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  1. Do we give Bo the "C"? POLL

    Currently if we had to pick..then yes. But we should go without one to start the season.
  2. (DISCUSSION) Bold Predictions...or Wishful Thinking for 2018-2019

    Boeser - 40 goals/ 70 points Bo - 25 goals/ 65 points EP - 20 goals / 50 points Virtanen - 15 goals/ 35 points Sutter - 20 goals/ 40 points Eriksson - injured early in the season and misses rest of the season Baer - gets rotated up and down the lineup Goldy/ Archi/ Gaunce/ Leipsic - all see some NHL action but in and out of the lineup Tanev & Edler & Gaunce - traded to different teams Hughes - decides to play 1 more year in Michigan Gudbranson - misses some games due to injury Hutton - has a rebound year and shows improvement (not enough to guarantee himself a Top 4 role tho) Stetcher - Injury will cost him few games but otherwise, another solid season Juolevi - plays first few games with the Nux then spends rest of the season in Utica where he plays on the Top pair Woo - Back to Juniors Briesbois - another season but dominant one in Utica as a second pairing dman Demko - dominates AHL Lind + Gadjovich + Dhalen do not get called up this year and spends entire season in Utica We see glimpse of brilliance from EP here and there but 82 games wear and tear him down so his production diminishes as season progresses. (He finishes as a Calder finalist) Boeser has another solid year and Bo plays all 82 games and improves his overall game with increased icetime Virtanen has another season under "Jake Virtanen development curve" Baer has another injury-bugged season so comes in and out of the lineup. Canucks finishes with the 2nd worst record in the NHL in their first season without the Sedins. Green does NOT get fired. Benning does NOT get fired.
  3. Battles at camp

    I think we may start out with: Baer - Bo - Boeser Eriksson - Sutter - EP Roussel - Granlund - Gagner Schaller/ Archibald - Beagle - Virtanen callups - Gaudette, Goldobin, Leipsic, Dahlen Edler - Stecher MDZ -Tanev Hutton - Gudbranson callups - Pouliot, Biega, Hughes, Juolevi BUT Hopefully, by the end of the season, it will be: EP - Bo - Boeser (1st L) Baer - Sutter - Virtanen (2/ 3rd L) Granlund - Gaudette - Leipsic (2/ 3rd L) Archibald - Beagle - Roussel (4th L) Edler - Stetcher Hughes - Tanev Juolevi - Gudbranson
  4. Sam Gagner, why the hate?

    I don't think we "hate" him for how he plays. I know he plays a hard, tenacious game. But the issue is how he is utilized. He has been utilized as Top 6 Fwd prolly coz some of our potentially Top 6 Fwd players did not meet the expectations. So he was utilized in that role to fill out our Top 6 depth. And a lot of people think he was getting way more ice time than he should be given. There is no personal issue with Gagner. From what I hear he's a great locker room guy and a good teammate. I also think he was being easy to coach by being able to handle situations up and down the lines. If he proves to be relevant this year, than good for him. If the new signings and the youngsters push him out of the lineup, then, that's the way it goes. Either way, I hope he has a good season with us this year. (Better than the last)
  5. [Report] Alexandre Burrows announces retirement

    We were fortunate to have you. You will go down as one of the most inspirational hockey stories for many years. Thank you for giving us your best in every shift. Congratulations and best of luck on your next journey. I would love to see you again in the NHL behind the bench.
  6. 2018 Canucks Summer Development Camp

    Stream dead....
  7. 2018-2019 - Line-Up - Trades to come ?

