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05-23-2015, 04:24 AM
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Where Do The Canucks Finish?

So reading a lot of the GM threads, and various prospect threads, there seems to be a lot of debate of what the roster might look like starting next season.

Regardless of what happens(barring some trading/prospect miracles), where do people see the Canucks finishing in the Western Conference this coming season, with the said roster of current and potential new coming prospect/players?

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05-23-2015, 04:29 AM
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I hope bottom 5 in the league.

For the Canucks futures sake.

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05-23-2015, 06:06 AM
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Hard to tell before free agency etc. But as things stand now probably between 7-9 in the west I think some teams Calgary/Nashville/St. Louis will take a step back next year and teams like LA/San Jose/Dallas/Colorado will be better then last year.

But if we were to move a Vrbata or a Hamhuis we could very well be worse

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This is a question for late August and into September.

We barely have any idea what the roster will be like for next season with the draft, trades and free agency still a factor in changing up the roster.

I hope the Canucks miss the playoffs just to provide a reality check ownership needs to start a youth movement. Not truly tanking because the Sedins won't let that happen, but more of a stable set up to get some great prospects for the future.

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too early to tell but as much as the Canucks over achieved last year they might fall back more than people think, except Willie is alot like AV, a regular season whiz and can get more out of a group than many coaches can.

That being said the west is very competitive and anywhere from 6-12th is possible as other younger teams find their way.

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I have a hard time seeing them making the playoffs in the west next season

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05-23-2015, 11:56 AM
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Edmonton will likely finish 7-8th.

Without some drastic changes, the Canucks miss the playoffs.

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05-23-2015, 11:58 AM
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Hard to predict with this team. For all we know, they could sneak in and surprise us like they did this year. The Sedins are not regressing as fast as people think and as long as they are here, we will be somewhat competitive.

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05-23-2015, 12:04 PM
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11th in the west

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Edmonton will likely finish 7-8th.

Without some drastic changes, the Canucks miss the playoffs.
first year of connor mcdavid does not improve the Oilers 35 points. They have a long ways to go before even finishing 7-8. They let in 276 goals this year. That team is really one dimensional.

Look at Dallas. Team scored the second most goals in the league and finished out of the playoffs.

If the Canucks field a similar team to last year they'll be a bubble team again.

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05-23-2015, 12:13 PM
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Barring any major changes the Canucks will be where they were this past season, in the running for a playoff spot.

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05-23-2015, 12:50 PM
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Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Burrows - Bonino - Vrbata
Baertschi - Horvat - Hansen
Virtanen - Vey - Dorsett
Grenier
Kenins

Edler - Tanev
Hamhuis - Weber
Sbisa - Clendening
Corrado
Stanton

Miller
Lack


Trade
Bieksa
Higgins
Markstrom

I assume there will be at least 1 injury out of training camp that is why my roster is 24. Retain a little salary on the trades if need be. If some of the young players improve I can see the Canucks being a little better next year. If not will be a little worse. Overall I see them competing for the 2-3 spot in the division or wild card.

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05-23-2015, 01:56 PM
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Depends on what happens during the off season. Optimistically, we have a similar run to what we just had. Realistically, I think we'll miss as Dallas and Colorado make a charge. LA is also a threat, though less than most might think.

If the rumors of Benning souring on Vrbata and asking Burrows and Higgins to waive turn out true. We're not a playoff team.

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05-23-2015, 01:58 PM
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I want to see what this team look like a few days into July before I'm ready to make a prediction. I think there will be some big trades with roster players moving on. They have to decide what they are going to do with Hamhuis, Lack and Bieksa, who are approaching their contract years.

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Edmonton will likely finish 7-8th.

Without some drastic changes, the Canucks miss the playoffs.
They Damn well better.. IF the Oilers finish bottom 5 again next year and have a shot at Auston Matthews i'll be pissed

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Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Burrows - Bonino - Vrbata
Baertschi - Horvat - Hansen
Virtanen - Vey - Dorsett
Grenier
Kenins

Edler - Tanev
Hamhuis - Weber
Sbisa - Clendening
Corrado
Stanton

Miller
Lack


Trade
Bieksa
Higgins
Markstrom

I assume there will be at least 1 injury out of training camp that is why my roster is 24. Retain a little salary on the trades if need be. If some of the young players improve I can see the Canucks being a little better next year. If not will be a little worse. Overall I see them competing for the 2-3 spot in the division or wild card.
No way is Kenins the 14th forward. He'll be on the roster for sure

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No cap room and likely weakening on D....I'll say 10th in the west.

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I hope we can get a top 10 pick that's all I care about next draft.

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Edmonton will likely finish 7-8th.

Without some drastic changes, the Canucks miss the playoffs.
I think this is the 7th year running where everyone expects Edmonton to finish 7-8.

I'll believe it when I see it.

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IMO we'll be in the 18-22 range in the standings. Just hoping a miracle happens and we win the lottery

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IMO we'll be in the 18-22 range in the standings. Just hoping a miracle happens and we win the lottery
This is honestly where I see the team. We're set to lose a lot of depth with the lack of cap space, and I really don't see any of the young players not on the team being major contributors, though I do think guys like Corrado and Stanton are better than some of the people arguably higher valued by the current regime.

That being said, much like this year, they're a Henrik Sedin injury away from being a potential lottery team.

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Really depends on the Sedins. They are 70 point players again and we squeeze into the playoffs. They suck and we suck however.

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I think we will win the president trophy.

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05-23-2015, 07:43 PM
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No way is Kenins the 14th forward. He'll be on the roster for sure
I'm not so sure he makes the team for sure because he had a strong start and then started to fade. However I did say that there is usually at least 1 forward injured out of training camp and if that's the case Kenins could easily slot into the opening night roster.

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