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  1. Random thought: Kadri for Tanev and Sutter?

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    2. NHL'er

      NHL'er

      @Fateless sure, doesn't change how your other arguments were poorly thought out. Also your dismissive and idiotic comment about weed not being legal. 

       

      Loui Eriksson was 31 when he signed his contract and his slower style of game wasn't a fit. That's not a good analogy. That and being 6 million bucks a year for 6 years knowing you can't be moved. Kadri is no Eriksson so I just don't get why you're pushing that so hard to crap on him. Kadri is a decent player who has wheels and Christ, as I pointed out, Kadri isn't scoring only because of his line mates. Nor am I suggesting we ship out Dahlen for Kadri. How does it help? Grit, toughness, scoring? All three things everyone was complaining about last year. Oh man. 

       

      I'm not even that invested in the idea, I'm just completely baffled by how blind and biased some Canuck fans are. 

       

      Not even going to comment on Pettersson. If you watched the World Championships you'd know he's a player. Already creative than Backlund. Won't be a super star next season, but he'll be a heck of a player. 

       

       

    3. chon derry

      chon derry

      one step further , gudbranson gets a suspension  for uttering threats after a game which is as bad as kadri's on ice stuff , but do you really think there would be any cohesion , sign matt martin well were at it...…...

    4. Fateless

      Fateless

      @NHL'er - The pot comment was clearly a joke. I apologize for your feelings getting hurt.

       

      Its not about being biased towards Kadri. He's a good player. He just doesn't fit on this team (in relation to how much we'd be giving up to acquire him). He's going to be a productive player for another 3-5 years. The problem is that by the time our team is contending for a cup, he won't be productive anymore. 27 isn't old, but its too old for the core that our team is building. By the time Pettersson is in his prime (24 years old), Kadri will be 32(?) and well past his prime. Then Kadri is just taking up roster space and likely on an overpaid contract (assuming he plays as well as you think he will for the next few years and Benning hands out his usual bloated contract extension) while we're trying to load up the team with complementary pieces. 

       

      I stand by my Eriksson example. No one thought he was going to regress the way he has. He'd just come off his best scoring season in his career. He met the criteria you're claiming we want Kadri for (grit, toughness, and scoring). Yes I know that he was further along in his aging curve and had a higher risk of regression, but my point is that the aging curve isn't an exact science and the further Kadri gets along that curve, the more likely the bottom falls out of his career.

       

      Not to mention he's like to have a career ending injury over the next season or two considering how much he's disliked - particularly if he puts on a Vancouver Canucks jersey. Then we REALLY wasted Tanev and Sutter.

  2. How do you guys get out of a rut?

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    2. luckylager

      luckylager

      @Dazzle

      I'm thinking he was uninsured.?

    3. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Call Confuse-A-Cat. 

       

       

    4. canuktravella

      canuktravella

      one where u dont work for 7 months and still have to pay rent with your credit line  and then u have 9 grand in physio rehab and chiro bills then your off work 3 months for knee surg thats how u accumulate 42 in debt from a accident in another country 

  3. Would you trade Gudbranson back for McCann right now?

     

     

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    2. Jaku

      Jaku

      Lol no.

    3. J.I.A.H.N

      J.I.A.H.N

      It's a good question, and the answer for me is no.....

    4. 6string

      6string

      I'm gonna say absolutley No!

  4. Would you do Tanev, Baerstchi and our 2018 First (Non-Dahlin)  for Sam Reinhart? 

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    2. Jaku

      Jaku

      No love for Sammy. 

    3. -AJ-

      -AJ-

      I'm not sold on him not being a #1 centre, but I think at best he'll be a fringe #1 centre. Maybe 60-70 points in his best years. Good, but not great as far as top line centremen go.

    4. Jaku

      Jaku

      Sam isn't going to be a 1C. I love Sam and I will always cheer for him there is no other player I have followed so intensely and for so long. 

       

      His development hasn't gone the way a lot of people thought it would. He won't be that perrenial 70+ point center. He's more than likely going to stay as a wing and be a 55-65 point player. I could see 70+ as a career high.

  5. Nicknames for Roussel-Beagle-Louie line in Arizona?

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    2. fanfor42

      fanfor42

      Grumpy Sleepy and Dopey

    3. Chickenspear

      Chickenspear

      For their aversion to putting up any points, and my love of baked goods:

      The Donuts or Ari-donut

       

    4. JM_

      JM_

      I'm having a hard time with this, I still like Beagle. Can we put Loui on a different line? 

  6. Go Knights Go! Hate the Jets. Loving how the "outcasts" are beating the spoiled rich kids. 

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    2. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Outcasts? 

      Buttman gives them a sweetheart deal in the draft, and in addition allows Vegas to do side deals so instead of taking good players that were available, they allow them to do side deals.

