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by ESQ
Tue May 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1017
Views: 54637

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:06 pm
I’ve said all along to collect picks
Yep, all along....right up until page 46 of this thread.
by ESQ
Mon May 14, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1017
Views: 54637

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Care to explain your thought process with this post? Or are you the drive by shooter that doesn’t know which end of the gun the bullets come out of? Here's the thing about acquiring picks - you have to give up to get. How many times have you criticized Benning for "only" having 28 picks in 4 years,...
by ESQ
Mon May 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1017
Views: 54637

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

e of their 2nds for our 7th do you do it? Draft someone like Ty Smith of Barrett Hayton and grab an extra 2nd? Is there a big separation from the Dobson/Boqvist tier and the Smith/Hayton tier? If the Islander's came with 41 or 43 overall to move up 4 spots, it would be hard to say no. [/quote] It w...
by ESQ
Sat May 12, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

2. Aren't those contracts insured? I have heard insurance pays 80% of MacArthur's salary. I have heard insurance pays Gaborik's salary if it's a new injury. (Gabby's latest injury was a new injury, but he wasn't out long enough for the insurance to kick in) FWIW Interesting. So there's not much inc...
by ESQ
Sat May 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

Its a bit unfair to lump Ottawa in with Arizona as a cap-floor team. There are really only 2 cap floor teams - Arizona and Carolina. Now that Carolina has sold, we may see more investment in hockey ops. Ottawa finished the year with a middle-of-the-pack salary cap hit, though they barely used Clarke...
by ESQ
Fri May 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

I love Karlsson but you’d have to gut the team to get him. I was a big proponent of acquiring him but would you be willing to trade one of Horvat/Boeser + Juolevi + 2018 7th overall pick? The Canucks just simply don’t have the depth. I wonder how mabel muppy feels about it Give em Gaudette instead ...
by ESQ
Fri May 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

Karlsson with only 1 year left on his deal. I suppose its possible that Ottawa doesn't trade him, and finally treats him like the superstar he is and bends over backwards to try to get him to re-sign. (Or no team steps up to pay the astronomical asking price). Its also possible that he waives his NT...
by ESQ
Fri May 11, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Pick Your Winners. All rounds.
Replies: 63
Views: 5805

Re: Pick Your Winners. First round.

ESQ wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Bruins vs. Lightning - Lightning in 6
Penguins vs. Capitals - Washington is going to finally slay the dragon

Knights vs. Sharks - Knights are gonna roll the rusty sharks
Jets vs. Predators - Predators in 6
3 for 4 - damn Knights!

For Round 3, I got...
Caps in 6
Knights in 6
by ESQ
Thu May 10, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

Ya good point, a top-4 D should be a higher priority than a winger. Problem is Green's neck surgery, I don't know if it was a discectomy, but its potentially career-ending or at least will have a long rehab period. Zetterberg had a discectomy by the same surgeon, he missed almost 3 months. Green had...
by ESQ
Thu May 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

I think the point was, the Sharks are trending down with little in the pipeline, while the Canucks are either trending up or have more hope on the farm, and are more likely to win over the next 7 years . Do you honestly believe that's the case? I don't believe the Canucks are the most-likely team t...
by ESQ
Thu May 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

I'm really not worried about Kane needing a babysitter. Those locker room issues sounded like BS when its brats like Ladd and Byfuglien doing the complaining. I also recall Wids saying some interesting things about Kane's family life, and how he's never in trouble when he's at home ( I believe she b...
by ESQ
Wed May 09, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

Money, Chance to Win, and Lifestyle . He can have 2/3 here, but he can have 3/3 staying put in San Jose. Not if he and his agent see your Canucks doing more winning over the life of the contract than your Sharks. Sure, it's possible Kane and his agent see us as a competitive playoff team going deep...
by ESQ
Wed May 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

Centers and defense is what the Canucks should using their cap space on. I agree with you in principle, but the problem is great defencemen and centers don't grow on trees, and are rarely available. IF Tavares hits the UFA market, he'll be the first #1 center to go to UFA since...gad, Brad Richards...
by ESQ
Wed May 09, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2134
Views: 99618

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

$7M for 7 years for a 45 pointish guy, yes I know that it is not all about points. :crazy: how effective will he be in what ever role we need him to be in when he is 29 - 33. Wait maybe he will be like the other boat anchor we have and be an elite PK guy. What will Boeser want? $8M - $9M. Unless he...
by ESQ
Wed May 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 461
Views: 24706

Re: Playoffs

Weird too that if Nashville is eliminated, the remaining Final Four will only have 2 Swedes per team. Maybe its not that weird, but with 6 Swedes on last year's roster and likely 6 Swedes on next year's roster (assuming Petersson and Dahlen eventually make the team), hopefully Vancouver's Stockholm ...