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  1. That's really quite frightening. Very creepy.
  2. [Proposal] Trouba for Tanev

    Both Trouba and Dumba would be great additions to our team. Similar players, though Trouba has the edge due to huge minutes and potential upside. I think Canucks would have give up +++ more than Tanev for either of them.
  3. A defense of FA signings/Benning by a Benning hater

    Maybe better drafting? From 2000-2013 they only managed to draft 5 dmen that ever played in the NHL(and this is including Hutton, Connauton and Luc Bourdon).
  4. Brock Boeser | #6 | RW

    My guess is that Brock would advise Quinn to go back to college for this season... Boeser on Hughes big decision - college or pro, "I know my 2nd year really helped me a lot, off ice I really think I got a lot stronger." #Canucks 10:28 AM - Jul 19, 2018
  5. Jim Benning Mic'd Up at the Draft

    One of the reasons I like JB as the GM. Guy really respects his team and gives them ample opportunity to state their opinions. I notice that he isn't afraid to take their suggestions or give them credit where due. Very good leadership.
  6. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    People usually have to get out of their comfort zone to be the best that they can be. Usually a professional athlete's main goal is to participate at the highest level in their sport.
  7. Quinn Hughes | D

    Hmmm...I don't even see him as the best player on the current team. Now, if you were talking about Jack Hughes...
  8. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    He'd definitely make the Canucks a perennial contender for many years to come. What a team we would have! Any particular reason the Hughes brothers like #43 on their jerseys?
  9. How does Sutter and Guddy end up on a list with Gags, Hutton, MDZ (and Raymond, Ballard and a 3rd)? Beagle is a 4th line C, who is NOT a replacement for Sutter. Guddy is the only physical presence on a d that is filling up with non physical, young dmen. The team needs these guys. The other bits a pieces, yeah trade away. I doubt you get anything substantial in return though. Pettersson and possibly Hughes are quality players joining the team this season and there are other prospects on the way.
  10. Brendan Leipsic | #9 | LW/C

    I don't think anyone believes that Baer is a 1st line W, but most see him as a 2nd, which means he has value. If he is not playing for the Canucks, it will mean that he was traded for a player/pic that is a better fit on the team. Goldy is still a work in progress and I agree that he will probably not make the NHL as a Canuck. I don't think he has much value in a trade. Eriksson has a terrible contract, but he is still a versatile player that provides the coach with many options. Leipsic has a lot to prove if he wants to avoid waivers. 14 games is not much of a sample size to show that he can play an entire season with the same energy or scoring ability. Does management go all in with Leips at the expense of another player? Other than Pettersson and maybe Hughes (i think he goes back to college), I don't see any other prospects making the jump at the beginning of the season. Perhaps Juolevi later in the season.
  11. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Blaming WD for Tryamkin's departure is nonsense. I would think that there have been thousands of situations where a hockey player has had 'issues' with his coach and thinks that he is not getting the ice time he deserves. Most of them just 'suck it up' and continue to work towards their goal of becoming an NHL player. Becoming a NHL player takes incredible commitment and drive; even for players with a hefty amount of skill. An individual that sets his goal to be the best that he can be (in the best league in the world), does not simply give it all up so that he can go home and be comfy playing in his home town league. Although I do believe that much of the reason for his departure were due to personal reasons rather than professional, I still have e some concerns with his overall dedication and motivation to have a career in the NHL.
  12. [Signing] Blue Jackets re-sign Ryan Murray

    Coilers were so busy patting themselves on the back for McD that they gave away the pick without a care.
  13. I get the sense that they are making the same mistake that the Nucks made with the notion that the initial core can make another run at the Stanley Cup. Easy idea to come up with, as the core are still pretty good, but the big problem is the lack of depth. And Crawford is a big concern, for sure.
  14. Sam Gagner | #89 | C/W

    I think Benning could have at least acknowledged Sam for all the shat he handled as a youngin' in Coiler country.
  15. Will we finish higher or lower in the standings?

    This. Young guys show solid improvement, team enjoys more success and then win the lotto ala Philly. Team picks Jack and continues onward with the history of the brotherhood bookends.