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46 minutes ago, Sean Monahan said:

Proud to say my buddy and his friend were the hat throwers on Mack’s second goal. 
 

I think we (the collective fanbase) need to make the maritime hat trick a real thing and toss hats every time Mack scores two goals while in a Canuck uni. 

Heard a Newfie hatty you're s'posed to throw one of your shoes.(hard to believe, of course!)

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9 minutes ago, linden17 said:

You do realize they’re not going to do that? first because of the amount of money he makes and second because his agent is a very well known agent with pull so you don’t want to piss him off for future contracts. All that and loui hasn’t been a liability at all and is playing pretty decent. My advice to you is just forget about the contract and accept that he still is an effective nhl player...just not offensively. Like it or not it’s just the truth 

Yeah I’m sure soon to be 35 year old Loui Eriksson is the hill JP Barry wants to die on. He’s not getting another NHL contract after this one whether he’s waived or not. It’d also be poor business to just burn bridges with Vancouver cause they waived Eriksson for being trash. I’m sure Barry didn’t lose his cool after the Dahlen situation. Y’all read too much into things. Lol.

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4 minutes ago, Nuxfanabroad said:

Heard a Newfie hatty you're s'posed to throw one of your shoes.(hard to believe, of course!)

.. And your mothers bra ! .. and a cod fish !

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I like how they went hard throughout the game as though it was a game 7 playoff match. This was a nail biter, everyone knew how bad the ship was sinking, to a point where it wasn’t going to float anymore. 
 

Empty net specialist LE got an assist today. He may not light up the score sheet in the first 58 minutes but he sure is a closer in the last 2 or so minutes! 

Not so sure if that’s worth the 6M though   :P

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1 hour ago, Davathor said:

Just watched the game, got home late... great win. Mac was a force for sure. I think we finally have a 3rd line, even Roussell was finally moving! Stech making a case for another contract too.

 

Things that still worried me however... the PP was rancid, Petey still looks off - those 2 brutal giveaways could have easily gone in our net... and Horvat gets clipped with a hanging leg and just chirps the guy and skates away, he almost didn't see his teammates getting in a scrap on his behalf. That was tough to watch.

 

Anyway, back on the right track against a really good team. McKinnon's better than advertised.

Bo has everything to become the next Linden except the physical play. It's not like he is small or weak, he's got a strong body but he almost never hits when he is forechecking. I don't know if he was always like this since junior or he changed since coming up to the NHL. It's like he is too nice.

 

In the regular season it's fine but nice guys don't win in the playoffs. 

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22 minutes ago, N7Nucks said:

Yeah I’m sure soon to be 35 year old Loui Eriksson is the hill JP Barry wants to die on. He’s not getting another NHL contract after this one whether he’s waived or not. It’d also be poor business to just burn bridges with Vancouver cause they waived Eriksson for being trash. I’m sure Barry didn’t lose his cool after the Dahlen situation. Y’all read too much into things. Lol.

Nah I think u underestimate the business side and the obvious reality that loui still plays a pretty good quiet defensive game. He’s been nothing but class through all of this too. He’s not going to the minors and he doesn’t deserve to either. Again you don’t have to like it but it’s just the truth y’all 

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2 hours ago, I.Am.Ironman said:

Because Bo is better at it, especially against the Mackinnons and McDavid's. Sutter and Beagle can handle the PK minutes.

This is a misconception. Bo is consistently outplayed in match ups against MacKinnon's and McDavid's of the NHL.

 

Obviously no one can completely stop these elite players, they are going to generate chances and play in your zone but there are players that can slow them down and limit grade A scoring chances. These players aren't afraid to play the body and be physical because that is the only way to make up for the difference in skill, speed, and IQ. 

 

Like Kesler. I think Kesler was one of the reasons how Anaheim was able to beat McDavid's Edmonton a few years back. 

 

Bo is good with d zone coverage but these stars are elusive and they will make plays if left untouched. Imagine if Bo was defending the Sedins. Sedins would be largely untouched, which means they would make plays and generate chances at will. The only way to slow the Sedins down was to pin them to the board whenever you can, hold them there as long as the refs are willing to let it go, and cross check them. Bo would never be able to stop the Sedins because he is unwilling to do these things.

 

Beagle for example will play the body. Sutter is deft at checking the stick. Not sure what Bo is good at that makes him an effective shutdown player.

 

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2 hours ago, oldnews said:

your take is terrible.   so is the 24/7 nonsense - hockey aint a 7-11 convenience store.

 

Who do you think Beagle and Sutter play against?

I didn’t say who it favoured, but it’s like when you play Pittsburgh the line with the worst stats normally would be the line match against Crosby and so forth.

