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  1. Who goes on Pettersson's line to protect him?

    The Referee on LW and the League on RW.
  2. I have reservations about this player. Having said that I think he has taken a lot of heat that seems to be piling on. He's a cocky kid sure. Some of us were as well when we were younger I am sure. He sure would be fun to watch. But the heat he has been taking for wearing #66 is not fair in my opinion. Other than Gretzky's number all of the other top ten below have current players wearing their numbers.
  3. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    It's all propaganda. How big is Marner? Listed at 6'0 and 175 (yeah right) Ennis? Listed at 5'9 and 161 (okay) Nylander? 6'0 and 190 (haha). That's just the Leafs. TSN hates the Canucks and always will. Pettersson is going to be a star in this league.
  4. I was referring to your comment about me being selfish in your first reply and that I wasn't biting. It gets personal in here very quickly at times. I agree it's a difficult level to maintain and I can't imagine even making the NHL. My comment about effort was referring to the comments the coach made in general and in the end meant Gagner is sent down - so i made the jump, maybe it isn't completely fair to Gagner.
  5. He just turned 29 years old - not 35. His coach commented on apparent lack of effort by many players - him included. I would agree with his coach from what I watched. I never said you were selfish. You said I was selfish. It was actually a non reaction to your comment about me being selfish. But hey let's ignore facts and make personal comments about the other posters if they have a different opinion.
  6. I honestly can't agree with you. He should want to "earn" his salary and his way back into the league with the team that chose to pay him over $3MM per year. It's not selfless, it's sad that he can't make this roster and it appears they don't even want him. It's a privilege to make the kind of money he makes. It's a privilege to play in the NHL. What about the countless players who dream of making the NHL who make much less and are away from their families for years. To be blunt your selfish comment doesn't even deserve a response.
  7. What about helping our younger players in Utica and earning his money from the Canucks organization who are paying his salary. If he isn't even worth keeping in the AHL with Utica to help them out that is pretty pathetic. Why not trade him 50% retained for whatever or buy him out. What a waste.
  8. [Rumour] Maple Leafs shopping Connor Carrick

    How is this even newsworthy, only because it's the Leafs. Carrick isn't even a bonafide NHL player. It's the same as: (RUMOUR) Canucks Shopping Brendan Gaunce (no disrespect to Brendan and Gaunce for Carrick is a reasonable trade)
  9. Congrats to Bo Horvat on his engagement!

    Now all I am waiting for is the blessed little Horvat twins to follow. Future welcome to little Daniel and Henrik Horvat.
  10. Tim Schaller | #59 | C

    If he has regressed will you post one of you eating Varsal drenched in fruit loops?
  11. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    Would make sense. The only wild card may be if/when the Acquilini's could make a deal to their liking with the city of Abbotsford. The arena needs a legit anchor tenant.
  12. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    When the Heat originally left Abbotsford (end of 2014 season) the Acqulinis were interested in moving the AHL team to Abbotsford. They held meetings with Abbotsford city staff (my friend was involved in the meetings at the time he was a city employee) regarding locating the Comets in Abbotsford. The play was actually for the real estate (the arena and some surrounding property the City owns) The City of Abbotsford was not interested in selling so the Acquilinis re-committed to Utica. In 2015 the AHL formed the Pacific Division. If you look at the map there are several teams that need to travel to a majority of games by air. Abbotsford International Airport to California is approx 2 - 2.5 hours. You are likely correct but the Acquilini's are more about money and real estate than they are about an AHL farm teams location especially if it can benefit them financially. I wouldn't be shocked if the team was moved by current ownership especially for financial reasons or opportunities.
  13. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    The arena in Abbotsford is still looking for an anchor tenant - AHL team since the Flames affiliate the Heat moved on. The AHL has created a Pacific Division and Abbotsford would work well from that perspective. Gold stars are the locations of the Pacific Division. I also think a team in Washington State or Oregon will be in the plans.
  14. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    He is what he is.
  15. [Signing] Canucks re-sign Jake Virtanen

    Some people (players) take longer to mature. He is only 21 years old. I am hopeful Virtanen will take the next step - signs are there. If he puts in the work and commits he has the tools to be a very good player. I also think having a player/leader like Beagle around will be good for him.