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Everything posted by VIC_CITY

  1. It's a different animal. I'm not opposed to that many rounds. If rich organizations are willing to invest in that many kids, all the power to them. Even if you don't make it to the bigs, that's still a pretty big feather in your cap to be drafted. I remember my old neighbour in Victoria got drafted as a pitcher by the Yankees when he was younger and I thought that was so cool. He'd probably be 90 now if he's still alive.
  2. No secrets. There used to be more rounds. Maybe 9? I believe Jannik Hansen was a 9th round pick. At some point they reduced it to 7 rounds. Still quite low compared to Major League Baseball, which has 937 rounds each year. Eventually they run out of players and start drafting umpires and mascots.
  3. If Virtanen can keep this up, Gaudette takes another step forward and we can stay somewhat healthy as a team, hollllly that lineup is DEEP. Not to mention what we have in the pipeline. It's a good time to be a Canucks fan.
  4. I never thought I'd see myself advocating for Loui Eriksson, but given that we aren't the most defensively sound team, perhaps we'd be better served keeping Loui in the lineup? If that line can handle defensive duties and keep chipping in at this rate, I don't think there's any need to change it. Especially if it means giving up futures. If I were Benning, I'd hold tight at the deadline. I would probably try to trade Tryamkin's rights for a cheap rental, maybe Will Lockwood if someone valued him. That's about it though, unless they're convinced that either Tryamkin, Rathbone or Rafferty are already better than Stetcher.
  5. 100%. A few wanna be Tony Gallaghers on Canucks Twitter thought we should have either signed Nyquist and kept the pick, or traded the pick for Barrie instead (assuming that trade was actually on the table). They're a little quiet these days though. With the exception of Benning's recent interview where he didn't admit he had cap problems. It's like they thought he would come straight out and call for his own resignation or something? I don't know about you guys, but I haven't been on CapFriendly since opening night. I'm not here to throw shade at Benning and I'm not here to give him any fake love. I just wanna see us win a Stanley Cup one day and this is the closest it's felt for a long time. Pettersson and Hughes got me hyped. Brock, Bo, JT and Marky are 4 more pieces. More prospects are on the way. Let's enjoy the ride.
  6. What would he get if he was a free agent on July 1st? $8M for 7 years? JT is a legit part of our core moving forward. It always hurts giving away 1st round picks but damn is he ever worth it. Unreal return on our investment. Don't underrate his contribution off the ice either. He's fit seamlessly into that leadership group and by all accounts has been a great role model, on one of the younger, more impressionable teams in the league. Hell ya! I've been a fan since 94, so I've been through a few of these waves. Damn it feels good on the come up.
  7. I read somewhere that Dale Weise was supposed to be coming back our way but it didn't work out. Can't remember where I read it but I'm sure there was more involved on our end as Weise makes $1M less and is on an expiring deal.
  8. I agree, although we may even be hard pressed getting a pick back even at 50% retained. There's just no market for guys like Baertschi, especially since he isn't on an expiring contract. I would even take back another expiring contract instead of a pick if the pick wasn't an option. Still beats a buy out.
  9. Mrs Alf is a Lesfs fan?! For all the time you spend trashing the Leafs, you went and married a die hard? Saturday nights must be fun
  10. Even Pettersson has done this (god love Petey). You will never stop this. Players who compete never give up on a puck. Doesn't matter if they're near the blue paint or at the top of the D zone, they're going to try and get infront of the shot. I know sometimes down low they end up looking stupid but you know what looks even worse? When they jump out of the way. #Edler4Vezina
  11. Unpopular question but have we confirmed that QH will be maxing out his performance bonuses regardless of whether or not he gets an AS nod? Found this on Twitter:
  12. From the outside looking in, I'd say Trent Cull is looking like another Travis Green in the making. Other tham Palmu and Dahlen, he's really got the most out of his players and now that the dust has settled, I can't blame him for the Palmu/Dahlen situations. I'm sure it was a good learning experience for him as a coach. But Gaudette, Demko, Boucher, Lind, DiPietro, MacEwen, etc seem to be doing very well under his tutelage. So he's good in my books.
