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by Southern_Canuck
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Pick Your Least Favourite Benning Move
Replies: 57
Views: 6360

Re: Pick Your Least Favourite Benning Move

You need the Miller signing on there. OK - I eliminated the Dorsett trade, and put in the Miller signing... Personally I give him a mulligan on the Miller signing, because going into your first season as a GM with Lack and Markstrom as two unproven starters seems too risky - signing Miller guarante...
by Southern_Canuck
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Pick Your Least Favourite Benning Move
Replies: 57
Views: 6360

Re: Pick Your Least Favourite Benning Move

Even though I voted Sbisa re-signing, those 2nd and 3rd round pick trades really suck. Using the Anaheim 3rd round to trade for Derek Dorsett? Wait - here's one that's worse - acquiring Tampa's 2nd round 2014 only to use it to get Linden Vey Then using the 3rd round 2016 to get concussion-ruined And...
by Southern_Canuck
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Pick Your Least Favourite Benning Move
Replies: 57
Views: 6360

Pick Your Least Favourite Benning Move

Let's turn those those frowns upside down - at least we can laugh at our team and commiserate! Poll offers 10 options - I did not include Willie Desjardins signing, Vrbata signing, Richardson signing, Dorsett trade, Forsling for Clendening trade, Dorsett re-signing, or Patrick McNally trade... I tri...
by Southern_Canuck
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7416
Views: 507105

Re: Canucks News and Notes

When Blob, after making a derogatory reference to "the urine crew" in every post since 2013 becomes their leader - I think we can all agree that we have moved into a new era of the Canucks.

S_C
by Southern_Canuck
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 29186

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

By having to add the 5th round pick, it makes me think that Benning specifically targeted Prust as a player he "needed" to get - not unlike the Vey and Dorsett trades which seemed like overpayments... I wonder what other teams would have paid for Kassian? I get the distinct feeling Benning never che...
by Southern_Canuck
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kassian traded to Habs...
Replies: 356
Views: 29186

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

I get that people will see Prust as an underwhelming return for the "potential" of Kassian - but it's not too bad if you look at the "reality" of Kassian right now. Maybe Kassian will still become a better difference-maker someday - but at least Prust is a useful, heart-and-soul, abrasive player tod...
by Southern_Canuck
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Free Agency 2015
Replies: 252
Views: 19402

Re: Free Agency 2015

My guess is they'll attempt to sign Eric Fehr and Matt Bartkowski.

Fehr replaces Richardson and Bartkowski provides lower pairing help, and insurance in case Corrado and Clendening aren't capable.

S_C
by Southern_Canuck
Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7416
Views: 507105

Re: Canucks News and Notes

SC, The Canucks showed no interest in signing McNally. For whatever reasons he did not fit into Benning's future. Character was the rumoured concern, or lack there of. So they take a pick now rather than get nothing at all. Perhaps - if it was about the cheating scandal, well about half the class p...
by Southern_Canuck
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7416
Views: 507105

Re: Canucks News and Notes

Here are the new guys: 1 23 VAN BROCK BOESER RW USA 6' 0" 191 USHL WATERLOO 3 66 VAN GUILLAUME BRISEBOIS D CAN 6' 1" 175 QMJHL ACADIE-BATHURST 4 114 VAN DMITRY ZHUKENOV C RUS 5' 11" 169 RUSSIA-JR. OMSK 2 5 144 VAN CARL NEILL D CAN 6' 1" 213 QMJHL SHERBROOKE 5 149 VAN ADAM GAUDETTE C USA 6' 0" 170 US...
by Southern_Canuck
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Draft Day 2015: Picks & Trades
Replies: 260
Views: 18421

Re: Draft Day 2015: Picks & Trades

Flames setting up their D with Giordano and Hamilton. I'd add TJ Brodie to that list... This looks to be a great trade for the Flames - not too often a player with a development curve like Hamilton becomes available, and they only gave up one 1st and two 2nds. I saw the "stay at home" comment from ...
by Southern_Canuck
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 3 on 3 OT Next Season (?)
Replies: 15
Views: 2167

Re: 3 on 3 OT Next Season (?)

Curious - who the heck puts Bodger out for 2-on-2 OT?

S_C
by Southern_Canuck
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Comet Trails
Topic: 2014-15 Utica Comets
Replies: 175
Views: 29751

Re: 2014-15 Utica Comets

Why waste a contract? That's why I brought up the recent signings of undrafted UFA Sautner and 7th round pick Mackenze Stewart --- in my opinion, McNally has better skills and potential as a defenceman for today's NHL than either of them... so Benning has no problem extending a contract to them, bu...
by Southern_Canuck
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Comet Trails
Topic: 2014-15 Utica Comets
Replies: 175
Views: 29751

Re: 2014-15 Utica Comets

Benning confirmed Monday the Canucks will not be signing Patrick McNally. “We are going to let him be a free agent,” Benning said. “We have got a lot of good young defencemen who we feel are ahead of him. With (Ben) Hutton and (Jordan) Subban being our two young offensive guys, we just felt we can ...
by Southern_Canuck
Thu May 21, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2015 Canucks offseason
Replies: 390
Views: 28551

Re: 2015 Canucks offseason

JB sure is very non committal with regards to McNally. His only response has been, we just don't know. Word is that don't think will be an NHLer and they don't know if they want to risk taking up a roster spot for him. Well bloody hell, Stewart was worth the risk?? I think McNally is wanting to go ...
by Southern_Canuck
Wed May 20, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2015 Draft Class watch
Replies: 634
Views: 45103

Re: 2015 Draft Class watch

I'm always hopeful that the Canucks will draft useful NHL players - especially in the first round - 2014 (6th) Jake Virtanen, (24th) Jared McCann - TOO SOON TO TELL 2013 (9th) Bo Horvat, (24th) Hunter Shinkaruk - TOO SOON TO TELL 2012 (26th) Brendan Gaunce - TOO SOON TO TELL 2011 (29th) Nicklas Jens...