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2 hours ago, J.R. said:

Only way I could see us moving him is if we draft Mathews. Even then I think management would prefer to keep him and possibly switch him to LW (centre fill in for injuries etc).

I was going to say if we can get Mathews then he becomes a little expendable... I was thinking something like McCann+our 3/4 rd pick for Drouin....just an idea 

 

edit. or trading him for a D prospect would make sense as well

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Just now, KyleCanuck250 said:

McCann+our 3/4 rd pick for Drouin....just an idea 

 

edit. or trading him for a D prospect would make sense as well

Jebus no! Rather keep McCann! :shock:

 

The D...sure.

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9 minutes ago, J.R. said:

Jebus no! Rather keep McCann! :shock:

 

The D...sure.

Watch Drouin vs Detroit.   He is twice the player McCann is.  He is quick and shifty, he's not big but he is evasive and he has been playing with an edge lately.  

 

But McCann, two-way meat and potatoes, right?

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1 hour ago, The 5th Line said:

Watch Drouin vs Detroit.   He is twice the player McCann is.  He is quick and shifty, he's not big but he is evasive and he has been playing with an edge lately.  

 

But McCann, two-way meat and potatoes, right?

I would love to package McCann to Tampa for Drouin, like you said I saw him lag night. They kid is an unreal talent. 

 

We could afford to take that Carle contract, something like....

 

McCann, Sbisa, CBJ conditional 2nd. 

For 

Drouin, Carle

 

However my belief again is that if we can get demko signed, then management will have him as the first line centre in Utica to help with demkos transition as well as get McCann playing in all situations. 

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Jared McCann @jaredmccann19 Apr 13

Thank you to all the loyal Canucks fans out there for making this year memorable!

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1 hour ago, Stierlitz said:

Jared McCann @jaredmccann19 Apr 13

Thank you to all the loyal Canucks fans out there for making this year memorable!

Like after the Habs game, he knows how to work the crowd.

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Does McCann make the team next year?  It would be nice if he did.  With Sedin on 1st, Sutter on 2nd, does that slot Horvat down to 3rd, can McCann come in and take that 4th spot?  The addition of Granlund changes things a bit.  Maybe McCann moves down to the AHL for seasoning.  Granlund signed for what 2 years, with the injury bug, McCann could be called up.  I am just wondering where he fits long run, 2nd line C, 1st line C?  He has such a sick wrist shot.  

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2 hours ago, I'myourhuckleberry said:

Does McCann make the team next year?  It would be nice if he did.  With Sedin on 1st, Sutter on 2nd, does that slot Horvat down to 3rd, can McCann come in and take that 4th spot?  The addition of Granlund changes things a bit.  Maybe McCann moves down to the AHL for seasoning.  Granlund signed for what 2 years, with the injury bug, McCann could be called up.  I am just wondering where he fits long run, 2nd line C, 1st line C?  He has such a sick wrist shot.  

Utica IMO. Kid is gonna be great but he needs time.

 

Granlund, IMO was very much the 'Sutter' to McCann's 'Horvat'.

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3 hours ago, I'myourhuckleberry said:

Does McCann make the team next year?  It would be nice if he did.  With Sedin on 1st, Sutter on 2nd, does that slot Horvat down to 3rd, can McCann come in and take that 4th spot?  The addition of Granlund changes things a bit.  Maybe McCann moves down to the AHL for seasoning.  Granlund signed for what 2 years, with the injury bug, McCann could be called up.  I am just wondering where he fits long run, 2nd line C, 1st line C?  He has such a sick wrist shot.  

If anything on the wing - WD spoke several times of how it's not unusual to have young Cs start at wing - he gave the example of Larkin.  The 4Cs seem also set: Henrik, Sutter, Horvat, Granlund.

 

All year WD and Henrik have spoken of how much they miss Sutter at C.  WillieD sees Horvat as a defensive C who works off transition with defensive wingers (he even said that Baertschi is not the ideal fit with him because he takes Horvat away from his game) - sounds like C3 for Horvat.  

 

Benning was quoted after Granlund's extension saying that the 4th line will be used to develop players and not as a grinding line - he thinks it's the new trend and Granlund is pencilled in as C4.  Likely with Virtanen with how WD kept on saying he wanted to get a look of the two together. 

 

WillieD speaks of McCann as an offensive player (unlike Horvat whom he says the strength of his game is defence) so top-6 for sure but he'll likely need some time in Utica.  All these trade McCann proposals are a bit surprising given that there really isn't a more offensive C in the system. 

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I'm hoping Jared makes the team out of camp, for me it all depends on off season ufa signings. If we sign a wing he is in Utica as first call up.

My main concern with Jared is how he fits into benning's future plans, I can see Jim seeing him as expendable, much like Hunter, even though I have him penciled in as top 6 for his entire career.

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I agree, he'll prove everyone and their moms wrong about starting the season in Utica.  Now that we aren't getting Matthews, I'd like to see Sutter with the twins or McCann at RW.  IMO He is the prospect with the highest ceiling and it would be foolish to trade him.  I still believe he'll be our number center 5 years from now. 

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McCann is a stud and I hope Benning does not trade him, if he does, we will be burned in the long run!!  Not sure where he fits next year though, with 4C signed, injury call-up maybe.

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33 minutes ago, I'myourhuckleberry said:

McCann is a stud and I hope Benning does not trade him, if he does, we will be burned in the long run!!  Not sure where he fits next year though, with 4C signed, injury call-up maybe.

I agree.  Love McCann's skills combined with his bite.  He's a boy with a chip on his shoulder too.  The kid is the next Doug Gilmore.

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8 hours ago, I'myourhuckleberry said:

McCann is a stud and I hope Benning does not trade him, if he does, we will be burned in the long run!!  Not sure where he fits next year though, with 4C signed, injury call-up maybe.

I hope Green stays with Utica this next year and we send McCann down to get time with him. Love McCann's game and grit but he needs to get tougher and seasoned. Meanwhile, we aquire a top 10 pick again

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8 hours ago, Roflcawptur said:

I hope Green stays with Utica this next year and we send McCann down to get time with him. Love McCann's game and grit but he needs to get tougher and seasoned. Meanwhile, we aquire a top 10 pick again

I likely agree with the first two sentences.  Disagree with the last.

 

We would have been really close to making the playoffs if it wasn't for injuries.  We're going to have more talent, year-older young players and a healthy lineup.  I expect us to make the playoffs next season, negating a tank and high pick.

And I'm fine with McCann being in the lineup this coming season, but he has to prove that he worked his butt off in the offseason and gained the strength required to play at the highest level.  He was *almost* ready last season, so there is no reason to believe he wouldn't be in an even better position this coming season.  But, if he isn't impressive, the logical choice is that he goes back to Utica for the year.   Same for Virtanen - though Virtanen at least plays the type of game that can be well utilized on a bottom line role - he just needs to find consistency and learn the game a bit better.

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I think he has the talent and the skill to be a first line winger. I think he and Boeser will find some chemistry and turn into a great duo moving forward. McCann has the IQ and the playmaking ability to find Boeser that exact moment he frees himself up. He can also make room for himself because he has such an insane shot himself. 

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