• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

79 Neutral

About dman34

  • Rank
    Aces Star
  1. Nikolay Goldobin | #82 | Left Wing

    My bet is that Willie sets him up for success with Megna and Chaput.
  2. Canucks will finish...

    Huh? Calgary is a terrible hockey team. I'm still laughing.
  3. Tough to judge the trade as we sit right now. Neither prospect has done enough in the show to definitively argue one way or the other. I just hope this isn't Jim Benning still trying to make the playoffs, as Granlund almost reeks presently as a poor man's replacement for an injured Sutter.
  4. Say what you want about the trade but one thing is for sure, JB sure doesn't do himself any favours when articulating deals in interviews.
  5. NHL Player System Rating Rules Traditional Realistic Potential Rating (1-10) (a player’s realistic potential ability): 10. Generational Talent – a player for the ages, one who can do things with a puck that no other player would even contemplate doing. Very, very few players will be deserving of this rating, probably one per decade. Defense: Bobby Orr Forward: Wayne Gretzky Goaltender: Patrick Roy 9. Elite Talent – possesses the potential for greatness, a perennial All-Star throughout his career. Defense: Drew Doughty, Duncan Keith, P.K. Subban Forward: Jamie Benn, Evgeni Malkin, Patrick Kane Goaltender: Carey Price, Jonathan Quick, Henrik Lundqvist 8. First-Line Forward/ No. 2 Defenseman / No. 1 Goaltender – players with definite skill that might be just a cut below elite status, but still possessing All-Star potential. Defense: Brent Seabrook, John Carlson, Roman Josi Forward: Daniel Sedin, Ryan O’Reilly, Bobby Ryan Goaltender: Corey Crawford, Marc-Andre Fleury, Cory Schneider 7. Second-Line Forward/ No. 3-4 Defenseman / Journeyman No. 1 Goaltender – players not quite good enough to play on the top line or pairing on a regular basis, but still possessing enough talent to contribute offensively, defend with some authority, or competently play the goaltender’s position for long stretches. Defense: Kevin Shattenkirk, Alec Martinez, Jeff Petry Forward: Tomas Tatar, Ryan Kesler, James Neal Goaltender: Devan Dubnyk, Jaroslav Halak, Mike Smith 6. Third-Line Forward/ No. 5-6 Defenseman / Backup Goaltender – generally speaking, players whose game is defensively-oriented, or whose abilities aren’t quite good enough to land full-time duty on the second line, top two defensive pairings, or the No. 1 goaltending position. Defense: Jared Cowen, Braydon Coburn, Mark Stuart Forward: Dwight King, Cody Eakin, Alex Burrows Goaltender: Thomas Greiss, Jhonas Enroth, Michael Hutchinson 5. Fourth line forward / No. 7 defenseman / depth goaltender – players that populate the 4th line, will fill in for injured defensemen, or have some ability to play goal in the NHL but are mostly very good minor league goaltenders. Think of any enforcer you care to name, or any energy player you care to name, or any unlucky defensemen or goaltenders that don’t quite have enough talent to crack an NHL lineup full time. 4. Top minor league forward / defenseman / goaltender – players unlikely to have long careers in the NHL, but they’ll be recalled when injuries or other circumstances arise. 3. Average minor league forward / defenseman / goaltender – players who will in all likelihood spend their entire careers in the minor leagues. 2. Minor league role-player – players who populate minor league rosters for the purpose of populating minor league rosters. Mostly ECHL players or lower, but ones that could receive some playing time in the AHL. 1. Borderline minor league player – players one step away from the beer leagues. Realistic Probability Rating (A-F) (the player’s realistic chances of achieving their potential): A – All but guaranteed to reach potential – 100 percent metaphysical certitude that the player will play up to his abilities as noted by his potential rating. In this case, the potential rating is multiplied by 100 percent for depth chart purposes, signaling that the player is a lock to reach his given potential. B – Should reach potential, could drop 1 rating – likely to reach potential, but may have a hole or two in his game that will keep him from reaching his full potential. The potential rating is multiplied by 90 percent for depth chart purposes, which indicates slightly less certainty about a player’s future performance. C – May reach potential, could drop 2 ratings – has shown some flashes, but may ultimately not have what it takes to reach his potential. The potential rating is multiplied by 80 percent for depth chart purposes to show the uncertainty of a player reaching his potential. D – Unlikely to reach potential, could drop 3 ratings – a player who has a chance to reach his potential but is unlikely to do so. The potential rating is multiplied by 70 percent for depth chart purposes, indicating that the player’s potential is extremely fluid. F – A player possessing little potential who has a mountain to climb just to reach the outermost boundary of that potential. The potential rating is multiplied by 50 percent depth chart purposes.
  6. Shinkaruk is the "sexier" player. Yes he would win a poll like this.
  7. I believe you are missing something.... 7.0 B 7.5 C CDC loves to over rate HS. The truth is he hasn't proven anything yet at the NHL level. Yes, I'd say Hunter has a higher ceiling, but Granlund definitely has a higher floor.
  8. So true. I can't believe that someone was actually paid to come up with that commercial.
  9. Are we in full rebuild. Or just clueless?

    Has Benning had an interview yet since the Kassian trade? I really can't wait to hear how he spins this one. Not even sure if we're better in scrums after this deal.
  10. Are we in full rebuild. Or just clueless?

    Terrible asset management. Bieksa being in a contract year always steps it up - I feel he would've fetched us more at the deadline. If that's all we get for Lack then we keep him and flush Markstrom who hasn't proven anything. And don't even get me started on the Kassian deal. We get an older player with zero upside with a higher cap hit and still toss the Habs a 5th? Beyond BRUTAL! I'm beginning to thing Benning was just brought in to firmly hammer this team into the ground. then we will hire a new GM to build us back up again.
  11. Are we in full rebuild. Or just clueless?

    Out Bieksa Lack Kassian 5th '16 In 3rd '15 7th '16 2nd '16 (Anaheim of projects to be almost a 3rd) Prust. GREAT WORK JIMBO!
  12. Matt Bartkowski New Canucks Defenseman

    Sbisa Bartkowski would make a solid pairing
  13. Faith in Benning

    Terrible asset management. If Kassian stinks it up next year then do something. He's cheaper than Prust with way more upside and we toss the Habs a 5th to take him. Terrible, terrible, terrible move. TERRIBLE
  14. Faith in Benning

    How does trading Kassian allow a spot for Virtanen/Grenier when we have Prust on the books for 2.5mill next year?