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    I'm never watching again...they suck!!! See you all Wednesday!!
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    Vancouver Canucks (34-23-6) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (31-21-14) 4 p.m., Nationwide Arena, TV: SNET; Radio: SNET 650 AM THE BIG MATCHUP Louis Domingue vs. Pierre-Luc Dubois Unless Thatcher Demko was spectacular or had a light workload Saturday in Toronto — or if Travis Green wants to keep riding the stopper to get him into a rhythm — expect Louis Domingue to make his Canucks debut after being acquired at the trade deadline from the New Jersey Devils for goalie Zane McIntyre. With Jacob Markstrom nursing a knee injury, the onus could be on Domingue to deliver in a crucial test with the Canucks trying to maintain playoff positioning. And because the Blue Jackets have won but one of their last 10 games (1-4-5), have the 27th-ranked offence and 26th-rated penalty kill, it could allow Domingue to gain traction with his new club. And it could give Demko time to work on technique with goalie coach Ian Clark.Oliver Bjorkstrand is the only Blue Jackets forward to crack the 20-goal mark with 21 goals — Zach Werenski has 19 and Dubois has 18 — so Domingue will look to build on his last NHL start before the deadline, a 36-save effort, even though it was a 3-0 loss to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Domingue extended his win streak to 11 games a year ago with the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, he cleared waivers in September and was sent to the minors. He was dealt to the Devils on Nov. 1 and recalled to back up Mackenzie Blackwood, but won just three times in 16 appearances and had a bloated 3.79 GAA and .882 saves percentage. Placed on waivers again, he was assigned to the AHL and then the Canucks came calling. “Going into it (trade deadline), I wasn’t sure what my future would hold,” said Domingue. “But ultimately, if you focus on that, you’re not going to have success. I’m going to look at it and help get the team to a level it needs to be at. It’s playing without thinking. I’m ready for the challenge. This is nothing new to me.” FIVE KEYS TO THE GAME 1. Circle the defensive wagons Regardless of who starts, there must be a better commitment to team defence. Jacob Markstrom was the safety net in winning seven of eight games when he faced at least 40 shots. Getting pucks out at the blue-line and not turning them over in that two-foot zone can’t happen because forwards are blowing the zone expecting a pass. 2. Not caught up in Hughes Tour A consensus in the Eastern media among those who vote for the Calder Trophy, and especially those seeing Quinn Hughes for the first time, is that the dazzling rookie can cement his status as the award favourite by putting on an offensive show. But he’s attracting physical attention and playing simple some nights is better. 3. Torts will turn up temperature The Blue Jackets haven’t won a game in regulation since Feb. 7 and all that arsenal on the injury list will force the former Canucks’ coach to coax his slipping club to muster up the resolve to hang on to a precarious playoff position. John Tortorella on Dubois: “I’m not mad at him. I’m just not going to play him if he doesn’t compete.” 4. Finding secondary scoring The Canucks can’t only have J.T. Miller, Tyler Toffoli, Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat and Tanner Pearson providing the scoring. Time and space in the playoff race are at a premium and the bottom-six mix has to contribute goals. 5. Dragging them in to fight Antoine Roussel hadn’t scored in eight games and had one goal in his last 21 before facing Toronto on Saturday. The winger hasn’t been as effective as last season. He returned Dec. 3 from knee surgery. PROJECTED LINEUPS CANUCKS Forwards J.T. Miller — Elias Pettersson — Tyler Toffoli Tanner Pearson — Bo Horvat — Loui Eriksson Antoine Roussel — Adam Gaudette — Jake Virtanen Tyler Motte — Jay Beagle — Brandon Sutter Defence Alex Edler — Troy Stecher Quinn Hughes — Chris Tanev Oscar Fantenberg — Tyler Myers Goalies: Louis Domingue, Thatcher Demko BLUE JACKETS Forwards Nick Foligno — Boone Jenner — Nathan Gerbe Gustav Nyquist — Pierre-Luc Dubois — Stefan Matteau Kevin Stenlund — Alexander Wennberg — Emil Bemstrom Devin Shore — Riley Nash — Eric Robinson Defence Zach Werenski — Markus Nutivaara Vladislav Gavrikov — David Savard Scott Harrington — Andrew Peeke Goalies: Joonas Korpisalo, Matiss Kivlenieks SICK BAY Canucks: Jacob Markstrom (lower body), Brock Boeser (rib cartilage fracture, LTIR), Josh Leivo (fractured kneecap, LTIR), Micheal Ferland (upper-body, LTIR). Blue Jackets: Elvis Merzlinkins (undisclosed), Josh Anderson (shoulder, IR), Cam Atkinson (ankle, IR), Oliver Bjorkstrand (ankle fracture), Seth Jones (ankle fracture, IR), Dean Kukan, (torn meniscus, IR), Ryan Murray (upper body, IR). SPECIAL TEAMS Power play: Canucks: Third (24.6 per cent), Blue Jackets: 26th (16 per cent). Penalty kill: Canucks: 17th (80.3 per cent), Blue Jackets: 13th (81.4 per cent). bkuzma@postmedia.com
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    he should be in the Canucks lineup every game.
