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  1. i agree totally..... of course, hughes, demko etc. are great trade assets. i think people think you need to get something for nothing...... it's marginally ok only to trade something (the 9th pick) that isn't contributing to team now or in near future.
  2. i've been looking at the final 8 NHL playoff rosters. so many key players who weren't drafted highly. many were developed by current team. some by a previous team.......... so much talk on this forum seems to revolve around getting more elite talent (which would be nice, and teams should always strive for this) as opposed to developing more talent ourselves., we seem to have a key core of six players. and i think most teams would be ecstatic to have that core 6 players. excepting the goalie, all 5 of our core players were drafted in the first round. 3 in the top 10 pick
  3. cliff notes: you can't get something for nothing..... we can make a big trade. but at least one of the core 6 players or the 9th overall pick has to go. probably 2 of these assets if neither is QH or EP i don't understand many of the comments in here, 1) how many big name/top player trades are there in the NHL? most teams want to keep these players. and to me, it makes sense that they are most valuable to the teams where they are already playing very well. who knows with another team/city/coach/teammates? 2) how many teams are mentioned in these trades?... i al
  4. I think it's actually a decent idea to change things up like this situationally. like if we are down a goal in the last 10 minutes of the game... even more QH to forward at times... and definitely work players out of position in practice/training camp sometimes. at the very least, see the game differently. but as to full-time shift, probably wouldn't do it.
  5. I think people are too pessimistic on our defence and don't understand what a "rebuild on the fly" entails. our cheap, mediocre defensemen actually have plus/minus figures pretty much at zero. our free agent signings have been really poor..... not sure we are highly unique in that regard. so play your young talent. what's the worst thing that will happen? have a year like this past year?... and augment it with cheap, veteran defensemen. frankly, our power play and penalty killing were very mediocre this year. don't have it in front of me but some
  6. does OP actually think we outplayed other teams alot of nights? we had some big wins for sure....... but lots and lots of not very close loses. and demko stole some wins for us.
  7. those original stats look suspect.... suspect at source, not the OP's fault. couldn't we get away from subjective, advanced stats and look at shots for/against?.... does not look pretty for Canucks. nor did it look that great when markstrom was here last year. goalies have stolen alot of games for us. I love advanced stats in sports, but subjectivity is double-edged sword..... good as it's lots of work and gives u unique information. but these stats will vary greatly from site to site. whereas objective stats (and there are some advanced, objective stats) won't.
  8. we got up to 20%+ recently. thought that was overly generous (might have made that exact comment earlier in this thread).. using "hockey reference" site. now Canucks and Flames are 1.x% each............. and of course Canucks games haven't been very close recently someone mentioned this season being unique in that VCR needed both Calgary and Montreal to play poorly in 2nd half of the season to make playoffs. but Montreal/Calgary play each other a lot (like all Canadian Division teams) so it was hard for both to be terrible. but something else I would note: t
  9. I wasn't aware of the "BB injury trading for TT" angle... thanks for bringing that to my attention I think the TT trade was fine, even in hindsight....... I mean, we did make a good playoff push with TT. it would have been a HUGE thing around the city IF it wasn't "COVID spring". that put a pretty big damper on it.
  10. I'm thinking 3rd and 4th line and even the low-end 2nd line has a lot to do with attitude/desire/teach chemistry and less to do with talent. draft/sign more high energy but perhaps less skilled players and develop them yourselves it seems like players almost invariably play better for their old team than their new team when they are desirable players. I do like the idea of picking up talented, underachievers.... see Pete Carroll in Seattle. figures he can handle the personalities
  11. DSVII, I am really curious on this effect. have people studied it? I assume so. and I agree it can be more than one game. apparently the one game betting works really well.. and I think you hit the nail on the head as to reasoning.. players are excited with more ice time and play better. the other team has scouted for EP team. and maybe lets down some. I've seen the massive release of positive energy in other sports with changes... but then it's regression to the mean or something similar after 5 games.
  12. thank you..... as they say on Family Feud "good answer...... good answer"... and it was a good answer
  13. what happened though in those 2 last games at Winnipeg right before covid? we scored one goal very late in 2nd game. and that was it...was that COVID?..... serious question, and not meaning to call you out. I am legit curious...... this team was so inconsistent this year. whenever we gave up on them, they played well and vice-versa. beat some awesome teams and vice-versa too. wonder if you could have made money betting it (100% hindsight comment of course)
  14. I agree with the one poster...... JM got a lot of wins for the Canucks in past seasons.... would have been such a no-brainer to keep if not for TD. and I don't think we would have got that much for TD in a trade after a few sensational games. TD is a big body which takes away some of the performance risk. if he loses his confidence he will still take up a big % of the net (I have an idea for a Sumo Wrestler goalie. as I think others have. I think ESPN did an article on the idea) off-topic, but what happened to Calgary? JM was #3 pick for NHL MVP a 3rd of the way through
  15. wouldn't tons of teams love to have our core six players..... everyone knows who they are. which describes the problem perfectly. there is huge drop-off after BB, EP, BH, JTM, QH and TD. I don't think many other teams have a big a drop-off (it may or may not be after 6 players on another team).... AE or NS might not be a massive drop-off now that I think about it. but I do think many teams would love to have a top 6 like that. I think JB and TG, more JB, have failed in finding/developing beyond those top 6 players.... I will probably save it for the offseason forum, but I wonder a
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