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If the season starts in January, Will Luongo be on this team?

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#1 Snake Doctor

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

This may be a little early but I have a good feeling the CBA will be settled soon. If that's the case what are your projected lines for the Canucks this season. I have a feeling because of a pending Luongo trade we will see Tyler Bozak on our team. So here's my prediction. Please post your prediction and also specify the trade if Luongo is not in your line-up.

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Higgins-Bozak-Booth
Raymond-Malholtra-Hansen
Weise/Volpatti-Lapierre-Kassian

Bieksa-Hamhuis
Edler-Garrison
Ballard-Tanev
Alberts

Schnieder
Lack

Injured
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Edited by Snake Doctor, 31 December 2012 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

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Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Higgins
Raymond - Lapierre - Hansen
Volpatti - Malhotra - Kassian

Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Garrison
Ballard - Tanev

Schneider
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Raymond
Higgins - Lapierre - Kassian
Volpatti - Malhotra - Hansen

Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Garrison
Ballard - Tanev

Schneider
Luongo/Lack
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In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

I think Luongo will be moved within a few weeks to a month or so, but right away the lines would likely look like this IMO:

Daniel - Henrik - Burrows
Booth - Higgins - Raymond
Kassian - Lappierre - Hansen
Pinnizzotto - Manny - Weise

I would love to see Schroeder and Kassian get top 6 opportunities but Higgins has shown a willingness and ability to play center and AV will choose Higgins over giving the young guy Schroeder the chance every time, then of course AV will choose Raymond to play in the top 6 over Kassian 10 times out of 10.

The rest of the line-up is obvious.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Raymond
Higgins Lappiere Hansen
Weise Manny Kassian
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

I like how we finally have some good fourth line options.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

In a shortened season the canucks need all the depth they can get.

Luongo stays as the risk of an injury to a starting goaltender is to significant

Both Schneider + Luongo can fill in as #1 if injury or unsatisfactory play occurs.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

*Insert line-up with no Raymond or Manny here*

A tougher line up I want, but with AV, I doubt will happen:

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Kassian
Higgins - BIG shut down center - Hansen
Volpatti - Lapierre - Pinnizotto
Weise

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

how come nobody tries to put our players in their actual positions when they make rosters up? I mean, obviously some players can play more than one spot, but why put them in the wrong position when their actual one is still open?

Personally this would be the lineup id pick, barring a few things id like to happen but know wont.


Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth kesler Kassian
Higgins Lapierre Hansen
Volpatti Pinizzotto Weiss

Hamhuis Bieksa
Edler Garrison
Ballard Tanev


Closer to what it WILL be

Sedin Sedin burrows
Booth kesler Kassian
Higgins Malhotra Hansen
Volpatti Lapierre Weiss

As lots of people can see just by making their rosters, we have too many forwards. This indicates to me that we will be getting rid of one. I don't think they will trade malhotra, raymond was taken to arbitration to lower his salary making him a little more desirable.

If we do trade Luongo chances are we get a forward unless edler is leaving. Which again gives us too many forwards. The team seems a little out of order which isnt MG's MO, I think there are trades waiting to be done, and I think it is more than one trade or multiple people in one trade.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Higgins should be on the second line and Raymond on the third, will have to see how MayRay performs to be even considered in the top 6. Also Kassian doesn't deserve a top 6 role either so keep dreaming fan boys.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Higgins should be on the second line and Raymond on the third, will have to see how MayRay performs to be even considered in the top 6. Also Kassian doesn't deserve a top 6 role either so keep dreaming fan boys.

I think he should be given the first ten games or so in the top six to prove himself. If not send him with Luongo to wherever he gets traded.
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In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

This may be a little early but I have a good feeling the CBA will be settled soon. If that's the case what are your projected lines for the Canucks this season. I have a feeling because of a pending Luongo trade we will see Tyler Bozak on our team. So here's my prediction. Please post your prediction and also specify the trade if Luongo is not in your line-up.

