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  1. And what a beauty of a goal it was! Keep it up Podzilla, we’re liking what we’re seeing!!! Go Canucks!
  2. Good hustle tonight. I’m impressed by the new players, especially Dickinson, Poolman, and Lammikko. Podz is coming along nicely. Good energy by Highmore. if that little punk Yamamoto held my stick like that, I’d have smoked him in the back of the head. Impressive discipline by Bo. most impressive I thought was the team defensive structure. I counted only 1 dangerous McMuffin rush, and his line was held in check fairly well. Good preparation by the coaches (for all you Green haters) And the best of all, WHAT A SWEET HIT BY MYERS ON THAT SCUMBAG!!! Go Canucks!!
  3. Best preseason game for Zack, even before the fight. It’s almost like having Gadj get claimed released some pressure on him, and he hustled and hit and was noticeable tonight. Podz just keeps improving every game. I like! Hunt is our new Alex Beiga. Short on stature, big on heart and hustle. Initially I didn’t think Halak was a good signing. So far it looks like I don’t know goaltending! And how about Lockwood. Boy you keep this kid. Every shift, he leaves it out there. Got under McMuffins skin and pissed off a few others. Was doing pk as well. Welcome back Petey and Quinn! Get well soon Brock, your buddies are back! Go Canucks!!
  4. Saw this on CapFriendly. There’s a lot of concern that another team could offer sheet Petey. Have a look at the teams available to make such an offer, and if Jerperi K does go to Carolina, then Carolina is now off the list. Also remember, Petey did say (and I’m paraphrasing), he wants to play for a playoff team (or whatever the statement was). note: this chart pertains only to own picks available, and does not take cap space into account. Go Canucks!
  5. Just like someone else said, I’m not losing sleep over any of these players exposed. pick that will help the Canucks over all situation: LE pick the will help the Canucks and might actually happen: Holtby pick that I don’t think will happen but might appear to look like a good pick: Jake (big red flag, unfortunately there may be Visa and border issues down the road. I definitely wouldn’t take a chance) pick that a Canuck fan thinks Seattle should pick: Gadj Pick from left field: Sutter pick who I hope for: Holtby who Seattle actually picks: Highmore (just cause, you know, Seattle might pick Guadette) Go Canucks!
  6. This! No coach in the NHL could have done better. And not Gallant, not Babcock. Remember, when the Canucks finally did have a day to practice, they came out and crushed the Flames.
  7. That’s great thanks! So, according to CapFriendly, on July 1, 2021 LE gets $1mil bonus and a $3mil salary for 21/22. So if he retires after July 1, he forfeits $3mil. If he’s buried in the minors, his cap hit is reduced by $1mil. So a still $5mil cap hit. Is that all correct? I'm just trying to analyze the costs for the situation: buy out vs retires vs buried in minors most likely scenario: buried in minors Buying out Roussel might actually work (if the team is so inclined): a $3 mil cap hit with him playing (poorly in my opinion)/injured reserve/getting scratched vs buy out and having $1.27 to pay for, say Hamonic or other.
  8. I’m having issues interpreting Capfriendly’s buy out calculations. Can anyone correctly share what the a) cost of a players contract buy out, and b) the cap hit of a players contract buy out? Specifically, I’m looking at LE and Roussel, but I’m sure others have interest in other players. Also, if anyone is a contract pro, what are the ramifications of a player retiring, is there still a cap hit? (Ie what happens if LE retires?) Gracias!
  9. In my opinion, possibly the biggest positive out of this incredibly crappy season, is that we’re turning a page on this team. I highly doubt we will ever see LE, Roussell, Sutter, maybe Beagle, maybe Edler, (maybe Virtanen) play for the Canucks again. And we’ve injected youth, lots of it. The play of Hogs, Rathbone, Gadjovich, Lind, Lockwood, and non rookies Graovac, Highmore, and Hawryluk will give us youth, lower cost, and energy. I believe with a good summer to train and heal/recover, a good training camp, and some practice (the Canucks didn’t practice once after returning from Covid, not once), these youth, and ones to join (Pods), are going to be much better than what we witnessed in the post covid part of the season. And the emergence of Demko....awesome!! Go Canucks!
