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by dbr
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Replies: 1767
Views: 99969

Re: 2016 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

Played with the draft simulator today.....out of 30 tries we got first pick 3 times. 2nd 4 times 3rd 5 times and we seemed to get 5/6 all the rest....so not too far off our actual chances I guess. I can't remember seeing us 4 th...must've happened though.... Jim? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgmPYp2...
by dbr
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 67034

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

It's just the nature of the beast. Those marquee players are going to get their money, and if you can't hide it in a lifetime contract or something of that nature it's going to come out of the pockets of the league's middle classes.
by dbr
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Replies: 1767
Views: 99969

Re: 2016 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

Played with the draft simulator today.....out of 30 tries we got first pick 3 times. 2nd 4 times 3rd 5 times and we seemed to get 5/6 all the rest....so not too far off our actual chances I guess. I can't remember seeing us 4 th...must've happened though.... Jim? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgmPYp2...
by dbr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7494
Views: 429022

Re: Canucks News and Notes

There's no need for emoticons or any of that, it's simple math. We finished bottom 5 for the first time in nearly 20 years and it just happens to be the first year after they changed the format.. that, you can :cry: :cry: :cry: about.
by dbr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 67034

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

Nice quote but I didn't say don't spend money, I said don't rush to spend it, and ya! I think I know the fans need something. People should take the time to read posts instead of speed scanning them and then maybe they would pick-up the gist of them and corrections like these would be unnecessary ;...
by dbr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 67034

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

It amazes me how when you put a little money in peoples hands, all they want to do is spend it on WTF ever is out there. Why not keep it and wait ? A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Particularly when you have a pretty damn dismal record of .. snatching birds .. like say Scott Niedermayer...
by dbr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7494
Views: 429022

Re: Canucks News and Notes

BladesofSteel wrote:Odds are very much in favour of Vancouver landing a Finn at the draft.
They are not. The odds of us picking 5th overall are higher than the combined odds of picking in the top three.
by dbr
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 67034

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

Schenn's cap hit was $3.6m. Philadelphia retained a bunch of that contract, and Vincent Lecavalier's, in the trade.
by dbr
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Replies: 1767
Views: 99969

Re: 2016 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

Of course. I specifically avoided mentioning how many he interviews because you'd hope he's doing due diligence and interviewing players projected to go well below the team's current spot (although I can't imagine a realistic offer that would be worth dropping from say... #2 to #7). Nevermind taking...
by dbr
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Replies: 1767
Views: 99969

Re: 2016 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

If we pick in the top 3 and Benning does not pick one of the consensus top three players, he had god damned well better know something the rest of the scouting community does not..
by dbr
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate!
Replies: 1032
Views: 76922

Re: The Great Jim Benning Debate!

Catching up on the weekend posts and all I've learned is that if guys in rocky bromances start to seek help, Rats has got a career in couples therapy if he wants it.
by dbr
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko
Replies: 86
Views: 9194

Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

So the Canucks had to be rebuilt due to 6 years of the Gillis drafting and developing gong show. In just two drafts we've landed Virtanen, McCann, Demko, Tryamkin, Boeser. Traded a 2nd for Baertschi, signed Stecher. Benning, you rebuilding genius you. Can you imagine what the genius could do in 6 d...
by dbr
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko
Replies: 86
Views: 9194

Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Gasp - Benning signed a player that was drafted by the team. Never seen another GM do that before, he must be a genius. Frack some of you are hilarious, he does what 90% of GMs do in the league and you rank him up there with Jesus. I haven't seen anyone (who appears to be looking to be taken seriou...
by dbr
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes
Replies: 7494
Views: 429022

Re: Canucks News and Notes

Friedman reporting they have a "verbal agreement."

Glad to see that Demko is ready to move his career forward, aside a better last game of the season I don't know what else he had to gain in the NCAA.
by dbr
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion
Replies: 1195
Views: 67034

Re: Canucks 2016 Post Season Discussion

Yeah I don't think I'd trade Demko this year, but if he elects to hit UFA his trade value will be nil.