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by UWSaint
Fri May 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 783
Views: 39752

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Hughes is not 5’-10”. All you have to do is arm him in the ice against others to realize he’s no taller than Jordan Subban From watching these playoffs Im again reminded why some size is required on defence at the NHL level When the league was more tilted against small guys, Brian Rafalski listed (...
by UWSaint
Fri May 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1743
Views: 78797

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

My categories are predictable and controllable, predictable but beyond control, random. An individual player's injuries could be any of them. Maybe they are out of shape (predictable and controllable). Maybe they play beserker hockey (predictable and controllable). Maybe they have had mutiple knee i...
by UWSaint
Fri May 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1743
Views: 78797

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

Shit happens. Every team suffers injuries. Shit happens. Every team suffers injuries. But the Canucks are a top 3 team the 2 of the past 3 seasons and in the top 5 the other season for forwards/defensemen games lost to injury. I don't know how much is something controllable (e.g., training causing ...
by UWSaint
Thu May 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1743
Views: 78797

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

vic wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:52 pm
UWSaint wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Because Dahlin is regarded as the best D prospect since....?
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(only if Toronto had missed the playoffs and won the lottery)
Possibly!
by UWSaint
Thu May 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1743
Views: 78797

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

UWSaint wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Because Dahlin is regarded as the best D prospect since....?
Victor Hedman is the first guy I can think of that one might have an argument about being more highly touted, but most probably consider Dahlin an even better prospect. Hedman was 9 years ago, I think.
by UWSaint
Thu May 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1743
Views: 78797

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

Kind of taking a left turn here but what would it take to get the 1OA out of Buffalo? This is a fun question. But I think the answer is "it would take Dahlin saying there is no way he will ever play for the Sabres." Then let's go back to history. Eric Lindros was traded for Chris Simon (then a rece...
by UWSaint
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 3088
Views: 136326

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: 1743
Views: 78797

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: 3088
Views: 136326

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: 7769

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: 6850

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: 16816

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: 1743
Views: 78797

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: 1743
Views: 78797

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: 7390
Views: 472560

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....