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6 hours ago, nzan said:

Now I’m confused at the 3 coffees deep comment - I usually only become vaguely coherent at that point 

My wife gave me a coffee quota..she says I start jumping off into the stratosphere after 3 or 4 haha. I tend to agree with her. I'm only of coffee # 2 today...life is dull and boring...but # 3 is comin up right away :frantic:

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On 8/11/2019 at 11:38 PM, -AJ- said:

Jake returning to his hometown for the world-famous Abbotsford Airshow! This photo was taken from the Abbotsford Airshow's Facebook page:

"Our Airshow President, Jim Reith, is joined by Canucks winger, Jake Virtanen. Thanks for spending the day with us yesterday, Jake! We hope you had a great time 2708.png"

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You think Jake would at least remove his sunglasses for a picture.  Looks like he needs to work on those abs too!

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12 minutes ago, Borvat said:

You think Jake would at least remove his sunglasses for a picture.  Looks like he needs to work on those abs too!

I don't think I have ever seen his abs (if he has any :p)

 

Just them tree trunk legs.

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1 hour ago, GoldenAlien said:

SHOTGUN JAKE!

I love this.  My grandfather was a Lighthouse keeper on Mayne Island in the Gulf Islands.  Also grew up on the Sunshine coast and love fishing and being out on the water.  Is this not when Jake donated his winnings to CAN ?

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What if Jake ends this season having out scored Miller and Ferland while improving his intensity and becoming a good PKer?  Miller and Ferland will probably score like they have over the last few years.  15 to 21 goals and maybe 35 to 40 points for both of them (don't get me wrong as I am glade they are here) this season.  That is what I expect from Jake this season.  Here's hoping all works out for Jake. :towel:

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10 minutes ago, dpn1 said:

What if Jake ends this season having out scored Miller and Ferland while improving his intensity and becoming a good PKer?  Miller and Ferland will probably score like they have over the last few years.  15 to 21 goals and maybe 35 to 40 points for both of them (don't get me wrong as I am glade they are here) this season.  That is what I expect from Jake this season.  Here's hoping all works out for Jake. :towel:

I see Ferland and Miller (playing 75 games) considering who they will be playing with scoring 20 plus goals and 50 plus points.

I see Jake playing on the third line with Baer and Sutter/Gaudette.  I see him on the PK too.  However, consider Jake’s use, I see him again scoring about 15 goals.  

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2 minutes ago, Alflives said:

I see Ferland and Miller (playing 75 games) considering who they will be playing with scoring 20 plus goals and 50 plus points.

I see Jake playing on the third line with Baer and Sutter/Gaudette.  I see him on the PK too.  However, consider Jake’s use, I see him again scoring about 15 goals.  

I really have to admit that I have no specific reasons for my point; its more of a gut feeling.  I am still hoping for 20 from Jake.  I am trying to figure out what kind of beer to use for my shotguns. :towel::canucks::towel:

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2 minutes ago, dpn1 said:

I really have to admit that I have no specific reasons for my point; its more of a gut feeling.  I am still hoping for 20 from Jake.  I am trying to figure out what kind of beer to use for my shotguns. :towel::canucks::towel:

I really REALLY like Jake as a player.  Given opportunity he’d score 20 plus for sure.  I just think Green believes Jake can help the team more playing a different role than just as a scoring winger.  Jake is a beast, who will shine in the playoffs. 

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2 hours ago, dpn1 said:

What if Jake ends this season having out scored Miller and Ferland while improving his intensity and becoming a good PKer?  Miller and Ferland will probably score like they have over the last few years.  15 to 21 goals and maybe 35 to 40 points for both of them (don't get me wrong as I am glade they are here) this season.  That is what I expect from Jake this season.  Here's hoping all works out for Jake. :towel:

I think your prediction for Ferland would be in line with his history, but Miller has been in the high 40s to high 50s in points each of the last three seasons. To fall below 40 points for Miller would be a precipitous drop. 

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2 hours ago, -AJ- said:

I think your prediction for Ferland would be in line with his history, but Miller has been in the high 40s to high 50s in points each of the last three seasons. To fall below 40 points for Miller would be a precipitous drop. 

You might be right as Miller gets more assists but his goals are hovering around 20 goals.  I would like to see miller used at center sometimes on the 3rd line.  He would help get offense out of the 3rd line.

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4 minutes ago, dpn1 said:

You might be right as Miller gets more assists but his goals are hovering around 20 goals.  I would like to see miller used at center sometimes on the 3rd line.  He would help get offense out of the 3rd line.

I have ZERO interest in seeing Miller play on the 3rd line. He is a legit 1st line player. He will play with either Petey or Bo.

 

JB didn't just go and trade a 1st round pick for a player they think will play on the 3rd line. That is just silly.

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8 minutes ago, Kanukfanatic said:

I have ZERO interest in seeing Miller play on the 3rd line. He is a legit 1st line player. He will play with either Petey or Bo.

 

JB didn't just go and trade a 1st round pick for a player they think will play on the 3rd line. That is just silly.

I did say sometimes. :)

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3 hours ago, dpn1 said:

I did say sometimes. :)

For sure. I would be surprised if he doesn't see at least some time centering the third line, whether due to injuries, penalties, line matching or whatever. A significant portion of his value is in his versatility.

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8 hours ago, WeneedLumme said:

For sure. I would be surprised if he doesn't see at least some time centering the third line, whether due to injuries, penalties, line matching or whatever. A significant portion of his value is in his versatility.

That was what I was kinda' trying to say.  Thanks for explaining me. :)

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Jake Virtanen on Sportsnet 650:

 

"If I stick to my game I should be fine. If someone wants to take my spot it's going to be hard for them to do that."

 

"We want Boeser here as soon as possible. If he misses camp it'll be tough. Camp really helps us get ready for the season, especially with all the new guys. Everyone wants to see him come as soon as possible. He wants to do his thing and it is what it is."

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On 8/20/2019 at 5:15 PM, Kanukfanatic said:

I have ZERO interest in seeing Miller play on the 3rd line. He is a legit 1st line player. He will play with either Petey or Bo.

 

JB didn't just go and trade a 1st round pick for a player they think will play on the 3rd line. That is just silly.

I agree, although I see Ferland with Petey and Boes, as long as he gels with them, where I see no problems.

 

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15 hours ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

Jake Virtanen on Sportsnet 650:

 

"If I stick to my game I should be fine. If someone wants to take my spot it's going to be hard for them to do that."

 

"We want Boeser here as soon as possible. If he misses camp it'll be tough. Camp really helps us get ready for the season, especially with all the new guys. Everyone wants to see him come as soon as possible. He wants to do his thing and it is what it is."

Jake is a team guy.  He hasn't been handed anything since his rookie year and he is a legit pro player.  

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22 hours ago, komodo0921 said:

I agree, although I see Ferland with Petey and Boes, as long as he gels with them, where I see no problems.

 

Pettersson Horvat Boeser

Baertschi Miller Ferland

Virtanen Sutter Pearson

Motte Beagle Revolving door

 

I honestly think at some point something like that should happen. That 1st line would be lethal... But of course we will see all sorts combinations.

 

We will see Baertschi bounce around the top 3 lines, hopefully the top 6

 

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