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darkpoet last won the day on December 19 2017

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  1. Thanks for that. He definitely has NHL skill. I don't think anyone can argue that. Good to hear that he's had to deal with some of that stuff over there, because it's only going to happen more here. BTW (and this goes out to anyone reading), does anyone know the rink dimensions of Vida Arena? (Vaxjo home) I've read that some of the rinks in Finland, for example, are a kind of hybrid nhl/olympic size... so was wondering about that. Doesn't seem like rink size is standardized like it is here, so the whole "getting used to playing on a smaller surface" may be somewhat overstated
  2. Obviously, you don't stall things because of it. Just pointing out it's a fairly significant issue. Even the last few games you saw it. Marky got slashed in the face a few times. Boeser gets pushed head-first into the boards.... there's no response because there are no responders. I said in another thread you can measure how good your team is, by how much its hated. Right now, everyone loves (playing) the Canucks.
  3. I think we have Tryamkin's rights for another 2 years (?) Out of MacEwen Brassard and Gunnarsson, I think MacEwen's the only guy who might have a shot in the near future. The other 2 are old enough to join Utica next season but you rarely see a guy projected to be a 3rd or 4th liner make the jump directly t the NHL... and I'm seriously worried about some of the talent this team could have on it next year - with zero protection. I wanna see Pettersson (and some of the others) on this team as much as many of you do... but who's going to step up when Marchand torpedoes the kid Sami-Salo style???
  4. My bad. Definitely, Zack is a guy I hope we can groom into a pounder down the middle on the 4th line. Is there anyone else?
  5. hahaha refreshing like cold beer on hot day
  6. It's one thing to withstand the day-day physical rigors of the NHL, and totally another to have to deal with guys cheap shooting you at will. My worry isn't so much that he isn't strong enough, it's that our team isn't tough enough to protect any of these star spangled kids. You either have to have one really tough top-tier MF on your team, or you have to do it by committee. The Canucks have neither. I love all the skill being stockpiled but we need some muscle in the pipe too. Other than maybe Gadjovich, I don't see anyone.
  7. So, this happened today.... and he did it in 13 less games
  8. ...with Tavares in the middle and only Pettersson would be on an off wing Boeser is a right shot on the right side. Pettersson is a Left shot but plays RW/C But a legit #1C feeding BOTH those guys on a top PP each on their one-timer side? could be good. could be real gud. lol
  9. fresh clip hot off the press of his 2 points today looks like they have him on the right side on the power play for the 1-timer
  10. This is a LONGGGGG thread so I apologize if this has been posted in the past. An interview with Pettersson in July: https://www.nordicbet.com/en/blog/sport/ice-hockey/meet-canucks-1st-pick-elias-pettersson/
  11. What's more, he's 2nd in the entire SHL in PPG with 1.2 Only Joakin Lindstrom averages more, barely, at 1.25 PPG Also, the average age of the 6 guys ahead of him (overall), is 30. Pettersson doesn't turn 20 until next November. I know he's skronny, but that is seriously impressive. There's an extra 15' side to side in those rinks but he's playing against grown men. If he can do that there now, I don't see any reason why he can't do it here. Top 25 points Leaders for SweHL Name Team GP G A Pts PIM Joakim Lindstrom Skelleftea AIK 35 13 31 44 55 Ryan Lasch Frolunda HC 38 12 31 43 10 Par Lindholm Skelleftea AIK 38 16 26 42 22 Johan Ryno Farjestads BK Karlstad 39 9 33 42 24 Aaron Palushaj Brynas IF Gavle 37 14 23 37 32 Oscar Moller Skelleftea AIK 38 16 20 36 6 Elias Pettersson Vaxjo HC 30 12 24 36 14 Dick Axelsson Farjestads BK Karlstad 39 16 20 36 36 Michael Lindqvist Farjestads BK Karlstad 32 20 14 34 22 Victor Olofsson Frolunda HC 36 21 12 33 4
  12. I'll suggest pinning this, if someone releases the "Burrows do we really need him" thread
  13. I made another one for you guys. Another classic! .... 5 seconds left in game 7 vs. Flames in 2004 WCQF and Cooke scores... Use it at will
  14. I've got some even better news for you. He's a +2 and on pace for 32 points. There is not a single defenceman playing for Pittsburgh right now who is a + player, and only Olli Maatta is on pace to match Derek's point total - barely (pacing at 36) Derek is quickly becoming our 2nd most valuable Dman, behind Tanev. When Guddy gets healthy things are going to get interesting because not only is Pouliot leading our defence in scoring, only Tanev and Hutton have a better +/-. (+11 and +4 respectively) NO WAY does he come out of the lineup. So one of our guys is on the block. I'm betting on either Hutton or Guddy. Since Guddy brings a physical aspect we're seriously lacking back there, I'm going with Hutton, because Derek is trending consistently upward as his confidence grows. Don't forget he was an 8th overall pick. He never realized that in Pittsbugh, but it's starting to show now, and he's still only 23, actually a year and a half younger than Hutton. Any way you look at it:
  15. Juolevi has 13 points in 16 games and is a +7 for TPS so far this year. Only one defenceman has scored more for them (17 points) but has also played 10 more games. Olli turns 20 in May so next season if he still can't crack the Canucks he's eligible to play in Utica.