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  1. Baggins

    *UPDATE* Elias Pettersson Has Slight MCL Sprain

    Believe me I'm not happy about the injury. This kid is the engine of the team. Even games he doesn't score he wow's with some moves plus both offensive and defensive plays. He's worth the price of admission. I'm just not one of those that assumes every time a Canuck gets injured that it's a dirty or malicious play. Initially I thought it was the hook that caused the injury. But re-watching it from different angles I realized that wasn't the case at all. I watch these incidents with an open mind rather than an emotional reaction. Btw, I was at the Vegas game (at that end of the rink) when Petey set up Brock for that goal from his knees. My son and I just looked at each in disbelief. He works 4 on 4 off and flew in for that game. He wanted to go to the casino Friday night and I cashed out $6k playing blackjack so I got us better seats for the Saturday game against Dallas. We lost that one as well but Petey was the show. My son doesn't doesn't get out this way often so it was great to get to a couple of games with him despite them both being losses. Like I said, Petey was worth the price of admission.
  2. Baggins

    The Edler Question

    My takeaway reading the whole thing is his preference is to be re-signed before the season is over. If he is a deadline deal he'll explore FA options and there's no guarantee he'll come back, and likely wouldn't, particularly at a discount salary.
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    The Edler Question

    You should have included more for context: “If I could pick any team I wanted today, there’s no guarantees,” Edler stressed. “It’s such a competitive league and I think it’s pretty exciting with the change here. We had a great team and it’s been a rebuild and we’re on our way up. I think it would be good to be a part of that. “I like it here and I’ve been treated well and like the city.” Really doesn't seem he wants to go anywhere else.
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    *UPDATE* Elias Pettersson Has Slight MCL Sprain

    IR just means you can call up another player without exceeding the roster limit. LTIR is what carries a minimum number of games a player will miss. A player must be on LTIR to get the benefit of exceeding the cap by the players salary. We're so far below the cap limit it would made no difference here.
  5. Baggins

    *UPDATE* Elias Pettersson Has Slight MCL Sprain

    The point is Deb he needs to add some muscle if he wants to play that way. The play itself, not much to say, happens all the time. He wasn't "hauled down", it was his attempting to stop up and push back that caused him to tangle and go down. It was an awkward accident, nothing more. Btw, I said earlier that I was glad he had that in him. Just that he should add some muscle if he wants to play that way. At his weight he won't win many of those push backs at this level the way Jake does.
  6. Baggins

    *UPDATE* Elias Pettersson Has Slight MCL Sprain

    I think you're over thinking it.
  7. Baggins

    *UPDATE* Elias Pettersson Has Slight MCL Sprain

    Dorsett was 30-35 lbs heavier and a hitter/fighter throughout his career. No real comparison there. And I've seen our guys do "that cr-p" coming off the end boards in our end with the play going the other way. It happens all the time without a penalty call. What brought it about is rather irrelevant. That's why Sutter and Green both said it was a pretty innocent play. Some are overreacting like it was some dirty targeting play, when the reality is it's pretty common throughout the league. I see it happen often and the refs typically let it go as it doesn't really have any effect on the play. Annoying getting held up like that after delivering a hit - you bet (voice of experience). Dirty or malicious - not at all. It wasn't the action (the hook) that caused Pettersson's injury, it was his own reaction to it.
  8. Baggins

    The Captaincy question

    How? He was an RFA and nobody dropped an offer sheet on him all summer. Which the Canucks could have matched anyway. He got a little more than I expected.
  9. Baggins

    *UPDATE* Elias Pettersson Has Slight MCL Sprain

    Well said. Much of what Cherry says I agree with. There's also a healthy portion I don't. You need to listen with an open mind and take him with a grain of (old school) salt at times. As much as I respect Petey for wanting to push back, until he adds some muscle to fill out his frame, he's unlikely to win most battles. I felt that was really Cherry's point saying "looking for trouble". He wasn't injured because he was hooked, he was injured because he tried to push back (looking for trouble).
  10. Baggins

    *UPDATE* Elias Pettersson Has Slight MCL Sprain

    What Cherry was referring to was Pettersson attempting to stop up and push back, causing them both to go down in a tangle, instead of just continuing forward. Given he's a lightweight Cherry is probably right. You can really see what he's talking about in the second animated gif "another view" about halfway down this article:
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    Rumor New Home and Away Jerseys for Canucks

    It's still the Vancouver Canucks, not the BC Canucks. I lived in Cranbrook for several years and there's more Oiler and Flames fans there than Canuck fans. Likely because of proximity and access to games. So that point is rather irrelevant. The native style Orca represents very well where the team plays. The major reason I like it. Vancouver has quite a history with the Orca.
  12. And as I said, you see that type of play all the time going uncalled. Even by our own players. This one just had a bad result. Typical overreaction here.
  13. Baggins

    Beware 2 Rulebooks

    Canucks have gotten away with similar interference behind the play. You just don't pay attention. You see that type of interference when the play turns the other way all the time. It rarely gets called. This is what Canucks coach Travis Green told reporters in Montreal about the play: “I’ve watched it a lot of times. First of all, it’s not a dirty play by their player at all. (Pettersson) gets hooked a little bit. Petey actually pushes back on him, leans back and probably tries to give a little bit of a reverse hit, and two young guys fall to the ice. It’s not a penalty.” “It was a pretty innocent play,” Sutter said of the Pettersson injury.