Odd. Posted February 23, 2015 Share Posted February 23, 2015 The so called 'hands of stone', a name popular by many CDCers, has done it again. I just want to express my acknowledgement to Hansen. Where would this team be without him? He's such an important piece to our line-up. He can kill penalties, chip in goals, and has a great influence to the young guns. He's surpassed last year's abysmal point production. He has 24 points, in 58 games played. Fine, he has a -3 in a rather stupid stat in plus/minus. But the thing about Hansen is that I don't always look at what he has in his stats column in terms of production. When I see Hansen, I see a guy that can cover almost about anything, he's got great natural speed, he's got a great two-way game, an important piece to our P.K, chips in goals here and there, and a thing that stands out the most other than things he brings, is energy. He brings energy to the line-up. He's always going at it, just an exciting player you'd want in your bottom 6. Every team in the NHL would be all over a guy like Hansen. During these recent stretches, he's been far more noticeable. That line of Kenins/Horvat/Hansen to me has been the line of the month. Hansen hasn't been getting the love Kenins/Horvat have been getting. If anything, without Hansen's hard fore-checking, quick dump and chase he loves to use as he's usually faster than the opposing opponent, and the way he creates havoc around the net and the boards, many of those Horvat/Dorsett goals wouldn't have happened. He's so valuable to the team. Words cannot express how good he is to our team. You have to see it for yourself. The little things, the major things, Hansen gets the job done and that's what you can really ask for of a player that plays his heart out every game and gives it his all; day in, and day out. And this is why I really can't stand Hansen being in on the proposals. He's such an amazing player to have in your bottom 6. He's been vital to our bottom 6. Vital to our team in general, and vital to the overall heart of our team. And this kind of stuff that Hansen brings is exactly the stuff you want our young guns to get a hold off; eventually rub off. Players with 'hands of stone' don't provide the above. If the naysayers actually watch the Canucks, they'll hopefully recognize that 'hands of stone' players are guys like Brian McGrattan, not Hansen. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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