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  1. People want Myers gone because he's not smaller and super fast but that's fine for the regular season but in the playoffs that's going to get run over and go nowhere near Stanley.. simple short sightednews but thankfully JB made it known it caught his attention to the need for size and toughness which has been the usual in Vancouver for years with an exception or 2 so they forget about that.. that's why JB went after Guddy, had he worked out into a top 4 pairing guy to put with Hughes would have rocked the show but your right we still need that and hope we get one.. however I'm glad we have size in Myers and hopefully soon Tryamkin.. The other comment in the same idea is our new additions of JT and TT, both have skill but also some grit.. glad it's not just on the back end, not saying their fighters or anything but their not pussies either but at least not the butter soft team we had that was fun to watch until we got pummeled and ousted every year come playoff time which was always heart breaking for buck fans...
  2. Thanks I forgot to do that.. kudos.
  3. Boeser is signed until LE is gone, then he gets a portion of that added to what he has now on his contact so he's paid for but it's Petey who scares me cap wise, but JB will do what he has to do, at this point, I just want to see our top 6 stay as it is, Tofolli was the icing on the cake along with JT added to our guys looks like a pretty solid top 6.. and our bottom 6 will look better as players settle in and then to work on D but we still don't know exactly how that will work out but the expansion draft doesn't excite me.. only so many guys we can protect but we still have Hogs n Podz to hopefully fill the void of a lost forward which we probably lose unless by then we agree for Seattle to get Markstrom in exchange plus they take LE's contract plus a 1st round pick coming to us? Meh idk.. lol can you tell I hate LE that bad to package Marky? Lmao yup!!
  4. All I want for Christmas is Toffoli.. man I hope we get to keep him, Alien Flow TT JT Bo JV can only get better as the young guys gain experience and the team as a whole actually playing a lot obviously will help, been a turnstile team for long enough, yeah a lil bit with tweaking but hopefully it's over soon and we can actually grow a identity for a change and keep it.. fast tough and skilled.. yes please, had that 2011 but no depth but that's changing! Yay! Lol
  5. So you want to trade 1 of 2 big dmen as in Myers when we'll need it in the playoffs? We should have 2 big guys because what if we have a playoff run next year and Train gets injured and things get really rough? And Train isn't a lock yet until he signs.. Not a wise idea, LE of course but Sutter can now be replaced by AG since he has another season "almost" under his belt and played well enough to take the reigns as a top shutdown player for us and should pot 20 goals.. There's my 2..
  6. Well I think we can all agree it's great to see JV aand Gaudette produce out of the system so we can let go of other guys as we keep tweaking.. hopefully Hogs n Podz next and OJ doing the JV thing and grow into his top 4 D assessment, plus Woo.. and then train back but headed in the right direction with a farm producing just at the right time and in the next few years, yeah we still need tweaks but getting less and less for a change..
  7. For what it's worth, JV was voted most improved Canuck. Do you agree with it? I can't think of anyone close except for Hughes but he wasn't on the list but he's already shown so much natural born talent that he wasn't included? idk. FanSided author Brayden Ursel listed an article wrote it up. voted 1-4 JV Big Mac Gaud Pearson Have to agree and stoked at how Big Mac turned it up a notch too! Thoughts?
  8. agreed ANDDDDDD i'm hoping Train for 4-5... we could use 2 BIG D men to pair with smaller faster offensive pmd's.. and then a bigger but not as big Top pairing D partner for Hughes..
  9. The difference between the Nux and a Stanley Cup winner? Hmmm I still give it 3 years from now..
  10. First.. Tanev is usually injured and we can't depend on having him around, and we don't need a big time replacement since we're 2-3 years away anyway.. we need just to have 4 top guys on D and good support.. Woo is fine being 2 years away, train is a upgrade of Stetch as far as bringing a better passing game than he left with toughness in spades.. ( every team wants and needs that ) OJ will fill a top 4 as projected by most but slowed up with untimely injuries slowed his development but in 2 years 2nd line no problem. Rafferty has a outside chance.. great vision and playmaking ability and good in his own end. In 2-3 years our window will be wide open, splitting hairs on players on the rise vs sacrificing something unless you don't need it doesn't make sense before that I don't think.. wouldn't you rather see what you have works out or not first? .
  11. Well I don't think there is going to be a D issue with young guys coming up.. they need a year playing on the team so after that is a good time for JB to start looking for a deal if things don't work out with Rafferty, Woo, OJ, Train etc but I bet someone will work out
  12. Honestly.. that pick isn't that big of a deal, JT Miller essentially moved everyone except his linemates down a notch at forward so in reality we didn't really loose anything especially since D is now our main concern and already there's going to be a fight on for D spots with Woo OJ Train Rafferty all pushing I doubt we'll need help there but we could trade a forward for a D if all else fails but we'll see.. A player like JT who could walk right in and move everyone except whose on his line down a notch which is past phenomenal! Anyway, at the end of the day it's not forward but D where a roster spot is really needed with a pick if anything but with Woo OJ Train and Rafferty pushing I think we're fine really. One of the best trades ever, that was sooooo worth it, night after night he's been a huge impact on most games and won some almost on his own... Ones that we probably would have lost had he been the average player.. I was hoping for big things from him when he showed up but he's sooooo past! And don't even get me started on TT lol I couldn't believe it, was a fist pump moment because I remember nights when he played against us every time he jumped over the boards and I heard the play by play announcer said his name, I cringed and hoped he wouldn't score, I hated the dreaded "Tyler Tofolli" show he'd put on and almost destroy us single handedly. So the future is looking pretty bright, that pick would have been nice but not as nice as JT Miller scoring a shoot out winning goal plus all the other ones that have him in the nhl top 20 scoring list.
  13. iceman64

