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by Orcasfan
Sun May 26, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Fourth Line
Replies: 54
Views: 6422

Re: The Fourth Line

Yeah, the perennial musings about the 4th line strikes again! Well, no matter how it falls on anyone's priority list, it is still an important piece in building a good team. I like a lot of what Lappy brings (look at his hits). What I don't like is his relationship with the refs as a chirper. So, if...
by Orcasfan
Sat May 25, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Which Free Agents Should Gillis Shoot For
Replies: 120
Views: 16002

Re: Which Free Agents Should Gillis Shoot For

Most of us are all agreed that Edler has all the tools to be a true #1 D. His problem has been consistency and putting them all together in one season! He is not "soft" (he has shown he can really throw big hits), he is not totally useless defensively either. I think his problem is in his head! He s...
by Orcasfan
Thu May 23, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2013 Playoffs - Round 2 Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 6016

Re: 2013 Playoffs - Round 2 Discussion

So, I wonder... when Chicago loses to Detroit, will Quenneville get the boot? If not, why not? Given how his star players are not performing... Actually, I've liked Detroit's chances throughout the playoffs. They are hitting their stride, and with a very balanced team - a core of good to excellent v...
by Orcasfan
Sat May 18, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Roster Questions
Replies: 445
Views: 51413

Re: Roster Questions

Over at CDC, there's a minor discussion sparked by an article by Jeff Angus where he mentions that Lapierre will not be re-signed. Not a big loss, by the way. So that got me thinking about our 3rd and 4th C's (again). And, once again, my eyes are drawn to Detroit. :hmmm: Look at who they have playin...
by Orcasfan
Fri May 17, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Roster Questions
Replies: 445
Views: 51413

Re: Roster Questions

I second just about everything that Tant said! So, according to some of you guys, you wouldn't be interested in players like Datsyuk or Zetterberg because they are not 6'3" and 220 lbs? Really? :look:
by Orcasfan
Fri May 17, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Roster Questions
Replies: 445
Views: 51413

Re: Roster Questions

Thanks, Per, for the update on Danielsson. I was wondering a while back if he would ever "break out". Why wouldn't the Canucks at least invite him to camp? Maybe even a similar contract to the one Brunner signed in Detroit (one year, two-way). At this point, we need to be turning over every stone to...
by Orcasfan
Wed May 08, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Roster Questions
Replies: 445
Views: 51413

Re: Roster Questions

How much faith do you guys have in Kesler? Do you see him as the heir-apparent to Hank as 1st C ? Or do you see him as the perpetual 2nd C ? For myself, I don't have a lot of confidence in his ability to make his line-mates better. We know that he is a shoot-first kind of center, which means there n...
by Orcasfan
Sun May 05, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Roster Questions
Replies: 445
Views: 51413

Re: Roster Questions

Agree with Larry G and Per - Sedins are not the problem! As far as their supposed "disappearing act" in the playoffs is concerned, I suggest you check in with Thomas Drance's article on that over at Canucks Army! Let's face it, this 1/2 season was always going to be a potential bust with the Luongo ...
by Orcasfan
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Gillis. Who is He?
Replies: 535
Views: 48501

Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Gillis, like every other GM, has made mistakes. I don't doubt that, with hindsight, he would love to do over the Ballard deal. :hmmm: But, even that had mitigating circumstances (he didn't know he was going to get Hammer). Of course, if GMMG could have predicted the lockout, the injury bug, etc, I'm...
by Orcasfan
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: what has to happen to get the ship on course?
Replies: 135
Views: 15336

Re: what has to happen to get the ship on course?

Actually, even though it's true that the "buck stops" at GMMG's desk, I think a GM is only as good as the management team he has assembled. Of course, Gillis has made some excellent choices, like Gilman, but I think he has really fallen down with his scouting team. Most would agree that, with a coup...
by Orcasfan
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: what has to happen to get the ship on course?
Replies: 135
Views: 15336

Re: what has to happen to get the ship on course?

Who knew in July that this "season" was going to start in January and only last 48 games? :look: How do you plan for that as a GM? Plus, once the lockout began, no trades or even talking to players allowed! Talk about being constrained! Plus, back in the summer, Kesler was supposed to recover from h...
by Orcasfan
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Keith Ballard
Replies: 110
Views: 11265

Re: Keith Ballard

Check out today's article at Canucks Army by Thomas Drance about the Ballard mess. Very reasonable. Basically, he is saying that Ballard has made one too many bone-head defensive reads in the last games he played. Which added to many previous incidents of poor defensive judgment in his history with ...
by Orcasfan
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Keith Ballard
Replies: 110
Views: 11265

Re: Keith Ballard

We are talking about a 3rd pairing (at least with the Canucks), left side D, with a cap hit of $4.2 mil, right? I would be shocked if GMMG has not tried to trade this guy! But, the way some of you blast away, you would think that trading this "asset" should be easy...What can we realistically expect...
by Orcasfan
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: March 3 at Calgary: 5PM SN
Replies: 58
Views: 6775

Re: GDT: March 3 at Calgary: 5PM SN

Of course, over at CDC, there's an uproar about Ballard not playing (again) - blamed on AV's apparent dislike of the guy. :eh: People seem to think that Ballard has been playing very well this season... :hmmm: Sorry, I don't quite see it that way. No doubt he has improved - but the same difficult dy...
by Orcasfan
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Comet Trails
Topic: Prospects Thread 2012-13
Replies: 667
Views: 108178

Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

I'm curious....a question for all you guys who are familiar with the Wolves. There have been rumblings that Canuck prospects are not getting the developmental game time they need because the Wolves do not see prospect development as a priority. This perspective does tie in with the reputation of the...