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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Post by BurningBeard » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:59 pm

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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Post by dbr » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:53 am

Topper wrote:Why not Hamhuis instead of Garrison or Edler? Tanev is most like Hamhuis and could take up that spot rather than Edler's or Garrison's.
I think most assume Hamhuis won't waive.

I'd agree though, and he may have the highest trade value of any of them (in addition to being the oldest after Bieksa).

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Post by Rumsfeld » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:40 am

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Topper wrote:Why not Hamhuis instead of Garrison or Edler? Tanev is most like Hamhuis and could take up that spot rather than Edler's or Garrison's.
I think most assume Hamhuis won't waive.
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Post by Betamax » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:11 pm

Topper wrote:Why not Hamhuis instead of Garrison or Edler? Tanev is most like Hamhuis and could take up that spot rather than Edler's or Garrison's.
Hamhuis is a guy that they might consider moving at the TDL this season or next if they aren't in the Playoffs picture to a contender. But right now, they are operating on the assumption that they are going to make it. I think the reason why Garrison's name is mentioned is that of the three BC NTC boys (Bieksa is a transplanted BCer essentially), Garrison seems like the one guy that would waive his NTC right now to go back to his former team FLA. :mex:

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Post by The Brown Knight » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:18 pm

Topper wrote:Why not Hamhuis instead of Garrison or Edler? Tanev is most like Hamhuis and could take up that spot rather than Edler's or Garrison's.
Hamhuis is our best defenseman in my opinion. He's also the type of guy you want mentoring the next generation. Why not keep both Hamhuis and Tanev?
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Post by herb » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:52 am

Jim Benning has guaranteed that the Canucks will use the sixth overall pick (as opposed to trading it).

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Post by Lancer » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:58 am

herb wrote:Jim Benning has guaranteed that the Canucks will use the sixth overall pick (as opposed to trading it).
Source???

I guess that doesn't preclude him still trying to get a higher pick,but that will be quite the rabbit to pluck out of his hat.
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Post by herb » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:08 am

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Post by Jovocop » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:44 am

Lancer wrote:
herb wrote:Jim Benning has guaranteed that the Canucks will use the sixth overall pick (as opposed to trading it).
Source???

I guess that doesn't preclude him still trying to get a higher pick,but that will be quite the rabbit to pluck out of his hat.
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Post by Topper » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:50 am

Using the pick for what?

To trade up? Down? For an established player?
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Post by Lancer » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:04 am

Topper wrote:Using the pick for what?

To trade up? Down? For an established player?
It's all in how you can parse those words, I guess. I wager something is being cooked up, Benning's veiled speech notwithstanding.
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Post by Lancer » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:05 am

Anybody take note that Ritchie had the 2nd worst body fat percentage in the combine? Nothing irreparable but it would be a big red flag for me.
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Post by dbr » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:39 am

Topper wrote:Using the pick for what?

To trade up? Down? For an established player?
Jim Benning's guarantee: he is not going to forget to show up at the draft, along with the rest of the organization, so that the league has to skip their pick.

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Post by Arachnid » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:12 pm

dbr wrote:
Topper wrote:Using the pick for what?

To trade up? Down? For an established player?
Jim Benning's guarantee: he is not going to forget to show up at the draft, along with the rest of the organization, so that the league has to skip their pick.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Post by Strangelove » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:35 pm

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