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  1. On 1/20/2020 at 9:03 PM, Rick Blight said:

    The 23-man roster limit is in place from the conclusion of the preseason until 12:01 am on the day of the NHL's Trade Deadline. After that teams are allowed to have an unlimited active roster at the NHL level, provided players are signed to one of their 50 contract slots.

    So basically if we get through the next 22 days we'll have kept our entire roster all season without having to trade away a piece or two like so many people thought. We'll be super deep if Leivo, and Ferland, are both added to an already full line-up.

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  2. 24 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    Those couple injuries likely limited his training.  Add to that he was (is) still physically maturing, and that’s why I think he’s still the rest of this season and this coming summer of really hard training away from getting back to where he was when we drafted him - for health and fitness.  I could see OJ in the Calder race next season.  

    Like most young players they need a year or so of seasoning. The problem with OJ is unlike most he hasn't had a large run of AHL games in a row in order to challenge the next level, struggle a bit, plateau, and then improve by adjusting to the pace and skill level. He's up to 37 games played. If he hits 50-57 this year and hopefully plays another 20+ meaningful playoff games I think that will benefit himself immensely and pave the way to improve exponentially this summer with a normal training regiment.

     

    At the NHL level I don't know how many points he'll put up as he's never excelled there but I do see him fitting in to this line-up and bringing a fluid game that fits with our younger skilled players. He will get his points though in supporting our emerging skill, providing a big body, a PP presence, big minutes, and perhaps most importantly clutch scoring. He seems to do better when competition gets higher and he has the skill and smarts to be in position, and create goals, when others don't expect it. Imagine the end of a 3-3 game in the playoffs and a chance pops out to an unsuspecting dman in the slot. Who do you want there Tanev, Stetcher, or OJ? Remember that ripper he scored the other night?


  3. 28 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    Totally agree.  The two serious injuries have greatly effected OJ’s development curve.  He’s still IMO a full year away from being completely recovered (and his strength and fitness caught up) from those injuries.  

    I really think he's pretty close as it is right now Alf. If we weren't completely stacked on D with Edler, Hughes, Fantenburg, and Benn being able to play both sides, I think he probably would have a gotten a look already. With the relative health of our D the same goes for Rafferty. 

     

    I think he will get a chance towards the end of this season, depending on how we do, but if not he certainly will be given every opportunity to make the team out of camp.

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  4. 5 minutes ago, SilentSam said:

    What I noticed when Tryamkin was with us as a 21 year old ..

    He doesn’t track an opponent like Tanev does it a cycle,  he simple shuts them down.

    He doesn’t play with stick checks in his own crease area,.  He simply puts his body where he wants with an opponent and easily leveraged them out of position..

    He rarely turns away on his gap coverage after an opponent makes a pass,  he follows through to take the passer out of the return play the passer is trying to make.

    im not into analytics.. but for his rookie year as a 21 year old ,  I think his shutdown game was pretty good.

    He was a “hits” leader on this team.

    so if there are comparisons to Tanev,

    let’s include the age difference, the physical play, and the “Ironman” aspect.

     

    ps. Tryamkins shot was recently clocked at 101 mph.

     

    Maybe Petey can take him weight training when he gets here? :lol:

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  5. 35 minutes ago, canuck73_3 said:

    Based on what? 

    I already got called on that on page 3 so here was my response.

     

    Ah, you may be right. Though, if he has even has a decent hot streak he could end up with 20 points. Pretty decent for a D these days. Of course I'm thinking of the Hutton situation. I'm not great on Rfa rules but I thought he needs to be qualified at his previous offer + 10%. He makes $2.325 now so a even a moderate raise would be around 3-3.5 mil. 

     

    Even if he does make $2.5 I just wonder if Stetcher and his agent would be shopping for a bigger deal, which might just take him out of JB's thought process. I don't think he'll wait that long to fix the D. We also seem to have some options coming up on D in Rafferty, Tryamkin, Juolevi, Benn, Fantenberg and Tanev, plus UFA. Having said all that I don't really know. 


