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  1. 24 points
    Making room for Eriksson!
  2. 21 points
    We have 61 winners who correctly predicted the outcome of this series: @Wash @Brad Marchand @Nuxfanabroad @Petey40 @LOL_dre @Sean Monahan @PetterssonOrPeterson @Toyotasfan @Coconuts @Canucklehead53 @bree2 @Keslerific @Qwags @Sway5454 @internationalhippy @SID.IS.SID.ME.IS.ME @CanucksCountry @Lionized27 @TNucks1 @Smelling Salts @10pavelbure96 @zapperman @spur1 @Quantum @NaveJoseph @UKNuck96 @The Big D @Ur a Towel @Drakrami @drummerboy @AriGold2.0 @Shift-4 @skategal @aGENT @luckylager @Mbnuckfan @Gäz @Apples @CaptKirk888 @DJSkingz @c00kies @Cali Canuck @Beary Sweet @Penskih @Canucks_89 @EP Phone Home @circuit619 @D-Money @AV's Coin @Duodenum @Western Red @Chicken. @CptCanuck16 @Googlie @Pettersson the goat @AngelicHearts @Cap'N Bo @oldnews @babych @22and33 @spook007 Congrats!
  3. 20 points
    He doesn't need or want JP Barry to organize deals for the Canucks. That's his job. JB is probably tired of listening to LE and JP about their demands and so this is probably an exercise of saying, "sure, go out and see for yourselves what you can or can't do. If you find something that could work, call me". If there are any bites with JP's work, then I'm sure JB will take over and then put the chips on the table with other GMs.
  4. 19 points
    Gillis got this guy for free off of waivers and he’s racked up over 500 games at the NHL level. Not to shabby. Trivia......Gillis traded him for R. Diaz & later flipped Diaz to the Habs for a fifth round pick. Want to know who we got with that pick (Benning selected him)? Adam Gaudette!
  5. 19 points
    Would they take back their 30g player in Erickson also? Boston remember the good old times?
  6. 15 points
    Please do not post in this thread if you are not apart of the league. Thanks.
  7. 15 points
    I would think that Barry would know better than to vet potential details like that with drama-seeking journalists. So I'm not sure I buy the source - he's had a habit of taking liberties in recent years to apparently gain attention. But let's take this as possibly the underlying truth... Here's what you're supposed to do, agent Barry: 1) apprise your player of the reality of market demand for him. 2) remind him how much of his existing contract has been paid out. 3) calculate for him the fact that cap floor teams, who could save multiple millions of cash in a tight market, don't want him. 4) calculate the value of what he has remaining on this contract, vs what he might be able to sign for post mutual termination. 5) assess whether that difference is worth two years of riding busses in the AHL. 6) take a look at what's been paid out relative to performance thus far in the contract. And then 'do the right thing' and either terminate, or not one word of complaint about spending the next two years in Utica. It's not Benning's duty to move futures to enable Eriksson to find a role in the NHL within the terms of his existing contract. It's probably Eriksson's own fault that he finds himself in these circumstances. Benning can move contracts to create cap that will cost less - or possibly no - asset losses for the franchise. Most previously higher end players hang them up at the point they are a 15th or 16th man in their team's NHL depth chart.
  8. 15 points
    Meh, more clickbait by Rick. Tanev himself said that he didn't expect anything early given Marky is the focus right now.
  9. 14 points
    The only reason you beat @-Vintage Canuck- to this is because he was yawning.
  10. 14 points
  11. 13 points
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ERO0yPVWbSELZ-aiU2AFdgREdLOJuPqcXOnxCi8-xw8/edit#gid=1794074322
  12. 13 points
  13. 12 points
    April 17 https://imgur.com/a/OEQpXDZ April 18 https://imgur.com/a/9rJVMhX April 19 https://imgur.com/a/wjmXPnG April 20 https://imgur.com/a/ENgPR4z Playoff Tree
  14. 12 points
    All dates are based on the 'Critical Dates' calendar found in the MOU, and take into account the newly released schedule for the SCF which can end no later than September 30th.
  15. 12 points
    More and more cases everyday.
