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On 17 June 2016 at 11:19 PM, cripplereh said:

I would be surprised as hansen is in his prime , has speed,hits , scores and can play on any line.these type of players and rare so 19th pick a top 20 would be great,but loosing Hansen will take us a step back on forwards.if we can package Burrows,vey or Sbisa and get another player either on the club or one of there top prospects i would jump at that then.

And he has has at least one good 3yr contract left in him at that level I'd say.

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I thought Hansen was the Canuck 1st Star in the Carolina game. He is absolutely flying out there. Multiple set ups .  

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I thought Hansen was the Canuck 1st Star in the Carolina game. He is absolutely flying out there. Multiple set ups .  

He's playing awesome!  I know he's not getting traded...but??????

Hansen + Tanev for ???  What could those two return??  Is that too much (enough) for a young (with elite potential) number one center?  Would the Coil give up Dr. Drey for that package?

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3 hours ago, Alflives said:

He's playing awesome!  I know he's not getting traded...but??????

Hansen + Tanev for ???  What could those two return??  Is that too much (enough) for a young (with elite potential) number one center?  Would the Coil give up Dr. Drey for that package?

I am personally writing Mr. Benning and telling him to ignore all your trade requests! :( 

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8 minutes ago, Boudrias said:

I am personally writing Mr. Benning and telling him to ignore all your trade requests! :( 

No worries.  As much as I would like it to, That scenario will NEVER happen.  

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Wille's Hansen article today

Willes: Canucks’ Hansen the most unlikely of success stories

Like so many who’ve gone before him, Jannik Hansen can’t pinpoint the exact moment it happened.

He just knows it’s happened.

One moment, his only worry is his game, and his place in the lineup. The next moment he’s bringing his kids to the rink. One moment he’s fighting for his career. The next he’s starting his 10th year in the NHL.

One moment he’s a wide-eyed rookie measuring himself against the veterans in the Canucks locker-room. The next, he realizes he’s one of those veterans the wide-eyed rookies measure themselves against in the Canucks locker-room.

“I can tell you, the first couple of years didn’t go by very quickly,” Hansen says during a quiet moment. “You’re always worried about getting sent down. But the last couple of years have flown by. All of a sudden you’re not 25 anymore. You’re 30 and things change.”

And changed in the way you couldn’t imagine when this journey started.

Looking at Hansen now, it’s hard to reconcile the accomplished pro with the greener-than-grass teenager who first landed in North America by way of Denmark almost 12 years ago. But, against staggering odds, he’s become a fixture on the Canucks, a dependable two-way forward who’s carved out a place in franchise lore.

Hansen has started to creep up the list of all-time games played by a Canuck, and if he suits up for 80 games this season, he’ll sit just outside the top 10. Over the last five years he’s also second among Canucks to Daniel Sedin in goals scored.

How long has Hansen been here, you ask? Well, he’s one of five Canucks who played with team president Trevor Linden. Remember the the 2007 playoff game in Anaheim, when Roberto Luongo missed the start of overtime attending to an urgent personal matter?

Hansen was in the lineup that night.

Now, this would be a great story if Hansen was a first-round draft pick from Markham, Ont. But he was among the first wave of Danish players to make an impact on the NHL and he was drafted in the ninth round the last time the NHL draft lasted nine rounds.

He was, in fact, taken 287th overall in 2004, four spots away from the mythic Mr. Irrelevant, the last player taken in the draft. But in 10 seasons with the Canucks, he’s been the opposite of irrelevant and now that the team is in a period of transition, his consistency and professionalism are more important than ever.

“He never had a bad game, but no one really noticed him,” says Daniel, neatly summing up Hansen’s career. “Then all of a sudden, he’s been here for 10 years. I think those are the kind of guys you win with.”

 

 

Henrik Sedin is asked if he’s noticed a change in Hansen over the years.

“He looks the same,” says the captain. “But he’s been a little more vocal the last couple of years. He’s actually pretty good at chirping and keeping guys honest.”

Even if that part of his game, like everything else with Hansen, is underrated.

The faithful assumed the good Dane took a great leap forward last season when he potted a career-high 22 goals with the Sedins, but that production wasn’t that far off his career norms. Over the last five years, he’s averaged 16 goals a season without a whiff of power-play time, all while playing a sturdy defensive game.

Hansen, moreover, hasn’t deviated from that standard this season. Playing mostly with Brandon Sutter, he has just one assist over the first three games but he’s a plus-player and, top to bottom, he’s likely been the Canucks’ most consistent forward.

So why would the organization ever think of moving him?

Vancouver B.C. October 19, 2016 In top form Vancouver Canucks Jannik Hansen (left) Alex Burrows 14, centre and Daniel Sedin 22, have some fun during practice in Rogers Arena on October 19, 2016 Goalie Jacob Markstrom works on drills Mark van Manen/ PNG Staff photographer see Iain MacIntyre/Ben Kuzma Vancouver Sun/ Province Sports /stories and Web. 00046590A [PNG Merlin Archive]

Jannik Hansen (left) Alex Burrows 14, centre and Daniel Sedin 22, have some fun during practice in Rogers Arena on October 19, 2016. Mark van Manen / PNG

On top of everything else, Hansen has a cap-friendly $3-million contract that runs through next season and made him the target of trade speculation after last year’s disaster. Hansen, as always, endured the media’s questions about his future but now says the topic never came up, either from his end or management’s.

