The Canucks’ new home jerseys were leaked yesterday, reigniting a decades-long discussion regarding the merits of the various individual designs the the team has sported over the years, which design is the best, and how the team has had so many jersey changes over their history that they should seriously just pick one and stick with it.
“The most obvious and expected change is the removal of “VANCOUVER” from above the whale logo. At first glance, it looks a little odd, mostly because the wordmark has been part of the logo since 2007 but it does create an overall cleaner look to the jersey. The other change is the shoulder logos, which create a more modernized look of the classic stick-in-rink logo.”
Only the home jersey has been leaked so far, so fans will be left speculating as to what the Canucks’ third jersey will look like.
What jersey design would you like to see for the Canucks? It can be a direct copy of an existing jersey from the past, a variation on an existing design, or something completely original. Be as boring or as creative as you’d like.
Last week I asked: Is there anyone you would like to see the Canucks sign to an offer sheet? Why or why not?
North Van Halen:
The fact you would have to overpay to pry these guys away from their present teams means the asset cost would have to be reduced compared to what they would cost in a straight trade. The only guys you could get at a deep enough discount to warrant the over pay seem to be Kappanen & Johannsson where you could likely steal one of these guys for the cost of cash and 2nd round compensation. The problem being Benning seems to have a great working relationship with Dubas having been given the small gift of Leivo. Toronto is likely going to need some help alleviating their cap crunch and it may be in Benning’s best interest to see if he can get more deals from Dubas to ease their pain as opposed to putting kerosene on the bridge and tossing the match crossing the offer sheet bridge. I’m not opposed to the offer sheet but there’s more than one way to skin a cat and working with Dubas to acquire some of their surplus would be my first instinct before the scorched earth method.
As for the rest, without a tonne of research, I don’t think the compensation is worth the cap structure issues guys like Connor, Marner, McAvoy, et al might cause.
Benning would likely get a better deal — and maintain better relations with the other managers — by trading for those players after they’ve been re-signed by their original clubs. If those clubs have cap space issues then they will be motivated sellers.
It would also reduce the risk of retaliation-in-kind down the road.
Kappanen is a prime target
He’s approaching his prime, a great skater, kills penalties, fills a soft spot on the roster, and is definitely worth a second round pick
Offer Kapanen 7 years at 4 million that is worth a 2nd rounder. I dont know what Brandon Carlo would be asking but he would also be worth that contract. If we can land a guy like either of those then it is worth a 2nd.
We arent far enough along to go big on a guy like marner or connor.
We should also be asking teams for bad contracts who are needing to sign some of the above players. Would marleau come over for nothing then flip him at the deadline. Deals like that would also be an option or both as long as those deals are 1 or 2 years.
We should also be trying to shed salary so that we could add a couple of cap dumps.
What could we get from vegas for taking on Clarkson? Could we go our 2nd for their 1st and clarkson or miller and clarkson for a 7th rounder?
This management group needs to get their act together and start forward thinking to try and get better in the future and every year they prove they dont have a clue how to build a team and that every year all teams add players.
I really do not like the offer sheet route, injuries to Pete or Boeser on top of the injuries to Edler and Tanev (kinda gonna miss some games) would put the Canucks in a high lotto position next year.
Kapanen would not go 7X4. Nobody goes 7X4.
I would rather target Morrissey or Lowry on ‘peg. I think Connor is awesome, but we can’t do this.
There are some interesting options with Vegas and some options in Chicago.
Keep it open.
Next year is when the Canucks should make a move in a trade or offer sheet. Next year with the expansion the prices on players should be cheaper. Canucks also shouldn’t tie up a protection spot with an acquisition this year. Acquire picks and build through the draft.
There’s an old expression in sales; cheap,fast, good – pick two. Offersheets can get you a good player fast (in theory), but the contract and compensation isn’t cheap. If you’re team that is building to a playoff team, likely through the draft (cheap, good?, not fast), this approach is not for you.