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  1. NHL News @PuckReportNHL · 22s Vancouver #Canucks to sign Alex Chiasson on PTO (Pro Try-Out) agreement for training camp.
  2. Called it. Benning type player. Sutter/Motte injuries to start camp (is Sutter going to hit LTIR with 'fatigue' issues I wonder...)
  3. Ben Kuzma writes that Benning is looking for a PTO that will come in and compete for a spot: ‘If we’re bringing a guy in on a PTO (professional tryout), I want to be honest that he’s got a chance to sign a contract, if he performs well’ — Canucks general manager Jim Benning With camp starting in a couple days the UFA invite list is really slim pickings.... Gabriel Fontaine - 24 year old C but a career AHL'er (maybe wanting to be a tweener/injury filler?) Michael Haley - bottom six/grinder Alex Chiasson - I feel this is a target PTO for Benning (middle six/PK/PP2 for Oilers the last while) *NOW SIGNED TO A PTO* Erik Gustafsson - 5th team in 5 years? journeyman status Jon Gillies - ECHL/AHL callup goalie depth Michael Dal Colle - big body, former high draft pick prospect, but is nearing full draft bust status (Benning might take a flyer on him like he's done with other busts) Ben Hutton.....nawhhhh Cory Schneider - signed w islanders Nikita Gusev - signed on with Leafs Still think Alex Chiasson is the guy coming to camp (especially with Motte injured and Pettersson likely not starting camp). Rick Dhaliwal name dropped Brandon Pirri as well (journeyman player).
  4. Donnie & Dhali @DonnieandDhali · 1h .@DhaliwalSports "Not saying they are going to sign him, could be a PTO situation but the #Canucks have been poking around with the Tyler Ennis camp."
  5. Online beat reporter in Edmonton (Matheson?) and other social media users are suggesting Canucks are kicking the tires on UFA Tyler Ennis for a camp tryout. Smallish but speedy forward; bounced around a few teams, but might be good 4C depth since Motte appears to be out a while yet and Sutter in the twilight of his career is a walking injury bug?
  6. Canucks have had some success with bringing in camp invitees on a tryout. With a tight cap and top 9 spots all but locked, there may not be much to look at currently in the UFA bargain bin. One name worth mentioning? Nikita Gusev (dressing room and camp influence for kid Podkolzin)? Other notables (now updated): - Big Z Chara (now with NYI? 1 year deal?) - Mark Jankowski (NJ) - Corey Schneider (for Abbotsford?) - Ryan Donato - Bobby Ryan - Alex Chiasson - signed with Canucks PTO - Thomas Jurco - Michael Dal Colle (high pick prospect...remember him?) - Tyler Ennis (Ott) Do the Canucks bring in the next Owen Nolan, Brendan Morrison or Peter Schaeffer for this year's camp?
  7. Another quick end to the season and to the summer/offseason where it's expected the team (from management to roster moves) will be making some significant signings and changes. Who goes? Who signs? Who is drafted? Who is traded? Your guesses here! Management OUT: Weisbrod, Clark and Assistant Coaches (Baum & Brown) IN: Gorton (Boston connection), Sedins and a new goalie coach Draft End up at #10th overall; draft Kent Johnson Trade Targets Top 4 D (someone like Jake Bean or Matt Dumba) 3C (if they don't sign a UFA target; a player similar to Adam Lowry) Grit player (see Ferland, Dorsett, Hawryluk type annual player) Benning will be reported chasing top end free agents this UFA frenzy (Cizikas, Nugent-Hopkins, Landeskog) but will end up short UFA They'll likely overpay/add term (as in the past years)* One name to look for: Weisbrod's former Flames pick, Mark Jankowski (soon to be UFA) as the Sutter replacement D targets = Johns, Forbort, J. McCabe Top 9 targets = Chiasson, Hoffman, Nosek Kraken Select... Zack MacEwen Roster Changes Roussel, Virtanen (buyouts).... Eriksson buried in the AHL (one last year) Beagle/Ferland = LTIR/Retired Trade Bait Boeser Juolevi Schmidt DiPietro or Lind (AHL for AHL/NHL tweener 1:1 type deal)
  8. Thought Benning did a good job with some skill picks and traded down. Solid B+. Thought Dallas and Philadelphia made some smart moves at the draft. Discuss.
  9. Anybody know if the draft for both days is broadcasted? And if so what channel/stream?
  10. Tryamkin isn't going to stick around riding pine for much longer. Either bolting to KHL or JB will trade him where he can play. Ho-Sang/bailey for tryamkin or a deal with Boston like Spooner for Tryamkin
  11. Stetcher has pulled ahead of him - benning said he was the best player at the routine - subban will be dealt for a pick is my guess
  12. Demko Garteig and markstrom will secure the net for a decade. Our offense though lacks crisp passing and an elite sniper (too many bottom 6 players). Our D this game looked so sloppy and terrible outlet passing. Gifted a breakaway on a 4-3. Guys who looked impressive: laplante cassels roy valk carcone subban (plays like PK without size) demko/Garteig kept the team in it who didn't impress: stewart - blew a chance by literally mishandling the puck himself near the end of the game olson - expected more but hasn't shown it sautner - gave up the puck a few times
  13. How does our roster line up with the other teams? Looks like our D is the best it's been ever and Goaltending but the offense smh
  14. Well it's 2 years too long but at a good price. But a top 6 was needed and that's the best they could grab in free agency
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