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  1. Does this mean that Buffalo could be trading Rasmus Ristolainen?
  2. As he is a former 6th overall pick he does have the skills to be successful. I’m wondering if he is a cost effective winger for Bo? If he is given more ice time and more PP opportunities on the second unit could he make sense there if other UFA possibilities fall through? There has been talk about putting Virtanen on that line but I would say at this point Connolly is a big upgrade but also someone that Jake could learn from.
  3. Anders Lee is a free agent and set to sign a big contract tomorrow. It will be interesting after he signs if it makes the Canucks trade for Miller look that much more appealing. Both are big bodied LW’s who have put up points consistently in their careers. While Anders Lee is 4 years older and the captain of his team, Miller is 4 years younger, can play multiple positions well and is signed for 5.25 million through 2023. I think we will see Lee make more then that and if so is J.T. Miller good value even at the cost? Is the cost not then appropriate?
  4. 44 of his 46 points last year were at even strength on a line with Eller and Burakovsky. Not exactly superstar line mates, unless you’re an Av’s fan, but really good numbers considering his limited minutes. One estimate to sign him was for 3.5 million over 3 years.
  5. I guess I don’t mind “grunts” who score 22 goals on a third line. I also don’t try to hold the fact that a player had a career year as a negative attribute. He was finally healthy and played an entire season which resulted in his career year.
  6. Edmonton has been rumoured to be the front runners to sign Brett Connolly. What if the Canucks were to sign him to play alongside Bo and Pearson if they are unable to land Nyquist? Connolly was born in BC and is coming off a 46 point season.
  7. Podkolzin-Pettersson-Boeser
  8. To Edmonton: Eriksson, Brisebois To Vancouver: Lucic, Benson
  9. There is speculation that the Calgary Flames are looking to move either TJ Brodie or Travis Hamonic to make way for some of their younger talent. Travis Hamonic is a 28 year old, right shot d-man that comes with a cap hit of 3.8 million for the next two seasons. While he may not be able to play in a top pairing he does bring a reliable d-man with some grit to our team. I think Calgary is interested in adding to their prospect pool more then anything so maybe something like the following works: To Vancouver: Travis Hamonic To Calgary: Michael Dipietro, 2020 3rd round pick
  10. So goaltending is now an area of strength for us? Markstrom had a good year but he wasn’t in the top 10 in GAA, Wins or Save Percentage. Demko showed that he has the skill set to play in the NHL but only played 9 games. Our depth at goalie was a real concern at points of the season if we remember Mike McKenna and the mess in Utica this year with the lack of quality goaltending. I would think that we should allow Demko to develop and become great and let's see if Markstrom can take his play to another level before claiming this is a strength of our team.
  11. I don’t understand the thought process in trading away a 23 year old highly touted goaltending prospect in Demko? In one breath we want more prospects but when they start to show value we want to trade them away for an unknown. When we are ready to compete for a Stanley Cup we will want a great goalie so any prospective trade shouldn’t include our future starter.
  12. We need something exciting to happen very soon.  If for no other reason but to read something different on CDC.