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by ESQ
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"
Replies: 2156
Views: 360872

Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

I thought I'd make a point about Canada having way more U-20 players in the NHL than other countries, hence our best junior players aren't playing at the WJC. But to my surprise, my assumption was wrong! The number of U-20 players in the NHL who were eligible for the last tournament: Canada - 5 USA ...
by ESQ
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: July 1, 2014, (and beyond) trades, signings , rumours
Replies: 564
Views: 77849

Re: July 1, 2014, (and beyond) trades, signings , rumours

Notwithstanding the off-the-ice criticisms of Evander, I don't see him as a "risk" at all. He's 22 years old, has scored basically at a 30 goal/60 point pace for 3 years on a terrible team, and has 4 more years at a reasonable $5.25 million cap hit. He's a Vancouverite born and raised, and Vancouver...
by ESQ
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"
Replies: 2156
Views: 360872

Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Well, "Crotchford" was the first to break the JUMBO Joe locker room banter if he scored four goals. Something the old guard in the media would have just kept quiet. I like the edge he brings to his reporting. That comes down to a matter of taste - I'd prefer hockey writers to be writing about hocke...
by ESQ
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"
Replies: 2156
Views: 360872

Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Pretty much everyone at the shitrag is brutal. Crotchford is almost as bad as the aids patient. Kuzma is a boozer but he isn't as bad as the other two. At the Sun the guys seem a bit more grounded and don't whine and cry like the hacks at the Province. I don't know Blob .... you whine and cry like ...
by ESQ
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Development Camp Starts Tomorrow
Replies: 72
Views: 14213

Re: Canucks Development Camp Starts Tomorrow

Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Johan Franzen, and Darren Helm, would all like to say hello. I'm sure there are others, but those 4 came to mind right away. You only forgot Brendan Smith, Joakim Andersson, Abdelkader and Kindl - So in 10 years they drafted most of their bottom two lines, their bottom ...
by ESQ
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Development Camp Starts Tomorrow
Replies: 72
Views: 14213

Re: Canucks Development Camp Starts Tomorrow

Didn't Nedved make the team as an 18 year old? He only played one year of Junior in the WHL and that was the year he was drafted. That is true, I thought I was forgetting someone! Absolute piss poor drafting to be able to ice only one 18 years old in the last 26 years... Considering the Canucks hav...
by ESQ
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Development Camp Starts Tomorrow
Replies: 72
Views: 14213

Re: Canucks Development Camp Starts Tomorrow

But I guess sadly we've never had a propsect/rookie blow away the veteran players the last few years, what was the last one? CoHo? I stand to be corrected, but I believe Linden is the last 18 year old to make the team out of camp. Bourdon got 9 games as a 19 year old, CoHo not until he was 20, thou...
by ESQ
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Do you want the Canucks' to make the Playoffs in 2014/15?
Replies: 82
Views: 12182

Re: Do you want the Canucks' to make the Playoffs in 2014/15

Even if they are we need another great draft with a sure-fire home run all-star forward. No such thing. Never has been never will be. Just ask Daigle and Stefan . The 1999 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26 at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. According to Sports Illustrated and other spor...
by ESQ
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Forwards - 2014/15
Replies: 89
Views: 14331

Re: Forwards - 2014/15

Mike Santorelli's still looking for a deal...

If two of Richardson, Hansen, or Sestito gets moved I'd for sure want Santorelli back
by ESQ
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata
Replies: 129
Views: 15555

Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

For me, one of the priorities this off season is to rid the organization on and off the ice of the black cloud that moved in during the 2011 Cup run... Gillis and Torts and Kessler and to a lessor extent Luongo were the main culprits, now the attention turns towards Burrows and if the management gr...
by ESQ
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: CANUCKS SIGN RYAN MILLER
Replies: 244
Views: 36779

Re: CANUCKS SIGN RYAN MILLER

He's a decent player, but he's no better than Luongo and we JUST got out from under that rock. "No better" than one of the top 3 goalies of the past decade? I can live with that. The problem with Luongo was his contract and his family issues making him want to go back to Florida, not his play. With...
by ESQ
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: July 1, 2014, (and beyond) trades, signings , rumours
Replies: 564
Views: 77849

Re: July 1, 2014, (and beyond) trades, signings , rumours

I was thinking more like $1-1.5M. My guess is $1.2M. For Tanev, I'd do a longer-term three or four deal at $2.5-3.5M/year. A comparable may be Travis Hamonic who's at $3.8M but has 100 more games under his belt than Tanev and a whole lot more points. $3M X 3 maybe? I have him penciled in at $3M, an...
by ESQ
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: CANUCKS SIGN RYAN MILLER
Replies: 244
Views: 36779

Re: CANUCKS SIGN RYAN MILLER

Can anyone really tell me what this inexperienced management team is up to? Missing out on all those deals. Shame on them. My opinion has been for a long time that Vancouver is a terrible FA destination. 1. Shitty fans and ridiculous media 2. High Canadian taxes 3. Brutal travel schedule 4. Not a c...
by ESQ
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kesler traded to Anaheim!
Replies: 208
Views: 37376

Re: Kesler traded to Anaheim!

I'm happy with the return, but I also see a bit of "addition-by-subtraction" in getting Kesler out. Great player, but just such an asshole. This year in particular he seemed to be disconnected from the team on and off the ice, so much of his offence was generated in solo efforts - no passing, no wor...
by ESQ
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2014 UFA Offseason
Replies: 169
Views: 21146

Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Agreed that Stastny will get overpaid, but that's the way it is. Don't hate the playa hate the game and all that. If there is a guy to go after and overpay this year, it's Stastny IMO. He's in his prime.Probably five years of decent level play left in him. He doesn't really get injured. Its odd, I'...