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GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:03 pm
by Hockey Widow
Potential line up:

Sedin-Sedin-Hansen
Higgins-McCann-Grenier
Burrows-Horvat-Virtanen
Baertschi-Cracknell-Dorsett

Edler-Tanev
Hamhuis-Bartkowski
Hutton-Sbisa

Shinkaruk called up to fill in for Burrows against Montreal now returned to Utica. Canucks recall Grenier as they want his size in the line up against the Jets. Vrbata was a minus two against Montreal and on the ice for the 3-3 loss. He is now a minus 11. Speculation is he has been playing through a minor, nagging injury. Of course if you remember, he began playing this way last season was he was moved to the second line. He has had a brief look see with the twins this year and played some of his best hockey. Are we simply seeing a player who is best suited with the twins and rather average off their line?

Sbisa returns to the line up with Weber being the scratch. Am I the only one glad he is back? How strange is that.

McCann now listed as the second line centre. That didn't take long.

Grenier makes his NHL debut tonight, following in the footsteps of McCann, Virtanen, Shinkaruk, Hutton and Gaunce.

A win tonight would give the Canucks 6 out of 14 points on this road trip. Just slightly below .500 which blows me away given how they have played.

Miller to start.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:12 pm
by Island Nucklehead
Hockey Widow wrote: Higgins-McCann-Grenier
Burrows-Horvat-Virtanen

McCann now listed as the second line centre. That didn't take long.
I woudln't call either of those a 2nd line. Nice of them to give him the ego boost, I guess.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:29 pm
by Rayxor
We have 7 players in this lineup with under 100 NHL games. Same number last game (not even including Markstrom).

Without injuries, we would usually have 6 of them, or 1/3 of the lineup.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:31 pm
by Hockey Widow
1st PP unit

Sedin/Sedin/Burrows
Edler and Tanev on the points

2nd PP unit

Dorsett in front of the net
Bo and McCann up front
Hansen and Hutton on the points.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:42 pm
by Rumsfeld
Lol @ Dorsett on the PP. Guy has junior B level hands.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:54 pm
by Hockey Widow
Rumsfeld wrote:Lol @ Dorsett on the PP. Guy has junior B level hands.

He is strong on the boards, good an retrieving pucks, sound defensively and good in front of the net. I think he has the potential with the two kids on the PP. create space for MacCann to release his shot. What's not to try in this. Will it work? We will see.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:01 pm
by Rumsfeld
Hockey Widow wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote:Lol @ Dorsett on the PP. Guy has junior B level hands.

He is strong on the boards, good an retrieving pucks, sound defensively and good in front of the net. I think he has the potential with the two kids on the PP. create space for MacCann to release his shot. What's not to try in this. Will it work? We will see.
He is terrible in front of the net and the worst passer on the team. Way rather put Grenier there but that won't happen because Clipboard.

Net-front presence means nothing if you never touch the puck. Maybe one of the defensemen can bounce it in off of him.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:02 pm
by Tiger
Hockey Widow wrote:1st PP unit

Sedin/Sedin/Burrows
Edler and Tanev on the points

2nd PP unit

Dorsett in front of the net
Bo and McCann up front
Hansen and Hutton on the points.
same old 1st unit :(.. except Tanev instead of Weber..
like to see Virtanen in front of the net ...

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:30 pm
by Doyle Hargraves
Rumsfeld wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote:Lol @ Dorsett on the PP. Guy has junior B level hands.

He is strong on the boards, good an retrieving pucks, sound defensively and good in front of the net. I think he has the potential with the two kids on the PP. create space for MacCann to release his shot. What's not to try in this. Will it work? We will see.
He is terrible in front of the net and the worst passer on the team. Way rather put Grenier there but that won't happen because Clipboard.

Net-front presence means nothing if you never touch the puck. Maybe one of the defensemen can bounce it in off of him.
No shit . Dorsett is 190 he has no net front presence whatsoever . He has garbage hands as well . I guess Willie wouldn't want to give Jake a look .

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:04 pm
by Island Nucklehead
Blob Mckenzie wrote: No shit . Dorsett is 190 he has no net front presence whatsoever . He has garbage hands as well . I guess Willie wouldn't want to give Jake a look .
Dorsett is out there to mentor Jake. Jake can learn from Dorsett's effort level in front. :drink:

Hansen on the point?

If we're just going to say "fuck it" why not just roll this out 2nd PP:

Baertschi-Horvat-Virtanen
McCann-Hutton

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:43 pm
by Carl Yagro
Fuck it. Why not put a Stalwart on the powerkill? Put him in front as a screen and don't let him touch the puck.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:47 pm
by Hockey Widow
Hansen though he was a twin there. Wtf is he doing passing .

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:48 pm
by Rumsfeld
Hockey Widow wrote:Hansen though he was a twin there. Wtf is he doing passing .
Yeah he totes pulled a Henrik there.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:50 pm
by Rumsfeld
That's how you make Virtanen a better pick than Ehlers!

By murdering Ehlers!

Love it.

Re: GDT 18/11/15 Canucks @ Jets 4:30pm SN

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:50 pm
by Island Nucklehead
Not sure how we come out of that with the only penalty.