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by UWSaint
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Avalanche at Vancouver
Replies: 24
Views: 421

Re: GDT: Avalanche at Vancouver

On Mackinnon: He's really, really good. He's made a huge jump this year, and you know why? He is FAST with decisionmaking. The shot is quick, the passes are before you think the play has developed. I have him in a pool, watch him a fair amount, and think he is arguably in the conversation of being a...
by UWSaint
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2430
Views: 68761

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

I thought bringing in Guds was a good deal at the time because I felt he could be a solid top 4 on a solid team and felt for all the pub about the lack of offense, the Canucks defensive challenges were just as glaring. Instead, Guds has proven himself to be a bad #4 on a marginal defense. Gubrandson...
by UWSaint
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: What to do about the Sedins? (Poll)
Replies: 245
Views: 4327

Re: What to do about the Sedins? (Poll)

The Sedins are still good NHL players, an asset on the power play, and a hedge against long slumps by the youngsters. They have the disposition you want to mimic: loyal, hard trainers, disseminators of hockey knowledge. When they are clearly outside the top 6 on the team, you consider letting them g...
by UWSaint
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2430
Views: 68761

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

As good as the Sedins are performing right now, even if they were willing to waive (which I actually highly doubt), the market for them isn't big. I suspect we can rule out Pac teams. They may be a good fit on Nashville as they would be an instant-2nd line. Winnipeg may be interested, but tough to ...
by UWSaint
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 907
Views: 26653

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Same with MDZ and Gudbranson, solid depth dmen of varying skill sets for a playoff run. MDZ and EG are similar, but not quite the same. EG is close -- as he is a UFA (like Vanek). He is different because he is 26 and could be part of the team post-transition. (Vanek won't be -- well, he could be an...
by UWSaint
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 907
Views: 26653

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Vanek is working out as hoped when he was acquired. He remains a skilled offensive player, an asset on the power play, and has the ability to play wither wing equally well. The vision (deal him at the deadline if the Canucks are out of it) shouldn't change because he is, well, working out as envisio...
by UWSaint
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Competitive and/or Contending
Replies: 283
Views: 10956

Re: Competitive and/or Contending

... 220 is more of the magic number for the playoffs. They are on pace to score 221... So you're saying there's a chance! I wish. The point of the quoted post was that changes might, if lucky, get the Canucks to 220 goals for, but that's only half the equation and the Canucks had no chance of impro...
by UWSaint
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Competitive and/or Contending
Replies: 283
Views: 10956

Re: Competitive and/or Contending

If we can simply get our PP back into respectability we'll score more than 200 goals. The problem is that 220 is more of the magic number for the playoffs. A respectable team is one that has a good enough chance to make the playoffs at the deadline where the need to rebuild gives way to the chance ...
by UWSaint
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks vs sharks 7pm
Replies: 51
Views: 607

Re: GDT: Canucks vs sharks 7pm

Daniel and Henrik were very, very good last night.

So was Edler.

Like it was 2008.....

Best opening 5 minutes in 3 years.

But they still played like they were expecting to lose after the Boeser goal. That has to end.

Biega means bargain.

Credit Jones for getting the Sharks a point.
by UWSaint
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018
Replies: 2430
Views: 68761

Re: Canucks News and Notes 2017-2018

It is just the Canucks luck. :( You guys are so used to coming out on the wrong end of the favour of the Hockey Gawds that you don't know what it looks like when they throw you a bone. I like that you've put a silver lining on things. And you provide great reasons. But it is far from ideal. Being i...
by UWSaint
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT 11/22/17 Canucks @ Pens 4 PM SPN
Replies: 46
Views: 760

Re: GDT 11/22/17 Canucks @ Pens 4 PM SPN

* The Hockey Gods were on the Canucks side last night. Their intervention played a role in the broken stick poke check and the Own Goal. But here is the thing. You have to ask for their intervention. It isn't that they will provide it every time you ask, but you won't get it when you don't ask. The ...
by UWSaint
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 907
Views: 26653

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by

Madcombinepilot wrote: There is nothing in the system that replaces what Gudbrandson brings to the rink every day.
Unless some players shave their beards.
by UWSaint
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks@ Flames Nov 7/17 SNP 6:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 912

Re: GDT: Canucks@ Flames Nov 7/17 SNP 6:00 PM

UW, my question for Gaunce fitting in is what happens when Louie returns? Great question. Gaunce is 14 with a healthy Louie. If the GM wants 8 D (and Edler is back), then Guance is waived to Utica. The chances of losing him are relatively small, and the chance that such a loss would adversely impac...
by UWSaint
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks@ Flames Nov 7/17 SNP 6:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 912

Re: GDT: Canucks@ Flames Nov 7/17 SNP 6:00 PM

* Sometimes all it takes in one period. The Flames were as bad in the third as they were good in the first two. The Canucks played like a veteran team after the Horvat goal. A far cry from how they played after tying things up against Detroit. * I was confused by the comments on this board the past ...
by UWSaint
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7211
Views: 410962

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

The draft picks and prospects that Colorado received may turn out to be nothing players. The deal cannot be properly evaluated for the Avs for a few years. Hopefully they have figured out how to properly develop players. Which is the same things as saying you can never evaluate a trade until you se...