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  1. Those were penalties a veteran should never make, particularly against a team like the Oilers. That must drive JB crazy. The Canucks were in that game but the penalties did them in.
  2. So they blew a 6-3 lead in the 3rd period when they had come back from a 2 goal deficit in the 1st period. This tells me that coaching told the team to play defense in the 3rd instead of continuing to play offense. This team has great goal tending but the D is very weak. Green seems to favour sitting on leads. The game was lost because of some D standing around puck watching. The best defense is strong offense but Canuck coaching has always stifled attacking minded players. When the oilers had Gretsky they got scored on but they overcame that by scoring lots of goals. The coach is still learning to coach in the big league, but he needs to let the team attack. I
  3. Have they honored Alex Burrows yet ? He was a key player for several yrs. He was a leader in many ways. Didn't he help slay the dragon ?
  4. Why did they not have Gaudette play in the OT. He was hot in that game. Most coaches reward hustle and play like that. It was a real let down in the OT after watching Canucks tie it up late in the period. The guys that can skate should be in the OT. I don't mean Tanev. OK they started Horvat to make sue they got the puck but Pettersen never got a chance and he is the best in alone on the goalie. He and Hughes are perfect for the 3 on 3. So the Canucks have some real talent, skaters, etc but the coaches are not at the same level.
  5. Some of the players know whats wrong. In the Chicago game Boeser was skating miles because he knows what is wrong. So does Pettersen.
  6. I don't think this team is as good or tough as the 1994 team or the 2011 team. It is better though than many of the other years, and great goal tending is a big reason. I think coaching might be a weakness the players can't overcome. As well there are some players still on the team that are getting huge money for poor performance. That is a management problem. Why did they sign Ferland who had just started to play better but had a history of concussions? Did they know about that or what? Anyhow the season start has been good but its early.
  7. Benn would probably be way better than Edler on the power play. I also don't like Edler "goaltending" as he often does, blocking our goalie's sight. The drop pass on power play was started because Canucks were having trouble gaining the blue line. I also think it was created for Edler to enable setting up the Power play
  8. Where was Pettersen last night on the 3 on 3 ? On the bench. Why, Pettersen is a master at deeking out the goalie. 3 on 3 gives him lots of space. He and Boeser should always play together. Actually Green should be asking Petey what he thinks. The Canucks are going to stiffle him or have him get hurt slammed into the boards or ice. The refs don't protect him like they protected Gretsky. Its a shame to see this type of coaching with players like Boeser, and Pettersen, and even Hughes. These guys have high hockey IQ and need to play their game. The coach needs to adapt and help them to achieve their potential, not restrict them or have them get injured playing his game.
  9. The power play was designed to facilitate using Edler, but there is no doubt the recent coaches tend to stifle talented young players. There used to be a philosophy in coaching rookies that they need to be brought along slowly. The problem is guys like Pettersen and Hughes have high hockey IQ and see the game better than most. They should not be sitting on the bench. Coaches never had Gretsky sitting during power plays. Sometimes NHL coaches overthink what is actually a simple game. There is plenty of talent on the Canucks now and hopefully management doesn't squander it. The best 5 players should always be on the "power play". Movement (skating) is what its all about.
  10. Well I was hoping for the rumor that Tryamkin wanted to come back would happen.
  11. I really liked the Pacific Colliseum, even the in last row of seats you felt close. Lately too the music they play is not that good for a hockey game.
  12. Next year the Canucks will have 3 small guys on D. Juolevi, Hughes, and Stetcher . Good skating small guys. Oh well .
  13. Team is too small . Edler and Tanev are over rated. Fans keep going to games so its not really a problem, right ?
  14. Green is just a mediocre coach. Markstrum has made Green look better than he is. I still don't know why Horvat has not been given the "C". Of course one thing Green has done is have his team work hard. He should fire his assistant power play coach though.
  15. Edler is ok sometimes but is very over rated. He consistantly gets caught playing goal tender and blocking his goaltenders view or just lost in the play. In the Vegus game recently he was on the ice for 3 of the 5 goals Canucks gave up. This team is not tough enough and management has let down the fans. Almost every game a player or 2 gets injured by dirty play from opponents. The team needs to get bigger and tougher. Soon Seattle teams will be pounding Canucks into the ice like the Golden Knights do.