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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Boston Canucker » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:50 pm

They changed the draft lottery rules, so the top 10 teams that miss the playoffs have slightly better odds, whereas the worst 4 teams have a slightly worse shot at it. Buffalo has got to be pissed. And for the Canucks, well, if we finish just out of a playoff spot, 14th worst, at least now we'll have a 1% chance at McDavid rather than that piddly little .5%

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=7287 ... L|NHL|home

So, you're telling me there's a chance...yeah!!

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:38 pm

Boston Canucker wrote:They changed the draft lottery rules, so the top 10 teams that miss the playoffs have slightly better odds, whereas the worst 4 teams have a slightly worse shot at it. Buffalo has got to be pissed. And for the Canucks, well, if we finish just out of a playoff spot, 14th worst, at least now we'll have a 1% chance at McDavid rather than that piddly little .5%

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=7287 ... L|NHL|home

So, you're telling me there's a chance...yeah!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


It gets even worse for would-be tankers in 2016.

The last-place team could with 4th overall. :)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ClamRussel » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:32 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Boston Canucker wrote:They changed the draft lottery rules, so the top 10 teams that miss the playoffs have slightly better odds, whereas the worst 4 teams have a slightly worse shot at it. Buffalo has got to be pissed. And for the Canucks, well, if we finish just out of a playoff spot, 14th worst, at least now we'll have a 1% chance at McDavid rather than that piddly little .5%

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=7287 ... L|NHL|home

So, you're telling me there's a chance...yeah!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


It gets even worse for would-be tankers in 2016.

The last-place team could with 4th overall. :)

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:31 pm

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:28 pm

Ex-Canuck, Luongo accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge from Lack and challenging his "friends" Torts, Milbury and Keenan... :mrgreen:

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:33 pm

Jovocop wrote:Ex-Canuck, Luongo accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge from Lack and challenging his "friends" Torts, Milbury and Keenan... :mrgreen:


*LOL* :lol:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:08 pm

Nice to have a GM whose a hockey nerd too...

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The last occupant, former GM Mike Gillis, had a big photo of himself and a trophy fish. Brian Burke proudly displayed a portrait from his minor-league playing days: Burke bloodied but stoic. (He was injured in the warm-up).

Benning could show off a photo, too — for instance, holding the Stanley Cup he won three years ago.

“I just cleaned my office up,” Benning said Thursday. “I usually have these sheets spread out all over the office. I like to keep wall space available.”

Benning is an active thinker. He writes down ideas, makes lists, charts. He has a hand-written roster of his team, with age, salaries and contract status noted by the players’ names. Another poster-size sheet displays the traits he believes a Canuck should possess. But Benning’s masterpiece is a positional depth chart that includes every team in the National Hockey League, penned by Benning on feltboard and arranged by team rank. It contains the colour-coded names of more than 700 NHL players and occupies most of the south wall of Benning’s office at Rogers Arena.

It’s like what Michelangelo might have created for the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were he a hockey nerd and not a Renaissance genius.

“This is my work space,” Benning explained. “I need to know every player in the league.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Mr.Miyagi » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:50 am

The closer we get to opening night the more excited I am becoming .... just over a month!
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:15 am

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Benning says #Canucks bringing in winger JT Wyman on personal tryout contract. He's a right winger with 44 games of NHL experience.


A 28 years old, 6'2" 209 lbs right winger, played 44 NHL games with 2 goals and 9 assists. Hmm... Comet?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Cornuck » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:20 pm

Jovocop wrote:
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Benning says #Canucks bringing in winger JT Wyman on personal tryout contract. He's a right winger with 44 games of NHL experience.


A 28 years old, 6'2" 209 lbs right winger, played 44 NHL games with 2 goals and 9 assists. Hmm... Comet?


More NHL experience and goals than the guy we have slotted into our 3rd line center. :|
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:34 pm

Cornuck wrote:
Jovocop wrote:
Brad Ziemer ‏@BradZiemer
Benning says #Canucks bringing in winger JT Wyman on personal tryout contract. He's a right winger with 44 games of NHL experience.


A 28 years old, 6'2" 209 lbs right winger, played 44 NHL games with 2 goals and 9 assists. Hmm... Comet?


More NHL experience and goals than the guy we have slotted into our 3rd line center. :|


JT Wyman is 28 and scored 18 goals 4 seasons ago in the 80 AHL games. That is the highest output in his hockey career. In 387 AHL games, Wyman scored 67 goals and 90 assists, 0.41 ppg.

Vey is only 23 and had success in the AHL. In his first AHL season, Vey scored 19 goals in 74 games. In 191 AHL games, he scored 55 goals and put up 103 assists. That is 0.83 ppg, pretty impressive for a kid who just turned 23 two months ago.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:40 pm

Benning said the fact so many younger players can't make camp, ie in college or injured, he may bring in 1-2 on PTO contracts to increase camp size. I think initially that's all it is but ya, Comet fodder if he makes it.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Madcombinepilot » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:25 pm

Wouldn't our 3rd line Center slot be taken already by Richardson or Mathais??
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:54 pm

Madcombinepilot wrote:Wouldn't our 3rd line Center slot be taken already by Richardson or Mathais??


From 2nd line to 4th line, the centre spots are up for grab between Bonino, Vey, Matthias, Richardson, Gaunce and Horvat. Bonino should centre the 2nd line. Both Matthias and Vey will challenge for the third line and one will play wing. Gaunce, most likely will start with the Comets. Richardson is more suitable to be the 4th line centre. If Horvat makes the team, Hansen or Matthias will most likely be moved to make room.

Sedin Sedin Vrbata
Burrows Bonino Kassian
Higgins Vey/Matthias/Horvat Hansen/Vey/Matthias
Matthias? Richardson Dorsett
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