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  1. Whilst we have an established legit #1 line in Miller, Petey, and Boes our biggest hole remains a top 6 winger to compliment Horvat. Leivo and Pearson have done an admirable job this year but neither of them can be considered top 6 players in the long run.

     

    What would it take to get Chris Kreider out of NYR or would it better to persuade him during the free season. He has topped out at 53 points but plays a hard, gritty game with pace and has the tools to be an all around playmaker/scorer that can create space for Horvat.

     

    He is a free agent at the end of this year and don't think NYR wants him back or that he would want to return whilst they are rebuilding. Nevertheless, they wont be letting him go for free

     

    Rafferty/Rathbone/Lind (all are progressing well and have been having good seasons for far)

    Goldobin (can join their glut of Russian prospects)

    3rd round pick in 2020 (2nd rounder if we make the Stanley Cup finals lol)

     

    Does this get it done? Is it better just to wait and take our chance in FA and hope no one outbids us? 25-27.5million/5 years would be good value to extend him prior to July 1, 2019

     

    Future Lineup

     

    Miller Petey Boeser

    Kreider Horvat Virtanen

    Podkolzin Gaudette Hoglander

    Roussel ???? MacEwan

     


  2. I'm hopeful that our lineup in 2 years will look pretty much filled with some of our prospects developing into solid fulltime NHL'ers. Its a little optimistic but I only see the 4th line center position as not being quite filled. However, a defensive face-off specialist could be had through trade or FA. I'm not very high on Lind making the team nor am I am confident in Gaudette progressing as a center.

     

    Miller Petterson Hoglander

    Podkolzin Horvat Boeser

    Virtanen Madden Gaudette

    Ferland ???? MacEwan

     

    Hughes Myers

    Juolevi Woo

    Rathbone Trymakin

     


  3. Good game. Great night. No one can deny their most recent travel schedule in the month of November continues to show its side effects as expected.

     

    Im curious as to peoples thoughts on what the lineup is going to look like when healthy. I agree with some others that Gaudette is more suited for the winger role and would look good on Horvat's line with Pearson. Whilst Roussel has had chemistry with Bo in the past, I just don't see him as top 6 forward - not saying Pearson is either but believe him to be the better offensive option.

     

    Im projecting the forward group to look like this

     

    Miller Petersson Boeser

    Pearson Horvat Gaudette

    Ferland Sutter Virtanen

    Roussel Beagle Leivo

    Motte

    MacEwan

     

    Eriksson, Schaller can be/should be moved on from. Whilst I like Schaller's game this season, I don't think he takes a spot from Leivo, Roussel, Beagle, Ferland, Sutter or Virtanen. Not much to say about Eriksson that hasn't already been said. He's played well the last few games but the speed, driver and determination just aren't there to be found.

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  4. If anyone needs help sourcing and purchasing a watch. Keep me in mind.

     

    My list of future purchases is quite ambitious but like all of lifes goals, putting down on paper makes it real lol. I can only hope that I can complete at least 1-3 watches in 2020

     

    1. Breitling Navitimer World 46mm

    2. Rolex Submariner Hulk

    3. Rolex GMT 2 Batman

    4. Rolex GMT 2 Pepsi

    5. Rolex Daydate 40mm YG Siver Dial Roman Numeral

    6. Franck Muller Van Guard

    7. Audemars Piguet 15500st Gray Dial

    8. Rolex Skydweller SS Blue dial

    9. Rolex Dayton Ceramic Dial Black

    10. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

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  5. On ‎10‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 12:17 PM, The 5th Line said:

    You can't just name the players we recently drafted and say we "knocked it out of the park" 

     

    How have we knocked it out of the park with any of those guys outside of the first round?  They haven't proven anything.  Lind and Gadjovich just had terrible first seasons as pros.  Focht, Silovs, Madden, Utenen, Woo, Rathbone are prospects that pretty much every team has right now.  They are all long shots.  

     

    In 6 years Benning has failed to have a single player outside of the first round come in and make an impact.  

     

    Demko never plays and Gaudette can't find a role for regular icetime.

