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#61 Hafizzle

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

They gave him Smyls retired number? WTF is up with that ?!


lol uhh every player gets a 12 on their jersey as it's 2012....
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

Welcome Gauncer [Gone-tcher] (dubbing the nickname now).

Can't wait for the trade rumours to start.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

now sign a 3rd line center to tide us over for a year or two!
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

Lol wow guys every draftee gets a 12 cause of the draft year, calm down


Why would they even bother mentioning it then...?

Gilman went out of his way to make a little speech about it... saying they've never given a retired number to another player etc etc

Yes I'm aware of what year it is :rolleyes: I just thought it was somewhat odd for him to come out and announce it on such a grand stage when he simply could have just talked to Smyl beforehand and said "hey it's just the way the draft is this year, he's just getting it for the day"...

It's not like anyone outside of Vancouver knows Smyl wore #12, nevermind that it's retired. Smells odd to me...
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

I am so pumped about this pick, a big Canadian boy, that can score, and plays physical. Thank you MG for making this pick.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:44 PM

Suddenly I'm not missing a former 10th overall draft pick as much....
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

Just took a peek at a few sites with their mock drafts, looks like we got a great value pick, Gaunce was ranked as high as 12, and 20th being the lowest. Can't wait to see the kid in action, from i've read, his skating sucks, a real lunch bucket guy that wins faceoffs, great defensively, and apparently his wrist shot is a sight to behold. Has a lot of intangibles suggests he might be captain material as well
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

I guess the number thing was a big deal to Hodgson so they took care of business right off the bat this time.

Silly. Smyl shouldn't have to be asked until Gaunce made the team.

Hmmm.... no pictures of him wearing #12?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

Wow, I hoped we would get Gaunce, but thought he would be long gone by the time we picked. International Scouting Service had
him ranked at No. 7 and the Hockey News at No. 17
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I can't believe he was still available at 26th. Absoluetely thrilled Canucks picked him.

Was hoping Lou would've been traded traded by now.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

What are they feeding these kids, American cow milk?

Edit: Oh no wait, that's after Canada's supply management is dismantled... wonder how many CDCer's will get that one haha

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

a centre? seriously..

What's wrong with that? We aren't necessarily stacked at center and it's one of the most important positions.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

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What a joke, then Phoenix gets Samuelsson to put salt in the wounds...

FOR ONCE I wanted a player to be excited about....is it so much to ask.


you're upset about getting a 6'2, 215 centerman scoring at a ppg pace in the OHL at #26? Seriously?
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

They gave him Smyls retired number? WTF is up with that ?!


First draft you've ever watched? Welcome to 2012. Every player gets a jersey with their draft year. Meaning 12.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

Why is anybody talking about the number thing?
They're all #12, the Canucks just used this as an opportunity to honour the Steamer, nothing more.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

Unreal pick, was pissed we were going to miss on him because of the Pres. Trophy.

Perfect selection and BPA.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

Samuelsson is rated as having a high hockey IQ but labours and is very sluggish on the ice

Thanks but I'll pass

Also, did all the teams' jerseys have and apostrophe before the #12 or was it something that we did to differentiate from Smyl's #12?
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

The guy reminds me a lot of a Cody Hodgson without the ego. Both were touted for their balanced skillset and below average skating. Hodgson is obviously more skilled (leading to the ego issues), but Gaunce looks like a perfect third line centre in the future, with no complaints because he's supposed to be a character kind of guy anyways.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

Loving all the kids who are upset because they think Gaunce will wear number 12 when he's a Canuck haha
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:49 PM

Kassian - Gaunce - Jensen?

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Ouch that's gonna hurt anyone
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:49 PM

welcome Bredan! Great pick!
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

Why would they even bother mentioning it then...?

Gilman went out of his way to make a little speech about it... saying they've never given a retired number to another player etc etc

Yes I'm aware of what year it is :rolleyes: I just thought it was somewhat odd for him to come out and announce it on such a grand stage when he simply could have just talked to Smyl beforehand and said "hey it's just the way the draft is this year, he's just getting it for the day"...

It's not like anyone outside of Vancouver knows Smyl wore #12, nevermind that it's retired. Smells odd to me...


Maybe as a bit of a tribute to the guy that wore number 12 and has been with the organization since he was drafted. Perhaps because it is the first time a retired number has ever been given out by the Canucks at a draft. Your panties seem to be wound way to tight.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:51 PM

you're upset about getting a 6'2, 215 centerman scoring at a ppg pace in the OHL at #26? Seriously?


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:51 PM

so glad the canucks are drafting big players now enough of these small forwards
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:53 PM

I like it! Bpa is all you can ask for!!
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:53 PM

What a steal of a pick! I was hoping we would get him the second the hapless Flames drafted Jankowski. The centre position is the most valuable position and Brenden Gaunce will surely give Ryan Kesler a run for his money in a couple years.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

We needed a Center prospect badly... I guess the ISS's highest ranking center (and 5th highest ranked forward) will do =)
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

Suddenly I'm not missing a former 10th overall draft pick as much....


You never know how a pick will turn out. But I do think this is a good one. Worst case I think he'll be a great third line center.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:58 PM

Very similar to Johansen(sp?) From Columbus. Great pick Gillis.

Jensen-Gaunce-2013 pick?
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