SKYO wrote:Canucks acquire Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh from Hurricanes for Kellan Tochkin and a 2014 4th rounder
Potatoe1 wrote:Richardson looked good with Hansen and Higgens, but everyone does. While playing with other 4th liners he has looked like the 4th liner that he's been in LA. I was hoping for an upgrade on Lappy, but I'm not seeing it.
Potatoe1 wrote:Lets face it since the Bruins series Gillis has been all over the map. He's went on this quest to add toughness which was totally unnecessary. Now he seems to be obsessed with getting younger but none of our kids are ready.
Now it's just odd move after odd move...
He lets a perfect fit in Ehrhoff walk, and yet keeps Ballard 4.25 mill contract.
Potatoe1 wrote:He lets another great fit in Aaron Rome go for 1.5 and then signs Alberts to a deal at 1.2.
Potatoe1 wrote:Luongo / Schneider mess.
Potatoe1 wrote:Does not appear to have gotten equal value for Cody Hodgson.
Trades Hodgson in previous season then sends a second rounder last year for a small, soft, skill, skill forward to play on the second line. Ironically the player we got was the same player the Sabers deemed expendable due to the Cody Hodgson trade. (are we confused or just changing our mind?).
Tells Raymond to talk a walk this off season when we clearly could use the depth.
Potatoe1 wrote:Signs a garbage player in Sestito for 2 years.
Potatoe1 wrote:Says we want to get bigger and tougher then replaces Lappy with a smaller and less tough Brad Richardson.
Potatoe1 wrote:And lets face it the strangest move of all was who he hired as coach. Now I don't actually mind Torts as a coach but he is the exact opposite of what Gillis has been preaching since his arrival. Torts is an old school fire and brimstone type guy who will most likely get some short term results out of this crew.
Potatoe1 wrote:That said if Gillis truly was the guy he claimed to be when he first came in then he would have hired one of the up and coming new age types like Dallas Eakins. Going with Torts was a short term reactionary move from a guy who has clearly lost some of his swagger.
Potatoe1 wrote:It's all very concerning.
Topper wrote: The more I see and read of Torts, the more I'm liking the signing. I'm not sure what you mean by new age, but Tors seems to embrace much of what Gillis hs been doing behind the scenes with travel/sleep/conditioning and what not.
The biggest change is in leadership and delegation. Torts is in control, he does not shed any of his leadership role to the core leadership in the dressing room as his predecessor did.
SKYO wrote:Gillis starts his notorious trading away his draft picks already...
Topper wrote:Potatoe1 wrote:Says we want to get bigger and tougher then replaces Lappy with a smaller and less tough Brad Richardson.
Don't tell Tant.
Reefer2 wrote:SKYO wrote:Gillis starts his notorious trading away his draft picks already...
The chance of a 4th round player making the NHL is almost 0% so Dalpe has a better chance of making the team so this is not giving away anything. Some players just don't mesh with the team that picks them and a change can help. Who knows where Dalpe ends but who knows. He has some size and shots R again only time will tell.
tantalum wrote:Topper wrote:Potatoe1 wrote:Says we want to get bigger and tougher then replaces Lappy with a smaller and less tough Brad Richardson.
Don't tell Tant.
I'm not sure I've ever really commented on Richardson let alone got into a comparison of toughness etc. The only thing I really know is that LaPierre is a penalty taking machine along with others on the roster. But LaPierre was the easiest one to jettison. So he was.
If I had my druthers about Kings to sign or acquire for the bottom 6 it wouldn't have been Richardson.....
hist wrote:Horvat's been sent back to Junior. I assume to make room for Dalpe?
As for the Canucks, this means that they'll probably switch the newly-acquired Zac Dalpe from winger back to centre, where he'd played at Ohio State but struggled in his first couple of seasons of pro hockey. There are probably still a couple of moves the team has to make before rosters are set Monday at 2 p.m. Eastern, as the Canucks currently stand at 25 players on the roster.
I also can't find a provision in the collective agreement that says Zack Kassian can't be sent down to Utica as a paper transaction to get the team below 23 players on the roster until the team can put Jordan Schroeder on the long-term injured reserve Tuesday. The American Hockey League would assuredly honour his NHL suspension, but I'd assume he'd be back up and in the press box for the season opener if the Canucks went that route.
Brad Ziemer suggests that Shinkaruk is going down too, but that Shinkaruk was, as of Sunday, still skating with the team on the last day of camp.
Still a bit mysterious and we don't want to say anything for certain until the roster is set tomorrow. I imagine Welsh starts the season in Utica, for sure, but cutting from 24 to 23 presents a bit of a challenge.
Per the CBA illustrations in Article 50, teams must set their rosters prior to opening day (ie: Monday) but cannot place players on long-term injured reserve until opening day (ie: Tuesday). This was mentioned on Hockey Night in Canada last night, but if the Canucks can indeed put Jordan Schroeder on the injured reserve prior to the start of the season, it saves the team from having to make a move in addition to sending down Welsh to get under 23 players.
Suspension rules are also incredible hazy.
http://canucksarmy.com/2013/9/29/bo-hor ... sits-at-25