Dr. Crossbar

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  1. Dr. Crossbar

    Tryamkins contract rights and its value.

    Maybe, maybe not. I didn't mean to be so dismissive. I was out at the time and skimmed your post. Apologies. With the Tryamkin arriving out of shape issue, keeping him out of the games until he was in shape, I've always (also) seen it as the organization's way of making him earn his time since they didn't have the option of sending him to the AHL. At the time, management/coaching was sending the larger message that every young player had to earn their time. With Tryamkin's situation, putting him into the lineup right away would have sent a contradictory message that some players don't have to earn their time. So, as much as I agree with you about a certain approach between overseas and North America, I also think forcing him into the gym was a way for management to stay on message and use conditioning as a way for him to earn his time.
  2. Dr. Crossbar

    Tryamkins contract rights and its value.

    Hearsay. Speculation. Next.
  3. Dr. Crossbar

    Tryamkins contract rights and its value.

    Which I think he appreciates!
  4. Dr. Crossbar

    Tryamkins contract rights and its value.

    I think it's a bit more multi-layered. Tryamkin was basically asking for better communication. Green is a better communicator and better intuitively in relation to what he needs. But I do think you're right in the whole getting scorned thing which is correctable with age, experience, and maturity. More to it than just hockey.
  5. Dr. Crossbar

    Is it time to come to grips with reality and start thinking tank?

    I'm all for leaving it in the hands of the players and letting it play out organically. If they really want to make the playoffs, go for it. Let's see what they can do! The opportunity is theirs for the taking. They've all got something to play for and work toward as a team despite the setbacks. No one believed they could do it at the start of the season. They've got a shot to prove everyone wrong. If it doesn't work out, well, there's still a positive in the draft.
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    Tryamkins contract rights and its value.

    These are just some observations from what I sensed from his time here ... I think somwhere inside of him, Tryamkin wanted (wants) to be more of a PMD and an offensive catalyst on D than what we wanted or need him to be from a physical/size perspective. It largely seems as though he wants to be more than just the one dimensional big guy. I think there's a huge disconnect in how he sees himself, his game, his value, and how he "wants" to play, as compared to how we wanted to best utilize his size. More in a way of "this is who we want you to be" versus "this is who I am" with both sides not understanding each other. With a guy like Tryamkin, there needs to be better communication so he understands why he's either getting more ice time, how he's being used, or why certain decisions are made. He even said it himself that he couldn't understand why or that there wasn't an explanation when he was benched. I think it comes down to the guy not feeling valued - that seems to be a deeper human factor - and not understanding certain dynamics of the North American league culture that we may take for granted. Under Green, Tryamkin should have an easier time. One of Green's best attributes is knowing/understanding what each guy needs on an individual level to succeed.
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    When's the last time (AKA things Canucks fans say)

    When was the last time we weren't trying to stealth tank?
  8. Dr. Crossbar

    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks | Feb. 16, 2019

    $1.44 day at Woolco
  9. Dr. Crossbar

    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks | Feb. 16, 2019

    Goldy = new Gagner
  10. Dr. Crossbar

    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks | Feb. 16, 2019

    Circle jerk rep point trolls ... 3, 2, 1 ... Go!
  11. See 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 ... for deserving ...
  12. Dr. Crossbar

    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks | Feb. 16, 2019

    Excuses... 3, 2, 1 ...
  13. If we can't beat the sharks, we can't swim with the big boys.