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  1. I was thinking the exact same thing. If you've heard Burke ripping into Sven as a flame, you would never believe the improvement he's made since coming to Vancouver.
  2. Would anyone trade this year's 1st to a potential cellar dweller for their next year's first round pick and a 3rd? That would give the Canucks no first round picks but 2 seconds this year and then 2 first rounders next year in which we know we would finish near the bottom so we would have 2 lotto chances for the first overall but hopefully 2 picks in the top 10 next year in a deeper draft
  3. Lol I've been running the lottery on different sites and all bad results. All I'm praying for is that the Av's get 3rd pick which means the Canucks grabbed one of the top 2 spots or slid down to 4th pick at worst.
  4. Living in Calgary, I honestly think they peaked too soon and are already on an upswing without enough high end talent. Monahan and Gaudreau with a bunch of fillers are not going to cut it. They're young guys aren't elite enough and their old guys are getting older. They'll be a first or second round playoff team for years until they have to rebuild again. Same with Toronto. The Canucks are in good shape. We have a top 5 pick this year and will most likely have one next year. We've hit a few really good ones in the late first round and subsequent rounds like Boeser Demko and Tryamkin. We've made 2 really good trades at the deadline with Goldobin and Dahlen. Our best players currently are all 25 or younger (Horvat, Hutton, Stetcher, Baertschi, Granlund, Gudbranson) Virtanen is improving and looks to be at worst case a Ferland type player but most likely better.
  5. Living in Calgary, I honestly think they peaked too soon and are already on an upswing without enough high end talent. Monahan and Gaudreau with a bunch of fillers are not going to cut it. They're young guys aren't elite enough and their old guys are getting older. They'll be a first or second round playoff team for years until they have to rebuild again. Same with Toronto. The Canucks are in good shape. We have a top 5 pick this year and will most likely have one next year. We've hit a few really good ones in the late first round and subsequent rounds like Boeser Demko and Tryamkin. We've made 2 really good trades at the deadline with Goldobin and Dahlen. Our best players currently are all 25 or younger (Horvat, Hutton, Stetcher, Baertschi, Granlund, Gudbranson) Virtanen is improving and looks to be at worst case a Ferland type player but most likely better. I think the timing of our development plan is quite good
  6. Wow that's pretty pessimistic. The only team I'm worried about is the Oilers but so are the rest of the league. We have a better future than the leafs and the flames and I think we'll see that in 2-3 years.
  7. On a bright note, Canucks are going to be terrible for 2-3 years, maybe we can see this as Try developing further in the KHL and then coming back to join the Canucks on the upswing after a few more high draft picks and further development while we have his right 's longer
  8. I was just thinking the same thing. That horrible stretch at the end secured our top 5 spot. Out tanking new jersey and Arizona was done to perfection as there was no way to catch Colorado. One more win and we would have been 5th from the bottom (including Vegas) which would mean potentially 8th pick. So glad we out tanked the two teams by a point lol.
  9. One of the things I used to love watching was Virtanen laying big hits. Does anyone know why he stopped doing that? Or is he still playing with some edge in Utica? My personal guess is that he had made some predatory hits and was on both the NHL and players watch list and making a bad name for himself and toned it down when he started to take some cheap shots as well. Some think it was a lingering shoulder issue. Will we see Virtanen amp up his physical play once he learns the complete game?
  10. Knowing what we know now, where would Tryamkin go in the draft if they did a do over? Potentially first round?
  11. I agree, it looks like a 4th or 5th overall pick. On a bright note, thank God we secured 2nd last as our absolute worst case scenario is 5th. Still Much better than 8th
  12. As one of the biggest Todd Bertuzzi fans, I do see some similarities between him and Virtanen and I don't think the comparison is way off. The Isles gave up on Bertuzzi when we traded an over the hill Trevor Linden for both Bryan McCabe AND Todd Bertuzzi. I think he first rocked number 27 when he got here but it was a mediocre season at best. In his draft +5 year, between new York and Vancouver, he had 13 goals and 20 assists. It wasn't until draft +7 year that he broke 20 goals. People were questioning Bert's hockey IQ as well during that time. What I can say unequivocally is that Virtanen at the same age as Bert is faster, hits harder and has a better shot. Their hockey IQs are similar. It's honestly way too early to give up on Virtanen or put an artificial ceiling on him. I would be more likely to write him off if he was small and slow but that is not the case. There's too many tools in the tool belt to just walk away so quickly. This is Jake's draft plus 3 year. Let's give him minimum of draft + 5-7 years before writing him off. I'm positive in 4 more years, he'll hit 25 goals like Bert.
  13. Don't know why so many negatives. I agree with this. Both the Horvat line and Sutter line were doing better before the change. Yes there was pressure to do something because Megna being on the Sedin line wasn't right but to disrupt the other 2 lines to get the 1 line going doesn't make sense either.
  14. Quick question about NMC. If the entire team had NMCs what would the NHL have done?
  15. I'm a Canucks fan that is a proponent of selling our older assets. That being said, Benning and linden have done a good enough job of getting younger and not mortgaging the future that I am still happy when we win. I would only be upset if they went for it at the deadline and traded picks or prospects for immediate help. That being said, I'd also be ok if we were a bubble playoff team but still traded a dman and Hansen or burrows at the deadline along with Miller.