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  1. nothing wrong with this hunger contract it makes camp more competitive and if he needs to be sent down, so be it. Not really a big deal for us fans especially since we have the cap space... maybe a bigger deal to a rookie prospect who's trying to make the team. hopefully it makes the kids hungrier
  2. Great shot, dirty hands in tight and general skills. If he can ride his momentum from playing in Arizona we've got a steal on our hands. The way he can hammer the puck and get in position for one timers makes you think about the potential hurt he could bring with the Sedins on powerplay. A BIG if, but If he pans out, I could see a 3rd line of Eriksson-Burmistrov-Rodin/Goldobin/Boeser being a handful for the opponent. Yes, that means Sutter on the 4th line with Dorsett and Virtanen/Gaunce. Better find those balls and grit, Brandon.
  3. Any defenseman who can take down Brown, Neil and Kovalchuk is a welcome addition to this team's backend IMO. Can't be worse than Sbisa.
  4. I like the Gagner signing. Baer-Horvat-Gagner could potentially be a very strong line: - Baer and Gagner are both wizards with the puck and Horvat's mitts are pretty soft as well - Gagner adds RH shot to the line - Nobody on that line is afraid to go to the dirty areas - All three are smart in the offensive zone - Other team's D pairings focus on this line which relieves pressure off the Sedins Additionally, we finally get someone who can make goalies look silly in the shootout. Gagner's not exactly durable either so I guess if you're any one of the prospects waiting to play in the top six, that's good news.
  5. Everybody's saying where were the Canucks on this deal but in reality if the Canucks got him people would all be saying "great, another soft Swede"
  6. I remember wanting this guy since Edmonton drafted him and he said his favourite player growing up was Bure. Would be interesting to see the Canucks take a swing at him for sure but I wouldn't be up in arms if they didn't.
  8. You said it yourself though. Who was he given from Gillis' picks to develop exactly? Green took over a Utica team that depended mainly on non-Canuck draft picks to score and even then, they were career AHL'ers. It's not in Green's power to sign players either so what's he supposed to do? Baertschi's gone on record to say playing under Green in Utica was what revived the joy of playing the game for him and for all we know Green may have given Virtanen the fire he needed. I'm not going to say he deserves credit for developing Baer and Virt but he does deserve a lot of credit for helping these two get back on track. As for what to expect, I'd say you're pretty bang on there.
  9. Some good insights in this interview, was interesting to hear how Green was basically all types of players. I'm really curious as to why Ferraro called Green an "innovative" coach though. I guess I'm more curious as to what kind of style he will bring given what he has. I strongly believe the Sedins still have fight left in the tank; playing under the defense first structure this year and playing with Megna/Chaput did not do them any favours.. I do remember this Baertschi quote when he first went to Utica: I think there was also a quote about him saying how playing for Green made hockey fun for him again. So there's that. Will be an interesting year for sure.
  10. I'm really just using Crawford for the sake of comparison. The argument that claims winning games = excitement sounds like the NHL's argument that said "more goals = more exciting" when really it's the events that lead up to the goal or how the goal was scored. Simply put: a goal that Bure scores vs a goal that Megna scores does not generate the same level of excitement. That being said, there's an important balance there as well because obviously you don't want to sacrifice a win for the sake of exciting hockey. Also, the Canucks played defence-first hockey all year which involved forwards coming back down as far as the hash marks to help the defence and they still got lit up. Where does the idea that defence is their strength come from? The Canucks as of now have the tools to be somewhat successful offensively, they just need to be utilized properly. There were also so many times this season where if the defenseman just pinched, they would've kept the puck in and helped generate some offense but 95% of the time they'd retreat and the opposing team got a scoring chance. Horvat, Baertschi, D. Sedin, Granlund are all capable of scoring 20 goals but if you suffocate them in a defensive system that doesn't work and only tires them out, how well do you really expect them to do?
  11. How do we know his own system is going to be successful if he hasn't even been able to employ it in the AHL? If Green was indeed following Willie's system, you can bet money the Cashquilinis are taking my question into consideration when looking at Green. At the end of the day, their goal is to make the Canucks a profitable business again. If hiring someone like Crawford who has shown he can coach an exciting brand of hockey can give them a better shot at that than someone like Green, why wouldn't they? Sure, maybe there is in fact truth to their claim that they're "fans first" but just look at the way they're treating season ticket holders and the fan base here. It screams business first.
  12. A big complaint around here is the on ice product doesn't match the price of the tickets. If that's the case, and Green's style is similar to WD's, why would we want him? Everybody on here knows how boring this team was to watch this year. We all know one of the only draws to watch a game was to check out the revolving door of young guns playing and it's been like that since day one: - What's going to happen to Horvat, why is he starting on the 4th line? - Everybody wanted to see what Stecher and Tryamkin were about - How will Baertschi do on his new show-me contract? - What's Granlund really about? - What's a healthy Sutter like? - Boeser, Goldobin, Boucher etc and so on and so forth Crawford who's known for coaching a more upbeat style of play, has won in the NHL and has experience with coaching a Canucks team in transition sounds a lot more appealing to me. Don't even get me started on Darryl Sutter. We don't need to see Brandon Sutter getting PP1 time anymore. That's done. Please.
  13. Someone punch Farhan in the head
  14. it's implied for crying out loud... you don't dream to have a playoff run to lose