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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Post by micky107 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:19 pm

Linden Vey is a one year younger, little bit taller(but I don't believe 6'), version of Jordon Shroeder and that is all you get :-P
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Post by Madcombinepilot » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:32 pm

Waffle wrote:Collective Bargaining Agreement Between National Hockey League and National Hockey League Player’ Association
September 16, 2012 - September 15, 2022
http://cdn.agilitycms.com/nhlpacom/PDF/ ... 13_CBA.pdf
CBA 15.4 ( c)
A Club shall be permitted to dress a minimum of eight (8) veterans for any Game. For purposes of this Section 15.4(c), a veteran shall constitute either: (1) a defenseman who played in thirty (30) NHL Games during the previous season, (2) a who either dressed in fifty (50) or more NHL Games or played in thirty (30) or more
NHL Games in the previous season, (3) a first round draft choice from the most recent year's Entry Draft, or (4) any Player who has played one-hundred (100) or more career NHL Games. The matter of Player participation in Exhibition Games shall be referred to the NHL/NHLPA Competition Committee for its consideration and recommendations, if any, in accordance with Article 22.

We came close to that a few times this last week or so.

I guess we are having a good look at the youngsters, or one could argue we are tryout tanking :D
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Post by Ronning's Ghost » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:28 pm

Madcombinepilot wrote:or one could argue we are tryout tanking :D
I'm starting to think of it as the "stealth tank". The team widely proclaims that it will be competing for a playoff spot, thereby placating fans who oppose tanking, while actually manoeuvering for a lottery pick. Perhaps Jim Benning's alleged genius is reflected in the invention and plausible execution of the stealth tank.

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Post by Hockey Widow » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:34 pm

Dank called out the team for their piss poor performance. Called last nights effort embarrassing. Said several players did not compete, and they know who they are.

Now, most of our vets were out. Wonder who he was talking about?
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Post by Island Nucklehead » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:43 pm

HW, any info on what's behind Melanson's probable departure this summer?

Seems like we've had a pretty good run with goalies over the past half-decade or so, I don't know why we'd make that change. Cloutier getting a promotion?

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Post by Hockey Widow » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:19 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:HW, any info on what's behind Melanson's probable departure this summer?

Seems like we've had a pretty good run with goalies over the past half-decade or so, I don't know why we'd make that change. Cloutier getting a promotion?

His contract is up and for personal reasons he will be leaving. Canucks wanted him back but he has decided to move on. Strictly a personal decision. Don't know where he is going or what he will be doing.

Heard Auld may get an interview. Cloutier likes Utica and doesn't want to leave at this point.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Post by Madcombinepilot » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:35 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Dank called out the team for their piss poor performance. Called last nights effort embarrassing. Said several players did not compete, and they know who they are.

Now, most of our vets were out. Wonder who he was talking about?

Willy should bench the twins for a couple games...

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Post by Strangelove » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:35 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Dank called out the team for their piss poor performance. Called last nights effort embarrassing. Said several players did not compete, and they know who they are.

Now, most of our vets were out. Wonder who he was talking about?
After watching the game and hearing that interview, 2 names popped into my head: Vey + Bartkowski.

But who knows, perhaps he was calling out his bro for that horrible giveaway with 2 seconds left in the 2nd. :mrgreen:
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Post by Strangelove » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:04 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Island Nucklehead wrote:HW, any info on what's behind Melanson's probable departure this summer?

Seems like we've had a pretty good run with goalies over the past half-decade or so, I don't know why we'd make that change. Cloutier getting a promotion?
His contract is up and for personal reasons he will be leaving. Canucks wanted him back but he has decided to move on. Strictly a personal decision. Don't know where he is going or what he will be doing.
Rollie doesn't talk to the media much, but when he does he talks about how he left his heart in Montreal:
http://canucksarmy.com/2013/6/11/rollie ... -interview

Yesterday, Melanson gave a very candid interview to L'Acadie Nouvelle, a french language newspaper in New Brunswick, which was picked up by RDS. In the interview, Melanson discussed on the record his ultimate desire to return to Montreal as a coach, the easy to avoid Vancouver press, and the "deterioration" of Carey Price's game in Melanson's absence.
That article was from 3 years ago.

Rumours, for years, have been that he wants to be closer to his family back East.

Kevin Woodley knows a lot of what's up with Rollie:

https://twitter.com/KevinisInGoal (from 10:28 PM last night and onwards)

Willie was asked what's up with Rollie last night:



(32 minute, 20 second mark)

... so according to Willie, Canucks may yet re-sign Rollie, despite Rollie's "family concerns".

Nucklehead, Luongo did fine pre-Rollie and post-Rollie amirite?

Ditto Schneids?

Ditto Miller?

He's had some great goalies to work with, although Markstrom gives him a lot of credit.

Both Luongo and Miller have taken issue with Rollie's less-aggressive stay-deep preaching.

And with the pads getting smaller, perhaps Rollie would need to tweak that style moving forward?

Rollie is a solid goalie coach it would seem, if he leaves, hopefully Canucks acquire another solid one.

How old is Rollie now, could he be contemplating retirement?
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Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:56 pm

Hockey Widow wrote: His contract is up and for personal reasons he will be leaving. Canucks wanted him back but he has decided to move on. Strictly a personal decision. Don't know where he is going or what he will be doing.

Heard Auld may get an interview. Cloutier likes Utica and doesn't want to leave at this point.
Damn, it would suck to lose Rollie. We were known as a goaltending graveyard; however, I think under Rollie's watch, we have become a bit of a goaltending factory. He helped Lou's game and was a big factor to develop Schneids, Lack and now Markstrom. It'd be nice to have him around for Thatcher Demko.

If we do lose Rollie, I hope we don't go back to the Dan Cloutier years. Maybe Trev can give his old buddy Cory Hirsch an interview if the position needs to be filled. :D

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:44 am

Is Boeser thinking of turning pro. A little impatience?

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/03/1 ... s-out-und/


As a matter of interest, Toews played two years of college and then turned pro.


This could be an interesting off season if Boeser wants to turn pro and Benning wants him to go back to college one more year. Maybe he is ready for Utica. But I think Benning wins this debate.
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Post by Cornuck » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:20 pm

Hansen and Weber back at #Canucks practice, but no Vrbata, Tanev, Dorsett, Granlund or Sbisa.
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Post by Doyle Hargraves » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:58 pm

micky107 wrote:Question: Where is really the best place to develop your prospects.
Junior (if still eligible) ?
U.S. college (they would already have to be there) ?
Europe ?
A.H.L. (20 or older) ?
I would assume most would say A.H.L. I'm not one.
Back in my younger days, I got stuck in the old I.H.L. a couple of years and those dressing rooms are tough. You have way different age groups and major different agendas. The farm is rough. Really hard for young guys except that all they want to do is get the hell out and maybe that's good initiative.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Post by rats19 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:05 pm

Anton Rodin's season ended last week. He is in discussions with canucks as we speak.

Edler , vrbata and Sutter done for the season..

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:14 pm

rats19 wrote:Anton Rodin's season ended last week. He is in discussions with canucks as we speak.

Edler , vrbata and Sutter done for the season..

Canucks army is the source..
No surprise with Edler and Sutter. Absolutely no point in rushing them back. Vrbata is a surprise, sort of I guess but good news on the let the kids play front.

Rodin was a player Benning said they wanted to get signed. I imagine it will be a 1-2 year deal. Have no idea how he will fit in but will be interesting to see both he and Larson at camp.
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