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  1. Get him over here ASAP for a few games. See what chemistry he might have with Bo or Petey at center. Find out what he needs to work on over summer .....skating, edgework, endurance, acceleration, upper body, whatever. As well, meet his teammates, get to know the city a little better (he was here for the world juniors, so not a complete unknown to him). Everything to make him comfortable when camp begins in the fall. He is going to be as much of a core piece for our cup-winning run as Petey, Hughes, Horvat, Boeser and Demko will be. Get him motivated and enthused by treating hi
    11 points
  2. It's cool that you know Petey so personally.
    11 points
  3. even if that turns Podz into a 10.2(c) RFA?
    8 points
  4. I’m protecting Lind before Virtanen personally. But the Bowey thing makes sense.
    8 points
  5. Okay soo.... I just need to get my head around a few things. So just going off the general consensus, but we should have gotten more for Gaudette. Based on the feeling that he sucked in the faceoffs, was a liability in his own zone, wasnt producing which means hes relatively useless in either end of the ice. Oh and he has some health issues that have been effecting his weight..... I don’t know enough or much at all about Highmore to know wether I like the trade or not. Right now I feel a little off about the trade because I don’t know what we actually got in return. But looking
    6 points
  6. I defend certain things that haters throw out there but I also criticize his mistakes. The biggest stories that annoy the crap out of me is the 7- year rebuild bs and how he gets no credit for all the good and all the hate for anything that was beyond his control. Do you honestly believe this team has been rebuilding for 7 years? Because based on the moves made it seems he was kind of pushed by higher-ups to be competitive until the twins retired. Signing LE who was the cream of the UFA crop and adding guys like Vrbata, Miller etc are not moves a rebuilding team makes. Kesler would n
    6 points
  7. Leaving Lind exposed would be like throwing away a 1st round pick. Benning would have taken Lind with a late 1st had he had one in 2017. No way he lets Seattle take him...
    6 points
  8. Angry irritated people need something negative to talk about. Me? I'm just stoked to have him. Winger version of Horvat? Yes please.
    5 points
  9. thanks! I needed a good laugh this morning. But my crystal ball says it will go something like this, gaudette on a breakaway! He shoots... and misses the net! Hughes picks it up fires a stretch pass to petey, he goes in shoots and scores!!!!! Blackhawks are in there own end on the gaudette icing. Here's the face-off, gaudette loses the draw it goes back to Rathbone he fires the puck, SCORES!!!! Top corner what a shot! Gaudette now 4 percent in the face-off circle. Omg what is happening in the stands???!!!! Gaudettes wife is beating the crap outta bowman!!! Clawing his face like crazy. Hi
    5 points
  10. well, I suppose this is the big question then, does Highmore have a better chance to become Motte 2.0, than Gaudette has of being a top 6 winger? I really have no idea. Like with Forsling, who was a top 4 lock around here with some, we'll just have to wait and see.
    5 points
  11. With Benn and Gaud out of the picture, that frees up #8 for the big guy
    5 points
  12. I would honestly rather have Hamonic and Tryamkin over Edler if push came to shove contract wise. It would make for a stronger defense. In terms of our goal of being successful in the playoffs in the next 2-3 years.
    5 points
  13. Benning is unlikely to re-sign gaudette him next year. So if we lose gaudette for nothing people cry. And if we do re-sign gaudette for jake's salary 2mil fans will say we overpay for a 3rd liner.
    5 points
  14. I think he’s getting the hang of it
    5 points
  15. Three words, Seattle Expansion draft. According to Capfriendly, Rules for Defenseman under contract in 2021-22, AND played in 27 or more NHL games last season, OR played in 54 or more NHL games in the last two seasons Madison Bowey, point 1 check, point 2 no check, point 3 check. He doesn't even have to play a game for the Canucks to qualify Prior to this trade, either Schmidt or Myers would have had to be unprotected. This way JB can protect them both now and 1 other my guess Juolevi.
