Preseason GDT: 29/9/15 Canucks@Sharks 7:30pm SN1

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Preseason GDT: 29/9/15 Canucks@Sharks 7:30pm SN1

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These are they guys that got on the plane. Don't know lines or D pairings yet. Imagine Miller starts as it is a back to back. Looks like Hansen has been found.

Horvat,Gaunce,Virtanen,Vey,Dorsett,Prust,Hansen,McCann,Grenier,Kenins,Cracknell,Baertschi

Edler,Tanev,Hutton,Biega,Bartowski,Corrado.

Markstrom,Miller

The rest of the vets practiced a ton of PP today back at Rogers Arena.

The Sharks are icing pretty well their opening day roster. A big test tonight for the kids, back to back, a travel day and against a NHL roster. Willie putting them to the test.

The fact that Vey is in SJ and not back at Rogers Arena is good news to me. He is being pushed and IMHO needs to really step up.
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Holy smokes that's a lot of kids in the line-up. We're gonna get smoked!!! Seriously, the only old hands are Dorsett, Prust, and Hansen.

Are we the only team not settled on our opening day roster and still entertaining half a dozen prospects, instead of working on special teams and line combinations? Sounds a bit dangerous. I don't recall ever having watched much pre-season, but this year I have not missed one game! I gotta say it sure is exciting to see these kids go for it!
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5thhorseman wrote: Are we the only team not settled on our opening day roster and still entertaining half a dozen prospects, instead of working on special teams and line combinations?
It's been mentioned that many of the vets would not be doing much travelling so this isnt a surprise. The only reason Miller is going is that we kinda need that 2nd goalie, just in case.
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It's the poison we have been clamouring for, let the kids play. The team does have its vets back home practicing PP.

I think with all the back to backs this preseason it was smart to keep so many players on the roster. The seasoned vets don't need nine preseason games and they don't need to kill themselves with all the back to backs.

If we wern't letting all these kids play we would be bitching about that. As well, as pointed out in another thread, our Utica team is in France. We have to let these guys play somewhere. And really the only two left that have junior eligibility are Virtanen and McCann, both of whom deserve to get the extra chance.

I would imagine that in the last two preseason games we will see more of a starting roster take shape. Or maybe not. The twins may not travel until the season starts.

We know the twins, Burrows, Vrbata, Prust, Horvat, Dorsett and Sutter will be on the roster. It's the other spots that are up for grabs. We can assume Baertschi will get a spot. The way some of these kids have player there could be 3-5 positions that are a dog fight. Gotta test these kids in what should be a challenging game. If they are going to bump the likes of Vey, Hansen, Higgins we have to know how well they can step up, we know what the vets bring.
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Island Nucklehead wrote:1-0 Canucks.
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Coaches want to see what rookie(s) will be left standing after this shit kicking the SJ veterans will do pretty quick.
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5thhorseman wrote:Holy smokes that's a lot of kids in the line-up. We're gonna get smoked!!! Seriously, the only old hands are Dorsett, Prust, and Hansen.

Are we the only team not settled on our opening day roster and still entertaining half a dozen prospects, instead of working on special teams and line combinations? Sounds a bit dangerous. I don't recall ever having watched much pre-season, but this year I have not missed one game! I gotta say it sure is exciting to see these kids go for it!
Agree.. and think that this is more exciting than the regular season will be.. :)
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Hockey Widow wrote: I think with all the back to backs this preseason it was smart to keep so many players on the roster. The seasoned vets don't need nine preseason games and they don't need to kill themselves with all the back to backs.
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SKYO wrote:Coaches want to see what rookie(s) will be left standing after this shit kicking the SJ veterans will do pretty quick.
And the ones that don't make it won't feel too bad about getting sent down.
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Thought I'd listen in to the pre-game show for the first time in a while...did I really hear them wonder how the team will "adapt" without Higgins in the opening night line up??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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A player takes a puck to the face and is bleeding profusely and no whistle. I thought that was automatic, you blow the fucking whistle, especially in a preseason game. Looks like Gaunce will be ok, cut lip, bloody nose. But the kid stays on his feet. Of course if he had gone down, with all that blood, they would have blown the fucking whistle.

And Tanev throws a cruncher. Too bad it was an illegal hit. But it's the Sharks so all is good.
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Why would you have Horvat, McCann and PRUST on the PP?
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Virtanen causes shit and a turnover, right to McCann with a beauty of a shot. McCann has to make this team. Pure goal scorer.
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