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Bent a few times but didn't break, That was a gutsy effort. And boy did they ever need it.

 

Really entertaining game, love how this team has been standing up for each other lately.

 

Big Mac couldn't have picked a better time to have a great game. Good effort up & down the lineup. 

 

Keep this going into Sunday!

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Down by the River said:
 
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PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR LE VIF

Canucks Throw Away Contract on CHL Free Agent Zack MacEwen

MARCH 4, 2017, 12:54 AM | JEREMY DAVIS
 

 

Cringe...

 

JD Burke's takes are so bad. Of course his tweet was linked right away.

 

Think it was pretty obvious people saw a late blooming big kid with some grit & a good work ethic. Not hard to figure out why teams thought he was worth taking a chance on. Alot of good bottom 6 guys go undrafted. Look at the career Roussel has had.

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4 hours ago, Googlie said:

Baertschi keeps saying "Hi, remember me" to  Benning.  2 assists in a 2-1 win earlier today

That train has gone... we won’t see Baertschi again as a Nux unless somerhing extreme happens injury wise. 
Think JB and Green have made that abundantly clear. 
Hope he keeps scoring and raking up the points, so they can find a dance partner and a new home for him. 
 

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4 hours ago, 1-d said:

He'll get either Brock back or Toffoli.

Would love to see Toffoli on Bo’s wing. 
Totally expects to see that next year, if he signs here, as he is also defensively responsible....

And totally agree, Bo deserves a scoring winger on his line.  

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3 hours ago, JamesB said:

 

 

 

 

Great to finally get a win after 4 straight losses.

 

1. In those four losses as a group the Canucks actually played pretty well. Every game could have gone either way and if they play that way in general  you would expect 4 or 5 points out of a possible 8 instead of 0 pts out of 8.

 

2. Tonight was another game that could have gone either way and Colorado did actually have an edge in play. In fact, they had a pretty big edge in high danger chances (13-8). The Canucks were fortunate in that the Colorado goalie did not have a great night and the Canucks were able to capitalize on their chances. 

 

3. A lot of people (including me) have been complaining that big Mac does not play enough. He only played about 7 minutes tonight and obviously had 2 big goals. He also led the team in hits with 4. And, unlike Motte, who also makes a lot of hits, a hit from MacEwen is something guys remember. (Nothing against Motte and I appreciate his energy but Big Mac brings a physical presence that this team needs.) 

 

4. Loved the Gaudette, MacEwen, Roussel line overall. Gaudette made excellent plays on his two assists and he was instrumental in 4 of the 8 high danger chances the Canucks had tonight. Roussel has been disappointing this season but probably had his best game of the season tonight. 

 

5. The Horvat line was hard-matched against the MacKinnon line -- and that is a tough job. Horvat had 12:55 against MacKinnon tonight at even strength and the other three centers COMBINED had only 3:38. So Horvat, Eriksson and Pearson had a tough job but they only gave up 1 goal to that line. Loui is taking a lot of heat in the PGT tonight and I was pretty unhappy with him in the first period. But he played a good defensive game in the 2nd and 3rd periods. I still hate signing him as UFA of course, but he deserves to be in the line-up based on his play tonight. 

 

6. As for the Pettersson line, Miller continues to be a rock star. EP is struggling. He made a great play on the second goal but later in the game on the PP he had a lot of opportunities to shoot and did not shoot and then got frustrated and attempted a couple of low probability shots. He was also "credited" with 3 give-aways and I thought he had some other near-giveaways. He is still an excellent player but the last third of the season is obviously a challenge for him between fatigue and the changes in the de facto rules that allow a lot more holding, interference, etc. He just looks a bit frustrated. 

 

7. Tanev  is amazingly courageous -- among the league leaders is shot blocks again.He was out there against MacKinnon all night -- initially with Hughes but then Green switch edto go with Edler and Tanev against MacKinnon, which I think was the right call. Fantenberg had a solid game tonight. 

 

8. Finally, what about Demko. He was okay. Obviously he has not been great in relief of Marky since the injury -- not bad, but not great, and he has had some bad luck. But maybe tonight's game can help him build some confidence. 

 

Bottom line: the Canucks are back in playoff position -- first in the wild card chase -- but with only a paper thin lead on Winnipeg, Minnie, Nashville and Arizona. No more margin for error. 

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1 hour ago, NightHawkSniper said:

If Tryamkin could transfer that energy over here, dude would be a Raffi Torres but as a defenseman.

He has been playing like a beast, game 4 of his series is at 3:30 am pst

the link for the live stream is free.. no sign ups.  Just click.

 

https://skorlive.com/icehockey 

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