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  1. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    And most rankings had Juolevi ahead of McAvoy and look how that's turning out, at the end of the day trust your own evaluations instead of appealing to scouts opinions who get it wrong all the time. Juolevi also was supposed to have the highest IQ of the d-men according to scouts in his draft year. Every year there's at least 2-3 busts/disappointments in the top 10. This year Bouchard has all the red flags IMO, I would stay away from him. Dobson is a very good skater and doesn't have weaknesses in his defensive game like Bouchard does. Dobson plays with a different level of intensity compared to Bouchard. One is 177 and the other is 192, guess which one actually uses his body and isn't soft as butter?
  2. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Bouchard would be a nightmare pick. Worse case Scenario IMO. Watch this video, it has 2 games of his, but I can tell you he plays like this 85% of his games. Very bad in the defensive zone, questionable IQ, very little intensity, defensive urgency is brutal. Wahlstrom, Hughes or Kotkaniemi hopefully is our selection. Would be okay with Dobson as well.
  3. [Rumour] Canucks interested in Hanifin

    7th for Hanifin would be pretty awful for us. Wahlstrom/Hughes/Dobson are all better assets than Hanifin Imo. I would do Juolevi + 37th for Hanifin, that's the most I'd be willing to offer.
  4. [Rumour] Canucks interested in Hanifin

    I think a deal like the 7th + Demko for Hanifin is what is going to happen. Makes sense with the 7th overall being on the table, as the Canucks have had very little to none draft coverage this year, or any prospect profiles.
  5. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Agreed if Wahlstrom is there at pick number 7 you sprint to the podium and pick him. Can't-miss 35+ goal scorer IMO. Can focus on defence in rounds 2-7. Buffalo - Dahlin Carolina - Svechnikov Montreal - Zadina Ottawa - Tkachuk Arizona - Hughes Detroit - Bouchard Vancouver - Wahlstrom
  6. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Think there's a high chance the pick is gone in a Hanifin trade, unfortunately.
  7. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Dobson's performance at the memorial cup hopefully means he gets picked before us and drops Wahlstrom/Hughes to us.
  8. [Rumour] Canucks interested in Hanifin

    Hanifin getting overrated big time. He lacks hockey sense and his defensive game is sub-par. See him as a solid #3 d-man. If Juolevi can take that next step to the NHL this upcoming year I can see him becoming our own Hanifin. Wouldn't even consider giving up the 7th straight up for Hanifin, would be a major mistake and a move we shouldn't be making right now. Stay the course and don't try to rush anything. Draft Wahlstrom/Hughes/Boqvist at pick 7, and keep our young assets.
  9. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Wahlstrom should be there at pick number 7, can't miss top-end goal scorer. Can't afford to pass on a potential 40 goal scorer as the Canucks are still a goal-starved team. Dahlen-Pettersson-Wahlstrom Goldobin-Horvat-Boeser
  10. Canucks dodge a bullet. God awful contract, will be on the same level of Lucic/Eriksson in 2 years.
  11. It could be Juolevi he played in the CHL last year, and this info according to Marek is up to a year old now. If it is him hopefully he has sorted out this "addiction" which is probably overblown. A lot of speculation on other hockey forums that it's Juolevi. could also be Max Jones or Zboril.
  12. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Rasmus Sandin looks like a pipe dream at 37. If there's any draft to have 2 first round picks this is it. Tanev for a first would be ideal near the draft. Still want Wahlstrom/Hughes/Kotkaniemi at 7
  13. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Looked like he jammed his thumb on the post on that breakaway. Unfortunate as he was starting to play like his dominate self these last 2-3 games. Woud've loved to see him against Canada/USA/Finland. Overall this experience was great for EP and his development. Now get healed and have a big summer of getting stronger and make the team out of training camp. Excited to see him in September.
  14. Can Benning nail the pick?

    Virtanen over Ehlers/Nylander and Juolevi over Tkachuk/Keller/Sergachev make you worried about this year's draft. Hit and miss with their high picks. Whatever they did for the 2017 draft needs to be applied to this year's draft. Kotkaniemi could be this year's Pettersson.
  15. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Was a good game for his first time at the Worlds. Created some chances with good passes, and displayed his slick hands and creativity. Got knocked around a bit, but that's fine as he battled hard and was clearly one of the more skilled players on the ice. Expect him to get better as the tournament progresses. He'll play in the NHL next year and excel IMO.