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Forums :: Blog World :: Carol Schram: Micheal Ferland fills a need, but the Canucks' roster is now very crowded
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BobBot
Season Ticket Holder
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 01.17.2017

Jul 12 @ 11:04 AM ET
I think JB is set with his roster. He has guys coming up in the next year or two to replace guys who will age out. He’s in the mode now of unloading guys.

Though, to be honest, I don’t know much about Honka. But reading that article with him as a healthy scratch most of last year, don’t know why JB would take that on now.

- NewYorkNuck


i think he would like another young dman somewhere along the line

someone decent though
NewYorkNuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 07.11.2015

Jul 12 @ 11:08 AM ET
i still think he would like another young dman somewhere along the line
- BobBot


Unless it's something like Sutter/Tanev and JV going out for for one, I don't really see it happening.

Edler, Hughes, Tanev, Benn, Myers, Stecher all in the top 6 already. Rafferty, Sautner, OJ all ready to step up.... roster is getting crowded.
Marwood
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Cumberland, BC
Joined: 03.18.2010

Jul 12 @ 11:26 AM ET
Doing well...how are things on your end?

It's amazing reading these comments - have not been here in a while - seeing people defending Benning "he's gotten better over the years"...like trading a 1st round pick for Miller. I swear, for some of these stans, Benning could crap on their chest and they'd call it chocolate cake.

Yeah, I'm leaving you with that image.

- k

Hope the June trip out this way went well.
The Benning apologists are too use to the Canucks perennially being crappy to mediocre with a couple of high achieving years. I was really hoping the Canucks were going to stand pat this year and go for one more high draft pick, instead they traded a 1st and are capped out with too many players. Once again, Benning has put himself in a position to be publicly violated by other GM's. Should be a fun season ahead.

Say hi to your better half!
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Red Deer, AB
Joined: 08.15.2014

Jul 12 @ 12:07 PM ET
Unless it's something like Sutter/Tanev and JV going out for for one, I don't really see it happening.

Edler, Hughes, Tanev, Benn, Myers, Stecher all in the top 6 already. Rafferty, Sautner, OJ all ready to step up.... roster is getting crowded.

- NewYorkNuck

Willing to bet JB has a trade in the works that involves Tanev.
DuranDuran
Calgary Flames
Location: Quito
Joined: 09.29.2015

Jul 12 @ 12:16 PM ET
Loves me some Ferland but he is not the guy you want to be the muscle to protect your stars.

I think he is a least 3 concussions deep that I know of. After the second he really changed his game.

Asking him to fight will only lead to a shortened career.

Although I hate that he signed with you hope he works out for you.

CanuckDon
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Las Vegas
Joined: 08.05.2014

Jul 12 @ 12:26 PM ET
Loves me some Ferland but he is not the guy you want to be the muscle to protect your stars.

I think he is a least 3 concussions deep that I know of. After the second he really changed his game.

Asking him to fight will only lead to a shortened career.

Although I hate that he signed with you hope he works out for you.

- DuranDuran

3 concussions? That is not a lot. He will be fine. Were any of the concussions from fighting ?
RealityChecker
Vancouver Canucks
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Joined: 04.18.2010

Jul 12 @ 12:32 PM ET
3 concussions? That is not a lot. He will be fine. Were any of the concussions from fighting ?
- CanuckDon

Pacificgem
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Canada
Joined: 07.01.2007

Jul 12 @ 12:34 PM ET
Loves me some Ferland but he is not the guy you want to be the muscle to protect your stars.

I think he is a least 3 concussions deep that I know of. After the second he really changed his game.

Asking him to fight will only lead to a shortened career.

Although I hate that he signed with you hope he works out for you.

- DuranDuran

Shut-up (frank)tard, you’re just jealous
DuranDuran
Calgary Flames
Location: Quito
Joined: 09.29.2015

Jul 12 @ 12:37 PM ET
Shut-up (frank)tard, you’re just jealous
- Pacificgem


Of course, as I said great player. But the year we played you guys in playoffs he got injured against the Ducks.

Next year he got another concussion and was not the same.

Just saying, do not expect playoffs Ferland. And do not expect the guy to get into a lot of fights.
Bullfrog77
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Vernon, BC
Joined: 02.18.2015

Jul 12 @ 12:45 PM ET
Of course, as I said great player. But the year we played you guys in playoffs he got injured against the Ducks.

Next year he got another concussion and was not the same.

Just saying, do not expect playoffs Ferland. And do not expect the guy to get into a lot of fights.

- DuranDuran

We don't need lots of fights....just guys willing to fight when it's called for . We haven't had that in a long time...
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jul 12 @ 12:51 PM ET
Biech joins Canucks as analytical nerd




I hope Benning isn’t giving into these negative twitter nerds and their captain hindsight hot takes
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Brandon, MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Jul 12 @ 12:54 PM ET
Biech joins Canucks as analytical nerd




I hope Benning isn’t giving into these negative twitter nerds and their captain hindsight hot takes

- Nucker101

I just saw that.

Ryan Biech

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Beyond excited to announce that I will be joining the @Canucks in the role of Video Analyst, Hockey Analytics.

Thankful for the opportunity that Jim Benning and the Hockey Operations team have given me and can't wait to get to work.

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BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jul 12 @ 12:56 PM ET
Loves me some Ferland but he is not the guy you want to be the muscle to protect your stars.

I think he is a least 3 concussions deep that I know of. After the second he really changed his game.

Asking him to fight will only lead to a shortened career.

