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Everything posted by Dazzle

  1. I don't understand the hate for Dowling. He's actually pretty good.
  2. Bad luck tonight. It happens. A+ effort. Bad choice by Green to pull the goalie so early before having control.
  3. I was one of those people before the game who would've welcomed a coach change. That being said, I'm not blind to what's in front of me. Seems like he had a good game. I am, however, not entirely convinced that Green will do a good job this season, at least not yet. Once we make the playoffs or look like we will go there, my mind will change for sure. The reason for my hesitation in supporting Green is that every game we have a situation where the Canucks have a poor second period. Arguably yesterday's game was a lot better in that regard. But too many times have I seen the Canucks play to defend the loss, which really is a curious thing to see. Additionally, there's always a too many men penalty of some kind in the game (maybe Green gets a free pass last game, bit the point still stands). Moreover, our PP needs to be show improvement this year because of the overhaul of roster players. If the Canucks aren't a winner, that's on Green (and probably on Benning also).
  4. I'm not cheering against my team, but I really don't think we're winning this game. Green doesn't have an answer to Edmonton's PP. Look for Vancouver to take some undisciplined penalties and we'll just see Green fuming on the bench. 3-0 Edmonton. I would love to be wrong.
  5. That is terribly unprofessional on Green's part. No surprise that Macewen wasn't going to get more of a shot on Green's team. Horrific coach.
  6. Canucks could've used him, but Green is apparently allergic to Russians.
  7. Sceviour also played under Travis Green on the winterhawks, if I'm remembering this correctly. Maybe he doesn't like playing under Green - or rather, Green doesn't like him
  8. I doubt Green will have Cholowski claimed. Green spent all preseason overplaying Rathbone, while ignoring his defensive lapses. Rathbone should be in the AHL for development time and can be recalled later if need be. No need to bury him in the press box where he doesn't get playing time.
  9. Green should've waived Macewen first before Gadj. If we're gonna lose Gadj who was a good player - showed much better than Macewen, then so be it. If Mac had cleared, then we would have been stuck with him in the AHL. I'm not really on the 'toughness' train, but it's hard to argue that these roster decisions by Green are solid. We do lack toughness in the lineup. The fact that Chiasson got a spot instead of Gadj speaks volumes about Green's doghouse.
  10. I totally agree. This is a long standing theme that goes beyond coaching. This is perhaps something that was in place during the Gillis era as well because the Sedins would get punched numerously and there'd be no call. Moreover, the penalties placed on the Canucks for roughing were heavily enforced. I think we all remember when Burke said that the Sedins are not Swedish for being punching bags (or something to that effect) For all his faults in management, he demanded respect, but was respectful to others as well. Gillis was too extreme in his approaches, and Benning has been too cordial with the league (arguably). I wouldn't go as far as to say the refs are against the Canucks, but they certainly don't do the Canucks any favours either. The coaching/management throughout the recent Canucks history had been seemingly kowtowimg to the league and their refs, except there's never any reciprocal respect from the league.
  11. Green also overplays Rathbone, who's made a number of defensive mistakes. Should he get benched too? I wouldn't trust him to see players objectively.
  12. Can't say I disagree with any of this. This preseason was a major wake-up call for me with regards to how this coach handles his players. It's so obvious this preseason that I can no longer support this guy. I can still support the team, but just like AV, you know when a coach has to go. The favouritism shown by Green on his players is pretty awful. We've seen tons of his project players come in (and go), and they've often been given gifted opportunities. Other roster players like Rathbone were gifted with minutes and PP time. Someone like Juolevi who I was watching closely this season didn't really get the chances that Rathbone did. I also noted that the Canucks were in deep trouble with PK, and Green consistently used Juolevi in those situations, but not giving him a sniff in the PP. Rathbone also had a number of pizzas - things that should drive a coach crazy, but not Green. You can bet if Goldobin did them, he would have been benched (and that has been the case). Let's not pretend all coaches don't have favourites, but a good coach will use every roster player available to him. Someone like Macewen is used sparingly by Green, an indication that no matter how hard you work, you'll never get out of the doghouse. Gadjovich was spared this crappy treatment. Chiasson was given so many minutes this preseason, especially on the PP. Did anyone realize how awful it was? This guy's gonna be a Jayce Hawrlyuk, and that's being generous. Green's had so many opportunities with different rosters and most of the time, the team falters. We also see that a number of characteristics about Green's coaching involve: too many men penalties, the waste of a timeout, no line adjustments, mindless blending, and the overuse of his same strategies. The way he wants his players to play is the same as how he did in the bubble. I still think he overachieved at that point. I'm not surprised if that's his highlight as a coach. Keeping him was a huge mistake. They could've just hired another veteran coach.
  13. So much for Chicago being the destination for young players to flourish.... Or so the popular narrative said...
  14. Macewen didn't do much this preseason, but Green had Gadj cut before him. Stunning player evaluation, for a coach that had a very poor preseason.
  15. Green doesn't actually like developing young players, from what it seems. He's only doing it because he gets forced to. Once a player is in the doghouse, he's not getting out. Look no further than the fact that he preferred a bunch of AHL vets over young players playing meaningless preseason games. You do not want your younger players developing under Green, in general. Jett woo barely got any action. Lockwood, what about Persson? What about the other prospects? All I have been watching was Chiasson on the PP a lot. It wasn't like he was scoring either. Our preseason record was godawful, with no chemistry. That is all on Green.
  16. If he cleared, NYI pays him the same amount for playing in the AHL. Why didn't they just sign him a two way in the first place?
  17. Not really. Gadj had a vastly improved preseason - where does he end up? Waivers. Jett woo barely played in the preseason. Lockwood had some looks, but was ultimately shelved in the AHL. Some other players didn't even get a game in.
  18. Yes, Green appears to be transparent that he has favourites that can make mistakes with no repercussions. But the ones who make mistakes that are in his doghouse are unfairly punished.
  19. Green basically had Benning ship out some of our highest preseason scorers because they apparently didn't 'fit his roster', with Gadj being one of them. Note: we didn't score much... Chiasson showed lots of hustle, gifted big PP time (not much PP contribution in hindsight) and Green had Benning give him a contract. Really? Honest camp? For the record, I don't hate Chiasson and his contract. I am questioning the 'process' of Green and how he is evaluating players, especially given our very poor preseason record.
  20. Our PP sucked in the preseason, and Green was overplaying him. At least he's cheap...
  21. Haydn Fleury is also worthy of being a monumental disappointment for a high first rounder.
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