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  1. I love watching Steve Dangle trade trees but now since he isn't doing them anymore I have decided to make my own trade trees and I will be posting one each week. The link is in the comments. Took me a while to build this but I expect to post a new Canucks trade tree from time to time. Remember to leave a like and subscribe. Also remember to give me some feedback in the comments section regarding this video. The next video would be about one of the following trade trees. 1. Adrian Aucoin trade 2. Alexander Mogilny trade Let me know which trade tree you want me to do next out of these 2 options. You can vote on this twitter poll as well. The next video should be up in approximately a week. Once again thanks for watching and see you next time! Here's the link of the video
  2. Time again to dust off your crystals balls ladies and gents! On the eve of free agency, I thought it would be a good time to start thinking about our predictions for the season. The rules are the same: 1) Everyone gets one post (please be honest) in which they are allowed to post their prediction for the upcoming season. 2) This post can be edited as much as you like right up until the Canucks' opening night 3) Before the Canucks’ season opener this thread will locked, sealed and pinned by a moderate for everyone to monitor their, and others, successes and failures at reading tea leaves, palms, the stars, tarot cards to predict the upcoming season. This will hopefully fuel some interesting discussions at the end of the season. 4) Please, NO DISCUSSION WITHIN THIS THREAD, until it is re-opened. It will only get messy.  5) You can include anything you want in your post and it does not have to be restricted to the Canucks - standings, line-ups, trades, proposal predictions, champions ect.
  3. Hey guys, I made a compilation of all the Canucks goals this year in the pre season, regular season, exhibition, and playoffs so far with most of it being in HD. It is 80 minutes long so if you're bored and looking for something to do give this a watch. It took me a while to make this so please like and subscribe to my channel if you enjoy it. Also a reminder that I have been and would keep posting Canucks highlights clips from each game after the game has concluded so be sure to subscribe if you would like to stay updated on that. Again, it will all be in HD. Here's the link, enjoy!
  4. Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that I have been and will continue posting short highlight clips from each Canucks game and posting them into a playlist on my YouTube channel. Please give them a watch and let me know what you think. Just click the playlists section and you'll find them. Game 4 will be uploaded shortly.
  5. Although Vcr has offered Brackett a new contract I'm wondering if the delay centres around Brackett waiting to see if new GM appointments around the league can provide a better opportunity for career advancement. In particular if Gillis takes on the GM's job in NJ. Gillis did give him his first break and onvbously know Brackett fairly well. It would be a black eye for Vcr if Brackett ends up in NJ with Mike Gillis
  6. I've just read an article in the THN regarding a KHL team withdrawing form the league period. The reason that the writer speculated on was the sponsor of the team would likely suffer severe financial problems next season with the economy likely to fail post corona virus. It's a good point. Business will likely take years to get back to normal and many paying customers will neither have jobs or capital al to buy tickets. That leads me to wonder how secure the Aqualini family is and beyond them a number of the other NHL franchises. In Vcr the real estate market will suffer, many will be unable to pay their mortgages and that market is a primary part of the Aqualini's portfolio. We talk flippantly about buy outs but is it practical. I guess the question is will the NHL be on it's heels next season. A number of teams are owned by financial stock investors ie new money. Will they be able to weather this storm or will the NHL need to address the problem in a new era
  7. With nothing much to do with regards to the coronavirus these days I decided to make youtube account 2 days ago and already posted a plethora of hockey videos (mostly canucks videos). I am rapidly going to uploading new videos as time goes on. I just uploaded a video of the Canucks top 5 highlights of this decade and it's my personal favorite so far. I have the link at the bottom so please give it a watch. Also check out my other videos and please leave a like, comment down below, and most importantly subscribe to my channel as more uploads are rapidly coming. Thank you and enjoy!
  8. BTW: This was my first crack at youtube and when I edited the video and uploaded it the audio got cut out somehow. Does anyone know if there is a way to upload an MP3 file to youtube from your desktop? Also don't forget to like and subscribe as I'll be making more videos like this (and yes with audio). I'll be posting a video of every canucks playoff goal in the 2000s very soon followed by the 90s and 80s. Thanks for watching!