  6. 2 hours ago, IBatch said:

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    Personally if I was JB, I wouldn't sign him for more then 3 years and a NMC would be a non-starter (then we could expose him at the ED if Demko is close to the same level as him next season).   Salary in the 5.5-6 range based on who's been paid the past three seasons and how much they got.  

     

    Markstroms camp is probably looking at a 5 year deal and 25-30 guaranteed money.    I think based on the fact only two goalies in the league right now are playing  decent-very good age 33 or older - and that the only two guys that were top ten  their entire early 30's are future HHOF Lundqvist and almost as good Rinne that there is enough evidence that a long term contract is short sighted and will most likely come back and haunt us.   One things for sure JB should save one of his future buy-outs if he does give JM a longer then 3 year deal - otherwise when our window is at it's widest we won't have the right goalie to get the job done. 

     

     

    Marky making the All-star game isn't good for the Canucks bargaining position.


  7. 10 hours ago, Davathor said:

     

    And hes only +1 better than the worst U-22 in comets history, and in mich fewer games!!!

    You should check out this Matthew Thiessen asshole and his stats on the prospect page. 25.99 GAA, .500SV%. So easy to hate on, and so little effort required.

     

    Really the biggest bang for your buck. :frantic:

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  8. 16 minutes ago, Kanukfanatic said:

    I doubt he is on the same level defensively as Tanev.

     

    I would prefer he be the Stecher replacement. The whole D is better then. I am one of the fans that wants JB to get an extension done with Tanev. He has been awesome with Hughes.  Why let him go unless we have a young stud on an ELC to fill his spot, and we don't yet.

     

    Edler  Tryamkin

    Hughes Tanev

    Fantenberg  Myers

    Raffferty

    I guess that depends on what Tanev wants or feels he deserves. At 30 years of age he probably wants a four or five year deal (ED too), which I wouldn't give him unless it was $4m or less ... and even then I'd be hesitant. He's going to regress a lot I think since he relies on killing his body.

     

    On the other hand if he wants a two year deal he probably wants 5+, but if he did 2 at $4.5 without an NMC I would consider it. At that point a healthy Stretcher at less money might make more sense though.

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  9. 51 minutes ago, Bure_Pavel said:

    Yeah I meant Seattle not Vegas, For up front I dont see us as very vulnerable.

     

    I have us protecting:

     

    Petey

    Bo

    Boeser

    Miller

    Virtanen

    Gaudette

    One more maybe Lind, Roussell, or Ferland???

     

    1 hour ago, Rob_Zepp said:

    It did but that is the nature of it - give up two expendables that pinch a bit versus one that leaves a mark.    That is approach I think Canucks will take and Seattle will be happy to oblige.   Those GMs that got hit hard lost players that they gave up on too soon.   Canucks have some risk there but not to the degree in that is there really a WK waiting in the wings?

    Who are you afraid of losing up front that you think they would pass on Demko?


  10. 2 minutes ago, HKSR said:

    I think it's Hutton all over again... which means we'll likely walk away.  That's too bad, cuz I love what he brings to the table as our 5th defenceman.

    Yeah Cheers HK. Don't get me wrong I love Stetcher and the way he plays but it just might work out that way.

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  11. 7 minutes ago, HKSR said:

    How does he or an arbitrator justify $3.5M+ compared to these comparables??  Stecher is at 9pts in 49gms @ 14:44 TOI.

     

    Sorted for RHD as they generally hold a premium.

     

    Buffalo SabresBUF 26 D Right 33 1 6 7 0.21 -4 49 0.02 17:02 - - - - -   UFA $3,875,000 $3,875,000
    Calgary FlamesCGY 28 D Right 44 3 7 10 0.23 2 75 0.04 21:18 - - - - -   UFA $3,857,143 $4,875,000
    Chicago BlackhawksCHI 26 D Right 39 4 11 15 0.38 4 74 0.05 21:13 - - - - -   UFA $3,850,000 $4,400,000
    Philadelphia FlyersPHI 32 D Right 44 3 8 11 0.25 -9 54 0.06 17:31 - - - - -   UFA $3,800,000 $3,800,000
    Buffalo SabresBUF 25 D Right 35 3 9 12 0.34 5 62 0.05 18:19 - - - - -   RFA $3,387,500 $3,525,000
    Washington CapitalsWSH 29 D Right 49 2 12 14 0.29 22 74 0.03 17:07 - - - - -   UFA $3,350,000 $2,500,000
    Winnipeg JetsWPG 23 D Right 51 5 27 32 0.63 2 107 0.05 23:18 - - - - -   RFA $3,000,000 $2,850,000

