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Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:00 pm
by Southern_Canuck
You'd think the Canucks will sign a free agent winger - and most likely it will be Lucic (LA) or Eriksson (Bos)... my guess is Loui Eriksson. McCann and Virtanen will likely bounce back and forth to Utica... and players like Gaunce, Zalewski, Grenier, Friesen, Kenins, Cassels, etc. don't look likely to stick in the top 14 NHL forwards. It seems likely that Chris Higgins will be bought out, and Hamhuis and Vrbata will walk.
On defence, Philip Larsen will arrive, a hopefully more-in-shape Tryamkin, and I guess there's an outside chance Jordan Subban could crack the lineup as a powerplay specialist...

Daniel - Henrik - Eriksson
Baertschi - Horvat - Burrows
Rodin - Sutter - Hansen
Etem - Vey - Dorsett
(Granlund, Virtanen)

Edler - Tanev
Hutton - Biega
Sbisa - Larsen
(Tryamkin)

Miller - Markstrom

Welcome to last overall - is there a phenom available at 1st overall in 2017?

S_C

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:29 pm
by Tciso
Southern_Canuck wrote:You'd think the Canucks will sign a free agent winger - and most likely it will be Lucic (LA) or Eriksson (Bos)... my guess is Loui Eriksson. McCann and Virtanen will likely bounce back and forth to Utica... and players like Gaunce, Zalewski, Grenier, Friesen, Kenins, Cassels, etc. don't look likely to stick in the top 14 NHL forwards. It seems likely that Chris Higgins will be bought out, and Hamhuis and Vrbata will walk.
On defence, Philip Larsen will arrive, a hopefully more-in-shape Tryamkin, and I guess there's an outside chance Jordan Subban could crack the lineup as a powerplay specialist...

Daniel - Henrik - Eriksson
Baertschi - Horvat - Burrows
Rodin - Sutter - Hansen
Etem - Vey - Dorsett
(Granlund, Virtanen)

Edler - Tanev
Hutton - Biega
Sbisa - Larsen
(Tryamkin)

Miller - Markstrom

Welcome to last overall - is there a phenom available at 1st overall in 2017?

S_C
Why Erickson? He's too small. Also, we have about $11 million left over given your projected line-up. We can find a true #4 D-man (sorry Biega, you ain't it), and another $4mil forward, or an $8million forward instead of Erickson. I also think Virtanen will be up all next season.

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:38 pm
by micky107
O.K. I'll give this a try:

Sedin, Sedin, Etam.

Okposo, Sutter, Hansen.

Baertschi, Horvat, Virtanen.

Dorset, McCan, Rodin.


Tanev, Hutten,

Edler, Sbisa,

Tryumkin, Subban (this could be fun)


Markstum/Miller

I'm just messing around, God only knows :oops: :oops: :oops:

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:40 pm
by Southern_Canuck
Tciso wrote:Why Erickson? He's too small. Also, we have about $11 million left over given your projected line-up. We can find a true #4 D-man (sorry Biega, you ain't it), and another $4mil forward, or an $8million forward instead of Erickson. I also think Virtanen will be up all next season.
I am not advocating Eriksson, I just predict that Benning thinks Eriksson is the new Vrbata - Loui has shown some chemistry with the Sedins. I think the Canucks would prefer Lucic, but I'm guessing he signs an extension in Los Angeles before free agency.

I could see the Canucks either re-signing Hamhuis, or going after another top-4 defenceman in free agency - (maybe Kyle Quincey, Keith Yandle, Luke Schenn, or David Schlemko?) - but opted to stick with the obvious.

S_C

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:48 pm
by ESQ
Southern_Canuck wrote:
Tciso wrote:Why Erickson? He's too small. Also, we have about $11 million left over given your projected line-up. We can find a true #4 D-man (sorry Biega, you ain't it), and another $4mil forward, or an $8million forward instead of Erickson. I also think Virtanen will be up all next season.
Eriksson is the new Vrbata - and has shown some chemistry with the Sedins. I think the Canucks would prefer Lucic, but I'm guessing he signs an extension in Los Angeles before free agency.

I could see the Canucks either re-signing Hamhuis, or going after another top-4 defenceman in free agency - (maybe Kyle Quincey, Keith Yandle, Luke Schenn, or David Schlemko?) - but opted to stick with the obvious.

S_C
I think its more likely the big money goes to a defenseman than a forward, Yandle would be a guy worth $6 mil-ish and would step in to the top pairing.

I wonder if Eriksson's stock has risen this year, he went from a 70-point player with Dallas to a 40-point player with Boston. He might crack 60 points this year, but that's with top-line minutes and PP time. Unlike Lucic, Eriksson might have to accept a shorter term contract or lower salary.

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:53 pm
by Southern_Canuck
micky107 wrote:O.K. I'll give this a try:

Sedin, Sedin, Etem
Okposo, Sutter, Hansen
Baertschi, Horvat, Virtanen
Rodin, McCann, Dorsett

Hutton, Tanev
Edler, Sbisa
Tryamkin, Subban (this could be fun)

Markstom/Miller

I'm just messing around, God only knows :oops: :oops: :oops:
Some comments:
- Etem as a 1st line winger?
- Okposo signing I could see as a second choice to Lucic
- What happens to Higgins? Burrows? Biega? Larsen?

