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  1. On 10/13/2020 at 6:39 PM, Schmautzie said:

    Speaking of not making sense what does that question mean?


    I think what you’re asking is why would I lose confidence in Benning only a week into free agency?  It’s because he lost Markstrom, Tanev, Stecher, and Toffoli and only added Holtby. The Schmidt trade has restored my faith in JB somewhat but I still wish he had found a way to keep Toffoli.

    I have not been here that much, but still follow the Canucks. I don't think Benning lost Markstrom, he did not offer a long enough term, Benning was swayed by what he had with Demko. Getting Holtby was very lucky; Tanev was a similar decision, Benning wanted a shorter term and Tanev took the best offer.Stecher is sort of a sad case but i guess Hockey requirements can be brutal. What Benning can do is use his upcoming young players, and send Erikssen to Utica?

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  2. 4 hours ago, 4thLineGrinder said:


    you can't make diamonds without applying tremendous amounts of pressure


    perfect case scenario if you want an opportunity for growth from our young guns

    Jordan Peterson- a Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto says "you see what you aim at", I am suggesting there is a psychology to winning, it may be  worth looking at on a team basis.

  3. 20 minutes ago, theo5789 said:

    Gretzky was considered the GOAT. He was terrible as a coach. Barry Trotz (who IMO is the best coach in the game right now) never played a single NHL game. Their hockey playing careers do not define them as coaches.

    So how do you pick a good coach? maybe looking at a coach's record, experience in the NHL, or maybe other hockey leagues. Maybe there should be scouting for coaches too.

  4. 51 minutes ago, Kushman said:

    Blind loyalty towards Green continues for some fans.

    He's a nice guy, comes across as very personable.. The 31 thoughts interview was great, you want to like him. But being likeable doesn't = being a good coach. Green and Nolan Baumgartner are both new to coaching at this level and it shows. Neither of them have shown that they're some brilliant savant coaches at the minor level, they were quite average... Why do people think they'd be something amazing at the highest level with no experience? Theyre learning on the job, which would be fine for the rebuild.. But this teams window is now, and playoffs this year were/ still are a legitimate possibility. Proper experienced coaching would get them through. This late into the season however, I think we may be stuck seeing where this green train takes us.

    Hopefully gallant is still available in the summer. 

    I agree with this assessment, Is being a Canuck's fan agreeing with everything coaching does? I don't believe coach Green will change his coaching style, so look forward to the same results. Markstrom's injury is a factor, not looking forward to another new season with coach Green.

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  5. 2 minutes ago, Squamfan said:


    Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defencemen Guillaume Brisebois and Jalen Chatfield from the Comets under emergency conditions. Justin Bailey has been reassigned.

    Brisebois, 22, has played 47 games with Utica this season, registering 4 goals, 11 assists and a +21 plus/minus rating. In 2018.19 he played 8 games with the Canucks and 49 games with Utica recording 11 points (3-8-11) and 22 penalty minutes. 

    Chatfield, 23, has appeared in 46 games with Utica this season, registering 4 assists and accumulating 16 penalty minutes. He spent the 2018.19 season with the Comets, recording 6 points (0-6-6) in 34 games. 

    Bailey, 24, has appeared in two games with the Canucks and 49 games with Utica (27-18-45) this season. The Buffalo, New York Native has played in 65 NHL games, accumulating nine points (5-4-9) and 10 penalty minute

  6. 38 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    You raise a valid point Joe.  IMO our systems are wrong, and don’t get the best out of our players.  Plus, Green’s philosophy is passive.  And since I’m piling on, imo Green is too soft (or nice) to be a top NHL coach.  Like Brian Burke said last week here on local radio, the players want to be coached hard.  Babcock is exactly the type of coach our top young players deserve.  He’d insist on everyone playing a certain (hard on and off pucks) way to play.  He’d let Petey and Hughes go, and we’d see even more exiting play from them.  He’d get Jake playing hard nosed.  He’d sit any veteran who didn’t play the right way.  We would see 10 soft stick swinging checks every shift.  He would insist of a properly schemed forecheck, back pressure, which would allow our D men to step up.  We’d see lots of neutral zone turnovers, and fast counter attacks.  We’d see a team start every game with a passion to initiate, and not just relax, chase, and retaliate.  Babcock would lead this young core to multiple Cups.  

    I wonder if Gerard Gallant would be a good coach, if a change of coaches is a possibility.