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#61 avelanch

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:54 AM

Sauve's there now.

I wonder if Polasek will get any time at all anymore.

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Posted on: Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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The Vancouver Canucks, the NHL affiliate of the Manitoba Moose, announced today they have re-assigned defencemen Yann Sauve and Chris Tanev to the Moose.

Sauve, 21, has appeared in 37 games this season with the Moose recording 12 points (3g & 9a) and 12 penalty minutes. The Montreal, PQ native is currently on a two-game scoring streak for Manitoba after recording a pair of assists on Mar. 29/11 vs. Rochester and then scoring his third goal of the season on Mar. 30/11. The rookie defenceman has now appeared in five games with Vancouver this season. He began the season in the ECHL with the Victoria Salmon Kings and made his AHL debut with Manitoba on Dec. 16/10. Sauve was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round, 41st overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Tanev, 21, has been with the Canucks since being recalled from Manitoba on Jan. 17/11. Since that time, Tanev has played 29 games with Vancouver where he has recorded one assist and no penalty minutes. The Toronto, ON native began his rookie season in Manitoba and has played 39 games with the Moose. He’s scored nine points (1g & 8a) and recorded 16 penalty minutes with Manitoba. His first AHL goal came on Nov. 13/11 vs. Rochester.


Edit, Is Tanev healed/ready to play?

Edited by avelanch, 07 April 2011 - 10:55 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:07 AM

My guess is the Canucks expect Torres to be suspended, and want to call up Oreo. On top of that they need the cap room to take Edler off LTIR. So I think they had to send Tanev down to make the numbers work.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

Sauve's there now.

I wonder if Polasek will get any time at all anymore.



Edit, Is Tanev healed/ready to play?


He would have to be to be assigned.

He was likely cleared by doctors in the last 24 hours, thus was unable to practice with the Canucks before being assigned.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:57 PM

Pretty sure they wouldn't have been able to send him down if he was injured, for example Lee Sweatt they tried to assign him to the Moose but the league rejected it due to him having a broken foot.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:40 PM

Pretty sure they wouldn't have been able to send him down if he was injured, for example Lee Sweatt they tried to assign him to the Moose but the league rejected it due to him having a broken foot.


Is there any update on Lee Sweatt's condition? He seems to have been on the IR for 2 (?) months without any return schedule.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:15 PM

Polasek did not play today.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:53 PM

Polasek did not play today.


Well he probably wont see any action at all with their stack core at the backend

Baumgarter
Flood
Connauton
Sauve
Tanev
Ramsey
Parent

etc........

Hes just really there for the joy ride.....
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

Agreed, he probably won't play today since Tanev's slotting in, and Parent's hurt, but it'd be nice to see him in the playoffs. I'm still sort of mind-boggled at the fact the Moose still have depth on D, and that's not even counting L. Sweatt, Seabrook or McGinnis!
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:17 PM

Agreed, he probably won't play today since Tanev's slotting in, and Parent's hurt, but it'd be nice to see him in the playoffs. I'm still sort of mind-boggled at the fact the Moose still have depth on D, and that's not even counting L. Sweatt, Seabrook or McGinnis!


its funny though how a couple months ago they were struggling with depth on the backend because of injuries and callups, but now they are rich with depth..
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:13 PM

(From Darren Archibald Talk)

Very rarely do I post here and not trying to spam/promote my video. Just genuinely posting this here because I think you guys will enjoy it.

[...]

And i also made a Polasek one, but couldn't really find his thread. Anyways, you can find it if you really want to. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yRTtdIrbtc&feature=related

Credits to DJ Kreuzberg for the video. Found the Polasek thread through the Prospects Directory Thread http://forum.canucks...read-directory/ by avelanch (It's pinned).

It's always nice to see a video of prospects that aren't covered as extensively as others to get an idea of what kind of a player they are.

Polasek looks like a big physical defenseman who has good passing vision. Needs to work on getting his shots through IMO. Should look good on the Wolves next season. Excited to see what this kid can bring.

Edited by Dasein, 24 July 2011 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:16 PM

Sorry, I had problems encoding the first video, thus why it looked a bit small. So I removed the old video and here is the new video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96nexfS3SQc

Although it doesn't look bigger in embedded here, its bigger on the youtube player and should be clearer. Bear with me, this Polasek video was my first ever. But i'm getting better. :D
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:30 PM

Thanks for making and posting the video. He looks good. Looking forward to seeing what he can do at the prospects tourney and in the AHL this upcoming season.

