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  1. Ya hes pretty much the anti gillis. Its a nice change
  2. Thanks for sharing this. I really think this trade is going to be huge for us long term. I think mccann will be good as well. Both teams will benifit.
  3. My thoughts exactly. He is also young for a d man. They usually dont hit thier prime until mid to late 20s so there is still possiblly room for a breakout year
  4. If u are looking at advanced stats , u may not be as excited about the acquisition of the 24 year old rough and tuff stay at home d man as i am. With the departure of the very popular locker room leader kevin bieksa , benning addmimedly left a large hole in the leadership group here. If early signs mean anything , they have found a very good replacement. This guy could very well be the x factor we needed to bring guys like hutton and virtanen along. At 24 years old , he is not concidered a vertan , but seems to carry himself like one and comands similar respect from his teammates. Not sure if u guys have read these , but stuff like this is invaluable. And on ice , we have a guy that will be fun to watch. From the homefront to the locker-room, a maturing Jake Virtanen getting the right guidance - The Province
  5. He was probably bulking when this pic was taken. Then he cuts. That's how it works. He doesn't look fat. He looks like he's been bulkng and retained water. That's usually how a guy looks when he's power lifting and trying to add strength.
  6. Hey guys. Found this interesting article on Canucks great Dave babych and thought some might enjoy it. For those that don't remember dave , he was a 2nd overall jets draft pick in 1978 , and his brother was taken third making them the highest drafted brothers in nhl history at the time. , a feat matched by .... U guessed it , the sedins. He was an all-star twice, still the only canuxk d man to ever record a hat trick in the regular season , and played 7 years here. That's the short version Thank god for dave , and his mustache
  7. Hindsight
  8. U can meet and greet torts at the south side Boston Wal-Mart entrance. Well technically he will meet and greet you.
  9. Ya not sure either. Hope not
  10. Ya not sure. I think its a pretty common issue with hockey players though, especially butterfly goaltenders. Pekka Rinne had surgury. So did jamie benn and kesler for example. They did a study on hip health on ncaa div 1 players and found that 77% of the players examined had abnormailities.
  11. Found a great artcle on demko this morning that talked about just how much better demko s body is after his hip surgury. Basically , this guy posted a .925 save percentage on one leg . Kinda exciting to think he could be even that much better this year. Wow. Enjoy. PENTICTON — It took all of four days after hip surgery for Thatcher Demko to realize his life had just changed, forever. It was April 2015, and Demko had just finished his fourth season of playing through injuries to both hips, which limited his movement and created a waterfall of other issues, including back pain. By the time he had the surgery, he had zero degrees of internal rotation in his hips. Right on the dot, zero,” Demko said. “So past my knee, my ankle couldn’t flair out anymore.” Improbable, then, he was able to do what he did. And that was post a .925 save percentage, establishing his place as one of the best goalie prospects in the world. Some have said Demko essentially played the 2014-15 season on one leg. Is it really how it felt? He nodded yes, after his practice Thursday as he prepares to start the Canucks first game at the Young Stars tournament. “Yes. There were definitely a lot of limitations,” he said. “It’s hard to explain and put into words. But it’s not just the hips that hurt. “Your back goes out. Your groin starts hurting. Everything comes together. “But now I feel free to move around. I’m a happier guy.” Demko was asked to put a number on it. From 0-100 how did he feel before the surgery and how did he feel after? “I’d say, it went from negative-50 to 100,” he said. In fact, he could feel the difference just four days after surgery was over. “Right after surgery, they get you moving, they want to get the joint moving,” Demko said. “Four days after the surgery, I already had more external rotation than I did beforehand. “I felt like a different person. Notonly physically, but playing hurt takes a toll on you. I felt rejuvenated emotionally as well.” Interestingly, recovery wasn’t considered complete until April, a year after the surgery. Demko got more range of motion as the year went on, which is pretty encouraging considering he started his last season at Boston with six shutouts in his first seven games. By the time the season was over, he had a .935 save percentage and was a Hobey Baker finalist, an award for the best player in the NCAA. So, really, this fall is the first one Demko has been healthy in five years. The timing couldn’t be more important as Demko transitions from the college game to the pros. Generally, the transition is a difficult one, as goalies find they need to rely less on athleticism and more on positioning and technique to be successful. This isn’t a point lost on Demko. Good thing, because you would assume instinctually Demko would want to use his dramatically improved post-surgery explosiveness as often as he could in the crease. “You don’t want to use it too much because it will get you out of position,” Demko said. “The (new found explosiveness) is more just there when I need it. If I have to make a split save, I’m able to do it, whereas before, maybe not. “You definitely want to move less (in the pros) and be more efficient. Now I’m more mobile in different areas, which actually allows me to be more compact.” When Demko plays his first game with the Canucks is anyone’s guess. He wants to play as soon as possible. The team wants to give him every opportunity to stick when he does, which likely means an apprenticeship in the AHL for two years.
  12. Subban needs a legit shot this year. I really hope he gets it