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  1. [Rumor] Canucks shopping for top 9 forward

    We shouldn't be shopping for bottom end guys, we have plenty of those around already. If it is a bigger trade where you give up some assets to get a top 6 player of the right age, then great. Trying to salvage the next few weeks isn't really worth giving up anything.
  2. [Rumour] Canucks shopping Alexander Burmistrov

    Not according to a bunch of pundits who have talked about him on the radio since the trade... they indicate that defence isn't his strong suit and that he plays a high risk AHL style that you can't get away with in the NHL. Kind of like the guy he got traded for. 100 NHL games and no PK time, you are really reaching to suggest that he can magically do it with zero evidence to back it up.
  3. [Rumour] Canucks shopping Alexander Burmistrov

    I think he got stuck in the Green's doghouse and hasn't been given much of a chance to show he can play on a stable line. It is hard to suggest Dowd or Chaput have more upside. People talk about Dowd being a bottom line player... but that simply is 100% false, he doesn't kill penalties and is a high risk player. It isn't the end of the world to trade him, but he probably has a lot more to show tham he has been able to so far.
  4. [Injuries] Canucks 2017/18

    On the plus side, Goldobin will not be able to say he wasn't given a real shot at producing and sticking on the NHL roster... whether he is successful at it however is still up to him. I hope Green doesn't fall back to the passive horrible hockey we saw last year and try to turn games into boring survival mode.
  5. I think Subban is probably destined to be a career AHLer with maybe some fringe NHL time, so it isn’t like we were giving up a top prospect. Having said that, I would rather he had been included in a trade as a sweetener to get a better player (like Hutton + Subban for XX top six forward). Dowd is a bottom end guy who we just picked up as an injury full in. At his age he isn’t really going to get much better. Maybe a better version of Gaunce. I really think this year should be just rolling with the punches and letting our plethora of bottom end young guys get chances to see if anything works out.
  6. Horvat out up to 6 weeks with foot fracture

    Chaput recalled for a depth guy... Demko also, not sure why though.
  7. [Injuries] Canucks 2017/18

    Fracture way better than a ligament issue. Will be interesting to see how the lineup alters. Granlund to centre? Burmistrov given some real stable minutes to find a groove? Gaunce? Chaput called up as a depth guy now? One of the Buffalo bloggers who is worse than his team suggested we trade Virtanen for Reinhart or Girgensons + a pick. I don’t see us making any significant moves really. We have plenty of depth to test out and this year should be judtbtskibg what comes.
  8. Any team that trades for him is going to do it as a rental. I don’t see him signing somewhere without at least testing free agency. He has played his way into being one of the top available guys this summer and he would be dumb to pass up the chance to pick his destination, money, and term. We can dream about getting a top UFA or two, but if the cap really goes up there would be a lot of competition. I have doubts about the cap rising though. Vegas would have improved the finances somewhat, but they players are already giving back close to 20% of their contracts in escrow because the cap has been artificially raised by the escalator clause and in no way reflect the actual player share of revenue. If the cap stays relatively flat, we have a decent chance of having the best offer... though I would choose to spend the money on a premiere D man.
  9. Could this be the end of the Killer Bs?

    My cable was screwed up so missed last game. I really want to see how Goldobin plays over a series of games. He has done everything asked of him and is really knocking on the door. At the very least, if it doesn’t work out he can’t say he wasn’t given a fair shot. I have always thought Baertschi was miscast as a top liner and is really a complementary player like Hansen. That isn’t a knock on him, he is a guy that can play anywhere in your lineup and that is useful. My concern is shelling out big dollars to that type of player. At $4 million or more, he will be a bad deal as he probably doesn’t have any more to give and can easily regress. He could be a valuable asset in trade for teams looking for some scoring punch.
  10. ....Like walking naked through a snowstorm

    I wish people would stop thinking of Virtanen as some sort of tough guy. He can lay hits, but doesn't and can't answer the bell for those actions. He isn't even a middleweight, he has occasionally gone with other non-fighters but that is it. If Benning can't figure something out in the short term, he will certainly try to address it in the off season. Kane in the top 6 would be a start and then someone for the bottom pairing D and/or 4th line.
  11. Dorsett not returning to active roster

    Tough to let go of what has been the focus of his life since a kid, but great that outside of hockey, he is still a young man with many years of joy ahead.
  12. [Recall] Canucks call up Goldobin

    I am assuming that Sutter is out and the plan is to have Burmistrov and Goldobin on a line which I think is a lot better than playing either Gaunce or Gagner at this point.
  13. Virtanen needs to start watching Gaunce's game

    I will never forget that game that Pyatt was punched in the nose early on and went back to the bench bleeding. He transformed into Eric Lindros in his prime for the rest of the game and looked like he was a man playing with bantam players. He was unstoppable and just ran through guys and imposed his will on every other player on the ice. Then the next game he went back to being Pyatt. It was so depressing to see what he could have been with the right motor.
  14. Virtanen needs to start watching Gaunce's game

    Gaunce and/or Jake may need to sit down in the press box and watch Burmistrov's game.
  15. Gustav Forsling is outscoring our D

    It is amazing how people hold onto this kind of stuff for so long when it is about bottom end players. if he trades Nsslund away for Antoski come and complain.