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Re: Canucks Special Teams

Post by Cherry Picker » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:13 am

Boeser, Hughes and Petterson around the outside on the power play is great. They form the top of the umbrella. Yet to be determined is who will be in the middle and who is the net front presence. I think in the middle could be Dahlen or Horvat which should be fine. The net front is more difficult. Horvat and Virtanen might be okay, but not ideal. Ideally, it may be Gadjovich if his skating picks up. It could be Tryamkin if he returns. He could do that Big Buff on Luongo routine all day long. At one time Eriksson used to be effective there but not recently. It will be interesting to see what they come up with. In a year or two this could be one of the best power plays in the league if they find an elite person in front of the net.
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Re: Canucks Special Teams

Post by Jovocop » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:43 am

Cherry Picker wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:13 am
At one time Eriksson used to be effective there but not recently.

Eriksson is still effective standing in front of the net. The problem was both Willie and Green did not deploy him there. Even if they did, only few point shots were getting through. Most of the time, the Canucks point men just aimed right at the PKers' shin pads.

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Re: Canucks Special Teams

Post by micky107 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:08 pm

Tiger wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:33 am
SKYO wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:59 pm
All I want to see is Hughes on the point, Pettersson centering the middle with Boeser in his office to blast in the one timers.

Sprinkle in some Horvat, Dahlen, Virtanen, Goldy, Eriksson etc as seen fit.

Need a good faceoff man at center. Is Petterson got that skill ? Maybe add somè muscle ( Tom Wilson is UFA ) ? To work in ffront of the net?
I wish he was but alas, UFA. Without him don't think the Caps win a cup. Talk about a pay hike!
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Re: Canucks Special Teams

Post by ESQ » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:36 pm

I thought I saw Eriksson score most of his goals this year from the garbage area right in front of the net.

I was a little surprised to see he had 0 pp goals, but he was 8th on the team for pp ice time amongst forwards, so maybe not so surprising.

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Re: Canucks Special Teams

Post by SKYO » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:44 pm

ESQ wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:36 pm
I thought I saw Eriksson score most of his goals this year from the garbage area right in front of the net.

I was a little surprised to see he had 0 pp goals, but he was 8th on the team for pp ice time amongst forwards, so maybe not so surprising.
Yup Travis Green and Brown all ignored Eriksson's skillset he's shown throughout his career and with Boston a couple years ago netting 30 with 10 powerplay goals. HELL! even with Willie he got 5 powerplay goals. :shock:
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Re: Canucks Special Teams

Post by micky107 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:06 pm

SKYO wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:44 pm
ESQ wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:36 pm
I thought I saw Eriksson score most of his goals this year from the garbage area right in front of the net.

I was a little surprised to see he had 0 pp goals, but he was 8th on the team for pp ice time amongst forwards, so maybe not so surprising.
Yup Travis Green and Brown all ignored Eriksson's skillset he's shown throughout his career and with Boston a couple years ago netting 30 with 10 powerplay goals. HELL! even with Willie he got 5 powerplay goals. :shock:
Agreed, could have got more out of him. TG and staff will have to develop right along with the players this year.
Eventually the heavy punishment routine will get old.
I know JV needed it but was it too much?
I know we can't even get a 3th or 4th round pick for Hutton now.

Ya, Travis has to learn special teams better. Not just who to play but understanding the situational needs, (the team your playing).
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