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  1. 6 minutes ago, debluvscanucks said:

    Here, let me simplify for you as you're somehow confusing your own question:





    This here's getting closer.  So it DID slow down the game?  So why, ONLY, is it ok when it's for the other guys?  I'm asking for penalties against us to be called as well.  Simple. 


    Thanks for finally cutting to the chase.   But "somewhat"?   Twice in 4 minutes there were penalties/stoppages...I'm pretty sure that took away from things more than made them flow at a better pace.


    So because they assessed two on us they wanted to keep the flow and not slow the game down so they ignored calls that they should have made against the Wild?  Doesn't seem right.  If they opened with a bang and to set a tone, maintain that with consistency or don't bother at all.


    Love that people make excuses for the refs but, when asked to answer about them, really do struggle.  Over it.  Going to focus on the positive...which is different officials for tonight's game.  Woohoo!

    Can we skip the ref reviews already? In a series like this you get the calls you earn in the long run. Sure some of the calls/non-calls in game 1 were questionable but overall minny was better and earned the win, no question about that and I say that as an avid canuck fan being pissed off ever since the loss.


    Let's focus on the team, the great players we have and winning game 2 instead.

  2. EP > PLD by quite some margin. You don't trade an elite 1C unless you get equal value back and judging by the old motto of "the team that gets the best player in a trade wins it" that's not the case here. You can't sum up all parts in a trade and score it from total value, hockey's not as simple as that. If it was, please give me PLD *or* Jones for Stecher, Virtanen and Pearson instead ;-)

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  3. 8 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    If we lose again tonight, I wonder if Aquilini will call for a coaching change?  Is it too late?  

    It’s an interesting thought. My guess would be Green is replaced in the off-season if we miss the playoffs, but if for instance they see Gallant as a long term fit you can definitely make a case for it to happen now if we lose this one. Making the playoffs this year is a vital step. 

  4. 3 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    Did Loui play any shifts with Bo?  Yes.  That’s Loui in the top six, right?  It’s not the number of shifts, or minutes played.  It’s the message it sends to the rest of the team.  Jake plays great, and is demoted.  Loui plays terrible, and is prompted.  Guys want the best chance to win.  It’s pretty obvious our top young players are frustrated.  IMO they are losing confidence in their coach’s ability to make the tough decisions.  

    I would guess Jake wants his 24 shifts and 14 mins of ice time over LE 13 shifts and under 10 mins. The numbers also clearly indicates LE is out if Beagle returns before any more injuries. 

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  5. 2 minutes ago, 6string said:

    Toffoli reunited with Pearson on one line and a rusty Brock back with his linemates seems too obvious to me.


    Well at least Loui to this hour has been removed from the top six.






    Getting really tired of the LE top six argument, he had the least ice time of any player last game even though he played PK. (Not pointing your post our, just a recurring theme...)

  6. 4 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

    I don't think we win trying to match a defensive game vs Trots. I'd like to see Zack in and sit Loui tonight. NYI has a few big bodies and i'd like to see Zack throw his weight around. 

    I think Motte is in if healthy. Pretty sure Jake is on the 3rd line. I do think Green wants the 4th as a strictly defensive line so my money would be on Mac sitting and LE slotting in there. 

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  7. 6 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

    not sure its that big of a deal, I suspect Brock isn't going to see a ton of minutes tonight. I do think him being on PP2 might turn out to be a great idea, he should get more chances facing other teams 2nd PK units, so that might be a way of generating some more offence. 



    Agree on this. Pp2 also have more of a shoot first mentality which might suit Brock better. 

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  8. 5 minutes ago, Fred65 said:

    If he's released by his KHL team they loose his rights as I understand, not good management considering he's not a guaranteed NHL player. They would want him back in the KHL 

    They will lose his rights anyway April 30 as I understand it. Refusing to release him probably is not a good move then if they want him back in the future. 

    one thing not mentioned is that Nik’s probably a bit down after being eliminated from the playoffs, so could be a few days before he’s mentally ready to make a decision for this season if he hasn’t already. He could also be banged up etc which could play a part in his decision. 

    That said - can’t wait to see him rag doll opponents again...

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  9. 1 minute ago, Alflives said:

    Agreed.  When reporters become puppets for GMs and Agents to spread their propaganda, they become simply writers.  They lose credibility for sure.  Still like Dhaliwal though.  

    I will definitely forgive him if he's wrong on this one though - that would mean Big Nik is coming!

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  10. 2 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    One (the Edler deal) is supposition.  The Tryamkin issue is contract rules.  

    True. Just wanted to answer poster with an example of why many seem to feel Dhaliwals credibility has fallen, myself included. In the Edler case he was either being played by the agent or just reporting misc speculations that all turned out to be far from the truth. Not a good look, anyway you see it.


    I don't know that he's been wrong in any more factual matters, so I agree there's a difference, but at least for me I no longer trust that he knows what he's tweeting about and that he's not just repeating what some other source has told him.

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  11. 9 hours ago, cuporbust said:

    Exactly. More like 12 minutes a game .

    12 mins would rank #7 among forwards for ice time in the Canucks last game. If before the season someone would have asked me if I would be happy with pod getting that kind of ice in the khl playoffs this season I would have answered that it would be great. And it is. 

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