EdgarM

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  1. Hoping for a "plummer" like effort tonight. hard skating and hard hitting. Looking for a "Petey" like effort from EVERYONE. If we are going to lose then we at least can hold our head up knowing we gave a good effort. If the game ends and we are making comments like "so and so" looked "off" tonight or we are saying "we needed petey tonight" then the character of our team still needs work.
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    [PGT] Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks | Jan. 16, 2019

    Kinda like how the winning goal was done? Totally agree.
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    [PGT] Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks | Jan. 16, 2019

    I thought they were tired from that grueling road trip......oh wait. Looks like some were given leadership training from the Sedins. oops did I say that out loud? Everyone started out the season great, seems some are starting to peter out now. Inconsistency is starting to rear its ugly head. Where or Where's Petey?
  4. I was basically going to say the same thing but you beat me to it.
  5. Its funny you say that because now Toraunta is the new "Contenders" that we should be wanting to be like. I am going to laugh so hard when they get knocked out in the first round.
  6. Oh there were CDCers who were saying that and that we didn't tank enough to get McDavid. I could probably do some searching but to be honest I don't have that much energy to do that.
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    [GDT] Oilers @ Canucks 7pm Jan 16 2019

    Players need to be multidimensional nowadays and just floating around putting up points here and there just doesn't cut it anymore. That's what happened to the Sedins. Great offensive skill still, the problem is that everything else diminished in their games. When this happens, you become a liability. The problem compounds itself when said player stops producing.
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    [Proposal/Discussion][ The Question

    This should be the plan no matter where we are in the season, why wait for one specific time to try and improve your team? It makes absolutely no sense. Look at teams like Edmonton right now, they are desperate and desperate teams do crazy things. Why not benefit from their misfortunes? JB has put us in a great position to take advantage of a situation if and when they come up. We have Cap space, a couple of trading pieces and no rush to do anything foolish. We could just stay pat if other teams just want to fleece us. Now if they want to give us a piece to OUR PUZZLE, then we are here to do business, any time of the year.
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    [GDT] Oilers @ Canucks 7pm Jan 16 2019

    Its sad to see because he is such a gifted hockey player. If I had seen just a little improvement in what he needs to work on I would say keep him and let him develop like Jake did. He just seems for most of a game to not really care and doesn't have that burning desire to score or win the game. I am afraid he would be one of those who disappear in the playoffs once the checking got a lot tighter. You look at the difference in his effort most nights compared to EP's, its not even close. You would think that the desire to become a regular NHLer would drive him to perform every night and every shift. I guess some players are just wired differently I guess.
  10. Too funny , not just a few short seasons ago, some CDCers were complaining how far we were to then "Contenders" Edmonton Oilers. Look where they are now! So those who preach you need this or that for your team to be a contender can plainly see its more then just a "superstar" , "the next Gretzky" ,some "elite" players and 10 million #1 draft picks to make a Stanley Cup team. I will take our few Veterans, a couple of young prospects with character and a so-so goalie over that bunch any day.
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    Strength of Schedule: Canucks can make a run

    You think JB knows what he is doing?
  12. This is good reminder the position JB has been able to put this team in. We are in a position of strength with no hurry or pressure to do anything. However, there are teams like Edmonton who are under pressure to make moves they might not normally do. With cap space and the odd spare parts, I am sure JB is eventually going to find a deal which is going to help this team in the long run and provide short-term relief for others. A good position to be in for us.
  13. I would do Poolparty for Goldy straight up. Two projects and at least Goldy has more points then anyone else not named McDavid, Draisaitl or Nugent-Hopkins on the team right now.
  14. Moore should NOT have played that next game against the Canucks and what if Petey had his neck broken by the body slam? Also, Guddys sucker punch, nothing happened to the guy so he was not even given a penalty. So Moore and his lawyer family see an opportunity to sue the pants off of Bert and take advantage of a freak accident and absolutely sink Bert because during a hockey game he decided to punch him in the mouth. Not body slam him. not two handedly swing a stick at his head or even use his elbow to his head, he used a gloved fist. Moore had smartly centered all the attention on Bert and nothing else, including all of his teammates dogpiling on him while he was on the ice. If a guy INTENDS TO INJURE another player ,the penalty should be extreme, period. Then there wouldn't be the need to have any kind of retaliation by players as the league would have taken care of it. This should have happened after the league decided to take it out of the players hands(instigator rule) and do away with Goons.
  15. Hmmm this eerily sounds like what they did with Moore. If he was suspended 10-20 games the rest of the story may never have played out.
  16. How about realizing that the "darkest days" started when that little weasel decided to intentionally take out our Captain with a vicious elbow to the head. Then the sick part is the way the league dealt with it after that. Kind of similar to how they deal with these things to this date. Matheson's bodyslam on Petterson for example? It was sickening to watch in horror as he delivered that hit to our star player and absolutely nothing happened to him after that and I don't believe he received a penalty or a suspension for it. Then Bert decides to give him a shot in the head(with a gloved fist I might add) which happened hundreds of times before that and many, many times after that(Gudbranson sucker punch on that guy that elbowed Stech?) and the guy some how gets a broken neck out of that? Like many suspect, the dog pile on him after the fact was what probably caused the broken neck. So now we are not allowed to have any retributions for these pukes for all for eternity? Brashear's stick to the head? Daniel's elbow to the head? Baert's elbow to the head? etc. etc. etc. Bert's incident was a freak accident and to say we are not allowed to stick up for our players because of that incident is absurd. I don't blame Bert for that Moore was the soul reason for our chance at the cup and he ruined a great career for one of the all time Canucks IMHO.
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    Large Number of Bad Teams

