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  1. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    After watching a bunch of his video I have to agree with and be amused by the following synopsis of Pettersson: "Sublime two-way talent with jaw-dropping moves and a proclivity for making defenders look silly. Sure, he’s beyond wiry and could stand to spend more time with a fork in his hands, but every other block is checked. He can play either center or wing, and owning a ridiculously soft set of hands makes him a perfect fit for any power play. Saying Pettersson is your typical Swedish two-way pivot is too easy a way out. There’s a uniqueness about him, and his puck handling abilities are buttery smooth. As lanky as he looks, Pettersson is a bonafide assassin who absorbs hits while controlling the puck with his head up. He can handle a tough pass better than practically any of his draft peers. Pettersson isn’t an explosive skater with first-step quickness but can gain separation after a few strides. Plus, he’s a dangler with an acute hold on how plays develop." I'd take "sublime talent" and "jaw dropping moves" over a "6'-4" 210 lbs solid prospect" anyday. Adding 25 pounds and some acceleration training is easy. Its virtually impossible to add talent to a players game. Maybe we should give him a fork as a gift with a note "Welcome to Vancouver".
  2. [Discussion] Should the Canucks pursue Evander Kane?

    Hockeynews bio refers to him as "Talented but mercurial power forward. High maintainance player who lacks maturity." Looked up definition of mecurial: 1. (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. "his mercurial temperament" synonyms: volatile, capricious, temperamental, excitable, fickle, changeable, unpredictable, variable, protean, mutable, erratic, quicksilver, inconstant, inconsistent, unstable, unsteady, fluctuating, ever-changing, moody, flighty, wayward, whimsical, impulsive; technicallabile "a mercurial temperament" antonyms: stable (of a person) sprightly; lively. of or containing the element mercury
  3. Confused Yet? I know I am. ....

    It makes sense whats going on I think. Getting the best available player for the Sedins and someone they know they can play with will maximize the Sedins in the last few years of their contract. Ups their legacy, improves scoring. We owe it to them and it will make it more exciting to watch. Also will be a Mentor line for the kids to try to match. We didn't see much of Sutter last year so getting him healthy and full time is good - like we just traded for him. Bo will be in his third year which is a year that good players really start to come on in the NHL. I think Sven has finally got some confidence. Hutton year 2 and he looks like a good one. Larsen could be a good one too (Nice mix of offensive and defensive d this year). I'm hopefull for Tryamkin. I had to laugh on a play last year. He hit someone and they went down. Someone skated in to challenge him and he goes down. Someone else skates in a he knocks them down, by then the refs had rescued the other team. Gudbranson and Tryamkin can knock Lucic off his game, maybe. Joelevi in a year? Boeser in a year? As far as transitioning goes it looks not too bad. I hope by mid season I can say that its great.
  4. [Signing] Canucks sign Philip Larsen

    Sedin, Sedin, Eriksson, Larson, Hutton or Hansen power play sounds like fun.
  5. [Signing] Canucks sign Philip Larsen

    Tell that to Edmonton.
  6. Olli Juolevi | D

    Top 4 were forwards. Selecting the best D in the draft 2016 might turn out to be a great decision. You just never know at the draft. We picked Luc Bourdon (RIP) who may have been great and passed on Anze Kopitar.
  7. Olli Juolevi | D

    I'm liking getting an offensive defenseman that Juolevi can be. Getting scoring from the defense so great to watch. I miss Salo. I'm not saying Juolevi is a Salo but I'm liking the similar first name fun. Sami and Olli (and they are both Finnish). Hopefully he turns out to be a Sami.
  8. Olli Juolevi | D

    Bye Bye.
  9. Our Players Draft positions - Complete

    Hopefully our #5 draft pick will come through and we get an awesome Naslund like trade to make up the difference for a west coast express 2.0. Virtanen, Boeser, Baertchi, Horvat, Granlund as hopefulls
  10. Our Players Draft positions - Complete

    Maybe with less responsibility because we got Gudbranson his effectiveness will rise. And he is enterering his age prime - 26,27, 28. Hopefully we keep Hamhuis to keep teaching him.
  11. Our Players Draft positions - Complete

    Yah, Sbisa was a pretty high draft pick. Hopefully hes a late bloomer.
  12. With the draft to look forward to I thought I should look at what the draft does and maybe doesn't mean in the overall scheme of things. I was surprised at Hansens draft position. Also Vrbatas, Millers and Dorsetts. We got Thatcher Demco at 36th with his glowing elite prosects summary: Thatcher Demko is an exceptionally athletic goaltender that can seem unbeatable on many occasions. His composure in net and modified butterfly style have scouts comparing him to Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators. He prepares himself well, positionally, for initial shots and the subsequent rebounds, and his cross-crease lateral movement is very good. As he tracks the puck, his stick always covers the five-hole and he makes himself big. One of the most noticeable aspects about Demko's style is that he doesn't go down prematurely; he isn't overly aggressive, but will get out to the top of the blue paint to challenge shooters with a clear shooting lane. Moving forward, Thatcher Demko will have every opportunity to develop into an elite franchise-type goaltender that can be relied upon in all situations. Anyway, Enjoy and Speculate! Alex Burrows - undrafted Chris Tanev - undrafted Jake Virtanen - 6th overall Sven Baertschi - 13th Derek Dorsett -189th (7th) round Emerson Etem - 29th Brendan Gaunce - 26th Markus Granlund - 45th (2nd round) Jannik Hansen - 287th (9th round) Chris Higgins - 14th overall Bo Horvat - 9th overall Daniel Sedin - 2nd overall Henrick Sedin - 3rd overall Brandon Sutter - 11th Linden Vey - 96th (4th round) Radim Vrbata - 212th (7th round) Matt Bartowski - 190 (7th round) Alex Biega - 147 (5th round) Alex Edler - 91st (3rd round) Erik Gudbranson - 3rd overall Dan Hamhuis - 12th Ben Hutton - 147th (5th round) Luca Sbisa - 19th Nikita Tryamkin 66th (3rd round) Yannik Weber - 73rd (3rd Round) Jacob Markstrom - 31st Ryan Miller - 138th (5th round) Thatcher Demko - 36th overall - Canuck
  13. Canucks get 5th OVR Pick

    Hopefully Virtanen turns out to be an Oshie or Burrows.
  14. Canucks get 5th OVR Pick

    5th? 2015 - 5th Noah Hanafin, 23rd overall Brock Boeser 2014 - 6th Jake Virtanen 2013 - 6th overall Sean Monahan 2012 - 5th Morgan Rielly, 26th Brendan Gaunce 2011 - 5th Ryan Strome, 7th Mark Scheifele 2010 - 5th Nino Neiderreiter, 16th Vladimir Tarasenko 2009- 6th Oliver Ekman Larsson 2008 - no comment 2007 - 5th overall Karl Alzner 2006 - 5th Phil Kessel, 14th Michael Grabner 2005 - 5th Carey Price, 10th Luc Bourdon, 11th Anze Kopitar, 12th Marc Stall, 21st Tuuka Rask, 24th T.J Oshie 2004 - 5th Blake Wheeler, 26th Cory Schnieder 2003 - 5th Thomas Vanek, 23 Ryan Kesler 2002 - 5th Ryan Whitney 2001 - 6th Mikko Koivu, 16th R.J.Umberger 2000- 5th Raffi Torres?! 1999- 1st Patrick Stephan 2nd Daniel Sedin 3rd Henrik Sedin 1998 - 4th overall Bryan Allen, 7th overall Manny Malhotra