  9. Another year has almost passed...and QH, EP and BB have graduated from our prospect pool the past several years ... how do we stack up against the rest of the league - even without Madden? Well i got to say I was a little shocked when THN Future Watch arrived at the door today and I flipped through the pages looking for the Canucks and saw what I found - that is we've slipped only one spot to number 4 league wide. For comparison last year our best player was QH, ranked 10 overall (Makar was 4 BTW) and we still had a top three pool (3), and a couple others in the top 100. This year Podz is ranked 9 (wow!) and Hoglander is 27. Madden in LA is ranked 68 but doesn't count for our overall ranking obviously. They actually praised JB a bit saying that our depth is so good we could let Madden go and barely blink - and understandably so given BB and Ferland injuries. The order they had as follows: 1. Podz 2. Hoglander 3. Rafferty (expected in the NHL next year) 4. Lind (almost a PPG AHLer, one more year of development expected) 5. OJ (see Rafferty) 6. MD 7. Woo 8. Rathbone 9. Focht 10. Utunen Got to say I was expecting things to go back a few years and maybe see us around 13. That we've had BB, EP and QH graduate from the pool and still have a big player in the wings in Podz and an almost sure thing in Hogs is very encouraging. For perspective Hogs rating is right around where Demko and BB used to be before making the show... wouldn't that be something if he could come in and have a similar impact.... thoughts? With all that's going around I thought it would be nice to inject some optimism about our future - when JB says he sees 7 future NHLers our pool maybe he should earn our trust given how things have gone the past couple of years...
  10. Insult me again. I don't care about a bad reputation on here because eventually it becomes a good one in all places. If Elias wants to win this city a Cup, he'll suck up the hits and learn to skate like a ballerina. End rant.
  11. An undertone in many threads right now is concern about "Marky versus Demko" and similar player discussions with often cited "we will lose xxxxx to Seattle". I don't think many fully understand how the process works. Seattle will select one player from each of the other teams in the league (excluding Vegas) for a grand total of 30. Specifically, those 30 players must include at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies. The rules for the teams is a bit more complex: Current NHL teams can protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goalie, under the following conditions. All players with no movement clauses at the time of the draft, and who decline to waive those clauses, must be protected and will be counted toward their team's applicable protection limits. All first- and second-year NHL players, and all unsigned draft choices, will be exempt from selection (and will not be counted toward protection limits. In addition, all NHL teams must meet the following minimum requirements regarding players exposed for selection in the draft: One defenseman who is a) under contract in 2021-22 and b) played in at least 40 NHL games the prior season or played in at least 70 NHL games in the prior two seasons. Two forwards who are a) under contract in 2021-22 and b) played at least 40 NHL games the prior season or played in at least 70 NHL games in the prior two seasons. One goalie who is under contract in 2021-22 or will be a restricted free agent at the end of his current contract immediately prior to 2021-22. If a team elects to make a restricted free agent goalie available to meet this requirement, that goalie must have received his qualifying offer prior to the submission of the team's protected list. Players with potential career-ending injuries who have missed more than the previous 60 consecutive games (or who otherwise have been confirmed to have a career-threatening injury) may not be used to satisfy a team's player exposure requirements unless approval is received from the NHL. Such players also may be deemed exempt from selection. So, what does this mean for the Canucks? They can only lose one player directly to the draft BUT will likely lose two through the "process" so to speak (trades, waivers etc.). However, why are people so convinced they will lose one of Marky and/or Demko? Seattle cannot ice 30 goalies - they are limited to three. While, as I pointed out in another thread, both are really good goalies neither is "great" and even with Demko have that potential, there are other young goalies that are in similar situations with similar potential. I think odds of losing one of these goalies is, at best, in the unlikely (waaaay less than 50%) range. Teams like the Rangers are in way more of a goalie pickle IMHO. Next to position players, they are going to close someone and likely a younger Dman (I think Stecher) and through the process a decent depth forward (I have a feeling Leivo for some reason). Those will sting but not be fatal. EVERY team will have some "sting" but I see no reason why Vancouver will be in any grave danger. I think the angst is far over stated by many and the Canucks are in much better shape for this draft than many teams around the league and most certainly better off than other Pacific Division teams (except Anaheim and Vegas...the latter due to exemption the former due to nature of roster and contracts) as those teams have their younger elite talent needing some of it exposed. Short story to the above - be more worried about something worth worrying about (like running out of beer before Jake is done scoring this season). At best, the Seattle draft will be a bee string to this team given the depth it finally has.
