GoodCanadianKideh

Members
  • Content count

    98
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

95 Neutral

About GoodCanadianKideh

  • Rank
    Aces Star
  • Birthday

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  1. I like that Subban is going to have to push his way onto the big club. It's been a very long time since we've had internal competition for our defensemen on the team. Speaks volumes about the job Benning has done building the 'D' in the last two years. Hopefully Juolevi and Brisebois will have to compete and challenge for a spot in the following years instead of being brought up for lack of depth.
  2. Looked like a dive by both Anaheim players...
  3. Who is Tom Nilsson and where did he come from...?!?
  4. Down by three goals and I never felt we were out of the game. I didn't know who was going to score for us, but we were certainly getting chances. Last year, if we were down by a goal, I felt like we were in trouble. With this group this year, I felt like we had a chance to come back. I haven't felt that in a while. It's certainly early in the season and the Hurricanes might not be the most structured or talented team, but we got the win and we did it with a come-from-behind victory. Great bonding moment for the team! Beat the teams you are supposed to beat. Especially impressed that we came back to win after a back-to-back night. Usually the team with little rest starts to slow down in the third. We seemed to get stronger as the game went along and then in overtime...wow!!!
  5. 7 points in two games! I bet Benning and Linden are all smiles as they watch team Sweden play their games. I wonder how many Canuck fans are cheering for team Sweden to do incredibly well. I'd love to see a Canada/Sweden final!!! Nice to see a trigger man finish on some great passes by the twins.
  6. Congratulations Henrik!!! Great to see such a hard working and talented player getting the respect he deserves. The twins really do get over-looked (in my opinion) in the NHL. Excellent to see them get the respect they deserve in their own country and on the world stage! Congratulations to Daniel as well for getting an 'A'. Team Sweden will be my second team to root for during this World Cup of Hockey. Hopefully a gold and silver medal come to Canada and Sweden!!! Excited to see how the twins create some chemistry with Loui Eriksson.
  7. Wow what a great letter! The sacrifices that his mother made are incredible. What a tough road to make it into the NHL. I remember hearing some stories during the olympics in Vancouver about Bobby and his dad. This sure sheds some light on the subject. Good luck to you and the rest of your career Bobby Ryan, you and your mother deserve a break!!! Hopefully you will be the kind of parent to your children that your mother was with you!
  8. Nice to see out of 30 NHL teams, we have 3 of the top rated 50 prospects. An average of 1.66 prospects per team and we round out at 3. Also great to have a prospect in the top 10!
  9. Anyone remember why Tallon was let go from the Chicago Blackhawks organization: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-07-05/sports/0907040447_1_offers-free-agents-general-manager-dale-tallon "The paperwork for a number of Hawks, including Kris Versteeg, Cam Barker, Ben Eager, Colin Fraser, Aaron Johnson and Troy Brouwer may have been filed incorrectly. As a result, the club may have violated the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement and the group could be classified as unrestricted free agents." Another interesting article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/tallon-out-as-blackhawks-general-manager/article4279186/ It's funny to read about how poor of a job Benning is doing and how much better Tallon would be, when Tallon has made more grievous GM errors. That being said, I think JB and DT are both excellent evaluators of professional hockey players. A GM is selected to gather a group of players that can play a team game. I'd take an excellent evaluator in both skill and character traits over an analytics pro or a lawyer that can decipher the rules of the NHL.
  10. Trading a second round pick for a player that played 134 games in the NHL is a high percentage play. Then factor in the complete distraction factor that Linden Vey has been playing through. No question that he could have been better if his father wasn't charged with murder against his mother... tough to play a game (even at the highest level) when your family is dealing with something like that! Kesler for Sbisa, Gudbranson and Sutter, is starting to look pretty good...especially when you factor in some character issues with Kes and some injury, hard miles with Kes. We got younger with Sutter and tougher with Gudbranson.
  11. Two pesty type players: Burrows at $4.5 mil for 1 more year Regular season Playoffs Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM 2000–01 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 63 16 14 30 105 10 2 1 3 8 2001–02 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 64 35 35 70 184 10 9 10 19 20 2002–03 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 53 9 17 26 201 — — — — — 2002–03 Baton Rouge Kingfish ECHL 13 4 2 6 64 — — — — — 2003–04 Columbia Inferno ECHL 64 29 44 73 194 4 2 0 2 28 2003–04 Manitoba Moose AHL 2 0 0 0 0 — — — — — 2004–05 Columbia Inferno ECHL 4 5 1 6 4 — — — — — 2004–05 Manitoba Moose AHL 72 9 17 26 107 14 0 3 3 37 2005–06 Manitoba Moose AHL 33 12 18 30 57 13 6 7 13 27 2005–06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 43 7 5 12 61 — — — — — 2006–07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 81 3 6 9 93 11 1 0 1 14 2007–08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 12 19 31 179 — — — — — 2008–09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 28 23 51 150 10 3 1 4 20 2009–10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 35 32 67 121 12 3 3 6 22 2010–11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 72 26 22 48 77 25 9 8 17 34 2011–12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 28 24 52 90 5 1 0 1 7 2012–13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 13 11 24 54 4 2 1 3 6 2013–14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 49 5 10 15 71 — — — — — 2014–15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 70 18 15 33 68 3 0 2 2 21 2015–16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 9 13 22 49 — — — — — NHL totals 767 184 180 364 1013 70 19 15 34 124 In Andrew Shaaw at $3.9 mil for 6 more years Regular season Playoffs Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM 2008–09 Niagara IceDogs OHL 56 8 9 17 97 12 2 1 3 22 2009–10 Niagara IceDogs OHL 68 11 25 36 129 5 0 0 0 4 2010–11 Owen Sound Attack OHL 66 22 32 54 135 20 10 7 17 53 2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 38 12 11 23 99 — — — — — 2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 37 12 11 23 50 3 0 0 0 15 2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 28 8 6 14 84 — — — — — 2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 9 6 15 38 23 5 4 9 35 2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 20 19 39 76 12 2 6 8 12 2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 15 11 26 67 23 5 7 12 36 2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 14 20 34 69 6 4 2 6 18 NHL totals 322 70 67 137 300 67 16 19 35 116
  12. Great forward prospect in Boeser! Great goaltending prospect in Demko!! Great defensive prospect in Juolevi!!!
  13. Bring back Manny!!! I'd love to see Manny Malhotra brought in as an assistant coach. He specialized in defensive play and could help our centres a lot in learning face-off skills. He was always talked about as a vocal leader in the dressing room. Plus he seems like an intelligent, hard working, honest guy! He doesn't have experience as a coach, but he certainly had a long career as a player in the best league in the world.
  14. I felt that was pretty low when I read it and then realized that I'm a homer and an optimist. But San Jose was ranked pretty low last year and they ended up having a 1 in 2 chance of winning the cup...
  15. Tanev and Gudbranson on the penalty kill. It's gonna be goooooood....!!!