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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by Reefer2 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:52 pm

God Skyo have him play with LE??? Really????

You must do a lot of hit of white powder to think that would help in his development.

Put him with talented players.

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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:33 am

SKYO wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:48 pm
Re: Pettersson weight issue.

It's why if he makes the Canucks on his talent alone next season, it's best if he's sheltered in between a veteran two-way presence in Eriksson and the rugged & even bigger dude by next year Virtanen, because every year he should be piling on the lean muscle, JV should be gunning for the optimal Iginla size of 6'1 - 210/215lbs.
As if jumping into the small-ice NHL isn’t hard enough. You want him to do it while trying to put on muscle (ie in the gym a lot) and playing on a horrific team in a demanding market. He was deadly on the PP in the tourney but Canada exposed him 5-on-5 and in his own zone. He’s clearly not ready for NHL action.

He’ll come when he’s ready. If he blows the doors off like Boeser that’s great, but I’d rather try the Nylander route with him and suck him in Utica to learn the NA game and get on the training and diet plan away from the unreasonable expectations in Vancouver. Or leave him in Europe and have that ELC slide again. Having him and Juolevi bulking up and still on ELC into their 20’s would not be a bad thing.

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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by Per » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:17 am

Good game between two good teams, eventhough the refs did their best to destroy it.
22 Pim for Sweden and just 2 for Canada. Seriously?!

Apparently embellishing is no longer a taboo gor Canadian players. Sad.
But Sweden's penalty killing is top notch, so we didn't give up a single goal against shorthanded and instead scored one.
We really could have benefitted from some powerplay time though, which is when Pettersson and Nylander really shine.

Oh well.

Great goaltending on both sides. None of the goals were soft, well, except for the empty netter.
All in all a good game with some really promising players on both sides.

Congrats Canada. We'll beat you next time! :wink:
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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by Per » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:23 am

Island Nucklehead wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:33 am
SKYO wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:48 pm
Re: Pettersson weight issue.

It's why if he makes the Canucks on his talent alone next season, it's best if he's sheltered in between a veteran two-way presence in Eriksson and the rugged & even bigger dude by next year Virtanen, because every year he should be piling on the lean muscle, JV should be gunning for the optimal Iginla size of 6'1 - 210/215lbs.
As if jumping into the small-ice NHL isn’t hard enough. You want him to do it while trying to put on muscle (ie in the gym a lot) and playing on a horrific team in a demanding market. He was deadly on the PP in the tourney but Canada exposed him 5-on-5 and in his own zone. He’s clearly not ready for NHL action.

He’ll come when he’s ready. If he blows the doors off like Boeser that’s great, but I’d rather try the Nylander route with him and suck him in Utica to learn the NA game and get on the training and diet plan away from the unreasonable expectations in Vancouver. Or leave him in Europe and have that ELC slide again. Having him and Juolevi bulking up and still on ELC into their 20’s would not be a bad thing.
The Pettersson weight issue is a non issue. It is only a matter of time.

He has the skills. He just needs to add muscle. Lots of teenagers get scrawny when they add inches of height faster than they can add weight. Pettersson knows he needs to bulk up, and I'm sure that will be his main focus this summer.

He'll be ready when he is ready. Next season or the one after that.
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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:02 pm

Per wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:23 am
Island Nucklehead wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:33 am
SKYO wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:48 pm
Re: Pettersson weight issue.

It's why if he makes the Canucks on his talent alone next season, it's best if he's sheltered in between a veteran two-way presence in Eriksson and the rugged & even bigger dude by next year Virtanen, because every year he should be piling on the lean muscle, JV should be gunning for the optimal Iginla size of 6'1 - 210/215lbs.
As if jumping into the small-ice NHL isn’t hard enough. You want him to do it while trying to put on muscle (ie in the gym a lot) and playing on a horrific team in a demanding market. He was deadly on the PP in the tourney but Canada exposed him 5-on-5 and in his own zone. He’s clearly not ready for NHL action.

He’ll come when he’s ready. If he blows the doors off like Boeser that’s great, but I’d rather try the Nylander route with him and suck him in Utica to learn the NA game and get on the training and diet plan away from the unreasonable expectations in Vancouver. Or leave him in Europe and have that ELC slide again. Having him and Juolevi bulking up and still on ELC into their 20’s would not be a bad thing.
The Pettersson weight issue is a non issue. It is only a matter of time.

He has the skills. He just needs to add muscle. Lots of teenagers get scrawny when they add inches of height faster than they can add weight. Pettersson knows he needs to bulk up, and I'm sure that will be his main focus this summer.

He'll be ready when he is ready. Next season or the one after that.
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Pretty much exactly what I said.

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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by SKYO » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:15 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:33 am
SKYO wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:48 pm
Re: Pettersson weight issue.

It's why if he makes the Canucks on his talent alone next season, it's best if he's sheltered in between a veteran two-way presence in Eriksson and the rugged & even bigger dude by next year Virtanen, because every year he should be piling on the lean muscle, JV should be gunning for the optimal Iginla size of 6'1 - 210/215lbs.
As if jumping into the small-ice NHL isn’t hard enough. You want him to do it while trying to put on muscle (ie in the gym a lot) and playing on a horrific team in a demanding market. He was deadly on the PP in the tourney but Canada exposed him 5-on-5 and in his own zone. He’s clearly not ready for NHL action.

He’ll come when he’s ready. If he blows the doors off like Boeser that’s great, but I’d rather try the Nylander route with him and suck him in Utica to learn the NA game and get on the training and diet plan away from the unreasonable expectations in Vancouver. Or leave him in Europe and have that ELC slide again. Having him and Juolevi bulking up and still on ELC into their 20’s would not be a bad thing.
Negative.

He'll make the team next year, book it.

He's just too good, he's like a 1st overall pick if you will, draft+1.

Why I want protection for him in a bigger/older Jake Virtanen & his new mentor Eriksson.
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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:09 am

Lol Virtanen isn’t a protector.

Eriksson should be wearing a ski mask and packing a gun. The guy is a thief. I’d prefer to keep that guy as far away from Petersson as possible. The kid will play when he’s ready. Zero reason to shoehorn him onto a horrific squad
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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:55 am

Id say another year in europe then a year or 2 in utica before hes ready to challenge for an nhl roster spot.

Theres no way he will be hanging onto pucks like he was doing at this tournament when he was danglin. He needs 40 more pounds of muscle added to that pipecleaner frame.
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Re: World Juniors 2018

Post by micky107 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:16 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:09 am
Lol Virtanen isn’t a protector.

Eriksson should be wearing a ski mask and packing a gun. The guy is a thief. I’d prefer to keep that guy as far away from Petersson as possible. The kid will play when he’s ready. Zero reason to shoehorn him onto a horrific squad
I'd just as soon see them NEVER share the dressing room together.
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