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Congrats to Jake (and his family!) on being drafted to the Canucks! All the best!

ugh. The guy is a bust. Already had a major injury and surgery, and he is not even in the NHL. Only 26 assists and his numbers were inflated by a carreer year by his overage line mate.

Just because he's a local kid. Stupid reason to draft him. So far this management has sucked

1) What are the lottery numbers?

2) You sit at their draft meetings do you?

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There was a lot of vitriol thrown at him, but it isn't his fault. Even if he doesn't have the upside of Nylander or Ehlers, he could end up as a better NHLer.

Less risk but lower upside.

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So disappointed. Virtanen can. Skate and hit and shoot. All is great except he can't think the game and can't pass. 26 assists? So frustrating. Future 3rd liner

a winger who didn't stack his assists in the junior? how dare he??

didn't he play through the season with injury too? that's some pretty good stats for someone who play with injury

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It is impressive however that he's healing very quickly. That only helps so much if he keeps getting injured to make use of that talent, but if it does happen could be an asset that he's able to get back quickly.

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a winger who didn't stack his assists in the junior? how dare he??

didn't he play through the season with injury too? that's some pretty good stats for someone who play with injury

Just shows his abilities. There's a reason a lot of scouts doubt that his skills will translate to the nhl

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Just shows his abilities. There's a reason a lot of scouts doubt that his skills will translate to the nhl

you mean the same scouts who ranked him in the 6th spot ahead of the other prospects that you would like?

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1st in physical play, 2nd in overall skating, 4th competitiveness, 5th in puck skills amungst all north american prospects.

Big, fast, physical, projected 1/2 scoring winger, 45 goals in 71 games played (not on a line with drouin). I think we got exactly what we needed to get canadian and a homeboy who wants to be here.

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