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  1. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers | Oct. 13, 2018

    Hopefully not like the way Naslund/Bertuzzi incident. That's why it should've been dealt with immediately. That was the most important POINT not the lousy 2 points...
  2. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    Bob Boughner I'm really pissed that no one went after Matheson. If there was a time to send a message to the league that Pettersson is to be respected it was last night. Sure we got the win (wippy) but in my eyes we lose in the end if this kid is lost for any amount of time & isn't fully protected all the time. IF Pettersson isn't worth this than who is??? Atleast McDavid had Maroon & Lucic by his side for his start to his NHL career. If a little puke like Matheson can do this with no retribution than what's the Clutterbucks of the world going to do next? One thing it wasn’t? Preventable. At least, not by any of the players on the ice, other than Matheson. If the league wants to protect it’s star players and prevent plays like this from happening in the future, they may decide to dole out supplemental discipline. Retribution and deterrence are the job of the Player Safety department, not the players themselves. Travis Green was correct in his assessment after the game: Still, that may be a bitter pill for fans of this team to swallow given how much emphasis this team has placed on things like grit and toughness, often at the expense of other more important elements of the game. The rationale behind so many of the decisions made over the past year, from the free agency signings to the Gudbranson extension, was that Elias Pettersson needed to be surrounded by players who could insulate him, protect him, and teach him how to be an NHLer. So far, over his brief career, he’s already proven he has much more to teach most of this roster about being a pro than they have to teach him. For all the talk of needing insulation, he’s been the team’s most consistent player, most dedicated backchecker, and among their best forwards defensively. The only thing he hasn’t been is immune to the type of unfortunate (or malicious, depending on who you ask) play we saw last night; and astonishingly, icing a couple of players who are ostensibly willing to get their hands dirty did nothing to prevent. Some people are going to take away the wrong lesson from what happened. They’ll say the team is too soft, that it needs to get tougher. The truth is, the team has spent far too much time and money chasing players who could dish out hits and throw hands, all in service of finishing with the league’s worst record over the past three seasons. What the lesson should be is that any attempt to protect your star players from injury outside of increased investment in the sports science department is futile. The argument in favour of icing an enforcer is an inherently reactionary one. Your designated knuckle-chucker fights an opposing player after a questionable hit so he’ll think twice before doing so next time; but the hit has already occurred, there’s no preventing it. Sometimes your best players are going to get hurt. Sometimes they’ll even get hurt because of a dirty play. There’s no avoiding that reality. What you can do is invest in players who are capable of stepping into an offensive role in the absence of that player. The Canucks have made no such investments. Instead, they’ve invested in players who were supposed to keep this from happening, or at the very least answer the bell when it did. Those players failed to deliver. That would be fine if the organization had decided it was above those type of extracurricular activities, but their actions have indicated for years now that that isn’t the case. So that leaves just one question: If the so-called “tough” players on this roster aren’t being paid to prevent this from happening, and aren’t being paid to respond when it does, what are they being paid to do?
  3. Like you said no one hits 100% at the draft table but Jimbo & Co. have given us our best & most intriguing prospect pool I ever remember having. Plus the acquisitions of Baertschi, MacEwan, Chatfield, Goldoblin, Dahlen, etc. Future is setting up nicely. DRAFTING under JB- 2014 Draft[edit] Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Reg GP Pl GP Notes 1 6 Jake Virtanen Canada RW Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 138 0 1 24 Jared McCann Canada C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 69 0 2 36 Thatcher Demko United States G Boston College (NCAA D1) 1 0 3 66 Nikita Tryamkin Russia D Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL) 79 0 5 146 Gustav Forsling Sweden D Linkopings HC (SHL) 0 0 6 156 Kyle Pettit Canada C Erie Otters (OHL) 0 0 7 186 Mackenze Stewart Canada D Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 0 0 2015 Draft[edit] Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Reg GP Pl GP Notes 1 23 Brock Boeser United States RW Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) 71 0 3 66 Guillaume Brisebois Canada D Acadie–Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) 0 0 4 114 Dmitri Zhukenov Russia C Avangard Omsk 2 (Russia Jr.) 0 0 5 144 Carl Neill Canada D Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL) 0 0 5 149 Adam Gaudette United States C Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL) 5 0 6 174 Lukas Jasek Czech Republic RW HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech Extraliga) 0 0 7 210 Tate Olson Canada D Prince George Cougars (WHL) 0 0 2016 Draft[edit] Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Reg GP Pl GP Notes 1 5 Olli Juolevi Finland D London Knights (OHL) 0 0 3 64 William Lockwood United States RW U.S. NTDP (USHL) 0 0 5 140 Cole Candella Canada D Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) 0 0 6 154 Jakob Stukel Canada LW Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 0 0 7 184 Rodrigo Abols Latvia C Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 0 0 7 194 Brett McKenzie Canada C/LW North Bay Battalion (OHL) 0 0 2017 Draft[edit] Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Reg GP Pl GP Notes 1 5 Elias Pettersson Sweden C Timra IK (HockeyAllsvenskan) 4 7 pts. 2 33 Kole Lind Canada RW Kelowna Rockets (WHL) 0 0 2 55 Jonah Gadjovich Canada LW Owen Sound Attack (OHL) 0 0 3 64 Michael DiPietro Canada G Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 0 0 4 95 Jack Rathbone United States D Harvard University (NCAA) 0 0 5 135 Kristoffer Gunnarsson Sweden D Frolunda HC (SHL) 0 0 6 181 Petrus Palmu Finland LW/RW Owen Sound Attack (OHL) 0 0 7 188 Matthew Brassard Canada D Oshawa Generals (OHL) 0 0 2018 Draft[edit] Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Reg GP Pl GP Notes 1 7 Quinn Hughes United States D University of Michigan (NCAA) 0 0 2 37 Jett Woo Canada D Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) 0 0 3 68 Tyler Madden United States C Northeastern University (NCAA) 0 0 5 130 Toni Utunen Finland D Tappara (Liiga) 0 0 6 186 Artyom Manukyan Russia F Avangard Omsk (Russia) 0 0 7 192 Matthew Thiessen Canada G Steinbach Pistons (CJHL) 0 0
  4. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    This KID will lead our team in points this year... BEST player in draft. EP40>>>Nico All day long. From today to Infiniti...
  5. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    You know Patrick finished the last 25 games with 17 points. Far from bust material from a 19 year old rookie. EP40 >>> NP all day long, but NP is not a bust...
  6. Boom!!!
  7. Looks like we gonna be a TOUGH team to play against at least...
  8. PREDICT THE SCORE CONTEST: Canucks vs Calgary Flames October 3rd 2018

