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  1. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders | Nov. 13, 2018

    Yes MSG because they have so many things happening there and Barclays was so bad their own players complained and the NHLPA I think, they did a minimum fix to it and they have many events also.
  2. 5-2 Vikings Wild Gee don't I get a participation ribbon?
  3. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders | Nov. 13, 2018

    To be fair the team just played on the two worst ice surfaces in the league
  4. I don't like conspiracy theorists but something isn't right

    From one angle it looks like Pettersson's skate kicks it. The puck accelerates AFTER it hits his skate under Markstrom, after contact it goes up and then under Markstrom. BUT He did move his leg about 2 inches in the direction of goal. Players are allowed to turn their skates to angle a puck.
  5. Leaning a lot on Pettersson and Horvat, the rest just seem along for the ride sometimes. All hands in the neutral zone, this could be a very boring game, Lamoriello are usually defence first and the Canucks could be tired and playing not to lose. Battle of the special teams?
  6. [Proposals] 3 trades and a UFA and out!

    PZ's AHL time is less than 20 games in 3 years, he is on a team that had 9 rookies on it, being sent down for a week or two isn't the same as not good enough over 3 or 4 years, if that patient what to do with all the prospects? 6/7 per year X 3 is 35 to 42. At which point do you say enough is enough? How would you make room for new draft picks? Redwings traded over half their first picks for good veterans, they have trouble now due to the rule change to the cap, Holland stated they were not worried about the cap numbers because the player would just retire and the cap hit would go away. The Luongo rule hurt them as well, they had more of those contracts than the Canucks. Not exactly accurate, Tampa's key players spent very little time in the AHL, none had anytime after 2 years of visits to the AHL, they are a terrible example for you to use, almost all players on the team that were their picks are in the NHL with hardly any AHL time at all. How long is too long?
  7. Injury Report: 2018/19 Canucks

    I had one, I wrapped my thigh with elastic bandage and then masking tape and tore the masking tape, top to bottom on the opposite side of the pain, it worked quite well, enough stretch from the tape to prevent clotting and a very firm hold/compression on the injury, worked great.
  8. no, "Benning signs Duchene to 12 mil/yr for 7 years" AHHHHHGGGGG!!!!!! NNNOOOOooo!
  9. [Proposals] 3 trades and a UFA and out!

    So many here just keep saying more time for development, seems top quality players don't need 2+ years of development. The Oilers will be looking for a young inexpensive goalie and cap relief for next season as well as cap certainty for a dman. Trading vets for top picks that can play is different than the Nucks, hate the what if stuff but how would Tkachuk look on the team or Ehlers? Who knows might see Nylander yet. JV finding his way? I think it is more that management finally decided that they should play him the way he played to be drafted, a fast skater with a wicked shot that hit like a truck. IMO management was doing it backwards, hit like a truck and skate fast, he always had good defensive stats. Many posters have the prospects at much higher success rates, most appear to think 60+% if not a sure thing. It was not OJ's fault he was drafted with all the hoopla and fireworks, but he is not likely to be what they crowned him as, the PP dman and point getter, not his fault if/when he makes the NHL he will not be top 2 dman.
  10. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    At this time it looks like the Canucks could/will finish between 17th and 24th, I am not looking at the points, in two days there will be teams with 3 games in hand. I don't think they can sustain the pace and if they do it is already at the cost of defence, the team's shooting percentage is very high, I expect EP and Horvat to hit the wall or have a slump and Boeser might not be as effective this year, I believe he has a sports hernia that may require surgery at some point. The schedule maker has given them one of the best schedules they have ever had. The goalies have stolen at least 3 games so far this year. If Benning maximizes his asset value there will be a few significant trades, veterans moved which could/would weaken the team now but strengthen it in a couple of years and for a decade beyond.
  11. Injury Report: 2018/19 Canucks

    Appears some don't know so, A sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury that occurs in the groin area. It most often occurs during sports that require sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements. Although a sports hernia may lead to a traditional, abdominal hernia, it is a different injury. A sports hernia is a strain or tear of any soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) in the lower abdomen or groin area. The pain typically gets better with rest, but comes back when you return to sports activity, especially with twisting movements Nonsurgical Treatment Rest. In the first 7 to10 days after the injury, treatment with rest and ice can be helpful. If you have a bulge in the groin, compression or a wrap may help relieve painful symptoms. Physical therapy. Two weeks after your injury, you may begin to do physical therapy exercises to improve strength and flexibility in your abdominal and inner thigh muscles. Anti-inflammatory medications. Your doctor may recommend non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (ibuprofen or naproxen) to reduce swelling and pain. If your symptoms persist over a prolonged period, your doctor may suggest a cortisone injection, which is a very effective steroid anti-inflammatory medicine. In many cases, 4 to 6 weeks of physical therapy will resolve any pain and allow an athlete to return to sports. If, however, the pain comes back when you resume sports activities, you may need to consider surgery to repair the torn tissues. Several players have played with sports hernia's that Boeser said it hurt when shooting, a sudden twist with torque. Time will tell, I am sure they will not rush him.
  12. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    Wow, don't know how to process some of this, it is just a game played by a bunch of millionaire mercenaries that profess their love for every city and team that pays them. As Bettman testified, this is an entertainment business, FYI, I am a fan, not a fanatic and have seen a Canuck team dominate a league. I have seen two generations of this teams attempts at winning the ultimate goal, seen 3 close calls and truth to tell pretty much seen all there is to see except one thing. I can enjoy the games and criticize the season, enjoy a game and not be so blinded that other teams are minimalized because for there to be a game there requires other teams. The goal, the Stanley Cup is the reason for the season and a game is a step in that direction. Look to the past, hindsight is supposed to be good, WHY didn't the team win the cup? Then look at other teams, why are they winning multiple cups? A simple answer could be quality of the players, coaches, management and owners or/but mostly dissatisfied and absent fans. A NHL GM's first job is to sell tickets. Have hands off absentee owners that are satisfied just to make money then maybe a playoff appearance if required at all (Toronto up to 2014, NYR), poor management having cap trouble, poor trading more flash than dash, hanging on too long to coaches/players, coaches that lack game time processing, that react rather than be proactive, misplay players and then players themselves, lower end of the scale, doing their very best to get a shot at a million and then those already satisfied and over paid so much the playoffs money is insignificant. Players like Biega, Stecher, Motte, Archibald, Leipsic, Pouliot, most of the AHL guys or borderline close, try to play at 110+%, they give everything they have every shift, they are extremely easy to coach but what you see is about it, you don't hardly hear about them being lazy or taking a shift off BUT they don't have another sustainable gear, the playoff gear they are already in that and it is hard to maintain all season and size isn't helping them. The start of the season is their 24 game playoff run, a cup run practice if you like, injuries, call ups all of it stretched out over months, a cup requires 16 wins and they start off all healthy. A single good game isn't enough. I can enjoy and cheer a single game, but that's all it is, it is the season that counts and I don't lose that goal.
  13. 2019 Lineup For Springtime Wars

    Near the end of the season there may a few teams playing lots of prospects so it always helps teams sell season tickets when showing off their nice new shiny penny. Funny how it is the biggest guys in the playoffs that make a disproportional contribution even if not on the ice, Reeves and Wilson, who was on the 3rd line? No one remembers because of the big guys, Big Buff dominated more than one game.