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  1. Bo Horvat | #53 | C

    I am so exited for the season to start. Led by Horvat, Sutter, Gudy, Tanev and Edler, enter a new, younger, hard working team that will surprise the Industry.
  2. Tank Thread

    Toronto too. If the league truly wants teams to stop tanking, they would change the draft formula. I don't have a problem with teams increasing draft odds once the play-offs are out of reach. Yes, there are culture risks; but at the same time, there are opportunities for prospects.
  3. Ottawa crapped the bed when they let Chara leave. They may do the same with Karlson. For everyone saying you need elite D from the draft, look at the Chara as an example. That said, I wonder if Buffalo tanked at the end to have the best odds at the next D superstar.
  4. On acceptance...

    Not sure why JB signalled disappointment with not moving up. Sounds like he needs some help with acceptance. His reaction caters somewhat to lottery conspiracy theories. The final rally at the end of the season was the difference between a top 4 and a top 10 result. Not a problem for me as I am happy with the Sendins' send-off. Next year will be entertaining. Like last year, the team is not bridled with unrealistic expectations and can mature and develop before our eyes. Making the big show next season will be a sweet moment and the start of something very special. If JB is permitted to keep stocking the cupboard, the nucks will have a great and long up-swing. I believe in this project.
  5. 2nd Best Dman in 2018 Draft

    Watch Ty Smith bull through to a cornerstone D position with a US team. Humble upbringing and a big Canadian boy--might be the sleeper pick. If you have watched him play live, please comment?
  6. Put Thy $ Where The Mouth Is! ('18-19, good, or bad?)

    The Nucks will make the big show in 2019. Injuries will have less impact given increased depth. The goaltending is the biggest question. I think the D will get some help this summer. Expect a young, fast, and gritty style of play with Horvat, Sutter, and 1 or 2 UFA additions providing leadership.
  7. The team should always have a Captain. Should it be Bo? Only those much closer to the team can offer true perspective on the question. Aside from game play, everything we see and hear is coloured by the media and/or spin doctors. It would be repugnant and foolish for a team to chose a Captain as a marketing ploy or contract concession. I think teams have (Phany, McJesus, Crosby) and it's not always disastrous. But the right choice is not always obvious to the fans. Small example: did Brock decide to be a prom date or was it the advice of an "image consultant"? I don't know as this is the illusory world of stardom. Captaincy is deeper than public image and stats. My preference would be to have the Captain hand back the C at the end of each year for reconsideration and lessened media controversy/hype.
  8. I don't think we are that far away from a physical team. I agree with other posters herein that the physicality will be available/brought in soon. I would have preferred earlier in the "down turn" (i.e. the Winnipeg model) but that probably would have resulted in a schizophrenic culture whilst the Twins were leading. Management has no more excuses. If they don't address it quickly I will be critical.
  9. Getting tougher won't help this team if they need to play against the Refs as well. I'm hoping there will be productive NHL/Nucks secret discussions to help ensure a no surprises and equitable approach. The Nucks were doomed in 2011 for a number of reasons including: Gillis calling out the Refs in the Chicago series, Burrows, Toronto media (it's OK, even Canadians hate the Nucks), Bettman's corruption. Unlike the Chicago series, the Refs ballanced the penalty calls in the Boston series, but after the games were out of reach. Sorry to say but unless the league changes its ways, I think the Nucks will only win if and when the NHL wants them to. Perhaps a devalued Cup is better than no cup...
  10. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues

    It's less of a flaw than it once was. But the league needs to balance helping weaker teams with the propensity to tank once play-offs are out of reach. I think they have hit a reasonable balance given the diminished incentive to tank. I however would still prefer a top 4 and if the team finishes at the bottom, I like the odds. As I said earlier in the year, it's a win-win season. The team would win by making the play-offs or win by getting a decent pick. I really hope the season doesn't result in being out of the play-offs and out of the top 4. That would be the worst case scenario. As long as the focus is on future development, I won't be disappointed over losses but still happy for wins. But if management focusses more on wining with the vets at the expense of developing the youth, that would look too much like the end of last season. Those useless road victories likely cost the team a top 3 talent and definitely cost the team a top 4. Perhaps splitting hairs but it's about what's best for the team and I think current management is truly doing a good job. I suspect they had call from Bettman because of their tail spin last year. My buddy, a huge Toronto fan, was pissed with the Nucks and frightened about getting bumped out of last place.
  11. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Vegas Golden Knights

    the Coilers actually had several guaranteed 1st overalls, I wish we could be like them, in that regard only of course.
  12. [PGT] San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks

    There were many non calls in the third on both sides. But, as is usually the case, Sharks seem to always get the better end of the officiating. It was glaring about 6 years ago when they bounced the Nucks on the play-offs. I was such a blatant and disgusting display and so soon after the Boston debacle, I disengaged from the league. A professional business at its worst.
  13. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

    worst current losing streak = best tank. Now down to 3rd. I hope they don't find a new gear and drop to 1st. I know the players won't throw a game but management must know how to ice a loss. It's all about next year anyway.
  14. Tank Thread

    Last year was a masterful tank but they scrude the end game with a few road wins. Alas, TO picks first. This year they still have a chance for a top 4. Please Benning, don't worry about the road games and play with experiments as much as possible. The fans have reached the acceptance stage.
  15. [PGT] New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Two teams on a rebuild = entertaining offensive hockey. They are giving the fans a show, testing youth, and making life tough for goalies and coaches. I like it and hope this mentality continues for the rest of the season. I don't care about Grinding out a W. Let's have some fun and draft high.