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  1. They now have 8 Dmen on the roster -- same as the big team. But before these signings, they were actually in the unheard of position of having more RHD than LHD (i.e., 4-2)!! They're now back on equal footing, having 4 RHD and 4 LHD.
  2. Bubble Myers was back tonight! If he can keep playing with this type of aggression, he's going to turn a lot more haters into fans. Would still prefer to see him on the 3rd pairing if/when Hamonic gets back, but will definitely want to see him stay in the line up if he keeps playing with this intensity.
  3. CANUCKS INK SCHILLING AND BRUBACHER TO AHL DEALS Oct 13th 2021 By Abbotsford Canucks Abbotsford, B.C. – Abbotsford Canucks General Manager, Ryan Johnson, announced today that the club has signed defencemen Cameron Schilling and Adam Brubacher, both to one-year AHL contracts. Schilling, 33, played in his 10th AHL season in 2020-21 with the Hershey Bears, leading team defencemen in scoring with 19 points (four goals, 15 assists). He also collected his 200th career AHL point (an assist) on May 2 vs Lehigh Valley, and was named to the 2020-21 AHL North Division All-Star Team. The 6’3, 190-pound defencemen ranks 65th among AHL defencemen in all-time games played (575), and has skated in 10 career NHL games between the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets. A native of Carmel, Indiana, Schilling has posted 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) over 36 career AHL Calder Cup Playoff games. Brubacher, 25, participated in his first professional season in 2020-21, skating in seven AHL games with the Manitoba Moose, recording two goals. The 6’4, 205-pound defender served as captain during his senior year at Rochester Institute of Technology (AHA), ranking second on the team in points (24) while leading Tigers’ defencemen in goals (four) and assists (24). A native of Elmira, Ontario, Brubacher spent the 2015-16 season in the BCHL, splitting games between the Prince George Spruce Kings (41) and Powell River Kings (17), while leading league defencemen in goals (18). ABBOTSFORD CANUCKS | Interesting to note that capfriendly.com had Schilling listed as the 4th highest-rated UFA defenceman still unsigned to this point (behind Demers, Coburn & Prosser) -- and it was our farm team that signed him!. Now that's depth!!
  4. Our only real hope for reacquiring him then would be if the Sharks did put him on waivers and none of the other teams who put in a claim on him before wanted to drop a player from their 23-man rosters in order to take him, since they couldn't just assign him to the minors the way we could.
  5. Not sure what the Sharks are up to, but they have only declared a 22-man roster and Gadjovich isn't on it (while Jonathan Dahlen is). According to capfriendly.com Gadjovich is listed as a Nonroster Player. If they put him back on waivers, does he then go to the next lowest ranked team who put in a claim on him, or back to us?
  6. Yes, that's why he's starting on the 4th line
  7. I would agree with you on all your combos, but I think Petan starting on the third line has a lot more to do with what Green has had to say about him than anything Miller's said. I also think that Lammikko will be relieving BigMac of his position on the 4th line.
  8. Have to say that at least that first sentence made it sound like your were writing about Juolevi. The only real difference between them might be that one's LHD and the other's RHD (and a BC boy).
  9. I base the "poor" description on the fact that Petterson has usually been considered to at least be 'weak' on faceoffs and his yearly percentages have fallen with the 41%-45% range, similar to Gaudette, who was also never considered strong on faceoffs here. Last year, between Horvat, Miller, Sutter & Beagle, none ended up lower than 53%. Lammikko falls within the same range as Petterson and Gaudette, which at least on this team, makes him seem weak on faceoffs and liable to either be put on the wing or to have someone else step in and take faceoffs for him.
  10. But in the worst case scenario, he has bought into some fringe anti-vaxxer theory that tells him he would be putting his daughter more at risk if he got vaccinated (yes, there are people out there who believe that kind of thing!). In this case, his response would undoubtedly be that he is putting his daughter's health above everything, including his pay cheque and his NHL career, and some people would call him a hero.
  11. And the Canucks also wouldn't want him to report to Abbotsford if he is not vaccinated, so he doesn't even have to worry about going there either. As you say, he can just stay home and collect his full salary. The best the Canucks can get out of this situation is a bit of cap relief by burying his contract in the minors, if I understand this right.
  12. Yes, but looks like they'll all have to beat out Burroughs (at least in Green's mind). I would have preferred to see Bowey given that opportunity at this point, but maybe Green sees something in Burroughs I don't see!
  13. I think this is more of a question of whether Green just likes having Miller play C, so that he can potentially have 3 scoring lines. If so, maybe he just stays there, Dickenson centres the fourth line (until Sutter returns) and Lammikko plays wing. If not, then probably Dickenson moves to third line C and Lammikko gets to play centre until Sutter returns (that is, unless Green likes Dowling there better than Lammikko).
  14. Actually, considering how highly regarded he was coming out of Juniors, the fact that he has bounced around to several NHL teams now, his combination of size and skill, and even his RHD status, I think his closest comparable is Madison Bowey. It will be interesting to see which of those two, if either, comes closest to playing to their potential with the Canucks.
  15. Reading this, it sounds like Lammikko is exactly the type of player the Canucks most wanted and needed to add to their forward group. It's hard to imagine him not sticking with the big team. The only caveat relates to his poor face off percentage. Makes me wonder if they will play him as a winger instead of a centre.
  16. Do you mean if he isn't named to the starting roster today and doesn't go through waivers today, that he would have to clear waivers to join the team at a later time?
  17. The only possible reason to be interested in Brown is that he's 6'6". But if he doesn't kill penalties and/or can't skate very well, there's absolutely no chance Green would be interested. A few posters have mentioned Gambrell. Does he kill penalties and skate well?
  18. I'm thinking that Gadjovich being lost on waivers is what will ensure that Juolevi at least starts the season in Vancouver. I doubt that JB will risk losing two high draft picks on waivers within such a short period of time -- and as much for the bad PR this would bring as anything else!
  19. A memorable bow by Burrows. But have to say that I'm a bit surprised how much more of an opportunity the current Burroughs has been given over Bowey. Has he really looked that much better? I don't think so and I think Bowey might still have some untapped potential that Burroughs likely doesn't have.
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