GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by micky107 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:55 pm

Oh ya, one last thought.
Who's gonna back-up Bachman in Utica?
Cause, um, yikes!
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:27 am

Thought Pettersson looked like he could play in the NHL. I like him on the PP. it’s going to take time but I think it has the makings of a decent one. He reminds me a bit of Hank.

Never never never play a young Swede with an older one. The young one will look to pass to the older one every time. Dahlen had some looks but seemed to want to set up Ericksson.

Both Petterson and Dahlen like to pass as much as they like to shoot. That’s one of the things that made them look good together.

I thought Goldobin and Virtanen had real good games. Motte has hustle but the numbers game will keep him in Utica and given he needs only play one more NHL game to require waivers I think he could be there for awhile.

Leipsic is fastbut not sure if he will bring enough of what we need. Schaller unimpressive but first game. Gagne showed some energy on a few shifts but otherwise he can move on. Granlund had a lot of hustle. I think he has a good year this year. Ericksson.......what can I say. He’s going to hold the kids back.

On D Biega was his usual bulldog self. Stetcher, gawd bless his soul, tried to be physical. MDZ can go. Hutton, other than one huge brain fart had a good game. Sautner looked decent enough but he’s the same as Pouliot and Hutton and we don’t need three of em. Tanev was Tanev.

Will be interesting to see Edler, Gudbranson and Juolevi draw in.

Nilsson looked good until the first goal, then he looked like our version of Nilsson not WC for Sweden Nilsson.

7 PP, one goal. Ugh......
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by 5thhorseman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:01 am

Didn't catch much of the game due to technical issues, but I did see the Petterson breakaway and he looked quite poised and almost pulled off the deke. On the PP like HW says he looked a lot like Hank with great puck control and protection. Virtanen seems to have picked up where he left off with end-to-end rushes while hanging on to the puck for longer than expected. If he can drive to the net ala Horvat / Bertuzzi he'll be a real threat. But maybe I only saw the good parts :|

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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by BladesofSteel » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:48 am

I liked Jake's game, he played with confidence while not straying from the system. I definitely saw improvement with his stickhandling.

I agree with Wids, EP resembles Hank with his puck control and dishing abilities. He will be a fine addition to the PP. Like Brock, he's got an exceptional shot while also displaying underrated playmaking abilities. They both have the rare ability to slow the game down.

Bo and Sven have good chemistry and should start the season on the same line. They played with terrific hustle and are the new wave leaders of the club.

Hutton looked a little quicker out there, but his brain and hands cannot keep up with the pace of today's game and I don't see him as a viable option in the top 4. Kudos for all the work he put in over the summer, but I look forward to seeing what Juolevi can bring, as the blueline sorely lacks play- makers.

Nilsson was lucky more of his turnover's didn't wind up in the back of the net. Would've like to see MDP in for the 3rd.

Love Biega and Troy's hustle, but we don't need both guys as the 7th d-man.

Motte made himself noticed every shift and looks quicker than I recall, he'll get another look at some point.

I thought Liepsic had a strong game as well given he was playing with Gagner and Schaller. I'd like to see him tonite with some skilled guys, he's not afraid to go to the grubby area's but needs talent to play with.

I'm not sure Gagner can be an effective player in todays high speed game.

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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by Cornuck » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:57 am

So great to watch hockey again. :D

So crappy that the Apple TV (gen 2) doesn't support NHL.tv :scowl:

A lot of promise, and a lot of work ahead. If our D can get good passes off on the PP, then we could actually have a decent one. With Brock on side, Pettersson on the other, we have doubled the number of snipers since last year. ;)

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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by Tiger » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:48 am

I OD'd on Hockey. Watched Leaves/Sens then Nucks game twice.
Petterssen was best Canuck on the ice Honorable mention Sven, Goldie, Jake, Bo (loooked rusty and no puck luck ). Motte and Leipsic deserve another look. LE ok and good on the boards.
Agree with Cornuck, point men sucked on the PP. Nilson not great, but Huttons brain fart and Tanev knocking the stick out of his hands resulted in 2 goals. Goldobin and Petterssen were robbed by great saves by Oilers goaltending.

Personally I think Petterssen looked more like Gradin than Hank. I'd like to see a line of Boesser, Petterssen and Virtanen.
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by DonCherry4PM » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:51 am

BladesofSteel wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:48 am
He [EP] will be a fine addition to the PP. Like Brock, he's got an exceptional shot while also displaying underrated playmaking abilities. They both have the rare ability to slow the game down.
Definitely agree on the slowing the game ability - it seemed noticeable almost every time EP touched the puck last night. He definitely needs some seasoning, but there is a lot of potential in EP. If he can continue to play like he did last night - he is ready for the jump to the NHL. There will be speed bumps, but he's got the tools to be a player now.

Goldobin looked very good. Paired well with EP. Nice to see him picking up where he left off last year. Hope that Green shows him enough leeway to make a few mistakes without fear of immediate reprisal. I think he is showing more potential of turning into a top 6 guy.

