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  1. 9 points
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  3. 5 points
    So met my Brother and his wife this morning. Had scones. I brought my own coffee. Went out for a walk joined by my sister and her husband. Social distance walking (pretty much a straight line with 2 meter gaps). Stopped at a small park, chatted for a little bit. In basically a circle lol. Walked by my sisters place and she gave me a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream to go. It was great seeing as much of my family as we can safely manage. That's Thanksgiving. But that pumpkin pie. I think my sister should get sainthood for that alone. Happy Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving CDC.
  4. 4 points
    Hoping nux pick up someone like Cernak to be 2nd pairing RD. Then Rafferty and Chatfield can duke it out for 3rd pairing RD while Juolevi and Rathbone battle for a spot on the left. I don't mind a couple young guys making it. Give them a chance to blossom this year with some sheltered minutes on the big club. Our real window starts in a year or two when all the crap contracts penalties etc are gone. So a year of development for a couple of the young d this year is great for the future.
  5. 3 points
    That's the character I would love to have on my team.
  6. 3 points
    Here is his own take on his game (from Canucks Army article earlier this year)..... “I think my age helps me. I’m not a 18-19 year old kid. On and off the ice, I think I can handle it more than your typical 18-19 year old rookie. Physically, I think I’m there. Obviously there’s some things everyone needs to work on all the time for overall strength. But I don’t have to add 10 to 15 pounds of muscle like a lot of rookies have to do. I think I’m as ready as I can be right now.” “There’s probably a reason that they wanted me to stay down in Utica. To play games and keep getting more confident. There’s no animosity on any of those decisions that were made. I was just really happy for the guys who got called up to have the opportunity to play. I wasn’t upset about any of those moves. I was just staying patient in Utica and just kind of working hard and hoping that my time would come eventually.” “I’m not the fastest player, that’s kind of why I switched to defence when I was a teenager. When I get a head of steam I can use my agility and my creativeness to open up space for other players and create plays. Whatever causes me a lot of stress or confusion on the ice I try to do to the other team. That’s something that I like to do. Cause some confusion when we’re in the offensive zone.” “When I make a pass to someone I want to put them in the best situation that they can be in with the puck. If I see someone with open ice and I know that they will have time with the puck on their stick, [a pass] will put them in a better situation to make the next play. I’ll make that play 90% of the time.” “So, I think part of the reason why some people may look at my defensive game as a liability is because there’s really no room for that argument on the offensive side of my game this year. They don’t have an argument for the offensive side so they try to find something on the defensive side that they don’t like. I think I’m a well-rounded defenceman and I take pride in my defensive game. I continue to work on it every year and I think every season that goes by I’ve adjusted, watched video, asked the coaching staff and other players what I need to do to get better on the defensive side of the puck. Every year I see progression so I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing.” “Usually when our team is changing, the other team is changing too. I like to occasionally carry the puck up ice. I think that’s also one of the strengths that I have. I don’t want the other team to get set up in their forecheck. I’d rather have the puck in their end instead of having to break the puck out in my own end, so that’s kind of the philosophy in my mind behind that. I think that’s kind of the flow of the game nowadays.” “Being physical all the time as a defenceman is a hard job to do and for me, I kind of made the adjustment that if I wanted to remain healthy for the entire season I needed to be smarter defensively and not always go for the big hit, or try to get into the mix in the corners. I was using my stick and being in the right position to intercept passes instead of like blowing up guys with hits. As long as the puck ends up on your stick it doesn’t matter how you do it from my point of view.” “I can get physical if I want to and the time is right. It’s kind of a thing where you have to balance out how physical you want to be with how smart you want to be. I could be a little bit meaner around the paint in our zone. But that’s something I’ve noticed on video and that I talked with the staff in Utica about just improving my game in the aspect. I think I have a pretty good sense of where to be in certain situations on the ice so I don’t really need the physicality as much as some other defencemen rely on.” “Obviously I want to make the team. I think that anything less than making the [Canucks] out of camp would be a disappointment to me. I don’t like to blame others for my failures or letdowns so if I don’t make the team out of camp, it’s gonna be my fault. But yeah, that’s my goal, show up and work hard and keep working towards being in the lineup more often and just kind of go from there.” here's the link to the complete article: https://canucksarmy.com/2020/05/11/raff
  7. 2 points
    Use the next two years to get the young guys some NHL experience, develop our young depth. Financially our situation will be a lot better in two years and I think Benning and Co. have learned from some of their bad trades and contracts.
  8. 2 points
    A good read here: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/canucks-hockey/canucks-are-banking-on-the-ian-clark-factor-with-braden-holtby-signing-2783654?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
  9. 2 points
    Lookfing forward to what Benning and Company does with our D over the next couple years Its obviously the priority now.
  10. 2 points
    Or maybe Rafferty. Comments are made about defense being maybe a weakness, but here's his own take on that ....... “So, I think part of the reason why some people may look at my defensive game as a liability is because there’s really no room for that argument on the offensive side of my game this year. They don’t have an argument for the offensive side so they try to find something on the defensive side that they don’t like. I think I’m a well-rounded defenceman and I take pride in my defensive game. I continue to work on it every year and I think every season that goes by I’ve adjusted, watched video, asked the coaching staff and other players what I need to do to get better on the defensive side of the puck. Every year I see progression so I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing.”
  11. 2 points
    That's horrible....COVID's ramping up and there's no relief in sight. It's pretty scary stuff. Anyone not taking this seriously needs to wake up.
  12. 2 points
    I saw that news....hope everything turns out ok for you. With your possible prior deal, makes it even more frightening I'm sure. I have a teacher friend in Surrey who's had 3 emails so far...one of immediate possible exposure. Start work at a school soon. Mixed feelings....while it's my passion and I love working with kids, I'm slightly terrified.
  13. 1 point
    Happy thanks giviner, everyone.
  14. 1 point
    you didn't answer the question, why would it matter? trends happen over weeks and months.
  15. 1 point
    The virus responsible for Covid-19 can remain infectious on surfaces such as banknotes, phone screens and stainless steel for 28 days, researchers say. The findings from Australia's national science agency suggest SARS-Cov-2 can survive for far longer on surfaces than previously thought. But the latest research from Australian agency CSIRO found the virus was "extremely robust," surviving for 28 days on smooth surfaces such as glass found on mobile phone screens and both plastic and paper banknotes, when kept at 20C (68F), which is about room temperature. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54500673
  16. 1 point
    At the very least, I wish you the best of luck with your new job. It still has to be better than what I read of the place you were at a few months ago.
  17. 1 point
    https://www.dw.com/en/new-berlin-coronavirus-restrictions-curfew/a-55226645 Coronavirus: Berlin's first curfew in 70 years kicks in The German capital has implemented a nighttime curfew in response to a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases. On the first night of the new regulations the mood was somber in the Friedrichshain district, a virus hot spot.
  18. 1 point
    I could see Rafferty making the team and letting Stetcher walk. $3m vs $700k and we need to save our pennies. Being a RHD only helps Rafferty's case as well.
  19. 1 point
    I really like the kid. Any offense he brings at the NHL is a bonus.
  20. 1 point
    I still think Woo has good upside. Maybe a 20-25 point number 4-5 d man in his prime with loads of toughness and intangibles. Here’s hoping!
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