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About mcgillnuck

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  1. It would've been something if JB had pulled that off. Losing Horvat would suck, but: Subban-Tanev Juolevi-Hutton Gudbranson-Tryamkin Demko Markstrom That's how you build from the net out...
  2. Larsson>Gudbranson Hall>>>McCann I like our deal more than the EDM deal just based on what they had to give up, but I still don't like either of them. Puck possession and puck movement are so important in today's NHL, and everything I've seen/read/studied on Gudbranson demonstrate that those are his weaknesses.
  3. Anything not size related is just theoretical. I'm excited about tryamkin, and I really hope he pans out, but he's as likely to be out of the league next year as he is to be a fulltime Dman.
  4. I don't see how replacing hamhuis with gudbranson is a huge improvement. And while I'm optimistic about Tryamkin and pedan, realistically, odds are that they're no better than Bartowski.
  5. Was he? His first year here he was +18. The next year was the Torts fiasco. Sure Garrison went -5, but Edler went -40 and the Sedins couldn't even hit 50 points. He also never had a problem putting up points when he was here. Garrison was a very good 2nd pairing Dman who was in his 20s, and who was essentially traded for Vey. It's maybe the worst move Gillis has made so far, and he hasn't recovered from it.
  6. What? Garrison is crunching minutes on a team about to head to the SCF. We basically gave him up for free, and Benning has been trying to fill that hold ever since.
  7. Benning's guide to fixing the Canucks defense: Step 1: Trade a great 2nd pairing Dman on a great contract for a 2nd round pick (Garrison)Step 2: Hope Sbisa's awfulness is situation-related, and make him a key piece in a trade for a Selke-caliber C to fill that hole you created when you traded GarrisonStep 3: Even though Sbisa remains awful, sign him to a $4mil/yr contractStep 4 :For reasons known only to God, don't trade Hamhuis at the deadlineStep 5: Finally realize Sbisa is awful, trade a top asset for a 2nd pairing Dman who isn't quite as good as the one you originally traded away Step 6: Don't re-sign Hamhuis
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  9. Fantasy Hockey Advice

    I wouldn't. You're much stronger at C and D than at LW. Plus Parise has a long history of being this good, and I'm not convinced that Johansen will keep up the pace all season (although he's super talented). I'd be willing to move MacKinnon if the return was decent. He's not going to be this bad all year, but I don't think he'll be as good as he was last year either. Typical sophomore slump.
  10. Fantasy Hockey Advice

    Well the rule of thumb is to never sell low. 100% you hold onto Hall as he's one of the best LWs in fantasy. RNH I would move if you can get value for him. If not hold on until he heats up a bit and try again.
  11. Rate The Last Movie You Saw - 2

    I love me some Hitchcock, but for whatever reason Notorious didn't do it for me. Other than the Bergman-Grant chemistry it just didn't have a lot going on . Have you seen Shadow of a Doubt? That's my personal favourite.
  12. Rate The Last Movie You Saw - 2

    The last 2 fight scenes in The Raid 2 are probably going to go down as my favorite movie moments of 2014. Fucking incredible. On the other hand, Snowpiercer is probably going to go down as my year's biggest disappointment. I'd been following it for over a year, and had heard nothing but great things, and then it was just kinda mediocre. The tunnel fight scene was very cool, but other than that it really did nothing for me.
  13. Rate The Last Movie You Saw - 2

    I didn't like Trance either. But Rosario Dawson almost made sitting through it all worthwhile.... I'm actually really back-and-forth on Boyle. He makes amazing sci-fi/horror (Sunshine, 28 Days Later) and really good dark comedies (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting), but I'm pretty ambivalent about his oscar-baity stuff (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire). And his high-concept thrillers are terrible (Trance, The Beach).
  14. [rumor] benning wants reinhart

    Without any thought to how Benning would get this done, how sweet would it be if we got both (good) Reinharts? With the Sedins on the way out they could be the new face of the franchise.
  15. Rate The Last Movie You Saw - 2

    This week I saw a few documentaries (all on Netflix). In order from worst-->best: Cropsey (7/10) - Creepy doc about a staten island serial killer who has since became folklore. It's disturbing stuff, but I think the filmmakers were hoping to uncover something big that never really materialized. Still, very atmospheric, and very creepy. Best Worst Movie (7.5/10) - A doc about the "worst movie ever made:" Trolls 2, made by its now grown-up child star. The stuff about the movie itself gets old kind of quickly, but the portraits of the people involved with it (the director who thinks it's a masterpiece and gets upset when people laugh at it, the real-life dentist who debates quitting his practice to capitalize on his new-found fame, another actress who has clearly gone insane since the film was shot), and how they're all deluding themselves is a little more interesting. Cocaine Cowboys (8/10) - It's the story of the rise of cocaine smuggling and dealing through Miami, and the drug wars that resulted. It's essentially just a series of interviews with various drug smugglers/hitmen/detectives etc... but the stories themselves are fascinating. I've heard people complain that this movie glorifies cocaine culture, and honestly that's probably a fair point, but I'm not sure it's the filmmaker's job to prevent the people who are remembering their youth from glorifying it. And they certainly don't shy away from the realities of the violence either. Let the Fire Burn (9.5/10) - Now this was great film. It's from last year and it absolutely should have been up for best doc at the Oscars. It recounts the 1980s standoff between a black liberation movement in Philadelphia and the government, which ended up with the activist compound (which was in a residential area) being firebombed via police helicopter and then left to burn down, which ended up killing the majority of the activists while also burning down a lot of the neighborhood. It's extremely unbiased, and you'll find yourself sympathizing with both the police and the activists at various parts in the story, and the story itself is extremely compelling. I can't believe I'd never heard of it before.