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#1 Canuckler87

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:03 PM

I think second to Ontario, our province produces the greatest hockey players. Legends like Sakic & Yzerman. To future stars like Nugent Hopkins. To current stars like Evander Kane. The list goes on. These players grew up watching the canucks. Sakic got hooked on hockey while at a canucks game. Evanders favorite team is the canucks (said in his draft year). I wonder why we rarely see a hometown kid come here and be a star for us. I say it's a darn shame considering the players that come from here.

I forgot to mention Lucic . There's probably a ton others too

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

Nope. Quebec for sure is better. Saskatchewan arguably.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

ughhhhhhhhhhhh
No matter what it's always going to be something, "Why don't we have any Alberta superstars!!?!?!?!!?!!!
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

Nope. Quebec for sure is better. Saskatchewan arguably.


Definitely Quebec. No doubt about it. The OP's lost his mind.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

Oh... Burn, Quebec.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

We only really missed out on Lucic which is a huge miss. He went 50th overall and he played in our backyard. We should of known he would of been an effective player.

Kane went 4th
Nugent went 1st
yzerman went 1st
Sakic went 15th.

we didn't have a pick before any of those guys, would of cost too much to move up to get picks like that
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#7 Kevin Biestra

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

Well, we did draft Neely and then develop him into a Hall of Famer while in a Canucks uniform......................................

At least we got it right with Ronning anyway. Until we let him walk for no reason in 95................................
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

I hear people bitching about us not drafting BC players... has anyone ever considered that it might be a purposeful strategy?

We have a better chance of convincing a BC born guy to come home as a free agent after he is drafted by some crappy team in a crappy city. We got Garrison and Hamhuis for under market value.

So by drafting players from other regions and getting them to put down roots here, we are getting them long term and then can get the BC boys a little farther in their career.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

We only really missed out on Lucic which is a huge miss. He went 50th overall and he played in our backyard. We should of known he would of been an effective player.

Kane went 4th
Nugent went 1st
yzerman went 1st
Sakic went 15th.

we didn't have a pick before any of those guys, would of cost too much to move up to get picks like that


We had a pick in 1987 ahead of 15th, that got packaged with Neely and traded to Boston.

Coulda. Shoulda. Woulda.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

I hear people bitching about us not drafting BC players... has anyone ever considered that it might be a purposeful strategy?

We have a better chance of convincing a BC born guy to come home as a free agent after he is drafted by some crappy team in a crappy city. We got Garrison and Hamhuis for under market value.

So by drafting players from other regions and getting them to put down roots here, we are getting them long term and then can get the BC boys a little farther in their career.


Possible I guess. How many BC-born free agents have the Canucks signed, though?
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

We only really missed out on Lucic which is a huge miss. He went 50th overall and he played in our backyard. We should of known he would of been an effective player.

Kane went 4th
Nugent went 1st
yzerman went 1st
Sakic went 15th.

we didn't have a pick before any of those guys, would of cost too much to move up to get picks like that

Your trying to make a point on why we could not take each of these players but if we did not trade away the number 3 overall pick away to Boston we would have been able to take Sakic and Yzerman was drafted 4th overall the year we took Neely 9 th overall who was then packaged together with the 87 3rd overall pick for Barry Pederson
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

Possible I guess. How many BC-born free agents have the Canucks signed, though?


Well aside from Hamhuis and Garrison, we signed Volpatti, Stefan Schneider, and Kellan Tochkin.... all BC boys as free agents.

Who knows what other guys might sign here as we go along. You hear a lot of guys wanting to play in front of their hometown. The guys who don't want that kind of pressure (Kariya, Sakic, etc) probably wouldn't re-sign here anyways after they became free agents if we had drafted them.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

Well aside from Hamhuis and Garrison, we signed Volpatti, Stefan Schneider, and Kellan Tochkin.... all BC boys as free agents.

Who knows what other guys might sign here as we go along. You hear a lot of guys wanting to play in front of their hometown. The guys who don't want that kind of pressure (Kariya, Sakic, etc) probably wouldn't re-sign here anyways after they became free agents if we had drafted them.

Don't forget Mitchell of course.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

But we definitely produce the best baseball players. ;)
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

Your trying to make a point on why we could not take each of these players but if we did not trade away the number 3 overall pick away to Boston we would have been able to take Sakic and Yzerman was drafted 4th overall the year we took Neely 9 th overall who was then packaged together with the 87 3rd overall pick for Barry Pederson


you also forget that Sakic played for Swift Current Broncos (Saskatchewan), Yzerman played for Peterborough Petes (Ontario). and they were high picks. Its not like they were born here, playing in our backyard (Vancouver Giants) and just missed out on them. Lucic, Franson. Seems like we pay more attention to overseas than our own province when scouting
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

Back in 2007 in an interview Lucic said that it would be his dream come true if he were to play for the Canucks and would like to leave after his time in Boston. He even practiced with the team before the 10-11 season at UBC....


And then there came the finals

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

ughhhhhhhhhhhh
No matter what it's always going to be something, "Why don't we have any Alberta superstars!!?!?!?!!?!!!


B-b-b-b-ut isn't Raymond an Alberta superstar? :P
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

i don't know, it can be a lot of pressure to play in your backyard and a lot of distractions with family, friends, etc....

also, quebec is definitely number 2.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

I think second to Ontario, our province produces the greatest hockey players. Legends like Sakic & Yzerman. To future stars like Nugent Hopkins. To current stars like Evander Kane. The list goes on. These players grew up watching the canucks. Sakic got hooked on hockey while at a canucks game. Evanders favorite team is the canucks (said in his draft year). I wonder why we rarely see a hometown kid come here and be a star for us. I say it's a darn shame considering the players that come from here.

I forgot to mention Lucic . There's probably a ton others too


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

Back in 2007 in an interview Lucic said that it would be his dream come true if he were to play for the Canucks and would like to leave after his time in Boston. He even practiced with the team before the 10-11 season at UBC....


And then there came the finals


Wow this makes me want to cry... we would have won the cup if we had him
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:05 PM

It'd be kinda cool if we did something like the rugby league "State of Origin" series they have in Australia. Like international hockey, but inter-province instead.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Dr. Recchi is from BC and he hates BC. He said he is never coming back. :emot-parrot: :picard: :sadno:
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:42 PM

Well aside from Hamhuis and Garrison, we signed Volpatti, Stefan Schneider, and Kellan Tochkin.... all BC boys as

Well aside from Hamhuis and Garrison, we signed Volpatti, Stefan Schneider, and Kellan Tochkin.... all BC boys as free agents.


All huge contributors as well.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:57 PM

I forgot to mention Lucic . There's probably a ton others too


I believe Carey Price is from BC.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

I believe Carey Price is from BC.


Yup and the Benns
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

The canucks have already acknowledged that their BC scouting I deplorable and are shaking up their whole scouting system as a result. Whether it yields results remains an open question.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Yup and the Benns


Yeah, from Victoria! Weber is from Sicamous and Hamhuis is from Smithers.

Man, if Vancouver had all the players from BC on the team... Damn...

Lets make a BC team! Fill in the gaps.

Lucic - RNH - Kane
Ladd - Benn - ???
??? - ??? - ???
??? - ??? - ???

Hamhuis - Weber
Mitchell - Seabrook
Benn/Garrison - Franson

Price
LaBarbera

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

Wait so what im hearing is.. we could have had Sakic AND Yzerman if we scouted better & had kept our first round picks? We would've crushed Messier in 94.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Lucic - RNH - Kane
Ladd - Benn - ???
??? - ??? - ???
??? - ??? - ???


Top 4 centers: RNH, Horcoff, Turris, Morrisson
Top 4 LW: Kane, Ladd, Lucic, Benn
Top 4 RW: Kobasew, Brouwer, Yip, Segal
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