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  1. The amount of complaining about Miller is astounding to me. He's our top point producer, physical, and can take faceoffs all for a cap hit of 5.5 mil (basically 2nd line money).
  2. Not going to lie, I had already accepted that we weren't going to see him this season. This is great news!
  3. I will say that the takeaway/giveaway stat is one of the worst and inconsistently tracked stats I've seen in hockey, it would be difficult to make conclusions relying on it. I've seen him make considerably more than one giveaway in a game (granted he's been good at getting it back shortly after).
  4. For a guy who just started, not bad. It's kind of a nice change of pace from Cheech's more vanilla approach. Whether I'd want to hear Hirchs style on a more regular basis I'm not sure yet.
  5. I'm of the opinion, and I think it makes the most sense, that the reason the Canucks can't suspend him is because they have asked him not to report to the AHL team. As for why they would do that, there's only one reason I can think of...
  6. Ideally you pay that kind of price for that quality of player to get over the top in the playoffs. The problem is we paid a substantial amount just to get this team the level of quality it currently is. At this point we don't even have much in terms of assets to trade. We've given up already multiple draft picks in the past two years. This would be fine if our current prospects were making breakthroughs but if there is anything we learned from this training camp, they simply weren't good enough. We've lost over the last couple years in prospects and young players: Madden, Lind, Gadjovich, Gaudette, Virtanen, and Joulevi. Again, this is fine as long as we're filling up the cupboard with new top picks but that wasn't the case either. I know other weren't so high on him but I really wanted Dylan Guenther so it hurt to see Arizona take him with our pick.
  7. I like your thinking! I'm not concerned about him being waived, the Canucks gave him a legitimate chance and he didn't really move the needle on winning more games. There wasn't much shown in pre-season that he had substantially improved. With that being said, why aren't more of our bottom six guys being trained for the PK on our farm team? A guy like him and Gadjovich should be since they aren't getting top offensive minutes anyways.
  8. We can go through the ins and outs of all of Benning's moves but ultimately this is a results driven business. Benning has somehow both lead the largest stretch of futility in Canucks history (in terms of missing the playoffs) since we were an expansion team and somehow simultaneously completely emptied out our prospect cupboard to something worse than when he first came on board.
  9. I don't think Joulevi failing as a prospect can really be blamed on Benning. By the scouting reports themselves, one of Joulevi's strengths was his mobility and skating. However, it was clearly his biggest weaknesses at camp. The only thing that can explain the drastic difference in his skating has to do with his injuries. Nobody has a crystal ball guys. Virtanen I blame 100% on Benning, Joulevi was just unlucky.
  10. I don't think Joulevi failing as a prospect can really be blamed on Benning. By the scouting reports themselves, one of Joulevi's strengths was his mobility and skating. However, it was clearly one of his weaknesses at camp. The only thing that can explain the drastic difference in his skating has to do with his injuries. Nobody has a crystal ball guys. Virtanen I blame 100% on Benning, Joulevi was just unlucky.
  11. Where did you hear/read that? He seemed quite grateful in his exit interview with Donny and Dhali.
  12. I don't really understand why Eichel doesn't just ahead and do the surgery. What exactly could Buffalo do, terminate his contract? I mean that would be to Eichel's benefit anyways since then he can sign anywhere he wants and I'm confident he'd get offered at least the same amount of money on his new contract.
  13. I doubt it, Forsling was a 5th round pick and a fantastic result for that high a pick. OJ's got the burden of being a fifth overall and the expectations that come with that.
  14. I'm baffled at the waiving of Gadjovich. From a pure asset management perspective, it makes sense to at least keep him as a spare forward instead of waiving him. If he is being picked up on waivers he clearly had some level of trade value.
  15. Unfortunately I was correct. The reason would be because he's not good enough right now to be one of our top 13 forwards but he's young enough that he could still very soon develop into a player who can.
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