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  1. therodigy

    [Proposal] Time To Let Benning Go.

    I wouldn't mind challenging your post for the sake of discussion. Take out the current season (where there has been a subtle improvement) and you get a .374 win percentage between the 2015-2016 season and the 2017-2018 season. Now, take seasons 1996-1997 to 1998-1999, another identical dark time frame. Winning percentage is .336 during this time. Our most recent run of losing seasons is 4 percentage points better than my previous example, so it's not the worst. Trades are always hit and miss for all teams. With that said, the Baertschi trade was a good one, as was Granlund for Shinkaruk. Don't forget that Leivo was acquired for a long shot prospect in Carcone. Dahlen for Karlsson will be evaluated soon enough. Forsling for Clendening and Vey for a 2nd were both calculated gambles that didn't work out. As I said, every team has a plethora of unbalanced trades (Most recently Neidereiter for Rask, and the Forsberg for Erat+ may go down in history as one of the more lopsided trades in NHL history). As far as Free agent signings go, the major flub was the 2016 Eriksson signing, which at the time was the expected going rate for a consistent 20-30 goal scorer. Other major free agent signings in 2016 include Lucic ($6M x 7 and not looking great today), Ladd ($5.5M x 7 and also not looking great today) and Brouwer ($4.5M x 4 and has since been bought out). Also, lest we forget Stecher was technically a free agent signing, and is looking pretty good, Biega was a nice depth find, and Roussel was doing quite well before his season ending injury. All the 2017 Free agent signings (Gagner, Del Zotto, Burmistrov, and Nilsson) have fulfilled their purpose to filling in the gaps and have all since been moved out. As far as signing young free agents go, keep in mind that the toungest majority of UFAs are 27. 29 isn't too far off that mark. Admittedly, Benning's free agent contracts haven't been the greatest, but let's not disregard some of his extensions, which include Tanev at $4.45Mx5, Horvat at $5.5M x 6, and Dorsett at $2.65 x 4 (This one had it's controversies, but the team missed him when he had to retire so suddenly as he was a fixture in the character group). Kudos to the New York Rangers, and the Ottawa Senators for acquiring vast amounts of picks in such a short span of time. With that said, I challenge you (or anyone for that matter) to find the percentage of picks selected in these upcoming drafts that play 100 games within the next 5 years. I'm happy to come back with a successful draft selection analysis from previous draft years and compare them with other teams to figure out where the Canucks stand among it's opposition. 2016 was a weak draft for JB as he will be lucky to come out of it with 2 players (Juolevi and possibly Lockwood). 2015 draft is looking pretty stacked: almost the entire 1st round has played in the NHL, and about two thirds of the first round class are impact players for their respective teams. Your idea about a new GM following his contract isn't a bad one. There could be a swift turnaround that could lead us back into Stanley Cup conversation. With that said, a new GM and mandate can easily make the Canucks look like Edmonton, Buffalo, and Toronto pre-Shanaplan. Only time will tell at this point. Hard to determine prospect development in Utica, considering the lack of quality prospects going through the system since his tenure began (Only current prospects of recent note are Lind, Gadjovich, Brisebois, Sautner, and MacEwan) as well as the success of our prospects at the NCAA level. Palmu going to Europe is potentially concerning, but keep in mind that he's a 6th round pick. Still considered a long-shot, and again, time will tell.
  2. Looking forward to this game. Sens have been on a bit of a tear, so hopefully the boys don't take them lightly. GCG!
  3. therodigy