    4-2 Flames Boeser
  9. Waivers: who gets claimed?

    CANUCKSARMY.COM Canucks place Reid Boucher and Ashton Sautner on waivers It was reported by Renaud Lavoie from TVA Sports that the Canucks have placed forward Reid Boucher and Ashton Sautner on waivers today. It was reported yesterday that the Canucks would be placing B…
  10. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    Kane, Gudreau, St.Louis, McDavid, Marner, Datsyuk, Yzerman, Sakic, Ronning, Barzal, etc., etc... All these players have had guys trying to hit them at every level they played. Not as easy as one would think to catch an Elite player with there head down. Pettersson will be just fine... I've been comparing him to Datsyuk the 1st time I seen video of this whiz kid.
  11. Should the Canucks Go After Panarin?

    Kane Makes $7 000 000 MILLION. That's $583 333.33 per Month - U.S.A. dollars Karlsson will be signed for (at least) $10 000 000 MILLION. $833 333.33 per Month - U.S.A. dollars Cost of living NON ISSUE...
  12. Olli Juolevi | D

    Why is this TOPIC so quiet?
  13. GDT - 2018 Canucks' Young Stars Tournament

    Just WOW!!! Our Future is VERY BRIGHT peoples... Time to make room JB.
  14. Kole Lind | RW 1st LINE Tonight: Dahlen Pettersson Lind