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Todd Bersnoozi wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:53 pm
Chef Boi RD wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:18 am The high maintenance of Jake Virtanen makes it easy for me to trade him, yes he will show flashes but he’s an idiot and will bounce around the league because of it. He’s the one you package out wth a contract. With Toffoli, Boeser, Podkolzin, McEwan, Lind, Lockwood on RW it makes it easy for me to trade him.
Personally, I luv the Shotgun and I have a soft spot for him. He's a local kid and someone that we have drafted and developed. I think we are just starting to see the fruits of our labour from our patience and commitment to him. Out of all our wingers, I'd keep him over any of them, even over Brockstar (exception maybe JT Miller, but I see him more as a centre). Jake has the package that I rate better than all our wingers: shot, speed and the size (built so he's hard to knock down). I said b4, I think Jake can rip his shot better than Brock right now.

Sure, Jake is a Knucklehead and has maturity issues at times, but I think those things are really minor in the big scheme of things. As someone else mentioned, we had Kassassian and his issues were way worse. Even Kass eventually matured and he's a guy that any team would luv to have in their lineup now. As much as I luved Kass, I think Jake has better offensive skills and potential.
I’d feel the same if the Expansion Draft wasn’t coming. We are probably gonna lose a Lind or someone like that, maybe Gaudette.

Being local is Jakes biggest problem, he isn’t focused enough to avoid the party scene with his possee like local players of the past such as Ronning. Ronning was a true Pro, Jake is a true Flake, that will never change

He will show flashes of brilliance here and there but will continually drift in and out of David Booth world when on the ice, that will never change

Trade him with a Loui Eriksson for pucks, be done with it. Sign Toffoli, roll with him McEwan, Boeser, Podkolzin on RW. Figure out how to ease Lind in. Lind has played centre before
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:18 am The high maintenance of Jake Virtanen makes it easy for me to trade him, yes he will show flashes but he’s an idiot and will bounce around the league because of it. He’s the one you package out wth a contract. With Toffoli, Boeser, Podkolzin, McEwan, Lind, Lockwood on RW it makes it easy for me to trade him. We are gonna lose some good young forwards at the Seattle Expansion draft anyways. I’d rather lose him now with a contract, get some kind of asset back than let’s say losing Lind to the expansion draft for nothing, but this is an area of Benning where he seems to not do well in, he doesn’t seem to think along those lines
Did the rules change? I thought Seattle could pick only one player from each team.
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I was at a house wrecker in bby heights years ago when Ronning was there and i had a butt pack full of giant chong doobies to smoke. I lit one up and offered it to CR and he promptly sauntered out to his SL500 and squeeled wheels outta there. He was not a smoker it turns out lol.

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Doyle Hargraves wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:01 am
Chef Boi RD wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:18 am The high maintenance of Jake Virtanen makes it easy for me to trade him, yes he will show flashes but he’s an idiot and will bounce around the league because of it. He’s the one you package out wth a contract. With Toffoli, Boeser, Podkolzin, McEwan, Lind, Lockwood on RW it makes it easy for me to trade him. We are gonna lose some good young forwards at the Seattle Expansion draft anyways. I’d rather lose him now with a contract, get some kind of asset back than let’s say losing Lind to the expansion draft for nothing, but this is an area of Benning where he seems to not do well in, he doesn’t seem to think along those lines
Did the rules change? I thought Seattle could pick only one player from each team.
Yes, sorry you’re right. It’s interesting who will be the sacrificial lamb to save lambs.

If we sign Markstrom and don’t trade one of Demko and Markstrom then well, it will be one of them I imagine but then again I imagine Seattle will have a healthy buffet of goalies to choose from, I believe the Rangers are in a pickle with too many good goalies.
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Maybe the Kraken will pick Olli Juolevi
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Unless Demko looks a little better he wont be the chosen one. He had an average season IMESHO
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Doyle Hargraves wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:11 am Maybe the Kraken will pick Olli Juolevi
6’-3” 200 lbs Olli is showing well at training camp. Do not close the book yet Coquitlam Mall
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:14 am Unless Demko looks a little better he wont be the chosen one. He had an average season IMESHO
You maybe right once said Billy Joel. There will be a plethora of good goalies for Francis to choose from
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:40 am
Being local is Jakes biggest problem, he isn’t focused enough to avoid the party scene with his possee like local players of the past such as Ronning. Ronning was a true Pro, Jake is a true Flake, that will never change

He will show flashes of brilliance here and there but will continually drift in and out of David Booth world when on the ice, that will never change
Jake will probably play for a bag of pucks to stay here. If he played the opposite wing it would be an easy decision to keep him around.
There's still plenty of potential there.
As it is, I might be inclined to do the dirty deeds thing and re-sign him just to trade him for something that works better for the Canucks.
Good defense man, (something above Benn / Fantenburg), or a D prospect near ready. If that fails, he could bring a good left winger, a
position we need something better, stronger, meaner.
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Micky wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:29 am
Chef Boi RD wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:40 am
Being local is Jakes biggest problem, he isn’t focused enough to avoid the party scene with his possee like local players of the past such as Ronning. Ronning was a true Pro, Jake is a true Flake, that will never change

He will show flashes of brilliance here and there but will continually drift in and out of David Booth world when on the ice, that will never change
Jake will probably play for a bag of pucks to stay here. If he played the opposite wing it would be an easy decision to keep him around.
There's still plenty of potential there.
As it is, I might be inclined to do the dirty deeds thing and re-sign him just to trade him for something that works better for the Canucks.
Good defense man, (something above Benn / Fantenburg), or a D prospect near ready. If that fails, he could bring a good left winger, a
position we need something better, stronger, meaner.
If I were Jake, if I wasn’t in the starting line-up against the Wild, I’d see the writing on the walls. I’d definitely go to arbitration and not settle for anything but whatever max my agent figures I could get. I’d fully expect to be traded or allowed to go as a UFA. The only contract I’d sign through negations would have to have a full NMC.
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Cherry Picker wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:21 pm
If I were Jake, if I wasn’t in the starting line-up against the Wild, I’d see the writing on the walls. I’d definitely go to arbitration and not settle for anything but whatever max my agent figures I could get. I’d fully expect to be traded or allowed to go as a UFA. The only contract I’d sign through negations would have to have a full NMC.
That's a far more likely outcome than Jake signing for $2 million.

At arbitration, he gets at least $3 mil after the season he had.
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Yeah, if Green doesn't start giving Jake more icetime, we should just trade him.

But I don't want to trade him. :(
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Strangelove wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:50 pm Yeah, if Green doesn't start giving Jake more icetime, we should just trade him.

But I don't want to trade him. :(
I don’t think Green or Benning want to trade Jake. Green has the patience of Job for Jake, but it’s the playoffs and there is no time left for the usual tough love tactics. I dunno. Maybe being scratched off the lineup for the play-in round will be enough of a slap to wake him up. It’s on Jake now.
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Even if hes scratched he would be the first sub in if they lose a game. I would really like to see how Jake looks in the playoffs with a fire lit under his ass....he has the tools to be effective in a best of series if he could ever get pissed off enough
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:16 am Even if hes scratched he would be the first sub in if they lose a game. I would really like to see how Jake looks in the playoffs with a fire lit under his ass....he has the tools to be effective in a best of series if he could ever get pissed off enough
Agree with this. It’s a good situation for the Canucks, it forces the bottom 6 to be there best knowing they could be sitting for sine one else if they are stinking worse than Doyles slow pitch socks on a hot boozy BBQ summer day at a tourney in Boston Bar.
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