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If this World's performance is any indication then Olli needs just a bit more time to season, probably in the A.

 

Thatcher could challenge for a spot, but unless one of Nilsson or Marky is traded/waived (unlikely?) there won't be room for him. 

 

EP and JD will probably be late cuts from camp. Gaudette and the type of game he plays is the most ready to be inserted in our lineup. 

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Out of all of the options, I'd go with Gaudette. He seems to have the most NHL ready game, and he might have a few NHL games under his belt already by the time camp starts next year.

 

Pettersson also has a good chance too. Although unfamiliar with North American ice, his talent alone might force his way on to the team. There's also a good chance he starts in Utica and gets called up later.

 

I wouldn't sleep on Lind either.

 

If we luck out on the lottery and pick 1st or 2nd, Svetch or Dahlin would likely make the squad.

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Likeliness of Making the Canucks in Descending Order:

 

Adam Gaudette - NCAA player; Hope he signs after his season ends, burn 1 year of his ELC to play a few games at the end of this season and he has NHL size and speed and is also able to play bottom 6 to start his career; Because of his versaitility and physical readiness, voted him #1

 

Elias Pettersson - NHL skill but yet to achieve NHL size; Depends on his play at training camp, but he is also very likely to make it as a 1st line LW to start next season simply because of his tremendous skill and hockey IQ. Most intriguing prospect of the entire group. Although won't hurt for him to spend some time in the AHL to adjust to NA ice and the center position while he is adding strength and muscle to his body.

 

Olli Juolevi - Calm, cool and collective game, very underrated in CDC and the rest of the hockey world. He is ability to slow the game down and play almost error free defense and as well as it will be is 3rd training camp with the Canucks next season sets him up to have higher chances to make the 2018 line up compare to the players below him. It will all depend on his showing on training camp and since he is also AHL eligible, not surprise if he starts next season in the AHL to fine tune his game. 

 

Jonathan Dahlen - A player who has professional hockey experiences. Proliferic scorer in the second tier league in Sweden. It depends on his showing on next training camp. If he can surprise and outshine some of the players at camp, he will get a shot to atleast start the year in the NHL. He either makes it as a top 6 winger, or gets sent to the AHL for more seasoning. Think Jesper Bratt in NJ as his comparison. Both played at the SWE-1 league, and Dahlen's number at the SWE-1 is more impressive than those Bratt. But one player is different than the other, keeping my expectations reasonable and not expecting him to come in and light the world on fire.

 

Kole Lind - Very likely to start transition his game to the professional level and start at the AHL. He may make it as a bottom 6 checking forward out of camp, but usually coaches prefer guys with professional hockey experience to play defensive checking roles, and he likely won't make it ahead of Gaunce, Granlund and even likes of MacEwan and Lebate. Though, if he performs well in the pre-season, nothing is impossible! He is a prospect I am very excited about, and won't want to throw him in before his ready. 

 

Jonah Gadjovich - NHL body, and NHL size, beast in front of the net to pot home rebounds. He has yet show he has NHL speed and he will need to work on that for a year or two. Once his speed issue gets solved, he will be a monster for the Canucks and nightmares for opposition goalies. He only makes next year's line up if he improves his skating drastically over next summer, and if that's the case he is almost a write in since the Canucks really lack someone of his specific skill set.

 

William Lockwood - On pace for another great year in NCAA and show glympeses of offensive instinct before he goes down with an injury in the WJC. Would not be suprised if he spends another year in the NCAA, and even if he turns pro, because of the injuries he suffer in the past year may held him back to 100% for the start of training camp next season. Long term, he is likely a good bottom-6 or middle-6 NHL forward, but as of next season, not very likely to make the team.

 

Potential Surprises to push for a line up in next year's training camp that's not listed above:

Jalen Chatfield - Great showing in last year's training camp, and show signs of a good puck moving right hand defensiveman. Depending on what the Canucks decisions are on the blueline through the trade deadline and the off-season, he may have more chance to make the team than many expected. A year in the AHL may also help him more adjusted to playing professional hockey and he could be the surprise that members of CDC may forget.

 

Philip Holm - Think Tim Heed in San Jose. Puck moving defenseman, and heard lots of rumours of coaching staff in both of Vancouver and Utica liking his progress and transition from International ice to NA ice. He is offensive minded, and could help improve the Canucks Powerplay. Tim Heed in San Jose took a similar route, un-drafted UFA signed to a NHL contract. Spent his first season in the AHL (2016-17) and makes the Sharks line up and is regular this season. Both Heed and Holm are puck moving offensive defenseman out of the SHL, and may take the same path. Philip Holm may take a similar route and surprise a lot of fans at training camp.

 

*2018 1st* is a wild card: depends on where draft, we may have a guy ready right next year (RASMUS DAHLIN PLEASE ::D). Knowing Canucks luck, it will be the 5th overall pick or lower and it will likely be a no to make the team next year.

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19 minutes ago, ruilin96 said:

Likeliness of Making the Canucks in Descending Order:

 

Adam Gaudette - NCAA player; Hope he signs after his season ends, burn 1 year of his ELC to play a few games at the end of this season and he has NHL size and speed and is also able to play bottom 6 to start his career; Because of his versaitility and physical readiness, voted him #1

 

Elias Pettersson - NHL skill but yet to achieve NHL size; Depends on his play at training camp, but he is also very likely to make it as a 1st line LW to start next season simply because of his tremendous skill and hockey IQ. Most intriguing prospect of the entire group. Although won't hurt for him to spend some time in the AHL to adjust to NA ice and the center position while he is adding strength and muscle to his body.

