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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby Rumsfeld » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:45 am

mathonwy wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:Not very strong either.

I think you're forgetting Matthias & Richardson. Vey will be on the wing & Horvat...maybe wing or jr again.


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LOL, really?

If you're gunning for the 1st overall pick next year it's not too shabby. :lol:


I have zero expectations for the next couple seasons. I'm ok with being a sub .500 team full of youngsters trying to figure stuff out.


OK fine. It's still shabby as a motherfucker.
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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby Mondi » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:49 am

Me too, I'm good with a proper rebuild.

The team sorta of screwed up the 94 rebuild and it took 10 years to get competitive again...they were lucky after the Naslund/Bertuzzi era to have an even better core read to rock and have been decent for the better part of 13 seasons.

This time they are getting straight to it, without brining in the likes of Messier and Moginly to add to a core that wasn't quite good enough.

If they are for some reason competitive this year, which they won't be, that's great. If not, they are fixing to be able to compete with LA, Chicago and Colorado in the upcoming years.

That said, they Canucks have nothing compared to Duchesne/MacKinnon coming down the pike.

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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby mathonwy » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:03 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:

OK fine. It's still shabby as a motherfucker.


Shabby is the new chic.

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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:10 pm

mathonwy wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote:

OK fine. It's still shabby as a motherfucker.


Shabby is the new chic.

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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:13 pm

Mondi wrote:Me too, I'm good with a proper rebuild.

The team sorta of screwed up the 94 rebuild and it took 10 years to get competitive again...they were lucky after the Naslund/Bertuzzi era to have an even better core read to rock and have been decent for the better part of 13 seasons.

This time they are getting straight to it, without brining in the likes of Messier and Moginly to add to a core that wasn't quite good enough.

If they are for some reason competitive this year, which they won't be, that's great. If not, they are fixing to be able to compete with LA, Chicago and Colorado in the upcoming years.

That said, they Canucks have nothing compared to Duchesne/MacKinnon coming down the pike.

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How could they have been lucky to have had even a better core? Didn't someone have to have built that core?
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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby mathonwy » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:13 pm

Mondi wrote:
That said, they Canucks have nothing compared to Duchesne/MacKinnon coming down the pike.


Or Kane and Toews...

Or Seguin and Benn...

Or Getzlaf and Perry...

Or....

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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby SKYO » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:19 pm

mathonwy wrote:I have zero expectations for the next couple seasons. I'm ok with being a sub .500 team full of youngsters trying to figure stuff out.


And that's the key, Horvat can play another year in junior imo, no need to rush him at this point,
Vey is 22, right handed, has paid his dues in the AHL for a couple seasons and has gotten a taste of the NHL this past season, he's ready for a full time role.

Kings fans alluded to their ultra stacked center depth which is why Vey was made available for a pick, may or may not be a steal, but I'd prefer his upside over Santorelli whom many have a hard on for, but he's no spring chicken, has a shoulder injury, only plays well on a contract year etc.

This team isn't expected to compete/contend for another couple seasons, unless we spend huge wads of ca$h on $tastny, so unless that happens bringing along the youngin's next season is a sound plan.
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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby Island Nucklehead » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:20 pm

Mondi wrote:This time they are getting straight to it, without brining in the likes of Messier and Moginly to add to a core that wasn't quite good enough.


We should really wait until Free Agency to make that assumption. They have a good chunk of money to spend ($17.7M) no big-ticket RFA's to sign (should be able to get both Kassian and Tanev for $5M, Vey will come cheap) and most roster spots filled.

Given that Vey is NOT exempt from waivers, you'd have to think the Canucks are going to slot him into the lineup in the fall as a regular player. Losing him on waivers isn't an option after giving up a 2nd rounder for him.

I don't think Benning is done with the roster, it seems that with Higgins, Hansen, Dorsett, Vey, Sestito, Matthias, Richardson and Horvat there is a glut of forwards that should be in the bottom-6 next yeaer. I'd expect Higgins or Hansen to be moved out. Personally, I'm hoping it's Hansen, as Higgins has proved to be more versatile.

The other option is to send Horvat back for his overage year. I imagine there are things on his offensive game he can work on, and we don't burn a year of his ELC. I don't see a need to rush him at this stage. This team will likely suck, and it would be better to let the veterans take the hit this season before a real youth movement can begin next season with a couple of Horvat, Shinkaruk, Virtanen, Gaunce (McDavid/Eichel ?? ;) ) etc. ready to make the jump to the bigs. They probably won't go that route, preferring to sell the "youth movement" to the retarded majority of Canuck fans.

All that aside, I expect Lindenning to go out and throw money at a couple UFA's, just to make us look more competitive than we really are, maybe get us into the 10th spot in the West.
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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:15 pm

Maybe a potential guy to replace Hansen on the 3rd line RW. I wonder how are his wheels and checking ability?
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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby Strangelove » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:38 pm

mathonwy wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote:Hank
Bonino
Vey
Horvat

Thats not too shabby.


LOL, really?

If you're gunning for the 1st overall pick next year it's not too shabby. :lol:


Yeah that is as shabby as it gets actually.

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Re: Canucks acquire Linden Vey

Postby Strangelove » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:44 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote:
mathonwy wrote:Thats not too shabby.


LOL, really?

If you're gunning for the 1st overall pick next year it's not too shabby. :lol:


Isn't that what the past 2 days have been all about?


No it's not a rebuild, it's a retool.

Clearing cap-space is just Phase One.

I think I like this trade.

This kid has put up great numbers at the lower levels and you can't go wrong with a player named Linden.
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