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by ClamRussel
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2015
Replies: 252
Views: 33136

Re: Free Agency 2015

Ignitowski is a master at getting value back . He should get a 3rd back for Hamhuis if the Canucks eat 25 % of his cap . Maybe throw in Cassels as well . :| :shock: Careful Blobman, slippery slope... remember what happened to the Dude a few years back. :( Because Blob's sarcasm is a mirror-image of...
by ClamRussel
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2015
Replies: 252
Views: 33136

Re: Free Agency 2015

Iginla had way more going for him than Hamhuis. Leadership, toughness, goal scoring, physicality... Pretty much a dream from a TDD perspective if you're a seller. That said, the return from Hamhuis would be good. In his prime yes. His last year in Calgary he looked slow and ineffective for the most...
by ClamRussel
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7416
Views: 832999

Re: Canucks News and Notes

herb wrote:I don't think we're close to moving the Sedins. We still need them around for a multitude of reasons. I certainly don't want to absolutely destroy a guy like Horvat by making him our #1C at 20 years of age.
Enter Weisbrod
by ClamRussel
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

As for the trade deadline, I think it depends on the position the team is in. My guess is we will be a few points from a playoff spot so we will do effectively nothing and miss a chance to accelerate the rebuild. Hopefully I'm wrong. Yeah, we know how good the Sedins are. If they are healthy, they ...
by ClamRussel
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 11869
Views: 1173225

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

If you'd have told me that within two years or so a major figure in this fiasco would be a key decision-maker for the Canucks I'd have laughed in your face. Oh well, at least we have a lawyer on staff who has mastered the fine print of the CBA.. Err wait they canned him to streamline the decision m...
by ClamRussel
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

The funny thing about all of this 'retool' versus 'rebuild' talk is the fans are ready for a rebuild, they have shown it by the last couple of years of decreasing fan support. Nobody wants to see the same core just miss the playoffs or go out in the first round again, but if it's a young, exciting ...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2015
Replies: 252
Views: 33136

Re: Free Agency 2015

Hockey Widow wrote:If we expect too much we will be disappointed once again.
Prepare the Kleenex
by ClamRussel
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2015
Replies: 252
Views: 33136

Re: Free Agency 2015

That's the split personality shit coming out Doc. And you're right. Screaming for a tear down, rebuild, but no stomach for it in reality. We watched teams like Calgary and Toronto spend years trying to plug holes, find the right pieces and never get anywhere. Enter Feaster, yes I credit him with st...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

What we have now is a clear situation where the prospects will be groomed to assume the leadership roles as the old core retires or is moved out. The message to them is that management will make room for you when you are ready to be here. They have the mentors in the Sedins, classy vets who have co...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Ease off the Kool-Aid Doc, Baertschi is basically Jensen at this point in his career. Fortunately for Sven he is one of Benning's boys so he'll be given the red carpet. Jensen is a Gillis pick so he'll be shipped out for a 7th. Let's not get carried away here, Clam. Baertschi is a better prospect t...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Let's not get carried away here, Clam. Baertschi is a better prospect than Jensen. I do get the sentiment though. Wether Benning is trading picks for kids or vets he's still trading picks. We have no idea wether or not Vey and Baertschi (or Pedan) will ever be regular NHL'ers. They'll get their cha...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

They didn't want to trade him to the Canucks but Benning offered to overpay. That's normal, trading within your division... Do you really think he had more value than Kassian or Lack? Yup. Bieksa only brought back a 2nd! ...and a late one at that. Baertschi = Bieksa? Yup. Ease off the Kool-Aid Doc,...
by ClamRussel
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

I think the deal for Baertschi can become a great deal for Canucks, now worse than using it on a 2nd round pick and having them become an impact player. ...except, like Kassian, his value was low. Calgary was going to lose him either to waivers or a forced trade. He wasn't worth a 2nd and no other ...
by ClamRussel
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

I know - he gave up a 5th to get rid of Kassian, a move I think was odd as well, but you act like he's pissing away picks for aged veterans. He's trying to grab young players to put into the lineup, nothing wrong with that . That's your deal, I never said that. I simply referred to the fact picks h...
by ClamRussel
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 50686

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

I think the deal for Baertschi can become a great deal for Canucks, now worse than using it on a 2nd round pick and having them become an impact player. ...except, like Kassian, his value was low. Calgary was going to lose him either to waivers or a forced trade. He wasn't worth a 2nd and no other ...