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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Strangelove » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:11 pm

I don't think this has been posted yet, from yesterday:

https://twitter.com/Canucks/status/1043958574836154368
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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by BladesofSteel » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:21 pm

Sautner and Boucher on waivers today as well.

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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by SKYO » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:54 pm

I'd say Boucher has a 50/50 shot to make it to Utica.
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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by micky107 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:58 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:11 pm
I don't think this has been posted yet, from yesterday:

https://twitter.com/Canucks/status/1043958574836154368
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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Strangelove » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:00 pm

micky107 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:58 pm
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Thanks, not sure how I missed it...
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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by SKYO » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 pm

SKYO wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Nilsson is literally the tank commander in this regard, with both Marky/Nilsson in net, the team will be in tank mode once again, Demko is a couple years away from making any noise, on another note DiPietro seems more steady in net - cool as a cucumber.
Seems like goaltending will be our weakness once again, long gone are the days of Luongo/Schneider dominant duo's, christ I can't believe we had that tandem at one point.
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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Jovocop » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:09 pm

SKYO wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 pm
SKYO wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Nilsson is literally the tank commander in this regard, with both Marky/Nilsson in net, the team will be in tank mode once again, Demko is a couple years away from making any noise, on another note DiPietro seems more steady in net - cool as a cucumber.
Seems like goaltending will be our weakness once again, long gone are the days of Luongo/Schneider dominant duo's, christ I can't believe we had that tandem at one point.
Well, the weak defense is definitely not helping.

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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:12 pm

SKYO wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 pm
SKYO wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Nilsson is literally the tank commander in this regard, with both Marky/Nilsson in net, the team will be in tank mode once again, Demko is a couple years away from making any noise, on another note DiPietro seems more steady in net - cool as a cucumber.
Seems like goaltending will be our weakness once again, long gone are the days of Luongo/Schneider dominant duo's, christ I can't believe we had that tandem at one point.
Yes... Luongo and Schneider would make a massive difference :roll:
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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Meds » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:23 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:12 pm
SKYO wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 pm
SKYO wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Nilsson is literally the tank commander in this regard, with both Marky/Nilsson in net, the team will be in tank mode once again, Demko is a couple years away from making any noise, on another note DiPietro seems more steady in net - cool as a cucumber.
Seems like goaltending will be our weakness once again, long gone are the days of Luongo/Schneider dominant duo's, christ I can't believe we had that tandem at one point.
Yes... Luongo and Schneider would make a massive difference :roll:
In terms of having some controversy to talk about endlessly.....

I'm fairly certain they would also fuel a virtual waterfall of inane trade ideas from SKYO as GM's all over the league would be clambering to give us their best forward and defense prospects packaged with their 1st and 2nd round picks to pry one of them out of Vancouver. Doubtless as part of a package for our cap dumps and garbage like Eriksson and Sutter.

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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by SKYO » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:39 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:12 pm
SKYO wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 pm
SKYO wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Nilsson is literally the tank commander in this regard, with both Marky/Nilsson in net, the team will be in tank mode once again, Demko is a couple years away from making any noise, on another note DiPietro seems more steady in net - cool as a cucumber.
Seems like goaltending will be our weakness once again, long gone are the days of Luongo/Schneider dominant duo's, christ I can't believe we had that tandem at one point.
Yes... Luongo and Schneider would make a massive difference :roll:
As the old adage goes, "show me a good goaltender and I’ll show you a good coach"

Have shitty goaltending & your team will 100% be trash, as even Hasek got his mediocre team to the Cup finals.

Now don't tell me you think goaltending is worthless (yes you didn't say that) but you're implying rock solid goaltending (something Lu/Scheids provided https://www.nhl.com/canucks/news/canuck ... y/c-566843 ) wouldn't make any difference for this team?

An average defense with average to below average goaltending on any team in the NHL would be bring em down to draft lotto status guaranteed.

I'd say our forwards will have a steady trajectory of improving this season barring health, with Horvat, Boeser, Pettersson leading the way and EP has shown to be offensive generator making others around him better scorers, so some of the fringe depth guys will fortunately get a bump in points I bet.
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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Diehard1 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:21 pm

SKYO wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:12 pm
SKYO wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 pm
SKYO wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Nilsson is literally the tank commander in this regard, with both Marky/Nilsson in net, the team will be in tank mode once again, Demko is a couple years away from making any noise, on another note DiPietro seems more steady in net - cool as a cucumber.
Seems like goaltending will be our weakness once again, long gone are the days of Luongo/Schneider dominant duo's, christ I can't believe we had that tandem at one point.
Yes... Luongo and Schneider would make a massive difference :roll:
As the old adage goes, "show me a good goaltender and I’ll show you a good coach"

Have shitty goaltending & your team will 100% be trash, as even Hasek got his mediocre team to the Cup finals.

Now don't tell me you think goaltending is worthless (yes you didn't say that) but you're implying rock solid goaltending (something Lu/Scheids provided https://www.nhl.com/canucks/news/canuck ... y/c-566843 ) wouldn't make any difference for this team?

An average defense with average to below average goaltending on any team in the NHL would be bring em down to draft lotto status guaranteed.

I'd say our forwards will have a steady trajectory of improving this season barring health, with Horvat, Boeser, Pettersson leading the way and EP has shown to be offensive generator making others around him better scorers, so some of the fringe depth guys will fortunately get a bump in points I bet.
Agreed, the forwards look decent. Youngish, at least on the scoring lines, though the 3rd and 4th will likely be older vets for the most part (Sutter, Beagle, Schaller, Roussel, etc). Looking forward to seeing how Pettersson, Horvat, Boeser, Goldy, Virtanen all grow over the season.

D looks like the same tire fire it was last year, odd how that works when you bring back the same 8 d-men. I think calling them average is generous, they are a well below average group in my mind. Juolevi doesn't look quite ready but I think he'll be a great addition later this season, and Hughes next season will be a huge addition as well.

Goalies? Not sure there's much more we can say about them, they are who they are given both are in their late 20's and have been below average goalies their whole careers to date. I still think Markstrom has a ton of talent, but he just can't seem to put it all together. Nilsson is just huge and as long as he plays bit he's solid - too bad he doesn't do that much. Demko looks like he's not quite ready, so I expect him to be in Utica and ready for the call up either late in the season or when an injury hits.

Still a bottom of the league team, barring a huge surprise. The team is exactly what we thought they would be.

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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:37 pm

Lmao at calling the Canucks d average.

I’ll be generous and call that 8 man unit bottom 5.
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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by theman » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:41 pm

anyone see that ESPN article that ranked our forward group as dead last in the league? Yes even below Ottawa's.

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/2477 ... ward-group

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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Ronning's Ghost » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:44 pm

Diehard1 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:21 pm

Juolevi doesn't look quite ready but I think he'll be a great addition later this season...
What have you seen so far that makes you think Juolevi will be great later?

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Re: Canucks camp & preseason 2018/2019

Post by Per » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:45 pm

theman wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:41 pm
anyone see that ESPN article that ranked our forward group as dead last in the league? Yes even below Ottawa's.

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/2477 ... ward-group
Yeah, they obviously underestimate the magic of Pettersson! :drink:
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