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  1. I wonder if Gadjovich can't crack their roster, they'll have to send him down. In which case, he'd be exposed to waivers. So, in theory, we could claim him back. I wonder where we are in relation to claim order? I'm not fully convinced Gadjovich is ready for a full time nhl roster spot... Not even the Sharks. Though I'm bummed by this and wish he'd made it through waivers... He was close to making the team.
  2. Winner winner chicken dinner!!!! Exactly what I wanna see for all four lines. That 4th line would be fun to watch!
  3. I'd go to battle with a guy like that any day.... Because I know he'll jave my back... Period. He's speaking his mind. If there has been some shady, potentially harmful actions done by your employer, are you one to just put your head down and stay silent? Not a judgment if that's your personality, but don't judge those that wish to speak up and fight for what they deem is right. Its not a professional environment if there is some unprofessional actions being taken by our employer period. So it makes some uncomfortable... Oh well, standing up and exposing wrongdoing isn't a bad thing as far as I'm concerned. I commend him... Especially because he's still in the league and willing to stand for his beliefs even if it threatens his career... Some would call this dumb... I call it showing how to be a role model.
  4. He's an intense young man. Has that 'it' factor to his personality. He won't be stopped unless his anger/frustration gets the better if him. I like that JT has been mentoring him... Same kind if mentality. I see some Tarasenko (his attitude)... We'll see if he can score like him in his prime. I look at the mental makeup of the best teams... You need a mix of different attitudes, personality traits for a successful 'team'. We need more guys with that bite. Klim is a perfect addition. He'll be another part of this core soon enough... Pumped for this year!!!!
  5. Not sure about the rest of the lines but if Podz could go over to the left side I think he would compliment Petey very similarly to Miller. This of course means that Petey's fo% gets over 50 and Podz is ready for top minutes and build great chemistry with Petey and Boeser. The forward lines look really strong and should be a high octane offence this year. The only areas of weakness would be Petey's fo abilities and our left wing is a little lacking in skill (if Miller went to center). Lots of options for Green though. So: Podz- Petey-Boes Pearson-Horvat-Garland Dickenson-Miller-Högs Motte-Sutter-Highmore Balanced skill, grit, enough size, defensive acumen and speed on all lines.
  6. Thanks BigBad! Best indepth interview I've every heard in relation to goaltending. Demko is the man! He has a great work ethic, loves to be challenged by Clark, loves to learn new technics, always looking to increase his mobility. Has a psychology major so takes pride in his mental game. Awesome disposition. He's got it all. I say he'll be top 3 by year end. In the running for the vezina.
  7. Calgary won't be an easy win as far as physicality is concerned.... BUT I don't see how they will move the puck out of their own end consistently. Not a lot mobility outside of Valimaki? Couple of their d have a good first pass.... Well Tanev does anyway. I'm cautiously optimistic that they are going to suck this year.
  8. First canucks jersey here I come!!!!
  9. Couldn't have said it better myself Locke! The best point being the bolded. Podz, Dickerson and to a lesser degree Garland will help change the narrative of the Nucks being easy the play against.
  10. If habs end up drawing a lottery pick, it will be protected and they'll send the Canes pick to Arizona. However, if Montreal just misses the draft... Say end up picking 17oa, then they'll have to give that pick to Arizona and only have the Canes 1st to draft with. This should be the year the habs tank and get a good draft pick rather than just missing playoffs.
  11. I'll need verification on this... I was so close to jumping the gun and getting his jersey with #92. #82 is... bit I'll get used to it if that's his choice. I'll soon have my first canucks jersey!
  12. OEL turns back the clock. Demko is a vezina finalist Poolman has us forget about Tanev Dickerson is our 21-22 version of Maholtra Last but not least.... PODKOLZIN becomes very important final piece in our core to have us compete for the cup for years to come. Can't wait!!!!!
  13. A 1st and a 3rd isn't bad compensation at all BUT it sure will leave a BIG hole in the center position for the Habs... Which was looking like one of their biggest strengths. Lol! Bergevin deserves this though lol!
  14. I agree with you IF the player has one of the two major qualities to take a big jump to the AHL. Either great size or high hockey IQ... Hopefully both. Jurmo has questions with his IQ so wouldn't want to overwhelm him with a league he's not ready for. See how this year goes for him and assess for next year. My god he looks huge out there though! So hope he pans out.... Klimovich has both size, leadership and IQ so he's more of a candidate for Abby... Yet he'll probably head the the Q for the season. No need to rush... But sure is nice to know that Abby is there when the player is ready.
  15. I choose both 2022 and 2023 canucks! Back to back Stanley Cups!!
  16. My exact thoughts. Marky will give them a chance to possibly make it in but they have a lot going against them. I think if fLames have a good year with very few if any major injuries they could be fighting for that 8th spot, if so, the Kings and Chicago will be battling them for that spot. It's so satisfying to see Calgary regressing. They'll take years to rebuild. Love it!!!!
  17. Obviously you didn't get the gist of my post. I'm definitely not a journalist therefore not a great writer, so as a result I can see why you may have perceived my post as a only seeing the positives and being a cheerleader. However, my intent is kinda a microcosm of your post. Right away you call the Pettersson pick a lucky one.... So that tells me you're not balanced in your view point either. Benning is a middle of the pack GM overall and deserves some criticism for sure, but it's pure insanity when posters like you call Pettersson a lucky pick, rather than giving credit where credit is due. What's wrong with giving criticism and praise for the same organization? I mean is that like a bad thing? All has to be black and white? As for the 650 vs 1040. It's about the underlying energy that permeates from the station as a whole. Where is Sekeres and Price? Where are most of the 1040 hosts besides Donny and Dhali? They're out of a gig because ultimately they leaned to far to the side of cynicism and that just isn't sustainable for long lasting radio personalities. So agree to disagree.... I'll tell you what though... I'll be having a lot more fun enjoying this awesome team kick some ass team season while you choose to die on your hill screaming "but... But Gudbranson!!!!"
  18. I disagree... Certain hosts weren't moderate or professional in their opinions and it seeped through there commentary. I don't want homers either, but when there's a constant cynical, apathetic undertone relayed hour after hour, day after day, re-enforced by fans that attach to those themes and that energy. No wonder why there has been a reputation that Vancouver has a toxic media and fanbase. There needs to be balance. Since TSN 1040 has been gone, I've noticed a little bit of a reprieve. Like the collective whole has a moment to just look at what's in front if them, rather than a constant barrage or focus on all the negative aspects of the managements moves or lack there of (past, present, and future). What's really sad is, right now, RIGHT NOW, this team is shaping up to be one if the best teams in franchise history and yet many here ignore this and focus (100+ pages) talking about signing Poolman, a player we haven't even seen play in our colors.... This is no coincidence folks... I for one appreciate this reprieve from constant negativity. Taking a deep breath and getting excited to watch what will be a GREAT year from my favorite team. I believe those that miss the tsn 1040 (excluding Donny Taylor) are people that are glass half full or are somewhat cynical by nature. Do I like 650?... No not really. A little to amateurish and vanilla. As a result, I don't listen to it much but if I do, at least it isn't negative. Truth be told, there are other good sources on line that I can get quality canuck news, with a measured enjoyable approach. I'm not sure if I'll ever go back to radio... Kinda over having to listen to all the ads. Info can be had just as fast in other mediums.
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