONAHAN Rating: 75.1#40 C MIKAEL BACKLUND Rating: 72.7#89 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 74.44#25 FL1 MATTHEW TKACHUK Rating: 77.9#11 LW ELIAS LINDHOLM Rating: 75.5#35 C ANDREW MANGIAPANE Rating: 71.4#87 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 74.92#11 FL2 MILAN LUCIC Rating: 69.8#121 LW DEREK RYAN Rating: 72.1#102 C DILLON DUBE Rating: 71.0#96 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 70.98#25 FL3 SAM BENNETT Rating: 71.4#93 LW MARK JANKOWSKI Rating: 70.0#162 C MICHAEL FROLIK Rating: 73.0#53 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 71.45#10 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense MARK GIORDANO Rating: 77.3#6 LD T.J. BRODIE Rating: 74.3#27 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 75.76#8 DL1 NOAH HANIFIN Rating: 73.3#54 LD TRAVIS HAMONIC Rating: 73.9#32 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 73.61#13 DL2 OLIVER KYLINGTON Rating: 70.8#105 LD RASMUS ANDERSSON Rating: 72.8#51 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 71.82#20 DL3 GOALIES DAVID RITTICH Rating: 66.9#41 G1 CAM TALBOT Rating: 63.7#60 G2 On the Prospect Front...
  14. Should've signed up for a Detroit GDT. Would've sat nicely in my "friendly reminder" section. Also, Petey's a beast!
  15. Vancouver Canucks (18-15-4) Vs Edmonton Oilers (20-15-4) 7:00 PM PST at Rogers Arena TV: SNP RADIO: SN650 Last Time VS The Oilers A Friendly Reminder... (That Virtanen is a bit of a beast...) (And pretty entertaining, too...) In Case You Missed It... (Brock Boeser is lucky...) The Good Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW Forwards TANNER PEARSON Rating: 72.7#65 LW BO HORVAT Rating: 74.5#52 C LOUI ERIKSSON Rating: 70.3#112 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 72.49#30 FL1 J.T. MILLER Rating: 74.9#41 LW ELIAS PETTERSSON Rating: 79.1#14 C BROCK BOESER Rating: 75.9#19 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 76.61#4 FL2 ANTOINE ROUSSEL Rating: 71.3#87 LW ADAM GAUDETTE Rating: 70.6#152 C JAKE VIRTANEN Rating: 72.1#76 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.32#20 FL3 TIM SCHALLER Rating: 68.7#129 LW JAY BEAGLE Rating: 68.3#192 C TYLER MOTTE Rating: 69.2#127 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 68.71#31 FL4 GOALIES JACOB MARKSTROM Rating: 68.8#28 G1 MICHAEL DIPIETRO Team Analysis Top 5 Scorers: Elias Pettersson: 17G-22A-39P in 37GP Brock Boeser: 13G-22A-35P in 37 GP JT Miller: 14G-120A-34P in 37GP Bo Horvat: 9G-18A-27P in 37 GP Quinn Hughes: 2G-24A-26P in 36GP Who’s Hot: Jake Virtanen: Starting to find some consistency, having scored 11 points (4G, 7A) in his last 12 games. Brock Boeser: Despite his low goal totals, is producing at over a point per game in the month of December (3G and 8A in 10 GP) Who’s Not: Bo Horvat: Has yet to score a goal at home, and has not scored a goal since December 14th against San Jose. Tim Schaller: Has not recorded a point in 24 games, with his last goal scored on October 28th against Florida. Who to Watch for: The 3rd Line: Watch for the recently formed line of Roussel -- Gaudette -- Virtanen to continue creating havoc in the offensive zone with their combination of grit, speed, and determination. Tyler Myers: Watch for him to continue his run of strong offensive play that includes 4 assists in his last 4 games. Sick Bay: Micheal Ferland: UBI, skated Thursday, no timetable Josh Leivo: Fractured kneecap, 2 to 3 months Brandon Sutter: UBI, Possibly after the holidays Alex Edler: UBI, skated Thursday, no timetable Thatcher Demko: Concussion, unknown timeline The Other Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS Rating: 72.5#91 LW CONNOR MCDAVID Rating: 82.4#4 C ZACK KASSIAN Rating: 72.3#73 