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#1 danny411

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

hi

hate to tell you this but our lack of success in the playoffs can be attributed to the philosphy of the canucks

over 3 years ago gillis decided to go for speed and skill-ie shirokov, demitra, raymond, burrows etc.

the rest of the nhl has gone bigger and bigger

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in the playoffs

we got bullied by chicago. they charged are net at will

last year we got bullied by boston

this year its LA

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right now, we look like boys playing against men.

we are losing all the key battles on the boards and in front of the net ?

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what roles do our big players play ?

rome, alberts are big but useless players

bitz=too slow and useless unless their is a fight

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particularly concerning is our wingers

line 1

burrows, sedin

booth, raymond

hansen higgins


all those players are small and non aggressive. yes i know burrows is aggressive but he is small.

Thus, our lack of success can be attributed to gillis philosophy of choosing small skilled wingers and choosing big guys who dont play key roles

sorry if this issue has been hashed out soo many times , but its the truth

#2 canucklehead44

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:11 PM

Gillis has tried to address this:

- Bitz
- Weise
- Kassian
- Volpatti (already on the team but made opening night roster)
- Booth

- Jensen
- Grenier
- Labate
- Blomstrand

Booth and Kassian are two big guys who can hit and play top 6 roles (Kassian more for the future obviously). In the last draft Gillis focused on size.

If we did trade Luongo I can see him going to Tampa for Malone which would be a big boost for our top 6 in the size department.
Sig too big.

#3 Columbo

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

this thread was approved by the admins???

#4 danny411

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

yes it pretty good

i put alot of thought into it and try to come up with a logical explanation of our lack of playoff succes

Edited by danny411, 18 April 2012 - 09:17 PM.


#5 Kesler the Beast

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

Booth and Higgins small and not aggressive? do you even watch the games?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

At least we are winning 3-1 so w.e
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

Sorry, but I quit taking you seriously when you called Booth, Higgins, and Hansen small and non aggressive.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

lots of lost battles tonight and nobody taking advantage of having players lined up. No hitting, no urgency, but at least we won.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

this guy was complaining all throughout the GDT, saying that LA was about to score and then score again and then the Canucks were going to get the next 3 penalties

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:02 PM



If this is small and non aggressive I'd hate to know what your household is like...

#12 NNNComplex

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

OP & everyone else complaining = boys

Canucks = men

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:12 PM

this thread was approved by the admins???


I concur with Columbo...how is this relevant?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

Gotta admit the Kings do look like the much bigger team overall. I think Gillis is great, but almost all the "tough guys" he brought in have to be wearing their skates to hit the six foot mark. The only big guy is Kassian and he needs a few years of grooming yet.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

i'll just assume by reading this that the op is 6'7" 290lbs, mma fighter and part time bar brawler. it's no wonder they think Booth, Higgins, and Hansen are all small and non aggressive
" I don't understand, can somebody tell me what's going on? Why is there a drunk Chinese man doing push-ups on my front lawn?......and why's he wearing lipstick??"

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

Canucks have 2 players under 6'0".

Kings have 6 players under 6'0".

Canucks have 9 players under 200 lbs.

Kings have 11 players under 200 lbs.


Size is not an issue.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

yes it pretty good

i put alot of thought into it and try to come up with a logical explanation of our lack of playoff succes

Not really. Call 411 and see if they can bring Danny a brain.
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