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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:01 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.


Well I'd be good with trading Tanev IF we landed Franson

(if Leaves match, BC-boy Franson comes home to Vancouver in 2 years as a UFA). :thumbs:

There are other ways to get under the cap in time.

For example Booth will be healthy when the time comes.

He could be traded if we sweetened the pot with a nice draft pick... or retained some salary.

Mind you, I have a lot of faith in David Booth. :look:

If worse comes to worse you send Booth down, giving you an extra ~ $950K.

That gives you cap-room for $550K Santorelli and some other scrub. :thumbs:

Oh fuck it, I'm not sure how we'd do it exactly but it CAN be done!

I just want Franson on this team and/or fuck up the Leaves real good. ;)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Uncle dans leg » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:09 pm

Cant see the Leafs letting their best d-man walk for only 3.2...
CF has loads of upside and has just taken a huge step developmentally. No way Jose

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:11 pm

Rumsfeld wrote: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...


Meh, if things are looking right, pick up a scoring winger at the deadline.

I'm looking forward to how a guy like Torts uses past playoff embarrassments as a motivator. :thumbs:

Rumsfeld wrote:no-longer-elite team like ours


That myth has been perpetuated in the media.

Look for that myth to be exposed this season.

Along with the myth that the Leaves are now an elite team. :lol:

Rumsfeld wrote:Cannata, LOL. :D


Have faith brother Rumsfeld. :thumbs:

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

Offensively
Booth
Kassian

Defensively
Edler
Luongo


Odds are all four of those guys step it up this season.

Seriously.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:20 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:Cant see the Leafs letting their best d-man walk for only 3.2...


$3.3 :hmmm:

Like I say, it doesn't matter, we achieve the desired effect(s).

BTW most Leaf fans consider Franson their 4th best D-man (Phaneuf, Gunnarsson, Gardiner).

Okay, some value him very slightly more than Gunnar.

Personally, considering quality + prospective cap-hits in the now and the near future

... and Canucks needs, sure I'd probably take Franson over any of those guys.

But hey, I like assholes and I want a Cup sooner than later. :mrgreen:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Uncle dans leg » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:22 pm

Strangelove wrote:
But hey, I like assholes :mrgreen:

Whoa! Whatever you're into man.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:23 pm

And eye sockets.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:24 pm

I never rely on the media to form my impressions of how the team will fare, Brother Strangelove. In fact I very rarely watch, read or listen to any hockey-related media at all.

Because, well... it's terrible.

And I'm pretty sure it wasn't the media who crushed us in the first round two years in a row.

Unless the guys in the striped shirts during the Sharks series were media... :evil:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Uncle dans leg » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:25 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:Cant see the Leafs letting their best d-man walk for only 3.2...


$3.3 :hmmm:

Like I say, it doesn't matter, we achieve the desired effect(s).

BTW most Leaf fans consider Franson their 4th best D-man (Phaneuf, Gunnarsson, Gardiner).

Okay, some value him very slightly more than Gunnar.

Personally, considering quality + prospective cap-hits in the now and the near future

... and Canucks needs, sure I'd probably take Franson over any of those guys.

But hey, I like assholes and I want a Cup sooner than later. :mrgreen:

Seriously though, Dion is likely the most overpaid player in the bigs. If not the most then damn close to the top anyways. Jake is still way too wet behind the ears and Gunnarsson is a steady Eddy type.
From my outside perspective Cody is easily their best player...on ice and on paper

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Uncle dans leg » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:28 pm

Strangelove wrote:And eye sockets.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:34 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:I'm pretty sure it wasn't the media who crushed us in the first round two years in a row.


So because we were crushed in the playoffs two years in a row we go from elite to non-elite? :roll:

WAY too much emphasis is put on those crushings by the media and hockey fans in general.

A natural human reaction one supposes....

Ummm try to be superhuman mmmmmKAY? :scowl:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:40 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Unless the guys in the striped shirts during the Sharks series were media... :evil:


THERE!

Trust it Rummy TRUST IT!!

Deep down you know your Vancouver Canucks are a much better team than their last 2 playoff series suggest.

Take advantage of the Vegas odds and bet your house on your Vancouver Canucks! :thumbs:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:57 pm

:lol:

As far as deadline aquisitions go, I'd rather try to fill the 3C slot there, as it's not that tough to do.

Elite wingers aren't readily available and you have to give to get... Burrows and Bieksa are two core guys I'd rather part with than the alternatives.

Bieksa has his moments but he fucks up more than any of our top-six defensemen.* Burrows is Burrows and I love the guy when he's not biting people, but his best days are behind him and we need OFFENSE. Nowhere near enough skill in our top six right now.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:15 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Elite wingers aren't readily available and you have to give to get... Burrows and Bieksa are two core guys I'd rather part with than the alternatives.


Lemmee get this straight, you wanna trade elite winger Burrows for an elite winger? :crazy:

Over the last 5 seasons only one Canuck has scored more goals than Burrows:

Daniel 143 + 18 = 161

Burrows 140 + 18 = 158

NO ONE IS EVEN IN THE BALLPARK AFTER THOSE TWO.

And Burrows doesn't see much #1 PP time.

No way do you trade a heart & soul guy like Burrows (gives Topper dirty look).

Madness....
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:19 pm

Now Bieksa I would trade if we could pick up a bigger tougher RH-shot top-4 dee.

Good luck widdat!

Mind you I have a feeling that under Torts, Kev will focus on less mistakes and more fighting.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:27 pm

Remember the rumoured Burrows-Bieksa for Hedman draft day deal that Burke later leaked.

Or was he just spreading rumours to slander the character of the players and teams involved.?
Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

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