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[Waivers] Nicolas Aube-Kubel

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1 hour ago, garthsbutcher said:

Im waiting for some serious grit to hit waivers


1 hour ago, BobbyClarke said:

This kid is going to be a solid NHL’er but he needs a team to stick with him and continue to develop him. I like him but I want the Canucks to win now. 

and you both will be waiting a long time

good luck

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He was so good in Colorado where his speed fit perfectly with their fast paced system. I thought it would work in Toronto too but for whatever reason the coach doesn't seem to trust him. 


This is an example of what Rutherford was talking about. When a team has very strong structure that everyone adheres to, you can find players anywhere that have the skillset to thrive within your structure. Aube-Kubel was a great fit in Colorado as a waiver claim. It doesn't matter if they're a first overall pick or a league minimum player, you need players that fit your style, structure and identity. 


It's apparent that the Canucks have nothing close to such a system and haven't had it since the 2011 core. Our team right now is consists of Pettersson driving his line, Horvat driving his line and Hughes single handedly moving play up ice. There's no coherence or consistency in the way we play. Colorado comes at you in waves as a team, lines one through four. If you watch the Lightning, every single player is not only always ready to support the puck, they're ready to support the next place the puck is going to go because they trust it'll get there. Building up that kind of team play is extremely difficult and takes time, and we don't have a Crosby to set the example. 

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