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  1. I know it is late to be predicting the score but I say Canucks win this 3-2. They are looking good and the Sens look less motivated.
  2. It looks like Jonah's signing bonus is $92,500 for each of the next 3 years. That is quite the increase from his $50-$100 weekly stipend ($2400/year-$4800/year). JONAH GADJOVICH Vancouver Canucks Left wing Cap Hit: $845,000 Accumulated Daily Cap Hit: : $4,543 Remaining Daily Cap Hit: : $0 BORN: October 12, 1998 BIRTHPLACE: Whitby, Ontario, Canada HEIGHT: 6' 2 (188 cm) WEIGHT: 200 lbs (91 kg) SHOOTS:Left AGE: 19 ELC SIGNING AGE: 18 WAIVERS SIGNING AGE: 19 DRAFT YEAR: 2017 DRAFTED OVERALL: 55 DRAFT ROUND: 2 DRAFTED BY: VAN Waivers Exempt Slide Candidate Arbitration: 4 additional pro-years required CURRENT CONTRACTS ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT COMPARE THIS CONTRACT LENGTH: 3 YEARS EXPIRY STATUS: RFA SIGNING TEAM: Vancouver Canucks VALUE: $2,775,000 C.H.% : 1.13 SIGNING DATE: October 16, 2017 SOURCE: CapFriendly SEASON CLAUSE CAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY 2017-18 $845,000 $925,000 $132,500 $92,500 $700,000 $792,500 $70,000 2018-19 $845,000 $925,000 $107,500 $92,500 $725,000 $817,500 $70,000 2019-20 $845,000 $925,000 $0 $92,500 $832,500 $925,000 $70,000
  3. It appears, you are correct. You sound just like a poster whose posts I usually like and agree with. Is that you J.R.?
  4. It is only one game but I liked Pouliot's play against Calgary. I just finished reading this whole thread and it was worth the read. So much good information. There was talk of his lack of confidence in Pittsburgh, which probably contributed to his poor play but I didn't see any of that last night. In fact that was what surprised me watching him. I was surprised he played with so much confidence. He looked very comfortable carrying the puck, leading the attack, making crisp passes and playing the point on the power play. He looked like an NHL PMD/powerplay quarterback. Didn't see much of his defensive game but maybe that was because he was so good in transition and with possession of the puck. I think we are going to be returning to this thread over and over again, just like the Baertschi and Granlund trade threads. It is early but this trade is looking like a steal for GMJB.
  5. I hope Pedan clears. I guess if he doesn't, we could claim Sproul or a good defenseman that Vegas is forced to waive tomorrow. Although I like Biega a lot, if we could improve on him....
  6. Now that we all seem to be in agreement that Virtanen's future is going to be bright, I want to bring up the concern some people had about Jake's hockey sense. With his very good preseason, I noticed that there is no more concerns or talk of his lack of hockey IQ/hockey sense. Did he always have it or did he learn it down at the farm? I always felt he had hockey sense and posted something similar in the past. Here is a nice piece on hockey sense I quickly googled.
  7. I don't know how J. C. Lipon has played recently but he looked promising and is feisty when last I saw him. I would be more interested in him than Rychel.
  8. I see what you did there.
  9. Burmistrov's play has been surprising. I didn't expect him to play this well.
  10. I think he will end up in Utica. He will probably play well and I too wish he ends up playing lots for us later in the season. Unfortunately, I have this fear of injuries for him again. I mean he has the talent and will, to make it in the NHL, however, he will be 27 in a couple of months and is still struggling with injuries. It is hard to predict what will happen in the future, but the best way to do that is to look at the past. His past, unfortunately, is riddled with injuries.
  11. Too bad Rodin didn't make the Canucks. I really admire his persistence and tenacity in trying to be part of the team. He has given it his all but it doesn't appear like he is destined to have an NHL career. Did he just have a lot of bad luck with injuries or is he not built for the North American game with the style he plays? I suspect it is the latter.
  12. Thanks for all the explanation and your conclusion. I think you are right. This was my only concern with Pettersson and you put that fear of mine to rest.
  13. No. Don't like all those injuries. Hate injuries even injuries to the opposition. Plus I don't want Granlund traded.
  14. Yeah. He can drive to the net and create havoc there while Pettersson and Boeser do their thing.
  15. Yes, the GM has final say at the draft table. That is why Benning, who was Director of Amateur Scouting for Buffalo at the time, had to push very hard for Paul Gaustad in the 7th round of the 2000 NHL draft. All the players he had a hand in drafting, he takes the most pride in Guastad (Don Taylor interview in 2015). He takes credit for that pick and rightfully so. You can see from my research from a couple of years ago (see post below), Buffalo's average number of players drafted (played 190 NHL games or more) per draft went from 2.2 players/draft with Benning as a scout for 4 years, to 2.85 players/draft with him as a Director of Amateur Scouting for 6 years, then back to 1.5 after Benning left the organization. It is not a coincidence that Buffalo drafted not very well before and after Benning, improved with him as a scout and improved again as the Director of Amateur Scouting. I don't believe in coincidence. Most people know the Canuck's general poor record of drafting with the three previous GMs; Burke, Nonis, then Gillis. Delorme gets the lion share of the blame for this poor record because he was the head scout for almost this whole period. Benning becomes GM, and in 4 drafts, with less than a full compliment of draft picks, the Canucks go from having very few prospects to arguably, the deepest pool of prospects in their 47 year history. Again, this is not a coincidence, and did not have much to do with Delorme, who was demoted in favor of Judd Brakett in Aug. 2015. I give Benning most of the credit for the Canuck's improvement in scouting and subsequent increase in quality and quantity of prospects under his watch. He got all the scouts on the same page. He got them speaking the same language by defining terms such as character and compete for example. He instructed them on what characteristic they should be looking for. He used Burrow's relentless play for example, as a characteristic they should be looking for in a prospect. He personally scouts players identified by his scouts and of course, has final say at the draft table. With the odd exception (Benning citing the picking of Paul Gaustad as the pick he takes the most pride in), it is hard to know who should get credit, or blame for that matter, for the picks that are made. You have regional scouts but they do crossovers so there is overlap on the same prospects. Takes more than one person or one liking to get a player on the list and where they want them to be (on the list). The listing of players is done by consensus. Finally, the GM has final say and may or may not go with their master list. However, there is enough evidence from his long body of work as a scout, head scout, and management, that Benning is passionate about scouting and is good at evaluating and picking NHL talent. My post from a couple of years ago showing Benning's scouting prowess. Sorry for hijacking the Cole Lind thread like I did with the Brisebois thread two years ago.