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n00bxQb last won the day on January 16 2013

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  1. Benning's Reputation Tied To Shinkaruk

    Pittsburgh did it, Chicago did it. Okay ... Then you have Washington and Tampa Bay, who have been good and drafted extremely well outside of the top 5, but haven't won cups since drafting Ovechkin/Backstrom and Stamkos/Hedman. Then you have the perennial trainwrecks like Edmonton, Toronto, Colorado, the Islanders, Columbus, Arizona, Atlanta/Winnipeg, Florida, etc. who have done nothing with numerous top 5 picks over the past decade. People overrate the tank strategy. Far more teams end up struggling for the next decade than turn into legitimate contenders.
  2. Christopher Tanev | #8 | D

    As of last night, the Canucks have played 23 games with Tanev in the lineup this season and 24 games without Tanev in the lineup. With Tanev: 14-4-5 (71.7% P%), +5 goal differential (51-46; excluding empty net goals), goalie Sv% 93.2% Without Tanev: 8-15-1 (35.4% P%), -18 goal differential (56-74; excluding empty net goals), goalie Sv% 90.2% Canucks a top 5 team in the NHL with Tanev in the lineup, bottom 5 team without Tanev in the lineup. Stark contrast.
  3. NHL 16 Thread

    They stopped updating the CHL and AHL rosters at the same time as the first NHL roster update after the season started because, prior to that, the first update always had all the CHL-to-AHL graduates missing due to licensing issues (could no longer be used under CHL license once CHL rosters were updated, can't use players under AHL license until they are part of the PHPA and sign a waiver form allowing use of name and likeness in media). So, as an example, we would have Zhuke, but we'd be missing Subban, Stewart, Sautner, etc. While their rosters are still garbage, IMO, this is one thing that EA actually did right.
  4. Guillaume Brisebois | D

    How good was he in scrums, though?
  5. People seem to forget that Dubnyk was so bad, Nashville waived him and demoted him to the AHL less than 2 months after acquiring him from Edmonton ... while Rinne was on LTIR due to a post-surgery infection in his hip. Trotz and their goaltending coach were very critical of Dubnyk's bad habits, which most inferred as a shot at the Oilers and their goaltending coach. Days after being waived, the Predators ended up dealing him to Montreal at the trade deadline where he ended up, once again, being demoted to the AHL where he backed up Dustin Tokarski in Hamilton. When Price went down in the playoffs, Tokarski ended up taking the reigns with Budaj backing up and Dubnyk watching from home. This was in 2014 ... Not a decade ago. He was proverbial inches from being out of the NHL forever. Sean Burke saved his career. Even still, he's basically had one good season. As others have mentioned, he still needs to prove he's not a flash in the pan. Comparing him to Schneider in 2013 is beyond laughable, especially when you consider the absolutely horrendous track record Edmonton's goaltending coach (Frederic Chabot) had developing goaltenders. For the record, Edmonton fired Chabot in November 2014.
  6. NHL 16 Thread

    NHLPA requires 1 regular season game to use name and likeness in media. PHPA (union for AHL and ECHL) requires that you sign a release form. Has nothing to do with games played.
  7. Thatcher Demko | G

    Has to be born in 1996 or later. Demko was born in 1995 (December 8th). 24 days too old. http://www.iihf.com/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/Sport/IIHF_Official_Rule_Book_2014-18_Web_V6.pdf
  8. Link > http://www.hockeysfuture.com/teams/vancouver_canucks/ Virtanen rated an 8.0D still, which ... if you go by their rating system, put him anywhere from a 1st line forward (best case) to a 4th line forward (worst case). I'm pretty sure a guy with his tools, it's safe to say he's going to be at least a 3rd line forward, which would mean he should be rated an 8.0C.
  9. NHL 16 Thread

    Beta is decent, but definitely not perfect. I hate that XxDiRtYxDaNgLeZxQcxX can still be standing still and just move his stick to negate a bodycheck or pokecheck.
  10. Mike Gillis will be a GM in the league again one day.

    You should just stop posting considering you can't actually back up any of your points based on factual data.
  11. Cole Cassels | C

    Richardson was our 2nd best faceoff guy this season (47.8%) and our best faceoff guy last season (55.2%). Since joining the Canucks, he's missed 46 regular season games and 1 playoff game due to injury, 38 of which were due to the foot injury he recently had surgery on. In his career, he's missed 82 games due to injury w/ 559 career games played. Cassels is under 50% in the OHL (though he seems to win the big draws) and Gaunce doesn't even play center at the AHL level, let alone at the NHL level. Quality analysis, though. You should be a GM some day.
  12. My GF works there, so I'm pretty stoked.
  13. Victoria Royals Thread

    Possibly the worst reffed game I've seen in my life (Auger incident excluded). So bad ... I have no delusions that the Royals were going to win this series, but the refs shouldn't be making this into a possible sweep.
  14. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    The last place we should want one of our prospects is the gong show that is currently the Giants. Would much rather have him stay in Calgary or go to a proven program like Kelowna.