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Re: Does Size Matter?

Postby Madcombinepilot » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:34 am

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Madcombinepilot wrote:Considering we have been league leaders in defencmen man games lost for the last few years, 9 d men isn't a bad idea. I'll be surprised if they all make it through training camp without injuries.


Resistance to injury is another important facet of the pro game in which size is an asset. (Though still no guarantee. Salo was a big guy.)

Another way to improve resistance to, and recovery from, injury is with a great training staff. Any word of upgrades in the organization there ?


With the travel that this team does, and how that wears down on the players, I believe that we will always be more susceptible to injury (especially on defence) than other teams.
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Re: Does Size Matter?

Postby RoyalDude » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:36 am

Green really likes Subban, Mickey Spillane? Is that why Subban was scratched in a few games last season? Is that why other D-men got suggested for callups when JimBro asked Greener? Because Greener was the Coach of Utica last season, does that mean he likes Subban? C'mon Mickey, you're better than this
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Re: Does Size Matter?

Postby micky107 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:50 am

RoyalDude wrote:Green really likes Subban, Mickey Spillane? Is that why Subban was scratched in a few games last season? Is that why other D-men got suggested for callups when JimBro asked Greener? Because Greener was the Coach of Utica last season, does that mean he likes Subban? C'mon Mickey, you're better than this


Don't tell me, tell him. It came out of his mouth FFS.
Subban doesn't have half the hockey brains that Troy does but Green is going to get a chance, for a while, to do as he sees fit.
In his first interview he said both Pedan and Subban are NHL ready.
Don't agree with either.
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Re: Does Size Matter?

Postby SKYO » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:42 am

Green likes Subban's offensive capabilities obviously, but has said a few times for him to succeed in the NHL - Subban needs to find a way to be good defensively somehow even with his small stature.

For Ellis it's blocking shots and being positionally strong, so if Subban can just take passing lanes away and just be at the right place at the right time and more importantly keep the puck in the opposition zone more, the better chance he has.

2017: Green also says Jordan Subban is learning how to compete defensively and that will dictate if he'll play in the NHL.
http://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040- ... r-1.422944

2015: Green on Jordan Subban : “I like where he’s going, he needs to engage every single night, he’ll be fine.” #Canucks — NEWS 1130 Sports - November 10, 2015


Speaking of travis green, found a higgins quote:
“When I got sent down I thought (Green) was fantastic,” Canucks veteran Chris Higgins said of Green’s abilities earlier this month.

Very, very smart. He’s hard on players, he’s hard on the bench, but in the video room he’s really good. He teaches well. They play a pretty structured game, even with a lot of guys coming and going in and out of the lineup down there and I think it’s difficult to keep a sense of identity for the team, but he was able to do that.”

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Re: Does Size Matter?

Postby Per » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:44 pm

It's not the size of thedog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog that matters:

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