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by ESQ
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: What to do with Hughes
Replies: 66
Views: 1615

Re: What to do with Hughes

Ummm... Hughes signing and and pushing the Canucks out of a good draft position is a bad thing? This, I don’t understand. After the last few lotteries, it’s amazing people still want to tank. Why not hope they make the playoffs? Even if they just miss, they could still win the lottery. Totally! Und...
by ESQ
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Contracts
Replies: 113
Views: 20257

Re: Canucks Contracts

All three, when signed, were ~8% of the total cap hit for the upcoming season So if those three are comparables, that puts Brock in at about 6.35 per If Pastrnak is the comparable, his 9% equates to 7.15 per If Draisaitl and his 11.3% is the comparable, then Brock is looking at 8.9 per ^ Those numb...
by ESQ
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Contracts
Replies: 113
Views: 20257

Re: Canucks Contracts

Lol, yeahno, you don't get to dis-include Draisaitl my friend! McDave got $12.5M X 8... but he's at least 50% better than Boeser. Eichel got $10 X 8... but he's 25% better. Draisaitl got $8.5 X 8... we're getting warmer. Your boy Pastrnak only got $6.66M-per but that's only a 6-year contract ... YU...
by ESQ
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When will the Canucks Next make the playoffs
Replies: 34
Views: 466

Re: When will the Canucks Next make the playoffs

I feel like a coward, I hedged and said 2019/20. I think it may have been Blob who pointed out prior to last year, the Canucks needed absolutely everything to work out and not get an ounce of bad luck, to make the playoffs in 2017/18. Next year they need quite a bit of things to go right, but have i...
by ESQ
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 190
Views: 6045

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO

Three of the Canucks' top-6 PP ice time players are gone - Sedins and Vanek. I'd like to see that icetime go to guys like Eriksson, Baertschi and Gagner. Pump up their value early in the season with PP points. If the kids are creating a logjam at forward, then its that much easier to move those guys...
by ESQ
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2546
Views: 160071

Re: Canucks Young Guns

I'm a little surprised that even when Goldobin was given more opportunity in the garbage days of the season, he was still only getting 13-14 min/game. Leipsic averaged almost 17 min/game in his stint. I think Leispic and Goldy are very similar. I was at the game where Leipsic's turnover lead to the ...
by ESQ
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 190
Views: 6045

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO

I’m not sure there’s enough value there to take on 3 more years of Hossa’s deal. If that’s the return I’d rather keep my powder dry. Ya I agree with you - this wasn't a hockey trade, this was a cheap owner getting an insured contract to get to the cap floor. I wonder what it would take to get Troub...
by ESQ
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2546
Views: 160071

Re: Canucks Young Guns

I put Goldobin, Dahlen and Leipsic all on the same level of potential offensive wingers. Dahlen being the youngest still holds the most upside imo. But if one of the 3 turns into a bona fide top-6 winger (40+ points), that's still a very good return for Furrows, Hansen and Holm. If 2 of the 3 turn o...
by ESQ
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: What to do with Hughes
Replies: 66
Views: 1615

Re: What to do with Hughes

Strangelove wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Well personally I'm hoping we make the playoffs this season.

In fact, for a few years now, I've been predicting 2018-19 might be the year
!

Please forgive me. :wink:
Links or it didn't happen.

:lol:
by ESQ
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 190
Views: 6045

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO

I would be shocked if they couldn’t acquire a Parayko, Seth Jones or hell.... even Karlsson for that stellar package Yuk yuk yuk. I think the depth guys could be moved for an actual comparable to 2010-Phaneuf - potentially-stud defenceman, with significant warts on a not-great contract. Think a Bou...
by ESQ
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Seattle Expansion/Canucks players
Replies: 20
Views: 490

Re: Seattle Expansion/Canucks players

Tryamkin – While not here, if he comes back to the NHL, he will need to be protected. So he is protected, for the same reasons as Virtanen. Does he need to be protected? He's only a second-year pro, I suppose if he plays here 2019-20 he'll need to be protected, but I believe he's still under contra...
by ESQ
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: What to do with Hughes
Replies: 66
Views: 1615

Re: What to do with Hughes

I'm in favour of college, I think the Canucks are at a point that they need to start spacing out their ELCs, and *if* there is a benefit to him spending a year in college getting physically more prepared for the NHL, then I say go for it. The Hughes are somewhat forcing Benning's hand by essentially...
by ESQ
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: the paranoia of the canuck fanbase
Replies: 270
Views: 4568

Re: the paranoia of the canuck fanbase

They were overpaid. And the team was terrible. Overpaid, relative to whom? Would you be saying the same thing if both were paid $6M? At $6 mil, they'd have had a bigger impact on the team. But they weren't, so that's kind of irrelevant. The point is they were minor signings that had minimal risk of...
by ESQ
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: the paranoia of the canuck fanbase
Replies: 270
Views: 4568

Re: the paranoia of the canuck fanbase

Not buying that. You should be able to say that signing 33 year old depth players to 4 year deals is unwise. Of course Jay Beagle isn't going to move the needle one way or the other. Any one of these moves in isolation isn't franchise-crippling. It's the trend people are concerned with. I think bac...
by ESQ
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: the paranoia of the canuck fanbase
Replies: 270
Views: 4568

Re: the paranoia of the canuck fanbase

But don't let "better than HFCanucks" be the sum of your posting ambitions. "Better than CDC"? :D The only thread I ever check at HFBoards is the Comets thread. While I find Bad Goalie's endless whining about the Canucks screwing the farm team, I actually really like his extremely in-depth reviews ...