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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ClamRussel » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:25 pm

sagebrush wrote:

You're right, although I heard Kypreos give his goalie selections again just the other day - & Luongo wasn't included.


I caught a clip of Kypreos talking about how two goalies are shoe-ins for Canada and that 3rd backup in the pressbox "might" include Luongo, "maybe". He had a straight face.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby BurningBeard » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:34 pm

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous.



...of Putin fighting me. :D Luckily this is hockey.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:43 pm

Crawford is hurt again. That narrows it down. Maybe Lou gets in by default :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Seriously though you don't leave the gold medal winning goalie off the list when he is having another steady year. He will get the invite. Whether he starts or how many games he starts will be a coaching decision, as it should be.

The personal dislike some have for Luongo is laughable. But until he back stops the team to a Cup he will always be slagged.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby sagebrush » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:09 pm

Meanwhile...
NHL SALARY CAP PROJECTED TO RISE TO $71.1M IN 2014-15

Rich teams at the upper cap limit can get better. Cheap, low cap teams may want (more) players with a higher contract cap than salary.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Tiger » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:32 pm

herb wrote:The perfect scenario for me is that Price gets the job, then proceeds to shit the bed at which point Luongo steps in and is the hero (again).

In all likelihood, Team Canada's performance in Sochi is likely to be disappointing. I can't say I'm excited for the 12 hour time difference, international ice or watching Putin bask in the Olympic glow.


I am always excited to watch the best hockey players in the world play for their country. Last Olympics I got up at 4 AM took a taxi half across Bangkok and watched it at the Swedes bar ( Open illegally ) .. This year I win on the time difference :).. Hoping for a Canadian win.. but will enjoy watching the games whoever wins..
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:29 am

sagebrush wrote:Meanwhile...
NHL SALARY CAP PROJECTED TO RISE TO $71.1M IN 2014-15

Rich teams at the upper cap limit can get better. Cheap, low cap teams may want (more) players with a higher contract cap than salary.

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And MG has his work cut out getting all our FA re-signed before he can go on a spending spree. He has a ton of players to re-up, needing raises, except one.

UFA: Alberts, Santorelli

RFA: Weise, Kassian, JS, Dalpe, Welsh, Tanev, Weber


See what I mean, he will be in cap hell with that line up of players to get re upped. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


In total those players eat up between 8-9 million, add that to a cap increase of 6 million and we have a lot of money to re-sign the guys we want to, let the others walk and get some young guns in the line up. If we buy out or trade Booth, perhaps to a team that needs to get to the new, higher cap floor, we free up some more coin.

MG has set us up to go into the off season with a lot of coin to spend, needing to only fill a few holes, big ones, but with the cap to do it. Now who is UFA next season that we can land?

Well safe to say Tanev and Santorelli will get bigger pieces of the pie but still we should have a lot of coin to work with.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Per » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:33 am

BurningBeard wrote:I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous.



...of Putin fighting me. :D Luckily this is hockey.


Of course, in real life Dolph is Swedish, and Putin is just another house elf:

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Reefer2 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:39 am

HW - you need an hour with MG, you are better prepared that him it seems on where to spend the money and how to make this team a contender again.

I think there a few GM who are kicking themselves knowing they could of had RL for the cheap.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:57 am

How many points will it take this year to make playoffs?
103/4 ? Has it been projected already?

We have 49 games left or 96 possible points, we have 41 out of a possible 66.

Using the same formula or close enough we should/could end up between 105-109 ish that has to do it...No?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:11 am

Reefer2 wrote:HW - you need an hour with MG,

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby herb » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:16 am

rats19 wrote:How many points will it take this year to make playoffs?
103/4 ? Has it been projected already?

We have 49 games left or 96 possible points, we have 41 out of a possible 66.

Using the same formula or close enough we should/could end up between 105-109 ish that has to do it...No?


The last few years it has been about 95ish points in the West. It seems like the bar gets raised a point or two every year though. With the way things have gone, we should be OK, but it wasn't that long ago we won the NW division with 100 points (we are currently on pace for 102).
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Arachnid » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:02 am

herb wrote:
rats19 wrote:How many points will it take this year to make playoffs?
103/4 ? Has it been projected already?

We have 49 games left or 96 possible points, we have 41 out of a possible 66.

Using the same formula or close enough we should/could end up between 105-109 ish that has to do it...No?


The last few years it has been about 95ish points in the West. It seems like the bar gets raised a point or two every year though. With the way things have gone, we should be OK, but it wasn't that long ago we won the NW division with 100 points (we are currently on pace for 102).


That's what pisses me off about mid-lifer crisis sissies like BD on here. How quickly we forget about the years this club was mired in mediocrity and only dreamed of the playoffs (or a Cinderella story like '82). Or shit teams like the Laughs that always just try to make it into the playoffs after several years of not even being close and several 're-builds'
Yeah, we aren't the favourite to win the Cup but at least we have shot at it still.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Cornuck » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:17 am

Looks like the cap's going up to about 71mil.

"We're looking at a cap in the $71 million range as an estimate," Commissioner Buttman said. "It's subject to change. It's very preliminary."

So we another 7mil, buy out Booth for another 4, and with Santorelli the only UFA, we should be able to sign a decent player or two. (UFA List)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:17 am

I think we earned the right to be a little bit spoiled for a while. Its how we react that's important..
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Arachnid » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:43 am

rats19 wrote:I think we earned the right to be a little bit spoiled for a while. Its how we react that's important..


Too true Saint Rattski! :wink:
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