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07-16-2012, 04:02 AM
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I know these are Wild () predictions, but even with the Wilds' aquisitions, There team is still not good enough to win the division. Matt Cullen is not an NHL quality 2nd line C, and even with Suter the Defense is atrocious. On top of this they have an aging goalie and has started to show it the last couple years. I see them placing 3rd in NW.

1. Vancouver
2. Colorado
3. Minnesota
4. Edmonton
5. Calgary

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07-16-2012, 05:03 AM
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- Canucks win the NW division
- Edler scores 60 points, goes to UFA at the end of the season, and signs a deal that pays him $7M per year with a Central division team
- Sedins remain dominant Western Conference scorers
- Schneider puts up a .929 Save percentage and gets a Vezina nomination
- Kassian struggles to find form, ends the season with 8 goals and 13 assists, playing mostly on the 3rd and 4th lines.
- Kesler takes a slightly longer recovery period than expected and has a slow start to his season, but rounds into form by the time the playoffs roll around
- Garrison scores 10G and 20A while playing a sound, defensive game ala Hamhuis
- Burrows puts up 30 goals, re-signs with the Canucks to a 4 year $18M contract
- Jensen makes the team and has a fantastic rookie season putting up 24 goals and 45 points
- Schroeder is the 2nd line center to start the season, and has an unspectacular season before being sent back down to the AHL.
- Bieksa has a disastrous start to the season during which everyone calls for him to be traded for a 2nd round pick, but picks it up heading into the playoffs.

- During the playoffs, the Canucks offense is MIA during the first round, Schneider puts on a heroic performance and carries the team into the 2nd round.
- The Canucks offense comes to life during the 2nd round, and Kesler has a brilliant 2nd and 3rd rounds
- Canucks make it back to the SCF facing the Penguins. HFBoards crashes as thousands of users whine and moan.
- The Sedins have a brilliant SCF, and the Canucks win in 7 at home. Burrows fires the GWG. Schneider wins the Conn Smythe.


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07-16-2012, 05:18 AM
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Lockout.


Totally agree. The league's proposal is astonishing in its audacity. If they aren't going for shock value at the negotiating table with this outrageous opening, if this is really thier position, it's a lockout!

Another clue is the slow pace which large contacts are moving at. All the big deals are on hold. I suppose a front-loaded contract might be affected by a year off.

If there is a season, I predict a sharp drop in Sedin production. This unexpected development coupled with low return on the Luongo trade forces Vignault to play both Sedins at center! Hamhuis and Weber do a lot of scoring and Nash makes Daniel's line a constant threat. Schnieder's back-up, journeyman Ray emery, the last remaining piece of the massive Luongo trade requires surgery in January, prompting Gillis to sign KHL castoff Dominic Hasek.

Canucks finish fifth in the west.

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07-16-2012, 12:22 PM
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Luongo gets traded to the Dallas Stars for nothing much in a deal that hides the real value (A'la Bure) - Fans convince themselves that it's a good deal.

Schneider has some good games and some stinkers, supporters hang on the positives while the others realize that Schneider is just average.

The Sedins score at under PPG pace - the blame is obviously shifted to Burrows.

Raymond, in desperate need of a new contract goes to the net and scores 20-25 goals.

The coaches just let Kassian play his game and he scores 20 goals, taking a spot on the 2nd line.

Garrison is confused about what type of d-man he is and becomes just adequate at both ends of the ice.

Trade rumours circulate around Kesler.

The Canucks fight it out with Edm. for 2nd and third in their division and the Canucks wind up 6-8th in the conference - Fans convince themselves that they are more like LA now.

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07-16-2012, 09:25 PM
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I seriously believe that:

Kassian Schroeder Jensen

becomes the first successful dynamic Canuck rookie line since Smyl Gradin Fraser
There would be no words to describe how important that would be to Canucks success this year. Even if they all do 35-40 points.

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Raymond
Jensen Schroeder Kassian
Higgins Malholtra Hansen

That would give us like.... 6-7 in cap space. Then we could get rid of Raymond and have like 9 million in cap space to upgrade the second line.

One can wish

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07-16-2012, 09:36 PM
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Canucks win the cup and gets branded as the weakest cup winner in an uncompetitive era.

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07-16-2012, 09:55 PM
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There would be no words to describe how important that would be to Canucks success this year. Even if they all do 35-40 points.

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Raymond
Jensen Schroeder Kassian
Higgins Malholtra Hansen

That would give us like.... 6-7 in cap space. Then we could get rid of Raymond and have like 9 million in cap space to upgrade the second line.

