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shawn antoski

2012-13 Youth Movement ....just For The Start Of The Season, While Kesler Heals

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I really hope Jensen and schroder get there 9 games at least...

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How's Jensen's recovery from his season-ending concussion going? Good, i hope.

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Kassian and Jensen are both AHL ready. That is all

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good luck with the $222,500 cap space when kesler comes back

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Why would you want a scumbag like Tootoo on the roster?

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i really want kassian to rip it up... but i think he is much too defensively weak. canucks are a team built on team defence, and with AV's extension, that won't be changing anytime soon.

gragnani deserves another look... his offensive numbers in lower leagues have been amazing - but will he be given a shot to play without a leash? i guess we'll see, but i think he is a potential wildcard for us, especially if salo 's career is done.

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2011-12 Jensen cant play Ahl or Nhl

2012-13 Jensen can play Ahl or Nhl

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You seriously pick at kassians defensive play during his short exposure, state the Canucks are a defense first team and then suggest gragnani the most defensively irresponsible player on the team as a future replacement for salo?!?!?!?

Gnarly.

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i say it works for the forwards, only tanev for the d.

malholtra and salo are question marks.

malholtra might work - hope he does, but he shies away from the tough areas now, can't see him being anything but a healthy scratch / 4th line faceoff specialist. kind of F3dks up the 4th line with him jumping on and off the ice, that's for sure. weird.

would love salo to stay, but he really started slowing down. he needs to be on the 3rd pairing.

ballard: he showed signs of being a solid player. but the team really needs someone to play with edler in the top 4. is it ballard? probably not. i can see garrison coming in and replacing salo in top 4, which might kick edler into shape. that leaves tanev and salo and ballard for the 5,6,7 d-men. i would play tanev and ballard. let sami spot in 10 min a game and be fresh for playoffs?

is schroeder too small? probably, and if so is a waste of a pick... Jensen might really work though. I think this organization took 4 years to realize that it can draft skill, speed AND size. And rightly so, if the rules didn't change again, size wouldn't matter. But welcome to the new nhl again, gladiator sport sort of..

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You seriously pick at kassians defensive play during his short exposure, state the Canucks are a defense first team and then suggest gragnani the most defensively irresponsible player on the team as a future replacement for salo?!?!?!?

Gnarly.

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i disagree, with all due respect.

we don't need one dimensional players like konopka or tootoo. that's not our identity. if you are proposing to do a complete makeover of the philosophy of the team, i.e. puck possession game based on speed and skill, that's not going to work.

also edler can only play the left side of the D. same for hamhuis. bieksa is much better on the right side.

kassian should play more minutes than 4th line if we care about his development. if kassian comes to camp improved as we expect him to, hopefully he can start playing some meaningful minutes with the sedins. need a big body with the sedins.

the absolute ideal situation would be to have kassian and jensen develop fast and make the team in my opinion.

daniel - henrik - kassian

booth - kesler - jensen

higgins - schroeder - burrows

malhotra - lapierre - hansen

we all know AV will change up the RW all over the line up, but that would be a good starting place.

Defensemen next season would absolutely change if Justin Schultz were to choose the nucks. So let's wait until what happens with him first.

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yeah thats right - i pick at the guy playing 4th line, who has been a positive player once in his career... and i want to see the defenceman who has put up about the same amount of points in a league considered better than the OHL by everyone...

thats right... the guy with no AHL experience is who i'm less willing to gamble on... versus the defenseman who really doesnt have much more to prove in the AHL

you've heard of the eddie shore award right?

Gnarly... now get on your knees

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