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  1. [Trade] EDM-CBJ-NSH Letestu for Aberg

    Shoulda traded him to Vegas: Le Test Tube Baby!
  2. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Revenge is best eaten cold. And the message to be sent once your star has been attacked is not to go after Lewis, but to run one of their stars. In the regular season, there is often plenty of time to send the message. In the playoffs, there is far less time to establish parity yet the outcome of the game is very much more important. I would still be in favour of cashing in by receiving the power play at that moment. But before the period is over, somebody better get a hurt real bad. Agree that we need more push-back (and wish we could get Nikita back). Come on JB, nobody wants a wussy team. Yeah, we can fill out the roster with bigger bodies once we draft/develop our stars. We also need some guys for now who keep the other teams "honest".
  3. Are the Sedins future changing?

    Decisions with regard to next year are premature, imo. Who really knows how much further their regression will proceed from now until it is time to re-sign? Plus there will be another 3 months after that until the 2018-2019 season starts and they are actually put to the test of how much they can contribute. I think these meetings before the TDL are to give everyone a chance to put their cards on the table, for the time being. Nothing really needs to be done right now but they all probably want clarification of objectives and confirmation that they are all on the same page(s). I think there is zero possibility that the twins will be traded before the deadline. I also do not believe they are that attractive as trade bait and do not give any credence to these "2 firsts and 2 prospects" projections. All other teams have seen the same declines that we have seen and most will not give up much of their future for what the twins would add. Old News (as usual) has come up with a good example in Anaheim of where they might fit and even that is a low probability outcome. Personally, I would prefer the Sedins to go out with a fine "holding the fort" performance for this year and retire. If they play another year, the knives will be out, and a lot of their terrific accomplishments will be denigrated by a further reduction in their effectiveness. It is bad enough this year, with their decline so far, and probably more to come before season's end, with many fans already turning against them. Ultimately, I trust that the Sedins will know best and do the right thing and I hope they are right. If they can convince themselves that they can perform at an acceptable level for yet another year, so be it. I would hope that another year would come at a substantially reduced price comensurate with what they bring compared to what others could bring for similar money. For now, management has been accepting of the wishes of the Sedins and willing to forego opportunities to help the club by forcing a trade on them. They were paid this year at a level based on past performance and their willingness to sign long-term for less than market at that time. Their NMCs factored into these calculations and now we have come to the point where they were paid the same $7m this year to finish the deal. The team gave away the opportunity to get something back in a trade when that contract was signed; it was part of the deal. So I don't think they will accept a rental trade this TDL whether they re-up for next year or not. And I don't think management will go against their wishes for the (imo) small return they would bring. If the Sedins think they can maintain their level of play for one more year, I think it should come only at a very reduced price (like $1m/ea). And only if management agrees that they can perform well enough to help the team. They have earned another NMC, do not need to suffer the indignities of being traded for beans, and can retire Canucks.
  4. (ROOMER) LEAFS make offer for TANEV

    If this is true, we may be able to get more out of Toronto. Ask for the moon and maybe get more than Liljegrin and TO's 1st. Extras might include San Jose's 2nd round pick, D Andrew Nielsen (74th in 2015 draft), and/or D Eemeli Rasanen (59th in 2017). Nielsen is 6'3" 210 and tough; Rasanen is 6'7" 209 a couple years younger than Nielsen and has 22 points in his last 28 games. Hold their feet to the fire! If we're going to lose our "Smokin' Defenseman", let's roll the dice on a pack of prospects and picks. (Then hope the Leafs crash out of the playoffs giving us a higher, second, first-round pick. - And another reason to cheer against Toronto.)
  5. Benning Mentality

  6. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Game Day thread had this (with a note about EP being in the country): So you Nux Fans back east should practise this chant, and greet EP with it every chance you get:
  7. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Swedes seem to be saying: Lee-Uss or Lee-Ass. (Like 'Lias.)
  8. COACHES in VANCOUVER - I don't get it . . .

    8 + 5 does equal 10 (in base 13). (Also in base 10 if your user name is "baumerman77".)
  9. What Should the Canucks Do When Guddy is Healthy?

    Imo, we need upgrades to Biega, Hutton, and Stetcher, but not this year. Biega in fact may stick, as he is excellent in the 7th D/13th F role and keeps himself ready with a great attitude, motor, and physicality. I still would prefer a better option than Biega in that role though. Hutton seems to have peaked, even regressed a bit, but he looks lost out there; I think the decision is basically: keep him as a 7th D versus what he could bring back in a trade. Stetcher, while exhibiting many of the traits of a good PMD, is getting pounded out there, cannot control strong forwards who come at him with malice, and is getting hurt more often and more seriously. Stetcher may also bring a half-decent return, at least more than I would expect for Hutton or Beiga. I think Hutton sits when Gudbranson returns, and gets back in upon the inevitable next injury to our D. Trades would help build the future and open a spot or two at the 6th and 7th D position to get a look at our prospects' progress.
  10. Jack Rathbone | D

    Depends who you are. Ex-President George W. Bush graduated from both Yale and Harvard. “There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.” "Thu Interweb thing." "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful," he said, "And so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people," he continued, "And neither do we." Even more disturbing is the fact that he was reading from prepared text.
  11. Matt Brassard | D

    Good stuff again (and again, and again, and again) Sid; what would we do without you? Thank you very much for keeping up on all our prospects.
  12. Yes! I've been waiting for this. JB is getting value for prospects who are not going to help the Canucks. What the heck does LA see in Subban anyway? Can't even cement a spot on an AHL team. Dowd also fits right into current needs (in the NHL). Rockster8 is a troll; please put him on "Ignore", and don't clutter up good threads with quotes from him and responses to his clap-trap.
  13. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    You are correct, however I doubt the dinosaur media types will ever get it right. (I have heard "Shoan" instead of "Shawn".) Also, (using your phonetic format from the above) his first name is pronounced: Lee. Ass. (Not Ell. Eee. Ass.) I still miss Jim Robson...he used to make sure he pronounced players' names the way they wanted them pronounced. Maybe Cheech (John Garrett) could lead the way, Queen's graduate in (English) Language and Literature that he is.
  14. [PGT] Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Kypreos looked like he was going to puke if he had to hear any more compliments about the Canucks.
  15. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators

    The 4 pass empty net goal was hilarious!