donlever wrote:Canucks looking to bounce back from a loss to the Sabres as well as avenge a recent come back defeat to a potential first round foe. Rumour has it coach Glen Gulutzan indicated back up Richard Backman will get the start tonight. We can believe that when we see it but Lehtonen has played 90% of the games over the past quarter of the season. Newcomer Zack Kassian skated on a second line with Kesler and Booth during Mondays practice while Mason Raymond switched off on the fourth line with Dale Weise. Gragnani remained on a 3rd pairing with Aaron Rome while Andrew Alberts and Chris Tanev skated together as spares. Roberto Luongo apparently gets the start following a poor outing on Saturday night.
Zamboni Driver wrote:WTF is with AV's man-crush on Rome?
If going -3 in Buffalo doesn't deserve a benching god knows what will.
tantalum wrote:This'll be a snooze fest.
I ALMOST want a Stars victory because it amuses me to see Flames and Sharks fans get upset.
When I look at games the next couple of weeks I only want one thing: The Ducks to stop winning. If they squeeze into the 7th/8th spot they are not going to be pushovers.
Zamboni Driver wrote:tantalum wrote:Phoenix would be tough (and probably low-scoring boring games) LA makes me nervous if Quick brings his A game
Potatoe1 wrote:Zamboni Driver wrote:tantalum wrote:Phoenix would be tough (and probably low-scoring boring games) LA makes me nervous if Quick brings his A game
Phoenix has been a total dud in the post season the past 2 years.
I agree on avoiding LA.
Dallas or Pheonix are probably the best match upps.
Larry Goodenough wrote:I'd like to see a Tanev/Gragnani pairing one game. Gragnani needs 12 games total this seasons to remain RFA, otherwise he becomes a group 6 UFA. So, to have Gragnani back next year at about $775,000, he'll have to play 12 of the next 16 games.
Tanev also not on the Wolves roster as of today. This means he can't play for the Wolves in the AHL playoffs and most definately is here for the duration.
The Canucks will have to give Gragnani a fair bit of time if they are to prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer. Unless he has logged 80 NHL games, including playoffs, by the end of this season, Gragnani would become a Group 6 free agent. He has played 68 games heading into tonight's game against the Dallas Stars.
Jovocop wrote:Is that correct or does Gragnani need 12 more games in the regular season???