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by UWSaint
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 3037
Views: 116888

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

Fine, we overlook his bucket of blunders and keep Goldobin for his flashes of brilliance, but really mostly because Tryamkin wants to kiss him and love him and hug him and squeeze him and call him George. Or we pay attention to the fact that with each call up Goldobin's defensive game was better an...
by UWSaint
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1378
Views: 56077

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

The Cup winners of recent history boast one thing in common: Heavy hitting center depth. They have another thing in common, too. True #1 D's. Pitt: Letang isn't in Karlsson's class, but he is the next tier. 25+ a night, good on the power play, kills penalties. (Granted, he was injured during Pitt's...
by UWSaint
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 3037
Views: 116888

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

Taking Tkachuk has nothing to do with signing Kane. No to El Niño. Decent player but makes a bit too much for what he produced this year. Too much doesn't matter to anyone but the owners. It is objectively too much, but that's opportunity because the Wild want to get him (or at least Coyle) off the...
by UWSaint
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2018 Offseason
Replies: 146
Views: 3362

Re: 2018 Offseason

Biggest needs: Improving the defense, both prospect and on ice. Presume that Edler, Tanev, Gudbrandson, MDZ are the top 4 (and not a great one); assume Biega is 7. All other players are, by their play are tweeners, with some potential future; of them, my preference is to find ice time for Pouliot an...
by UWSaint
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: So long, farewell, good bye to the Sedins
Replies: 91
Views: 2689

Re: So long, farewell, good bye to the Sedins

The Sedins kept me interested when my fandom faltered with the Messier fail and Bure's defection (trading Linden away never bothered me....). Even when they weren't yet good players, I enjoyed watching their shifts. They thought the game differently, you could tell that from the beginning. Remarkabl...
by UWSaint
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: February/March/April OOTS
Replies: 288
Views: 11745

Re: February/March/April OOTS

HW, helps the Bruins best players their vets are only 29-32 (Marchand, Krejci, Bergeron), while the Sedins are 37 whom already play a slow game to begin with. But imagine the 2011 Sedins with the current Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser and Pettersson/Gaudette. I’m todays NHL the 30 year old Sedins would be...
by UWSaint
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1378
Views: 56077

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

rats19 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Just hoping with the new kids and exciting times coming that UW will post more often. He has a very keen insight that I have always admired.


*Was that brown nosy enough???
A good start, Rats!
by UWSaint
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1378
Views: 56077

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

Eriksson's contract is funky, with most of it being a signing bonus. Signing bonuses affect the cap hi calculation. According to Cap Friendly, his buyout cap hit is $5.5M over the next 3 seasons; $3.5 for the one after that. If they are correct, this is a "buyout proof" contract. Eriksson hasn't bee...
by UWSaint
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7353
Views: 447135

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

https://www.tsn.ca/ehrhoff-retires-still-owed-8-5m-by-sabres-1.1039503 Former NHL defenceman Christian Ehrhoff announced his retirement from professional hockey on Monday He was bought out by Buffalo after just three seasons in 2014, leaving the team with an annual payment of $857,143 for 14 years....
by UWSaint
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2179
Views: 107460

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Agreed, HW, that slow is the way with Demko. Playing is the most important thing, and having a better team in front of you is a big deal. I always wonder about proper goalie development. I think about Jonathan Bernier -- an 11th overall pick -- who was brought up after the CHL season concluded (burn...
by UWSaint
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: February/March/April OOTS
Replies: 288
Views: 11745

Re: February/March/April OOTS

Goldy backing up and making the defensive play on an ill timed and ill fated lil' Trojan pinch has become a common site. I too have seen the improvements away from the puck and situational awareness. I think Jake moving to the 4th line is more about further grooming his 200' game and providing a th...
by UWSaint
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: February/March/April OOTS
Replies: 288
Views: 11745

Re: February/March/April OOTS

Tanking = success? Not necessarily and not likely. This article takes a look at how well its been working for Buffalo, etc.... https://www.seattlepi.com/sports/article/Tanks-for-nothing-Some-NHL-teams-can-t-win-for-12786787.php My view is that star players help a lot. But stars require support, on t...
by UWSaint
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trades made - Trade Deadline Day 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 7543

Re: Trades made - Trade Deadline Day 2018

Do you know what is a reasonably good outcome for a 3rd or 4th round pick? Leipsic and Motte. Not a very good outcome (Biesksa, Edler -- have there been any others in the past 15 years? Probably a couple), not a great outcome (e.g., Gaudreau), but a reasonably good one. A guy that can play in the NH...
by UWSaint
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trades made - Trade Deadline Day 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 7543

Re: Trades made

If 26 years old Kane can only get a conditional 1st (only if he re-signs with the Sharks, else 2nd in 2019), a 24 years old 5'10" centre, and a fourth rounder in 2020, I am not sure what we can expect for 34 years old Vanek. The market is clearly not favoring the seller this deadline. I agree -- no...
by UWSaint
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT 20-02-18: Canucks vs Avs
Replies: 36
Views: 1209

Re: GDT 20-02-18: Canucks vs Avs

If the goals had been scored in a different order last night, say even trading goals, the Canucks might feel like they got away with one. The Avs were much better the first 14 minutes of the game; then the Canucks played well for about 20 minutes, and then the Avs dominated the rest of the way. If y...