SaintPatrick33 Posted September 14, 2015 Share Posted September 14, 2015 Led by young goalie Jackson Whistle (is that his real name?), the Canucks dominated a team who arguably has the deepest prospect pool in the NHL. With names like Ehlers and Petan, the canucks youngsters proved they can run and gun with the best of em, and in fact they dominated after a poor showing versus the oilers. The passing and team game was much improved over game one, crisp passing and anticipation were paramount in helping dominate the shot clock and possession time. McCann showed he has an NHL level wrist shot, sending the water bottle flying and then hugging a referee. Virtanen also went beast mode physically and seems to be sending a message that he is ready physically to play with the big boys. He also had a few scoring chances where he took it hard to the net, and although he didnt score, showed he is the fearless, net driving physical player the Canucks have needed since Bert left. On defence, sautner and brisebois played a much calmer game and were smooth with the puck. Subban also showed he has a knack for getting the puck on net from the point, to go along with his speed and stickhandling ability. Perhaps the unsung hero was goalie Jackson Whistle, who made several key stops and made the big saves when he needed to. Based on this game, it looks as though we have a great nucleus of young prospects who have the potential to make it to the big club and make a difference. Stanley Cup 2020! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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