    Bear - Bo - Boeser Eriksson - Sutter - EP Granny - Beagle - Gaudette Roussel - Schaller - Virtanen (Gaunce) Leipsic will have to earn his spot and maybe slot into Erikss or Baer's spots. Motte will have to win out Granny to earn his spot. Gaunce will split time with Virtanen this season. There is a possibility that some of the acquisition won't work out and maybe Schaller will be replaced by Gaunce who steps up his game. That leaves us with Gagner. I think he will start on the right wing at Virtanen's spot. But I think he should be ousted by Virtanen once he gets his chance to possibly display his offseason improvement. Edler - Tanev Hughes - Guddy MDZ - Stetch Hutton/ Pouliot I think it will be another year of in and out for Juolevi. But I think he will be sent to AHL for more seasoning.
  8. A defense of FA signings/Benning by a Benning hater

    I don't see them as horrible signings but I don't fully buy into the money and terms allocated to them. (except Schaller's) Not sure how we can fit all potential 17~18 Forwards at camp into the roster. There is also the debate of "Give kids a chance to develop in NHL" vs "Don't rush the kids" where there is no clear-cut answer as every player is different. We will have to wait and see how things all turn out.
  9. 2018 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton

    Didn't JB say that EP will be exempt from playing in Youngstars? He said something like EP will be training in Sweden instead during that time and be ready for the main camp. Maybe someone could enlighten us on this..
  10. Jonah Gadjovich | LW

    I am curious to see Gadjo in Cassels' line. Maybe they will feed off each other well.
  11. NHL 2018 CDC Top 10 Draft Challenge

    Username's: LowerMainLander18 2018 Top 10 Draft Selections! 1.) Rasmus Dahlin (Buffalo Sabres) 2.) Andrei Svechnikov (Carolina Hurricanes) 3.) Adam Boqvist (Montreal Canadians) 4.) Filip Zadina (Ottawa Senators) 5.) Brady Tkachuk (Arizona Coyotes) 6.) Noah Dobson (Detroit Red Wings) 7.) Quinton Hughes (Vancouver Canucks) 8.) Oliver Wahlstrom (Chicago Blackhawks) 9.) Ty Smith (New York Rangers) 10.) Joesph Veleno (Edmonton Oilers)
  12. Bure / Churla from 1994

    You don't make a hit while looking at the puck. That would just be colliding. You are taught to follow the body and not look at the puck since Bantam hockey.
  13. Acording to Bob McKenzie ( Picks 5 through 8)

    I'd be happy with Boqvist or Wahlstrom. Either one of them fits our need currently.
  14. THIS IS THE DAY, Canucks get #7

    What could we really have done as fans? We had a numerous regulars sitting out with injuries. Could the fans have tried to sign a petition to GM/ owners to swap out all the AHLers with ECHLers to reduce our chance to win every night? Are we supposed to blame our players for competing (which is pretty much what they are paid to do)? Were we supposed to educate our fanbase to stop cheering us through our last weeks of home games? (With Sedins announcing retirement?) The Draft has not even happened. (let alone the results from it) 2nd ~ 5th overalls turning around a franchise immediately? Grass is always greener on the other side. Let's be more efficient with our time and share something more constructive than the blame game which is always an easy way to go about things. What could have been done? Lucky for us, this is a deep Draft class. Aside from Dahlin, I do not see a drastic drop-down in terms of potentials. I think it will be a matter of what teams need. As far as I could tell, we were in need of a D-man. If we were to draft 2nd or 3rd or even 4th, would we have selected a D-man? Unlikely. And would that put us in better position next year with our thin D-line? Unlikely. Boqvist, Bouchard or even Dobson needing more time to season? Possibly as D's take longer to develop and it's a big jump to the NHL. But do they have high ceilings? Absolutely. Wahlstrom I heard has been tearing up USNTDP. Issue here shouldn't be about where we are picking. It should be about who we are picking. Only 1 team each year is perfect in this league. Every other team has some missing holes to fill. Our holes this year are bigger than most as we finished 6th from last. To build a perfect team takes fulfilling many components. And I think a good supporting fanbase is one of the most important component.
  15. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Big day today boys! Just ran the simulator 10 times.. and got: 7th 8th 8th 7th 3rd 7th 8th 8th 1st 7th Another 1st at 12th try tho. Work your magic JB.