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by ESQ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Interesting look at buyout targets. One guy that jumps out is Matt Hunwick, 2 more years at $2.25 mil. Pitt is desperate for cap space, and has said they won't buy him out. He'd probably crack the top-6, and if not the Canucks can afford to bury him. Might be worth a 3rd to take him off Pitt's hand...
by ESQ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1319
Views: 60715

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Maybe its because this year I'm following the moves up and down the scout rankings more than usual, but I feel like this draft is full of wildcards and there is very little consensus. A month ago I looked at centers and thought it would be too much of a reach for the Canucks to get Kotkaniemi at 7, ...
by ESQ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2412
Views: 148950

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:06 pm
You could stand a good dose of reality old friend :)
Buddy, we deliberately choose, on an ongoing basis, to be fans of the Canucks.

Reality is of no use to us.
by ESQ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1319
Views: 60715

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Meds wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:33 am
Craig Button says.....

Moving along, nothing to see here.
Well, we're citing Eklund in the trade rumor thread, might as well cite Button in the draft thread! :drink:
by ESQ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

What’s bobby Ryan and Karlsson cost? 7th overall, Tanev, Goldie, DiPietro … for… Karlsson, 2 cap dumps (Ryan, Burrows) :mex: EDLER - KARLSSON JUOLEVI - GUDBRANSON MDZ - STECHER Then sign Hansen July 1st And Burrows and Bieksa He said Burrows. You must have meant Sbisa Sure why not? Trade the 2nd ro...
by ESQ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2412
Views: 148950

Re: Canucks Young Guns

How perfect, it's June, the Sedins have been retired for 2 months, the Canucks dropped in the draft lottery (again), and their top 3 prospects are all hurt -Boeser, Peterson and now Juolevi.

If anybody ever asks about Canuck Luck, this is the perfect example.
by ESQ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2412
Views: 148950

Re: Canucks Young Guns

I believe Edler said it took a year to get back to 100%, that lines up with people I know who have had the same procedure, but it does seem that pro athletes are recovering much faster. Parise had it last fall, he was back in 12 weeks but was clearly not at full speed.
by ESQ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

You really think the Sharks are still a cup contender? I don't see it. Think they're a team about to start a "rebuild" or maybe a "retool". We in Van city seem to have a discrepancy in regards to these words. :mrgreen: I agree, but if SJS replaces Thornton with Tavares, the rebuild is pretty well f...
by ESQ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

If Thornton isn't returning to San Jose, they have the cap space and everything else to lure Tavares. Being on Tavares' list is a bit like being nominated for an Oscar - it's nice, but doesn't really mean fuck all unless you win. I think it's conceivable we're on his short list, but we'd have to do ...
by ESQ
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

I'd rather have 1-2 more 2nd's to use at the 2019 draft (we are hosting). Score draft picks for taking on possible buyout candidates like Spezza, Gaborik, or Dubinsky. I agree with the sentiment, but I think Benning has a better chance gaining picks by flipping Gagner and eventually Stastny. Adding...
by ESQ
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

They had a defence with Ohlund, Mitchell, Salo, Bieksa,Edler on it and Luongo in goal. Kesler, Burrows and Hansen took a big step forward. They definitely took a big step forward - after the Sundin offer. Before the Sundin offer: - Ohlund played 53 games and was on his last legs - Edler established...
by ESQ
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Pick Your Winners. All rounds.
Replies: 63
Views: 6214

Re: Pick Your Winners. First round.

ESQ wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:34 am
ESQ wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:18 am

For Round 3, I got...
Caps in 6
Knights in 6
Nailed it!

For the SCF: I got Caps in 7.
First round - 6/8, 1/8 on # of games
Second round - 3/4, 0-fer on # of games
Third round - 2/2, 0-fer on # of games
Finals - 1/1, 0-fer on # of games

Overall, I got 12 of 15 series winners.
by ESQ
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

I wouldn’t give him a penny over 7 per. The difference with the Sundin signing was that team was actually pretty decent with a solid NHL defence with some Olympians on it. Well not really, they had made the playoffs once in the previous 3 seasons, and were very short on talent after moving on from ...
by ESQ
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

5thhorseman wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:33 am
Bit of a stretch to compare Sundin with Stastny though.
For sure, but adjusting for inflation, the Sundin contract would be, what, $14 mil per?

Nobody is advocating making Stastny the highest-paid player in the league, just to make it worth his while to only sign for 2 years.
by ESQ
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2177
Views: 104287

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Might be more difficult to get a discount or even a fair deal with one of your core players. I can't see it, players and agents understand special circumstances as well as we do. The comparables will be other RFAs around the league, not a short-term UFA deal. I'm not too concerned, I don't think th...