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  1. 1 minute ago, khay said:

    If we can unload Sutter's contract (he only has 1 year remaining), we might be able to sign Toffoli as well.


    On July 1st the Canucks give Loui 3M then his salary is 1M for the season, bonus the following year of 1M with a 3M base. That's only 5M of actual money for 2 years with a caphit of 6M. There has to be a team willing to take him on with a decent pick or prospect.

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  2. 5 minutes ago, VegasCanuck said:

    Makes ZERO sense for Canucks.


    Why do we need to gut our goaltending depth for a 1st round pick?


    Madden is a very good prospect, would likely go late 1st round in a redraft.


    We are in win mode now, we don't need to dilute our prospects unless its acquiring someone who can play and contribute now.

    Rather lose him to Seattle or are you letting Marky walk this offseason ?


    I'd rather sign Marky and trade Demko. Madden is still a crapshoot.

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  3. 4 hours ago, Provost said:

    Hoglander > Madden


    So, you should still get torched for that.  :)


    ... and this is coming from a person who has been leading the “trade futures to help our cap issues” for several months.


    I would literally trade any prospect, or package of prospects other than Hoglander and Podkolzin.  They are higher end and fit the timeline when we are going to need to replace expensive veterans for cheap ELCs in the top 6.



    100% this..


    I wouldn't trade those 2 either. The rest can be traded as far as I'm concerned.

  4. On July 1st the Canucks owe Loui a 3M signing bonus. Then it's only 1M salary for the season and a 1M SB the following year with a 3M salary. Cap hit of 6M with 2.5M actual money per season for the final 2 years.


    It's no secret John Madden (Tylers father) is Devils royalty. 9 seasons with the Devils, 711 games and 296 points.


    To NJD: Tyler Madden + 2021 2nd round pick + Loui Eriksson

    To VAN: Nikita Gusev


    Gusev is all salary no SB so Devils don't have to pay him anything. He has 1 year left on his contract and will be a free agent when the Canucks have to sign Petey and Quinn.


    Am I crazy ?

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  5. Just now, Where's Wellwood said:

    You can tell this was written with a baseball audience in mind, because I assumed they stole physical signs. Like, from opposing teams arenas, or something. Which would be really funny.


    It wasn't until the article mentioned the use of cameras, that I clued in that they meant hand signs.


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    Exclusive: MLB hands down unprecedented penalties for Astros after sign-stealing investigation


    In the most dramatic ruling of his five-year tenure, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred came down hard on the Astros Monday for illegally stealing signs during their World Series championship season in 2017.

    The unprecedented penalties are Manfred’s response to the damage the Astros inflicted on the sport’s integrity, and should serve as a powerful deterrent to any team that engages in such conduct in the future.

    The penalties, according to sources with knowledge of Manfred’s decision, include:

     A one-year suspension for general manager Jeff Luhnow.

     A one-year suspension for manager A.J. Hinch.

     The forfeitures of first- and second-round draft picks in both 2020 and ’21.

     A fine of $5 million, the maximum allowed under MLB’s constitution.

     The placement of former Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman on baseball’s ineligible list.

    On Nov. 12, The Athletic reported that the Astros stole signs during regular-season home games in 2017 with the aid of a center-field camera. The next day, The Athletic reported that Alex Cora, the team’s bench coach at the time, was a mastermind of the team’s sign-stealing scheme.

    Discipline for Cora will be determined after baseball completes its investigation of the Red Sox for separate sign-stealing allegations that occurred while Cora was the team’s manager in 2018, as reported by The Athletic last week.

    No players were disciplined. MLB instead chose to issue penalties to those who were in positions of authority.

    The suspension of Hinch is the longest for a manager since Pete Rose voluntarily accepted a lifetime ban on Aug. 24, 1989, and matches the second-longest in the game’s history. The suspension of Luhnow matches the sixth-longest for an executive. Former Braves general manager John Coppolella and former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa received lifetime bans in 2017. Former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner received a lifetime ban in July 1990, but was reinstated in March 1993.

    The Astros’ violations stemmed in part from the rise of technology within the sport, technology that gave teams new tools to extract perceived advantages over opponents.

    To steal signs, the Astros routed the feed from the center-field camera to a screen situated in the tunnel leading to the clubhouse, steps from the team’s dugout at Minute Maid Park. There, people with the team decoded the signs and communicated pitches to hitters in realtime by banging on a garbage can.

    The accounts of the system were provided to The Athletic by four people who were with the 2017 Astros, including pitcher Mike Fiers.

    “That’s not playing the game the right way,” said Fiers, who was with the team from 2015-17. “They were advanced and willing to go above and beyond to win.”

    MLB launched its investigation upon publication of The Athletic’s report. Videos shared online, including those produced by Jomboy Media, appeared to offer corroborating evidence of the system the Astros put into place.

    During the winter meetings in December, Manfred said he thought “this is probably the most thorough investigation that the commissioner’s office has ever undertaken.” He said the league had 76,000 emails to review, plus other messages, including from the communications platform Slack.

    Manfred, who took over for Bud Selig as commissioner on Jan. 25, 2015, previously had penalized teams for significant rules violations.

    In Jan. 2017, Manfred forced the Cardinals to surrender their top two draft picks to the Astros and pay them $2 million after Correa, the Cardinals’ former amateur scouting director, received a 46-month sentence for hacking the Astros’ database.

    In Nov. 2017, after determining the Braves had violated rules for international signings and the amateur draft, Manfred required the team to forfeit 13 international prospects as well as their third-round pick in 2018, and to endure strict restrictions in the international market over the next three years. Coppolella received a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball, in part because he was not truthful with the league’s investigators.

    Sign-stealing is as old as the sport itself, and is legal when done by players using their own wits on the field. The involvement of electronics, however, is prohibited.

    In recent years, electronic sign-stealing created paranoia and finger-pointing inside the sport. Teams became highly suspicious of one another — and as shown by the conduct of the 2017 Astros, at least some of that suspicion was rooted in reality.

    On Sept. 15, 2017, Manfred punished two teams, the Red Sox and the Yankees, for conduct related to electronic sign stealing. The league’s statement accompanying the punishments — fines for each team — included a stern warning for the entire league: “all 30 Clubs have been notified that future violations of this type will be subject to more serious sanctions, including the possible loss of draft picks.”

    One of the incidents described in The Athletic’s report on the Astros — an account in which Danny Farquhar, then pitching for the White Sox, described changing his signs in response to hearing suspicious banging from the Astros’ dugout — occurred after the league had issued its warning.

    The story of electronic sign-stealing in baseball in recent years traces back to video replay rooms. The introduction of instant replay challenges in 2014 led to the creation of such rooms, which are intended to help team personnel review disputed plays through numerous camera angles.

    What some teams figured out quickly is that those rooms provided the tools to help decode sign sequences — highly valuable information for base runners interested in relaying signs to hitters.

    The Astros’ system in 2017 bypassed the involvement of anyone on the field, and stands as the most flagrant confirmed example of electronic sign-stealing. MLB updated its rules in 2018 and again in 2019 in attempts to broadly combat electronic sign-stealing. The league may make further changes for the upcoming season.

  7. 40 minutes ago, inane said:

    oh and does relegation count? Seider got at least 1....

    It should..


    Sandin has 5 points between yesterday and today and Swedens 1 Game win gives me 38 with Marchenko left today.