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  1. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    Was at the game tonight, Jake was incredible, and yes that shot is LEGIT. I saw Boesers shots ( I know there might be something wrong with him ) tonight, and it looked like he was firing muffins at Crawford. I wonder if they'll start deploying Jake once in awhile on the Petteson line with Goldy to see if something clicks. Ericsson had some good moments tonight, but from what Ive seen ( and other games ) his hands are done. That once chance that he had in front of the net from Petterson, I had a good vantage point in the game , barely did anything with it, no patience whatsoever. Ericsson had some slick mitts back in the day but Im afraid that his skills are diminishing fast
  2. Tyler Madden | C

    I can see why management, most notably Judd Brackett was so high on him. Jake Wise was consensus pick, but I like how Brackett explained why Madden was chosen. If Skill and size was all things being equal, the lightest guy has more upside (Wise at about 185lbs, and Madden 150 lbs) I never saw it in that light because previous regime would always figure to pick the bigger, heavier guy = more NHL ready. Benning and Co. are clearly looking at 3-5 years down the road, taking risks on much higher ceilings that going for guys that are just good enough to contribute in the NHL in 2 years. The reasoning of Brackett makes sense, if the lighter guy can do the same thing as the heavier guy, imagine if they mature physically. Hopefully Madden pans out, so far the returns have been very positive
  3. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    If Nikita is back here by March, small chance (no pun intended) his defensive partner could be another rookie Dman making his debut. Hint: Hes playing for Michigan right now =)
  4. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    Virtanen wouldn't have been picked if he was from anywhere else but BC. Ehlers and Nylander had a ton more talent. But then again, I heard Benning said they were really hoping for Dal Colle, so could've been worse. Im not sure Dal Colle will ever pan out, like you mentioned, at least we got a more than competent NHL player with upside rather than a guy can't even crack an NHL roster
  5. Mike Gillis TSN 1040 Interview

    Gillis was caught up with the ghost of the Bruins series, always wanting the team to be bigger and bruising after the finals but it coincided with the NHL game shifting to smaller, skilled and most of all, faster. Add to the absolutely terrible drafting (Alex Mallet in the 2nd round who was UNRANKED by most scouts, Nick Jensen over Brandon Saad), the team was doomed and staring at a rebuild square in the eyes
  6. Mike Gillis TSN 1040 Interview

    For all his drafting blunders, Gillis won more trades than not. Best deal IMO was the Erhoff for Patrick White. Erhoff took the team to the next level. Really makes you think what could've been of the 2011, the best Canuck team ever assembled. They were tops in pretty much every category, PK, goals for, best GAA, and an absolutely devastating PP that can end games within a few minutes and come out with the W
  7. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    Comparing Elias to the Great one is far fetched but stylistically, I agree. EP just puts blindpasses to an open area of the ice and you see Goldy or Ericsson reacting but a step back which shows EP clearly knows where the play is going to go. EP , in my opinion is like you said, is very similar to Datsuk, although Pavel has has more wheels but Elias has a much more lethal shot
  8. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    Uhm no. Forsberg and Petterson games are absolutely look NOTHING alike. They both have great hands, yes, but they are completely different players. Petterson is a finesse player, and Forsberg has a power game. The guy who plays almost exactly like Forsberg thats playing in the NHL right now would be Sidney Crosby. Petterson would dodge and weave through checks while Forsberg would actual welcome checks and use the physicality to his advantage
  9. Brendan Gaunce | #50 | C/LW

    Unfortunately thats the barest minimum, which isn't good enough for a roster spot. Gaunce has to bring something else to the table. If he had an edge or even was a consistent 50- 55 percent in faceoffs he'd be in the lineup.
  10. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    I wasnt really high on HIshcier or Patrick. As much as everybody at that time was tooting on the Cody Glass horn, I was hoping for Casey MIddelstadt who I think will be a very good player, but good on Benning to take Pettersson. As far as the best player in the draft, too early to say. I dunno if you saw highlights of MIro Heiskanen play the other night, the kid looked absolutely ELECTRIC, I can see why Dallas didn't want to give him up for Karlsson
  11. [Official] 2018 Training Camp Thread

    Good on Motte to make the team even though hes really just keeping the seat warm for Roussell. Either way, his hard work paid off and he'll be getting an NHL paycheque in the meantime. Biega was a bit of a disappointment, I was really hoping he'd push but just didn't have it in the preseason. Was not noticeable at all, Biega always showed something during the games he played last year
  12. [Official] 2018 Training Camp Thread

    I can see CBJ taking a look at Archie. Torts is a big fan of his
  13. Nikolay Goldobin | #77 | LW/RW

    He is now after the game tonight. Hands down the best player we had against the Yotes. Turned it up when the spotlight was on him
  14. Nikolay Goldobin | #77 | LW/RW

    Players get signed and waived all the time (ex: Wieroch from last year). That being said, I'd rather give Schaller a chance than Granlund. We've seen what Granlund can do which is not a whole lot. Rather give a spot to a player with a defined role that actually does something, than Granlund who does a whole lot of nothing
  15. Ho-Sang is a bit like Mike Ribiero. Got loads of talent when hes on, but absolutely does nothing when disinterested. That being said, if Gagner or Granlund is the offer, I'd do it