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by ESQ
Thu May 31, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings
Replies: 1919
Views: 153582

Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

What he is, is head and shoulders above the other players who will be available in unrestricted free agency. Since the lockout these are the best defensemen to move in UFA: Chara Campbell Bouwmeester JBo has been a huge disappointment and otherwise there are two guys; Brian Campbell signed a deal t...
by ESQ
Thu May 31, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Gillis. Who is He?
Replies: 535
Views: 62175

Re: Gillis. Who is He?

If you want to argue like that then, minus the players from the Canucks now that Nonis and Burke brought in. But I know what the response will be, "But, But, But, Gillis had to re-sign them!" Like that was difficult. Were the Sedins really going anywhere else??? Um, no. I don't follow this - we don...
by ESQ
Thu May 31, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Gillis. Who is He?
Replies: 535
Views: 62175

Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Um, and loaded with a group of very good young players on the verge of hitting their prime, and not just good players in one of the 3 area's of a team ie, Forward, Defense and Goaltending, but good players in all 3 of those areas. Everybody knew they were going to be a good team when Gillis took ov...
by ESQ
Thu May 31, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings
Replies: 1919
Views: 153582

Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Don't know if this has been posted or not, but looks like Nik Lidstrom will finally retire, wonder if he will be going to Modo? ‏@RealKyper #SNPlayoffs news. #Redwings Nik Lidstrom is expected to retire tomorrow at his press conference. Congrat's on a great career. That opens up A LOT of cap space ...
by ESQ
Sun May 20, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Farhan's $0.02 - Can the Canucks win the cup next year?
Replies: 19
Views: 3835

Re: Farhan's $0.02 - Can the Canucks win the cup next year?

Can the Canucks win the Cup next year - yes. The Kings do not scare me long term. Sutter has never been able to put together back-to-back strong seasons as a coach. And I really believe he has a lot to do with their success at the moment. If Detroit lands Suter, they're our top foe - particularly if...
by ESQ
Sun May 20, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings
Replies: 1919
Views: 153582

Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

At first I felt bad for Tambellini, I thought he had earned a shot at running a franchise, and even thought he should have had the job instead of Gillis :oops: I still don't know how much Tamby is to blame, and how much Kevin Lowe is still pulling the strings in Edmonton, but my god that is a terrib...
by ESQ
Wed May 16, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012
Replies: 338
Views: 27481

Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Agreed, everyone is way down on Kes because of 1 down year. He's one of the hardest workers in the league and I'm not worried about him in the slightest. He'll be back as strong as ever. As for his passing and wrist shot this season - pretty hard to handle or shoot a pick with a torn labrum in one ...
by ESQ
Tue May 08, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Mike Gillis agrees to contract extension with Canucks
Replies: 23
Views: 5486

Re: Mike Gillis agrees to contract extension with Canucks

I think the figure of $100 million refers to the total (estimated) profit over 4 years, rather than $100 mil per year! Regardless, more than $25 mil in profit per year is a great return on their investment. And, remember, these figures are all just estimates from the journo. The real figure (profit...
by ESQ
Tue May 08, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Off-Season Trade Thread - Needs/Wants
Replies: 401
Views: 36002

Re: Off-Season Trade Thread - Needs/Wants

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far way...blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I just love the man crush going on around here with Manny Malhotra. What is it? Is it because he is married to Steve Nash's sister, really WTF is it? I would even go as far as saying that Ryan Johnson would be a bett...
by ESQ
Mon May 07, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Off-Season Trade Thread - Needs/Wants
Replies: 401
Views: 36002

Re: Off-Season Trade Thread - Needs/Wants

I don't agree with the label of "No-Offense Manny". Before his injury he had 30 points in 72 games, and likely would have finished with around 35. He was getting second-unit PP time on the league's best powerplay, and was actually quite decent at chipping in with Torres and Hansen. That line got whi...
by ESQ
Mon May 07, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Was Aquilini Talking to Gretzky About Lombardi?
Replies: 25
Views: 4231

Re: Was Aquilini Talking to Gretzky About Lombardi?

Remember when Gillis was first hired, everyone expected him to fire AV and get "his own guy." Instead, Gillis spent weeks meeting with AV, making sure they were on the same page, and the result has been the best GM-Coach tandem this organization has ever seen. In six years under Aquilini, he's seen ...
by ESQ
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To
Replies: 2398
Views: 246235

Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Besides - going 'full Farhan' would involve pitching Luongo for Phaneuf or Luongo and Raymond for Lecavlier. :shock: Hahaha, nice one! :lol: :lol: The more I look at the market this off-season, and think about that $70 million cap, the more I like going for Nash. I don't know if he'd ever be the 10...
by ESQ
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To
Replies: 2398
Views: 246235

Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

If the rumours are true he would consider Toronto then he obviously isn't hung up on being on a contender but rather in a particular market. I rally have no idea how he would define East but I take it as meaning the Eastern Conference but I am guessing. Whether or not Luongo has a list yet, there i...
by ESQ
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2012 UFAs
Replies: 91
Views: 9970

Re: 2012 UFAs

I realize that we are all suffering from post-playoff depression still, but to have people seriously suggest that we trade Edler is just mind-boggling! :shock: He just turned 26, he scored 49 points...in his "off" year. He plays in all situations; he is a key on the PP, and someone wants him gone. ...
by ESQ
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: MG Post Season Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 13753

Re: MG Post Season Comments

last year this team was 1 win away from a SC, in the off season I believe majority of the fans wanted the team a little bigger and gritier (sp), instead they signed Booth as the only major addition because MG and AV thought the core could do it again but with different results if the players were h...