     

     

     

    I'm confused about the bolded. What teams have guys that have been discussed as potential 1st rounders in a redraft? Theres a few out there but not every team has them.

     

    This is Demko's first real and full season as a pro and backup. He will get the games, just be patient. Gaudette cant find a role because there aren't many guys he can replace on this team at this stage. He's a great player and will be a regular for us in the future. However, the way the team has been playing, can you blame them for keeping Gaudette out of the lineup? Did you see that 4th line yesterday against Detroit? Where would you like Gaudette to play? We have Baertschi who is a proven 40 point guy sitting in Utica. There is enough room for 12 forwards on this team. Pettersson, Boeser, Miller, Horvat, Ferland, and Pearson are definitely not going anywhere. There is no reason for Gaudette to play 4th line minutes or take on the role that a 4th line is expected to play. That leaves 3 spots...who you sending down? Sutter? Not likely! Virtanen? Not likely either! Leivo? Possibly! You can continue to swap Leivo and Gaudette as long as you want but eventually Roussel is coming back. If Schaller, Motte, and Beagle play anything like they did against Detroit for the next couple games, I would fully expect Leivo and Gaudette to remain out of the lineup.

     

    So Gaudette, Demko, Boeser, Pettersson, Hughes, Rathbone, Madden, Woo, DiPietro, Juolevi (wait and see), Trymakin, Podk, Hoglander is a great prospect pool and definite wins for the Canucks. You don't have to draft 1st line players with every pick to consider drafting successful.


  6. This is what I would do, but i'm no expert so....

     

    Trade Beagle for a 5th or 6th round pick to any team looking for bottom 6 center depth. Move Sutter down to the 4th line.

    Trade Schaller for a 7th to whoever wants him

    Goldobin down to the minors. Let him get some decent minutes, develop some confidence and further develop his game away from the puck. He does seem to have a better work ethic this year and has shown some flashes of a NHL caliber mainstay. Hopefully he can crack the lineup later this year.

     

    We save just over 7million in cap space with these moves.

     

    I just don't see how Baertschi loses his spot with Horvat. He is healthy, has been decent in pre-season and thinks the game better than anyone outside Pettersson, and Horvat in our forward group. He has been on pace for 40-50 points for the last 3 seasons. He just needs to stay healthy.

    When Roussel returns, I put him with Gaudette and Virtanen and move Pearson to another team. Pearson just hasn't looked good. Playing disinterested and too casual for my tastes. We have time to see how Pearson does and if in the next 12-18 games he isn't showing anything, then time to move on and have Roussel slot into the 3rd line.

     

    Ferland Pettersson Boeser

    Baertschi Horvat Miller

    Roussel/Pearson Gaudette Virtanen

    Eriksson Sutter Leivo


  7. Unless its Connor coming back, I will forever be against moving Gaudette after his showing this training camp. Also, the Jets are likely looking for more experienced options as they still hope to contend and we just don't have the pieces to make that move.

     

     

     

     


  8. I've supported JV since he was drafted and haven't lost complete hope in him yet. However, based on the reports from training camp and how JV has played thus far, I make this trade with the Oilers.

     

    Those who argue that JV is an NHL caliber player or that just because he wont amount to the hype of a top 10 pick he can still play in the bottom 6, etc should realize that bottom 6 players are expendable and replaceable. At least more so, than players with top 6 potential.

     

    Others that argue that Pool party hasn't shown much. I'm almost certain they have similar ppp production. I also think that the lack of production from Poolparty has a lot to do with how he was handled in Edmonton and his deployment. Under the right system and with the right supporting cast, I think he has a better chance of becoming a 50-60 point player than Jake Virtanen does. He's also a big body and can develop into a potential power forward that we were hoping Jake would be. 

     

    I should also mention, this trade needs to be made in December. Jake should get one last chance to show what he is capable of. If he doesn't play well, his value drops and he is likely a 1for1 trade option to bring in Poolparty or he performs well and there is no reason to get rid of him.  

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  9. 16 hours ago, Pete M said:

    nothing against OJ... however, there were good players on the team that were "+" players ....they too played on this crappy team. OJ still has some development to do with his "D" game.

