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  1. Can we stop with the Tanev to Toronto threads? My god. I agree with King Heffy - the Leafs aren't worth trading with. Besides, we would be helping them out so much more than we'd be helping ourselves by giving them Tanev. He's still our best defenseman, and he won't get the value he deserves. In two seasons, when we're a competitive team, we'll need him as bad as the Leafs do. I'd gain a very serious dislike towards Benning if he thought of trading Tanev to the Leafs.
  2. Will we finish higher or lower in the standings?

    The Canucks will squeeze into the post season in 2018-19, you heard it here first. And the team’s most valuable defenseman? None other than Chris Tanev.
  3. [Signing] Canucks re-sign Sven Baertschi

    I'm not pumped about this signing. Baetschi has talent, no question, but I'm just not sure about his overall game. He has lacked consistency, and when he's not contributing offensively, he's not the kind of player who offers much else. Does he belong on the top 6 grouping of a playoff bound team? Probably not. I hope he proves me wrong and has a fantastic season.
  4. I do like how the highlights of his fights are in response to one of his teammates getting hit in a bad way. We need more of this kind of team toughness.
  5. Would you touch the Stanley Cup?!

    Got to touch it with the Courtnall brothers many years ago. I have been known to see future events, and I can tell you that the Canucks can win the cup in the next 5 years, but they'll need Tryamkin back. He will put them over the top upon his return.
  6. Future Depth chart

    It's getting there. Boy could we use Tryamkin. We need more size and grit. We have plenty of talent to work with.
  7. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    I like the Canucks picks at the draft, but it’s clear that Tryamkin is needed back more than ever, as we are quickly becoming an even smaller team.
  8. So many Tanev trade threads, and so many undervaluing his worth. If he isn't traded, he'll likely be our best defenceman this year. Our defence looks pretty crappy without him. I'm ready for this tanker to start turning around this season. We've been the worst team over the past three years, that's enough suckage. We have some young talent coming up. Our defense is going to be our weakest part, and people seem hellbent on suggesting it gets worse by proposing bargain deals for an underappreciated player. You don't get a fair value when you try trading a guy like Tanev, and if you have a player like him, you keep him. He'll have something to prove this season, and he plays so smart.
  9. Canucks release 2018-19 regular season schedule

    That’s a nasty big road trip near the start of the season. That could set a pretty tough tone in the wins / losses department. Lots of home games near the end of the season. If the season could be compared to a game, it’s like having a bunch of penalty kills for the first half of the game, then finally getting some of our own power plays when the game is already out of reach.
  10. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    KHL allows buy outs of contracts for 50% of the contract deal. I'd love to see the Canucks show how much he's valued by buying out his contract and offering him a chance to play next season. We need quality defencemen right now, and there is no substitute for his size, speed and skill. Do it JB!!
  11. I was pretty surprised to read those journal entries, even given the time / era. Einstein seemed like such a superior intellect that it's hard to imagine him being that racist. It's also a bit surprising that he would make any comments based on looks, when he was one of the more peculiar looking individuals out there. Wasn't the look of Yoda modeled after him a bit? Part of me wonders whether Princeton University Press should have been releasing those entries. These were his travel diaries, and I doubt he was expecting that they ever be made public. Someone is making some money off his private thoughts, no?
  12. Canucks release 2018-19 preseason schedule

    I read each year they'll play an exhibition home game in a different BC location. Hope they come to Victoria in 19-20.
  13. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Waiting another two years before Tryamkin may re-join the Canucks sounds so painfully long. We could really use this guy this coming year. The organization has never had someone of his size and skill set combo.
  14. I was looking at JT's offensive numbers and they seemed lower than what I was expecting. Basically a PPG player. Has had his own injury issues. Older than Tanev, who everyone seems to want to dispose of. I'd be open to signing him. He would cost a lot, but we would jump into being a much more competitive team. Defense would be (and will be) the big issue for us.
  15. Where are we now?

    My oh my, there is a lot of dead weight in those lists. The ones who I would prioritize out of this bunch are Archibald, Labate, Virtanen, MacEwen, Brisebois and Juolevi. The others should be prepared to take discounts or take a hike in my opinion.