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    Re unite Toffoli with Pearson Jake with EP Mac in for #21 Thinking Domingue has a strong Canuck debut
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    Should use Roussell and Sutter as target practice. This is beyond unacceptable.
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    Recalled Bailey? Good. Now sit Roussel and Eriksson and play MacEwen and Bailey.
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    Roussel and Eriksson will slot in as Pettersson’s wingers today.
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    If Loui is waived I’m not sure Utica would claim him
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    Let's give him some help in case he gets our game tonight.
  22. 8 points
    You know it was bad when we lose and not one person is blaming the refs.
  23. 8 points
    he didn't do anything wrong. the team in front of him did.
  24. 8 points
    Come on. That was a joke of a choke job. You cannot be happy with this team with that sad performance.
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    Coach to 'not lose' rather than coach to 'win' is why the Canucks collapse in the 3rd.
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    Like how toffoli doesn’t hesitate in taking shots
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    instead of always blaming the coach when players don’t play well, maybe it is time to put the blame on the players.
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    So we sit in 3rd place in our division - have games in hand on teams in front and behind but if we lose today we miss the playoffs???? I am confused. Lets stop kidding ourselves - the boys have been playing above expectations all year and JB went out and grabbed Toffoli to help try and keep the momentum - team is missing several key pieces and Demko needs to find his game HOWEVER saying this is a pivotal game that makes or breaks their playoff hopes is a bit of a stretch. The home stand coming up will play a huge role in us either making or missing the playoffs. How about a little bit of support for the team rather than tire fire sky is falling rhetoric - oh wait its CDC Awesome GDT Deb
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    That's it for me. I will never again watch the game of hockey. I will remain steadfast in this resolution - I absolutely, 100% cannot be convinced otherwise! Fire the coaching staff, fire the scouts, turn over the roster, force an ownership change! I won't be seen here again - goodbye forever!
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    I am still a fan. Just a dejected and pissed off fan
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    Yeah....we broke our streak of being scored on in the first minute of the third
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    Fair enough, we'll have to agree to disagree. He's a black hole offensively but is great long the boards and is always covering on defense for his linemates and our d-men. It's no secret that our team is great offensively but is terrible defensively, so for me he has a spot on the team if he plays like he has in the last 20-30 games. Typical game of him today actually, their line is controlling the play and spending a lot of time in the offensive zone, but he seems to have hands of stone when he gets the puck around the net. Cheers
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    how again has Zack been sitting in the press box over Loui and Rous?
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    Keeping it simple due to the back-to-back games. Predict the winner and the score - (6pts for both, 1pt for just the winner) Bonus question - Which player scores the game winning goal? (1pt) I'll have updated leaderboards from the weekend games on Monday. My predictions: Columbus wins 4 - 2 Nyquist with the GWG Good luck and Go Go!
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    Watch Domingue play lights out and take over the nets until Marky gets back. He's been a solid backup in Tampa. Just had poor showing in NJD but that's a really bad team. No one was good there. Hopefully this ends up like in OTT a few years ago when Andrew Hammond "the hamburgler" came in late got hot and took the Sens into playoffs. Edit: let a man dream please, don't laugh at my wishful thinking.
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    ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2019-20 CDCFL Questionnaire is now live. I kindly ask that all GMs (one entry per team) fill out the poll, and provide thoughts/feedback on anything they would like to, anonymously. The link to the poll is below, I feel everything is pretty self-explanatory however if anyone has any questions regarding anything, do not hesitate to reach out to me in the thread or privately in PM! I will be leaving the poll open as long as I need to, in order to receive as many entries from all GMs as possible. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uKqap4NOEcWRdEksCudOSrZD2aUzroOcBtZjQgdCHO8/viewform?edit_requested=true
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    His game is built for the playoffs.
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    Thanks @debluvscanucks for the GDT. Hoping to bring the road trip back to .500. Demko is playing pretty good, but he's clearly nervous about holding the fort. He should've had the Brown goal on Thursday and Matthew's goal last night, but he made some pretty stellar saves throughout this trip. Hoping for a line shake up. Virt with EP and Miller, Tofu with Boho and Pearson, and Big Mac in for either Sutter or Eriksson. GCG!
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    Alright guys, eyes starting to blur and mistakes are starting to be made. Gotta call it a night, I'll post the rest tomorrow. Anything submitted and agreed to by 11:59pm is a valid trade. If it's not confirmed until 12:00am, then it missed the deadline and it's deleted.
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