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by Lancer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1060
Views: 56417

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

I wonder with some of this Tanev talk heating up, they think Bouchard is gonna be their guy. Sounds like he’s ready to make the jump. Short term gain at expense of long-term potential in that event. I'm still unconvinced that Bouchard's skating will improve to the point he can leverage his other sk...
by Lancer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.
Replies: 43
Views: 807

Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

I went with Wahlstrom just on a hunch that he will fall into Benning's lap as the picks are made ahead of him, and the kid is somebody that I think would fit Benning's BPA approach. For the 2nd round, I would go with Matthias Samuelsson, though if Hallander or Oloffson are available they may be take...
by Lancer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7498
Views: 494187

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Hoffman gone. https://www.tsn.ca/senators-trade-hoffman-to-sharks-1.1116853 No surprise. And gone again.. Sharks trade Hoffman to Panthers for a bunch of picks I'd say Ottawa got the better end of this series of deals. Boedkker is no slouch, even if he won't score as much as Hoffman. The head-scrat...
by Lancer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1060
Views: 56417

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Dobson or Boqvist would be fine by me. Now watch both of them get picked before #7 If both get picked before #7, likely means that Wahlstrom will be available. That would be fine by me as well. I guess it would get interesting if the top names on the Canucks list get snapped up prior to #7, and the...
by Lancer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2167
Views: 101901

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Now that he has his brood (wife & 4 kids), rooted in Van., No-way he's going anywhere for two more seasons. After that, he gives a list of 15 teams he won't go to. I wonder why I have this vexatious feeling his play strikingly improves over two years. Oh well, doesn't matter, I understand Jim Benni...
by Lancer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2167
Views: 101901

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Can we stop with the Karlsson trade ideas? Given the state of the team, this is the last kind of deal Benning should make. The net benefit he would provide considering what Benning would have to give up would possibly get the team to the playoffs, but he wouldn’t make them a contender. By the time t...
by Lancer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7498
Views: 494187

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Habs sign Domi to a 2 year, 6.3 million dollar contract. Cap 3.15 per. Given his fall off the past two seasons, his reported attitude/behavioural issues, his total lack of defence, I'd say Domi hit a home run. Huge overpayment at this point in his career. Desperation to sell the deal? Still scratch...
by Lancer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2412
Views: 147202

Re: Canucks Young Guns

The problem will be, the games in the KHL are not as intense and most assuredly not as hard hitting. Realize that's a generalization but I still think when he returns, he will again be taken back. Thing is, he'll be 3 years older. Hard-hitting hockey doesn't really affect Tryamkin. The bodychecks j...
by Lancer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1060
Views: 56417

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

For the Canuck’s pick (admittedly using positional need to break some ties between some pretty evenly ranked talents), I’m thinking Dobson = Boqvist > Tkachuk > Wahlstrom > Hughes > Bouchard > Kotkaniemi I'd switch Wahlstrom and Tkachuk. Benning and Linden like their forwards with lethal shots. I t...
by Lancer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1060
Views: 56417

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

With Bouchard, it’s a question of whether management is convinced his skating issues are fixable with some work on technique. Speed is one thing, but his edge work apparently needs improvement as well. If he fixes his skating, a pretty good chance he reaches his ceiling and sooner than the others on...
by Lancer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2167
Views: 101901

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

I’m just looking at a way to show that Blob can’t be right. So it sounds like Montreal may trade down for a centre, likely the Fin around the 7th pick, and Vancouver wants more picks. And perhaps NYI would want to move up in the draft. Here’s a trade that popped into my head. Islanders trade their ...
by Lancer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7498
Views: 494187

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Is Mike Hoffman about to get traded out of Ottawa because his old lady is nuts? If the allegations are true, who in their right mind would bring that family into their organization? Dorian "Hey, you want Hoffman, give us a 2nd for him" GM "Really? A 2nd? That's it? What's the catch?" Dorian "You al...
by Lancer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7498
Views: 494187

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Nothing like girl problems to ruin a locker room, eh Gary? Eh Jeff?
by Lancer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1060
Views: 56417

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Yeah unless Zadina or Tkachuk falls, take a D man. There are some nice players projected to go late first round and early in the second as well. Samuelsson and Drury come to mind. Samuelsson would be a nice addition to the defence pipeline, or McIsaac or Miller. Maybe one of the Timra forwards (Olo...
by Lancer
Wed May 30, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1060
Views: 56417

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Cherry Picker wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Noticed Benning say the staff should be expecting more picks.
That’ll make some here happy.
He said he was going to "try". I would have been surprised if he had said otherwise.