Cause Vancouver fans want to get rid of everyone that reminds them of 2011 when our franchise was at it's best
AV Ehrhoff Salo Samuelson Luongo Schneider Raymond Lapierre Torres
They know that 2011 was a long time ago and that team if brought together would not succeed in todays NHL cause it was a fluke so they want to get rid of everything that reminds them of that painful memory of game 7.
I personally don't want him gone unless we get someone like Burke(who isn't available) to replace him cause frankly there is no better replacement for him right now.
We have a lot of depth players that are playing good right now. Archibald,Sestito,Welsh even Dalpe, but once we get everyone back we're going to have too many forwards especially if Archibald keeps his play up and keeps improving.
A lot of other teams seem to have a kid line and it's been working out for them. Especially Montreal, Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher. Gillis and Torts both said they wanted to get younger this year. I think we should make our own kid line.
We could use our bottom 2 lines as a 3A,3B type of deal. This will also help keep the twins and Kesler fresh. I think they're starting to fatigue from how many minutes they've been playing which is why they haven't looked as good the last few games.
Booth-Richardson-Hansen - Fast, 2 way gritty line
The Archibald-Schroeder-Kassian line could be our kid line. It gives Schroeder two big wingers to make up for his size. This line could provide a lot of energy for us. Schroeder's a workhorse and it should force Kassian to keep up with him which is what we need. I think they've all played together at some point in the AHL and Schroeder and Kassian seem to have good chemistry.
Whenever Archibald has a bad game he can be swapped out for Sestito for the big tough teams or Weise.
I don't think there's any hype with him. In fact it seems like most people on here have written him off.
Why I'm excited to see him play a top 6 role is because we don't have anyone on this team with his mix of speed and vision on the ice. The guy makes his linemates better, which is what this team could use right now.
And as far as being brittle, he took a slapshot off the foot. How is that being brittle? Something tells me if he was 6'2" no one would be calling him brittle. Unfortunately with him it's always about size, even when it's not.
I really like the Archie-Kassian combo. They go great with Richardson as well.
This line is slowly gaining some solid chemistry, and I think they're only going to get better and better as the season goes on. I've been saying since the start of the season tht - for us to be deep enough - we would need Richardson as our 4th line center.
What we've seen is Torts has gone from running 2 lines to 3, and this 3rd line is the standout reason for that. Major props to all 3 of these guys for *earning* the right to stealing minutes from the top 2 lines. We all know how well the top 6 has been playing.
That is a good top 9. It seems our 4th line is a revolving door, with Welsh being the only player there that I would consider solid. When Booth and Hansen come back, I would just stick both of them on the 4th line until they get healthy and back on their game. After Schroeder comes back and is up to speed, I would be ecstatic to see:
that is a line-up that you could roll with all 4 lines.
Pick up a 2C, preferably before deadline to lower the price (and probably trade Schroeder), bump Santorelli to 3C and you have a play-off contender with the way our D and G are playing. -- Of course, if Schroeder surprises and plays like a 2C, problem solved.
How dare a player who was discarded by his long term team embrace a player on his new team that used to play for a rival of his old team. The shock of this betrayal will shake the foundation of the sport of hockey to its core. Is nothing sacred anymore?