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by ClamRussel
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick
Replies: 201
Views: 13551

Re: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick

Hockey Widow wrote:Benning called him the best 17 year D he ever saw at the world juniors. High praise.
His performance there was extremely rare for a 17 yr old D, the pick is really growing on me.
by ClamRussel
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Draft Summary
Replies: 56
Views: 4859

Re: 2016 Draft Summary

D for me. My #1 concern is replacing the Sedins. We just traded a potential top 6 forward (McCann) for a young T4D not yet in his prime. Tanev and Hutton are young. Edler is not an old man. That's our top 4 for the next 4 or 5 years. I don't see the real urgency on defense. I would have loved to dr...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick
Replies: 201
Views: 13551

Re: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick

I don't mind Juolevi, defence is at an all time premium so it seems, and his IQ hockey sense and skating are off the charts and those type of D are in vogue for the way the game is played now, but when you are picking this high and your 1st line is 36 years old with maybe 2 years shelf life left on...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick
Replies: 201
Views: 13551

Re: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick

Are you stupid Clam - great we have a #1 shut down D man but then I guess we will win every game 1 - 0. A safe player like Hamhuis is easier to get and develop than a top 3 forward scoring player if you are developing through the draft. Hamhuis will not and cannot win a game or series by putting th...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick
Replies: 201
Views: 13551

Re: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick

It is not a bad pick but damn it leaves the forwards very thin in 2 - 4 years. Who do we have that could be considered 1st line player or potential? Horvat, Virtanen, Boeser (sp) The biggest positive is that I believe it is easier to sign a good FA at a forward position vs. a defender so if Juolevi...
by ClamRussel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick
Replies: 201
Views: 13551

Re: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick

Canuck luck strikes again. I thought Dubois might be there, but gosh when will we catch a break? Having said that...all we can do is wait and see. And wait, we'll have to. OJ will probably go back to Jr and then to the AHL. See you in 3 years kid. Some folks on HFboards think Juolevi can go to the ...
by ClamRussel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Draft Day 2016
Replies: 171
Views: 7569

Re: Draft Day 2016

From which side? Detroit makes it a condition of Arizona taking Chychrun at 16. Arizona accepts it because they want Chychrun and the contract doesn't affect them at all. Win-Win. I mean the deal seems fair as it is w/o even factoring in Datsyuk's contract. Holland was in a jam and it seems like th...
by ClamRussel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Draft Day 2016
Replies: 171
Views: 7569

Re: Draft Day 2016

Ya, trade 7.5 million in cap space..... 20th and 53rd is a good price to move down 4 spots, losing Datsyuk's cap hit is even better. Agreed. You could argue 20 and 53 for 16 is fair straight up, never mind adding the contract. Yeah, although I do think the Datsyuk cap problem was overblown. It's no...
by ClamRussel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick
Replies: 201
Views: 13551

Re: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick

If you really hate the pick, remember that Benning has shown the ability to be dispassionate about his assets. If Juolevi has a brilliant year next year, he could easily be flipped for someone you might like better. If the Canucks do retain Juolevi, I think that pushes back the timetable for their ...
by ClamRussel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Draft Day 2016
Replies: 171
Views: 7569

Re: Draft Day 2016

First, I said I hope he is tougher than he looks. Didn't say he wasn't tough. Second, anyone who thinks Tanev or Lidstrom aren't tough just isn't paying any attention. Find something else to bitch about other than my reaction to this pick. And, let's dial back on the Lidstrom comparisons. Jesus. Re...
by ClamRussel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Draft Day 2016
Replies: 171
Views: 7569

Re: Draft Day 2016

But, all defenceman should be tough. Cool. Are you going to break the news to Chris Tanev, or should I? Because we're not talking here about tenacity, ability to absorb a hit, or to play through pain. I haven't heard anything remotely negative about Juolevi in any of those regards. We're talking ab...
by ClamRussel
Wed May 25, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson
Replies: 282
Views: 13663

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Either way, it looks like Hamhuis' days of wearing the whale are over. I wish him well. Ya the media is saying that, I don't see how this move changes that at all. If anything, its the arrival of Tryamkin that probably spells the end for Dan unless someone is switching sides. I hope they keep Dan h...
by ClamRussel
Wed May 25, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson
Replies: 282
Views: 13663

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Shame to see more young skill go out the door, but having Gudbranson patrolling the blueline will be a sight for sore eyes. He'll help make life miserable for all that talent Alberta has been accumulating. Hello McDavid. Too bad Benning didn't have that Luongo 800k nullified as part of the deal, its...
by ClamRussel
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2015
Replies: 252
Views: 11894

Re: Free Agency 2015

You are the doctor
by ClamRussel
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: It seems they're serious about expansion now...
Replies: 214
Views: 16786

Re: It seems they're serious about expansion now...

My vote is for Boots!