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  1. Id like to see Tanev Granlund for nylander Quick before Tanev gets hurt. Granlund is cheap and defensively responsible which Toronto will like. Our defense will be horrible but that should land us a good pick this coming year. We would have horvat boeser Boeser petterson Nylander 2019 1st and Hughes to build around which is a great start so I wouldn’t be opposed to a UFA d-man or two. trade elder and del Zotto too if we can. Benching him doesn’t help his value though.
  2. [Official] 2018 Training Camp Thread

    Id rather see a more defensive and slightly more physical player with Petterson than Goldobin. Also Id like to see Granlund where Motte is. The rest is fine considering what we are working with. Our D is terrible especially when you consider as a rebuilding team Del Zotto, Edler and Tanev should be dealt soon.
  3. At least he's still getting paid from his perspective. If he wants to look at it optimistically it just proves he and his agent did a great job negotiating that contract. I couldn't understand why got 3 years at over 3 million, when i doubt anyone offered even 2 years at 3 over million.
  4. Id be ok with it if Karlsson and the Canucks came to terms on an extension prior to the trade and we gave up: Demko, Gaudette and OJ (not convinced on these guys) or Tanev, Gaudette and OJ or if the Senators include Ryan: Gaudette, OJ & 2nd rd pick Boeser, Horvat, EP and Hughes off the table.
  5. Sam Gagner, why the hate?

    31 points is ok but if your an offensive player without a great defensive game you should be scoring more than that. Then when you consider the potential for improvement for other players he becomes expendable. I'd rather waive Gagner than Leipsic or Goldobin and i doubt Gagner would get claimed. Personally I have zero hate for the guy though, he seems like a good guy.
  6. Jett Woo invited to WJC development camp

    That's great hope to see Woo in Vancouver for the world junior tourney. Anyone know why Lind and Gadjovich were not invited? Is it due to their birthdays?
  7. Seems logical for both teams. but I think Gagner is neutral value maybe even negative and if Chicago wants cap room (trading Hossa) a cheaper player might make more sense. I think Chicago might be interested in MDZ (good contract solid player) & Granlund (good contract, young and all around game). if we can get Henri Jokiharju great but I'd be ok with their 2019 1st rd pick even though Chicago will be a good team this year. Granlund & MDZ for Hossa & Jokiharju or Hossa & 2019 - 1st rd pick
  8. I liked the signings not nessarily the term but overall I was happy but .... if the canucks used that money for a 8 million dollar player instead our team would look so much better. keep in mind no 8 million dollar players would be likely to signe here and were available. Possibly in 2 or 3 years though which is another reason not to give 4 years on these contracts.
  9. I see our Future(2-3 years) Lineup looking like this: AAA - Petterson - Boeser Baertschi - Horvat - AAA BBB - Gaudette - Virtanen Shaller(if resigned) - Beagle - Rousell Hughes - CCC Juolevi - CCC Tryamkin or Brisebois - Gudbranson/Stecher Gudbranson/Stecher Demko Markstrom (maybe Dipietro or UFA) XXX- top 6 forward- need two wingers or a Center and a winger if Petterson ends up a winger YYY-Top 9 forward -need 1 ZZZ- Top 4 Right D - need 2 out of Jonathan Dahlen, Kole Lind, Lukas Jasek, Gadjovich, Madden & Lockwood -I believe we have 1 AAA(top 6) and 1 BBB(top 9). Jett Woo may become a CCC(top 4 D) and i really like him as a pick but the chances of a 2nd RD pick becoming a top 4 D are slim. This leaves us needing: 1 top 6 forward & 2 top 4 right D-Man I think the Canucks management have to do everything in their power to get 1 or 2 of these in a trade from the following list of assets: Leipsic Granlund Goldobin Sutter Eriksson Edler Tanev Pouliot Hutton Realisticly Tanev packaged with some of theses assets or picks (not 1st round) should be able to land us a current or future top 6 forward or a top 4 D. Edler if he is now willing to waive his NTC considering he will be a UFA in a year and the Sedins are gone should get us a nice pick. If we can turn the other guys into any picks it will give us a shot of drafting a gem or packaging picks for a higher pick. Trading these assets sooner rather then later is a good idea because we can lose guys on waivers and it would give us a better shot of drafting high in 2019. for example if Tanev is traded for a future stud. Tanev +++ = 1 top 6 F or top 4 D All other assets = 1 top 6 F or top 4 D 2019 1st = 1 top 6 F or top 4 D If we can do this i think we will be a contender again in 3 years. If we get a couple top 6 forwards &/or a top 4 D-man we can also go after a top UFA in a year or two. What do you guys think we need to do to become a contender in the somewhat near future?
  10. A defense of FA signings/Benning by a Benning hater

    On a more thread related note: because Benning is doing such a good job drafting I'm glad we have him. in a perfect world we would break up the GM role into 3 drafting:Benning signing: Laurence Gilman - the gillis era did a good job at signing team friendly contracts although they had the benefit of a cup contending team. trading: someone like pat Quinn im happy with the signings but maybe we only needed two I don't want to lose guys on waivers.
  11. A defense of FA signings/Benning by a Benning hater

    Hell yah there would be people popping off. Even cuddly puppies don't cuddle 24/7 they are too busy peeing on your carpets or chewing and destroying everything. Damn Puppies!
  12. Here's what we got now !

    Yes but I don't care either way. more worried about Goldobin and Leipsic. granlund needs to be in that lineup ahead of gagne. Gaudette may have to start in Utica until a injury because he isn't waiver eligible like some others are.
  13. 2018-2019 - Line-Up - Trades to come ?

    My lineup: Baertschi Horvat Boeser PetterssonGranlund Eriksson Goldobin Sutter Virtanen Roussel Beagle Schaller Leipsic Gagner Edler Tanev Del Zotto Gudbranson Pouliout Stecher Hutton Biega i would like to see if granlund can get his offense going so I would like to try this out rather than having Sutter center Pettersson as He has more upside. i always expected to have gaudette in the lineup but more development wouldn’t hurt and I don’t want to lose leipsic or Goldobin on waivers. Injuries always happen, gaudette will play this year. I dont mind if hughes is on the team or not don’t want to lose guys on waivers though. No $&!# down line as petterson and/or Goldobin don’t fit that role but you have 4 solid defensive lines. Just keep elder and Tanev against top lines.
  14. I like these signings overall Beagle is probly a year too long though. also I did think after losing Vanek and the Sedins we would bring in 1 scoring UFA. petterson fills in nice and I do want room for young guys but I thought we would see a 2nd line forward.
  15. We would have to focus on our right side defense after the deal but well worth it.