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26 May 2018 07:49:10
SJS: 2019 1st round pick, Martin

Van: Edler.


1.) 26 May 2018 08:26:05
Sharks don't have a 1st next year since they resigned Kane.



24 May 2018 22:13:06
Pittsburgh may want to move on from letang because he’s not as good defensively as they would like and they did manage to win last years cup without him.

Pit: Letang

Van: Tanev

Then, Canucks trade letang to Dallas

Van: Letang

Dal: Spezza, Heiskanen and 2019 first (top 3 protected)

Dallas needs help on the back end and even though letang comes in at 7.25 million, spezza is coming off at 7.5 million so they’ll have the cap space and then letang contract comes off in 2022 which is also when klingbergs contract will need an extension so he’ll most likely get a downgrade in pay and then their 2 best rhd will cost a combined 11.5 million for the next 4 years which is definitely reasonable.


1.) 25 May 2018 03:12:19
Tanev is not even close to Letang. Tanev might be the most over rated player in the league. Guy can’t even play a full season but people (mainly Vancouver fans) think he’s a #1 D in the league.

2.) 25 May 2018 03:52:59
Letang is still very valuable and a great leader. I think they could do better if they decided to move him.

3.) 25 May 2018 03:59:19
Letang will not get you tbat not even close. He is getting older now and has injury history.



19 May 2018 11:07:46
Carolina is supposedly having a fire sale so apparently everyone but aho could be on the block.

Van: Markstrom

Car: Bean

If Carolina doesn’t believe darling can be their #1 then maybe Markstrom can be, on the poor Canucks team last season he played 60games recording a 0.912 save percentage, Carolina’s defense is obviously better so maybe that number could rise to 0.920.


1.) 19 May 2018 12:49:46
It sounds like they wanna tear down so trading their top D prospect for a backup with sub par number is a laughable proposition.

2.) 19 May 2018 17:19:32
Carolina laughs. Yes they say everyone but Aho is possibly available. But it doesn't mean they are just going to give away their guys who do have value.
Bean >> Markstrom value wise. Nice try.



24 Apr 2018 23:35:11
This move happens after the draft but before July 1st.

Dallas: Spezza and heiskanen

Vancouver: Baertschi

Then on July 1st Dallas signs John Carlson with the cap freed up from spezzas deal and they get a a good winger back then can help have more offence on up and down the line while Vancouver gets a good prospect while taking back a bad contract.


1.) 25 Apr 2018 01:34:16
Oh god lmao.

2.) 25 Apr 2018 01:48:34
Overpayment from Vancouver. Heiskanen is clearly a C-prospect, he was only taken 3rd overall last year as a joke obviously. Baertschi has had an astonishing career so far (18 goals is his career high), and clearly can fetch a better return than a rubbish prospect like Heiskanen. I have a little proposal of my own:
VAN: Juolevi, Eriksson
DAL: Faksa.

3.) 25 Apr 2018 02:24:32
This is up there with the worst I’ve read. Stars are hoping this kids a superstar. They’re not trading him to get a 3rd line winger haha.

4.) 25 Apr 2018 04:45:37
Oh my is that hilarious. Spezza's a cap dump and grossly overpaid, but it's only for one more year. Heiskanen? C'mon.

5.) 25 Apr 2018 06:28:01
Yours double daily crazy overvalue of Canuks players. Can always count on Brock and AO99 for a good laugh.

6.) 25 Apr 2018 07:21:34
If Baertschi played a full 82 game seaso, he would of been on pace for over 20 goals and almost 50 points on the Canucks. If he went to Dallas he’d be a top 6 player for sure and he could definitely increase his totals which would be great. Yes losing heiskanen would be a huge loss but getting rid of spezzas contract helps Dallas create cap room for them to, add an already established top pairing defensemen which would cost them no assets to get. Also Dallas is in win now mode before they got to pay Seguin big money and maybe even honka get a big raise. I’m not sure if Dallas would want to wait 3-5 years for Heiskanen to properly develop into a stud while their core s in their prime right now.

7.) 25 Apr 2018 09:31:02
Brock. please stop making us look bad.

-Canucks fans

Yes adding Hesikanen would be unreal but he will be a great partner for Klingberg in a few years imo and he should jump into the NHL next year.

