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  1. While super disappointing as I was really hoping to see him prowling our blueline beside Hughes one day, this really isn’t surprising. If anything it makes sense for him. The next NHL season isn’t going to start before January. With the plan for an 82 game NHL season Next year I expect the season wont end until May/June. So it’s reasonable to assume he could get in a full season in the KHL and then sign in March/April with an NHL team once’s his season In The K is over.
  2. The uproar over this is pretty ridiculous and it's obviously the proponents of "Green energy" that are the ones looking to get it taken down. At the end of the day its a sad truth that the majority of Green Energy is not better for the environment than energy from fossil fuels. When I took Engineering at UVic back in 2010 our final 4th year project was done in coordination with BC hydro and entailed powering a remote native community in Northern BC that was off the grid. We researched all possible means of power generation and power storage and it was sad to see how ineffective most Green Energy solutions were. In the end it came down to an option between wind power with fossil fuel generator backups or straight fossil fuel generators. After discussion with the community it was decided that there was no benefit from using Wind with a Gen backup. The environmental impact of the wind turbine would not offset the affect on the environment of using a single smaller backup generator instead of a larger generator for everything.
  3. If Defense was the only thing contributing to the "Best Defenseman" players like PK Subban, Brent Burns and Eric Karlsonn would never of won the Norris trophy as the leagues best Defenseman. The "Best Defenseman" is the best overall player playing that position. It takes into account defense, offense, hockey IQ, physicality, leadership, skating and every other intangible a hockey player need. It's not all about defense. The Canuck'ss best player overall playing as a defender is Quinn Hughes. He may not be the best defensively but what he lack in defensive skills he more than makes up in other areas.
  4. How you don't have Hughes as your best Dman I don't know but otherwise I would agree with you. 1. Markstrom 2. Gaudette( could be Virtanen) 3. JT Miller 4. Hughes
  5. Why would we not be included in the playoffs? If the season ended right now we sit in the second wild card spot. So based on points were in already, if you go with win percentage we move up but either way we would be included.
  6. Well hopefully Markstrom is back in time since he is skating. Although realistically he'll be out for a while still. I'd say you give a game to each tender, especially when the Nucks are giving up 30+(45+ last night) shots a game. Thats a heavy workload you should split if possible. With that said I'd give Domingue the Yotes game. Goalies usually like to play their old teams plus I feel they are the weaker of the 2 teams in the back to back.
  7. Poor Stalock, going to get lit up by the hometown hero BB6. Expecting a big game from Brock tonight. Some of his best games have come against his hometown team.
  8. This isn't from this year, Lucic is still playing for the Oilers in those highlights. This year has been way more intense and physical .
  9. We are definitely hoping for our starts to sign at a discount, the biggest difference though is that the Canucks will spend to the cap while Ottawa barely hits the Cap floor. The Canucks(or most teama in fact) would like to spend less on each individual player but have more higher quality players instead of 2-5 stars making all the money and a bunch of plugs filling out the roster.
  10. I agree Green is looking for a more complete 200ft player but Boeser's offence is more than a score from his favorite spot type of guy. He can score from anywhere with that dangerous shot/release. I don't recall the Sedins complaining at all when Boes was on there wing in his rookie season. He was sniping goals from everywhere as the Sedins would find him in open space all the time. I think the biggest difference maker for BB6's aside from play away from the puck would be to work on his speed a bit. He needs to get with whoever got Bo to that next level. I think if he carried had more speed it would not only help him on the defensive side but with finding that space he needs to get his shot off.
  11. While I love the look of the lotto line I feel like Virtanen brings more to the first line with Miller and Petey than Boeser does. As has been mentioned above Miller and Petey like to drive the play and like to shoot, they are not necessarily looking to be the setup man for Boeser. This has led to Boeser's reduced goal totals but has attributed to way more assists as he is not the trigger man on the line. JV's speed and forcheck are great for puck retrieval while Boeser shot and release are ideal to be the trigger man which is why I feel JV on the first line is a better option. With that said I believe Boeser's talents are wasted on the 3rd line. He's not getting the opportunities to use his skill set to its potential. I would love to see him get time on Bo's wing again. I know LE has been playing well on that line of late but would rather see Boeser there at least for a game or 2 to try and get him going again.
  12. Wasn't him being unhappy in Vancouver part of the reason he returned to the KHL in the first place? Whats to say this time around he's going to be happy here? He's no walk on with the way the team is playing and he will be lucky to be 6-7th defenseman. I hope he doesn't come over hoping to get top minutes and then get angry again when its not up to his liking. His size is something we could use on the back end and would love to have him back playing well in a Nucks uniform but I'll hold my breath until I see what he can bring.
  13. I'm really interested to see how the lines play out in the game tonight and whether or not they use the lines from yesterdays practice or not. For me moving BB6 to the second unit is more balancing the PP units then a demotion. With Pettersson and Hughes on PP1 they are the ones being setup most of the time for the big one timers so moving BB6 gives you more options on PP2. Its the even strength play that I'm interested to see and especially who we have playing RW on the top 3 lines. Basically BB, JV and LE are currently our top 3 RW and heres my take on the new lines. BB's play has not been bad, as can be seen by his point totals, but as a lot of people have mentioned his shot seems a little off this year and watching him play it looks like he has more to give. His defensive play and play making has come through a lot more this year and might be contributing to the above concerns but overall hes still is a 1st line RW and is integral part of the team. I can't see how putting him on the 3rd line is the right option here, he's had chemistry with Bo in the past so if you are going to demote him why send him to the 3rd line and not put him on Bo's wing? JV is having a career year for himself and looks like he's finally ready to start breaking out. He hasn't done anything too flashy but is playing a good 200ft game and is being rewarded with points and more playing time(even if it is on the lower side of the teams its up from past seasons). It seems like Green has been hesitant to play JV on his off wing but think he may be more effective on the 1st line if he was playing on the LW with EP40 and BB6 then playing RW with EP40 and Miller. Only problem with taking Miller off EP's line is in the faceoff dot. Have Miller able to take faceoffs on that line has helped our possession game a lot. LE is still not worth his 6M price tag but is finally finding his game a little and earning his spot in the lineup. His defensive play and injuries are what is keeping him in the lineup currently. Hopefully he can keep up the defensive play but I don't see how he has earned a 2nd line spot over either JV or BB. I guess we'll see how tonight line experiment goes but with our current crop of fwd if Green wants to shake things up I'd like to see the following: Miller EP40 JV TP Bo BB6 AR AG LE or if above isn't working JV EP40 BB6 TP/Miller Bo Miller/TP AR AG LE Thoughts?
  14. Not even close to the same weather as Edmonton. I live in Calgary and don't get me wrong it's still nut shrinking cold here most of the time but the weather if very different. Edmonton is both warmer in the summer and colder in winter than Calgary plus the Chinooks in Calgary during winter let your nuts thaw out at every couple weeks instead of freezing for months on end.