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  1. [Signing] Canucks re-sign Troy Stecher

    Nice contract. I was expecting 2 years at 2.5-3 million per. And he's an RFA after this contract.
  2. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    This thread sucks.
  3. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    If Pettersson stays healthy, he'll finish what Boeser started.
  4. Quinn Hughes | D

    You're tight with Benning?
  5. Quinn Hughes | D

    Hughes is ranked as the 5th best fantasy rookie by NHL.com after Dahlin, Svechnikov, Zadina and Pettersson. He's ranked 210th out of the top 250 fantasy players for next year.
  6. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    This article lists Pettersson has having the potential to have a Calder Trophy caliber season. He's also ranked 191st on NHL.com's fantasy top 250 list. Dahlin, Svechnikov and Zadina are the only ones we are ranked higher and Hughes is ranked one spot lower.
  7. Artyom Manukyan | RW

    Thanks for coming through as usual Sid. I guess my original interpretation was correct, but too general. So Manukyan and Panaring did indeed account for roughly the same amount of their team's offence even though Panarin's PPG was much higher. I like that. It'll be interesting to see how he does in the KHL next year. Hopefully he can be one of those prospects that explodes in 5 years while we still have his rights.
  8. Artyom Manukyan | RW

    I just noticed something. When viewing the Canucks' 2018 draft picks on Capfriendly, it says that we don't have a deadline to sign Manukyan. Rather, it says "indefinite" instead of a deadline. It says the same thing for Zukhenov still as well. I'm down for keeping his rights, FOREEEEEVVVVEEEERRR.
  9. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Getting 4 NHL players from every single draft would be ridiculous. If we did that more than twice given the quality of picks we have in each round that would be incredible.
  10. 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, BC

    Comparing the defenseman from the 2018 draft class was very interesting. There were many interesting names including Bouchard, Boqvist, Hughes and Dobson and debating the strengths and weaknesses of all of them and creating an order of preference was interesting and fun. Nobody is ever really wrong in their assessment and it's fun to watch you're favourites develop over the years. This year will have the same element except with centers.
  11. Quinn Hughes | D

    I meant that he can choose to not sign and go back the NCAA or sign and go to the AHL. That's still choosing between the two.
  12. Quinn Hughes | D

    Interesting decision by Quinn's younger brother. It must be a busy summer for the Hughes' family off the ice. You have to wonder how much this will affect Quinn's decision now. Had Jack chosen to join him at the Univeristy of Michigan, it could've been the last time they play together for an extended period of time. That likely would've been a major positive for the entire family. Now that it's confirmed that there won't be any family ties in the NCAA, maybe he's more willing to go to the AHL instead of returning to Michigan if he doesn't make the team. Personally, I think Hughes should be back in Michigan regardless next year. The Wolverines have a lot of players leaving (including their entire top line) and Hughes would be in a great position to play some really heavy minutes. I would expect his offensive numbers to be around the same or even slightly lower but his influence on the game to grow. He would also get a chance to regularly play on the penalty kill and get more defensive assignments in general. I think playing 25 minutes of all situations hockey in the NCAA would be more beneficial for him than playing 15-18 minutes of somewhat sheltered hockey in the NHL/AHL even if he does adjust to the new schedule. On another note, Jack's decision really highlights the growing strength of the USNTDP. It's been pumping some really talented players lately and looks to only be getting stronger. I think it might be a better environment for kids to grow in than the CHL, although it's obviously not as big.
  13. Artyom Manukyan | RW

    Although he's not highlighted in these tweets, Manukyan compares favorably with those who are shown in these charts. The data was collected from players who played in the MHL in their draft years. Most notably, his "Even Strength Betweenness" is very comparable to Panarin even though his PPG is about half of Panarin's. Now, I'm not advanced stats expert and I had no idea what "Even Strength Betweenness" meant before I saw this tweet, but I understood it as it measures each player's influence on team scoring. If I'm interpreting the data correctly, that means that Manukyan and Panarin had roughly the same scoring influence for their respective MHL teams in their draft year. Manukyan's PPG also isn't too far off of Denisenko's while Manukyan had much better "Even Strength Betweenness." Keep in mind, Denisenko went 15th overall this year. Remember, Manukyan was first eligible for the 2016 draft, so this data is taken from the 2015-16 season. Maybe @SID.IS.SID.ME.IS.ME can offer some insight into this advanced stats wizardry.
  14. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    I didn't mean to cause that much of a stir by saying I would prefer to waive Granlund. I recognize that he's been a solid player for us and can play many different roles, but I think he's been pushed down by our new free agents and a couple of young players with more potential. I don't think there's much room at all for Granlund in the top-6 before injuries and we added 3 bodies to our bottom-6 in free agency alone. Pettersson, Goldobin and Leipsic are young players that I think should get a shot over Granlund offensively. Pettersson - Horvat - Boeser Baertschi - Gagner - Goldobin Roussel - Sutter - Eriksson Leipsic - Beagle - Virtanen Schaller I don't think there's anyone there that Granlund would outplay in their respective role. I know waiving Gagner has been a common idea, but he provides better situation for our young offensive players to develop than Granlund. Just look at where Green put Boeser after Horvat went down this past year. The only thing I didn't consider is Schaller might be on IR to start the year, so Granlund could be our 13th forward out of camp. However, he would have a higher chance of getting claimed if we waived him a couple of weeks into the season at opposed to during camp.