    4 points
  16. Well, some interesting moves in Calgary as we move towards some playoff tweaks. Will it be enough against, the top teams, we'll know soon enough. Here is the updated NHL depth chart including players on IR: Taylor Hall - Connor McDavid - Elias Lindholm Nik Ehlers - Sean Monahan - Jesse Puljujarvi Carter Verhaeghe - Ryan Johansen - Corey Perry Nolan Patrick - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Alex Nylander (IR) Extras: Michael Frolik - Lias Andersson Noah Hanifin - Travis Sanheim Hampus Lindholm (IR) - Adam Larsson Olli Joulevi - Erik Brannstrom
    4 points
  17. To begin with, Eriksson's agent publically acknowledged that Loui might well be bought out this summer. Problem solved with the liberal application of a large sum of money. So the question becomes, would you package Loui (whom the agent admitted that nobody wanted in a trade) and a young defenceman with offensive ability, size, fluid skating and apparent mature character just to get rid of a guy you could buy out? That would be a big, fat no.
    4 points
  18. The 10.2(c) clause has worked well for the Canucks in the past as Quinn is not subject to an offer sheet. One could just imagine some team forcing the Canucks into a bidding war for his services and creating havoc with cap limit issues. If Podz turns out to be as good a player as we are hoping for; burning the entry level deal might be a wise decision. If it gets him over here and eases his transition to living in Canada as well as getting more familiar with his team mates, that would also be a plus IMO.
    4 points
  19. And that's the crux. The market is what the market is. To me this was more about freeing up a spot, exactly the same with Benn to get OJ into the lineup. Team has a few tweeners to look at right now (including JV), and players that we might want to use a protection slot on like Lind. Know TG job is to win games, so not expecting anything but his best foot forward until we are close to mathematically eliminated - given the amount of games we have expect rest days in during that phase to get a glance at some, but once we are done see Lind and Rafferty getting a look at least, hopefully
    4 points
  20. yup, time to move on. I hope he does well, it wasn't going to be a fit here. Happens.
    4 points
  21. I wish him all the best of luck.....when he’s not playing against the Canucks.
    4 points
  22. Good to know that we’re not the only market where the GM gets panned for every move.
    4 points
  23. I hope Bowey gets a bit of a chance but this is Juolevi's opportunity really, Bowey doesn't deserve it - he's flopped all over the NHL. Leave him for ED exposure purposes only. Edler - Schmidt Juolevi - Myers Hughes - Hamonic Bowey Next season I hope we resign Hamonic because no one else is solid enough to cover Hughes' mistakes and Edler to a cheap contract, otherwise we're looking at: Hughes - Schmidt Juolevi - Myers Chatfield - Bowey
    4 points
  24. I sure hope you're right, Hairy. But my biggest fear with Tryamkin is that Benning delays long enough in signing him that he pisses him and his agent off enough that he just signs in the KHL for another season and waits to become a UFA.
    4 points
  25. @SNuck: Would it make sense to create a new thread for the next game when we reach closer to game day? I think we should “social distance” ourselves from this thread and look at in the future as a thing of the past.
    4 points
  26. It’s almost as though people on this board can’t or won’t read. We didn’t trade a 4th for Bowie, we downgraded from a 4th to a 5th. If you claim him on waivers HE HAS TO BE ON THE ROSTER!!!! What is the challenge to understand here. We turned the 130ish pick into a 160ish pick. In exchange we get a player that had already passed through waivers and can sit on the taxi squad or AHL while Juolevi get to play more. That alone is a win in my book. Additionally we have someone to expose in the expansion draft that we don’t care about. You can hate Myers or his contract if you want but our rig
    4 points
  27. Hey, just wanted everyone to know this. I first found out by walking in the park and seeing chalk markings with "road" and little construction flags so they know where to cut down all the trees. You can go see it plastered on the path of the park if you walk to its center from the west entrance. Seems like because of all the rest of the world going crazy, the council has tried to rush this through because it was completely denied by the public in 2007 when they tried it then. Bear Creek Park has only gotten more popular, family friendly and loved since. If you don't want to see it cut in half
    3 points
  28. Toronto shot themselves in the foot dealing with us as well. Nonuts probably thought he was being a shrewd negotiator when he demanded a salary retention at the last moment but he only succeeded in scuttling the deal. It's not just JB. Teams have tried to take advantage before and JB turning down lowball offers was the first step in getting fair value in future negotiations. And of course no matter what he did the whiners would have whined and some would still be whining about it to this day.
