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  1. Never happen, Calgary GM knows the moment Leipsic appeared on the ice Jake would crush him into an unrecognizable mess on the boards... followed by Pearson picking up the mess and tossing it into the trash. All while his Calgary team mates cheered on the Canucks.
  2. What an ugly little creep Leipsic is. Someone like him who is barely keeping his head above water in the league should be working his butt off to be humble and a teamplayer. Its very clear why he hasn't made it in the league... too busy indulging his drug needs and badmouthing everyone to make up for his own failings. Instead of putting his nose to the grindstone and trying to salvage his career, he is mouthing off against Pearson's wife, who has just had a kid. Woman are all different and having a baby takes a lot out of some. If he had the slightest respect for his ex-team, especially someone like Pearson who never takes a night off, then he'd button his lip. And clearly in the case of Jake, it is simple envy... he doesn't like the success of a kid who has a ton of talent. Leipsic should be banished to the far reaches of Siberia to play in some hole in the KHL.
  3. Ok, Loui Eriksson now has 6 goals and 7 assists for 13 points in 49 games... and he has played mostly on the 2nd line. Yeah, yeah, I know Green likes his plugs and he likes the way Loui backchecks... but isn't it time that we get a little more scoring punch and creativity on 2nd line? Right now the team seems to be having issues with consistent goal scoring... maybe they need a little help? Loui is kinda a placeholder... we all know that... so why is he still playing? --- Lets see what we have down in Utica: Nikolai Goldobin: 19 goals, 30 assists in 50 games... nearly a point a game. Improved on his Plus/Minus at -2... not great, but actually better than Loui... better than Bo, (at -14... even great players sometimes get bad stats) tied with Pearson and Jake. Justin Bailey: 27 goals, 19 assists in 49 games... not too far off Goldobin in PPG. Big and tough, would fit with the Horvat line. Got a few looks up with the big team, but not really enough to give him a chance. Plus/Minus of +11. Sven Baertschi: 13 goals, 33 assists in 43 games... actually better PPG than the others, Plus/Minus of -2... but again, we know how much Green hates to admit he's wrong... so rule him out. One more: Lukas Jasek: 14 goals, 13 assists in 55 games, offensive stats not that impressive but he doesn't get much playing time... and he has a very high plus/minus of +16, best on the team for forwards... so he knows his backcheck. A very slick player, might combine nicely with the grit of Horvat and Pearson. ----- Some might say "Don't mess with a good thing..." ... but is Eriksson really a positive... or is he a 'meh'??? Personally I think this team needs a spark or something which will get them going. Eriksson is not that.
  4. Kinda expected this result after the Blue Jackets completely outplayed the Oilers last night and came away with nothing. Torts would have them come out hard. I am not a fan of his coaching, but he actually has the Blue Jackets playing well considering the injury problems. Columbus is a big physical team and he is coaching them in a style which fits their profile. Canucks outplayed Jackets in the first two periods but let them off the mat in the third and Columbus mostly closed the game down except for EP's individual effort. Was a good opportunity for the Canucks... with Columbus missing half their team to injury and it being the backend of a back to backer. I know a lot of people are going to blame the loss on the defense, but that would be wrong. Main problem remains the system... there is more than enough scoring talent on this team to put up two or three goals a game... but with Green's system they are too dependent on the powerplay and lucky bounces on shots from the point and when those don't happen, the system can't manufacture goals. Very few goals scored on the rush due to the fact Green's system does not provide support to the puck handler when he crosses the opposing blue line. Canucks also held onto the puck too much when they did have scoring chances... didn't shoot enough. Anyway, the team is going with this coach till either they make the playoffs or miss them... the decision will be made after that. I hope they don't keep Green around if the team squeaks in and then loses in the first round.
  5. Actually 57% of those voting in the poll wanted Green replaced. Which is way up from earlier in the year.
  6. By far the majority of people who get Covid-19 will just suffer standard Flu symptoms and recover well. The exceptions are those with underlying conditions and those over 65. For example, those who have been life long smokers will find this virus a real challenge. Also those with asthma or respiratory issues. Also those with high blood pressure and heart conditions. The good news is we have an excellent health care system and that system theoretically learned a lot from the SARS outbreak in Toronto. The real problems with come in 3rd world countries with poor health care systems... for example Iran is seeing really high mortality rates. (part of that may be a result of the US sanctions against them which have meant chronic shortages of drugs and health care supplies) I shudder to think how many people may die if the virus gets established in India or Pakistan. The Flu has a mortality rate of between .025 and .05 of a percent... but Covid-19 has a current World Health mortality rate of 3.8 percent. Typically a Billion people get infected with the Flu every year, and of those between 250,000 and 650,000 die. If a Billion people get infected with Covid-19 and the current predicted death rate holds, there will be a huge number of deaths.... around 30-35 million. The thing that pisses me off is that this was all unnecessary. Covid-19 comes from animals... in particular Bats. So does the SARS virus that killed thousands in the 2000's. In fact the two viruses probably come from the same cave in the province. They were both spread by people catching wild animals like Bats, and keeping them together alive in 'Wet' markets where they are slaughtered and sold to satisfy the weird tastes of some Chinese. After SARS the Chinese government should have cracked down on these 'Wet' markets, there were laws passed, but the Chinese Communist Party is corrupt and officials looked the other way in exchange for bribes. Now the Chinese people and the rest of the world have to deal with a virus which is going to be incredibly damaging, both to the lives of people and also to the economy of the world. Chinese 'Wet' market... go to 1:00 if you have a strong stomach.
