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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:16 pm

Yeah. Damn, I'd give Skyo's rusty musket for something to just happen.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:03 am

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Nothing but silence in contract talks between the #Canucks and rfa defenseman Chris Tanev.


I know that there is no hurry to sign Tanev right now. However, I just don't understand what Tanev is waiting for. He has zero bargaining power. Why can't he sign a bridge contract and shows what he can do offensively?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:44 am

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The #Canucks have signed 2013 #1 draft picks Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk.


http://www.teamradio.ca/news/canucks-si ... shinkaruk/
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Benjo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:19 pm

They are also re-signed Archibald today.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Tciso » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:04 pm

Jovocop wrote:
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The #Canucks have signed 2013 #1 draft picks Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk.


http://www.teamradio.ca/news/canucks-si ... shinkaruk/



Good. One less distraction. Always a good sign when your draft picks sign early and easy. No Lindros's here.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby nuckster » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:11 pm

If I'm not mistaken, isn't the Swedish goalie, Jesper Erikson, a newly signed Canuck prospect? And if so, 'BUMMER'.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:22 pm

nuckster wrote:If I'm not mistaken, isn't the Swedish goalie, Jesper Erikson, a newly signed Canuck prospect? And if so, 'BUMMER'.
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/hocke ... story.html


Those are all underage kids, not drafted yet.

Canucks signed Joacim Eriksson who, as far as we know, has two non-broken legs.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby nuckster » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:27 pm

How many goalies with the last name of Erikson in...Sweden.... ok.... thanks Aaron
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Per » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:39 pm

nuckster wrote:How many goalies with the last name of Erikson in...Sweden.... ok.... thanks Aaron


107, according to elite prospects, but some of those have retired.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/playersearch2.php
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby nuckster » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:09 pm

Too funny. Thanks for that, Mr. Per Smith!
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:54 am

A few random thoughts....

Canucks need to sign a backup goaltender. It is insane to go into this season asking Lack to play 20-30 games. He's coming off a season on the shelf and has never played in the NHL. He should definitely get some games this season but not as the primary backup.

If we have a couple mill of cap space when we're done with Tanev and Alberts/Fistric, maybe we should kick the tires on Prospal for a 1-year deal. Yeah he's old and European, but he put up 30 points last season and could chip in on the second, third or fourth lines when necessary.

Trade proposal: Burrows, Bieksa, Schoeder and a third for a decent stay-at-home D and a high-end winger.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:27 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Canucks need to sign a backup goaltender. It is insane to go into this season asking Lack to play 20-30 games. He's coming off a season on the shelf and has never played in the NHL. He should definitely get some games this season but not as the primary backup.


Every season there are a few completely raw rookies who step into the NHL as a primary backup.

And hey Roberto is still more than capable of handling 65+ starts

(65+ was the norm for Lou in the 7 pre-Schneid years, hey if young backup is stellar, must give more starts).

There won't be many starts available for Eddie Lack

And if he can't handle that light load, he gets gets sent down and Eriksson/Cannata get the call.

No need to bring in a veteran backup at this point...


Rumsfeld wrote:If we have a couple mill of cap space when we're done with Tanev and Alberts/Fistric, maybe we should kick the tires on Prospal for a 1-year deal. Yeah he's old and European, but he put up 30 points last season and could chip in on the second, third or fourth lines when necessary.


No to Prospal...

1). He's old.

2). He's European.

:D

Rumsfeld wrote:Trade proposal: Burrows, Bieksa, Schoeder and a third for a decent stay-at-home D and a high-end winger.


Sign Tanev, offer-sheet BC-boy Franson at $3.3m per on a 2-year deal (UFA in 2 years).

Have faith in David Booth. :thumbs:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:44 pm

Strangelove wrote:Sign Tanev, offer-sheet BC-boy Franson at $3.3m per on a 2-year deal (UFA in 2 years).
Have faith in David Booth. :thumbs:


The Canucks only have $4.35m cap space left with a 20 players roster. Unless a player over a $1m (Tanev?) is traded, I just can't see how they can fit in a $3.3m contract with the remaining cap space.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:45 pm

I have high hopes that Booth will be much better this season... but a much better Booth is still not an elite winger, and that's what we need in our top-six if you want to be able to score come the playoffs.

Or we could just change nothing and cross our fingers that the aging team that's been embarrassed two years in a row can find another gear...

As far as Lack goes, it's not so much his inexperience that worries me, it's his injury layoff. Luongo's not getting more than 60 starts if we want him rested for the playoffs, especially if he plays in Sochi. Those are valuable points for a no-longer-elite team like ours, and I wouldn't be so quick to piss them away.

Cannata, LOL. :D

Players who really have to step it up this season if we want to compete:

Offensively
Booth
Kassian

Defensively
Edler
Luongo

If those guys have great seasons, we'll be looking pretty good. If only a couple of them do, or (perish the thought) NONE of them deliver.... well, we're probably good and fucked.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:47 pm

Jovocop wrote:
Strangelove wrote:Sign Tanev, offer-sheet BC-boy Franson at $3.3m per on a 2-year deal (UFA in 2 years).
Have faith in David Booth. :thumbs:


The Canucks only have $4.35m cap space left with a 20 players roster. Unless a player over a $1m (Tanev?) is traded, I just can't see how they can fit in a $3.3m contract with the remaining cap space.


Gilman the cap king has ways of fitting players under the limit....
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