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  1. Solid price, also sets the benchmark for our future core pieces (should they prove to be as valuable as Bo). Very happy with the offseason as a whole. One more year in the cellar and hopefully with some lottery luck, we will be ready to move towards a playoff spot next year
  2. EDIT: Don't know how to embed it but Bob Mckenzie is expecting 6 or 7 years at 5+ mil but under 6 per My guess is 5.5/yr for 6 years https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/905394059388350464
  3. This is probably what I'd go with as well roster wise at least, the lines will depend on how Green sees the team. We are probably going to lose one of Gaunce, Rodin or Boucher to waivers but Utica should be stacked this year If Holm / Juolevi / Subban have a good preseason and suprise a la the Stetchers and Huttons of the past two years, I could see Benning looking around trade options for Edler, Tanev or Hutton with picks and prospects coming back our way. All around this will be the most exciting camp we've had in a long time
  4. - Alzner would be nice provided flip Tanev for extra picks and prospects - Some 3rd line utility veterans capable of moving up and down the lineup would also be solid in the event of injury or Jake / Brock needing more seasoning down in the minors - I for one think that Juolevi needs at least another year before playing in the big leagues so unless he really impresses I think we need a 5-6 DMan willing to sign short term - Finally we need a backup whether that's Miller or someone else to stopgap us during this rebuild until Demko is ready
  5. I posted this in the Pettersson thread but it warrants posting again. Going by the board or the "consensus" is not always the best, Just take a look at our recent draft history 2008: #10 Cody Hodgson Ranked 9 by TSN - obviously didn't turn out despite us getting a "steal" if we followed the consensus rankings, Karlsson went 15 FYI 09: #22 Jordan Schroeder Ranked 15 by TSN - Picked the BPA according to rankings, again bust 11: #29 Jensen Ranked 24 by TSN - again picked a guy that ranked higher than our draft position - another bust, Could make a case for Saad who was ranked higher but point of post is that we've picked players that have consistently ranked higher and that hasn't yielded great results 12: #26 Guance Ranked 20 by TSN - picked player ranked above our slot again - BPA according to Mckenzie - Fringe NHL Player thus far while Pearson and Skjei are NHL regulars 13: #9 Horvat 5th BPA according to TSN - an example of us going off the board, had we gone BPA according to rankings, would have been Nichuskin. I think we did good here going off board 13: #24 Shinkaruk ranked 14 by TSN - we went BPA again and he has yet to find a regular spot in the NHL, won't call him a bust yet but the numbers speak for themselves 14: #6 Virtanen ranked 7 by TSN - not as great a leap as some on here suggest but interesting note Ehlers ranked 10 and Nylander ranked 9 so either way. any of those picks would have been off the board for those arguing for the rankings 14: #24 McCann ranked 16 by TSN - BPA again, jury's still out but note that Pastrnak went #25 and he was ranked 22 15: #23 Boeser ranked 26 by TSN - went off board and while it's early I'd venture to say no one is mad anymore about us going off the board
  6. I don't think it has any thing to do with nationality specifically but the Canucks as a franchise have long had success with Scandanavians Sedins Naslund Ohlund Salo Grandin Edler Lumme Some of the best Canucks to ever put on our jersey has come from those countries. Hopefully more to come with Juolevi, Pettersson
  7. Just combing through our draft history for those complaining that JB went off the board or the "consensus pick" this year and last - Looking at Bob Mckenzie's rankings because he polls multiple scouts for a "consensus" rank 2008: #10 Cody Hodgson Ranked 9 by TSN - obviously didn't turn out despite us getting a "steal" if we followed the consensus rankings, Karlsson went 15 FYI 09: #22 Jordan Schroeder Ranked 15 by TSN - Picked the BPA according to rankings, again bust 11: #29 Jensen Ranked 24 by TSN - again picked a guy that ranked higher than our draft position - another bust, Could make a case for Saad who was ranked higher but point of post is that we've picked players that have consistently ranked higher and that hasn't yielded great results 12: #26 Guance Ranked 20 by TSN - picked player ranked above our slot again - BPA according to Mckenzie - Fringe NHL Player thus far while Pearson and Skjei are NHL regulars 13: #9 Horvat 5th BPA according to TSN - an example of us going off the board, had we gone BPA according to rankings, would have been Nichuskin. I think we did good here going off board 13: #24 Shinkaruk ranked 14 by TSN - we went BPA again and he has yet to find a regular spot in the NHL, won't call him a bust yet but the numbers speak for themselves 14: #6 Virtanen ranked 7 by TSN - not as great a leap as some on here suggest but interesting note Ehlers ranked 10 and Nylander ranked 9 so either way. any of those picks would have been off the board for those arguing for the rankings 14: #24 McCann ranked 16 by TSN - BPA again, jury's still out but note that Pastrnak went #25 and he was ranked 22 15: #23 Boeser ranked 26 by TSN - went off board and while it's early I'd venture to say no one is mad anymore about us going off the rankings So hindsight is 20/20 but the point of this post is to illustrate that just because a player is ranked higher doesn't mean that it is the best pick. As our history has shown, we have often went BPA and those instances have almost always failed us. I won't say Pettersson or Juolevi are going to be bonafide stars but I trust our scouts and as our history has shown going against the rankings have produced some of our biggest pieces for the future.
  8. As we saw last year with Megna, despite this looking like a Utica signing, if we get ravaged by injury again again he could find his way into the lineup
  9. Retain a solid asset and flip him for a pick / prospect if he doesnt sign an extension. Good move.
  10. My absolute favorite Canuck of all time, His Wrister from anywhere around the circle was pretty much unstoppable at his peak. Add to the fact that you had Bert barreling to the net or screening in front to bury any loose change. just brilliance. We may not have run as deep with those WCE- Jovo Cop- Ohlund years but I personally liked those teams even more than our peak Sedin / Cup run team. Also watching this dates me back to when I joined the forum way back (more than 90% my posts have been removed from the server lol). Anyway thanks for the nostalgia trip
  11. I, Personally have no interest in moving up from 5 to 3, Acquiring 3 to go along with 5 is a different story. The dream scenario then would be if Philly falls in love with one of the Dmen and either Nico or Patrick slip to 3 and we grab one of the remaining top flight Defencemen at 5 (Be that Liligren, Makar or Miro). Pipe dream scenario but one can dream.
  12. If we fall out of the top 2, I'm Liljegren all the way whether that means trading back to pick up an extra asset or just straight up grabbing him at 3 / 4 / 5.
  13. Alzner has to be our number one free agency target now right? Perhaps a long shot but he is a BC Boy. I'm hoping that we can somehow acquire a pick in the middle of the first round should Liljegren slip in the draft like Fowler or Chychrun did last year. Hopefully, a Tanev or Edler is enough for that pick, neither of those guys really fit our current timeline being 27 and 30 years old respectively and I believe that Liljegren has the potential to be a top-two defenceman alongside Juolevi one day.
  14. Hypothetically if the Rangers get bounced early and AV is let go, do we take a second look? Personally I like him more than Crow, Ruff, Green should he again hypothetically become available.
  15. Semi Unpopular opinion but I like Liljigren more than anyone ranked in the top 10. Just the idea of him and Juolevi anchoring our D for the foreseeable future is extremely appealing to me. I hope we trade down to grab him if we land 1/2. He won't be an immediate impact guy which will surely draw detractors when some of the forwards that will be inevitably taken after him start producing but in the long run, much like OJ last year is the best long term move especially if we fall to 3-5.