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  1. I'm also a fan of Biega but with the accusation of Guddy, Sbisa, Pedan and Tryamkin in the last few years I think that it is clear that GMJB wants size and aggression back there. Anyway, 9 players fighting for 6 spots at camp. It's been while since the Canucks have had that problem.
  2. Biega certainly has tenacity but the problem for him is that he is 5'10 . Pedan is 6'5. No matter how aggressive Biega is, he will never be bigger than Pedan. There are only a handful of players that are over 6'5 that can skate well enough to play in the NHL. There are 100's of players over 5'10 that can be an NHL 6/7 dman. Dmen in this league are getting bigger and bigger and the only way small dmen can get a roster spot is if they quarter back the power play or bring something really special offensively. I would be surprised if Biega makes the team out of camp.
  3. Elder - Tanev Gudbrandson - Hutton Tryamkin - Larsen Pedan and Sbisa in press box. I can see Pedan and Larsen slipping in and out of the line up all year with Pedan playing the more physical opponents and Larsen used against the smaller teams. The biggest difference in our Defence this year is the type of Dmen that we have. In previous years the Canucks blueline was small and timid. Teams would clip and chase and just cream our Dmen all night long. Our guys would inevitably pickup injuries and that led to players having to log more minutes, out of position and higher up the roster. Guddy, Tryamkin, Pedan and Sbisa are all big guys who can play a physical, intimidating game. Opponents' aren't going to want to chip and chase against these guys because they will just get hammered. This should create more space and time, reduce injuries and allow for faster, cleaner transition. The main problem with the Defence is that although they have added size, they have not necessarily added any scoring. We can only hope that Hutton, Larsen and Edler are able to benefit offensively because the other guys are taking care of business defensively.
  4. Well said Harrie
  5. It'll take about a week
  6. The Sedins have never been fast skaters even when they were in their early 20's. They do move the puck faster than the opposition can skate and this is what will keep them effective for years to come. The Eastern media look at drop in point production and assume that it is due to age, but in reality the seasons where the Sedins have not been point per game players are seasons when they have not had a decent 2 nd line. Having a top line with 2 35 year olds is not a problem if they can cycle the puck like Henrik and Daniel. I would be more concerned about diminishing pace if the Canucks had signed the 28 year old Lucic.
  7. I am excited about our D core because they are young, big, mobile and intimidating. The problem wit the current group of defencemen is that Elder is the only one that is an offensive threat. We really need more offence from the D core especially on the powerplay. Having 2 booming shots on the PP makes it much harder for the opposition to defend. The current group might well be the biggest, baddest group in the whole league.
  8. Edmonton have the 5th best goalie out of the 3 Western Canadian teams. The remarkable thing is that Calgary only have one.
  9. Canucks addressed a need by getting Juolevi. Great pick. Trading for Gudbranson was a smart move so I am reasonably pleased with GMJB work this last week (except from the stupid tampering incident). Grade B- Calgary did really well at the draft. Their challenge going in was to get a goalie that had a reasonable cap hit because they have 7 or so RFA s that is going to cost every cent of cap space that they have. Getting Elliott was the most important thing they did. They were always in line to pick up a good player at #6 and Tkachuk was their man. Grade A- Edmonton failed miserably. They need to overhaul their back end and trade away some of their Prima Donna forwards and they have an unproven goalie. They failed to do any of these things. Grade E
  10. Benning's comments were made to Sekeres and Price on the midday show on Thurs. I suggest you go to TSN1040 website and listen to the podcast.
  11. Couldn't put it better myself. Everyone has the right to be stupid but too drunk minimum is just abusing the privileged.
  12. The Canuck Organisation is a franchise which forms part of the NHL. They do have to comply with NHL rules otherwise the NHL could theoretically expel them from the league. Given that Vegas just acquired a franchise for $500 million, the Aqualini family stand to loose greater than that if expelled. Of course they would have the satisfaction of knowing that they "grew a pair". By signing up for the franchise, you agree to their rules. Beninng broke the rules, now he has to stand in the corner with the other naughty boys.
  13. He was the guy that flew across the Atlantic, his family was kidnapped so he decided to play hockey for the Redwings.
  14. There is nothing wrong with discussing free agents, but neither Subban not Stamkos are free agents. And that is the problem. He should not have said anything about any player that was contracted to another team. Simple as that.
  15. Sabrefan1 has scanned a copy of the NHL rules relating to tampering a few posts back, thanks for that. Even the most loyal Canucks fan has to accept that GMJB was tampering and he clearly breached NHL rules. He cannot publically say that he talked to them or talked about them. I'm not sure what relevance of the rest of your post has to do with this topic. You cannot punish the Leafs for coming last any more than you can punish a wart hog for being ugly.