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  1. Quotes by JD Burke. Scott Wheeler and Cam Robinson both had similar opinions on Kunz and Zlodeyev in the same article. The article's headline is very deceptive, the Canucks didn't necessarily "hit it out of the park," the overall assessment of the 2020 Canucks draft class is that they got decent value for the picks they had. With the exception of Kunz, they thought that a lot of the other prospects would be taken higher in the draft.
  2. Joni Jurmo: "His weaknesses aren’t as debilitating as his strengths, especially at Pick 82. This guy had early second-round potential all day so to get him in the late third is a heck of a swing and something that I’d put on a stamp on too." Jackson Kunz: "The thing about Kunz is if he ever makes the NHL, he’s going to be a fourth-line grinder. And you look at the players available to them in the fourth round, I just don’t think the juice is anywhere worth the squeeze." Jacob Truscott: "I think what the Canucks did was they looked at his package of skills — he can skat
  3. About 5 years ago the conversations on these boards went as follows: The Canucks need scoring so Hunter Shinkaruk should be called up. The Canucks need a puck moving defenceman so Jordan Subban should be called up. The Canucks need a physicality so Alex Grenier should be called up. The Canucks literally have better versions of Shunkaruk, Subban and Grenier in their system right now. Hoglander is a better version of Shinkaruk. Hoglander may be shorter but his fitness level is incredible and he isn't afraid to play a gritty game and battle for pucks. His hands are argua
  4. Stecher went from the NCAA and played 4 games in the AHL until injuries gave him an opportunity to prove himself in the lineup. Rafferty has at least played 57 games and put up 45 points. That's comparable to Jake Bean who played 59 games and put up 48 points. But Stecher gets the benefit of the doubt because he's a local boy.
  5. I'd prefer to see Gaudette used in a trade for a promising young defenceman. Like a Jake Bean or Dante Fabbro. Or even a Jett Woo type prospect. If the Canucks want to start contending now, they need a 3C that can play defence. Sutter's perfect for that.
  6. Gaudette looked over matched and sometimes lost in these playoffs. Especially against Vegas. There were times where it looked as if he was trying to force an offensive play but just didn't have the skating or stick handling ability to create something. Don't get me wrong I love Gauddette's hustle and effort but if a tough call had to be made against him and Jake, I would pick Jake.
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