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  1. What about Cull? Seems to me that a lot of our D prospects have developed pretty well playing in Utica. Serious question, do you really think our defensive problems in our own end are caused by poor coaching from Baumer? I would never try to make a case for him being a good coach but I honestly believe our forwards are just as much at fault in our own end. Our wings, in particular, are very poor positionally in our end and very rarely win board battles to get the puck out. Our whole system in our end needs work and I think that is on all of our coaching staff.
  2. Okay, just wanted to check.........how much we gonna pay him?
  3. You want Blake to leave his GM job to be a D coach for the Canucks?
  4. We can all find good and bad contracts that all GM's have signed. I agree with you that the pure points mean little (although Pearson has more over the past 3 seasons) and I think a good example of that would be a comparison of Motte to Sheary. How happy would Canucks fans be with a Sheary for Motte trade? How many would be happy with a Horvat for Kuznetsov trade with almost identical points over the past 3 regular seasons and playoffs? Everybody can come up with similar comparisons to suit their own narratives but I would venture to say nobody wins those arguments.
  5. @Googlie please ignore......my reading comprehension needs work.
  6. I believe the criteria for goalies is incorrect as stated. "They have to be an RFA going into the 2021-22 season." We would not have a goalie meeting that criteria nor would most teams. I believe this should actually say: One goalie who is under contract in 2021-22 or will be a restricted free agent at the end of his current contract immediately prior to 2021-22. If a team elects to make a restricted free agent goalie available to meet this requirement, that goalie must have received his qualifying offer prior to the submission of the team's protected list.
  7. Don't think the OHL is doing anything but the other two look like they are doing something. The QMJHL has its 12 Quebec teams and six Atlantic Canada teams playing in separate divisions. It plans to have a final four with three teams from Quebec and one from the Maritimes before crowning a champion. The WHL is going with exclusive division play for four divisions. Details on potential playoffs have not been released.
  8. Damn Covid just keeps giving and giving.......or probably more accurately, keeps taking and taking.
  9. Hughes is not eligible for an offer sheet. Still left on his plate are extensions for RFAs Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson, who are both up this summer. In Hughes' case, he is a 10.2c RFA, meaning he has not played enough NHL seasons to be eligible to receive an offer sheet, per Cap Friendly.Mar. 31, 2021
  10. Same kind of player A.J. Matthew Highmore – Much like Carpenter, Highmore has developed into the kind of fourth-line forward that teams love to have. He brings energy offensively and is used to defend the top opposition. He stood out in the Qualifying Round with a pair of very timely goals
  11. One of the only things that might work in Highmore’s favour is that statistically, he’s an okay penalty killer. He’s got the lowest expected goals against of any regular penalty killing Blackhawks forward. However, he’s also only averaged 28 seconds per game on the kill, so it’s quite possible that his numbers are inflated by facing second unit power plays.
  12. Bowey will be in Utica to start next season. He was only acquired to meet expansion requirements and allow the Canucks to protect both Myers and Schmidt. Many on here had wanted Benning to re-sign Benn to meet that requirement but with Benn's departure he had to find a replacement and I agree this is a better option. I doubt Bowey will ever play a game for the Canucks but that allowed us to trade Benn, save cap and meet expansion draft requirements. Don't see a downside with this approach.
  13. In last year's playins/playoffs Highmore had 3 goals and 1 assist in 9 games and was a really good energy guy with great speed. I suspect that may be where the Canucks took notice of him. I think we may want to wait and see him play before getting out the pitchforks.
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