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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby Hank » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:00 am

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SKYO wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Ya let's get Ericksson to play with the twins. Sign Iginla to play with Bonino and Kassian. That leaves everyone else to compete for the bottom 6. Add Miller and BAM...instant contender :mrgreen:

Somehow I doubt we can get Eriksson for cheap even it is a cap dump, I think they let Iggy go and let Eriksson take his spot.
And if they want to save on the cap they'll trade one of Kelly, McQuaid or Marchand first.

I would trade them Sestito for Marchand. :thumbs:


Marchand can show these guys the proper technique for hoisting the cup... provided they kiss the ring first.
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby SKYO » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:11 am

Hank wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:
SKYO wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Ya let's get Ericksson to play with the twins. Sign Iginla to play with Bonino and Kassian. That leaves everyone else to compete for the bottom 6. Add Miller and BAM...instant contender :mrgreen:

Somehow I doubt we can get Eriksson for cheap even it is a cap dump, I think they let Iggy go and let Eriksson take his spot.
And if they want to save on the cap they'll trade one of Kelly, McQuaid or Marchand first.

I would trade them Sestito for Marchand. :thumbs:


Marchand can show these guys the proper technique for hoisting the cup... provided they kiss the ring first.


If Marchand comes here he will have to get initiated first...by Kassian, Sestito, Bieksa

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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby Topper » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:15 am

Surprised folks haven't been wishing for a return of MayRay.

RD, weren't you all over GMMG for letting him go?
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:48 am

Can't remember the last time free agent season rolled around and I hoped the Canucks did basically nothing.

Weird. :?
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby ClamRussel » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:56 am

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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:21 am

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Per @TSNBobMcKenzie He believes Ryan Miller WILL be a Canuck today.
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby Arachnid » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:33 am

Hockey Widow wrote:TEAM Radio @TEAM1040
Per @TSNBobMcKenzie He believes Ryan Miller WILL be a Canuck today.


Hrrrrmmmm....not sure how I feel about this....he's not in his prime anymore and failed in Buttfuckalo AND St. Lobotomy...will make a good mentor for Lack & Markstrom I guess...plus I hear his wifey is smoke'n L.A. hot!

Wuuuuulf!

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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:38 am

Arachnid wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:TEAM Radio @TEAM1040
Per @TSNBobMcKenzie He believes Ryan Miller WILL be a Canuck today.


Hrrrrmmmm....not sure how I feel about this....he's not in his prime anymore and failed in Buttfuckalo AND St. Lobotomy...will make a good mentor for Lack & Markstrom I guess...plus I hear his wifey is smoke'n L.A. hot!

Wuuuuulf!

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Apparently he was far from a good mentor for the backup in Buffalo (Enroth).

I dunno, I get why we'd go after him but I'd rather stick with the McDavid duo we're rocking right now. We'll have to dump one of Markstrom or Lack to sign Miller, he's going to demand a shitload of games, and by the time we're any good, he won't be.
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby ClamRussel » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:23 pm

This signing makes as much sense as trading Kesler for now players instead of prospects. Starting to reek of a Flames delusional half-ass reset.
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby dbr » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:34 pm

ClamRussel wrote:This signing makes as much sense as trading Kesler for now players instead of prospects. Starting to reek of a Flames delusional half-ass reset.


Well I think it's pretty obvious we weren't going to get a "don't worry folks, there'll be plenty of room for new season ticket holders when we're done" style rebuild.

At this point I think Canucks fans should be thankful that we're also not getting a "so you're saying there's a chance!!!" style load up either. What if we'd turned around and dealt the Kesler return for Spezza, outbid someone to get Iginla or Bolland and tried to give Ehrhoff what he wanted ($5m x 5)?

We'll see what happens in the rest of the offseason - still some big names out there - but it seems pretty clear that this team is going to try to get younger without putting themselves in a position to freefall. I think that's sensible given a. the real world constraints on the franchise and b. the trouble most franchises have escaping a culture of losing once they do things like trade a top 3 forward for no roster players, or go into a season with zero proven NHL starting goaltending.
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby ClamRussel » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:49 pm

Isn't that a chance worth taking when there are potentially two franchise players available in the draft? Not a bad year to stock up on youth rather than beat around the bush.
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby dbr » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:31 pm

It's just a non-starter. If we end up at the bottom of the league it will be by accident, because that is simply not an acceptable outcome to ownership (maybe if they felt they could hoodwink the ticket buying public with a team destined for 30th overall that was somehow still marketable)..
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby Island Nucklehead » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:41 pm

dbr wrote:It's just a non-starter. If we end up at the bottom of the league it will be by accident, because that is simply not an acceptable outcome to ownership (maybe if they felt they could hoodwink the ticket buying public with a team destined for 30th overall that was somehow still marketable)..


Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Jensen-Bonino-Kassian
Higgins-Matthias-Horvat
Hansen-Richardson-Dorsett
Sestito-Vey

Not a playoff roster, but look at the YOUTH MOVEMENT!

I'd wager this team could try and pull a Calgary Flames from last year. "We might've lost the game but look how hard our boys tried!"
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby ClamRussel » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:48 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:
dbr wrote:It's just a non-starter. If we end up at the bottom of the league it will be by accident, because that is simply not an acceptable outcome to ownership (maybe if they felt they could hoodwink the ticket buying public with a team destined for 30th overall that was somehow still marketable)..


Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Jensen-Bonino-Kassian
Higgins-Matthias-Horvat
Hansen-Richardson-Dorsett
Sestito-Vey

Not a playoff roster, but look at the YOUTH MOVEMENT!

I'd wager this team could try and pull a Calgary Flames from last year. "We might've lost the game but look how hard our boys tried!"

All the more reason we should have gone w/ Lack & Markstrom. Perhaps added Mitchell to the back end to help them. We're not in "blow it up" mode as long as we have so many old guys there but it's time to pass the torch. Perhaps Horvat or Jensen don't make it off the bat but Vey is still young & promising. The sad part in not landing Theodore is we don't really have any serious D prospects. We're trending scarily into Hurricanes territory only our core is way older. I'm not a fan of the half-ass rebuild.
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Re: 2014 UFA Offseason

Postby SKYO » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:59 pm

ClamRussel wrote:
Island Nucklehead wrote:Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Jensen-Bonino-Kassian
Higgins-Matthias-Horvat
Hansen-Richardson-Dorsett
Sestito-Vey
Not a playoff roster, but look at the YOUTH MOVEMENT!
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All the more reason we should have gone w/ Lack & Markstrom.

Perhaps added Mitchell to the back end to help them.

We're not in "blow it up" mode as long as we have so many old guys there but it's time to pass the torch.

Perhaps Horvat or Jensen don't make it off the bat but Vey is still young & promising.

The sad part in not landing Theodore is we don't really have any serious D prospects.

We're trending scarily into Hurricanes territory only our core is way older. I'm not a fan of the half-ass rebuild.


I'd wager that's not our starting lineup next season, lets wait and see what else they do first eh?

No thanks to Lack/Marky clamrussel.
Acquiring Miller who has proven he can handle #1 duties, has numerous wins even on the crappy Sabres team will be beneficial for a young team...you see the failured look in the young Oilers team eyes with their shitty goaltending and losses piling up every year...that's what I don't want...a Miller/Lack combo will be a calming factor for this retooling/rebuilding team.

I'd guess Jensen makes it full time, Horvat will get a long look, but with Vey here BoHo would have to play outstanding to stay, not just mediocre, which is a given.

As for Theodore it would have been nice, but all we need is QB dman to round out top 6 D nicely.

I can't see a Hurricane territory like scenario here mr clam.
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