       

      The only outcasts in Vegas is the GM and their coach. The coach was fired by their stupid GM in Florida.

      The GM was fired because he made a boneheaded deal with Nashville. 

       

      There's no outcasts. That's all media spewing garbage on an NHL spin.

       

      This is not Columbus/Minnesota type expansion where they got 4th line plugs and are on some plucky luck with a former 1st overall goaltender.....

    3. Western Red

      Western Red

      Ya, neither team is spoiled... Both are where they are on merit. I'll cheer for whoever wins the CF to win the SC.

    4. Alflives

      Alflives

      MAF is about to implode.  Jets win this series in six. 

  7. Just coming to realise just how atrocious MG's drafting was. Even taking into account that we were contenders during that time. So glad we have JB 

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    2. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      Problem is for a while we were never the worst team in the league, just meh.  This was before there was a lottery for the 1st round (where finishing dead last meant you did get the first overall pick).  Could mean the difference between getting a guy like Gilbert Perrault instead of Dale Tallon.  Look how the Pens got Lemieux, Crosby, and Malkin.

    3. NHL'er

      NHL'er

      @NewbieCanuckFan  I don't buy that. If you suck at drafting and developing you find a way to suck: Nugent Hopkins, Yakupov.

    4. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      Suck at developing?  Schneider didn't suddenly get better after being traded to New Jersey.  Sedins didn't become Art Ross winners overnight nor Kesler a Selke winner immediately.  Gillis was lucky he inherited a good coach.  Who heard of Bieksa before he became a legit top 4 guy or Tanev.  A shame Gillis couldn't draft well to sustain the teams success.  

  8. If you meet a cute Aussie gal from travelling Europe but she'll literally be a world aways soon, what would you do? 

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    2. Agoork

      Agoork

      Keep in touch online, and after a bit of time you'll both know if you want to see each other again.  if so, one will fly to meet the other in their home country, you spend some time together, and then you should know.

    3. NHL'er

      NHL'er

      @Agoork solid advice, thanks! And thanks rest of CDC ahaha especially @debluvscanucks :lol:

    4. Agoork

      Agoork

      I was actually in the same boat.  Met a girl from Denmark in the Caribbean and we only had a week together before she went back home.  After keeping in touch, I flew to Europe to see her 6 months later - was only supposed to stay a week, but extended it to 2 weeks, we fell in love, then shortly after, spent the summer together camping and travelling around BC and Alberfta, and fate was sealed.   I married her overlooking Bow Falls in Banff, and we now have 2 teenage kids. 

  9. Brock probably won't win ROY but Petterson sure as heck will. And probably MVP too. 

     

    EDIT: IN THE SHL THIS SEASON.

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    2. SabreFan1

      SabreFan1

      @J-23Why?  The Canucks are almost as bad as the Sabres!

    3. J-23

      J-23

      I don't know, I like that kid.

    4. SabreFan1

      SabreFan1

      I think he'll do well in his career.  I just don't want the Sabres to rush him into the lineup and burn a year off of his contract.  The Sabres aren't a playoff team and won't be for another 2-3 years at the least unfortunately.  It all depends on how quickly Jason Botterill can build up a decent roster.

  10. Bring back Vanek next year? Yay or nay? 

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    2. Canuck Surfer

      Canuck Surfer

      One decent forward UFA please.

       

      Kane at the high end of acceptable, Bozak, Vanek, but only one.  No probs for some PTO's in case the young guys ain't ready. Wont panic if a Gaudette, Juolevi or Dahlen starts in Utica. They should play a fair bit in the bigs.

       

      Utica should be pretty good? Lind, Jasek, Brisbois, Brassard, Sautner, Palmu, Gadjovich, maybe Dahlen etc.  Weak at C? Unless EP & Gaudette play there?? 

    3. Canuck Surfer

      Canuck Surfer

      Hey where is 

      Βανκούβερ  ???
    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      i heard that he wanted at least 2 years with a ntc. not sure if that is true. 

  11. If he is still available at 33, would you use that pick on Jake Oettinger?

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    2. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      i read that quickly and thought you said you want haggis. i've tried it. 

    3. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      @smithers joe I actually rather enjoyed it.  Would definitely eat it again but I'm not going to go out searching for it.

    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      i know, it is just the thought that it's all wrapped up in a sheep's gut. 

  12. Here's how I see it: We paid nothing for Vanek and Holm ergo Benning got us Leipsic and Motte for free. That's a win in my books :canucks:

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    2. NHL'er

      NHL'er

      @zzbottom who are you addressing? 

    3. zzbottom

      zzbottom

      lol the person I quoted? 

