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  1. Seems almost crazy to say 283 goals in a season for the Canucks but the goals you predicted of each player seems to be realistic. I like it. My own bold predictions for this season. 3 of Baertschi, Sutter, Tanev, and Edler play 65+ games Virtanen scores 20+ goals Hughes puts up 40+ points Pettersson put up 80+ points Canucks finish season top 3 in their division with 98 points and make playoffs eventually losing in the 2nd round
  2. I'd waive Loui before I waive Leivo or Motte. I like Leivo as the 13th forward as I feel that he can slot onto any line and do a decent job. Motte definitely earned his place on the 4th line last year and I expect he will continue his hard working style of play. I think Goldy is gonna have to have a great preseason to pass Loui. With Goldobin it seems to be either top 6 or AHL and it looks like he may be hard pressed to crack the top 6 this year in Vancouver. Schaller would probably be first on the list of players to waive.
  3. Here's a stat comparison for Ben Hutton vs. Jordie Benn over the past 4 years. Ben Hutton Games - 276 Goals - 11 Assists - 59 Points - 70 plus/minus -75 Hits - 183 Blocks - 376 PPP - 28 SHP - 2 even strength pts - 40 shots - 451 ATOI - 20:20 Jordie Benn Games - 293 Goals - 16 Assists - 50 Points - 66 plus/minus +11 Hits - 368 Blocks - 519 PPP - 3 SHP - 2 even strength pts - 61 shots - 325 ATOI - 17:52
  4. Just putting this here for those who like stats Over the past 4 NHL seasons Gustav Nyquist 321 games 72 goals 191 points 16:59 ATOI 2:33 per game on PP .035 pts per min Brett Connolly 288 games 61 goals 121 points 12:19 ATOI 0:55 per game on PP .034 pts per min
  5. If the Canucks retained 50% on Sutter I think a lot of teams would be interested in acquiring his services.
  6. JT Miller had 47 pts last year playing just under 15 minutes per game. That placed Miller in the top 100(tied for 78th) in the NHL last year in pts per minute. This ranked him ahead of such players such as Kevin Hayes, Brock Boeser, Mathew Barzal, Filip Forsberg, Kyle Connor, Jeff Skinner, Ryan Johansen, and Evander Kane to name a few. I think it's likely that Miller will see 17 or 18 minutes a night in Vancouver and I think a 55 to 60 point season this next year is quite possible.
  7. I'm not crazy about giving up the 1st round pick but Miller has averaged 51 pts per season over the past 4 years and his cap hit for the remaining 4 years of his contract is very reasonable at $5.25 million per. Definitely a top 6 player that can play any forward position. A decent faceoff guy, with good size (6'1" 218) and a solid skater. At 26 years of age he's got lots of good years left in him. I'm guessing the Canucks make the playoffs this upcoming season.
  8. I think it's more his contract that people made a fuss about. As good as Weber still is that contract isn't looking pretty, as he's currently 34 years old and under contract for 7 more years at $7.857 million per season.
  9. Jordie Benn was the whipping boy of Stars fans for much of his time here in Dallas and from what I saw of him during that time it was much deserved.
  10. If 5 to 5.5 million a season turns out to be true then that's a real discount Edler took to stay with the team. I figured he'd be back but was thinking it would be about 6.5 mil a season.
  11. Bogosian may miss some time to start the season as he is still recovering from hip surgery in April. This makes the 2nd hip surgery he's had over the past year and a half.
  12. What Pickly said. Fans here are down on Chris Tanev because of how often he is injured. Bogosian has missed more games than Tanev since the start of 2012/13 season which is the year Tanev became a regular. Instead of Bogosian, why not just bring back Luke Schenn at a fraction of Bogosian's salary?
  13. Ristolainen's first year with the Sabres was in the 2013/14 season. Ristolainen over parts of his 6 seasons is a -143 who averaged 24:14 ATOI during that time. The Sabres have been outscored by 387 goals over the past 6 seasons. Ristolainen may not be the greatest defensive defenseman but his +/- to me largely looks like a byproduct of playing big minutes for some terrible teams.
  14. You do know that Luke Schenn hasn't made over $1.3 million per season since the 2015/16 season? He made $1.25 mil in 16/17 and also 17/18. Luke made $800k last season which was actually less than Biega got paid.
  15. I get what your saying, as I couldn't see Rypien beating guys like Brashear or Odjick, but pound for pound Rick was a beast. I don't know if Rypien would've even been considered a middleweight by NHL fighter standards as he was on the small side. Early in his career I think they had him listed at 170 lbs and the biggest at 184 lbs later on. Stortini may have fought Rypien to a draw in their 3rd fight at best though (Per Rypien received 55.8% of the votes for winner while Stortini only received 23.3%). I don't agree with the bad quality of opposition comment as most of the players Rypien fought were pretty scrappy middleweights or much bigger players. Below is a sample of Rick Rypien's NHL fight card. Player - times fought Brandon Prust - 4 Chris Neil - 3 Zack Stortini - 3 Cody McLeod - 2 Matt Carkner - 1 Zenon Konopka - 1 Cam Janssen - 1 Brad Staubitz - 1 Douglas Murray - 1 Ian Laperriere - 1 Richard Clune - 1 Jamal Mayers - 1 Boris Valabik - 1 Ben Eager - 1 Brad May - 1 Dan Carcillo - 1 Mike Commodore - 1 Hal Gill - 1 Ryan Carter - 1 Andy Sutton - 1 Jeremy Reich - 1 Sheldon Brookbank - 1 Brian Sutherby - 1
  16. Has he though? Comparison of their first three seasons in the NHL Nylander - 185 games, 48 goals, 87 assists, 135 points for a pts per game average of .73 Boeser - 140 games, 59 goals, 57 assists, 116 points for a pts per game average of .83