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  1. ? Points From A Guaranteed #4 Draft Pick.

    Let's say your Buffalo, Arizona, Montreal, Ottawa etc's GM. Do you give up your first for a combo of "hutton, Baertschi, Dowd whomever"? It's going to take a lot more than that.
  2. [Discussion] Dahlin and Tryamkin

    What difference would us having Dahlin make? Didn't Tryamkin leave because he wasn't getting enough playing time and not because our team is not competitive?
  3. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Connor McDavid is generational. He's been in the NHL, 2.5 seasons and you're complaining he hasn't won as many cups as Sid? Sid was generational when he entered the league and so is McDavid. End of story.
  4. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Interesting. The only team I can think of doing that is Ottawa. They have Karlsson and then would potentially have Draisaitl and Svech/Zadina. Rebuild done for Ottawa. Otherwise I really don't see any other team doing this as Dahlin is said to be a generational (or near generational) defensive talent.
  5. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    No way Edmonton passes up on a chance at a generational D man for Tanev and Goldobin.
  6. The point he's trying to make, if I'm not mistaken, is that it was BENNING saying those words, not another Canucks scout.
  7. So you claim Benning IS NOT in charge of his first selection when he makes a good pick but when he makes a bad pick it's all on JB? You can't have it both ways. You can't give all the credit to Brackett when the Canucks hit a home run but then put all the blame on Benning when the Canucks miss.
  8. JB and all have an idea what the next few drafts will look like. I guarantee you the reason our D prospects are thin is because they knew there wouldn't be high end C talent available this year, so took Pettersson last year, and knew this year was loaded with D men. Trust them, they know what they're doing.
  9. Nylander was 2nd and 4th on both Button's and Pronman's rankings last year. He's incredibly talented but can be a bit lazy away from the puck. His poor/average WJC probably dropped him down the list as Button weighs big tournaments more heavily in his rankings. To say he shouldn't be on the list though is unfair, the kid is talented. You can say the same thing about ANY professionals list. It's easy to criticise in hindsight and there are always going to be 1 or 2 mistakes. Button had Virtanen lower than everyone else, Boeser higher than everyone else and has had way more hits than misses.
  10. Seeing the bright side, and why you should too...

    Why would Benning need to save his job? He's given us the best prospect pool we've had in over 15 years. When has Benning ever traded our first? Seriously, get over yourself.
  11. Seeing the bright side, and why you should too...

    Firstly, we can't finish last; there's no way we're finishing below Arizona. And no one is saying if we get last we're guaranteed the first overall. Everyone knows how the lottery works by now. Finishing lower does however give us a better shot at a better player.
  12. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Did you not read what they got for him? 3 firsts and 2 seconds for a team that wouldn't have won with him regardless. Him being traded is no indication he's over rated.
  13. Gutting it and getting rid of a few spare pieces at the trade deadline (Gagner, Vanek, etc) are two completely different things. It makes a lot more sense if you're out of the playoff picture by the deadline to get rid of a few spare pieces to stock up on prospects. It's poor asset management otherwise. "Gutting" the team would be getting rid of Baerstchi, Horvat etc. Getting rid of guys like Gagner, Vanek etc is just good asset management; assuming we're out of the playoff picture. Remember when we got Dahlen for Burrows? Goldobin for Hansen? Was this "gutting" the team? Would you take these trades back? Edit: sorry cdgraham this comment was directed more towards the OP.
  14. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Do you have a source for this because I've heard the exact opposite.
  15. Canucks release protected list for expansion draft

    I don't know, they just got Strome back. Not really much "value" back for a guy putting up 62 points in a season.