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Congrats to Iilahti! Wonder if he plays for the Giants next year. Would give Canucks fans and management a great look at this kid.

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Great news, he will be close and can get developed properly... gotta love Finnish goalies...

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seeing how he is willing to come over to Vancouver for prospects camp for a week two years in a row, I can't see why he wouldn't want to come over and play a full year to make sure his NHL potential is maxed. Very excited for this kid.

The canucks goalie prospect pool is really growing Lack, Iilahti, Cannata, Honzik. looking very bright

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It's always good news anytime we get a chance to see our prospects close to home (well, for people who live around here that is).

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I searched but didn't see this thread...must have spelt his name wrong in the search field

Unless Jensen has improved in his consistancy over the summer, this is pretty much Jonathon's starting job to lose.

Brendan Jensen is a technically sound goalie. His movements are crisp, he doesn't over play shots and always has the angle. He just sometimes lacks focus and consistancy.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the 2 of them platooned until one of them shows Don Hay that they are the clear choice.

Giants have just hired a new goaltending coach too: Paul Fricker. Not sure if Sean Murray left or was pushed. That and former Canuck goalie Glen Hanlon has signed on as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. So lots of good goaltending experience on the team now.

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I searched but didn't see this thread...must have spelt his name wrong in the search field

Unless Jensen has improved in his consistancy over the summer, this is pretty much Jonathon's starting job to lose.

Brendan Jensen is a technically sound goalie. His movements are crisp, he doesn't over play shots and always has the angle. He just sometimes lacks focus and consistancy.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the 2 of them platooned until one of them shows Don Hay that they are the clear choice.

Giants have just hired a new goaltending coach too: Paul Fricker. Not sure if Sean Murray left or was pushed. That and former Canuck goalie Glen Hanlon has signed on as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. So lots of good goaltending experience on the team now.

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If you are a prospect of the Canucks & have aspirations of playing in the NHL why not move to Vancouver to play in the WHL & test the city?!?!?!

I got to see Connauton play as a Giant, I can't wait to see Iilahti play. :towel:

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Awesome! I definitely hope he crosses the water, he seems hopeless floating around in the Finnish junior leagues.

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Can you name some of the goaltenders that have come through the Seattle Thunderbirds system over the past seven seasons?

Edit: Meh. Calvin Pickard, Riku Helenius, Dustin Tokarski.

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That list of 3 goalies isn't just "meh"

Those are 3 fantastic WHL goalies, Helenius was here just a year but acquitted himself very well, and i shouldnt have to talk about Pickard and Tokarski

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That list of 3 goalies isn't just "meh"

Those are 3 fantastic WHL goalies, Helenius was here just a year but acquitted himself very well, and i shouldnt have to talk about Pickard and Tokarski

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Hope Iilahti wins the starting job. Definitely seems better for him to come over instead of playing over in Finland, where the Canucks can keep closer tabs on him and help him more.

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