There’s a reason for that. On a team which has undergone seismic change both on and off the ice, he remains a Canuck and that’s important. With the Sedins, Alex Burrows and Alex Edler, Hansen has established himself as part of the team’s foundation, part of its conscience, and when he speaks of his love for the franchise and the city, it comes from the heart.

“I want to be here,” he says. “There’s no question about that. As long as I’m wanted, I want to stay here.”

Hansen says he left Denmark to play in the WHL with Portland for the life experience, and the thought of playing in the NHL wasn’t a realistic consideration. All those years later, he’s asked what he’s most proud of.

“I think just being here for so long,” he says. “Playing in this league isn’t easy. A lot of guys can play five or 10 games. But staying around is tough.”

Tough to do, and tough on him.

“I used to be able to sit on the couch, watch TV, then go play,” he says with a laugh. “I can’t do that anymore. You have to make sure the engine is working and the joints are lubed. It’s something everyone goes through.”

If they’re good enough — and lucky enough.

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(next to Markstrom) Hansen was best player on the ice against the Sabres.

 

He just keeps on playing his heart out for the Canucks season after season.

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Hansen has always been underrated by far in the NHL

 

who doesn't want a guy that can fly on the ice and score , plus check and HIT

 

his ratings have been low and if he played back east would be a household name

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On 10/17/2016 at 1:08 PM, Alflives said:

He's playing awesome!  I know he's not getting traded...but??????

Hansen + Tanev for ???  What could those two return??  Is that too much (enough) for a young (with elite potential) number one center?  Would the Coil give up Dr. Drey for that package?

why would you even say that as both will not be traded or if are not together to get an elite guy

 

re rate your players

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1 hour ago, *Buzzsaw* said:

(next to Markstrom) Hansen was best player on the ice against the Sabres.

 

He just keeps on playing his heart out for the Canucks season after season.

would suck to lose him in expansion draft. 

 

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1 hour ago, cripplereh said:

why would you even say that as both will not be traded or if are not together to get an elite guy

 

re rate your players

would it be possible to keep hansen, granlund AND rodin? 

 

if i had to choose. i'd keep hansen and granlund, and expose rodin. 

that knee of his worries me. 

 

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I like how his speed and tenacity get him breakaways and open looks, a real team leader, who leads by example.

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Hansen has, in my mind, been one of the best checking forwards in the NHL for years now. It's an underrated role, but one that playoff teams highly value. Because of this, I wouldn't be overly surprised if we get ridiculous offers for him at the TDL. I really don't want to lose Hansen, but I am curious as to what kind of ludicrous offers we might get at the deadline from contending teams. Every team who's made it far in the post-season knows that guys like Hansen are huge in the playoffs.

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25 minutes ago, ajhockey said:

Hansen has, in my mind, been one of the best checking forwards in the NHL for years now. It's an underrated role, but one that playoff teams highly value. Because of this, I wouldn't be overly surprised if we get ridiculous offers for him at the TDL. I really don't want to lose Hansen, but I am curious as to what kind of ludicrous offers we might get at the deadline from contending teams. Every team who's made it far in the post-season knows that guys like Hansen are huge in the playoffs.

I understand your point about playoff bound teams being very interested in Hansen. My take is that it is more likely that Burrows and Dorsett will go. They're not any where near as valuable as Hanson but I see Hansen being the vet that stays along with Sutter and Eriksson as the Twins wind things down. Hansen plays such a complete game, at speed.

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17 minutes ago, Boudrias said:

I understand your point about playoff bound teams being very interested in Hansen. My take is that it is more likely that Burrows and Dorsett will go. They're not any where near as valuable as Hanson but I see Hansen being the vet that stays along with Sutter and Eriksson as the Twins wind things down. Hansen plays such a complete game, at speed.

I was all in for trading Hansen, but that's all past tense.  Like you say, Hansen is too valuable as a role model, and leader, to trade.  Plus, he's a really effective player.  I would love to see JV live, eat, and train with Hansen.  

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2 minutes ago, Alflives said:

I was all in for trading Hansen, but that's all past tense.  Like you say, Hansen is too valuable as a role model, and leader, to trade.  Plus, he's a really effective player.  I would love to see JV live, eat, and train with Hansen.  

yes on monday,now in less then a week you do not want to trade him as many others don't why change your mind so fast????

 

I do think people here should talk about such stuff cause makes me like to see how others see thing

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1 minute ago, cripplereh said:

yes on monday,now in less then a week you do not want to trade him as many others don't why change your mind so fast????

 

I do think people here should talk about such stuff cause makes me like to see how others see thing

I think JB would trade almost any player if it makes his team better, and (as a fan) I enjoy talking trade rumours/ ideas.  I just see our team getting stronger on right side D.  Maybe tradin Tanev  would hurt us less than trading Hansen right now?  However if someone offered up an elite prospect for Hansen (very doubtful) of course I would hope JB consummated the deal.

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True and to me it also includes ownership as they did not want to do the full tank which JB did,so our team is what it is based on this,but Hansen to me is a hard one to trade as you would get a good pick/prospect back but not as much as others like a Tanev who is known to be one of the best at playing a defensive game

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15 hours ago, N4ZZY said:

would it be possible to keep hansen, granlund AND rodin? 

 

if i had to choose. i'd keep hansen and granlund, and expose rodin. 

that knee of his worries me. 

 

You can't keep both Hansen and Granlund. You can only protect 7 forwards and 6 of them will be Henrik, Danny, Eriksson, Sutter, Baertschi,  and Bo. That means we can only protect 1 of Hansen, Granlund, Gaunce and Rodin. The remaining 3 will be exposed and Vegas will either select 1 of them or a defenceman that is available.

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