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  1. We need people that can pass when the Sedins retire though. Nylander will be ready by then or even before. Offensive hockey is Canucks hockey.
    9 points
  2. Although I don't have too strong an opinion on who is better between Nylander and Ritchie, if the Canucks draft Nylander, watching the fallout from BanTSN will be pretty entertaining.
    5 points
  3. BanTSN be trollin' hard and arguing for the sake of argument. Guy's probably got the biggest woody out of it right now.
    5 points
  4. So any player that has high hockey IQ, playmaking abilities, and good positioning is Hodgson in your mind? Sorry, but Reinhart is on a whole other level than Hodgson.
    4 points
  5. So Ritchie or Virtanen are going to be 1st line guys who score 60 points and still are physical beasts? I doubt it, they don't have the skill level of Nylander. All they have is size over Nylander, Nylander is the better offensive player. If you want a player with skill and size, look for Leon Draisaitl, put up the same amount of points as Reinhart and as big as Virtanen.
    3 points
  6. The Sedins were overagers in their draft years and had an extra year to show off their offensive prowess. Backstrom and Lindholm were also overagers and in the same stage of development as Nylander they both had ZERO points in 19 and 12 games respectively in the SEL. Henrik at the same stage of development had one goal and FIVE points total in 39 games and Daniel had 12 points (remember secondary assists do not count in the SEL which statistically will be a significant disadvantage for any playmaker vs a finisher like Daniel). To put it in perspective, Nylander outscored HENRIK SEDIN in half the games played in his first stint in the SEL without having a twin brother finishing for him and you even have a guy like Peter Forsberg praising him. Not bad at all in my eyes.
    3 points
  7. Gonna copy TM from last year with this but I thought it was awesome so I'll do my own version... thanks to TM for the idea Start us off Corey with the best cup winning speech of all time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BhcSw2YRw0 2014 CDCGML Champion Roster (How they were built) Brandon Saad was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets a few months after GM OTTS took over over three seasons ago along side Colin Wilson along with a first round pick in exchange for Sean Couturier. Team Captain Jonathan Toews was acquired from the San Jose Sharks early in the 2011-12 season in exchange for Cody Hodgson, Daniel Briere and a first round pick. Patrick Kane was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in the 2013 offseason along with Cody Ceci in exchange for Dmitri Orlov, Luca Sbisa, Sven Baertschi, Martin Frk and draft picks. James Neal was acquired from the New Jersey Devils in the summer of 2011 in exchange for Marcus Johansson. Charlie Coyle was acquired from the Quebec Coyoes on the 2013 trade deadline in exchange for Jamie Oleksiak and Austin Watson. Marian Hossa was acquired at this years trade deadline along with Cody McCormick in exchange for Chris Stewart, a first round pick and prospects. Jamie McGinn was acquired earlier this season along side Brian Dumoulin from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for David Rundblad, Matt Finn and Darren Archibald. Mika Zibanejad was also acquired earlier this season from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Justin Schultz. Tyler Toffoli was acquired in the 2013 off-season alongside the 20th overall pick (Josh Morrissey) from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for fan favourite David Backes. Gregory Campbell was signed as a free agent in the summer of 2012. Max Talbot was acquired just prior to this years trade deadline alongside Brett Bulmer from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Shane Prince and Chris Neil. Craig Adams was signed as a UFA in the summer of 2013. Cody McCormick was acquired along with Marian Hossa in the aforementioned trade MANNY MALHOTRA(THERES A MANNY ON THE CDCGML CUP WOO!) was signed as a UFA in the 2013 off-season. Michal "the CDCGML good luck charm" Handzus was also signed as a UFA in the 2013 off-season Oliver Ekman-Larsson was GM OTTS' first acquisition as Florida GM just days after taking over the Panthers in 2011 alongside Alex Steen in exchange for Scott Hartnell and Marcus Foligno. Erik Karlsson was acquired mid-way through the 2011-12 season along with Ben Smith in exchange for Colin Wilson, Zach Bogosian and Andrew MacDonald M.E. Vlasic was acquired this season alongside Michael Matheson from the Calgary Flames in exchange for Michael Del Zotto, Michael Stone and a first round pick. Matt Niskanen was acquired at the 2013 trade deadline in exchange for a first round pick. John Moore was acquired at this years trade deadline along with a first round pick in exchange for Francois Beauchemin and Justin Braun. Cody Ceci was acquired along with Patrick Kane in the aforementioned trade. Ryan Stanton was signed as a UFA in 2012. Adam McQuaid was acquired along with a first round pick from the Montreal Candiens in exchange for a higher first round pick. Corey Crawford is the lone man standing from when GM OTTS took over the Panthers in July 2011. Darcy Kuemper was acquired in the 2013 off-season from the St.Louis Blues in exchange for Josh Gorges. What a great looking bunch of beauties!
