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07-23-2009, 07:05 PM
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CapGeek's been as reliable as it gets and they have the signing as done.

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I like his size. Looks like the Canucks prospects are getting bigger since the draft.

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I like his size. Looks like the Canucks prospects are getting bigger since the draft.
Very clever.

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Confirmed by the Canucks:

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His facebook profile is public. OMG!!

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What's in the hand Kellan? (far left)

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What's in the hand Kellan? (far left)
Wearing a short sleeve shirt over a long sleeve shirt? I was for this signing until that... now I really have to question his character

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07-27-2009, 05:47 PM
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What's in the hand Kellan? (far left)
Looks like Diet Coke to me.

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07-27-2009, 05:52 PM
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I liked this kid, he was probably the best player that wasn't drafted. Freebie here and it's better to draft/sign someone who does have the skills than just NHL size/speed.

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I like his size. Looks like the Canucks prospects are getting bigger since the draft.
Dude, I've read a lot of your posts and you have this weird fixation on size. I hope thats not some sort of Freudian thing going on there not that there's anything wrong with that...

But in all seriousness, I'm 6'7 and I consider myself pretty biased against small guys(I'll always take a big guy over a little guy, all other things being equal), and I have no problem with the moves the Canucks are making. I'll take a small skilled guy over a big body no skilled guy any day. The only time size should play a factor is if two players are of relatively equal skill and athleticism, then you go with the bigger guy. But there just isn't the same number of big guys with skill as there are little guys, its the nature of the sport, the closer you are to the ice the easier it is to control the puck and your center of gravity is better suited to skating. If we could fill our top six with nothing but Mario Lemuixs and Eric Staals I'd be all for it, but there just aren't that many big/skilled players out there. You can pad out your bottom six some big bodies that can take care of anyone that takes liberties with your small guys, and put the most skill you have available to you into your top six.

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Looks like Diet Coke to me.
It's budweiser haha

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Wearing a short sleeve shirt over a long sleeve shirt? I was for this signing until that... now I really have to question his character
I think I have that shirt.

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I think I have that shirt.
Thats not bad in itself. Just a note to everyone out there: Shirts should be worn one at a time. Otherwise you just look silly, and create unneeded laundry.

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'nother pick of Tochkin.

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It's budweiser haha

Looks like a Molson to me.

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Looks like a Molson to me.
It most certainly is Bud

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Dude, I've read a lot of your posts and you have this weird fixation on size. I hope thats not some sort of Freudian thing going on there not that there's anything wrong with that...

But in all seriousness, I'm 6'7 and I consider myself pretty biased against small guys(I'll always take a big guy over a little guy, all other things being equal), and I have no problem with the moves the Canucks are making. I'll take a small skilled guy over a big body no skilled guy any day. The only time size should play a factor is if two players are of relatively equal skill and athleticism, then you go with the bigger guy. But there just isn't the same number of big guys with skill as there are little guys, its the nature of the sport, the closer you are to the ice the easier it is to control the puck and your center of gravity is better suited to skating. If we could fill our top six with nothing but Mario Lemuixs and Eric Staals I'd be all for it, but there just aren't that many big/skilled players out there. You can pad out your bottom six some big bodies that can take care of anyone that takes liberties with your small guys, and put the most skill you have available to you into your top six.
Same as Aeon.

I really liked the signing. him and Steven Anthony were both good pick ups for what he had to give up to get them.

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07-27-2009, 06:29 PM
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Same as Aeon.

I really liked the signing. him and Steven Anthony were both good pick ups for what he had to give up to get them.
Exactly. I think thats the biggest point we can make here: we're adding something for absolutely nothing. Its a no risk-medium reward move. There really isn't a downside to adding this kid right now, even if there turns out to be no upside either.

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a la Kyle Wellwood.

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'nother pick of Tochkin.
I was unaware you could sign 12 year olds now.

Boy do I feel (and I am) old.

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Tochkin was offered a contract right after development camp ended - the day after, in fact. And Dave Gagner with a bit of positive encouragement.

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“It’s almost a perfect story,” Tochkin marveled. “You’ve got a hometown boy who wasn’t even drafted, but a week and a half later, he signs a contract with his hometown team. It’s really, really amazing.”

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Tochkin would have been draft-eligible once again in 2010, but the Canucks wasted little time locking up his rights. The day after prospects camp ended, they called to offer a contract.

“I’m guessing they were happy with my performance at development camp, and felt they could take a chance on me,” said Tochkin, who grew up idolizing Trevor Linden. “I’m still just in shock. I have an NHL contract with my favourite team, and if I do what I need to do, I’m going to be in the NHL in four or five years.”

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Tochkin will be back with the Silvertips next season, and he’s working hard this summer to prepare for his eventual NHL audition.

“Dave Gagner (Canucks director of player development) said to me, ‘To be honest, you were out of shape last year. If you’re able to score 74 points when you’re out of shape, what are you going to do when you’re in shape?’” Tochkin related. “I want to go into camp this fall in the best possible condition I can be in.”
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Looks like a Molson to me.
Either way it's a ****** brand of beer. However, compared to the swill I was drinking at his age (Wildcast, Molson XXX, Ironhorse etc.) it's not too bad.

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What's in the hand Kellan? (far left)
You facecreeped Kellan Tochkin?

You my friend, are a hero

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