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One aspect of this signing that I really like is that Schenn has significant insight into what it’s like to be a top-5ish draft pick that failed to live up to the hype but managed to turn things around after getting out of Toronto.  Perhaps he can help Juolevi avoid the psychological mistakes he made and help Juolevi rise back up to reach the heights that made us pick him in the first place.  Beyond that he’s a great fit locker room wise because it’s not an easy role to be a press box teammate without being sour and there’s just no way this guy is sour after winning as many Cups (and earned as much money)as he has.  Signing for basically minimum wage just shows what kind of character this guy has.

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It’s kinda like Billy Bean’s story except that Schenn managed to turn it around as a player
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11 minutes ago, DrJockitch said:

Would love too because have not thought much of him to date. 

Well change that thinking pattern, friend, Myers is now surrounded by very capable NHL defensemen. He will only benefit, as everyone else.

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The Canucks make it official:

 

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Luke Schenn to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $850,000.

 

Schenn, 31, recorded four points (2-2-4), 51 penalty minutes, and registered a +4 rating in 38 games played with Tampa Bay last season. He also appeared in eight playoff games, scoring one goal and collecting nine penalty minutes as he and the Lightning earned their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

 

The 6'2", 225-pound defenceman has played in 797 career regular season games split between Toronto, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Arizona, Anaheim, Vancouver, and Tampa Bay, tallying 152 points (33-119-152) and 619 penalty minutes. In 31 career playoff games, Schenn has six points (3-3-6) and 22 penalty minutes.

 

His 2,567 career hits place fifth in the NHL since 2008.09, while he ranks 11th in the league in blocked shots per 60 minutes (66.83) during that time. Schenn played 18 games with Vancouver during the 2018.19 season, picking up two points (0-2-2) and 81 hits.

 

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Schenn has represented Canada at various international competitions throughout his career, capturing gold medals at the IIHF World Junior Championships (2008) and Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (2006).

 

Schenn was originally drafted in the first round, fifth overall by Toronto in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

https://www.nhl.com/canucks/news/canucks-sign-defenceman-luke-schenn/c-325845426

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1 minute ago, Me_ said:

Well change that thinking pattern, friend, Myers is now surrounded by very capable NHL defensemen. He will only benefit, as everyone else.

Not to mention Brad Shaw at the helm of the defense.

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5 minutes ago, longsuffering said:

how is it that all of the signings are "great depth" pick-ups? Do we have any first or even second line pick-ups?

Garland?

 

Miller, Petey, Boeser, Horvat, Hoglander, (even Pearson) fill the rest of the wholes, so why would we be looking for more first or second line guys?

 

If you're taking defense, we added OEL and re-signed Hamonic. Poolman played 20+ minutes in the playoffs for Winnipeg.

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8 minutes ago, longsuffering said:

how is it that all of the signings are "great depth" pick-ups? Do we have any first or even second line pick-ups?

Yeah, they are Miller, Pettersson, Boeser, Garland, Horvat, Hoglander, and Pearson. Our top 6 was never an issue and we even added to it when we didn't really need to. Our issue was depth scoring and depth on defense. We got rid of the bottom 6 bums. And brought in some good players. Dickinson and Garland alone are an upgrade on Rooster, Virtanen, Gaudette, Beagle and Eriksson combined. Schenn is a direct upgrade on Chatfield, as much as I like Chatfield. So yeah, there are lots of great depth pickups for a team that lacked any sort of depth.

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4 minutes ago, theo5789 said:

Garland?

 

Miller, Petey, Boeser, Horvat, Hoglander, (even Pearson) fill the rest of the wholes, so why would we be looking for more first or second line guys?

 

If you're taking defense, we added OEL and re-signed Hamonic. Poolman played 20+ minutes in the playoffs for Winnipeg.

How did that go for Winnipeg?

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54 minutes ago, longsuffering said:

how is it that all of the signings are "great depth" pick-ups? Do we have any first or even second line pick-ups?

Seems like you had to hunt for this thread and missed the other threads above.

 

Oh and you know, the OEL/Garland trade?:rolleyes:

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44 minutes ago, longsuffering said:

How did that go for Winnipeg?

So do you have a fetish for nitpicking details without trying to understand the overall context?

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Finally someone who will actually protect the young guys on this team especially Hughes. What Schenn did here last time was exactly what you want in a veteran D, when helping a younger prospect grow in the league, glad he's back because Benning had failed at protecting his young assests since Schenn left.

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5 hours ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

well hopefully he won't be a pylon that the speedy wingers will just skate around....and will punish peeps that dare enter the Nucks zone....

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1 minute ago, philtbc829 said:

well hopefully he won't be a pylon that the speedy wingers will just skate around....and will punish peeps that dare enter the Nucks zone....

Defense starts at the neutral zone. That’s the area we need to improve on the most.

 

Doesn’t matter who’s defending if the forwards give the opposition free reign to skate full speed through the neutral zone.

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