    3 points
  8. 3 points
  9. I didn't say he has no hockey sense. Its just seems like whenever he gets the puck its him against the world. He scores goals with his oustanding wrister, and great shooting ability. He gets himself in spaces to score. I worry he will get more easily shut down in the NHL, where he won't overpower guys like he does in junior. He also sometimes crosses the line as far as attitude, but that's not a huge issue, he's a young guy he will learn to become a pro as he gains experience. Those are the issues that hold him back from having as high potential as players like Nylander & Ehlers in my opinion. However I do think he will be a good 2nd line goal scorer with a physical edge. I just think at pick #6 there are better options. I don't think his willingness to play a defensive game is any higher than Ehlers, I think Ehlers has the advantage there honestly, Nylander on the other hand, while not being as bad as people think, I would give the advantage to Virtanen aswell. The defensive side of things isn't really something I worry about with Ehlers or Virtanen.
    2 points
  10. I have not seen anyone state that focusing on smaller players is a sound primary strategy for drafting; rather, I believe the primary strategy in these situations is drafting skill. The same could be said for focusing on players just because they are big - not a good strategy. I would like to see this data which describes the correlation between size and production; however, I would bet that it pales in comparison to the strong positive correlation between SKILL and point production. Correlation does not always equal causation. Success in the NHL is dependent on many more variables than just size or skill.
    2 points
  11. Why do people continually point to the small players in the NHL as evidence that drafting small is an good strategy? Yes, there are small players in the NHL. However, drafting smaller players because they put up big point totals in Juniors is a horrible drafting strategy. I am assuming these are the same people who spend their retirement savings on lottery tickets because they've seen lottery winners on TV. There is something called probability. Drafting is about strategy. Teams should draft prospects that have the best chance of succeeding at the NHL level. There is a correlation in the NHL between size and point production. And the average height at the start of the 13-14 season was 6'1.3" and 203.7 pounds.
    2 points
  12. Shocking that this POS's thread isn't locked yet.
    2 points
  13. What are you talking about? Shinkaruk is 5'11.
    2 points
  14. When Coho was in junior he was on a stacked Batallion team which included Matt Duchene. Reinhart is on a much worse team that he has to help carry. Sam put up better numbers on a worse team and had a better rookie year in junior than Cody. Sam is also a better skater despite being bigger than Cody. Sam is also a way better playmaker, better in his own end, has a much higher ceiling than Cody. Sam is better than Cody and if an opportunity to get Sam approaches then I take it.
    2 points
  15. It's not over. The 2014 - 2015 year has just begun. We're back in it! Some great trades, some great draft picks, prospects camp, the Grind, c'mon man, get happy!
    2 points
  16. This might be one of the most ridiculous things I've read on here this year. And that takes some doing. Typical of we Canuck fans, we can't be gracious in defeat, even when it's not our own defeat.
    2 points
  17. By Gary Bettman town you mean what exactly? He's from LA? He built LA? He invented LA? He named LA? I don't understand. Is this a tinfoil hat comment? Did Gary bettman tell Lundqvist to serve up that rebound to Martinez in the second OT? Elaborate . . .
    2 points
  18. The canucks lost the finals cause they were injured and burnt out. The Bruins won the battle of attrition.
    2 points
  19. Im not a pro scout but by watching the under 18's its clear Nylander is a top 6 talent in this draft. If Benning is as smart as I think he is , he will take him if hes still there at 6th. The combine just cemented this.
