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  2. and the beat down goes on.
  3. Silky mitts

    NFL thread

    Sadly this is it I think . It's time for rivers to move on.
  4. Have been wanting to see the Myers and Stecher swap. Stecher was good with Edler last year, and Myers needs a defensive guy like Benn to hopefully bring he offensive game to the right level while being protected in the D zone. The forward lines look like a well blended smoothie. Would still like to see Baer in the lineup to add some skill in the top 6. Eriksson should go to Utica right now so he is not a distraction on or off the ice, and we leave Macewen up as a spare or on the 4th when Roussel steps back in. In the end if everyone ups the work ethic 50% from Dallas we should bring this one home!
  5. The new coach seems to have placed Kapanen on the 3rd line today so maybe? Kapanen for Stecher straight up and sending Loui to Utica works cap wise.
  6. ##the complex emotional or psychological interaction between two people Good chemistry is positive interaction, feeding off of one another. This is sometimes learned over time, not always instantaneous. You see a shimmer one game, maybe its not there the next, but after 40 games or so, bam, maybe they are like twins.. I think hockey is all motivation, confidence and chemistry. Chicken and egg...stats come after.. Stats are the chicken. EDIT - I agree though that we shouldn't blame just one thing or player over another - live as a team die as a team.
  7. edited my previous post please explain what you think chemistry is ? i think you completely over rate it
  8. watched a bit of Fiona Hill's testimony. What strikes me as sad is fewer capable people like her are going to want to take on government positions. I know its popular to just waive hands and say government does nothing, but thats utter crap. A lot of good people are working for us and in the US, but if this is what people are going to have to endure you're going to get some very poor talent in there, and also very partisan people.
  9. You see that as an excuse? I see it as a reason, and we were seeing this prior to any injuries on the 2nd 3rd and 4th lines.. What I see...The lines are juggled 2 shifts in. Next game, a new experiment is announced, so and so on this line, and that lasts half a period. Someone shows chemistry with someone else and all of a sudden, its different the shift after. Without coaching consistency, how could one expect scoring or player consistency. I'm not saying get rid of Green perhaps he looks like a genius in a couple games, but for now, this is what I see in my limited capacity, and maybe its the coaches that need to adjust, not the players.. Both coaches keep doing the same exact thing every game, other teams have already figured this out it seems..
  10. Someone is gunning for LE's number...
  11. Wow... If this isn't the deepest team the Canucks have ever had, iono who is. Cup! Cup! Cup!
  12. Interesting. Could flip Boeser and Virtanen too. Boeser is an under-rated play-maker.
  13. well to be fair, prior to game 1 it was true.
  14. keep making excuses for them if you wish bo and ep40 always play together the 3rd player on their line should be unimportant if these 2 are truly as good as we seem to think the d combos have been kept entirely together except when their were brief injury events the rest of the roster has been juggled mostly due to injuries 3rd and 4th lines have lost their centres so changes could not be avoided bo's line is in continually flux due to inability to find a key 2nd player combo for him if you have magical potion for correct line combos then let us all know but i do not see how green can avoid changing line combos injuries and a player having a bad night can't really be ignored also not sure what you think chemistry is players are pros and need to perform no matter how they are used and no matter who they plays with our players are not performing chemistry is that little extra subtle factor where when it is seen is a special thing that makes performing players play at a higher level then their normal performance
  15. I posted this in another thread but likely more relevant here. I'm extremely frustrated with Green in relation to team toughness.. and i think if this isn't addressed, either through firing or a stern talking to by the GM, the nucks are destined to fail. After watching Green behind the bench for 2 full seasons.. I'm of the opinion that Canucks lack of push back and team toughness is 100% Green's coaching style. Keep in mind, with the exception of some European players, everyone else grew up playing hockey through the ranks in North America. The culture of hockey being a rough game where players engage in retribution, fighting, team strength, eye for an eye is well ingrained in North American hockey. The fighting might be dieing off, but the players don't simply lose the passion for physicality the second they make the NHL. This type of thinking is being coached out of our players. Green using terms like "hockey play" when Petterson is dumped to the ice is an example of whats going on in the room. Do i think Green is a bad coach... no... but is he responsible for the lack of pushback and team toughness? 100%. Guys like Horvat are all character guys...the fact that Horvat isn't preaching team toughness to his squad is not because he doesn't believe in it, it's because his coach doesnt believe in it.
  16. It wasn't that long ago people were hailing Green to be the coaching boy wonder and the next saviour. If he's as great as people were hailing him to be, then he'll obviously turn things around, right? Timing doesn't feel right on Babcock. We're still hanging on to a playoff spot despite the decline, which is what management went all in for this season with the signings. As long as we're in that hunt, I can't see Green going anywhere. Plus we're plagued by injuries, so there's that, too. If we're healthy, though, and falling out of the playoffs come the new year, Green will be in hot seat for sure. I think management is committed to giving Green every opportunity to get us into the playoffs this season.
  17. Being a dick to a few moderators, posting picture of nude women, multiply accounts and being abusive to members. Thats the old me though, just here to chat with some good people about our beloved team!
  18. NucksPatsFan

