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  1. Parise and Suter to be bought out?!? Wow...that's some huge dead cap space. And, makes Holland look even worse for the Keith deal.

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    2. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      What's he gonna say? "I plan to be slow and play the minimum amount I have to"?

    3. Iron Fist

      Iron Fist

      yeah but no chine sutter even considers edmonton. he's going to one of  tampa, vegas, colarado, carolina or islanders

    4. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      No chance now, they have Keith.

  2. Holy $&!#...new levels of delusion here from Leafs fans/media...




    This Season’s Buyout Predictions


    Some GMs have openly said they would consider buyouts or are expected to. The Oilers, the Flames and the Canucks are the obvious three teams that have albatross contracts they need off their teams.


    As shown by last year’s list of bought out players, it’s often the last step before effective retirement for a player, but not every bought out player is at the end of their career.


    Vancouver could clear a bit of space by buying out the last year of Loui Eriksson’s deal — he played seven games last year — but by burying him in the minors, he costs them $4.875 million, and a buyout of his remaining season costs $4 million this coming year and $1 million next season. The cash savings are only $1 million.


    Meanwhile if they choose to remove the final year of Brock Boeser’s deal, they accomplish more. Boeser, at $5.875 AAV, has a salary this coming season of $7.5 million. His contract expires as an RFA with arbitration rights, guaranteeing him that inflated amount unless the Canucks simply refuse to issue a Qualifying Offer next offseason. They either need to find a trade partner who wants him, hope Seattle takes him, or they just have to let him play out the deal, knowing he’d need to agree to a lower salary to be a player they could keep.


    A buyout saves them more than his full cap hit this season, in fact, due to the salary and AAV discrepancy, he has a negative cap hit (or a cap credit) of -$375,000 this coming season and only $1.25 million next year.


    Choosing to just live with Eriksson’s cap hit, and buying out Boeser is a much better idea for the Canucks in terms of freeing up cap space, but it does lose them a useful position player. If the Canucks go that route, Boeser could rival Wennberg for the best UFA option to sign off a buyout.


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    2. Ghostsof1915


      Why would the Canucks buyout our leading scorer from last year? 

    3. JM_


      When do they hand out the Cap Space Cup?

    4. #Canucks


      Who wrote this? lol WHAT!!!!

  3. The onus should be on the players to not inflict unnecessary injuries. Players don't have to destroy others in the corners to enable more offence. And were the goaltenders allowed to play the puck in those zones, more would practice it and improve...not just some "retired" goaltenders. If you want to take out injuries by reducing the plays that skaters can make, might as well not let them carry the puck behind the net...or up through the neutral zone and access the offensive blue line, where the bone crushing open ice hits occur. #NoHittingLeague
  4. Disagree. Eliminating the trapezoid makes the game much more boring by killing a lot of the dump and chase plays. The goaltender easily makes it to the puck first, can't be hit and softly plays the puck out, tennis-style. This eliminates a lot of puck battles in the corners and thus potential offence. Eloquently coined, "The Martin Brodeur Rule".
  5. Craig Button has LA picking Luke Hughes at 8th, and the Canucks picking Kent Johnson at 9th.


    His list of NHL comparables for each pick is also very interesting.

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    2. Dazzle


      Trevor Wong is another BC boy. 5'9, 155 lb. Undersized center, but is an offensive guy. Committed to University of Denver. Wins faceoffs consistently.


      Probably a 4th round pick.

    3. morrissex95


      If we're picking a forward, I take McTavish over Johnson any day. If  Mason McTavish, Dylan Guenther, Luke Hughes, William Eklund or Simon Edvinsson are available at #9, we've hit a homerun in the ilk of Quinn, Boeser, Pettersson and Hoglander.



    4. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

      I have a hard time believing Hughes is going to drop that far.

  6. Prediction: Canucks get the 11th place draft position.
  7. This was pretty good...




  8. So why exactly would Benning be calling Toffoli multiple times this summer?
  9. Oh thank jebus! Sounds like Clarke will be back. ...you know..you know.
  10. Any cubers on these forums?

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    2. Phil_314


      Could never learn to finish the final row and face, I learned to complete the top side and around 2 rows for each of the other faces but the bottom was quite the mess.

    3. Where's Wellwood

      Where's Wellwood

      I still use the beginner's method. My best time with that method (years ago) was 24 seconds. With my best speed cube (which isn't super high end) I can average about 50 seconds

    4. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      That's fast for beginner's method!

  11. If the yearbook had student editors, they may not have even known what Mein Kampf is.
  12. If Nugent-Hopkins goes to free agency, I hope the Canucks make a strong pitch. I think it would be great for the Canucks to have him as a 3rd line center. Though, it will be tough to swing, cap-wise.

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    2. Iron Fist

      Iron Fist

      he already said no to 6x6 from edmonton.  don't wanna pay him more. 

    3. Devron44


      He’ll get way too much money and term for his worth in Free Agency. Big Nope 

    4. Pears


      He’s not exactly the type of player I’d want as our 3C. As our 1st or 2nd line LW I’d think about it. 

  13. I will also add another vote for "Tears in Heaven".
  14. Hopefully Demko's sentiments resonate with ownership and management...




    1. Alflives


      Nothe season is officially over, is Clarke free to sign elsewhere?  Hopefully we get an announcement soon that Clarke (and Green too) is signed up for another few years.  

    2. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      That's a good question!

    3. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Personally, I'd be offering a big chunk of my salary to Clarke under the table to stay if I was Demko. 

  15. Can anyone explain why Seattle gets the 3rd spot in the draft lottery?

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    2. Johnny Torts

      Johnny Torts

      thats just how life goes

    3. drummer4now


      ^ Yeah but it would have been fair to just give them the last pick in the first round that way they aren't screwing other teams over. 



    4. Iron Fist

      Iron Fist

      originally when the Vegas expansion process began they had 3rd overall odds for 3 years regardless of where they finished but they changed that sometime between then and awarding vegas the franchise

  16. That's a bold prediction on Seattle considering they have just one player signed in the entire organization.
  17. NBC SPORTS BAY AREA: Gordie Howe’s family presented San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau with a stick from Howe’s 1,767th and final NHL game. The stick was in the Hockey Hall of Fame and will be replaced by one of Marleau’s from his record-breaking 1,768th game. The Howe family requested the Hall remove Gordie’s stick and present it to Marleau. SPECTOR’S NOTE: A classy gesture by the Howe family. Pure class!
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