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Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:19 am
by damonberryman
I smell blood between Strange and the Mouse. Taking on Doc is a risky move Mouse but go for it. I am not real sure about 'all in good fun' part but WTF? At the very least it will replace Blob and Dude, or if not replace, at least add to the chum and stir up other frustrated fish. Life is getting interesting on the Chuk. Rather watch than play frankly. I will grab me some popcorn as well.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 1:44 pm
by Meds
damonberryman wrote: Totally agree with Strange on this one. The Widow's posts are a part of what keeps me on this board. She tells us a trade is brewing and then....voila! Dude is not acting like the Dude. Also, does anyone know anymore about the report on Sportsnet that Brower is looking to come West to Van?
Yeah, I just read that.....interesting.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/troy ... r-canucks/

I don't think it's a smart move by Benning if he pursues Brouwer though. The guy is 30 years old and made $3.6M last season, he will want the same salary at the very least, but he's not a top-6 forward, though he might be on our team I suppose.

I've always liked Brouwer, he has decent speed, a good physical game, above average hands, and zero fear of the crease. and if we could somehow unload Burrows, then I see a place for him here as his skillset would probably lend itself to riding shotgun with the Sedins or shoring up a wing on a line with Horvat and Baertschi.

The downside is that no matter what, if you sign Brouwer you are going to be getting a player that will see his foot speed begin to drop off in a year or two and we could ultimately end up with just another vet who is eating up cap space we need for kids like Virtanen and Horvat.

That being said, if you trade Hansen, and also manage to unload Higgins, without any salary coming back, I would say take Brouwer on a 2-3 year deal.....he would make Dorsett expendable too.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 2:48 pm
by Tciso
Meds wrote:
The downside is that no matter what, if you sign Brouwer you are going to be getting a player that will see his foot speed begin to drop off in a year or two and we could ultimately end up with just another vet who is eating up cap space we need for kids like Virtanen and Horvat.

That being said, if you trade Hansen, and also manage to unload Higgins, without any salary coming back, I would say take Brouwer on a 2-3 year deal.....he would make Dorsett expendable too.
Dorsett's contract makes Dorsett expendable :) I like what he brings to the 4th line, but we are paying him an easy $500k too much. And, I agree that Brower is going to be slowing down. If we get him, I hope we learned from Higgin's and Burrow's 4 year contract to aging vets, and get him for 3 years or less.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 4:56 pm
by Doyle Hargraves
damonberryman wrote:I smell blood between Strange and the Mouse. Taking on Doc is a risky move Mouse but go for it. I am not real sure about 'all in good fun' part but WTF? At the very least it will replace Blob and Dude, or if not replace, at least add to the chum and stir up other frustrated fish. Life is getting interesting on the Chuk. Rather watch than play frankly. I will grab me some popcorn as well.
I don't smell blood , I smell urine. Doc had a river of piss running down his leg when Mickey Mouse was unloading on him.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:05 pm
by Jovocop
Tciso wrote:
Dorsett's contract makes Dorsett expendable :) I like what he brings to the 4th line, but we are paying him an easy $500k too much. And, I agree that Brower is going to be slowing down. If we get him, I hope we learned from Higgin's and Burrow's 4 year contract to aging vets, and get him for 3 years or less.
Isn't that one of the main reasons why Dorsett got $500k more per season? Unlike Higgins and Burrows, Dorsett does not have a NTC and his contract expires before he hits 33 years old.

Unfortunately, veteran players like Brouwer will want either longer term with less money or shorter term with more money.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:51 am
by Mr.Miyagi
Has Gudbranson spoke to the media yet?
I gotta admit I respect a man that respects his own vacation time. Two tweets and no interviews, to the best of my knowledge. I like the kid so far.
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Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:15 am
by Arachnid
Mr.Miyagi wrote:Has Gudbranson spoke to the media yet?
I gotta admit I respect a man that respects his own vacation time. Two tweets and no interviews, to the best of my knowledge. I like the kid so far.
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He seems too nice...I miss the asshole we traded for him :roll:

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/05/canu ... -comments/

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:27 am
by Jovocop
Arachnid wrote:
He seems too nice...I miss the asshole we traded for him :roll:

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/05/canu ... -comments/
"It is what it is" was the first thing that came out of McCann's mouth after drafted by the Canucks. I always believe that a person's first reaction is usually the most genuine. McCann might not be an asshole but he certainly sounds like an arrogant kid.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:09 am
by Arachnid
Jovocop wrote:
Arachnid wrote:
He seems too nice...I miss the asshole we traded for him :roll:

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/05/canu ... -comments/
"It is what it is" was the first thing that came out of McCann's mouth after drafted by the Canucks. I always believe that a person's first reaction is usually the most genuine. McCann might not be an asshole but he certainly sounds like an arrogant kid.
Well the road to assholeville is paved with arrogance...that's why I destroyed GM, ODB, Rumsfeld, Thinker... :mex:

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:14 am
by Hockey Widow
On Gudbranson, he is in Africa with all of its limited connectivity. I'm sure we will hear from him once he's back in North America.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:58 am
by Puck
Mr.Miyagi wrote:Has Gudbranson spoke to the media yet?
I gotta admit I respect a man that respects his own vacation time. Two tweets and no interviews, to the best of my knowledge. I like the kid so far.
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How can a person relax with that missing apostrophe? It's quite unsettling.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:06 pm
by sagebrush
Gudbranson: "I'm there to make the game as miserable as possible for top players on the other team".

From interview on TSN 1040 today.

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:15 pm
by CrzyCanuck
sagebrush wrote:Gudbranson: "I'm there to make the game as miserable as possible for top players on the other team".

From interview on TSN 1040 today.
Oh boy, I like him already

Watch Virtanen and Gudbranson go after McDavid in every single game

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:56 pm
by Strangelove
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
micky107 wrote:Well now, boy, if this is your idea of "fucking destroying me", I am laughing... :lol:
It has become ferociously clear to me know, you know very little but have learned, over many eons, how to post as though you do. Ha ha ha! I see through the Saran Wrap.
It's like when you get a huge box for Christmas, open it and find a smaller box, then a smaller and smaller, finally getting your gift, a pea.
You should take that pea, plant it and GROW A FUCKING BRAIN!!
Woot! A dood who doesn't take Strange's BS or kiss his butt. A rarity in these parts. :lol:
"Wevenge of the Mowons" starring Fweddy Pawt Deux and Wee Todd?? :lol:

Re: Canucks trade MCCann for Gudbranson

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:16 pm
by Chef Boi RD
sagebrush wrote:Gudbranson: "I'm there to make the game as miserable as possible for top players on the other team".

From interview on TSN 1040 today.
I didn't see anything in his Analytics about this?1?! W.T.F.!