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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:02 am

rats19 wrote:Prediction for the upcoming 4 game road trip.

Possible 8 points

Canucks will win 3 minimum possibly 4

Actually lose one in OT..so I predict 7 points.

Yes we have no banana's.....should have left out the final sentence..but hey its all good.. :mex:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:28 am

Topper wrote:LITR may the best value for Burrows these days.



True story . The cap space may be very valuable to the team near the deadline. Certainly more valuable than 3 assists and - 7. Not exactly a moneypuck signing.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:41 am

I can't seem to get as down on burrows as everyone else...
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby mathonwy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:52 am

rats19 wrote:
rats19 wrote:Prediction for the upcoming 4 game road trip.

Possible 8 points

Canucks will win 3 minimum possibly 4

Actually lose one in OT..so I predict 7 points.

Yes we have no banana's.....should have left out the final sentence..but hey its all good.. :mex:

This shit is bananas... b A n A n A Anas.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:54 am

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby The Brown Knight » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:51 am

Island Nucklehead wrote:That's all folks are saying, Farhan. $4.5M for a PK specialist is too much money. The Canucks are simply not a playoff team if Burrows produces like a 3rd (or 4th, at this point) liner.


Fair enough.

I just think that given Burrows' history and past success here, he has earned the right to have a little slack thrown his way. He needs to pick it up obviously when he gets back, but lets not call for the guy's head if he comes back and gets off to a bit of a slow start.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:53 am

$lacker wrote:Some interesting quotes from the coach in the Vancouver Sun regarding Alex Burrows... doesn't seem like Torts agrees with some posters views on #14:http://tinyurl.com/kld5pr5

“He's out for a while. It's been a tough year for him. He's a big part of … the soul of our team. He works hard. He's such a great teammate. Everybody likes to have him around. It hurts. It's a big blow to us, but we have to move by it and get ready to play our next game.”

“That's what he's about; that's what everybody loves about him,” Tortorella said of Burrows' toughness. “And he played good, too. Watching the tape, I could see he was moving his jaw around and you could tell it was bothering him. But he played and played really well. It doesn't surprise me. In the short time I've been with him, that's what he's about. That's what we'll miss a lot in the room — that type of guy. We'll need to find a way to get it done.”

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby The Brown Knight » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:54 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
$lacker wrote:Some interesting quotes from the coach in the Vancouver Sun regarding Alex Burrows... doesn't seem like Torts agrees with some posters views on #14:http://tinyurl.com/kld5pr5

“He's out for a while. It's been a tough year for him. He's a big part of … the soul of our team. He works hard. He's such a great teammate. Everybody likes to have him around. It hurts. It's a big blow to us, but we have to move by it and get ready to play our next game.”

“That's what he's about; that's what everybody loves about him,” Tortorella said of Burrows' toughness. “And he played good, too. Watching the tape, I could see he was moving his jaw around and you could tell it was bothering him. But he played and played really well. It doesn't surprise me. In the short time I've been with him, that's what he's about. That's what we'll miss a lot in the room — that type of guy. We'll need to find a way to get it done.”

What a lovely story .


Agreed.

My favorite part of the story, is that it's actually 100% true.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby dangler » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:55 pm

The Gillis further deepens the Center position signing Cole Cassels.Kind of unusual signing a 3rd rounder at this time of the year but the kid has been lighting it up in the juniors so I guess the Canucks decided sooner is better.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby sagebrush » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:11 pm

Luongo's trade value is going up. The market, & his play say so.

Henrik Lundqvist just signed for seven years, until the age of 40, at a cap hit of 8.5M$.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Per » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:58 pm

sagebrush wrote:Luongo's trade value is going up. The market, & his play say so.

Henrik Lundqvist just signed for seven years, until the age of 40, at a cap hit of 8.5M$.

And once again it's confirmed; I should have spent less time doing home work, more time playing hockey... :(
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ESQ » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:40 pm

The Brown Knight wrote:
Island Nucklehead wrote:That's all folks are saying, Farhan. $4.5M for a PK specialist is too much money. The Canucks are simply not a playoff team if Burrows produces like a 3rd (or 4th, at this point) liner.


Fair enough.

I just think that given Burrows' history and past success here, he has earned the right to have a little slack thrown his way. He needs to pick it up obviously when he gets back, but lets not call for the guy's head if he comes back and gets off to a bit of a slow start.


A little slack is indeed deserved. Four straight 25+ goal seasons, a 22-goal pace last year, all while playing almost 0 Powerplay Time and kills penalties. From a career-average of 13% shooting percentage, which has been remarkably consistent over the last 5 seasons, he should have had around 6 goals in 17 games this year. Obviously he's shooting 0% this season, but from the games I've seen he's been robbed on many, many glorious opportunities and been the victim of bad luck more than anything else.

$4.5 million is fair market value for a 32-year-old 25-goal scorer who kills penalties. From what I've seen of him this year, I believe he is still a 25-goal scorer. It is devestating that he's not producing, and might end up being the difference between this team making the playoffs or not, but he doesn't deserve to be thrown under the bus just yet.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:44 pm

sagebrush wrote:Luongo's trade value is going up. The market, & his play say so.

Henrik Lundqvist just signed for seven years, until the age of 40, at a cap hit of 8.5M$.


I think teams needed a full season or two to digest the new CBA, get there cap situation under control for this season's drop, and take a fresh evaluation of their teams. I'm sure there are a number of teams kicking themselves right now for not biting on Luongo. Florida, Philly, Washington, islanders, Edmonton, and even Toronto. Especially when they remember they could have had Luongo for next to nothing trade deadline.

When Luongo signed his deal most saw that in a few short years his cap for top 10 goalie would be a steal. And it is.

If Lack continues his development we may be ready to trade Luongo in a couple of years :mrgreen:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:42 pm

Hockey Widow wrote: even Toronto. Especially when they remember they could have had Luongo for next to nothing trade deadline.

I laugh at the TSN/SportsNet rumour mongers every time I read that.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Lancer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:54 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:I'm sure there are a number of teams kicking themselves right now for not biting on Luongo. Florida, Philly, Washington, islanders, Edmonton, and even Toronto. Especially when they remember they could have had Luongo for next to nothing trade deadline.


Imagine how worse off the Canucks would have been had he been traded for next to nothing at the deadline?

Luongo+Lack+Horvat > Schneider+Lack+next-to-nothing. ;)
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