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  1. Another option this year - as a result of the Expansion Draft - is to swing a trade with Vegas after they have selected their roster. There will be some excess, as per the expansion draft rules, on Vegas' roster, and they won't be able to keep all of their players as a result of waivers. My guess is that after they make their 30 picks, there will be at least 5 additional trades of waiver-player for waiver-exempt player / draft picks. Trade Tanev / Edler for _______________ Trade _____________ for Vegas' #8 or #9 or #10 defenseman (all of whom should be in the #4-#5 range from teams)
  2. Wanting to go play with the ageless wonder Jagr, huh.....
  3. Let's imagine 2017-2018 (without any major re-build moves), including: Baertschi - Horvat - Goldobin Granlund - Patrick / Hischier (*fingers crossed) - Boeser Sedin - Sedin - Eriksson Gaunce - Sutter - Dorsett Boucher That "third line" could stay in that role for another year - the Sedins could pull a Jagr and re-sign one-year deals until they're done. But...if they're pulling third line minutes and perhaps second line PP time, how many points would they be able to garner? Would their "leadership" be worth the roster spots? Especially if the Canucks used the cap savings to bring in top-end talent, who would bump down to the "4th" line --- in addition to Sutter (speculation)?
  4. I'm hoping the games take place on the weekend, so that I can convince a large contingent of Canadian expats to join me in attendance!
  5. The challenge is that for players to be eligible, they would need to be in year three (or beyond). If you look through all the different options - there are almost 0 players who are eligible for the expansion who are waiver exempt - its kind of the whole point of the draft. So Vegas will be drafting 30 (or nearly 30) playees eligible for waivers and then looking for 7 to trade. Or, finding a team to trade them a draft pick in advance of the deaft, and then waiving the player (if necessary) they receive. For example, selecting Luca Sbisa from the Canucks (and then trading him) OR selecting am inferior player (Alex Biega) and getting a pick from the Canucks and then waiving Biega to the AHL
  6. Go look up "Herd Immunity", or "Free Riding" As we get more and more anti-vaxxers, we're going to be putting more people with immune system compromises in danger. In addition, we're going to see more and more outbreaks of this, and other more serious problems.
  7. I posted this in another thread as a dream-deal. Who knows *shrugs* To Anaheim: Ryan Miller (UFA) Jannik Hansen (2.5 million) Alex Burrows (UFA) To Vancouver: Jonathon Bernier (UFA) - cap dump Hampus Lindholm / Sami Vatanen Draft Pick(s) Anaheim gets forward depth; opens up space on their blue-line for guys like Montour, Theadore, Megna AND let's them do a 7-3-1 for Expansion Draft next year. ED: -Gibson -Bieksa / Fowler / Lindholm or Vatanen -Perry / Getzlaf / Kesler / Rakell / Silfverberg / Hansen / Cogliano Canucks could then parlay their glut of defensemen into a top-end forward.
  8. Tuch also has the Demko connection from his time at Boston College. 6'4", 220, right-handed, RW, 27 pts in 37 gp in the AHL. Imagine a right-side of: Boeser - 6"1" - 190 (19 years), Right-handed Tuch - 6'4", 220 (20 years), Right-handed Virtanen - 6"1" - 210 (20 years), Right-handed
  9. Anaheim's window is shrinking and they haven't been knocking it out of the park this year. I think they have to be looking for upgrades at their forward positions (a bunch of bottom six guys not contributing) and finding a back-up that's better than Bernier. Burrows-Hansen-Miller ---- all of them would be solid additions to that team. Lots of good young defensemen on that team that we could take! A sample dream: To Anaheim: Ryan Miller (UFA) Jannik Hansen (2.5 million) Alex Burrows To Vancouver: Jonathon Bernier (UFA) - cap dump Hampus Lindholm / Sami Vatanen Draft Pick(s) Anaheim gets forward depth; opens up space on their blue-line for guys like Montour, Theadore, Megna AND let's them do a 7-3-1 for Expansion Draft next year. ED: -Gibson -Bieksa / Fowler / Lindholm or Vatanen -Perry / Getzlaf / Kesler / Rakell / Silfverberg / Hansen / Cogliano Canucks could then parlay their glut of defensemen into a top-end forward.
  10. Many fans of Vancouver are thinking: "How can we scrape by with 7-3-1 model? Who can we trade so we don't "lose" anything of value?" Teams like Chicago and Washington are thinking: "We will lose something... a top six forward... a top four defenseman...but if we are 13-8-2 deep, it's replaceable."
  11. If the Canucks trade Hutton, and lose Sbisa to the ED... next year's defence is suddenly a lot less deep, unless they are banking on Juolevi to be a top 4 guy right away. Edler-Stecher -------Tanev Tryamkin-Gudbranson -------Biega To me, it only makes sense if it's a top-six forward who is exempt from the ED.
  12. Flynn just quit, so yes, it will be. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38965557
  13. It also coincides with a realization that prime-time news (in the 70s/80s until now) could be a significant source of advertising income. As soon as news became monetized, it was game over for hard-hitting pieces, and started to move to the "let's-be-first" / "most shocking" mentality.
  14. Check out this CBC link - where they have photos of some of the victims. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-city-mosque-shooting-victims-1.3958191 All victims come from the Arab world. As much as some countries might identify them as "white"; if you're a deranged lunatic, you don't..... Race certainly played a factor.
  15. Trump sacks defiant attorney general. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38805944 And there she goes. Trump removing any barriers to his will.