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    I'm going to try and explain what you've done here. You've pointed out positive +/- stats for players that have played 3 to 4 times more games than Juolevi. The Comets were a better team in the 2nd half of the season. Those players that played 35+ games had an opportunity to improve on their +/- stats unlike Juolevi. I would also point out the point totals. If Juolevi had played the entire season, not only would he likely have become a positive player due to the improvement in the team but I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up a ppg rookie defenseman in the AHL.

     

    You cant pick and chose what to acknowledge just to make a point. All that does is make argumentative and without merit.

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  10. 2 hours ago, Hutton Wink said:

    Recall Dorsett's "thank-you" tweet when Benning signed Prust.  Well now, no one or two guys have to do all the heavy-lifting.  Like JB envisioned, team grit and toughness will be a team identity throughout the lineup.  We won't be relying on a single guy to be an enforcer or to clean up after incidents.  No matter what line's on the ice, there will be pushback and accountability for opposing players.

    Love it!!!!


  11. 5 minutes ago, stawns said:

    I think Breezer and Sautner can platoon that spot if need be.  Breezer, imo, is ready to be in the NHL.

    Really? I think Sautner is more ready but either way they are pretty similar in their development and either one of them will likely get the chance this season.

     

    I almost forgot about MacEwan.

     

    We have a really really big, hard, tough team if you include him as well.

     

    Ferland, Pearson, Miller, Virtanen, Roussel, MacEwan, Benn, Myers, Woo and possibly Trymakin. Add in some skill with Pettersson, Boeser, Hughes, Juolevi and Horvat. - JB I'm impressed.

     

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  12. 5 minutes ago, stawns said:

    Imo, it's going to be 2 of

    Tanev

    Baer

    Sutter

    Schaller

    Erikksson

     

    Goldy is as good as gone, but isn't counting against the cap atm anyway.  My guess is it's Tanev and Baer........if Sutter is healthy, he's a very important player to have in the lineup.

    I think we hang on to Tanev until the deadline especially if Juolevi doesn't blow our socks off out of training camp. Sutter I think also stays until the deadline which gives Gaudette half a season to develop his 200 foot game and learn from Sutter who I still believe when healthy is a premier defensive player in the league.

     

    Schaller and Eriksson are gone prior to the end of the season. Goldy has been qualified and maybe we can move him for a draft pick or something. I would take a 3rd or a 4th for him and wish him best of luck on his way out.

     

    Baer is the most interesting one for me. Management is likely aware of his health and whether or not there are precautions that still may need to be taken with him. I expect him to start with the Canucks and subsequently get moved just prior to Christmas to see if he can bring his value up. This trade likely comes when Roussell is set to return (haven't heard an update on him yet).

     

    OR

     

    We move Eriksson and Schaller and keep everyone else. Hoping Boeser signs for 7million (Nylander type of contact). I think that is what Boeser is looking for and the Benning camp is closer to 6.

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  13. Love this deal. Love the cap hit. Love the term

     

    I think St.Louis's style of play was taken literally by JB as the way to win the cup. We have progressively gotten more difficult to play against through this offseason. First with Miller, then with Myers, Benn, and now Ferland.

     

    The Canucks can sign Boeser, trade/dump Schaller, and then apply for LTIR for Roussell and they are cap compliant to begin the season. They aren't pressed to make any moves just yet.

     

    If we can move Eriksson, Schaller, Sutter, and Goldobin/Leivo/Basertschi we save close to $14-17million in space. We then still have Tanev's salary which can be moved at the deadline when Juolevi or Woo possibly step into the lineup.

     

    This team has added size, grit, heart, and skill to its defensive and forward core. We are not going to be the same team next year, we will be harder to play against, harder to score against, and harder to defend against. Speed, skill, size, and toughness all in one off season. JB has done a fine job. Let's just hope the trades he now makes to shed some cap space are also home runs, however, even if they aren't, I wont be all that disappointed.

