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Everything posted by Dazzle

  1. Ugh... here's this Gillis love fest, involving the downplaying of his flaws. His drafting was more than just horrible. He wrecked the pool. Nonis' drafting was horrible, but at least he didn't screw the pooch as much as Gillis did. AT minimum, he hit SOME picks. Gillis had no goaltending prospects at all, at any round. That is unacceptable. The only goaltenders he had control over were inherited - Luongo and Schneider. He messed up that handling too, leaving Vancouver with an aging Luongo. Yes, he got Horvat out of it. What about Luongo's replacement? No def
  2. Seattle needs to employ the trap system I am really confident that Vancouver will outscore them.
  3. Also, not that I'm complaining because it's not my decision, nor my loss/gain, why did Brady Keeper get a one way contract? Am I missing something?
  4. Totally curious, why would they displace Silovs elsewhere? ECHL is not gonna help his development. Also, this is a pretty minor question that is unrelated to your thread: why did Brady Keeper get a one-way contract? He seems very unproven, and not really someone of his calibre (no offense) would get until later on. Maybe this was a 'nice thing to do'? I don't get it.
  5. So anyway, Seattle's team is far from money puck now. They just splashed a bit during FA: https://nhl.nbcsports.com/2021/07/28/kraken-make-big-free-agent-goalie-splash-with-grubauer-wennberg/ You know the problem with the Kraken is that they were so focussed on making moves so that the other team didn't benefit during expansion. We saw this with: Carey Price, MTL; Holtby, VAN. I seriously think they were overthinking this whole process and should've taken what Seattle would benefit from the most. But I guess we should be thankful that Seattle didn't take Carey P
  6. Where did you read that his straight line is very fast? I think he's kind of lacking the extra gear. I think if he gets Horvat's coach or something, his game is easily gonna go into the stratosphere.
  7. Oh, the video that I showed you, the guy says he has below average speed. I think it's pretty correctable, but I'm not an expert. I don't think it's that big of an issue because Benning likes his other traits.
  8. Yeah, after seeing this one game, he's a very promising prospect.
  9. Some comments from here: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/canucks-hockey/canucks-take-a-big-swing-on-danila-klimovich-at-41st-overall-in-2nd-round-of-the-draft-3982772 Klimovich is a 6’1” forward with a right-hand shot, who is listed at centre but has also played on the wing. He was supposed to play last season in the QMJHL, but chose to stay in Belarus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s some serious upside in Klimovich, who spent the bulk of the season piling up points in the Vysshaya Liga, Belarus’s second-tier professional league. He had 28 goals and 52 points in
  10. This guy ranked him 53 overall. Skating is apparently below average, but shooting/stickhandling above average.
  11. FWIW, Scouching had him in the 70s, so quite a bit lower in rankings as when Klimovich was picked. I think a lot of it was the lack of intel surrounding this guy in general. However, Benning had personally scouted this guy in Texas at the U18 tournament, and his scouts likely saw the other games in Europe. Just a guess. It's quite uncharacteristic for him to feel so excited about a prospect.
  12. Pretty cheap deal. No one can say this is a bad signing at all.
  13. So do you have a fetish for nitpicking details without trying to understand the overall context?
  14. Seems like you had to hunt for this thread and missed the other threads above. Oh and you know, the OEL/Garland trade?
  15. Love the praise, although I hope the Canucks properly raise this player so he doesn't get rushed.
  16. Considering you've probably spent all your time arguing in one thread and ignored the other threads, it's safe to say that you don't have any intention of talking about Canucks hockey. You're more interested in criticizing certain deals lol.
  17. Lmfao. You do realize what his contract with be right? 5 mill bud.
  18. The media bias is really obvious.

    Not much of a peep about Vancouver, but Toronto's minor signings get attention. LOL.

    1. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      It's honestly worth it just to see their collective meltdown every time the Leafs lose a playoff series.

    2. Down by the River

      Down by the River

      The telecommunications monopoly in Canada is ridiculous. 

    3. Lil B From The Pack

      Lil B From The Pack

      It's almost as if big media markets are more talked about in sports

  19. How is it horrific? Hamonic is proven RD that just mellows the unsteadiness of the offensive D men we have. We also have Poolman who the Vancouver Canucks are banking can step up. Not a horrible contract, but I do question the amount. Then you have pieces like Schenn that are just bargains and we KNOW what he brings to the lineup. The theme is insulation and the defense are very well insulated by stay at home defensemen.
  20. @AV. Has spent way more time arguing in this thread than actually putting in the time to look at the overall lineup. Again, the only thing some of these posters are doing is repeating the old anti-Benning arguments, without actually acknowledging the big steps taken in the positive light. Some ppl rather that the Canucks suck just to take free shots at the GM, than to actually cheer for the team they purportedly support.
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