8.) 25 Apr 2018 14:48:35
Canucks sucked. That’s like when the leafs sucked and mason Raymond scored 19 or 20 goals. Guys get put in situations way above their skill set and cash in because there’s no one else. That doesn’t mean that Raymond could go to a better team and be a top line player lol he is what he is. And crap teams sign these guys, give them prime ice time and hope they have a great year so they can flip them for a 2nd or 3rd rounder at the deadline to a contender looking for depth, not to good teams looking for top players and not for top prospects! Baertschi is a middle six utility player that has a bit of offence.



23 Apr 2018 04:20:53
Col: two 2nd round picks

NYI: Varlamov


Col: Markstrom

Van: Timmins.


1.) 23 Apr 2018 05:48:37
If sven can't get you timmins i doubt markstrom will lmao.

2.) 23 Apr 2018 08:04:04
Hahahaha. Colorado laughs at the Vancouver one.

3.) 23 Apr 2018 11:10:41
Timmons won’t be traded for anything short of a gross overpayment.




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24 May 2018 22:44:43
Honestly the expansion draft, imo was overly generous, what was it 7 forwards, 3 defensemen and 1 goalie or 8 skaters and 1 goalie? Teams like Minnesota, Nashville, Columbus, Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Washington, St. Louis, Boston, Ottawa and Florida were all robbed off good valuable players. It looked like the NHL was punishing those teams for building a deep squad and they had no choice but to accept the loss of a good nhl player.

Minnesota didn’t want to lose Dumba so they had to trade Haula and Tuch to keep their own player
Nashville had to lose Neal who is a 30 goal scorer and a top 6 forward
Columbus at the time would have rather not have lost Anderson because at the time he had more value so they gave a first round pick to persuade Vegas to pick Karlsson.
Anaheim could have easily lost Vatanen so they trade their own prospect In Theadore to keep him
Pittsburgh could have lost rust, sheary, hagelin or dumoulin so they chose they rather lose their very good backup goalie in fleury
Washington could have lost their really good backup in grubauer but Vegas chose a decent top 4 defensemen in Nate Schmidt
St. Louis lost a 25 goal scorer and a 50 point man to vega
Boston lost a top 4 defensemen in Colin Miller
Ottawa lost their 2nd best defender cause they couldn’t get dion to waive him nmc
And Florida was going to lose a good forward either way although they at the time viewed Reilly smith as an overpaid underperforming forward so they packaged marchesault to get rid of smith contract which seemed like a decent idea at the time

All in all themes 10 teams which made up at the time 33% of the overall teams in the league were punished for building way too deep rosters and were forced to lose valuable assets. Also why did Vegas have to get such an easier time building their team with the 7f,3D,1g or 8skaters 1 goalie format when expansions team like San Jose, Columbus, Florida had an even smaller group of players to select, those teams spent decades building a good team and have had no success for the longest time (apart from Florida’s odd Stanley cup finals appearance in 1996), Columbus to this day have not won a playoff series and the jets/ thrashers franchise has won 2 series in their entire existence. The expansions teams in the last did not get the luxury of receiving picks as ways to not select certain players because teams were allowed to protect more than 7f,3D and 1g or 8 skaters and a goalie, yes the 500 million had to be justified but simply getting a team I. Las Vegas should have been more than enough, also lastly, with the Seattle expansion, Vegas would be exempt so where’s the equality there?


1.) 25 May 2018 09:09:30
Two things:
1. Yes, the expansion rules were more "generous" than in previous expansion drafts but that was not really hard. It's not like there was any prime talent available for VGK.
2. Having said that, "blaming" their success this year on expansion rules is just laughable. No one - literally no one on this planet - looked at Vegas' roster after the expansion draft and said: "Yeah, that's definitely a playoff team. ", let alone predicting they'd advance to the Cup Final. Basically everyone agreed that they'd be in the botom 5 of the league and most even thought they had done a rather bad job during the expansion draft.

So the only context where it makes sense to mention the expansion rules is in comparing this team to other expansion teams, but definitely not in the reasoning for why this team is playing for the Cup from Monday on. That's disrespectful to Gallant and the players, who all had something to prove and obviously have done just that.
Maybe it should also rather be a knock on the 30 other GMs that either oversaw talent (CBJ, Karlsson for example) or made extremely stupid decisions (FLA, Smith and Marchessault in order to protect Petrovic) .