    NFL thread

    But then why did Garret not mention Rudolph saying anything in the post game comments, media comments, in the Brown's public statement and the only time anyone heard about this was in the appeal hearing when he's trying to play again.
  19. After watching Green behind the bench for 2 full seasons.. I'm of the opinion that Canucks lack of push back and team toughness is 100% Green's coaching style. Keep in mind, with the exception of some European players, everyone else grew up playing hockey through the ranks in North America. The culture of hockey being a rough game where players engage in retribution, fighting, team strength, eye for an eye is well ingrained in North American hockey. The players don't simply lose that the second they make the NHL. This type of thinking is being coached out of our players. Green using terms like "hockey play" when Petterson is dumped to the ice is an example of whats going on in the room. Do i think Green is a bad coach... no... but is he responsible for the lack of pushback and team toughness? 100%. Guys like Horvat are all character guys...the fact that he isn't preaching team toughness to his squad is not because he doesn't believe in it, it's because his coach doesnt believe in it.
  20. This team reminds me a bit of the 2009-09 team that it is a new team with a new core trying to find a place in the league. The 2009 team had their struggle in mid-season and it was a Burrows SHG against Carolina that lifted the team's spirit and put the team back on track. Who would be this year's Burrows and which and when would the "moment" be? We will find out!
  21. Hate to say it, because I’m a BC loyalist to the bone, but Stetch has to prove something tonight or be ready for a change of scenery. He’s not bringing enough to his position to keep it. I know its cliche, but if he were 6’3 220lbs, he’d be fine because he would have an added element to his game, but the reality is that he’s getting beat in battles and beat to position because he’s usually tucked his head down underneath his check and can’t see the play developing as he’s trying to maneuver his checks. And how long did anyone really think the dream team down the middle would last before (a) Horvat was back to being Mr. Everything and (b) EP would be relied on to also do it all offensively, but this time with players glued to his stick? With Sutter out and a semi healthy Beagle, and most likely Horvat, the team is in tough most nights. When Sutter was healthy and kicking ass, it was a great opportunity to finally trade the guy, same goes for Tanev. Tick tock on his IR status... Its inevitable that we’ll see predicable, patten injuries to the same key positions. That’s understandable. It’s also understandable that we should look to move away from predictably injured players especially on a healthy, productive stretch, to keep building the future... unless this fools gold tricked us. When we were winning, nobody here really pushed for any roster change, but that was an obviously unsustainable stretch of health and anti-Canuck luck to start the year. This scenario is either going to bite the roster in the ass or bite me in the ass for posting my doubts and hopes for trades! I’m good with whichever, but still think Benning should look at parting ways with depreciating assets as a matter of re-thingying.
  22. I don't know how these guys are supposed to form any sort of Chemistry when the lines are switched up as frequently as they are. Passes going no where, prob cause line mates aren't used to each other. Now I do think theres a balance in there as not switching lines up ever is also just as bad, you want guys to have chem with non line mates because of injuries or maybe a stale night. But the amount Green does it is too much, how are these guys supposed to be able to do anything. You see the confused look on Greens face at the end of the Dallas game.. this does not inspire confidence, and Im just drinking a beer, I can imagine how the players feel..maybe they ain't lookin, that would be a good thing.
  23. RUPERTKBD

    Tennis

    Posposil is still feeling it....upsets world #48 John Millman of Australia 7-6 - 6-4. Shapo takes on #18, Alex de Minaur later today. Denis is ranked 3 spots ahead of the Aussie, so it should be a tight match.
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