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by ESQ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 12826
Views: 1384436

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Maybe smart for Barrie, he could have a career year there offensively...but Tippett teams tend to drop off after his first season (at least, they tend to peak in his first season). And, he tends to be an offense-suck. The only reason to sign there is to juice the offensive numbers. Quite a coup for ...
by ESQ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1235
Views: 15938

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

I expect a rookie dman on the team this year, leaving space for a UFA RD and possibly Toffoli. I'm wondering if Jake getting qualified signals that he could be given the opportunity to be Toffolis replacement. With roughly $4mill in cap space left there might only be room for a RHD I don't think it...
by ESQ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1235
Views: 15938

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Losing Tanev hurts more than swapping Marky for Holtby. But I'm glad we don't need to cringe every time Tanev gets hit or blocks a shot to see how long he'll be out for - didn't he get hurt the last game of the regular season, and only recovered thanks to the covid shutdown? So that would have been ...
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 12826
Views: 1384436

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Right or wrong, good or bad, Benning has made his choice and he will live or die by how Demko does over the next 1-2 years . Not so sure about that, I don't think the team's fortunes are solely in the hands of Young Demko, thanks to the solid signing of Holtby. Holtby could easily get back to a Vez...
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 12826
Views: 1384436

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Shattenkirk to Anaheim, 3x$3.9 mil. Pretty decent number and term, IMO.
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 12826
Views: 1384436

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Marky played himself into his final payday contract . He deserves it and I wish him well, just not too well. No way Benning could have, or should have, offered 6x6, or 7, with a full NMC. The team has groomed Demko for this moment. I'm ok with Holtby as the mentor/backup for next year and probably ...
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1235
Views: 15938

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Hope the 5x5 out of Pittsburgh were just rumours. With Tanev term is everything. They should really walk if the demand is more than two years. I wouldn’t mind even 5m if they have cap space, but Benning needs to keep the term low. Injuries and declining play are real issues. Anything like 5x5 is a ...
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 12826
Views: 1384436

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Really? They only need one d man and possibly a couple of 3rd and 4th line forwards - easily done with the cap space they have. Also, I expect a trade or two - possibly Gaudreau, so the cap space is still in flex. There's only 4 Dmen signed, Kylington needs a new deal, and there's only one RD under...
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1235
Views: 15938

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Next, hole on defense. However I think it's better if we wait for this need. Bargains can be had for those who wait during UFA signing frenzy. We need cap efficiency more than anything else long term. Not a lot of money left. Maybe Benning really wants to give his prospects, Chatfield and Rafferty,...
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 12826
Views: 1384436

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

I totally respect Marky holding firm on the NMC and expansion protection - he's earned it, but he just wasn't gonna get it here. Now hopefully, we will shortly see a return to Ian Clark-less Markstrom, and the goalie graveyard of Alberta continues :twisted: The Flames left themselves only $10 mil to...
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 12826
Views: 1384436

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Marky to Flames, $6x6.
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1235
Views: 15938

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Holtby can't have an NMC, that was the stumbling block with Marky. Increased the total cap space on goalies by $534k, that's pretty solid when you're adding a Vezina/Cup winner to be a backup. But increased total cap space by less than what it would have cost to resign Markstrom. Yes, very true, ma...
by ESQ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1235
Views: 15938

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Holtby can't have an NMC, that was the stumbling block with Marky.

Increased the total cap space on goalies by $534k, that's pretty solid when you're adding a Vezina/Cup winner to be a backup.
by ESQ
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 1235
Views: 15938

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

No, of course not. lol. Hughes and Pettersson have changed everything for the franchise, if it was Zadina and Glass here instead and all other moves remained the same do you think Benning would still be GM? I'm not so sure and that's a reflection on some of the regrettable moves he's made and just ...
by ESQ
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 12826
Views: 1384436

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

They had a winger. His name was Burrows. Meshed amazingly with the Sedins for years. Surprised you guys forgot about him :D Yeeeesss, and while Burrows was there the Canucks brought in Loui, Samuelsson, Vrbata, traded for Booth and Kassian. Prior to Burrows joining the Twins, there was Pyatt, Demit...