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  1. RetroCanuck

    2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    I agree to a certain extent but I think you can name a few elite prospects in the AHL developing such as Dube and Kyrou.
  2. RetroCanuck

    2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    Id say Utica is doing a good job developing defensemen so far but very little progress has been made in the forwards ranks. Sounds like communication is ineffective currently in that regard. Heres hoping we can see big improvements from top end prospects next year such as Lind and Gadjovich
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    2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, BC

    Ya Ive been mentioning his name for a while. If we didn't have such massive need for a top end forward thats available at the beginning of the draft then Id say we should trade down and grab him. For example Ottawa may be wanting to trade up higher in the draft. Canucks #6 overall pick for Columbus #14 overall and Ottawa #33 overall. Would be able to draft Seider and a Thomson, Gutik or Robertson. Another option may be trading Sutter+Hutton to Colorado for their 1st rd pick. Considering they could use a good young LD and some centre depth, while also holding a top 5 pick.
  4. I can see a spot for Goldy on the roster next year. Not so much for Schaller, Eriksson, Granlund or Spooner. Hoping after a good summer that Baer can safely return to form. Need to play Goldy as much as possible down the stretch. 1st PP unit and with Pettersson to get his offensive tools to the forefront and see if he can be offensively minded and play decent defensively. Next year I want to see a major shakeup. Unless we get an NHL ready forward from the draft Id like to see something like this. Goldy-Pettersson-Boeser Baertschi-Horvat-Pearson Leivo-Gaudette-Virtanen Motte-Beagle-MacEwen Edler-Stecher Hughes-Tanev Hutton-Myers
  5. Would really like to see Goldy reunited with Pettersson to end the season. Skilled players need to play with skilled players in this league. Like really, how do you justify putting Eriksson in your top 6 over Goldy?






    1. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      i’ld rather see jake with petey and brock. goldy looks good at times but if he isn’t creating offence, he isn’t helping this team. hopefully jake can learn to be petey and brock’s burrows. 

    2. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      goldy might flourish on a line with gaudette and roussel, if he is still on the team, next season. i suspect he’ll be moved, but i’ve been wrong before.

    3. Curmudgeon


      I think Goldy is done here. Green was petty blunt when mentioning he's had 2G and 2A since before Christmas. In Green's words, he has to produce to stay in the NHL. Doesn't look good.

  6. Look at that. Leafs don't fix their defense, and have allowed 23 goals in their last 4 games as Andersson tires.


    Ruining their contention years through not fixing glaring holes. 

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    2. luckylager


      Rumour hasit they're converting Nylander into a Norris calibre Dman this summer.

      Like, the guy wouldn't really have to change much as is, he's so responsible and gritty. Best signing ever.

      A guy who can play every position.


      Hahah- suck it chranna

    3. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      Craig Button has brought it up several times this season, but the Leafs are often way too aggressive when pressuring the puck carrier. When you spend that much time chasing players around, it's inevitably going to lead to blown coverages and odd man situations.

      The Leafs coaching staff needs to realize that they don't have the horses to play defense consistently this way and make some adjustments.

    4. Boeserker


      Babcock is overrated.

  7. RetroCanuck

    JB has thrown away far too many assets - needs to be replaced as GM

    Ahh forgot that happened. Regardless, still a useless conversation
  8. RetroCanuck

    JB has thrown away far too many assets - needs to be replaced as GM

    hmmmm I thought Lockwood was still in the system. No point reading past that. Also why the hell is Brisebois and Palmu in the red. This thread is pointless with little correct information
  9. RetroCanuck

    Canucks Media Sucks

    Seriously, Canucks media can put a bad spin on nearly everything. Its like they expect this rebuild to occur overnight and don't actually consider whats actually happening. Maybe thats because they spend they're everyday live talking about the Canucks that they expect things to change quicker just because they talk of nothing else? This recent media blast about critiquing the Canucks prospect pool is mind boggling. Pettersson, Hughes, Gaudette and Demko (Arguably all in our top 5 pool at beginning of season) have graduated to the NHL and are no longer prospects. Yet they're disappearance from the prospect pool is negative? "Ya, we had 4 of our top prospects graduate this year... that looks soooo bad for our prospect pool..." One can argue how well Utica has helped our recent influx of prospects but these kids are still developing. Its rare for prospects to step right into the AHL and start dominating as they have in the past so whats the worry. Lind, Gadjovich, Jasek, MacEwen all took steps forward this year in the AHL and one can expect them to take even larger steps down there next year. Other prospects in lower leagues have also taken huge steps this year. Woo, Madden, Lockwood and DiPietro have all played some top notch hockey. Even with our core prospects graduating we still have a deep prospect pool and even though it might not have a lot of top end talent any more its still really good. 2019 1st round pick Juolevi MacEwen Woo Lind DiPietro Madden Brisebois Teves Rathbone Lockwood Karlsson Gadjovich Jasek So Canucks media. Instead of spinning the negative why not talk about the fact may Canucks prospects are graduating this year. Some later round picks in hindsight would be 1st rounders. And young players on the Canucks such as Pettersson, Leivo, Stecher, Hutton, Horvat, Goldobin, Virtanen, Motte, Marky(older but damn!) have taken large steps forward in their developments and are becoming more complete players. Patience is key. Let the young guys develop and then judge this organization if you still feel the need. Benning for 3 more years please.
  10. RetroCanuck

    (Rumour) Canucks interested in Nico Sturm

    Sutter has two years on his contract after the end of this one. I do think he has value as a 3C and with some money retained I think he's worth a 2nd. Canucks are looking very good down the centre, RW and LD. Need some more high end LW prospects, one more high end RW prospect and a couple solid RD prospects.
  11. RetroCanuck

    (Rumour) Canucks interested in Nico Sturm

    More of a defense first guy but he could develop into a very sold 4th line centre that could really anchor our centre depth. Maybe a year in the AHL and then trade Beagle and Sutter. Pettersson Horvat Gaudette Sturm would be very solid.
  12. RetroCanuck

    2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, BC

    Gillis wrecked the teams future with his poor drafting and destroyed it his last year trying to save his job.
  13. RetroCanuck

    Josh Leivo | #17 | LW

    Leivo is a better skater and was never really given an opportunity like Pearson was. I lean towards Leivo being the better player for us going forward and I think Pearson may be trade bait this offseason.
  14. RetroCanuck

    Quinn Hughes | D

    As Canuck fans aren't we all part of the "looser" club?
  15. RetroCanuck

    [Proposal] Van-Chi

    Did we clone him before trading ;) Id hate to give up Virtanen. I thought he took some big strides this year. Better to trade away areas of surplus. Big wingers that can really skate are hard to come by and are very valuable in the playoffs.