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  1. 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!
  2. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I like Boqvist but I am not sure we have the time to wait for him to mature. I keep coming back to Bouchard: PP QB, RHD, Offensive D, Minute-Muncher, Size, Leadership, IQ, etc. Some rankings have him gone by #7 but... Dahlin, Svchnikov, Kotkaniemi, and Zadina are almost assuredly gone, maybe Tkachuk too. Teams picking #5 and #6 have many options, including Bouchard, but may not take him. And if he's gone, Dobson may be available and we wouldn't have to wait too, too long for him either, maybe one year more than Bouchard. Bouchard and Dobson will be becoming ready when Juolevi is reaching form and then we will have a prospective top pairing with size and talent on their natural sides. The only way I want a forward is if Zadina somehow falls to us (or if JB picks one)!
  3. Benning and Linden quotes on Draft Prospects

    Did JB & Co interview a Tkachuk this draft?
  4. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I don't want to predict anything because JB's team seems to be the best at the draft that we have ever had and they haven't chosen anyone yet that I thought we should pick and they were right and I was wrong. The past: Virtanen; wanted Ritchie. Boeser; didn't know enough but didn't want an American college kid. Juolevi; wanted Sergachyov. Pettersson; wanted Foote. The future: I want a defenseman: Boqvist, Bouchard, Dobson; not sold on Hughes. JB & Co: Zadina, Hughes, Wahlstrom; who knows? I certainly don't. 3 I want, (same as above), Bogvist, Bouchard, Dobson. 3 I'm ok with (whatever JB & Co pick): Kotkanniemi, Zadina, Tkachuk. 3 I don't want (but still ok with whatever JB & Co pick): Hughes, Wahlstrom, Kravtsov.
  5. No to Joe; too old, too slow, too stupid, too expensive, etc. Gaunce can study all he wants; doesn't affect his hockey (see Ken Dryden et al).
  6. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    (I thought I was quoting TGokou, but looking back I see you had posted something similar with several of the same names involved.) On balance, I think you pay a lot for top talent in any position and disagreed that we could not get any of those D for Boesser. With the year Brock was having until his injury, everyone knows he is very good, we just don't know how good yet, and he is that rare bird, the true goalscorer. I think Pettersson will make the team this year (first of his draft class) and the mere daydream of the two on our PP1 puts me over the top. We have to keep these top talents and if we were to part with Boesser, it would be for a lot more than those D mentioned. On the 2018 draft, I think I like Bouchard but the discussions here have him too good to be there at #7 down to taking any other top 5 (?) D before taking him. I don't know, I guess I'm hoping he's not good enough to get taken before we get a chance, but good enough to be a stalwart top 2 RHD for us for a long time.
  7. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    While I appreciate your sharing of these thoughts, I cannot agree that, "no one will trade you Sergachev/McAvoy/Provorov/Werenski for Boeser". I think you could get any of those players for Boeser and would not part with Brock for just one of them without a serious addition of some kind.
  8. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Recently renamed the Elias Pettersson Swedish Hockey Federation.
  9. [Signing] Canucks sign Elias Pettersson

    188 posts and already on "Ignore"!
  10. Olli Juolevi | D

    Hey Rob! Please don't quit contributing because of these posters. I have had most of them on "Ignore" for a long time because they clutter up the good info with their inanities. The only "complaint" I would have with your content is your willingness to quote them and argue/discuss with them. It is good to see them put in their place but they don't learn and the mods don't seem to be interested in rooting them out. And when they get a stupid idea (like you didn't "prove" that Juolevi had the flu or some other illness that it discredits you in any way), they just keep bashing away at it. So keep up the good work and please don't quote and feed these types; it's not worth it and they don't deserve the exposure. (Obviously not talking about Vintage here; he has great content and it is weird to see you two sparring a bit there.) By the way, I liked your ideas of UFA defensemen we could use, I just don't know enough to make a comment of any value. That RHD sure sounded like he would be ideal for the Canucks at this time and at that price point. Personally, I can't wait to see Juolevi and all our prospects back in Beautiful BC so we can get new, local information. Only a few more weeks 'til the draft too so hopefully more solid content is not far off as that heats up. 2 thumbs up from me, Bud; keep up the good work and reports from a pro's perspective.
  11. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    I've had him on ignore for a long time but everybody keeps quoting him. (Seems overly sensitive about this blogger - perhaps it is the same guy?)
  12. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Already have this one on "Ignore" (and wouldn't have seen his post if not for your response). Always stirring the pot and shifting the discussion when held to account, makes me think "alfstonker" is one of these journalists or bloggers desperate for content and ideas.
  13. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I guess we'll find out when they do the interviews if JB skips over the Tkachuk family again. At #7 for the Canucks, I think I like Bouchard: 6-2, 193lbs, RHD, 87pts in 67g in the OHL, good shot, scoring, height, and weight and, as reported above, he is "steady, big, and smart".
  14. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    In addition to this idea that journalists (and bloggers) should properly research and report facts, I think any journalists or blogger should be required to self-identify on these forums. IMO, it is at a minimum duplicitous to pose as someone else on CDC for example, and then submit a story based on CDC discussions without disclosing sources and crediting them properly. It would also help to identify these scum and hold them to account or put them on "Ignore".
  15. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    The USSR? Been a while since I saw that. Would love to get Big Nik out of there. Clandestine flight, with the Beatles playing.. Show me around your snow-peaked mountains way down south (Vancouver) Take me to your daddy's (pot) farm Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out (dot be reggae mon) Come and keep your comrade warm Back in the USSR You don't know how lucky you are boy To be getting out of the USSR boy And, back in the US, back in the US, back in the USSR, I mean Canada.