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It's always fun to be playing this game with free agency lurking around. Plenty of work ahead for our Canucks. We'll definitely be in the market for a bottom 6 FWD and another defenceman. This is what I think our lineup will look like after our barrage of moves so far: 

 

Miller - Petey - Boeser

Pearson - Bo - Garland

Hoglander - Dickinson - Podkolzin

Motte - Sutter - Lockwood

 

Hughes - Myers 

Ekman Larsson - Ceci

Juolevi - Rathbone

 

Demko

FA(Mrazek, Jones, Reimer) 

 

Extra: Highmore, Bailey

 

We're probably going to be in the market for a RHD. Currently, we only have Myers. There's a chance we may re-sign Hamonic but who knows. Schmidt could play the right side but personally, I think he's better on the left. I threw Rathbone on the right side because I really believe he has the potential to flourish there considering our depth in the left side. We also could use another center who can play in our bottom 6 and can kill penalties with Beagle gone. Hopefully we can get a guy like Turris if he's out in the market. We can also re-sign Sutter for say 1-2 year deal with $1.5-2 million AAV. The off-season is getting intense and I'm getting very excited

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2 minutes ago, Beary Sweet said:

It's always fun to be playing this game with free agency lurking around. Plenty of work ahead for our Canucks. We'll definitely be in the market for a bottom 6 FWD and another defenceman. This is what I think our lineup will look like after our barrage of moves so far: 

 

Miller - Petey - Boeser

Pearson - Bo - Garland

Hoglander - Dickinson - Podkolzin

Motte - Graovac - Lockwood

 

Hughes - Myers 

Ekman Larsson - Schmidt

Juolevi - Rathbone

 

Demko

FA(Mrazek, Jones, Reimer) 

 

Extra: Highmore, Bailey

 

We're probably going to be in the market for a RHD. Currently, we only have Myers. There's a chance we may re-sign Hamonic but who knows. Schmidt could play the right side but personally, I think he's better on the left. I threw Rathbone on the right side because I really believe he has the potential to flourish there considering our depth in the left side. We also could use another center who can play in our bottom 6 and can kill penalties with Sutter and Beagle gone. Hopefully we can get a guy like Turris if he's out in the market. The off-season is getting intense and I'm getting very excited

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2 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

Oh okay. Thank you. I changed my projected lineup. I didn't know he signed elsewhere. He was pretty good for us late last season and deserved a extended look this upcoming season. Looks like we'll have to find another bottom 6 FWD. Maybe trading for a guy like Kerfoot would be nice

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Oh okay. Thank you. I changed my projected lineup. I didn't know he signed elsewhere. He was pretty good for us late last season and deserved a extended look this upcoming season. Looks like we'll have to find another bottom 6 FWD. Maybe trading for a guy like Kerfoot would be nice

Any time. Schmidt might be gone by the end of day too, and Pettersson is going to be poached with an offersheet supposedly....:lol:

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9 minutes ago, Beary Sweet said:

It's always fun to be playing this game with free agency lurking around. Plenty of work ahead for our Canucks. We'll definitely be in the market for a bottom 6 FWD and another defenceman. This is what I think our lineup will look like after our barrage of moves so far: 

 

Miller - Petey - Boeser

Pearson - Bo - Garland

Hoglander - Dickinson - Podkolzin

Motte - Sutter - Lockwood

 

Hughes - Myers 

Ekman Larsson - Schmidt

Juolevi - Rathbone

 

Demko

FA(Mrazek, Jones, Reimer) 

 

Extra: Highmore, Bailey

 

We're probably going to be in the market for a RHD. Currently, we only have Myers. There's a chance we may re-sign Hamonic but who knows. Schmidt could play the right side but personally, I think he's better on the left. I threw Rathbone on the right side because I really believe he has the potential to flourish there considering our depth in the left side. We also could use another center who can play in our bottom 6 and can kill penalties with Beagle gone. Hopefully we can get a guy like Turris if he's out in the market. We can also re-sign Sutter for say 1-2 year deal with $1.5-2 million AAV. The off-season is getting intense and I'm getting very excited

Miller-Petey-Boes
Hogs-Bo-Garland
Pearson-Dickinson-Pods
Motte-Sutter-Highmore


OEL-Schmidt
Hughes-Savard (PLEASE)
Juolevi-Myers

Demko
DiPietro

Extras: Gadjovich, Lockwood, Rathbone

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Miller - Pettersson - Boeser

