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  1. Jonah Gadjovich | LW

    Watching those highlights looks like he has amazing hand eye coordination.....Really reminds me of Holstrom (sp?)....he made a living in front of the net. Hopefully JG can do the same for us. Definitely complimentary to the skill players we have/drafted recently.
  2. Honestly I am not sure why everyone is debating some point the rebuild will happen whether management wants it or not....The Sedans will retire or even worse show their age in which there won't be any options. FA won't work because there are no Top line C's or Top pair D's available anymore. Our young core will be decent but will not finish anywhere near the playoffs. In my opinion let's try for the playoffs while the Sedins are around...when they retire the rebuild will start....anyways the next couple of drafts look like the Hall, RNH, & Yak level drafts so don't care for those 1st overall anyways.
  3. Markus Granlund Talk

    So confused by this trade....its not that I think the value isn't equal its just why the timing. I would rather have taken the risk to see what Shinkaruk would have become then get Granlund for right now, when you don't really need him. He isn't going to help you make the playoffs. You have Vey, Cracknell and McCann that can play behind Bo & Hank for the rest of the year. Even if there are injuries just call up from players from AHL. This actually harm us in getting in a higher draft pick. Also don't understand how Granlund helps us next year. We have Hank, Bo, Sutter and McCann. If you want Sutter to play RW what we actually need then is a 4th line C that is great at face-offs, at PK and preferably is RHD....complete opposite of Granlund. I have a feeling there has to be another trade coming to move a C. My guess is McCann involved in either Drouin trade or for a good young D. If this is it to the trade I don't like it at all. Hopefully there is more coming.
  4. I had no idea who he was before the TPG but he just kept impressing me the whole. Really reminds me of a right handed Duncan Keith. His outlet passes out of the D zone were just on point. Hitting guys right in stride. I really hope we pick him with our 2nd. FYI didn't know but he was 2nd or 3rd overall pick in the QMJHL draft. So seems like he has good history at least. Though so did Yann Sauve so prob means nothing.
  5. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    The biggest thing I have noticed about JV is that he is continually moving his feet and handling the puck more....the previous games I just felt he was too cautious in the offensive zone....backing out too quickly as not to get caught and I think that might have looked like he has low hockey IQ. I think after WJC he has decided to just play his game...i.e. Handle puck, make moves & plays in the O-zone and try to hit open areas then skate back hard for D.....I just hope he continues this trend and puts together solid 2nd half of the season.
  6. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    If Benning allows him to be on the Nucks after this WJC it just goes to show he is playing favourites.......Jake did nothing to prove he belonged on the team at the start of the season and he has done nothing to prove he can stay. If GMJB really preaches roster spots based on play then he actually needs to show it........Virtanen is not ready.....he really needs to be back in Junior to continue to develop and maybe AHL next year if he is not ready
  7. Lukas Jasek | RW

    I don't think he played actually. When they showed Chezch lineup his name wasn't there so don't think they dressed him.
  8. Jared McCann Talk

    Glad someone sees similar to what I saw. He reminds me a lot of Raymond, even the bent forward skating style is similar, and that's not a good thing. Jared looks fast like Raymond but I just don't see that separation speed from defenders. There stick handling is similar, i.e. good when no one is around but coughing it up as soon as they get closer to a defender. I hope I am wrong but I don't see McCann as that 1C or 2C point producer that other people see. I think he will definitely carve out a good 3C career. But then again I thought Bo Horvat wouldn't score much in the NHL and he proved me wrong this year
  9. Bo Horvat Talk

    Not sure if anyone saw this one defensive play he made in the 3rd I believe. Our LD stepped up outside our blue line on the wall and the puck and a sharks player got past him....As he entered our zone, and there was potential for a 2 on one....Bo came out of nowhere rubbed out the sharks player along the wall...took the puck away did a quick stick handle to avoid another sharks player pressuring him and smoothly chipped the put to Dorseet at the Left wall to start the break out. It was a beauty of a defensive play. I don't understand people saying he is not ready. To me he is a stud on defensive, as long as his face-off percentage continue. People are concerned about his offensive play but I am not sure what you want from me except create chances, and by my calculations he has had atlas 2/3 per game. I would be more concerned if he wasn't creating chances and was unable to even handle the puck in the offensive zone, which is not the case. He is playing limited 4th line minutes with Hansen and Dorsett and his line is creating chances regularly while being a less of a defensive liability. He has been sheltered but I don't think he needs to be.
  10. [OFFICIAL] Canucks Injury Thread

    Frack this is just great....this season is such a wash. Blaming this season on Torts he has bad juju
  11. 6th Pick: 2014 NHL Entry Draft

    We need someone like Ehlers in our system....We have too many prospects that are average to below average skaters....Gaunce, Horvat, Shink (more shifty then fast) and Jensen ( a little above avg but not elite speed). I want a prospect that's going to get you out of your seat and Ehlers provides that......Also in some sites I have seen him listed at 5'11 and 175....Still small but he can put on Nyquist, Zetterberg and Datsyuk or even Kane...enough that he can play. If Ehlers is gone then Virtanen will do but I wouldn't want to take Ritche.....big guys with skating problems always look good in junior but unless they improve their speed vastly it will be hard to dominate in the big leagues...see Bernier, Cheechoo, even Kassian for now.
  12. Nicklas Jensen Talk

    I couldn't agree more. I think we sign Santo it should be for the 3rd line and it should be to replace Hansen. He provides as much speed and tenacity as Hansen but he has better scoring ability which can be useful if he has to fill in for 2nd line duty. Hansen is a great 3rd liner but he is absolutely useless as a 2nd liner. For next year I would like to see 3rd line of. I would keep Matthias as a winger because I don't think he is ever going to improve on his face-off skills. Higgins - Santo - Matthias
  13. PGT Canucks win 4-3! Over panthers

    Amen...him and Bieksa are a horrible of then needs to go..hopefully Edler
  14. [PGT] Meltdown/Collapse

    I am not sure what is it with every coaching staff first AV now Torts both pairing Bieksa and Edler together.....that has got to be one of the worst D pairings in the league....not saying they are bad individually but they just are horrible together....neither of them can cover up for the other ones mistakes, which there are a lot of.
  15. 6th Pick: 2014 NHL Entry Draft

    Not a big fan of Sam Reinhart. I know he has the playmaking ability and is gritty but his skating concerns me. I think he will be a good 2C in the NHL but no the franchise player. Saying that if we got the 1st Overall pick he wouldn't be a bad choice but I just wouldn't trade pieces to try to get him.