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Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:15 pm
by 2Fingers
Almost all of us are predicting a playoff team but what is your biggest concern for the up coming season?

Mine is Markstrom, the season really depends on him playing like he did most of last season. With the improved defence he will see a lot less pucks coming his way and he should have more open space in front of him, but will we see the bad goal a game goalie from 2 years ago come back?

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:01 am
by Per
Mine is injuries on Petey.

Petey has all the skill, fortitude and guts to be a franchise player for a decade and a half, but he is still fairly slight in build and has the eyes of the league on him.

He suffered two injuries last season that were basically the result of opponents being frustrated over not knowing how to stop him in a legal manner. One concussion, one knee injury. If those incidents keep happening, his career could be over before it even really takes off.

Think Ristolainen vs Barrie.

Knees and brains are vulnerable.

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:12 am
by Cherry Picker
Generally injuries specifically brains.
Is Ferland really sick or is he already feeling symptoms?
I’m nervously suspicious with him and Baertschi.

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:56 am
by Micky
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Can "Green and his staff", coach and maintain the team well enough to achieve the
required results for post season play? "His staff" still needs a replacement part, IMO. Hope I'm wrong.

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:38 am
by CrzyCanuck
Can certain posters on this board stop talking about Benning vs Gillis?

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:48 am
by Chef Boi RD
CrzyCanuck wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:38 am Can certain posters on this board stop talking about Benning vs Gillis?
Blob?

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:52 am
by Chef Boi RD
Injuries the biggest concern with this team. Not much else concerns me

Re: Eliminate morning skate on game days

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:25 am
by SKYO
Chef Boi RD wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:52 am Injuries the biggest concern with this team. Not much else concerns me
Why coach Green should eliminate morning skates on game days, it's outdated and overworks the vets thereby increasing the odds of injuries over the long grueling season.

And it's these injuries that have been the Achilles heel for the Canucks these past few years.
Is the morning skate an outdated NHL ritual? One coach has killed it, but not everyone agrees
Once essentially a curfew, used to skate out hangovers, John Tortorella is having success in Columbus eschewing the game-day skate

As another former player joked, you rarely have to worry about that [boozing it up all night] these days. If anything, today’s NHLer is more likely to be up all hours playing Xbox and chugging protein shakes than boozing at a bar.

Maybe that — along with a condensed schedule and more scientific knowledge about the importance of rest and recovery — is why the morning skate is becoming more and more unnecessary.

The Columbus Blue Jackets see it that way. Head coach John Tortorella, who is one of the favourites to win the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, killed the practice completely earlier this season — and the team responded with a 16-game winning streak.

“I think it’s huge for the players,” said Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson, who is tied for fourth in the league with 26 goals and is one goal away from his career high. “You want to be ready to go for the game, not so much for the morning skate. You want to save all your energy. I don’t think it’s a secret. I could see more and more teams doing it.”

https://nationalpost.com/sports/hockey/ ... one-agrees

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:27 am
by rats19
Eschewit : :mex:

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:29 am
by Cornuck
Although we have more depth than we've had lately - injuries are by far my biggest concern. Can't think of a close second.

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:00 pm
by Lancer
Hughes getting smashed like a bug on the glass and getting stretchered off is my biggest concern. Kid's smaller than Petey.

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:07 pm
by rats19
Injuries always injuries

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:14 pm
by Doyle Hargraves
CrzyCanuck wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:38 am Can certain posters on this board stop talking about Benning vs Gillis?
There’s only one poster that constantly does this.


Hargraves actually talks about what’s going on with the current team and management.

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:30 pm
by 2Fingers
I think injuries will be less this year, with a more balanced team hopefully some players will not have to play more than they should.

Re: Biggest Concern for the 2019/2020 Season

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:40 pm
by Topper
Doyle Hargraves wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:14 pm Hargraves actually talks about what’s going on with the current team and management......
...with a historical perspective