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  1. VAN has apparently had scouts at both of the last two San Jose games: 1 tonight vs the Avalanche 1 two nights ago vs the Blues User Actions Following Adrian DaterVerified account‏@adater Following teams have TWO scouts each at Avs-Sharks tonight: Montreal, Totonto, Chicago, Detroit and LA. Florida, Van, Dallas and AZ here too Sorry couldn't find the confirmation for the Blues game but I do remember reading it on twitter. With Benning's stance on making hockey trades vs aquiring drat picks some possible targets: Bendan Dhillion Matt Nieto Chris Terieny Tomas Hertl Would have to think its Hamhuis, even after with the trade for Polak. Can never have enough good d-men.
  2. lolz mark spector on twitter: " for VAN, ask would start with Tanev and include a young player on ELC like virtanen, shinkaruk, horvat
  3. according to Arthur Staple a beat writer for the NY ISLANDERS what garth wants is: "an established top 4 d-man, not prospects/ or draft picks."
  4. close to another shutout
  5. 1) salary cap didn't go that much higher 2) draft picks becoming more valuable every year 3) guys like glencross and fehr still available in FA
  6. If he does come to North America to play next season I would lean towards the CHL more than the AHL. Let him play in an easier league while learning the North American game. While also gaining confidence as he should be able to put up good numbers in a league with younger players. P.S. Anyone know when the CHL import draft is?
  7. Yesterday Jason Botchford of the province took to twitter and answered several questions about the Canucks at the upcoming 2015 entry draft. Although the answers weren't too revealing, there were some interesting nuggets: Q1: benning seemed to have interest in barzal (matt) early on in season due to scouting he was doing of him A1: they don't think they can trade up, no Q2: Wonder where Brandon Carlo is on their board A2: I doubt Carlo. They've been more interested in puck movers Q3: almost certain they take a d-man A3: no, its not certain, but theres a couple they like that should be there Q4: Couldn't find the actual question but Botch was asked who he likes in that spot. A4: Botch has mentioned defensemen (QMJHL) Jacob Zboril several times I know its just Botch casually answering twitter questions so take it for what its worth. But the guy does know what hes talking about and he does have sources within the organization.
  8. Dreger on Edmonton's TSN 1260 the morning of Thursday December 18, 2014: " I do hear he (benning) is in the market" " I cant tell you exactly what hes looking for because its not specific" "But I have heard rumblings that he and peter chiarelli are connecting in boston" "Boston is hungry to do something. they're looking for a top six or top nine forward." Its also interesting to add in that damian cox came out with a article a couple days ago claiming that the canucks would like to move one of chris Higgins or alex burrows. My personal thought is that the deal being discussed might be something along the lines of Higgins for one of khokolachev, spooner, or griffith
  9. have to think that JB is at least gonna make another phone call to Tim Murray and revist Tyler Myers. Its known that JB tried to get him at the draft dangling that second first round pick (24th overall) (which ended up being Mccan) as the center peice. Its been reported that Detroit and Dallas have heavy interest in Tyler Myers. Another report stated that Tim Murray was insisting that Detriots most recent first round pick Dylan Larkin be a part of any deal for Myers; just to give you an idea on what its gonna cost. I personally would be willing to gamble on Myers but Tim Murrays price for him is way too steep. Apparently Buffalo is terrified that Myers will become a stud after they trade him (hence the steep asking price).
  10. lol why is everyone freaking out at that asking price. its well-known that oilers organization highly over-values their own players.
  11. average team at best whose played 3 games in 4 nights (including the flames last night). i dont wanna say easy win but ill be extremly dissapointed if this game is even close. 3-1 VAN. They dominate most of the game but one shot slips past Miller.
  12. I see brandon dubinsky as a good comparison for guance. same size both known for their defensive play both put up very similar junior careers both started out at center but found more success as wingers A player similar to dubinsky is what I think guances ceiling is. Dubinsky as we all know is a very good shutdown 3rd line center who can get 35 - 40 points a season. Or as we have seen him more recently a 2nd line two-way winger who could put up 20+ goals and 45 - 55 points. I think guances future in the NHL is on the wing and (big surprise here) thats what hes currently playing in Utica
  13. wow cassels is 4th in OHL scoring only behind phenom McDavid and his linemate Dylan Strome, and Joseph Blandisi (some random overager who was never drafted)
  14. has anyone heard anything on when hell be making his debut for the hitmen
  15. you always want a player to give a 100% every game. but after that performance I seriously hope it was that Kassian just didn't care and wasn't trying. to say he was bad would be an understatement. He didn't even look like an NHL player that game.