Canucks Men Against Boys
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:02 PM
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
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
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 ?
what roles do our big players play ?
rome, alberts are big but useless players
bitz=too slow and useless unless their is a fight
particularly concerning is our wingers
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
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:11 PM
- Volpatti (already on the team but made opening night roster)
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.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:42 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:57 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:58 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:00 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:02 PM
If this is small and non aggressive I'd hate to know what your household is like...
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:12 PM
this thread was approved by the admins???
I concur with Columbo...how is this relevant?
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:24 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:28 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:30 PM
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.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:34 PM
Not really. Call 411 and see if they can bring Danny a brain.
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