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#571 CRAZY_4_NAZZY

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:06 PM

<br />With the call up Sauve, I guess we can all agree that Evan Oberg has fallen away from management's plans?<br /><br />Last year he was the guy that would be called up first.<br /><br />Not that I care (Oberg was terrible).<br />

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Oberg has really taken a step back in his development, i think because of all the wealth of guys in the farm with Tanev, Sweatt, Sauve, Connauton + Travis ramsey, Baumgartner, Flood, Mcginnis and others keep bumping him down the depth chart. Its because of his NHL size he can't withstand large players making him an easy target. People argue Sweatt is small and undersized but for quite a while he has been effective already as a solid PM Dman and is a solid hipchecker like Ballard.

I agree Oberg is a consise pick to call up when injuries arrived. But with all the call ups and injuries he will be given a chance to get back on his feet.

Back to Suave, man I have been waiting the day to see Sauve being called up, always loved this kids heart to win. He has good leadership skills like Hodgson. Hope he does well cause he might be up there for a while.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:50 PM

I am surprised that Sauve got the call. Hopefully he can hold it together!
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:19 AM

6'3 220 pounds :blink: ...I like.



Lets hope he doesnt crap the bed.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:59 AM

Better still...stay healthy!!!
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:26 AM

6'3 220 pounds :blink: ...I like.



Lets hope he doesnt crap the bed.

He's also one of the fastest players on the Moose, and has a strong defensive game, just don't expect him to light it up offensively. Not yet, anyway.

Sauve played with Salo down on the Moose, So I'm guessing that's who he'll be teamed up with on the Canucks as well. I was hoping all of rookies got some play time up with the big team, but not like this...
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:51 AM

I'm glad to see him get a chance with the canucks. I've been a fan of his for the last 5 years and this past year has been tough with his accident and everything but hopefully he works out fine. Nice early birthday present for him too. Too bad I can't watch the game cuz I'm in NB and they black it out.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:13 PM


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SAINT PAUL, MINN. – After nearly six years of developing young hockey players, tonight will be a proud moment for the entire Saint John Sea Dogs organization as Yann Sauve makes his NHL debut.

The Vancouver Canucks have called Sauve up from their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, and he’s expected to be in the lineup when the Canucks visit the Minnesota Wild at 9 p.m. Atlantic Time.

The six-foot-three, 209-pound defenseman will become the first Sea Dogs product to play a game in the NHL, the ultimate goal for any player when he begins his major junior career.

“Yann is an outstanding hockey player, but more importantly he’s an outstanding young man. He’s a great ambassador for our organization and I’m looking forward to watching him play many more games in the National Hockey League,” said Sea Dogs president Wayne Long.

Sauve was a highly-touted young prospect out of Rigaud, Que., when the Sea Dogs selected him first overall in the 2006 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft. The towering rearguard posted two goals and 15 points in his rookie season, then followed up with six goals, 21 points and 92 penalty minutes as a sophomore. Sauve played in 69 of 70 games that season and 14 more in Saint John’s first-ever playoff run, tallying a goal, three points and 23 penalty minutes in the post-season. The Canucks selected him with the 41st overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft that summer, at that time the highest-ever selection for a Sea Dogs.

“We’re extremely proud of how far Yann has come. To think back to when he arrived here as a 16-year-old and to see his progress to date, that’s what junior hockey is all about,” Long said. “We’re proud when anyone from our organization moves on to the next level, whether it’s in hockey or in life. But there’s something extra special about the NHL. It’s what every kid dreams of, and we hope to see many more of our alumni there in the future.”

Sauve continued to progress in the QMJHL, posting five goals and 30 points in 2008-09, then career highs of seven goals and 36 points last season. He attended Canucks training camp both seasons, and served as a mentor to younger players, passing along his experience and professional attitude.

“He texted me this morning and I was very happy for him and told him to enjoy it,” said Sea Dogs defenseman Simon Despres. “He’s nervous but I’m pretty sure he’s going to have a good game.”

Sauve was an integral part of last year’s team, which won the Jean Rougeau Trophy as regular-season champions of the QMJHL. He suited up for 21 playoff games, tallying five goals and 15 points as the Sea Dogs came within two games of advancing to the Memorial Cup.

“It’s great, I’m very happy for him,” said Sea Dogs head coach Gerard Gallant. “It’s well deserved. He was a Sea Dog for four years and we couldn’t be happier that he’s the first Sea Dog to play in a game.”

After recovering from an injury earlier in the season, Sauve made his professional debut in the minor leagues, playing eight games with the Victoria Salmon Kings and 20 with the Moose before being called up.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:09 PM

With the call up Sauve, I guess we can all agree that Evan Oberg has fallen away from management's plans?

Last year he was the guy that would be called up first.

Not that I care (Oberg was terrible).


Oberg needs to pack on the lbs.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:17 PM

Sauve did not sound like he was out of place tonight(listening to the radio).

Anybody watch the game and see how he played?
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:24 PM

Sauve did not sound like he was out of place tonight(listening to the radio).

