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48 minutes ago, Western Red said:

Friendly reminder that this is Gaudette talk. 

haha was wondering how long till someone said that. Surprised he isn't in the Prospect Forum area. Mods must be locking him into an NHL spot next season.

 

I like Gaudette, heres hoping he turns into a middle six C as our centre depth is still somewhat weak up top. Plenty of capable bottom 6 Cs in Granlund, Gaunce, Gagner, MacEwen and UFAs.

 

Centre depth of Pettersson-Horvat-Gaudette-MacEwen would be very solid in the future. Dream Gaudette line for me would be Leipsic-Gaud-Lockwood. Fast and gritty talent that would make a great 3rd line!

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18 minutes ago, RetroCanuck said:

haha was wondering how long till someone said that. Surprised he isn't in the Prospect Forum area. Mods must be locking him into an NHL spot next season.

 

I like Gaudette, heres hoping he turns into a middle six C as our centre depth is still somewhat weak up top. Plenty of capable bottom 6 Cs in Granlund, Gaunce, Gagner, MacEwen and UFAs.

 

Centre depth of Pettersson-Horvat-Gaudette-MacEwen would be very solid in the future. Dream Gaudette line for me would be Leipsic-Gaud-Lockwood. Fast and gritty talent that would make a great 3rd line!

Or.. GGG

 

Gadjovich Gaudette Gaunce.

 

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29 minutes ago, RetroCanuck said:

haha was wondering how long till someone said that. Surprised he isn't in the Prospect Forum area. Mods must be locking him into an NHL spot next season.

He was on the main roster at the season's end, so I suspect he was just left there. I think if he goes to Utica at the start of next year, he'll be moved back there.

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21 minutes ago, -AJ- said:

He was on the main roster at the season's end, so I suspect he was just left there. I think if he goes to Utica at the start of next year, he'll be moved back there.

Well Boucher is in the prospects Forum and he's far less of a prospect then Gaudette. Just noticed and thought Id mention it since it seemed odd.

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4 minutes ago, RetroCanuck said:

Well Boucher is in the prospects Forum and he's far less of a prospect then Gaudette. Just noticed and thought Id mention it since it seemed odd.

Boucher wasn't playing on the Canucks at the season's end. Also note that the forum includes "In the System", meaning that it's not just young prospects. Anyone under a contract with the Canucks is fair game.

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49 minutes ago, -AJ- said:

Boucher wasn't playing on the Canucks at the season's end. Also note that the forum includes "In the System", meaning that it's not just young prospects. Anyone under a contract with the Canucks is fair game.

ok ok, not trying to start an argument.

 

Just find it odd a guy that just left the NCAA is considered as current roster instead of prospect.

 

But I guess if one is just following the rules and not logic this makes sense.

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On 5/10/2018 at 2:12 PM, SILLY GOOSE said:

I doubt it will happen.  The current organization seems pretty good at development.  People were hemming and hawing at Boeser not starting the season right away and and Virtanen's limited mins but I think the slow incremental approach has really helped them.  I think JB/TL/TG all being former players have excellent reads on where a player is at and what might be best for them.

This is the same management that gifted Virtanen a spot as an 18 year old when he had no business being in the league, a decision which set him back at least a year in development. I like a lot of what JB/TL have done, but there have been blunders..

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22 minutes ago, RetroCanuck said:

ok ok, not trying to start an argument.

 

Just find it odd a guy that just left the NCAA is considered as current roster instead of prospect.

 

But I guess if one is just following the rules and not logic this makes sense.

No worries mate, just clarifying things :)

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1 minute ago, -AJ- said:

No worries mate, just clarifying things :)

All's good man, no disrespect meant at all.

 

Just my opinion and thats all.

 

Heres hoping you and everyone else that reads this has a great weekend!

 

Cheers

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19 hours ago, dpn1 said:

I have trouble believing that Tavares would want to come here.  We are not far enough along in our rebuild to attract a player of his age and skill level.

You are probably right. I was just doing a bit of day dreaming. :rolleyes:

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10 hours ago, FlyLow_ said:

This is the same management that gifted Virtanen a spot as an 18 year old when he had no business being in the league, a decision which set him back at least a year in development. I like a lot of what JB/TL have done, but there have been blunders..

I thought this was a calculated risk to get Virtanen out of a bad situation in Calgary.......some risks don't always work as expected but it would have been just as bad if he stayed in junior.

 

The good thing with Gaudette is he has the option to play in Utica, no risks need to be taken with him

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On ‎2018‎-‎05‎-‎12 at 11:45 PM, FlyLow_ said:

This is the same management that gifted Virtanen a spot as an 18 year old when he had no business being in the league, a decision which set him back at least a year in development. I like a lot of what JB/TL have done, but there have been blunders..

I dunno about gifted.  Seems like they wanted to get a good look/give him more than a fair chance to see if he can play at the NHL level.  Keep in mind he had WD as coach and I don't think I need to explain the night and day difference btw him and TG as far as giving Virtanen direction.  That being said I don't disagree that they have made some mistakes.  Loui E was a big gamble that so far hasn't paid off (but next season he rips it up)

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10 hours ago, SILLY GOOSE said:

I dunno about gifted.  Seems like they wanted to get a good look/give him more than a fair chance to see if he can play at the NHL level.  Keep in mind he had WD as coach and I don't think I need to explain the night and day difference btw him and TG as far as giving Virtanen direction.  That being said I don't disagree that they have made some mistakes.  Loui E was a big gamble that so far hasn't paid off (but next season he rips it up)

Don't think it was WD's fault Jake was way too raw for the NHL... even the most casual sports fan could see he didn't belong. 

 

Like a poster above said, it was a calculated risk to get him out of the Hitmen. 

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I don't think I'm as sold as a lot of folks are here about Gaudette. I think he'll likely be an NHL guy down the road, but I think he's far from a lock for next year. Given that he has yet to play at all in Utica, I think it makes a lot of sense to start him there. I think he'll get some NHL time, but I don't expect him to be a regular next year.

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5 hours ago, -AJ- said:

I don't think I'm as sold as a lot of folks are here about Gaudette. I think he'll likely be an NHL guy down the road, but I think he's far from a lock for next year. Given that he has yet to play at all in Utica, I think it makes a lot of sense to start him there. I think he'll get some NHL time, but I don't expect him to be a regular next year.

I agree with this.   Love the kid's "try" but he has a fair bit of the game to learn.

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On 5/12/2018 at 9:59 PM, Western Red said:

Or.. GGG

 

Gadjovich Gaudette Gaunce.

 

very nice

a triple b line

and a triple g line

we have to draft by first letters of surnames

so petterson will have quality p linemates :P

 

or maybe we can get virt and dahlen to change their surnames ??

 

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1 hour ago, Rob_Zepp said:

I agree with this.   Love the kid's "try" but he has a fair bit of the game to learn.

Love the kid too, but with how he needs to play (straight lines and hard on and off pucks) to be successful, I think he needs to gain muscle, weight in his lower body, and overall strength.  He’s a north south player, who might be a bit light and weak for that game at the NHL level just yet.  

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14 hours ago, Frankie Sinatra said:

This kid is gonna be a beauty.  5th round pick.  Absolute steal.  I want to see him paired up with Gadjovich and Kole Lind.  That could be a beauty of a third line.

LIke AJ i suspect Gaudette starts in Utica. Gadjovich will have a lot of ??? until we see how his game translates to the pros. I like his positioning but his skating has to upgrade. His physicality worked in Juniors but that has to translate as well. He starts in Utica. 

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