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Old 11-04-2017, 05:45 PM   #62
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Very interesting stuff here, I can say it got me curious. More specifically I'm curious about these fellows, some with reasons some 'just because'

Alexandre Burrows - in reality he was never drafted, spent years in the ECHL and AHL to finall work his way to the NHL in his mid 20's, and managed a trio of 20 goal seasons with a 35 goal season mixed in for good measure. Does he have an easier time making it to the NHL in this reality, and does he ever see even remotely similar offensive success?

Mattias Ohlund - Some say he never showed the same offensive potential after he took that puck to the eye in '99, how does he fare here?

Brent Sopel - I still hate his hair from when he was a Canuck.

Dan Cloutier - Early 2000's photoshops of beach-balls come to mind. Does he make it as a regular starter?

Ed Jovanovski - I doubt he ever went to the Canucks here, but he was definitely a fun guy to watch.

Henrik and Daniel Sedin - Were they career Canucks, and more importantly did one end up with a noticeably better career than the other
ALEXANDRE BURROWS

Played 12 seasons with the Canucks in the sim as he made his debut in 05-06 at the age of 24 and stayed in the NHL until spending the final year of his career with Utica in 2017-18. Played 905 NHL games, scoring 185 goals and 395 points. Vancouver never did win a Cup but in Burrows rookie season they made the conference finals. He had 2 goals and 4 points in 18 games that spring. In all, Burrows played 53 playoff games and earned 17 points. His best regular season point total came in 07-08 when he was 25-24-49.

MATTIAS OHLUND

Another player who spent his entire NHL career with the Canucks. Ohlund broke in to the NHL in 97-98 as a 21 year old and remained on the Vancouver defense until late in the 09-10 campaign when he was demoted to Manitoba where he played the only 6 minor league games of his career. Ohlund appeared in 900 NHL games, scoring 109 goals and 413 points. He appeared in 54 playoff games with his only deep run in the post-season coming in 05-06 when they lost to St Louis in the conference finals. He had 8 goals and 26 playoff points in his career. In 2007-08, Ohlund won the Bill Masterton Trophy.

BRENT SOPEL

Sopel was a veteran of 826 NHL games with three teams. He had 116 goals in his career and 318 points. After 2 seasons in Syracuse he was promoted to the Canucks for part of the 97-98 season as a 20 year old. He appeared in 17 games that year and scored his first NHL goal. The following season he played 81 games for the Canucks and registered 20 points.

After that he would play just 16 more games in Vancouver before being dealt to Atlanta in exchange for Samuel Pahlsson. Pahlsson would have 4 seasons of at least 10 goals in Vancouver while Sopel would miss most of the 99-00 season (the year he was traded) with a broken clavicle. He followed that up with 5 full seasons with the Thrashers before being bothered by injuries as he closed in on age 30.

In 2007-08, the now 30 year old Sopel was sent to Edmonton in a deal that saw goaltender Dan Ellis go the other way. Sopel played 3 seasons with the Oilers before retiring after the 2010-11 campaign. He only played in 34 post-season games, scoring once and adding 13 assists.

DAN CLOUTIER

Cloutier spent just over 6 seasons in the NHL as a backup goaltender with Columbus. His career high was 44 games with the 2000-01 Blue Jackets, when he went 15-18-8. In all, he appeared in 181 NHL games, compiling a record of 68-73-24, with all but 4 of the games for Columbus.

Cloutier debuted in the Ranger system and got 6 minutes of NHL action as an 18 year old in 1994-95. It did not go well as he was scored on twice in those 6 minutes and had a .600 save percentate. After some more seasoning in the minors he got another brief shot in New York in 1998-99 when he appeared in 3 NHL games and went 2-1 with a 2.44 GAA.

The Rangers dealt him to Montreal that winter for Scott Walker and after spending a year and a half in the Habs minor league system he was selected by the Blue Jackets in the 2000 expansion draft. In 2000-01 he made the NHL all-rookie team as a 24 year old when he played his career high 44 games.

His career ened with 2 seasons in Syracuse before retiring at the age of 32 following the 08-09 season. Cloutier's career playoff totals are 4 minutes of action in relief of Olaf Kolzig in 01-02 with the Blue Jackets.

ED JOVANOVSKI

After 3 minor league seasons, Jovanovski debuted with Florida as a 21 year old in 1997-98. He would go on to play 891 NHL games, scoring 104 goals and 281 points before his career came to an end early in the 2009-10 season when he suffered a fractured skull. His best seasons offensively were 2000-01 when he scored 18 goals and 36 points along with the 06-07 campaign when he had 16 goals and 40 points. The Panthers, who have yet to win a Cup, never made the playoffs during Jovanovski's career.

HENRIK AND DANIEL SEDIN

They are 1-2 in career points as a Canuck with Henrik holding a wide lead (1613-1262) because Daniel ended his career elsewhere.

Henrik leads the franchise in goals with 576 and assists with 1037. He won the Art Ross Trophy with a career best 98 points in 2012-13. He was a first team all-star 6 times and second team twice. Henrik also won a Mark Messier Award in addition to his Art Ross. He played until the age of 41, appearing in 1792 games - all with Vancouver. He is in the Hall of Fame. No Stanley Cups or even finals appearances for either brother but Henrik did play 96 postseason games, scoring 27 goals and 77 points.

Daniel is second to his brother in franchise points (1262) and assists (767) and ranks third in goals with 495, trailing Henrik and Cam Neely (499). The twins were teammates until 2019-20 when Daniel signed with Philadelphia as a free agent. He retired one year earlier than Henrik having played 1596 NHL games. He finished with 526 goals and 1357 points. He won a Messier Award and a Lady Byng while being a 2 time first team and 2 time second team all-star. Daniel is also in the Hall of Fame. No Cups for Daniel either as the Flyers played just 4 playoff games during his time in Philly. He ended with 63 points in 83 playoff games.
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