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#1 RyanKeslord17

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:47 PM

A thought came into my head today that made me wonder, if the Canucks are to win the cup this year, or in the years to come, who will be the main reason why?

I know, hockey is a team game, and it does indeed take a whole team to win a cup, but there's always that one games changer that sets the lead. To name a few: Dustin Brown, Jonathan Toews, Claude Giroux, Sidney Crosby. All these players have the capability to lead their team to a cup, and 3 of the 4 mentioned have already done that. The Bruins had that rascal Marchand who took the first strides by scoring timely goals, agitating, and targeting our star players. Brown did the same thing, with a more physical edge.

When the Canucks went to the Stanley Cup Finals there was one person who set the lead for Vancouver. He did everything. Score goals, hit, block shots, kill timely penalties. His name is Ryan Kesler. Unfortunately due to injuries he couldn't continue his fantastic play and nobody stepped up.

My question to you: Do we currently have that game changer/ leader that will put us over the top in this years playoffs? Or do we still need to find that player? If anyone, my vote goes to Kesler.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:49 PM

Do we have that type of a player? No. Who will it be for us though? Kes and Burrows (Doan if he comes here...). But yea, we don't have that type of a player that can do it for us - we need a player that isn't afraid to cross the line / be a dirty player, and as you can see, Kes won't do that, Burr will but doesn't have the effectiveness of Kes, and only player I can see doing that is Doan if we get him.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

Kes is the most capable, but my money is on a mini beast mode from both Booth and Raymond, at least on offense.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

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Kes is the most capable, but my money is on a mini beast mode from both Booth and Raymond, at least on offense.


I think you'll be waiting a long time if you think Raymond is going to be a game breaker.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

Kesler or Schneider
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

I think you'll be waiting a long time if you think Raymond is going to be a game breaker.


I guess Raymond is good at scoring goals when we're already up 3 goals.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

David Booth
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

Kes is the most capable, but my money is on a mini beast mode from both Booth and Raymond, at least on offense.

Raymond a game-changer? What has this world come to?

But the OP's right. A healthy Ryan Kesler is the main cog that gets this team going. He carries our 2nd line, is really effective in front of the net on the powerplay, and he is our best penalty killing forward. Forget all that diving bullsh*t, everyone blew that way out of proportion.

I think Schneider has the chance to become that guy also. With a good defense in front of him this year and the style he plays with flawless technique he could be a top 5 goalie in this league, I have no doubt.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

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Daniel and Henrik Sedin. You don't have to be a physical player to be a game changer you need to be skilled, and few players in the league have more skill then these two.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

The Selke version of Kesler.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

shane doan :bigblush:
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

Burrows or Schneider.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:20 PM

I think you'll be waiting a long time if you think Raymond is going to be a game breaker.


Just a few goals, assist's and pressure shifts is all it takes. He caused Bos and LA some problems, but no one could bury it. Him and Booth actually seemed to care it was playoffs vs LA. Right now they're all we got, so we best be hopeful.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

Every player has the potential to be a game changer. Sedins could out score the other team. One of our goalies could shut the other team out. Edler could take the next step. Lapierre could get into the other team's heads, Etc.

But the most likely is definitely a healthy Kesler. Or Luongo if he's on top of his game every night.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

WES MYRON CAUSE THAT KIDS A TOTAL STUD YEA! B) :emot-parrot: :emot-parrot:

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

I could see it being one of Kesler, Burrows, Booth or Higgins. They seem to turn it on in the playoffs.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

Kassian!!
He's big, skilled and is gunna be mean. I'm not saying lead us in scoring. But he will smash his opponents and score some timely goals..
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:55 PM

Aaron rome... Oh wait
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

Booth could be if he stays healthy and and stays consistent...

Also, if he can put the puck in the net on a breakaway.. He had probably over 15 breakaways last season and probably had 2 goals from them... it was very hard to watch
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

Kes is the most capable, but my money is on a mini beast mode from both Booth and Raymond, at least on offense.


....OK I've stopped laughing hysterically at reading the words Raymond and beast mode in the same sentence!! Are you freaking kidding me???!! Id rather have one of the Timbit kid hockey players that play in intermission on our team than Raymond! They fall down less!

The bottom line is that Kesler is our wildcard. He's our ace and if he ever goes Beastmode again....lookout! There aren't many teams out there that can stop us.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

Kassian
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

Kassian


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

shane doan :bigblush:


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

Hansen will be key, but not a game changer. I could see Kess, Burr, or Booth going into beast mode. The Sedins or Schneider could also get amazing in the playoffs.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

booth, raymond, schneider, or kes
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

NHPLA and the NHL for getting their $%#& together and getting a CBA.

Otherwise, based on history, we get a team effort with a few stars.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

Burrows, of course.
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