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 75.71#12 FL1 JAMES NEAL Rating: 72.2#71 LW LEON DRAISAITL Rating: 82.6#3 C SAM GAGNER Rating: 71.3#134 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 75.36#10 FL2 JOAKIM NYGARD Rating: 72.3#68 LW GAETAN HAAS Rating: 72.0#111 C ALEX CHIASSON Rating: 71.5#91 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.93#14 FL3 JUJHAR KHAIRA Rating: 69.0#127 LW RILEY SHEAHAN Rating: 69.4#177 C JOSH ARCHIBALD Rating: 69.7#119 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 69.37#27 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS OSCAR KLEFBOM Rating: 74.4#32 LD ADAM LARSSON Rating: 71.1#94 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 72.72#28 DL1 DARNELL NURSE Rating: 73.9#36 LD ETHAN BEAR Rating: 71.7#81 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 72.80#22 DL2 KRIS RUSSELL Rating: 70.2#111 LD CALEB JONES Rating: 71.3#88 RD GOALIES MIKKO KOSKINEN Rating: 68.6#31 G1 MIKE SMITH Rating: 65.2#55 G2 Everybody Loves a Hit... On Connor McDavid Some Roster News... On the Prospect Front...
  16. Throw me down for Vegas (Dec 19th) and Oilers (Dec 23rd) as well if still available.
  17. Vancouver Canucks (16-12-4) Vs San Jose Sharks (15-17-2) 7:00 PM PST at SAP Center TV: CBC, SN, SN360, SN1, CITY RADIO: SN650 Last Time VS the Sharks A Friendly Reminder... (Joe Thornton does some annoying things...) In Case You Missed It... (Markstrom gets his first shutout of the season!) The Good Guys (Subject to Change and will be fixed once updated) LW C RW Forwards TANNER PEARSON Rating: 74.6#34 LW BO HORVAT Rating: 75.5#33 C JOSH LEIVO Rating: 73.1#60 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 74.41#18 FL1 J.T. MILLER Rating: 75.4#22 LW ELIAS PETTERSSON Rating: 78.0#17 C JAKE VIRTANEN Rating: 72.3#70 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 75.22#8 FL2 ANTOINE ROUSSEL Rating: 73.1#65 LW ADAM GAUDETTE Rating: 70.8#149 C BROCK BOESER Rating: 76.2#14 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 73.34#5 FL3 TIM SCHALLER Rating: 69.0#134 LW JAY BEAGLE Rating: 67.9#191 C BRANDON SUTTER Rating: 72.0#116 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 69.65#27 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense QUINN HUGHES Rating: 75.4#16 LD TYLER MYERS Rating: 73.2#47 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 74.32#18 DL1 OSCAR FANTENBERG Rating: 72.2#85 LD CHRIS TANEV Rating: 71.9#83 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 72.09#28 DL2 JORDIE BENN Rating: 72.1#87 LD TROY STECHER Rating: 72.4#67 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 72.24#21 DL3 GOALIES JACOB MARKSTROM Rating: 68.5#28 G1 MICHAEL DIPIETRO Team Analysis Top 5 Scorers: Elias Pettersson: 13G-21A-34P in 32GP JT Miller: 13G-18A-31P in 32GP Brock Boeser: 11G-118A-29P in 32 GP Bo Horvat: 8G-17A-25P in 32 GP Quinn Hughes: 2G-22A-24P in 31GP Who’s Hot: JT Miller: Had a 8 game point streak snapped on December 10th, where we recorded 5 goals and 6 assists in that time frame. Josh Leivo: Has scored 5 goals in his last 6 games, including his first career multi-goal performance on December 7th versus Buffalo. Tanner Pearson: Has recorded 8 points in his last 7 games, including a 4 point effort on November 30 against Edmonton. Who’s Not: Bo Horvat: Has yet to score a goal at home, and has not scored a goal since November 21st against Nashville. Tim Schaller: Has not recorded a point in 21 games, with his last goal scored on October 28th against Florida. Who to Watch for: Brandon Sutter: Watch for his potential return to bring more stability to the Penalty Kill. Brock Boeser: After an 8 shot effort against Toronto on December 10 and a below average performance on December 12 