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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Island Nucklehead » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:43 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:If Luongo continues his shitty play Lack might be the starter by next season.


looks like we have a scapegoat here. It's been tough searching for one with AV gone. Certainly do not want to put the blame on Art V's boi - Mike Bold Moves Gillis


Gotta agree with the Dude here. We can't score goals, yet we blame the goalie?

Luongo would be fine if any of our players had some finish. He's not a top-10 cap-hit and he shouldn't be expected to carry a team. Gillis' issues are scoring, not goaltending.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ClamRussel » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:35 am

Island Nucklehead wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:If Luongo continues his shitty play Lack might be the starter by next season.


looks like we have a scapegoat here. It's been tough searching for one with AV gone. Certainly do not want to put the blame on Art V's boi - Mike Bold Moves Gillis


Gotta agree with the Dude here. We can't score goals, yet we blame the goalie?

Luongo would be fine if any of our players had some finish. He's not a top-10 cap-hit and he shouldn't be expected to carry a team. Gillis' issues are scoring, not goaltending.


Totally. While he hasn't been spectacular he's far from the problem. No finish, no PP.

Perhaps a PP QB is in order.....we've got a solid D but we're missing a true QB and a true shutdown shotblocking machine like Willie used to be.

Looks like alot of this season is going to come down to whether Booth can get it together & be that secondary threat we desperately need. Asking Higgins to be a 2nd line winger is too much. If not Kassian, it has to be Booth. Wild card or albatross?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Mr.Miyagi » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:17 am

ClamRussel wrote:Looks like alot of this season is going to come down to whether Booth can get it together & be that secondary threat we desperately need. Asking Higgins to be a 2nd line winger is too much. If not Kassian, it has to be Booth. Wild card or albatross?


I am still waiting to see Kassian with the twins. I remember reading a quote from Torts saying that is what he wanted to try this season. After his suspension he never got the chance. Lately he has picked up his game IMO so maybe he'll get a shot?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:14 pm

Mr.Miyagi wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:Looks like alot of this season is going to come down to whether Booth can get it together & be that secondary threat we desperately need. Asking Higgins to be a 2nd line winger is too much. If not Kassian, it has to be Booth. Wild card or albatross?


I am still waiting to see Kassian with the twins. I remember reading a quote from Torts saying that is what he wanted to try this season. After his suspension he never got the chance. Lately he has picked up his game IMO so maybe he'll get a shot?


Kassian needs to earn playing time with the Sedins, he certainly hasn't earned that to this point. The kid is at a crossroads with his career, step up to the plate Zack
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Art Vandelay » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:46 pm

Crossroads of his career at 22 with 100 NHL games under his belt. :roll:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby sagebrush » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:00 pm

Today's practice lines:
Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Kassian
Booth - Santorelli - Hansen
Sestito - Richardson - Welsh

Time to shake things up.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Benjo » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:53 pm

sagebrush wrote:Today's practice lines:
Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Kassian
Booth - Santorelli - Hansen
Sestito - Richardson - Welsh

Time to shake things up.


I wouldn't mess with the Higgins/Santorelli/Burrows line, they are dominating play in the opposition's zone and doing everything but scoring. Once Burrows is back up to speed with his shot and timing I think that line will be huge. I would say to keep rotating Hansen/Kesler with the twins until something sticks.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:27 pm

........waiting for the inevitable reefer complaint of too much line juggling/players unable to develop chemistry......
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:32 pm

Topper wrote:........waiting for the inevitable reefer complaint of too much line juggling/players unable to develop chemistry......


and the follow up to that, The Split up the Sedins suggestions.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Tiger » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:26 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Topper wrote:........waiting for the inevitable reefer complaint of too much line juggling/players unable to develop chemistry......


and the follow up to that, The Split up the Sedins suggestions.


Probably too late in the Sedins career but it would give the team more flexibility..
And right now a little juggling would be welcome :)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ClamRussel » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:29 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Mr.Miyagi wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:Looks like alot of this season is going to come down to whether Booth can get it together & be that secondary threat we desperately need. Asking Higgins to be a 2nd line winger is too much. If not Kassian, it has to be Booth. Wild card or albatross?


I am still waiting to see Kassian with the twins. I remember reading a quote from Torts saying that is what he wanted to try this season. After his suspension he never got the chance. Lately he has picked up his game IMO so maybe he'll get a shot?


Kassian needs to earn playing time with the Sedins, he certainly hasn't earned that to this point. The kid is at a crossroads with his career, step up to the plate Zack


Perhaps. Sometimes you just need a shot. Did Buffalo wait for Hodgson to earn it when they acquired him? He was immediately slotted between Pominville & Vanek. They gave him every opportunity to succeed. Perhaps they didn't have many other options but there's still something to it. I think back of how Neely was treated here as Tom Watt waited for him to earn it and "step up to the plate". He goes to Boston and is immediately paired with Rick Middleton on the top line. With 5 goals in 7 games to start the season w/ the Sedins last year (and them only assisting on a couple of them) I think he showed alot before being demoted. No doubt that suspension this year railroaded his chances w/ the Twins. If nothing else he's a guy who can protect them and create space. I'd love to see him develop working with them, he's proven he's got the hands to score & is an underrated playmaker. No doubt he needs work but it comes w/ the territory. It also reunites Kesler w/ Burrows who is pretty much the only player he really gels w/ on the team.

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Higgins - Kesler - Burrows
Booth - Santorelli - Hansen
Sestito - Richardson - Welsh

It certainly balances things out a bit more.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:28 am

SKYO wrote:"Eddie Lack's two-year contract extension has an AAV of $1.15M, $1M in first year, $1.3M in second year."


Nice to see Lack Attack staying with us for a few years. I like him alot, he's big for a goalie and covers alot of the net. I also like his happy go lucky attitude, which I think will serve him well in a high pressure position like goaltending. The only thing I don't like is he seems a bit clumsy at times and flops around a bit, I hope Rollie the Goalie can help him clean it up in the near future.

I hope he'll learn alot under the wings of Lou and hopefully in a couple years, we'll have another goaltending controversy again with 2 top dawgs who are capable of being #1 goalies. Cory Schneids 2.0 :P
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Island Nucklehead » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:12 am

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:I hope he'll learn alot under the wings of Lou and hopefully in a couple years, we'll have another goaltending controversy again with 2 top dawgs who are capable of being #1 goalies. Cory Schneids 2.0 :P


Lack is certainly capable. I don't think Luongo will be able to handle another challenge. Schneider stole the starting job, and Lou resigned himself to go back East. Lou wants to win, but it seems he wants to win the easy way... without competition.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:21 am

Art Vandelay wrote:Crossroads of his career at 22 with 100 NHL games under his belt. :roll:

Well duh. What a bust he should have at least 20 points in 16 games , 75 hits , 60 pim and should have had a dozen fights and won every single one of them .
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby okcanuck » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:54 am

RoyalDude wrote:Where's okcanuck and his thoughts regarding the standings and where the Canucks are currently placed.

I see the 11th placed Jets are closing in on us.

Don't be so negative RD.

Check the GDT RD or do you need help finding that too.
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