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#61 bluesman60

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:49 PM

My vote is for Kesler and Schneider.
The lockout just might benefit the Canucks because Kesler has more time to heal and get ready for another run.
Cory Schneider is also a guy who can get red hot and pull a Tim T.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:19 AM

Kesler.

He is the one player who has the talent to play a big role, but also has the attributes of power and speed where you cannot simply trump him with certain physical match ups. Burrows gets honourable mention; a 185 lb version of Dustin Brown.

Unsung hero is Hamhuis, followed by Hansen and Higgins.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:01 AM

Enough of Doan already.

I watched a game yesterday where the Canucks beat Phoenix 5-0 in Phoenix ...............and I had to check to see if he was playing. There are going to be a hell of a lot of disappointed people on here if we pay BIG money for this guy.

And I agree with most in picking a fit Kesler and Burrouws. Raymond is NOT a game changer but when fit he does make things happen

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:41 AM

I don't know if this team will win until it's clear who is steering the boat come playoff time. Just about every Cup champion has had that one player who willed their team through all four rounds (Brown, Toews, Malkin, Neidermeyer, Brind'Amour, Yzerman, Sakic, Forsberg, Messier, etc). A healthy Kesler might be that person. Maybe it's Doan, if he's coming here. It's not the Sedins, though. They'll be important pieces, but neither of them wear the cape in the Playoffs. It's not enough just to play really good hockey.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:50 AM

I don't know if this team will win until it's clear who is steering the boat come playoff time. Just about every Cup champion has had that one player who willed their team through all four rounds (Brown, Toews, Malkin, Neidermeyer, Brind'Amour, Yzerman, Sakic, Forsberg, Messier, etc). A healthy Kesler might be that person. Maybe it's Doan, if he's coming here. It's not the Sedins, though. They'll be important pieces, but neither of them wear the cape in the Playoffs. It's not enough just to play really good hockey.

If we can somehow get Patrick Kane for Luongo then Kane will be the game changer (he got 16 goals in one playoff year in NHL 12)

But again its NHL 12, so anything can happen.

In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

Honey badger to the rescue

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:27 AM

Not too concerned about who our game changer is going to be. They all need to step up equally if we're going to go after the Cup.

On the other hand. If there's a lockout. Well...you've got yer game-changer right there. The NHL owners and league executives.

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