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I didn't think that Demko had a bad game.  He had no chance at that first goal and he made some great saves.

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Thatchy D playing well now, maybe CDC can apologize can cut him some slack because he'll be the goalie of the future^_^.  That 5 on 3 and backdoor save on Barzal saved the Canucks bacon - hope CDC realizes this because the last two pages has been all about getting rid of Demko.:picard:

 

Seriously in the last calender year both Marky and Thatchy D are top of the Canucks record books for saves in the game which highlights a serious problem with the amount of shots they both are facing.  It's not just on the defense but the forwards back checking and the overall collapsing mentality of the team.  That needs to be addressed ASAP.

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4 minutes ago, Tre Mac said:

Thatchy D playing well now, maybe CDC can apologize can cut him some slack because he'll be the goalie of the future^_^.  That 5 on 3 and backdoor save on Barzal saved the Canucks bacon - hope CDC realizes this because the last two pages has been all about getting rid of Demko.:picard:

 

Seriously in the last calender year both Marky and Thatchy D are top of the Canucks record books for saves in the game which highlights a serious problem with the amount of shots they both are facing.  It's not just on the defense but the forwards back checking and the overall collapsing mentality of the team.  That needs to be addressed ASAP.

I'm not in the fire green boat but I do think it's a system thing.

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1 hour ago, Tre Mac said:

Thatchy D playing well now, maybe CDC can apologize can cut him some slack because he'll be the goalie of the future^_^.  That 5 on 3 and backdoor save on Barzal saved the Canucks bacon - hope CDC realizes this because the last two pages has been all about getting rid of Demko.:picard:

 

Seriously in the last calender year both Marky and Thatchy D are top of the Canucks record books for saves in the game which highlights a serious problem with the amount of shots they both are facing.  It's not just on the defense but the forwards back checking and the overall collapsing mentality of the team.  That needs to be addressed ASAP.

In the last 3 1/2 months alone look at the totals below.

 

Nov. 21 45 saves against Nashville JM

Dec. 12 43 saves against Carolina JM

Dec. 28 49 saves against the Kings JM

Feb. 12 49 saves against the Blackhawks JM

Mar. 10 45 saves against the Isles TD

 

The odd part is all of those teams are either out of the playoffs or bubble teams. Not exactly the NHL's best which is an additional part of the "serious problem" you mention above.

 

I took a further dive into the shots against totals and you can see why Markstrom (goaltending) "stole" so many games for the Canucks this season.

 

The league average for shots against in a game is 31.5.

 

The Canucks record when they give up 32 or more shots per game is 17-4 when Markstrom starts 7-5-1 when Demko starts. 24-9-1 overall.

 

As the season has progressed the shots against totals are getting higher and the wins are getting harder to get.

 

That's not sustainable as the playoff races ramp up.

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The penalty kill where he stopped NYI four times in a row can become the turning point of our playoff race. Let's hope.

 

Thank you Demko.

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Last night's game didn't do much to boost Demko's stats, but he made some glorious saves to keep us in it.

 

As much as I am happy we won and that we are generating scoring chances, the team is doomed if we can't shore up our play defensively. Even if we make the playoffs AND get Marky back, our lack of coverage is gonna bite us in the ass.

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Demko streamed NHL 20 with Brisebois/his bro, Big Mac and a college teamate today. Tried to get Huggy to come on.

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Demko's also streaming NHL 20 tomorrow on twitch if anyone's interested in watching. Dude needs a moderator though. Brisebois, Demko and ZMac didn't know what a mod was when chat told him he'll need one haha. It was fun explaining that to them.

 

If you need any confirmation if it's real check out Big Mac's Instagram story. There it will have the name of Demko's twitch channel if anyone wants to watch tomorrow. Or hit me up with a PM. You can watch the entire stream too we ask some questions but it is mostly the internet being the internet. Seems like quite a few individuals in the organization play NHL 20. He tried to get Hughes/Boeser on but it was him, ZMac(They call him Q) Breezer(Brisebois) and Breezer's brother and a College teammate of Demko.

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If Demko has  a good year we could probably get a 1st for him by next years TDL

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We are in danger of losing our great goalie prospect Thatcher Demko to Seattle in the expansion draft. So in terms of trades,  I'm thinking a 1st and a high prospect.

Goalie or D prospect.

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1 hour ago, Hairy Kneel said:

We are in danger of losing our great goalie prospect Thatcher Demko to Seattle in the expansion draft. So in terms of trades,  I'm thinking a 1st and a high prospect.

Goalie or D prospect.

Eh, I don't think Demko's value is where Schneider's was when he got a 9th for him. I'd say Demko is probably worth a 15-20 pick at best right now without any prospect adds. I would consider trading him given the situation, but I don't think his value is that high right now, especially after his poor finish to what is so far the season.

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3 minutes ago, -AJ- said:

Eh, I don't think Demko's value is where Schneider's was when he got a 9th for him. I'd say Demko is probably worth a 15-20 pick at best right now without any prospect adds. I would consider trading him given the situation, but I don't think his value is that high right now, especially after his poor finish to what is so far the season.

So we may use this type of appraisal if that's the market  value, to offer a prospect or draft pick to protect him.

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Just now, Hairy Kneel said:

So we may use this appraisal to offer a prospect or draft pick to protect him.

Perhaps yes. I could see us trading something to Seattle to protect Demko.

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I don't think Demko played bad when Markstrom was hurt? He had 2 games that were not great but had a good stretch of games showing management he will be a #1 goalie in the NHL very soon.. The last 6 game Demko was fantastic..

Demko will be a #1 goalie only 24 years old 6'4, bright future..

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3 hours ago, wildcam said:

I don't think Demko played bad when Markstrom was hurt? He had 2 games that were not great but had a good stretch of games showing management he will be a #1 goalie in the NHL very soon.. The last 6 game Demko was fantastic..

Demko will be a #1 goalie only 24 years old 6'4, bright future..

Not horribly, but his save percentage was .906 during those 8 games, which is a bit below league average. I think a lot of fans including myself were hoping he'd become the next Cory Schneider and steal the show, but instead he was just mediocre.

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29 minutes ago, -AJ- said:

Not horribly, but his save percentage was .906 during those 8 games, which is a bit below league average. I think a lot of fans including myself were hoping he'd become the next Cory Schneider and steal the show, but instead he was just mediocre.

The team in front of him wasn't playing out of this world either for the most part.

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Demko is very close to be a #1 starter at the NHL level. He reminds me of Markstrom before he become the Marky Markstrom today.

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7 hours ago, ruilin96 said:

Demko is very close to be a #1 starter at the NHL level. He reminds me of Markstrom before he become the Marky Markstrom today.

 

Yeah he's not very close unless you consider very close 3+ years away. He's only got 34 games started as experience. Marky had 96 games started as a back up before he became a starter and he didn't break out as a great goalie till a couple years after he became a starter.

 

So we're a ways away from Demko reaching that sort of level. Thankfully we have Marky in the meantime.

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