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About Southpop45

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  1. Started out as a Glass guy but I'm liking the idea of taking Valiardi if he's available more and more. The only major concerns that I hear about are his speed and the fact that he played a large chunk of the season at wing. I know his coach has gone out and said Valiardi is a centermen but the concern as to what hell be at the NHL level is still there. (reminiscent of Pierre-Luc Dubois last season)
  2. To Dallas: Tanev 2nd Rd Pick (Columbus) To Van: 3 OA Nichushkin's Rights Lehtonen Explanation: - Mckenzie stated he wasn't even sure Dallas would get a top 4 D or top 6 F at all for 3 OA - We do them a favor by taking the Lehtonen contract - Dallas (who wants to win now) will not lose a roster player (besides Lehtonen) in this deal and they will clear cap - Dallas will get an effective, cheap top 3 D (rather than overpaying someone like Alzner in free agency) - Dallas still has a second first round pick to fall back on and they receive a pick to offset the one they lose in this trade
  3. Thatcher Demko | G

    close to another shutout
  4. Lukas Jasek | RW

    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?
  5. Brendan Gaunce Talk

    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
  6. Cole Cassels | C

    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)
  7. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    has anyone heard anything on when hell be making his debut for the hitmen
  8. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

        does not matter; id rather him take the extra time and make sure he is fully healed than play in a tournament that does not really mean anything. my hope is that he is ready to go for game 1 of the hitmen's season
  9. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    if jake is ready to play in game 1 of the calagary hitmens season i would consider that a huge plus. he is not gonna be playing in the young stars or training camp. theres no way they will risk him getting injured again. And people lets not kid ourselfs here, he is going back to the hitmen where im sure he will dominate.
  10. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    no offense to the first 3 picks but tryamkin is the most interesting van pick this year. gotta believe benning picked him for a good reason
  11. i know some people wont like it but that is a very fair deal for florida
  12. 4. One team that has definitely made an offer? Vancouver. I believe it included their first pick in this draft (which is sixth overall) and Hunter Shinkaruk, who was taken 24th in 2013. There was at least one other piece, probably off the main roster, but I can't pin it down. It's not Ryan Kesler, who won't go there. On Kesler 5. The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reported Kesler would only go to Chicago or Pittsburgh. I don't think the list is a long one, but it does include Anaheim. 6. Interesting scenario of the week: Will the Canucks and Kesler work towards a three-way deal that gets Kesler where he wants to go if Vancouver can't find a match with one of his preferred destinations?
  13. ill suggest what bob mckenzie mentioned a while ago: 6th pick overall + an nhl d-man not named edler for the 1st pick overall
  14. 6th Pick: 2014 NHL Entry Draft

    Dale Tallon wants him enough to consider trading down to get him, that says a lot (Ehlers)
  15. 6th Pick: 2014 NHL Entry Draft

    would like to see the canucks pick up more picks in the first round. multiple GMs have gone on record latley saying that this draft is actually a lot better than was first though