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  1. Have you changed your mind on this season? (Discussion)

    It's nice seeing a competitive team each and every night. The last few seasons has been brutal to watch. I attribute a lot of it to Travis Green and his coaching style. Honestly, the with the Canucks and their luck they will never win a draft lottery and I hope the guys that they have drafted in recent years ( Boeser, Petterson, Juolevi, Gaudette) pan out better than expected and keep the team in contention without going full rebuild like Edmonton or TO.
  2. [PGT] Washington Capitals vs. Vancouver Canucks

    The team played great. I know it's early and expectations for an 82 game season need to be tempered but it looks like Green has the boys on target for some successful seasons in the future. By diminishing the Sedins role and allowing the other lines to play more is extremely beneficial for the long term. It would be nice if there was more contribution from the defence offensively but it's a step up from Willie's brutal coaching style. Once we get Demko and some of the gems in the prospect pipeline in the lineup in the next couple years it's gonna be a great team to watch. Amazing what a new coach can do!
  3. Mikhail Sergachev , best Dman 2016 draft?

    This. You guys gotta realize that once a player comes to Vancouver after a statistically good season you can expect their numbers to drop off. Sam gagner is a prime example. The Canucks just don't have the kind of players that make other players better.
  4. Tragically Hip Gord Downie Passed away

    He was so iconic and such an incredible human being. One of my biggest regrets was passing on the opportunity to see the Hip live in Brandon about 5 years ago. Regardless, his legend will live on for eternity in this country.
  5. Tillman wants the NHL in Houston

    Houston would work. With the arena already there and massive population it would do fine. I think Seattle would get a basketball team before a hockey team if they got a new arena built anyways. As for Quebec, it's probably a pipe dream as long as Bettman is around and no way will he put an expansion franchise there. The NHL could actually use another expansion team as the talent coming into the league is incredible and vast and it's forcing a lot of good, NHL worthy players out of the league by 30.
  6. [Official] 2017 Training Camp Thread

    Do you not remember when he did get a few games with the Canucks a few seasons back? He was invisible and that sandpaper you talk of was non existent. Pass.
  7. Sounds like Petterson oozes skill but lacks in the effort category (so far.) Reminds me so much of Alex Kovalev. Which can be good or bad depends on how you look at it.
  8. Free Agency 2017 versus 2016 for Canucks

    Tsn is irrelevant. They are minnows now compared to Snet.
  9. [Signing] Rangers sign Kevin Shattenkirk

    Doesn't matter who the Rags sign. They won't win.
  10. Pedan, Mceneny, Virtanen, and Goldobin have all had looks at the NHL. Aside from Mcenenys little stint, the other 3 have proven to the coaches and management they are not ready to be regulars. Even the casual fan can see that. You also have to remember you are injecting youth into a lineup that has been depleted of true talent for years. Aside from the Sedins, the Canucks have not had any star players like the other teams in the league to help shelter these kids and allow them to excel offensively when there is little offense to begin with.
  11. What Guys? Subban? Virtanen? It has been slim pickins down there in Utica for some time now and did it every cross your mind that the minors is a much better place for some young players rather than being thrown to the wolves in the big leagues?
  12. [Signing] Blackhawks sign Patrick Sharp

    Resorting to what has worked for them in the past.
  13. The coaching staff should shift away from using the Sedins as the first unit PP. It doesn't matter who you put out there with them anymore, it doesn't work. Anywaus, Gagner is a nice addition to a team starving for offense. However, you can kiss having both Boeser and Goldobin on the roster next year goodbye.
  14. [Buyouts] Lots of them!

    Sign Bouma. Guy's gritty, hits, fights, and a former Giant. Dorsett is a huge question mark too.
  15. It'll all be worth it if they win a cup or two. It makes me sick to think the bloody Oilers are literally on the cusp of winning more cups.