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wow....

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i try to type something but i will be breaking the forum rule if i do..so..

ya...sure pal

You mean I would love to type something out, but I can't use capitals or periods properly?

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It's funny how the people so happy about the return for Kesler and Garrison are griping about the picking of Virtanen.

HAd we gotten better return maybe we'd have chosen differently.

but as such we picked a local boy, solid scoring threat awesomely fast winger with SO much potential to grow based on his skill and his age.

So hey, some aren't happy about the return for Kesler and Garrison, some aren't happy about the pick we JUST made.

But at least we can ALL be miserable together.

PS....calling him a bust already, grow the hell up seriously he's 17 years old he'll recover quickly

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Really excited about this pick! I love the fact that he's a BC boy and grew up idolizing Markus Naslund. His shot does kind of remind you of Naslund, and he's not afraid to go to the net or run over defensemen in the corner. At the very worst, I think he'll be a David Booth (pre-injuries) type player, but he has the potential to be even better.

That being said though, there's almost no chance he'll be on the team this year, with his injury preventing him from playing preseason. He should be able to dominate in Junior next year and develop his defensive game too.

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Wasn't my first pick, and I still have my doubts, but I'm going to trust Benning on this one

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Why do people on CDC just look at stats? Have you guys even seen him play? If not keep the negativity to yourselves, he's going to be scoring goals like crazy.

Ahhh, boo hoo. Are your feelings being hurt by our negativity?

Simple fact is that we left exceptional skill on the table when we drafted virtanen. And just so you know, stats DO matter. He is a high risk low reward player, whereas nylander/ehlers are high risk high reward.

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The best skater in the draft and one of the best goal scorers!

Happy to have him on our team!

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He'll be a good player. He's big, fast, and can shoot the puck very well and seeing where the game is headed I think he fits right in.

Canucks will have a bright future ahead with the picks they're making and if all goes well with our drafting next season and the following I believe many of the posters here will eat their words.

Canucks fans have always been bandwagoners...reminds of the Miami Heat fanbase.

Believe in Blue Baby! :towel::canucks:

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We needed a goal scoring winger and we got a great pick! He's built for western conference hockey (unlike some of the other players people are whining about).

Any of the guys ranked 6-10 have some question marks surrounding them. Looking forward to seeing how it pans out in 3-4 years.

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Why do people on CDC just look at stats? Have you guys even seen him play? If not keep the negativity to yourselves, he's going to be scoring goals like crazy.

Anyone that hasn't watched this guy at least 5 times live this year is full of it. That's 98% of the people here. They picked the guy immediately after major surgery that should tell you something.

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I think we picked him too high, but I'm really excited that we picked him. Can't wait to see him light it up for the hometown crowd!

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He's certainly got an interesting skill set. I still think it might have been a little high for him, but that look of excitement on his face was something else.

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