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  1. The Canucks weren't allowed to select anything good with these missed picks anyway.

  2. The 4th rounders we would have acquired for both players will surely be missed.

    1. Wilbur

      Wilbur

      Will set back the franchise for years!

  3. It's the Big "MEH", 2016.

  4. I don't usually update my status, but when I do, it's...

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    2. Heretic

      Heretic

      ....it's...Monty Python's Flying Circus!

    3. thejazz97
    4. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      for a bottle of Dos Equis.

  5. Hey, with any luck the 3rd rounder pans out, but it's going to take years and years. There were plenty of 2nd rounders that would have not taken that long though, so passing on them at this stage our defense is in would be idiotic. But that's just my opinion. Anyway, enough arguing about the 'what if we had a 2nd rounder' perspective. We didn't have one. It was silly to even mention the missing 2nd round pick at the summit in the first place. When you trade an overrated 'fan favorite' like Lack, then you should just tell the insane fans are overrating him and be done with it. As an insa
  6. Oh dear. No. But even if that were true there are all sorts of questions, weaknesses and risks to him that will see him require much, much more development time than the concensus 2nd rounders, and then his upside is limited. Again, long-shot at best. That's why he's a 3rd and even then that might be high. If this was our allowed 2nd round pick, then no wonder Benning was okay trading the pick. I wouldn't harp on this so much, but when I heard that Brisebois was going to be our 2nd round pick, an intense distrust built quickly. This is based on our history with turning 2nd rounders int
  7. Pfft, I don't even trust published ISS ratings now. There's nothing in his game that tells me that he was a 2nd rounder in the 2015 draft. The risk is to high and the reward too low for that ranking. So what this tells me is that the Canucks still have problems in this regard, or they're just trying to upsell the pick. Given the history with the latter regarding Rodin, pardon me if I draw the hasty conclusion this upsell job is a practical death sentence for Brisebois's NHL potential. This, while we desperately needed to upgrade our defense.
  8. Either this is a lie in order to upsell Brisebois, a long-shot at best, or he is incredibad at looking at draft choices, but considering we traded a valueable 2nd rounder for Bärtchsi, I think there's more to this than either prior option.
  9. Some idiot on the radio said that this kid was going to be who the Canucks picked up in round two if they had that pick, and I wanted to slap him through the radio. Where did he get this tidbit? The Canucks? If that's honestly the case, then the Canucks should fire who makes their picklists immediately. The thing is we've constantly been hearing this bs upsell job for years and years. "Anton Rodin (feather-duster) was going to be who we picked in round one, but Jordan Schroeder (Oompa-Loompa) was available." LOL! Frack me. It's enough to drive you insane!
  10. I'd probably care less about his tweets and more about his skating.
  11. Yes, we know. Potential. Will gain strength. -40 is due to the team. etc. etc. etc. Same song and dance. Can't rip these guys, but ripping Virtanen is a go.
  12. Yawn. I agree, but I'm more concerned with him gaining an elite shot, as that would put him among top-tier defenders. And that would be very nice.
  13. Hal Gill was never a good skater. But he had a good stick and of course size. I'd be happy if Tryramkin ended up like him defensively, but i doubt he stays in NA for long unless he ends up being a well-paid offensive star. That's about as boom or bust as it gets. I hope he pans out.
  14. He was ranked 123rd among euros in the 2013 draft, but was passed over. He may have a 3rd-pairing upside. But hey, he's big, and that's a yay. I like this overager more than, say, Mallet. With guys this tall the question is if he'll peak at an 'relatively' unbalanced 220-230lb player or be a monstrous 250-260lb player, while maintaining some NHL-calibre speed. Then he'll need to improve his overall skill as well. Hopefully Benning has some tidbits on how to develop tough, but ho-hum players into jacked-up physical freaks like the Bruins. Then my outlook on Tyramkin grows.
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