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  1. Im sorry but we chose Dowling and Highmore in our lineup instead of Gadjovich? Seriously what is going on here. Will any of these kids truly get a shot (other then elite players)? Ive been a big supporter of Jim and to a much lesser extent Green but something seems off here
  2. Looking forward to this one! Surprised by the lack of cuts so far, heres hoping we play a pretty complete team and not a bunch of tweeners again
  3. Lockwood and Gadj were the standouts for me. Juolevi and Woo honourable mentions, both made some solid D plays and the odd boner move. Hogz-Pettersson-Boeser Pearson-Horvat-Podz Gadjovich-Miller-Garland Di Giuseppe-Dickinson-Motte MacEwen (Sutter) First call up Lockwood Hughes-Myers OEL-Poolman Juolevi-Hamonic Schenn First call ups, Rathbone and Woo
  4. Is that really Chiasson on the first unit PP? Why? Give Podz that opportunity
  5. Interesting, would have expected him to play one of the first couple games
  6. Disagree, I though Juolevi looked good during his time in the NHL. Rathbone has the skills but needs to hone his game. Im predicting Juolevi will surprise a lot of people this year
  7. Id look within. MacEwen could be a good fit for that role. Big hard hitting when he wants to be. Hoglander-Pettersson-Podkolzin Miller-Horvat-Boeser Pearson-Dickinson-Garland Motte-MacEwen-Gadjovich/Virtanen Highmore OEL-Rafferty (see what the kids got) Hughes-Myers Juolevi-Ceci
  8. Draft a goalie later in the draft, limited scouting and might get a steal. But you run with Demko and sign UFA's as backups for the next 5 years regardless. Plenty more drafts. With all that said I wouldn't trade Dipietro. Our greatest area of strength is LD. Juolevi or Rathbone are our most valuable pieces. Miller + Rathbone + 3rd to the Rangers for 15OA + Kravtsov
  9. You said it, Hughes should fetch a number 1 C. Not a leftover piece
  10. Damn Im excited! Hopefully Green doesn't start him on the 4th line lol
  11. Ya 3 young rising LD stars paired with good RD defenders is a terrible thing. They may struggle as they are young and inexperienced pairings but theres ton of potential there. With that said if you could trade Schmidt and upgrade that side it would be huge.
  12. I wonder if we see Juolevi draw back into game action now that he doesn't have a chance of becoming Seattle expansion eligible.
  13. I wonder if we see Juolevi draw back into game action now that he doesn't have a chance of becoming Seattle expansion eligible.

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    2. Petey_BOI


      rafferty was under contract during his college year in 2018/2019.


      “Professional Games” includes the following: any NHL Games played, all minor league regular season and playoff games and any other professional games played, including but not limited to, games played in any European league or any other league outside North America, by a Player pursuant to his SPC


      so minor league games counted too! according to the cba


      i do not understand why teves would be considered eligible, because his contract was signed after the college year finished.


      still there may be a source that you are referring to that goes against the CBA?

    3. mll


      From your article:  “Pursuant to his SPC” - standard player contract.  


      Rafferty did not have an NHL contract in college.  College is not a pro league either but an amateur league.


      Tryamkin is still Canuck property as RFA but is exempt because his years in the KHL don’t count as he is not under an SPC/NHL contract so only has 2 pro seasons.


      Also “For the purpose of this section”.  There are different definitions of age, pro years throughout the CBA.  They are using the waiver definition of pro years for expansion.


      Teves, Rafferty same situation as Fabbro.  1 game while Hughes as teenager needed 10 NHL games.  


    4. CanuckinEdm


      Thanks for the info guys!


  14. I actually like that defensive group. Pairs a veteran defensemen with an up and coming top4 D. It'll be interesting to see who Seattle takes in the expansion draft
  15. You could tell Hogz was pissed he didn't get put out in the final minute to try and get the hatty!


    Green is such a clueless joke. WIN Win win...

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    2. canuktravella


       sorta a ahole think for the coach to do  no biggy hoggy is a gamer 60 ppints next yr  pods 40-50 with 200ft game as well

       we will beat alot of teams if we get a stud man in draft    top10 pick and a early 2nd  were maybe we get a kid that fell out  of first win win 


      please get rid of roussel sutter eriksson edler beagle vesey boyd myers holtby what a waste of 34mill go with the kids 

    3. NUCKER67


      I wonder about Green. Is his tactic to make sure the young players don't get a big ego? Is he trying to keep them grounded and humble, to be team players instead of trying to reach personal goals? Whatever he's doing seems to be a bit of a mind game. If he's a part of their future core, Hogz should've been out there. He's been their best player. Green sucks.

    4. Pears


      I’m sorry but I really don’t understand why people want Green to coach long term. Especially when he pulls douchey moves like this. 

  16. In a season that is all but over, except for games played, you might as well play the kids and mentor them on they're mistakes
  17. Well he's been massively overplayed by Green. Play the kids, let them make mistakes and learn
  18. Were just talking about Rathbones future D partner! Hughes-Myers (Clarke) Juolevi-Schmidt (Woo) Rathbone-Tryamkin/Chatfield
  19. They looked fresh out there considering most of them were sick. Hard to imagine them playing that well down the stretch with that many games. Heres hoping they don't flop to hard and they rotate in some of the younger fresher guys
  20. Not to mention Focht and McDonough are showing very well too. Could easily get at least 3 NHL players out of this draft
  21. Especially in a year that sound very little scouting availability. You always go BPA but this year there wont be as many standouts and obvious best players available
  22. Wouldn't be surprised if the Canucks end up worse then that. This extra crammed schedule in an already compact year will be a leg killing nightmare. 18 games in the next 29 days is brutal. Canucks dont even have a single 2 day break Sadly Canucks could end up bottom 5
  23. Clarke in the first would be perfect if he's available. Id also be targeting one of Ceulemans, Schmidt or Morrow in the second. A big right shot D would be huge for our future core. Definitely a hole in our system right now.
  24. Motte is hurt. He'd take Frederic or MacEwens spot in the bottom 6. Gaudette hasn't been that bad in my opinion. He's just being asked to play a style that doesn't suite his game. Splitting defensive responsibilities among the bottom 3 lines makes the most sense while Pettersson's line gets primary offensive zone start. Keeps those players your referring to fresher. Id also use my 2nd unit power play more often so your not overworking the 1st one. As for PK Id go with Beagle, Roussel, Motte, Horvat, Miller and MacEwen/Hogz/Gaudette. Split the load and develop some of these younger guys defensive games and penalty kill ability. Its a lost season regardless if a couple more power play goals go in.
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