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    On the positive side, this crap he is getting from the Russian media is excellent preparation for the crap he will get from the Vancouver media. Should be a seamless transition.
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    Art Ross Trophy Rocket Richard Trophy Pearson Trophy Norris Trophy Vezina Trophy Jennings Trophy Selke Trophy Calder Trophy Lady Byng Trophy Hart Trophy Conn Smythe Trophy Masterton Trophy
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    Congrats to Aaron Ekblad on winning the Norris and Masterson trophies, but mostly to FILIP SIMBA on winning the Calder!
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    You can just call me a dick, we’re all adults here.
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    Reasonable US citizens: Can we at least have what other citizens of industrialized nations have? TRUMPists and the GOP: NOOOOOO SOCIALISM IS BADDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    These players be like... "Imma wait for a tag before I come in...it shows others I'm important.."
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    Oh boy. Someone's coming back to Winnipeg on a one year, $10M deal.
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    I wouldn’t make too much of Jasek being in Extraliga. He’s only there to get icetime because of Covid. Otherwise, he’d be in Utica right now, competing with the other young Comets players, and looking to make his case for eventual injury relief/call-ups to the big club. Also, I wouldn’t make too much of his rank on the Trinec scoring chart. Trinec runs with a “big line” of veterans in Stransky-Vrana-Ruzicka, who eat up a huge chunk of the 5v5 offensive zonestarts and PP minutes. They are elite veteran players for the Czech league, with years of experience as top liners, and they will remain the “stars” on that team, after guys like Jasek and Zadina leave to rejoin their NHL organizations. Just on role and icetime, the best Jasek could hope to achieve, when he joined Trinec, is 4th on their scoring chart. He was never going to get slotted in ahead of those big three veteran forwards. Even 2018 6th overall Zadina plays second line, and fights for scraps with the rest of the bottom-9 forwards, after Trinec’s first line gobbles up most of the prime offensive minutes. Jasek is currently 6th in scoring, behind the 3 forwards on the top line, the #1 offensive D (Gernat), and just one point behind former 6th overall Zadina. And let’s not forget that Trinec is far and away the best team in Extraliga right now (their record is 12W 1L). He’s doing just fine. Especially in a third line, defensive/checking role. The points he’s putting up in that role are nothing to sneeze at. Especially while also posting excellent CF% and CF%REL, solid points/60, and a team leading faceoff win%. On a weaker team, he might very well be getting first or second line opportunities, and he’d probably be sitting higher up on his team charts, and the league scoring race, as well. Instead, he’s playing 3C on a very strong team, and seems to be thriving in that role. Seems like an excellent tune-up for the 2020-21 AHL/NHL season. He’s getting usage in a very similar role to the one he’s being developed to play on this side of the pond. Definitely beats sitting around some Utica apartment, eating chicken riggies and tomato pie, and waiting for whenever the season finally starts.
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    Numbers are going down (slightly). Deaths though...so sorry to those people losing beloved family members. Every single one of us has to do what we can.
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    Must be tough to come back after a month of avoiding this thread, only to find out that people still aren't laughing a unfunny "jokes"....
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    I don’t need to show importance, I exude it.
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    We have about 7 people. 1-2 more people could allow me to start a small game.