    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks | Mar. 18, 2019

    It's always a good feeling watching the Canucks win, regardless of standings. Nice redemption from Eddie, and major congrats to Petey for breaking the Canucks rookie points record!
  4. My thoughts exactly. Where's the accountability? No need to change the results, just a simple acknowledgement that this is considered an infraction. Or don't call it an infraction and allow sticks to be tossed as a way to disrupt the play. At the end of the day, just keep things consistent. Unfortunately, the only thing they've accomplished is create more gray area. How many players and fans (but mostly just fans) are gonna scream "But I (he) didn't mean to lose control of my (his) stick!" every time there's a errant high-stick or trip?
  5. Thanks for the dinner suggestion. I, too, will enjoy a poutine with my game tonight, along with a Canucks Pale Ale, courtesy of the Great Lake Brewery deliver truck who rear ended me the other day (No damage, thankfully, but scored a free case anyways!). How sweet would it be for Petey to break the franchise rookie record against Chicago? Doubt it'll ever overshadow Burrow's slaying of the dragon, but considering the history between the two teams during the cap era, I think it would be poetic. If he doesn't tonight, I imagine he'll do it at home against the Sens. This is an exciting time, folks!
  6. New Jersey Devils (26-36-9) Vs Vancouver Canucks (29-32-9) 7:00 PM PST at Rogers Arena TV: SNP, MSG+ Radio: SN650, DEVILS HOCKEY NET. Last time vs the Devils In Case you Missed it On a Brighter Note In Case you Live Under a Rock Projected Line-ups (Based on Morning Skate) The Good Guys LW C RW Forwards LOUI ERIKSSON Rating: 71.3#103 LW BO HORVAT Rating: 75.8#47 C NIKOLAY GOLDOBIN Rating: 70.3#101 LW JOSH LEIVO Rating: 73.5#51 LW ELIAS PETTERSSON Rating: 77.6#32 C BROCK BOESER Rating: 81.2#7 RW TANNER PEARSON Rating: 71.9#75 LW ADAM GAUDETTE Rating: 71.3#135 C JAKE VIRTANEN Rating: 71.7#83 RW MARKUS GRANLUND Rating: 71.0#144 RW JAY BEAGLE Rating: 67.5#191 C TYLER MOTTE Rating: 69.2#119 RW DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense ALEXANDER EDLER Rating: 76.0#18 LD CHRIS TANEV Rating: 71.7#76 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 73.80#26 DL1 GUILLAUME BRISEBOIS TROY STECHER Rating: 72.6#57 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 72.55#24 DL2 DERRICK POULIOT Rating: 71.0#103 LD ALEX BIEGA Rating: 71.9#74 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 71.46#19 DL3 GOALIES JACOB MARKSTROM Rating: 72.4#36 G1 THATCHER DEMKO Rating: 67.8#57 G2 INJURIES BRANDON SUTTER Rating: 71.5#124 IR1 BEN HUTTON Rating: 71.5#89 IR2 RYAN SPOONER Rating: 71.5#121 IR3 The Other Guys! LW C RW Forwards BLAKE COLEMAN Rating: 73.9#67 LW TRAVIS ZAJAC Rating: 73.1#79 C KYLE PALMIERI Rating: 77.2#25 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 74.76#25 FL1 KENNY AGOSTINO Rating: 71.1#108 LW KEVIN ROONEY Rating: 72.1#102 C DREW STAFFORD Rating: 68.6#122 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 70.61#31 FL2 ERIC TANGRADI Rating: 73.5#52 LW MICHAEL MCLEOD Rating: 72.6#92 C JOEY ANDERSON Rating: 72.0#76 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 72.69#13 FL3 STEFAN NOESEN Rating: 70.3#124 LW BLAKE PIETILA Rating: 71.2#106 C NICK LAPPIN Rating: 69.2#118 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 70.27#25 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense ANDY GREENE Rating: 71.5#90 LD DAMON SEVERSON Rating: 72.2#62 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 71.86#29 DL1 WILL BUTCHER Rating: 74.0#42 LD CONNOR CARRICK Rating: 70.3#90 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 72.14#26 DL2 EGOR YAKOVLEV STEVEN SANTINI Rating: 69.2#94 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 69.23#29 DL3 GOALIES CORY SCHNEIDER Rating: 70.2#46 G1 MACKENZIE BLACKWOOD Rating: 70.1#47 G2 INJURIES TAYLOR HALL Rating: 85.6#2 IR1 NATHAN BASTIAN NICO HISCHIER Rating: 76.8#36 IR3 MILES WOOD Rating: 72.9#71 IR4 MIRCO MUELLER Rating: 71.1#99 IR5 PAVEL ZACHA Rating: 71.4#127 IR6 JOHN QUENNEVILLE Rating: 70.8#148 IR Goldy Lays the Body!!!!!
  7. Refreshing to see jake hit like that. Hopefully that that wakes the boys up!
  8. therodigy

