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We kept him in the NHL this year because we could. That pre-season production was enticing. And then everyone else got going, so he looked like a 19 year old in a man's league. His will and determination made him compete to a level above his junior body and I think that his development should continue in the AHL.

 

He's besties with Demko from development camp and I think that Utica can finally become the springboard for our prospects, from draft to the NHL.

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15 hours ago, canuckledraggin said:

We kept him in the NHL this year because we could. That pre-season production was enticing. And then everyone else got going, so he looked like a 19 year old in a man's league. His will and determination made him compete to a level above his junior body and I think that his development should continue in the AHL.

 

He's besties with Demko from development camp and I think that Utica can finally become the springboard for our prospects, from draft to the NHL.


A large part of keeping him was the idea that he'd not benefit much from playing in a league of 18 year olds but could as a Canuck. 

This is my view of McCann's situation: he showed promise and solid class in certain areas but in certain aspect, he got 'smoked' senseless. He needs to make drastic improvement in the face-off circle his priority #1. Needs to get stronger and can't just peel away from every body contact that he isn't throwing. 

These, now he will acquire more in the AHL- atleast for the first half of the season. He needs to not lose his confidence and play 'long term catchup' at the NHL in those important aspects. He needs to grow into his body a bit more & improve against lesser players but still a league that is much, much closer to the NHL in 'strength' component than anything else. Playing an anchoring centerman and arguably 1C at the AHL against weaker face-off specialists than the NHL will allow him to settle into his 'face-off groove' rather than being 'clueless & trying too many things at puck drop'.
 

His ideal trajectory is camp> pre-season> 2-3 NHL games> AHL(stay there for atleast half a season before callus, barring injury duty of course)>NHL near TDL./2nd half/next year.

 

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17 hours ago, Horvat is a Boss said:

I think he has the talent and the skill to be a first line winger. I think he and Boeser will find some chemistry and turn into a great duo moving forward. McCann has the IQ and the playmaking ability to find Boeser that exact moment he frees himself up. He can also make room for himself because he has such an insane shot himself. 

I could see it, sure.  But you're assuming a lot of things:
McCann gains the strength required to be effective.

Boeser translates his game to the NHL.

Horvat (who IS a boss) ends up with a higher ceiling than I think he truly has, OR we get a star center for the 1st line by other means.  And no, McCann isn't likely to ever be successful in the center position unless he extensively works on his faceoffs.

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18 hours ago, Horvat is a Boss said:

I think he has the talent and the skill to be a first line winger. I think he and Boeser will find some chemistry and turn into a great duo moving forward. McCann has the IQ and the playmaking ability to find Boeser that exact moment he frees himself up. He can also make room for himself because he has such an insane shot himself. 

Boeser can take faceoffs for McCann too lol

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2 minutes ago, Tre Mac said:

Boeser can take faceoffs for McCann too lol

McCann will be good at face-offs in time.  He needs to physically get stronger for a lot of reasons, of which face-offs is one.  He's super smart, super competitive, and has super quick hands.  His face-offs will be super (in time) too.

Or we trade him.

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2 hours ago, kloubek said:

I could see it, sure.  But you're assuming a lot of things:
McCann gains the strength required to be effective.

Boeser translates his game to the NHL.

Horvat (who IS a boss) ends up with a higher ceiling than I think he truly has, OR we get a star center for the 1st line by other means.  And no, McCann isn't likely to ever be successful in the center position unless he extensively works on his faceoffs.

I'm just assuming the best case scenario. I think his faceoffs will get better as he has a good stick and just needs to work on pure strength, but long term I see him as a winger. He is already somewhat effective because of his shot, speed and playmaking ability. If he spends 3 years focusing on strength, he should be fine. 

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On 5/11/2016 at 11:58 AM, Horvat is a Boss said:

I'm just assuming the best case scenario. I think his faceoffs will get better as he has a good stick and just needs to work on pure strength, but long term I see him as a winger. He is already somewhat effective because of his shot, speed and playmaking ability. If he spends 3 years focusing on strength, he should be fine. 

His weaknesses can all be fixed given the proper time to develop. He will gain some weight and strength over the next few years, he can work on his faceoffs a lot over the summer and he can improve his skating as well. I saw him once in person, he's not that small he just needs a couple of years to mature physically. He has the raw talent and skill to become a #1 center, imo. It would be a mistake to give up on him as a C because he has the IQ and vision to play in the middle.

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Ryan Kesler was 40% on the draw in his first nhl season...Last season he was 58.5%.

 

Let's cut the kid some slack

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10 minutes ago, coryberg said:

Ryan Kesler was 40% on the draw in his first nhl season...Last season he was 58.5%.

 

Let's cut the kid some slack

Hard work and improvement is what happens when you "develop" prospects. Not all prospects come into the NHL scoring 60 like Larkin.

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Jared is the best offensive C prospect the Canucks have.  In hindsight, we can see what happens when a young player is rushed into the NHL; perhaps now many fans will be more patient with the young talent.

