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theman wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:23 am Can’t believe we didn’t give up a 2nd to Chicago as part of that trade.
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Lol. That's it, eh? Apparently Benning wanted to include a 2nd rounder but Bowman showed some mercy and declined. Gotta get that 25 year old with untapped upside. lol. Gaudette's actually a cap casualty since they had to keep room for Sutter's incoming extension and now watch them retain Virtanen as well. Is it just a coincidence that the expansion cousins, Canucks and Sabres, are the two worst run teams in the NHL?
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Curmudgeon wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:37 am Lol. That's it, eh? Apparently Benning wanted to include a 2nd rounder but Bowman showed some mercy and declined. Gotta get that 25 year old with untapped upside. lol. Gaudette's actually a cap casualty since they had to keep room for Sutter's incoming extension and now watch them retain Virtanen as well. Is it just a coincidence that the expansion cousins, Canucks and Sabres, are the two worst run teams in the NHL?
I see this trade more as a removing a player management perceives as a problem in the room. Pretty sure he and his wife are getting blamed for the COVID outbreak with the team, guess he wasn't very popular.
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Curmudgeon wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:37 am Lol. That's it, eh? Apparently Benning wanted to include a 2nd rounder but Bowman showed some mercy and declined. Gotta get that 25 year old with untapped upside. lol. Gaudette's actually a cap casualty since they had to keep room for Sutter's incoming extension and now watch them retain Virtanen as well. Is it just a coincidence that the expansion cousins, Canucks and Sabres, are the two worst run teams in the NHL?
Worst run? Based on what ? Outstanding draft record and consistent player development?

Their recent giant killer playoff appearances?

Yeah they overpaid for the services of a few free agents and maybe tossed a 2nd or 3 as sweetener too much

But since the Sedins retired there has been steady improvement with upgrades in skill as the roster turns over.

This year has sucked royally but I wouldn’t say worst run team
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theman wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:47 am
Curmudgeon wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:37 am Lol. That's it, eh? Apparently Benning wanted to include a 2nd rounder but Bowman showed some mercy and declined. Gotta get that 25 year old with untapped upside. lol. Gaudette's actually a cap casualty since they had to keep room for Sutter's incoming extension and now watch them retain Virtanen as well. Is it just a coincidence that the expansion cousins, Canucks and Sabres, are the two worst run teams in the NHL?
I see this trade more as a removing a player management perceives as a problem in the room. Pretty sure he and his wife are getting blamed for the COVID outbreak with the team, guess he wasn't very popular.
Pure speculation.

Ore likely JB didn’t think we would be able to afford Gaudette on his new contract.

I would purely speculate JB was looking for a little more cap certainty. :D
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Just got off the phone with Jim and he did this deal for the sole purpose of a) giving fodder to the HF kids and b) so that we at CC can't say he did nothing this year.

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Gaudette has had several years to displace Sutter and hasn't been able to. Time to cut bait before he starts costing money.

Should have done the same with Jake two years ago.
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Madcombinepilot wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:03 am
theman wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:47 am
Curmudgeon wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:37 am Lol. That's it, eh? Apparently Benning wanted to include a 2nd rounder but Bowman showed some mercy and declined. Gotta get that 25 year old with untapped upside. lol. Gaudette's actually a cap casualty since they had to keep room for Sutter's incoming extension and now watch them retain Virtanen as well. Is it just a coincidence that the expansion cousins, Canucks and Sabres, are the two worst run teams in the NHL?
I see this trade more as a removing a player management perceives as a problem in the room. Pretty sure he and his wife are getting blamed for the COVID outbreak with the team, guess he wasn't very popular.
Pure speculation.

Ore likely JB didn’t think we would be able to afford Gaudette on his new contract.

I would purely speculate JB was looking for a little more cap certainty. :D
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Topper wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:09 am Gaudette has had several years to displace Sutter and hasn't been able to. Time to cut bait before he starts costing money.

Should have done the same with Jake two years ago.
Jake could have been better shipped off more than two years ago. His Hockey IQ was never going to develop. But he teased because simply working harder—skating fast, hitting occasionally, and driving the net at least once a game—would make him valuable even if he stayed stupid. Low intelligence and low industriousness and low conscientiousness is not usually a good formula for development....
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Topper wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:09 am Gaudette has had several years to displace Sutter and hasn't been able to. Time to cut bait before he starts costing money.

Should have done the same with Jake two years ago.
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UWSaint wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:14 am
Jake could have been better shipped off more than two years ago. His Hockey IQ was never going to develop. But he teased because simply working harder—skating fast, hitting occasionally, and driving the net at least once a game—would make him valuable even if he stayed stupid. Low intelligence and low industriousness and low conscientiousness is not usually a good formula for development....
Yes! It is getting on now isn't it. When does the developing stage progress to solid NHL player? Not going to happen. The dude just seems to instinctively know when it's time to put a little effort out. Just enough to stick around. FWIW; the Canucks don't really have a player to tranplant him.
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If they wanted to get rid of Gaudette, so they don't have to re-sign him, why wouldn't they ask for a draft pick rather then an AHL-tweener?

I get that they're trying to dump Gaudette's contract, but I don't think Highmore has a future in the lineup.
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OFFICIAL: #Canucks acquire Matthew Highmore from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Adam Gaudette.
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Bob McKenzie saying Benn likely to be dealt.
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