    2 points
  20. I submitted the kill 3 mins before 10 Kes's reaction makes me happy
    2 points
  21. Just for the sake of arguing on the internet... Sweden vs. Russia= 4-3 Sweden Canada vs. Russia= 3-2 Russia Sweden vs. Slovakia= 6-2 Sweden Canada vs. Slovakia= 2-1 Canada Sweden vs. Germany= 9-3 Sweden Canada vs. Germany= 5-2 Canada In these games Nylander got points on 11 goals. Canada as a team only scored 10 against the same teams. Sweden vs. Finland= 10-0 Sweden Exploiting a much weaker team? For comparison, USA only beat Finland 4-3. Finland beat Switzerland 2-1. Switzerland beat USA 4-2. As for Sweden vs. USA, Nylander got a point on the only goal Sweden scored. He looked dangerous whenever he had the puck. Even though it was a somewhat sloppy effort by his team (himself included), the fact that 3 minutes of his highlights were salvaged from a game where Sweden only scored one goal is only further proof to his skill level. Against Canada he could've had multiple points if it weren't for Mason MacDonald. The dude was stellar and was the main reason Canada won bronze. He had a 1.94 GAA and a 92.98 SV% in what was a pretty high scoring tournament. Anyways.... my point is; he did rack up points against the weaker teams, but it's not like the competition level is THAT unbalanced. It's top division for a reason. If Nylander was only getting points because the teams he was playing were so weak, then why didn't other top players have as inane stats as him? Nylander got 16 points in 7 games. That's over 2 points a game. He got 6 more points in this tournament than the next in line (excluding Axel Holmstrom, who had 11 points, and conveniently played on the Nylander's line). A 6 point difference. That's as many points as Canada's leading scorer, Jake Virtanen, got the entire tournament. Sure, let's give him a pass because of his injury. 6 more points than Jack Eichel, who is projected to go head to head with McDavid for the 1st overall next year. Eichel had a marvelous tournament, don't get me wrong, but looking at USA's roster, should he not have gotten more?
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. I chose not to make a new thread over it but thought that some people might be interested since players like Bieksa, Burrows, Hansen, and other core players still with this team may be happy to have a new GM who isn't going to tell them when to go to bed. Rupert, please do not assume what I am thinking. My happiness has nothing to do with trashing members of the Canucks organization. In fact I just posted about how people shouldn't be trashing AV. It was interesting information related to one Canucks' experience with the policies of a former GM. Give me a break.
    2 points
  24. From Garrioch's column today, http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/06/14/calgary-flames-make-pitch-for-sens-captain-jason-spezza The other top option is the St. Louis Blues, but they've been holding talks with the Vancouver Canucks to see if there's any deal there for Ryan Kesler and may want to see where that leads.
    1 point
  25. Except we were the bigger team on average and out hit them leading up to and including the finals. Put away the whistles, sure, but they'd didn't manhandle us anywhere but the scoreboard. Size hasn't ever been our issue, and it's not like it magically is now.
    1 point
  26. Actually, when you lay it out like that it sounds like we could use some top line forwards in our prospect pool, not more 3rd/2nd tweeners.
    1 point
  27. Congrats to both OTTS and Caboose for the great final, and to all the teams that made the playoffs. Making it there is an accomplishment in itself, something that the red wings will hopefully achieve next season
    1 point
  28. Congratulations to the GM OurTimeToShine and his Florida Panthers on their Championship season ! As usual you've put together an awesome team and glad to see you go all the way this year ! Congratulations to GM Caboose and the Minnesota Wild ! an outstanding season and nice to see such a strong team out West. And don't take anybody's crap, you took over the team and managed it successfully, all the credit goes your way this season.
    1 point
  29. Congrats to OTTS and the Florida Panthers for their first Stanley in franchise history. A special congratulations to former Anaheim Ducks Marian Hossa and Cody McCormick. Congrats!
    1 point
  30. What a Fantastic Season!!!! The Florida Panthers, This is your time to shine, haha!
    1 point
  31. Congrats OTTS! A well deserved victory for sure! Loving that the cup winner comes from the East yet again! 4 out of 5 baby!
    1 point
  32. Losing is losing. At least go out with pride and dignity
    1 point
  33. I don't know who won this thing, but it was well fought. Personally, for living through the battle, and really building a team of success, I hope it's OTTS that comes out on top this season.
    1 point
  34. This whole thread reminds me of the grocery store owner in the movie Ted who keeps giving Ted raises when he does things that should get him fired. BTW Russianfans recommendation letter from his uncle should be his ticket to the big time. A solid uncle letter is worth $20K a year right there. Want a job paying $70K a year waiting for you straight outta Uni? Retail or clinical Pharmacist. But no, everyones gotta take marketing. Join the herd.
    1 point
  35. Congrats Otis, well deserved.
    1 point
  36. Seriously though, I was so happy when you gave me everyone's names. Wish I had decided to vote for Tanikins instead of you that one round, but oh well. Thanks and please don't go bb.
    1 point
  37. http://youtu.be/lc4WFzl-6Xs
    1 point
  38. strange view - you sound like that weirdo kid that went on the jealous rampage.
