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The team was one of the highest scoring in the league before Boeser was injured and Benning traded for Toffoli, so they really don’t have to add anyone up front now that Brock is healthy again. Neither Tanev nor Stecher were big drivers of the offence. So not much should have changed offensively. If they add Toffoli now or another scoring forward cheap, it’s just another round in the chamber. Not really necessary, but good to have. With Hoglander and Podkolzin pushing, signing a forward might not be needed at all.

The Canucks goalie Tandem may be as good as last season with Demko coming into his own, no real concerns there. But I still like the idea of signing a cheep contract with Cory Schneider to play with DiPietro in Utica as an injury call-up. I don’t think anyone will sign him to be a backup at the NHL level because of his injury history even though he looked close to his old self before Covid cancelled the season.

The left side of the D should be fine with Rathbone and Juolevi fighting it out for the bottom pairing. The only concern the team has is the right side D. Myers is one of the top four. The bottom right side should be adequately filled by one of Benn, Chatfield or Rafferty. So the only thing the Canucks really need is one top four right side D. Right now the in house option would be to try Rafferty in that slot. Paired with Edler, he might do. Craig Button was just recapping the prospects and said Rafferty is NHL ready. They could resign Stecher and pair him with Edler again. This does not improve the team’s size any, but as a place holder until improvements can be found, he would be a cheap option. Pietrangelo seems like a pipe dream to me. The Canucks have about four million in useable cap space now. They can make the offer for Pietrangelo up to ten million if they are willing to pay the price to make Eriksson’s six million disappear. They can try but I just don’t see it happening.

I don’t think the team looks too bad. There are still a couple months before the season starts and the Canucks only need to fill one spot. Benning said in his press conference this might be a long process, but there were teams that wanted to make trades because they don’t have money to sign FAs. Maybe Benning shouldn’t sign a UFA and use his four million to take a contract of an appropriate Dman from a cash strapped team. Lots of options are still on the table. Whoever is joining the Urine Crew at this point needs to get a diaper.
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:21 am
Doyle Hargraves wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:19 am
The Brown Wizard wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:13 am 30 minutes is a stretch...his career averages are over 24 regular season and 25 playoffs.

Still...this team needs another premium asset on defense. They have 1 piece plus basically depth. Not nearly enough
And yet you and your posse just let three quality depth pieces walk away. There was little depth before, now there’s none. What are the plans for the bottom six that got its head caved in for seven straight games in the playoffs?
Tanev isnt worth his new contract, toffoli cant skate in todays NHL and marky is a luxury they cant afford.

Do you feel they should've retained all 3?
I already said I wouldn’t have signed those guys to those deals and agree about Top Tittie. I was talking about Leivo, Stecher and Fantenberg is cheap depth.
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How much do we actually save by shoving Baer and Loui in the minors? 1 mil each?
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:57 am
Doyle Hargraves wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:38 am No 1st rounders attached to Lois. Try and dumpster dive for a couple of decent defenders through trade or free agency.
Dmen acquired via the dumpster are garbage Doyle.

The canucks can afford Petro if they wash out Weezie and if it takes that late 1st i say its worth the loss. This team will be living or dying with the pieces they already have in the system.....that late first is likely a 3rd liner or 3rd pairing piece in 5 years
Well if their 1st is going to be a late one, that translates to a successful season.
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From what we're seeing there is plenty of time to aquire assets within the budget.
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Pietrangelo would be nice but I’m not hearing any interest between the two parties - Canucks camp and Pietrangelo camp. All the rumors seem to evolve around Barrie
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Does Barrie okay right side D?
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theman wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:34 am Does Barrie okay right side D?
He is a right shot, right side dman
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:12 am Pietrangelo would be nice but I’m not hearing any interest between the two parties - Canucks camp and Pietrangelo camp. All the rumors seem to evolve around Barrie
Benning does his best work when nobody hears shit.

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Pietrangelo is on a plane to Vegas. Sounds serious. Shit, can’t be having Pietrangelo going to Vegas
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theman wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:30 am How much do we actually save by shoving Baer and Loui in the minors? 1 mil each?
They get 1,075,000 off the cap each when they are sent down, but really they wouldn’t save much because their roster spots would have to be filled with someone, and even the cheapest players make close to a million. Right now Benning has around 4m with 22 of 23 roster spots filled to get a defensemen without trading someone away.
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Apparently the Oilers are close to signing Barrie to a one year $4 million contract. Meh, I never wanted him to begin with
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:48 am Apparently the Oilers are close to signing Barrie to a one year $4 million contract. Meh, I never wanted him to begin with
Ya, it's done.
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:48 am Apparently the Oilers are close to signing Barrie to a one year $4 million contract. Meh, I never wanted him to begin with
I didn’t want him either. He doesn’t fit with the Canucks because we have Huggy Bear controlling our PP. He will actually help the Coilers quite a lot with their PP. It’s a better situation for him. Hopefully we can torch him on the defensive side of things. :D
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Doyle Hargraves wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:01 am Pietrangelo isn’t going to singlehandedly fix this team Brown Lizzy. Other than Motte, maybe Virtanen and Gaudette, the bottom two lines are a disaster. There still wouldn’t be any defensive depth.
It’s called work in progress. The foundation is pretty solid and moving in the right direction
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Cherry Picker wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:53 am
Chef Boi RD wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:48 am Apparently the Oilers are close to signing Barrie to a one year $4 million contract. Meh, I never wanted him to begin with
I didn’t want him either. He doesn’t fit with the Canucks because we have Huggy Bear controlling our PP. He will actually help the Coilers quite a lot with their PP. It’s a better situation for him. Hopefully we can torch him on the defensive side of things. :D
I agree. Redundant. Like Gillis bringing in Buyout Ballard and Hamhius.
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