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by Lloyd Braun
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 3089
Views: 137157

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

I just wish they sent some other AHL guy over Pedan. Gotta give up something to get something. The Canucks probably needed to unload a contract to avoid crowding too close to 50, but I bet the Penguins also wanted a legitimately useful asset in return. I bet we weren't the only team they talked to,...
by Lloyd Braun
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3154
Views: 200327

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

Seems like the core of Benning's system is to draft a player with a "can't teach that!" skillset which he may not be making the most out of, and then hope to coach/develop the gaps in their games. The tool could be a physical gift, could be an elite skill, or could be an off-the-chart hockey IQ, but...
by Lloyd Braun
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Comet Trails
Topic: 2016-17 Utica Comets
Replies: 38
Views: 6877

Re: 2016-17 Utica Comets

Hard to imagine seeing them both with the parent club at the same time, too bad really. I can't see all three of Subban, Larsen, and Stecher on the team... but I can see two of them, especially if one is Stecher who has similar size/skating but plays differently compared to the other two. Of course...
by Lloyd Braun
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks vs Blue - 7:00PM PST on SNV
Replies: 72
Views: 4676

Re: GDT: Canucks vs Blue - 7:00PM PST on SNV

Defense and systems play looking great so far. Just need to get that offensive finish going.

We knew it would be the weakness entering the season... but five regulation goals in three games ain't gonna do it forever.

Optimism meter: still very cautious, but growing.
by Lloyd Braun
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17
Replies: 3154
Views: 200327

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2016/17

As someone who does not want to give Shaw a shitton of money when hockey is literally the only thing I'd ever watch on TV, and Gamecenter isn't an option because of living in Burnaby and blackouts... I just want to say: I'm happy that the Internet's perfectly legal streaming community seems to be gr...
by Lloyd Braun
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Comet Trails
Topic: 2016-17 Utica Comets
Replies: 38
Views: 6877

Re: 2016-17 Utica Comets

I don't think it's possible, in today's NHL, to play defense without being at least a capable defender. That's why Larsen's spot has been in question despite having a great offensive game, and why Subban was sent down so early. You look at a guy like Cam Barker, who scored 40 points in 68 games at a...
by Lloyd Braun
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Comet Trails
Topic: 2016-17 Utica Comets
Replies: 38
Views: 6877

Re: 2016-17 Utica Comets

I still think Stecher is the first call-up (or #2 after Pedan), regardless of Subban's numbers. I've meant it when I've said all along that Subban will likely provide more offense, at least if his past production is to be believed. But Stecher is a stronger all-around player. He's more of a "good pu...
by Lloyd Braun
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks host Flames - 7pm 10/15 - CBC
Replies: 83
Views: 5502

Re: GDT: Canucks host Flames - 7pm 10/15 - CBC

Don't know which game people in this thread were watching, but we look like a much better team than last year's squad. In particular, our transition game is much improved. We've been one of the worst neutral-zone teams in the league for the past several seasons, and that's a key part of the game. Ye...
by Lloyd Braun
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Training camp
Replies: 369
Views: 24562

Re: 2016 Training camp

And I'm talking specifically about Virtanen , Gaunce and Stetcher. I think Virtanen's contributions do blow away other depth wingers we could turn to. He simply adds elements that our team is otherwise missing. His complete package means we aren't relying on his shot/scoring touch to get value. Tot...
by Lloyd Braun
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Training camp
Replies: 369
Views: 24562

Re: 2016 Training camp

I don't think Dorsett's movable. Surely any team that's looking to add depth out of training camp has lots of options available on waivers. Dorsett isn't a huge upgrade on the waiver wire, has a large contract, and would cost an asset to acquire. He may be movable at the deadline to a team looking t...
by Lloyd Braun
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Training camp
Replies: 369
Views: 24562

Re: 2016 Training camp

It really is a shame about needing to get games for Sbisa and Biega. It does make sense because we don't want to be put in a position where we have to force a trade just to get a guy to expose so we can keep Tanev / Edler / Gudbranson... but it sucks. In my ideal world, those two would be sitting #7...
by Lloyd Braun
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: Preseason 10/6/16 Flames at Canucks 7 pm SPN 360
Replies: 54
Views: 3510

Re: Preseason 10/6/16 Flames at Canucks 7 pm SPN 360

My impression of Larsen was actually more positive than his previous games for us. I see he has good hands and quickly moves the puck which has been one thing that has been killing us for years now. Theres probably a good chance it was the shitty team they were up against but still...better than no...
by Lloyd Braun
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: Preseason 10/6/16 Flames at Canucks 7 pm SPN 360
Replies: 54
Views: 3510

Re: Preseason 10/6/16 Flames at Canucks 7 pm SPN 360

I'm not concerned with Larsen's offensive play; it's his all-around game that might keep him off the team. So I'm not surprised that he's focused on that area in the pre-season. Adapting to the NHL's physicality and smaller ice sheet should be his concern. I'd be shocked if he doesn't make the team ...
by Lloyd Braun
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2016 Training camp
Replies: 369
Views: 24562

Re: 2016 Training camp

Every team is forced to waive depth players every training camp.

Get ahold of yourself. It's not a "gamble" when it's a necessity. Just part of the game.