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  1. John Weisbrod attended Harvard, grew up in Boston area, then worked as a GM for Albany of the AHL for four years. After a job with RDV Sports where he managed both the IHL team and also the Orlando Magic for a year (weirdest career decision), he returned to hockey. Dallas Stars then hired him as a scout for the New England region. Then Boston hired him first as a pro scout, before naming him the Bruins' Director of Collegiate Scouting. Judd Brackett did a great job with the Canucks, but John Weisbrod is very very closely connected to the Eastern US.
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  2. They're not playing Luke Schenn on a regular shift with Hughes, no chance.
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  3. I am not sure he could handled getting nailed into the boards more than once.
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  4. Jesus sure gets hit a lot, sometimes you'd think they killed him; yet there he is, ready for the next game.
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  5. Yes, he’s another LHD. Yes, he’s got quite the contract at 5mill expiring at the end of this season. But he is a STUD. Highly doubt Schmidt would waive to go to CBJ and even higher doubt we have the appetite to try and trade for him, but man this is one player I’d love to see us acquire and lock up. According to Friedman CBJ is receiving calls on him because of his status and the team blowing things up a bit. Merzlikins being linked to EDM now too. Stats: https://www.nhl.com/player/zach-werenski-8478460 Friedman’s 31 Thoughts podcast:
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  6. Oh for sure. It's just that Podkolzin is projected to be a top contributor to the Canucks. So if we're getting Werenski, it better be worth it, and it definitely has to be something that moves the needle for this team like right now. Yeah, I like Werenski. Just don't want this team to be gutted.
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  7. Think Green knows more than the rest of us. That’s a motivational statement. It is also a statement Green truly thinks is reachable, or he wouldn’t have stated it, The two biggest factors in whether OJ makes the leap to full time NHL, OJ’s work input, Greens work input. Well, there hasn’t been a single character issue with OJ, injures. He will fit right into Tanev’s and Salo’s cursed role of always making sure the Trainer keep stocked on first aid supplies. OJ is the reason we park ambulances at hockey arenas. free tickets t
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  8. I have refuted the hometown excuse (with the Stecher her example). Stecher was also a college kid, which is an experoence & process that does its own form of vetting. Troy made all of the necessary sacrifices to succeed, & uses these skills today to continue progressing his reputation as a professional hockey player. Jake entered the league young, but compared to other 1st round picks like Draisatl or Horvat, Virtanen could not possibly have interviewed well. We hear & see the maturity of other 1st round picks, but off the hop Jake’s maturity & commitment was in questi
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  9. I would never even contemplate trading Boeser for Tkachuk. We've already experienced what it's like to have a bad apple in the dressing room. We drafted Boeser for a reason. High character guy. Tkachuk is the exact opposite. Wouldn't want him in the same City as Petey, Quinn and Brock.
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  10. I agree with that. Having a perfectionist type personality I can definitely relate with many things I do in life. Just doesn’t work out that way but something that personally I strive for. I’m sure many people in the organization wonder if they could have been a better mentor for Jake including everyone from Green to his Parents.
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  11. OEL has missed a total of 39 games over the last 8 years. Sounds like a player who is quite durable, unlike many other D we've had recently. When was the last time Edler played a full season? 2011? Let's not even talk about Tanev. At the end of the day OEL has proven to be a very durable, very consistent player over a 9 year career. His points per game last year was the same as when he was 23 years old. Unlike Edler, he's played on mostly horrific teams where he's only played in the playoffs on two occasions in his entire career. He never had the benefit of playing with elit
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  12. There is place enough for Hamonic and Schenn if Schmidt gets traded. I would rather have Hamonic than Schmidt if i have to choose. OEL Myers Hughes Hamonic Rathbone Schenn
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  13. Savard rumoured to be signing in Montreal. Best to get Schenn and Hamonic locked in. Gonna be stiff competition to sign D men.