  12. Quinn Hughes is one of the "last man standing" for all star selection by voting. Voting Starts Jan can vote 10 times in 24 hours until Jan 10th... or something like that...go to NHL website or NHL app to vote. REMEMBER TO VOTE FOR QUINN HUGHES to find ballot you have to make an account and then go to to get to the ballot...once in, you can vote 10 times in 24 hours until Jan 10 at noon....if my math is correct, then thats 10 x 10 for 100 votes per fan. ...someone must be making money for the hits on the all I can think of for allowing 100 votes per fan. —————————————— THREAD UPDATE:
  13. I read all the pundits that want TG, NB, fired ASAP, OK, if your really serious please put your constructive suggestions for their replacement?? Who is available right now to take over coaching? Head coach, assistants?
  14. Paul J


    Why is Sven Baertstchi not listed in the Stats. He has played in multiple games.
  15. Roster Notes: Sutter had a MRI Wednesday morning - results have not be announced. Most likely not playing. Beagle is dealing with a "lower body injury" and is a game time decision/day to day. Tyler Graovac most likely would slot in. Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks host Armed Forces Appreciation night tomorrow when the Vancouver Canucks take on the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena. The annual tradition honours members of the Canadian Forces for their commitment and dedication in the service of Canada. ARMED FORCES NIGHT DETAILS Every player will wear camouflage jerseys during pre-game warm up (available for purchase from Team Store, section 112 and at A ceremonial puck drop including two veterans and a special surprise you won't want to miss - be in your seats at 7:00 PM! Canadian and American national anthems will be accompanied by the Canadian Armed Forces Flag Party. An honoured veteran will crank the pre-game puck drop siren. Over 200 Canadian Armed Forces personnel in full uniform are expected to attend. Wounded Warriors will set up in Section 111 to share information about the program's important work focused on trauma resiliency and overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Esteemed Rear-Admiral, Bob Auchterlonie of the Canadian Navy will be interviewed during the 1st intermission. Army G-Wagon to be used during in-game prize give-a-ways. A special post-game photo, on-ice with Canucks players and Canadian Armed Forces members wraps up the game. Armed Forces Military Appreciation Signed Warm-Up Jersey Auction: Last Game: March 30th, 2019 Throwback Thursday: Canucks News: Enjoy the game!!
  16. It’s horrible , like what the hell is that . Maybe if enough people show their displeasure they can change it .
  17. So, a couple years ago I went back east to sort old boxes of things I packed up from growing up and found this below. I've been meaning to post this. It's been on my phone for two years. This is an issue of The Hockey News from January 29, 1982. The cover photo features Toronto's defensive youth movement - Bob McGill (center), Fred Boimistruck (left) and our GM, Jim Benning, 37 years ago. Interesting how we're comparing our rebuild to that of Toronto all these years later since this cover. Thoughts?
