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all im saying is, if Jay Beagle and Loui Eriksson are not leading the forwards in TOI in the series... i will question his coaching ability. :bigblush:

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12.5% chance of winning for the Canucks is as good as 0.125% to me knowing our luck, we never win. So I would just rather make the playoffs and make sure the draft pick we give up for Miller won't be a lottery pick next sesason.

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Win, cause we’re not winning the lottery. Lets be real. Lol. Winning and getting playoffs at least means something. 

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Should the Canucks lose (:() then winning the #1 pick would be a pretty good consolation prize. What would be the effect on the Canucks' roster?

 

I have seen some suggest that guys like Pearson would be traded (for cap/roster space reasons), but depending on who the Canucks can sign, then I see that the more likely choice for a trade is Boser.

 

Horvat and Pettersson have the center positions locked up. Miller has one of the top-6 wing positions. Folks have already got Podkolzin and and Lafreniere pencilled in for the top-6, and they will likely be there, eventually. So who do the Canucks have for the last position? Boeser, Pearson and (f the Canucks can sign him) Toffoli are the best choices. If Toffoli opts out of being in Vancouver then none of the following matters.

 

I'm suggesting Boeser as he would/should bring back a better return than trading Pearson (who would be seen as a cap dump and offers would reflect that view). Boeser has a higher cap hit, however, Boeser is still young enough that he could get the Canucks a twenty-something d-man to fill out that group. 

 

I've also noted that a number of people have criticized Boeser for not being the type of player to "go get the puck".but rather waits to receive it (which he does fairly well). Miller (or Toffoli) can fill that digger/physical role on Pettersson's line. Horvat can do that job on his line, but do you want your center to always be stuck in the corners if the play goes back down the ice? Toffoli (or Miller) would be a good fit for that role.

 

Lafreniere    Pettersson   Toffoli          - assumes Toffoli re-signs

Miller            Horvat          Podkolzin   - assumes Podkolzin comes over sooner, rather than later.

 

That seems like a pretty good top-6, or not.  :)

 

                                        regards,  G.

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12.5% of winning, 87.5% chance of losing.  Better odds at the casino.  50% chance:  red or black, odd or even, high or low at the roulette table.

Better to go on a playoff run and surprise the naysayers.  

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1 hour ago, MoneypuckOverlord said:

I'm cheering so we can add a player that can help us win many rounds in the playoffs whats so disgraceful of that? please kindly answer.  

 

btw people

If we lose to the Mild we pick 1,9,10th or 11th.

 

Because the objective in sport is to win.

Not a single player on the Canucks will be playing to lose. They don't care that losing might help the team in future, they only know the glory of winning and the agony of defeat.

 

Go ahead and cheer for pipe dreams if that's what you want.

 

But I'll be cheering for the Canucks to win and will still be very disappointed if we lose to Minny. I won't be AS disappointed if we win the lotto, but I really don't see that happening.

 

 

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Aint a question at all.  I'm sick of all the losing and want to see these kids taste a little success.  Go Canucks Go.

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I'm tired of losing and continuously looking towards the draft for solace.  Its time to start winning now and go far, our young core cannot continue the trend of a losing mindset just to get another shiny new toy from the draft.  

 

Screw the potential of a number one pick, let's set our eyes on something bigger and better now.  

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Swap jerseys, winner goes out of playofffs and gets a shot at no1 loser progresses 

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4 hours ago, luckylager said:

Because the objective in sport is to win.

Not a single player on the Canucks will be playing to lose. They don't care that losing might help the team in future, they only know the glory of winning and the agony of defeat.

 

Go ahead and cheer for pipe dreams if that's what you want.

 

But I'll be cheering for the Canucks to win and will still be very disappointed if we lose to Minny. I won't be AS disappointed if we win the lotto, but I really don't see that happening.

 

 

Ironically, it’s pretty much a pipe dream for the Canucks to win it all.
 

The chance of winning the Cup is 1 in 24, while the chance of getting a possible generational player is 1 in 8.

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When/If the season starts back up, this canucks team is taking it to the house baby.  The toughest test will be the first actual round of playoffs vs the Avs.  Once we get by Nate Mac, will be clear sailing.  Canucks breaking thru the virus.

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4 minutes ago, Bell said:

When/If the season starts back up, this canucks team is taking it to the house baby.  The toughest test will be the first actual round of playoffs vs the Avs.  Once we get by Nate Mac, will be clear sailing.  Canucks breaking thru the virus.

Won't necessarily be Colorado.  The 4 bye-teams are playing each other to determine seeding for the playoffs.  

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2 minutes ago, mll said:

Won't necessarily be Colorado.  The 4 bye-teams are playing each other to determine seeding for the playoffs.  

Thanks, I thought we were guaranteed to play the Avs in the first real playoff round.  

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20 minutes ago, Bell said:

Thanks, I thought we were guaranteed to play the Avs in the first real playoff round.  

They are going to reseed instead of going by bracket.


Canucks could end up being seeded 5, 6 or 7 depending on which teams make it through the play-ins.  They can't end up being #8 because Calgary-Winnipeg play each other and both have a lower point percentage than the Canucks.  Every other play-in matchup has a team below in the standings and one higher in the standings.  Edmonton, Nashville make it through Canucks will be #7 but if Chicago, Arizona win they will be #5.

 

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7 hours ago, shiznak said:

Ironically, it’s pretty much a pipe dream for the Canucks to win it all.
 

The chance of winning the Cup is 1 in 24, while the chance of getting a possible generational player is 1 in 8.

yeah but alot of couch potato GM's don't understand the psychological aspects and intangibles gained by learning how to play in the playoffs. It is a boost to all the players and many underestimate the importance of gaining playoff experience. 

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Can see it now...Canucks vs Stars in the first round...

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15 hours ago, Pete M said:

What about if both teams are tanking for their 12.5% chance?....that would be entertaining hockey...lol

Our secret weapon, in the event, would be LE ( in his final game as a Canuck) passing it back to an empty net to ice the loss in game 5.  If we got AL, Loui’s place as a Canuck legend would be assured ... haha!

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It's actually the best of both worlds, you root for them to win but if they don't you root for the 1st overall pick. I like it

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15 hours ago, stanleysteamersmyl said:

12.5% of winning, 87.5% chance of losing.  Better odds at the casino.  50% chance:  red or black, odd or even, high or low at the roulette table.

Better to go on a playoff run and surprise the naysayers.  

What are the odds of going on a deep playoff run? Is it greater than or less than 12.5%, 

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