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  1. Nikolay Goldobin | LW/RW

    Make that 3 assists on the night....6 points in 3 games.
  2. Nikolay Goldobin | LW/RW

    Only the second period, but Goldy already has 2 assists again tonight against the Syracuse Crunch. That would make it 5 assists in 3 games since being reassigned back to Utica.
  3. Nikolay Goldobin | LW/RW

    Goldobin with two secondary assists tonight.
  4. Bo Horvat | #53 | C

  5. Cole Cassels | C

    confidence is high for him...glad he is getting some success after such a tough 2 years of pro.
  6. Nikolay Goldobin | LW/RW

    I usually think Craig Button is a butthead but I agree with him here
  7. Alexis D'Aoust

    Currently he is our with an injury week to week, no real update what he has though.
  8. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/canucks-gudbranson-better-equipped-now-handle-potential-trade/ Was looking at some NHL trade rumors and came across this Andrew Nielsen A brutish, big-bodied defenseman that has the size, willingness to give up the body, and physical maturity to make a difference on the ice. Establishes an imposing presence when bearing down on opposing players; does not allow any time or space, and can cause turnovers easily. Has a good eye and is able to make crisp, accurate passes to teammates; also possesses a hard shot. While his skating could be improved, he isn't immobile and can get around the ice post haste. All-in-all, a physical two-way defender who establishes pressure on the opposition and can also provide offensive support. CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/- POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 2010-11 Red Deer Steel Kings Bantam AA SCABL 28 6 15 21 115 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 4 Red Deer Rebels White Bantam AAA AMBHL 2 1 1 2 4 | 2011-12 Red Deer Northstar Chiefs Mn Mgt AMMHL - - - - - | 2012-13 Red Deer Elks Midget AA SCAHL 34 8 17 25 124 | Playoffs 5 0 4 4 16 2013-14 Red Deer Chiefs Midget AAA AMHL 35 3 15 18 34 | Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 | 2014-15 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 59 7 17 24 101 -9 | 2015-16 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 71 18 52 70 122 30 | Playoffs 5 1 2 3 6 -5 Toronto Marlies AHL 5 0 2 2 0 -2 | 2016-17 Toronto Marlies AHL 74 14 25 39 82 7 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4 24 -13 2017-18 Toronto Marlies AHL 33 2 9 11 82 1 |
  9. As we all begin to play the who goes where game before the NHL trade deadline, the fun is seeing where a player would most likely fit and what we could get in return. Here is the deal To St Louis: Thomas Vanek To Vancouver: Jordan Schmaltz & STL 2018 conditional 5th round pick (If St Louis makes the Stanley Cup Final) I believe that St. Louis is the best fit for Thomas Vanek for several reasons...and why Jordan Schmaltz doesn't fit for them 1) Thomas Vanek has previous history with Mike Yeo the coach. While Mike Yeo was the coach of the Minnesota Wild from 2014-2016, Thomas Vanek flourished under his system where he was not a primary offensive contributor but a complementary scorer to the rest of the names like Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu, Jason Pominville etc. Vanek finished retrospectively 3rd and 7th in team scoring in the years he was with Mike Yeo. Having that success with one another makes this deal a sensible one. 2) St. Louis lacks a top nine right handed shot scorer. Since the departure of David Perron, St Louis has lacked a right hand shot in the forward group that can give them offensive creativity. Albeit the Blues don't seem to show weaknesses of losing Perron, but its always nice to have that offensive threat. Vanek could not only fill that need, but also help the Blues in special teams on the powerplay, which considering the weapons they have sits at an abysmal 29th in the league (15%). Vanek would give a much needed offensive rejuvenation on the powerplay and has already shown more than capable to be able to dish the passes, be a net front presence, and score timely goals. He would serve to open room up for Tarasenko, Schenn, and others. Acquiring Vanek would also allow Vladimir Sobotka to slide down to a comfortable position on the third line. Schwartz-Schenn-Tarasenko Steen-Stastny-Vanek Sobotka-Berglund-Jaskin 3) St. Louis and Doug Armstrong's future depends on making a deep run for the Cup this year. After year after year, the Blues have not been able to create consistency often being bounced in the first or second round of the playoffs. Not that Vanek becomes a revelation to the St. Louis Blues, but the time is ticking on their window for the playoffs, and so is GM Doug Armstrong's future with the club as he like Jim Benning does not have a contract going into the summer of 2018. With Tarasenko, Pietrangelo, Schenn, Schwartz, Parayko all within their prime years, and some aging vets in Bouwmeester, Statsny, and Steen, its never been more evident that the Blues opportunity to win is now. Especially with the loss of Robby Fabbro early this preseason, St Louis has constantly throughout the year been facing the injury buy and tested its depth. Adding Vanek would solidify their top nine forward group and likely on paper give them a very compelling team heading into the post season. The pressure is now on Doug Armstrong to find the right moves and make necessary transactions to not only prolong his tenure but to finally give the Blues an edge as they are more than poised to make a deep run for the Cup. 4) Despite trading a few picks to acquire Brayden Schenn, the Blues have quite a bit of depth waiting in Chicago (AHL), and have some NHL ready prospects waiting to