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by RoyalDude
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 1262
Views: 42227

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Also, kinda crazy that 4 of the top-10 and 1/3 of the first round might be coming from the same team... The Americans should enjoy this draft cause the 2020 draft class is a dreadful class for them. May only be one American (Sanderson) who could go top 20 in 2020. It’s a very strong class for Canad...
by RoyalDude
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 8763
Views: 730363

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Ehlers (aka my favourite player like Tom Sestito :roll:) has struggled all year. That said, much like Nylander he still has positive value and won’t be difficult to move if Cheveldayoff wanted to shake things up. With the exception of Draisaitl the 2014 Draft Class Top 10 selections has to be one o...
by RoyalDude
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 offseason
Replies: 151
Views: 2718

Re: 2019 offseason

Benning hasn't done as badly in FA as some paint. Schaller, bad but one year left. Ericksson terrible. Gagne, gone but we have to deal with Spooner now. Burmistrov, gone, cost us next to nothing. Stanton, gone. I like Beagle, Roussel. Vrbata was not bad, Miller was great, Vannick was good. Nilsson ...
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 8763
Views: 730363

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

So the reason Laine wasn't dominating the NHL this year & only scored 30 goals was due to a back injury. Patrik Laine played with a back injury for most of the season and a groin injury hindered him during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Winnipeg Jets forward said Monday. Sounds like fortnite injurie...
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1
Replies: 414
Views: 4587

Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

What’s the deal with the Hurricanes first round picks - Jake Bean, Hayden Fleury, Julien Gauthier and Nicolas Roy? CHL bums or what?
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 8763
Views: 730363

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

SKYO wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:28 pm
So the reason Laine wasn't dominating the NHL this year & only scored 30 goals was due to a back injury.
Patrik Laine played with a back injury for most of the season and a groin injury hindered him during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Winnipeg Jets forward said Monday.
Explains it
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 1262
Views: 42227

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

I just read through all the bios of all these kids. My money is on Benning taking Soderstrom. He sounds like one who might take a post draft leap in his development. Could be a golden boy Soderstrom doing well in the SEL all year might make him the most ready for the NHL of all the top prospects, m...
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 1262
Views: 42227

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Not from what I’ve seen of these playoffs- size and speed and a quick mobile defence. The more I see of Newhook I like. He’s definitely raised his stock playing with his draft peers. I’d say he’s put an end to scouts being concerned with him being a BCHL’er NO to Podkozlin Agreed. Even though every...
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 1262
Views: 42227

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

If our current young core was on the big side I’d consider Caulfield but half of that core is Hughes and Petterson, so no way. Not from what I’ve seen of these playoffs- size and speed and a quick mobile defence. Also Caufield is not a great skater, not bad, but not great. The more I see of Newhook ...
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 1262
Views: 42227

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

I believe Boldy is going well before 10. Buyer beware regarding Caulfield - a boom bust prospect, can’t afford a bust. Zegras could be available but I’m not sure about Zegras. I really like Krebs. Yup, I think the Canucks will get one of Zegras, Boldy or Krebs - Podkolzin we'd be really truly lucky...
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 1262
Views: 42227

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

I believe Boldy is going well before 10. Buyer beware regarding Caulfield - a boom bust prospect, can’t afford a bust. Zegras could be available but I’m not sure about Zegras. I really like Krebs.
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 1262
Views: 42227

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Podkozlin might fall worst than Zadina last year. To the point of falling out of the top 10. A lot of risers - Caulfield, Newhook, Krebs, Boldy. Plus the commonly mid round ranked group of D-men are all showing well at the U-18 - Broberg, Soderstrom, Harley and York. The guaranteed Top 10 seem to be...
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 offseason
Replies: 151
Views: 2718

Re: 2019 offseason

Blob liked the Eriksson signing, he also liked the idea of signing Ladd, Brouwer and Lucic.
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1936
Views: 79390

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

Blob Bees Knees - he is a proponent of “more the better” In the first 3 rounds where the chances of landing a player are fair Gillis only drafts 2 D-men in 6 drafts. Benning in 5 drafts has drafted 5 Goalies drafted in 6 drafts by Gillis - 1 Goalies drafted in 5 drafts by Benning - 3 UDL does that e...
by RoyalDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1936
Views: 79390

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

Rumors in Pittsburgh that the Pens will try to move Kessel this off-season. They need cheap, young players back - this might be the only scenario I'd be okay with trading Jake. Phil the Thrill will struggle with west coast travel and the lack of greasy burger joints, at a 6.8 mil cap hit I think he...