  16. 12 points
    Dhaliwal trolling trying to incite Canucks fans......what a shock!
  17. 11 points
    2020 GML CHAMPIONS The Nashville Predators would like to take this opportunity to tip our hat to the Detroit Red Wings and GM @Azzy for the great series we had and what they were able to accomplish this season. As previously mentioned before, you have practically built/been a part of teams that have gone to the finals in back to back seasons. You've been here before, you've won here before and will continue to do so in the future. Your GM work is something we all look up to. Virtual handshakes and butt slaps to you and your players. We will also like to recognize the great battles that our team had to endure prior to the finals. The Stars, Canucks and Jets are all very well built teams with great leadership. Every single round had lineups that had me concerned, regardless of their results. I look forward in keeping up to par with all of your competitive teams, @theminister, @Master Mind and @canuck2xtreme. Thank you to the people who have believed in and reached out to me in regards to what I am trying to build here in Nashville. It really does mean a lot. Special shoutout to @canuck2xtreme once more and to his exec team in running yet another successful season. Even throughout these tough times, they all have been able to keep running this league the way it has always been ran, as the best league in CDC. To be frank, this is something that I did not envision myself writing this season or even in the near future. My team really did take a bigger leap then what I had projected this season, but this only further validates the belief I have had in them since day 1. Like many others here, I have spent years in this league and many hours trying to mold a team that I see fit winning multiple championships. To now also realize that I am in the history books along side the names of @theminister, @Ty Webb, @lethunder, OTIS and other great GMs, it makes all of this still seem sorta surreal. And now officially announcing... your 2020 GML CHAMPIONS, the NASHVILLE PREDATORS (top row) Ondrej Kase, Conor Garland, Denis Malgin, Kurtis MacDermid, Kirby Dach, Patrik Nemeth, Dryden Hunt (middle row) Erik Brannstrom, Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov, Dmitri Kulikov, Mark Jankowski, Barrett Hayton, Mason Appleton (bottom row) Jason Spezza, Joe Thornton, Travis Hamonic, Alex Barkov, Mikhail Sergachev, Brett Howden, Max Pacioretty, Anthony Duclair, Neal Pionk (front row) James Reimer, Dion Phaneuf, Juuse Saros Not in team photo (TDL acquisitions): Carl Soderberg, Corey Perry Here are a few of them with CDCGML's holy grail
  18. 11 points
    February 13 https://imgur.com/a/HWodMQL February 14 https://imgur.com/a/911A6FT February 15 https://imgur.com/a/JnMkLO2 February 16 https://imgur.com/a/ktF3p04 Standings
  19. 11 points
    It became clear that there was a medical emergency involving his newborn daughter that required him to go home and deal with. None of his teammates threw him under the bus about it at all and supported him. I have kids and would think it would be poor character to stay playing hockey instead of taking care of my family during an emergency.
  20. 11 points
  21. 11 points
  22. 10 points
    HIRING: The Seattle Kraken have hired greensman as their first General Manager!
  23. 10 points
    Don't like to judge, but (this left me NO choice in the matter). Dude at the gym. Yo. Hat on backwards, (nothing wrong with that, except when paired with...). Super short shorts + low hanging wife beater. Strutting around like a proud peacock, but not in a friendly way. Thug like. Plunks himself on the ab machine, immediately pulls out his phone, strikes a blue steel pose, then starts playing his pecs. You know the move...contract one, then the other, rapidly, in succession. Rinse, repeat. Too much, bro. I have to leave now, you're awesomeness is killing me...
  24. 10 points
    Detroit gets veteran leadership and a second. Why would they want veteran leadership, and not go simple scorched earth rebuild? Maybe Jim Benning was on to something with the way the Canucks reformed?
