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  1. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    Famous last words. Go look at one year old posts in this thread and you will see the same thing said. Still waiting.
  2. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    I attended the game last night. I honestly did not notice Gaunce was even playing until the 2nd period. His defenders will say that is a good thing because he is not making mistakes but I certainly don't see it that way. On the game winner Markstrom had his 2nd assist of the year. He now has one more point than Gaunce.
  3. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    Yes lack of options. Lack of NHL caliber options. Sure the Canucks could use other career AHL'ers but Gaunce is the best career AHL'er they have.
  4. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    He doesn't have more goals in the last 2 seasons.
  5. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    I would agree that Brendan Gaunce doesn't make many mistakes but I believe that is because he doesn't take any chances. He almost never takes an offensive risk that gets him out position and he almost always makes the safe play when he has the puck even if it means forgoing on a potential scoring chance. There is such thing as risk/reward. Forwards should take chances sometimes because otherwise you never put pressure on the other team and you are always playing defense. Perhaps Brendan Gaunce should consider a move to defense because he is not an NHL caliber forward and never will be. His older brother Cameron plays defense but of course despite the fact he was a 2nd rounder he has been a career AHL'er for the most part. Still in 33 career NHL games Cameron does have 2 Goals so at least he still has family bragging rights as the goal scorer of the family. I think I see a pattern with the Gaunce brothers. High draft picks but career AHL'ers. The only reason Brendan is playing in the NHL is because of the lack of options in the Canucks organization.
  6. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    They would need players that can play defense AND protect their stars. Gaunce ain't scaring anyone. They would need a Dorsett type player.
  7. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    I am a Canucks fan. I take no pleasure in it. He just is not a NHL caliber player and never will be. All this talk about who should be benched and yet somehow this guy keeps getting into the lineup with no questions asked. His last game was probably his worst of the season too. He really did nothing well on Monday and was noticeably bad.
  8. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    I think 90 straight games in the NHL without a goal by a NHL forward would be noticed on any team. Pretty sure it is the longest current streak in the NHL amongst forwards.
  9. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    Brendan Gaunce Goalless Streak Watch 90 Games Points in 2017/2018 15 Games 1 Empty Net Assist
  10. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    Alright then. Here is the elusive Brendan Gaunce thread. He has absolutely no offensive skills. How long can that be ignored for? Brendan Gaunce NHL Career 90 GP 1 G 6 A 7PTS. That is barely above some goalies. 7 Points in 90 games, 2 of those points have come on empty netters! I know he is a decent defensive player but still a NHL forward has to do more than that. He is the definition of a plug.He actually has been getting quite a few minutes lately too and even had some chances in the offensive zone but whenever he does get a chance he seems to fumble around with the puck and the chance disappears. It is clearly obvious he has no offensive skills whatsoever and it is almost comical how inept he looks at time whenever he gets a chance. He essentially has been playing the Dorsett role ever since Derek got hurt but unlike Derek, Gaunce has contributed nothing offensively. Bring up Boucher and give him a shot. Canucks are in need of more offense without Horvat and Gaunce just doesn't give them that. He scored a goal in his 2nd NHL game and since has gone 88 straight games without a goal. His only point this season came on a empty net goal. I am officially starting the Brendan Gaunce Goal Watch. Lets see if he can reach the century mark. 88 straight games without a goal.
  11. Gaunce has absolutely no offensive skills

    88 straight games? That would be really unlucky. His only POINT this year came on an empty net goal. The only player I could compare him to recently is maybe Adam Pardy?
  12. Gaunce has absolutely no offensive skills

    I'm not saying he has to has tremendous upside, I am saying any NHL forward who is playing any role and playing more than 10 minutes a game should contribute at least 5 goals and 15 points a year. Gaunce hasn't scored in his last 88 games. He has to contribute something offensively if he wants to be a NHL forward. No?
  13. Gaunce has absolutely no offensive skills

    He didn't have a goal last year. He has gone over a full NHL season without a goal. His only NHL goal came in the 2nd game. He now has gone 88 straight games without a goal.
  14. Gaunce has absolutely no offensive skills

    Well there is no generic thread about Gaunce. At least none that I could see. Are we just suppose to ignore as fans that this guy continually contributes nothing offensively.