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1 hour ago, Boudrias said:

I am a big fan of Archie but I doubt he is offered more than a 1 year deal. You cannot tie up his 4th line spot for 2 years let alone 3 years. If he is resigned for another year and has a full season of consistent play then it becomes a different situation. If Gadjovich or MacEwen   cannot crack a top 9 role then the 4th has to be a option for them. I like Archibald's game and think he can nail down a role on the Canucks. 

If this is the case, I think we lose him to free agency. 

He's, definitely going to be looking for term and, I believe there's a team out there that will offer it. 

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3 hours ago, komodo0921 said:

If this is the case, I think we lose him to free agency. 

He's, definitely going to be looking for term and, I believe there's a team out there that will offer it. 

Maybe. But there's about a hundred and two 'Archibald's' out there other teams (or we) could sign instead.

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3 hours ago, komodo0921 said:

If this is the case, I think we lose him to free agency. 

He's, definitely going to be looking for term and, I believe there's a team out there that will offer it. 

i guess we might see about that

i kind of agree with agent

there are many fringe nhl players that fit his profile

that is a very very hungry segment of players who want to get to or remain in the nhl

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Archie is our Dorsett replacement.

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14 minutes ago, Qwags said:

Archie is our Dorsett replacement.

Archie is not nearly the player Dorsett was.  I don't know if Archie can get to spots quick enough to be an effective force.  Maybe we need a couple RATS instead?  That seems the way the league is trending anyway.

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I can see Archibald getting term with a reasonable raise but with the understanding that he still has to fight for a roster spot and could be waived to Utica.

 

Unless Archibald gets a great alternative offer (which is possible), that would be fair for both the Canucks and for Archibald since he would get a chance with the Canucks or with another NHL team before being sent to Utica.  Archibald played well down the stretch and fills a 4th line roll reasonably well except for being a deterrent against other teams taking liberties on the Canucks' skilled players (which the Canucks are lacking).

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On 5/2/2018 at 9:26 AM, Alflives said:

Archie is not nearly the player Dorsett was.  I don't know if Archie can get to spots quick enough to be an effective force.  Maybe we need a couple RATS instead?  That seems the way the league is trending anyway.

That's exactly the problem, he plays about a half step behind the NHL game and needs to demonstrate a more consistent effort to work hard to be able to keep up.

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we need players like DA, without him the Canucks dont have an answer for the ben Wilson's , ryan reeves . i keep reading ,hearing that bigger stronger players are the thing of the past . sure sign more soft euro's and some more 5'9"  5'10" players :picard:

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44 minutes ago, chon derry said:

we need players like DA, without him the Canucks dont have an answer for the ben Wilson's , ryan reeves . i keep reading ,hearing that bigger stronger players are the thing of the past . sure sign more soft euro's and some more 5'9"  5'10" players :picard:

The Canucks do have an answer to Wilson, Lucic, and Reaves

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but they do need an equal presence on the forward corps. One player, no matter how tough, isn't enough to protect the youth that will be populating the team.

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2 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

The Canucks do have an answer to Wilson, Lucic, and Reaves

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but they do need an equal presence on the forward corps. One player, no matter how tough, isn't enough to protect the youth that will be populating the team.

not trying to take away from what guddy brings but yes a void of physicality up front without DA, his style is way closer to the direction  i would like to see. he's not out there creating crap but isn't steering away from it either. 

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2 minutes ago, chon derry said:

not trying to take away from what guddy brings but yes a void of physicality up front without DA, his style is way closer to the direction  i would like to see. he's not out there creating crap but isn't steering away from it either. 

I never thought you were, chon. If the Canucks go after any free agents, I hope that they steer clear of Gagneresque players and instead focus on players that revel in the physical aspect of hockey who value their teammates to the point where they're willing to stand up for them.

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Let this guy walk he was disappointing in the physical department. Looked good first few games and then fell off.

Im sure one of the alberta teams will sign him.

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1 minute ago, PhillipBlunt said:

I never thought you were, chon. If the Canucks go after any free agents, I hope that they steer clear of Gagneresque players and instead focus on players that revel in the physical aspect of hockey who value their teammates to the point where they're willing to stand up for them.

the SCF was a good example of where the canucks are and where they need to go. i really enjoyed the tail end of the season from  what i was seeing of our team.

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27 minutes ago, captainhorvat said:

Let this guy walk he was disappointing in the physical department. Looked good first few games and then fell off.

Im sure one of the alberta teams will sign him.

Not as negative. I would resign Archy on a 1 year 2 way deal. He still has to prove himself over a season for any other deal. I think he can. 

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1 hour ago, chon derry said:

we need players like DA, without him the Canucks dont have an answer for the ben Wilson's , ryan reeves . i keep reading ,hearing that bigger stronger players are the thing of the past . sure sign more soft euro's and some more 5'9"  5'10" players :picard:

Prefer we just sign guys like Roussel and/or the aforementioned Reaves. DA could be a 1/2 decent 13th F but our present W'er depth probably nixes that possibility. More likely in Utica IMO.

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2 minutes ago, aGENT said:

Prefer we just sign guys like Roussel and/or the aforementioned Reaves. DA could be a 1/2 decent 13th F but our present W'er depth probably nixes that possibility. More likely in Utica IMO.

i dont think DA is going to jump at a 2way ,  a 1 yr. prove it, wouldn't be bad , i dont think he'd clear waivers .

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6 minutes ago, chon derry said:

i dont think DA is going to jump at a 2way ,  a 1 yr. prove it, wouldn't be bad , i dont think he'd clear waivers .

Every team has an Archibald. I'd HIGHLY doubt it would be an issue.

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11 minutes ago, aGENT said:

Every team has an Archibald. I'd HIGHLY doubt it would be an issue.

I'd rather the Canucks' Archibald be Rousell.

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23 minutes ago, higgyfan said:

I'd rather the Canucks' Archibald be Rousell.

 

48 minutes ago, aGENT said:

Prefer we just sign guys like Roussel and/or the aforementioned Reaves. DA could be a 1/2 decent 13th F but our present W'er depth probably nixes that possibility. More likely in Utica IMO.

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