    Loui Eriksson | #21 | LW/RW

    Mental health is something that has gained a lot of traction and awareness over the past decade or so, and yet we've barely scratched the surface. It is very possible that Eriksson is being affected by his contract, his play, fan criticism, self-criticism, family pressures, etc. It may be fair to say that all of the previously mentioned factors are taking a toll on his overall mental health. I would not suggest he has a condition or ailment, like say Lehner or Berglund, but mental health affects everybody. Case in point, my partner suffers from depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, and yet I am the one seeing a therapist once a week because I feel like I'm taking all the weight of her conditions on my shoulders. Back to Eriksson... Today, he's slated to start on the first line with Horvat and Goldy after being healthy scratched for the first time in a LONG time. I'm gunning for the guy to do well, not necessarily for the team or the fans, but for himself. He hasn't lived up to his contract, but he hasn't exactly Clarkson'ed. His contract is essentially buy-out proof, but it's not untradeable, unlike Alzner's. I'm the kind of Canuck fan that will always root for the boys. It doesn't absolve them of criticism from me (I've had my share of outrage against Pouliot and Granny at times during the season), but I'll always support them. Hoping he ends the year strong!
  9. therodigy

    [PGT] New York Rangers at Vancouver Canucks | Mar. 13, 2019

    At the very least, the hit was reckless. Hope DoPS has a look at it. I'm ok with the win. I doubt they'll string a 10 game winning streak to pull them into the final wildcard. Also, the differences in percentage in the lottery odds are pretty marginal. Mind you, I'm also anti-tank and enjoy a win regardless of circumstance. Definitely see where you're coming from though. We can certainly use a high impact prospect.
  10. therodigy

    [Signing] Canucks sign Josh Teves

    Vegas is pretty close. There 4th line is absolutely scary, and was surprised they didn't find themselves on the score sheet during the 6-2 spanking last game.
  11. therodigy

    Lots of baggage

    Trade all those contracts out and we're $5 million dollars under the cap floor, unless you get salary back. Here are some things to consider: - Next season, the Canucks have about $30 Million in cap space to resign/replace the following in no particular order: Boeser, Granlund, Leivo, Motte, Goldobin, Edler, Hutton, Pouliot, Schenn, and Demko. Even at exaggerated salary projections, there's no real urgency to clear cap space. - Schaller and Spooner's contracts are off the books after next season. These contracts will NOT get in the way of a Boeser extension. - Petey's extension won't take affect until after all of the above mentioned contracts, minus Eriksson, have expired. In fact, the only real "cap" obstacle regarding a Petey extension is signing two superstar players to ludicrous contracts THIS YEAR. I don't want to get into roster and salary cap proposals, unless requested, but the point I'm trying to make is that the above mentioned contracts aren't a salary cap anchor. For every player who doesn't live up to there contract (Eriksson), there is a player who certainly exceeds it (Pettersson). Take a breathe. We're ok.
  12. therodigy

    Are the Canucks becoming NCAA darlings?

