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Disappointed to hear this for sure.  He had one job.  My guess is that it's aerobic anaerobic capacity rather than weight.  Hopefully he wasn't far off as he said.  I'm sure part of it is Travis sending a message that Jake needed to understand, better now than once regular season starts.  With the number of players in training camp, Jake needs to understand that he's not one of the players guaranteed a roster spot and he'd better earn it.  He's also not doing himself any favours given it's a contract year.  

 

I hope the message has been received.  I'm not swayed by what he says, he talks a good story but he doesn't always seem to "walk the talk" all that well.  He may find himself in the press box if he didn't receive the message today.  

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1 hour ago, Smashian Kassian said:

https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/virtanen-not-overthinking-day-1-group-assignment~1779362

 

I do like his interview after. Just trying to move past day 1 & not dwell on it. Says his goal is to score 20+ goals this year. 

Absolutely love it. Way to man up Jake. 

 

I hope he gets that 20+ 

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Jake always talks a good game, but I've always had the impression he's just saying what he believes people want to hear. He's kinda flakey that way. Been like this since junior.

 

I thought he started making strides with his game last season, but man that inconsistency will end up being his ticket to the minors. It's frustrating as a fan to always hear him say the right things, yet his actions always betray him. Can only imagine how frustrated the coaching staff is, especially with the hands on babying he gets throughout the season and offseason.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, nzan said:

Seriously? You literally just lined those dots up in a tidy, accurate row yourself.

Your comprehension......D+

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I don't know why people are so uptight about Jake saying he's out of shape, needs to be in shape...

C'mon, round is a shape.

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He's on group b today with Beagle and Schaller. Everyone can relax 

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6 minutes ago, apollo said:

He's on group b today with Beagle and Schaller. Everyone can relax 

Jake's the probably the closest thing we have to meeting Pettersson's standards of: Speed. Agility. Power.

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There sure is a lot of reading between the lines going on.  Funny thing about reading between the lines is?  THERE IS NOTHING THERE!!!  ::D

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17 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

Virtanen looked good today  

Blasphemy!

 

He’s a lazy, out of shape, entitled kid that doesn’t care about his career.

 

Don’t you follow the media narrative? 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, debluvscanucks said:

Please add something of substance to the discussion - enough of the Jake hate already.

Jake is a lot slimmer now, but OMG he was kind of fat them, wasn’t he?   I love Jake a 100% believe he’s going to be an important piece in us winning Cups.  But still we are just having fin here, right?  Jake will NEBER read this, I’m sure, so it’s okay to h Abe fun, no?  

So sooru, Deb.   Respect you 109% but I found the scotch, so I’m just a little bit off my nit.  Bad Alf.  :blush:

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1 hour ago, Freddy40 said:

New knickname for Jake, Jake the Cake 

 

 

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Reporting someone for internet bullying on this board and then doing the same to a player. Is that not hypocrisy? And in Canada is that not called fat shaming?

 

Is that not suspension worthy?

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