2.) 25 May 2018 11:29:18
Theres two opinions on Vegas, imo.

The first being that the draft was over generous.
The second being that we all complain about it because of Vegas’ success.

My opinion is a bit of both.
If Vegas was terrible this year, as many of us predcited, nobody would care. Literally nobody, because they wouldn’t have suddenly become a supposed dynasty or whatnot. People would have forgot about the expansion draft, its rules, and how it worked, and would simply be happy to try and take all the possible poiu ts out of Vegas when the teams met.

Still however, I do believe that the draft was a bit generous. I always thought it was. Ever since it happened, I felt it was a stinger for a lot of teams. The thing for me was the selections of like Shea Theodore, or James Neal, players like that. Those selections for me, really can’t be justified. The teams (ANA and NSH) were smart in terms of who they protected, protected well, and had to lose good players/ young talent because of questionable choices. Like, unlike teams like Florida, St. Louis and Minnesota who protected poorly and deserved to lose who yhey lost, ANAHeim just couldn’t protect all five of their good dman, without losing one.

For me, for the next expansion draft, I’d like to see it be something like, 10/ 11 skaters + 1 goalie protected for all teams. Because really, the 4F/ 4D choice was stupid and hurt teams with good dcores like Anaheim and Nashville. 10/ 11 skaters allows for the team to choos who to protect, and not be forced into choosing 7 forwards and 3 d.

3.) 25 May 2018 11:51:49
yes the expansion draft was more generous then other years but I still thought this team wouldn't even make the playoffs. its just crazy what they have done and I bet the next team even with the same rules will not make the playoffs. this is hollywood movie script IMO probably more so then the miracle on ice. do you believe in miracles? Yes!

4.) 25 May 2018 12:57:21
More generous than ever but a few gms really messed up and it still wasn't a team anyone expected to make the playoffs. Also Florida move looked like a trainwreck from day 1 and anyone who knew anything about that team or either of those players knew it.

5.) 25 May 2018 20:51:08
Also don’t forget the picks they collected. They could have had an even better team if they didn’t build toward the future. Yeah I, like pretty much everyone didn’t think they’d do good at all but the reason I’m salty about it is because a team doesn’t deserve playoffs year one. Lol and yeah I’m an Oil fan so it stings even more.



20 Apr 2018 01:58:36
Is it possible that Ben Hutton could fetch a second round pick in this or next years draft and what could teams be willing to pay to get a Brandon sutter?


1.) 20 Apr 2018 04:32:58
I can't see a 2nd for Hutton. yes he's young. however, I don't see a lot of upside from him. I think on a lot of teams he's a 5th or 6th Dman. or in the minors.
As for Sutter. he may fetch a 2nd.

2.) 20 Apr 2018 13:08:16
Suter may fetch a second? What? What did my eyes just see. After seing: "Sutter is worth at least 2 second rd pick" the pther day I just figured it was just Brocks / Ao99 being biased but after you a very knowledgeable hockey persona i'm wondering. Does Sutter has any skills that i'm not aware of? Or are you just influenced by Brock comments.

3.) 20 Apr 2018 15:50:38
Imo Sutter would have to be combine with a warm body to have any value.

4.) 20 Apr 2018 22:58:21
Suter is a cap dump without salary retention.

5.) 21 Apr 2018 01:51:50
Sutter is good at killing pks and has some leadership abilities that gms may like and he’s not too bad at faceoffs but I don’t see a spot for him as a center for 5e canucks next year or the year after as he’s being paid almost 4.5million and there seems to be some good center prospects coming up that would push him back to 4th line which would be a waste for him. I think on a really string team he’d be good as a 3c but he’s just overpaid.

6.) 21 Apr 2018 03:37:36
Sutter a good player heys over payed he's geting 4.35 mill canuck would have to retain 1.35 i think to make him attractive to othere teams i like the oiler use him his better player then boyle and they would be getting payed the same.

7.) 21 Apr 2018 06:09:09
Brock, man, The Oilers don't need Sutter, get that through your Head. Wow.

