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  1. Sorry I should clarify: My point wasn’t to criticize Miller. I completely agree with you about Miller. All I’m saying is that a player of JT Miller’s calibre shouldn’t be depended on to *carry* a 1st line. He should be a complementary 1st line piece and nothing more than that. Petey and Brock are the ones who should be carrying that line just as the twins, Naslund, and Bertuzzi did during their hey days.
  2. Good points but they’d better figure it out fast. Petey and Brock need to go from being 3rd line calibre players to 1st line calibre players again otherwise we’re in trouble. Miller, Horvat, and Garland, god bless them, are excellent 2nd line players on elite teams. They should not be your best forwards. Miller should be playing the role of Burrows and Morrison on that top line just like those guys did for SSB and WCE......not playing “mommy” for Petey and Brock. Bure, 95-96 Mogilny, WCE, and SSB struck fear into the opponents during their hey day’s. Right now? Petey and Brock wouldn’t even scare a 3rd line. Too predictable and too weak.
  3. We can laugh all we want at the Leafs but if the Canucks miss the playoffs again this year, we will have our own turmoil to deal with. Pettersson and Brock need to find their games fast or we are done.
  4. Our lack of a top RD isn’t our biggest problem right now in my opinion. Even if we had Carlo and McAvoy back there with our current defense, we would still be hard pressed to win games since Petey and Brock aren’t playing like top line players right now. I love what Miller, Horvat, and Garland are doing for us right now but they can only do so much. All of those players are strong 2nd line players on elite teams. Miller should be a complementary player on a top line, similar to what Burrows and Morrison were to the SSB and WCE respectively. Instead? Miller has become the babysitter for both Petey and Brock and that is unacceptable. SSB, WCE, 95-96 Mogilny’s line, and early to mid Bure’s line, all scared the crap out of opponents. Petey and Brock don’t even scare 4th line or AHL level players right now.
  5. Petey and Brock really need to get their $&!# together. Yes - both guys missed chunks of training camp but at the end of the day, it’s a results oriented business. Petey, Boeser, and Travis Green are in my dog house.
  6. Miller isn’t having his best game but I give him a free pass for two reasons: 1) 7 points in 7 games so far. 2) Miller is maximizing his potential. Miller is the type of guy that needs to be a complementary player to a top line. ‘Complementary’ being the key word here. Miller is not Conor McDavid or Kucherov. There’s only so much Miller can do. Of course Miller is going to make errors and be up and down. The other two clowns that you mentioned? I couldn’t agree more. Package them both for a true first line player if they can’t step up.
  7. We don’t have any 1st line calibre players. Miller, Horvat, and Garland are terrific players, but they are very good 2nd line calibre players on good teams. Pettersson and Boeser are supposed to be top line players but they aren’t playing like that right now. As a result, we don’t have a single line out there that “tilts the ice.” Early 90’s: Bure and whomever titled the ice. Mid 90’s: Ronning and Mogilny’s line in 95-96 titled the ice: Early 00’s: WCE titled the ice Late 00’s-13: Sedins and Burrows titled the ice. Current? No one tilts the ice or scares opponents. Miller, Horvat, and Garland are excellent players but these guys wouldn’t be your best forwards on an elite team. Miller-[MIA]-[MIA] Pearson-Horvat-Garland Hoglander-Dickinson-Podkolzin Motte-Lammiko-Bailey Miller is the type of guy that needs to be *complementing* the first line......not carrying it. If Miller is carrying your first line, then I’m sorry. 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one. Petey and Boeser need to step up or trade them for a true top 10 player in the league.
  8. Our 2nd PP might be a little disorganized right now but they have the right concept in mind: -Don’t ever think things. -Be unpredictable -Get the puck on net. Our 1st Power play is crap and it’s predictable. The entire PP is set up so that Hughes can pass it to Petey for the one timer. Once the opposition take away that passing lane, Hughes makes an awkward pass to Miller or Chiasson which usually ends up in a turnover. Put OEL and Garland on the top PP. Change it up. PP1 Garland-Horvat-Pettersson OEL-Hughes PP2: Boeser-Miller-Hoglander Myers-Rathbone
  9. Our 1st line doesn’t scare anyone and that’s on Petey and Brock right now. On past Canucks teams, Bure, 95-96 Mogilny, WCE, and Sedins/burrows all scared the crap out of opponents. Petey and Brock aren’t scaring anyone right now.
  10. I noticed that I got a couple of ‘garbage’ and ‘wut’ responses to my post but how am I wrong here? Or are you guys happy with Petey and Brock so far?
  11. Memo to Petey and Brock: WTFU At the beginning of this season, I would have proclaimed that our top pairing RD’s would be our Achilles heel. Myers has actually been really good however. Now? I am of the belief that we simply do not have any 1st line calibre players. There’s only so much that guys like Miller, Horvat, and Garland can do but these guys are very good 2nd line calibre players. Petey and Brock *should* be 1st line players but they aren’t playing like it right now and until that changes, this team won’t be going anywhere anytime fast.
  12. Why not try the following? Garland-Miller-Boeser Pettersson-Horvat-Podkolzin Pearson-Dickinson-Hoglander Highmore-Lammiko-Chiasson OEL-Myers Hughes-Poolman Rathbone-Burroughs Demko Halak
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