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by ESQ
Wed May 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3395
Views: 186230

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 5:48 pm
I would never trade Marner for Hanafin
If you were the leaves, or if you were the canes?
by ESQ
Wed May 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3395
Views: 186230

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

/ His big battle was with Babcock to take Marner over Hanifin in the draft, which worked out well in the short term, but I think longer term Hanifin could be more valuable to a team. meh who knows. Ya, I noticed that in the Toronto (slash national) coverage that Hunter was being praised for that pi...
by ESQ
Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7390
Views: 470787

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Evander Kane has re-signed 7x7 with the Sharks. :shock: I'm not surprised, $7M x 7 is what I've been saying he'd get for some time now... Agreed, I'm just saying wouldn't have wanted to have to beat that offer, plus the premium for not playing in the sunshine, higher taxes, etc. I wouldn't have wan...
by ESQ
Tue May 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 334
Views: 14586

Re: Playoffs

Every team lost an "asset" in the expansion draft, come on Cliffy... A complete red herring. Yes, of course everyone lost an asset in the expansion draft. The point is the value of the asset. If Sbisa was not one of the 3 defensemen worth protecting, he wasn't much of an asset, and the Kesler trade...
by ESQ
Tue May 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7390
Views: 470787

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

SKYO wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 4:09 pm
Irfaan Gaffar sportsnet:

Evander Kane has re-signed 7x7 with the Sharks. :shock:
Well, I'm fine with the Canucks not out-bidding that contract. Strange that SJ would go 7 years, but not 8...

Turned into a great trade for buffalo as well, who now get a 1st.
by ESQ
Sun May 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 76678

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

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=82715 Tend to signify enforcer, no? Where ever he was though, always heard valuable team-mate and a fan fave. Mick, for my purposes I tend to focus on TOI in figuring what "line" a player is on. This goes back to the 2011 season, when I noticed th...
by ESQ
Sat May 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 76678

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

Your 6 of the top 9 guys missing 30 games each doesn’t add up to the smell test. You've forgotten the other time the team's leading goal scorer was knocked out of the lineup, Derek Dorsett. There were 2 stretches where 2/3rds of the top line were out - Bo and Baer in Dec/Jan, Brock and Baer in Marc...
by ESQ
Fri May 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 76678

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

lol because the Canucks are the only team that suffers fluke injuries. Sami Salo was not Erik Karlsson (sliced by Matt Cooke's skate/lost half his ankle bone). Ryan Kesler was our second-line C; it's not like we lost a Crosby (puck to the face, multiple concussions). And how did the Senators, and m...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 76678

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

I don't want to imply I think it's important, because as I said, it's really just about that rate of progress that should be expected, but you (and my badly managed OCD) made me look it up. The earliest version I could find of "Try to focus on 3 /4 years from now" was here: http://canuckscorner.com...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 76678

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

Is that why they missed this season? Bad luck? No, but I think bad luck played a role in the Canucks not finishing in the 80-ish point range. Despite missing 6 of their top-9 forwards and half their top-4D for 30ish games, they managed to climb 4 spots in the standings. I think with a bit of luck, ...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 76678

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

So, the full 7 years you referred to earlier in this thread. Two questions, then: Does that seem to you like a genius-level performance? and If the Canucks are not contenders by 2020/2021, does that indicate to you that they need someone else to manage the re-build? The Doc's prediction has been a ...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2315
Views: 128538

Re: Canucks Young Guns

At this point it would also be, shall we say, comforting to hear that young Elias has signed an entry level contract, no? https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/6rs58q/what_are_player_salaries_like_in_the_european/ Maybe one of you pc pros can find out more. I'll just be a little less on edge whe...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 76678

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

Its funny too, when you look at Sergachev (who Blob loves to compare him to), he's amazingly got 40 points in his rookie season...but he's playing 15 minutes a game, on the 2nd PP unit and doesn't kill penalties. He had an unbelievable 72% offensive zone starts, climbing to 79% in the playoffs. Serg...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 76678

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

In all seriousness though Blob, I thought that 7 for 7 observation was an excellent point. And it definitely brings home how far behind the Canucks were, because from Schneider in 2004 to Horvat in 2013, all the Canucks had to show for their 1st round picks was Kassian and Ballard's buyout. Prior to...
by ESQ
Wed May 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 774
Views: 38042

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

My point was that Blob has acknowledged that in the reasonable hypothetical situation, the price for adding picks is too high. I suspect after this discussion that Blob is done with complaining that Benning "only" had 28 picks in 4 years, which means mission accomplished on my end. Making a point t...