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by herb
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3154
Views: 228637

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

Basically Benning is trying to have a NHL team instead of an AHL team. Young players can make the team, but they won't be forced into roles they can't handle. Hard to argue with that approach.
by herb
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3154
Views: 228637

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

Said it before but I'll say it again; Juolevi is going to come to camp and make it damned difficult. He'll be busting his ass to make it. Will be harder then people may think to predetermine his fate... I agree, just no spot for him now. He's a left side guy and there are already 3 left side guys i...
by herb
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7818
Views: 548537

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Gagner, Del Zotto and Nilsson would all be reasonable signings given the team's needs, assuming contract terms aren't out of hand. 2-3 year deals would be great.
by herb
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7818
Views: 548537

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Anybody else think it's awful nice of McDavid not do demand the cap max salary ($15M per year)?

Over the course of that contract, a $13.25M cap hit is going to look like a damn steal for Edmonton.
by herb
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3154
Views: 228637

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

GMJB is so old school there is absolutely no chance he offer sheets Draisatl. Beyond that, he's not worth the $8-9 million you'd need to offer to really fuck with the Oilers, when you consider the payment required. Think of this way, if you were Van, would you trade 4 first round picks for LD? Nope...
by herb
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2017 Canucks Entry Draft Summary.
Replies: 27
Views: 4068

Re: 2017 Canucks Entry Draft Summary.

When drafted, Erik Karlsson was listed as 5'11" and 165 pounds. Karlsson is now listed as 6'0" and 190 pounds. Ryan Nugent Hopkins was listed as 6'0" and 164 pounds when drafted. Nuge is now listed as 6'0" and 190 pounds. Johnson, Ellis, Atkinson, Sheary, Gaudreau, Zuccarello, Desharnais - the list ...
by herb
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 1864
Views: 206049

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

In fairness to Elliott, the Flames folded like a cheap tent in the 3rd and OT and were getting abused like a rental car by guys like old man Bieksa.
by herb
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoff OOTS
Replies: 400
Views: 30902

Re: Playoff OOTS

We probably wouldn't be a contender, but that's nearly half of a very good forward lineup that we have traded away for not very much in return. Obviously, we don't know how good Dahlen and Goldobin will or won't be, but something that has struck me in these playoffs is how good some of the players w...
by herb
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoff OOTS
Replies: 400
Views: 30902

Re: Playoff OOTS

So, if we still had Grabner, Burrows, Kassian, Hansen, Bieksa and Kesler (who have all looked pretty damn good to great in the playoffs), how good of a team would we have?
by herb
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search
Replies: 161
Views: 18965

Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Don't understand why, as it looks, a move to another inexperienced coaching situation. Also; I took the time to listen to willy's closing presser and you put that together with Jim and Trevor's and the player interviews and it all adds up to absolutely nothing. Like nothing is wrong or has been wro...
by herb
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search
Replies: 161
Views: 18965

Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

If Green gets the job, it'd be surprising if Baumgartner wasn't an assistant coach.
by herb
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Rebuild...
Replies: 1381
Views: 98129

Re: The Rebuild...

It's actually funny reading some people screaming for a rebuild but can't recognize that's exactly what Benning has been doing. But I guess if he called it a rebuild instead of a transition it would change everything he has done. I... don't really get this either. What's left to rebuild? The Sedin'...
by herb
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Rebuild...
Replies: 1381
Views: 98129

Re: The Rebuild...

It's actually funny reading some people screaming for a rebuild but can't recognize that's exactly what Benning has been doing. But I guess if he called it a rebuild instead of a transition it would change everything he has done. I... don't really get this either. What's left to rebuild? The Sedin'...
by herb
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Rebuild...
Replies: 1381
Views: 98129

Re: The Rebuild...

This Canucks fan base is such a group of complainers. Can’t see the forest from the trees, led by the losers at TSN 1040. The only guys worth listening to on that station are Ferraro, Price and Patterson. Bob McKenzie the other day was saying that making the playoffs three years ago was the worst th...
by herb
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Sedins - time for them to hang em up?
Replies: 44
Views: 7026

Re: The Sedins - time for them to hang em up?

As recently as last week, Henrik Sedin said that they will play next year and they do not want to play anywhere else. They would consider playing in Vancouver beyond next year if the Canucks see a future for them. They are not being traded. They will not retire early. To paraphrase UW, this team wou...