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TheAce last won the day on March 18 2015

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  1. I agree.... if he has missed this much time already then it is a pretty severe case and its not worth it. He can stay on LTIR and still collect his contract and the canucks can still use that cap space so business wise, it wont hurt anyone. If Ferland comes back , his game will be affected because he would be hesitant to continue playing the role he is best at ( crashing banging, dropping the gloves once in a while )
  2. He should get shut down for the rest of the year... as much as the canucks could use a guy like him, its not worth it. His health has to come first.
  3. Most of CDC did implode...... even now, while there are many fans trying to make the best of it and defending the pick, there are still a large amount of fans who were and are upset at this pick. I had Juolevi as the 3rd best d-man as well but passing on Tkachuk was just plain silly.
  4. I think most canuck fans are more than ok with losing right now.... Noone expecting them to be in a playoff spot so the worse they do the better chances at a higher draft pick . If you compare what the expectations were for both teams heading into the season, Id say its the flames fans who are much more upset with how this season has gone especially in the last 4 games or so that were must wins for Calgary ....
  5. lol, yeah, just after posting that comment he went out and had a forgettable game for sure. Tough call, do we spend that much on our 5th D-man ? Id be more inclined to go Tanev-Edler, Bieksa-Hamhuis, Weber-Clendening as a top 6 and re-sign Stanton or Corrado as our 7th D. The money saved on Sbisa can maybe go towards a 3 year 9 mil deal on Mattias or keeping Dorsett and Richardson . Not sure if thats enough for Mattias, but it would almost double his current salary and it gives him some stability to a team that he has found some success
  6. Tanev is one of those guys you'd have to watch regularly to understand why Canucks and the fans are high on him. You almost never see him cough the puck up or make a bad pinch. He makes the smart pass out , rarely ever takes penalties . He is exactly the type of player Edler needs as well , someone who can hang back and be the defensively responsible player. I dont mind Sbisa but i personally believe he was just a salary dump player from Anahiem in the Kesler trade. With Tanev expected to re-sign i dont think there was much thought of ever re-signing him
  7. Pretty happy about the Tanev signing...... Last season he was our most consistant D-man so 4.45 is a very fair deal. One of the things that annoys me is how most articles or analysts keep talking about the last 2 spots being up for grabs between Calgary, LA and the Jets. They are only 2 points behind Vancouver with lots of games left...... I dont think anything is safe with how this season has gone sneaky little pun added in . . .
  8. Then it will be up to the players to ask management for a trade. So far most of them have come out and said they wont waive or want to finish there career out in Vancouver. Lots of opinions on CDC, i dont usually put much into it . Having said that, if Benning can get Mattias to sign in vancouver for similar money to Higgens, then id be ok with trying to trade him. As far as Bouwmeester, I would take him on the canucks for sure. My comment wa more about you alluding to him being a top defensive d-man. While he is a good all around player, Id suggest he is more noted for his ability to eat big minutes every game and is a great puck moving, smooth skating D-man who can score 5 or 6 goals a year. Yeah, i could see him starting on a 3rd line with Horvat but its just a guess that he will be the player signed. I cant see Benning trading for him just to lose him 6 months later without giving him a chance to prove himself. I havent really seen much of Sven so other than reading comments on this thread, I dont know much about him
  9. I wasnt ignoring it, I just dont know who will stay and who Benning will sign in the off season. Our top 9 forwards are signed, top 3 D-men ( and Tanev being our 4th will be top priority ) and both goalies. If i had to guess id assume Vey, Baerch and Kenins will round out our forwards . Clendening, Corrado and either Weber or Stanton rounding outthe D-men. There should be enough money to sign those players i mentioned and be somewhere near the cap limit
  10. Vancouver has always been a team that is tight up against the cap. . . . as far as who they will keep from that group, i know that Tanev will be the top priority and the rest will play out on how we do the rest of this season and how much our prospects have moved along.
  11. The point he is making is why do they need to be traded ? They are on very decent contract terms and fill what the canucks need. If we were in a full rebuild mode then it would be a concern but we arent. I'll ignore the Jbow comment of being considered one of the best defensive D-men but this tells me the Flames were in a full blow it up rebuild and were trading or getting rid of any valuable vets that could fetch something back. This goes back to the differences between Calgary and Vancouver's rebuild's . Your team had missed the playoffs a few years in a row and it was obvious that it needed to get blown up. They have no reason to trde them so its not an issue..... You think its an issue to trade them because you see Calgary and Vancouver being in the same situation and needing to take the same course of action that Calgary did. What makes you think we have been trying to find a replacement for Higgins for the last 4 years ?
  12. That tells me the Flames did a full ' get rid of everyone' rebuild while the Canucks are doing a rebuild on the fly Just wondering what web site you got those stats from ? Id be curious to see where Vancouver matches up with the rest of the teams in the league
  13. Your Vancouver list includes 1 top 6 player ( Kesler ) and 1 top 4 D-man ( Garrison ) for the canucks. I listed almost your entire top 6 forwards and 2 of your top 4 D-men. I left off numerous of players who only played a couple games or who i wouldnt really consider core players otherwise i could have just as long as a list as you. And none of the moves that Vancouver made are the result of a rebuild. If you want, we can go back 3 years and see who is still playing for the Flames vs who is still playing for the Canucks and it may break it down better . But at the end of the day, im curious as to what got you so upset at me calling it a total rebuild ? What would you call it ?
  14. Since the start of this rebuild, here is a list of the players who are no longer with the Flames Iginla, Cammalleri, Stempniak, Tanguay, Glencross, Jackman, Bouwmeester, Butler, Sarich The Flames have had to replace both goalies, almost the entire top 6 forwards and atleast half of the D. If that isnt considered a complete rebuild then i dont know what is ?
  15. I dont see the Sedins ever being traded. It is very unlikely that i team can ever take on both of there contracts and that is fine with me. They have done so much for the city of Vancouver with there charity work and contributions that sometimes its not always about the on ice that makes players valuable to an organization. The biggest difference i see between the 2 clubs is that the first year Vancouver didnt make the playoffs they started making changes. Calgary didnt do this but stuck with the ' lets find someone for Iggy' mentality for a number of years before finally makingthe decisionto rebuild. Calgary is doing the 'get rid of everyone and completely rebuild ' and Vancouver is going through the rebuild on the fly mode of staying competetive . Both have positives and negatives to the approach
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