wai_lai416

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  1. why is czech republic even given a spot in this worldcup format.. they have couple of good players and the rest are like 3rd and 4th liners and players that's not even good enough to be in the NHL.. it's almost like a practice squad roster
  2. every year edmonton improves offense wise but they never fixed their problem in goaltending and defense until these last 2 years so we'll see where they end up. having Sutter for the full season no doubt is an upgrade, but it's not like he's an offensive juggernaut.. he'll chip in maybe 10 extra goals on top of what he scored last year.. and if either him or horvat is relegated to the 3rd line role playing with hansen and whomever.. maybe rodin, it remains to be seen whether they'll have chemistry at all and if that'll affect their offensive output. as for the D looking better, i'm not too sure as there's many unknown.. is gubranson better than hamhuis? they are prolly around the same. and hope hutton continues to progress and Edler didn't regress from his injury. but the lack of mentorship for players like tryamkin and pedan would imo hurt their development.. at least last year they have hamhuis to babysit them.. this year? tanev and edler? not exactly someone i would look up to for mentoring
  3. ads on jersey is inevitable.. it's been on soccer jersey for more than 30 years in Europe.. is it just a North American thing that's against ads on jersey? the rest of the world doesn't seem to have a problem and people are still buying their jerseys etc.. i mean look at the size of the advertisement on soccer jerseys.. majority of the world population doesn't complain about it.. only if the advertisement logo is ugly.. so just be happy that the logo that'll eventually be on hockey jersey ain't as big as those on soccer jerseys
  4. sure the team didn't downgrade much over the 2014/2015 season.. but it's not just about this team upgrading or downgrading.. it's teams around the conference and division.. and their own player progression.. overall other teams have upgraded their team far more than the canucks did either thru free agents trades or their own player making progress.. you can't just look at your team and say hey it's the same team pretty much from before so therefore we should be winning more than losing.. you also have to look around the teams around you above and below the standings.
  5. well Hall and Seguin you can make a case for them to be franchise players.. a lot of teams would love to have either one of them to build around. Hall was Edmonton's franchise pretty much until they were gifted McDavid.. and Seguin.. well he's overshadowed by Benn in Dallas.. and both these guys were very hyped back in 2010 and they both didn't really disaapoint production wise both being a 0.8+ ppg guy
  6. Every one of our prospect have a chance to be a franchise player.. But at this very moment none of them are a franchise player.. Franchise players are player you build a team around.. Hence they usually end up being an elite player.. Do we have a player on this team that is absolutely non touchable given the right offer? Nope so looks like we don't have a franchise player right now.. They are rare..
  7. you are comparing vancouver to a team that have a crosby malkin letang and so on? Crosby and Malkin alone can single handedly win u games by themselves...
  8. stubhub is good for buying tickets because you get guarantee the ticket will be real or money back.. for $50bux usd u can't go wrong since it's the home opener.. and usually there's some freebies for the 1st or 2nd home game.. like the scarf they gave out in previous seasons etc.
  9. if it's with the sedins.. you toss out Tanev.. just coz the 2 sedins just glides back to the defensive zone.. or just goes to the bench when the play goes the other way.. seen it too often lol
  10. Edler obviously is the better player.. he has far superior offense to tanev.. and not THAT horrible on defense if given a capable partner.. on the other hand Tanev is great at defensive.. he has 0 offense to offer.. Edler can play in all the roles PP PK 5v5 vs Tanev whos really use is only PK and defensive shutdown.. you wouldn't put him out there if your team needs a goal with the season on the line
  11. then is Eriksson a 25-30 goal scorer with sutter and Baer? don't think these 2 or even horvat is comparable to Marchand and Krejci.. at least not at this point of their career.
  12. sry i don't see any difference in the top 6.. Eriksson will give you 25-30 goals assuming he's healthy.. Hansen prolly could have hit the 25 goals if he was healthy all of last year playing the entire year with the sedin.. now that he's demoted to the second line.. he'll more than likely be back to where he was in his entire NHL career.. a 10% shooter.. it's not a coincidence his shooting percentage shot up to 18% playing with the twins because he's getting the easy shots.. he always had the speed.. just never the finish unless it's served up to him.. always was.. always will be.. which will put him in the 12-15 goal range.. which is exact same production as last year as the injured vrbata.. so do we gain anything in terms of offense?? no not really..
