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by sagebrush
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate!
Replies: 1111
Views: 81545

Re: The Great Jim Benning Debate!

IMO - these 3 new guys are not barring young guys from playing on the team on any line. I do not assume young guys will be brought in to be piss and vinegar, very few can do that. Right now I do not see any prospect that would fit that role. Good call Reef, obviously you understand Canucks' present...
by sagebrush
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate!
Replies: 1111
Views: 81545

Re: The Great Jim Benning Debate!

An interesting article that summarizes & investigates what many have been thinking ... Barring trades, there won’t be much competition at Canucks training camp. "We do have to be careful with what we do this summer,” said Trevor Linden a few months ago. “We're okay with being young next year. We're ...
by sagebrush
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related
Replies: 479
Views: 7428

Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Baertschi signed: 3 years @ ave $3.37M.
by sagebrush
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related
Replies: 479
Views: 7428

Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Like the players (AR, JB), not so much the term. Seller dwellers pay a premium on Canada day.

However, if JB avoided trade clauses, I'm OK with it.
by sagebrush
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related
Replies: 479
Views: 7428

Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

^^

They're worth a look by the brain trust's 'resident genius' (alias JB).

Washington must be wary of arbitration with Devante Smith-Pelly. .. Can't be a case of
what have you done for us lately?
.
by sagebrush
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related
Replies: 479
Views: 7428

Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Players not qualified Anaheim Ducks Not disclosed Arizona Coyotes Not disclosed Boston Bruins Not disclosed Buffalo Sabres F Victor Antipin, G Robin Lehner, F Scott Wilson Calgary Flames F Austin Carroll, F Emile Poirier, F Daniel Pribyl, F Nick Shore, F Hunter Smith Carolina Hurricanes F Phil Di G...
by sagebrush
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.
Replies: 142
Views: 3882

Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Like Lockwood, Woo is going to have to learn to pick his spots more when going for the hits. Reckless abandon results in unnecessary injuries. Try reading the scouting reports, he isn’t reckless abandon like Virtanen and Dumba were in junior. He’s always on the right side of the puck and is very sm...
by sagebrush
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.
Replies: 142
Views: 3882

Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Like Lockwood, Woo is going to have to learn to pick his spots more when going for the hits.

Reckless abandon results in unnecessary injuries.
by sagebrush
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1321
Views: 65531

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Just missed on Zadina, then went for an LSD trip (Left Smurf D).

WTF.

Here's hoping Benning & Co know lots about Hughes commitment (college/NHL), sturdiness, & the direction of NHL officiating (will crushing checks on small guys be called). A risky move this is.
by sagebrush
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.
Replies: 142
Views: 3882

Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

I still think we'd be lucky to get Dobson, but the best case (inside pundits draft ranges) is even better for the Canucks.

Hoping for the best: (1) Filip Zadina 6-0 RW; (2) Alexander Alexeyev 6-4 LD; (3) Curtis Douglas 6-9 C.

Positional needs be damned, take the best talent available.
by sagebrush
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 3207
Views: 167542

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

^^
I like Boucher’s shot but honestly he has t shown much. To me Goldobin has more upside.
Agreed.

Boucher hasn't been able to take the next step & develop the ability to get that shot on target when it counts, & from where it counts.
by sagebrush
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2510
Views: 157588

Re: Canucks Young Guns

We don't know that
Tanev will be traded or injured
in a year, or that
Juolevi will be 100% one month from now
..

Only that some peculiar condition results in this much exaggeration.
by sagebrush
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2510
Views: 157588

Re: Canucks Young Guns

No comments about he would buy out his final year, in fact his agent seems to suggest he will play the contract out. But never say never. It would be good to see the Russian bear back. Recall Martin Hanzel's reaction (6'-6, 226lb, noted Canuck injurer) after he bounced off the bear. Even one of the...