S_C

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:08 pm
by Hockey Widow
Sedin-Sedin-Rodin
Baertschi-Matthews-Stamkos
Lucic-Horvat-Sutter
Hansen-Granlund-Gaunce
Grenier-Etem

Virtanen to Utica
Vey gone
McCann traded in a deal for Drouin
Dorsett traded to Columbus because Torts likes him. Higgy goes with him.
Burrows traded

Tanev
Hamonic
Larson

Edler
Hutton
Pedan
Tryamkin

Biega

Hamhuis walks
Sbisa traded
Weber and Bartkowski walk
Benning picks up an 8 D man somewhere.

Miller
Markstrom

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:15 pm
by micky107
Hockey Widow doesn't want to miss the playoffs again :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:16 pm
by Southern_Canuck
Hockey Widow wrote:Sedin-Sedin-Rodin
Baertschi-Matthews-Stamkos
Lucic-Horvat-Sutter
Hansen-Granlund-Gaunce
Grenier-Etem

Virtanen to Utica
Vey gone
McCann traded in a deal for Drouin
Then wouldn't Drouin be in the NHL lineup? You'd hope he beats out Gaunce, Grenier, Etem...
Hockey Widow wrote:Dorsett traded to Columbus because Torts likes him. Higgy goes with him.
Burrows traded

Edler - Tanev
Hutton - Hamonic
Pedan - Larsen
Tryamkin

Biega

Hamhuis walks
Sbisa traded
Weber and Bartkowski walk
Benning picks up an 8 D man somewhere.

Miller
Markstrom
Your lineup is a lot more exciting than my prediction! But then you reminded me that Benning is the GM.

S_C

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:25 pm
by Hockey Widow
Oh shit, I missed Drouin. I guess we trade Hansen too.

With all the trades we will have a few more draft picks, some this year, some 2018.

Drouin will get the third line, Sutter moves down to the fourth replacing Hansen.

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:30 pm
by Southern_Canuck
Hockey Widow wrote:Oh shit, I missed Drouin. I guess we trade Hansen too.

With all the trades we will have a few more draft picks, some this year, some 2018.

Drouin will get the third line, Sutter moves down to the fourth replacing Hansen.
Hahaha - that is the problem with Sutter, isn't it? At $4.375M he should be in an NHL top 6, or at worst an "elite" 3rd line center... but he isn't.

S_C

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:33 pm
by Hockey Widow
Southern_Canuck wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Oh shit, I missed Drouin. I guess we trade Hansen too.

With all the trades we will have a few more draft picks, some this year, some 2018.

Drouin will get the third line, Sutter moves down to the fourth replacing Hansen.
Hahaha - that is the problem with Sutter, isn't it? At $4.375M he should be in an NHL top 6, or at worst an "elite" 3rd line center... but he isn't.

S_C

Yes but when injuries hit, and they will, we have a centre to step in or he can move up with the twins and Stamkos can drop down to the second line. Flexibility man, flexibility.

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:47 pm
by SKYO
Burrows for a 2nd

Higgins (50%) dealt

Etem + 2nd for Dustin Brown in a cap dump deal, so Kings can re-sign Lucic.


Sedin - Sedin - D. Brown
Hansen - Sutter - Rodin
Baertschi - Horvat - Virtanen
Dorsett - Granlund - Gaunce/Grenier
McCann to AHL 50/50 split NHL games.

Edler - Tanev
Hutton - new top 4 dman, target (shatter?)
Tryamkin - Sbisa
Pedan Biega

Miller/Marky

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:37 pm
by ESQ
Southern_Canuck wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Oh shit, I missed Drouin. I guess we trade Hansen too.

With all the trades we will have a few more draft picks, some this year, some 2018.

Drouin will get the third line, Sutter moves down to the fourth replacing Hansen.
Hahaha - that is the problem with Sutter, isn't it? At $4.375M he should be in an NHL top 6, or at worst an "elite" 3rd line center... but he isn't.

S_C
Ya, that'll be a big problem when he's pushed down the depth chart behind Hank and Bo and the additions of Stamkos, Drouin, and Matthews :roll:

Besides, with that lineup Sutter would earn his paycheque as the team's only penalty killer :lol:

Re: Lineup Predictions 2016-17

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:54 pm
by Meds
SKYO wrote:Burrows for a 2nd

Higgins (50%) dealt

Etem + 2nd for Dustin Brown in a cap dump deal, so Kings can re-sign Lucic.


Sedin - Sedin - D. Brown
Hansen - Sutter - Rodin
Baertschi - Horvat - Virtanen
Dorsett - Granlund - Gaunce/Grenier
McCann to AHL 50/50 split NHL games.

Edler - Tanev
Hutton - new top 4 dman, target (shatter?)
Tryamkin - Sbisa
Pedan Biega

Miller/Marky
ROFLMAO!!!!!!

A 2nd rounder for Burrows? You're killing me SKYO.

Dustin Brown? WTF? Dude, I thought you said you were clean these days..... :P

Shattenkirk is gonna be 27 or 28 and isn't a stud, he's just a good top-4 guy who is going to ask for $6M and has benefited from playing on a deep blueline on a top team.