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Bigturk8 last won the day on March 16 2017

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  1. Guillaume Brisebois | D

    I think he'll get a look next year but I don't expect him to be a regular yet. I like Brisebois, but with the current landscape of defense on this team, I don't see a spot for him. This can change of course with off season moves, but for now, I expect most of his season to be in the A next year.
  2. Olli Juolevi | D

    I could be wrong about this, but I don't think Juolevi's fitness level last training camp was the result of a lack of discipline but rather an incorrect training regiment. I recall a lot of emphasis being put on him gaining mass, not just with our media/fans, but by his own admission. I remember watching interviews with him where he talked about "getting bigger" to physically compete in the NHL. He gained a lot of mass, which was noticeable during training camp, but unfortunately, that affected his foot speed which subsequently hurt his style of play. I believe that with the proper training regiment, revolving mostly around cardio, with consistent strength training, his body will naturally develop into a good sized defender with the mobility that his game needs. I believe the error wasn't in lack of dedication, but in an attempt to try and rush his natural, physical development. Hopefully Olli and his training staff have learned from this mistake. I'm optimistic that we will see an entirely different Juolevi this training camp.
  3. Michael DiPietro | G

    I think he has to play 1 more season in junior before he can suit up professionally for anyone but the Canucks.
  4. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    I believe young Forsberg was a piece in that trade.
  5. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I'm on board. I'd go so far as to take him second if we miss out on Dahlin. Granted, he's pretty old for the draft, but It's hard to argue against a 1.31ppg draft year performance in the OHL for a Defensman. The kid is a scoring machine. I'd love to get Svech or Zadina, but I think a Dman will be more valuable for us going forward. Maybe trade down, depending what the landscape looks like on draft day?
  6. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    ELITEIAS Pettersson.
  7. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Doesn't matter anymore because with his 4th point today, he's at 55 now!
  8. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Hockey DB records 54 and Elite Prospects records 53. I don't know what to believe!
  9. Botchford? Do We Really Need Him?

    Wasn't it President of Hockey Operations/Star Center, Jack Eichel that got Murray fired?
  10. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

  11. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    He has an assist now
  12. [Signing] Canucks sign Kole Lind

    Seems like they'll try to avoid that.
  13. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

  14. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    While I believe it's possible, I'm also not expecting it. The kid is doing something special but everyone adapts to the NHL differently and I've been hurt before.