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Everything posted by vannuck59

  1. Its simple if you want to get rid of Erickson's contract you put him in the minors Saving of a million on the cap , but I think he would retire before ridding the bus.
  2. Craig Button says Rafferty is ready to play now . But what does he know?
  3. Virtanen's brain will never catch up to his talent. Ever since Junior he has had a tough time with smart choices. Would not have drafted him in 2014, 5 or 6 better choices. Border line power forward, Jim was looking for a difference maker Jake is not it.
  4. Miller Horvat Toffoili (3 checking/ 3 scoring/ 2 playmaking 3 defence) Horvat needs wingers who can make plays and score Motte Pettersson Boeser (1 checking/ 2 scoring/ 2 playmaking/ 2 defence) Motte will be like a Burrows player who compliments the line with his energy and defence Pearson Gaudette Leivo (3 checking/ 3 defence) Roussel Sutter Virtanen (3 checking/ 1 scoring/ 2 defence) - Virtanen should play with guys that are smart defensively Eriksson Beagle Ferland MacEwan Baertschi - Forward playoff options This lineup above, the Wild would destroy. Try this Miller Pettersson Toffoli (one of the best lines in hockey since Toffoli joined) Pearson Horvat Boeser (Boeser needs to up his game) Roussel Gaudette MacEwen ( Since MacEwen joined this line its been a driving force, Gaudette is better then Sutter and faster.)( Sutter only has the Edge in faceoffs 6%higher) Virtanen/Motte Beagle Sutter / Virtanen ( Virtanen needs to drive the play make things happen.) ( Sutter needs to step up or he will be watching from the press box.) Beagle is a playoff stud , MacEwen brings size and a scoring touch, Roussel needs step up as well. Everyone loves Motte, PP, hits. everyone wishes Jake would play like this. Personally I would leave Sutter in the Press Box and play Motte Beagle Virtanen
  5. Brock for Ristolainen straight up but Buffalo retains 1 million in salary . Stecher and Demko for Zadina from Detroit
  6. A cup is a cup and winning it this year is going to be harder . Do you think the players wont want to win.????
  7. You know what they are getting paid. To Play! So dont and stay home and give up your wage.
  8. OP said this would be his preferred line up. Miller - Pettersson - Toffoli Roussell - Horvat - Boeser Pearson - Gaudette - Leivo Motte - Sutter - Virtanen I would make a few changes reason Size this is the playoffs Miller - Pettersson - Toffoli Pearson- Horvat - Boeser Virtanen - Gaudette - MacEwen Roussell - Beagle - Sutter Black Aces = Leivo - Motte - Eriksson - Bailey - Bartschi - Lind - Graovac - Jasek Hughes - Tanev Edler - Myers Fantenberg - Stecher/ Rafferty/ Benn Black Aces = Benn - Rafferty - Brisebois - Juolevi - Sautner Stecher will be exposed by the bigger Wild forwards.
  9. Rafferty will make the Canucks out of trading camp see you later Stecher.
  10. Need to sign Tryamkin to 1 year deal 3 mil then see if he is good or not. If he is give him a multi year deal at 5 mil or trade him for something of equal value. If he impresses' but wont sign trade him for a young D man that will be a stud. I would not sign Stecher to any contract, package him for picks and move on .Rafferty can fill his space for less and be better at it.
  11. I like this lineup, sign Toffoli ( 6 mil x 5 years), Trade Demko and Hoglander to Detroit for F. Zadina, Trade Virtanen to Buffalo for C.Miller or D. Severson from New Jersey Miller Pettersson Boeser Pearson Horvat Toffoli Ferland Gaudette Zadina Roussell Beagle MacEwan Motte Leivo Sutter, Eriksson, Baertschi gone Hughes Myers Edler Rafferty Tryamkin Miller or Severson Oj Benn Markstrom Dominque
  12. I agree Big Physical RD is needed. Rafferty will replace Stecher.
  13. Mac will be a difference maker for the Nucks.
  14. Until Horvat is replaced yes a perfect second line center but everyone is replaced.
  15. Whats the status of Markstrom and Leivo as well as Boeser
  16. Green loves to play it safe. Play the right side of the puck. Frankly he has ruined Virtanen . You see glimpses of the old Virtanen who played with reckless abandon once in awhile . Look at MacEwen , thats a power forward. Let Virtanen go, use his speed play reckless. With his shot and speed he should be a 50 to 60 point guy. Green is teaching the defensive side but killing the creativity .
  17. Lind is ready for a look . He is a élite playmaker that will excel at this level is a driver and plays with sand paper. Will make the team next year.
  18. Craig Button is right maybe they are holding Rafferty back this year so he doesn't loose his rooky status next year, Like Quinn Hughes Rafferty has a lot upside.
  19. Madden as well as Lockwood are great collage players but I see little room for them coming up .Probably why Madden was moved. Gaudette and Horvat will slot down as more skilled guys are developed . Beagle will be gone before his contract is up. We have more centers in the pipe line coming .