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  1. Reminds me of Troy Brouwer.
  2. Meh. He's at best an ahl player for depth call ups not a sufficient NHL bottom 6er. Ugly reminder of where this team was last season.
  3. Ottawa and Nashville are probably the only teams in the league that don't "need" a Dahlin.
  4. If chabot was available, he'd be gone right now And duchene would be in Ott. Edler to Ottawa still makes some sense though. But... why make this move in the offseason? I know everyone like myself is starved for transactions, but the ideal time to trade good veterans is the TDL. Other teams have have had a season to identify their needs and make injury replacements and are more often willing to part with more to either make the playoffs, or take a run. This is where we will need to be active. There should be a a whole lot of Sedin talk that pops up along with Edler and Tanev by that point. While those leaders have also had 2/3 of a year with the younger players. Sedins could go play for a cup and re-sign in Van, while getting the team they love some more top assets. We could have 3 x 1st round picks for the 2018 draft! Yes next trade deadline could be like Christmas for Canucks fans! Unless someone comes in with an offer that blows you away for either Edler or Tanev, keep those chips for the high stakes table!
  5. Nope. Were 2-3 years from having another top 6 C, unless one somehow comes via trade. Im sure management wants them to mentor the 2 young swedes of this teams future. My guess is they get a 2 year extension at the end of this year. UNLESS they cr@p the bed this year and are awful.
  6. This for me is the ideal development plan. They play together in Sweden for a year, then play in Utica next year, then burst into the scene in 19/20. I sort of expect that Dahlen will make the jump a bit earlier, but it's possible that if they grow in chemistry next season and have a prosperous SHL season, that they could jump straight over to the NHL. But my money is on the twins being extended and allowing for Dahlen and Pettersson to marinate some more at the AHL level. I think this year we'll see Boeser and Juolevi full time with sprinkles of Virtanen and Goldobin. Its the 19/20 season that the real turnover of this team begins as the twins retire and the new core is born, hopefully with Dahlen Pettersson ready to contribute right off the bat. There should also be a storehouse full of solid role players that can develop slowly and cause for a constant push of prosperity. While we go through some pain for the moment, the management group is really building something that should produce competitive longevity. Just a couple more seasons to go folks to see it come to form and then a couple more to see it peak. Enjoy the process! Makes the view at the top far more enjoyable!
  7. With roster as is... Sedin Sedin Granlund They looked great together before granlunds surgery. They get to see if that chemistry is still there. Goldobin Horvat Eriksson Goldy has far more offensive potential than baertschi and is a better fit for a top 6 winger. Horvat and Eriksson are smart 2 way players that should help offset Goldie's defensive issues. Baertschi Sutter Boeser Baertschi is a much better fit for line 3. As is Sutter who generally finds himself on the right side of the puck. Nice spot for boeser to slide into for his rookie season. Baertschi to Boeser has a nice ring to it. All 3 should be in for 40ish point years. Pretty solid for a 3rd line. Gaunce Gagner Rodin/Boucher Finally a bit of skill on the 4th line. Gagner should help rodin or Boucher get the most out of their shots. Green loves his Gauncer. Hell play a smart game that should allow for his line mates to showcase their creativity. Good chance Dorsett plays one of these wings as well. Dorsett Burmistrov MDZ Tanev Tanev should allow Del Zotto to get the green light and use his skating and offensive instinct to the fullest. As sad as it is, he is our best offensive weapon on the back end, and well actually see how poor our defence is when we realize that MDZ is one of our best defenders. Edler Stecher They had some good chemistry. Look for stech to take a step forward in production. And look for Edler to focus on being a steady physical D. Hutton Gudbranson Diddnt work great last season. Hopefully Hutton improves and Gudbranson plays a smarter game while using his size and strength to his advantage. Weircioch Biega Markstrom Nilsson Markstrom will get the starter nod given his experience with Green, but expect both these goalies to rotate fairly often unless one or the other develops starter like consistency. Juolevi on loan to Sweden To Utica: (should have a much stronger squad this coming season) Dahlen Virtanen Demko Chaput Megna Pedan Holm Subban Molino MacEwen Cassels Laplante etc I still have a feeling that there'll be a trade involving a dman and perhaps a good forward. I also think well we'll end up signing NJ prospect Alex Kerfoot who'll likely go to FA after finishing college. He's a 22 year old playmaking center out of Harvard. He's from Vancouver and his dad owns a part of the whitecaps I believe. Chances are good he'll be Canucks property but I think he'll end up in Utica for at least the start of the year. Still another solid B+ prospect to add to the system.
  8. Wooow!!! 7.8M aav thats crazy overpayment
  9. Maybe I'm in the minority here but good veteran signing for their impressive young core. Marleau is past his bbd but but he can still skate and score 25ish goals. Still issues on D, but I'd guess that the marleau addition only excels the trade winds for a top 4 Dman. doubt they'll get a good one without parting with a talented kid or two.
  10. Del Zotto. Gagne and Nilsson would be fantastic signings. So so glad we're moved on from miller, while allowing markstrom to be the #1 and having a couple depth plugs to allow juolevi and a forward or two to develop properly. Also better support for the twins as their twilight years hang in the balance. I also hope yakupov is in the mix here, and I will watch with great interest without any expectation other than, who are these kids and what is our future. That's all I care about next season Tank for the elite d man, and watch the youth all come together the next season or two and build the foundation of a great team for the next decade.
  11. Why the F not? There is zero risk here. We have a basement team. If he ends up finding the talent that made him the #1 pick, well then we have a top 6 winger for nothing. If he is brutal, then we play whom we were going to play anyways. With where the franchise is at, this is exactly the type of bad bet we should be making.
  12. I think when you weigh the Canucks need to do something with ufa want to play in Vancouver tha the likely scenario is the Canucks do next to nothing this ufa season.
  13. This news sucks b@lls. Weal was the ufa I was hoping to snag
  14. Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger·6h Over a dozen calls on 25 yr old Jordan Weal. He's on tour this week and is expected to visit the Canucks. North Van kid. Could be a good fit I think this kid is definitely worth a look. He'd certainly have the opportunity to prove himself in Vancouver and add some solid depth scoring. I remember watching him extensively when Manchester took out Utica a couple years ago on route to the Calder cup and being very impressed. Perfect signing for Canucks this year.
  15. Really solid draft for Vancouver. Nice blend of player types with skill as the priority attribute. Im super happy with the First 4 picks, and optimistic that there'll be a gem between palmu and rathbone. Nice to add a physically punishing shut down D with Gunnarson in the late rounds as well. All the interviews suggest that these kids are all ready quite bright with a good sense of humility. Such key attributes when it comes to personal development. It's really hard to work on your shortcomings if you can't admit them to yourself. Bit of a 180 from virtanen and mccann. We get a playmaking high skill C, a 2 way winger, a gritty net front presence, an athletic goalie, and a mobile offensive dman.... Can't really ask for much more out of this draft honestly. Slow clap for benning and co.