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    JB has thrown away far too many assets - needs to be replaced as GM

    Agreed, only so much one can do with an aging NHL squad on the downturn (what Benning had when he took over). He put a bunch of stop gaps in place to maintain stability at the NHL level and drafted like a stud. Team took a big step this year so I say keep moving forward. Funny how upset people get at losing a 3rd rounder and a couple 2nds.
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    [Report] Canucks sign Jett Woo

    No point rushing the kid - he should play in the WHL next year, play for Canada at the World Jrs and see what he has at camp in 2020. Edit: believe he had a shoulder injury at some point so good for him to build strength before hitting the NHL.
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    Edler/Tanev, Home vs Away, and Measuring the 2018/2019 Season

    Iain MacIntyre‏Verified account @imacSportsnet More #Canucks are 21-14-4 in games started with both Alex Edler and Chris Tanev healthy, and 8-18-5 when one or both is out of the lineup.
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    [Discussion] Are the Canucks better this year over last year?

    So much better because it is the young guys driving the bus this year...so much potential to grow. Love the Sedins but they were at the end of line. Team had clearly played better even if the results are obvious...I expect it to take another jump next year.
  5. Have to disagree with OP, the current outrage regarding Utica is overblown at this point. Utica coaches, etc. need to be accountable but mgmt has been solid when it comes to evaluating players in their system...I'm not concerned. Most of these prospects will take 2 to 4 years to develop in the AHL anyways so I have no issue with mgmt setting a step by step development plan. Learn the basics, learn what type of NHLer each prospect needs to be, hold prospects accountable, and graduate them when ready. It is about winning a cup and teams need all around players to achieve that.
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    Is Petey affected by the Dahlén trade?

    Agreed, will be interesting to see how it all pans out i.e. will he be skilled enough to play in the NHL. Benning and Co have a good record of evaluating players in their system so they get the benefit of the doubt but makes me nervous when it is San Jose taking the chance...that team is pretty good at evaluating talent.
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    GDT Vancouver Canucks at Vegas Golden Knights I Mar 3 I 1PM I SN Pacific I

    To be fair, the Canucks crazy schedule has played a role in their ups and downs (November and February super heavy on road games). It shows if you break down their record by month.
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    GDT Vancouver Canucks at Vegas Golden Knights I Mar 3 I 1PM I SN Pacific I

    Heavy Feb road schedule is catching up...team looks tired. 10 games away and 5 games at home in 30 days. A two game (over three days) home stand and a three game (over five days) home stand. In comparison Vegas had 6 road games and 9 home games in the same span. A four game (over eight days) home stand and a four game (over nine days) home stand. One home game today after a one game road trip to California following the final four game home stand. Vegas had a relatively tough November schedule but can't compare overall schedule to what the Canucks have to deal with. Canucks really need to work with the league on the schedule. November and February's ridiculously heavy road schedule killed their season. Can't wait until Seattle joins the league and the Canucks have another team in close proximity.
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    GDT Vancouver Canucks at Vegas Golden Knights I Mar 3 I 1PM I SN Pacific I

    And once again have no idea what is and what is not a penalty
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    Edler/Tanev, Home vs Away, and Measuring the 2018/2019 Season