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    Latest prospect updates, from: The Hockey Writers Dot Com: Canucks Prospects Report: Truscott, Kunz, Podkolzin & More BY MATTHEW ZATOR NOVEMBER 29TH, 2020 The Vancouver Canucks finally have some prospects playing in North America as the NCAA and United States Hockey League (USHL) have both started their 2020-21 seasons. Jacob Truscott was front and center with the Michigan Wolverines this past week and Jackson Kunz is showing some intriguing potential early on with the Greenbay Gamblers as well. The high-profile prospects in Vasili Podkolzin, Nils Hoglander, and Joni Jurmo also continued their seasons overseas, as NHL hockey and even the 2021 World Junior Championships (WJC) remain in jeopardy due to rising COVID-19 cases. Here’s to hoping we get to see at least Podkolzin and Jurmo shine with their respective countries during the WJC in a few weeks’ time. With all that said, let’s dive into another edition of the Canucks prospects report here at THW! Truscott Shines With First Career NCAA Goal The Canucks drafted the smooth-skating Truscott a little over a month ago and the 18-year-old freshman defenceman is already shining at the University of Michigan. He recorded his first two points, including his first goal this past week, and is playing a regular shift on the third-pairing and has seen time on the penalty kill as well. He is averaging just under 15 minutes a night on one of the biggest powerhouses in the NCAA surrounded by first-round picks and hopefuls Owen Power, Brendan Brisson, Matty Beniers, and Kent Johnson, so he’s definitely getting a good education on and off the ice. Truscott has the makings of an NHL defenceman, with his great skating abilities, accurate shot, and pin-point passing skills, but like all young defenders, still needs to work on his defensive game. However, it is encouraging to see him carrying the play, as evidenced by his 57.3 Corsi-for percentage (CF%) in six games this season. Related: Wolverines Set To Dominate 2021 NHL Draft Going back to his strengths, Truscott has completed 81 percent of his passes and has a shot on goal in every game. A lot of his skills are not elite, but solid, that’s why he was selected all the way down in the fifth round rather than the first two. Right now he is on a two-game point streak and looks to be yet another potential late-round steal for the Canucks. Kunz off To a Hot Start in the USHL Another late-round pick for the Canucks in 2020 was winger Jackson Kunz. He wasn’t given much fanfare when he was selected in the fourth round, but if his start to the 2020-21 season with the Gamblers is any indication, he should be a player to watch moving forward. He already has three goals and five points in six games and is well on his way to a full-time role in the USHL this year. Before this season, he only saw seven games with the Gamblers as he was shuttled back and forth between the USHL and his high school team for the past two campaigns. Kunz has an impressive package of raw skills including a nose for the net and a heavy, accurate shot. Though his skating needs to be developed a bit more, as it is a definite weakness of his game right now. Unfortunately, that sort of deficiency may prevent him from making it to the NHL one day, as mobility has become one of the biggest predictors of success for prospects of his size. In 2021-22, Kunz will join the University of North Dakota where Jake Sanderson calls home, and current NHLers Brock Boeser and Troy Stecher graduated just a few seasons ago. Brad Berry, who has coached the team for the past five seasons, should provide him with some solid direction as he transitions to college hockey next season. Podkolzin World Junior Bound As expected, Podkolzin was named to Team Russia’s preliminary roster for the 2021 World Junior Championship, but the recurring theme of low ice time in the KHL has continued to dominate the headlines. Now he is out of the lineup with an “illness” that has not been confirmed or denied as being COVID-19 related. It sure has not been a good start to the 2020-21 season for the Canucks’ top prospect so far. Vasily Podkolzin of SKA St. Petersburg Vasily Podkolzin should be a player to watch at the 2021 World Junior Championship (photo courtesy SKA) Hopefully, it’s just good old fashioned paranoia, and the illness is just a common cold or flu. If all is well, Podkolzin should have a dominant performance at the WJC this year with Team Russia, as he will resume his duties as team captain and one of the top prospects in the tournament as a whole. Related: 2021 World Junior Championship Team Russia Preview Podkolzin gave us a glimpse of what he could do at the Karjala Cup with five points in three games, so if that’s any indication, we should be in for quite a show in a few weeks’ time. Barring the cancellation of the whole tournament due to the