Quiz And A Query

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Note: As mentioned earlier we'll be running these posts about once a week over the cruel, hockey-less summer months. The quiz tests your Vancouver Canucks knowledge while the query allows you to be Monday Morning GM.

Play to win (nothing really, it's pride people). Attempt to not cheat unless you start putting a gun to your head...then by all means cheat.

 

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Question #1: There's only been one trade in Canucks history that was ever nullified*. Name the Canuck player who management attempted to move and the reason it was nullified.

* - That I'm aware of. If I'm wrong, chuck a brick at my head in the comments.

 

Query #1: In 2003 the Canucks selected Ohio State University's Ryan Kesler with their first round pick, 23rd overall. The following list shows the 2008 production of the ten players selected behind Kesler (picks 23-33):


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Ryan Kesler 82 26 33 59 8 61 10 2 2 0 179 14.5


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Mike Richards 79 30 50 80 22 63 8 7 4 0 238 12.6


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Anthony Stewart 59 2 5 7 -6 34 0 0 0 0 56 3.6


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Brian Boyle 28 4 1 5 -9 42 0 0 1 0 36 11.1


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Jeff Tambellini 65 7 8 15 -20 32 0 0 0 0 98 7.1


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Corey Perry 78 32 40 72 10 109 10 0 8 1 283 11.3


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Patrick Eaves 74 6 8 14 7 31 1 1 1 0 115 5.2


Shawn Belle

#32 / Defenseman / Montreal Canadiens

6-2

232

Jan 03, 1985

 

(No 2008 Stats)



Danny Richmond

#0 / Defenseman / St. Louis Blues

6-0

192

Aug 01, 1984

 

(No 2008 Stats)



Ryan Stone

#33 / Pittsburgh Penguins

6-2

207

Mar 20, 1985

 

(No 2008 Stats)



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Loui Eriksson 82 36 27 63 14 14 7 1 4 2 178 20.2


Other notables behind Kesler include Patrice Bergeron (45th), Dan Fritsche (46th), Matt Carle (47th), Shea Weber (49th), Patrick O'Sullivan (56th) and David Backes (62nd).

So Mr. or Ms. GM, weighing not just stats but also what the player means to their respective team, would you still have taken Kesler with the first round pick?

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