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    Hockey,my family,good food,travel,gardening and all the interesting things life has to offer all of us.Nucks fan since 1970 when Pat Quinn taught me hockey that summer at his school in White Rock.

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  1. 'Stuck on You' Elvis Presley and the Jordanaires
  2. How about a serviceable player capable of surprising ? Do any of these second rounders seem capable of that?: 2008-Sauve 2009-Rodin 2010-none 2011-none 2012-Mallet 2013-none That was the Gillis record , providing for the Canucks future. Benning secures a former first round pick that may be able to fit in the lineup ASAP. He has does not have to be Kane or Gaborik as Kane was a first overall pick and Gaborik was a #3 overall pick.Unrealistic comparison,much. Sbisa,Clendenning,Pedan,Tryamkin,Vey and now Baertschi makes six players all 25 years of age (and younger) that have enough talent to play on the roster right now.That makes them assets available to play or trade. Benning is the 'retool on the fly' GM.
  3. The Canucks acquire Sven Baertschi from the Flames for a 2nd round pick Adam Forsythe March 2, 2015 2:40 pm VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Canucks trade deadline ended with a splash. Vancouver acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames for a 2015 2nd round pick. The 22-year old was the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft. The Swiss prospect has appeared in 15-games for the Flames this season collecting four assists. Canucks General Manager Jim Benning says its always tough to trade draft picks, but he made an exception to acquire Baertschi. “He is ready to come in and help us win this year and every year going forward. I don’t like trading draft picks but to get a player of Sven’s calibre, I am okay with that.” Baertschi will report to the Utica Comets, but Benning says he could be in line to be recalled if the Canucks are hit with more injuries. Comets Head Coach Travis Green coached Baertschi in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks and Benning says Green is very exciting to have him on the team.
  4. International rink size and officiating that fully implemented the existing rules of the game would stoke the creativity gene. Marginal skaters that must rely upon impeding the flow of the game and/or injuring the most gifted players has been the blight of the National Hockey League.
  5. Larionov was a defensively deep,responsible center.He had effortless skating and a near perfect pass. What would happen to a young man that had defensive issues and mouthed off to the press in the Tikhonov era?
  6. If a GM like Gillis would give a lunatic like Tootsie a five year deal with Ruff waiting for a hiring then there has to be another billionaire out there willing to process Mikey. Not out of the realm of possibility,but doubtful.
  7. The NHL is not and has hardly ever been a venue for creativity. The Canucks were the most creative team in the league and the NHL refs allowed teams to take them out with brute thuggery. Many serious injuries the Canucks endured were never even called as minor penalties. Many North Americans relish violent hockey and that is more than evident in the NHL playoffs. The truly skilled players have to be healthy and highly intelligent just to survive the NHL goon fest,let alone thrive. It is amazing the twins have performed at the level they have without protection in a game where violence is accepted /promoted and the highly skilled players laughed at and ridiculed.
  8. I don’t think he’s ever seen a forecheck on which he didn’t want to crash into something. Never peeling off your checks tends to play well when you’re “4L energy guy” real well. “Ronny and Bo played Chara hard,” Matthias marvelled. “Ronny hits. He’s not very tall but he’s thick. He’s a good player.”
  9. Both Bieksa and Hamhuis can play on for years,yet. Can't see them leaving here after their existing contracts are up as both could benefit the team in trade now but aren't waiving.They sign one year contracts going forward with the explicit demand not to be traded,is my guess. Tanev and Corrado are the same as any young player-chips to move up with. Not enough offensive d men on this team so both can be trade bait right now.
  10. You're on it. Hamhuis Bieksa Sbisa Edler ? Trade for Tanev-i.e. Franson Clendening Three offensively gifted d men would help the the team's PP and scoring.
  11. I don't see any inflated expectations from that piece. There was infinitely more in the CDC reaction.
  12. Gillis failed to build through the draft.You also missed last years playoff no show which showed Gillis out the door. Then there was the year before where the Canucks failed to win one game against the Sharks. Then there was the year before that where the Canucks won one game against the Kings while providing the goalie sideshow that would go on and on for nearly two years. Three years,one playoff win,hiring a lunatic and done . That outlines Gillis to a 'T'.
  13. It has been suggested that Benning must have watched this young man when he played for Boston U.There's Benning with his spread sheet office wallpaper determining Chicago has far too many d men in their system and need some assistance with their cap and building out five years with another high end prospect I have to laugh. Forsling lights it up and Benning immediately parlays him for what may be a young PMD QB ready for the NHL. Benning just laid out his scouting strength,hard work and application.Impressive.
  14. Which then ensures profitability that assists in the owner's decisions to allow the GM to spend to the cap,for starters.Winning clubs have means to invest in their farm clubs,buildings and infrastructure. Playoff capable teams are winning teams. Beats what went down here for a few decades.
  15. That's correct.Clendening is an unknown but hopefully can fill the #2 PMD QB spot ,leaving Stanton in a third pairing role.