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2 hours ago, 24K PureCool said:

Who knows with the worsening Covid situation down in the KHL. We might see him as soon as next season. If somehow the KHL shuts down before the start of the season and we can get Podz in, I think we have a good shot to continuing our Calder finalist streak.

Four years in a row, that got to be one for the history books.

possibly cowinners hoglander and podz

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5 hours ago, -AJ- said:

It's awesome, though to be fair:

Horvat (9th)

Virtanen (6th)

Boeser (23rd)

Juolevi (5th)

Pettersson (5th)

Hughes (7th)

 

vs.

 

Gaunce (26th)

Jensen (29th)

Schroeder (22nd)

Hodgson (10th)

White (25th) 

Grabner (14th)

 

Not excusing the Gillis regime's drafting, but Benning has had much higher 1st round picks to work with.

I agree but you look at drafting from 2000 to 1013? Count how many players in those 13 years played more then 100 games? Some draft years no players made the NHL? Since Jim Benning and group took over just great drafting... There 1st year 1014 - 5 players are NHL players...

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2 hours ago, wildcam said:

I agree but you look at drafting from 2000 to 1013? Count how many players in those 13 years played more then 100 games? Some draft years no players made the NHL? Since Jim Benning and group took over just great drafting... There 1st year 1014 - 5 players are NHL players...

 The Canucks first round picks from 2000 is as follows:

 

00: Nathan Smith

01: RJ Umberger

02: n/a

03: Ryan Kesler 

04: Cory Schneider

05: Luc Bourdon

06: Michael Grabner 

07: Patrick White

08: Cody Hodgson

09: Jordan Schroeder

10: n/a

11: Nicklas Jensen

12: Brendan Gaunce

 

of the 11 drafted players, 7 drafted players have played over 100 hundred games and had decent* careers. I don’t want to discredit Benning because he and his team have done an amazing job drafting and building this prospect pool however to AJs point, we’ve consistently been picking at the top which inevitably means we can expect that pick to make the jump in 1-2 years. Hence why we have a significant amount of 1st round picks in our lineup.

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You can tell Juolevi processes the game so well. He doesn't just stand at the point and pinch for a puck based on the coached strategy. He's constantly hovering around and going to the spot where he reads the play is going to, to provide support.

 

The players will get used to those signature crisp cross ice passes soon.

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On 7/28/2020 at 8:57 AM, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

Me too!  Loved seeing Olli getting a game. Even if it was only 6 and a bit minutes. But he played well, connected some crisp passes. That composure & execution with the puck is possibly one of two absolute critical skills to becoming an impact NHL player. 

 

The agility / dexterity to close out oncoming NHL forwards being the other.   

 

My prediction for Olli comes thru! :towel:

 

On 7/4/2020 at 9:44 PM, Canuck Surfer said:

I have a feeling, just a feeling...  We'll see Olli Juolevi #48 play a game. Maybe 3?

 

This play in & play off year! 

The circumstance was almost exactly on par with ho it was suggested as well.  Our 5th LHD.

 

On 7/6/2020 at 9:08 AM, Canuck Surfer said:

I have Olli 5th on the depth chart for LHD.

 

Hughes

Edler

Fantenburg

Benn

Juolevi

 

And Olli is absolutely better with the puck than Benn. Its really not a stretch to say anyone could get injured >> then he would be a good card to play!

Next stop a regular line up role, 3rd pair!

 

I bet Olli will be there by the 20 game mark of next season?  And he will help us!

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9 hours ago, MrCanuck94 said:

You can tell Juolevi processes the game so well. He doesn't just stand at the point and pinch for a puck based on the coached strategy. He's constantly hovering around and going to the spot where he reads the play is going to, to provide support.

 

The players will get used to those signature crisp cross ice passes soon.

