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by Arbour
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 62141

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

Why would Edler be left unprotected? Hutton is exempt. Tanev, Gudbranson and Edler would be protected. As mickey107 suggested as an incentive to waive. Maybe I'm in the minority but outside of Sbisa, Edler is the next logical candidate to be moved. His play is too dependent on whom he is paired wit...
by Arbour
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 62141

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

There may be teams that are willing to move a winger that fits the Canucks' needs just to avoid losing the same at the expansion draft for nothing. Unfortunately that probably means picks, prospects or some combination of the same in return, which puts the Canucks in a similar position. Personally I...
by Arbour
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 TRADE DEADLINE TRACKER
Replies: 571
Views: 29343

Re: 2016 TRADE DEADLINE TRACKER

It may be trite but a trade can't happen without having a trading partner and the Canucks other than kids had limited number of veterans available. Higgins was dead in the water from day one by virtue of his contract. Prust had limited value and injuries and losing a step takes him out of the equati...
by Arbour
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Shinkaruk to Flames for Granlund
Replies: 166
Views: 12688

Re: Shinkaruk to Flames for Granlund

Interesting to note that JB and Treliving seems to be on the same page here. 1) HS is not ready for NHL, no promise that he ever will be, but has the tools. Calgary is a buyer because they have an organizational need in the future - not now. Vancouver is a seller because they have invested time and...
by Arbour
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Shinkaruk to Flames for Granlund
Replies: 166
Views: 12688

Re: Shinkaruk to Flames for Granlund

From knowledgeable Utica watchers: Shinkaruk has the innate natural ability to get into the open and find the puck from a rebound or a pass as he arrives and can convert in those situations which is generally how he gets his points, however, his passing is not particularly good, nor is his ability t...
by Arbour
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 357
Views: 21518

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

I think Benning just gave up on Kassian. I also think they wanted another tough guy to help protect the kids. Also, because he was very very quick to say no, we are not looking to extend Prust, it's too early, I think Pust, to me, he is a place holder for Lucic, if he hits FA next year. In that spi...
by Arbour
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 357
Views: 21518

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

What roster spots have opened up? We still have Sedin, Sedin, Vrbata, Burrows, Bonino, Higgins, Hansen, Horvat, Dorsett, Vey, Baertschi Kenins and now Prust. Who's moving to make room for Virtanen? Higgins, Burrows and Anaheim's 2nd for Dominic Moore, because we like his compete and character. As f...
by Arbour
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 357
Views: 21518

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

While I'm still baffled about the 5th it would seem that Benning is making room for players on the right side, addition by subtraction as it were. Grenier performed well for the Comets and perhaps Benning sees him as a younger replacement with more upside than Kassian. Virtanen may be getting a long...
by Arbour
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 357
Views: 21518

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

NHL.com is reporting the 5th is coming from Montreal so Prust and a 5th in 2016 for Kassian. Canucks press release: Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired forward Brandon Prust from Montreal in exchange for Zack Kassian and a fifth round pick in 201...
by Arbour
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 357
Views: 21518

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

NHL.com is reporting the 5th is coming from Montreal so Prust and a 5th in 2016 for Kassian.
by Arbour
Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: And So The Axe Falls
Replies: 270
Views: 19105

Re: And So The Axe Falls

Business is business and I can only assume this decision was being discussed for a while, it isn't a knee jerk reaction, however failing to make the playoffs was probably the final act in Gillis's demise. Assuming ownership is on the hook for the balance of Gillis's contract, one would speculate the...
by Arbour
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: New Cänucks @ Stars | March 6 | 5:30pm SNET-P
Replies: 118
Views: 6057

Re: GDT: New Cänucks @ Stars | March 6 | 5:30pm SNET-P

Jeez Torts where have you been all season. The last two guys that should be on defence together are Bieksa and Edler.

As far as the rest of this team goes, I've seen more effort in a marble game.
by Arbour
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: A Rudderless Ship
Replies: 303
Views: 13858

Re: A Rudderless Ship

A few thoughts on the rudderless ship in the context of the Luongo and Kesler situation: Who the hell cares about the timing of the Lou deal and whether he got to play in the Heritage Classic. No GM worth his salt is going to discuss with the media the circumstances surrounding any deal. I`ll put an...
by Arbour
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Dark Indian's $0.02: Am I the only one not upset with...
Replies: 44
Views: 5482

Re: The Dark Indian's $0.02: Am I the only one not upset wit

The 2005 NHL CBA Article 26 contained a broad provision that would allow the league to veto any contract that they determined to be an attempt to circumvent the cap, including arbitration proceedings to settle any contentious issue concerning circumvention. In Luongo's case the league considered the...
by Arbour
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Luongo to Panthers for Markstrom and Mattias
Replies: 222
Views: 13681

Re: Luongo to Panthers for Markstron and Mattias

Three things most likely helped grease the deal for Lou: firstly new ownership in Florida: secondly the recent firing of Michael Yormark, long time CEO of the Panthers who apparently had input into team personnel. Serious Florida hockey fans saw him as hindrance to the development of the team. Talon...