  10. After the first, it was real apparent how this game was gonna go. So I grabbed some beer (some scotch ale), sat on my front lawn and chatted with neighbours who were passing by on beautiful May evening. Had a great time. Play....the...kids!! 5-0 draft 12. 0-5, 1-4 draft 4 1-3-1 draft 6 the rest depends on how SJ, Ott and LA do (we have to remember Seattle gets a pick, but Arizona forfeits this year) Go Canucks!!
  11. Well it’s good to see some puck luck against the Jets. Over the years, I don’t know how many times the Jets got goals from fluky deflections off Canuck defence, or Hellybuck/Broisotte/goalie stole the game. Shoes on the other foot tonight! Rathbone continues to impress me, as does Highmore, even Hawyrluk and Graovac. I hope Gajdovich is in tomorrow. As of now, the Canucks have the 4th overall pick. If they go 0-6, they get 4th, no matter what other teams do (most teams are done their season anyway). Even if they go 1-5 they keep 4th. If the Canucks run the gauntlet and go 6-0, the worst pick they’ll get is 12th. The flames are in the bottom 12 mix as well, and we play them 4 times. In my mind, play the kids. Play hard, prep for next year. (Any of the “we can’t even tank right” posts are irrelevant, we’re picking between 4-12 and chances of 6-0 are slim) Go Canucks!!
  12. I guess if there’s anything to take away from these remaining games, it’s that management and coaching can see what we have for next year. Over this series against the Oilers, players like Rathbone and Lind have played well, and should be a strong consideration for next year. Players like Boyd and Hawyrluk have put out good effort, and could be a consideration for next year. And players like Vesey and Michaelis, should not be a consideration. Michaelis in instead of Louie? Louie is done. And I just gotta get it off my chest. Without a shove from behind, Bo was not offside. Without a shove from behind, Bo does not run into Smith. Without a 10/10 crumpling dive, there’s no 5 on 3. Game management at its biased best. The refs wanted to see this fictional record as much as the CBC and Sportsnet. Canucks deserved a better fate than the results showed tonight, and in no way should the Oilers or their fans be proud of this game. Go Canucks!!
  13. Bingo. When the Oilers made it to the finals against the Hurricanes, we all cheered for Them. When the Flames went to the finals against the Lightning, we all cheered for them. But when our Canucks went to the finals against the Bruins, the rest of Canada, led by the CBC, cheered for the Bruins. I will never cheer for another Canadian team.
  14. I’m seeing 3 things with our Canucks 1: fatigue. Fatigue is a condition further than just being tired. Everything gets affected, hand-eye, reflexes, thought processes, endurance, etc. It takes more than just “a good sleep” to recover, it takes some solid rest. With covid and the grinding schedule, I don’t see any change in this. No retribution on Larrsen? Ever been in a fight? It’s exhausting. 2: lack of practice. I’ve stated this before, Green has had to make a very difficult decision, rest or practice. He’s chosen rest, and none of us can critique that decision unless we’ve personally gone through what the players, coaches and other staff affected have gone through. And some days are travel days, where a practice is not possible. You can see the lack of practice on failed break outs, system break downs, poor power play and penalty killing. I don’t think there’s another coach in the NHL who could do any better given everything the team is going through. 3: confidence after the oilers were gifted their first 2 goals (give me pass from Miller and a “penalty” on Pearson), you could read the body language. The “aw here we go again” slouch. I’m actually impressed at the effort given before the bottom falls out. Im suspecting the boys want to win, want to play hard, but a small part possibly wants this crappy season to just end. So is this all Bennings fault? Players like Vesey and Boyd were brought in to add depth. So many injuries, Gaudette trade, and Jake, well, all these depth guys are being activated, with no practice, and a compacted schedule, and we’re seeing the results. Is this all Greens fault? As I mentioned, I don’t think there’s a coach in the NHL who could do better with the crappy hand the Canucks have been dealt. Go ahead with your fire green crap, no one would do better. I’m just as frustrated as everyone else with the current situation, but I refuse to go down the road of wanting someone fired, name calling, or general negativity. There’s enough of that in the world right now. I still believe (just maybe not this year)! Go Canucks!!!
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