     

    New season, new jerseys, new defenseman, new forwards, new draft picks. In my opinion we got the steal of the draft, the best defenseman available in free agency and now the steal of the off season in Ferland.

     

    PLAYOFFS!!!!!!

     

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  14. 2 hours ago, coastal.view said:

    i seriously do not care what you do

    it does not impress me

     

    you wish to continue to flog a theoretical position that wealthy people have more money

    and will spend differently then those who don't

    wow, some insight

     

    my original post was to a post that suggested that aquaman spend a lot of money

    to shed a contract

    for an incremental gain

    that makes no business sense

    does not move the needle at all

    why don't you attempt to justify that proposal that i responded to

    rather then vague things up

     

     

    I really don't care whether or not I impress you or not. Not here to impress you nor did I tell you what I do.

     

    A theoretical position is one that has no practical basis or application. I just told you that I've observed the spending habits of a specific demographic and am aware of how they spend, so what are you on about?

     

    I don't care about what the original post is about either. You come here to $&!# on peoples proposals and thoughts without ever presenting an idea of your own, likely sitting behind your computer screen with a smug look on your face, impressed that you were able to tell someone that you thought their ideas are stupid/absurd. I simply asked if you were his financial advisor LOL because I thought it was funny. I didn't agree with the OP or disagree with you.

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  15. Just now, coastal.view said:

    your assumption about me is incorrect

    you have no idea of my life experiences

     

    why don't you analyze canuck player transactions

    and point out instances where aquaman has willingly thrown good money after bad contracts

    he buys them out, he demotes them, does a variety of things

    but does not throw more money at them to shed them

     

    in your example you are simply projecting your views onto the nuck owner

    you have nothing to support your assumption

    Wasn't basing my assumptions about you based on your life experiences, just what you posted here.

     

    Buying out contracts, demoting them is throwing good money, are you seriously of the opinion that that is not the same as what was proposed in the OP? Throwing money to shed the contract is the same as buying them out. In this particular instance youre not just throwing away money as you would in a buy out but you would be getting assets in return. They may not be high end pieces but serviceable NHL players nonetheless.

     

    My assumptions are based on my dealings with my network of affluent clients. I didn't just pull this out of my ass. People with money, especially the type of money Aqualini has operate differently. Spending habits, investment habits, etc are all very different. I have great deal of experiences that support my assumption,. It is not as farfetched as you seem to have convinced yourself that a billionaire would be willing to spend an extra x million dollars to do away with a bad contract.

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  16. 1 minute ago, coastal.view said:

    nope

    but it is naive to think

    that he simply is willing to throw his money away

    so easy to make posts that suggest that

    in reality that is not going to happen

    think about how you spend your own money

    well that is his own money

     

    I understand what you're saying but I don't think you realize the dynamics of spending for a billionaire are much different than they are for us. While this proposal wasn't very good, the idea of spending money in the short term for a future positive outcome in your business is a small price to pay. For example, I would take on Lucic for Edmontons first next year and Pujujljarvi. Aquaman is spending 7m for a player that may not be able to play in the NHL but in the grand scheme of things, its a business move that helps the team in the future. If you think Aquaman cares about 7M dollars when it will help his business than I don't think you have the understanding you think you do when it comes to business.

     

    7M to Aqua is likely 7K to us. Would you not spend 7K to ensure the growth of your business?

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  17. On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 4:05 AM, coastal.view said:

    i'd like to see you pitch that to aquaman

     

    hey i have a deal for you sir

    we're gonna spend 9.5 plus half of loui's salary 4.5

    so we don't have to pay little things the other 4.5 million

     

    14 million of your money to avoid paying 4.5

    it'll really only cost you an extra 5 million to do this sir

    sweet deal don't you think aqua ?

     

    Are you his financial advisor? You seem to jump at every opportunity to protect ownerships spending habits.


