EvoLu7ioN

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  1. Wow, it's incredible how far the product of Canucks hockey has fallen in just a single year.
  2. Last deadline: Pominville fetched Hackett, Larsson, 1st, 2nd Erat fetched Filip Forsberg Marian Gaborik fetched Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore. Kesler is far more valuable than Erat, Gaborik, or Pominville, and is signed long term at a good cap hit. Yet the offers on the table are similar or even worse if DP is not include. Unacceptable. No trade unless a team overpays like all teams are forced to do around the deadline. If Gillis trades a high demand fan favorite for a bad return, might as well resign because the majority of the fan base will never let him live that down.
  3. Let's go boys! Would be awesome to head into the break with a big win.
  4. Corey Pronman ‏@coreypronman Beauty play by Bo Horvat to set up 2nd LDN goal. VAN's got a player with him. Speed, hands, hockey sense, grit, defense all +s. That's an independent scout that watches a lot of jr hockey giving high praise to Horvat. At the draft Horvat was already elite defensively, and possessed elite intangibles such as leadership and clutch scoring ability. The knock on his was his offense and skating, scouts/teams were not sure if his offense would improve enough to warrant potential 1C status. So he was available at 9th overall, and the Canucks were happy to take him there. After 25 games, Horvat's offense looks dymamic. He's improved in all facts of the offensive game, and has gained a gear in his skating too. We are watching a young player blossom right in front of our eyes, this guy is going to be a steal at #9 the way he has already progressed only a quarter of the way through the season. He scores in all the ways you need to score in the NHL, all while locking down the other team's best players. This is the first time in a long time I've really been excited about a Canucks prospect.
  5. Time for GMMG to find his big boy pants, take off whatever he has on now and put them on, and then go out and find a legitimate top 6 scoring forward. Even when Burrows returns we still have Higgins and one of Booth/Hansen in the top 6. These are great depth guys capable of playing on the 2nd for stints, but they're not the caliber of players you want to rely on to score in the playoffs.
  6. She also appears to be a bit of a party girl.
  7. Time for the HEAT to start the journey defending their championship, looking forward to witnessing LeBron grow his legacy in the only season that really matters!
  8. Exactly! I remember Mackenzie saying some scouts thought he had sluggish skating and a lack of first line offensive upside which is why he wasn't a top 10 pick, but there were other independent ranking guides that had him much higher. And remember, Gillis tried to trade up in the draft prior to our pick to get him, and was ecstatic when he fell to us, so he obviously saw some great potential. You don't get that excited over third line potential that can easily be acquired via trade or UFA. In terms of his skating, looks really solid to me and quite a bit improved in the last year. He is blessed with lengthy extensions and has always had good length in his stride (the flaw in hodgsons skating), but seems to have developed much more power and fluidity. Based on what I've seen he also shows the ability to accelerate quite well through crossovers, and his acceleration in general has improved due to quicker turnover and foot speed, things that typically take bigger players a while to attain. He has clearly developed a getaway gear which is big news and just adds another dimension to his game. He's got one of the best shots in the draft, one of the top hockey IQ players in the draft, excellent play making, one of the best two way centers in the draft, and his skating has evolved from below average to well above average in under a year. Sounds like a steal to me. If he continues his progression he could develop into a fringe first line center, really good second line center.
  9. Miller light
  10. Really like this pick by Gillis. He's gonna turn out to be a STEAL.
  11. I know his goal this offseason has been to become leaner and pack on some more muscle, but that beer has to go.
  12. Lol, wtf sort of call is that... HUGE save!
  13. This isn't 2007, fixed that for you. And then the heat have Ray Allen and Rashad Lewis coming off the bench. The issue for the heat will be at C, and I bet they find someone before the playoffs. LA got better, but Maimi is still the favorite.
  14. Lakers definitely get better, though Bynum was already pretty good himself. I still think OKC has a good chance at beating them, they`re not the favorites, but they at least have a decent chance. They`re young and athletic and can run the floor better. By the time the playoffs come around, Nash will be 39, Kobe will be 34, MWP 32, Pau 32, and Howard 27. Tons of size there which will be a nightmare to guard, but the Lakers will def have a hard time containing the speed and athleticism of both OKC and Miami. Took a quick look at updated vegas 2013 championship odds, and they`re as follows: Miami - 3.15 LA - 4.4 OKC - 6 Chicago - 14 Looks like it`s a 3 team race haha.