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  1. Not sure why Chatfield is dressed as the 7th defenseman. Could we not put in Michaelis and/or Roussel?
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Rathbone is a gem. Absolutely phenomenal skater, great offensive instincts, rocket shot from the point, and with +++ character.
  11. 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.
  12. I agree with your exact lineup. Motte and Goldobin are extras to start the year -- Motte fills in for a bottom-6 winger injury and Goldobin for a top-6 winger injury. Gaudette unfortunately will be the sent down for asset management, but will the first callup for an injured centreman. Roussel coming off LTIR will force management's hand at making a tough move, should the forward lineup be completely healthy.
  13. RIP Raptors. At least they won a championship.

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    2. Coconuts

      Coconuts

      I'm glad they won but I'm also glad he's leaving bc &^@# Toronto 

    3. drummer4now

      drummer4now

      Honestly I can see Demar Derozan returning in a couple of years once his contract expires. 

       

      The Raptors are lucky they won that championship otherwise it would have been one of dumbest moves in sports history.. but I can see them being a crappy team for awhile now. 

       

      They need another superstar. 

    4. Quantum

      Quantum

      @drummer4now -- One of the dumbest move in sports history?!? Yikes. I wouldn't have called it *THAT* (there's a lot of more dumb moves) but it was definitely a risk that paid off.

       

      Demar may come back. Hard to say. But at the end of his deal, will he be needed?

       

      Also, I don't think you realize how bad the East actually is in the NBA. The Raptors will still be a playoff team but it'll be tough for them to get out of the 2nd round. They have some very good young players in Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, and OG Anunoby... they also have one of the best G-League programs that has churned out NBA players and is responsible for the massive leaps Siakam and VanVleet, in particular, made.

       

      I have faith in this team and the Raptors do have one of the Top 3 NBA executives in Masai Ujiri manning the ship so it won't be as catastrophic as you think... They won't be able to repeat but at least they're not set up to die like the Cavs did when Lebron dumped them both times.

  14. Ray Ferraro brought up a good point: We improved our defense but where will our scoring come from? Pierre McGuire added that our PP has to be better and noted our new additions. McGuire went further, saying that if we have a Top-15 PP, we will be in the playoff hunt. Agree or disagree?

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    2. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      we’ve had trouble generating secondary scoring for quite awhile. hopefully, they find a scoring winger for bo and pearson. truth is we  don’t have much scoring from our 3rd and 4th line. we should get more from our defense, but if we don’t, we’ll falter again.

      teams know if they stop our top line, we struggle mightily. weaned output from baertschi, leivo, virtanen and roussel. gusev might help if he is picked up.

    3. Solinar

      Solinar

      Miller Pettersson Boesser  not hard to imagine 30 goals from each, 30 assists

       

      Pearson Horvat Eriksson  25 goals, 25 assist from this group, tho I'm high balling Eriksson on last years production when this line was put together

       

      Sutter Beagle Virtanen  We should be able to expect 15-20 goals from each person on this line.

       

      Roussel Gaudette Leivo  Should be able to rely on these guys to be in the 8-15 range for goals

       

      Then for the defense, if we can manage at least 10 goals apiece, that is another 60....

       

      Might need Markstrom to go for the long bomb a couple of times, but the goal output isn't unreasonable, and anything extra is just icing....exciting icing.

       

      Oh, and I forgot about Baertschi and Goldobin in this mix....I didn't forget about Schaller tho...but that's because I don't see him here except for injury call up.

  15. Congrats to Michael Del Zotto for winning the Stanley Cup!

    1. steve french

      steve french

      I didn't even realize he was with the blues. Just barely made 41 games or over too, so he will get his name on the cup, right?

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