He played super safe in his first game. I can't wait until he has the confidence to trust his instincts then we will see his offensive instincts kick up. The kid has unreal hockey iq and that will be fun to watch :D

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I have to assume Juolevi only got in because Fantenberg really was hurt, and that he'll be coming out again once Fantenberg is fit to play.  But it was really great to see him in the lineup and I thought he was more than decent.  His ability to make good decisions and move the puck effectively more than makes up for his inexperience in the league.  Good positional awareness and did well on the pk also.  Wouldn't mind him staying in the lineup at all, but it's not going to happen.

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20 hours ago, -AJ- said:

It's awesome, though to be fair:

Horvat (9th)

Virtanen (6th)

Boeser (23rd)

Juolevi (5th)

Pettersson (5th)

Hughes (7th)

 

vs.

 

Gaunce (26th)

Jensen (29th)

Schroeder (22nd)

Hodgson (10th)

White (25th) 

Grabner (14th)

 

Not excusing the Gillis regime's drafting, but Benning has had much higher 1st round picks to work with.

Horvat was a Gillis pick

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20 hours ago, freshhprince95 said:

 The Canucks first round picks from 2000 is as follows:

 

00: Nathan Smith

01: RJ Umberger

02: n/a

03: Ryan Kesler 

04: Cory Schneider

05: Luc Bourdon

06: Michael Grabner 

07: Patrick White

08: Cody Hodgson

09: Jordan Schroeder

10: n/a

11: Nicklas Jensen

12: Brendan Gaunce

 

of the 11 drafted players, 7 drafted players have played over 100 hundred games and had decent* careers. I don’t want to discredit Benning because he and his team have done an amazing job drafting and building this prospect pool however to AJs point, we’ve consistently been picking at the top which inevitably means we can expect that pick to make the jump in 1-2 years. Hence why we have a significant amount of 1st round picks in our lineup.

I am talking player that were drafted in top 7 Pettersson, Hughes, Juolevi??? I am talking later, Boeser 23, Tryamkin 66,  McCann 24, Demko 35, Forsling 126, Gaudette 149. Briesbois66,  Rathbone 95, Lind 33, Dipietro 64, Woo 37, Madden 68,Lockwood 64, Gadjovich, these are just guys from 2014 to 2018  so 5 years??still very young and will play in NHL...The 2019 drat at least 3 guys and there only 19 now..

Come on Benning and group have done a great job, Not even going to mention 2019 draft

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8 hours ago, Bitter Melon said:

Horvat was a Gillis pick

Come on Boeser 23, McCann 24, Demko 35, Gaudette 148, Briesbois 66, Rathbone 95, Madden 68, Woo 37, Tryamkin 66, Forsling 136, Lockwood 64,Lind 21, Gadjovich,  there are more but there only 20 - 21 so still early, Benning and group have done great...Some year no players played a NHL game in a draft year...Look between 2000 - 2013? No excuses you should have 2 or 3 players from a draft year?? Go look zero in some of the canucks draft years?

2000 = zero

2002 = zero 

2007 = Zero

2009 = Zero

2011 = Zero - one guy played 76 games

2013 = 1 player

Poor poor drafting go to draft data base....

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1 hour ago, MoneypuckOverlord said:

I hope Joulevi plays.  

 

He has a history of playing well in big games

I think he will play. I know we have more seasoned options but I don't believe the big stage is a problem for him. Like you say - he has been in big championship games and I feel like all the crap he has had to deal with to get to this point has made him stronger than most would expect by his age and games played. The only thing is whether he is the more skilled 6th D.

 

I believe he is.

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4 hours ago, wildcam said:

Come on Boeser 23, McCann 24, Demko 35, Gaudette 148, Briesbois 66, Rathbone 95, Madden 68, Woo 37, Tryamkin 66, Forsling 136, Lockwood 64,Lind 21, Gadjovich,  there are more but there only 20 - 21 so still early, Benning and group have done great...Some year no players played a NHL game in a draft year...Look between 2000 - 2013? No excuses you should have 2 or 3 players from a draft year?? Go look zero in some of the canucks draft years?

