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9 hours ago, apollo said:

At the time it seemed like fair value imo. Obviously we got shafted. 

 

Who was the 1st rounder drafted? Grabner and Bernier aren't the greatest players out there... All easily replaceable imo. 

It didn't seem like fair value to me.

My brother called me and told me who we gave away, so I was jacked to see who was coming back. He started with Ballard...ok, the guy that two hand chopped his goalie in the head last year, who else? well, remember that story last year about the guy who came back after quitting hockey for two years when he was eighteen?

i don't remember one trade of Gillis that I had a change of opinion on when I hated it to begin with.

with Benning, at least I'm able to see the sense in some of his trades after the fact.

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10 hours ago, Odd. said:

Matthias didn't want to be here and left.

 

Jensen hasn't been consistent enough in the AHL which led him to be a failed prospect (at least for us). As of now, we've won that Jensen/Etem deal. Etem has been more impactful with us than what Jensen was in 3 years. 

 

 Corrado was replaceable. He was waiver-eligible which meant we had to either ship him or keep him up with the team however Hutton outplayed Corrado significantly and  so our only choice with Corrado was to send him down and pray nobody picks him up which in the end he was.

 

Brendan Gaunce is now with the team and he's promising.

 

And we traded Shinkaruk because Benning felt that Shinkaruk was replaceable. Shinkaruk wasn't ready for the NHL anyways we can come back to the trade in 2-3 years and re-evaluate who won the trade. Granlund has had better numbers than Shinky in the AHL and has played more than a season's worth of NHL games played (only 22).

 

And Dane Fox, well, he was a long shot anyway. 

 

And, this was 2 years ago. We're a different team now and we have a different GM. Obviously Benning does not have the same preference as Gillis. 

Shawn wanted to be here. Benny didn't want to sign him. I think he should be signed again. He is a good filler for a rebuilding team. Good character. 

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10 hours ago, homersexual said:

Per Mike Halford on Twitter.

 

Trading Roberto was not an easy decision. We are grateful for his tremendous contribution to our team and city, and we wish him much success. But the moves we've made go beyond goaltending. We are now younger and we are getting deeper. We've added a big, strong 6'4" centre in Shawn Matthias, who is excited to be here and will help this team now. And we believe in our talented group of prospects, including Bo Horvat, Nicklas Jensen, Frank Corrado, Dane Fox, Brendan Gaunce and Hunter Shinkaruk, who will be part of our short and long-term success.

 

Benning sure has a different view on prospects than Gillis did.

Good topic btw. This could start a good series.

 

Remember ....Dave Nonis had a letter after the WCE flame out. It was more about committing to working hard though. 

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27 minutes ago, LolClarkson said:

Shawn wanted to be here. Benny didn't want to sign him. I think he should be signed again. He is a good filler for a rebuilding team. Good character. 

If Shawn wanted to be here he could have showed up after the deadline last year.

 

signed a measly with the laffs and was still dealt by them.  Says a lot.

 

big guy. Plays soft.  Easily replaceable by a hungry rook for cheaper.

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11 minutes ago, Team Bagues said:

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have traded forward Dane Fox to Carolina for future considerations.

 

The cleanse continues.......

It's just a loan isn't it?

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9 hours ago, Baggins said:

Wasn't exactly a victory for Florida. Lost Grabner to waivers after he showed up to camp in poor shape, as he did every camp here. Bernier was a cap dump in that deal. And the first, Howden, is now 24 with 17 points in 87 games. He makes Vey look like a star.

?

 

Linden Vey is a star.  

Why else would a 24 years old kid be on the first line?

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19 hours ago, Odd. said:

Matthias didn't want to be here and left.

 

Jensen hasn't been consistent enough in the AHL which led him to be a failed prospect (at least for us). As of now, we've won that Jensen/Etem deal. Etem has been more impactful with us than what Jensen was in 3 years. 

 

 Corrado was replaceable. He was waiver-eligible which meant we had to either ship him or keep him up with the team however Hutton outplayed Corrado significantly and  so our only choice with Corrado was to send him down and pray nobody picks him up which in the end he was.

 

Brendan Gaunce is now with the team and he's promising.

