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by tantalum
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS: 2013-14
Replies: 1144
Views: 95718

Re: OOTS: 2013-14

The lost saviors of the canucks offense:

Grabner with 1 point in his last 22 games. No goals in 25. Healthy scratch 3 times.

Hodgson on a 48 point pace. 3 points in the last 12 games. 44% in faceoffs (162nd among centers). 3rd worst Fenwick in the league (75% GP or more).
by tantalum
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7684
Views: 532742

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Lundqvist contract is insane. Subban contract looking to be similar.
by tantalum
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS: 2013-14
Replies: 1144
Views: 95718

Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Well so far it's been complete domination by the Bruins in every way except the scoreboard but they still have a 1-0 lead after the first. There was a Sedin-like shift where the Bruins spent over 2 minutes with control of the puck in the Leafs zone.
by tantalum
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS: 2013-14
Replies: 1144
Views: 95718

Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Hall is a strange player. He does have some unbelievable skills. Top notch. But he is David Booth dumb. Maybe even more dumb. Moulson apparently not impressed with the benching last night. I can see that. He's a new guy to the team it is surprising to bench him. Hodgson and Ennis I could see especia...
by tantalum
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS: 2013-14
Replies: 1144
Views: 95718

Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Oilers losing 2-0 to the Flyers this afternoon. About halfway through the game. On the second goal Hall blows the zone looking for a breakaway pass or something despite the Oilers not having the puck. Hartnell then receives the pass in pretty much the spot Hall should have been and fires it by Dubny...
by tantalum
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS: 2013-14
Replies: 1144
Views: 95718

Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Just to pile on some more....the savior Cody Hodgson was benched the final 26:11 of the game last night. Second time in two weeks he was benched for about half the game.

Asked after the game about it Rolston said "we gotta work".
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 1844
Views: 200938

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Well sure. Smid ain't anything to get excited about but he can be a serviceable #4 guy. The Oilers need more than serviceable but getting rid of serviceable just for the sake of freeing up cap space to spend another $3 mil on your 4th goaltending solution of the year is simply dumb.
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14
Replies: 2006
Views: 134353

Re: Trades and rumours 2013-14

Eberle would be in Torts doghouse within a week for his poor work along the boards and in the defensive zone. Just not high on eberle. Think he's a complimentary second liner on a good team making first line money.
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 1844
Views: 200938

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Bottom line is the Flames did get better.

The Oilers, well, are still the Oilers.

First the fact they are a cap team is hilarious. Second, freeing up cap space to sign a goaltender who adds another clown to the circus is even more hilarious.
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Nov 7: Canucks @ Sharks - 7:30pm PT - SPac
Replies: 81
Views: 7342

Re: GDT: Nov 7: Canucks @ Sharks - 7:30pm PT - SPac

Well before making the call on whether Torts will still go with three lines it would be nice to actually give him a fourth one to work with. I don't think it's a stretch at all to see a fourth line get another 2 or 3 minutes in a game not filled with penalties. The only players on the Rangers last y...
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS: 2013-14
Replies: 1144
Views: 95718

Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Topper wrote:
tantalum wrote:I think the trade evaluation in many peoples eyes may change.
Not mine.
Nor mine but that is obvious by now...
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Nov 7: Canucks @ Sharks - 7:30pm PT - SPac
Replies: 81
Views: 7342

Re: GDT: Nov 7: Canucks @ Sharks - 7:30pm PT - SPac

Topper wrote:The falloff from that highlights how complacent the group had become.
Yes. AV is a superb coach. But coaches have a shelf life. The players got too comfortable under AV and it showed. It was time to move on.
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS: 2013-14
Replies: 1144
Views: 95718

Re: OOTS: 2013-14

No doubt Larry. I was really just putting down on this board what I was saying on another in response to a post which was basically "13 points vs 4!". When you strip away the points from the situation Kassian hasn't played (PP), the numbers aren't far off from each other. In fact I think ES points p...
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7684
Views: 532742

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Correct his vets just aren't worth much. Which is why he will need the deadline to inflate value. Right now GMs are circling him like sharks hoping they can convince him to throw in some picks/prospects to take Player X off his hands. I don't think he will panic. Seems clear that the coaching change...
by tantalum
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Nov 7: Canucks @ Sharks - 7:30pm PT - SPac
Replies: 81
Views: 7342

Re: GDT: Nov 7: Canucks @ Sharks - 7:30pm PT - SPac

A coaching change won't change anything. Yeah right. We all know that the last season and half under AV would have had the team simply give up right when the fluke goal went in. Instead, they went out and got that goal right back. Much more dynamic team under Torts so far than they were under AV the...