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#31 sdnucksfan

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

I think the coach has no answers for the team. I think the team is lost under AV; its that simple.

They have no faith in AV and its his own fault. Have we ever seen Kessler benched? When was the last time AV motivated any of his team. Why is Raymond even playing, or Salo, or Edler these last few games. If the team is so deep why play an aging Dman or high speed floater. Oh well some small change and the fans will keep coming to Rogers arena, but AV is done.


for the most part i agree. i think were seeing AV being out coached here. there is no lack of talent on this team, all of our trophy winners from last year are still here and we won the pres cup twice consecutively.

i think the only answer to our bad play here is AV's direction for the team and that he's lost them(the players). did anyone look at game ones line up's? i mean wtf was he thinking i looked at it and immediately lost faith in winning that game and i was unfortunately right.

i dont know what AV sees out there but some of the line ups are baffling. also, the matchups are terrible!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Not that I'm defending Kesler, he has been sub par all year...but embelishing?
He didn't embelish anymore than Richards did.

Yet all the haters are calling the Canucks divers?
What a joke.

The Kings are more like Queens IMHO - almost every time they see a hit coming, they turn their backs - hoping to draw a penalty (which they have done several times this series).


Whatever they are doing it is working. Maybe the Canucks should take some lessons from them.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:45 AM

one bad year doesn't make him a bad player
give him one more, if he doesn't bounce back (which i think he will, then we can talk trade)


Great idea, trade him when his NTC kicks in :picard:
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

What's wrong with Kesler?

The expectations of what he is are unreasonable.

He had a career season last year scoring most of his points on a dynamic PP. He was very effective defensively, thus the Selke.

The problem is, he is not a dynamic offensive player or goal scorer. He is the epitome of a Selke THIRD line centerman. IN that role, he is possibly the best in the league. As a 2nd line centerman, he does not have the instincts or talent to put up the necessary points and be successful 5 on 5.

Virtually every top 9 player on this team has played on his line this year and in every case, their production has dropped.

Kesler is being misused by AV though, with the team doesn't really have options right now.

IN the off-season, I would try to get a legitimate 2nd line scoring centerman and look at putting Kesler either on his wing, or back to 3rd line sut down duties. He could still be effective on the PK and PP but woudl be better suited to what the team needs.


Sounds good, $5,000,000 for a third line center.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

Both Kesler and Edler need to step it up. It was edlers fault that brown scored. Kesler is playing horible he needs to step it up.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

Sounds good, $5,000,000 for a third line center.


$5M for a 3rd line center, PP and PK specialist!!

WIth all those roles, he would be getting 20+ minutes a game and be more effecgtive.

Besides, we are paying $2.5M for Malhotra and all he does is win facoffs and geive up game winning goal chances!!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

I got a message from a Flames fan last night: "The Oscar for best diver goes to....Ryan Kesler..."

needless to say i told the fan to shove it.

Kesler please stop diving....and please come back wherever you are. You are greatly missed.....

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Totally agree with everything the above poster just said 2 posts ago...Kesler is 3rd line stuff.

Edited by bahaazar, 16 April 2012 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

Kesler took swimming lessons on the 4 day break before playoffs it seems. So sad. Trade him in offseason please.




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