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  1. Should have waived him sooner and kept Gadjovich
    37 points
  2. I know we're only 3 games into the season, so I may be getting a little ahead of myself here. I just wanted to state that OEL and Garland have been two standouts of the team so far in the young season. OEL, as of right now, looks crisp, he's playing with a ton of emotion and standing up for teammates in scrums. If this is the guy we are going to have for the next seven years, I will gladly take it. Based on what everyone was saying about his declining play prior to the start of the season did have me worried, but man, he really showed to the regular season. I'm not saying he hasn't made mistakes, I just want to focus on the positives that he has brought to the table. I never expected OEL to be able to play with the amount of emotion that he has shown so far. I'm glad we have a Swedish defenceman that can bring some flare to the back end. I loved Edler but he was way too monotonus for me. Garland has already won my heart as a fan. He plays a lot like how Burrows used to play, but Garland has a lot more skill than Burrows did. That celly he scored against Detroit yesterday was insane. And top of that, he was able to agitate the entire Red Wings bench. His speed, tenacity and drive every shift has been invigorating to watch. Even though the games have not exactly gone our way so far, the games have all been entertaining, and these two are big reasons why. I'm looking forward to our next game already!!!
    31 points
  3. My thoughts. 1. They really lulled in the second period, but came back with a strong effort in the third. Overall I can't be too disappointed with a S/O loss. 2. They're really overpassing on the powerplay. Still. Just to fire it at the logo. This really needs to be fixed. 3. Demko was excellent. I think his contract ends up being a steal. 4. Hoglander was great. The best Canucks skater. This guy is going to be a player for us. And I don't just mean "a guy they drafted that actually became an NHLer". I mean a legitimately good player in the league. 5. Garland was impressive as well. Reminded me of Hoglander. Very creative. Very strong on his edges. The only thing is, and I know he's a strong guy, but you could see him getting outmuscled on some plays that can't be helped because of his stature. 6. Pettersson looked good. No goals but you can see how he can take over games. He looked a lot more dominant out there too. Forcing plays by himself, and he'll only get better at that as he continues to fill out. 7. OEL looked solid. His goal was important of course, but if he can play like this throughout the season, I think his contract won't be an issue. 8. Myers earned a "Get out of Whipping Boy Free" card for laying out Keith. 9. Horvat showed his leadership with his response to post whistle scrums. 10. Hughes looked solid. You can see he's trying to make more of a commitment to defense, especially with how hard he hustled when the puck was turned over. 11. I was disappointed Podkolzin got so little ice time. I know he's a rook but he didn't seem that bad to me. 12. Chiasson, while I think he can have a role on this roster, has absolutely no business being on the top line or PP1. His stick was where plays went to die. 13. Lamikko looked like a solid pickup. 14. Poolman looked really good. Very stable defensively, almost Tanev like. We'll see how well the contract ages but this game was encouraging. 15. I don't know what the deal with Miller was. He wasn't looking like the player we expect. I don't know if he was trying to play mindgames with Smith or something but I was a little peeved with what seemed like complete nonchalance on the shootout. 16. &^@# the Oilers. Overall, it wasn't a W, and maybe its the multiple Steamworks IPAs in me combined with my excitement that Canucks hockey is back, but I'm okay with this game. Lots to improve on, but lots to be encouraged by.
    30 points
  4. Poolman's deal is looking like a value contract the way he's playing.
    29 points
  5. According to my calculation, this is the first time after 584 days we're facing an American team in the regular season.
    28 points
  6. I just wanna congratulate everyone for surviving that insufferable broadcast. Sportsnet had the McDavid grandma clips already cued up. Seriously though Canucks stuck with it and got a point. The skills comp is a toss up and a couple high shots were the difference. Is there a more unlikeable goalie than Smith? What a prima donna goofball.
    26 points
  7. Feels like they chose 21 games because Kane was playing too much blackjack.
    25 points
  8. Despite the complainers, getting wins and points does a whole lot to gel a team. These are important points out of the gate, as we all know. In not having Petey and Quinn through camp, obviously there's some tinkering to be done to find the best fit for everyone. Sometimes natural chemistry is there that you can tap in to. I'm excited that we have so many exciting players TO strategize with. I am so impressed with Hoglander...he's been a real stand out to me. I love Garland's energy....never say die. He's got that Burr like quality of just giving it his all and that'll matter in games we're losing a whole lot. That's when that energy really can count. Podz is going to be a real treat...but let him ease in and savour the victories (like his first goal). Glad Petey and Quinn are showing their confidence. Miller's our leading point getter so far (4 points in two games). His "attitude" is simply him wearing his heart on his sleeve. Sure, he gives up on some plays if they go sideways on him, but he doesn't give up on the game. That's important. Demko's showing why we made the right decision with him. OEL's so impressive to me...totally on board. It's really fun to be a Canucks fan right now....not sure why we have so many naysayers (already).
    25 points
  9. Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA When: Oct.15th, 2021 @ 4:00pm PDT TV: Sportsnet One Radio: SN650 / CFAX1070 I found highlights from the last time they played (or at least it feels like it was that long ago)...
    25 points
  10. 1st it was Gadjovich to get claimed by the sharks, now it's Zakk MacEwen by the flyers.... not sure about anyone else but I'm starting to get pissed off. WTF is going on? No the sky is not falling but what ever we have for star players are going to be. There is already very little respect for our team in general bease of the lack of muscle on our team and we just got softer.... any 1 watch the Nucks and coilers the other night in Edm. Mac did pretty good against Kassian and now he's gone. Any 1 else getting pissed off by these moves.
