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by herb
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Willy D death watch...
Replies: 443
Views: 42977

Re: Willy D death watch...

I didn’t despise Willie, but I also don’t think he’s a great coach. It’s not like by firing him we’re making a big mistake like when we moved on from Alain. I wouldn’t be shocked if this is the end of his career as a head coach. I agree HW regarding special teams. This team's only chance was to have...
by herb
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: TDD 2017
Replies: 321
Views: 28921

Re: TDD 2017

Fabulous trade deadline by Benning. Probably a year or two late, but hard to argue with the process. Regarding grit and being hard to play against, guys like Hansen and Burrows are easy to replace compared with highly skilled forwards. The biggest question mark still is - who will be our top line i...
by herb
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: TDD 2017
Replies: 321
Views: 28921

Re: TDD 2017

Fabulous trade deadline by Benning. Probably a year or two late, but hard to argue with the process. Regarding grit and being hard to play against, guys like Hansen and Burrows are easy to replace compared with highly skilled forwards. The biggest question mark still is - who will be our top line in...
by herb
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3115
Views: 236088

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

Boeser was asked if the plan for him was one more year at UND and then turn pro. He confirmed yes. If all goes according to plan this season he expects to sign with the Canucks next spring. Everyone can breath easy now! I don't think people really thought Boeser would be a college FA threat a-la Ve...
by herb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy
Replies: 194
Views: 19897

Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Bergeron is a franchise center. Continuing to play devil's advocate here, but Getzlaf, Giroux and Kopitar weren't picked all that high. There's no debating that, all things being equal, the higher you pick the higher quality prospect you are going to get. I've noticed in Canuck-land a bit of a pro t...
by herb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy
Replies: 194
Views: 19897

Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

I don't see why not. Let's put it this way, I see no reason to write him off and say his ceiling is XX.

Slightly less productive than Bergeron would be outstanding.
by herb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy
Replies: 194
Views: 19897

Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Indeed.
by herb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy
Replies: 194
Views: 19897

Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

To be fair, there is a chance that one or more of Bo, Jake and Brock may turn into a first line prospect. I'd just like to have more prospects with that potential (as would everyone), and I tend to think that our current strategy is not the most effective at getting more of said prospects. To be fa...
by herb
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy
Replies: 194
Views: 19897

Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

If Detroit is in shambles, imagine what the rest of the league is thinking of the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver might be the most confused team in the NHL. Hey Everyone! How about this theory. Maybe everything is alright with the Canucks and maybe Island Nucklehad is the one who is "confused"???? Hu...
by herb
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy
Replies: 194
Views: 19897

Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Hey, I thought prized free agents didn't want to sign in Vancouver because management has no direction and we have meddling ownership? I don't think the Eriksson deal is that bad. That's the going rate. At least he's a legitimate first line winger. We just got a lot better. If this move turns the Se...
by herb
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3115
Views: 236088

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

Taylor Hall seems like his intelligence quotient is around the level of David Booth, Dion Phaneuf, David Clarkson and Shane O'Brien. I'm not sure he has that "it" factor teams want in cornerstone guys they build a team around. Perhaps that's one aspect that speaks to why the trade return was so med...
by herb
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 129
Views: 15271

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

With Lucic out of the picture, I still see Benning taking a big run at somebody else he feels can play in the top 6 with the long-term uncertainty of the twins.
by herb
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3115
Views: 236088

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

Taylor Hall seems like his intelligence quotient is around the level of David Booth, Dion Phaneuf, David Clarkson and Shane O'Brien. I'm not sure he has that "it" factor teams want in cornerstone guys they build a team around. Perhaps that's one aspect that speaks to why the trade return was so medi...
by herb
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7919
Views: 566971

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Yes, why did Montreal want PK gone so bad?

PK is a fan favourite in Montreal and has embraced the city like crazy.

Bergevin is getting roasted for this. This trade doesn't really make any sense from Montreal's perspective.
by herb
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 129
Views: 15271

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

I don't get much video coverage over here but did I see the back of an Aqualini head at the Canucks draft table? If it was is that normal? Don't owners sit together in a glass tower somewhere plotting to ruin peoples lives and overthrow governments on a whim? If my boss looked over my shoulder like...