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  1. 2017-18 Utica Comets Thread

    You are ! This is just a move to get to the AHL. Canucks still have a couple of roster spots available and RB is on the final year of his contract. Really, this is just NHL/ AHL paperwork.
  2. Lukas Jasek | RW

    Middle # is ELC signing bonus. ( x3 ) CapFriendly answers all questions !
  3. [Signing] Canucks sign F Lukas Jasek

    Candella might still surprise you. You don't hear his name much, but when you do it's all good. His coach and OHL observers list him as an NHL body, NHL level skater, NHL level IQ. He has been hidden within a weak team, playing defence first. His stats don't jump off the page, but he should remain in the Canuck system. I hope he is at least offered an AHL contract. As for Lukas Jasek, here are his contract details as per CapFriendly....
  4. Brett McKenzie | C

    Agree. AHL contracts might become more common. It's extremely important to keep the 50 slot roster as low as possible. Anything over 46 contracts reduces JB's options ( trade/ deal wise ) Trouble with AHL contracts is that the player can opt out and leave the Canucks. I think the Archibald treatment works in our favour. Players can see that an AHL contract can lead to the NHL. McKenzie, Brassard, Candella and others might all be offered AHL deals.
  5. Re-Signing RFAs and UFAs's Stecher. He's been here two years now. It's not that hard to spell !
  6. Lukas Jasek | RW

    Per CapFriendly
  7. Jakob Stukel | LW

    JS is a good example of why more picks doesn't really help our rebuild. Under the 50 player roster, you can't roll the dice too much, especially if it means locking into a 3 year contract. We need quality ( top 3 rounds ) picks, not 4th or lower. The 50 man roster limit cannot be taken lightly. JS would/ will have no problem playing at the AHL level. JB just can't get too close to 50 signings. Carl Neill probably wasn't signed because of this. Our AHL depth really suffered this year with injuries at both the NHL and AHL level. We need the roster limit to be raised. Our injury situation is not unique. The top quote from @Jimmy McGill, shows us as above average, but others are there too. Depth needs to extend into ECHL affiliates.
  8. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    To be clear, ( poor wording on my part ) I don't see BG as a top six player. But.......I believe he could play a role in the top six under certain situations. Two young offensive players might need a defence first player on their line. Temporary injury fill in. He's smart, he'll do what the coach asks him to do.
  9. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    Gaunce has value. He ( in a pinch ) could be a complimentary player on a 2nd line. He could be a valued element in a good 3rd line. He could be a driver on an A+ 4th line. Please don't take some stupid opinion from Ho's Fat Head and treat it as fact or a relevant opinion.
  10. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    I would have been a terrible GM ! Had a conversation with a friend, back in '94, and said that I would have done a one for one swap, Forsberg for Lindros. Quebec did well. Lindros and the Lindros family were to be avoided at all costs.
  11. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I spend a lot of time on mock drafts. On draft day I'll have MyNHL mock in front of me. About 95% of my 'who to draft' opinion is 2nd hand knowledge. I get to see none of these prospects live, and only a handful in televised games. Hi-lite packages should be avoided ( you end up wanting to draft everyone ! ) I enjoy Bobby Mac more than most pundits that we get to hear and see. I really doubt, however, that BMac has seen more than a handful of the players on this list. I think it's the same for most mock drafts. Just look at the long line of talented college players who become available, yet went undrafted. They all copy each other, or roughly use CSA as a guide. I don't know how many junior/ college/ prep or Euro games Bobby sees. Close to zero I'd guess. This is not an anti BMac attack, just a thought about the value of these mocks. Only Captain Hindsight can truly see all. PS.....any links to who the analytics folk are praising or putting down would be appreciated.
  12. A Bad Restaurant

    Don't think so. The bad food is his girlfriend, the management are her parents and the BCIT student is the younger sister, soon to home from her studies. It's a happy tale, we just don't know if it has a happy ending.
  13. A Bad Restaurant

    Are you saying that the food at Roger's isn't good ?
  14. Would like to keep the 3 lottery draws. One move of 7 positions, one move of 5 and one of 3. No team picks top 3 more than twice in a 5 year block. All teams have the same odds at the lottery.
  15. What are you listening to?

    Okay @DADDYROCK, let's see if you were paying attention during that time. Why is the 'stutter' relevant to this song. ( As it is in 'Benny and the Jets', but not in 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' )