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Blömqvist last won the day on August 30 2011

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  1. Long post, just spewing my thoughts into the retool/rebuild and the current state of our Canucks. IMO, some aspects of the retool set the rebuild back a few years but also was of overall benefit. The contracts handed out to Eriksson, Sutter, Roussel, and Beagle have set the rebuild back because of their value and term. To be fair, one would have anticipated Eriksson to not fall off a cliff offensively after having consistent offensive success throughout his career. Similarly, one would also have anticipated that Sutter would not be so injury prone after missing only 13 games in his 6
  2. Not sure why Chatfield is dressed as the 7th defenseman. Could we not put in Michaelis and/or Roussel?
  3. I just realized.. if the Canucks can win both games against 4th place Montreal, we can tie them for the same amount of points! They would still have less games played, but still!
  4. Had the game PVRd and fast forwarded through all the stops in play/commercials/intermissions. Ended up taking 2 shots of tequila in an hour because I didn’t have any beers to shotgun. Plus another shot for the Canucks win. If Jake had some consistency in his game he would be a beast. His two goals were a bit of a fluke but he used his size and speed at both ends of the rink which led to his success tonight. He could’ve had a couple of apples tonight too as he made that nice little pass to Pearson and fed Horvat off the rush, who both couldn’t convert their chances. Historically, Jake
  5. Absolutely loved Juolevi’s game tonight. His best sequence was in the third period after Myers’ go ahead goal where he retrieved the puck in our zone and made the safe play to chip it up the boards past the forechecker Tkachuk. Tkachuk accidentally on purpose kicked Juolevi’s skates out from under him, and when Tkachuk got the puck moments later he got trucked by Juolevi. I am impressed with Juolevi’s willingness to play the body. He wasn’t scared to step up on Matthews a few games ago and levelled Tkachuk today. Once this kid gets stronger and quicker over the next few years opposin
  6. I would argue that the top-end of our defence has improved with the addition of Schmidt, and I also like Benning looking into OEL as well. In hindsight we now know how big an influence Tanev was on Hughes, but Tanev was also signed for a big number and his durability hasn’t been the greatest. Schmidt is an overall better player and better fit than Tanev moving forward, but Tanev and Hughes had undeniable chemistry and Tanev’s departure is sorely missed. I agree that Toffoli should have been priority number 1 with the price we paid to acquire him. I’m not sure of the numbers, but I
  7. Myers had a good game — showed up with his effort and was rewarded with a good bounce for that shorthanded goal. Best moment of the game was the glove punch to Tkachuk and the hit on Giordano just before our last powerplay. Strong start to the season for him. As much as our special teams needs to be better, the whole effort level and gameplan needs to be better too. Not getting clean breakouts, lots of dump and chase, not leveraging the extra bodies on the taxi squad to have our bottom 6 play more physical. And then there’s the abysmal powerplay.
  8. According to the Canucks Instagram account, Miller is practicing with the team in Calgary today. I would assume he will play tomorrow unless there is another issue that we are unaware of.
  9. Regardless of the partying, management should hold onto Jake a little bit longer. Miller has brought Jake under his wing, and if Jake can develop just a bit more -- 20 goal/50 point winger with size and speed -- we'd have a good trade chip for a defenseman or a first round pick. Assuming Toffoli is signs an extension and with Podkolzin and Hoglander in the pipeline, there's only so many Top-6 winger spots available. The life cycle of good franchises -- keep the core in tact while recycling support pieces with newer, more cost-effective support pieces. Even without the social media posts an
  10. I've been on the "fire Green" bandwagon but now IMO maybe we just need a better assistant coach with a better defensive system. Someone that can take our defense group to the next level.
  11. Coincidentally, Virtanen has 14 points in his last 15 games. Included in this 15 game split are 6 goals and 9 assists, 9 of which were scored at even-strength and 5 on the Power Play. Virtanen is also +3 and had 26 hits in the 15 games.
  12. Juolevi and Rathbone, although both left-hand shot defenseman, would be the perfect modern-day defense pairing. The analytics in terms of zone exits, zone entries, and corsi-for would be off the charts. Juolevi has a bit more size and can better handle the defensive side of the game, and Rathbone is quick and not afraid to play physical. I think the two would complement each other perfectly, without sacrificing too much of the offensive or defensive side of things.
  13. Rathbone is a gem. Absolutely phenomenal skater, great offensive instincts, rocket shot from the point, and with +++ character.
  14. I was just thinking of the same play. Players have the right to defend themselves, but like the Marchand incident with Salo this was over the line and definitely into dirty territory. I'm sure the intent with Hoglander wasn't dirty, but the play itself ended up being dirty.
  15. So much promise from Jake, especially in his first pro-season. I was at the game where he scored his first ever NHL goal against the Flyers. He came down the wing with so much speed, made a nice move to cut to the middle of the ice, and sent a backhand on goal that made it's way to the back of the net. That year Jake was destroying guys with his hits too. He didn't get a lot of points, but you could see why the Canucks drafted him -- the speed, the physicality, the nose for the net, and the shot. Fast forward 5 years later, and he is a shell of his former self. The speed and shot a
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