    4. Fateless

      Fateless

      @zzbottom - I'm not sure how I'm being hyperbolic. Perhaps my opinion of a good draft is overstated because of our franchises historically terrible at drafting, but Benning has been very good so far based on how our prospects are projecting.

      Boeser has been fantastic. Tryamkin has been fantastic (issues with him not returning are irrelevant to Jim's choice to draft him), Virtanen has been admittedly a bad pick. However, Benning picked Pettersson who has been shatting SHL records set by the Sedins and Peter Forsberg and hes outpacing William Nylander by a wide margin. Lind and Gadjovich are looking like steals based on their draft position. DiPietro and Demko are both doing very well for their draft positions.

       

      Overall Benning has done great with the draft. Giving him more bullets in the chamber would only be a good thing for this team. 

  13. Tony Gallagher is the most annoying and ill-informed man in sports broadcasting history. 

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    2. coastal.view

      coastal.view

      i agree with the gallagher being worst comment

      he just irritates me more than others

      i can almost always predict what he will say

      and he will take positions contrary to an earlier position

      if it suits his anti canuck viewpoints

    3. Wilbur

      Wilbur

      Gallagher loves skill and he's grumpy when the Canucks aren't doing all they can to get skill.  He was by far the happiest (well, happy for Gallagher anyway) when the Sedin's and Vigneault were the Kings of Vancouver.  He has high expectations and a realist, which can come off as being anti-Canuck, but if you know that slant going in, he doesn't seem so doom and gloom.

    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      tony had a grudge against pat quinn. he used his column to attack quinn. every column. one game, the canucks won like 7 to 1. tony's column said the canucks played well, and then added in, no thanks to pat quinn. when pat died, tony wrote, i don't know why it took me so long to like him. i always thought the province should fire him for that but maybe he sold papers. i quit buying the rag.

  14. Would people be happy or disappointed if Juolevi turned out to be a replica of Olli Maata? 

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    2. Odd.

      Odd.

      @logic Hutton scored 25 in 3 fewer games. Hutton's also on pace for another 25-30 point season. Maata this year is on pace for 10 points this season.

    3. Phil_314

      Phil_314

      Yeah, slightly bummed as well.  Of course an offensive-type D-man is great but when he's not producing that's not that valuable.  Plus, he was projected more to be a big-minute all-rounder in the mold of OEL, Lindholm, or (dare I say it) Lidstrom, so yeah.  Getting an Ehrhoff would be underwhelming.

    4. abbyroadkill

      abbyroadkill

      yes. bummed...need him to become a Lidtsrom!!!/Selanne ....cuz he is Finnish, right?

  15. Chris Tanev for Captain for one interim season next year before passing it on to Bo / whoever is worthy? 

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    2. NHL'er

      NHL'er

      @coastal.view give Tanev the C just to make botchford shut up about trading him

    3. Mike Vanderhoek

      Mike Vanderhoek

      "C" for cast or cane maybe if we're talking Tanev. If the team doesn't go all "A's" this season I suggest Edler as Captain until passing it to the next young guy. Horvat it is, just a matter of time.

    4. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      I thought the Canucks were trading Tanev and Edler? 

  16. LOL just heard GM JB call Byfuglien on the radio “Be-foog-Len”. Love him even more now.

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    2. Phil_314

      Phil_314

      Anyone remember an old animated clip on YouTube where some GM's from teams that he's meeting butcher his name in all kinds of ways?  "By-foo-loo-GEE-Lee-in".  "It's Buff-Lin".  

    3. ForestFalcon

      ForestFalcon

      I did a bit of a double take, took me a few second to realize who he was referring to. Truly fantastic name butchering, gotta love it!

    4. TNucks1

      TNucks1

      actually like big buff, just didnt when he was with the hawks.

  17. Would you do Kuemper and Dahlin for Dumba in fantasy? 

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    2. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      If he stays healthy, I think Dumba will have more goals. I think point totals will be very close. Dumba probably has the edge in +/- as well. There is also the potential for the dreaded "sophmore slump" for Dahlin, though I wouldn't count on that for a player of his calibre.

    3. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      You could also look at if you are doing the opposing GM a favour by upgrading him in goal. 

    4. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      I think I have convinced myself the other way from choosing to go for Dumba. Coming off injury as well... Keep Dahlin and Kuemper.

  18. Yost thinks Tkachuk and Dahlin actually have a chance at the Calder. What a joke. Just on entertainment alone Pettersson wins by a wide margin. 

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    2. stawns

      stawns

      I'd say, right now it probably goes

       

      Tkachuk

      Toss up between EP and Dahlin

    3. MikeBossy

      MikeBossy

      At this point for me its Petey , then Dahlin and then Tkachuk. However you can not discount the Eastern Media - not so much as Bias as they don't get to see Elias play as much. Kind of like the Linden - Leetch race. Elias needs to run away with it in order to win IMO

    4. stawns

      stawns

      Tkachuk is scoring at a higher rate than EP is

  19. Coming back to Vancouver after 2 years locked away in England. What’s changed? How’s the mask situation? 

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    2. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Can I ask why are you leaving England? 

