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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:26 am

The Glass Half Empty Crystal Ball - Horvat and Corrado and Mallet will end up being the only three serviceable prospects of this current crop of prospects.

Shinkarurk - too skinny and short
Gaunce - Dana Murzyn skating
Jensen - one trick pony
Schroeder - A Midget with not enough Brenden Gallagher bite

the rest ain't even worth talking about
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby wafflecombine » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:32 am

Not sure if people saw this but Mason Raymond is being given a try-out opportunity with the Leafs.

http://o.canada.com/2013/09/08/raymond- ... -contract/

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Tciso » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:28 am

wafflecombine wrote:Not sure if people saw this but Mason Raymond is being given a try-out opportunity with the Leafs.

http://o.canada.com/2013/09/08/raymond- ... -contract/

Just fyi


Wtf? is this a stab at Kadri, cuz they are broke? I'd still take MayRay for $1.5 mil. He's productive, and can play 2nd line with us
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Madcombinepilot » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:42 am

I would keep Raymond for 1.5 as well, except, if he stays, they the slot is gone... Now who are we not bringing up and developing??

Raymond had to go to make room for new blood.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Potatoe1 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:08 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:I would keep Raymond for 1.5 as well, except, if he stays, they the slot is gone... Now who are we not bringing up and developing??

Raymond had to go to make room for new blood.


What new blood?

I keep hearing people talk about "new blood" and giving the "kids a chance", but I dont see any new top9 players nor any kids who look ready to play.

What I see is the same group of forwards as last year (minus Raymond) and some deck shuffling on the 4th line.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Tciso » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:17 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:I would keep Raymond for 1.5 as well, except, if he stays, they the slot is gone... Now who are we not bringing up and developing??

Raymond had to go to make room for new blood.


I disagree. We need a few more depth guys. Capgeek shows us as having 12 forwards (including Schroeder), plus prospects. Bo/Gaunce/Hunter/etc can't be relied on to step up too far once we have a few injuries. MayRay is a good depth guy at a reasonable price, and typically gets about 40 points a season. Damned good for a softy. If he was 30 lbs heavier, he'd be getting closer to $4mil.

I guess the question is "if not Mayray, then who?" We have a good top 9, but a real lack of depth this year after that. And, that is an injury or 2 away from a disaster.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Madcombinepilot » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:11 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:
Madcombinepilot wrote:I would keep Raymond for 1.5 as well, except, if he stays, they the slot is gone... Now who are we not bringing up and developing??

Raymond had to go to make room for new blood.


What new blood?

I keep hearing people talk about "new blood" and giving the "kids a chance", but I dont see any new top9 players nor any kids who look ready to play.

What I see is the same group of forwards as last year (minus Raymond) and some deck shuffling on the 4th line.



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Well gee, Pot, I guess that's all you see because its still before training camp??

My point was that if we are to get ANY new blood (and I mean prospects that are developing), we need to have a roster spot for them to play. With Raymond still here, there is no spots for young kids to even compete for. Traditionally, young players that develop with a team (kids like the Sedins, Kesler, Burrows, Linden, etc) they start on the third line. Our third line was full. Now there is a spot.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:49 pm

Madcombinepilot wrote:....
Well gee, Pot, I guess that's all you see because its still before training camp??

My point was that if we are to get ANY new blood (and I mean prospects that are developing), we need to have a roster spot for them to play. With Raymond still here, there is no spots for young kids to even compete for. Traditionally, young players that develop with a team (kids like the Sedins, Kesler, Burrows, Linden, etc) they start on the third line. Our third line was full. Now there is a spot.


There are actually two spots for the young guys to compete for, the third/fourth line centre and the fourth line left winger.

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Third/fourth line centre: Santorelli, Schroeder, Gaunce, Lain, or Horvat (not likely)
Fourth line winger: Sestito, Ferriero, Mallet, Archibald, or Jensen (most likely move up to the third)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:13 pm

I can't wait to watch booth run into things as he tries to skate with the puck like its a grenade
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:18 pm

RoyalDude wrote:I can't wait to watch booth run into things as he tries to skate with the puck like its a grenade

Booth is going to have a good year..providing he stays healthy..

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:02 pm

Pot is only repeating what GMMG told the season's ticket holders in the open meeting over a month ago. The lineup is full. look for a Utica shuttle filling out the roster.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:22 pm

rats19 wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:I can't wait to watch booth run into things as he tries to skate with the puck like its a grenade

Booth is going to have a good year..providing he stays healthy..

24g 34a

There I said it...


LOL...Booth is all of a sudden at the age of 29 gonna figure out stick handling.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:06 pm

Yes
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Potatoe1 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:24 pm

Topper wrote:Pot is only repeating what GMMG told the season's ticket holders in the open meeting over a month ago. The lineup is full. look for a Utica shuttle filling out the roster.


I think you're just bitter because your boy Raymond couldn't even get a minimum contract.

Oh well :)

And the line up isnt full, there is a "gaping" hole a center, who fills it?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby 5thhorseman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:55 pm

I can't believe we're still talking about bloody Mason Raymond. He's constantly toppling over, does nothing for the toughness/attitude factor, and is the complete polar opposite of a clutch goal scorer. Who cares how many points he may score; no-one else is picking him up! Good riddance!
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