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#1 mindfly

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:00 AM

Solid signing by nucks, their team looks very good, early favourite i'd say:

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Raymond-Kesler-Samuelsson
Hodgson-Malholtra-Torres
Hansen-Rypien-Oreskovich/Bolduc/Glass

Any idea about Defensemen, they signed hometown boy Hamhuis this summer too I remember... hmm

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:16 AM

Vancouver is looking pretty solid these days. Imagine what they'd look like without Luongo's contract.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:18 AM

I agree, Luongo is overrated and not worth his massive contract, they could have signed a solid goalie and then add another impact player with the money left over.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:19 AM

Props to them, they are looking pretty good on paper, that is for sure.
I hate this though, I cannot stand the Canucks. No offense, just one of those teams that I dislike.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:21 AM

Props to them, they are looking pretty good on paper, that is for sure.
I hate this though, I cannot stand the Canucks. No offense, just one of those teams that I dislike.


They have plenty of offense yuk yuk

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:22 AM

Good signing by the Nucks. Wonder what line he will play on or be paired with Sammy Davis Jr Jr.

Imagine what they'd look like without Luongo's contract.


I agree, Luongo is overrated and not worth his massive contract, they could have signed a solid goalie and then add another impact player with the money left over.


They could always loan him to a team in Europe, more specifically Switzerland and sign Niemi.

Edited by Rivalred, 25 August 2010 - 11:25 AM.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:24 AM

They have plenty of offense yuk yuk

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Haha :hehe:

I didn't get it at first but that was good! I think I need to leave work and go nap.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:47 AM

Vancouver looks really good.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:08 PM

f***ers look good. hate this team!

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:32 PM

Any idea about Defensemen, they signed hometown boy Hamhuis this summer too I remember... hmm


I have a friend who is a huge Canucks fan, so I hear about them more than I'd like to. Bieksa is likely on the move, as they currently have 9 defensemen. Also, Salo's 3.5 is going to be off the books with him on LTIR. I think Alberts will be on the outs with the team with his poor play last year. So it should look something like...

Ehrhoff-Edler
Hamhuis-Ballard
O'Brien-Alberts(Salo)
Rome

I think they may try to sign Mitchell for cheap, so they can bump Alberts out of the picture. That third pairing would be pretty ugly IMO. If not, I could see Evan Oberg getting some time with the big club.

Edited by Jesusberg, 25 August 2010 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:37 PM

I would probably switch ehrhoff and edler with hamuis and ballard, the latter pair is more top pair defensemen imo...

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:40 PM

I think they might actually shuffle them... something like:

Edler-Hamhuis
Ehrhoff-Ballard

If Edler can play physical, that top pairing would be a nightmare.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:07 PM

Burrows' shoulder problem (that severly hamperred him in the playoffs) will most likely keep him out the beginning of the season, so Sammy will probably start the season with the Sedins.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:17 PM

I hate to say this, but the Canucks are looking very dangerous on paper right now. They could win the West this year
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:33 PM

Vancouver has a plethora of fowards.

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Raymond-Kesler-Samuelsson
Hodgson(?)-Malhotra-Torres
Hansen-Rypien-Glass
*Hordichuk/Bolduc/Tambellinni/V.Oreskovic

Maybe they're looking at trading at least one of those extra forwards? I'm thinking Bolduc will spend the majority of the season in the AHL, barring injuries. Depth is never a bad thing. They're looking like one hell of a well-rounded team.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

If Edler can play physical, that top pairing would be a nightmare.


VAN fans have been wishing that for years. It's too bad.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:52 PM

Ehrhoff-Edler
Hamhuis-Ballard
O'Brien-Alberts(Salo)
Rome

I'd add either Mitchell or Bieksa to that list. At least one of them should still be a Canuck to start the season, if not both.

edit: solid rumour that Mitchell has signed a multi-year deal with the Kings.

http://www.sportsnet...l_willie_kings/

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:53 PM

For some reason I've always seen the Canucks as harmless, even when they've had good teams in the past. Not the same as the Sharks who've always folded under pressure but just incapable of winning. This team though... still something missing... don't know what.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:07 PM

Didn't Torres state he was gonna sign with the Leafs earlier this summer? Looks like Burke will have to look elsewhere for a gritty veteran bottom 6 forward..
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:08 PM

For some reason I've always seen the Canucks as harmless, even when they've had good teams in the past. Not the same as the Sharks who've always folded under pressure but just incapable of winning. This team though... still something missing... don't know what.


Discipline and or coaching?

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Edited by Rivalred, 25 August 2010 - 02:09 PM.

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