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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:14 pm

herb wrote:Kind of surprising they sent Schroeder down given the state of the center ice position and Vancouver, not to mention the Zac Dalpe Experience TM.

Edit: The Comets are in town this weekend to face the Heat, which may have been a factor.


Is Dalpe really that bad? I noticed that his skating and conditioning has improved quite a bit in the last few games. He also had a few good scoring chances as well. Given his age, he could still be a useful 3rd or 4th line centre down the road.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Lancer » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:20 pm

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herb wrote:Kind of surprising they sent Schroeder down given the state of the center ice position and Vancouver, not to mention the Zac Dalpe Experience TM.

Edit: The Comets are in town this weekend to face the Heat, which may have been a factor.


Is Dalpe really that bad? I noticed that his skating and conditioning has improved quite a bit in the last few games. He also had a few good scoring chances as well. Given his age, he could still be a useful 3rd or 4th line centre down the road.


It's not that Dalpe has been that bad, but he hasn't been much good either to warrant anything more than 4th line minutes. He's had a chance or two to show his chops but outside of a blind-squirrel-finding-a-nut goal, he hasn't done much except not be an absolute liability out there.

Hopefully Schroeds gets up to speed quickly against Abbotsford and can start to prove he can fill 2nd line minutes and get Richardson and Lain back to their customary 3rd/4th line C roles. See what he can do and hopefully he showcases himself a bit to be a part of a bigger trade. ;)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:49 pm

Once JS is back it will be Lain they send back to Utica. I doubt they risk losing Dalpe on waivers at this point. Lain is here for a short look see. With Hank out I can see them trying to get JS in on the second line and Dalpe and Richardson will drop down accordingly. Other than size Lain doesn't bring anything more than Dalpe right now.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby herb » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:34 am

I agree that Lain is here just for a look. He needs more time in Utica.

I thought Welsh had more promise as a fourth liner than Dalpe.

Dalpe has been a disappointment IMO. He brings very little to the table and in the seven minutes or so a game he has plays you know his line is probably not going to score and there is a decent chance he will get scored on. He doesn’t do anything particularly well, and doesn’t bring anything to the fourth line in terms of hitting or physicality. His shot seems to be OK, but I think if you have Dalpe in your top 9 your team probably sucks pretty bad.

For a guy who has put up points in the AHL and has average NHL size, he just has not translated well to the NHL. I can see why the Hurricanes gave up on him. Dalpe would be a great player to have in Utica next year to supplement the youngsters we are going to have there.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:59 am

Dalpe is handy only if he is not subject to waivers.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:15 pm

With a win tonight and LA losing to Anaheim..we could be within one point and even games with the kings..

Pretty damn good for a pile of injuries and all the other things that happen to your conspired against Vancouver Can ucks
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:36 pm

As long as we don't ever have to play against them.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:51 pm

Topper wrote:As long as we don't ever have to play against them.

Well there's that..
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby LotusBlossom » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:32 pm

According to Sullivan, Stanton is apparently back in the line-up tonight. I guessing Weber will be the one out.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:18 pm

Great news Stanton is back. With Hank being day to day and Santorelli week to week we are not in too bad shape heading into the Olympic break. If we can stay clear of more injuries we may have a decent line up after the Olympics. Oh I forgot Alberts.

Weber has been playing good for us, just not a tough guy. Too bad for him but if he plays well in the Olympics and whatever spot duty he gets the rest of the year I think he will earn himself an NHL contract somewhere next year.

How did Eberle or Hall or whoever slashed Richardson not get a call from the NHL?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby givemeda411 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:01 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:How did Eberle or Hall or whoever slashed Richardson not get a call from the NHL?


Heard that he actually called Richardson to apologize about the slash.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:43 pm

givemeda411 wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:How did Eberle or Hall or whoever slashed Richardson not get a call from the NHL?





Heard that he actually called Richardson to apologize about the slash.


Did he attempt to call or he actually talk to Richardson?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:32 pm

@sportsnetmurph
Vinny Prospal skated with #comets today. Appears #canucks want to have a look at the 38-year old so look for an AHL PTO soon.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:56 pm

rats19 wrote:
givemeda411 wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:How did Eberle or Hall or whoever slashed Richardson not get a call from the NHL?





Heard that he actually called Richardson to apologize about the slash.


Did he attempt to call or he actually talk to Richardson?



Heard he did speak to Richardson and apologize. If that's all it takes to avoid a fine or suspension, sheeesh :mex: :mrgreen:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:58 pm

SKYO wrote:@sportsnetmurph
Vinny Prospal skated with #comets today. Appears #canucks want to have a look at the 38-year old so look for an AHL PTO soon.



Kinda funny really but at least he won't cost us any picks. Who knows. Maybe we can get him for the league minimum. If he scores one goal he will have one more than Burrows :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Didn't he play for Torts the cup year in Tampa?
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