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by Lancer
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"
Replies: 2151
Views: 336314

Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

OK, so which of you bamboozled suckers pay $39.99 per month to the Athletic so you can read exclusives by the likes of Harman Dayal, please stand up I initially subscribed for Botchford's post-game pieces. Didn't always agree with him, but he was better than the seal-clapping bunch elsewhere. Dayal...
by Lancer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1419
Views: 25243

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

I like the Hawryluk signing. Right age bracket. Right price. Good roll of the dice for the bottom 6. If he performs, he gets some term and cash. If not, Benning can look around next summer for the next low-ante gamble. If he pans out, folks like Roussel should start looking over their shoulder.
by Lancer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1419
Views: 25243

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

The only move that they made which I think was a whiff was letting Stetcher go. Tanev and Markstrom wanted cash, term and (in Markstrom's case) no-movement protection. Benning didn't - and should not have anyway - accept the term both guys ended up getting. Long-term, letting Markstrom and Tanev go ...
by Lancer
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1419
Views: 25243

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Good pickup by Benning. Wish Schmidt was 27 instead of 29 considering his contract and age of the core, but the acquisition cost is pretty sweet. Like UWS pointed out, I don't think Benning wanted to be hemmed-in by term and NMCs - which is what Markstrom and Tanev wanted in the end. With that, and...
by Lancer
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1419
Views: 25243

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Good pickup by Benning. Wish Schmidt was 27 instead of 29 considering his contract and age of the core, but the acquisition cost is pretty sweet. Like UWS pointed out, I don't think Benning wanted to be hemmed-in by term and NMCs - which is what Markstrom and Tanev wanted in the end. With that, and ...
by Lancer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Which would be the worst UFA contract?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Which would be the worst UFA contract?

The only way a Markstrom deal makes sense is if he has no expansion protection. Benning needs the flexibility come expansion draft time.
by Lancer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Boeser, Brock
Replies: 35
Views: 1606

Re: Boeser, Brock

I think a lot of the people on the 'Trade Boeser' Camp have anxiety about his apparently diminished shot. They also salivate at the likes of Podkolzin and/or Hoglander becoming top-6 wingers. They look at what Toffoli was able to do in the regular season and the fit he had with Pettersson. Finally, ...
by Lancer
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Goalies moving forward.
Replies: 206
Views: 6208

Re: Goalies moving forward.

I've listened to Benning's interview 3 times now and the most critical point he makes about the goalies is that he feels with our travel schedule, it's better to go with two proficient net-minders. Sounds like he wants Markstrom back but can only spend so much and Jacob has the right to test the ma...
by Lancer
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Your Vancouver Canucks 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: Your Vancouver Canucks 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP

Pettersson for me. For a guy with such skill, he did so many other things on both sides of the puck and in every part of the ice. A lot of thankless work in dirty spots, and did it well. Those goals in The 3rd period of game 6 were due to the screens he set. He took on the physicality and still thri...
by Lancer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019-2020 Play-in Round
Replies: 127
Views: 4560

Re: 2019-2020 Play-in Round

...and now Montreal upsets the Penguins. Some of the round-robin teams must be licking their chops.
by Lancer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019-2020 Play-in Round
Replies: 127
Views: 4560

Re: 2019-2020 Play-in Round

Now the Preds are among the also-rans. Whattup with the Coyotes??!
by Lancer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks versus Wild Gm2 7:45 pm SNP
Replies: 222
Views: 6163

Re: Canucks versus Wild Gm2 7:45 pm SNP

Time for these guys to start crashing the net and get some chaos going in the crease. They have the big bodies to do it. This game is big.

Git’er done boys!!
by Lancer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 6151
Views: 396121

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

With Green sitting Jake for a tune-up game, it was the right move to send a message not only to Jake, but to the rest of the team. If Jake sits tonight, then there's something to discuss. If Green sits Jake in favor of Motte, Beagle or Roussel, the situation with Jake must be extraordinarily ugly, ...
by Lancer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 6151
Views: 396121

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

With Green sitting Jake for a tune-up game, it was the right move to send a message not only to Jake, but to the rest of the team. If Jake sits tonight, then there's something to discuss. If Green sits Jake in favor of Motte, Beagle or Roussel, the situation with Jake must be extraordinarily ugly, ...
by Lancer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks 'host' the mild - 7:30pm Aug 2 G1
Replies: 251
Views: 6050

Re: GDT: Canucks 'host' the mild - 7:30pm Aug 1 G1

I'm going 4-2 with an empty-netter for our boys. Petey, Miller, and Ferland - with Pearson getting the EN.