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2 hours ago, aGENT said:

His speed certainly helps them out but I personally don't see them as a terribly good fit. They've created almost nothing on the cycle with him on their line as he's a North/South player and they're very much East/West. They've had to adjust their games to creating off the rush to suit that. And while they've managed some chances and even goals (see: last night) off of that, it should be fairly obvious to anyone watching, it's an ill fit. 

 

It's also pretty clear how the team wants to play the game moving forward. Fast, attacking, speed, hard, counter punching.... these aren't exactly Sedin traits, Gordie bless them. Nobody's denying their obvious leadership etc attributes but they're holding the team back from playing how management and coaching would prefer to play.

 

There's also the issue of not particularly needing them to fill roster spots next year. We've already arguably got 'too many' forwards this year and there's a pretty good chance one or two more kids (including namesake of this thread) will be ready next year plus the possibility of signing Kane this summer. Not a lot of room at the inn and it's frankly, time to move on.

My personal take on it is, that this is an adjustment that they have to make to stay in the league and be effective. They have never been overly fast skaters, but they are strong skaters. I think this combination is still evolving and that they are still learning how to best benefit from Virtanen's speed and adapting their game to it.

 

Time will tell on whether this works or not.

 

As for the other kids coming in, they have to force their way onto the lineup to be there.

 

As I said in another thread, I could be completely wrong, but what I get from Benning and Linden's management style and their respect for Daniel and Henrik, they will let them decide if they want to do another year or call it a career. I think this is partially because Benning really likes to have that veteran experience in the lineup. If they do retire, I expect that Benning will go shopping for another experienced player or two on July 1st to fill the gap.

 

As for Goldobin, I thought his most effective time with the Canucks was when he was playing with the Sedins.

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Trent Cull really giving Goldobin some confidence as he has been relying heavily on him for the start of the season.  1st unit PP and PK mins and now called upon to bring leadership

 

 

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18 hours ago, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

Trent Cull really giving Goldobin some confidence as he has been relying heavily on him for the start of the season.  1st unit PP and PK mins and now called upon to bring leadership

 

 

At first glance it seems like a way of getting him more involved in team dynamics.

 

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Loving the communication between GM Ryan Johnson, his coaching staff and Goldy. Great to see and hear!

 

 

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If there ever was a player that looked like me when I was that age it's the Goblin.  For that alone I am cheering for him to succeed with the Nucks.

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Good to hear his head is in the right place.  I'm sure that it is tough but I'm sure if he continues to stay motivated his time will come shortly.  He does seem to have a lot of potential.

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2 hours ago, Hutton Wink said:

The Professor sounding like quite the salesman -- has embraced the agent role.

Or maybe he is being completely honest and is just sharing his knowledge with us. I guess we'll see when Goldy gets a call up.

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4 hours ago, aGENT said:

 

 

“preaching patience”

“has to wait his turn” 

“we have to be patient” 

“respect the process”

 

Feel like this interview is trying to tell us something, but I’m not sure what it is? ;) 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, SID.IS.SID.ME.IS.ME said:

“preaching patience”

“has to wait his turn” 

“we have to be patient” 

“respect the process”

 

Feel like this interview is trying to tell us something, but I’m not sure what it is? ;) 

 

 

It's our song SID :lol:

 

 

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http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/agent-canucks-prospect-nikolay-goldobin-belongs-ahl-right-now/

 

Vancouver Canucks fans have been enjoying the performances of youngsters like Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat this season, but Nikolay Goldobin, a fellow first-round pick in his early twenties with high upside, has yet to make his season debut with the Canucks. Instead, the 22-year-old has been toiling away in the AHL with the Utica Comets.

Goldobin’s agent, Hockey Hall of Famer Igor Larionov, believes it’s the right place for his client to be at this stage of his career.

“It’s better for him to play now in Utica…instead of sitting in the press box watching [Canucks] games from upstairs,” Larionov, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, told The Playbook on Sportsnet 650 Friday. “I think for a young kid like that you’ve got to be playing but at the same time I [told him], ‘Just don’t be discouraged. Go out and just do your job, put your smile on, be professional and I think it will work out for you.’”

 

Goldobin, a 27th-overall pick of the Sharks from 2014, was acquired by the Canucks in February in the trade that sent Jannik Hansen to the San Jose Sharks. He scored three goals in 12 appearances with the Canucks last season but didn’t make the team out of training camp in September.

The Russian leads the Comets with 17 points in 16 games this season, leading some Canucks fans wondering when he might get a shot with the big club.

“It’s all about patience,” Larionov added. “I know the management of the Canucks really likes him. … He’s been doing really well in Utica so hopefully soon he’s going to be a big part of the Vancouver Canucks moving forward.”

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kushman said:

Anyone know status on Sutter? If he's out, does the team move gaunce to C and call up Goldy?? 

It would be really nice to see Goldy, but if Sutter is out for a while, top scoring winger is not exactly the role that needs to be filled.

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