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  1. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    I think Raymond's big chance to excel was when he was on a line with Kesler and Grabner - that was an amazing, lightning fast line that drove other teams nuts the few times they were allowed to play together. For some reason, Vigneault didn't seem to care for them as a unit. Don't know why, they were always breaking up the ice with the puck and blasting around the defensemen on the other team.
  2. Cole Cassels | C

    Maybe finally in a position to score because of a depleted roster, and that has caused his role to change. Pretty much cast as a strictly defensive centre/winger in Utica previously. I really liked him as a junior - he had a real good all round game in junior - ask Connor McDavid how his Memorial Cup went, but Cole just never seemed to get it going offensively in the AHL - maybe partly due to being injured in his first year, then his role after that. I'd love to see it happen!
  3. Canuck's Top 10 Prospects

    1. Elias Pettersson, 19 - Centreman Vaxjo Lakers of the SHL (Potential: First line forward) 2. Olli Juolevi, 19 - Defenseman TPS of SM-Liiga (Potential: Top 3 defenseman) 3. Nikita Tryamkin, 23 - Defenseman TPS of Yaketerinburg Automobilist (Potential: Top 4 defenseman 4. Thatcher Demko, 22 - Goaltender Utica Comets of the AHL (Potential: Starting Goaltender) 5. Jonathan Dahlen, 19 - Leftwinger Timra IK of Allsvenskan (Potential: Top 6 forward) 6. Adam Gaudette, 21 - Centreman Northeastern University Huskies of the NCAA (Potential: Top 9 forward) 7. Nikolay Goldobin, 22 - Rightwinger Utica Comets of the AHL (Potential: Top 6 forward) 8. Jonah Gadjovich, 19 - Leftwinger Owen Sound Attack of the OHL (Potential: Top 6 forward) 9. Evan McEneny, 23 - Defenceman Utica Comets of the AHL (Poential 3-6 defenceman) Tie 10. Kole Lind, 19 - Rightwinger Kelowna Rockets of the WHL (Potential: Top 6 forward) 10. William Lockwood, 19 - Rightwinger University of Michigan in the NCAA (Potential: Top 9 forward) Honorable mentions: Rick DiPietro, Zack McEwen, Jalen Chatfield, Ashton Sautner, and Guillaume Brisebois Choice I am most uncomfortable with: Zack McEwen - off to a pretty good pace in his first AHL year at .5 points per game, but because of his unique attributes could really push up the list.
  4. [PGT] San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks

    He sure is a great guy. I had the opportunity to play summer hockey with him in Prince George for a couple of games. Our team’s player/manager, used to be neighbours with him and his brother Randy (who played in the WHA). Darcy was a real good skater and had an amazing snap shot. This would have been 1982 or 83, I believe. He had about 40 goals and forty assists that year, I recall. He went for some pops with us afterwards. Great guy to chat with, he had eyes full of energy - I think he really loved to play. He got a serious neck injury that next season or the next and had to retire. Darned shame - really friendly, humble guy. He played on a line with Gradin and Smyl after Curt Fraser was traded.
  5. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    As long as he can pick 'em, I don't care how he calls 'em.
  6. Kole Lind | RW

    You can bet that coach, management and Canuck players made note of that. To let disappointment motivate you to a higher level is a sign of real maturity. He doesn't seem to know what 'no' means.
  7. Canuck's Top 10 Prospects

    Yep, 40 goal scorer.
  8. [PGT] San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Much as it was wonderful to see some offence out of the Sedins again, sadly, it wasn't vintage. In their heyday, not only did they kill on the attack, but they didn't give the other team very much either. Now, the hands and feet have slowed, and they give up pucks and breaks the other way much, much more. But still, they have the odd night still like this one, and they reclaimed the number one line role most happily when injuries made us look really bad. Can they finish the year like this, and is there another year in them as second line guys, to break in Pettersson and Dahlen? A lot of guys, like Dorset, retire because they get badly hurt, and I really don't want that for the Sedins. I want them to go out still healthy and without the pain that a lot of players retire with. But, maybe one more year?
  9. [PGT] San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Yeah, he snapped his head back so hard trying to draw a penalty that he concussed himself.
  10. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

    Gaunce and Virtanen just keep getting better and better. Now Gaunce needs to bounce one in off somebody’s donkey.
  11. US Recognizes Jerusalem As Capital of Israel

    So, you are saying that the overwhelmingly progressive, liberal US media promotes hate. Well, if that lying, hate promoting media reviles the average American, wouldn’t that mean that the average American is not what the media says he is? Since the US media is overwhelmingly progressive, I.e. supports the Democrats, and that media is promoting hate, what does that make the Dems and the left? But that would pretty much square with history, since it is the Dems that got the US into almost every war the US has been in. Wilson got them into WW1, FDR into WW2, Truman into Korea, Kennedy and Johnson into Vietnam, and progressive Republicans, Bush 1 & 2 got them into the wars in the Middle East. But basically, I agree that the main stream US media does promote hate. With the possible exception of Fox, the MSM spews hatred of everything American, just as does their Academia (97%) Democrat. And who is it they hate? The average American minding his own business - the people who voted against Hillary - the one who called them “a basket of deplorables”. But then it was Hillary, as Secretary of State, that promoted the war that destabilized and interfered in Libya, and then told the armed forces to stand down when their embassy in Benghazi was attacked. The same woman who kept her own server, endangering national security, so that she could keep the Clinton Foundation transactions with the Russians in the dark. She delivered 20% of US uranium production to Putin in return for 150 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation - a transaction that Obama, Holder, Mueller and Comey all knew about and then tried to cover up by accusing Trump of collusion with the Russians. So yeah, it is corrupt, but perhaps not in the way you think.
  12. [PGT] Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Willie managed to make his team look bad, it wouldn’t have mattered who he had - which is why he currently doesn’t have an NHL team. If he was a good enough coach to be coaching in the NHL, he would be. As for your point, you didn’t have one, you just confused yourself into imagining you did.
  13. Cole Cassels | C

    Cassels never seemed to recover from what I recall as being a stomach injury, and he just never seemed to get any stronger or improve his skating at shot.
  14. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Having played on both sizes of the rink, the size is important for goalies in the referents to where they are in the net and to their angles. For defencemen it takes a major adjustment to changing the emphasis of your game to containment as opposed to closing down. For a roward, especially a centre, it doesn't mean much except that you have more room, and it matters in initiating or supporting the forecheck. For a forward, in my experience it is not such a big deal - especially for centres.