Like Blades said, Bo and Sven looking good. Would be nice if Bo could improve his hands a bit - he gets tons of chances but just can't seem to harness the scorer's touch.

If last night was at all representative of what we have in Dahlen, he needs some time in Utica. Then again, pairing any kid with Loui (I don't get paid enough to play offense) Eriksson doesn't seem likely to end in success. Hopefully over the course of the pre-season Dahlen gets some chances to show what he has with some different (and actual) talent. Wid's is on point re Loui - "he is going to hold the kids back".
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by RoyalDude » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:04 am

Fucking Pettersson is slick, this kid and Boeser and Hughes will eventually get this city going again, along with Horvat and a couple others

The Canuck Brass and Mr. Travis "one mistake by a rookie, benched" Green need to give Goldobin a proper opportunity to know what we truly got in him, would hate to see us dump on this guy too soon because the coach is pissed he ain't playing like Bob Gainey in the back end and see him turn into some Filip Forsberg in Nashville or Markus Naslund in Vancouver.

Dahlen needs to cook in Utica

Eriksson is a nightmare. Can we buy him out?

Baertschi the king of inconsistency, the king of "not interested in playing tonight, but I might show up the next game

Love Virtanen what he brings

Granlund and Gagner need to go. If we are watching those two crowd pleasers instead of Gaudette and Goldobin so we can finish with the 12th worst record instead of the 4th worst record the fans won't be rushing back anytime soon

I'm done with Smiley Ben Hutton, Stecher, Biega, Pouliot, Del Zotto. Just give a fucking job to Juolevi and let him grow into it FFS. Can't get Hughes and Tryamkin back here soon enough and hopefully Woo, Brisebios can surprise us. The D is atrocious. I think we still need to keep drafting D-men in the lottery next draft - Byram, Broberg, Robertson would do us good, if we are trading Edler and Tanev we better be getting a young defencemen back, cause I don't see how it's possible to trade those two with the current and future condition of our defence is and expect to be better for it? We have to have some semblance of a defence back there? I'm sorry but it's too much to pin on just Hughes and Juolevi and hopefully Tryamkin to save the future back there. Need to keep Tanev and Edler around like we did with the Sedins, retire as Canucks. The depth is putrid back there even with the likes Juolevi, Hughes and Tryamkin in the wings.

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Motte

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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by micky107 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 am

LE holding the kids back will be an issue if he gets anything other than 3rd, or even better, 4th line time. PK is fine, as long as he's effective at it.
I just really, REALLY, don't want to see anything even resembling what's been going on the last 3 years, in particular, the part
where he is mired in one of his looooooooong slumps and all the talented, (or more talented), players are trying to feed him the puck
so to attempt to break him out of his notorious mopey, despondent terms.

Still think Gags & Grans, (just made that up), See some minorish, waiverish time so guys like Gauds can partake on a regular basis.
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by micky107 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 am

Awesome RD, ya beat me to it by seconds.
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:51 am

Kinda agreeing with Dude, sort of, today anyway. We aren’t ready to move on from Edler and Tanev. Maybe one of them if we get a first or highly rated D prospect.

Looks like, sounds like, the top four are penciled in as Edler/Gudbranson and Hutton/Tanev. Stretcher and Biega are the only other RHD. That leaves MDZ, Pouliot and Sautner fighting for the other spot.

Not a lot of confidence in that group.
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by micky107 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:01 am

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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by Hank » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:13 am

Yeah, I agree about the D too. Very quickly I could see the same old from the Defence during last night's game.

Except for Sautner, these guys have been full-time/semi-full regulars here. Against Oilers prospects and scrubs, none of them really stood out head and shoulders above. In fact, I'd say none of them were even very good... even the reliable Tanev.

Hutton looked a lot better right from the get-go. However, given his struggles last year, it's not saying very much. At least he is more fit and engaged.

We'll see how the others fare tonight, but going into this season, no significant changes to the awful and stagnant D was and is still a big concern.
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by SKYO » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:37 pm

Pettersson, Goldy, Baertschi this line was awesome, Pettersson continues to shine & keeps getting better as he adapts to the NHL.

Honourable mention to: Gagner, Motte, Virtanen.

JV was assertive all game and hit the crossbar, Gagner's skills were confident.
Dahlen seemed a bit tentative this game, not as aggressive as he should be.

Horvat was his bullish self, but his execution was poor, hope the summer rust wears off.

God I can't wait till Hughes signs here hopefully in March, not having a bonafide QB to work with the talent up front is a smidgen frustrating to watch. Maybe Juolevi or Pouliot can do better than Hutton + Stecher on point.
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Re: GDT(pre-season) 18/9/18 Oilers @Canucks 7:30 SN, SN1

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Gagner’s skills were confident? What does that even mean?

I thought Gagner looked small, soft and slow during the period and a half I watched
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