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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby rats19 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:41 pm

Strangelove wrote:
rats19 wrote:BOOM


Now cut that out! Image

thats the sound I make in my head picturing a kesler onetimer...I am sure Tops has an explanation too.. :wink:
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Strangelove » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:46 pm

... so it had nothing to do with Booth's groin and yours truly "going out on a limb"? :look:
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Jovocop » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:50 pm

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Jovocop wrote:BTW, does anyone have any updates on Booth and Kesler? It's been kind of quiet for the last little while.


@blakeprice1040: A couple one-timer slap shots from Kesler set up by Booth... Both seem to be making some big strides..

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they're both back in 2 weeks. :thumbs:


Thanks for the update! Just can't wait to see those two back in the lineup. :)
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby rats19 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:26 pm

Strangelove wrote:... so it had nothing to do with Booth's groin and yours truly "going out on a limb"? :look:

Well thats just not right..... :lol:
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Meds » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:19 am

A thought about the lineup when Kesler and Booth return.....

Firstly, we know that Malhotra is Vigneault's son, so he's a lock for the 4th line center position.....Lord help us. But the question is everywhere else. What I would love to see tried is this.....

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Burrows-Kesler-Hansen
Raymond-Schreoder-Booth
Higgins-Malhotra-Lapierre

Weise
Volpatti

You don't want to demote Kesler, and you certainly don't want to waste Hansen and Burrows defensive abilities either. All three of those guys can contribute offensively, kill penalties, and shutdown the opponent's top lines. They will generate loads of chances off of turnovers. Kesler is one of the top shutdown centers in the league, but he's also probably in the top 20 scoring centers as well. Burrows knows how to be a playmaker and distribute to linemates. Hansen is a pure north south skater who goes to all the dirty areas and has good wheels. I think that line would be the scariest shutdown line in the NHL when you consider that the slowest guy on the line is Burrows. No coach is ever going to want to see his top line out against them.

It has been well established that Booth is useless defensively. He's fairly 2-dimensional. Fast, drives the net, and shoots the puck. Schreoder is not a defensive center but certainly thinks the offensive zone well, Raymond can back check but he's not really strong in our end, and we all know he's damned fast. These guys are not going to make for a scary 2nd scoring line, but I think that they would make a really strong 3rd scoring line that would simply outskate opposing 2nd lines and 4th lines. They would get shutdown by energy lines, and out played by top units, but having them as an option to outskate the other team's 2nd scoring option and journeymen would really give opposing coaches fits.

We know Vigneault doesn't like the idea of not having that 3rd line shutdown option, but he's an ass-hat, and if you can use your second line as a matchup line to shutdown the other teams top scorers while also being a serious threat to add to your own tally.....well that is a thing of beauty.

Our 4th line is weak no matter which way you play it. Malhotra being AV's little buddy just wrecks things because Lap has out played him, Weise has put in more effort, and Volpatti is doing everything he can to throw hits and engage physically. Higgins is the odd man out in the top 9 right now, and does turn a 4th line that wins faceoffs (thanks Malhotra) into a line that can at least tie the puck up in the offensive zone and burn a few shifts that the bad guys would rather see in our end. If an opposing coach wants to throw 4th line out against 4th line, then Higgins-Malhotra-Lapierre will be out matched physically, but should be able to threaten on the scoreboard against a squad of goons who can't skate.
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby damonberryman » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:38 am

rats19 wrote:
Aaronp18 wrote:
rats19 wrote:50/50 chance i was right...lofl,, thnx aaron..always trying to have a laff i am..hey wait...but what if its a cause of transferred weight and atrophy from overuse of one side...nah..hes fine :mex:


No worries, wasn't sure myself till I checked it out. I just remembered him having the sling on his left side in that twitter pic in the summer.

He looks like he's coming along just fine, he didn't drop the baby or anything so that's a good sign.

:mrgreen:

baby dropping would be a sure sign of not quite ready...lol


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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Strangelove » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:42 pm

https://twitter.com/sportsnetmurph/stat ... 7677930497

Booth+Kesler were both on ice before practice "@jloutet79: Has to be a good sign. Getting him back would be huge.

https://twitter.com/sportsnetmurph/stat ... 2393916416

Kesler will travel with #canucks Says he still has a ways to go but feels comfortable and was excited to skate w/team.

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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Strangelove » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:54 pm

https://twitter.com/hosea24hours/status ... 3799258114

Kesler said no timeline for return. Will travel with team though. #canucks
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Strangelove » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:13 pm

cleared for contact and fit as a fiddle:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=415190
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Aaronp18 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:44 pm

Strangelove wrote:cleared for contact and fit as a fiddle:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=415190



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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby rats19 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:56 am

asnwer me why a guy returning from injury would accompany the team on a 2 game road trip when he is 2 weeks from playing?
boost moral?...
get in the swing of travel?

Fuck everybody and play!!!

hmmm.
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Jovocop » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:59 am

rats19 wrote:asnwer me why a guy returning from injury would accompany the team on a 2 game road trip when he is 2 weeks from playing?
boost moral?...
get in the swing of travel?

Fuck everybody and play!!!

hmmm.


Just to practice with the team instead of skating alone?? I wonder why Booth did not travel. I thought he was skating with the team on Saturday. Hopefully, it is not another setback.
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby rats19 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:02 am

Jovocop wrote:
rats19 wrote:asnwer me why a guy returning from injury would accompany the team on a 2 game road trip when he is 2 weeks from playing?
boost moral?...
get in the swing of travel?

Fuck everybody and play!!!

hmmm.


Just to practice with the team instead of skating alone?? I wonder why Booth did not travel. I thought he was skating with the team on Saturday. Hopefully, it is not another setback.

how much practice is there on a 2 gamer...?
booth is a bit behind kesler from what i hear...but who knows
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby Jovocop » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:21 am

rats19 wrote:
Jovocop wrote:
rats19 wrote:asnwer me why a guy returning from injury would accompany the team on a 2 game road trip when he is 2 weeks from playing?
boost moral?...
get in the swing of travel?

Fuck everybody and play!!!

hmmm.


Just to practice with the team instead of skating alone?? I wonder why Booth did not travel. I thought he was skating with the team on Saturday. Hopefully, it is not another setback.

how much practice is there on a 2 gamer...?
booth is a bit behind kesler from what i hear...but who knows


Or just to stay away from his wife? LOL...
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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Postby rats19 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:23 am

Jovocop wrote:

Or just to stay away from his wife? LOL...


sharesies...lol :twisted:
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