    Thanks for your analysis @We Are All Cucks as I always enjoy those kinds of reads. To add to the conversation, let's not forget that Baertschi's limited stint in Utica, even if it was predominantly with the Calder run, was beneficial to his growth and development. In tackling the what ifs, I also think it would be interesting to consider Corrado's development had he not been claimed on waivers and spent 3/4ths of a season sitting in the press box. It's sort of been beaten to death at this point, but as 40Dangles says, it's a bit premature to make that call. After all, it's a massive leap from the CHL to the AHL. Not to suggest there ISN'T an issue in Utica, but rather I feel it's just an insufficient amount of evidence to support either side. For me, it's all dependent on how our AHL Rookies (Namely Lind, Gadjovich, Jasek, and Juolevi, notwithstanding the possibility of Hughes and Lockwood joining the fray in Utica) progress up to the end of their ELCs. At the end of the day, however, it's a nice observation to see where the majority of our most successful picks are coming from. If anything, I think it speaks more on how the NCAA and the CHL develop their players following their draft years.
  13. There are two ways to look at this: Statistical and developmental. From a statistical standpoint, the Canucks are at the very least on par. The biggest concern for the team was replacing the point production from the Sedins (and to a lesser extent, Vanek). This has been mostly addressed by the following: - The emergence of Pettersson. No one saw that kind of production coming - Surprising offensive contribution from Roussel - Secondary production provided by Leivo - Minor upticks in production from Virtanen and Horvat - The resurgence of Hutton. I think it's from the developmental side of things where a successful season can be most obvious. The most prime example I can provide is how Markstrom has developed from a question mark to the undisputed starter. In the 2nd half of the season, he's been playing like a top 10, maybe even a top 5 goalie behind a defensive core with many holes. To a lesser extent (and often overlooked) is how Sautner has proven to be a solid top 6 D. Gaudette has transitioned quite nicely to the NHL and is slowly instilling confidence in management and is slated to potentially replace Sutter as 3C as early as next season (He already has this year as Sutter is shut down). It's also a nice to some development in management as well. The Carcone to Leivo trade has lead me to always scream "THANK YOU TORONTO" whenever he scores a point. Even though my heart sank a little, The Gudbranson trade is proof that management DOES indeed know when to cut their losses. Big step in this game. At the end of the day, it's really a matter of perspective. If one were to see the rebuild having started the day JB signed on, then yes, it's been a failure to see 4 consecutive seasons without a playoff run. Quite honestly, I don't think the rebuild started until the 2017-2018 season. I'm not saying there were all-in between 2015-2017, but the team mandate had changes from year to year with the basic premise centered on drafting, development, and being competitive. Rebuilds are a long and grueling process which can take almost 10 years. You look to Chicago, LA, and Pittsburgh, and the number of terrible seasons they had before their multiple cup wins. Look at Toronto FINALLY getting it together after nearly 10 years (and two GMs), and there's still talk of them not making it past the first round. Edmonton's post-season success last year is looking like an anomaly, which means there's a possibility they may be having to start from scratch YET AGAIN. Ottawa did really well with collecting assets to facilitate their rebuild over the next five years, but that tire fire is going to be a terrible, terrible, terrible team for years. In my opinion, I believe the Canucks are making decent strides, and it's easy to imagine contendership within the next two to three years. But that's me. Thoughts?
  14. therodigy

    2018/2019 GDT Sign-up Thread (MARCH OPEN)

    I'll take the New Jersey game on Mar 15 and the Columbus game on Mar 24
  15. 1st period observation: Refreshing to see a motivated canucks team. Great to witness alot of play in the leafs zone. Any outlet passes that made their way to Marner or Kappanen were met with a brick wall in Marky. Also, I'm enjoying how physical this game is. If the Leafs fade the Bruins in the first round, they may be in trouble.
  16. therodigy

