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  1. Adam Gaudette | C

    I do think MDZ will be moved if Benning is offered a 3rd rounder or higher. I think Hutton gets another year. Unless Joulevi has a great camp I see him starting in Utica. It wouldn't hurt him to get AHL exposure. I am hoping the Holm gets games in Vancouver after the TDL. He could bump Hutton out but Van has a lot invested in Hutton and calling him a wash at less than 200 games is premature. There is lots of development time over the next couple of years. The only pressure will be from management or ownership. Still hoping that McEneny can pressure the RD. Still hoping that Benning can trade TAnev for a 1st Rounder+.
  2. 2017-18 Utica Comets Thread

    Archibald deserves a NHL contract. If Guddy is moved Vancouver needs some size.
  3. Lukas Jasek | RW

    Jeez, Jasek looks ready. Call him up!
  4. Phillip Holm | D

    If Benning can get something for MDZ he should be moved. Leave Edler until is contract is up and bring Holm up as a possible replacement. fStill confident that Hutton will still develop higher.
  5. Ben Hutton | #27 | D

    MDZ is redundant on LD and should be TDL traded. Hutton will get another year. Stecher is a young puck mover who is in his 2nd season and is redundant? I don't get it?
  6. Are the Sedins future changing?

    You are probably right. One has to ask whether signing the Twins at $3.5 to $4.5 mil to play 3rd line is right. The org owes these two a lot but that does not mean a spot on the ice that slows down the rebuild. That comes down to what vets you carry and the role they are to play. Are there prospects who should be getting 3rd line TOI that the Twins would be forcing to the bench? As it sits now there is not unless you want to talk Goldobin and Boucher. Do Sutter, Gagner and Granlund form a #2 line. That assumes Vanek is dealt and does not come back as a UFA. Excluding the 4th line IMHO there should only be 6 vet forwards in the top 9. Horvat, Boeser, Baer, Granny, Sutter, Vanek, the Twins = 8. That does not include Virt - Dowd - Gaunce on the 4th line. Eight vets in the top 9 leaves no room for offenive forward development. Even if Vanek is moved it is not enough. Another has to be moved and ideally 2 more. Resigning the Twins has some value in mentoring prospects. Is that enough? Is Horvat less a mentor. Does resiging the Twins lead to ill advised efforts to make a playoff drive. How many times have Canuck fans seen that effort? My concern over the number of vets carried actually supercedes who those vets are. The Canucks org has to fully embrace a rebuild as their #1 priority and everything they do has to be in support of a time line that produces a playoff contender in 3 years. Based on that I am not overwhelmed by the idea of resigning the Twins. There foot speed is seriously working against them. The positive is that they can still carry a PP.
  7. Are the Sedins future changing?

    If a absolute NMC I would not resign them. A limited NMC where they could not be moved separately or were given a veto on any deal would be an option.
  8. Adam Gaudette | C

    Some fans expect half the prospects to be playing for the Canucks next fall. I expect one and that is Gaudette. He has enough offense that he might force his way onto the 3rd line wing.
  9. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    I thought Tryamkin did not want to watch Bieksa 'best of' videos? Just kidding. Worst thing about Gudbranson missing last season was his not being able to mentor Tryamkin. IMHO he would have been a great influence. Kinda of a win-win with Tryamkin. The better he plays in the KHL the higher is return will be in a trade if it comes to that. 2 year window. If he wants to return to Van then Benning can resign him to a higher CAP hit with the insurance of dealing him later if need be.
  10. Jalen Chatfield | D

    I am hoping that Holm gets a look yet this year in Vancouver. Utica is forming a nice core of young d-men with Joulevi joining them next year. Hoping MDZ is traded and Holm gets a look.
  11. Zack MacEwen | C

    I have wanted Guddy resigned and Tanev traded for that 2nd 1st Rounder the team needs. If Guddy cannot be signed then he has to be moved and Tanev stays. Lose Guddy's size and the roster needs someone other than Virt and Gaunce who are not physical enough. Moving MacKwen up next year is likely to quick. I would give serious thought to signing Archibald and seeing if he can handle a 4th line role.
  12. Are the Sedins future changing?

    The Twins could be resigned for $2.5mil + a limited NTC which stipulates they both have to go to the same place. 1 year deals make a TDL deal possible with an affordable CAP hit and no duration. It gives the Canucks some opportunity to get a TDL bonus and gives the Twins a CUP shot if they want it. It also leaves them free to re-up with the Canucks in the off season if all is going well. Win - Win! The Twins can still anchor a PP for a CUP bound team who has injuries.
  13. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets

    You would be very lucky to see one on your list, Gaudette, stick. Anything more and the odds are they are being rushed. Next year more lucky the same with the younger players, Gaunce, Virtanen and hopefully Goldobin and Boucher. More the issue is who is the core of vets next year. Likely two of Vanek, MDZ, Gagner and hopefully Tanev are moved by the TDL.
  14. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    The Neely trade was a typical Vancouver deal IMHO. Trade for today and forget about tomorrow. Petersen was supposed to put the team into contention. To bad he came up lame in the stable. (do you think the Bruins trainers shot him up before they shipped him?) The deal should never have been made. No, Virtanen is not close to Neely. Virtanen is a better skater but that is about it so far. No point in comparing the two. I am not giving up on Virtanen yet. He has all the tools to be a NHL'er. His struggle is in his head.
  15. [GDT] Canucks @ Jets, Jan 21, 2018, 5 PM

    More than a couple are big.