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#1 Slegr

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

In a short season, every point counts. The importance of shoot-outs will be magnified. Looking at the Canucks roster, the team is becoming a bit more gritty, and built for the playoffs. But will it be playoff bound?

If it gets into a lot of regular season ties, the Canucks might be sunk by shoot-outs. The team only has three shooters in the top 100 last year, and just barely, with Raymond coming in at #93. Burrows and Edler are the other two (source: http://www.nhl.com/i...hootoutsSkaters). One of the top shoot-out finishers, CoHo, is no longer with the team.

We have very few natural goal-scorers on the team. The Sedins, as skilled as they are, have yet to truly master penalty shots. Most of their points come from beautiful passing plays.

The Canucks were lucky to manage 8 shootout wins out of 15 attempts last season, in large part because of Luongo's strong performance in shoot-outs. He mustered up six wins, with little help in the offensive category.

Look at any other Western Conference team, and they have a longer list of more natural goal scorers with better finish in shoot-outs. If we get into many ties this short season, we'll need to start cloning Burrows.

Who are your top five shooters?

Edited by Slegr, 14 January 2013 - 09:58 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Who are your top five shooters?


Kesler
Burrows
D.Sedin
Edler
Raymond

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Nucks really need to work on this, atleast we won't be seeing Lu on his belly as much :P

Burrows - fake backhand in
Kassian - has a sick go to move
Edler - best shooutout guy besides burr
Schroeder - if he makes the team
No idea for the 5th, whoever is playing the best during the game.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

I think we will make the playoffs even if we don't have a great shoot out record, if that's what makes the difference then we deserve to not make it. I could care less if we have the PT this year. So mark me down as I don't care.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

The Canucks would have to leave an absolutely huge dump in the bed to miss the playoffs. I'm most definitely not worried - even if we struggle in the shootout.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

The Canucks would have to leave an absolutely huge dump in the bed to miss the playoffs. I'm most definitely not worried - even if we struggle in the shootout.

Anything goes in 48 game seasons. Think about where teams were in the standings 48 games in last year. Toronto was near the top of their Division?? I don't think the shoot-out will ever be as important as this year. Those extra points are HUGE.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

In our franchise year 2010-2011 we only had 4 shooters in the top 100.

Burrows
Tambellini
Kesler
Torres

I am not worried. Last year had an abnormal amount of shootouts and I doubt we hit that many again.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Anything goes in 48 game seasons. Think about where teams were in the standings 48 games in last year. Toronto was near the top of their Division?? I don't think the shoot-out will ever be as important as this year. Those extra points are HUGE.


Still, if we miss the playoffs because of shot outs we deserve to miss them.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Get Henrik to visualize himself passing to Daniel inside the opposing goalie's net and see if he can score that way. :P
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Win in regulation.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Jamie Benn is pretty good at shootouts :bigblush:
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Kesler
Burrows
D.Sedin
Edler
Raymond


Kesler and Daniel could possibly be the worst shootout choices among superstar hockey players you could choose. Both of them are completely underwhelming.

If I had to choose 5 skaters for the shootout id go with, in no particular order:

Booth
Burrows
Kassian
Edler
And raymond, as shootouts are the only thing he does well.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

At least Luongo really improved in them last year, and Cory looks like he can handle them as well so at least we know we'll always have a good goalie in the net.

While I don't think shootouts will determine whether we make the playoffs or not, they could be the difference between 1st and 3rd. We do still need to improve in them.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Who the heck is Cody Hodgson? How many games and seasons did he play for the Canucks?

...he played less than Torres, please...for the love of the game - stop talking about him here...he's a Sabre...get over it.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

Jamie Benn is pretty good at shootouts :bigblush:


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My top 5, with the line-up as it is would be:

Edler (has a surprising bag of tricks, and great slap shot)
Kesler (reliable pick, who can put the shootout away early)
Burrows (clutch 3rd shooter)
Raymond (if he improves his wrist shot)
Kassian (if he can get atleast 3 moves down, and not just his usual backhand,forehand,backhand :P )
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

Who the heck is Cody Hodgson? How many games and seasons did he play for the Canucks?

...he played less than Torres, please...for the love of the game - stop talking about him here...he's a Sabre...get over it.


You need a magnifying glass to find his name on this thread so far. Wtf are you talkin bout?
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

1. Burr 2. Kes 3. MayRay. 4. Booth 5. Kass
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

1. Burr 2. Kes 3. MayRay. 4. Booth 5. Kass

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

im surprised no one mentioned lappy!  i seem to remember abuttery back hand last season he had.
i would say:
burrows
edler
lapierre
kesler
kassian

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

im surprised no one mentioned lappy!  i seem to remember a buttery back hand of his last season.
i would say:
burrows
edler
lapierre
kesler
kassian


put raymond in for kesler in the mean time.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Shootouts are still going to happen but, I think that the mentality will be to win in regulation time... Take the deuce or nothing. Three-pointers, as they have in the past, are going to cost a team dearly, especially in the brief season.

I wish that the NHL would get rid of the extra point in OT and Shootout games. 2 for a win, none for a loss. Or go football with 3 for regulation win, 2 for OT / SO win, 1 for reaching OT / SO. Better still, bring back the tie! Shootouts have nothing to do with the context of the game, just like penalties in footy. They both blow!
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

^^ this guy owns Thomas!
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

Top 5 Shooters:

1. Burrows
2. Edler
3. Booth
4. Lapierre
5. Raymond (2/9 last year, not great, but better than some others)
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Top 5 Shooters:

1. Burrows
2. Edler
3. Booth
4. Lapierre
5. Raymond (2/9 last year, not great, but better than some others)


wow, assuming he missed one more, i think i could probably go 20% on an nhl goalie too.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

Jamie Benn is pretty good at shootouts :bigblush:


But so is Edler :(
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

I think the sedins have the dexterity, they just need to sharpen their skills
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

I hate how Kesler's shootout move is now shoot first, and if not, then try fake forehand, backhand, then forehand again.. Remember a couple seasons ago how he always did the leg kick and would either shoot it in or fake backhand go forehand? That was beautiful.. Now its just shot shot shot shot and hope for the best
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

Something different...

Ballard
Burrows
Lapierre
Edler
Kassian

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