    One word.....PARITY. The Cap era has put most teams on an even keel. Things like Goalie slumps/injuries or other injuries usually dictate a team to go up or down in the standings. Look at the Canucks when they lose some key players they are a completely different team. We have a couple of upper echelon teams and some teams who refuse to spend to the cap every year who make up the bottom of the standings. The rest of the teams reside somewhere in the middle and move up and down depending on individual circumstances.
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    [PGT] Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks | Jan. 10, 2019

    Yes Leipsic is already gone and the other two have the combination of neither of them improving and others are coming behind them and playing better. They are replaceable. If JB can find a taker, they will be gone by the end of the season. I think Sutter is in that boat as well as he has become expendable with the play of Gaudette and Beagle.
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    [PGT] Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks | Jan. 10, 2019

    Also didn't see the game due to Shaw. Would like to thank the posters for describing the game and how it went. A couple of thoughts: Goldy - By being put on the top line ahead of Baertchi and being put on the #1PP, there has to be a few things going on. 1) He is being showcased for a trade soon or 2) He is being given one last ride to show whether he has the ability to stay in the NHL. He is not in there to win games. It appears TG is growing tired of his downfalls as he is usually riding the pine by the end of the game. He has no doubt, pure offensive skills which he shows sporadically throughout a game. The problem is that he is not improving other aspects of his game and shows the lack of "mental toughness" as displayed by missing countless chances at scoring. He is a typical "one dimensional" player and that just does not cut it in todays NHL. A main reason why the Twins had to hang up the skates as they still had offensive skills to contribute. Boeser - I really believe he is still injured because he is one of those guys who wants to perform every night and I believe his body is not letting him do what he wants to do. Maybe he should sit out awhile and get healthy. Guys are coming down on him but I think its a combination of nagging injuries and him still trying to learn how to be a regular NHLer. The problem after the last road trip was that some were using the excuse that the team was "tired" and they just needed a rest. It appears by some of your descriptions of the game that they did not come out flying. They were still flat and played uninspired most of the game. So my question is, where is that character and leadership the team was displaying at the beginning of the year? Every shift was playing hard and the goal scorers were scoring and the hitters were hitting. Where is that now? We all know EP plays like that every game but where is everyone else? I am thinking a lot of things are not making sense because why is Pouliot playing over MDZ or Biega? Why is Ericksson still playing, period? Why is Goldy playing on the top line instead of Baertchi? and why do our players continue to get these injuries which last longer then what we anticipate them to be? Maybe it is the "Stealth Tank" on I don't know but it definitely makes you go hmmmmmmmm!!!!! One last thing. I totally expect absolutely nothing is going to happen to Matheson next game. I am making the prediction now that I bet he does not even get body checked for the whole game.
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    [PGT] Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks | Jan. 10, 2019

    Was saying that should happen(BBB LINE) before the game started. He didn't realize that until after? Wow TG. Baertchi is just a "little" better then Goldy.
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    [GDT] Yotes @ Nucks 7pm Jan 10 2019

    I hope Bo kicks Goldy in the arse because I am so tired of watching his non-chalant play "game in and game out" while he is more concerned with chewing on his mouthguard then playing the fr@#$n game. Advise for Goldy: When you lose the puck, TRY TO GET IT BACK!!!! When the opposition has the puck along the boards, HIT HIM!!!!!
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    [GDT] Yotes @ Nucks 7pm Jan 10 2019

    Goldobin has to be being showcased here. I would rather have Gagner on the PP then Goldy.
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    [Speculation] Interest in Michael Del Zotto

    I believe this is why Pouliot played ahead of MDZ as well. Not saying MDZ is a top pairing D by any stretch of the imagination but if I want the better player in the line up, its MDZ.
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    [Speculation] Interest in Michael Del Zotto

    I agree, at least he can dig the puck out of the corners and get the puck out of the zone.
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    The Captaincy question

    This drive is what I want the rest of the team to have going into the playoffs. I really believe the Captain and the leadership dictate this "Drive". How can the team not follow when your Captain is doing EVERYTHING in his power to win a game? Did Hank and Nazzy leave everything on the ice in the playoffs? They were great players, no doubt, but I did not see this "drive" when it came to winning games or winning in the playoffs. It was like it was "another day at the office" for them. I want more from a Captain. I want them to show emotion when something didn't go right or they lost a game. I don't care who argues with the refs because it won't make a difference either way anyway.