One can wish
Where did Lapierre go?

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07-16-2012, 10:04 PM
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Where did Lapierre go?
I need me some Lapierre in the lineup

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07-16-2012, 10:15 PM
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Totally agree. The league's proposal is astonishing in its audacity. If they aren't going for shock value at the negotiating table with this outrageous opening, if this is really thier position, it's a lockout!
It's a negotiation. Is the point not to exaggerate what it is you want on the first opportunity?

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07-17-2012, 01:50 AM
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I know these are Wild () predictions, but even with the Wilds' aquisitions, There team is still not good enough to win the division. Matt Cullen is not an NHL quality 2nd line C, and even with Suter the Defense is atrocious. On top of this they have an aging goalie and has started to show it the last couple years. I see them placing 3rd in NW.

1. Vancouver
2. Colorado
3. Minnesota
4. Edmonton
5. Calgary
Come in peace, just want to say Granlund is expected to play 2nd line center. Cullen will be on the 3rd line most likely.

I understand why other teams fans think its not crazy to think the Wild might miss the playoffs. The thing is I know I couldn't comment on say, the Penguins injury struggles. I can only comment on my teams. From what I saw and the stats I have seen, MN lost more important players at the same time WHILE lacking ANY depth in the system, which is different than all other teams situations.
If MN didn't have depth this year, I could TOTALLY get why people don't have MN as a lock for the post season. But, the thing is, the Wild is suddenly one of the deeper teams in the West with six prospects going pro. I saw enough of their play to know that on average, even with the stats against you, the Wild have more hustle than the other teams are would win the war of attrition to win the game. The only problem is that war causes injuries. Well, I'm hoping that we don't have to risk health in the same way to win games now that we have a top 10 winger and a top 10 d on the league anchoring top lines. It trickles down, all the way to the AHL, and now when we have to make a call up it's NOT going to be someone with the skillset of a 2nd line AHL player. It will be a very talented kid like Zucker, Coyle, Larsson, or Bulmer.

THAT's why I think the Wild will make the playoffs. Don't think they finish ahead of VAN yet.

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07-17-2012, 02:15 AM
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- Canucks win the NW division
- Edler scores 60 points, goes to UFA at the end of the season, and signs a deal that pays him $7M per year with a Central division team
- Sedins remain dominant Western Conference scorers
- Schneider puts up a .929 Save percentage and gets a Vezina nomination
- Kassian struggles to find form, ends the season with 8 goals and 13 assists, playing mostly on the 3rd and 4th lines.
- Kesler takes a slightly longer recovery period than expected and has a slow start to his season, but rounds into form by the time the playoffs roll around
- Garrison scores 10G and 20A while playing a sound, defensive game ala Hamhuis
- Burrows puts up 30 goals, re-signs with the Canucks to a 4 year $18M contract
- Jensen makes the team and has a fantastic rookie season putting up 24 goals and 45 points
- Schroeder is the 2nd line center to start the season, and has an unspectacular season before being sent back down to the AHL.
- Bieksa has a disastrous start to the season during which everyone calls for him to be traded for a 2nd round pick, but picks it up heading into the playoffs.

- During the playoffs, the Canucks offense is MIA during the first round, Schneider puts on a heroic performance and carries the team into the 2nd round.
- The Canucks offense comes to life during the 2nd round, and Kesler has a brilliant 2nd and 3rd rounds
- Canucks make it back to the SCF facing the Penguins. HFBoards crashes as thousands of users whine and moan.
- The Sedins have a brilliant SCF, and the Canucks win in 7 at home. Burrows fires the GWG. Schneider wins the Conn Smythe.

I agree.

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2nd round exit to eventual cup champs, AV not fired, core left in tact, bottom 6 tweaked.

Brilliant.

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Lockout.
This. Had the privelege of meeting a few NHL members (coaches and players) this weekend and they all said to expect a 4-6 week lockout.