    3. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      jolly good show old soak. pip pip and all that rot.

    4. Ghostsof1915
  20. Would you trade Tanev and Tryamkin for Drouin?

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    2. thejazz97
    3. morrissex95

      morrissex95

      Tanev + Granlund maybe

    4. Phil_314

      Phil_314

      More like straight-up or no dice.  

      Stevie Y will be in a bind financially, needing to re-sign him, Palat and Johnson (all R.F.A.'s) and media are already reporting that either Johnson or Drouin would be dangled as trade bait if things get tight money-wise (they can move Johnson with Brayden Point's emergence).  If they want to patch up that right-side defense they better be willing to offer Drouin straight-up for Tanev.  No to adding Tree.

  21. In your opinion, was Brendan Morrison a first line centre in his prime? 

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    2. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      He was much like Edler. Did the best he could but reality he was a 2nd line centre that was thrust into 1st line role. Maybe a 1b centre? 

    3. -AJ-

      -AJ-

      In his top season, he was probably a bottom of the line 1st line centre, but aside from that, more of a good 2nd line centreman who could complement players very well.

    4. c00kies

      c00kies

      You could even say he was the best of the line in playoffs, coming up with big goals.

  22. Jake and EP may eventually be great together. Jake has strength, speed, physicality that EP "lacks". EP has the IQ, playmaking, dangles that Jake "lacks". 

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    2. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Sutter was 6th on the team in goals last year (including Vanek), while playing hard minutes in a shutdown role despite missing 20 games.  He was also one of our few + players.  He is far from the offensive black hole you portray him as.   LE wasn't far behind and wasn't a minus player either.  These guys won't create a ton of offense but they won't drag a line down due to their presence. 

    3. coastal.view

      coastal.view

      i agree again with you heffy

      experienced veterans

      can protect the new young talent

      and ease their transition to the nhl

      but that is not a very popular view point

      as you forecasated

    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      i can see them together down the road. imo, jake is going to be a good power forward, by the time EP, makes it big time on this team.

  23. Does Canada have enough up and coming superstars? Especially comparateur to the USA, Finland and Sweden?

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    2. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      LL I heard the same crap about Gretzky the entire time he played. 

      He has 1138 points, in 881 games and still going. 

      5 100+ point seasons

      Over a point a game in the last 4 seasons.

      2 Art Ross

      2 Conn Smythe Trophies

      2 Hart Trophies

      2 Rocket Richard Trophies.

      3 Stanley Cups

      2 Olympic Golds

       

      I wish more Canadian players whined like that. 

       

    3. thejazz97

      thejazz97

      He's the captain, it's his job to whine. But honestly, he's toned it down for the past what, seven years now?

    4. luckylager

      luckylager

      I wasn't criticizing the Cros, just a little poke while pointing out he has big pull with the refs. He's the best player of the 2000's.

  24. Lawyer in me has come up with a new idea to weaponize cap space. If team X wants to sign, say, Panarin for a cap hit of 8m whilst Panarin still gets paid 12m AAV, team X can agree with team Y to sign Panarin at 12m AAV, then trade him immediately upon signing whilst retaining 4m, for some form of consideration. Technically legal. But way too ballsy.

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    2. coastal.view

      coastal.view

      the issue will be cap circumvention

      it is not a friend of bettman

      if he views a transaction as being framed to accomplish cap circumvention

      he'll bring out the big guns and luongo the teams

       

    3. NHL'er

      NHL'er

      @Ghostsof1915 someone who knows how the real world works unlike some Mr Drive-By :lol:

    4. Drive-By Body Pierce
  25. Just heard Jordan Peterson speak live. Thoughts about him in general?

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    2. TheHitman

      TheHitman

      Smart dude but unremarkable at best. Feeds off of angering people with his comments to stay in the media and would not be any more relevant than your average university professor if he didn't.

    3. -AJ-

      -AJ-

      He's got a lot of interesting things to say and he knows his stuff when it comes to psychology. He tends to ramble on about theories and conjecture when it comes to philosophy and I don't often agree with his philosophy, but I still find him very interesting to listen to anyways. I also enjoy his political opinions most often as well.

    4. Vanuckles

      Vanuckles

      He's incredibly smart and makes a lot of good points often in his debate. I actually only started becoming familiar with his work recently so it's interesting seeing his name pop up on CDC. I'm on the same wavelength on a lot of what he has to say but the radical leftists are always on a witch hunt for anyone who doesn't agree with them.

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