Perhaps.. but there are better players for rosters than LindThe Brown Wizard wrote: ↑Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:30 pmIf Im Ronnie Franchise I steal Kole Lind. He has some potential
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Well done. The challenge will be 3rd line center and filling that spot with a solid two way guy who can play the pk as Gaudette doesn't appear to be the right fit there. That's the biggest hole on the team. Move on from Virtanen, allocate those dollars and more if they can to the center, then slide Gaudette to the right side. Hopefully they find more toughness along the way too.Cherry Picker wrote: ↑Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:22 pm Here’s a possible roster for next year using the numbers discussed above, but without factoring in the player lost in the expansion draft. It’s pretty tight and my numbers may be off, but if not, they could still fit Edler at 3.5, but they wouldn’t have a replacement for Pearson beyond Podkolzin unless Lind or Gadjovich can do the job. A Virtanen buy out would give other possibilities.
Right wing: Brock Boeser ($5,875,000) - Vasily Podkolzin ($925,000) - Jake Virtanen ($2,550,000) - Zack MacEwen ($825,000)
Centre: Elias Pettersson ($6,000,000) - Bo Horvat ($5,500,000) - Adam Gaudette ($1,000,000) - Jay Beagle ($3,000,000)
Left wing: J.T. Miller ($5,250,000) - Nils Höglander ($891,667) - Jayce Hawryluk ($1,000,000) - Tyler Motte ($1,225,000) - Antoine Roussel ($3,000,000)
Right: Travis Hamonic ($1,500,000) - Nate Schmidt ($5,950,000) - Tyler Myers ($6,000,000) - Nikita Tryamkin ($2,000,000)
Left: Quinn Hughes ($6,000,000) - Alexander Edler ($3,500,000) - Olli Juolevi ($1,000,000) - Jack Rathbone ($925,000)
Thatcher Demko ($6,200,000) - Braden Holtby ($4,300,000)
Loui Eriksson ($4,000,000)
Roster Size: 23
Salary Cap: $81,500,000
Cap Hit: $81,451,879
Cap Space: $48,121
On defense, I think someone's going to offer Edler more and maybe he takes it if it's Seattle or even Calgary. Do you think Tryamkin signs without some type of assurance around being in the lineup at least to start for a good look?
Myers and Schmidt have virtually the same cap hit, I see better value from Myers than from Schmidt. A solid, not-spectacular, 22-minute defenceman who plays gnasty in the playoffs and scores ~30 points is worth $6 mil. A solid, not-spectacular, 19-20 minute defenceman who skates like the wind and scores ~20 points is not worth $5.95 mil, imo.The Brown Wizard wrote: ↑Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:11 pm I can see Van trading Myers and for sure there would be a market for him even at 6. He makes too much for what he brings to van and Jimmy needs that space.
Its too bad as hes valuable in the lineup but having 3 big tickets coming due at the same time will necessitate some more dramatic changes.
There is no question they are lacking in this area. Have for a very long time. They could do with a couple of guys that can administer a retaliatory
answer when needed and the team in general needs a bit of an attitude adjustment in how to handle opposition players targeting our best players.
There's a token response usually but sometimes it takes more. We are fortunate the officials being used in the North division seem to be whistle happy.
Note; I aint talkin hired goons here. Just that it's noticeable we could do with some sand paper even if that is "party" saying attitude adjustment.
For JT Miller and Horvat's future contracts, looking at comparables:
ROR - $7.5M
Anders Lee - $7M
Landeskog - $7M
ROR - $7.5M
Anders Lee - $7M
Landeskog - $7M
A long time ago, a baseball player remarked: "If I owned a ballclub, I'd hire a $5,000 coach and a $15,000 scout."
I like the Landeskog comp - both occupy very key positions on the team but not necessarily the offensive superstar, Miller will be two years older though. Hopefully Miller doesn't take the 8-year term to get done at that cap hit.
If Pod is a 60 point power forward, I think we let JT walk. Signing him for more than 3 or 4 years would be a big mistake, if he stays.Meds wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:42 pm
The Cup is soooooo ours!!!!!!!
Yeah, I agree, no more than 4 more.Tciso wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:54 pmIf Pod is a 60 point power forward, I think we let JT walk. Signing him for more than 3 or 4 years would be a big mistake, if he stays.Meds wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:42 pm
I still don't think they can afford him, my prediction is that the Canucks do not trade him at TDD and during the summer they cannot agree on length or $$ and he leaves for another team on a deal none of us would have wanted him signed for. Fans will riot because JB did not get anything for him.Meds wrote: ↑Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:30 amYeah, I agree, no more than 4 more.Tciso wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:54 pmIf Pod is a 60 point power forward, I think we let JT walk. Signing him for more than 3 or 4 years would be a big mistake, if he stays.Meds wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:42 pm
All of this changes if the Canucks make it to the third round because the only reason JB kept him is for the playoffs. Other GM's trade 1st round picks and then some for the ability to get someone like him just for the playoffs.
My preference is that JB start the negotiations on the 1st day he can and see if they can come to an agreement or at least know where they stand. If there is no agreement then move him because I still do not see all the pieces on this team to make a cup run. He can bring back a lot IMO so sell high and recoup some assets and use the money to bring in a defender.
Maybe Miller in a few years if he's losing it but why Boeser? Not only within the top three players on the team but a tremendous team-mate as well.
Of course if a GM wants to get fired to move somewhere else I suppose .......LOL
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I reckon this is Myers last year in Van unless he inexplicably turns it around and starts living up to his cap hit. They'll need his dough for BB/Horvat/Miller/Hoglander
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Agreed with this, he needs to play top minutes against the opposing top lines and keep it simple to earn his $$. Again I hope TG comes up with a better game plan that supports his D as this will go along way on making the playoffs.