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  1. If Stecher is "holding down" a top 4 role I am not very confident in the Canucks top 4 - especially if they have serious playoff aspirations. He is at best a bottom pairing D on a good D corp. I like Stecher but Stecher in the top 4 is not good for the Canucks prospects of being a serious playoff contender in my opinion.
  2. Marchand for me please. High bridge Ratboy to "protect" himself from Marchand.
  3. There is no rush from his perspective. No hockey being played and the world is dealing with a pandemic. If I make a guess I think he goes back to school for another year and stays close to home, especially with what's happening in the US. He is only 20 and has tons of time to play hockey and earn money. It really sucks Vancouver is so far from his home. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/prospect-jack-rathbone-pauses-pro-decision-canucks-rave-talent/
  4. I prefer the aggressive forecheck system because I hate the neutral zone trap it kills the flow of the game. But getting caught deep can be a problem. It's a personal preference for me. The issue is the forwards need to stay with their checks on the way back and not lose them.
  5. Tough call. They perform better against teams that don't play a structured neutral zone (trap) style coupled with a hard forecheck. It's the neutral zone turnovers and counter attack that usually begins the scrambling coverage then they seem to breakdown especially in their D zone coverage. The D men start to run around sometimes usually because the forwards lose their check and the D try and cover. A large part of this is on the players, but you are right the coaches need to help them. I still think replacing Baumgartner with a veteran coach to help TG would be beneficial in
  6. My be past his best before date. He is 69 years old plus: In 2017, at the end of his five-year contract with the Sharks, Robinson left the organization.[10] He is currently a Senior Consultant to Hockey Operations for the St. Louis Blues. With the St. Louis Blues defeating the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals, Robinson won his tenth Stanley Cup championship.[1
  7. I really think TG could use the help of a "veteran NHL" assistant coach on the bench. Especially one that could help with the D core / and D zone coverages. Baumgartner does not seem to be doing a very good job of correcting or adjusting this shortfall. Marky covered a lot of breakdowns in the D zone.
  8. It's gonna be difficult for him to leave his brother. Another year of college delays his need to leave. Tough call for a young man. Looking at the map of NHL teams there are quite a few a lot closer. Vancouver is basically as far as it gets away from his family. At least Utica is fairly close it may help him to sign and buys him another year. https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/canucks-2017-draft-pick-jack-rathbone-autistic-brother
  9. As much as I think Tryamkin would be a great addition to the mix this year I think it better for his transition back to the NHL he get the benefit of the off season to get ready. Based on the current media and fan frenzy plus all the pressure on the players/coaches I am not sure this environment would his best welcome back to crazy town. It may just be too much to adjust too especially based on his history here. Let him come back under way less pressure and scrutiny.
  10. Well at least he should return the favour.
  11. KHL playoffs start March 1. Let's hope for a quick exit for Avto. I still think Tryamkin has a role on this team. Contract and playing time being the issue(s). At least the way the Canucks have been playing their D they are all getting decent minutes/game - even the bottom pairing. It will likely come down to term and dollars.
  12. The 2019–20 KHL season is the twelfth season of the Kontinental Hockey League. There are 24 teams that are competing in 62 regular season games.[1] The season began with the Opening Cup on 1 September 2019, and the regular championship will run until 27 February 2020. The playoffs will take place from 1 March through until 30 April.[2] The All-Star Weekend will take place over 18–19 January 2020. Tryamkins team will very likely make the playoffs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019–20_KHL_season
  13. I like Stetcher and he is a great story. But at $2.5 Million I can't see how he fits going forward and as the games get heavier I am concerned he may get pushed around even more. I wonder if there would be a market for him now as part of a package for an upgrade.
  14. It wouldn't have changed much to give Stetcher a break for a couple of games and rotate Rafferty in. Rafferty has earned the look.
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