    Correct haha good catch
  11. I wanted to write this post (1) because I have been pleasantly surprised by the team this year (work ethic and development of key prospects) and (2) because it has felt like there have been a couple of seasons within the 2018/2019 season. I decided to break the season into five groups with a main focus on two factors (1) disparity between home vs. away games and (2) games where either one of Tanev/Edler or both missed games. There is clearly heavy lifting yet to do with this team (in terms of turning it into a Cup contender) but I do see positive signs despite the doom and gloom view held by some. *Note: I ignored loser points and just focused on wins and loses - I did this because I wanted to analyze the team based on how close they are to being a legit playoff contender and the potential they have with respect to becoming a Cup contender. Long story short, good teams win games. 2018/2019 Season Stats Games Played to date: 65 Games Edler GP: 39 Tanev GP: 53 Record: 27 wins vs 38 loses (14 - 16 at home & 13 - 22 away) Goal Differential: 32 one goal games (12 wins and 20 loses) Total Goals For: 180 (24th in the league) Total Goals Against: 203 (19th in the league) Seasons Within the 2018/2019 Season 10 Games: Game 1 to Game 10 (Oct 3 - 24 or 22 days) Edler and Tanev played all 10 games Record: 6 wins vs 4 loses (2 - 1 at home & 4 - 3 away) Location: 3 Home vs. 7 Away (2.2 days per game) Goal Differential in Wins: 4 by one goal, 2 by three goals Goal Differential in Loses: 1 by two goals, 3 by three goals Total Goals For: 30 Total Goals Against: 31 Variance: -1 15 Games: Game 11 to Game 29 (Oct 25 - Nov 23 or 29 days) Edler played zero games and Tanev played 10 games Record: 4 wins vs 11 loses (3 - 3 at home & 1 - 8 away) Location: 6 Home vs. 9 Away (1.93 days per game) Goal Differential in Wins: 1 by one goal, 1 by two goals, and 2 by three goals Goal Differential in Loses: 5 by one goal, 3 by three goals, 2 by four goals, and 1 by 5 goals Total Goals For: 43 Total Goals Against: 61 Variance: -18 26 Games: Game 30 to Game 51 (Nov 24 - Jan 23 or 61 days) Edler and Tanev played all 26 games Record: 13 wins vs 13 loses (7 - 6 at home & 6 - 7 away) Location: 16 Home vs. 10 Away (2.34 days per game) Goal Differential in Wins: 6 by one goal, 4 by two goals, 3 by four goals, and 1 by five goals Goal Differential in Loses: 7 by one goal, 1 by two goals, 2 by three goals, 1 by four goals, and 1 by 5 goals Goals For: 74 Goals Against: 69 Variance: 5 NINE DAY BREAK 14 Games: Game 52 to Game 65 (Feb 2 - Feb 28 or 26 days) Edler played three games and Tanev played 7 games Record: 4 wins vs 10 loses (2 - 3 at home & 2 - 7 away) Location: 5 Home vs. 9 Away (1.86 days per game) Goal Differential in Wins: 6 by one goal, 4 by two goals, 3 by four goals, and 1 by five goals Goal Differential in Loses: 7 by one goal, 1 by two goals, 2 by three goals, 1 by four goals, and 1 by 5 goals Goals For: 33 Goals Against: 42 Variance: -9 17 Games Remaining: Game 66 to Game 82 (March 3 - April 6) Edler played ___ games and Tanev played ___ games Record: Location: Goal Differential in Wins: Goal Differential in Loses: Goals For: Goals Against: Variance: Will be interesting to see how well they do over the last 17 games...especially if Tanev returns to the line-up soon (and Hughes joins the club). Key Takeaways - The schedule has been tough (30 home games and 35 away games to date) but the young players have fared well considering. Disjointed schedule likely played a role in the rash of injuries at specific times. - When playing games at a rate of two or less days per game, they struggle. - When Edler/Tanev or both are not in the line up the team struggles. - When they have a stable D core in place, they have been competitive. None of the above is ground breaking but it would be interesting to see how drastically the analytics play out with respect to the above groups. It could provide a more accurate picture of what the team could be if they add a few players and work with the league to plan a more stable schedule. Key Adjustments and Team Goals For Next Year - The team played hard this year and need to maintain that level of work ethic - The team needs to tighten up Team Defense (including puck movement/support on breakout) - The team needs to push each dman down a spot (except for Edler). See below line-up. - The team needs to improve the PP. Hughes should help but they need more movement e.g. have Hughes and Pettersson switch during play to open up lanes and generate open shots. Team Next Year: - Add a legit top six scorer on LW (could potentially come from internal development) - Add a legit top pairing dman on the right side...this is likely a pipe dream but they should explore trade and UFA market. - Continue to allow prospects to push for spots and earn them if they outplay vets. Goldy/xxx - Pettersson - Boeser Pearson/xxx - Horvat - Leivo Roussel - Gaudette - Virtanen Eriksson - Beagle - Motte Others Forwards: Baer, Sutter, Granlund, Spooner Edler - xxx Hughes - Tanev Hutton - Stetcher Other Dmen: Juolevi, Biega, Sautner, Schenn, Brisebois, Markstrom Demko
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    The TDL Benning Complaint Thread Department

    Thanks for posting that, definitely shows that it is really all about who you pick and not how many you pick. Benning seems confident that his staff can find solid prospects out of the 7 or 8 draft picks he has each year and is not willing to sacrifice stability at the NHL or AHL level for additional picks. I have no issue with the plan but end of the day he needs to deliver...hope he gets two to three more years to see it through.
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    The TDL Benning Complaint Thread Department

    TO did a good job, no arguing that (although they haven't won anything yet but we shall see); however, I disagree you can compare them to the Canucks. Can't simply ignore the 10 plus years of below average to bad Maple Leaf teams (Between 05-06 and 15-16 they made the playoffs once in eleven years). When TO started their rebuild they already had a younger (less talented) group of players on their roster to support the high end draft picks i.e. they already had better versions of players like Baer, Granlund, etc. Benning inherited a team of old players with NTCs. He first had to build up the 23 to 26 year old age group so that when his star draft picks like Pettersson, etc. hit the NHL the team could support their development. I believe the next couple seasons will see a significant jump in quality given the stable base Benning has created and the fact that his draft picks are now starting to hit key development points.
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    The TDL Benning Complaint Thread Department

    Completely agree The purpose of adding/retaining vets is not necessarily so that they win the Cup but so that guys like Pettersson, Boeser and Horvat (who will drive any Cup aspirations) don't have to fully carry the mental and physical load until they are ready. In all the analytics froth (i.e. acquire picks at all cost) people forget general psychology - young men with millions of dollars in their pocket might need some role models to keep them grounded until they mature (better to add a few young guys each year to a stable NHL group).
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    [ Poll ] TDL has come and gone

    Devil's advocate, by the same token you are crediting the Rangers as if their rebuild is the way to do it. We don't know (and won't know for 5 plus years) whether getting those picks pays off. The purpose of adding/retaining vets is not necessarily so that they win the Cup but so that guys like Pettersson, Boeser and Horvat (who will drive any Cup aspirations) don't have to fully carry the mental and physical load until they are ready. In all the analytics froth people forget general psychology - young men with millions of dollars in their pocket might need some role models to keep them grounded until they mature (better to add a few young guys each year to a stable NHL group). As long as Benning and Co have 7 to 9 picks each year then great - people severely over react because at the end of the day it comes down to making the right picks. I don't argue with the premise that the more picks you have the better your chances are of picking an NHLer but there needs to be a balance. Hopefully Benning continues to acquire picks but I don't have a problem with his method so far and people who do are simply overreacting at this point.