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    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders | Nov. 13, 2018

    Doesn't surprise me...he did a real good job tonight. It is interesting to see the other PxP talent around the league.
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    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders | Nov. 13, 2018

    I watched most of the MSG Network feed...my observations as pertains to the Canucks. Play-by-Play: Brendan Burke, Colour: Butch Goring In the pregame intro they feature Pettersson and reward him an ad/feature "Peak Performer" award and point out his prowess not only as a playmaker and scorer but as a 2-way player. 1st period: Mentioned Canucks succeeding despite injuries, coach Green has got them working well. Extensive piece around Green pitching Pettersson in the summer to plan on being a centre and executing that plan when he arrived. He won "every award there is "in the SHL last year. Something special to watch, #40 on the ice. Burke : "Archibald is the most physical presence on the Canucks roster". 2nd period: I missed the first 5 minutes (and the Virtanen goal). Afterwards they recognize Horvat as a face off workhorse ...(#1 in league total)... and a FO specialist. Later Burke says Pettersson has "taken the NHL by storm". 3rd period: No real conversation around the Canucks. Burke took real exception to the penalty against Clutterbuck for his "scuffle" against Gubrandson. Overall: Technically Burke and Goring were actually real good. As well they treated Canucks fairly and there was nothing ill spoken of the Canucks.
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    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at New York Rangers | Nov. 12, 2018

    I watched most of the Madison Square Garden feed... Sam Rosen - play by play and Joe Micheletti - colour Dave Maloney (panelist) featured Pettersson in the pregame show (according to Micheletti later) Matchup of Swedish pair Elias Petterson and Lias Andersson was the intro conversation. They gush about Pettersson. 1st period: Talk of speed and talent of the Canucks, that they are surprising people at top of Pacific division and top of league scoring, without "outstanding" Brock Boeser. Micheletti says "this is just like the Canucks, they are a hardworking team and even often give up the first goal but it doesn't bother them" after Vancouver sustains heavy forecheck pressure. They talk of how well the Nux are doing with key guys being injured effecting all areas of play . They mention Horvat in good terms..."workhouse" in face of injuries and living up to it...40 faceoffs the other night. They mention Gaudette in good terms. A sponsored ad/feature called "Peak Performer" - Elias Pettersson was honoured and they lauded the feat of 10 goals in 10 games as rookie. 2nd period: Micheletti: "Is he 19 or 20 or is he 9 or 10...boy-oh-boy" after lauding a Dekey-Pete defensive puck capture and subsequent shot on goal. They shined Petey again on the very next play. Props given to Virtanen's performance as of late. Micheletti once again praises Canucks style of play, fast and hardworking...says "sure can see why they are doing so well". Micheletti praises Ericksson "he is a solid two way player" (after a defensive play coming out of the penalty box). There was really nothing to mention regarding the Canucks in the 3rd period. Overall, they mentioned Vancouver's players often and there was no shade thrown Canucks way...if anything they were complimentary of the Canucks team and coach Green.
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    [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings | Nov. 06, 2018

    I watched most of the Fox Sports Detroit feed...some observations that I thought were interesting... Play-by-play Ken Daniels and colour commentator Mickey Redmond talk about Pettersson before the puck drop..."he would go #1 today" Daniels says (and repeats in overtime). They definitely seem aware of Dekey Pete's talent. At the same time the banner displays Pettersson's weight as 161 lbs but there is zero talk of his weight or body-build by the broadcasters. They talk about Elias' talent a lot in the first period even before the eventual goal. They concede that the league may as well just give him the Calder trophy now. 1st Intermission...Hosts John Keating and Darren Eliot discuss Pettersson and the goal. Keating mentions a hometown nickname "the Alien" and says "he is better than advertised". Eliot says the goal is "Gretzky-like". 2nd Intermission...Keating recognizes Canucks are on the first game of a road trip "that is going to last forever". 3rd period...The topic of Fortnite was an intro topic after a tv timeout...they contrasted (non-judgmentally) how the Canucks players have banned it but Detroit's young players love it. Redmond says, regarding Stetcher, "that kid has got a good game". Daniels replies "yep". Redmond says, "can you imagine if we could get a guy like that to play with Larkin...sheesh" (referring to Pettersson). Overtime...they rave about the quality of Pettersson's dangerous 2-on-1 shot. Shoot-out...Redmond amazed by deke of Pettersson even though shot was saved. Overall, the commentary was very complimentary of Pettersson and fair in it's narrative of the Canucks.
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    [GDT] 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    wow! yes!
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    [GDT] 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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    [GDT] 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    do i dare dream? Zadina?
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    Where are we now?

    Where are we now? In terms of qualifying for playoffs...in a much worse position now that the gilded Knights have a powerhouse team and more/better draft opportunities than the Canucks. I can't even allow myself to think about when the next expansion super-team is also in our playoff qualifying path.
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    Put Thy $ Where The Mouth Is! ('18-19, good, or bad?)

    We will miss playoffs but will be in the wildcard hunt until the end...if, and only if...we get some free agent, trade or #1 draft help on the D-line. No D-man changes, draft lottery again.
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    Adam Gaudette wins Hobey Baker

    Great! But more importantly...IMO, even in his limited appearances he shows great promise to excel in the NHL. I love what I see so far, and even if you only give him a modest upside that still could translate into a true foundational player.
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    THIS IS THE DAY, Canucks get #7

    We have settled where we will be. Finish 6th from last and draft 9th in the first round. No savior at the entry draft, but hopefully we still get a solid NHL player. Or maybe this is the year that we defy the 7.5% odds and live the greatest moment in Canucks history? I am more excited each minute up to the lottery announcement...but somehow still expecting to be crestfallen after.
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    Viking clap.. Our new cheer?

    Love the idea. Makes me wish someone would have thought of it earlier and it was used as a spontaneous fan tribute to the twins over all these years. Team cheer...sounds good...a great second best!
  13. Even if you are right, the name-calling is uncalled for and against forum rules. And all the vitriol just guarantees "the troll" will still keeping responding. I am just asking for people to take a big breath here.
  14. From a mod?? Unbelievable. Are you the arbitrator of what is appropriate time-and-place? Wait!...I guess you are. Please Deb...i don't necessarily agree with 890lbs, but the vitriol towards him is way over board. Don't join the chorus. It is just that person's opinion. This post is exactly where someone who is happy the Sedins are retiring should be able to say so...don't you think? Look at the title.
  15. For all of those slamming forum members that are expressing joy and/or hope regarding this announcement. Why you name calling? People are allowed their opinions and feelings and except in the most extenuating of circumstances it isn't rude to state them. This forum is not one of those circumstances. It is not disrespectful to comment on this post expressing joy of players departure, no matter how great the players were.