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  1. Liljegren please and thanks.
  2. [PGT] Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Luca Sbisa's old #5 still delivering pizzas.
  3. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

    I love Gudbranson's game and I believe that he is a top-4 defenseman who may further develop into a physical #3 shutdown guy but I wouldn't overpay him. $5M/yr seems a lot for a purely shutdown defenseman; the most I would give him is Tanev money but on a long-term deal.
  4. @Rush17 I see what you mean. It's always a gamble though as everyone has different scouting lists. As @Alflives says the higher the pick the better chance we have of getting our guy. Would be tough if Benning was targeting say Bode Wilde but ends up with a lesser defenseman. Benning is pretty good when he gets his man in the early rounds (see: Boeser, Pettersson, Lind, Demko; Juolevi we'll see...).
  5. I prefer not to trade him, but I would only trade Gudbranson back to Florida for a top-15 pick or better offer. There is some very good talent this year especially on defence. Could leave the draft with two bluechip defensemen, then sign a UFA RHD to fill the hole. That said, it would be hard to replace both the minutes played in defensive situations and the physicality of Gudbranson. A lot of fans think we can just sign a depth 6th/7th defenseman for physicality, but when do depth defensemen go up against premier offensive players like McDavid, Crosby, or Ovechkin? Apart from the All-Star game, when would John Scott play against Crosby? Plus, we'd be asking a lot out of Tanev and Stecher for 5v5 minutes.
  6. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Hypothetically speaking, if the Sedins return for another year and both Dahlen and Pettersson make the team what do the lines look like? Baertschi - Horvat - Boeser Dahlen - Pettersson - Eriksson Daniel - Henrik - Virtanen Granlund - Sutter - Dorsett Gagner the extra forward? Goldobin? Gaudette, Lind, Gadjovich in Utica?
  7. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

    If you go on the NHL's Youtube channel they have regular game recaps as well as extended "condensed game" recaps that run about 8 or 9 minutes long. You just have to search for it in their playlist. They don't have one up for this game yet (I missed the game too and I'm eager to watch the condensed game recap) but maybe in 30 minutes to an hour it'll be up there.
  8. Brock Boeser | #6 | Right Wing

    Hopefully.. I am giddy with excitement but I will try my hardest to reserve expectations to a minimum with Lind. That said, Kole Lind: 17GP || 9G + 19A = 28P Cody Glass: 16GP || 8G + 18A = 26P (Different players, different positions, but offensively this Lind kid looks real good)
  9. Brock Boeser | #6 | Right Wing

    In that 2015 NHL Entry Draft video Benning says, "There's no way Boeser is getting to us. We're still like thirteen more picks." We then drafted Boeser with the 23rd overall pick. Boeser is definitely a top-10 player in that draft and time will tell if he will be a top-5. As an aside, this makes me wonder... "Why isn't anyone taking Kole Lind?"
  10. Olli Juolevi | D

    Miro Heiskanen has scored two goals in his game today and has 10 points in 10 games. Olli Juolevi with no points in today's game has 7 points in 10 games. Both are currently playing top pairing minutes for their respective Liiga teams -- the difference is that Heiskanen has been playing top minutes since last season as a 17 year old. Juolevi has had to adjust to the international ice sheet and Finnish style of play. If we were choosing a defenseman last draft, I was hoping for Heiskanen. He is such a smooth skater and has great vision and IQ in both the defensive and offensive zones. I questioned how much offense he could produce, but I knew he was more offensive-minded than Juolevi, who looks to be more of a two-way defenseman. The way I think it, I would say Juolevi is similar to Edler and Heiskanen is similar to Ehrhoff back in 2009-2011. Edler was bigger and better defensively yet still able to put up 30-40 points and quarterback the powerplay. Ehrhoff had trouble at times with bigger forwards and in battles along the boards or in front of the net, but was very good with the puck on his stick. Both Juolevi and Heiskanen have fared very well playing against men in the Finnish league, but the NHL is a whole different animal. To his credit, Juolevi shutdown Logan Brown and Gabe Villardi in the OHL playoffs last year and has the size to handle bigger forwards when he makes the NHL.
  11. [PGT] Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Eriksson was an excellent PKer for us before his injury. Gaunce will be good for us as well. I'd like to see Burmistrov or Virtanen on the penalty kill sometime. Especially Virtanen... I can imagine him getting his stick on a pass and then turning the jets on for a shorthanded breakaway.
  12. Olli Juolevi | D

    Lots of good Finnish defense prospects in recent years. Rasmus Ristolainen, Julius Honka, Olli Juolevi, Miro Heiskanen (had he been available I also wanted him at 5), Juuso Valimaki and now Anttoni Honka. Hopefully Juolevi turns out to be the better of the bunch.
  13. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Gradin Naslund Daniel and Henrik Sedin Pettersson? Dahlin??
  14. Interesting in the Canucks case how they determine bottom 6 forwards according to 5 vs 5 ice time. According to that, Vancouver's bottom 6F consists of Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Virtanen, Gagner, Vanek, and Burmistrov.
  15. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    5 points in an SHL game against a team who has potential generational talent Rasmus Dahlin and fellow 2017 draftee Lias Andersson. Crazyyyyy