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02-28-2011, 03:27 PM
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If not about the two trades we've seen it'll probably be a minor league deal.

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02-28-2011, 03:28 PM
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Sweatt can't be sent down now that he's on the roster after the deadline - and now that I think about it, neither can Tanev. Either something's not adding up here, or we're taking a huge risk that we won't have any medium-term injuries.
If it's true that a player doesn't need to be activated back from LTIR when healthy, just put Sweatt on LTIR and leave him ther euntil the post season

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02-28-2011, 03:29 PM
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Ok with the Lapierre deal. Disappointed in the Higgins deal.

Seeing that the Ducks got B. Winchester from the Blues for a 3rd, that would have been someone I would have liked to see the team do to gain more of a physical presence in the bottom 6.

Than again, Higgins might be insurance for Raymond on the 2nd line.

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02-28-2011, 03:31 PM
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Ok with the Lapierre deal. Disappointed in the Higgins deal.

Seeing that the Ducks got B. Winchester from the Blues for a 3rd, that would have been someone I would have liked to see the team do to gain more of a physical presence in the bottom 6.

Than again, Higgins might be insurance for Raymond on the 2nd line.
depth depth depth..

I see higgins and raymond as 2 guys that are competing for the 2nd line lw spot and will push each other. like a versteeg... I see Max Lapierre as a dave bolland type player for us in the playoffs.

I can just see Lapierre making Joe Thornton angry.

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02-28-2011, 03:41 PM
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I'm happy as a pig in **** about the Higgins deal. Slots in and makes our 4th line better (3rd line is playing too well for anyone to slot in there) and provides a legitimate option to step up and help Kelser on the second line should Raymond continue to slump. To make it even better, it only cost us a 3rd round pick and a player too far down our depth chart to ever make a real impact on the roster.

Lapierre I see as having taken a high price, and it'll be interesting to see how his fit works. Hopefully he fits in well and plays to his potential.

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02-28-2011, 03:46 PM
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The other thing Higgins can do is kill penalties. Can never have enough forwards that pay attention to the defensive side of the game. Both Higgins and Lapierre also bring speed and decent size to the table.

Good, solid depth moves by MG. Continues his "wait until the last second" approach.

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02-28-2011, 03:46 PM
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I think that's right -- Higgins' flexibility is a key part of his value. He can realistically play on any of the bottom 3 lines and is a reliable penalty killer. He's definitely an upgrade on Glass for the 2nd line winger spot if Raymond needs to be moved down. Speaking of which, as much as I like that second line when Raymond is on his game, he's definitely seemed to contribute more when he's been on the 4th -- maybe that's just motivation or something, but I don't think it's crazy to try him on the third line either.

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02-28-2011, 04:05 PM
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The depth has become impressive. And besides insurance for injury situation, I also see it as creating an atmosphere of big time competition for ice time. Gillis said that players will play the way they want them to play...or they won't play. Gold.

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02-28-2011, 04:36 PM
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A little disappointed that we saw deals of this size from Vancouver, but guys like Winchester and Steckel were moved elsewhere when I thought that they'd have been better fits here. Also, I guess Reasoner was priced right out of the market, we got Lapierre cheap, but I don't think he is the 4th line rock we all point out as the weakness of that line.

Even with my mild sense of disappointment, we still did just fine value wise I'd say, didn't give up anything huge and got a reasonable return. Sucks about Oberg, but you have to give to get I suppose, and frankly I'm happier with him moved then Sauve or Tanev.

And the fourth line...
We have alot of flexibility now, going as a 4th scoring line or as a bang 'em up line. Heaven forbid Rypien comes back, we have an embarrassment of wealth in the physical aspect, and now more so with our overall offensive skill.
Higgins-Hodgson-Tambellini or Glass-Lapierre-Oreskovich, or naturally some variation there of, will give us a level flexibility that no one outside of the elite teams in the league this year can touch.

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02-28-2011, 04:44 PM
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great pickups. more depth. **** distubrer in lapierre a dave bolland clone. sort of for vancouver. higgins is a verstaile player that can be moved up/down the lineup in case raymond falters.

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02-28-2011, 04:54 PM
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Do you guys think that Kesler and Burrows will be okay with an agitator in the lineup now? The two of them were asked to play the game, not the extracurricular activities. Do you think that they are going to be okay having an old version of themselves in the lineup?

I for one don't think it will be an issue, Kesler and Burrows have matured and will not be concerned with the behaviour of Lapierre. Also, I think that the leadership in the room will be all over him if he is not in line.

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02-28-2011, 04:59 PM
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Habs fan here. Familiar with both players you acquired today.

Gillis did great.

Laps definitely provides you with a very nice 4th line center. He's perfect for that role.

Higgins is very streaky offensively, but he gives a honest effort, and is a pretty solid all-around depth guy.

IMO, you guys are now the favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

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02-28-2011, 05:00 PM
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Mike gillis deserves a kit kat bar for the work he did today.

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02-28-2011, 05:15 PM
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Mike gillis deserves a kit kat bar for the work he did today.
no he deserves a vacation to hawaii and a cup ring in june

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02-28-2011, 05:19 PM
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With the Flyers and Wings standing pat for the most part today, I think the Canucks pushed themselves back to the top of the league. Higgins is no Versteeg, but he's on pace for nearly 20 goals with no PP time, something that he may get here. There will be no pressure on him to produce so I see him slowly making his way up the lineup. He could replace Raymond or Samuelsson on the 2nd line if they get into slumps. I'm not too fond of Lapierre, but he's one of those Burrows-like players that you hate unless he's on your team. Nothing wrong with adding depth.

Playoffs:

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Raymond-Kesler-Samuelsson
Higgins-Malhotra-Hansen (great checking line)
Torres-Lapierre-Glass (I love the look of this line)

Edler-Ehrhoff
Hamhuis-Bieksa
Ballard-Salo

Luongo
Schneider


Have the Canucks ever had so much depth at every position?

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02-28-2011, 05:21 PM
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Well the flyers loaded up weeks ago or last week (i forget, too many nights out)

and the Wings didn't, which sort of surprised me, but they weren't willing to give up much for whatever was needed.

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02-28-2011, 05:30 PM
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There are no words that will say how relieved I was when I saw that Gillis brought people in

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02-28-2011, 05:32 PM
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The Canucks got bigger, faster and harder to play against. The bottom 6 looks much better suited for a long playoff run and that's all you could ask for from Gillis.

The fact Detroit and San Jose didn't upgrade themselves has to be seen as a big plus IMO. They had holes coming into the deadline and still have them.

Happy how the day played out.

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02-28-2011, 05:35 PM
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pretty good moves i think, displaced some ahl players with some nhl players. (hodgson will be an nhl player he's just mis-cast on the 4th line)

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02-28-2011, 05:36 PM
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What kind of a name is MacGregor.
Pretty damn close to MacGyver, if you ask me.

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Pretty damn close to MacGyver, if you ask me.
Or MacGruber.

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pretty good moves i think, displaced some ahl players with some nhl players. (hodgson will be an nhl player he's just mis-cast on the 4th line)
+1000

I'm surprised there aren't more people excited over the moves. We got two solid NHLers to fill bottom-6 roles, roles which Lapierre and Higgins should have absolutely no problem in filling. We can legitimately roll 4 lines now. This is going to be ****ing awesome.

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And the best part of Trade Deadline being over are the avys are back.

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Or MacGruber.
Hands down THE WORST movie I have ever seen.

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