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3 minutes ago, Kanukfanatic said:

Ugh...Torey Krug. That player has always underwhelmed me. I know he put up 59 points this year but ugh. I hope Hughes does not end up underwhelming like Krug.  Maybe my boston hatred is showing through here...not really sure!

Krug is Hughes' floor.  Hughes will be a far superior player.  

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4 minutes ago, HerrDrFunk said:

Probably the Boston hatred. I'd be thrilled if Hughes ended up like Krug.

Who the hell wants a 60 point D anyway? :lol:

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2 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Krug is Hughes' floor.  Hughes will be a far superior player.  

14 goals, 59 points? whats wrong with that? Hughes will probably hit that long before 27 too. 

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1 minute ago, aGENT said:

Who the hell wants a 60 point D anyway? :lol:

Ok...it is clear it is my boston hatred then.

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6 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

14 goals, 59 points? whats wrong with that? Hughes will probably hit that long before 27 too. 

Hughes will be a 70 + point player, while driving our offense with his superior and generational puck possession, skating, and passing skills. 

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1 hour ago, Alflives said:

Where does he slot in on our D right now?  I see him as being on our second pair with Tanev.  He would play a lot of minutes too.  The NCAA has some really good teams, where many of the players are men (20 plus).  Hughes is ready, and I will be surprised if we don't sign him soon.  

I hear you. I think he should go back to college but I have this funny feeling he will leave the club no choice  but to play in VanCity. His skill set just compliments the team. Sure second pairing 5 on 5 but first unit PP. Why not? No one else can work the PP from the point. Run the diamond formation PP with Hughes as the point man. EP on right side BB on the left. I'm tingling as I type it! But, my concern isn't the start or first half of the season. Its how does the young Hughes hold up over the second half of an 82 game schedule. 

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3 minutes ago, rekker said:

I hear you. I think he should go back to college but I have this funny feeling he will leave the club no choice  but to play in VanCity. His skill set just compliments the team. Sure second pairing 5 on 5 but first unit PP. Why not? No one else can work the PP from the point. Run the diamond formation PP with Hughes as the point man. EP on right side BB on the left. I'm tingling as I type it! But, my concern isn't the start or first half of the season. Its how does the young Hughes hold up over the second half of an 82 game schedule. 

Hughes will be 19 in October.  He does need filling out, so I think he would be (likely) gaining weight - strength and muscle - during the season.  

I've been watching game videos of his shifts from some of that Frozen Four, and he's unlike any D man we have seen here. He plays the game at a speed that is almost like something from a computer game, where one of the characters is on hyper speed.  He really and truly is a Phenom. 

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Aside from his size, Hughes looks like he's already developed his game. If anyone on the Canucks D could use a little development time to learn and improve, it's Hutton.

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29 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Hughes will be a 70 + point player, while driving our offense with his superior and generational puck possession, skating, and passing skills. 

I like that kind of talk...!

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1 hour ago, Odd. said:

Something tells me Edler is going to shoot WATCH FROM THE BENCH a lot more on the PP.

FIFY.

 

I like Alex as a player, but he is not a PP specialist.

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36 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Hughes will be a 70 + point player, while driving our offense with his superior and generational puck possession, skating, and passing skills. 

no pressure eh! :P

 

that would be nice. 

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51 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Hughes is similar to Krug, in they are both smaller, offensive minded D men.  Hughes drives the play more than Krug, with both his superior skating, and elite puck skills.  Hughes will play next season and put up over 50 points. 

 

39 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Hughes will be a 70 + point player, while driving our offense with his superior and generational puck possession, skating, and passing skills. 

 

38 minutes ago, rekker said:

I hear you. I think he should go back to college but I have this funny feeling he will leave the club no choice  but to play in VanCity. His skill set just compliments the team. Sure second pairing 5 on 5 but first unit PP. Why not? No one else can work the PP from the point. Run the diamond formation PP with Hughes as the point man. EP on right side BB on the left. I'm tingling as I type it! But, my concern isn't the start or first half of the season. Its how does the young Hughes hold up over the second half of an 82 game schedule. 

 

31 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Hughes will be 19 in October.  He does need filling out, so I think he would be (likely) gaining weight - strength and muscle - during the season.  

I've been watching game videos of his shifts from some of that Frozen Four, and he's unlike any D man we have seen here. He plays the game at a speed that is almost like something from a computer game, where one of the characters is on hyper speed.  He really and truly is a Phenom. 

If Hughes can do half of the above Elias will get 100 points. Kinda like Phil Housley when he was feeing the puck to the Finnish flash Temmu (who cares how it is spelt) Selanne.

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18 minutes ago, cory40 said:

If Hughes can do half of the above Elias will get 100 points. Kinda like Phil Housley when he was feeing the puck to the Finnish flash Temmu (who cares how it is spelt) Selanne.

That's a good example. I was a Winnipegger when Selanne joined the league, scoring 76 goals in his rookie season. Housley was a great player who skated well and drove the play, he's made some incredible passes to Teemu, which would often result in goals. I can see something similar with Hughes and Pettersson. Quinn is going to get a lot of assists, most on the team I would venture to guess.

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15 hours ago, Pure961089 said:

I think Hughes has a chance of reinventing the way defencemen play.  Much like how Patrick Roy changed the game and changed how the goaltending position was played.  Years from now you’ll see Hughes's influence on young defencemen and how they play.   Nobody plays Defence like Hughes does in the NHL.  You don’t see ‘Rovers’, Hughes will put a new wrinkle in the way future defencemen play.  

great it is confirmed then

he'll be equal to or better then orr

maybe we should just honour him now

and hoist his jersey to the rafters

 

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