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  1. (Rumour) Canucks listening to offers for Hutton

    Could Vegas be a possible destination for Hutton? They only have 3 guys on their blueline signed past this year and have more than enough cap space to absorb his 2.8 million dollar salary. They also have a bunch of picks in upcoming drafts and given their unexpected success this season, could Hutton fit their plans being that he is still young enough to fit both present and future plans? It won't be a big return by any means but it might be a gamble they'd be willing to take at minimal cost. We have guys like Holm waiting in the wings in the short term (and maybe longer given his play in Utica this year) and guys like Juolevi coming up in the long term so we don't really need him. Plus it gives us even more cap space this offseason to play with I'd even be willing to take on Garrison's expiring deal (he's currently buried in the minors) in exchange if it means getting a slightly better return. One would assume that we are also moving Vanek and possibly Guddy at the deadline so we will have more than enough space to absorb the slight difference in pay between Hutton and Garrison (2.8 vs 3.6)
  2. Olli Juolevi | D

    Olli is the type of player that does many of the little things right that aren't particularly flashy. Stable and calm back there he's the type of defencemen winning teams need. His style enables his D partner to freewheel and join the rush (in the future be that Stecher or if we're lucky Dahlin) knowing that he will be there to bail them out should a mistake occur. He reminds me of Ohlund who was a very good defenceman for us for years or someone like Vlasic. Both guys who peaked at around 40 pts scoring wise (which isn't even bad) but were otherwise excellent in the other facets of the game. Remember points aren't everything and not every Defenceman is Karlsson. Even Doughty who I'm sure the majority would agree is an elite player *only* averages mid 40 points for his career. He played a good solid game today against one of the better teams in the field. He will be a fine reliable defenceman in the NHL for years to come. I just hope that the organization and the fans have enough patience so that it's for the Canucks
  3. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    Not sure how SHL signing dynamics work but a little disappointed that he's not going to Vaxjo with Pettersson... Oh well, might do them some good to develop independent skill apart from one another
  4. [PGT] Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks

    None of those players you mentioned were high first rounders (the traditional method to build contenders ie Chicago, Pittsburgh) . The way that old core came to contention was unorthodox, to say the least yet it happened. But it took time. The same will apply here. Turnarounds will take time, we've been bad for a few seasons now but honestly what did you expect?
  5. [PGT] Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks

    I forgot how "Chicken Little" the bulk of the PGT threads are (especially when we lose). Also glad we have the depth this year so that when the injuries come (which we have already seen with Loui and Edler), it's not the likes of Megna or Chaput coming up. We expected this to be a down year, struggles are inevitable and honestly expected. I think for the most part the effort has been there which is nice to see. Again the one thing I like to preach is patience. It took awhile to transition out of the WCE era and into the Sedin Era (for the twins and the rest of that core to come into their own) and the same will apply here. If anything, be glad this transition is aided by high picks and good drafting all around (something that we didn't have the last transition - I think our highest pick outside of the twins was Luc and Hodgson yet somehow a core developed there that became a contender) Be positive folks and remember even if we did have elite talent, that doesn't necessarily translate to Wins (see Edmonton's early struggles thus far)
  6. The 4th that people are whining about should be recouped (if not added to) at the deadline when Vanek gets flipped to a contender. If Pouliot plays well, moving one of the mainstays on D wouldn't be out of the question either (be that at the deadline or the draft)
  7. [Official] 2017 Training Camp Thread

    I hope Pouliot performs so that one of the veteran D (be it Edler, Tanev, Hutton or Gudbranson) gets flipped for picks at the deadline. Along with Vanek that should make for a nice haul in picks/prospects for the upcoming draft.
  8. [Signing] Canucks re-sign Horvat 6yrs 33M

    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
  9. 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
  10. 2017-2018 line up (with what we have)

    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
  11. - 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
  12. Off the board selections: ok?

    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
  13. A Team-Guy, $ Aspect

    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
  14. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    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.
  15. [SIGNING] Canucks sign D'Aoust to ELC

    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