Anybody watch the game and see how he played?


He made a few turn overs here and there but I though he played quite well considering he hasn't got many games in the AHL yet. He made some solid checks and helped break up a few plays so overall I think he was solid, you can't expect a rookie to be perfect. I think he could be a lot like Ohlund if his development goes well. He has the size and likes to use it while having a good two way game but of coarse he is still a few years away yet before he makes an impact.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:16 PM

Wasn't Sauve originally more like a Jovo type player? Very fast and smooth skater, who is pretty big and with lots of offensive talent?
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:10 AM

was it sauve who broke up that play with the pass behind the net going to the slot?
if it was that was a awesome defensive play by him
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:08 PM

...is Sauve the next Edler?






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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:18 PM

I haven't watched him play yet but would you guys say that he's played better than Sweatt or Rome or is he a step below?
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:21 PM

First impression: Yann Sloooooowwve
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:25 PM

First impression: Yann Sloooooowwve

that's funny, because he nearly won the moose's fastest skater competition this year, and was just a fraction behind Sweatt. Not to mention his biggest asset resides in him being a fast skater.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:06 PM

that's funny, because he nearly won the moose's fastest skater competition this year, and was just a fraction behind Sweatt. Not to mention his biggest asset resides in him being a fast skater.

He normally is a good skater, but there was one play last night where he looked very slow going back for the puck.

People forget though that this guy was out for over 5 months with a concussion. He's also only played 20 games in his first season in the AHL, so you gotta believe that his conditioning is not quite where it should be.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:42 PM

He normally is a good skater, but there was one play last night where he looked very slow going back for the puck.

People forget though that this guy was out for over 5 months with a concussion. He's also only played 20 games in his first season in the AHL, so you gotta believe that his conditioning is not quite where it should be.


If I'm not mistaken, the play you're referring to was shortly after the 2-1 or 3-1 goal and the crowd was going nutts (loud) and maybe Sauve didnt hear the guy skating up behind him to take the puck. It was a little puzzling why he was slow...but he was so slow that I dont think he was trying to move faster..he just iddnt think he had to be any faster to get to the puck.



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Serious question: Is Sauve comparable to Alex Edler? Both guys are almost identical in size and weight, other than that I dont know..

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:12 PM

Noticed that he's not afraid to hit in the NHL which is a positive for the Canucks.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:44 PM

I think he is going to benefit from playing in a situation where being a strong defensive defenseman is going to be rewarded. Playing in the Q on a powerhouse team, its easy to be overshadowed by the offensive guys. He's in a situation now where he can put all his energy into defense and be rewarded by coaches, teammates, and fans. With his skill set and size, I think he will be a good one-on-one shutdown guy. Whereas Tanev has been good at seeing the whole ice, I think Sauve has been good man-to-man.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:41 PM

i loved this guy's game yesterday. In his first game he seemed a little nervous or hesitant but his 2nd game was great. Top 4 dman with size and skill in the future. Sauve will be a monster in a couple of years.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:23 AM

If I'm not mistaken, the play you're referring to was shortly after the 2-1 or 3-1 goal and the crowd was going nutts (loud) and maybe Sauve didnt hear the guy skating up behind him to take the puck. It was a little puzzling why he was slow...but he was so slow that I dont think he was trying to move faster..he just iddnt think he had to be any faster to get to the puck.



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Not really. Sauve is more of a physical, defensive defenseman with a little offensive upside, great size, and above average mobility. Think Bryan Allen.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:02 PM

Not really. Sauve is more of a physical, defensive defenseman with a little offensive upside, great size, and above average mobility. Think Bryan Allen.


I would not classify Bryan Allen as having great mobility.

Sauve does seem to be a pretty quick and mobile for his size. I believe he came in 2nd on the moose for fastest skater? Got a good point slapshot as well, which we saw one instance of in the last game.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:38 PM

Size, toughness, physicality, plus abilty to play defense. Perfect complement to our future Dcore.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:10 PM

Yann looks huge out there! I like!
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:28 PM

So far Sauve and Tanev look to be solid NHL defensemen in the near future. I wouldn't be too surprised to see them
next year as the 6 and 7 d. In future years depending on their development 3 and 4 d is very possible.
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:05 AM

Played pretty physical tonight. Good game by Sauve tonight, was a +1.
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:18 AM

that was an amazing second effort to get the puck to Daniel on that 3:1 tic-tac-toe goal for Henrik. That never would have happened if not for him. he should have earned an assist on that play.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:42 AM

Looks like he's been sent down again... maybe we'll be seeing Hamhuis AND Ballard tonight? :frantic:

http://canucks.nhl.c...s.htm?id=553730

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:48 AM

Looks like he's been sent down again... maybe we'll be seeing Hamhuis AND Ballard tonight? :frantic:

http://canucks.nhl.c...s.htm?id=553730

Either that or we're dressing 5 d-men (or called up Connauton).

Or Sweatt is back?
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