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  1. Jett Woo | D

    "Jett Wooooo.... Jett Wooooo....."
  2. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    He's been getting worse and worse. Had 29 points in 46GP this last season. Couple that with that fact that he's likely going to need to serve in the Isreali army and he'll probably go undrafted. He was just a really bad #1 overall pick but, if I recall correctly, he was only picked there because guys like Vilardi and Tippett refused to report to Sudbury.
  3. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    In Button's defense, he did say that he's changed his mind on Boqvist the more he's seen him. Given that the ranking you posted was mid-season, he's obviously changed his opinion based on subsequent viewings throughout the year. Everybody does it.
  4. Kole Lind | RW

    All I hear about these days is that small and speedy is the way to go. And, yet, there's confusion when bigger teams like the Jets have success. At this point, it's pretty easy to see that there is no "right" path to success in the NHL. There are so many factors that go into a successful team.
  5. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    If the rumours are to be believed, the Canucks are very excited about B. Tkachuk. Personally, I would take him at #4 ahead of any defenseman not named Dahlin. He's garnered all sorts of criticism for lacking offensive upside but the same was said of his dad and his brother and we all know how that turned out. For some reason, fans seem to be down on the guy. Why that is, I have no idea. Maybe fans care more about dazzle and skillful optics than results, since scouts seem to be salivating over the guy? I understand that our backend is pretty atrocious, especially if Juolevi doesn't develop into a top-pairing guy, but I would love to try to rekindle some of that old West Coast Express magic. I think Brady can be Bertuzzi-lite, creating space for a guys like Boeser and/or Pettersson and making life miserable for the other team (a Tkachuk-Pettersson-Boeser line would be, IMO, absolute magic).
  6. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Your rankings are spectacularly awful. Beyond words awful. But, then again, my sarcasm meter may be broken.
  7. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    No GM/scouting staff would be stupid enough to take Zadina over Svechnikov. Svechnikov has Kovalchuk-level potential.
  8. Olli Juolevi | D

    No, Lidstrom wasn't even close to being as good as Orr. Not even remotely close. That's like comparing Yzerman to Gretzky... both great players but come on. Orr is basically Peak Karlsson's offense meets a combination of Doughty/Vlasic defensively with a dash of Weber's toughness; essentially the perfect player. Hell, I'd argue that Lidstrom isn't even a top 3 defenseman of all time (Harvey, Shore, and Bourque ahead of him).
  9. Olli Juolevi | D

    Next year, we will likely see Pettersson, Gaudette, Demko and Juolevi make the team. No one else has a real chance, unless we draft Dahlin, Svechnikov or Zadina. That's a significant but not overwhelming injection of youth. There's a likelyhood they start OJ in the AHL but I don't think it will be because there are already too many rookies.
  10. Olli Juolevi | D

    That's only true if you draft generational (Crosby, OV) or super-elite talent (Malkin, Matthews, etc.) and, event then, most young teams start competing for the playoffs when their star talent are already finished their ELCs. Contenders usually benefit from ELCs by fitting them into a situation where they are already isolated with talent and are able to impact the team on a below-value contract. That's not the case with the Canucks. The young players are the only talent here.
  11. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Svechnikov is clearly the better player here. The only reason it is close, in some people's eyes, is because of Svechnikov's injury. Svechnikov is a more dynamic goalscorer, who can put the puck in the net in a variety of ways, while Zadina is a pure sniper. As such, Svechnikov drives the play more than Zadina and relies less on his center to dish him the puck. That said, we would be lucky to have either.
  12. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I would find it very hard to believe that teams would have Tkachuk ranked over Svechnikov, especially with the later's crazy hot streak in the OHL. Svechnikov is scoring a goal per game. Not to mention, he plays a pretty heavy, gritty game himself (albeit not on the level of Tkachuk). Luckily, I don't think you have to worry about Benning passing on him. IMO, this draft has a clear #1 and #2 and everything after that is up in the air.
  13. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    After Dahlin and Svechnikov, it's an open field. Any one of Tkachuk, Zadina, or Boqvist could go third. By draft day, someone like Bouchard or Dobson could even work their way into the equation
  14. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers

    Benning hasn’t started the rebuild? Are you serious? The Canucks are a terrible team with the best prospect pool in the NHL, on their way to another high draft pick. Exactly as planned. What more are you expecting?
  15. Best prospect pool in the NHL. So, uh, fire Benning everyone?