AlwaysACanuckFan Posted February 10, 2017 Share Posted February 10, 2017 Topics Covered 1) Reaction to Canucks win in Columbus a- good performance against a good team b- anchored by Miller, c- D was very strong, d- having Hutton back helps along with the continued improvement of Nikita, having Stecher play with Edler allows Tanev to move with Sbisa who is having a real good year to give some balance e- timely goals 2) Reasoning for Eriksson struggles and what to expect a- hard to move to new environment, new market b- Vancouver is a different beast than he seen in Boston and Dallas with the scrutiny and pressure which may be challenging c- hard to find a home with a consistent line which is challenging d- Loui enjoys playing here and is a very good two way player, very versatile who can be counted on moving forward 3 ) Daniel and Henrik a- come to the rink everyday prepared ready to work, setting examples for the younger players b- hard game on a nightly basis , hard to score, carried load for years with this group c- positive to see Bo and Sven to take a step forward offensively d- need to support the Sedins with younger players and not fair to expect Sedins to carry the load 3) Trade deadline a - would love to add picks b - definitely not selling or moving picks c- trade deadline alone doesn't make or break the team, it's more of a team building exercise through trades, drafting, college, and free agents. d- will be in the conversations e- eyes are on the future, we need to continue down this path which there is a long ways to go yet 4) Virtanen a- some nights where he is physically dominating, playing well b- some nights where he isn't as well which is a consistency issue which is largely a maturity thing c- one positive is the setup time, practice time, strength and conditioning time they get in Utica allows Jake to get more touches , more minutes and work on his fitness biggest thing is his habits, understanding the consistency, professionalism, what it takes to be a day to day NHL player 5) Cody McLeod's hit a- it is what it is, live with the ruling and move on 6) Miller Talk a- anchored our group really well, having a great year b- gives us a chance to win every night which is key for developing young defencemen if they have a trust in the goaltending, if they make a mistake they can be picked up and both Miller and Markstrom have done that this year. d- wouldn't rule out Miller coming back next year , will look into it end of the year. e- he has been everything they have asked for Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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