  25. 10 points
    April 5 https://imgur.com/a/2G07gTJ April 6 https://imgur.com/a/IpQhP62 Standings
  26. 10 points
    March 29 https://imgur.com/a/kC3AF3p March 30 https://imgur.com/a/FVyiQwL March 31 https://imgur.com/a/jlz0EXN Standings
  27. 10 points
    March 17 https://imgur.com/a/AIB36jq March 18 https://imgur.com/a/TjcLDC7 March 19 https://imgur.com/a/qoyEVS1 March 20 https://imgur.com/a/fleaB7A Standings
  28. 10 points
    March 13 https://imgur.com/a/Dm2HGJe March 14 https://imgur.com/a/0f2m8e5 March 15 https://imgur.com/a/eRTfJEP March 16 https://imgur.com/a/8s9M6Bu Standings
  29. 10 points
    March 5 https://imgur.com/a/7ozReKo March 6 https://imgur.com/a/khalHef March 7 https://imgur.com/a/8MtRhSV March 8 https://imgur.com/a/zkFzYiB Standings
  30. 10 points
    February 23 https://imgur.com/a/vQOIodp February 24 https://imgur.com/a/4HXMpgJ February 25 https://imgur.com/a/iC2OS8B February 26 https://imgur.com/a/p3UzCaG February 27 https://imgur.com/a/SRnjEOR February 28 https://imgur.com/a/rjksqfK Standings
  31. 10 points
    Benning hate thread masked as a question about the Assistant GM. Not sure very many people on CDC have inside information on the inner workings of Vancouver and each positions power or lack thereof. And they don't exactly make their structure public knowledge.
  32. 10 points
    This is because Peters truly understands the value of a mobile, hard-hitting, man-mountain sized D man, which is something that I hope this year's playoffs finally drove home for all the CDC posters who think Benning should just trade Tryamkin's rights rather than waiting to sign him.
  33. 10 points
    February 9 https://imgur.com/a/MRPNSPn February 10 https://imgur.com/a/BJkOYxE February 11 https://imgur.com/a/FAnh6QO February 12 https://imgur.com/a/E3DOf6n Standings
  34. 10 points
  35. 10 points
    Did you enjoy watching the Canucks make it to game 7 of the 2nd round this year? Without JB and his “incompetence” we wouldn’t be close to where we are. we have an awesome young team because of him. The cap situation will be fine by the time Petey and Quinn need extensions. There is no reason to sell the farm to get rid of LE right now. There is some incompetence going on, but it’s not JB.....
  36. 10 points
    I'd rather keep assets than give them away to get rid of Eriksson if the cost is high. Not a big deal a lot of teams deal with internal caps. We can survive a few years more of Eriksson. Or just send him to the minors let him ride a bus for a few years.
  37. 10 points
    Brenden Dillon is the guy I would sign! Make it happen Benning! I think he can play with these young guys while also being a little bit of a protector. Dillon is a LHD from Surrey BC and he’s 6’4” 225 pounds and actually throws big hits unlike the rest of our dmen.
  38. 9 points
    I am sure it is obvious to everyone who is watching the games, but Doug Wilson really scr*wed the pooch when he let Joe Pavelski go. This guy is one of the most underrated players in the game and he has shown what he really is capable of in these playoffs. Guy is a heart and soul player, who delivers when called on. Dallas would not be where they are without him. He is good both ends of the rink... got a scoring touch in tight around the net which is probably best in the league... and he plays hard in the defensive zone... made a couple key shot blocks in game 5. When Wilson made the decision to keep Erik Karlsson at $11.5 million a year for 8 years he was investing his money in a guy who is not the player he was in Ottawa. Meanwhile he lets Pavelski walk at $7 million a year for three years in Dallas and rips the guts and heart out of San Jose. No surprise that San Jose went nowhere this year... it wasn't Joe Thornton or Brent Burns who were the leaders on that team, it was Pavelski. Logan Couture is a great player too, but he isn't the same leader as Pavelski. Dallas may not win the Cup, they are a little too banged up after their consecutive wars with the Avs and Vegas, but it won't be for Pavelski not giving everything he has.
  39. 9 points
    New year, New me, @BBC, ...congrats on the run @Blue Jay 22, prolly the only team with more turnover done to their squad than Florida’s over the years. As to @donut47 @Sane33 @Kurisu for the conference battles. NO MORE DYING, NOW WE FLA !!!