    1 point
  39. I honestly thought it was Anaheim's year to win it again, but at least a western team won. Didn't want to see New York win, though I still feel Montreal should have been there instead. Oh well, I don't think they'd have won either. I wanted to see Mitchell lift the cup again, I'll root for him so long as he's in and we're out. He's a hell of a gamer and I couldn't be any happier. It's just a shame he couldn't have won it all with us. LA was a playoff juggernaut. They had a lot of luck, but I don't think there was a more complete team in the playoffs this season, especially not with the kind of depth they've got. Call em' lucky, but they never gave up and it takes more than luck to win a championship in this league.
    1 point
  40. GAME OVER!!! THE SITH WIN!!! Player Roles: Aladeen
: Sith One one two
: WALL-E OurTimeToShine
: Sith Kesler87
: Emperor Palpatine Tanikins
: Mal Reynolds VICanucksfan5551
: Sith g_bassi13
: Pioneer PPCLI
: Sith JE14
: Sith Bo Hunter Booth
: Major Tom Intoewsables
: HAL-9000 Dral
: Pioneer Kryten
: Christopher Johnson Mushrooms
: Pioneer otherwise
: Pioneer Peaches: Pioneer Go Faulk Yourself: Pioneer GreenDemons: Pioneer Drouin: Pioneer Congrats on the epic comeback to the Sith, and possibly the best Lackey performance ever by Intoewsables.
    1 point
  41. I don't think pickup will even score it. Technically, Otis is nearly 400 points ahead of me, the system won't even look at a tie breaker.
    1 point
  42. Clearly you haven't followed AV's career much.
    1 point
  43. Why do you even post here? I seriously doubt it's to discuss hockey. I don't think it's possible to be THAT daft. There are several posters on here incapable of logical thought. It's as if a monkey is holding a gun to your head and if you write anything intelligent or anything the monkey won't understand, he'll shoot you cause it makes the monkey feel inferior. All this assuming monkeys can read, and can shoot guns... OK fine, a very intelligent monkey. But its still a monkey. Several posters are at the same level as a very intelligent monkey. I just don't get it. Why is it hard to say "You know what? Yeah, Nylander and Ehlers are great prospects, I just think that Ritchie will be better or I like Ritchie better." or whoever goats your float in a boat. Personally, I really like Ehlers and I'm starting to lean towards Nylander, but I see the appeal of a Ritchie or a Virtanen. Your existence won't be altered AT ALL for admitting an 18 year old hockey player, who's being touted as a top 10 player IN THE WORLD FOR HIS AGE, might actually be a decent hockey player. Seriously.
    1 point
  44. I see the next few weeks being a simple domino effect. There are many forward centers in play, i.e., Kesler, Spezza, Kadri and Thorton. I expect once the Canucks decide on the Kesler front, pieces will start to move. Ideally, I would love to see Kesler traded to Detriot for Mantha, their 1st round pick (18th?) and if lucky a roster player. Once that deal is complete, the Canucks can make a push to Florida for the 1st overall pick. If rumours are accurate, the details are that Tallon wants a defense men, a swapped first round pick, and probably another roster player for they can improve now. I wager the Canucks have the stock for this deal, they have some defense men that could be traded: Juice, Garrison or Tanev; the 6th overall pick (which is more valuable then many give it, because Tallon is rumoured to be highly soughting Ehler, or Nylander), which is a perfect position to choose whatever one. Then there are choices for the roster spot: the asset that the Canucks recieved from Detriot, Hansen, etc. The Canucks then could draft Reinhart. The top six in a couple years: Mantha Reinhart Jensen Shinkaruk Horvat Kassian That is a nice mix of snipers, powerforwards, playmakers and two-way forwards. #StanleyCup
    1 point
  45. I also noticed that. I think he is arrogant just be telling how he answers questions and how he looks like he dislikes the others. Also most of his answers were less than ten words and he's facial expression are blank, which if i have learnt anything for psychology means he's either extremely bored or a prick. I.E the guy who will jolt once he's available to be a free agent.
    1 point
  46. I guess it's high time I make my triumphant return to Mafia
    1 point
  47. We overpaid for him because he was the "best d-man" in the UFA pool that year and a hometown boy...We should buy him out; sluggish skater, mediocre defence, and really only possesses a great shot...not worth the $$$.
    1 point
  48. <p> Cedric. He died a few years back from cancer. More below...
    1 point
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