hear their name called. Their depth is so apparent, some of their top prospects such as Tommy Vannelli, Dmitri Seergev are playing in the ECHL because they just don't have enough room. This is where it makes sense for the Blues who are deep on the Blueline to use some of that flexibility to sure upfront, which has been what they have been looking to do all season long when Robby Fabbro went down with injury. On top of this Vincent Dunn, Jake Walman, and even journeyman Chris Butler are above Jordan Schmaltz in the pecking order to be called up. 5) Vanek won't be an expensive deal to make for the Blues, and could possibly be not only a good fit just for this season, but likely could be a candidate to reup with the Blues (of course if all goes well). Despite Vanek's past history showing his lack of playoff success, he has shown through this year that he has rounded out his game, and can be a difference maker in different areas of the game, not just offensively. The Blues' currently are using LTI on Jaden Schwartz who is slated to be back soon, so according to capfriendly, the Blues, should have over 4 mil to work with, more than enough to add Vanek to the mix. The Blues also have experimented with several players looking to find a replacement in the top six after Fabbri went down with Samuel Blais, Zach Sanford, Tage Thompson, and Ivan Barbashev, but none of them have been able to score with consistency or aren't ready for that responsibility. Vanek brings the experience to that hole that they have. 6) The Blues now with some deep depth with Vincent Dunn and Jake Walman both knocking on the doors, and with Alex Pietrangelo, Colton Parayko, and Robert Bortuzzo all RHD, Jordan Schmaltz gets lost in the fold and likely isn't going to beat out those three for the time being the Blues aren't smarting over this trade. Because Jordan Schmaltz's next contract this summer is likely to be inexpensive and will lose waiver eligibility, St Louis unsure where they stand with him deal him to get immediate help. ------- Now why do we do this besides the obvious of rebuilding? 1) Jim Benning has a knack for finding the diamonds in the rough. This deal won't be earth shattering, but like the Pouliot, Granlund, Baertschi deal, he likes to add the small pieces that first look insignificant but turn out to be pleasant surprises. With the way he has established his trademark last trade deadline, he will be looking to add more to his repetoire. Jordan Schmaltz: 6'2'' 190lbs SCOUTING REPORT ASSETS: Has excellent instincts with the puck, a good point shot and plenty of offensive ability. He sees the ice very well, too. Also owns a projectable 6-2 frame and some physicality to his game. FLAWS: Must fill out and become much stronger in order to maximize NHL production, especially in terms of his ability to consistently defend against bigger National Hockey League forwards. CAREER POTENTIAL: Talented, offensive defenseman with some upside. You would have to wonder why the Blues would not be interested in keep that ^^^ much like you could ask the Penguins why they gave up on Derrick Pouliot. Jordan Schmaltz just doesn't seem to be in the Blues long term plans, and his contract expiring this summer, and spending 3 years in the Blues farm system, the 24 year old hasn't seem to be able to crack through. Sounds a lot like Jordan Subban's situation. Yes Schmaltz's defensive game isn't stellar, but neither was Derrick Pouliot's game. But he has come over and not perfect, has shown he can have growth in that area of the game. With the Canucks severely lacking offense from the blueline, and likely needing a retool, adding Schmaltz as a project and find his confidence might be a nice subtle trade that might not get its recognition on trade deadline day, but could be later one day be a shrewd deal when we look back at it. With likely Gudbranson gone, and even talks of Chris Tanev, its not a bad idea to shop around for a RHD especially if Troy Stecher cannot find his game like he did in his rookie season. Again not an earth shattering move that will take us into being competing status, but another move that can be beneficial to our rebuild. A slick offensive Dman, who could have some potential to improve his defense under a new coach, team, and system might rebirth some confidence in Schmaltz's game. The former first rounder has offensive skills that remind people why he was selected there, but like some handful of prospects they lose their way, but all is not lost. Ideally Travis Green would like a more defensively polished dman, as he has shown he will give tough love to everyone that lacks in that area, but Jordan's skating, passing ability, and smarts can allow him to develop that and show why he fits into the skillful and fast world of the NHL. The offense clearly starts with the blueline, and we have seen how some of our less fleet of foot defensemen that if they cannot skate and make simple passes, offense is hard to come by. Adding another piece in Schmaltz gives us a different look and continuously allows Jim to shape this team with a blueline that can skate and move the puck quickly to the forwards. Which a side note, I have noticed a lot that our dman have been very bad in getting the puck up to our forwards, which that delay has IMO caused the large defensive breakdowns and multiple odd man rushes. This deal may seem like a reach, but hey...lets remember....JB got Dahlen for Burrows. IF anything, that deal pretty much has instilled the belief that with JB anything is quite possible. Your thoughts?
  10. Not that Gudbranson would replace Hedman or fill in any skill that Hedman does, but Tampa could be in need of a top 4 dman if Hedman is out for a while.
  11. Adam Gaudette | C