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  14. Unless someone has a report I didn't see. I didn't see many teams tripping over themselves to try and pry both Jake and Gaudette for any kind of reasonable return either during the draft, or shortly after. What bothers me is everyone just blames Benning. What were the assistant GM's doing at the time? Shouldn't the assistants being laying the ground work for Benning to conclude, and approve the deal? Did the Canucks only want a 2 year deal, and they learned he wanted 3-4? I said that Vancouver would be able only to retain one of Markstrom, Toffoli, and Tanev. Mar
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  15. Of course I’m not expecting a Cernak or a Parayko but that right side looks weak. Schenn is a 7th caliber dman that can fill in adequately when injuries occur, but expecting him to be a 2nd pairing guy is asking for trouble imo. I disagree that Schenn can move up and down the line-up unless it’s for short stints due to injuries. Troy Stecher could also play up and down the line up but asking him to be top 4 for extended periods of time was asking for trouble....... and in our case, especially if OEL there. I would love to be proven wrong but I’m not sure if OEL is a two way
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  16. Of course its a creative move. If they didn't make that move how were they going to move out all those contracts while adding a young(ish) T6 forward & a legitimate top 4 defenseman? It wouldn't have happened, they didn't have the assets. They took a risk, but it was capitalizing on an opportunity to really benefit in all the problem areas. If OEL's a top 3 defenseman, which I definitely think he can be (if not a bit more), this is a slam dunk win. They maximized the asset, which speaking of criticisms, how many times has that been one? Another check.
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  17. Virtanen had to be qualified - the deadline was 2 days before free agency even opened up. Once Virtanen was qualified they committed cap space to him and they didn't have enough for both. He was arbitration eligible (and ended up filing) and teams can't walk away from the award if it ends up being less than 4M.
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  18. It's funny that you consistently pick on Boeser for not being a complete forward but you're willing to give Virtanen a free pass because he 'scores goals'. There's a reason Boeser, Hoglander, and Pettersson haven't received the same treatment Virtanen did from Green. There's a lot more to being a useful top 6 forward than just scoring goals. Among other things, he can't cycle, has limited vision and awareness and doesn't win puck battles. When Virtanen doesn't have the puck, he might as well not be on the ice at all.
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  19. Starting to think the source for this was wrong
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  21. Apparently we’re very close on Hamonic too. At least this morning that was the word
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  22. Also the inconsistency in the critiques is interesting. Benning; - hasn't gotten creative to move $$$+improve the team - isn't proactive exploiting favourable opportunities - is horrible at free agency - also shouldn't trade picks or assets b/c we aren't a 'win now' team So here he gets creative moving money, exploits expansion, and improves the team. But now it's bad, because there's less flexability next year to; - target players in free agency (where he's been horrible) - or trade for players (which he shouldn
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  23. Ok I haven't been able to reply all day, but I am going to provide the videos that I am basing my assessment on. This will be like a follow up to my prior post, so you guys can see for yourselves what I am talking about. You can make your own assessments as well and let us know, but here is my take. I watched the Belarus vs Sweden game at the U18 this year to specifically watch for Swedish players (Lysell in particular, but also Rosen etc). This is where Klimovich first came on my radar, and one sequence of plays in particular, which you can find starting at 18 seconds of this vide
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  25. Hoglander - EP - Boeser Ritchie - Miller - Podkolzin Pearson - Horvat - Garland Motte - Dickinson - MacEwen *If EP is good enough in the dot. Roll 3 offensive lines.
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  26. If we can’t agree to a fair deal with Garland, I’d offer him + OJ or Boner and a 1st provided ZW would pre-agree to a reasonable extension (hard to say if he’d want to come to Canada though). If that doesn’t cut it, then trade Schmidt for parts that would be included in a trade to CBJ. It would suck but I consider ZW a potential franchise Dman. Jones took a lot of the limelight with both in CBJ. ZW is vastly underrated imho 6’2, 220lb, 24 years old. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.dispatch.com/sports/20200107/zach-werenski-no-longer-one-dimensional-for-co
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  28. Huggybear???!? Watch me flip flop in 3 years time when he wants to go to NJD.
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  29. ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! I'd like to announce the addition of @lethunder, @ThatMike, @Ty Webb, @Sergei Bobrovsky and @arby18_ to the agent group! When free agency offers begin on July 29th at 8:00am Pacific time, you may submit your offers to any of these agents, or to myself. If you have an ongoing negotiation with me for a pending UFA or RFA, I remain the agent for that discussion until or unless I pass the negotiation to another agent. Beginning negotiations with more than one agent for the same player is a violation of our CBA and will result in you losing the
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  30. Okay, some last minute (as in, already agreed to) signings to post, and then some trades. I'd like to note that the UFA signing window has closed and negotiations will pause for a few days for the agents and I to get organized prior to UFA opening. I am also officially moving the date to begin submitting UFA offers back one day to July 29th, just to make sure everything is lined up properly and make things as smooth as possible. It's still two full days to submit offers, so it should be no big deal.
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  31. Gotta say, EKMAN-LARSSON on the back of a Canucks sweater will look real good. I'd say, right now, in a weaker Pacific division, the Canucks will be a playoff team next season. The next couple of moves could really improve the team, defensively. Adding OEL is good, and re-signing Hamonic too, but they need more on D. More size and snarl please.
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