threat of COVID, that is. Jurmo Needs To Seize the Opportunity Ever since Alex Lintuniemi’s contract was terminated by JYP, Jurmo has seen an uptick in ice time. He is now averaging just over 14 minutes a night, only at even strength. Even though he’s not seeing any power play time, it’s a significant improvement from the six or seven minutes he was getting earlier in the season. Related: 2021 World Junior Championship Team Finland Preview Jurmo is now playing a regular shift on the bottom pairing, so he should start seeing more opportunities for offence. He remains stuck on zero points and a minus-8 in the plus/minus column but judging from some of his rushes in recent games, that first point should be coming very soon. Like Podkolzin, he should be an important player for his nation in the upcoming WJC, so he could use a strong performance to springboard himself to some future success once he returns to JYP. Joni Jurmo Jokerit Joni Jurmo has a golden opportunity to make an impact after Lintuniemi’s departure from JYP (Mikko Taipale/Jokerit) Jurmo was noticeable physically this past week, but not in a positive way, as he was given a major and game misconduct for head butting during his last game on Nov 27. Hopefully, that sort of questionable physicality does not seep into his game more as time moves on. It’s okay to be physical, but that type of after the whistle stuff can’t be something we see regularly when he gets to the NHL. Other News & Notes: Hoglander, Karlsson, More Here are some other news and notes as we approach the beginning of December and finally the end of the year 2020: Despite testing negative for COVID-19, Hoglander’s season with Rogle BK remains on hold for the foreseeable future. If the NHL’s 2020-21 season turns out to be a go for Jan 1, he can join his Canucks teammates in training camp once his loan expires on Dec 13. Linus Karlsson is on fire with 13 points in his past 10 games, including a four-point outing on Nov 18 and an eight-shot night on Nov 20. He continues to be one of the hottest Canucks prospects overseas right now. Nils Hoglander, Rogle BK. Nils Hoglander’s season is on hold, but the Canucks should be on the horizon very soon (photo by Andreas Ljunggren) Dmitri Zlodeyev was not named to the preliminary roster for Team Russia, despite putting up impressive numbers in the MHL and VHL so far this season. It’s unclear why he was not considered, but he remains a prospect to watch regardless. Arvid Costmar and Viktor Persson are candidates for Team Sweden’s roster, but won’t be able to showcase their skills in the normal way by playing in the “Finnkampen” which is usually held at the beginning of November. They will have to continue to impress with their club teams with the hopes of being selected for the tournament in December.
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    @Blue Jay 22 @Kryten @Master Radishes @Time Lord @TheRocket18 @Aladeen @Zfetch @ilduce39 @GoCanucks16 @Alain Vigneault (play anyways) @g_bassi13 @Where's Wellwood @otherwise @Generational.EP40
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    The following players have announced their retirements: Shea Weber Jack Campbell Oliver Ekman-Larsson Travis Hamonic Mattias Ekholm Reilly Smith Brayden McNabb Josh Manson Frederik Andersen Jamie Oleksiak Riley Sheahan
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    We're now in September, its a good time to request perks and I will get responses to them at some point tomorrow.
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    Congrats to Patrik Laine on winning the Pearson, as voted by the NHLPA. Big congrats to Patch Novak, on winning the Hart, Art Ross, and Rocket Richard, while also being the runner up for the Pearson. Set records in a single season for goals, points, +/-, and shots on goal.
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    Congratulations to Juan Pablo Reyes on the Vezina and to William Pottinger on Calder runner up. Very well deserved William!
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    "The surge of donations is largely from small-dollar donors, campaign officials say, tapping into the president’s base of loyal and fervent donors who tend to contribute the most when they feel the president is under siege or facing unfair political attacks." Sucker born every minute, as they say.
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    Best line I read about him on twitter: Atlas (a radioligist)..."he quit because Bone Spurs saw right thru him".
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    I'll put you in. I'd like to get 1 more player to maximize spice per game/roster size ratio.
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    I’m in if you need more but I also don’t mind waiting if you want more. My guess is there will be a big game over the Christmas break but also willing to play now.
