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Grading the offseason so far

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Can't say im more confident in the team going into this season as I was 2 years ago when they ended up making the final... Underwhelming free agent signing period and nothing on lui... I give it a C grade so far

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Draft: C

Gaunce was a great pick, but nothing else seemed to that good.

Signings and Resignings: C+

Glad we got Garrison, sad we lost Salo (but what could we do there)

Not too happy we haven't done anything else though.

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Draft: C+

Gaunce was a great pick, and I liked some of the others, the 2nd was questionable, I liked the Beattie pick, the Hutton pick and some of the other later picks too.

Signings/Re-signings: C

Garrison was an excellent signing which is the only reason this is still in the C range, the rest was a disappointment, and if we don't get Doan (asuming he becomes leave the Yotes) then our offseason will have been a complete dud.

Edit: C is average, to me it was just an average offseason, the draft was slightly above average which is why I gave a C+ but there were still some questionable picks. And while the Garrison signing was a slam dunk to get him at that cap hit, the rest of the moves (or lack there of) were questionable.

I think C is fair.

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Draft: C+

Gaunce was a great pick, and I liked some of the others, the 2nd was questionable, I liked the Beattie pick, the Hutton pick and some of the other later picks too.

Signings/Re-signings: C-

Garrison was an excellent signing which is the only reason this is still in the C range, the rest was a disappointment, and if we don't get Doan (asuming he becomes leave the Yotes) then our offseason will have been a complete dud.

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Those are pretty low grades... I'd give a B- for the draft and a B- for the offseason (to date)

Just because we didn't sign 2 big named players, doesn't mean the Canucks deserve a C-

meh..

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MG really doesn't have to do much, the less he does the better.

Didn't mess with our forward group that was one of the best in the league, well done.

Upgraded quality on defence. Swapping Salo for Garrison is a huge win for us, we get a more physical, stronger and bigger shot.

Losing defensive depth in Rome and replacing him with Muller and Joslin is a small loss, but MG can still fix that.

Not tampering with our great goalie tandem is a win so far, I am one of the few who think we should keep Luongo and Schneider because neither can play well over 60 games and the playoffs combined - we need them both.

B- offseason so far. All MG has to do is sign a 3rd line center or some proper defensive depth and we'll have had a perfect offseason. Not much needs to be done now, wait till the trade deadline when we can sus out what we really need and act then.

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I don't really understand why people are grading the draft and offseason so low. Who would you have taken at the draft instead? Half of you probably can't even answer this. Was it a matter of who we drafted or our draft position, because if it's the later, not a whole lot can be done about this.

As for the offseason, what do you expect, Suter, Parise? There weren't a whole lot of quality names out there (that we could afford) and we have very limited cap room. We needed a replacement/upgrade on Salo and after that there isn't much cap room available. So knock Suter/Parise out, for cap reasons, and who else would you really have wanted us to go for? Schultz decided not to sign here and for all we know Doan might stay in Phoenix.

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Overall

C+ if Garrison is as tough as they tell us

If not D because we have let Salo and Rome go and signed two AHLers. and someone who does not address our problems.

I'm not inspired so far. If our prospects had had one more year under their belts and we had done this I would have said fine lets see what they can do but other than Schroeder (I also have a liking for Freisen) and maybe Jensen though I doubt he is ready we have no realistic cover in Chicago imo

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Draft:B

Not really a draft guru but Gaunce seems like a great pick, Mallet was questionable, but who knows, some of these over-agers might do well, only time will tell.

Offseason:B

Garrison is definitely a great addition to our top 4 and he improves us offensively and defensively. Letting go of Salo was the right decision. Glad to see Pinizzotto and Volpatti re-signed to keep the 4th line positions competitive. Don`t like the Raymond re-signing.

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I would have to say I will wait to grade Gillis untill June of next year.

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I would have to say I will wait to grade Gillis untill June of next year.

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I'll grade the off season when training camp starts and all the signing and moves have been made.

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I'll grade the off season when training camp starts and all the signing and moves have been made.

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Draft: C+

Gaunce was a great pick, and I liked some of the others, the 2nd was questionable, I liked the Beattie pick, the Hutton pick and some of the other later picks too.

Signings/Re-signings: C

Garrison was an excellent signing which is the only reason this is still in the C range, the rest was a disappointment, and if we don't get Doan (asuming he becomes leave the Yotes) then our offseason will have been a complete dud.

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Yawn.

No guts,no glory.

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Not to jump on you and others who are getting impatient (even I am waiting for something to happen) but grading the offseason "so far" is ridiculous. It won't be known how the offseason moves or lack of moves are going to pay off until at least training camp. This is especially true this offseason with major changes via trade known to be ahead. There are still decent free agents out there as well.

The one thing I think everyone regrets, at least sentimentally, is the loss of Sami Salo. The Jason Garrison pick-up looks to offset the skillset if nothing else. We will have to wait and see if our D-core stays the way it is or if there are more signings to come.

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Well outside of top 5 ranked players it's hit or miss only time will tell.

as for offseason signings, I would give a 'C+' for the Garrison signing imo @ 4.6M would of been a great signing... if he was more proven, hard to base from one year and not like he is a young player either ... but hey he could prove me wrong and do great this year.

as for not using up all the cap. I don't mind, because with a new CBA coming up, having cap space availability might be a good thing, and teams stuck near the ceiling with long contracts might end up in a regretfull possition.

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Draft = C

Free Agency = B- (Grade moves to an A- once we sign Doan, and A+ once we trade Luongo and get a decently fair return for him)

(Grade moves to a C if we get ripped off for Luongo)

Suspense = A+

Entertainment Value = F

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