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Higgins-Bozak-Booth
Raymond-Malholtra-Hansen
Weise/Volpatti-Lapierre-Kassian

Bieksa-Hamhuis
Edler-Garrison
Ballard-Tanev
Alberts

Schnieder
Lack

Injured
Kesler


Doubt Lu gets traded to Toronto.... Also the CBA doesn't look that much better, the NHL made an offer and the NHLPA made a counter offer. So far during these negotiations every time the NHLPA counter offers nothing good happens, so we'll see.. I try to be optimistic, but it's kind of hard with Bettman running the show. :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

If Kassian is to play in the top 6, he will need to prove himself very quickly. With a shortened season AV will have even less patience than usual.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:03 AM

If we have both Lu and Schneids for the season, I suspect they'd split it 60-40 in Schneids' favour. So in a 48-game season Lu plays 19 and Schneids plays 29. Just a guess.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:20 AM

There won't be time to make trades. Here's our emergency roster, but honestly the best it'll be for a few years to come. Once Edler/Luongo/utility forwards like Higgins, Lapierre, Malhotra etc. leave, we're in trouble.

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Booth
Raymond - Lapierre - Hansen
Kassian - Malhotra - Weise

Edler - Garrison
Bieksa - Hamhuis
Tanev - Ballard

Schneider
Luongo

That's about as good as the Canuck roster will get, I would even say as good as it was in 2011 with Garrison in the fold. However, as every year passes we lose a key player - Edler may be lost as early as next year, Higgins won't be far off and Malhotra and Lapierre will be leaving soon. Hopefully Gaunce and Schroeder can fill in their bottom-6 roles because they're not close to top-6 material just yet.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

Ron Mclean on Hockey Central was explaining the hardship to players if they were to come back from europe then be traded. Trades will be possible but it's unkown what the trade deadline will be if we do have a season. I'm optimistic we can get a deal done right now.

If a Luongo trade does not occur I'm sure Schroder will fill in for Kesler until he is 100%.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

I think we will be surprised. If a trade is there; It takes only a few moments to make a decision. Before training campn September i I expect to see a left wing, a left D and Lou traded. There are a lot of assets available to fill what needs we have for another physical RW beyond Kassian, a puck rushing defender with a right handed shot and more size. And hopefully we re-sign Edler!

But seeing as we have a crystal ball, here would be my line up;

Danny/ Kess / Booth
Burrows / Hank / Kassian
Jensen / Lapierre / Hansen
Higgins / Manny / Volpatti
Raymond

Hamhuis / Bieksa
Edler / Tanev
Ballard / Garrison

Yes I've broken up some stereotyped lines and our vaunted first line in favour of a balanced line up. Each of these lines has size, speed, a goalscorer, a playmaker and a glue guy who does the fore-checking and dirty work.

And Tanev could be the smart passing, stay at home guy who keeps the ice settled for Edler and our defense plays the situational game. Tanev / Edler in scoring situations. Hammer and Juice our shut down guys. Ballard and Garrison, who BTW would have an undeniable physical advantage of size and speed to play against secondary match ups offensive or defensive, would be our multi purpose pair. And going three pair deep could be a critical advantage in a shortened season?

The Twins also can be double shifted, and reunited with Burrows, every time a 4th line and 3rd pair match up ices the puck against us. And at the end of games or when we need a key goal. And of course on every PP where we also elevate Garrison's bomb of a shot;

Twins / Burr / Edler / Garrison

Pull out the weapons when needed!



There won't be time to make trades. Here's our emergency roster, but honestly the best it'll be for a few years to come. Once Edler/Luongo/utility forwards like Higgins, Lapierre, Malhotra etc. leave, we're in trouble.

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Booth
Raymond - Lapierre - Hansen
Kassian - Malhotra - Weise

Edler - Garrison
Bieksa - Hamhuis
Tanev - Ballard

Schneider
Luongo

That's about as good as the Canuck roster will get, I would even say as good as it was in 2011 with Garrison in the fold. However, as every year passes we lose a key player - Edler may be lost as early as next year, Higgins won't be far off and Malhotra and Lapierre will be leaving soon. Hopefully Gaunce and Schroeder can fill in their bottom-6 roles because they're not close to top-6 material just yet.


