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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Meds » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:14 am

CorranHorn wrote:
Meds wrote: However, since Torts benched him and then went on record and vaguely outlined his plan and approach with Kassian, Zack has responded with some better play and more hustle, and as Torts said a couple games back, "he hasn't hurt us".


He hasn't been vague at all.

Kassian is not going to get more playing time until he gets better defensively. But it doesn't end there. About two weeks ago, iirc, he said in a Post game interview, that Kassian has to look no further that on his team for a person to emulate. While Higgins isn't producing at an amazing rate, his work has been consistent throughout the yeat and that's what Torts is referring to.

He wants to make Zach a more complete player AWAY from the puck, in all three zones. Where do you start? The place he's least proficient in, his own end.

Trust me, if Torts does one thing right it's deal with da kids.

I hope... :hmmm:


I've only heard a few post game comments from Torts recently, and only a couple of them regarding Kassian. The one I heard was when he said that they were going to continue working through it with him and getting him to understand the process (very AV thing to say but I digress). And I agree with this, it was after that presser that I noticed Zack's game step up and he seemed more engaged again and was getting back on defense much faster.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Meds » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:20 am

Interesting fact that I came across when checking to see how far out of the top 10 Luongo is for career shutouts....

Only 2 NHL teams have better than .500 all time winning percentage. Montreal and Philadelphia.

This does not include Colorado and Dallas who are above .500 in their current cities but below .500 when looking at their history prior to moving to their current cities.

Just a bit of perspective, I suppose, about how hard it is to build a consistent winner in this league.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:33 am

Luongo is one behind Roy, that one he should have had with 7 seconds stings when looking at that number!

Over his career with the Canucks I have lost track of how many SH he has lost in the final 2 minutes. His numbers would be even more spectacular than they are.

It would be sad to see him playing elsewhere and break Roy's record. Hopefully he can pass Roy soon and get that behind him.

But he has a long way to go to catch Hextal in PIMS. All time Hextal leads at 584 min. Luongo has only amassed 36 min so it is doubtful he will catch him :mrgreen: :devil:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:40 am

Luongo has given the best, most consistent high caliber goaltending in team history, gotta keep him till he's 40 then trade him to Florida for his swan song when he's 41, it's the right thing to do!
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:44 pm

dbr wrote:Technically everything I post is inside a set of parentheses I opened in 2003 on the old sportsnet message boards.


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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby dangler » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:27 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Luongo is one behind Roy, that one he should have had with 7 seconds stings when looking at that number!

Over his career with the Canucks I have lost track of how many SH he has lost in the final 2 minutes. His numbers would be even more spectacular than they are.

It seems the team has learned from that 7 second sheet-soiling and has been keeping the pedal-to-the-metal while closing out games they lead.
How long it lasts????
I'd find the number of SH's the Canucks lost in the last 2 minutes w/Lou to be interesting as well
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Island Nucklehead » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:55 pm

Jason Garrison is quietly climbing the ladder of defence scoring. He's now tied for 4th with 22 points.

Karlsson (30 points), Keith (28), Subban (24) and then Byfuglien/Garrison/Yandle/Seabrook/Shattenkirk/J-Bo all at 22.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ClamRussel » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:29 am

Vader wrote:
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I'd rather Kassian be a poor man's Iginla rather than a poor man's Bertuzzi one day.


The comparison's to Bertuzzi / Lucic or whomever are unfair to Kassian. He simply doesn't have the hands of a Bertuzzi or the shot of Neely. A better comparison, IMHO, is a bigger version of Scott Mellanby or a little more skilled version of Darren McCarty or Brad May. He'll never become a Bertuzzi or a Neely - and he doesn't need to be to be a very valuable player to the team.

For now, he needs to show a lot more than he has to get more ice time


I don't like any of these comparisons. Some have been addressed. The Lucic one is absurd, Kassian just isn't that tough of a fighter (although willing & able) and Lucic doesn't have Kassian's skating ability or his hands & creativity. Kassian has a solid shot & is an underrated passer. Lucic has also developed into a decent defensive player as evidenced by his backcheck on Kesler's rush. I wonder how he was considered defensively when he was early in his career?

I'm totally fine w/ Kassian being on the 3rd line, its probably where he belongs right now if he'd just get some PP time. Perhaps 2nd line or w/ the Twins. The best thing about it is the coaching staff is really working w/ him, Torts knows the potential he has and wants to bring him along in due time. The main reason I have stated I think he should be w/ the Twins on a regular shift is only because Burrows is out and who else gels w/ them? I can't think of a better fit than Kassian from what I've seen...but he's far from the player Burrows is so it would only be a temporary thing....get Kassian some experience until 14 returns. Hard to argue w/ the results right now even if Hansen doesn't really work on the 1st line either.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby BurningBeard » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:04 am

Hockey Widow wrote:But he has a long way to go to catch Hextal in PIMS. All time Hextal leads at 584 min. Luongo has only amassed 36 min so it is doubtful he will catch him :mrgreen: :devil:

I've always had a soft spot (it might be brain damage) for Hextall. Probably my favorite goalie who was never a Canuck.

How can you not love this guy? :lol:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:11 pm

Its about those sweaters.....

I know they are now being auctioned off for charity. No issues there that's awesome. :look:

My thing is...could we not have come up with a way..any way. To make our boys look less faggy. That's it, small but powerfull rant over :blush:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:08 pm

They could at least be men about it.
Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby The Brown Knight » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:53 pm

Topper wrote:They could at least be men about it.


Speaking of men, I wonder if a man in a yellow hat tended to Iginla's injured finger in the lockerroom.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:40 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
How can you not love this guy? :lol:


Exactly.

One cannot help but love Hackstall.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:01 am

Strangelove wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:How can you not love this guy? :lol:


Exactly.

One cannot help but love Hackstall.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Meds » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:16 am

Strangelove wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:
How can you not love this guy? :lol:


Exactly.

One cannot help but love Hackstall.


Anyone else notice how small Hextall's chest protecter and arm pads are compared to what goaltenders are wearing today?
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