    Jim Benning

    Read that as well.. I think ownership/mgmt was against using the word rebuild instead of retool which it was, they were still awaiting most of the old contracts to expire and then start to tear it down which happened but still tried to fill the seats in the meantime by re-signing the sedins which would expire around the same time the tear down or the majority of it would take place or a good start on it. Pretty sure they're still waiting on Edler and Tanev's contracts are done and new D from the farm are worked in and that's still probably 2 years away but all we need is better D and that will happen so at the end of the day we're looking ok but nowhere to go but up from here, the only other issue is properly executing overall team D because we can't always expect Markstrom and Demko to bail us out every night... We are getting better though, it's hard to be patient but at least we don't get embarrassed like in the last few seasons..
  14. iceman64

    Jim Benning

    And replace him with who? I'm never against ideas but who would you replace him with that is available and has a proven track record coaching young guys and vets successfully?
  15. Well you know where that started right? The "win it all now" crowd who pushed sell the farm for now! Hmmm that didn't work out very well did it? At least we have a GM with some balls to say no, we actually have a farm for a change and looks like it will stay that way thankfully.. Hopefully the big money name UFA's are a thing of the past..
  16. That math doesn't work because what they were brought in to do was more than score points (mentor) which helps more in the long run with the exception of LE.. but usually we've had to overpay most guys over the years to play here..
  17. The point being Mr genious is that look what happens when you listen "to those" who say stuff that simply isn't true and even if it was, how much we paid for him was an after thought because for once we're going to have a well balanced lethal top 6 that any Stanley Cup contender has to have, but hey keep believing your "those who" say this or that and don't question it... Let me know how that works out for you..
  18. Ikr? Can't believe TT is on our team and I'm praying he stays... Scoring and grit with both JT and TT is a huge win for us, best support for Petey Brock Bo and Jake is exactly what we needed! Not just to get into the playoffs but long term because our young guys aren't there as in developing to ceiling yet but JT and TT will help mentor so JB has done us well.. I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw TT was now a Canuck.. I was omfg! Wow whoaaa! Wait.. umm how much did we pay? I was shocked really, madden? $&!#ey but ok, would have been bottom six with hogs n podz after top 6 spots so a prospect for a really good third line guy was/will be hopefully a small price to pay for a top 6 guy who can be a game changer but plays with his heart and leads by example so if he stays, added bonus to JV as TT can mentor him.. no way is Jake done yet ceiling wise but he still needs to be pushed and if there's anyone I feel fine about pushing him it's TT
  19. P.S. psssst.. whose our leading scorer? And while your at it how much are most top line players in the league going for these days? As of now he's ahead of Malkin in points and Malkin is making 9.5 mil this season.. how much are we paying JT this season?
  20. JB is the man.. for a average goalie.. a pick that's going to be in the 20 range and even lower probably maybe a career ahl'r and we got a player who can snipe and hit hard who can play on top line? Or anywhere in the line-up and he's our leading scorer atm! What the F??? Lmao!
  21. Are you kidding? We stole JT..
  22. As in Bure? Yep... When Bure went down it shifted to mogilny, then him too..
  23. Dude's on fire... Man what a move by GMJB.. Out of the park! Ball keeps bouncing every night, goal after goal..
  24. The only realistic trajectory was up since JB's upgrades and how much up depends on Greener and how he deals with basically a lot different than last year but as time goes on he'll get a better handle on it all but JB is making it easier for him with JT and TT but with all the new additions giving TG a lot of options to try depending on who we play and depth for injuries, wow this is new! Things are trending up and for the first time in franchise history we have some pretty good young guys trying to crack a roster spot instead of the usual bare cupboard it's been for years, a farm? That's going to be producing shortly? Wow.. never thought I'd see it! Usually it's sell the farm and try to win it all now... Ugh Finally, thanks JB, yeah some mistakes over the years but doing a lot better now... Fun hockey only going to get better, personally I'm pulling for Podz.. Hogs too but Podz especially.. lots to be happy about..