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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by SKYO » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:02 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:Perhaps it's putting way too much pressure on Jake way too soon, but on paper, he'd be an ideal fit for the twins.

RH shot, terrific skater/forechecker, drives to the net, sticks up for mates, NHL release, tough as nails.
Interesting thought, I remember AV used to try that, put a rookie with the twins for a game, shit didn't work out, 4th line, back to juniors.

Rookies barely can crack the roster let alone play on the first line in the NHL! but if it worked out wow, imagine starting your NHL career playing with the twins? be crazy...that's upper echelon potential.
A player of Virtanen's caliber/intangibles, is exactly what the twins could use.

Realistically though, if Virtanen in this preseason can keep up the gritty play with a good shot, play decently defensively, he can start on the 4th line, work his way up to 3rd line by the end of the season.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by Meds » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:36 pm

SKYO wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:Perhaps it's putting way too much pressure on Jake way too soon, but on paper, he'd be an ideal fit for the twins.

RH shot, terrific skater/forechecker, drives to the net, sticks up for mates, NHL release, tough as nails.
Interesting thought, I remember AV used to try that, put a rookie with the twins for a game, shit didn't work out, 4th line, back to juniors.
Jason King.

Worked out for a season and then he was replaced by Anson Carter the following year.

Players with a ton of speed don't necessarily do well with the Sedins because the twins play a slower game. I can't think of a player with the combination of Virtanen's speed, shot, and physical game that has excelled with the Sedins.

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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by SKYO » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:12 pm

Meds wrote:Jason King.Worked out for a season and then he was replaced by Anson Carter the following year.

Players with a ton of speed don't necessarily do well with the Sedins because the twins play a slower game. I can't think of a player with the combination of Virtanen's speed, shot, and physical game that has excelled with the Sedins.
king, dalpe, jensen.

I can't think of a winger with those combination of skills to even play with the Sedins, closest was in their rookie years with Linden, then later on Bertuzzi (but they weren't going to break up the infamous WCE line), the center Kesler and Booth who was never the same after his concussion in Florida.

Vrbata and Carter imo has the most chemistry with them in their short tenures together, and Burrows but obviously he doesn't have the accurate shot to fully take advantage of their skills.

All the Sedins need is a bit of time to setup their thousands of plays and pass it off to their winger or point man, if Virtanen can help them out on that, he's golden - pony boy.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by Rayxor » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:48 pm

Meds wrote: Jason King.

Worked out for a season and then he was replaced by Anson Carter the following year.
That's awfully generous of you. I'm not sure his prime time success even lasted 2 months.

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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by Hockey Widow » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:58 pm

I think either of Vrbata or Burrows are fine with the twins. I think what the Canucks would potentially like though is to move both of those guys to other lines to help balance to lines. If they can find someone else to play with the twins that is. My guess is Burrows plays with them with Vrbata taking the second line with Sutter and Baertschi. That gives us a potential strong second line and if they can gel, providing us with solid secondary scoring we'll be fine.

I still say we have two many bottom six. I still say, for Jake to stick past nine games, someone has to go.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:11 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:I think either of Vrbata or Burrows are fine with the twins. I think what the Canucks would potentially like though is to move both of those guys to other lines to help balance to lines. If they can find someone else to play with the twins that is. My guess is Burrows plays with them with Vrbata taking the second line with Sutter and Baertschi. That gives us a potential strong second line and if they can gel, providing us with solid secondary scoring we'll be fine.

I still say we have two many bottom six. I still say, for Jake to stick past nine games, someone has to go.
If Jake the Snake has a great camp, he might be a good guy to play with the Sedins. :D

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Post by Topper » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:08 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:I think either of Vrbata or Burrows are fine with the twins. I think what the Canucks would potentially like though is to move both of those guys to other teams.

