Sergei Shirokov

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  1. Olli Juolevi | D

    Didn't really see him use it actually. Mostly during the wrister.
  2. Olli Juolevi | D

    Juolevi doesn't really seem to have any glaring weaknesses in his game. In comparison to some of our recent top picks, there always seemed to be one deficiency. Hodgson had poor skating, Schroeder lacked size, Virtanen/Kassian lacked hockey sense, Horvat lacked explosive skating, and Petterson is/was under weight. Of all of our top prospects, I'd be willing to bet that Juolevi has the highest probability of success in the NHL. Probably not a franchise calibre player, but he'll definitely key piece to a cup contender.
  3. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Patrick is playing in the NHL against way more difficult competition. Remember Hodgson and Schroeder lighting up the WJC and then failing in the NHL?
  4. Can the Canucks still compete for a playoff spot ?

    That four game losing streak really did them in. While we're likely done for the playoffs, there were a lot of positive developments this year. (Boeser, and Pouliot). Landing another Top 5 pick could really set the franchise up for success within the next 2-3 years.
  5. As someone said earlier, all the young players that we have that are able to play in the NHL are here. Signing the vets wasn't a desperate attempt to sell tickets or make the playoffs. It was to buy time for development, and to shelter the young players that we do have playing here. I live in Edmonton, and I've seen the consequences of rushing players, intentionally tanking, and missing the playoffs for the decade.
  6. [PGT] Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Canucks seem to be holding their own against 2 really good teams. Game could have gone either way.
  7. I remember he was a potential trading chip in a Kesler deal.
  8. Voted NJ. They seem to be at a similar stage in their rebuild.
  9. Bieksa, and D-men who have been traded (Discussion)

    I thought we did really well for getting 2nd round picks for Bieksa and Garrison. Bieksa had his best years as a canuck, and we were able to get assets out of him when he was on the decline. As for Willie Mitchell, He probably would have been a welcome prescence in 2011, but we were transitioning to an all out attack team. We needed good skating defensemen. Plus we had a lot of defensemen back in 2011. Edler, Ehrhoff, Salo, Bieksa, Hamhuis, Ballard, and a rising Tanev. The defensemen we really missed though.... Sami Salo. We lost Ehrhoff and Mitchell, and went on two win president's trophy anyway. Salo was probably one of the most underrated defensemen in Canucks history. We seemed to never really recovered after losing him.
  10. Who will be the Next Franchise Player

    My two picks would go to either: Thatcher Demko and Brock Boesser. Honourable Mention: Ben Hutton has had an outstanding season and was probably the brightest part of this season.
  11. How good will Jake get?

    He's a type of player everyone would want in their prime. Big, fast, and strong, with a nice shot. I think the problem with Jake though, is that since his game is so dependent on Speed and he has such a rough game, his shelf life likely won't be long. I would think he hits his peak years between 23-27, and start to decline quickly afterwards. I see a 50-60 pt top-six winger. Very similar to a career like Dustin Brown.
  12. There's just no reason to be excited, either now or in the near future. At best, we have a prospect pool full of "NHL calibre players". Other teams have all star and franchise calibre players in their youth movement. You guys think we are in a tough time this year? At least we were contending for a playoff spot this year. Once the Sedins retire, and some of the the other teams' higher draft pick develop, we'll be lucky to sniff a wild card playoffs spot. I love the canucks, and they will always be my team.... But I live out of province, and don t want to pay $30 / month to watch the team get their butts kicked by the maple leafs or flames night in and night out.
  13. patty kane second sexually assult chase

    Seems sketchy. Honestly, it would be pretty hard for someone to sexually assault someone in a public washroom. Especially in a busy downtown bar without someone walking in.
  14. Welcome to the Canucks Alex Biega

    The guy has been rock solid. Good defensively, and a surprisingly good skater. I believe he was Utica's best defensemen last year and this year. After Hamhuis went down, and given our depth of D, we should have tanked. He was a big reason we were able to weather the storm.
  15. Linden confirms Higgins will be traded

    I bet this downs the morale pretty good. We have a team fill of under performing veterans....Miller, Vrbata, Burrows, Hamhuis, etc. Seems like they are embarasing the guy.