2016 Free Agent Hunt

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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:03 am

RoyalDude wrote:The Aqualinis are the problem. Meddling spoiled rich kids out of touch with the fan base. Won't be long til they ass can Benning. First Nonis, then Gillis, clock is on for Benning. Nevermind players not wanting to come here, not many GMs would want to come here either. Aquas need to sell.
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I agree the Dagos need to sell the team. This team will go nowhere with them at the top.
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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by ukcanuck » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:39 am

RoyalDude wrote:The Aqualinis are the problem. Meddling spoiled rich kids out of touch with the fan base. Won't be long til they ass can Benning. First Nonis, then Gillis, clock is on for Benning. Nevermind players not wanting to come here, not many GMs would want to come here either. Aquas need to sell.
I don't get much video coverage over here but did I see the back of an Aqualini head at the Canucks draft table?

If it was is that normal? Don't owners sit together in a glass tower somewhere plotting to ruin peoples lives and overthrow governments on a whim?

If my boss looked over my shoulder like that I think I would fuck up subconsciously on purpose

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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by herb » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:42 am

ukcanuck wrote:I don't get much video coverage over here but did I see the back of an Aqualini head at the Canucks draft table?

If it was is that normal? Don't owners sit together in a glass tower somewhere plotting to ruin peoples lives and overthrow governments on a whim?

If my boss looked over my shoulder like that I think I would fuck up subconsciously on purpose
I don't think it's that unusual. Daryl Katz and his goofy looking kid always seem to be at the draft.

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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by RoyalDude » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:04 am

herb wrote:
ukcanuck wrote:I don't get much video coverage over here but did I see the back of an Aqualini head at the Canucks draft table?

If it was is that normal? Don't owners sit together in a glass tower somewhere plotting to ruin peoples lives and overthrow governments on a whim?

If my boss looked over my shoulder like that I think I would fuck up subconsciously on purpose
I don't think it's that unusual. Daryl Katz and his goofy looking kid always seem to be at the draft.
Well, Katz is a bit of a pushover. The MGMT team there own him as it seems, GMs don't get fired in Edmonton and as we know from the last decade - a rebuild is accepted there. The rebuild pain is also eased by the fact win or lose, they sell out in Edmonton. Our fans simply disappear in hard times which is probably the main reason why the Aquas can't put up with a rebuild, but in reality, the Aquas got it ass backwards, you have a promising future the fans will endure a losing team but not a losing team with a not so exciting future
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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by Strangelove » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:27 am

Meds wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:
Meds wrote:
I don't expect Gudbranson to sign an extension here either. Vancouver is a more desirable city to live in than any other in Canada, but the future of this team is bleak, and as an UFA he will probably get at least as good of an offer as Benning will make him.
Isn't he RFA?
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Doesn't change the fact that if he has a good season here that he might play hardball on the contract just to force a trade. A mid-20's top-4 RHS D is a hot commodity and would have no problem getting his desired contract on the open market, and if that's just one year away he might chance signing a one year deal for the sake of his own freedom.
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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by SKYO » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:46 am

RoyalDude wrote: Our fans simply disappear in hard times which is probably the main reason why the Aquas can't put up with a rebuild, but in reality, the Aquas got it ass backwards, you have a promising future the fans will endure a losing team but not a losing team with a not so exciting future
It's the difference between the oilers and canucks, their fan base has nothing else to do in deadmonton, so they attend games non-stop.

But in Vancouver the paying fans, as in not the majority of the online fans who complain a lot, will not attend roger arena for a losing team.

And isn't that way it should be? Your team does shitty, the fans stop attending, it forces your owner/management team to try to be competitive.

In any case when your team has the Sedins who are still one of the top 20 players in the league when healthy, it's difficult if not impossible to 100% rebuild, so Benning came in at a really tough spot, respectively he's doing what he can with what he's been dealt with, remarkably he's somehow got a lot of young pieces to add to the team which is a considerable achievement - and that's his best course of action moving forward - is to target young quality players to keep adding to the squad and to pounce on any future Sedins replacement when they just might happen to be avail, as we are not gonna be a bottom dweller if everyone is healthy, plus the young guns have another year of development under their belts.
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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by Topper » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:58 am

I'm guessing Boedker
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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by Mr.Miyagi » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:56 am

Topper wrote:I'm guessing Boedker
Yep. Me too.

Ideally, any 2 out of 4 between Okposo, Martin, Boedker and Helm for me.

My guess is Martin and Boedker are JB's big signings.
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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by micky107 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:36 am

Boedker; Shows poor attendance and generally a lousy plus/minus.

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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by herb » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:01 am

With Lucic out of the picture, I still see Benning taking a big run at somebody else he feels can play in the top 6 with the long-term uncertainty of the twins.

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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by DonCherry4PM » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:56 am

I wouldn't mind one of Boedker or Okposo for the right price and term, but I would think that getting other players of the more bottom six profile would just be taking spots from young developing players.
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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by rikster » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:09 am

In addition to Matt Martin, I'd like to see the team give Brett Connolly a shot at making the club...

Leave the others to duke it out over top 2 line players and focus on the bottom 2 lines...

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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:39 am

I would target Devante Smith-Pelly, Jamie Mcginn, maybe Jon Merrill. Brouwer at perhaps 4 years and 4.25.

Boedker has put up underwhelming numbers for getting top line minutes and getting 3 or 4 min of pp time every game. He is allergic to contact as well. No thanks.
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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by bckev » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:08 am

I would devante smith-pelly, brett connolly or loui erikkson. I will be fine with just some second level guys, I like the idea of having a lot of cap room for this season I suspect there might be some very good players available cheap as the season goes on.

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Re: 2016 Free Agent Hunt

Post by Hockey Widow » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:13 am

bckev wrote:I would devante smith-pelly, brett connolly or loui erikkson. I will be fine with just some second level guys, I like the idea of having a lot of cap room for this season I suspect there might be some very good players available cheap as the season goes on.

And if we are outside the playoff picture at TDD we can take a contract or two, with some picks, the help cap strapped teams free up cap.
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