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  1. Sounds about right, as I think we all agree on who's going save for a handful on the bubble. Have to remember that there are still players yet to play in their second game. Bo and Granlund in particular were much better last night, and we've yet to see what Pouliot, Juolevi and Gaudette bring in their follow-ups, especially with better teammates. Hutton's shown so far he can be a decent bottom-4 guy, and although the team surely likes MDZ for the physical play, if it came down to it they'd likely keep Ben and should be able to get a mid-pick for MDZ. Likewise for Gagner, especially if we retain salary. Motte's earned a roster spot, but as SID said if things get dicey he's one of the easier options to send down until things get worked out. Likewise Juolevi and Gaudette of course, but I'm still counting on AG earning a spot in the upcoming games. Edler will likely head back to PP1 but we desperately need another dman on PP2 -- door's wide open for Stecher and Pouliot, if not Juolevi should he really bring it. Hard to make decisions like this after only a handful of meaningless games when assets can be lost, so they are not going to throw guys on waivers haphazardly, and might just do whatever wrangling they can to keep Goldy and Pouliot around until they get a better and longer look.
  2. [Waivers] 25 players - Sept. 21, 2018

    Hey, your sig changed. Shouldn't it be a "one-two-three" punch now? Maybe four with Mittelstadt?
  3. [Waivers] 25 players - Sept. 21, 2018

    Counting down to CDC Waivers Pokemon in 5... 4... 3...
  4. Adam Gaudette | #88 | C

    Even Bo was rusty in his first game, then look at last night. Gaudette's likely going to be a final cut decision and will get into at least a couple more games before they decide.
  5. Loui Eriksson | #21 | LW/RW

    There'd be trade interest, just won't be much return value. Someone will take a chance on a guy who scored 30 just two seasons ago and plays a solid 2-way game.
  6. [Official] 2018 Training Camp Thread

    Expected Chatfield to go before Brisebois.
  7. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Yes, 'cuz Willie was meaner when he said it.
  8. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    He's going to make no shortage of plays to guys with open nets to shoot at. As for the PP, could easily see him getting 30-40 points on it alone this year. He doesn't even know his teammates yet and once he does and gets comfortable in the league he's going to be able to get more creative and start really making things happen, which will then open up lanes for his shot.
  9. That "on your knees, make yourself small, and shimmy over the ice" style drives me crazy. The whole time I'm watching the puck being cycled I'm thinking, "Get UP! Get UP! You're going to get cross-iced or roofed." Seems it may not be restricted to the Canucks, as I've seen other teams' goalies do the same thing, always down and playing on their knees as soon as the puck enters the zone and especially when it's around the net. Perhaps the days of John Garrett stand-up goaltending are over but it just doesn't seem effective, not only because you can't get anywhere near the same quickness of reaction and push-off when you're not on your skates, but because it completely opens the top of the net no matter how big you are. Shooters are simply too good now and can easily snipe top-ched with regularity. Really hoping we're just seeing vestiges of the past and that Clark gets them back up on their feet.
  10. Hutton did many things just fine, but this is more just a matter of basic skill -- he cannot make the passes needed on the PP, at least not with the needed consistency. I'm expecting that we'll see others audition in that spot the rest of the way, primarily Juolevi and Stecher, with some Edler mixed in so we can see the potential of what we have there.
  11. Not sure how you figured that. On one sequence alone, he flubbed passes to both Boeser and Pettersson. They were open and set for one-timers but the pucks weren't delivered anywhere near their tape, and it's not like he was under pressure. He didn't set up any scoring chances or initiate any plays, just acted as a relay. Maybe it can still develop, but he's just not an effective pointman.
  12. Then there's "Oiler-fan Karen" on the TSN morning show. She only comes across as reasonable because she's opposite Pratt, who would make anyone sound intelligent. Not sure what credentials they have, but it seems none more than any casual fan. Don't recall ever hearing any original insight or analysis from them.
  13. Remember it was his first game, and how Horvat looked in his first versus tonight. Takes a game or two to shake off the rust.
  14. Mira: "What do you do to get better at face-offs?" EP: "What do you think?"