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#31 Drouin

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:11 PM

Callahan just went down right?

They need brassard...

lol it's a matter of time before AV scratches him :lol:

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:38 PM

Paul Stastny next year?

Sedin-Sedin-Kes

Shinkaruk-Stastny-Burr

Higgins-Ott-Hansen

BINGO!!!!! This is the exact player the Canucks need and that is exactly what I was thinking for the second line and if Shinkaruk isn't ready,Higgins will do just fine. The third line though would more likely be Booth-Schroeder-Kassian.
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:45 PM

Grabovski could be available at the deadline.

I would like to see us go for more under the radar guys like Brassard or Vermette though.

Under the radar is definitely the way we MUST go, but also, Booth will likely have to go to make the cap room. Then we will need an under the radar center and winger, 2 players, top 9 guys who can play. I also think Vermette would be good.
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:50 PM

Not that crazy about Kesler on the first line with Sedins. I think he was -3 against Pittsburg.

I actually like him with Daniel on the second line, because I think Daniel's underrated as a playmaker.
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

Burrows Henrik Kassian
Daniel Kesler Higgins
Hansen Santorelli Booth
Weiss Richardson Sestito
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:15 AM

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:16 AM

Not that crazy about Kesler on the first line with Sedins. I think he was -3 against Pittsburg.

I actually like him with Daniel on the second line, because I think Daniel's underrated as a playmaker.


Only a -1 actually.

He was brutal in the faceoff dot though. All of our centers but Santorelli were.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:39 AM

Not that crazy about Kesler on the first line with Sedins. I think he was -3 against Pittsburg.

I actually like him with Daniel on the second line, because I think Daniel's underrated as a playmaker.


Agreed. Daniel is criminally underrated as a playmaker. He's the second best passer on the team, why not put him with the shoot first Kesler?
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:54 AM

Schroeder is useless- booth is getting way too much for his low production; Canucks need another top 6 threat and soon or else it will be a quick exit again

Yes and the best years/window is closing on the twin superstars that have held this team's offense together.
Booth is slow at assuming his second line position anointment.There is no other second line contending winger unless the twins are stripped of Burr.Then the .org puts it on Hank and Dan to do it all yet again.
It is the same old story.Gillis traded for a project 'five years into the future' player Kassian when he should have traded for an experienced center or at the very least a second line winger.
I am interested to see how the PP and PP goals decide this season.
Schroeder needs to really show now but the new shot blocking mantra is not helping him stay on the roster.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:09 AM

We nee a legit top 6 winger more so than a playmaking centre.

A Hossa, Neal, or Horton... Quite hard to get though.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:13 AM

We nee a legit top 6 winger more so than a playmaking centre.

A Hossa, Neal, or Horton... Quite hard to get though.

Vanek and Legwand. If we can somehow get those players watch the hell out.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:16 AM

We're both a #3C and a #2W away from really competing IMO.

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Burrows-Kesler-Vanek
Hansen-Ott-Higgins
Richardson-Santorelli-Weise

Now that's a competitive lineup. Now we just need to talk Regier into trading Ott and Vanek for Schroeder and Booth :emot-parrot:
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:46 AM

playmaking center with at least one top 6 winger if Kesler is to play on the top line...But the question is who? It will take a big trade to make it happen


What about David Booth or Kassian as that top 6 winger? Unless we are trading one or both to get that top 6 winger. We don't have the cap space nor the roster space for a top 6 center AND a top 6 winger. Sedin, Sedin, Kesler, Burrows, Kassian and Booth should be our top 6 forward and our bottom 6 should be Higgins, Hansen, Santorelli, Richardson, Schroeder and Weise. Maybe we could get that playmaking center with a pick during the trade deadline to cover up any deficiencies in the lineup.Our D and goalies are already set and don't see any trades for those position barring any injuries.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:50 AM

We're both a #3C and a #2W away from really competing IMO.

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Burrows-Kesler-Vanek
Hansen-Ott-Higgins
Richardson-Santorelli-Weise

Now that's a competitive lineup. Now we just need to talk Regier into trading Ott and Vanek for Schroeder and Booth :emot-parrot:


Not really. Assuming Kesler suddenly moves to the wing, we would need a #2 C over a #3 C. Unless we are trading Schroeder, we don't need a #3 C. We also have Richardson and Santorelli who can vie for the #3 C and #4 C position. I'd say a #2 C is more important for this team than a #3 C IF Kesler is going to play wing. And we do need another play maker to improve our PP and scoring.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:52 AM

We're both a #3C and a #2W away from really competing IMO.