    Loui Eriksson | #21 | LW/RW

    I may have found a bright side with respect to Eriksson's bonus heavy contract. Obviously a buyout is pretty much out of the question considering the cap savings will be less than a million dollars for double the remaining period of time. However, a big wild card at play is the pending state of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Was listening to yesterday's episode of Canucks Central at noon and they talked about the possibility of Columbus not being able to resign any of Panarin, Bobrovski, and Duchene, as well as a possible off-season plan to regroup for 2019-2020. Even with an extension due to Werenski, they will have issue with staying above the cap-floor unless they're able to sign top level FAs to ludicrous contracts. If Eriksson falls out of favour in Vancouver (with many other forwards chopping at the bit), I would not be surprised if he is traded to Columbus, with $1 million retained, for a low pick, a B prospect, or even futures. That way, Columbus would get a $5 million cap hit, but only pay $2 million for it. Not too bad of a deal if they end up in this situation, however unlikely.
  17. Honestly surprised it's only 3-0. Marky standing on his head again. Not like he has much choice. Hopefully more life from the canucks in the 3rd.
  18. Arizona Coyotes (30-28-5) Vs Vancouver Canucks (27-28-9) 6:00 PM PST at Gila River Arena TV: SNP, FS-A Radio: SN650, ESPN 620AM Last time vs the Coyotes Projected Line-ups (Subject to Change) The Good Guys LW C RW Forwards RYAN SPOONER Rating: 70.5#154 LW BO HORVAT Rating: 75.9#48 C JOSH LEIVO Rating: 72.7#71 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 73.05#30 FL1 TANNER PEARSON Rating: 72.3#80 LW ELIAS PETTERSSON Rating: 78.9#27 C BROCK BOESER Rating: 81.6#6 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 77.63#7 FL2 ANTOINE ROUSSEL Rating: 72.8#70 LW MARKUS GRANLUND Rating: 71.5#125 C NIKOLAY GOLDOBIN Rating: 70.3#105 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.54#24 FL3 LOUI ERIKSSON Rating: 70.6#113 LW JAY BEAGLE Rating: 67.5#182 C TYLER MOTTE Rating: 68.8#120 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 68.96#30 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense BEN HUTTON Rating: 71.5#90 LD TROY STECHER Rating: 73.1#44 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 72.31#28 DL1 DERRICK POULIOT Rating: 70.8#102 LD ALEX BIEGA Rating: 72.1#68 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 71.42#25 DL2 ASHTON SAUTNER Rating: 73.5#47 LD LUKE SCHENN Rating: 68.0#100 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 70.74#25 DL3 GOALIES JACOB MARKSTROM Rating: 71.2#39 G1 MAREK MAZANEC Rating: 68.3#58 G2 The Other Guys LW C RW Forwards ALEX GALCHENYUK Rating: 75.0#36 LW NICK COUSINS Rating: 72.0#110 C CLAYTON KELLER Rating: 73.3#82 RW FL1 Rating Rating: 73.44#29 FL1 LAWSON CROUSE Rating: 70.5#114 LW DEREK STEPAN Rating: 74.4#61 C JOSH ARCHIBALD Rating: 70.7#95 RW FL2 Rating Rating: 71.88#28 FL2 MARIO KEMPE Rating: 70.5#116 LW BRAD RICHARDSON Rating: 71.3#134 C VINNIE HINOSTROZA Rating: 73.4#56 RW FL3 Rating Rating: 71.74#22 FL3 RICHARD PANIK Rating: 73.8#49 LW CHRISTIAN DVORAK Rating: 72.3#101 C CONOR GARLAND Rating: 74.4#42 RW FL4 Rating Rating: 73.52#1 FL4 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON Rating: 76.4#18 LD NIKLAS HJALMARSSON Rating: 72.7#57 RD DL1 Rating Rating: 74.58#16 DL1 ALEX GOLIGOSKI Rating: 74.4#33 LD JAKOB CHYCHRUN Rating: 74.1#40 RD DL2 Rating Rating: 74.27#11 DL2 ILYA LYUBUSHKIN Rating: 72.1#74 LD JORDAN OESTERLE Rating: 73.1#47 RD DL3 Rating Rating: 72.58#11 DL3 GOALIES DARCY KUEMPER Rating: 73.8#22 G1 CALVIN PICKARD Rating: 63.3#69 G2 Team Analysis Canucks Top 5 Scorers: Elias Pettersson: 26G-30A-56P in 53GP Bo Horvat: 23G-259A-48P in 64 GP Brock Boeser: 21G-22A-43P in 51 GP Antoine Roussel: 8G-20A-28P in 59GP Nikolay Goldobin: 7G-19A-26P in 54 GP Who’s Hot: Elias Pettersson: 10 points (3G, 7A) in his last eleven games, and 5 points in last 6 games. Bo Horvat: 3 goals in his last four games, and broke the Canucks most recent power play slump against Anaheim on February 25th, 2019. Brock Boeser: 5 points (2G, 2A) in his last six games, as well as the game-winning shootout goal against LA on February 14th, 2019. Alex Biega: 5 points (1G, 4A) in his last six games while posting a +6 and averaging 17:50 of ice time in that span. Jacob Markstrom: Despite only going 2-2-2 in his last six, he has maintained a 92.5% and a 2.33 GAA, including his first shutout of the season. Who’s Not: The 4th line: Despite managing good defensive numbers, Loui Eriksson, Jay Beagle, and Tyler Motte are all on an 12 game pointless streak. Ben Hutton: Gone 8 games without a point, in spite averaging approximately 27:30 in ice time during this period. Markus Granlund: Scored only 1 assist in his last ten games. Who to Watch for: Antoine Roussel: Scored 5 points (2G, 3A) in his previous 6 games, including a couple of beautiful back hand passes. Watch for his underrated play-making ability to be a factor in his next game. Josh Leivo: Broke a 6 game pointless streak with 1 assist vs Anaheim and the game-tying goal versus Colorado. Watch for him produce much needed secondary offense after scoring 6 points (3G, 3A) in his last 9 games. Sick Bay: Sven Baertschi: Post-concussion syndrome, no timetable for return, although has been skating as of February 25th, 2019. Alex Edler: Concussion, should be slated for a return sometime at the beginning of March. Brendan Sutter: Groin injury, should be slated for a return some time at the beginning of March. Chris Tanev: Ankle injury, return is undetermined. Jake Virtanen: Fractured rib, was placed on injured reserve February 14th, 2019, and is out for at least a month. Arizona Top 5 Scorers: Clayton Keller: 12G-28A-40P in 63 GP Alex Galchenyuk: 14G-21A-35P in 53 GP Derek Stepan: 13G-19A-32P in 63 GP Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 8G-23A-31P in 62 GP Vinnie Hinostroza: 10G-15A-25P in 53 GP Who’s Hot: Alex Galchenyuk: 9 points (5G, 4A) in his last 9 games. Derek Stepan: 8 points (2G, 6A) in his last 8 games. Lawson Crouse: Currently on a 3 game point streak, having scored 2 goals and 1 assist during this period while adding grit with 19 hits in that same span. Darcy Kuemper: Helping to keep the Coyotes playoff dreams alive with 7 wins (including a shutout win over Toronto) in his past 8 starts, while maintaining a 934Sv% and 2.0GAA during that span. Who’s Not: Brad Richardson: Since returning from injury on February 14th, 2019, has only scored 1 goal in the past seven games. Nick Cousins: Cooled down since scoring 7 points (1G, 6A in 7GP) during the first half of February. Has only scored 1 assist since February 14th, 2019. Jordan Osterle: After a hot first half of February (2G, 4A in 7GP), has only scored one assist in the 2nd half. Who to Watch for: Clayton Keller: After going 6 games without a point between February 12th and February21st, has scored 2 points (1G, 1A) in his last two games. Watch for him to contribute some much needed offense to this group. Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Currently on a 3 game point streak, with 4 points (1G, 3A) in his last five games, while averaging approximately 24:18 minutes of ice time, including a season high 28:55 TOI last game vs Florida. Sick Bay Nick Schmaltz: Lower body injury, expected to miss the rest of the season. Michael Grabner: Eye injury, will miss an undetermined length of time. Jason Demers: Knee injury, expected. to miss the rest of the season but may return sooner than anticipated. Antti Raanta: Lower body injury, expected to miss the rest of the season. Kyle Capobianco: Lower body injury, expected to miss the rest of the season. A Blast from the Past! Enjoy the overly extensive reading! Go Canucks Go!
  19. therodigy