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    Tears in my eyes.. What a beautiful team <3
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    Minnesota Wild 2027-28 Projected Lineup (Pending UFAs) Butler - Suzuki - Caputo Andersson - Vendramin - Campbell Eriksson Ek (UFA) - Hayton (UFA) - Langer Nasstrom - Turcotte (UFA) - Stano Geraev - Krug (UFA) Lamont - Niku Brittain - Klee Brett Gashi Congratulations to Krug, Eriksson Ek, and Niku on being the only players 30 or over on the team! If my three UFAs resign Minnesota will not participate in free agency this off-season. Top Prospects: Salim Kane (BrindA'mour Comp), Kyle Clarkson (Cholowski Comp), Alex Knetchel (Kuznetsov Comp). Key Additions: Gashi (Sandstrom Comp), Brittain (Bear Comp), Stano (Panik Comp), Langer (Zacha Comp), Nasstrom (Berglund Comp). The Wild also release Shane Bowers to FA.
  36. 4 points
    I'd like to hire Chicago's pro scouting department. Doesn't count against the cap, so
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    ....and the latest from this propaganda session.....the FBI and DOJ are in on the scam.... https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/trump-baselessly-claims-the-fbi-and-doj-may-be-involved-in-a-ploy-to-rig-the-election-and-says-the-agencies-have-been-missing-in-action-in-his-legal-battles/ar-BB1bt9Aa?li=AAggNb9 Not only were they in on the "steal", they aren't doing enough to "prove" that it was "stolen"..... "On big, beautiful lawsuit".....(one might even call it the MOAL) That ridiculous phrase just perfectly encapsulates the mindset of this narcissistic, septuagenarian toddler....
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    whats really important here is whether this is Benning or Bracketts fault. Meh, some tit Russian reporter made click-bait. Takes nothing away whatsoever from the raw tools we see in this kid.
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    @BoKnows_53 @BoKnows. @Bo_Knows @BoKnows.085 @BoKnows53 @BoKnowsHockey @BoKnowsHockey22 Come on boys lets get er going
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    Same strategy they’ve used for decades. Either sign an extension with us or we’ll derail your development. Thanks to guys like Mogilny at least Russian players don’t have to fear for their lives coming over here anymore. The sooner we get him over here and in a bottom 6 role the better.
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    I particularly like the part when he said Vancouver hasn't done anything for the player... Kinda hard to do that when SKA own his contract, and likely wouldn't let us do anything anyways. Maybe this will spur Benning to talk to Pods' camp about buying out his KHL deal after the WJC.
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    Official draft order. Draft starts on the 7th. If anybody feels like the 7th is too soon because of camps opening late, we can hold a vote.
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    Yea thats a hell of a steal. I thought I was pretty sly getting Clay Stevenson lol. How the hell is a Vilardi available for free and @Sludge is the only one to see it? BRAVO
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    And because some Russian reporter did it it’s clearly an inside job by an SKA hack with an anti Canuck agenda designed to destabilise podkolzin
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    Its quality, though, not quantity. Tied with Boucher for most shorthanded goals 3rd behind Boucher and Bailey for game winning goals (Utica won just 4 games in overtime, Bailey and Lind with 1 OT goal apiece, Jasek with 2) AHL doesn't publish faceoff stats, but around Feb 15th the Utica play by play announcer said that Jasek was about 55% FOW with over 60% being d-zone draws He'll become an NHL regular, hopefully with us. His attention to detail, and work ethic endears him to coaches and fans alike. He, Lind and Bailey were often The Comets best line, and look for them to get a shot together at some point with the big team.
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    Can we give CDC a dark mode, please?
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    If you didn't think it was political for Podkolzin in SKA this article by a Russian source pretty much tries to push it aside as it having to be a defect with Podkolzin and somehow Vancouver management, media, fans. Its cute the article writer tries to gaslight Vancouver haha. Get this kid out of this toxic environment. Not only are they yo-yoing him in and out of the lineup and in between leagues but clearly trying to apply pressure move Podkolzin into a direction of resigning, which also reflects their fear of losing a good player. So rather than allowing self-actualization of that full potential, cripple him. Psychological tactics like that don't hold a player hostage, this new generation of players have the power, as SKA and all its politics will only drive Podkolzin into the arms of the Canucks sooner rather than later. for a 19 year old to go through all of this shows an incredible amount of composure, resolve, and character.
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