    Ah, you may be right. Though, if he has even has a decent hot streak he could end up with 20 points. Pretty decent for a D these days. Of course I'm thinking of the Hutton situation. I'm not great on Rfa rules but I thought he needs to be qualified at his previous offer + 10%. He makes $2.325 now so a even a moderate raise would be around 3-3.5 mil. 

     

    Even if he does make $2.5 I just wonder if Stetcher and his agent would be shopping for a bigger deal, which might just take him out of JB's thought process. I don't think he'll wait that long to fix the D. We also seem to have some options coming up on D in Rafferty, Tryamkin, Juolevi, Benn, Fantenberg and Tanev, plus UFA. Having said all that I don't really know. 

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  12. 46 minutes ago, HKSR said:

    I sure hope not, he brings so much for a 5th or 6th defenceman.  RHD, good puck mover, plays at 110% every shift, can move into the Top 4 for periods of time if need be.  He's perfect for the role.

    Only problem is Stetcher is RFA and likely looking at $3.5+.


  13. 52 minutes ago, Where's Wellwood said:

    I'd rather keep Leivo and let go of Motte.

     

    Any chance Baer and the Canucks agree to mutually terminate the contract so Baer can sign elsewhere?

    Nyet. Do not like that call at all. We already have zero room for him to come back after injury.

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  14. On 1/19/2020 at 1:35 PM, Fred65 said:

    To me coaches grade players differently to fans. Coaches tend to measure by the number of mistakes ...NOT made. Edler makes few hence the coach and if polled most coaches would grade in that manner. Edler is reliable game after game shift after shift  ( he has the best +/- on the team LOL ) Coaches feel comfortable seeing him out there. I wish we had more Edler like player at the back end

    Edler is awesome. I used to dis him. That is because he has all the tools but his biggest flaw is he can be beat when he's tired. I don't dis him anymore he provides so much toughness and in the corner ride your head into the boards play. No one else can do that. People literally don't want to play against him.

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  15. 3 hours ago, canuckster19 said:

    We are already a constitutional monarchy. I personally like the idea of a family being the embodiment of what it means to be Canadian.

    What the does this even mean? Chanel #5.

     

    How could extravagant assholes embody the idealism for hard working Canadians? 

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  16. 5 hours ago, riffraff said:

    My favourite part of the game was when Sutter came back around into the scrum and went after Labanc or Meier or whoever that was - after taking the gloved punch to the face.

     

    at first I was like: oh no! He’s taking it just like Daniel and then for the love of everything right in the world he entered the scrum and did some face washing.

     

    this is all about moving in a different direction and Sutter helped lead that.  This is what leaders do.

     

    turning the check needs to never be a part of Canucks hockey again.

    I'm just being a wiseguy but I bet both Sedin's would kick the living crap out of you. :P


  17. Royalty is absolutely useless and wasteful. I'd be embarrassed as a Canadian. It was bad enough when they had sovereign control.

     

    Do these people honestly do anything besides picking up Million / Billion dollar paychecks for doing nothing at all except spending that free money they get from us, waiving to the public, and appearing for photos? Disgusting facet of life if you ask me.

      

    2 hours ago, HerrDrFunk said:

    Considering Meghan Markle was raised in Inglewood during the Boyz n the Hood era, yes, you’re probably right.

    A little off topic but in my books her character and acting in 'Suits', has got to be the considered the most useless acting job in history. If they completely wiped that character out of the show it would have been better. She plays the old stereotype of a woman being successful purely because she's attractive, instead of skill, personality, charm, and intelligence ... because she's unequivocally the worst actress I have ever seen in my life. Maybe she should just be a princess or something.

     

    Okay. I've wanted to say that forever. :gocan: