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[Signing] Canucks sign Kellan Lain

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really..before today... probably never heard of him... and now he is our future hope... sorry... I just don't think so. I know we are grasping at straws these days...waiting for MG to do something... this player is all to do with his size... 6'6" .. nothing more to see.

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I think, what he meant was low risk, becuase he's a free agent signing. The high reward is we get a free 6'6 player if he does pan out. The most important thing is getting him for free. That's all. MIke Gillis can still pursue Martin Hanzel if he wanted too, as I'm sure he is still looking for a centerman. Lain is just a free prospect. MIke Gillis's plan is to sign college players every 2 years. So nothing to lose here.

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really..before today... probably never heard of him... and now he is our future hope... sorry... I just don't think so. I know we are grasping at straws these days...waiting for MG to do something... this player is all to do with his size... 6'6" .. nothing more to see.

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really..before today... probably never heard of him... and now he is our future hope... sorry... I just don't think so. I know we are grasping at straws these days...waiting for MG to do something... this player is all to do with his size... 6'6" .. nothing more to see.

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non-sense. future hope? i think you're over exaggerating there bud. you're hopeless. do you really want to find plugs around the league to fill up our bottom 6 when we can just have set guys like Malhotra would've been for the 3rd line spot if he wasn't injured? the kid is projected to be a bottom 6 center. with Gaunce in the system I don't mind if Lain will forever be a 4th line center. he is gonna be playing in the pro leagues so there's not much to complain about. he knows his limits and he'll play his role as a checking forward.

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nice... just means that gillis can't make any trades because of what he needs and is asking and because of his contracts that he has signed off on...... so going for prospects is never a bad idea good on gillis....

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At best a fourth line center. (Which wouldn't be bad; since we don't really have one at present; as I consider Lapierre a winger not a center.)

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I'd rather have a 'for sure' 3rd or 4th liner than a 'no chance in hell' 2nd liner in the loop.

Size and not afraid to use it? Sold. Upside of Brian Boyle? Sold.

But this 'fairly fast for a man his size' comment is typical for big sloths. They said the same thing about Sestito.

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Why would anyone be upset at this? Its little to no risk, and its a decent way to refill our severely lacking prospect pool. I know the team needs to fill some holes at the NHL level, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't think about the future. I hope they can sign the other guys they're interested in too.

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Lol every insider says lots of teams were interested. One being the redwings, who not one person would argue have the best scouting on the planet. Every insider also says its a good signing and we still get some people on here complaining about it.

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