Rollieo Del Fuego

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  1. Horvat's line had an 82% expected goals for...all while going up against McDavid's line....who didn't even get a point...on his BD...!
  2. Sucks to have Milsy out...but.... I feel we have a stronger team than last year...our D. is way more balanced and the top 4 are just as good as last year while the 3rd pairing is going to be better by a long shot come mid-season... Our goaltending is probably just as good or better with Demko improving and Holtby working with Ian should equal a bounce back season.... Our forward depth is better with the young guys getting better and Hog's arriving... EP, QH, JV, ZM, BB and even the already great BH will all be better again this year...some by a good bit (JV looks primed for a big year and so does BB and QH) TSN can apologize after the cup run we make....!
  3. Before we got Hamonic and before Hogs starting looking like a lock....I was seeing more writers predicting us out of the playoffs...almost all the writers in the latest story have the Canucks in the playoffs... For me ...I have our D. improved by a good bit with the growth of QH and the addition of OJ being the biggest boosts...but Nate should be better than Tanev as well... So the goaltending is the only slight question mark...but really it is unlikely to cost us more than a game or 2 over what Marky could have done...
  4. Over at NHL.com about 20 writers gave there end of season predictions and many of them had the Canucks finishing 1st or second in the North ...some had us making the semi's and one had us make the final....here is the link.... https://www.nhl.com/news/stanley-cup-picks-for-2020-2021/c-320040646
  5. Juolevi and Rafferty play opposite sides so they aren't competing with each other....Raff is competing with Chatfield and soon Hamonic...
  6. .....Virtanen's legs... Also Rafferty isn"t getting much time to show his stuff....
  7. Both his goals would have been goals in the NHL.....fast,skilled and accurate plays...
  8. It's not everyone...but to many for me to stay silent... Their tune will change soon enough....
  9. All this talk of Podz being disappointing is....just wrong.... Open your eyes people ....watch the players not just the game.... Podz stole at least 4-5 pucks and turned the play the other way....he had the same # of hits...he came close to scoring 3-4 times over the 2 games and his linemates did not make any good passes to him...only the other way around. Someone mentioned Landeskog as a comparable and that seems about right to me.... Podz will be fine.... Just watch....! ...try squinting and looking out of the corner of your eye if you can't see it already...!
  10. The 4-6 man "taxi squad" can be used to save cap by putting louie and Sven on it...just read that today...it seemed to imply that the whole salary was saved not just the million or so under normal "send down" conditions....
  11. ....sure....sure...but did you see him hop over boards like a yak wabbit after he got there....
  12. As others have said ...Jack will have to play close to Quinn's level ...just to be considered for a top 6 spot... Maybe the taxi squad might work if they get him in every 3 game or so...otherwise he should go the AHL whenever that happens....just to be able to play games.
  13. He is probably just hoping he can find immediate chemistry with Petey and JT.... Then he won't have to play much D., ....just be ready for the Petey stretch pass and don't get beat down the wing...for the few seconds per shift they will be defending...
  14. Probably....but Dahlen has more points in the same league (actually he is leading the league in points)... Linus has a more rounded game and it will likely transfer better too the NHL...
  15. If he tries that headbutt in the NHL.... Marchand is going to lick him.... ...Silliest penalty I have seen outside of the NHL...
  16. Podz is used....by all his coaches....on the PK ...he also backchecks...if he gets a chance with Greener this year...he will backcheck his arse off...consistantly = ....no....
  17. That move/pass is just what EP needs to start scoring 50+ goals a year....Podz. on the other side retrieving pucks and storming the net.... ....unstoppable...!
  18. ...I hear you...but ...Lind can only dream of scoring a Lacrosse goal...probably even in practise... It's all about the "drive factor" with these high end kids...Hogs and Podz...both have that...so it is just a question of when (not if) they become NHL regulars and which line they top out at... Edit;;;I wanted Seider bad that draft...months before the draft I was thinking we could trade down and get him in 20"s or so of the first round...but he kept climbing the ranks due to his play at the worlds...he is going to be an impact player and maybe even this year...I see no reason Hog's won't be right behind him...maybe a year behind...he is a year younger...or so....
  19. Seider is a top 10 pick and a hell of a player...he could play in the NHL this year no problem....
  20. So...no more Stetcher....and no more Tanev.... Sounds like 2 of.... or even all 3 of Rathbone, Juolevi and Rafferty will be Canucks in January....! Maybe Chatfield as well... Rathbone probably starts in Utica and we probably sign a D for depth ...but with Barrie going to the Oilers there are no other free agent D. that have the offensive upside of any of those 3....!
  21. Rags to riches... Our whole team is going to be overflowing with talent in a year or so ...it is already more than half way there and with Juolevi, MacEwen, Podz, Hogs, Rathbone and maybe Lind... We just have to dump some veteran salary...somehow...Ferland on LTIL will help ...maybe Erikkson will light it up a bit this post season and be sort of tradable with salary retention or a sweetener...
  22. I meant your average CDC'r....there is at least 2 of us that think he has a shot...I put him down for the year after next just because I think Juolevi will make it this coming year. Ny preference would be...if the kids can play...let them play and trade someone instead of letting them walk like we will likely be doing with Tanev in order to sign Marky and Toffoli.... damn cap clawback and covidiosy....