Edited by Psycho_Path, 25 July 2011 - 07:35 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:47 PM

Seems to have good vision and offensive instincts. I like that he he engages in the rough stuff and relishes hitting people too. Very insightful video!
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:05 AM

Thanks for the videos of our prospects. I enjoyed them a lot. If a picture is worth a thousand words, your videos are worth so much more.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:15 PM

Totally flying under the radar.Hope he has a great Young Stars and main camp so he can begin his pro career on the Wolves in a few weeks time:

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D - Drafted 5th round, 145th overall, in 2010 – At 6-foot-3 and 200-pounds, this native of Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, is one of Vancouver’s more intimidating blueliners. His offensive skills make him intimidating at both ends of the ice. Last season the 19-year-old was second in team scoring by defencemen for the QMHJL’s PEI Rocket with 39 points (7-32-39), a year prior he was tops of the group with 41 points (13-28-41) earning him a spot on the QMJHL and CHL All-Rookie Team.


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:24 PM

The young man showed his resolve and character early:


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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:26 AM

OHH MAAAHHHH GAAAWWWWWDDDD

NO LOVE FOR ADAM POLASEK?!?!



He didn't play a great game last night, but man, that is TOO AWESOME! Best play of the game by FAR.

Polasek is an intriguing prospect because he has great size, a mean streak and is able to skate well. You could see the potential. And that mean streak is really something though. Haven't seen a defenseman that tenacious since Juice, and I'd say this kid is more ferocious and dirty. I would love to see this Wolverine of a kid strolling our blue line in 3-4 years.

If he develops his defensive game while retaining that mean streak, watch out world.

EDIT: LOL MacT's expression at 0:27 - "OH MAHH GAWWD. DID THAT KID JUST..DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?!"

LOL. Priceless.

Edited by Dasein, 12 September 2011 - 01:17 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 12:12 PM

OHH MAAAHHHH GAAAWWWWWDDDD

NO LOVE FOR ADAM POLASEK?!?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vt2MMOgy4E

He didn't play a great game last night, but man, that is TOO AWESOME! Best play of the game by FAR.

Polasek is an intriguing prospect because he has great size, a mean streak and is able to skate well. You could see the potential. And that mean streak is really something though. Haven't seen a defenseman that tenacious since Juice, and I'd say this kid is more ferocious and dirty. I would love to see this Wolverine of a kid strolling our blue line in 3-4 years.

If he develops his defensive game while retaining that mean streak, watch out world.

he looked more like jovocop out there with all those horrible/intercepted breakout passes/giveaways and blown coverage. he has a LOT of development needed.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:04 PM

he looked more like jovocop out there with all those horrible/intercepted breakout passes/giveaways and blown coverage. he has a LOT of development needed.


I'm suprised at this assesment. I think he did really well. He broke up 2 2 on 1 opportunities with his stick, played the body and did a really good job positionally. He made some mistakes as well but horrible break out passes?? Maybe in the middle of the second period but I think that was do to lack of confidence on our entire teams part after a couple of bad goals then anything. It wasn't a perfect night, but it wasn't as bad as your assesment is saying. Truthfully if we look at the evening objectively I think the only defender we can say what the heck were they doing was Corrado. Even Hannay was decent enough until the second period break down.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:16 PM

he looked more like jovocop out there with all those horrible/intercepted breakout passes/giveaways and blown coverage. he has a LOT of development needed.

To be fair, a LOT of our prospects were misconnecting on their passes last night...

I can't think of that many instances where we connected more than 3 passes in a row without having them miss the recipient by a mile or get it intercepted.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:16 PM

I'm suprised at this assesment. I think he did really well. He broke up 2 2 on 1 opportunities with his stick, played the body and did a really good job positionally. He made some mistakes as well but horrible break out passes?? Maybe in the middle of the second period but I think that was do to lack of confidence on our entire teams part after a couple of bad goals then anything. It wasn't a perfect night, but it wasn't as bad as your assesment is saying. Truthfully if we look at the evening objectively I think the only defender we can say what the heck were they doing was Corrado. Even Hannay was decent enough until the second period break down.

mayhaps I might have been speaking a bit in hyperbole, but the only times I really noticed polasek was "the punch" and when he was flubbing the puck. I liked hanny's play for the most part, and he had a good little scrap. I might have chnnelled all my rage of the loss into polasek's performance because it stuck out the most at the worst time... who knows. but I'm not going to form opinions of players from just 1 game (or even at the end of the tourney) so it's all water under the bridge, hopefully all the rust has been shaken off, and the kids come out flying tonight.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:00 PM

mayhaps I might have been speaking a bit in hyperbole, but the only times I really noticed polasek was "the punch" and when he was flubbing the puck. I liked hanny's play for the most part, and he had a good little scrap. I might have chnnelled all my rage of the loss into polasek's performance because it stuck out the most at the worst time... who knows. but I'm not going to form opinions of players from just 1 game (or even at the end of the tourney) so it's all water under the bridge, hopefully all the rust has been shaken off, and the kids come out flying tonight.


