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  1. Cernak, Erik D 24
    Killorn, Alex LW 31


    Roussel, Antoine LW 31


    Van trade No 9 draft pick and Roussel to Tampa for Cernak and Killorn.

    Why Vancouver do this?

    Vancouver will get top 6 forward and top 4 d-man instantly to improve roster next 2 years and beyond.

    Cernak can use Roussel's cap space

    Killorn can use LE's cap space.


    Why Tampa do this?

    Tampa will solve their crazy cap issue and can easily buy out Roussel last year's contract. They will love to have top No 9 draft pick to improve their prospect pool.






    Standard fantasy categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, line combinations, power-play usage, injury history or concern (INJ. for injured or DTD for day to day), age, contract status (potential 2021 unrestricted free agents: *; potential 2021 restricted free agents: **) and overall upside for next season. Positions indicate each forward's fantasy eligibility for this season in season-long leagues this season. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.




    1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
    2. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
    3. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM
    4. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
    5. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
    6. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR (INJ.)
    7. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
    8. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
    9. Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL
    10. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH*
    11. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
    12. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
    13. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR
    14. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT**
    15. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
    16. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
    17. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
    18. Sebastian Aho, C, CAR
    19. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL
    20. Kirill Kaprizov, LW/RW, MIN**
    21. Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR**
    22. John Tavares, C, TOR (INJ.)
    23. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
    24. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT
    25. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL*
    26. Mark Stone, RW, VGK
    27. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
    28. Steven Stamkos, C/LW/RW, TBL
    29. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (suspended)
    30. Jack Eichel, C, BUF (INJ.)
    31. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN** (INJ.)
    32. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL
    33. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
    34. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
    35. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (INJ.)
    36. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
    37. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY
    38. Jason Robertson, LW, DAL
    39. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
    40. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
    41. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH

  3. Head coach Bruce Cassidy hopes Taylor Hall stays with Bruins

    By Zac Wassink  |  Last updated 6/14/21

    Several days after Boston Bruins forward Taylor Hall suggested he could take a discount to remain with the club, coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters he hopes the impending free agent will strongly consider spending at least one full season with the organization.


    "I think the benefit of being here for the full season would be just to watch how hard a guy like Brad Marchand practices and plays every day of the season," Cassidy said Monday, according to Amalie Benjamin of the NHL's website. "Brad will take his occasional maintenance day, but other than that, when he's on the ice it's 100 percent. Competing against whoever in practice, second effort in the games. 


    "I think that can only help a player like Taylor that is a little further ahead and has been through some of that and has had some seasons like 'Marchy' where he's an elite player. And if he's going to get back to that level, I think watching Marchy every day will be a huge benefit for him."


    Hall joined the Bruins from the Buffalo Sabres ahead of the April trade deadline and tallied eight goals and six assists across 16 regular-season games with Boston. He went on to notch three goals and two assists in 11 playoff contests. 

    Boston fell to the New York Islanders in the second round of the postseason. 


    "I think the next playoffs he's in he'll be better prepared for it," Cassidy added about Hall. "I hope it's with the Boston Bruins. He did a good job with us. He's a good player, he's a good person. He works hard. I think he knows what he wants out of his career now. He's been in a few different places. He's made some money. And hopefully both sides can make it work."
  4. On 5/31/2021 at 12:43 PM, VegasCanuck said:

    The chance of a 2nd round pick making an impact is normally about 20 to 25%. This year, we have no real data on most prospects as they haven't been playing due to Covid. Normally, I wouldn't give up that high a pick to get rid of LE, this year, I would consider it.

    Guys.... just friendly reminder, LE has no trade clause in his contract.

  5. 15 hours ago, BigTramFan said:

    Not as silly as it sounds...if we move on from Markstrom and trade Boeser...it could happen!


    This offseason we:

    Trade Boeser for Pesce (CAR, RD, $4.025 AAV)

    Sign Hall to $9m x 8 years

    Resign Toffoli (5.0), Gaudette (1.5), Motte (1.25), MacEwen (1.25)

    Sign a vet backup goalie to $2m x 1 year

    Let Markstrom, Tanev and Leivo go to UFA

    Trade Roussel, Virtanen and Stecher for whatever we can get

    Eriksson is waived to Utica

    Sutter, Baer and Benn play out the last year of their contracts in VAN


    All of the above moves will keep our cap hit (including all recapture, etc) to under $79m for next season.


    I don't know who gets selected by Seattle but forgetting that for the moment...


    The next offseason:

    Sign Pettersson to $9m x 8 years

    Sign Hughes to bridge $7m x 3 years

    Sign Demko to $3.5m for 3 years

    Sign Tryamkin to $2m for 1 year

    Resign Juolevi (1.5), Rafferty (1.0), Lind (1.0), Jasek (1.0)

    Sign Podkolzin to ELC

    Buy out Eriksson contract


    Roster in 2021-22 season:


    Canucks with Hall 1.PNG

    Canucks with Hall 2.PNG

    like it!


  6. Should Canucks keep Jacob Markstrom or go with Thatcher Demko next season?

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    Iain MacIntyre and Dan Murphy discuss the Vancouver Canucks' success in the post-season despite over half the roster having never experienced the playoffs before, noting that this was a tremendous learning experience.

    Headshots-Tues5-115x115.pngJosh Beneteau@jbenny15September 5, 2020, 3:47 PM
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    The Vancouver Canucks are packing their bags and heading home from the Edmonton bubble after an unbelievable playoff run ended in disappointing fashion Friday night.

