pavel berezin

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  1. watching the Canucks youngsters vs. the Flames online

  2. Brock Boeser will make the team out of training camp, and I will guess so will Goldobin. Louie Eriksson will have a resurgence and score 20 plus goals. Anton Rodin might not make the team, but will get called up soon and play surprisingly well. The team will start off looking shaky as they adjust to the new coach's game plan. The defense in particular will struggle early on. Brandon Sutter will play well, as will Bo Horvat and Baertschi. Bo's line will become the team's no. 1 line. The Sedins will struggle early and in the middle of the season, but will finish strong.
  3. If they'd suspend Raffi Torres for this type of hit, they need to suspend Hall. By the same token if Hall's hit was clean, so was Torres'. Case closed. And by far the most important thing is hopefully Larsen will be OK
  4. I remember when this tournament was announced I was interested, but the inclusion of a Team North America & Team Europe left me skeptical and the tournament really snuck up on me. But once the tourney started for real (I didn't get upset over Team Canada's loss to USA in pre-tourney), I was into it, gimmicky teams or no. One of the things I really love about international tournaments is seeing players I never would root for otherwise play for a team I care about. I never in a million years thought I would be rooting for Brad Marchand. And honestly if this had happened years ago I may have been unable to. Time has mellowed me and my opinion of the Bruins' players who beat the Canucks in 2011. And anyway I can go back to rooting against those guys as soon as the NHL season starts. It was a very tense game 2 and I was almost resigned to there being a game 3. Holy moly what a finish. I was jumping out of my seat. There's no question about it, Team Canada proves time and again they are the best in the world. Good job boys.
  5. The USA team can moan all it wants about the coaching and roster selection, but the bottom line is that the United States just doesn't have the talent Canada does right now. Their one valid gripe is that Team North America hurt the USA the most. All their best talent has aged out from their heyday, which may have been the 1996 World Cup that ESPN kept bringing up. But what they also either don't have or didn't get was good puck-moving defensemen.
  6. I was impressed with Michael Carcone, mostly in the game vs. Winnipeg, but also against Calgary. I thought he, Cole Cassels and Troy Stetcher were the best of the Canucks' young stars. But I think Carcone was the best of the three: his poise, skating, and offensive instincts. From what I've read here he's older than some of the others, so perhaps that helps explain it. But he definitely stood out to me. I wonder if he won't get a shot at the regular training camp? I'm not sure how that works.
  7. Calgary will always be a rival because they're the closest, and there used to be a lot of BC fans filling up the Saddledome when the Canucks played. Another reason for me to hate both Alberta teams is because of the number of loudly pro-Alberta sports commentators in Canada. The Blackhawks used to be, but I think that's fallen off, I think because a lot of the players we all used to hate aren't there anymore (except for the dirty Duncan Keith). And it'll be the same for the Bruins once Marchand and the rest of the guys from the 2011 cup are gone, I think. I don't know, I can't imagine not hating the Bruins, it feels like that simmering anger isn't far under the surface. I'm just speaking for myself here.
  8. I still play World of Warcraft. Looking forward to Legion in a little over two months. The pre-patch will be late this month sometime I believe. Demon Hunter time.
  9. I haven't read my Hockey News lately, so I don't know about the draft prospects this year, but hopefully we can get a decent player. I think everyone in Canuck Nation can't help be a bit disappointed, but there really isn't any guarantee of anything. The Canucks have drafted decent players at lower spots than this, Mattias Ohlund for example. We'll be fine.
  10. Fifth overall should still net a pretty good player in a deep draft.

  11. It's nice to see a Canucks win this otherwise forgettable season. I was sure the Canucks were going to get another one get away when the Sharks tied it. Great shot by Hansen.
  12. I wonder why they cut the "around the league" forum on this website. Hmm

  13. Looking for other forums or social media to let the world know how much I loathe the Dallas Stars TV broadcasters and their horrible sportsmanship


  14. Well I'm not going to say this was a great game by the Canucks, but what was worse, for me, was having to listen to the Dallas Stars commentators all night. I swear if you put in a tape of dogs barking it would be better than having to listen to these mean-spirited jackals. Not only were they offensive to the Canucks, but they didn't even have many nice things to say about the Stars, which I think just shows their grinch-like worldview. Only once the game was decided, after the empty-net goal, did they decide to strut, and piled insult after insult on the Canucks, saying their veterans are "mouldy" and were "outclassed" and "dominated" by the Stars. I was tempted to write on the Stars message board but they don't even have one. If I wanted that kind of negativity I'd read the Canucks forum during the game. In conclusion, Dallas Stars commentators, wherever you are, go jump off a bridge.
  15. That was a really fun game to watch. My first Canucks game I've seen in person actually! The Canucks had the better of the play in the first and altogether deserved better. I'm glad the Canucks tied it up in the third to get at least a point. Roussell was deserving of his reputation, as he was taking liberties all over the ice, especially when the refs were looking the other way.