    From what I can remember, there was an article in the province in the summer where it said Gaudette and Boeser had a really good relationship with one another. Would think Adam will be drawn to play with a good friend and superstar Brock Boeser. But it does worry me a bit though that he could possibly pull a Vesey on us. But im going to stay optimistic and believe that he will sign with us.
  12. If the Duke can figure it out, the Hawks just robbed Arizona blind. Man Duclair's value really really dropped
  13. Evander Kane certainly a popular guy apparently.

     

     

     

     

    “Shut the (expletive) up, you selfish (expletive),” Falk yelled as he skated at winger Evander Kane on the KeyBank Center ice.

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    2. Type R

      Type R

      What makes you think Kane will bring this team a cup?   Don't get me wrong, he has talent, but he is the black hole of morale on every team he's been on, with the Sabres just being the latest victim.  He hasn't won a cup yet, and I think its his own attitude which helped contribute to that.

    3. SabreFan1

      SabreFan1

      Where in that did you read that I said, or even inferred, that Kane could or would bring a Cup by himself?

       

      It takes more than one guy to win a Cup.  I think that he could easily be a piece on a Stanley Cup winning team that JB is trying to put together. 

       

      On the flip side of that, I also think that his performance this year may have put him out of the price range of the Canucks, so CDC's conversations of getting him may just be academic at this point.  Even if he'll sign for moderate term (4 years), he wouldn't be worth the 7-8 million per year that his agent will be asking for...

    4. Type R

      Type R

      I agree with you there

  14. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Can't really say that I agree, I thought Elias was quite good, wasn't stellar but he certainly wasn't as bad as Uffe said.