I still say we have two many bottom six. I still say, for Jake to stick past nine games, someone has to go.
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Post by Tiger » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:58 am

Skyo said :
Vrbata and Carter imo has the most chemistry with them in their short tenures together, and Burrows but obviously he doesn't have the accurate shot to fully take advantage of their skills.
Burrows shot % is higher than either Vrbata or Danny..

http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/stats/_/nam ... er-canucks

The 2 standouts - Burrows and Carter have 1 thing in common .. They take the beating in front of the net.. Hoping Virtanen can replace Burrows but doubt it .. The other part that Burrows brings is good defensive play andback checking ..Hoping Virtanen has enough speed and defensive skills to make up for the Sedin's lack of both..
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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by SKYO » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:34 pm

Tiger wrote: Skyo said :
Vrbata and Carter imo has the most chemistry with them in their short tenures together, and Burrows but obviously he doesn't have the accurate shot to fully take advantage of their skills.
Burrows shot % is higher than either Vrbata or Danny..
http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/stats/_/nam ... er-canucks
Hoping Virtanen has enough speed and defensive skills to make up for the Sedin's lack of both..
Burrows shot compared to Vrbata's is pretty much night and day
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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by SKYO » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:39 pm

twitter shots:

- Ronalds Kenins destroys Mackenzie Stewart with heavy endboards check.

- Linden Vey looks quicker.

- Shinkaruk and Friesen scored for Team White, Gaunce and Stewart replied for Team Blue. 2-2 after 2.

- Drop pass in slot and Brendan Gaunce shows some nice mitts, buries wrister.

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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by Tiger » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:22 pm

SKYO wrote:
Tiger wrote: Skyo said :
Vrbata and Carter imo has the most chemistry with them in their short tenures together, and Burrows but obviously he doesn't have the accurate shot to fully take advantage of their skills.
Burrows shot % is higher than either Vrbata or Danny..
http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/stats/_/nam ... er-canucks
Hoping Virtanen has enough speed and defensive skills to make up for the Sedin's lack of both..
Burrows shot compared to Vrbata's is pretty much night and day
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Your quote was on the ACCURACY of shots.. not speed or delivery.. Burrows because most of his shots are from close in is of course more accurate.. #1 on the team is Henrik.. But please don't let facts change your mind :)
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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by Hockey Widow » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:00 pm

Prince George is a wrap. The team now home preparing for the preseason. From CDC:

Benning said youngsters like Jared McCann, Jake Virtanen and Cole Cassels will each play two of the first four games and the team will evaluate where everyone is at after that. Those who deserve to continue playing will continue playing.

Three were assigned back to their junior clubs.

The following players have been assigned to their junior clubs:

Tate Olson Defence Prince George WHL
Carl Neill Defence Sherbrooke QMJHL
Kyle Pettit Centre Erie OHL


Benning sounded much happier this year then he did last year. Whether he is just more comfortable or if he really has more enthusiasm who knows. I imagine tomorrow's game will involve mostly rookies. Can't see making players like the twins, Miller etc make the hop to the Island.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by Eddy Punch Clock » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:53 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Benning said youngsters like Jared McCann, Jake Virtanen and Cole Cassels will each play two of the first four games and the team will evaluate where everyone is at after that. Those who deserve to continue playing will continue playing.
No love for Gaunce?

He has meat and potatoes written all over him.
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Post by Hockey Widow » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:21 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Benning said youngsters like Jared McCann, Jake Virtanen and Cole Cassels will each play two of the first four games and the team will evaluate where everyone is at after that. Those who deserve to continue playing will continue playing.
No love for Gaunce?

He has meat and potatoes written all over him.

Well, he did say youngsters LIKE.......

But I think he was addressing those three specifically because they get asked about the most, as well two of them either make it of go back to junior.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 Vancover Canucks Training Camp Roster

Post by 5thhorseman » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:22 pm

Only 3 guys sent down? Geez, that's still a shitload of players vying for pre-season ice-time. Reckon most will only get one game before decisions are made.

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