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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby SKYO » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:44 pm

At this point I'd rather keep Ballard and get rid of Garrison lol.

As Ballard and Tanev are the #1 pairing for the Canucks!

Too bad that's NOT going to happen though, but the way Ballard is playing and stock rising, we should be able to get a quality return, especially for the teams most pressing need - a 3rd line checking center who can put some decent points.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby mpp » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:22 am

Just for the kicks... if they wanted this badly, Pittsburgh can afford both Luongo and MAF this season. More than 8m in free cap space. Also: Brandon Sutter was among the "six for Cody". Excellent up and coming player on excellent contract, that's obvious. Experienced and excellent backup in Vokoun. I also remember that the Canucks were heavily interested in Beau Bennett in his draft year. Connecting the dots in a homerish way... ;)

That said, if Pens are willing to go with 2 very good starters, why can't we?
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:22 am

Here's the problem with Bold Move Gillis, he needs to learn that you must always trade from a position of strength, when things are going well, the stock is high, in which he won't. Now's the time to pull the trigger.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:23 am

mpp wrote:Just for the kicks... if they wanted this badly, Pittsburgh can afford both Luongo and MAF this season. More than 8m in free cap space. Also: Brandon Sutter was among the "six for Cody". Excellent up and coming player on excellent contract, that's obvious. Experienced and excellent backup in Vokoun. I also remember that the Canucks were heavily interested in Beau Bennett in his draft year. Connecting the dots in a homerish way... ;)

That said, if Pens are willing to go with 2 very good starters, why can't we?


Apparently Sutter is NOT GETTING TRADED! This is was discussed on radio yesterday.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby dbr » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:45 am

RoyalDude wrote:Here's the problem with Bold Move Gillis, he needs to learn that you must always trade from a position of strength, when things are going well, the stock is high, in which he won't. Now's the time to pull the trigger.


You mean like when he didn't trade a top young player for a 4th line/AHL tweener heading down the home stretch last year?
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Tciso » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:49 am

SKYO wrote:At this point I'd rather keep Ballard and get rid of Garrison lol.

As Ballard and Tanev are the #1 pairing for the Canucks!

Too bad that's NOT going to happen though, but the way Ballard is playing and stock rising, we should be able to get a quality return, especially for the teams most pressing need - a 3rd line checking center who can put some decent points.



Yeah, outside of a shift with BXA last night, Ballard has looked great. Carrying the puck well. Clearing the zone. Playing off Tanev very well. But, that shift with BXA was effing brutal. 2 turn overs in under 20 seconds. The Killer B's must never be reformed :)
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Tciso » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 am

I believe the field of teams is opening up nicely this season for GMMG to work with.

In the running of Need a Fricking Goalie are:

Toronto
Florida
Carolina
New Jersey - Brodeur is showing his age this season badly
Pittsburgh - MAF can, and should be bought out at the end of this season.
Washington
Phoenix

and there are still a few more on the fence. So, what would I like for Lou? Well, he is getting a little more expensive every day.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Jovocop » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:58 pm

Perhaps Washington might not be in *discussions* with the Canucks after all. 8-)

http://canucksarmy.com/2013/2/5/mckenzi ... e-laganire

McKenzie: Canucks Scouting Yale's Antoine Laganière

Over the weekend Mike Gillis and Laurence Gilman caused quite the stir by attending a Washington Capitals home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Super Bowl Sunday. The ensuing speculation led Gillis to ultimately apologize to to Washington Capital's General Manager McPhee (or if you prefer: GMMG apologized to GMGM), and McPhee ultimately complimented Gillis' class. I find all of that exceptionally boring.


More interesting, is the report from TSN's Bob McKenzie who appeared on the Team 1040 on Monday afternoon and said that the Canucks management team spent some of their time on the East Coast scouting Yale Bulldogs forward Antoine Laganière.

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:45 pm

SKYO wrote:At this point I'd rather keep Ballard and get rid of Garrison lol.

As Ballard and Tanev are the #1 pairing for the Canucks!

Too bad that's NOT going to happen though, but the way Ballard is playing and stock rising, we should be able to get a quality return, especially for the teams most pressing need - a 3rd line checking center who can put some decent points.


Garrison has been on for two goals against in 9 games. New team, new system. He will be fine. He is basically a bigger version of Hamhuis with a better shot.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Jovocop » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:58 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
SKYO wrote:At this point I'd rather keep Ballard and get rid of Garrison lol.

As Ballard and Tanev are the #1 pairing for the Canucks!

Too bad that's NOT going to happen though, but the way Ballard is playing and stock rising, we should be able to get a quality return, especially for the teams most pressing need - a 3rd line checking center who can put some decent points.


Garrison has been on for two goals against in 9 games. New team, new system. He will be fine. He is basically a bigger version of Hamhuis with a better shot.


Speaking of Garrison, he needs a setup man for his one-timer. Edler seems to shoot more often than to pass. They are not very effective together on the powerplay.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Groovypippin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:33 pm

Jovocop wrote: Speaking of Garrison, he needs a setup man for his one-timer. Edler seems to shoot more often than to pass. They are not very effective together on the powerplay.


I agree. Would almost make sense to try a four forwards one D approach with Garrison to make him more of a focal point on the second power play.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Strangelove » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:36 pm

Jovocop wrote:Speaking of Garrison, he needs a setup man for his one-timer. Edler seems to shoot more often than to pass. They are not very effective together on the powerplay.


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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:40 pm

We've seen this with a lot of players that come to Vancouver, whether it is training or injuries or whatever. It seems to take these guys quite a bit to get comfortable and get into Canucks hockey. GArrison is at least getting the ice time and PP opportunities to work out his stuff, rehabbing an injury over the summer.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:45 pm

So MG and Gillman are in the East scouting US College hockey. While there they are taking in some NHL games. After the internet buzz when they went to the Washington and Pittsburg game they have apologized to other GM's for the controversy and now inform the teams ahead of time that they will be there.

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Uncle dans leg » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:47 pm

He seems to be trying to do too much as far as controlling the puck instead of getting himself in position to unload that howitzer he possesses. Brian Cambell also is the king of assists. Playing a good puckmoving forward at the point on the PP to feed him would help too.
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