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#1 Provost

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

We did this last year and it was interesting as the year went on seeing who was right on the money and who wasn't.

Pick a few predictions you think for the coming season and the Canucks.

Here are mine:

- Luongo gets traded before the season is done

- Through trades/signings we end up with two new forwards and one new defenceman from outside the organization.

- Schneider has some struggles with consistency being the go-to guy in such a compressed season.

- The defence struggles trying to adjust to the absence of Salo, raising our GAA

- Higgins and Lapierre raise their game and have the most improvement

- We end up #3-5 in the conference this season

EDIT: Please don't be a troll and put useless posts in this thread. It is a place for predictions and just posting how dumb you think someone's predictions are makes you look silly. Man up and make your own prediction and when it comes true, feel free to gloat during the season.

Edited by Provost, 06 January 2013 - 11:37 PM.

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#2 Westcoasting

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

I predict that the Canucklehead ownership will not lower ticket prices or offer any bargains to us fans to get our support back after this lockout.
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#3 Dasein

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Well, what the hell:

- Both Schneider and Luongo play well

- This leads to Vancouver trading Cory Schneider instead for a higher return that addresses team needs instead of Luongo in order to make a Stanley Cup run right now

- Ballard is traded for a stay-at-home bottom pairing defenseman with size (akin to Rome - but hopefully better)

- Sedins get back to scoring above PPG

- Schroeder and Kassian both give Hodgson-esque production together on the 2nd line in Kesler's long absence to help the team remain in playoff contention (Kesler returns in very late March or early April)

- Canucks finish 3rd with the help of Ryan Kesler's return, narrowly beating out a Minnesota Wild team that struggle in the beginning with chemistry but catch fire near the end, finishing 5th
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

Sounds like fun:

- Luongo gets traded pretty quickly, within a month or month and a half at the latest
- We will win the division and finish 2nd or 3rd in the confrence
- Schroeder and Kassian both stick with the big club out of camp.
- Sedin's get right back to their ways and carry the majority of the offense during the regular season as usual.
- Garrison scores 9 goals, but still plays his solid reliable game.
- Ballard and Tanev both have strong years
- Schneider will be fine throughout the year
- Daniel will lead the team in goals and Henrik will lead the team in Assists & Points. (I know such a bold prediction)

Edited by Smashian Kassian, 06 January 2013 - 11:27 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Well, what the hell:

- Both Schneider and Luongo play well

- This leads to Vancouver trading Cory Schneider instead for a higher return that addresses team needs instead of Luongo in order to make a Stanley Cup run right now

- Ballard is traded for a stay-at-home bottom pairing defenseman with size (akin to Rome - but hopefully better)

- Sedins get back to scoring above PPG

- Schroeder and Kassian both give Hodgson-esque production together on the 2nd line in Kesler's long absence to help the team remain in playoff contention (Kesler returns in very late March or early April)

- Canucks finish 3rd with the help of Ryan Kesler's return, narrowly beating out a Minnesota Wild team that struggle in the beginning with chemistry but catch fire near the end, finishing 5th


I like your predictions!
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Sure why not!
- Canucks do NOT win the presidents trophy or western conference (NYR and STL)
- Luongo is not traded; The return offered by NYI is too much to say no for Schneider.
- Kesler returns with 20 games to go in the season and the Canucks' playoff hopes still questionable
- Edler is not retained by Vancouver, traded at deadline to Philly
- Corrado gets camp tryout, makes team.
- Vancouver vanquishes Dallas and Chicago in first 2 rounds of playoffs
- Hard fought 7 game series against LA for conference finals. Not saying who wins.
- Canucks may or may not win Stanley.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Sure why not!
- Canucks do NOT win the presidents trophy or western conference (NYR and STL)
- Luongo is not traded; The return offered by NYI is too much to say no for Schneider.
- Kesler returns with 20 games to go in the season and the Canucks' playoff hopes still questionable
- Edler is not retained by Vancouver, traded at deadline to Philly
- Corrado gets camp tryout, makes team.
- Vancouver vanquishes Dallas and Chicago in first 2 rounds of playoffs
- Hard fought 7 game series against LA for conference finals. Not saying who wins.
- Canucks may or may not win Stanley.

We trade our best defenceman at the deadline and make it to the Western Conference finals? Not Likely....
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

I get baked before every game and in between every period. :towel:
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

We trade our best defenceman at the deadline and make it to the Western Conference finals? Not Likely....


