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Everything posted by Jai604

  1. You won't be able to watch those videos on the forums here, the embedded links don't work. However, if you just open them in a new tab actually just watch them on twitter's site, they work just fine.
  2. Appreciate the time it takes to compile these sorts of things. Definitely interesting, and Tampa really is a good example of an insanely deep lineup. Every line can do damage.
  3. Nice write-up, sure takes a fair bit of research and time to put something like this together, for thanks for that. Honestly, it's such a joke that Edmonton is in the state they are in after all of those lottery picks. It's really quite pathetic. I'm excited for our core to move forward and see what they can do.
  4. Haha, my brother played hockey with this guy in Peewee, his dad was the coach. That team also produced another fringe NHLer. Good for Brad signing with his hometown team. Must be pretty awesome. He'll be great depth in Abby who can be called up and actually play NHL games. He played 59 games for the Wild in 2019-2020.
  5. Sums up this market, its fans, and the media pretty succinctly.
  6. That would have been amazing haha. Wonder if they talked about it at all
  7. LOL, I have to admire your cynicism and ability to extract this scenario out of the contract signed. Hahaha, the chance that this happens is about next to zero but I definitely had a good chuckle.
  8. Easily the worst trade in recent Canucks memory if you actually pulled the trigger on that. This entire plan is predicated on landing Parayko or Klingberg? What if they don't hit FA or sign with another team? There's a reason actual GMs don't make these kinds of trades. Known quantities are always worth more than unknown quantities. Every single time. When's the last time you saw a player of Quinn's caliber get traded for anything less than a 1st, multiple other picks and multiple players/prospects? In your proposal: Myers - cap dump Hughes - sweetener? Graves - Good shutdown defenseman (who you're vastly overrating) Subban - cap dump 1st round pick - Unknown quantity. Could be anywhere from a 3rd line player to a legit 1st liner to a complete bust. some unknown chance of signing a big UFA This could end up as trading Hughes and Myers for Graves and a 1st. Would that acceptable return to you?
  9. Yep, the CRF (case rate fatality) is anywhere from around 2.6-3.4 times higher than the first variant, depending on the region.
  10. A lot of people in here thinking this will just blow over in a couple weeks don't seem to realize this is not the original variant, this is the far more virulent and deadly P.1 variant from Brazil. They are entirely not the same thing. The data is quite, quite, different. I'm not saying that the sky is falling, but it's quite naive to think that in two weeks the Canucks will all be just fine and playing again as if this never happened. It's possible that MIGHT happen, but the chances that it doesn't happen are just as high. Considering the fatality rate of people aged 20-39 for this particular variant of Covid-19, the concern is valid.
  11. Considering it's the P.1 variant from Brazil that is spreading through the Canucks org, no, actually, it is not being blown out of proportion at all. If you look at the studies done in Brazil about this particular variant, the fatality rate for the 20-39 age group is nearly triple, and we've only begun to document and understand its long-lasting effects. The virulence and fatality rate of this particular variant is incredibly high.
  12. Strive to be more like the Leafs, lmfao. Please. It's not April 1st yet.
  13. Guy is just a darling of the league in a lot of ways. He's just hilariously goofy and dorky and likable, all the while being absolutely squeaky clean and polite and well-spoken. Can't help but love Petey, what a stud. I still have to pinch myself at times that we got this guy at 5th.
  14. Guy was an absolute warrior, and his career trajectory like others have mentioned, is impressive. A lot of hard, hard, miles on that body.
  15. Honestly, it's not the points ffs, Podz is doing all the little things well. His attention to the defensive details and his tenacity and work ethic no matter who he's playing against is what's getting people excited about him. And if you didn't watch the game, then I'm honestly not sure why anyone would think they have anything meaningful to contribute to the discussion lmfao.
  16. Exactly, I'm surprised this discussion doesn't include Heiskanen. Miro is for SURE one of the premier young defensemen in the league, no doubt.
  17. I've been watching The Hockey Guy's videos for a while now. He always has unbiased and insightful opinions about hockey. Great channel.
  18. Probably going to be Millsy, honestly. The guy is already a leader for this team without the letter. I could see Myers sharing some "A" duties, and as others have noted, Pettersson down the line.
  19. With AMD taking an absolute DUMP on Intel right now, you can build a gaming PC for insanely cheap. The Ryzen 5000 series is super affordable for the power you're getting, but this means you could grab a 3000 series for super cheap. You shouldn't go anywhere near an Intel processor right now. Also, with the Radeon 6000 series coming that will work with Ryzen 5000 series to allow the CPU to use video memory will boost your performance even more. Do a little research, and get a place like Memory Express to build it for you (you pick the parts). Do yourself a favour and don't buy a pre-built. You'll overpay for lower quality parts, every time. You can save money on your motherboard if you don't need a network adapter that can support higher than gigabit internet (which I assume most people don't even have), etc etc etc
  20. Holy crap, I can't believe I saw some people post lineups that didn't have Bure in it. Did you guys even watch the guy play AT ALL?
  21. Jai604

    Benning's plan

    Why do so many people conveniently forget that all these bad contracts that are so-called handcuffing the team right now were signed when this team was absolutely atrocious? When your team is really bad, you pay more to outbid other teams during UFA, it's really quite simple. If you don't improve your team and insulate your young up-and-coming stars, you end up like the Oilers getting top 3 picks year after year after year and still being absolutely garbage. Players like Sutter and Beagle do a lot more on and off the ice and in the locker room than people seem to think. Those hard defensive zone draws and PK minutes don't play themselves, and they certainly don't get played by teenagers who weigh 170 lbs. I'm not sitting here saying every single one of Benning's moves are homeruns but looking at the overall picture he's done a good job, for sure. The other NHL GMs seem to agree.
  22. This damn thread is still alive? How many of these do we need? People will continue to hate Jake because as a 6th overall pick he isn't lighting the league on fire, but that's not Jake's fault. He is producing at a 2nd late rate, given his minutes, and the stats clearly show he is capable of playing a top 6 role. His main problem isn't his lack of hockey IQ. As others have posted, he has flashes of absolute brilliance at times. Jake's main problem is his work ethic and his consistency. Coming into camp out of shape, and his inconsistent effort are his main problem. He is still not the type of player you give up on and just trade away for a bag of pucks. I hope living and training with Myers this off-season will do him some good. At the very least, there's definitely a lower chance he comes into camp overweight.
  23. Full-team effort tonight, everyone was dialed in. It's so great to see the bottom-6 continue to get rewarded for their hard work and effort every game. Markstrom had a great game, was solid. What a game, St Louis couldn't get anything going.
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