  13. Why is there absolutely no talk about this kid? CDC has hyped up so many trash proapects over the years, what about Lockwood? By all accounts he's actually pretty decent. Can we show him a little love before he decides to sign elsewhere? I see NHL potential there.
  14. That would make sense. Probably more so than my proposal. But who would you be willing to give up to entice LA? Rathbone? Woo? I think we need to hang onto our D prospects. I definitely wouldn't give up Lind, Podkolzin or Hoglander. Not sure how we make this one work? Would Rafferty be enough to get them to take Baertschi? I don't think so.
  15. And the stats don't tell the full story. Lind plays with an edge and has an above average 2 way game. Plus he's only just scratching the surface. He finally figured things out at the pro level this year and here we are at the 33 game mark of the season. He just turned 21 and is only going to get better. Once he makes the jump, he's a player that has the potential to play anywhere in your lineup. The clock is ticking on Kole Lind's AHL career. I'd expect him to get the Adam Gaudette treatment going back amd forth to Utica for a bit but I expect him to be a full time NHL player within the next 2 years. Edit: And I hope Gadjovich isn't too far behind. He's showing promise in his 2nd pro season but he still has a ways to go. Look for Gadjovich to be next year's breakout player in Utica.
  16. Toffoli can't be expensive. 2015-2016 was a long time ago. Check out his stats since. I'm thinking this package is close: 4th round pick Goldy or Boucher Linus Karlsson or Toni Utunen
  17. Bo would have some serious growing to do. Offensively, he can get there. Defensively I wouldn't bank on it. Bergeron has been an elite center over the past decade. He might be the best 200 foot player in the game. Probably a toss up between him and O'Reilly.
  18. Not only that but Bo was 64th in scoring amongst NHL forwards last season. Put Miller and Boeser on his wings and tell me he isn't a top line center. He did all that with any top wingers.Not to mention the hundreds of D zone faceoffs and being matched up against the other teams top lines.
  19. I don't know man. Bo scored 60+ points last year. That's 1st line production. He is for sure a 2nd line center who can fill in as 1C if needed. Not sure why you'd think otherwise? He's just scoring a little less than he was last season. But I'd put money on things evening out by the end of the year. I'd also argue that Pearson is most definitely 2nd line material. He's on pace for 51 points. That's excellent production out of a 2nd line player.
  20. Are those our untouchables or just every prospect that you could think of? 3/4's of your list is in no way untouchable. The only prospects I can think of that are missing from that list are Gadjovich, Palmu (if you even consider him a real prospect), Jasek (same as Palmu), Brisebois (same), Teves (same) and Lockwood.
  21. I'm not sure why you think Edmonton and SJ are better than us? Edmonton is free falling and SJ is a bloody mess. Neither team has goaltending they can count on. So they're both going to finish below us IMO. Nashville and Calgary are a toss up as well with Vancouver. We have a real shot at 3rd in the division, possibly even 2nd if we go on a run. Nothing is a given but I think you're overestimating some other teams in our division.
  22. I think the Miller trade was a good one too but you cant roll into the draft with only a 3rd round pick out of the 1st 4 rounds, not in the current state that we're in as a franchise.
  23. I don't know man. We'd be in danger of potentially losing our 1st, 2nd and 4th in the same draft either this year or next. That's no bueno.
  24. So $9.4M in dead cap space and Troy Stetcher, a 3rd pairing defenseman that doesn't play special teams. Sounds about right for CDC. I'd rather give Stetcher+ for someone to take Loui or Baertschi off our hands and free up a few mil in cap space. That's where we should be looking. Stetcher + Baertschi is almost $6M combined. Nevermink PK. That money is better spent elsewhere.