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  1. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    And he's an intelligent person as well, so I wouldn't say either. Of course, it takes more than that to have the skillset to be an excellent NHL coach, but no sense speaking out of school about him at this point.
  2. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Never say never, of course. Knock on wood nothing bad happens but if he has a poor camp, picks up an injury he might need a conditioning stint to return from, etc. that might see him play games in Utica. The point that he's likely on the NHL roster is fair though.
  3. One two three... not it!
  4. Zack MacEwen | C/RW

    And like I said, it remains to be seen if he'll be able to do that at the next level. Grenier was a top player for the Comets for a number of seasons. He got tried with the Sedins in a preseason game. He had size and skill enough to do the dirty work and finish with a goal, something he did often enough in the AHL Will MacEwen be the same, or will he be better? That's the question we're waiting to find out.
  5. Brock Boeser | #6 | RW

    That reminds me, all the talk about Pettersson and whether or not he plays center and if he does we'll have to remember this guy could be playing on his line. Even though Boeser is not a center, he's a very capable face-off guy and he could help take pressure off on draws at times. Of course, Boeser could continue to stick with Horvat, but it'll sure be interesting to watch and find out.
  6. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    Meh, it's a secondary development option. It's not that far off of hiring sleep doctors and all that to try and gain an advantage. Every team has prospects that either have a rough start in the AHL, or aren't really good enough coming out of junior or from overseas to fit in a crowded AHL lineup. There will be some gems that get turned up, but it's still a longshot league, even more than the AHL.
  7. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    You can say a few things about Desjardins, I don't think his massive ego is one of them.
  8. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    That's the tough call this year. Pettersson and Hughes will make the decision on them easy either way, but Goldobin and Leipsic have slotted in beside Horvat to finish the year at times and shown some good signs. It's probably too much to ask - even with how good Horvat and Boeser can be both physically and mentally - to see one of them on that top line. I know they could use Pettersson at center to start, but I think they do give Sutter an opportunity to start. Maybe that's just for a month or so to start the season, but I'm not as high on your other option to use Gagner as his center if they're also pairing Baertschi on that line. Maybe they do go with a Baer-Pettersson pairing, but then I'd see one of Virtanen, Eriksson or maybe Granlund there. In the end, it's good to have options and us wondering how it'll turn out. Maybe it could be a little nicer to have a little more promise to the season, but it'll have lots to watch even if we aren't winning a lot of games.
  9. Zack MacEwen | C/RW

    This is the same type of thing that was said about Grenier. I agree he has room to improve his game and will, but the question is will he become a good player in Utica only or will he be able to translate success into the NHL.
  10. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    They traded him to get something else, and their team was worse the next year for it. That and the rumours of Tallon wanting him back (as he wasn't making the decisions when Guddy was traded) are more than enough to refute your opinion. Tryamkin did play well when he was here. He was built up into that role after arriving at camp not in good enough shape and slowly given more minutes and responsibility as the season wore on. Even if Tryamkin had a dislike for Desjardins, he knew before leaving back for Russia that Desjardins would be gone and there would be a new coach. Secondly, there are plenty of places to complete one's education, so that's just another excuse. They wanted to go back for whatever reason and they did. Maybe a few things here factored into it, but I don't think anything to do with the Canucks or Vancouver was the main or even deciding factor. How do you know there aren't teams interested in trading for Tanev and Gudbranson? Certainly for Tanev, the cost to do so wouldn't be insignificant, and I'm sure Benning isn't going to give Gudbranson away. It's not like someone is just going to hand us an overpayment to make it happen. But to use your same argument, if Tryamkin is so good and the only reason(s) he left were because of how the Canucks treated him and that his wife wanted to finish her education, why wouldn't other teams be lining up to trade for him? Surely they'd be happy to let him play another year in the KHL and then come back to play for whoever offers up the best deal, because he's said a number of times he wants to play in the NHL again. But it's CDC, where people treat our own players terribly when they aren't what they expected, and pump up the potential of players we don't have in the lineup. I mean, you start by saying Guddy isn't established because he's oft injured, then you finish by saying the Canucks in general haven't been able to stay healthy and go on to talk about their schedule as a big reason. Which is it?
  11. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Screw that. And I don't click on links but can see it's not actually a gofundme page. I'll save my money and wait for his contract to run out.
  12. Romantic Love - fate or choice?

    Look at it logically, to have one soul mate - a destiny - and think there's any kind of chance that that one person would live near you let alone run into you is astronomical. Even if you want to limit that to someone who would share the same social and moral values as you that's still a massive pool of people across a large portion of the world. Not to be a buzzkill either, as I feel love can be found with lots of people. Think of it as friends. You have some friends you hang out with who like certain things. Maybe you go play or watch sports with one group, and another group you check out new places to eat. Each friend brings something different to the table but they're still your friend. Apply that to love and we all know we've found lots of people attractive just to look at them, and it's logical to think that you could also love something about that person significantly enough to be in love. It's probably narrowed down a little from there due to practicality and mutual interest, but that's still a far greater chance than a one true love. And I don't agree with your last statement, Mattias. the problems we're seeing now with divorce rates and breakups is that people aren't honest with each other (and themselves) and really end up failing to communicate. Marriage in particular was for the longest time more about an arrangement than anything to do with love. It's still happens in many countries where other people decide who someone will marry, and since the time of people becoming farmers, land ownership and being able to hand down possessions like land became more important and marriage was necessary to create a bloodline of heirs. That's a whole other conversation on how monogamy became the norm (promoted by the church for the above reason, not because it was 'better') instead of non-monogamy in many societies, but the point is people fall into that idea and think they need a relationship and the white picket fence ideal to be happy and successful adults. Instead, relationships are more driven by love than ever and people don't continue to work on these things. You can have many loves in your life, of varying degrees. Some will be intense but short, others smouldering but long lasting, and some will be only in passing. Be open to any opportunity to find love when it comes, and then you can find out if you need to actually do anything about it. https://www.carsieblanton.com/blog/post/82149148832/casual-love More at the link, but that's a philosophy I live my life by, and it's worth a read.
  13. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    His cap hit would be reduced by about $1M (it's just a bit over that actually) and it's not our money so it doesn't matter what he's paid. That said, they'd certainly try and move him unless he's an utter disappointment/no one will take him.
  14. Quinn Hughes | D

    Yeah, but you're preaching to the choir for the most part of posters who understand the Canucks won't rush him just to sell tickets and don't think he's the next coming of Bobby Orr. You'll never convince the people who actually do think those two things. It's one thing to debate with someone who's overly pessimistic, but another to try and bring the fanboys back to Earth.
  15. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    There's lots to like in his game. He hasn't quite turned it up to domination mode with results at this level yet but you can see it's coming. It would be great it we could put it all together while he's here and affordable.