Hoglander - Horvat - Garland

Pearson - Dickenson - ________

Motte - Sutter - Podkolzin

MacEwan

 

OEL - ________

Hughes - Hamonic

Rathbone - Myers

Juolevi - Schenn

 

Demko

________

 

 

 

 

________'s are players that are currently not with the organization.

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11 minutes ago, Beary Sweet said:

It's always fun to be playing this game with free agency lurking around. Plenty of work ahead for our Canucks. We'll definitely be in the market for a bottom 6 FWD and another defenceman. This is what I think our lineup will look like after our barrage of moves so far: 

 

Miller - Petey - Boeser

Pearson - Bo - Garland

Hoglander - Dickinson - Podkolzin

Motte - Sutter - Lockwood

 

Hughes - Myers 

Ekman Larsson - Schmidt

Juolevi - Rathbone

 

Demko

FA(Mrazek, Jones, Reimer) 

 

Extra: Highmore, Bailey

 

We're probably going to be in the market for a RHD. Currently, we only have Myers. There's a chance we may re-sign Hamonic but who knows. Schmidt could play the right side but personally, I think he's better on the left. I threw Rathbone on the right side because I really believe he has the potential to flourish there considering our depth in the left side. We also could use another center who can play in our bottom 6 and can kill penalties with Beagle gone. Hopefully we can get a guy like Turris if he's out in the market. We can also re-sign Sutter for say 1-2 year deal with $1.5-2 million AAV. The off-season is getting intense and I'm getting very excited

switch Pearson and Hogs and we have to assume were bringing in a defenseman or 2 like Schenn or Hamonic for toughness and grit

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4 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

Any time. Schmidt might be gone by the end of day too, and Pettersson is going to be poached with an offersheet supposedly....:lol:

Petey is not going anywhere

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Here is my current prediction:

 

Hoglander - Petey - Boeser

Miller - Horvat - Garland

Pearson - Dickenson - Podkolzin

Motte - MacEwen - Lockwood

 

Extras: Gadjovich

 

Hughes - Hamonic

Ekman Larsson - Myers

Juolevi - Schenn

 

Extras: Rathbone, Bowey

 

Demko

Halak

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woooo... this is fun!! OK realistically, I'd wanna see:

 

Miller - Petey - Boeser

Hoglander - Horvat - Garland

Pearson - Dickinson - Motte

Gusev - Anisimov - Podkolzin

 

Hughes - Myers

Ekman-Larsson - Montour

Rathbone - Hamonic

 

Demko

Halak

 

Extra: Juolevi, Boyd, Highmore

 

Call me crazy but I do feel like seeing an all-Russian line!!

 

Now, Let's Goooooooooooooo!!! 

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20 minutes ago, 250Integra said:

Yep, Schmidt will be gone any minute now.

I confirm... it is true... any minute AS WE SPEAK... don't go away as our Schmidt trade thread refreshes every minute... word in the streets is that we will very likely get a pick or two back!! 3-4 teams have been circling back in the last hour or so... 

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JT -   Pete  -   Brock

Pears  -    Bo  -  Garland

Hogs  -   Dick   -  Podz/Motte

High  -   Brassard  -   Motte/Podz

Mac

 

OEL   -   Montour

Quinn  -  Hamonic

Olli   -   Myers

Rath

 

Demko

Bernier

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31 minutes ago, Iron Fist said:

Sutter and Schmidt gots to go

We'll drive them to the airport and claim expense from Brian Burke!! 

 

One is never healthy/consistent enough to do much... and the other is moping because he can't put up points for fun anymore...

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Miller - Petey - Garland

Hoglander - Bo - Boeser

Pearson - Dickinson - Podkolzin

Motte - (Sutter/Khaira) - MacEwen

Highmore

 

OEL - Myers/Schmidt (if still around)

Hughes - Hamonic/defensive dman/Myers (if Schmidt is still around)

OJ - (Ceci/Smith/Bogosian/Schenn?)

Brisebois - Bowey/Sautner/Schenn?

(Rathbone getting big minutes in Utica)

 

Demko

(Halak/Jones/cheap vet)

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Pettersson - Miller - Boeser

Hoglander - Horvat - Garland

Pearson - Dickinson - Podkolzin

Highmore - Sutter - Motte

MacEwen

 

Ekman-Larsson - Myers

Hughes - Hamonic

Juolevi - Poolman

Rathbone - Schenn

 

Demko

Halak

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