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  1. The head coach of the Russian youth team Igor Larionov shared his thoughts on the completed first stage of the Eurotour - the Karjala Cup, and also spoke about plans to prepare for the World Youth Championship (Edmonton, Canada). - Two days have passed since the victory in the Karjala Cup. Did you manage to analyze the victory? - First of all, I want to thank the players - for their efforts and for the game, as well as the entire coaching staff and team staff: the huge layer of work that people do, providing players with the opportunity to simply enjoy the game, remains behind the scenes. FHR gave us a chance to play at an important tournament and everyone took this chance as they should - with all seriousness. We didn’t have a training camp, it’s not that easy, but I will note the hockey players, they came to the tournament in good shape. Thanks to the KHL clubs, whose management entrusts the playing time to the young guys. They prove they can compete at the highest level. I am satisfied with the working process that has developed in our coaching staff. Sergey Golubovich, Vladimir Filatov, Vladimir Potapov - they know the players very well, they are high-level coaches, strong specialists. Nikolay Khabibulin works great with goalkeepers - he was a great player, it's nice to see how he is now developing as a coach. As for the analysis of the game in the tournament, it is being conducted. This is not done quickly - coaches, analysts, scouts and the national team headquarters are involved. This is an important part of our work and, as I said, pleasant concerns. From a group of players where everyone deserves a place in the squad, we need to choose those who are best prepared. - What did you like most about the team's game? - Rather not one thing, but the sum of what he saw. The guys took well what we offered them. Tactical training is visible - many of them have played for the junior national teams, performing at the big junior tournaments. FHR has built a great training system, has built a vertical in which players develop. It helps us, as coaches, directly in the preparation and management of the team during the matches. Perhaps, in the game I will especially note the control of the puck and the confidence that the guys felt. Overall, we controlled the puck more than our rivals. It seems that this is a small thing, but these are the things that determine victories. - Tell us briefly about the plan of preparation for the World Championship. When does the collection start? - Most likely, the collection will start on November 28. Now the virus is making adjustments, in addition to the usual monitoring of the state of the players, we need to set time for additional tests for COVID-19. In Novogorsk, we will work on physics, keeping in mind the quarantine, which will have to take place in Edmonton - it is important to keep fit during this period. Thanks to modern technology, this is not so bad. Although a few days without ice is not a gift, all participants are in the same conditions. The safety of the players and everyone involved in the tournament comes first. On December 13 we fly to Canada - by the way, again through Helsinki, now a happy city for us. We will play two exhibition matches before the tournament - against Slovakia and Canada, and we will be ready to start at the MFM.
  2. Isn’t that a problem in the NHL too
  3. 2 questions when did that happen.. and was that linden vey ?
  4. Curious to know if it’s possible to trade Luongo’s cap recapture penalty to another team for a draft pick

    1. Ghostsof1915


      Who would take $3 million for anything less than a 1st round pick?

      Canucks are better off trading Eriksson, Sutter and Tanev for scraps. 

    2. mll


      Not possible.  Can't trade penalties, buyout cap hits or retentions.  Only contracts can be traded.

    3. Nuxfanabroad


      You might trade some old 1980's Canuck nostalgic memories, for some 2020's's almost impossible to keep both under yer cap.


      That approach also works in the romantic-realm.

  5. Sven- Bo- Brock

    Erikson- Sutter- Elias

    Nikolay- Beagle- Adam

    Roussel -Schaller- Virtanen


    Extras: Granlund, Gance, Gagner, leipsic, Boucher, Dahlen, motte, Jasek


    Top line has had success in the past playing together. Staying together to start 2018/19.


    Erikson plays along side a play making centre in Pettersson, and Sutter on the 2nd line and Sutter can be insurance for Elias on defensive draws, and allow Elias to take some draws in the O zone.


    The 3rd and 4th lines can look different with Virtanen and Gaudette switching spots.


    In either arrangement the 3rd line gives you another balanced line with a high percentage face off specialist in Beagle and two speedy wingers with unique offensive abilities in Goldobin and Virtanen or Gaudette.


    The fourth line is pretty solid too. Speedy and hard to play against with either Jake or Adam. They can chip in goals too and become a great energy line. 


    The extras bring value to the table too if injuries hit. To continue winning throughout the season we required depth and that’s what we have. We have bottom 6 forwards and top 6 forwards, who can step in and  contribute. There might even be injuries during off season training or preseason which means this depth is just right.







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    2. Rounoush


      What about Gagner? Can we trade him at all?

    3. ItsMillerTime


      Everyone disrespecting Leipsic he got 9 points in 14 games. Easily most exciting Canuck at the end of the season.

    4. Setyoureyesontheprize


      @Rounoush Benning and company have said that if a young player comes in and earns their spots and knocks down the doors, management will make room for them.  If that happens, it’ll force their hand. Players like Gags are pretty expendable. Granlund and Guance can be traded. Especially if they up their value in preseason games. And then there’s Boucher who has to be much much better and also Leipseic who hasn’t really got enough looks so it’s hard to know which leipseic he consistently is; same goes for Motte.

  6. Dexter Dancs 23yo college FA plays C/LW for Michigan, from North Vancouver. Good numbers throughout his career. JB should consider this guy




  7. Nashville got cheated just like we did.

  8. There is only one question JB needs to answer. Will Tryamkin return to the NHL and is he confident that it will be with the Canucks?

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    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @Winter Soldier i understand that, but they're not direct comparisons. Nik is at the beginning, Kov. was closer to mid-career. But fair enough. 

    3. Winter Soldier

      Winter Soldier

      Kovy tried to sign a 17-year contract, tho...

    4. Setyoureyesontheprize


      ok all of you guys make fair points. But i just want to know from Benning that this isn't because he's leaving forever and more about going home and working on his game to be better in order to come back to the Canucks and take on a leading role. I don't care for all the other chatter around this situation. 

  9. Whichever team gets to pick first in the 2017 NHL draft will be stupid not to pick Nolan Patrick.


    Future #1 C with elite vision, playmaking ability, high end NHL caliber shot, great skater and mobility along with great Size.


    Full package and a franchise player.

    1. Boeser6


      Yes - issue of concern really is injuries but I believe his two injuries were different (not a knee then same knee kind of thing). Regardless, it does give teams pause that he may be 'brittle'. I doubt it is enough to prevent someone from ignoring the points you made but I 'could' see a team wanting Hirschier. Issue on him is weight not 'size' so if a team thinks he can get up to 190/195 ish they may do it. He could be a Joe Sakic type player so don't discount his impact. I would think most teams with a legit shot are watching both very closely. Could even come down to interviews and how they come across.

    2. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      JB will have a complete book on both players and probably have issues on each that we don't consider. 

      back in time, montreal wanted the big power center in wickenheiser and passed on dennis savard. savard became a super star, while wick never lived up to his junior promise. hopefully get us a good player.

  10. Time to call up Labate & replace Larsen with Stetcher or Biega. 



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    2. Setyoureyesontheprize


      Haha look who just got called up.. peace.

    3. johngould21


      Tanev is hurt as well, peace.


    4. Setyoureyesontheprize


      Losing Tanev sucks. Hopefully it's not more than a maintenance day. 


      However you look at it though adding Stetcher to our lineup gives us a different look. If he can bring the same game he did in the pre season  then we'll be better at PP as well as on 5v5. 



  11. Love looking at the dejected faces of Oilerr fans. Never gets old.