  18. On ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 12:07 PM, Me_ said:

    MILLER - PETTERSSON - BOESER

    PEARSON - HORVAT - VIRTANEN

    BÄRTSCHI - SUTTER - ERIKSSON

    GAUDETTE - BEAGLE - GRAOVAC

    Roussel (IR)

     

    HUGHES - MYERS

    EDLER - TANEV

    BENN - STETCHER

    Woo/Juolevi

     

    MARKSTROM

    DEMKO

     

     

    Baertschi Petterson Boeser

    Pearson Horvat Miller

    Virtanen Gaudette Eriksson

    Roussel Beagle Motte

     

    Edler Myers

    Hughes Tanev

    Benn Stetcher

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  19. Mike Hoffman to Van

     

    Chris Tanev and 4th to Fla

     

     

    Both 1 year left. Both fill a need for each team where Florida saves a little in cap space and gets a Right hand defensive defence man and we get a LW capable of 30 goals to play with Pettersson and Boeser. If we do sign Myers, it allows Myers and Stetcher to play in the top 4 right side.

     

    Hoffman Pettersson Boeser

    Miller Horvat Pearson

     

    Edler Stetcher

    Hughes Myers 

     

     


  20. 26 minutes ago, oldnews said:

    that's a strange claim.

     

    you believe the team will compete for a playoff spot with this blueline:

     

    Edler - Tanev

    Hughes - Schenn

    Hutton - Stecher

    Teves

     

    ?

     

    Ok "make the right move" - what is your "right move" for that blueline?

     

     

     

     

    Well by the end of the year we were only 9 points out of a playoff spot and were top 5 I believe in man games lost to injury. Add to this that we lost over 30 1 goal games, also top 5 most in the league. If we can remain healthy, and squeeze out a few more points in those close games, I like our chances with or without Myers. Given that we've improved our top 6 with the addition of Miller, got rid of Pouliot (addition by subtraction), Hughes, Pettersson, Stetcher, Horvat, and Boeser have another year of development, I think we have a pretty decent shot.

     

    Sprinkle in a full year of Markstrom (if he continues to play like the 2nd half of last season) and we're a playoff team.

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  21. On ‎6‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 8:27 PM, oldnews said:

    It's interesting that Friedman elects to say there are no teams  with the "want or will".   And he qualifies it with an  "I just don't know"....

     

    If he'd said there's only one team in position to make this signing and serious, that would be one thing - but he does a little troll thing suggesting that there aren't any other teams that would have the want either - while just not knowing.

     

    I find that borderline absurd - is he honestly tying to suggest that a Leafs team with a cap dump material Zaitsev and nothing else on their right side would not "want" Myers, even if they had the cap flexibility to fill a need of theirs - and in a deflated market with few serious suitors?   Hmmm.  That no other teams would want Myers if they were in a position to pursue him?   Well done if his point is to insult the player.   Poor Canucks fans - they only get the players that no one else wants - and of course, pay way too much for them, right.  Hmmm.  I'm just not sure this is Elliot's finest moment.

     

    Almost makes me hope this deal happens and that Myers crushes it here.  Like I've said, he's not necessarily my first choice, but a large part of my hesitancy is due to the speculated terms - I should know better by now than place any signficance in the noise - and wait until we see what actually happens.

     

    Anyhow - I guess the Canucks can send him a thank you note for undermining Myers' negotiating position - at least publiclly.  The reactionary element can send him a thank you as well, for helping substantiate their fears around a potential signing where Benning has leverage but doesn't use it, of course..  And Myers can send him a fk you for suggesting that no one else wants him.

     

    Of course Myers' agent would know this - if it's in fact true.

     

    Maybe there's an undercurrent here - of bitterness/envy - as his imploding Leafs are in no position to compete for anyone - want or not.

     

     

    IF that is in fact the case, than the Myers camp has no leverage. There are no other teams to drive up the price.

     

    He is a legitimate top 4 dman and plays the right side, so at the very least he checks those two boxes for us. I am warming up to the idea of signing Myers - just not at the terms being reported.

     

    I would hope that Benning digs his feet in and offers a max 4 years 30 million dollar contract, maybe 5 year 36 million if there are other teams involved. I would be okay with a cap hit of up to 7.5 but term would have to be 5 years or less (takes him up to the age of 34) and hes off the books by the time Podk and Hoglander come off their ELC's.