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  1. Yahhhh...NO! Look ok at the drafts Gillis had from 2008-13, then compair them to the Bruins. Gillis might not be a great drafter, but take out the traded, top 10 picks - Seguin and Hamilton on Boston's side and Horvat on Vancover's side and the draft picks over that stretch are a wash. Benning gets way too much credit for his drafts. In a nutshell, Benning's picks over the four years haven't accomplished anything at the NHL level. Sure there are some promising players, and Boeser looks like a stud, and a few others who should be good players, but I think he missed on Virtanen and Joulevi, which is disapointing for someone who was hired because of his drafting talents.
  2. For me, ticket prices are out of whack but when you add in $25-30 dollars just to park the car, I'll pass and watch it at home. Compare up coming Hurricanes games in Calgary and Vancouver. In Calgary, $25 dollars, with lots of free parking around the arena or $15 to park at the arena. Vancouver on on the other hand, $47 dollars for the same type of seat, plus $25 dollars to park.
  3. Am I the only one who thinks Hirsch needs to go from the radio broadcast? Has kind of a Don Cherry style without Cherry's substance, flare and likability
  4. [Official] 2017 Training Camp Thread

    Thinking of watching practice on Saturday, is it still open to the public?
  5. Sekeres throws BS shade at Goldy

    Settle down everyone...the Team 1040 was simple asking the question, what would Goldobin prefer if he doesn't make the Canucks: A- Playing in Utica and making 70K while paying New York State taxes or B- Playing in his hometown in front of friends and family, likely making four to five times the money tax free, and possibly playing in the Olympics for Russia. I'd say B is the more appealing offer for a lot of people.
  6. I'm not sure I'd call the signings bad, but I think they contradict what the Canucks should be doing if they are committed to a rebuild. I think they should have waited a day or two and looked at signing guys to one year deals that they could have flipped at the deadline for picks/prospects. As well, taking on a bad contract to pick up an asset would have made sense. The one one thing I hated about July 1st was the Benning & Linden lip service, selling these signings as adding leaders to help the young players. Since when have any of these waiver wire type additions ever been considered leaders on their team? Call it what it is, overpaying slightly on fringe NHLers because you need bodies because the players you've drafted aren't ready.
  7. Kole Lind | RW

    I believe Benning said Pettersson would play next year in Sweden. He'll likely come over the following season in 18-19. Lind will play this year in Kelowna and push for a spot in 18-19. Lind is bigger and stronger right now. I think that will give him a bit of an edge going into camp in 18-19. I think Lind cracks the team and Pettersson spends a year adding size and learning the NA game in Utica. Long run, Pettersson will be the better player, but don't be shocked if Lind gets to the NHL first.
  8. Kole Lind | RW

    Solid pick. Wouldn't shock me if he plays in the NHL before Pettersson.
  9. He's not slow, people say he's an awkward skater. Kid has great work ethic. I think he'll improve much like Horvat has since he was drafted.
  10. I'm hoping for Conor Timmins tomorrow. Hell of a high skilled, puck moving D. He also fits the PP QB type of D Benning is looking for.
  11. [Proposal] VAN - MTL

    His 0.51 point per game has him at 154th overall in the NHL for forwards who have played 30+ games, so you are correct in calling him a second-line player by that definition - the top 180 would meet the threshold to be called top-6 forwards somewhere. But saying that is good production for a Penguins second-liner is flat out wrong. The Penguins have 6 forwards with better point-per-game numbers than Baertschi, so he's the seventh best forward there in that sense. The Penguins also have Rust, Kunitz, Hornqvist and Bonino right behind Baertschi in Points per game, and all of them play less and see less power-play time. Safe to assume Baertschi likely plays a fourth-line player, if at all in Pittsburgh. All in all, when people call Baerstchi a third line player it's because on a playoff team, that's where he slots in. It's only on the 25th-31st place type teams he's playing as a second line player.
  12. (Rumour) Canucks and Seabrook

    Seabrook is far too good for Benning to go after. Benning only likes to deal for spar parts or D that can't make a 3 foot pass.
  13. I don't think it's that far off to think the Capitals wouldn't entertain the offer. Hall went straight up for Larsson and in my opinion, that's a very comparable type of deal. As well, Washington is going to have to make some tough choices because they are right up against the cap - I believe they need to sign 5 forwards, 4 D and a goalie for 23 million. Sure it's doable, but I wonder how much they offer Kuznetsov and how much he'll asked for. My guess is, Kuznetsov will be looking for something in the 5-6 million per area and I wonder if that doesn't price him out of their plans. If they sign him for 5.5 million, that leaves roughly 17.5 million for 9 players, or roughly 1.9 million per player.
  14. Is that a LMAO: - I don't want a Russian - Caps wouldn't want Tanev - Caps would laugh at Vancouver - Tanev is way better please clarify
  15. One guy the Canucks may be able to get for Tanev is Kuznetsov. I could see the Caps looking to shake things up a little.