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About Airjasper

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  1. Listening to that interview it sounds like he would waive...He keeps talking about how his family has discussed it a lot so that they can prepare themselves either way...If he wasn't planning on leaving there wouldn't be anything to really discuss with them.
  2. I love McCann as much as the next guy, but I would package him for Drouin in a heart beat. Drouin has elite prospect, first line potential where as I can't see McCann becoming a legit 1C. We need a top end scoring prospect and this would fill that need. I hate to say it, but this team could survive without McCann considering our current depth at center. When we traded Shink for Granlund this potential trade was the first thing that popped in my head.
  3. People need to remember that if the Sedins retire we will have an extra $14 million to go get a couple of first line players if we don't have any developed in our system.
  4. Give me a break...That 2nd for Baertschi was a STEAL..When have we ever drafted a stud dman in the 2nd round...We converted that pick into a 2nd line winger. Also, hate on Vey all you want but based on odds alone he has turned out to be a better player than an average 2nd round pick.
  5. If Green would have went to bad for Shinkaruk and said he could become a stud in the NHL, I can't imagine Benning making the trade. This kind of leads me to believe that Green doesn't think he will translate to an NHL scorer either...There are plenty of players who can score in the AHL but not in the NHL.
  6. Okay, but I know at least one scout came out and said that Shinkaruk's pre-draft interviews really turned them off of him and it's why he dropped so far that we even had a chance to draft him. It's possible he fixed it, but maybe he hasn't and that's part of the reason why Benning wanted to get rid of him.
  7. Really? He fell in the draft for having a terrible attitude, and there are numerous people saying he is a giant douche. His attitude very well could have been a big reason Benning was trying to get rid of him for so long.
  8. So your question is, do I wish that the Canucks were currently on a 6 game winning streak and be one of the hottest team in the league. Hmmmm, that's a stumper!
  9. A big difference from last years start to this years: Yes they started 9-4-1 but 5 of those wins were in OT/SO. Only 2 have came from that in the Canucks first 10 wins. That says a lot on its own. In the first 14 games this year the Canucks have scored 8 more goals and allowed 3 more. But even more telling than that is in the first 14 last year they had 4 games where they scored 1 or 0 goals. This year only 1 time so far. That's huge and can't be overlooked. Also, right at game 15 last year the Canucks went on to lose 9 of their next 12. This right here is more telling than the stats he puts up in that article. The dude started his article off by saying he is biased, and then went on to prove it with his analysis.
  10. Love it. JB is giving this team the opportunity to be competitive while sacrificing absolutely nothing of the future. Overpaid a bit but since it is only 2 years it's perfect.
  11. I'm not saying it's likely, but I'd rather enjoy the playoff excitement then not. Miller isn't going to change us from a bottom 5 team to a bubble team. What he will do is allow us to be competitive on a nightly basis. That's going to be more beneficial to a team (and Lack) then being behind all of the time. Lets see what the team looks like come opening day though.
  12. I like how so many people would rather bomb then have a chance at making the playoffs. Remember when LA finished 8th and then dominated onto their way to the cup? This team wasn't as bad as their 6th last finish would imply. The Miller signing by no means handcuffs this team. If he happens to play here for the whole contract it is only 3 years. But you know what...Depending on where the Canucks are at come trade deadline in the next 3 years, Miller is the kind of goalie that could be moved for draft picks.
  13. I would agree....If it was still MG who made this signing. But it's not. This is Benning trying to fix what was done.
  14. People need to realize that this signing doesn't handcuff the team at all. It's only for 3 years and can be traded at any point. It's also impossible to judge this trade yet because we haven't seen the final team that Benning will have put together come game 1.
  15. I shake my head at everyone saying "Why did we trade Luongo when he had less cap hit".....It's like you completely forget the circus behind that trade...It's also as if you don't grasp that Luongo's cap hit was 5.33 mil/year for 8 more years. I really like this signing. It's not an outrageous value at 6mil and the fact it is only for 3 years and there isn't a NMC/NTC makes it even better. I think this trade will make more sense a little later on...I don't think Benning is done signing players just yet.