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If you were calling the shots on where Hughes starts this season

Poll ended at Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:35 pm

Make room for Hughes on the roster
21
72%
Let him start on the farm and bring him up after some seasoning
3
10%
Send him back for another year in college
5
17%
 
Total votes: 29

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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by Cherry Picker » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:58 pm

None of the right-sided D, and everyone of the left-sided D have contracts that end after this coming season (Edler, Hutton, Del Zotto, Pouliot). With all of the better D prospects (Juolevi, Hughes, Sautner, and Tryamkin) left-handed, the left side could be completely turned over in the next 12 months.
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by SKYO » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:11 pm

Cherry Picker wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:58 pm
None of the right-sided D, and everyone of the left-sided D have contracts that end after this coming season (Edler, Hutton, Del Zotto, Pouliot). With all of the better D prospects (Juolevi, Hughes, Sautner, and Tryamkin) left-handed, the left side could be completely turned over in the next 12 months.
For the left side mafia - My hope is Hutton and MDZ have a productive 2018/19 season, good enough that we can keep one or trade em for something meaningful, my guess is MDZ walks July 1st 2019, in any case if Ben Hutton scores 20+ points his value goes way up.

Edler if he re-signs to a cheaper $4M per x 2 type extension I'd prefer that, as he's the only player with some backbone and skill to play big minutes on the left, he's the type you need to win in the NHL playoffs.

Hughes will take MDZ's spot in 2019/20 and Juolevi will take Hutton's spot.

Left side
Edler
Hughes
Juolevi
?

Looks good to me.
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:25 am

Question....Hughes decision to go back to school means he isnt going to attend training camp doesnt it?

See title of link. There isnt anything in there mentioning this...i just cant recall whether or not this is accurate.
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by micky107 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:35 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:25 am
Question....Hughes decision to go back to school means he isnt going to attend training camp doesnt it?

See title of link. There isnt anything in there mentioning this...i just cant recall whether or not this is accurate.
https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/n ... -overtures
I would love proof of paragraph "8", very much. If it's true, impeachment was in order. :evil:

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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by Madcombinepilot » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:53 am

Botch sure likes to put a negative spin on everything he writes....
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:53 am
Botch sure likes to put a negative spin on everything he writes....
Botch is the new Tony Gallagher and Jeff Patterson is his Al Strachan wingman, with Halford and Brough as their koolaid drinkers
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by micky107 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:35 am

Many moons ago, he traveled wid da team.
That is until he pissed off Bieksa one too many times. "Insert smiley for petrified reporter".
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by Strangelove » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:21 pm

micky107 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:35 am
Many moons ago, he traveled wid da team.
That is until he pissed off Bieksa one too many times. Image
Refresh my memory... wrote an article, something about Hamhuis constantly having to cover Bieksa's butt after ill-timed pinches?
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by SKYO » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:30 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 am
Madcombinepilot wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:53 am
Botch sure likes to put a negative spin on everything he writes....
Botch is the new Tony Gallagher and Jeff Patterson is his Al Strachan wingman, with Halford and Brough as their koolaid drinkers
Yeah the young Vancouver writers like to use their pops Tony as a mentor, as drama sells "papers" now website clicks which increases ad revenue.

You have to have an elite hockey knowledge and experience with supreme hockey connections to just provide general hockey knowledge and be able to of value to a corporation just like Bob McKenzie and dare I say the new local Rick Dhaliwal who is just a workhorse and goes after everyone to provide the latest news before anyone else, but I guess he's not so much a writer just a reporter.
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:44 pm

Dhaliwal has been in the market for 20 years. He isn’t a new local workhorse
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by SKYO » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:46 pm

put in his dues in the small crappy world and got promoted to the big leagues finally.
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:03 pm

SKYO wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:46 pm
put in his dues in the small crappy world and got promoted to the big leagues finally.
He has been mainly a sports director or manager over the past 20 years at CKNW, the TEAM, CKWX and 650 SNET. He paid his dues in the 1990s
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by Cherry Picker » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:37 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Dhaliwal has been in the market for 20 years. He isn’t a new local workhorse
To the most tortured, 20 years is new. He’s a friggin’ pup.
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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:01 am

I think it's the right call by the Hughes family. There's no need to rush him, not like this year really matter anyways. Let him take his time to get stronger, work on his game and we'll see him in the WJC here anyways. We also have too many bodies on D. This will give us some more time to figure out who should go and who should stay (ie: Del Zotto, Hutty, Poosalot, etc). Maybe one of those guys will do something to improve their trade value.

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Re: What to do with Hughes

Post by micky107 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:30 pm

Just watching USA vs Sweden on TSN.
Those Hughes boys do play well together.
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They are small though.
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