Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

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Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by Reefer2 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:28 pm

So what is everyone’s predictions for this season?

Will Green get fired? What about JB?

Will the Canucks finish dead last?

Or

Will the Nucks make the playoffs?

Go boldly and go where no one has gone before?


I will do my predictions tomorrow when I’m on a computer, my finger hurts typing on my iPad.

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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by Lancer » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:14 am

I can see this team cratering and finishing 2nd last (Ottawa takes the tank crown). Goaltending looks like a tire fire. Blueline looks no better than last year. This team will compete for worst goals-against - especially if Markstrom gets hurt and we see a steady diet of Nilsson. They’ll score some goals and tease on the PP, but it won’t be enough. Brock and Bo will improve on their offense, and Pettersson will be a lead vote-getter for rookie of the year, and maybe Virtanen will make an argument to play power forward in the top six. Everybody else, though? They are who they are - and it won’t be enough to get this team out of bottom-five territory.

Not that this is necessarily a bad thing. Looking forward to the draft lottery already. The only way I see this as a shit season is if none of the kids in Vancouver progress and none of the Utica gang prove ready to come up in March.
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:46 am

We will hover in the bottom three all season. Then Quinn Hughes joins us when his season is done. We battle back and fall out of the bottom five, have shitty draft lottery luck and lose out on drafting 1st overall, all thanks to Quinton.
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by CrzyCanuck » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:52 am

This season, we battle...


for Jack Hughes




As long as...
Pettersson plays the whole season without injury,
we see improvement from Horvat, Boeser, Virtanen,
Baertschi stays healthy,
Gaudette, Juolevi, and possibly Dahlen play their way onto the team in late season


It'll be considered a successful season
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by ESQ » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:25 am

I predict career years from Leipsic, Bo and Sven. Brock will struggle to hit 30 goals, but will still be a bona fide 1st liner.

Loui will have his best season as a a canuck.

Gaudette, Dahlen, and Hughes will all see significant time with the club by year's end.

Petterson will get 50ish points, mostly second assists.

Even with all that rosiness, it's probably not enough to get the canucks to the playoffs. But I will predict that this is the year that fans start noticing how terrible the goaltending is, after 2 years of nobody really paying attention.

I think the finish will be anywhere from 80ish points, to 30th overall.

And I'm sad to admit it, my predictions have been skewed by the awful preseason :oops:

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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by Topper » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:04 am

Pond hockey Lipstick will flounder but his flash and dash will make him a media and fan darling.

There will be a drinking game played staring Elias.

The FA signings will have a huge impact on Jake's development and show him his role.

Edler will yet again flounder in a baby sitting role.

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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by Tiger » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:21 am

" Puts on rose colored glasses "
Last year the Sedins scored exactly 26 goals so:
EP will score 20. Goldobin 12 . Increase of 4 over last year. :crazy:
Jake has a breakout year ..increase from 10 to 20.
Rest of team about the same for a net increase of 14 goals.
With the addition of Jay Beagle our defensivee zone faceoffs are way up
Meaning less goals against.
Plus Edler has a " playing for a contract " year..
Net result ? We finnish about 24th .. no playoffs and no Hughes :o
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by rats19 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:16 am

Sadly, Tiger is right :crazy:
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by micky107 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:50 am

It's a little early but;
The defense can't play defense.
The forwards can't play defense.
The two big goalies can't play defense.
So to make it, we'll have to average about 4.8 to 5 goals per game. No.

As it turns out, we may well be in the best division. Doesn't help.

If Green and his staff could just come up with a better system for keeping GA down, I'm right on board with Tiger's 24.

Could be the worst attendance GM Place, (I like that name better) has ever seen.

Again, it's early. I sense a big trade after Christmas.
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by Richardstroker69 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:57 am

Rebuild year, but we’ll be surprised by some performances.

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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:18 am

micky107 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:50 am
It's a little early but;
The defense can't play defense.
The forwards can't play defense.
The two big goalies can't play defense.
So to make it, we'll have to average about 4.8 to 5 goals per game. No.

As it turns out, we may well be in the best division. Doesn't help.

If Green and his staff could just come up with a better system for keeping GA down, I'm right on board with Tiger's 24.

Could be the worst attendance GM Place, (I like that name better) has ever seen.

Again, it's early. I sense a big trade after Christmas.

Ya if Green would only pay attention to the scouting reports!
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by micky107 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:32 am

Damn straight...............
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:57 am

Hockey Widow wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:18 am
micky107 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:50 am
It's a little early but;
The defense can't play defense.
The forwards can't play defense.
The two big goalies can't play defense.
So to make it, we'll have to average about 4.8 to 5 goals per game. No.

As it turns out, we may well be in the best division. Doesn't help.

If Green and his staff could just come up with a better system for keeping GA down, I'm right on board with Tiger's 24.

Could be the worst attendance GM Place, (I like that name better) has ever seen.

Again, it's early. I sense a big trade after Christmas.

Ya if Green would only pay attention to the scouting reports!
He’s been told how horrific the defence corps is but he chooses to blame the coaches.
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by micky107 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:44 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:57 am
Hockey Widow wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:18 am
micky107 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:50 am
It's a little early but;
The defense can't play defense.
The forwards can't play defense.
The two big goalies can't play defense.
So to make it, we'll have to average about 4.8 to 5 goals per game. No.

As it turns out, we may well be in the best division. Doesn't help.

If Green and his staff could just come up with a better system for keeping GA down, I'm right on board with Tiger's 24.

Could be the worst attendance GM Place, (I like that name better) has ever seen.

Again, it's early. I sense a big trade after Christmas.

Ya if Green would only pay attention to the scouting reports!
He’s been told how horrific the defence corps is but he chooses to blame the coaches.
TOLD ? hahahahaha Haven't noticed anyone with the qualifications to do that.
Better plug spell check back in blobbert.
The "defence" isn't as bad as the coaches make it out to be. more hahahaha
They could all do with healthy dose of game preparedness.
In fact, I think they are all in withdrawal.
To just keep saying the defense sucks over and over begs the question, why?
Let me guess. They're all shittyl terrible players.
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Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

Post by SKYO » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:53 pm

From ownership to management to the head coaches, it's clear this is a full rebuild mode, so I expect a trying season, but with some fun watching of the young guns scoring.

Be interesting to see how Markstrom does for his 2nd season as a bonafide starter, and see if he can become more consistent in net.

Gagner on waivers = big wake up call to everyone on the team, play hard, earn your keep, or be shipped out for someone else who wants that hard to get NHL gig.

Also intrigued to see if Green learns any new coaching tricks, ala Scotty Bowman styles always adapting on the fly for each team.

Baumgartner if he learn from some of the best defensive coaches in the NHL to see if he can create a solid box formation around the goalies.

Newell Brown, powerplay coach, he doesn't have have his 200+ minutes of the Sedins now, wonder if he uses the proven high scoring Loui Eriksson on the powerplay for once, I mean sam gagner got over 150 powerplay TOI minutes last season vs Loui's 70powerplay TOI min.

Utica should be fun to watch as well, and I'm sure we'll see Juolevi and Gaudette back on the Canucks sometime this season.

Hughes watch all year and maybe a March 26th ish signing akin to boeser/gaudette signings after their college career came to a close.
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