Yale advances to the Frozen Four Finals with a 3-2 OT win over U of Lowell-Mass.
Laganiere with a goal and +1 along with 7 shots. His goal was a rebound as he was in front of the net in the hard areas.
Not sure what this guy will command or the max he can be paid but I sincerely hope that the Canucks camp get on their knees for this guy. Supposedly Canucks brass has been scoutin this guy for 2 years an hopefully that counts as he selects a destination.
Getting this guy helps us BIG-TIME for future depth down the center, as we have Gaunce pluggin along.
I dont k ow all of the scouting of Laganiere with respect to him maybe slotting in on LW, but suddenly,
Seems like a nice parlay of prospects on a line.
Hopefully this draft we shore up the d-corps a little
If all Ryan is there for is to win draws then bring back manny, Well no we need a center that can play the position.
Edit: nothing against manny he was great, but his days are done.
this kesler doesnt pass crap is so overblown its not even funny. Go watch the olympics and him and kane dominating off the rush with give and gos. Kesler and samuelsson played very well together as well cycling down low. 3 of Kesler's wingers have had career years playing with him, that doesnt happen by accident.
Only player kesler didnt pass to was raymond last year and he was a blackhole that felldown everytime the wind touched him. No fault to mayray but its the truth he probably shouldnt have been playing.
1. I like Kassian with the twins, he performed well and can provide some protection.
2. All three players are speedy and hardworking, great for lining up against other team's top lines.
3. Speed, speed, speed. Schroeder has awesome chemistry with Raymond they should never have been split up.
What's the point of signing up for the forum? To discuss the Canucks and other hockey.
I don't go in the "Arm Chair GM" forum very often unless I want a laugh. (things like Booth for Ovie)
I disagree with the OP's opening statement that this isn't an "Arm Chair Gm thread - it is IMHO.
So...you would like to load up one line.
Have you ever coached?
Guess what happens when you don't balance your lines?
Maybe, your top line scores a couple - but guess what happens when they come off the ice? The other team outscores your top line and you lose.
I'm not putting down the OP - I'm putting down the idea.
Relax pal, it's not like he's actually making those the lines.
Have you ever thought that people come on to the armchair GM with a purpose to bounce off ideas as to figure out players worth and what type of players fit with other players?
There are a lot of hockey minds on here that don't just knee jerk insult/panic and that can be a useful tool for someone who is trying to learn more about the game.
Also, the GM doesn't make the lines, the coach does. But you should known that cause you've coached before.
Good point. However, its been proven that Hamhuis and Bieksa primarily crack when given higher minutes. Even Salo played 22 minutes a game despite the management wanting to give him less. We just need that stable #5 D that can step into a top 4 role and log minutes without hesitation from the coach
It's up to the players in that role to step up. Best bet will be the trade deadline to pick up a rental. I am actually comfortable with Tanev and Ballard because they have proven to be solid before, and they continue to get better on this team. Not a lot of teams have the luxury to have a consistent bottom pair. You play the big boys in the playoffs because they are getting the big boy money. Injuries happen to every team, hockey is a game of luck.
I've always said, that they key to success for a defense core is to sign defensive minded guys because they always step up in the playoffs just simply because they are better in match up games, and because they are defensive minded guys, they are much more affordable. Unfortunately, the puck movers have taken over. Why do you think a guy like Grossman is so highly regarded? There's really not a lot of those guys anymore. Should have kept Mitchell when they had a chance, but what can you do. 3.5M for him looks like an absolute steal right now compared to when he was signed.
On the bright side, with the new CBA, I'd imagine the prices will drop a bit.