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by UWSaint
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: LOL
Replies: 1158
Views: 65994

Re: LOL

Topper wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:50 pm
We can probably claim him off waivers in a week or two.

There are rumors of poor conditioning.
by UWSaint
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks @ oiler - 7pm- SN-P -Oct 2
Replies: 108
Views: 5859

Re: GDT: Canucks @ oiler - 7pm- SN-P -Oct 2

That is the second time I've seen Hughes with a lazy backhanded whiff while turning away from the play at an opponent coming down the middle. If you're referring to the McDavid goal, I'd have to say pull your head out of your ass. How many times has McDavid done that to more experienced defenders? ...
by UWSaint
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks @ oiler - 7pm- SN-P -Oct 2
Replies: 108
Views: 5859

Re: GDT: Canucks @ oiler - 7pm- SN-P -Oct 2

A few thoughts.... * Boeser made a couple of great plays on defense against McDavid. Anticipated the play movement and won body position. Small things done unusually well (for him) should be noticed. * Miller was terrific down low in the cycle. Pearson was trigger man. The Horvat line was the best l...
by UWSaint
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 2450
Views: 87804

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

And the only way to get three dangerous lines is to move Miller and Ferland down (or some combination of current top 6) and that requires players who can go up the lineup and succeed at going up. I’m not talking great players, I am talking 20 goal 45 point guys. Baertschi was not going to get 20 go...
by UWSaint
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2010 Canucks vs 2019 Canucks
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: 2010 Canucks vs 2019 Canucks

In goaltending the combination of Luongo/CS is a lot stronger that Markstrom/ Demko. Goaltending will be somewhat equal if Markstrom plays like he did last year. Pettersson/Boeser combo should be better than Henrik/Daniel combo. Both P and B are faster than the Sedins. They can make plays and more ...
by UWSaint
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 2450
Views: 87804

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

What [improved top 6 quality] *should do is bring tougher match-ups for the 2nd line, rather than matching a 3rd/4th line against opposing team's top-line. Instead, opposing teams have to contend with our two scoring lines. That means the "bottom 6" should face lower quality of competition. Alterna...
by UWSaint
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 2450
Views: 87804

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

Moving on from Baertschi is good news. It reflects depth. .... Despite all the talk about how great our bottom six guys are defensively, those bottom six had the worst goal differential in the league playing 5 on 5 last year. And how much have those bottom six changed since last year? Well, there i...
by UWSaint
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 2450
Views: 87804

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

Mute point now, all 3 cleared waivers. True, though the best argument for waiving Baertschi was in order for him to be claimed. Given the depth issue and the fact that other forwards on waiver weren't particularly intriguing from the perspective of top 6 depth insurance, this is a good thing for th...
by UWSaint
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 2450
Views: 87804

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

I have never seen so many people absolutely lose their shit over waiving a 3rd line, often injured tweener. Who’s losing their shit here? I agree. Board is pretty sanguine about the whole thing. And I don't think its losing shit to point out why this might be a bad choice. I think waiving Baertschi...
by UWSaint
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Pre Season; 2019/2020; Shake It Out.
Replies: 318
Views: 15067

Re: Canucks Pre Season; 2019/2020; Shake It Out.

The Brown Wizard wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:05 pm
Leivo sure glided under the scrutiny radar this camp considering...
Stickhandling INTO a phone booth is a skill.
by UWSaint
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 2450
Views: 87804

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

Reposted from another thread: Biega because Rafferty and Benn. Canucks must feel comfortable with 7 D up and Benn switching sides when games are missed here and there, and comfortable with Rafferty playing if more time would be missed by Tanev, Myers, or Stetcher. Biega will likely pass through anyh...
by UWSaint
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 2450
Views: 87804

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

The rumor is Benning may be after Schenn again. If true, that's why Baer was waived. Don't see the point. Baer was waived because Schaller and Eriksson and Leivo and Motte weren't and Gaudette wasn't returned. Do you mean Biega? If so, that could be true and there is a logic to having Schenn in the...
by UWSaint
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020
Replies: 2450
Views: 87804

Re: Canucks News n Notes 2019-2020

One-hit to retirement notwithstanding... Baertschi looked good with Gaudette and would probably do well on the 3rd line. I assume he's being waived because he frees up more cap than Schaller. SB provides more cap only if he is claimed. So the logic is either the team wants him to be claimed (and ge...
by UWSaint
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 19-20 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 895
Views: 38397

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 19-20 Sponsored by SKYO

I was reading that Drouin is on the block from the Habs.. Goldobin, Sutter/Erickson, Sautner (he just needs to go), and perhaps a Lind type for Drouin and a 2nd? --- no second included if they take both Sutter and Erickson. (We retain 1/2 on Sutter) They get depth and NHL lineup players, we get ros...
by UWSaint
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 19-20 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 895
Views: 38397

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 19-20 Sponsored by SKYO

He has 110 goals in three seasons. A few klowns on this board have called him better than Matthews multiple times. He has an exceptional shot and not much else. Hes also enjoyed the benefits of playing on a powerhouse full of excellent forechecking forewards. Hes nowhere near Matthews whatsoever I’...