    24 points
  11. roller coaster of a game, but congrats to podz, what a beauty! красивый гол!
    24 points
  12. The Good Outside that EPIC hit by Myers, this is the first game I've watched in a while where I didn't inwardly groan about a mistake he made, Myers quietly put together a solid game today and I hope he keeps this up. OEL is as advertised and I think one underrated aspect he brings to the D core is that calming stability which Edler once provided until his mobility issues caught up to him. I think his presence had much to do with Myer's improved performance. Hope he continues doing this well. Demko is without a doubt the starter this team can depend on Bo with his clutch SO goal! We stole a point when we were down 0-2 in the 3rd against a div rival in their barn. Take that and run. Headscratchers: Chiasson on the PP1? Why continue that stationary predictable playbook we've seen from last year where everyone knows we're trying to set up Petey for that one timer in that same spot? The PP2 unit found more success with some more mobility in there with OEL. No Hoglander in the shootout? Not a fan of Green's dump and chase zone entry at all
    24 points
  13. The guy is a fan, and spends all the bucks. What’s not to like? (meddling hasnt been proven)
    24 points
  14. Vancouver Canucks (1-0-1) vs. Detroit Red Wings (0-0-1) Projected Lineups: *Subject to change, based on previous games. Larkin will not play due to suspension. Time And Place: 4:00PM Pacific Start Time. Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. Watch & Listen: TV Broadcast on Sportsnet Pacific. Radio Broadcast on Sportsnet 650 Vancouver. Last Meeting: (Oct. 22nd, 2019) *Click to view gamecenter page. Highlights: (Nearly two years ago today) This is my first GDT since the bubble playoffs in round 2!
    23 points
  15. Hilarious...you realize this is his third deal and he's coming off a bridge that's, wait for it... Three years. Just like Pettersson. You're like the king of ignorant/bad takes Too bad they didn't sign him to 6 years initially like we did with Hughes. Their fans must be thinking... Must. Be. Nice.
    23 points
  16. Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3... Uh-oh... let's try that again. Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3... There we go, it still works!
    23 points
  17. Just a shoutout to GassyJacks hockeycards....This one on J.T Miller made me laugh, HARD....I can totally see J.T going to Japan after his hockeycareer, bulking up a bit and tossing guys around. Wouldn´t want to be on the redwings knowing this guy is coming to town...
    22 points
  18. Best move Green did was to bench Dickinson. He is absolutely awful. EP40 needs to figure it out, he makes big boy money now time to play like it every night.
    21 points
  19. Duncan Keith is just surprised you can hit somebody without leading with your elbow.
    21 points
  20. Great interview! Totally nailed it on a few points...no class is right!! As i've said before, the media and some of this fan base aren't fans, just negative, hateful, ignorant, entitled & immature people that have nothing better to do than attack this team and those that work / play for it. Sad really!
    21 points
  21. Miller's that toxic but sexy ex you keep crawling back to.
    20 points
  22. Green eases rookies in, and he’s done a very good job at getting them ready for the level of the NHL so I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt.
    20 points
  23. Given the fact we were down two goals heading into the third, that loss felt a bit like a win. So much rust on EP40, Miller was borderline terrible but I don’t expect these things to last very long. Hughes got better late in the game. OEL is pure studliness on skates. Love what Garland is going to bring. The D as a whole hung in there really good against perhaps the deadliest line in the NHL. Tyler Myers obliteration of Keith was a beautiful thing. This Lammikko is a great, big, gap toothed, shot blocking beauty. I am very encouraged by what I saw. I’ve got a good feeling about this team.
    20 points
  24. It’s too bad @SabreFan1 is no longer here. It was fun interacting with him during the Sabres games.
    19 points
  25. Cliff Ronning + Alex Burrows = Conor Garland.
    19 points
  26. I like Lammikko. Limited role but noticeable when he's out there. Looks like a great 4th line pickup.
    19 points
  27. Anyone who still uses a bag skate to evaluate players needs to go back to the AHL. As far as the personnel on this team, Benning has assembled one of the better teams on paper since 2012. It's not his fault Sutter is sick and Hamonic refused to show up. Those are two pieces that really could have helped that we thought were coming. Most likely we waived Gadjovich and MacEwen because of Green, so we lost our only 2 tough guys because Green wanted to play his AHL fodder that obey his every command. This is NOT on Benning at all. This team with the right coach is an easy playoff team, even without Sutter and Hamonic. The problem is the guy behind the bench. It's so obvious even a blind mouse can figure it out.
    18 points
  28. This team has too much talent to average 2 goals for/game
    18 points
  29. That game was all Greiss. Stood on his head for Detroit. The Canucks deserved a better fate there. Outshot them 41-21. Good effort boys. Put it behind you and on to the next. Go Canucks Go!
    18 points
  30. People automatically call it being "benched" and a negative but maybe, just maybe, Green's smarter than you think. Kid scored his first...let him leave this game (whatever the outcome) on a high and knowing he contributed, big time. If the game went sideways, it might take away from it for him. Let him sit and savour it...watch the other guys finish it out. I'm ok with this. Developing a player doesn't always mean play him until you have a REASON to bench him. Work him in slowly and don't rush things.
    18 points
  31. 18 points
  32. Keith bleeding should be in the PGT post with the goals.
    18 points
  33. I wanna kick that announcer in the balls with a steel toed boot
    18 points
  34. I managed to make the gif but couldn’t include Keith skating away with his head leaking as they were too far apart. The gif would have been huge and use up too much of my attachment limit.
    17 points
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