8.) 21 Apr 2018 07:52:12
Yea your right they got strome as a 3 line center real solid.

9.) 21 Apr 2018 09:02:31
Strome: 82GP. 34P. $2.5M. RFA.
Sutter. 61GP. 26P. $4.375M. 3 more years. NTC.

Lol. I'd rather Strome right now thanks.

10.) 21 Apr 2018 17:40:46
Ok so they get about the same amount of points the like i said canuck retain 1.375 sutter a much better at pk and faceoff and can play again other people top lines strome can't also he was play with mcdavid for part of the year what boosted up his stats.

11.) 22 Apr 2018 13:35:16
Sutter is a plus 8 and sutter plays the most pk on the canucks strome -4.

12.) 22 Apr 2018 23:25:36
Lol @yup
Brock is the new MontrealFinest except for the Canucks.

Sutter sucks. If you want us to take Sutter you can take Lucic without any retained salary.

Or give us Thatcher Demko.

13.) 23 Apr 2018 04:20:23
Oiler gm would jump all of him for a 2 rd pick if canucks retain 1.375 lmao.

14.) 23 Apr 2018 08:13:19
Brock. Your an idiot. Why would they bring a third or fourth line center in for $3M when they have hose positions already filler and don't have a need for Sutter. They would rather spend that money on something they need. Please get a clue.

15.) 24 Apr 2018 10:32:27
Yup comon man. Obviously Brock isn't the sharpest pencil of the case but man really? A flat out idiot just because his hockey sense is off? Your the one whos a idiot for judging somebodys intelligence by they're hockey knowledge.

16.) 25 Apr 2018 06:37:34
You're just mad bro because I call you out a lot.
Don't be a delusional idiot and you won't be called out on it. I was nice for a little bit when people were crying about their feelings being hurt. But the delusion doesn't stop. I just call it as I see it. Lol. Cry about it. You're one of the worst for delusion on this site so I can understand how you're a little hurt by some of my comments.



03 Apr 2018 01:32:11
Sedins =14 million, jokinen = 1.1 million, cap going up 5 million minimum. So Canucks have roughly 20 million in cap space going into next season so question is, what are the odds we sign Tavares cause cap space they have plus what honestly looks like a better prospect pool and future than the islanders have.


1.) 03 Apr 2018 06:12:09
I don't see Tavares interested in the Canuks.
Of course the Canuks should be interested in him. But the real question is, would Tavares himself consider signing there. It is his choose after all.
Just cause the Canuks are clearly able to sign him doesn't mean he's interested at all.
I don't see him signing in Vancouver myself.

2.) 03 Apr 2018 13:09:40
Vancouver has half an NHL team and a slightly above average prospect pool that is a few years away. I know they have the money and should try but they're in the same situation Tavares has been in his whole life i think he wants to go somewhere that's guarenteed to compete.

3.) 03 Apr 2018 14:08:39
If Vancouver gets Dahlin I could see it.

4.) 03 Apr 2018 21:56:34
They have a cpl really good prospects, but not an extremely deep system. They should definitely try for him, but I don’t see Canucks being the type of situation he leaves NYI for. He could stay where he already lives and likes it and wait 3-4 years for The isles top prospects to be ready to compete rather than go to Vancouver and do the same thing. I think he wants an established team. The worst team I could see him going to is buffalo because he grew up halfway between there and Toronto, has family connections in buffalo already and they have a Eichel, Reinhart, Nylander, middlestadt, risto. A lot further along than other teams although they have been disappointing. Add Tavares and consosten goaltending and they would be a lot better team.

5.) 05 Apr 2018 23:48:36
Well elias petterson is the best prospect in the nhl and probably well win the calder next year and also sam gagner grow up toghther and there best friends and they work out toghther in the off season so he might come even with the sedins gone they have a lot of depth i think they got to trade a winger for a dman

Goldobin lipsic gagner virtanen erikson sven boeser petterson archabold gaunce one of zadina/
svechnikov/ Tkachuk.

6.) 06 Apr 2018 00:58:36

7.) 06 Apr 2018 01:22:04
Whats so funny?

8.) 06 Apr 2018 07:20:32
You. You're hilarious.