Why don't you save your trolling until it is proven wrong and actually put your money where your mouth is and make your own predictions.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

- Luongo gets traded to Toronto for Kadri + others
- Canucks sign Dan Ellis as a backup
- Kadri struggles and stays in the AHL, other players in the trade make little impact.
- Schneider gets injured early, forcing a dire goaltending situation
- Kesler returns early because the team is struggling, "claims he's 100% okay" but fails to produce.
- Canucks fall behind in the condensed schedule
- The Canucks are eliminated from getting a playoff spot in the last game of the regular season by the Maple Leafs and Robert Luongo gets a shut out

:rolleyes:

Maybe that was a bit harsh (and I guess we wouldn't be playing Toronto). I think the Canucks will finish 3rd in the West and have a good run at the cup, and will probably make it at least to the Western finals.

Edited by Moonshinefe, 06 January 2013 - 11:26 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

-Canucks win the northwest taking 2nd in the west
-Kesler returns late Feburary which may be a little premature
-Booth and Garrison both have good years to match their worth
-Canucks have better playoff run then last year at least conference finals
-Ballard has a good season
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

- Luongo is not traded; The return offered by NYI is too much to say no for Schneider.


This is precisely how I think things will play out - a team will offer a ridiculous package for Schneider, which will bolster our roster and future. Luongo still has 4-5 years in him at elite level.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

-Kesler returns in Late Feburary/Early March
-Canucks top 5 in the conference
-Canucks make the playoffs
-Canucks make it to the Semi finals
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

Why don't you save your trolling until it is proven wrong and actually put your money where your mouth is and make your own predictions.

How bout u dont get your panties in a bunch? Trading Edler at the deadline with a team that has a limited window is a mistake imho.

Im sure you have some sort of snarky remark though.....

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

- I get loser-pissed every game.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Well, what the hell:

- Both Schneider and Luongo play well

- This leads to Vancouver trading Cory Schneider instead for a higher return that addresses team needs instead of Luongo in order to make a Stanley Cup run right now

That would cause a riot all on its own
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:55 AM

Luongo is traded to FLA shortly after training camp
Ballard is bought out
Edler is resigned
Kes returns Mid-march
Sedins are top 5 for scoring
Kassian and Schroeder both make the team (Schroeder till Kes returns)
Raymond will continually be the whipping boy unless Booth falters
Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr admit they're lovers
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:10 AM

Canucks win the Cup, but forever have the asterisks next to their names in the record books saying it was a shortened season. Luongo is traded immediatly. Sedins still finish season within top 10 of scoring but signs of them slowing down are evident. Schroeder plays great in place of Kes and gets traded due to high value.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

This team is such a mess. They should have traded Schneids a year and a half ago. Luongo has been treated so poorly by the fans and media I'd be surprised if he'd want to stay on such a team.

I'm still a fan, but I'm just not sure if I am going to enjoy this season.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:21 AM

Canucks go 2-0 against LA
Volpatti knocks some more teeth out of kieth
Henrik and Daniel share the lady byng
Schroeder wins Calder
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

1st in the NW
Anyone that thinks the wild are going to be good must think Suter can play 60min a game

We will not find a deal for the greaser, he will have a horrible start as per normal Cory will start the majority of the games. Luongo will be sent down to the wolves then to Kalamazoo.

Kesler will come back end of February and dive

Volpatti will be the surprise of the year and become AVs new pet now that Rome is gone

Hansen will continue to improve

Mayray, the twins and booth will rebound.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

This team is such a mess. They should have traded Schneids a year and a half ago. Luongo has been treated so poorly by the fans and media I'd be surprised if he'd want to stay on such a team.

I'm still a fan, but I'm just not sure if I am going to enjoy this season.


Who cares
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

- Luongo gets traded to Toronto for Kadri + others
- Canucks sign Dan Ellis as a backup
- Kadri struggles and stays in the AHL, other players in the trade make little impact.
- Schneider gets injured early, forcing a dire goaltending situation
- Kesler returns early because the team is struggling, "claims he's 100% okay" but fails to produce.
- Canucks fall behind in the condensed schedule
- The Canucks are eliminated from getting a playoff spot in the last game of the regular season by the Maple Leafs and Robert Luongo gets a shut out

:rolleyes:

Maybe that was a bit harsh (and I guess we wouldn't be playing Toronto). I think the Canucks will finish 3rd in the West and have a good run at the cup, and will probably make it at least to the Western finals.


