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  1. Im with you Heffy. I was just saying I would prefer Gardiner to Risto because of the cost to acquire. Id rather have neither. They cant play defense and that's a concern we need to address this year.
  2. Even if we don't get Byram, we could still get someone like Turcotte, Cozens, or Dach at 6. Otherwise Im good with Podk, Boldy or Krebs. I think this draft is a win for us no matter who we walk away with. The one year we drop all the way to 10th but still get a player that could easily go 4th/5th. We don't need the lottery, the last 3 years the hockey gods have been good to us. Juolevi is going to surprise a lot of people and I think Virtanen finally hits 20/20. Team is starting to come together in a huge way. Now only if we could get an additional 1st and an additional 2nd this year.
  3. Its not, its as bad as Ristolainen but we wouldn't have to give up assets. Ristolainen isn't going to be easy to trade for. You're looking at minimum a 1st and a prospect. Gardiner and Risto are offensive dmen that have below average defensive capabilities. The difference is one we get without giving assets.
  4. how do you propose we fill in all the necessary holes to begin competing? Keep drafting in the top 10 for the next 4 years? Do you want to give up Pettersson, Hughes, Horvat, Boeser, Virtanen, Juolevi or even Woo? Likely not, I know I don't. So how do we add to our roster without giving up anything? We have nothing to give, yet need to plug in a few holes in our lineup. The assets we currently have don't bring in players that will help us compete. Im trying to obtain assets with the one thing we do have...a rich owner. Him spending 10 million this year and helping the team make it to the playoffs 2 years from now instead of 4 = playoff revenues. We either spend 10-15 million in free agency for longer term players or take on 10-15 million in cap for 1-2 years, obtain prospects that will be cost controlled and can help out the team in 1-2 years which will offset the cap expense through playoff revenue. I would urge you to look at this from a business perspective as well.
  5. NOOOOOOOOOOO, please no. too much to acquire and not good defensively. would much rather have gardiner who we can just sign
  6. If we knew 100% that wed be getting a Hampus Lindholm type dman. He would be gone in the top 3. A RHD is what this team needs along with 2-3 top 6 wingers as well. I think Soderstrom is a stretch at 10. If Benning thinks Soderstrom is our guy, I trust him completely.
  7. We got the best UFA dman available. great contract. term is decent. cap is much better than I would've imagined. He likely would've got 6.5-7 on the open market. No NMC in the last year allowing him to be exposed in the expansion. Credit to JB for not giving in and remaining steadfast in his position.
  8. I think the time to take the safe picks are over. Need to swing for the fences. High risk/High reward type players at 10. Broberg/Podkolzin, etc.
  9. its 10 million for this season only. Next season it drops to 4 to 4.5. We have other players we can move off of to regain some of that additional space. Would you hold true to that statement if these 1st/2nd rounders become impact players for us in the future?
  10. Im all for being patience, just not sure management and the ownership group are. From a fans perspective, its easy to say stay the course, etc. But staying the course affects managements jobs and ownerships revenues. These have to be taken into account. There is a reason that Vancouver is being linked to free agents, trade scenarios, moving up in the draft, etc.
  11. There was talk on Sportsnet 650 that the asking price would be the 29thOA but its likely Anaheim parts with their 2nd and holds onto their 1st round pick. I based the proposal on what I heard from the media.
  12. I don't believe the nucks have ever had the opportunity to adopt this approach. We had aging vets for the last few seasons that weve slowly moved off of. Aquilini was okay sending Gagner to the minors and allowing Schaller and Del Zotto to sit in the press box. Im sure they realize that if the assets aren't available from a personnel perspective, than the financial resources are good as any to try and accomplish the same goal. There may be other ways to build assets but its either a slower approach or one that isn't a viable option for the Canucks.
  13. How do you know they didn't try? They could have been trying for the last 4 years and just didn't like they offers that were given. Stop blaming management group as if they sit on their asses all day. Every management group is actively pursuing every avenue to make their team better. Do you go to work and just sit around?
