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by Diehard1
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 198
Views: 6922

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Fortunately for Makar he's a giant compared to Hughes and Makar isn't big I'm taking Bouchard and Boqvist ahead of Hughes. Hughes did not impress at the WJC, was in fact benched by the coach a fair bit in tight games, a bit of a disaster defensively. He definitely wasn't the fastest guy in the tour...
by Diehard1
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 70567

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

Sounds like Benning is very active on the phones. Says it's too early to tell what will unfold TDD. He was responding to a question about, now that Gudbranson is re-signed and Tanev is hurt, does he expect to be busy TDD. I expected a no but he seemed to indicate that there is a lot of talk setting...
by Diehard1
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 70567

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

Diehard, the Avalanche fixed their defence in one draft - Makar and Timins, and the Duschene trade - Girard. And don't forget the O'Reilly trade, Zadarov is playing good hockey finally. Anyhow, Benning can do a lot for this team's D with a top 10 pick in this draft and a high 2nd round pick. Unlike...
by Diehard1
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 70567

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

So let's assume they re-sign Gudbranson. Now Guddy, Tanev, Stecher on the right side long term. Biega is the extra, short-term only. Left side is Edler (not moving, even if we want him to as he's made that clear), MDZ. Juolevi coming next year and will play some NHL games even if he's in the AHL fo...
by Diehard1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 198
Views: 6922

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

I see ole Joe Veleno Mr Extraordinary Status is creeping up the QMJHL Scoring Leader board, not too far behind Zadina. Yep, he’s been very good since the trade. Amazing how he looks much better once he gets to a good team. Hughes is just so dynamic, reminds me a lot of Makar from last year. Yep he’...
by Diehard1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 949
Views: 27772

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

Does anybody still like Sutter? He's a shutdown centre who is average at that role, is one of the worst passers on the team and probably in the league, doesn't play physical at all, 25-35 points average in a season (career high is 34, on pace for less than 30 this year if he played all 82 games). I...
by Diehard1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 70567

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

Edler-Guddy MDZ-Stecher Juolevi-Pouliot Tanev and Hutton traded. Tanev the preferred targets are Liljegren and Cal Foote types, long term D projects that fall in line with developing with Pettersson, Gaudette and Demko. Plus ideally we draft another key dman in 2018 draft. Ultimately we are not exp...
by Diehard1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 949
Views: 27772

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

Lol of course Benning will say that. He gave him a sweetheart contract for 30 point seasons of soft play. Everybody heard him say a team icon shoots the puck like a 10 year old girl and throw another young kid under the bus by saying he has to play with grit and balls. When has Sutter done this ? I...
by Diehard1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 70567

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

So let's assume they re-sign Gudbranson. Now Guddy, Tanev, Stecher on the right side long term. Biega is the extra, short-term only. Left side is Edler (not moving, even if we want him to as he's made that clear), MDZ. Juolevi coming next year and will play some NHL games even if he's in the AHL for...
by Diehard1
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 198
Views: 6922

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

I haven’t had a chance to watch as much junior hockey as I normally do - having young kids of your own takes up a lot of time! That said, still not sure who I like more between Svechnikov and Zadina, would be fine with either of them at 2 or 3. Dahlin at 1 for sure, just don’t see that happening wit...
by Diehard1
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Rebuild...
Replies: 1141
Views: 52367

Re: The Rebuild...

Two years: Gadjovich Pettersson Dahlen Baertschi Horvat Boeser Granlund Gaudette Virtanen Ericksson Sutter Lind Gaunce that is a lot of hoping and praying, certainly hope that isnt who you expect to be on the top line. Not to mention other than Juolevi there isn’t a single defenceman in the organiz...
by Diehard1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 70567

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

I’m ok with the trade as long as Jimbo keeps the rebuild going and acquires extra picks at the deadline. If they are a few points out and he plays the ‘we want to make the playoffs’ card refusing to trade some of the vets I reserve the right to lose it then, but for now not too concerned. Prepare t...
by Diehard1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 70567

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

I like the gamble but I'm thinking this player was going on waivers anyways. Ahhhh what the fuck just cough up a 4th. At least it isn't the standard 2nd or 3rd. Pedan is a warm body who can't skate backwards and turns like a bus. Lol some people thought he was gonna make it this year. He isn't an N...
by Diehard1
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 70567

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

He was the consensus better player on every list. He was probably the best player on that Memorial Cul team outside of Marner. He plays with some edge, some chutzpah and he is a scorer. I know a lot of people on this board absolutely hate good hard nosed players ,but this team needs them. Tkachuk w...
by Diehard1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2017 Development Camp
Replies: 228
Views: 9504

Re: 2017 Development Camp

Kesler said when he left, even after Benning got aboard, that he did not want to stay for a rebuild and that he had been told by the Benning camp that they were rebuilding . It was his biggest reason for wanting to leave. So I really do think that one of the biggest challenges faced by Linden and B...