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07-17-2012, 09:32 AM
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- Canucks win the NW division
- Edler scores 60 points, goes to UFA at the end of the season, and signs a deal that pays him $7M per year with a Central division team
- Sedins remain dominant Western Conference scorers
- Schneider puts up a .929 Save percentage and gets a Vezina nomination
- Kassian struggles to find form, ends the season with 8 goals and 13 assists, playing mostly on the 3rd and 4th lines.
- Kesler takes a slightly longer recovery period than expected and has a slow start to his season, but rounds into form by the time the playoffs roll around
- Garrison scores 10G and 20A while playing a sound, defensive game ala Hamhuis
- Burrows puts up 30 goals, re-signs with the Canucks to a 4 year $18M contract
- Jensen makes the team and has a fantastic rookie season putting up 24 goals and 45 points
- Schroeder is the 2nd line center to start the season, and has an unspectacular season before being sent back down to the AHL.
- Bieksa has a disastrous start to the season during which everyone calls for him to be traded for a 2nd round pick, but picks it up heading into the playoffs.

- During the playoffs, the Canucks offense is MIA during the first round, Schneider puts on a heroic performance and carries the team into the 2nd round.
- The Canucks offense comes to life during the 2nd round, and Kesler has a brilliant 2nd and 3rd rounds
- Canucks make it back to the SCF facing the Penguins. HFBoards crashes as thousands of users whine and moan.
- The Sedins have a brilliant SCF, and the Canucks win in 7 at home. Burrows fires the GWG. Schneider wins the Conn Smythe.

This.

However, I think you missed one major detail. Edler signs with a Central division team, but Weber is coming home.


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This. Had the privelege of meeting a few NHL members (coaches and players) this weekend and they all said to expect a 4-6 week lockout.

10 to 12 weeks would be better for the Canucks. That lets Kesler get completely recovered and illiminates the second line hole the Canucks have at center if the season were to start on time. The Canucks may come out of the gate with a thud if the season starts on time and rookies are given too much responsibility right off the hop. The Canucks may just be fighting to catch up to the front runners to try and squeeze into the playoffs if the season starts as scheduled. If it is delayed 10 weeks, they should be in contention for another President's trophy and more hopefully. The season is too long as it is, so shortening it won't hurt at all, and lets the Canucks get back to full health before playing games that matter.

Go, lock-out, go!

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- Season doesn't start till December 1st
- We win the cup
- Oilers/Flames/Bruins/Hawks fans say it is tainted as we didn't play the whole season.

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07-19-2012, 12:05 AM
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Luongo traded before the new year and returns more than expected
Schneider starts slow but rounds into form and plays lights out for the rest of the season
Kesler doesn't miss any games due to a lockout and regains form/stays healthy until the second round
Raymond is mediocre but manages to stay on his feet
Kassian starts with the Wolves and is on call-up duty
Ballard silences critics playing amazing paired with tanev
Salo gets injured in tampa and retires

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07-19-2012, 12:36 AM
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Make it to the WCF and then who knows. But I have a feeling we get this far.

Garrison puts up similar numbers to his FLA season high.

oh... and we get to hear all year about Luongo vs Schneids from the hero group "Champions of Luongo"

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- Luongo traded before the season starts and Eddie Lack backs up Schneider for 30 games posting 12-8-10 with 2.89 GAA and .910 sv
- Kassian starts on the 4th, but moves to the 2nd line 10 games into the season and breaks out with 20g30a50pts as a rookie, wins Calder
- Doan signs in Vancouver for 4 years, 5.75 cap hit, NMC
- Jensen has a great showing but goes to SEL due to lack of room
- Schroeder makes the team, but loses his spot midway through the game due to inconsistency
- Kesler and Booth begin to read off each other once Kassian joins the line
- Burrows demoted to 3rd line as Doan becomes more effective with the Sedins
- Burrows re-signs for 4 million per year at 4 years in December
- Raymond performs so well, he becomes tradebait
- Pinizzotto wins many fights convincely
- Team looks like this going into playoffs

Sedin - Sedin - Doan
Booth - Kesler - Kassian
Burrows - Lapierre - Hansen
Higgins - Malhotra - Pinizzotto

- Canucks finally win the cup

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07-19-2012, 08:40 PM
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The canucks start well and play great exciting hockey.... no real speed bumps through regular season.....and onward

canuck fans go crazy with no scape goats

start vigilante groups that start attacking innocent people out walking just so they can feel good.

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07-19-2012, 08:48 PM
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An earthquake kills no one, but sets Surrey adrift without phone, Internet, or television. HFBoards Vancouver Canucks becomes exceedingly smarter.

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prospects and rookies surprise"........... not the van mentality greatest players ever,but their skill shines through

jensen even thpugh young shows his abilty as a sniper......bumps and rough road at times but will have canuck fans drooling at a solid top six player for the future.

screoder plays well while up for the first half


manny regains form...... alot of fans feel sheepish

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