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by UWSaint
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: TDD 2017
Replies: 321
Views: 48660

Re: TDD 2017

micky107 wrote:Benning likes softies it would appear.

Teams with no toughness don't and never will win cups.
Yes, those softies in Pittsburgh don't have a chance....

And the Blackhawks -- last in the league in hits the last two times they won the Cup....
by UWSaint
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: TDD 2017
Replies: 321
Views: 48660

Re: TDD 2017

The Hansen trade happens because management decided they didn't want to expose Granlund to Vegas. ....and? And it is a trade that doesn't happen but for the expansion draft, which I find interesting. Otherwise, Hansen would have been kept around and dealt in the offseason as part of a package, next...
by UWSaint
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: TDD 2017
Replies: 321
Views: 48660

Re: TDD 2017

The Hansen trade happens because management decided they didn't want to expose Granlund to Vegas.
by UWSaint
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: TDD 2017
Replies: 321
Views: 48660

Re: TDD 2017

Burrows has a 10 team no-go list in his contract extension. The modified NTC would give him expansion draft protection? Only full NMC gets auto extension I think. Maybe Vegas is on the list? Only full NMC gets protection. But it doesn't matter. Burrows can be exposed and will stay a Senator. They w...
by UWSaint
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 16-17 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1854
Views: 220768

Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 16-17 Sponsored by SKYO

Trade price tag: Tanev - Young top three proven scoring forward, not a prospect. Gudbranson - Young top six forward, not a prospect. Sbisa - Top nine gritty checking forward with speed. Hutton - A top forward prospect. Pedan - Third round pick or lesser known forward prospect. Subban - Third round ...
by UWSaint
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: First half Analysis after 42 games ..
Replies: 61
Views: 15035

Re: First half Analysis after 42 games ..

So I'm thinking "great analysis", and then I get to And it is even a team with enough young talent to think that its new core can be a playoff contender. By "playoff contender", did you mean the contend to make the playoffs, or a contender once the playoff tournament began ? There's a big gap in ta...
by UWSaint
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: First half Analysis after 42 games ..
Replies: 61
Views: 15035

Re: First half Analysis after 42 games ..

The defence is in excellent shape with Juolevi and Brisebios coming. The goaltending is in excellent shape, apparently Demko has been lights out lately. I'm a little more optimistic with the D than UW's Eeyore opinions on the D, what's not to like? Edler is the oldest at 30. It's been awhile since ...
by UWSaint
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: First half Analysis after 42 games ..
Replies: 61
Views: 15035

Re: First half Analysis after 42 games ..

The Canucks results this season -- hanging around in playoff contention -- is mostly a mirage. They've gotten more than there fair share of cheap-o points, which I define not as the loser point in an OT or SO loss, but the winner point. (At the halfway point, their mark was 9-3 in games decided in O...
by UWSaint
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Rebuild...
Replies: 1485
Views: 191043

Re: The Rebuild...

You are all way ..... what happened to the redwings plan? that was the destination every team wanted. To echo UDub's post, I think people have realized that the "Redwings Plan" was premised on a total fluke in drafting Nicklas Lidstrom 53rd overall. Without getting the greatest defenseman of his ge...
by UWSaint
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Rebuild...
Replies: 1485
Views: 191043

Re: The Rebuild...

One more thing. If the issue is needing to add another forward into who could be in the top 6 in a couple of years, the Canucks should look to make a traditional hockey trade move one of our maturing NHL level D with a not-yet-achieved-but-still-achievable ceiling for an equivalent forward. Its a mo...
by UWSaint
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Rebuild...
Replies: 1485
Views: 191043

Re: The Rebuild...

I thought I’d weigh in on the rebuild stuff. I am in the anti-tank category because I don’t see any evidence that it is reliably more successful than a retool. One can even fail in tanking by players outperforming expectations and finishing too high to qualify for the lottery, to say nothing of gett...
by UWSaint
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3115
Views: 388549

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

Topper wrote:UW, I looked at Griess as an option in my post above and dismissed him because the Halak-Berube combo leaves the Islanders sucking.

Pavelac-Gustavson ...... in a heartbeat
I'm rusty, Topper.....
by UWSaint
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3115
Views: 388549

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

Don't think it will happen... but the salary isn't a problem... Quick is on IR so, his salary off the books while on IR... Canucks could also retain some of Millers salary.. so it is possible, but not likely... It doesn't work when Quick returns in three months. This is a similar situation as when ...
by UWSaint
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks vs Blue - 7:00PM PST on SNV
Replies: 72
Views: 10659

Re: GDT: Canucks vs Blue - 7:00PM PST on SNV

The good. Markstrom . He played great last night, making a couple of big saves that many others would have let in, controlling the rebounds, and keeping poised. It was a far cry from his performance against the Canes. He would have been my first star. While the Canucks D played well as a unit keepi...
by UWSaint
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 11800
Views: 1126998

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Quick to miss 3-4 MONTHS with a groin injury. LA on the hunt for a number one. A girl can dream. I like Miller and I applauded Benning's move to sign him. I think he bought us time for Markstrom to find his game. But heck, if we can turn him into a pick and some assets I'd be all for that. Bachman ...