 

And we traded Shinkaruk because Benning felt that Shinkaruk was replaceable. Shinkaruk wasn't ready for the NHL anyways we can come back to the trade in 2-3 years and re-evaluate who won the trade. Granlund has had better numbers than Shinky in the AHL and has played more than a season's worth of NHL games played (only 22).

 

And Dane Fox, well, he was a long shot anyway. 

 

And, this was 2 years ago. We're a different team now and we have a different GM. Obviously Benning does not have the same preference as Gillis. 

Kool-Aid Drinker !!!!!!

 

Matthias - smart man

Jansen - since he was not from "The Hat"  he wasn't given an op like Etem, so we will never know

Corrado - blunder by Jimbo

Gaunce - no Matthias, Fox, Shinkaruk, Jensen, who else you gonna call

Grandlund - sorry lost interest

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21 hours ago, homersexual said:

Per Mike Halford on Twitter.

 

Trading Roberto was not an easy decision. We are grateful for his tremendous contribution to our team and city, and we wish him much success. But the moves we've made go beyond goaltending. We are now younger and we are getting deeper. We've added a big, strong 6'4" centre in Shawn Matthias, who is excited to be here and will help this team now. And we believe in our talented group of prospects, including Bo Horvat, Nicklas Jensen, Frank Corrado, Dane Fox, Brendan Gaunce and Hunter Shinkaruk, who will be part of our short and long-term success.

 

Benning sure has a different view on prospects than Gillis did.

he prolly read this and was like off with all their heads.

 

Except Bo hes too good, and Gaunce actually too. Everyone else to the executioner!

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21 hours ago, DeNiro said:

Well we might have had some Russians if management didn't refuse to draft Russian players.

I +1ed you but the KHL is no longer as alluring to young Russian stars as it was then.

 

Gillis was right to maybe generally avoid Russians because of the young stars making waay more money over there and spurning the paltry ELC's. I think times are changing now, mostly due to economic climate.

 

What do you think?

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On 3/8/2016 at 3:01 PM, numb3r 16 said:

save this thread for the summer when we don't have anything to talk about

dw there will be 8-9 jersey threads 

which will change when they win back the "fans" so they can sell more jerseys, *hopefully we go with the oldschool simple C" *Cough Cough*

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On March 8, 2016 at 8:21 PM, homersexual said:

Per Mike Halford on Twitter.

 

Trading Roberto was not an easy decision. We are grateful for his tremendous contribution to our team and city, and we wish him much success. But the moves we've made go beyond goaltending. We are now younger and we are getting deeper. We've added a big, strong 6'4" centre in Shawn Matthias, who is excited to be here and will help this team now. And we believe in our talented group of prospects, including Bo Horvat, Nicklas Jensen, Frank Corrado, Dane Fox, Brendan Gaunce and Hunter Shinkaruk, who will be part of our short and long-term success.

 

Benning sure has a different view on prospects than Gillis did.

 

Yes, he's kept the 2 worth keeping! Other than Shink which is a multi-year wait and see project, all good moves imo. 

 

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On 3/8/2016 at 8:31 PM, Odd. said:

Matthias didn't want to be here and left.

 

Jensen hasn't been consistent enough in the AHL which led him to be a failed prospect (at least for us). As of now, we've won that Jensen/Etem deal. Etem has been more impactful with us than what Jensen was in 3 years. 

 

 Corrado was replaceable. He was waiver-eligible which meant we had to either ship him or keep him up with the team however Hutton outplayed Corrado significantly and  so our only choice with Corrado was to send him down and pray nobody picks him up which in the end he was.

 

Brendan Gaunce is now with the team and he's promising.

 

And we traded Shinkaruk because Benning felt that Shinkaruk was replaceable. Shinkaruk wasn't ready for the NHL anyways we can come back to the trade in 2-3 years and re-evaluate who won the trade. Granlund has had better numbers than Shinky in the AHL and has played more than a season's worth of NHL games played (only 22).

 

And Dane Fox, well, he was a long shot anyway. 

 

And, this was 2 years ago. We're a different team now and we have a different GM. Obviously Benning does not have the same preference as Gillis. 

"Matthias didn't want to be here and left" not at all true. Benning didn't want him he never received a contract offer and left to free agency it wasn't his choice to not resign with the canucks.

 

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