  7. I called for Green to be fired back in December. I pointed out that his system depended on Marky too much... and that Pettersson was underachieving with the dump and chase style. (also Boeser and Horvat) I got dumped on big time then... so I shut up and let the season play out. Too late to fire Green now.... not enough games remaining to get the team used to a new coach. Its up to Green to make the playoffs... if the team doesn't, he should be fired in the off season. In the meantime the Team's prospects have been compromised by Benning trying to fill the holes in the top six which really weren't there. If the players had been coached right, they'd be in the playoffs, with or without Boeser. The problem was not the players, it was the system. If they traded for anyone it should have been a defense upgrade. They also should have signed Tryamkin and got him into the lineup. Team may still squeak into the playoffs, but they won't go far unless Marky is back.
  8. 5' 7"/160 lbs of pure heart.... he never quit in a game, never stopped fighting. The original Honey Badger. Think Cliff Ronning with a LOT more speed and the grit of someone a lot bigger. More points than his brother the 'Rocket'... led the league in assists a number of times. He drank from the Cup more than anyone... or anyone ever will. His finest moment was in the twilight of his career the 1971 Cup Finals where he scored twice, including the winner in a 3-2 Game 7 victory.
  9. POS Chara took cheapshots during the 9-3 drubbing the Bruins got. He always reacts with dirty plays when he is hit cleanly.
  10. Yes, fire him... but too late this year.
  11. Are they doing well because of Green... or because they are very talented? I think it is the latter... Green is not coaching in a style which takes advantage of his really skilled player's strong points... he is coaching a very simple game... one for players who don't play with a lot of imagination or flair. And look at Pettersson this year... in fact although you probably would expect him to put up a lot more points... he is actually worse this year than last in Points Per Game. He is showing less creativity in my opinion... his style is becoming too predictable because Green is limiting his offensive options. Boeser as well was doing worse this year than last... instead of continuing to develop he was scoring much less and putting up less points per game. Again, Greens offensive coaching was limiting his ability to be creative. Green is coaching for the lowest common denominator... he loves his plugs and he wants everyone to play the same style as the 4th line. That will get you some goals and win some games... but it doesn't take advantage of what the really skilled members of the team can offer if you design a system which allows them to be creative.
  12. Someone has a short memory. Pettersson is a very talented player who is being forced to play a style which is not suited to his skills. He is not built to forecheck and play a rough game. He strong points are skating, passing and shooting. But to use those skills he needs support.... which he is not getting. He is forced to either dump the puck in and chase it, or carry the puck in without any support, because Green does not have a system which supports the puck carrier. Green's system is dump and chase. Every other team in the league uses to a greater or lesser extent a system which has the puck carrier supported in attacks on the zone by another player immediately behind the puck carrier... so the puck carrier can criss cross with the supporting player and drop the puck to the support, then turn away from the zone just before entering... allowing an exchange which confuses the defense.... or enter the zone, then immediately drop the puck to the trailing winger/linemate.... who then has space because the defense has congregated on the lead player. Canucks have a ton of players who can carry the puck and who could use a supporting player system.... Pettersson, Hughes, Miller, Horvat, Virtanen, etc. But that doesn't happen. Instead, either the player dumps the puck in and the whole line chases... or the player tries to enter the zone without support. The second of the two is what happens to Pettersson all the time... he gets frustrated with dump and chase and carries the puck into the zone, then finds himself without support and gets tied up on the boards, stood up or ridden off the puck. If he had a linemate entering the zone right after him, he could drop the puck to that player and pull the defense to the net. But doesn't happen with Green's system.
  13. In any case, not sure what you are saying: Are you suggesting AV is not doing a good job? Did you look at the Flyer's record last year compared to this year? They had 82 points all last season... they have 80 points now. On his first year coaching them.
  14. Every one of the teams in the Met Division I mentioned has more points than the Canucks except the Rangers who are tied with Canucks in points. Even facing the Caps multiple times a season. Met Division is tough.
  15. This was a game on paper which the Canucks had a good chance of winning. The Leafs were fielding an AHL defense, and Andersson had a weak game. Yeah Demko was not at his best on the first two goals... although Mathews is a Sniper and he does have a wicked release. The third goal was easily preventable by the Canucks if one of the D or a forward had bothered to take Marincin when he went to the net.... I don't blame Demko... he can't see where the rebound went... it hits the post to his right behind him and bounces out to his left. After that Canuck players missed multiple opportunities to tie it up. Too much reliance on shots from the point through bodies and lucky bounces... instead of clean passing plays. The fact is, the Canucks have their current record because Marky bailed them out multiple times during the season... now he's not here to save the day. With Marky gone, Green needs to change the style of the team to emphasize offense more, more puck possession, more freewheeling and more creativity. But I doubt he'll do that. May be a tough couple weeks till Markstrom comes back.