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  1. Crack for Jack?

    I really think maybe you should switch sports and watch NFL. You seem so fascinated with size that you think it compensates for skills. Fact of the matter is that picking size was the reason we made a wrong choice and picked virtanen instead of Ehlers. Having a bias for size only was the reason we are now stuck with Gudbranson. Your analysis of this draft is wrong and Canucks picked the 2nd best defense man in the draft, first being Dahlin. Bouchard and Dobson will probably be 2nd or 3rd pairing D and they dont have the offensive flare of Hughes. All the GMs were targeting small and mobile D. Things are changing in NHL and speed is key. If you cant see that than you probably shouldnt comment on canucks drafting. Also trading Demko for a Bouchard or Dobson would be the most idiotic thing Benning would have done. Trading a potential star goalie for a future 2nd pairing D man and Bouchard could easily be a bust.
  2. Wahlstrom at lucky #7

    Bouchard is overrated just like Joulevi. He is too slow and he doesn't have the speed, finesse and playmaking ability of Quinn Hughes. Quinn Hughes is the type of D Canucks need, not another Gudbranson type of player. Either Hughes, Boqvist or Wahlstrom I would be happy with.
  3. Lucky #7

    No point to move into a top 3 position unless you are picking Dahlin. Svechnekov and Zadina are future stars, but I also see Wahlstrom not too far behind, maybe becoming the next Boeser with his shot. Not to mention players like hughes or boqvist who are really great. Unless you think Zadina will be elite, we shouldn't move into a top 3 especially since he isn't even a center. We already have elite wingers like Boeser and Petterson could be a winger at this point. Plus the likes of Goldobin, Virtanen, Dahlen, Leipsic, Lind etc. At this moment, the Canucks biggest need is defense and the next biggest need is probably the center position.
  4. Lucky #7

    Wahlstrom, Hughes or Boqvist...I would be ecstatic if Benning picked either of them. I like them over either Bouchard or Dobson because they are better skaters and seem to me as better passers and puck handlers than either Bouchard or Dobson. my ranking: 1. Dahlin 2. Svechnekov 3. Zadina 4. Boqvist 5. Hughes 6. Wahlstrom 7. Dobson 8. Bouchard 9. Tkachuk 10. Ty Smith I think only 4 forwards will be picked in the top 10 while defense will be the premium in this draft. So many great defenders like Dahlin, Hughes, Boqvist, Bouchard, Dobson, Smith...the top forwards would be very good to elite but only few of them deserve top 10. I don't see players like Veleno crack the top 10 this year.
  5. Acording to Bob McKenzie ( Picks 5 through 8)

    Where is Petrus Palmu? I think he could surprise. Also am thinking there will be some big UFA signing by the Canucks because of the Sedins departure and we would have even more once Edler, Eriksson and Sutter leave which would make us a buyer since we most are on their ELC contract at that time and Boeser is probably the one player that will have a significant raise.
  6. Acording to Bob McKenzie ( Picks 5 through 8)

    How about Quinn Hughes?? He is probably one of the best skaters in this draft and has great playmaking ability on defense. I really hope for either Boqvist or Hughes but I think I like Hughes more because of his insane skating ability and hockey IQ.
  7. He was a star when he played in Dallas, now he is AHL caliber and is just collecting his paycheque in Vancouver. His contract in Vancouver is compensating for the time he played great in Dallas and wasn't paid much. Its just too bad it had to be Vancouver that had to pay him and not some other team.
  8. People forget that security guards are there just to have some presence and make people feel secure. They aren't really trained to do what a S.W.A.T team does and they probably shot their gun as many times as I have in their lifetime and I don't actually have a gun. I'd probably would not enter the school either if I were him, because I would probably be another stat in a country where mass shootings are routine now.
  9. [PGT] New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    What is Yute? I don't get that?
  10. [PGT] New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    I'd rather have Dahlin though. Imagine our defense if Tryamkin also comes back to our team Dahlin-Tanev Tryamkin-Joulevi Edler-Gudbranson That D would look pretty big and physical all of a sudden.
  11. Jussi Jokinen is done. He is just a cap dump and he won't play for the Canucks or in the NHL for that matter. If no team picked him up on the waivers, why would he be on our 4th line? The Canucks didn't even pick him when he was on waivers.
  12. [PGT] New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    oh really? In that case they will expose him but not sure if Seattle will bite with that contract of his. A $6 million penalty killer is not worth it for any team. They would take Tyler Motte or Nick Dowd over him in a heart beat.
  13. [PGT] New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    we have Demko and Dipietro so there are no worries there. Benning needs to get rid of both of them after we finish the rebuild.
  14. [PGT] New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    We can't expose him to expansion because of the stupid NTC that Benning gave out like a candy. So they will lose a spot protecting Eriksson's ass instead of someone who is more valuable. The only option might be a forced retirement which would get rid of his cap completely. Maybe the Sedins can convince him to quit hockey with them and they live happily ever after in Sweden.
  15. [PGT] New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Not at this point, he is not. On a team where Gagner and Eriksson get a combined 9 million for being useless, Baertschi would not be expendable. We have too many dead weights on the team not producing to get rid of Baertschi who plays on our top 6.