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by ESQ
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Fantasy Talk
Replies: 53
Views: 5185

Re: Fantasy Talk

As mentioned I am in a Sim league starting this year. I was part of a different one many years ago but quit it when it became obvious the commissioner was rigging the results. I am also a founding member of a keeper pool that is going into year 18. The basics are we bid on players, have fixed salar...
by ESQ
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver vs. Chicago: comparing the players and future
Replies: 24
Views: 2981

Re: Vancouver vs. Chicago: comparing the players and future

Hossa is so tough to judge. He was so good early in his career, but since his 100 pt season in Atlanta he hasn't come close to that level. He was a beast in Pitt's loss in the playoffs, but hasn't been much of a factor since. I was surprised he got 6 points in 7 games this year, because he wasn't re...
by ESQ
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver vs. Chicago: comparing the players and future
Replies: 24
Views: 2981

Re: Vancouver vs. Chicago: comparing the players and future

Honestly, since the Hawks firesale over the last year I don't know how anyone can think they have more depth than the Canucks - who are still arguably the deepest team in the league. The only "depth" advantage I can see is that they have Toews/Kane/Sharp/Hossa to our Sedin/Sedin/Kesler. Well, looki...
by ESQ
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Fantasy Talk
Replies: 53
Views: 5185

Re: Fantasy Talk

I use ESPN's site because it incorporates the live draft and a salary cap which really levels the ice-surface on draft day. ... For the record, ESPN fantasy leagues kick Yahoo's ass in a major way (as of last October). That's interesting, so the salary cap is based on real-world salaries? That woul...
by ESQ
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Shea Weber 1yr 7.5m from arbitration
Replies: 38
Views: 4807

Re: Shea Weber 1yr 7.5m from arbitration

Interesting, I guess what you're saying is this issue isn't the dollar amount Weber gets under the self-imposed cap, the issue is the self-imposed cap itself. Until the bargain basement budget goes away, it doesn't matter if Rinne or Suter walk to make "room" for Weber's salary. I'm curious though, ...
by ESQ
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Shea Weber 1yr 7.5m from arbitration
Replies: 38
Views: 4807

Re: Shea Weber 1yr 7.5m from arbitration

The offer sheet could back fire on Weber as Nashville can match. He may end up signing with a team of his choice, at a cap friendly deal, to try and win a cup but the Preds come along and match. It is risky for him to enter into a long term offer sheet for that very reason. If he intends to stay in...
by ESQ
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Fantasy Talk
Replies: 53
Views: 5185

Re: Fantasy Talk

Oh come on, seriously?!? This many hardcore hockey fans, on their computers apparently all day scouring stats and analysis, and nobody is in a proper fantasy league??? :cry: Is anybody interested in starting one? The work involved is far less than steadily posting to a goddamn hockey message board, ...
by ESQ
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Predictions for 2011-12
Replies: 192
Views: 14721

Re: Predictions for 2011-12

Raymond will recover but it will take until 2012-2013 season before he is 100%. I'm going to predict the same thing for Kesler. Ask Ballard & Tim Thomas about the year following hip surgery. He's going to have a rough regular season but will find his stride heading into playoffs. Kesler had hip sur...
by ESQ
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver vs. Chicago: comparing the players and future
Replies: 24
Views: 2981

Re: Vancouver vs. Chicago: comparing the players and future

Very nice post. I'll preface my response by acknowledging that I heavily base my opinion on regular-season stats, and I acknowledge the huge difference between the top players in post-season record. Secondary scoring and defensive forwards: ... It is no secret the Canucks need to spend more money on...
by ESQ
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks have signed Owen Nolan and Todd Fedoruk to PTO
Replies: 89
Views: 8333

Re: Canucks have signed Owen Nolan and Todd Fedoruk to PTO

Lots of low-risk and medium reward talk... I'd change that to no-risk. PTOs carry no obligation. My initial reaction is that Nolan will bring leadership, toughness, and scoring prowess. But he can't skate very well anymore. I can see him helping on the PP with the sedins (especially well Kesler is ...
by ESQ
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: Media storeys that make you go - WTF
Replies: 88
Views: 10889

Re: Media storeys that make you go - WTF

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-14414889 Mr. Bean should have stuck to the Mini! Actor Rowan Atkinson was hurt when he crashed his McLaren F1 supercar into a tree in Cambridgeshire. The Blackadder and Mr Bean star suffered a shoulder injury in the accident, near Peterborough. He ...
by ESQ
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Jordan Schroeder Article
Replies: 23
Views: 2933

Re: Jordan Schroeder Article

Very good read. It kills me having to drive up traffic to that site, but well worth it. Does anyone remember the name of the original Canucks writer on that site? He was excellent, but he supposedly left to go to The Hockey News but I never saw his articles there, and now I've completely forgotten h...
by ESQ
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Power Forward
Replies: 203
Views: 22696

Re: The Power Forward

Not gonna lie, I'm a pretty big Samuelsson fan. I take it back on the big hits, because looking back he takes the big hits more than dishes them out (like so http://www.youtube.com/user/CanucksHD#p/search/25/wQ-hvYKnZ58). But I maintain he deserves some more credit. Look at his hat trick game, 2 goa...
by ESQ
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Fantasy Talk
Replies: 53
Views: 5185

Fantasy Talk

I haven't seen this thread yet, so thought I'd start it and see if there are any other Fantasy geeks out there. Post your league style, keepers, sleepers, projections, favourite websites, et cetera. I'm in a 10-team league, head-to-head, live auction instead of draft, keeper league. Seven skater cat...
by ESQ
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks have signed Owen Nolan and Todd Fedoruk to PTO
Replies: 89
Views: 8333

Re: Canucks have signed Owen Nolan and Todd Fedoruk to PTO

I've been unable to find any news explaining why Nolan only played 24 games in Switzerland last year. He didn't sign until late-October, and I believe their season starts early-September, but its 50 game season so I can't rule out some sort of injury. Hopefully Nolan found Selanne's knee surgeon whi...