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  1. Based on what information? I've seen him play, I've seen his stats, I see his early regression..I don't see future captain material in a RFA who thinks he's in the 8 year 56mil with 1 30 point season under his belt. Sure he's a decent skater but he is neither a shutdown capabe guy nor an elite PMD. I'd rather have Tanev than Trouba. Tanev is more effective at his position and will cost much less over his career.
  2. Yep..We definitely did lots of winning last year. Guarenteed 3-6 more wins this year. Owners believe getting close to playoffs and winning a mid round 1st is better for the team long term over trading old assets and gaining younger? Might work if you are willing to break the bank to buy a first line with talent vs filling it with potential 2nd/3rd liners. Personally I don't like that approach. I'm a fan of stock-piling picks and young assets, create a young core from high draft picks and supplement that new core via tradin of extra draft picks & redundant prospects. Kind of what Bowman did in Chicago. With Jim being a smart judge of talent I think this would be the ideal route. I'm still not impressed with JB signings/trades thus far. Could be wrong, we'll see throughout the season for sure. Hope I'm wrong.
  3. It would fit in perfectly with the baffling moves the Canucks have been making. Sounds like younger, bigger, faster is getting fully replaced by the must make playoffs mantra. No ownership meddling here folks...move it along.
  4. Can't see much of a market for an overpaid bottom pairing defenseman. I wouldn't waste assets trying to aquire Sbisa, no idea why any sane GM would. He'll likely even make it through the expansion draft.
  5. How does Hudler fit the mold in question? Big - 5'-10" 183lb. Nope Scoring - 161g in 676gp = 0.23g/GP. Nope Winger - got one outta 3. This is not the big, scoring, rough around the edges winger we need. He's tiny, older and doesn't score a lot. Not worth spending the money or roster spot on. Especially if he wants term. I'd take a flyer on a 1 year deal but with low expectations that he would improve on his Panthers numbers. My preference is Landeskog. Price is high but his size, skill & age make him worth it. I'd willingly give up any combination of Hansen, Tanev, Sbisa, Edler, Virtanen for him. I'd even throw picks in.
  6. Would be if this was the Evander Kane thread..isn't so...yeah..
  7. I'd happily trade Virtanen, Tanev & 2018 1st for Drouin instead of Landeskog. Lightning are going to be up against the cap with Bishop if they can't ditch him. Might be able to pry the kid from Yzerman with him knowing re-signing Drouin won't be easy with the money he has left.
  8. Please don't overpay for this aging, soft, concussion riddled forward. Rather target Brouwer or better yet, Okposo.
  9. Please don't waste contract spots on these guys..not worth it..neither is freaking Cracknell.
  10. Pathetic..we get none of the players we wanted. &^@# Edmonton.
  11. Excellent news. Happy to get that taken care of. Now onto the draft.
  12. Entirely too much speculation when determining future RFA contracts. Sbisa is not the standard setting contract for these players and will not be a factor. Nor would he be a factor in what Hamhuis were to be paid if retained. If you want to speculate using extremely high RFA numbers then why not speculate that the Canucks traded Burrows, Higgins and Miller with no salary retained? It is not possible to accurately determine what our cap situation will be for this coming year...let alone next year.
  13. I'll take the optimistic view here. I can see this team in the playoffs next year if a couple of things go well. A 23-28 year old FA, like Okposo is signed and we draft 1st or 2nd Overall and end up with Matthews or Laine. Re-sign Hamhuis and have a healthy Sutter, Henrik and Edler. Sedins-Okposo Baertchi-Sutter-Hansen Matthews/Laine-Horvat-Virtanen Dorsett-Granlund-Gaunce/Burrows if not bought out. Edler-Tanev Hutton-Tryamkin Hamhuis-Biega/Pedan/Larsen Markstrom Miller I think if healthy that's a line up that makes the playoffs and wins a round as well. Year after you add Boeser to the mix and McCaan after an AHL stint and this team is even better. A lot has to go right but it isn't impossible.
  14. That is what I would prefer to see. These kids should be able to sign a contract & remain in college, it benefits the teams and the players. If not that then the QO mentioned above is what I was thinking. Basically want them to make it difficult for college kids to leave the drafting team hanging.