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Linus Karlsson goal today. His third of the season.
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Just reading an article on The Athletic behind a pay wall so I will only say that the author said Canuck fans should not be worried about his production. Teams in KHL loaded like Pods team normally does not give a lot of icetime to a player not committed long term to the KHL team. Really looking forward to him joining the Canucks in the start of 2021/22 season.

Put him on the 2nd line with BHO and with his ELC contract it will be beneficial for the team. Hopefully Green can accept this and work out the little details that is needed within the game to make Pods rookie year a success.
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2Fingers wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:21 am Just reading an article on The Athletic behind a pay wall so I will only say that the author said Canuck fans should not be worried about his production. Teams in KHL loaded like Pods team normally does not give a lot of icetime to a player not committed long term to the KHL team. Really looking forward to him joining the Canucks in the start of 2021/22 season.

Put him on the 2nd line with BHO and with his ELC contract it will be beneficial for the team. Hopefully Green can accept this and work out the little details that is needed within the game to make Pods rookie year a success.
All indications point to Pod being more of a 2 way, defense first type of forward. He might partner nicely with Horvat in frustrating Pimple McDoofus for the next decade
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2Fingers wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:21 am Just reading an article on The Athletic behind a pay wall so I will only say that the author said Canuck fans should not be worried about his production. Teams in KHL loaded like Pods team normally does not give a lot of icetime to a player not committed long term to the KHL team. Really looking forward to him joining the Canucks in the start of 2021/22 season.

Put him on the 2nd line with BHO and with his ELC contract it will be beneficial for the team. Hopefully Green can accept this and work out the little details that is needed within the game to make Pods rookie year a success.
:) Glen Hanlon gave him a rave review via a text to JB. as he is was there to see some of Podkolzin's tournament.
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Ok canucks fans. Who is the last great defensive specialist winger in the NHL? I'm talking a comparable to what Pod is trending into, elite talent but the points are harder to come by.

Jere Lehtonen is the one guy that seems to comes to mind the most but i also think he wasnt as hamstrrung points wise as Pod has demostrated to date..
In my opinion there isnt currently one right now save for possibly Bergeron.

Heres a discussion about just this topic:

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/365 ... e-forward

The best defensive forward award, originally designed for a shadowing winger, has become a center's award. Skill in the face-off circle is an obvious defensive advantage. A team with the puck tends not be scored on. Win the puck in a defensive zone and you are making an important defensive play. Face-off percentage was also a statistic the NHL has kept ad infinitum, so it was available for sports writers to use in their search for the Selke trophy winner.

This has resulted in only three other wingers besides Gainey; Craig Ramsay, Dirk Graham, and Jere Lehtinen winning the award in the thirty one years it has been given out. Meanwhile a pack of centers, known for their faceoff ability, Bobby Clarke, Doug Jarvis, Dave Poulin, Guy Carbonneau, Michael Peca, and Rod Brind'amour have all won the trophy. Skill in the faceoff circle while a component of great defensive play has perhaps been over-represented just because that number has always been there to use.
So wingers as defensive specialists are far less likely to come along than theur centermen counterparts...this is why the Pod is so incomparable.
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:11 pm Ok canucks fans. Who is the last great defensive specialist winger in the NHL? I'm talking a comparable to what Pod is trending into, elite talent but the points are harder to come by.

Jere Lehtonen is the one guy that seems to comes to mind the most but i also think he wasnt as hamstrrung points wise as Pod has demostrated to date..
In my opinion there isnt currently one right now save for possibly Bergeron.

Heres a discussion about just this topic:

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/365 ... e-forward

The best defensive forward award, originally designed for a shadowing winger, has become a center's award. Skill in the face-off circle is an obvious defensive advantage. A team with the puck tends not be scored on. Win the puck in a defensive zone and you are making an important defensive play. Face-off percentage was also a statistic the NHL has kept ad infinitum, so it was available for sports writers to use in their search for the Selke trophy winner.

This has resulted in only three other wingers besides Gainey; Craig Ramsay, Dirk Graham, and Jere Lehtinen winning the award in the thirty one years it has been given out. Meanwhile a pack of centers, known for their faceoff ability, Bobby Clarke, Doug Jarvis, Dave Poulin, Guy Carbonneau, Michael Peca, and Rod Brind'amour have all won the trophy. Skill in the faceoff circle while a component of great defensive play has perhaps been over-represented just because that number has always been there to use.
So wingers as defensive specialists are far less likely to come along than theur centermen counterparts...this is why the Pod is so incomparable.
Just browsing the list of Selke winners to see who was a winger, and the answer becomes obvious - Sergei Federov :lol:
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Couldnt stop him

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He played at center mostly during his best years. Federov could skate very very well though...i dont see that in the Pod....more of a power forward like Messier without the off foot wrister maybe
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Didn't Ryan Kesler play a ton of right wing? Won his first Selke in 2011. A defensive forward was he. Marvelous! If Podkolzin turns out to be our
next player of that ilk, I'm good with that! ****ing eh!
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Micky wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:55 pm Didn't Ryan Kesler play a ton of right wing? Won his first Selke in 2011. A defensive forward was he. Marvelous! If Podkolzin turns out to be our
next player of that ilk, I'm good with that! ****ing eh!
His selke was won playing center.

My point is that its tough to find a comparable to Pod.

Actually, Bob Gainey was this type of player. He had low scoring output while playing a huge part of his teams success.

Fuck if we snagged a Russian Bob fucking Gainey to go along with our Swedish Gretzky and Yankee Bobby Orr....

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Micky wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:55 pm Didn't Ryan Kesler play a ton of right wing? Won his first Selke in 2011. A defensive forward was he. Marvelous! If Podkolzin turns out to be our
next player of that ilk, I'm good with that! ****ing eh!
Kes at his peak was playing center, but RW on the PP where he was racking up points/goals.
The Brown Wizard wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:22 pm Couldnt stop him

:D

He played at center mostly during his best years. Federov could skate very very well though...i dont see that in the Pod....more of a power forward like Messier without the off foot wrister maybe
Wasn't he also a Norris finalist, when Bowman got him to play D ? Or was it just the Scotty said he would win a Norris if he stayed on D?
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:59 pm Fuck if we snagged a Russian Bob fucking Gainey to go along with our Swedish Gretzky and Yankee Bobby Orr....

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You know what that is not being discussed?

the fact that Pod COULD NOT come to the NHL for 2 seasons after being selected. This is perfect for the Canucks timing as he is ELC when bad contracts start to come off, he is not vying for time with other rookies or the team having too many rookies on the team. He also has some ice time playing with men so he should be able to play on 2nd line.

Pod on 2nd line
Hog on 3rd line

Both ELC so who cares of LE rides the pines because his $1M cap space will be taken by 1 of these 2.

Is this not a genius plan or what?
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Genius. :mex:
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Damned genius :)
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