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I would like to see a Sam Bennett deal but Calgary want more in return?

 

Heiden  for  Virtanen ?  On the fence with deal..Heiden had 47 points in 1st season 3 yrs ago? Maybe playing beside Horvat he might fit...

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2 minutes ago, wildcam said:

Oh I honestly think Jake will flourish with new team....20 Goals --- 45 point guy for sure..

Jake just needs new coach and with his natural talent he will flourish just not in Vancouver...Playing with no confidence, he doesn't even use his speed and drive to net anymore..I notice him less.... I am a Jake fan but times run out in Vancouver....

Maybe if new coach he would get fresh start in Vancouver?

That’s what I was hoping for, a new coach then it’s all on him.

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I`m so tired of him, I want him gone.  Don`t even care if we let him walk.
Reminds me of Kassian all over again.  Just hate those pro`s that don`t want to put in the work to be pro`s.

In the last few years he has only shown glimmers of what he could be

 

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4 minutes ago, grandmaster said:

JV for Heinen would be a good trade. 
 

The salary is virtually the same. 
 

Both are still young.
 

Heinen is a local kid as well. 

Would fans be able to handle he's an ex-Boston player? 

Despite getting 47 points in 17-18? 

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10 minutes ago, DS4quality said:

He's really only had one professional coach,  i wonder who could steer him in the right direction, or if he's just uncoachable

Agreed.  Willie doesn't count considering he obviously wasn't an NHL quality coach.  I do think getting Jake away from his crew might provide the necessary wakeup call, but I also hoped the bubble would do that.  He still might develop into a useful player, but I don't think he'll do it here.

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5 minutes ago, King Heffy said:

Agreed.  Willie doesn't count considering he obviously wasn't an NHL quality coach.  I do think getting Jake away from his crew might provide the necessary wakeup call, but I also hoped the bubble would do that.  He still might develop into a useful player, but I don't think he'll do it here.

Maybe he was referring to Willie ;)

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I could see Jake finding success elsewhere, but I also think it'd take Jake getting out of his hometown comfort zone to experience the necessary wake up call. Away from his friends, family, haunts. I imagine he'd love Cali, most hockey players seem to. He'd be just another guy down there. 

 

But yeah, the coaches he's played under don't exactly inspire confidence. 

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Ugh... as much as I would like to see Jake traded, I would really it rather be picks and use the cap space.

 

Maybe if Anaheim took Baertschi as well that makes a difference.  They have lots of LTIR space to absorb it and it would pay off for us in maybe not pushing some ELC bonuses into next year if we can also move Sutter and Pearson in different moves 

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I don’t want to see him flourish in on a Pacific division rival, the right coach is going to find away to motivate Jake.  If we can’t get a good trade with an eastern U.S. team I’d rather keep him.  We could use another Bertuzzi  for example.

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This is probably as much of fault on him as it is with his coaches. They should have hired better coaches if they were going to have Virtanen come to the big club.

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