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ilduce39 last won the day on August 25 2017

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  1. I can’t get behind this take at all. We’ve had bad seasons and spent to the cap... okay. The team is competitive when healthy and the internal competition is actually decent this year too. The prospect pool is great and so is, Eriksson (and Luongo) aside, our cap situation. In particular, tons of flexibility to move people around as needed - even the NTCs are much more flexible than the ones JB inherited. This is just a bad bad attempt at slinging mud at JB - no attempt at looking to were we’re going... just crapping on years that everyone who was paying attention knew were going to be tough. So so glad he was extended - this is the kind of short sighted “told you so” nonsense that owners sometimes fall for. Good for the Aqualinis.
  2. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I’m sure I’ll love whoever JB goes with but right now I’m on the Boqvist train as well. When was the last time we had a guy with those offensive chops on the back end? Those brief, beautiful years with Ehrhoff? Imagine what Bo, Brock, Pettersson and co. will do with a real offensive dynamo behind them. I’d still love to see JB try to flip Tanev for a mid 1st to snag another D, particularly a bigger dude, like Wilde or a prospect like Foote but I think it’s a pipe dream. Would be more than happy with just Boqvist.
  3. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    You’d need more than just your picks to land Mete/Fox/Hajek you’d also need a crystal ball. None of whom would fill the physical / leadership role Guddy has assumed since getting healthy and signing his contract. Speaking of, that’s quite the hyperbolic claim that they have a “strong possibility” to be better than Juolevi. I also disagree with your BPA rhetoric. Not only is it obviously subjective as the best players never go in a sequential order... even if it were a more clear cut process I think there is some wiggle room based on positional need. C and D always command more in trade or salary and are harder to come by than wingers. Therefore there is an inherent bonus to having them home grown in your system to benefit from any trades or hometown discount contracts. Thus, being a winger heavy squad it may be nice to draft “BPA” but I’d wager you’re losing out when you trade your BPA for a D or C because at the end of the day you still need to field hockey team. Obviously theres a point where the winger is the better pick but it’s not a cut and dry BPA situation.
  4. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

    How many vets have they let walk for nothing? What did you expect for those vets? Its a whole lot of crying about nothing - we got solid pick/prospect/Youth returns for: Garrison, Bieksa, Kesler, Burrows, Hansen, Vanek, Holm and Lack.
  5. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

    Because no one from TO’s dead last season is contributing for them right now? Or, if you want to talk about Chicago check out their 2006 roster the year they stunk and ended up with Kane. Playing with Keith, Seabrook, Sharp, Byfuglien, Bolland, Brouwer were a ton of veteran “place holders” like Havlat, Vrbata, Hamilton, Smolinski, Lapointe, Bondra... You can’t rush it because of impatience. If and when the young guys are ready they’ll take over.. in the meantime the roster still needs to be filled out. Doesn’t mean Chicago wasn’t “rebuilding yet” in 2006-2007.
  6. Ten players id keep on team thats it

    The hockey gods oft speak in riddles... their divine words beyond the ken of mortal men.
  7. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes

    I like TG and am happy with the coaching change... but this season shows the impossible mission that Willie faced during his tenure here.
  8. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Just spitballing! Haha I’m obviously fine with just keeping our pick and moving forward as is. Realistically, the only guys who could return a top 5 pick though are Bo and Brock.. and I’d rather keep the C. I’d also love for this to be the year to pull that trigger with the depth of D available. We need D one way or another if this bright group of forwards are going to take off.
  9. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    We should flip Boeser for another top 5 pick. With our own pick, add the top 2 defencemen to Juolevi. We’d never do it but I think that would create quite the foundation going forward. A lot easier to buy a scoring winger in FA than a top pairing D man.
  10. [PGT] Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Boeser, Tanev, Baertschi, Granny and Loui, whose contract we may not like, but is still a good player. 70+ goals, our best defenceman and some of our better two way forwards. Do we need some more top shelf talent? Sure. Could Juolevi/Gaudette/Pettersson/Dahlen and a few 10% spins at landing a top 3 pick fill that? Absolutely. JB has worked these past 4 years to scrape together this roster, which is decent when healthy, to add his top shelf draft picks to. It’s finally looking like it could coalesce. Better yet, the added depth of Motte and Leipsic added to those prospects mean we’re finally hitting critical mass where we will be trading/waiving NHL-level players for once in the off season. But bLoW iT Up tHiS tEAm iS TeRrIbLE
  11. Loui Eriksson | #21 | LW/RW

    About the same!
  12. Loui Eriksson | #21 | LW/RW

    Yeah it could be a nice fit for a guy in LE who hasn’t had a good fit since he arrived. Especially if Gaudette likes to shoot - Loui does his best work in close. Loui-Gaudette-Virtanen ?
  13. Loui Eriksson | #21 | LW/RW

    LE’s injury is a weird blessing in disguise... no way Green sits him if he’s healthy (and nor should he) but this lets us showcase a few kids for the stretch run. Looking forward to Loui on Gaudette’s wing next year.
  14. I also love how absolutely defensive Van Media and the spaz fans get about these comments. Obviously they know what they’re doing.
  15. The Leafs model actually gives hope to our current roster. A few young top guys can turn around a bottom place team. Its why it makes me barf to read this crap about how we need to be all-in for draft picks right now. No. It’s time to graduate top players to a roster that can support them. That was always the play, by the way: rebuild the prospect pool while icing a competitive roster. Injuries have sunk the 2nd part of that plan but it could still work out beautifully.