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Zack MacEwen | #71 | C/RW

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Just now, Kootenay Gold said:

Both of those aspects to his game have to improve dramatically IMO, or his days playing in the NHL are going to be very short.

 

Goldy has KHL written all over him.  I’m sure he loves living the NHL life, and in North America, but our coaches need to convince him he’s got to be a harder on and off pucks player, or he will not be in the league.  

Maybe the key to getting Goldy to play the right way is to get Goldy to understand that’s how he needs to play?  Right now, I don’t see Goldy accepting this.  Gaunce didn’t accept he needed to change either, and look where he is.  

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1 hour ago, Borvat said:

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**36 takeaways vs 17 giveaways

 

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**14 takeaways vs 23 giveaways

 

Jake brings things to the bottom six that this team needs.  8 of Goldobin's 24 points came on the PP (7 assists) and you are right he does get chances/set up but he just can't finish. 

 

I am okay with sitting Granlund, but Goldobin needs to be top six then.  I am just not impressed with Goldobin's compete level nor his inability to finish grade A opportunities, Each to their own.

Problem is a giveaway isn’t counted when you do a low % shot into shin pads, or bobble the puck and skate past it, or chip it with limp wrist onto the other teams stick, or pass it to other team. JV does that a LOT 

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1 hour ago, Kootenay Gold said:

Both of those aspects to his game have to improve dramatically IMO, or his days playing in the NHL are going to be very short.

 

It’s weird, when he first arrived here his finish seemed to almost be the best part of his game. Now he misses the net almost every shot.

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Looks like we could have a pretty decent player here.  Good Debut

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Looked fast, if skating used to be an issue, it isn't anymore. 

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On 3/31/2017 at 10:10 AM, J-23 said:

I really like this guy he has lots of potential and could be a top six guy for this team in the future. He could be a great addition to add for team toughness.

 

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MacEwan played a hard physical game, was solid in his own end and showed signs of offensive ability.  A pretty solid outing considering the crap storm of a game.  He's the kind of player I'd like to see a bit more of on this team.

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MacEwen looked very solid. He doesn't need anymore time in Utica. Benning would be smart to keep him up full-time, and start looking at which players he's going to tee up for trades. 

 

Looking forward to seeing his next game. 

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some maintain, that Gaudette can't fill Sutter's role on the 3rd line but all of a sudden there is a spot available for a player named Zack Mc Ewen - what the hell is going on in VAN -

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9 hours ago, PhillipBlunt said:

MacEwen looked very solid. He doesn't need anymore time in Utica. Benning would be smart to keep him up full-time, and start looking at which players he's going to tee up for trades. 

 

Looking forward to seeing his next game. 

The Canucks don’t have the depth to be trading away roster players.

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16 hours ago, shad0w4life said:

Problem is a giveaway isn’t counted when you do a low % shot into shin pads, or bobble the puck and skate past it, or chip it with limp wrist onto the other teams stick, or pass it to other team. JV does that a LOT 

Well 12 goals is better than 6 goals, 116 hits is better than 10 hits, 28 blocked shots is better than 13 blocked shots, 2 PP goals is better than 1 PP goal especially when he hardly sees PP time.  Oh and yeah I agree let's just toss out the takeaway giveaway stat cause it is probably totally inaccurate.  

 

Back on topic I was at the game last night.  MacEwen didn't look out of place.  A bit hesitant early but looked good after the first period.  His size and positioning allowed him time and space.  Decent hands and read the play well. If he continues to improve he will be a good one. 

 

Tough game for Dipietro, his body language said it all - shouldn't have been put in that position.  I felt bad for the kid.  

 

 

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5 hours ago, Wolfgang Durst said:

some maintain, that Gaudette can't fill Sutter's role on the 3rd line but all of a sudden there is a spot available for a player named Zack Mc Ewen - what the hell is going on in VAN -

MacEwen is simply knocking down the door. More than that tbh. So excited he's given an opportunity. I thought we'd have to wait until the middle of next season so him being called up was truly a surprise for me. 

 

Hopefully Green keeps rolling with MacEwen like he was doing for the last 10 minutes of last night's game. 

 

Solid debut.

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40 minutes ago, Odd. said:

MacEwen is simply knocking down the door. More than that tbh. So excited he's given an opportunity. I thought we'd have to wait until the middle of next season so him being called up was truly a surprise for me. 

 

Hopefully Green keeps rolling with MacEwen like he was doing for the last 10 minutes of last night's game. 

 

Solid debut.

For less than 10 minutes of TOI he was noticeable. Wicked slap shot and a close in try. His skating was better than I thought. I hope he gets at least another game or two. 

Like his attitude. He will be a solid challenger next fall. I am hoping the Canucks do not make playoffs and MacEwen plays half a dozen games in March.  

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Guys... I didn't spend much time watching last night's game after the 1st.... does Zack look like an NHLer ready to take over Schaller's spot??

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Was excited to see ZM play. First time getting to see him. Could definitely see a little nerves early, but he seemed to get more comfortable when given more ice time. Love the hustle, effort, and most importantly the hunger. Not enough of the latter with this squad last night. Maybe some guys can take notice and remember what it's like fighting for a job. They better take notice, as this team improves over the next couple years some of these guys with drop down the depth chart. Better start fighting for their futures now.

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38 minutes ago, garthsbutcher said:

My cleaning lady could take over Schallers spot

Well.... that's different though... she might have to provide some special service? 

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MacEwen just jumped up in my top prospects list. He was very good IMO against SJ. He had a few good chances, almost scored at least once, and added an assist. He made his presence known, unlike that highly skilled Russian guy lol He's big, has speed and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. He also creates scoring chances. They got to keep this guy on the team, and bring up Gaudette while they're at it.

 

1. Hughes

2. Gaudette

3. Dahlen

4. MacEwen

5. Woo

6. Juolevi

7. DiPietro

8. Madden

9. Lind/Gadjovich

10. Lockwood

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