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  1. The Gillis formula: 6 x 20

    I remember reading about Gillis and some of his ideas before he put together back to back President's trophy winning Canucks teams. The guy was definitely a forward thinker, and analytical. One thing that always stuck out for me is his idea that to be successful, a team needed 6 - 20 goal scorers on their team. He then set out to build a fast team that could score, and the results are as such in 2010-2011: Regular season Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM Sedin, Daniel 82 41 63 104 +30 32 Sedin, Henrik 82 19 75 94 +26 40 Kesler, Ryan 82 41 32 73 +24 66 Samuelsson, Mikael 75 18 32 50 +8 36 Ehrhoff, Christian 79 14 36 50 +19 52 Burrows, Alexandre 72 26 22 48 +26 77 Raymond, Mason 70 15 24 39 +8 10 Edler, Alexander 51 8 25 33 +13 24 Malhotra, Manny 72 11 19 30 +9 22 Torres, Raffi 80 14 15 29 +4 78 Hansen, Jannik 82 9 20 29 +13 32 One can argue that Daniel and Kesler count as 4 - 20 goal scorers, and then you have Burrows, and close calls with Henr1k and Samuelsson. Almost 7 x 20. The Hoff, Raymond, and Torres all chipped in big time too (14, 14, 15). Gillis of course gave up on this model after the painful loss to Boston, while other teams did not. In today’s NHL, speed and skill will win more than brawn. If Gillis had foreseen this, then perhaps we would have been contenders for much longer, and he’d still be with us. Having said this, and should the formula still hold true, how many 20 goal scorers do you think we will have next year? Optimistically, I count Bo and Baer, with maybes in Hansen/Sutter/Boeser/Granlund/D.Sedin. If they can all hit the mark, we may not be in as much trouble as some may think when it comes to scoring. Thoughts?
  2. Bo Horvat is going to the All-Star Game!

    Well deserved. It seems ordinary for a number 1 Center to go to the all star game.
  3. [PGT] Flames @ Canucks

    Is Sam Bennett still 18 years old?
  4. Jordan Schroeder Talk

    I watched him play live. You can tell there is potential but he was not an "impact" player when I saw him. Couple more years in the AHL will help develop size and skill.