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  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Best players for the Comets last night were Mikie and Lind. I think Lind is going to become our best pest ever.
  13. I love your sig so much.. Also, we need Roussel back like a dog needs a bone!
  14. I don't think we'd see Hughes-Barrie, but Keefe is trying Dermott-Barrie. So I don't see 22 mins there.... unless the leafs get a lot of PP time. The way the game is going I like the idea of having two excellent puck movers back there, particularly since Hughes looks pretty good defensively (or looks like he will be).
  15. I haven't received either set of extra tickets yet: Regular - Jan 4th vs NYR Club Perk - Feb 10th vs NSH Hopefully will show up in the next couple of days. No rush really given how far the games are away.
  16. dunno, I suspect this has more to do with the top 4 config the new coach wants and this pair was whats left over.
  17. Babcock hasn't made it past the 1st round in Toronto. Not very logical in this sense to bring him in either then.
  18. Would think that Barrie will study carefully role and style of play especially after his experience under Babcock. In Colorado he was playing about 22 min a night - a lot with MacKinnon and was manning PP1. Can he be the D playing with Pettersson and on PP1 or will that be Hughes mostly. Can't see Green trying Hughes-Barrie as a pairing. Fwiw he's been promoted to PP1 at Keefe's 1st practice.
  19. Some of that wasn't factually correct and you seem to be projecting a bit there but I'll sum it up with... Welcome to the NHL, where big boy pants are required.
  20. Pears

    NFL thread

    Would not surprise me considering Rudolph is a Trump supporter and has a history of making/liking racist tweets.
  21. And honestly, I like all NHL teams (except the Oilers). So this isn’t an anti-Leaf thing for me. And normally, I’m not on the players side when they want a trade out of town. Play where you play. Deal with it. But in this case, it’s just kinda weird. The Leafs needed to get better defensively on the backend, not better offensively. So they get a #1 PP quarterback and puck moving defenseman, and proceed to stick him on the 2nd unit PP and now on the 3rd pair defensive unit. Why in the hell did they trade for him in the first place?
  22. imo he needs to tone it up and go for greatness
  23. Luckylager watching to see if people believe "Wanted Dead or Alive: Ceres":
  24. The Minnesota Wild have a number of solid mid-tier prospects in the system. In an effort to gain some extra contract flexibility, and make room for some of our unsigned prospects, we are placing the following prospects on the block. Two of these players would be available for a single pick (equivalent value for one of them): Otto Somppi - The Tampa prospect has been having a very good sophomore pro season, with 6 points in 9 AHL games. Otto has the tools to be an effective bottom-6 C, with a good size and skill at faceoffs. Adam Johnson - The Pittsburgh prospect has developed well in the AHL, this year having 7 points in 9 games. He had his first NHL call-up earlier in the season, and scored a goal and an assist in 7 games. Michael Eyssimont - The former NCAA star is steadily improving as a pro, and has 6 points in 16 AHL games this year. He also seems like he's taking on a more physical role, as his PIMs have been rising as well, including occasional fights. Ross Colton - The Tampa prospect has taken a step forward in his 2nd pro season, with 9 points in 17 AHL games. Jake Evans - After destroying the NCAA, winning a Spengler Cup, and a fantastic rookie pro season in the AHL, Evans was regarded as one of the top players under 25 in the Habs' organization. However, Jake has struggled in his sophomore season. Still lots of promise, but likely not as close as he looked last year.
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