Hmmm... Sutter doesn't pick Gaunce for the team... I guess he meant it:Gaunce Stays Cool After Sutter Flaming (from August 16, 2013)
Turns out Sutter wasn’t entirely thrilled with the Canucks’ 2012 first-round draft pick, even though he actually had to ask Canucks assistant GM Lorne Henning about him as he’d never seen him play before.
This lack of knowledge didn’t seem to stop Sutter from expressing his less-than-flattering opinion on the man the Canucks would love to see take their third-line centre job this year, when the coach was interviewed on the TEAM 1040 by Jeff Paterson on Aug. 16.
“He’s a big guy and he’s a ways away from being a pro player yet,” Sutter said of Gaunce, knowing full well he was talking to a Vancouver audience.
“He’s a very defensive-oriented guy as far as understanding the game. He knows his limits offensively, but he’s a big power forward who’s a decent skater and he’s got some good skills. But I see him more as a third- or fourth-line player in the National Hockey League, more of a power guy.”