12 Mar 2018 22:04:54
Quick question. Why can’t offsides be as simple as if any part of your body is over the line before the puck then it’s offside. It’s a simple as that in soccer and I think it works brilliant. Of course some linesman make a bad call but the rule is clear and everyone can accept it.


1.) 12 Mar 2018 22:45:06
I personally find the offside rule in soccer to be one of the most unnecessarily complicated rules in sports lol it’s as subjective, if not more subjective than hockey.

2.) 12 Mar 2018 23:51:31
I feel like the rule where a players skate has to be in the ice for it to be onside is a bit ridiculous. Shouldn’t be challengable. It is so abused and just wastes time off the clock when they challenge for offside. I think it should be when both skates break the vertical plane it is offside.

3.) 13 Mar 2018 03:08:09
Sorry how is the soccer rule complicated? Either a part of your body is infront of the last man back or he’s not, it’s pretty simple. I’d like hockey to take an approach like that where if any part of your body is over the blue linen before the puck then it’s offside. No stupid skate exception or any bs like that.

4.) 13 Mar 2018 11:50:34
So then reversely if any part of the puck hits the blue line in the offensive zone is it cleared and offside if played? Hockey has been a sport where the whole of an object has to cross the line. Whole puck for goals/ offside etc. Makes sense it would remain consistent that way. The skate on/ off ice thing is stupid though doesn't make much difference so shouldn't impact offsides.

5.) 13 Mar 2018 17:59:39
Well soccers rule is when a pass is made, then they look at the plane of offside. That’s why I said it’s unnecessarily complicated. The rule isn’t bad the way it is. It’s the challenge being used far beyond what it was implemented to do. It was brought in because Duchene scores a goal while being 12 feet offside. It was not intended for coaches and fans to complain about a quarter inch when a linesman has to make that call at full speed, from ice level while avoiding being run over by 220 lb players. Obviously the coaches will use it to the letter of the law to gain advantage, but the rule isn’t that complicated.



23 Feb 2018 05:48:27
Grabner got a 2nd and a decent prospect and Vatrano got a 3rd. So realistically what would Vanek fetch because I would think he’s a lot better than Vatrano but he’s not better than Grabner so what can he fetch?


1.) 23 Feb 2018 11:29:03
A third and something. Probably.

2.) 23 Feb 2018 13:39:12
Well some Canuks fans on here think he will get a 1st +.
Probably gets a 2nd or 3rd+. Prospect.

3.) 23 Feb 2018 20:53:00
I thought Grabner would atleast get a first.




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16 May 2018 23:21:17
Winnipeg is in the conference final and are a good defensive team and he’s part of it, I doubt Winnipeg would trade him without a roster replacement because Carrick isn’t going to make the jets roster especially when he can Barely even make the leafs roster who are desperate for right handed Dman, and Winnipeg is loaded at forwards so Bracco wouldn’t make the team so I see no value from Toronto to entice Winnipeg so Winnipeg says no.




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14 May 2018 03:30:32
Ottawa has an internal cap and their owner is cheap so that’s why Ottawa would do it.




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27 Apr 2018 05:58:35
Canucks will be wanting something similar that Hamonic got. Tanev has a better season than Hamonic so I wouldn’t be surprised if Canucks management to receive even a tad more.




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25 Apr 2018 07:21:34
If Baertschi played a full 82 game seaso, he would of been on pace for over 20 goals and almost 50 points on the Canucks. If he went to Dallas he’d be a top 6 player for sure and he could definitely increase his totals which would be great. Yes losing heiskanen would be a huge loss but getting rid of spezzas contract helps Dallas create cap room for them to, add an already established top pairing defensemen which would cost them no assets to get. Also Dallas is in win now mode before they got to pay Seguin big money and maybe even honka get a big raise. I’m not sure if Dallas would want to wait 3-5 years for Heiskanen to properly develop into a stud while their core s in their prime right now.




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18 Apr 2018 09:58:16
Not enough value from Toronto to get anywhere near Tanev, plus Sutter in a good team is a 3rd liner or a really good 4th liner and at only 3.5 million he has enough value to fetch atleast 2 2nd round picks considering cap hit, contract length and age. So I’d say No bug time from Vancouver, maybe add Liljegren or Dermott.





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