2000 = zero

2002 = zero 

2007 = Zero

2009 = Zero

2011 = Zero - one guy played 76 games

2013 = 1 player

Poor poor drafting go to draft data base....

Cool. It still doesn't make Horvat a Benning pick because it fits the narrative you want.

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6 hours ago, Bitter Melon said:

Cool. It still doesn't make Horvat a Benning pick because it fits the narrative you want.

He was obviously responding to the AJ post you were quoting, and didn't notice your insignificant little quibble at the bottom. Was that really not obvious to you?

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11 hours ago, MoneypuckOverlord said:

I hope Joulevi plays.  

 

He has a history of playing well in big games,

2016 gold medal game

2016 Memorial cup game.

2017 playoffs, was his team best skater, he was better then Mete and out played Sergechev in their first round.

Top 3 scorer in the playoffs for his team in the playoffs Finnish league.

 

Nice problem to have.

I've really liked Fantenburg this year - excellent puck movement, solid defensive positioning, and some valuable added grit on the blueline (more than I expected of him) - but OJ looked great stepping in and may already be as good an option.

Imo he has been prematurely forgotten amongst the relative wealth of other prospects.  I still think he'll be a critical player in the future of the franchise - hopefully he can keep the Swedish blueline lineage = Ohlund, Edler, OJ - alive.

 

But usually this team's blueline is decimated- whereas presently they have the luxury of guys like Fanta and OJ in the 6/7, and Benn in the 8 spot = pretty good depth heading into a playoff round.

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12 minutes ago, oldnews said:

Nice problem to have.

I've really liked Fantenburg this year - excellent puck movement, solid defensive positioning, and some valuable added grit on the blueline (more than I expected of him) - but OJ looked great stepping in and may already be as good an option.

Imo he has been prematurely forgotten amongst the relative wealth of other prospects.  I still think he'll be a critical player in the future of the franchise - hopefully he can keep the Swedish blueline lineage = Ohlund, Edler, OJ - alive.

 

But usually this team's blueline is decimated- whereas presently they have the luxury of guys like Fanta and OJ in the 6/7, and Benn in the 8 spot = pretty good depth heading into a playoff round.

OJ is a Finn, but his demeanor does remind me of all the Swedes on the team :lol:

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11 minutes ago, ruilin96 said:

OJ is a Finn, but his demeanor does remind me of all the Swedes on the team :lol:

Damn, how could I forget that?  

 

Not a mistake a Finn would take kindly.

 

Still - I think of him as an Ohlund/Edler successor....:bigblush:

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6 hours ago, WeneedLumme said:

He was obviously responding to the AJ post you were quoting, and didn't notice your insignificant little quibble at the bottom. Was that really not obvious to you?

Why are you so upset at my insignificant little quibble? 

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It was nice to see OJ get some time in Game 4 against the Wild but I really doubt he will get in again except for injury.  My guess is Benn draws in once he's cleared and he would be ahead of both Fantenberg and OJ.  Benn's size and ability to play a physical game should be a strong addition and makes him a better option than either Fantenberg or OJ IMHO.

 

Fantenberg is not flashy but he is effective and can do that in more minutes than the Canucks were clearly comfortable giving to OJ.  Fantenberg also plays a physical game that should be better suited against the Blues.

 

I think OJ will be given every opportunity to play in the NHL next season but for now, it's good to have him gelling with the team at practice and off the ice.  He's a great wildcard to have if the Canucks run into injuries on the blueline or if they play a team where OJ's offensive upside might make him a better fit than either Benn or Fantenberg (but I doubt this will happen).

 

I'm basically just glad to see that OJ's even getting a serious look by management and coaching staff right now.  It's been a rough few years since OJ was drafted but I'm still hopeful he can be a solid part of the blueline from next season on.

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