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25 minutes ago, Alflives said:

So true about Woo.  These kinds of lists are usually for the offensive minded Dmen.  Woo is more of a rock solid guy, who is putting up some decent numbers, but that’s not the only part of his game, or even the best part.

Did we steal a top D man in Woo?  Wasn’t Edler a third rounder?  

Shea Weber, Duncan Keith, RomanJosi and PK Subban were also taken in the 2nd round

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17 minutes ago, Dixon Ward said:

Shea Weber, Duncan Keith, RomanJosi and PK Subban were also taken in the 2nd round

Maybe it’s our turn to get lucky?  

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10 hours ago, BCNate said:

I'd go with the 2 Sabres for now.

I like EP better than Eichel

Dahlin has proved it in the NHL at 18, Hughes still has some question marks.  

 

End of next year my answer may very well change, but for now, the 2 Sabres.

I find EP two way game amazing what he is doing as a first year center blows my mind I would not trade him strait up for both those Sabres feel free to razz me in a few years but I think we are only seeing magic from EP for the next 10 years

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5 hours ago, Alflives said:

So true about Woo.  These kinds of lists are usually for the offensive minded Dmen.  Woo is more of a rock solid guy, who is putting up some decent numbers, but that’s not the only part of his game, or even the best part.

Did we steal a top D man in Woo?  Wasn’t Edler a third rounder?  

Woo missed a bunch of games in his draft year 20+ due to injury but still beat his offensive output from the year before. When he came back from injury he was placed in a very defensive oriented/shut down role so his offense wasn't really on display. He would have put up decent numbers in his draft year had he been healthy and had that role. I have said in the past he has Bieksa upside offensively, with a better defensive game. He is indeed a steal (don't forget he got an invite to the WJ team camp so he's considered one of the top Dmen his age in Canada, no small feat)....Many friends thought my comparison was absurd, I think his numbers and play this year are showing that potential is actually there.

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5 hours ago, messier's_elbow said:

Yeah his numbers are almost as good as Hughes. I’m guessing it has to do with zone entries and whatnot. If it’s accurate though it looks good for us having 3 defenders on there. 

 

The model adjusts for age. 

 

Hughes is younger than Fabbro, so him putting up the same statline results in a higher score.

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2 hours ago, redhdlois said:

 

Growing up on the ice: Hughes family

The lifelong bond that has been created between the Hughes family on the ice has translated into incredible levels of success.

 

https://www.nbcsports.com/video/hughes-family-shares-lifelong-bond-ice

 

 

Great little exp-osier on the family.  It has made me a bit more excited to see him play with our Nucks. :towel:

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2 hours ago, redhdlois said:

 

Growing up on the ice: Hughes family

The lifelong bond that has been created between the Hughes family on the ice has translated into incredible levels of success.

 

https://www.nbcsports.com/video/hughes-family-shares-lifelong-bond-ice

 

 

March can't come soon enough

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16 hours ago, Cup2022 said:

I find EP two way game amazing what he is doing as a first year center blows my mind I would not trade him strait up for both those Sabres feel free to razz me in a few years but I think we are only seeing magic from EP for the next 10 years

At his age and contract I wouldn't trade EP40 for any player in the league.  Hope I feel the same about Hughes in a few weeks. 

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3 hours ago, Phat Fingers said:

At his age and contract I wouldn't trade EP40 for any player in the league.  Hope I feel the same about Hughes in a few weeks. 

Everyone knows you need a 1C, a 1D (or close to it), and a 1G to win.

 

Petey is already a 1C in his first year in the NHL. We have seen how this kid develops at a crazy rate. Imagine his skills in two years when he has more experience and is close to 195 lbs. He will be an elite 1C imo. His will to win is amazing.

 

We may have a 1G in Demko coming.  And we have Hughes who has a projected high ceiling but we really have no idea right now where he will end up.

 

I have not watched Dahlin much but I am not sure I would trade Petey for him at this point. In fact, I don't think I would. Although Dahlin will probably be that 1D we really wish we had and he projects to be better than Hughes by most (not some of our real homers though lol).