    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Arizona Coyotes | Feb. 28, 2019

    Haha. My bad.
  20. therodigy

    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Arizona Coyotes | Feb. 28, 2019

    He must've read that he was cold in my GDT... sigh. In all seriousness, good for him. I liked him when he was a Canuck.
  21. So. Because I said Richardson was cold, he scores a hat trick. Maybe I'm not doing the GDT thing right. Congrats to Richardson on the 2nd career hat trick... sigh...
  22. Fair point. I appreciate your thoughts. I enjoy stats and making analytical observations. I've made a couple other GDTs this year that have a similar template. Mind you, I also incorporated some GIFs and a few memes, but that's not really my style. Hoping to get better at creating and finding memes in order to have a nice balance of fun and informative. Actually, if anyone has any tips for me, I would be very grateful!
  23. Beagle responded pretty well when Landeskog boarded Stecher. In fact, Stecher got back up and threw a couple of punches his way as well. Not to undermine what Guddy has provided while here as his fights with Getzlaf and Martell were prime examples of the kind of response we want from questionable and dirty plays. With that said, I've noticed a bit of a toughness by committee mantra taking place. Unfortunately, not as noticeable or effective as what we hoped Guddy brought on a nightly basis.
  24. Good point. I'll fix that in the morning. Way past my bedtime (living in Toronto).