  14. We have to weaponize the cap space. We do not have the assets to make the necessary trades to acquire much needed personnel to fill holes. I think the following trades accomplish this. You could package the acquired 2nd rounder's (see below) to try and get another 1st somehow but likely in the 21-30 range or package to get a top4 d/top6 f. Chris Tanev (50%) to VGK - Clarkson, 17thOA to VAN VGK in some deep doodoo with the cap. Currently at 83.1m with Karlsson a RFA. They save 3.25million in cap here. Sutter (50%) to ANA - 39thOA to VAN Anaheim is looking for an affordable 3C to allow Rakell to move up to the wing with Henrique. Sutter at 2.19mill is worth that 2nd in this case. Hayes got paid 7m as 2c/3c. Maybe we throw in a prospect/pick and get their 29thOA instead. This is the least likely to happen as they could go UFA but not sure they want to pay that kind of money for a 3C. Goldobin to EDM - Lucic, Pujuljarvi, 38thOA to VAN Edmonton frees up 6 million in cap space, pick up a offensive winger project in Goldobin and most importantly hang onto their 8th. Canucks get Pool and 2nd. We pick up 9-10 million in cap space this year. Clarkson off the books next year. Eriksson hopefully traded post July 1, Sutter off the books in two years. Tanev traded. Schaller, Granlund, Spooner, Baertschi all moved as well. Even w/ Lucic we will have the needed cap space to sign Boeser, Pettersson and Hughes. Just cant go crazy in the UFA market. Draft Day 10th - Iunno take anyone (forward) 17th - Seider 38th - Foote 39th - Thompson 40th - Korczak Sign Jake Gardiner Sign Brett Connoly
  15. You make some valid points but that would be Toronto mixing emotions with business. He did have a cold streak but don't expect that to be the case this year with a full off season of training. Nylander is worth every penny of that contract now. Just look at what Hayes got? I expect Boeser to get 7.5-8million now. Nylander is a 60-70 point player whereas Kapanen is not. Kapanen is likely looking for 4.5+ as well. I think the benefits of keeping Nylander outweigh the negatives.
  16. Tanev (50%) to VGK for Clarkson, 17th OA - right around the Seider territory or we package 17th with something else to move into the Seider territory. We can put him on LTIR after the season begins. VGK is already at 83.1million for cap and they still have Karlsson as an RFA.
  17. The logic has to be inferred. By moving Tanev, you open up even more cap space that will allow you to sign dmen in free agency. Gardiner and Stralman, especially with the return of Edler would finally make the Canucks backend respectable Edler Stralman Hughes Gardiner Hutton Stetcher
  18. You could get Kapanen. No way you're getting Nylander. Are people forgetting how good Nylander actually is? Or did his contract hold out cloud everyones judgment? Hes still a very talented NHL player on the ice.
  19. This will be a draft floor deal. They will wait until Colorado picks to see if Byram is available. A conversation will be had with LA and DET if Byram is available, maybe even BUF. Ive said this a few times and based on the draft order, I could very well see Byram going 6 or 7. Hughes Kakko Turcotte Almost certain of this Col, La, Det, could all take Byram but from the reports ive read and the rumors out there it seems like it may go Dach - The only way I see them passing up on a potential 2c is if they feel 16thOA and Kerfoot, Jost, Zadaror can get them a 2c via trade. Zegras - most teams seem to covet Zegras more than anyone outside of Hughes and Kakko and LA needs a little of everything Podkolzin - from what ive heard, they are leaning towards the Russian This leaves Byram available at 7 potentially. We've seen what Byram can do on the ice but maybe his combine wasn't good or he interviewed poorly or simply others interviewed better. There could be a myriad of reasons that he is still available at 7. If he is there at 6 or 7, you make the call and you see what it takes. For the Canucks, Byram is a game changer based on the makeup and needs of this team. Outside of Horvat, Pettersson, Hughes, and Boeser, everyone is available.
  20. LMAO, woah people need to relax. LOL, 100% absolutely joking. Things started slowing down late in the day and decided to see what reactions I would get. Didn't think it would be this bad. Canucks are not ready to compete. Whilst Marner would be a huge help, the cap space is significant, the 4 1sts are unknown commodities given we aren't quite a playoff contender, our rebuilt is only 80-90% complete. We are missing two top 6 wingers, and at the very least a top4/top pairing defenseman. Hughes, Pettersson, and Boeser are going to need significant raises. I am aware of all this. that being said, I still think Lucic to Van is good idea.
  21. If I'm Benning I sign Boeser immediately and let Edler walk. I draft at 10. Sign Marner to a 12-12.5 million offer sheet and give up the next 4 1st round picks. They'll be low 1st rounders anyways I trade Eriksson, Baertschi, Sutter, Schaller, Granlund, Motte to free up space. Keep Tanev and try to sign a defenseman like Gardiner at free agency 2020 Boldy Pettersson Boeser Marner Horvat Virtanen Hughes Gardiner Juolevi Woo Stetcher Tanev
  22. Patrick will be in his 3rd season. Don't think they are looking to shelter him anymore. They need Patrick to play C2 and bring in a C3 that can take on the heavier defensive responsibilities. Many Flyers fans are expecting Patrick to have a breakout season; hes not doing that as the 3rd line center. I agree with you they are looking to build a true scoring 2nd line, BUT with Patrick, not with someone else.