Amen to that! Let's hope for better tonight!
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:05 PM

Yeah, that -3 performance was disappointing but hopefully next game he'll be even better... without having to resort to fights to stick out in our minds. ;)
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:19 PM

Polasek wearing an A gets a Bieksa goal.

Turning heads,Adam is.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:06 PM

And yep, he scored a blast today on the PP! Go Poly!
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:23 PM

MacT impressed with Polasek.

Words of praise after the game with the SJ young guns tonight.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:58 PM

Polasek looked great tonight. Played hard, trying to prove last game's -3 was just a fluke. Decent offensive instincts, kind of looks like a very young Bieksa out there.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:19 PM

Polasek puts himself in contention for main camp invite


PENTICTON — Adam Polasek got more buzz from the thunderous punch he delivered three days ago, but the big Czech defenceman put himself in the mix to get an ­invitation to Canucks main camp here on ­Wednesday with an impressive display of hockey skills.Polasek put the Canucks prospects ahead to stay with a heavy shot from the point during a second period ­power play and then sent Anton Rodin in alone with superb long pass for the insurance goal in the third, as ­Vancouver downed San Jose’s ­prospects 5-3 at the Young Stars ­tournament.

Although Polasek, who’s big and strong at 6-foot-3 and 207 pounds, got a lot of attention for his punch that knocked Edmonton’s Colten Teubert out the game and the tournament with a broken nose, he was minus-3 in that scrambly game.He was much happier to showcase his hockey skills against the Sharks.

“It was much, much better,” said Polasek. “This one was ­closer to my game, what I think I can play.”

Polasek was plus-2 along with his two points and was very poised with the puck and physical when he had to be.

“I loved his decision-making with the puck and just the way he passes the puck, the crispness,” said Canucks minor league coach Craig MacTavish. “They’re easy for the forwards. He won a lot of battles, too. He played very well.”

Polasek found it amusing that fans were thinking the Canucks had found a new enforcer. He’s had two fights in each of his two years with the PEI Rocket of the Quebec League. Dropping the gloves is usually not part of his game.

“I laughed when I read on the website that I’m the next tough guy,” he said. “That’s too much.”

Polasek is hoping he gets to play a third game tomorrow to further show he deserves a shot at main camp at UBC this weekend.

“I want to finish the tournament well so I would like to play and give myself a chance,” he said.

The game was also a bounce-back effort for goaltender David Honzik, drafted 71st overall by the Canucks in June and who just turned 18 last month. He had a tough day on ­Sunday in his pro debut and fought back from a gift goal early in this one when he misplayed the puck behind his own net. He came back to play a solid game and made a huge stop on Sharks’ Freddie Hamilton on a late first-period power play.

“I think it’s important to go out there and if things don’t go your way and a goals goes in off a turnover, you put it behind you and keep playing,” said Canucks goaltending coach Roland Melanson. “I thought he did that tonight and it’s a step in the right direction. We know he has ability. He has some work to do, but he gave his team a chance to win tonight.”

Honzik finished with 21 saves.

The Canucks rested most of their experienced players here for this game and MacTavish revealed that a similar lineup be iced for Thursday’s final tournament game against Winnipeg. He added that the decisons about who’s moving on to main camp are pretty clear. The list will be announced following Thursday’s game.

Except for Darren Archibald, who scored his ­second goal of the tournament against the Sharks, and looks like a lot to go to main camp, ­consider that the likes of Bill Sweatt, Jordan Schroeder, Nicklas Jensen, Kevin Connauton, Yann Sauve and Sebastian Erixson were scratches to be a strong hint.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

progress update on Adam's first pro year:
Season			Team		GP	G	A	PTS	+/-	SOG	PIM	SOG	SOA	SOGW	SO
2011-12 Regular Season	Chicago Wolves	42	1	7	8	9	35	25	0	0	0	0.00
Great +/-, and he's been playing great. even though he's not piling up the points right now he's playing great defensively, and the announcers can't say enough positive things about him when I listen to the Wolves on the radio feed.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Maybe a forgotten about prospect, but I liked what i saw this year from Polasek.

For a first year pro, he showed some promise here. I like his size and physical play. There were few D on the Wolves who liked to hit and punish opponents, but Polasek was one of them. He uses his size to box out the front of the net well, along the boards he always used his size to his advantage and was the main reason why he was so effective along the boards. He was +8 to finish the year and its a good reflection on his defensive game. But its not without some flaws in his decision making, which is a bit inconsistent at times.

I think he is a bit under-rated in his offensive skills, he can skate the puck well and moves the puck well, although probably lacks the vision we see with Tanev at times with his passes. And he has a heavy shot.

Anyways, here's a video of his highlights this season. Enjoy.


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