  18. Posted something similar in another thread but am interested to see how far the divide actually is regarding Benning i.e. I want to attempt to better separate opinions on how the team got to where it is (i.e. Benning's process) and where the team is actually at today (minus the baggage of the last four years). Statement 1: Most would say that after the first round loss to Calgary in 2015, a rebuild was in the cards. The team was older and there were little to no viable prospects in the system. That was Benning's first year and that is the situation he inherited. Q1: Is the above statement fair? Statement 2: Given the inherited situation, if the team had decided to full out tank I believe it would have taken at least four years to get to this point (i.e. four years of no playoffs). Q2: Is the above statement fair? And the Leafs can't be used as a counter argument b/c they had almost 9+ years of missing the playoffs before they chose to start their tank-rebuild, as opposed to having consistent success like the Canucks - i.e. TO had higher picks, mid-twenty-year-old players already on the NHL roster, more legit prospects to speed up the tank-rebuild, etc. Statement 3: In 2015, if you had told me that in four years the team would have the core it does and be in the situation it is, I would have taken it. The process hasn't always been ideal but the team has a legit young core, some solid veteran pieces, some up-and-coming prospects in the system, and solid goaltending. Q3: Is the above statement fair? Statement 4: If you look at most of the cup winners over last decade, they have had two key forwards, a stud offensive d-man, and competent goaltending. Chicago with Toews/Kane/Keith, Pit with Crosby/Malkin/Letang, LA with Kopitar/Carter/Doughty, etc. To me, EP40, Bo/Boeser, and Hughes have the drive and skill to potentially fall into that category. They still need to prove it but I feel the core has the potential. Q4: Is the above statement fair? My conclusion: why not extend the core's window to win by adding solid support pieces? The process wasn't always pretty but Benning did get the team to this result. The challenge now is turning this group of players into a team that can get into the playoffs and be flexible enough to win playoff rounds in multiple ways. The next three years are crucial and I think Benning has earned the right to see it through. Hopefully Benning continues to learn/improve and more and more fans begin pushing in the same direction (i.e. remain critical where needed but more positive about the direction and less focused on the past).
  19. The MDP thread got me thinking (and the post-game beverages here tonight!) about the incredibly positive impact Ian Clark has had on: DiPietro's game inclusive of his massive playoff run Markstrom's dramatic improvement after the intervention early in the just-completed season Demko's big steps forward The Canucks were not thought of as having the type of goaltending strength that you need for success as recently as the beginning of this season and less than a year later without making a single change in player personnel other than trading one goalie away, they now look like they are set for both short-term, medium-term and if MDP develops further even the long-term. Has Benning made a more positively impactful signing of a FA?
  20. I realize most people here don't need, or want to be reminded about this - the draft record of this club is well known to most fans - but Yost does make some interesting statistical comparisons between our franchise and one of the benchmark franchises out there - Tampa Bay. More of a background piece to most of us and perhaps even a cautionary tale. I'm posting this not to judge the Miller trade whatsoever, but more as a background story of how we got to where we are now as a franchise as far as draft history goes. Sorry if some of the copy/pasted story is missing, if someone is able to re-post the article in it's entirety (I couldn't for some reason) I'd appreciate that - I fixed the link to go to the original however. On an unrelated note, if every new thread requires tags why are there no tags that make any sense for something that isn't either a GDT, PGT, or official?
  21. congratulation ep40 yet another award in another league that you have taken by storm thanks for the entertainment you brought us this season (i still cannot believe no one has already created a thread acknowledging his win) i do appreciate the cdc moderator who took up my suggestion and changed the like ribbon from a heart icon to the alien one that is now being used that is my present to ep40 for his fine season
  22. It says there’s a special promotion TBA, similar to how Boeser and Markstrom showed up at Bossa show last year.
  23. I couldn’t go to the fan appreciation this year cause of work. Will there be any autograph signings this summer from Pettersson? I hope Bonsor Productions holds an event for meeting Pettersson.