  40. 9 points
    Many thanks to C2X and Sharpy for a smooth transition. Many of you know I have a newborn at home, and I also have a few spring projects next season, which will be a distraction. All this to say, I was feeling like I really needed a sabbatical. Hard to let the Bruins go, but great to know it’s in good hands now. I feel I left it in very good shape, with lots of talent, and lots more to come. I think Boston will remember the Green years as great ones. Proud to have brought the worst team in the league to the level of contender... truly the bad news bears of the GML. Best of luck @Sharpshooter A decade ago I knew very little about hockey and had never been in a pool. With help from friends, and a lot of floundering, I learned the ropes. Now it’s hard to imagine life without the GML.
  41. 9 points
    Zero interest in Krug - not a fit here. And some caution to those that think it's a good idea to dole out the kind of contract he's likely expecting. Here are the key warning signs / reasons I'd avoid him: He had 26 powerplay assists this year - more than 50% of his total points. 14 at even strength. 26 of 49 pts = pp assists. 5 on 5 he had 68.4% ozone starts (highest on Boston) and in spite of that, the 2nd worst (to Marchand) 5 on 5 on ice goals against on the Bruins. 5 on 5 goal metrics, in other words, are not good, in opportune deployment. Team worst -6 in the playoffs. Same story last year = 28 pp assists, more than half his production. 19 at even strength. 28 of 53 pts. Last year = 66.6% ozone starts, nothing special about his 5 on 5 production or goal metrics. Boston's powerplay has been one of the NHL's best - Krug part of that, but how much of that are the other elements - and is Krug worth the terms considering the rest of his game and production in tilted minutes 5 on 5? I think where a team like the Canucks are concerned - who have a high end top pp unit quarterback in Hughes - it's a clear and hard pass on a guy like Krug. For teams that don't...he might make sense - but ideally, you get better 5 on 5 production in the kind of minutes he's playing. (Hughes for example was a rookie this seaon with 59.1% ozone starts and his 5 on 5 production exceeded his powerplay production)....
  42. 9 points
    a sound bite for people that don't think any further about it.. but again, probably not the wisest public comments. if he's hoping to pressure Benning I think he's misreading the appetite in this market to listen to LE's needs any further. if he's hoping to work with Benning at the same time as dropping this shade to drama-feeders, how's that likely to turn out? probably with Benning doubling down - and I hope he does. realistically, what junk is coming back in that kind of deal? and/or what is the asset cost? why should the Canucks shoulder either for LE/Barry? he's spent all the grace Benning and Green have afforded him, imo. I agree with Benning drawing the line here - LE is coming off as an annoying combination of deluded and/or entitled. Obviously - if what Barry is implying were true - simply, as it is - than he could terminate, re-sign in the somewhat receptive market, lose little to nothing, and actually play somewhere. But it isn't that simple, is it. Ie who would re-sign LE at 3 million? I suspect that answer is no one. At 2.5? If that market were there, there's no disincentive to terminate. For some teams that will not spend near the cap ceiling, the retention thing doesn't really add much, if any, value - and teams that are capped out would tend to have little to no need or use for an LE. In a deflated market, there will quite simply be better value available. The reality is - if the market were that receptive of Loui - then Barry probably wouldn't need to spend the energy attempting to pre-empt the termination option. Regardless - it's time to stop expecting accomodation/posturing.....move on / terminate and be done with it. If the Canucks have to waive him unconditionally, assign him to Utica and he reports - I personally would never recall him again - and I'd let him know that up front. Sorry, you've played your last game as a Canuck. Period.