  13. this ain't even hypothetical.. the twins will never ever be 1-1.2 ppg avg player again in this league.. they are at best 0.6-0.7... and i don't even see any teams out there that's a serious playoff contender with a onerous contract to dump along with 3 great young pieces.. we are talking about 10mil in cap space here.. more like we need to retain 50% of their salary along with a cap dump for this to even be anywhere close to being realistic.. please name a serious contender out there that have anywhere close to 7-10mil worth of cap space to dump to fit in 2 7mil players.. and at their age.. i doubt the sedins will even bother accepting a trade.. they probably deep down already accepted the fact they ain't winning a cup
  14. Henrik is the best 2 way player? have you not seen them in 4v4? they literally give up on the play going towards the offensive zone every time lawl... Hansen is a career 10% shooter.. so if he ain't playing with the Sedins.. he'll translate to only 11 goals last year.. which he most likely won't be playing with the Sedins unless eriksson doesn't work out with the Sedins.. Sutter is an Elite 3rd line center?? WD is making him our 2nd line center.. and if he puts spare parts to play with Horvat.. look for Horvat's production to be pre-sutter injury like last year.. Edler fine.. he can put up some points.. Hamhuis ain't going to help u score any goals.. and if Tanev is the #1 Dman on this team which i guess he is coz he at least excel on his defensive game.. we are not gonna make the playoff.. the only defensemen that can put up points on our current lineup is Edler(maybe) Hutton(maybe), and Sbisa who many are ready to run out of town.. the others are more than likely not gonna put up much points if any at all... Let say Hansen is back to his old self 10% shooter.. based on last year that's going to be 11 goals only.. which is very likely if he ain't playing with the Sedins.. i mean we were complaining about his hands of stone prior to last year.. and i don't really think it changed much last year.. WD decides to put Hansen back with the Sedins for more production.. can we really guarantee Eriksson will do well by himself with Sutter?? and whomever they put on the other side?? Horvat/Sutter is not Krejci and Marchand.. there's so much question mark going into next year that it's not that hard for the media to think this can be a bottom feeder lottery team.. in order for this team to even compete for a playoff spot.. so much needs to go their way.. ie Horvat Baertschi needs to continue the way they were in the 2nd half.. Hansen needs to be a 15-20 goal scorer without the Sedins.. or 20+ with the Sedins and Eriksson will be able to play with Sutter or Horvat.. Rodin needs to be able to make the jump to NHL and provide some secondary scoring.. Edler will be back to the old Edler and the defense to chip in some goals.. and both our goalie needs to be standing on their head.. if we make the playoff with this current team on paper.. it's gonna be like 2006 again.. coz the goalie stood on their head.. on paper.. that 2006 team have more scoring than this current version of the canucks.. and we were picked to miss the playoff before the start of the season by majority of the media
  15. Calgary biggest problem last year is keeping the puck out as all 3 of their goalie can't stop a beach ball.. take out Gudreau and Monahan.. they still have 5 players over 40+ points.. you can probably make it 6 if Sam Bennett didn't miss a couple of games.. they may not make the playoff without the 2 top scorer.. but it's not that hard to see them finish ahead of the canucks if they get any goaltending which is hopefully their case with the trade for Elliot. The Canucks? take out the 2 sedins? we have 1 player with exactly 40points Horvat.. and the rest are all below... Edmonton last year injury wise.. Nuge, Erbele, Drasaitl, McDavid all miss 10+ games each throughout the season.. and we all know edmonton problem is defense which they are trying to address... i'm not saying any of those team will still make the playoff.. but to say they'll still finish at a reasonable spot ahead of the canucks is not unreasonable say if both have 1 of 2 injury to their top point producer.. we didn't lose the sedins last year and we came pretty close to finishing dead last in standing and scoring.. the most significant piece we lost was sutter.. and we almost finished last.. let's not even say the canucks will finish last if sedins gets injured.. we'll probably finish last if just one of any Sedins, Eriksson, Horvat, Sutter loses any significant time.. considering we don't even have the depth to overcome the lost of a 30ish points player.. didn't really put edler in there coz i don't think the defense suffered too too much without him..