You will not find one single Canucks fan on here agreeing with you saying Komorov was one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL. You are embarrasing yourself. He wasn't even good defensively last year.Strangelove wrote: ↑Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:26 pmI am sorry but Komarov is one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL...
Babcock kept playing him in offensive situations far too much
So we agree Babcock sucks, good.
But Leo was fantastic on the PK, why?
Because he's one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL.
Johnsson will be 24 in November and has played just 9 NHL games (on the fourth line!)
... get to hospital, you're ODing on the koolaid!
I'm wrong??BigTuna wrote: ↑Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:32 pmAnd BTW, you are wrong, Komorov was healthy for game 6 and 7. Johnsson could not come out. He was better. He also won the MVP in the Calder cup final for the Marlies.
https://www.tsn.ca/komarov-healthy-but- ... -1.1066491 (proof, he never played)
From your link:
"Babcock said Sunday the injured winger was at 85 per cent and had not been cleared for Game 6."
Also on game day Game 7 Babcock said Komarov was not healthy enough to play.
(I posted a link to this in a conversation at HF, I'll find it later if I have time)
Wrong, search the archives, I've never said anything against him.
Truth is he's always been one of those Leaves I kept wishing would just go away.
Exactly, as I said Babcock was inexplicably playing Leo in offensive situations.
No doubt, because of Babcock, soon you and yours will go back to throwing jerseys on the ice...
You're mainlining that koolaid aren't you!
Perhaps Komarov will continue his slide offensively, perhaps he won't
... but he's still one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL.
Meanwhile we don't know yet if Johnsson will ever be a regular NHL player.
Well the guys who replace them will likely be worse defensively.
And I did mention JVR... in response to your drooling over Tavares.
36 goals out, 37 goals in, big whoop.
Kadri will have lesser wingers this year so his numbers will no doubt go down.
He might also lose some power play time due to Tavares.
Bozak was Leaves best faceoff man...
Where was that acclaim about Leo when he was a Leaf/ I never heard you say that.
And no, there are no Leaf forward worse defensevly than Bozak and JVR. You go on and on about team D, and then in the same breathe talk about how much they'll miss their 2 worst defensive forwards and then call a 4th liner way past his prime one of the top defensive forwards in the NHL.
And BTW, 37 goals in, 36 goals out, did you not count assists? Tavres had 84 points last season with a terrible team. JVR is a 3rd line 5 on 5 player who is a one-dimensional PP specialist. Don't even try to pretend JVR is close to the player Tavares is. Tavres is way better offensively AND DEFENSIVELY.
And how many times do I have to explain to you Johnsson's age is irrelevant? He is a 7th rounder. Was he supposed to make the NHl at age 19? Check the ages of the 6th/7th rounders,m always 23 and up.
If you had a choice you are picking Johnsson over Komorov for the Canucks. Stop it.