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  1. [Signing] Canucks re-sign Troy Stecher

    Hey Ossi! Remember this: "Even though the arbitration may get him a contract at the "2.5-3m" you suggest, Troy might be interested in reducing salary in favour of an increased term, such as 2-3yrs for 2-2.5m." (Sorry Bud, had to blow my own horn there, so to speak. Take care.)
  2. Jim Benning Mic'd Up at the Draft

    Agree with higgyfan as well as your addition. Watching Benning work with his team, all contributing, mutual respect, et cetera, is a beautiful thing. I also noticed Trev was there but not interfering a bit; just letting the bulls run.
  3. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    I think the problem with your posts is this juvenile, "man up, tail between his legs, run home", etc., tone. He made a decision, for his own reasons, and we all have to live with the consequences. Your points are well made, just get rid of the (imo) unnecessary derogitories. I want Tryamkin back in a big way (pun intended) and anything that can help, like extending open arms, offering a second chance, and starting from scratch with a clean slate should be offered to help his transition back to the team, and assist him gaining management's and his teammates' respect.
  4. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    When did Tryamkin say that they could smell weed everywhere in Vancouver and where were they? Just thinking that it may have been around April 20th in the West End. Regardless, I am one who wants Big Nik back; I think he is a unique player and NHL calibre. I'd much rather we had him on the team than if we have to play against him.
  5. Quinn Hughes | D

    Thanks. I thought people on here were talking about an urgency like 2 or 3 weeks from July first, but I guess it was more like you say, an effort to be fair to his college team.
  6. Quinn Hughes | D

    What is the deadline for Hughes to decide? (Googled for a while but got nowhere.)
  7. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    That's probably PP1 w/Hughes and ____ ?
  8. Jonah Gadjovich | LW

    This is the Gadjovich thread, isn't it?
  9. The "Benning said he would move vets if the yutes earned their spots in the lineup" thing is bandied about here like it is some rule JB must adhere to for some reason. Even if a top prospect shows well before the season and seems to earn a spot, JB doesn't have to open a spot for him on opening day. If anyone is worried about waivers, all you have to do is start as many exempt players as you need to down on the farm. Even though the prospect pipeline is filling up nicely does not mean we should lose anybody unless it has already been determined that the team is not moving forward with that player. While it is usually a frenzy as teams get down to size, there is still the whole summer to structure deals and trades without being forced into a bad return during the last two weeks.
  10. [Report] 44 players elect salary arbitration

    Yeah, I imagine Troy is starting to hear the dogs barking at his heals with all these offensive defensemen in the pipeline, Hughes even being considered for this year's roster, and a limited number of spots for small D. Troy is in tight with this contract negotiation too, imo. He made $925,000 each of the last two years (CapFriendly) and is up for a raise, but three times as much? Anyway, the arbitration contract, if it gets that far, will only be for one year. Management will have had even more time to evaluate the new prospects and determine which roster spots are for small defensemen. Even though the arbitration may get him a contract at the "2.5-3m" you suggest, Troy might be interested in reducing salary in favour of an increased term, such as 2-3yrs for 2-2.5m. And a longer term contract (with no NTC/NMC) would suit management as well, imo because if/when Hughes (+?) arrive, Troy could be moved for a decent return. I think that if Troy wants to stay a Canuck long term, he is under the gun at the bargaining table and on the ice.
  11. Always liked him since we shared the Chicago Wolves with Dallas; kinda seemed like he was ours but he wasn't. JB promised to fill in these tough spots once we had some high-end talent and Beagle and Roussel are moves in the right direction.
  12. Quinn Hughes | D

    Come up to the lab See what's on the slab I'm growing a man With blonde hair and a tan..
  13. Quinn Hughes | D

  14. Artyom Manukyan | RW

    Reminds me of Mike Peca.
  15. Benning and Linden quotes on Draft Prospects

    It was a reference to them not even talking to his older brother. I actually think JB/TL like this Tkachuk enough to interview him. Cheers!