Although I hate that he signed with you hope he works out for you.

- DuranDuran


Concussion problems weren't really the issue for him in Carolina (Though I believe he had one). It was more his back. He got hurt about midway through the year and he never seemed to get healthy again. There was a stretch where he'd start a game and make it to about the 10 minute mark before pulling himself off the ice and then be scratched the next 3 games before tying again.

He's a nice player when he's fully engaged. When he was getting minutes with the top guys he was a menace. When they moved him down the lineup, he vanished entirely.

Likeable guy. Teammates love him. $3.5 is a good number for him if he can stay healthy. Term is a little longer than I'd like to risk myself, but probably won't be a major issue at that number.
kaptaan
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 09.29.2010

Jul 12 @ 12:59 PM ET
Hope the June trip out this way went well.
The Benning apologists are too use to the Canucks perennially being crappy to mediocre with a couple of high achieving years. I was really hoping the Canucks were going to stand pat this year and go for one more high draft pick, instead they traded a 1st and are capped out with too many players. Once again, Benning has put himself in a position to be publicly violated by other GM's. Should be a fun season ahead.

Say hi to your better half!

- Marwood

Agree. Trading that 1st was idiocy and indefensible.
kaptaan
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 09.29.2010

Jul 12 @ 1:00 PM ET
Unless it's something like Sutter/Tanev and JV going out for for one, I don't really see it happening.

Edler, Hughes, Tanev, Benn, Myers, Stecher all in the top 6 already. Rafferty, Sautner, OJ all ready to step up.... roster is getting crowded.

- NewYorkNuck

What makes you think OJ is ready?
kaptaan
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 09.29.2010

Jul 12 @ 1:02 PM ET
Of course, as I said great player. But the year we played you guys in playoffs he got injured against the Ducks.

Next year he got another concussion and was not the same.

Just saying, do not expect playoffs Ferland. And do not expect the guy to get into a lot of fights.

- DuranDuran

7 concussions is a lot. Here's still got at least 4 more to give... Before it's a real issue.
johnnykarate
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 02.03.2018

Jul 12 @ 1:05 PM ET
I just saw that.

Ryan Biech

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Beyond excited to announce that I will be joining the @Canucks in the role of Video Analyst, Hockey Analytics.

Thankful for the opportunity that Jim Benning and the Hockey Operations team have given me and can't wait to get to work.

-------------------

- manvanfan


a waste of his talents tbh. hopefully now that hes infiltrated he can quickly rise the ranks and help the team make some good decisions. good for him though
bloatedmosquito
Vancouver Canucks
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Joined: 10.22.2011

Jul 12 @ 1:08 PM ET
Concussion problems weren't really the issue for him in Carolina (Though I believe he had one). It was more his back. He got hurt about midway through the year and he never seemed to get healthy again. There was a stretch where he'd start a game and make it to about the 10 minute mark before pulling himself off the ice and then be scratched the next 3 games before tying again.

He's a nice player when he's fully engaged. When he was getting minutes with the top guys he was a menace. When they moved him down the lineup, he vanished entirely.

Likeable guy. Teammates love him. $3.5 is a good number for him if he can stay healthy. Term is a little longer than I'd like to risk myself, but probably won't be a major issue at that number.

- BINGO!


That’s a depressing take. So, another season of crossing my fingers that our difference makers don’t sustain a long term injury.
Codes1087
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 09.24.2014

Jul 12 @ 1:09 PM ET
Loves me some Ferland but he is not the guy you want to be the muscle to protect your stars.

I think he is a least 3 concussions deep that I know of. After the second he really changed his game.

Asking him to fight will only lead to a shortened career.

Although I hate that he signed with you hope he works out for you.

- DuranDuran


Morning buddy, long time no talk, how you been?
NewYorkNuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 07.11.2015

Jul 12 @ 1:11 PM ET
What makes you think OJ is ready?
- kaptaan


From what I've read/has been written about him, his play was starting to come together more and more last year in Utica. Pretty sure JB said he would have been called up last year if he didn't get injured.
SMBDragon
Vancouver Canucks
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Jul 12 @ 1:12 PM ET
I just saw that.

Ryan Biech

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Beyond excited to announce that I will be joining the @Canucks in the role of Video Analyst, Hockey Analytics.

Thankful for the opportunity that Jim Benning and the Hockey Operations team have given me and can't wait to get to work.

-------------------

- manvanfan

They've needed a video analyst. Great hire
DuranDuran
Calgary Flames
Location: Quito
Joined: 09.29.2015

Jul 12 @ 1:20 PM ET
Morning buddy, long time no talk, how you been?
- Codes1087


Hey man!

Pretty good! Yourself? How is family life?

LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Red Deer, AB
Joined: 08.15.2014

Jul 12 @ 1:21 PM ET

- RealityChecker

manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Brandon, MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Jul 12 @ 1:29 PM ET
a waste of his talents tbh. hopefully now that hes infiltrated he can quickly rise the ranks and help the team make some good decisions. good for him though
- johnnykarate

I've found his decision making has been off over the past little while. Does good work but I don't think i'd be taking advice from him.
belcherbd
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Nanaimo
Joined: 02.16.2007

Jul 12 @ 1:29 PM ET
From what I've read/has been written about him, his play was starting to come together more and more last year in Utica. Pretty sure JB said he would have been called up last year if he didn't get injured.
- NewYorkNuck


Offensively he looked good, defensively was terrible. I think Subban looked better than he did in the few games I watched.

I'm still hopeful he can turn the corner but he's not close IMO.
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