  24. Future Watch is exclusive to THN, where they compile a panel of NHL scouts and grade 21 and unders including prospects which they also list and rank (prospects only) top ten per franchise. A few years ago they came out with an addition that predicted the Winnipeg Jets would become a contender and the team to beat in the West, even going as far as to say they had the framework of a dynasty. Back then they hadn’t seen much of any playoff action and it could be easily laughed off as bold prediction, but now there is a lot of back slapping (and they like to bring it up when it’s pertinent). Hughes comes in as their second best ranked drafted prospect in the world, behind (already drafted) Cale Makar who has the honours of the best one in the world at the moment. It should be noted that they don’t consider a guy a NHLer until they truly makes a difference so Carter Hart is no longer on the list but guys like Demko (35), Zadina (7) and Batherson (27) are still ranked. My pick last year would have been Bouchard, he’s currently 13, one spot behind Boqvist. Ugh what do I know. Vancouver was ranked third overall and given an A- grade, way up from last year. Despite Pettersson, Gaudette and Boeser playing meaningful minutes who all were previously in the top one hundred (last year EP was ranked 2 BTW) , we still have four players ranked in the top hundred Hughes 2, Demko 35 (and the third best goalie behind Samsanov in WSH), OJ 66 (slipped from 23 last year ), and new comer Madden at 70 which was around where they ranked Hobey Baker Award winner Gaudette last year. THN had nothing but glowing remarks for us, stating that our prospect pool and under 21ers is tailor made for today’s game. Our fifth ranked prospect Dipietro just missed the top hundred cut, if he didn’t we’d be the only team with five in the ranking. Most teams only have two or three in the top hundred, Vegas for example for a C+ ranked 25th overall and has three guys but avoided a worse ranking on the strength of Glass ranked 3rd best prospect. What does this mean? PHI ranked number one, TO number two (one becuase the troops are still coming, the other because they are already there) and Vancouver number three... what it’s designed to do is provide a view for the future, which is why it’s called future watch, and if you look back at their previous years they’ve done an outstanding job of predicating what has actually happened. The fact that an Eastern based publishment is giving us this many props is encouraging, and it definitely gives us hope for the future. I for one was pleasantly surprised, I figured we’d be a little higher than last year (9)... and to think in 2015 we ranked 19 and a two years before that DFL. This is a big validation for Benning and his team. The best teams in the future have the best 21 and unders, this is almost factual (sure there are outliers but even those teams end up not bad) and maybe we should be more patient with Benning and a little less critical of the mishaps. Me included. As an aside for those that rank Kakko above Hughes, it’s official THN most recent ranking has Hughes as the undeniable best draft pick available in 2019. That leaves Sportsnet as the only major source the have Kakko above him. Good news for us if we win the lottery, no reason (or doubt) not to pick Quins brother. Not that Kakko is a chump, he’s awesome too. I’ve been supporting Benning mostly becuase he’s fixing an awful prospect pool, doesn’t mean he’s the best GM we could have (drafting Tryamkin and not making it easier for him, Palmu and Dahlen are three things that grate on me the most, LE is fine in comparison as it won’t interfere with CAP space or our pool) ... but maybe it’s time I take a break from bringing that up or remarking about it. Others have preached patience and so have I, after reading this my viewpoint shifted a little more into the patience side of things again. IF Hughes makes the impact they expect of him, and the other guys also make it and make a difference, we already have what we need to contend (not even best case, the parts are there IF most of them work out). Look at the impact Markstrom and EP have had, Demko is predicted to be a good-great number one and DiPietro had a glowing .951 sp and GAA of 1.23 in the WJs, definitely not team Canada’s weak spot..goaltending looks bright going forward for a long time. This years draft could push us over the top..Benning IS punching above his draft spot too, he’s a plus four (9th) which means even though our average draft position over the part four years is 7 he’s drafring like we have been getting all third overalls during that time span. Given where we are drafting thats outstanding. TB leads the pack drafting an average of 24th overall and ranking like they draft 8th each time. If you look at their under 21ers and their pool it’s not hard to understand why...and they just about set a record for least amount of games before winning the presidents trophy. Hopefully that can be us in time (especially we get the same cap breaks they do ha ha). Today at least, not much to complain about. What are your thoughts about our 21 and unders, do you think THN got it right (by extension it means we will have the third best core when they all reach their prime), or not?