    3 points
  29. 3 points
  30. Yes, his board work totally reminded me of Bo, very confident, good passing decisions. Like a bull. Actually he looks a bit ahead of Bo at 19.
    3 points
  31. Gotta love those threads that start with 'never gonna happen but I'm going to say it anyway just because I can'. For the record, I'm against spending any significant assets (such as a high pick and/or good prospect - which RBone certainly looks like at this point) on ridding ourselves of LE. At this point, Loui can sit on the Taxi squad indefinitely and contemplate his lack of contributions to the team. Unlike others, I don't begrudge him getting paid what he is, I begrudge what looks like a complete disinterest on his part to contribute anything worthwhile on the ice.
    3 points
  32. I wanted to bring up today's article from Canucks Way. https://thecanuckway.com/2021/04/12/are-the-canucks-in-danger-of-a-pettersson-or-hughes-offer-sheet/ First of all, EP is a humble kid who is just happy to be in the NHL. He doesn't care not does he put too much weight into how much money he will make. He isn't the type of a person to sit out games for cash basically he will accept the bare minimum to keep playing. To say anything more shows complete lack of insight into EP attitude and character. Same with Hugh's, kids a 5'10 dude he never dreamed of m
    3 points
  33. I'm excited to see how he does here. Big, tough, cheap RHD with pretty good offensive number on the upside, very questionable D on the downside. Maybe he puts it together here, if he does, this is massive. If not, he was basically free and gives us some flexibility for the Expansion draft. We are going to have a ton of games down the stretch, so to have an extra able bodied D is positive.
    3 points
  34. I'm pretty sure air travel is under Federal jurisdiction, not provincial.
    3 points
  35. It's truly moronic. There is no consistency.
    3 points
  36. The beautiful thing is we can still add a dman from another team and still expose Myers anyway. This way though, we have the insurance if nothing becomes available at the right price and not worry of being potentially down a RD (which we have been trying to fill for years) on top. We don't have to scramble during UFA to find another RD, but still have the flexibility to add should something become available. Myers may be protected because he plays in a position that is in one of our weakest of our prospect pool (which is also a position that in generally around the league considered to be the
    3 points
  37. Didn't read the whole thread, but did anyone really think we picked up Bowey for any other reason other than for expansion purposes?
    3 points
  38. Highmore seems like something you'd expect from a 5th round pick, so I guess from that pov the pick value is retained. I was hoping for a pick or a defensive project for him, but it is what it is. If Highmore can be a cost-effective 4th line role player then great we need that. We can't have that for 3 million aav anymore. It'll be really interesting to see where Chicago puts him. Does he actually get a top 6 shot there?
    3 points
  39. Why don't you wait and see what Highmord is like? He certainly outperformed Gaudette in the bubble playoffs
    3 points
  40. I never get why people think they'll pick some unknown entity over a proven, legit nhl player because of "analytics". If they don't protect Myers, he's gone imo. Seattle wants to actually win games next season.
    3 points
  41. To EDM: Marshall Warren, Ilya Solovyov, Derek Grant, DET 2021 1st, DET 2022 1st To DET: Alec Martinez (50% ret.), Kris Letang (50% ret.)
    3 points
  42. Not going to sugar coat it. Adam was never really put in a position to be a scorer. It’s one thing to try to mold a player to fill a positional need and another to recognize at which part of the game they excel at early in their career and give them the opportunities to succeed there. Gaudette on the 3rd line centre, anchored by underwhelming wingers is not a great opportunity for a young player to succeed and refine their game. Under these circumstances Adam never quite found the high octane offensive game that he excelled at in college.
    3 points
  43. I'm ready to drive him to the airport. Got a ton of time in the top 6 due to injuries and did nothing with it. I've been supportive of him during his entire time here but I'd rather have the cap space than Jake next year.
    3 points
  44. This is obviously the reason. Moving back a few spots deep into a draft where scouting is going to be very difficult is a small price to pay.
    3 points
  45. Cheap, already waived, under contract for next year expansion fodder. If he becomes ANYTHING more than a AHL-#7/8 D, it's a massive bowl of gravy.
    3 points
  46. Think he had a shoulder injury. Good summary thanks to Sid:
    3 points
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