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    Sam Gagner | C/W

    Friedman has gotten so bad in the last couple years. Just goes for cheap negative headlines because someone in every fan base will always be pissed off by a move. How is Gags getting waived somehow the fault of the Canucks? He's looked like a steaming turd for over a year. They tried to trade him, no one wanted him so he got waived. Then they went out of their way to put him in a position to find another NHL home. Whether he's a swell guy doesn't matter one bit.
  2. He is but he's only played one game. He was supposed to play last game but was replaced at the last minute by Sautner. Could just be an injury issue but the team is playing pretty coy. When he's been on the ice he's looked like our most solid d prospect by far so not too worried.
  3. I suspect Goldy gets the spot with Bo and Brock and Leipsic plays with Virtanen. Those two seem to have some real chemistry and are speedy as hell.
  4. Might as well just give Gadj the W.
  5. Ducks might win the best mask tandem but Mrazek's is pretty damn cool. Amazing how good the double flags look here. Too bad the jerseys look
  6. Usually it was McDavid hitting the ice People seem to forget that 5 on 5 offense for the Hitmen ran through Jake. The only solid teammates he had were Jake Bean and Travis Sanheim, both d men, which required him to be very aware of plays developing behind him. He has no problem with awareness. What he's struggled with in the AHL and NHL is a more static cycle game (i.e. the Sedin's playstyle). The nuances of endlessly shifting your position to remain open for those guys is a skill. But on the rush, Jake has never had trouble receiving passes, creating lanes and hitting a trailer. His playstyle is the direction this club (and much of the NHL) are heading. And we saw that in the last 20 games he played he looked like a force. Good young players don't suddenly emerge when there team is playing opponents battling hard for playoff spots. It's the most difficult play of the season, conditioning is often an issue and it can be hard to keep up. For Jake to have shown how much he was developing at that time says loads of good things for his future.
  7. I hate to break it to you but I don't think you're going to be able to land that goalie scout job any time soon...
  8. I've heard JB mention guys like Sautner and McEneny more often in the last year too. Glad to see these guys who are quietly turning into solid d men getting some recognition in the system.
  9. He gets no credit for his edgework but it's very good. He's strong but to make up for lack of stride length, he has to be REALLY efficient at using his edges. So he pushes off strong then maintains speed well, plus he's able to pivot and shift on a dime. He's a complete antithesis for what you would expect to be a successful player. But once you see the whole package it makes perfect sense why he is as good as he is.
  10. Huh? Jonah had some great passing plays. His offensive awareness is top notch. Only times he isn't playmaking are when he's sitting on the goalie or putting the puck in the net himself.
  11. Is Manukyan your next Jasek? If so looking forward to the updates before he comes to Utica and blows the doors off, surprising everyone.
  12. I don't think so given how quick his release is. Crazy flex would draw out the release as the blade travels further. Regardless of how he does it, it still takes strength to load up a shot that heavy. The stick only transmits the energy, it doesn't create it.
  13. He played centre in the SHL for a good chunk of the season, just not to start. Once injuries began he slotted in to play C. Not surprising since he played on the first line of a stacked SHL team. If you have a good, veteran centreman, you're going to make sure he takes draws. Particularly when his biggest contribution to offense is just getting it to the kid that scores nonstop. Even when playing wing, Elias played much more like a centre driving play and distributing the puck from the middle of the ice.
  14. Yup, перо = pyerro. An "e" is actually a "yeh" sound so the word for no (spelled нет) is said "Nyet". So "Pyerro"
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