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When does the season end for Hughes and he'd be available to sign with Canucks? I'm assuming that he will probably play his first pro game this season.

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2 hours ago, VegasCanuck said:

When does the season end for Hughes and he'd be available to sign with Canucks? I'm assuming that he will probably play his first pro game this season.

Hughes could be playing in Vancouver by middle of March if his teams gets knocked out of playoffs.....

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8 minutes ago, wildcam said:

Hughes could be playing in Vancouver by middle of March if his teams gets knocked out of playoffs.....

Okay, that's what I thought. From what I've also heard (here in fact), is that its pretty unlikely his team makes the playoffs in the first place.

 

I think as soon as his College season is done, he'll be signing here.

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25 minutes ago, messier's_elbow said:

I think the Canucks will make the playoffs. I’m a believer now this season. The whole team is playing inspirational hockey aside from the first half of that wings game.. anyways, I’m predicting that Hughes will be Quarterbacking the power play in the playoffs this season. First or second unit who knows but this will all be valuable experience for these young guys. The draft pick position is overrated now with the lottery. Playoff experience is invaluable. 

Welcome aboard!

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I really am amazed at how many think Hughes will just walk into the team. I have big reservations on that and would prefer to see him help Utica if he is eligible and they are in the playoffs. There is no need to hurry him.

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7 hours ago, VegasCanuck said:

Okay, that's what I thought. From what I've also heard (here in fact), is that its pretty unlikely his team makes the playoffs in the first place.

 

I think as soon as his College season is done, he'll be signing here.

Agreed.  I dont think this team has any concern about signing Hughes immediately.  It will put butts in the seats and be another reason to renew season tickets.  

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5 hours ago, messier's_elbow said:

I think the Canucks will make the playoffs. I’m a believer now this season. The whole team is playing inspirational hockey aside from the first half of that wings game.. anyways, I’m predicting that Hughes will be Quarterbacking the power play in the playoffs this season. First or second unit who knows but this will all be valuable experience for these young guys. The draft pick position is overrated now with the lottery. Playoff experience is invaluable. 

Lots of room on the wagon.  I brought hot chocolate and whiskey.  

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7 hours ago, alfstonker said:

I really am amazed at how many think Hughes will just walk into the team. I have big reservations on that and would prefer to see him help Utica if he is eligible and they are in the playoffs. There is no need to hurry him.

It may 'only' be 3rd pairing 5v5 minutes, pp time and perhaps the odd game in the press box initially but he will indeed 'walk into the team'. 

 

I doubt he sees any time in Utica.

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What is the earliest we can get Quinn? Like no playoffs for his time. When is the last regular season game? Asking because I cant watch Pouliot any longer

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38 minutes ago, Outsiders said:

What is the earliest we can get Quinn? Like no playoffs for his time. When is the last regular season game? Asking because I cant watch Pouliot any longer

March 2nd is his teams last game of the season I believe, so he could sign after that if they don't make the playoffs.

 

I read that their 1st line center is out for the season with injury and that pretty much killed any playoff hopes for them.

 

How are people going to react if Hughes comes in and makes mistakes and turns over the puck just like Pouliot?

 

It's a possibility.

 

Edit: Don't get me wrong, I have super high hopes for Q and think he will be a smart player.

But growing pains are to be expected as he learns what he can and can't get away with in the big leagues.

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2 minutes ago, aGENT said:

The usual crowd will panic and say 'see kid can't play at this level, not an NHL'er' or 'he should be in Utica' etc.

 

The rest of us will see it for what it is, growing pains, development and the occasional cost for all the exciting things he'll do with the puck and simply sit back and enjoy those exciting things.

Now that you mention it - growing pains, is that what Jordan Subban, Dal Colle and Shink had?

Any player, no matter where he is drafted has to show he can play the type of game that survives in the NHL. No one is a given, so you shouldn't dismiss another poster's concerns.

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7 hours ago, Kosmo Kramer said:

March 2nd is his teams last game of the season I believe, so he could sign after that if they don't make the playoffs.

 

I read that their 1st line center is out for the season with injury and that pretty much killed any playoff hopes for them.

 

How are people going to react if Hughes comes in and makes mistakes and turns over the puck just like Pouliot?

 

It's a possibility.

 

Edit: Don't get me wrong, I have super high hopes for Q and think he will be a smart player.

But growing pains are to be expected as he learns what he can and can't get away with in the big leagues.

The difference is. In Quinn first full season he will likely put up more points that pouliot has in his last 5 years combined. With Offensive minded D you take the bad with the good. And Unfortunately for pouliot there is no good, just bad. 

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1 hour ago, alfstonker said:

Now that you mention it - growing pains, is that what Jordan Subban, Dal Colle and Shink had?

Any player, no matter where he is drafted has to show he can play the type of game that survives in the NHL. No one is a given, so you shouldn't dismiss another poster's concerns.

No, what they had was a lack of NHL talent (well maybe not Dal Colle, haven't followed him closely but his seems to be more of a heart transplant issue).

 

That's not Quinn's 'problem'.

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1 hour ago, aGENT said:

No, what they had was a lack of NHL talent (well maybe not Dal Colle, haven't followed him closely but his seems to be more of a heart transplant issue).

 

That's not Quinn's 'problem'.

With respect we don't know what Hughes's problem is until he plays in the NHL - if he has a problem at all.

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13 minutes ago, alfstonker said:

With respect we don't know what Hughes's problem is until he plays in the NHL - if he has a problem at all.

:bored: cop out 

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2 hours ago, aGENT said:

:bored: cop out 

Nothing definitive can be said of Quinn right now outside of the fact that he's a very promising prospect that has exceptionally high offensive potential. 

 

At the NHL level, sometimes even the most surefire prospects fail. Time will tell what role and reality Quinn settles in to. I think all Canucks fans want him to succeed and be a top flight defenseman. 

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37 minutes ago, Maketherightmove said:

Nothing definitive can be said of Quinn right now outside of the fact that he's a very promising prospect that has exceptionally high offensive potential. 

Don't believe I've stated otherwise.

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42 minutes ago, Maketherightmove said:

Nothing definitive can be said of Quinn right now outside of the fact that he's a very promising prospect that has exceptionally high offensive potential. 

 

At the NHL level, sometimes even the most surefire prospects fail. Time will tell what role and reality Quinn settles in to. I think all Canucks fans want him to succeed and be a top flight defenseman. 

Hughes is clearly going to be an elite NHL Dman.  He skates better than anyone.  He’s got superior puck skills.  The way he processes the game is off the charts.  And he’s hyper competitive.  I believe some fans are actually a feared of how fabulous Quinn will be.  

Why do you fear?  Accept Quinn’s greatness, 

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