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  1. Those who are dismissing Tryamkin as a whiner and suggesting he should have been satisfied with two years at barely above league average are clearly either blind or really unobservant hockey fans.... and they've missed a couple really obvious points: - How many 6'7" 265 lb defensemen are there in the league? - How many 6'7" 265 lb defensemen are there in the league who can skate and carry the puck with better than average speed? - How many 6'7" 265 lb defensemen are there in the league who can skate and carry the puck with better than average speed, like to hit, and can put players out of games with their hits? - How many 6'7" 265 lb defensemen are there in the league who can skate and carry the puck with better than average speed, like to hit, can put players out of games with their hits, are very physical around the net and are willing to fight to protect their goalies and fellow team-mates... so physical players who challenge them can end up injured and out of games? - How many 6'7" 265 lb defensemen are there in the league who can skate and carry the puck with better than average speed, like to hit, can put players out of games with their hits, are very physical around the net and are willing to fight to protect their goalies and fellow team-mates... so physical players who challenge them can end up injured and out of games... and how many of these defensemen are only 22 years old and are without a doubt going to get better?
  2. What better players? Is Sbisa a better player? I like Stecher, but is he an overall better player and more impactful than Tryamkin?
  3. It's great that the Canucks have signed Dahlen... I have no problem with that. The problem is they completely botched Tryamkin.
  4. That's exactly what I am talking about.... the kid was completely mishandled by Willie Desjardins... Should have been played more. See my post on the Tryamkin thread.
  5. Not talking about the ELC... talking about the last failed offer.... They should have offered him 3 years AT MINIMUM.
  6. I really can't stop being pissed off about this failed signing. I keep thinking about the way this kid could absolutely physically dominate a game. Who can do that? I keep thinking about the way he could wheel with the puck and carry it up ice... and the way he was doing it more and more as the season went on. The way he could carry it into the O-Zone while fending off defensemen with one hand. The potential in this kid was sky high. I keep thinking about Elliot Friedman bringing up the failed signing on Hockey Night in Canada... I have a lot of respect for Friedman's knowledge... he would not draw people's attention to a failed signing if the player wasn't important. I have a very strong feeling Canuck's management are on the point of letting a generational player slip away.
  7. This is good to see the Canucks lock up this guy... but if they can offer this completely untried kid 3 years, why was Tryamkin not offered a 3 year deal?????????
  8. I have been a backer of Benning and Canucks management. But now I am seriously reconsidering. I think there was a huge mistake made in not signing Tryamkin. #1: Half of the problem was Willie Desjardins and his poor coaching... and refusal to play Tryamkin as much as he should have... playing Philip Larsen??? Management in allowing WD to remain and play his stupid ice time games and to alienate Tryamkin was the first error. #2 Second was not offering Tryamkin a substantial 3 year deal... Ask yourself who has more potential for the Canucks... Luca Sbisa at 3 years and 10.8 million or Nikita Tryamkin? Yeah, we all know, players are supposed to pay their dues with a two year contract... but the fact is, Tryamkin is not any player... he is special. Does anyone think Gaudreau should have been offered a two year contract? Or McJesus? But somehow Benning thought a two year deal would be enough to keep Tryamkin... WRONG. #3 What was being done to accommodate the family? They should have pulled out the stops to bring over family and friends to visit the wife and to keep her company when Tryamkin was on road trips. I am really unhappy with this result... yes, we may get a chance to see him back in two years, but he should not ever have been let go. Big thumbs down on the Canucks management for this one.
  9. I am back and forth about whether this is a goof by Canucks management. Yeah, Tryamkin seems to have wanted to go back. But I now hear from the Benning interview that Tryamkin was only offered 2 years. That is NOT enough term for a player of this potential. They should have offered him 3 years.... well worthwhile even if he did not develop much further than where he is now. I am now leaning back towards this is a mistake by Canucks management... AGAIN.
  10. I was extremely disappointed to hear this news. And was ready to blame the Canucks... but after reading Tryamkin's interview, I think there is not much they could have done, except perhaps throw outrageous money at him. Hopefully he will change his mind.
  11. Changing the post: It's evident from Tryamkin's comments he didn't want to stay and was not prepared to accept the conditions of the NHL. Too bad. Hopefully he will re-consider in the future.
  12. Great video of Virtanen. The difference in his game after he lost all the excess weight is amazing... he is so much more dangerous. Obviously this is the AHL, but it is clear he has great potential with both his speed and shot. I think the chances of him making the Canucks... assuming he works hard over the summer, is very good.
  13. There was nothing the Canucks could have done to make Kassian a better player at the time they had him in the roster. It was all in his head... he was too busy sabotaging himself with self indulgence, booze, drugs and ego to be taught anything by the coaches. It took five big wake up calls for him to finally come back to reality. - Being demoted by Buffalo to minors - Traded to Vancouver... failing there and being benched - Being traded by Vancouver to Montreal for a has-been 4th liner - Getting into the accident in Montreal while he was pissed and getting sent to a substance abuse program - Being demoted to the minors again in St John's... just about the worst place you can imagine in the AHL. He finally woke up and realized he was on the point of oblivion... then he got one last chance when he was traded to Edmonchuck and re-assigned to Bakersfield. He took it and the rest is where he is now.
  14. Burr's screens in front of the net have been a big part of two goals.... no assist but he deserved them. Gotta admit watching Karlsson really is a pleasure. This guy is soooo.... smooth. Does everything well, especially on offense. He is definitely top of the NHL in my opinion.