 

Olli Juolevi - Calm, cool and collective game, very underrated in CDC and the rest of the hockey world. He is ability to slow the game down and play almost error free defense and as well as it will be is 3rd training camp with the Canucks next season sets him up to have higher chances to make the 2018 line up compare to the players below him. It will all depend on his showing on training camp and since he is also AHL eligible, not surprise if he starts next season in the AHL to fine tune his game. 

 

Jonathan Dahlen - A player who has professional hockey experiences. Proliferic scorer in the second tier league in Sweden. It depends on his showing on next training camp. If he can surprise and outshine some of the players at camp, he will get a shot to atleast start the year in the NHL. He either makes it as a top 6 winger, or gets sent to the AHL for more seasoning. Think Jesper Bratt in NJ as his comparison. Both played at the SWE-1 league, and Dahlen's number at the SWE-1 is more impressive than those Bratt. But one player is different than the other, keeping my expectations reasonable and not expecting him to come in and light the world on fire.

 

Kole Lind - Very likely to start transition his game to the professional level and start at the AHL. He may make it as a bottom 6 checking forward out of camp, but usually coaches prefer guys with professional hockey experience to play defensive checking roles, and he likely won't make it ahead of Gaunce, Granlund and even likes of MacEwan and Lebate. Though, if he performs well in the pre-season, nothing is impossible! He is a prospect I am very excited about, and won't want to throw him in before his ready. 

 

Jonah Gadjovich - NHL body, and NHL size, beast in front of the net to pot home rebounds. He has yet show he has NHL speed and he will need to work on that for a year or two. Once his speed issue gets solved, he will be a monster for the Canucks and nightmares for opposition goalies. He only makes next year's line up if he improves his skating drastically over next summer, and if that's the case he is almost a write in since the Canucks really lack someone of his specific skill set.

 

William Lockwood - On pace for another great year in NCAA and show glympeses of offensive instinct before he goes down with an injury in the WJC. Would not be suprised if he spends another year in the NCAA, and even if he turns pro, because of the injuries he suffer in the past year may held him back to 100% for the start of training camp next season. Long term, he is likely a good bottom-6 or middle-6 NHL forward, but as of next season, not very likely to make the team.

 

Potential Surprises to push for a line up in next year's training camp that's not listed above:

Jalen Chatfield - Great showing in last year's training camp, and show signs of a good puck moving right hand defensiveman. Depending on what the Canucks decisions are on the blueline through the trade deadline and the off-season, he may have more chance to make the team than many expected. A year in the AHL may also help him more adjusted to playing professional hockey and he could be the surprise that members of CDC may forget.

 

Philip Holm - Think Tim Heed in San Jose. Puck moving defenseman, and heard lots of rumours of coaching staff in both of Vancouver and Utica liking his progress and transition from International ice to NA ice. He is offensive minded, and could help improve the Canucks Powerplay. Tim Heed in San Jose took a similar route, un-drafted UFA signed to a NHL contract. Spent his first season in the AHL (2016-17) and makes the Sharks line up and is regular this season. Both Heed and Holm are puck moving offensive defenseman out of the SHL, and may take the same path. Philip Holm may take a similar route and surprise a lot of fans at training camp.

 

*2018 1st* is a wild card: depends on where draft, we may have a guy ready right next year (RASMUS DAHLIN PLEASE ::D). Knowing Canucks luck, it will be the 5th overall pick or lower and it will likely be a no to make the team next year.

^^nice review

 

OJ is very underrated. He has quietly had the best zone exits for Finland so far, decent number of shots too. 

 

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I'm probably optimistic, but I think Gadjovich has a real shot at it. He seems to step up at every opportunity and make it when he isn't expected to. Kinda reminds me of Burr in that regard. His size and style of play are there. An off season with a good skating coach could make him a nice surprise next season. 

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4 minutes ago, Odd. said:

recipe for disaster. 

Disagree, in the 'new NHL' it's possible, teams like NJ being proof, as long as the kids being brought in are ready.

 

Benning pretty much said a month ago on the radio that, barring any changes, EP is gonna be on the team as a winger to help him ease into the NHL and Gaudette will be a guy who will start in the bottom 6 and can work himself up the line up, and I completely agree, both look NHL ready.

 

The one guy who could surprise all of us is Dahlen. I think he's better than most of us think he is. OJ has a good chance if we trade Hutton and he has a strong showing. Demko could also be there if we trade one of the goalies, but I feel they'll wait till at least mid season with him.

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Predict Canucks finish bottom 10 again this year, and with 3 years without playoffs there will be added pressure for the organisation to make that extra step and be a serious playoff bound team spring 2019

 

Vanek does get moved at TDL although would love to see him next year

One of Hutton or Guddy are traded - 

Pettersson shows in preseason he's ready and make the line up on skill alone

Gaudette has a great chance as a bottom 6 forward and they need another centre

Joulevi should make it of they give him time with big minutes in preseason games. He as shown that he has the skill, size and smarts to be a solid 5-6 D next year. playing better and better in World Juniors.

I hope they move Nilsson and give Demko the backup job as he should transition next year without to many dramas

Sedins are likely to re-up for another year so lineup could look something like this.

 

Biggest challenge is 2nd line centre IMO

 

Pettersson- Horvat- Boeser

Baertschi- Gagner- Eriksson

Sedin - Sedin - Granlund

Gaunce- Sutter- Virtanen

Goldy- Gaudette- FA (prefer top 9 winger with some size and grit)

 

Edler- Stecher

Pouliot - Guddy

MDZ- Tanev

Joulevi - Biega

 

Marky

Demko

 

 

 

 

 

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