 

Even though he struggled with the physical side of the game, he most certainly showed his offensive talent with the puck.  He also proved that he could take a hit and more importantly; dodge a hit.  Great hockey sense and skill for sure.

 

I see that his name comes up in so many proposed trades around here and it makes me cringe.  Trading him now, would not only be giving up on another prospect, but would also be moving him when his value is low.  In a couple of years, this kid is going to be a very good offensive player and his C skills will be far better. 

 

Jared has already proven that he is an extremely determined guy who will do whatever it takes to reach his top level of play.  I sure hope the Canucks management give him time to develop his huge potential.

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40 minutes ago, higgyfan said:

Jared is the best offensive C prospect the Canucks have.  In hindsight, we can see what happens when a young player is rushed into the NHL; perhaps now many fans will be more patient with the young talent.

 

Even though he struggled with the physical side of the game, he most certainly showed his offensive talent with the puck.  He also proved that he could take a hit and more importantly; dodge a hit.  Great hockey sense and skill for sure.

 

I see that his name comes up in so many proposed trades around here and it makes me cringe.  Trading him now, would not only be giving up on another prospect, but would also be moving him when his value is low.  In a couple of years, this kid is going to be a very good offensive player and his C skills will be far better. 

 

Jared has already proven that he is an extremely determined guy who will do whatever it takes to reach his top level of play.  I sure hope the Canucks management give him time to develop his huge potential.

He also played with grit. I don't recall an instance where he backed down or didn't support a teammate.

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Manny Malhotra signs 1yr league minimum deal. Plays in 9 or so games to reach the 1000 milestone, retires and becomes a faceoff and pk coach. If McCann cant learn to win draws from Manny then he will have to convert to a winger if he struggles mightily, atleast have him as a winger for a couple years kinda like MOntreal did with galchenyuk.

 

Would love to see Manny reach the 1000 game mark after his horrible eye injury and would be awesome to see him in our organization....what a class act and a guy who will live here and be an impact in the community for years going forward. A great person to have involved with the team and the new young guys that start to join our team over the years.

 

As for Canner, it will be interest to see how his off season goes, and what he tips the scales at in training camp. If he can gain 10-15lbs of muscle that could greatly help his strength on the puck. Adding this type of weight should be do able with a long off season of hard training.

 

I do NOT want to see McCann traded, these proposals are insane when he is involved, the guy has a very high skill level and you can't teach that!

 

 

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22 hours ago, higgyfan said:

Jared is the best offensive C prospect the Canucks have.  In hindsight, we can see what happens when a young player is rushed into the NHL; perhaps now many fans will be more patient with the young talent.

 

Even though he struggled with the physical side of the game, he most certainly showed his offensive talent with the puck.  He also proved that he could take a hit and more importantly; dodge a hit.  Great hockey sense and skill for sure.

 

I see that his name comes up in soI many proposed trades around here and it makes me cringe.  Trading him now, would not only be giving up on another prospect, but would also be moving him when his value is low.  In a couple of years, this kid is going to be a very good offensive player and his C skills will be far better. 

 

Jared has already proven that he is an extremely determined guy who will do whatever it takes to reach his top level of play.  I sure hope the Canucks management give him time to develop his huge potential.

These people are idiots who probably don't even watch the games so have no idea of McCann's potential.

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Remember, it's his first season. It's way too early to call him a bust.

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Yeah, I'd need to see one hell of a player coming back to be OK with moving JM. Kid's going to be a gamer in a few years with some added experience and muscles.

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9 minutes ago, J.R. said:

Yeah, I'd need to see one hell of a player coming back to be OK with moving JM. Kid's going to be a gamer in a few years with some added experience and muscles.

What kind of player are we talking here? 

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6 minutes ago, NameFaker said:

What kind of player are we talking here? 

Say we packaged him for a D prospect I'd want something like a Hanifin or Werenski coming back. 

 

If we're going to move him, I want a major piece. 

 

I doubt even as a package he'd fetch anything close to that though. So thankfully that should mean he's staying put. 

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On 1/1/2016 at 8:05 PM, Alflives said:

Maybe he'd gain more muscle the other way?:)

i don't think the NHL tests, do they?  Did Lucic get that grotesque looking naturally?  Seriously, he could be ringing church bells and calling for Esmirelda.

Well, as someone who knows somebody drafted by the NFL this past year, he admits that he and everybody else does PED, but that they aren't really detectable in samples, so nobody gets caught.

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1 hour ago, c00kies said:

Well, as someone who knows somebody drafted by the NFL this past year, he admits that he and everybody else does PED, but that they aren't really detectable in samples, so nobody gets caught.

Didn't a whole cheating fiasco just come out about the Russian's in Sochi?  It was something incredible; the complexity included the KBG!  For us to think hockey players are not pushing the limits is naive.  A good summer of McCann "training"B) the Russian way, would help him muscle up for sure.

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