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1 hour ago, Rollieo Del Fuego said:

Hutton is playing better than Edler did the last 3-4 years....

This year Edler has cleaned up a lot of his bad pinches that lead to goals against ...seemingly every 2nd giveaway....so Edler is playing better this year and while it might not be an aberration, he is still going to be 33 next year and even slower than this year.

 

Hutton has finally lost the goofy kid attitude and is now a man and is on the upswing ....

 

Just watch...!

In terms of potential, Hutton could have value in that regard. However, if you are going to tell me that the player perhaps the most in the dog house last year has been playing better than Edler in the past 4 years, that's really really silly sounding.

 

I get being high on Hutton and excited for the team, but this is the definition of a gross exaggeration. Hopefully Hutton continues on the upswing, but he's had down years as well and just ignoring that as if it never happened doesn't change that.

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If Michigan gets knocked out of the playoffs on March 10th and Quinn chooses to turn pro, it's not hard to keep him out of the line up until the 18th. You give him a week to adjust to the speed and learn the systems, play him against Chicago on the 18th which just happens to be the 10th last game of the season.

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1 hour ago, The Lock said:

In terms of potential, Hutton could have value in that regard. However, if you are going to tell me that the player perhaps the most in the dog house last year has been playing better than Edler in the past 4 years, that's really really silly sounding.

 

I get being high on Hutton and excited for the team, but this is the definition of a gross exaggeration. Hopefully Hutton continues on the upswing, but he's had down years as well and just ignoring that as if it never happened doesn't change that.

That's not what I meant...what I said was that Hutton's play THIS YEAR is better than Edler's play for last year and the previous 2-3 years...NOT that Hutton has been playing better for 3-4 years...

I hope that explains my thought's better...

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3 hours ago, Ray_Cathode said:

Though he’s a leftie, Tryamkin spent most of his games at right D.  If he comes back, in my opinion, he makes a better partner for Hughes than anyone else on the Canucks.  Hutton has come a long way this year, and when we are playing teams that play with high pace and press us hard in our end, he and Stetcher become our two most effective D’s because of their mobility - and for the moment at least, that seems to be the trend of the NHL.

I like Trymakin with Hughes.  Guddy is the only real guy ATM and I don't want Hughes getting run.  He is going to make some guys look silly and get retribution.  

 

Hutton and Stecher look good as pairing, Edler and Stecher look good as pairing, I also like Elder and Guddy.  Hutton.and Guddy is a tire fire, Pouliot with anyone not named Tanev is a train wreck.  

 

We need depth and Edler is motivated to stay here.  In a reduced role, say second pairing, he would be fantastic.  Trymakin is the wild card and his situation needs be resolved soon.  

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1 hour ago, Rollieo Del Fuego said:

That's not what I meant...what I said was that Hutton's play THIS YEAR is better than Edler's play for last year and the previous 2-3 years...NOT that Hutton has been playing better for 3-4 years...

I hope that explains my thought's better...

Sure, but consistancy is important and needs to be factored. Hutton has had easier assignments as Edler and Tanev take the tougher ones.  That's also telling.  

 

We need both, but Hutton has some more to prove before he can be considered better than Edler.  

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21 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

Assist from today:

 

Bruuhhh

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Beautiful assists, obviously, but what I think I find even more encouraging is that he rifled that shot like a bullet. Nice to see his shot is improving.

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14 hours ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

Assist from today:

 

....Quinn skated around the whole opposing team...all 5 of them got beat....!

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I was against him turning pro and needing to be protected in the upcoming expansion draft, but I am changing my tune.  There has been word floating around that he might leave school early.

 

It would probably help him more to be here during a playoff chase.

 

He doesn’t have to perform too well to be able to beat Pouliot out for that 3rd pairing roster spot.  Maybe he could even be mostly a PP specialist to begin with and let Edler drop down a couple of minutes a game

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Watching the Avs game last night, Sam Girard looks a lot like Quinn, with just a tad less skill. Everything from the skating to the spins to the size to the turnovers. Fun player. 

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Hypothetically speaking, if we made the playoffs, would Hughes be eligible for the playoffs?

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2 hours ago, Provost said:

I was against him turning pro and needing to be protected in the upcoming expansion draft, but I am changing my tune.  There has been word floating around that he might leave school early.

 

It would probably help him more to be here during a playoff chase.

 

He doesn’t have to perform too well to be able to beat Pouliot out for that 3rd pairing roster spot.  Maybe he could even be mostly a PP specialist to begin with and let Edler drop down a couple of minutes a game

It could go either way. If we’re a playoff team you definitely sign him. For all we know he could be one of our better dmen. But if we’re out of the playoffs I’d rather not bring him in for mean nothing games losing a year on his deal and making him expansion eligible.

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The question is, who gets exposed if Hughes is signed?

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