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2 minutes ago, canuckledraggin said:

What makes anyone think expansion would be a concern regarding Gaudette anyways? Just protect him. Are people worried about losing Eriksson, Sutter, etc...? The expansion draft will be a blessing as far as losing one of our older under-performing players.

He won't have to be protected in expansion.  Players who only have 2 pro-years will be exempt.  For players 20 and above it's 10 professional games to count as a pro-year (for teenagers it's 10 NHL games) and there are less than 10 games left.

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4 minutes ago, UticaHockey said:

Same situation as Gaudette. Borgen is a mid round pick that excelled in college....he made the USA Olympic roster.  He is a junior and his college team was just eliminated from the NCAA tournament.

 

By convincing him to go this route Will will get his professional development aided by playing significant playoff games in Rochester instead of meaningless NHL in Buffalo which is a dumpster fire right now as they battle Vancouver for 31st place.  The Sabres don't give up a year of his ELC and won't have to protect him in an expansion draft.

 

The Canucks need to stop with the inferiority complex and negotiate with strength and conviction that this is in the player's best interest as well as the team's best interest.

 

 

It's a tough sell though........c'mon JB

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9 minutes ago, stawns said:

It's a tough sell though........c'mon JB

Why is it a tough sell?   Canucks are respected organization and you have such a beautiful city/region to live in.   Further, the depth on the team is perfect for a young player wanting to actually get a taste of the NHL and have a shot a roster spot in a season or three versus getting buried on a depth chart.    

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16 minutes ago, mll said:

He won't have to be protected in expansion.  Players who only have 2 pro-years will be exempt.  For players 20 and above it's 10 professional games to count as a pro-year (for teenagers it's 10 NHL games) and there are less than 10 games left.

I was not aware. So much worry in this thread, I thought it was a sure thing he needed to be protected.

 

Wouldn't mind seeing him go the ATO route as well. At least the Comets have something to play for.

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8 minutes ago, Rob_Zepp said:

Why is it a tough sell?   Canucks are respected organization and you have such a beautiful city/region to live in.   Further, the depth on the team is perfect for a young player wanting to actually get a taste of the NHL and have a shot a roster spot in a season or three versus getting buried on a depth chart.    

I meant a tough sell to get him to sign an ATO so he can play in Utica for the playoffs.

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2 minutes ago, stawns said:

I meant a tough sell to get him to sign an ATO so he can play in Utica for the playoffs.

Really?   I would think the kid would jump at the chance of some pro hockey playoffs.   I cannot speak for the kid but when i was that age, it was like "wow, sure!" in a heartbeat.

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26 minutes ago, mll said:

He won't have to be protected in expansion.  Players who only have 2 pro-years will be exempt.  For players 20 and above it's 10 professional games to count as a pro-year (for teenagers it's 10 NHL games) and there are less than 10 games left.

Just so I understand correctly:

So if he signs a ATO and plays for Comets, that won't count as 10 pro games, correct?

But if he signs a proper professional contract contract, and plays 10 games for Utica, will it count as a year.

Sign with Canucks will obviously not count as a year as we only have 7 games left.

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2 minutes ago, spook007 said:

Just so I understand correctly:

So if he signs a ATO and plays for Comets, that won't count as 10 pro games, correct?

But if he signs a proper professional contract contract, and plays 10 games for Utica, will it count as a year.

Sign with Canucks will obviously not count as a year as we only have 7 games left.

He can only play in Utica on an ATO - it can't be under a NHL contract as he wasn't on the roster at the TDL.  His NHL contract would only start next year.  

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17 minutes ago, Rob_Zepp said:

Really?   I would think the kid would jump at the chance of some pro hockey playoffs.   I cannot speak for the kid but when i was that age, it was like "wow, sure!" in a heartbeat.

As opposed to likely making more in the next 8 games than your parents make in a year and burn a year off your elc? 

 

I want him to play for Utica, but I absolutely see why most players will opt for signing a contract now and finish the year in the NHL.  

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2 minutes ago, stawns said:

As opposed to likely making more in the next 8 games than your parents make in a year and burn a year off your elc? 

 

I want him to play for Utica, but I absolutely see why most players will opt for signing a contract now and finish the year in the NHL.  

I didn't care at that age about that at all -the idea of pro hockey was all that mattered and next fall it all starts a fresh and all.  I don't see it being a a tough sell at all but I am projecting my own thoughts from that age - clearly I have no clue what is in the kid's head.

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