  43. 9 points
    Vancouver Canucks (51-24-7) vs Winnipeg Jets (43-26-13) Between the Pipes Thatcher Demko (27-10-4, 2.44 GAA. 922 sv%) vs Connor Hellebuyck (33-21-11, 2.56 GAA, .911 sv%) Edge: Vancouver Vancouver employed a new strategy which may take the NHL by storm. This year, Vancouver hired former GM Mike Gillis as the head sports phycologist for the club. One of the philosophies Gillis brought to the club was load management. Among all starting goalies, Thatcher played the least with 43, splitting the crease with fellow netminder Hogberg. On the other end, Winnipeg played Hellebuyck, 65 games. Will the increased rest Thatcher received during the regular season pay dividends in the playoffs or will the mileage on Hellebuyck's body catch up this season. X-Factor Winnipeg: Is this the year where the question of "will the experience of previous years help Hellebuyck" Connor is clearly the more experienced of the 2 starting goalies in this series. Connor has played in the post season for the 5 seasons thus far but has a modest 8-14, 3.01 GAA, .895 sv%. Connor needs to rise up this season and play lights out for Winnipeg to have a chance this series. Projected Forward Lineup Vancouver Lafreniere-Duchene-Tarasenko Mittlestadt-Karlsson-Sprong Comtois-Gaudette-Zuccarello Foligno-Kotkaneimi-Vrana Winnipeg Connor-Scheifle-Laine Popugayev-Malkin-Schilkey Vatrano-McCann-Kase Lemieux-Malgin-Eklund The first line of the Canucks have been dominating the NHL all season. The first line of the Canucks sit 1,2, and 4 in the league in scoring. Tarasenko and Lafreniere are both 40 goal scorers and Duchene are a nice compliment to the line. Their second line, anchored by Karlsson is defensively responsible and is often used against the other team's top line. The Canucks have been characterized this season as being a top heavy team, due to most of the lifting done this season done by the top guys, however, the Canucks have scoring options on all 4 lines. The major glaring hole on the Canucks is the 4th line. Often, playoff teams have a 4th line of responsible, defensive veterans. The 4th line of the Canucks are unconventional in that they like to play offensive and take risks, and thus often gets burned by the other team. Look for the coach of the Canucks to insert some more defensive minded players, sacrificing offense for defense if things go south. Winnipeg, although not as high flying as the Canucks also have stars and former stars throughout their team. Connor, Scheifle, and Laine have been a stable for many years tormenting the league. Laine is a former Art Ross, Hart, and Calder winner and is essentially a career PPG player. Connor and Scheifle are great compliments for Laine as a both are consistent 70 point players. On the 2nd line, the experience of Malkin may be a difference maker. Father time is clearly catching up to Malkin as he produced a career worse 47 points but that is nothing to scoff about. His experience will help fellow Russian Popugayev in his 2nd career NHL series. The Jets have depth throughout the lineup and can capitalize at any time. Defense Vancouver Chabot-Theodore Robertson-Romanov Juolevi-Juulsen Winnipeg Letang-Trouba Niku-Bouchard Valamki-Tryamkin After the first pairing of Letang and Trouba, the defense on the Jets are thin. Letang, in his age 36 year played a season average of 27:12, 2 minutes more than last season. Already with a lot of wear and tear on the body, can Letang be asked to sustain a high level of play for that long throughout the playoffs. Series prediction: Vancouver in 6. The defense on the Jets cannot keep up with the offense of the Canucks and thus will burn.
  44. 9 points
    March 21 https://imgur.com/a/aleb0do March 22 https://imgur.com/a/5cKyxhx March 23 https://imgur.com/a/LgpwvJB March 24 https://imgur.com/a/uyea5ta Standings
  45. 9 points
  46. 9 points
    REPORT: @Caboose has stepped down as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. HIRING: @Sane33 has stepped down as AGM of the Los Angeles Kings, and has been hired as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. :
  47. 9 points
    February 5 https://imgur.com/a/NApDi6K February 6 https://imgur.com/a/MRde7qb February 7 https://imgur.com/a/7CLqLjt February 8 https://imgur.com/a/6vmrWse Standings
  48. 9 points
    @BoKnows has been hired as Assistant General Manager in Minnesota.
  49. 9 points
    BREAKING: Due to a busy life @Carlutch98 has stepped down to AGM and promoted myself as AGM to GM. The whole organization will not forget the rough times Lutch went threw to get us where we are now!
  50. 9 points
    I'd have them blocked if they didn't make me laugh so often It's like the CDC posting equivalent of Dumb and Dumber! Anyhoo... Sounds like the only sweetener Jim's willing to add is a bus ticket to Utica. I'm ok with that angle
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