Edited by Canuck Surfer, 01 January 2013 - 11:59 AM.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

When both are on their games + healthy, as a 2nd liner, Raymond > Higgins.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Booth
Hansen - Lapierre - Kassian
Raymond - Malhotra - Wiese

Bieksa - Hamhuis
Edler - Garrison
Ballard - Tanev

Schnieder
Luongo
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

Some have Malholtra centering the third line and some the fourth. It will be interesting to see where he ends up. I do agree with one of the previous comments about AV. With a shortened season he will have less patience with certain players.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Booth-Kesler-Burrows
Higgins-Schroeder-Hansen
Weise-Malhotra-Lapierre
Raymond

Hamhuis-Bieksa
Edler-Garrison
Ballard-Tanev
Alberts

Schneider
Luongo
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Sedin sedin Pyatt
Booth kesler burrows
Higgins lapierre Hansen
Desbiens manny kassian

Hammy juice
Edler garrison
Kcon tanev

Schneiderman
Lu

We trade Raymond Ballard and a 1st for Taylor Pyatt and reunite baby blue eyes with the twins.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Bozak-Kesler-Booth
Raymond-Malholtra-Higgins
Pinnizotto-Lapierre-Hansen

Bieksa-Hamhuis
Edler-Garrison
Ballard-Tanev
Alberts

Schnieder
Back up goalie such as Dan Ellis
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

Sedin-Sedin-Booth
Burrows-Schroeder*-Kassian
Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen
Raymond-Malhotra-Pinnozotto

Edler-Garrison
Hamhuis-Bieksa
Ballard-Tanev

Schneider
Luongo

*Kesler will take it easy this time and come back 100%
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Raymond always ups his game on the fourth line. Good choice playboi.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

Dank Hank Burr
Booth Kesler Kassian
Higgins Couturier Hansen
Lapierre Malhotra Neil

Hamhius Bieksa
Edler Garrison
Coburn Tanev
Alberts

Schneider Lack Ellis

Luongo and Ballard to Philly for Couturier and Coburn
Bryzgalov to Toronto for Kadri or Bozak (or who cares what...)
Raymond to Ottawa for Chris Neil.
Sign Dan Ellis as insurance to back up Eddie Lack due to his hip flexor.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

Dank Hank Burr
Booth Kesler Kassian
Higgins Couturier Hansen
Lapierre Malhotra Neil

Hamhius Bieksa
Edler Garrison
Coburn Tanev
Alberts

Schneider Lack Ellis

Luongo and Ballard to Philly for Couturier and Coburn
Bryzgalov to Toronto for Kadri or Bozak (or who cares what...)
Raymond to Ottawa for Chris Neil.
Sign Dan Ellis as insurance to back up Eddie Lack due to his hip flexor.


Sign gillis to a lifetime contract if he pulls that off haha
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

Manny does not deserve to play 3rd, he was given all last season to prove he still had it, but never really showed up. Lapierre simply was the better man and deserves the 3rd line spot without question. Manny is well suited for are 4th and besides whats the harm in letting a player like Lappy try to excell and take it to another level in his career, not to mention he gained weight this off season so he is now weighing in at 6'2 220 which makes him a big shutdown centerman.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Manny does not deserve to play 3rd, he was given all last season to prove he still had it, but never really showed up. Lapierre simply was the better man and deserves the 3rd line spot without question. Manny is well suited for are 4th and besides whats the harm in letting a player like Lappy try to excell and take it to another level in his career, not to mention he gained weight this off season so he is now weighing in at 6'2 220 which makes him a big shutdown centerman.


That's cool I didn't know that. Manny also was on the #2 powerplay for just the faceoff if I recall correctly as well. Hopefully this guy still has what it takes. This will be his 14th season in the NHL if i'm correct.
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