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  1. - 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Retain a solid asset and flip him for a pick / prospect if he doesnt sign an extension. Good move.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I expect one of Tanev or Edler to be traded, would not surprise me if the Canucks then went after Alzner in FA (BC Boy, solid shutdown Dman not unlike Hamhuis ) Then we lock up our guys (Bo, Gudbranson) and hope that Brock, whoever we draft with our top 5 pick, JV and the rest of the kids come in and play well. I, unlike most of this board, don't believe the Sedins are done yet, they are not 1st liners anymore but I think they can bounce back next year and hopefully with some of the youth taking some of the scoring burden off they team they wont be faced with the pressure of producing as much as we have needed them to in the past Everyone seems to want to play the kids which I agree with to an extent but we must not forget the importance of having Vets to help the team (not just on the ice but the intangible stuff off the ice as well). Balance is key but in short, I expect a pretty quiet offseason
  14. In general idealistic terms 1. Someone to love and be loved in return by 2. A purpose that is fulfilling to the person in question. This could be a job, creating art, giving back, whatever makes you feel fulfilled. In simple terms I think that's all you need to be happy BUT the world isn't a utopia and most everyone has to deal with the stresses of meeting needs, paying bills etc. To meet these needs we often have to forgo number 2 because what fulfills us usually doesn't make any money. Thus we end up taking jobs that take up large portions of our time in order to get a paycheque. Yes, in rare cases people can love their job and make enough to meet all needs but for the vast majority of us, we are doing things that we make the best of but is far from our dreams. As for number 1. Finding someone like that remains a bit of a crapshoot. So many other factors go into now, its not like it was 2 generations ago where most people married and found love with the person down the street. Now there are so many options and dynamics in play (do I text back now or wait, can I do better than who I have now? etc etc.) that "the one" as the movies put it is seemingly more and more illusive. That being said I apologize for the long post and I don't mean to be a downer. My advice, just keep searching for the above two things and if one is lucky, they will be able to find it
  15. Just got in....Jensen on the 4th line eh? How's he looking?