against Carolina, watch for him to regain his scoring touch and maintain his point per game pace in over the month of December. Sick Bay: Micheal Ferland: UBI, LTIR Tyler Motte: LBI, return pending Brandon Sutter: Groin, return pending Alex Edler: UBI, Week to Week Thatcher Demko: Concussion, unknown timeline The Other Guys (Subject to Change) LW C RW Forwards EVANDER KANE Rating: 75.4#24 LW LOGAN COUTURE Rating: 78.4#16 C TIMO MEIER Rating: 76.8#9 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 76.86#10 FL1 TOMAS HERTL Rating: 79.4#13 LW JOE THORNTON Rating: 70.8#150 C KEVIN LABANC Rating: 72.9#55 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 74.39#12 FL2 PATRICK MARLEAU Rating: 71.2#93 LW BARCLAY GOODROW Rating: 71.6#83 C JOACHIM BLICHFELD FL3 Rating Rating: 71.39#24 FL3 MARCUS SORENSEN Rating: 70.5#113 LW DYLAN GAMBRELL Rating: 70.7#154 C MELKER KARLSSON Rating: 69.8#117 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 70.34#24 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense BRENDEN DILLON Rating: 70.6#115 LD BRENT BURNS Rating: 75.8#14 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 73.20#25 DL1 MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC Rating: 73.7#48 LD ERIK KARLSSON Rating: 77.7#7 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 75.70#2 DL2 MARIO FERRARO Rating: 71.4#99 LD TIM HEED Rating: 72.1#68 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 71.72#23 DL3 GOALIES MARTIN JONES Rating: 62.0#63 G1 AARON DELL Rating: 60.9#65 G2 Everybody Loves a Hit... On Joe Thornton Some Roster News... On the Prospect Front...
  18. In retrospect, the Shinkaruk/Granlund swap can be seen as that. At the time, though, it was a trade of our highest scoring minor league player at the time for a player on the brink of breaking through. I find if difficult to imagine that no development (or in Shinkaruk's case, hindrance) took place in his tenure in the organization. True, Pedan was not a Canucks pick, but he spent two or so years in Utica. It could be argued that it was a size for potential pick. Though Carcone was by no means a top-tier prospect, he did spend a couple years in the organization and was a pretty major contributor in the minors beforehand. If it was a "favour" trade, like Biega/Pope, there could've been other candidates that could've gone in his stead. I understand your arguments and feel them valid. I guess it just raises a question of whether or not successful development can be determined with creating a table asset, or if it is only within the confines of growing home grown talent for the big club.
  19. I think what needs to be taken into account, RE Utica's success in developing prospects, is the type of prospects being added to the blender. Hard to imagine Cole Cassels developing at a significantly higher level in another organization, or Frankie Corrado becoming a top 4 two way D-Man if he were drafted by Toronto. Also, lest we forget that certain prospects were developed BY Utica and utilized as assets for trade: Shinkaruk for Granlund, Pedan and change for Pouliot, Carcone for Leivo, just to name a few. Would this not be a testiment of successful development, or is success simply measured in point production?
  20. Thanks @Gassy Jack for the awesome GDT. Your posts always make me smile, and the effort you put into them really show. Thanks for your contributions! Expecting another high scoring affair. Hoping for another productive game from Leivo so I can say "Thank you, Toronto..." a couple of more times. GCG!!!
  21. The pleasure is mine. I'd do more if I can devote more time. Don't want to bite off more than I can chew lol
  22. Please sign me up for Sharks (December 14) and Flames (December 29)