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[Report] Canucks recall Zack MacEwen

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4 hours ago, Duodenum said:

Was a high end shutdown center. Don't know what has happened to him this year. Injuries finally catching up to him? He doesn't have very good chemistry with his wingers either this year. 

pretty sure he separated his shoulder this season.....and missed 30 games.

I think he, Roussel and Virtanen make a great line, actually.   Likewise with the Beagle, Motte (LE, Granny) line.

 

Sutter is clearly not 100% - evident in his faceoff % which has fallen below 50% - but it's what he will bring in the next few years that really matters imo (present results don't really matter as much) - or a significant return if they decide to move him.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, SilentSam said:

Rumour I heard was a concussion reoccurrence,.  Not a new one..  still having issues.

Yeah I was just pointing out the Baertschi is on IR now so we have a roster spot for MacEwen

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58 minutes ago, oldnews said:

pretty sure he separated his shoulder this season.....and missed 30 games.

I think he, Roussel and Virtanen make a great line, actually.   Likewise with the Beagle, Motte (LE, Granny) line.

 

Sutter is clearly not 100% - evident in his faceoff % which has fallen below 50% - but it's what he will bring in the next few years that really matters imo (present results don't really matter as much) - or a significant return if they decide to move him.

 

 

 

He had a pretty damn good year last year in my opinion. Strong defensively, great on the pk. Even made some nice passes which he isn't known for. 

 

But even to begin this year he has looked out of it. Still good on the pk but he's been getting burned at 5 on 5. I don't know what you're seeing with the Virtanen-Sutter combination. Virtanen was a lot better with Gaudette and has looked okay with Horvat here and there. With Sutter and Virtanen both being pure shooters, their styles just don't match at all offensively. Playing defensive roles doesn't mean we ignore the offense entirely. Virtanen only has 4 goals when Sutter is in the line-up...a pace of 13? goals over 82 games. They haven't been able to keep the puck out of the net as well. Rousell has looked good with Horvat and Beagle as well, think he's just a good versatile player who you can put anywhere and he'll play his role well. He's a spark you can put on any line to get them going a bit. 

 

I though Sutter did well the previous 2 years but we can do better moving forward. 

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2 hours ago, Provost said:

Jesus Murphy....

 

So glad you aren’t our GM.

 

We would be a team full of your favourite “elite” type players like Sutter and Gudbranson who are paid big bucks on long term contracts.

 

The game has passed Sutter by.  We need to move him before other GMs fully realize it.

Don't forget his other two favs, Granlund and Gaunce. 

 

Seriously we have a team of underperforming vets, whose only real talents are defensively attempting at shutting down other teams offense, the type of player that is not exactly going extinct around the league, and overperforming rookies and younger players that are carrying the team, along with Marky.  The more of these coasting vets we can shed the better.  There is a cost to playing more rookies in mistakes they make. But sticking with vets who are complacent and slow is not an improvement, and hardly tips the scales.

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1 hour ago, stawns said:

unless you have a free roster spot, which they almost never do, they can't bring anyone up for a "reward"

 Reid Boucher says hi

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20 hours ago, nucksnavsfan said:

Finally ! Now I need  him to play tomorrow cause I’m going to the game   ::D

Woohoo , at least that’s something to make up for having to deal with the snow heading there ;) 

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I was wondering if some other player was injured during the Calgary game or just before.

Because calling up at 2:30AM is really odd, definitely not like it was a plan all along, more like a player going down, Motte did not look his usual self.

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5 hours ago, Provost said:

Jesus Murphy....

 

So glad you aren’t our GM.

 

We would be a team full of your favourite “elite” type players like Sutter and Gudbranson who are paid big bucks on long term contracts.

 

The game has passed Sutter by.  We need to move him before other GMs fully realize it.

This isn't a comment on their value as players but neither Sutter nor Gudbranson are paid "big bucks" by today's NHL standards. As far as contracts, Sutter on;y has a couple years after this one and Gudbranson isn't on a long term contract to begin with.  Do some people not realize that it isn't a 64 million dollar cap anymore and 3-4 years isn't long term when 1-7/8 years is the available range ? 

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Such a good story and the guy keeps defying the odds. Will be great to see his first game tonight with the big club. Could just be what we need on our top 9 and gives Jake some internal competition.  Great find if he can become a heart and soul player for us up here.

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Zack wears #15 in Utica. Will he be wearing the same number with the Canucks? No one else wears it.

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16 hours ago, TheGuardian_ said:

I was wondering if some other player was injured during the Calgary game or just before.

Because calling up at 2:30AM is really odd, definitely not like it was a plan all along, more like a player going down, Motte did not look his usual self.

Post game, we know that it was Sutter.

 

I thought that MacEwen acquitted himself fairly well in his first game.  It took him a while to get used to the speed but as the game went on it was clear that he was fast enough to play at the NHL level.  By the 3rd period, he showed that he can be effective as a net front presence.  He got a big chear from me on his assist.  :towel:

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Not a lot of ice time but he got some shots off, checked hard, and acquitted himself well enough that I think Green keeps him in the lineup. Hope so although they need to send him back come playoff time in Utica. 

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He looked more affective than a lot of our other forwards last night. Needs to work on his conditioning tho, he looked completely gassed near the end of every shift. I hope they keep him up the rest of the season. 

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The league has had some great undrafted players, some in the hall of fame now

I hope the Canucks have one of those in Zack :)

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