    Still, the club should feel nothing but pride in what they accomplished, winning two series — including one against the defending Stanley Cup champions — and pushing one of the NHL’s best teams to a 0-0 tie mid-way through the third period of Game 7.


    Of course, the biggest reason their series with the Vegas Golden Knights even got to that point was goaltending, but it wasn’t Jacob Markstrom holding the fort. Instead, rookie sensation Thatcher Demko almost single handedly led the Canucks to the upset with three huge performances in Games 5, 6 and 7.

    Now, general manager Jim Benning has the very difficult task of deciding whether Demko has shown enough to be a primary starter or if Markstrom — a pending free agent — should be offered a contract to return.

    Whichever way Benning chooses to go will shape the Canucks for years to come.

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    The case for re-signing Markstrom…

    Markstrom chose a great time to peak.

    With the most important contract negotiation of his career looming, the 30-year-old put together a great season, with a 23-16-4 record, .918 save percentage and .925 save rate at 5-on-5. That continued in the playoffs where he upped his numbers slightly to a .919 save percentage overall and .941 rate at 5-on-5 in 14 starts, eight of which required him to make more than 30 saves. When the Vezina Trophy voting results are revealed during the Stanley Cup Final, his name will appear on more than one ballot.

    Markstrom joined the Canucks from the Florida Panthers as part of the return in the 2014 Roberto Luongo trade and is the third-longest serving player on the current roster. If these playoffs are any indication, Vancouver is entering a win-now window and his unquantifiable veteran presence would be a valuable asset. Markstrom is a known commodity to the Canucks and replacing him with another goalie with a comparable resume from outside the organization would be risky and could be costly, whether in salary or trade assets.

    Most teams that have gone on deep playoff runs in recent years have done so with a strong goaltending tandem splitting time during the regular season, allowing the starter to be fresh come playoff time. With Markstrom and Demko sharing the net, the Canucks have that coveted split. The duo started 70 of the Canucks’ 72 games this season, with Markstrom getting into 43 of them. After 57 and 60 starts in each of the last two seasons, when his backup was primarily Anders Nilsson, Markstrom was able to rest a bit more this season. The pandemic pause makes it difficult to evaluate how much that factored into the Canucks’ deep playoff run, but it certainly didn’t hurt it.

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    The case for naming Demko the No. 1 starter…

    Money makes the world go ’round and the cap-ceiling Canucks don’t have much of it to spend. The team was already going to be forced to make some difficult decisions this off-season before a global pandemic turned off the economic tap, and now with the salary cap staying flat for at least two years, there’s even less room to work with. Beyond Markstrom, some important skaters have expiring contracts that need to be extended or replaced, including Tyler Toffoli, Chris Tanev, Troy Stecher and Jake Virtanen.


    One way Benning could save some money is in goal.

    On the open market, Markstrom could command $6-million a year or more, a significant raise from the $3.66 million he made this season. By pairing Demko, who has a $1.05-million cap hit for one more season before becoming a restricted free agent, with a cheaper back-up like Brian Elliott or Cam Talbot, Benning could open up some salary cap room to bolster his blue line or to add more forward depth. The Canucks allowed an average of 33.3 shots against this season, fourth-most in the NHL, so investing in skaters who can lower that total could offset Demko’s inexperience.

    Some other factors are at play in Demko’s favour. One of them is the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, set to happen after the 2020-21 season ends, whenever that may be. The Canucks can only protect one goalie from their new northwest rivals so signing Markstrom long-term could expose Demko to be taken freely by the Kraken. While that would only add more fuel to the rivalry from a fan’s perspective, the Canucks would be setting themselves back by losing their goalie of the future that way.

    Markstrom’s injury history should also factor into the decision. He’s had knee issues in the past and in late February he had a minor-knee procedure that would have potentially forced him to miss the remainder of the season had the pandemic not paused play. Plus, while it’s still not fully clear what ailment caused Markstrom to miss the final three games of the Golden Knights series, it was concerning enough that he didn’t dress as the backup in any of the games.

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    Demko’s historic week in the Edmonton bubble, where he stopped 123 of 125 shots faced in three games, is one variable to this equation, too, but a decision like this isn’t made based on small sample size. However, the young goalie’s track record of success extends far beyond three playoff games.

    Originally a second-round pick by the Canucks in 2014, Demko starred in three years at Boston College, winning the Mike Richter Award as NCAA goalie of the year in 2016 and finishing as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award that same season. He then posted a 55-36-5 record in parts of three AHL seasons before being promoted to the NHL full time this year. Demko held his own in 25 starts this season, winning 13 times, but his .905 save percentage and 3.06 goals-against average both ranked outside the top-30 among goalies with at least 20 appearances.

    Demko is far from a sure thing and the Canucks would probably prefer to have him develop a little longer as a backup. But with Markstrom’s contract up, Benning has to choose a goalie to bet the future of his team on now. It won’t be an easy decision.

  7. Salary Cap History

    Since its reintroduction in the 2005-06 season, the NHL salary cap has risen every year:

    2005-2006 $39.0 million
    2006-2007 $44.0 million
    2007-2008 $50.3 million
    2008-2009 $56.7 million
    2009-2010 $56.8 million
    2010-2011 $59.4 million
    2011-2012 $64.3 million
    2012-2013 $60.0 million *
    2013-2014 $64.3 million
    2014-2015 $69.0 million
    2015-2016 $71.4 million
    2016-2017 $73.0 million
    2017-2018 $75.0 million
    2018-2019 $79.5 million
    2019-2020 $81.5 million
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