 

I am very excited for the next couple of years....:towel:

 

 

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On 2/19/2019 at 12:41 AM, filthycanuck said:

Quinn's control of his skating is incredible. My brother got to see him live in the WJC and was absolutely floored at the way he skates. Its like forecheckers trying to catch a bumblebee (not the car!)

Must be the jerseys :lol:

 

 

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On 2/19/2019 at 2:19 PM, Boudrias said:

I'm old but not offended. :wacko::wacko:

Well, that about sums it up.

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1 hour ago, Kanukfanatic said:

Everyone knows you need a 1C, a 1D (or close to it), and a 1G to win.

 

Petey is already a 1C in his first year in the NHL. We have seen how this kid develops at a crazy rate. Imagine his skills in two years when he has more experience and is close to 195 lbs. He will be an elite 1C imo. His will to win is amazing.

 

We may have a 1G in Demko coming.  And we have Hughes who has a projected high ceiling but we really have no idea right now where he will end up.

 

I have not watched Dahlin much but I am not sure I would trade Petey for him at this point. In fact, I don't think I would. Although Dahlin will probably be that 1D we really wish we had and he projects to be better than Hughes by most (not some of our real homers though lol).

 

I am very excited for the next couple of years....:towel:

 

 

Was Pettersson the most impactful player in his draft?  Yes.  Hughes will prove the same.  

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to win a cup you need to have the next Group of 7, in order of importance:

1C - Pettersson

1D- ? hughes maybe

1G- Markstrom and Demko are real possibilities

2C - Horvat 

1W- Boeser

3C- Gaudette

2D- ?

 

the right pieces are coming into place, with woo, stech, Hutton, Brisebois, Sautner, tanner, Edler, tryamkin, there is potential for a good d corps, we need to hit a home run this draft and sign a key free agent and then cook our players

 

???- Pettersson Boeser

???-Horvat  Virtanen

Roussel - Gaudette- Macewan/Granlund/Ericksson

Beagle - Sutter- Motte

 

Edler Stecher

Hutton Tanev

Hughes Guddy

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Was Pettersson the most impactful player in his draft?  Yes.  Hughes will prove the same.  

We shall see.

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4 minutes ago, Kanukfanatic said:

We shall see.

It’s nice to see a fan with an open mind.  Dahlin is really good, but Hughes is going to blow people away with how impactful he is on each game, just like Pettersson is doing.  

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On 2/19/2019 at 5:31 PM, Alflives said:

So true about Woo.  These kinds of lists are usually for the offensive minded Dmen.  Woo is more of a rock solid guy, who is putting up some decent numbers, but that’s not the only part of his game, or even the best part.

Did we steal a top D man in Woo?  Wasn’t Edler a third rounder?  

Yep, Edler was a third rounder, Bieksa was a fifth rounder, and Tanev was undrafted.

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3 hours ago, Canucks Curse said:

to win a cup you need to have the next Group of 7, in order of importance:

1C - Pettersson

1D- ? hughes maybe

1G- Markstrom and Demko are real possibilities

2C - Horvat 

1W- Boeser

3C- Gaudette

2D- ?

 

the right pieces are coming into place, with woo, stech, Hutton, Brisebois, Sautner, tanner, Edler, tryamkin, there is potential for a good d corps, we need to hit a home run this draft and sign a key free agent and then cook our players

 

???- Pettersson Boeser

???-Horvat  Virtanen

Roussel - Gaudette- Macewan/Granlund/Ericksson

Beagle - Sutter- Motte

 

Edler Stecher

Hutton Tanev

Hughes Guddy

 

 

It's hard to think of Hughes as a number one D because those tend to be minute crunching Dmen who are strong on both sides of the puck. Along the lines of Doughty or Weber. 

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25 minutes ago, Mathew Barzal said:

It's hard to think of Hughes as a number one D because those tend to be minute crunching Dmen who are strong on both sides of the puck. Along the lines of Doughty or Weber. 

Where do you place guys like Yandle, Klingberg etc... I feel like they could be considered number 1s but they aren't super solid in their own end.

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6 hours ago, Mathew Barzal said:

It's hard to think of Hughes as a number one D because those tend to be minute crunching Dmen who are strong on both sides of the puck. Along the lines of Doughty or Weber. 

We won't know what Hughes can be until next year. I like the idea of Hughes and Stecher as a 1/2 punch. 

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