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The Official Manny Malhotra Needs to go Thread


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#91 frazzY

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

I just dont see where he fits when everyone's healthy...

I dont see where lots fit to be honest..

Sedin sedin kesler booth kassian burrows raymond Higgins schroeder hansen lapierre volpatti (am i missing anyone?) are all better contributors to the team IMO. Behind Manny id have weise and ebbett.

I think Barker is better too, but didnt include him since he hasn't seen any time with the canucks yet.

So many forwards, i hope they dont send schroeder down, it would be great for his development to stay and i think he has looked good so far.

You would think some players may get moved..
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

so manny is our whipping boy this year because the idiots can't pick on Raymond, Ballard, or Bieksa?

What's new?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

yep. thread sucks.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

He is not a useless player. Leads forwards in SH TOI by a fairly large margin and is a top faceoff guy in the league. In years past he started over 80% of the time in the defensive zone.

This year he has started in the offensive zone 31.6% of the time and finished in the offensive zone 59.5% of the time, 7th best on the team. That is an important stat for a 4th line. Manny's purpose is to win the faceoff in the defensive zone, get the puck into the offensive zone and change. It looks like he is doing that fairly well this year.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

I don't expect to see him gone this season...but it will be very interesting to see what they do in the summer.. Unless he's willing to have a contract say at like 700k... anything more i wouldnt even entertain the thought. I know he is a good guy, team guy and very popular but its a business and you have to look to improve. Being a faceoff specialist only isn't enough...
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

The Canucks should just pay him to retire and give him a job at the coaching staff if he's that important to the team, cause quite frankly, he's a horrible player post injury.

The last game was a perfect example, the 4th line was non factor and guess who was centering it?

After he takes the faceoffs he has absolutely no clue what to do with the puck. He iced the puck a couple times last game when he could have easily passed to his wingers or bounced it at the walls.

He has no offensive awareness, cant carry the puck to the offensive zone, dump and chase is his speciality and he's not even good at forechecking. Losses almost every battle along the boards, cant pass or recieve passes, handles the puck like a granade, etc etc.

It will be intresting what the Canucks do with JS when everyone is healthy. To me, JS has shown enough to earn a spot on the 3rd line unless we get a player in return from the Luongo trade.

You cant really send Volpatti or Weise because they've done a good job providing energy to the lineup. So that leaves Malhotra, where does he fit exactly?

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Kassian

Raymond - Schroeder - Hansen
Higgins - Lappiere - Wiese/Volpatti


I'd take Kassian on the first line easily with Burrows on the second with Kes and Booth.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Wow everyone is so offended. And your only defense for him is that he can win faceoffs and kill penalties. sorry but that is not the whole game of hockey. If you actually watch him during a game the entire shift he is completely clueless right after the faceoff. Anyone who denies this claim is blind or hasn't tried to watch him. He is so horrible i can't believe people defend him so easily as compared to raymond/ballard, etc. where everything they do is scrutinized. Give him a god dang coaching job I dont care but he is not good enough for this team. period. We could sign any journey man for 1 million and he would do the same amount that Malhotra does. But what we should actually do is move shroeder to the third line and lappy to the fourth as someone above mentioned. Think about it people! Do we really need him?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:05 PM

Wow everyone is so offended. And your only defense for him is that he can win faceoffs and kill penalties. sorry but that is not the whole game of hockey. If you actually watch him during a game the entire shift he is completely clueless right after the faceoff. Anyone who denies this claim is blind or hasn't tried to watch him. He is so horrible i can't believe people defend him so easily as compared to raymond/ballard, etc. where everything they do is scrutinized. Give him a god dang coaching job I dont care but he is not good enough for this team. period. We could sign any journey man for 1 million and he would do the same amount that Malhotra does. But what we should actually do is move shroeder to the third line and lappy to the fourth as someone above mentioned. Think about it people! Do we really need him?


pretty important aspects of the game without a good faceoff percentage your chasing the puck all night without a good pk your digging puck out of your net everytime your on the pk
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:21 PM

Malhorta isn't the same player as he was pre-injury, granted, but he shouldn't be let go or traded this year. He brings much needed character to the line-up, and while it's often hard to measure the worth of character, every Cup winning team has a good mix of it. His strengths aren't always as evident on the back of hockey cards, but he still brings a lot to his game.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

the irony in this post is hilarious.

Malhotra fans throw his faceoff percentages at us like its the most important thing in hockey. Then we throw back stats at you guys and get mad. :lol:

And yes, i do watch the games and him in particular whenever he's on the ice.


You're watching "him in particular" because you are micro-analyzing his every move and looking for faults in his game. You can do that with any player you decide to hate on. Get over yourself, dude. Who would you replace Malhotra with?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

Just to add a little information to this thread...

Manny was not eligible to be bought out this year as his cap hit is less than $3.0 million; never mind the complete idiocy in suggesting that management waste 1 compliance buyout on a guy that will be a UFA at the end of the year anyway.

For better or worse, the Canucks are stuck with Malhotras' salary until the end of the season. Whether he is worth it (I think he is) and the question of where he slots into the line-up once everyone is healthy (4th line C) is certainly worth talking about though.
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Kesler was lucky to score 20 this year since the injury to Morrison allowed him to do so.

I doubt Kesler would ever break 15 goals in his career again.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Just to add a little information to this thread...

Manny was not eligible to be bought out this year as his cap hit is less than $3.0 million; never mind the complete idiocy in suggesting that management waste 1 compliance buyout on a guy that will be a UFA at the end of the year anyway.

For better or worse, the Canucks are stuck with Malhotras' salary until the end of the season. Whether he is worth it (I think he is) and the question of where he slots into the line-up once everyone is healthy (4th line C) is certainly worth talking about though.



Yes.

When Gillis was on Team 1040 last week, he took a moment to muse about the future of the team, suggesting it was going to look a lot different after this year and especially after next year.

From that, I started to look at who would no longer be with the team after next year.
(It helps to ignore "after this year" because you do not have to be so concerned about contracts like Manny's and Mason's, i.e. whether we re-sign Raymond before trading him or other contortions.)

So, because I believe Gillis when he said he wants the team to get bigger, tougher, younger, faster, that the following players will no longer hold down roster spots:
Manny (almost certainly gone 2 years from now)
Mason (gone if he does not score a bucket of points)
Ballard (improving but still making blatantly bad passing decisions)
Schroeder (too small yet talented enough to bring back good player in trade)
Lapierre (if he does not gain his speed back and maybe even then).

In addition, some of the young guys we are trying out now are not going to be good enough but we need them for now and we need time to evaluate them before we give up on them, e.g. Volpatti or Weisse.

Also, of course, there is the fun of thinking of the players who will hold down roster spots 2 years from now like Jensen, Guance, Mallet, etc.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Thank goodness he's gone. its funny how most people on here didn't think he would be let go.....LOL
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Stay classy.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

You have got to give credit to the person who crated this thread. He sees something that was in MG's mind.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

Thank goodness he's gone. its funny how most people on here didn't think he would be let go.....LOL


Wow, the guy has a career ending injury and all you can say is this ^^^ Your an embarrassment to Canucks fans everywhere.

Please lock this tread mods!!!!! don't feed in to this clowns hate.
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