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  1. Maybe, but Kane as been paired with Toews, Sharp, Hossa (in his prime) also in the past. By that logic that would mean Panarin is better than all of those? Or, maybe Panarin actually makes Kane better because of chemistry and style of play. But that doesn't necessarily mean that Panarin by himself is a 1st liner and/or 70-80 pts guy.
  2. Panarin is a good player, but he got 77 pts mainly due to Kane's career year of 105 pts. If Kane goes back to his career average of 82-83 pts, Panarin is more of a 50-60 pts guy. Horvat got 40 pts playing with a struggling Vrbata as a sophomore. Plus I believe Horvat brings more intangible than Panarin. If the Canucks were a contenders looking for offense, then maybe there would be some arguments for a deadline deal...but I wouldn't rebuilt/retool my team around Panarin, I'd rather do it around Horvat.
  3. we should lock this thread....all that speculation about the Canucks' search for a big scoring winger is about to surpass the legendary tale of the search for the Loch Ness Monster....#it.ain't.real.boys
  4. I'm sorry but no one draft bottom 6 players with the 11th overall. Any 17 years old who made Team Canada at the WHJC is because he has a unique skillset. He might not have been projected as a 100pts 1st line player, but he was easily viewed as a potential top 6, power forward. 10 pts increase in junior is nothing, especially on a stacked Kingston team. He also probably had much more ice-time than the previous year. Also my progression report on Crouse is also based on poor WHJC and Summer Showcase performances. He could barely follow Strome and Marner at the WHJC and couldn't lead Canada at Showcase despite being a 2 time WHJC veteran.
  5. Considering most of Team Canada were top 5 picks from 2002 to 2012 and that Canadians team had strong teams during that stretch with Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver going to the SCF and Montreal going on a few deep runs....it's was pretty much impossible for Canadian teams to draft top-end Canadian talent in the top 5 during that stretch.
  6. I think long off-season + intense preseason (World Cup) might help the Sedin to get off to a red hot start in Vancouver. Even if they fade towards the end, if their hot start can give the Canucks enough early point they'll be able to hang on for a playoff spot. Also a hot start, might help fire up our secondary scoring also with Horvat, Baerstchi, Sutter.
  7. If it's Sbisa, then it might be a blessing in disguise.
  8. Cheap and easier pawn to sacrifice during their rebuild. Next coach should be a higher profile one.
  9. Arizona got better long term.....if Crouse live up to the 11th overall. Can't see how Arizona is a threat for the Canucks. If anything with their low internal cap, Bolland's contract will be an albatross in a few years when they need to re-sign Domi, Duclair, Strome, OEL.
  10. They are bringing Aaron Ekblad at 7.5M next year instead of 925k. And Reilly Smith is getting a 1.6M raise also. Petrovic and Pysyk will also be RFA. This is a move for the next two year for Florida, not this year.
  11. Crouse is overrated. Looked really good as a 17 years old, but seems like he hasn't progressed since. Getting rid of Bolland will be huge for Florida in a year or two.
  12. With Trouba apparently on the market, a Trouba for Landeskog trade would be much more attractive for Colorado than Tanev or Edler.
  13. I would love that line-up. I've been lobbying for a while for Eriksson not to play with the Sedins to balance the scoring. Baer playing with two veteran like Eriksson and Sutter is a way of sheltering him and still giving him significant role/minutes. That line is a great mix with Sutter a shooter, defensive player; Eriksson great all-around player; and Baer a playmaker. Unfortunately I don't think that's going to happen
  14. What I meant was, indirectly it can affect the players, since Hunter is involved from top to bottom in the organization. Hard to believe he won't have to testify, be involved in the legal process, proceed to a reorganization of his staff. That will take time away from hockey/bench and ultimately might affect the players?
  15. If you're a 23 years old, 1st rounder and you still need to be sheltered and can't deal with the pressure, then go play in a beer league, you don't belong in the NHL. You shelter 18-19-20 years old rookies, not grown 23 years old men. Nowadays, players starts peaking at 23/24 and slowing down at 27/28. Burrying him on the 4th is not going to help him be a top 6.