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by herb
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 76912

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

The future core is some combination of Horvat, Virtanen, Demko, Tanev, Boeser, Juolevi, Brisebois, Gudbranson, Markstrom, Hutton, Baertschi, etc. That's as clear as day. What's not clear is what the combination will be. Is Horvat a future HHOFer? How many Vezinas will Demko win? Will Juolevi top out...
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 130
Views: 14865

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

I'd rather gamble on a couple of lesser lights than go all in $7M X 7 years on Lucic. That being said, from an Aquaman marketing standpoint, the Canucks don't get many chances to bag an in-his-prime superstar, who just happens to be a Vancouver boy, home. Season ticket sales would take an uptick, I'...
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 130
Views: 14865

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Yes, a potential 7 year Lucic contract at $6M per with a full NMC is scary, but sometimes you gotta gamble. Eriksson is scary too. He's two years older than Milan and has had how many concussions now? Andrew Ladd is another one. How effective is he going to be at 35, 36 or 37? I mean we just witness...
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7846
Views: 552384

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

It's also quite hard to become a non-resident of Canada. Does Nonis still own a home in Canada? Does he have any dependents in Canada? Does he have Canadian bank accounts, drivers license, etc.? Does he own any personal property in Canada? Has he severed all social ties in Canada? Yes there are reci...
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 76912

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

I thought I heard Hamonic recinded his trade request?? He did. But when you get a chance to add a 24 year old top-5 player at his position, signed to a nice contract for 4 more years, you probably look at all options. But with him not up for trade, wouldn't this be more 'speculation/fantasy' than '...
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 130
Views: 14865

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Hey, I'm all in on Stamkos if Benning can pull it off. Guys like Stamkos simply do not come available all that often. I'd be pissed if Benning wasn't making a push. I'd be giddy if he could pull off punting Sbisa and Burrows while bringing in Stamkos and Lucic/Eriksson. Realistically though, our cha...
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 130
Views: 14865

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Simply because everything seems to always work out fine for Detroit. Detroit won't miss a beat because - hey - Stamkos. But would you rather live there and be a Wings fan - or live in Vancouver and put up with our team? Probs some small town in Nebraska. :D What's annoying is all the Wings fans out...
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 130
Views: 14865

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

micky107 wrote:It would indeed be hard to watch Stamkos on a Pacific team, FIVE FREAKIN TIMES, wouldn't it. :cry:
Oh, I think there's very little chance Stamkos ends up in the Pacific. Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Boston, Detroit or Tampa, I'd say.
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 130
Views: 14865

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

It's really going to be a piss off when Detroit lands Stamkos. Why? What pisses me off is how easily Detroit moved Datsyuk's contract AND got a second round pick as well! Simply because everything seems to always work out fine for Detroit. 25 year playoff streak. 11 championships. A horrible year f...
by herb
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Free Agent Hunt
Replies: 130
Views: 14865

Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

It's really going to be a piss off when Detroit lands Stamkos.
by herb
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Draft Summary
Replies: 56
Views: 8330

Re: 2016 Draft Summary

I'm not an "everything is sunshine and roses" kind of guy, but I think this is an unduly pessimistic assessment. On paper, the Canucks are already better than they ended the season. Replacing an over-matched McCann with what has every indication of being a stalwart top-4 D would be expected to be w...
by herb
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Draft Summary
Replies: 56
Views: 8330

Re: 2016 Draft Summary

D for me. My #1 concern is replacing the Sedins. We just traded a potential top 6 forward (McCann) for a young T4D not yet in his prime. Tanev and Hutton are young. Edler is not an old man. That's our top 4 for the next 4 or 5 years. I don't see the real urgency on defense. I would have loved to dra...
by herb
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick
Replies: 201
Views: 21232

Re: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick

I don't mind Juolevi, defence is at an all time premium so it seems, and his IQ hockey sense and skating are off the charts and those type of D are in vogue for the way the game is played now, but when you are picking this high and your 1st line is 36 years old with maybe 2 years shelf life left on...
by herb
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick
Replies: 201
Views: 21232

Re: Canuck select Olli Juolevi - #5 pick

Juolevi sounds like a good pick. That's pretty exciting if he can play in Utica as early as next year (if he's ready). My frustration is; after that absolutely horrid season, we got punted in the balls by the draft lottery. Instead of moving up to get one of those two potential super stars, we moved...
by herb
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Draft Day 2016
Replies: 171
Views: 15317

Re: Draft Day 2016

Holy fuck, Keith Tkachuk is like Charles Barkley obese.