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by Groovypippin
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: What to do about the Sedins? (Poll)
Replies: 272
Views: 21980

Re: What to do about the Sedins? (Poll)

Looking at this from both a hockey and business standpoint, I think it's time for the Sedins to hang up their spurs. From a business standpoint, after three abysmal seasons, Canucks fans want hope and glimpse of the future. That means young players in the line-up. Fans will pay to see the likes of E...
by Groovypippin
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 16-17 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1884
Views: 121428

Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 16-17 Sponsored by SKYO

TSN's list of the top trade-bait players heading into the expansion draft. Neither Tanev or Edler made the list, but what's more interesting is the dmen that are potentially available in a trade: Vatanen Brodin Dumba Hamonic Barrie Sustr Dillon Beaulieu I'd say half those players are comparables to...
by Groovypippin
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2412
Views: 147359

Re: Canucks Young Guns

If Stecher is out awhile can a homie see Subban get some NHL games? Be nice to see him on the Canucks powerplay. The Canucks brass have been quite clear that they want the Utica Comets to make the AHL playoffs. They are currently in a dogfight for playoff position. Subban will remain with Utica to ...
by Groovypippin
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Draft Summary
Replies: 56
Views: 7181

Re: 2016 Draft Summary

Why bother with a grade? It's meaningless. The poll question should have been, "How closely do Benning's picks align with my own uninformed opinions?". Even these professional scouts and hockey people bat, on average, 30% in terms of picking players who see even 50 games of NHL action. For all I kno...
by Groovypippin
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko
Replies: 86
Views: 9200

Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Could Benning get a 2nd rounder for Markstrom or Miller? This might be the draft to make such a move. True, it could wind up costing 3-5 wins next season, but that wouldn't have been enough this year to get into the postseason anyway. If the opportunity existed to extract decent value for Miller th...
by Groovypippin
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 TRADE DEADLINE TRACKER
Replies: 571
Views: 31682

Re: 2016 TRADE DEADLINE TRACKER

If the cap stays the same or drops next season due to the low Canadian dollar, there may be some predatory advantage for a team like the Canucks with cap room. Look at a team like Tampa Bay that is brimming with talent and has UFA/RFA nightmares ahead. But this is why I would be completely opposed t...
by Groovypippin
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 TRADE DEADLINE TRACKER
Replies: 571
Views: 31682

Re: 2016 TRADE DEADLINE TRACKER

I think it's OK to be these two things at once: 1) Disappointed that the Canucks were unable to turn expiring UFA contracts into tangible assets like other teams were. 2) Understanding of the fact that no one wanted Vrbata and the "Magnificent Seven" and it was horrible luck that Hamhuis only agreed...
by Groovypippin
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7505
Views: 494623

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

The Oilers love them some long-term contracts, don't they? Klefbom has achieved exactly sweet dick all at the NHL level. Looks like the new boss is the same as the old boss.
by Groovypippin
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7494
Views: 429287

Re: Canucks News and Notes

Why all this worry about the salaries of Miller/Higgins/Sbisa/Prust/Dorsett etc? The Vancouver Canucks do not have a cap problem. We are likely to miss the playoffs and even if we squeak in, the team will not be loading salary to try and go on a run. We have lot's of contract dollars coming off the ...
by Groovypippin
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7494
Views: 429287

Re: Canucks News and Notes

Ok I'm done. Great summation. I have no problem with anyone who argues against the Benning plan, but anyone who argues there is no plan is uninformed and not paying attention. I have faith and confidence in Benning. I see what kind of team he is trying to build. I like that he understands the NHL -...
by Groovypippin
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: R1G1 - Canucks host Flames - 7pm -
Replies: 192
Views: 7556

Re: GDT: R1G1 - Canucks host Flames - 7pm -

My two biggest disappointments at forward? Higgins and Matthias. Going for a skate like it was a regular season game. No hitting. No bite. Matthias in particular was a HUGE disappointment. How can a guy with that size and skating ability pitch a no hitter like that. As anyone could have predicted, S...
by Groovypippin
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Official 2015 Canucks-Flames Playoff Matchup
Replies: 239
Views: 13214

Re: Official 2015 Canucks-Flames Playoff Matchup

Calgary is a young, hungry team that is playing well - and getting hot starts in its games. They'll be a tough opponent for us. I don't see this as a quick series one way or the other. It'll be a battle. With that said, Calpuck is positively hysterical about their team at the moment, with gems being...
by Groovypippin
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3399
Views: 201177

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

I actually give Kessel props for sticking up for Dianna. I too love the jab at management, you know, the ones that built the team. A lot of dysfunction in that room. Wonder if they will be able to complete the tear down this summer. I think it finally will be. Looks like ownership finally understan...
by Groovypippin
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks add Sven Baertschi from the Flames for 2nd rounder
Replies: 120
Views: 10718

Re: Canucks add Sven Baertschi from the Flames for 2nd round

There's a lot of time to sort out roster issues for next year. Some expiring contracts will leave - either because the Canucks have no interest in retaining the player or because they price themselves off our team. I like the idea, however, of there being a major battle for roster spots. I am agains...
by Groovypippin
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2015 Trade Deadline all in one thread
Replies: 162
Views: 10411

Re: 2015 Trade Deadline all in one thread

So the Canucks don't draft until the 4th round after their 1st round pick. Gotta think they'll be trying to collect some picks at the draft for guys like Lack, Higgins, the rights to Sbisa etc. Ya, not a lot of picks this year. We'll have a goalie to trade at the draft. Hopefully that adds a 2nd or...