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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by micky107 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:33 pm

I am wondering if Tim Hunter was involved in the selection process for Team Canada's Junior squad?
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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by Reefer2 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:51 pm

rats19 wrote:
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We play the teams teams hard... just ask them!

I think we are about half as good as we are going to be in 3 years or so. Plan the parade because it will happen
I’m with ya brother, a lot of the future is here.

A top moving defender and a defensive guy is high on the needs list, with Hughes coming 1 is taken care of. Best part is Toronto will be crying because they can’t make it to the final 4.

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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by SKYO » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:14 am

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Zack MacEwen is another guy I think who deserves a shot, he had a good preseason, big rugged dude who has having a solid AHL season so far.
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SKYO still hasn't transitioned out of the Dana Murzyn/Jason Allison days of hockey where terrible skaters could still manage to eke out an NHL career

Homeboy Zack MacEwen improved his stride quite a bit from last year.
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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by micky107 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:44 am

I used this link because it allows full screen. It's Quinn Hughes and Tyler Madden speaking, with highlights, including QH fight. ;)
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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:44 am

It seems that The Canucks have drafted a lot of high character, well spoken kids. Hughes has cockiness to him I love, but at the same time he is well spoken. Love the feistiness to his game. Love how he said the opposing player was taking shots all game at his teammates and he got tired of it so he decided to drop the gloves.

Madden too impressed.
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Post by RoyalDude » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:21 am

Love Hughes character. Canucks are going to be loaded with strong character players at the core. Jimbro is building a winner on and off the ice. Genius. 1-2 years is here!
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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by Puck » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:03 am

At DiPietro to that list. He was speaking on 1040 a few days back... very well-spoken. He sounds more like 25 years old than 19. I was impressed.

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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:28 am

What the fuck is Benning going to do about teams taking runs and cheap shots at EP and BB? There has to be an asset or 2 acquired to police this bullshit. The refs and the league aren't going to do fuck all so there will need to be a move or 2 made.

Am i alone here in thinking this is a developing issue?
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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by dangler » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:37 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
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Am i alone here in thinking this is a developing issue?
Yup, i guess you missed the Tampa game
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Post by Hank » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:15 pm

I like how Hughes always answers the local media patiently, thoughtfully and respectfully. He never shows his displeasure (not yet, but we know he will eventually with this bunch) or gives short, terse one-word responses.

He also sounds very smart about things other than hockey and very subtlely says what people want to hear about Vancouver, the province and the team.

Yes, I think this management group's mandate is to build with both talent and character. Some guys may need extra guidance, but if you don't have it, you're gone.
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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:48 pm

dangler wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:37 am
Uncle dans leg wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:28 am

Am i alone here in thinking this is a developing issue?
Yup, i guess you missed the Tampa game
No i saw but Tampa is widely considered to be much like us with the toughness.

I quite often watch the other teams feed and they were all stoked about standing up to us trying to push them around and fighting for each other.

Both stars have spent time out of the line up from teams taking runs and if its swept under the rug and not addressed we'll be revisiting this conversation after the fact.

With another super skilled but slight star about to join the team i think its an even greater priority than the defense.
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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by micky107 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:04 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:28 am
What the fuck is Benning going to do about teams taking runs and cheap shots at EP and BB? There has to be an asset or 2 acquired to police this bullshit. The refs and the league aren't going to do fuck all so there will need to be a move or 2 made.

Am i alone here in thinking this is a developing issue?
No, your not alone but it's probably contrary these days to bring in hired guns just to kill, crush, destroy. We have Jake, (and yes folks, he can fight),
but he doesn't want to take himself out for 5 min. I get that, he's playing damn good hockey now.
Doesn't look like Juolevi will ever be what your talking. Other than Guds, our "enforcers, Rousell, Beagle, etc., can't really rock with the best.
At least not without dirty plays.
I cannot say for sure whether Q. Hughes can do his feistiness, "do me and I'll do you", thing to the NHL level but it's looking good so far!
Brock and Elias should and hopefully will, if coached and mentored well, add some retaliatory tactics to keep the would be intimidaters
somewhat at bay, BUT:
You are freaking right about the league and the zebras. The whole thing is a complete contradiction to what they preach for public consumption.

Wanna fix it? Hey as long as he can skate and play OK, and a goon's gotta make a living too;
DUMP THE INSTIGATOR RULE ! Which is a ridiculously worded rule anyways because whoever did the initial shit is that. HELLO?
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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by rats19 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:33 pm

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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by Reefer2 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:48 pm

rats19 wrote:
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He won’t be here and he doesn’t want to fight.

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Re: Canucks Young Guns

Post by rats19 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:50 pm

Reefer2 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:48 pm
rats19 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:33 pm
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He won’t be here and he doesn’t want to fight.
He might and he might not have to....... much

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