Now the golden question is, would you accept this if we got Ryan Pulock out of it at the draft?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Gary Bettman gets assassinated
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Canucks missing Kesler early finish 4th in the conference behind LA,San Jose and St Louis, NYR, Boston and Pittsburgh top East.
Lou trade goes down for Ashton, Biggs and Franson after he knocks back an Edmonton deal.
Edler for Couturiere rumoured, but we sign Arnott as depth centre.
Schroeder starts season as 3rd line C.
Canucks start experimenting with balanced physical lines and using Twins as play makers on alternate lines.
Playing games with Burrows and Hank, Kassian gets his legs and hits 15 goals and 32 points.
PP is lethal with Twins/Burr and Edler / Garrison but also toy with Kassian in front of net.
Experiment looks great as Danny, Booth and Kesler is a dominating physical line and Hank makes everyone else look good double shifting as 2knd and 4th line C; eating up bottom match ups and creating match up problems. Twins Burr reunited in many home games, and key scoring opportunities.
Edmonton squeeks into 8th, Minny 5th for a respectable 3 division teams in the dance.
Rangers trade for Iginla and powerhouse line up defeats Canucks in final.
Edler walks as UFA.

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#26 Lonny_Bohonos_14

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

- Luongo is only traded mid-way through the season or not till afterwards
- Canucks start off slow - Vancouver burns - team turns it around in February
- Canucks don't win division, but come in as 4th seed (Minnesota takes top honors as 3rd seed)
- Schroeder surprises people with a strong regular season (25-30 points)
- Garrison struggles early, but struggles don't last - becomes playoff beast.
- Edler's back flares up - nicks potential trade
- Schneider doesn't match last years stats, but still has solid season
- Booth posts something controversial on twitter. People get upset

All in all a typical season for the Canucks - with the usual ups and downs. Without burden of being the President Trophy winners, they go on a strong playoff run.

Other predictions:

LA struggles with consistency all season, but plays good enough to wind up 6th.
Detroit misses playoffs
Columbus surprises many, misses playoffs on last day of season - 9th
St. Louis wins Central division and Western Conference
Phoenix continues momentum from last year, wins Pacific - 2nd seed

Boston wins North East - 2nd seed
Pittsburgh wins Atlantic and Eastern Conference
Florida makes it back to back and wins the South East - 3rd seed
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Luongo will start the first game.
Leafs, Flames, Oilers and Sens will miss the playoffs.
Canucks will lose the Conference finals to the Wings who will go on to win the Cup (after all, almost everyone who beats the Canucks either wins the cup or at least gets there).
Crosby will will the scoring race.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

That would cause a riot all on its own


No it would not.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Kesler and ZK9 have beast seasons leading us to the cup
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Alright, here goes(not what I want, but I think will happen):
-Schneider starts opening night
-Luongo and Schneider alternate games to start season and get Schneider adjusted to the extra back 2 back games
-Canucks begin talking about trade near deadline for a mid to high-level defenceman
-Schneider gets leveled on dirty hit by opposing playoff contender's player, carted off ice, management unsure of severity
-Luongo starts a few games in a row while Schneider is tested
-Team learns that Schneider received a very severe concussion, return not likely for rest of season and playoffs
-Lack recalled to start every 7 games or so
-Luongo and Canucks rally for fallen teammate, reel off NHL record 18-game winning streak including 4 shutouts(Lu 3, Lack 1)
-Canucks claim President's Trophy with ease, cruise into playoffs on another winning streak
-The team wears a special decal on their helmet of Cory's initials for playoffs
-Team sweeps Red Wings in first round, Preds in 2nd round
-They then beat L.A. in 5 games exercising their 2012 playoff demon
-Canucks meet Rangers in Finals rematch of 1994
-Nucks go down 3-0, all hope seems lost for the Cup
-Canucks keep season alive winning Game 4 in OT on goal by Kesler
-Before anthems for Game 5, Cory Schneider(who is still feeling the effects of the concussion) takes a cab to Rogers Arena, and makes a surprise visit before the crowd and his teammates, inspiring the Canucks
-Kesler scores a hat trick in Game 5, Luongo posts another shutout(his 4th of playoffs), and Canucks force Game 6 in New York
-Kesler uses the words to the likeness of Mark Messier before Game 6, guaranteeing they'll win the Cup.
-Canucks win Game 6 in OT on a goal by Kesler
-Canucks dominate Game 7, taking 5-0 lead and never looking back, becoming the first team since the 1942 Maple Leafs to win the Cup after being down 3-0

And there you have it...
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