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Burrows-Kesler-Vanek
Hansen-Ott-Higgins
Richardson-Santorelli-Weise

Now that's a competitive lineup. Now we just need to talk Regier into trading Ott and Vanek for Schroeder and Booth :emot-parrot:

Schroeder>Ott. They won't even think about accepting it either. Schroeder has top 6 upside and is already a 3rd line center.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:53 AM

We nee a legit top 6 winger more so than a playmaking centre.

A Hossa, Neal, or Horton... Quite hard to get though.


Not if Kesler is moving to the wing and I would take Kesler over Neal, Horton or Hossa on the wing. If Kesler is not moving to the wing, then we could just see how the season goes with Booth and Kassian.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:19 AM

We don't have enough cap space to sign another top 6 center. As far as I know the cap isn't expected to go up next year which makes it even harder for us to pull this off. We'd have to trade or buy someone out to make this happen.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:20 AM

joe thornton for kesler, horvat, corrado, edler, 1st round pick in 2014
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:21 AM

Schroeder>Ott. They won't even think about accepting it either. Schroeder has top 6 upside and is already a 3rd line center.


Are you kidding? Ott is a waaay better player than Schroeder is, at the moment.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:22 AM

joe thornton for kesler, horvat, corrado, edler, 1st round pick in 2014


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:24 AM

Are you kidding? Ott is a waaay better player than Schroeder is, at the moment.

If you want some offensiveness in it Schroeder is the way to go. If you want toughness, grit and defensiveness Ott is the way to go.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:26 AM

If you want some offensiveness in it Schroeder is the way to go. If you want toughness, grit and defensiveness Ott is the way to go.


Except Ott scored well over twice as many points as Schroeder did last season
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:32 AM

Except Ott scored well over twice as many points as Schroeder did last season

He also played 17 more games than Schroeder.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:41 AM

He also played 17 more games than Schroeder.


Thats pretty inconsequential, points are points. Ott brought more points to his team last year and is good for 40-50 points per season. Schroeder has proven very little and has a career high of 9 points in an NHL season. Not only that but Ott brings a bunch of other things to the table that Schroeder doesn't, including grit and leadership etc.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:50 AM

The problem is our top 6 aren't really offensively talented once you get away from Hank who appears capable of making anyone, including the trainer, an offensive threat.

Yes, this team needs a legitimate top 6 scoring/play making forward but it has other problems with its existing cast.

Danny is a shadow of the player he was before Keith's hit. Without Hank, he is a non-factor. That has to be a huge concern at the price he and Hank are demanding. Does/can MG extend Hank and trade Daniel?

Kesler is a great shutdown center and capable of putting up some offence but he lacks the offensive talent to consistently put up points.

Booth MIA so far. Too expensive for what he brings.

Lu playing mediocre at best. lots of apologists will refer to his usual slow starts but he is getting older and last year his slow start lasted 2 months. In the western conference, 2 months could be "season over". Right now, he doesn't give the team any better chance of winning than Lack would and that's not good enough.

When you've got youngsters and pick-ups out-playing your core vets, you need more than one new scoring forward!


The nerves on this guy
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:56 AM

Vanek and Legwand. If we can somehow get those players watch the hell out.

i would feel more comfortable with legwand. always been one of the preds' best and most underrated player for years
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:14 AM

The nerves on this guy

Truth hurts.
I would cut Luo some slack,though.
Not like he has an experienced backup to help him out at this stage so he has to pace himself.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:37 AM

Daniel for 2C

Higgins Henrik Kesler
Burrows Daniel Kassian
Booth Santorelli Hansen
Sestito Richardson Weise

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:36 AM

joe thornton for kesler, horvat, corrado, edler, 1st round pick in 2014

Go away.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:57 AM

I really don't like Kesler playing on the Sedin line. At least, I haven't liked what I've seen; I missed the Pittsburg game.

I like a ???? - Henrik - Kesler line, though.

I think Shroeder - Kesler will be a good pair if Schroeder starts looking good.
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