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  1. canuckleheads fan

    [GDT] Flyers @ Nucks 7pm PST Sat Dec 15 2018

    I wouldn't trade either Goldobin or Hutton. Hutton has come a long way and has rescued his career. He has been playing like actual NHL #3 Dman since Edler's return, plus he's playing a much more physical game. We've seen how hard it is to find a player like that and how long it takes to develop one. His development might make losing Guddy in the expansion draft livable. I would also not trade Goldobin. I think he's on the verge of greatness. He sees the game similar to the way EP sees it. The no-look give and go to Tanev Saturday, the skate to stick to EP pass last night, 90% of players would have tried to force a shot through traffic, but he found a wide open EP. Why would we trade a promising, developing youngster for a half-point per game, underperforming healthy scratch from another team?
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    [GDT] Flyers @ Nucks 7pm PST Sat Dec 15 2018

    I wonder two things, since Leivo has played so well would they still trade for Burakovsky? Since Washington is in it to win it again, we would have to give up somebody who could help their team immediately. Who would you trade? Personally, I don't see a need and there is nobody short of Gagner, LE, Pouliot, Schaller, maybe a few guys on the farm that is be willing to part with. Would not trade anybody in Saturday nights top six, or Roussel, Markey, Gaudette or our top 4 Dmen, and I doubt Washington would be interested in any of the guys I've named.
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    [PGT] Philadelphia Flyers at Vancouver Canucks | Dec. 15, 2018

    I think on a team with better defense he would be a #1 goalie.
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    [GDT] Flyers @ Nucks 7pm PST Sat Dec 15 2018

    I'd like to see him add another five or ten pounds to help with his board battles. I loved a couple of his great passes this game, the give and go on the Tanev goal was great. I think he's still getting used to the difference in playing with Bo and Jake, their style doesn't really mesh with Goldie's, he likes to cycle, which isn't Bo and Jakes's game right now. Goldie takes positions and expects the puck but it never comes.
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    [GDT] Flyers @ Nucks 7pm PST Sat Dec 15 2018

    I would be surprised if AV went to Philly. They're in a rebuild and that's not AV's cup of tea, being that he has a hard time trusting young players.
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    [GDT] Flyers @ Nucks 7pm PST Sat Dec 15 2018

    Sutter's value to this team has become obvious every time he misses stretches of time with injury. It's not just faceoffs and shut down, but he is also a leader in the room. With him in the game, this is a much better team. I wouldn't mind seeing Gaudette go to Utica for some seasoning. Give him a chance to play 17+ minutes a night in all aspects of the game, give him PK and PP1 time, help him get his offensive game going.
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    Seattle Expansion Draft - Who do the Canucks protect?

    I know everybody is hot for QH, but I hope he plays two more years in the NCAA before signing. It will allow him to grow and get bigger and stronger. That NCAA seasoning certainly didn't hurt Brock. That would also allow the team to protect another D.
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    [PGT] Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks | Dec. 06, 2018

    If Gaudette can improve his skating the way that Bo did, I think he could be as valuable as Kessler, great two-way player who can score and play shutdown. I think he has that type of talent.
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    [PGT] Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks | Dec. 01, 2018

    What I see are teams pressing EP's side and doing their best to take away his time and space and the one timer. Brock had a couple of chances but his timing is still a little off. Once Brock pots a couple from his side teams will have to pick their poison and won't be able to cheat to EP's side. Edler is back on PP1 because he's just better defensively than Hutton, as we saw against Vegas and the PP was working well before his injury. It takes time for players who have been out a few weeks to find their rhythm and gel again. Seems like one of the last PP goals the team scored came from Gagner. I know he's not popular on CDC but he's played okay since his return, certainly a lot better than Gaudette. Gagner was something of a power play specialist prior to his signing with Vancouver. Maybe Green is hoping he can find that form, or maybe this is a shot at pump and dump to see if they can pad his stats and find a trading partner. He was not close to the first call up thanks to the injuries. Before Gagner was recalled Gaudette, Gaunce, Archibald and Leipzig all come up from Utica. I'm surprised they recalled Gagner but Utica has been going through the same sort of injury problems as the Canucks and needed enough healthy bodies to fill out a roster. I was disappointed that Gauce didn't get a better look, I liked what I saw in the game plus that he played, but he was just coming off an injury in Utica and maybe he was still hurting or his conditioning was not up to par. At this point, can anybody doubt the value that Sutter brings to the team? This is two years in a row that the team was doing well with him playing and then nose dived shortly after he left with an injury.
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    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings | Nov. 24, 2018

    What I mean is that he is returning from a broken arm. How strong will the arm be? Will the break be able to handle the torque that comes with faceoffs.
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    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings | Nov. 24, 2018

    I wonder whether Beagle will be able to take faceoffs
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    [GDT] Canucks @ Kings Nov 24th 7PM

    Great job by Goldie starting that play by winning the board battle.
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    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks | Nov. 23, 2018

    I'm hoping that was sarcasm. Brock and Baer, a third of our top six, Sutter our top defensive center and PK specialist and Edler, our top defenseman are nothing? Man, EP40 is really struggling on the road against other teams top defenders. He's better at home when Travis can keep him away from the top checkers, but that line and EP in particular didn't look at all dangerous. This will be an unpopular take, but where did Jake go? He was getting accolades a few games ago for having matured and turned things around, and then this streak hits and he's been nowhere. That goes double for tonight. He sees himself as somebody who is hard to play against, then when the game gets nasty, he disappeared. He stopped hitting, no standing up for teammates who got boarded, nada. I thought he looked disinterested again like he did at times last year. Maybe he needs a game in the press box to recover his mojo. One other note, Gaudette needs to go down to Utica. He is currently out of his depth with the big club. I'm not sure what his job is right now, is he a defensive center? He certainly never looks the least bit dangerous. He needs to work on his skating and his offensive game and the NHL is not the place for that. I'm sorry I wasted my time watching this dog of a game, yeesh by far worst game of the year!
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    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Anaheim Ducks | Nov. 21, 2018

    We're in a holding pattern this year and as a franchise. We're waiting for OJ to show he's NHL ready, necause he was behind on his conditioning, he'll probably get a call at the halfway point. With him up and Edler healthy that will solve the Pouliot and Del Zotto problems. I'd really like to see Brisebois or Chatfield get a look but that's obviously not going to happen. As for the franchise, once Hughes and Rathbone get here in two or three more years this will be a totally different team. I understand why TG keeps giving Pouliot opportunities, he is reaching the make it or break it point in his career, and I know earlier this year I thought he looked great in a 5-6 role. He is the type of Dman we've been wanting, good skater, can jump up and move the puck. TG had him in the WHL where he was a star and a first round pick. Players mature at different rates and I think TG is hoping he can salvage Pouliot's career. Sadly it looks like he will never be better than a bottom pairing guy. But if you compare him with some of the plugs like Bartkowski we sent out there just three years ago, he'd have been a star on that team..
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    [Report] Canucks recall Reid Boucher, reassign Brendan Gaunce

    I've always hoped Gauce would grow into an NHL player, since we spent a first round pick on him, and I thought this time he showed some promise in his limited opportunities especially with face offs. I thought Travis would give him a good look and maybe get a chance to send Gaudette down to work in his game or move Granny back to the wing where he's more effective but I guess that wasn't in the cards. This move worries me a little in that Brock looks further away than I was hoping. They'll probably give Boucher a shot on PP1 on Brock's side and move Gagner to where Baer was playing.