Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Topper » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:08 pm

A few comments;

For the first 1/2 of the game, 5 on 5, the Kings with last change matched the Kopitar line vs the Sedins. A match up they lost and latter allowed Green to match the Sutter line ve the Kopitar line.

As I've noted before, there is something Granlund about Gaunce and freeing Granlund to play centre on another line may be optimal. I'd have Gagne and Bermitsov riding pine, Jake back with the twins and Granlund centering Louie and Vanek.

Hutton still needs baby sitting. I don't know how you can afford to baby sit he and the lil'trojan.

Barchia's goal was all Vanek with a good play by Pouliot. The kings had to respect Vanek's shot and stayed with that while Pouliot drove the net taking defenders with him. hard fast accurate pass for the one timer meant the Kings couldn't be quick enough. There is a bit of Hossa in Vanek's game.
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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:13 pm

What does one have to do with the other?

Eventually players like Virtanen, and Goldobin for that matter, will have to be given a roster spot, or traded.

I'd rather see Both Virtanen and Goldobin frankly but there isn't room without sitting a vet, who we may or may not want to trade at the TDD.

I don't like Vanek, I respect what he brings but wrong player at the wrong time. I don't mind Burmistrov or Gagne but we only need one of them.

Oh wait, we aren't rushing the kids so they are placeholders. I keep forgetting that.
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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Meds » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:05 pm

Topper wrote: Barchia's goal was all Vanek with a good play by Pouliot. The kings had to respect Vanek's shot and stayed with that while Pouliot drove the net taking defenders with him. hard fast accurate pass for the one timer meant the Kings couldn't be quick enough. There is a bit of Hossa in Vanek's game.
That was a one timer? :look:

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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Cherry Picker » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:45 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:What does one have to do with the other?

Eventually players like Virtanen, and Goldobin for that matter, will have to be given a roster spot, or traded.

I'd rather see Both Virtanen and Goldobin frankly but there isn't room without sitting a vet, who we may or may not want to trade at the TDD.

I don't like Vanek, I respect what he brings but wrong player at the wrong time. I don't mind Burmistrov or Gagne but we only need one of them.

Oh wait, we aren't rushing the kids so they are placeholders. I keep forgetting that.
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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:41 pm

Good points CP.

Some posters like to think if we didn't have Vanek and or Burmistrov and or Gange that would automatically mean a Virtanen and perhaps Goldobin would be regulars. But if the coach doesn't think they are ready we'll ya we always have Chaput and Megna and Rodin and Boucher.....
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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:16 am

Cherry Picker wrote: I don't mind the depth at all, anything that keeps Megna and Chaput off the team is fine with me. The signings provide good depth that can win the Canucks some games against more depleted rosters.
We beat some pretty good teams so far with the help of those signings though (ie: Oil, Pens, Caps, Kings, etc). We did not see this the past couple seasons.

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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by SKYO » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:08 pm

Topper wrote:A few comments;

As I've noted before, there is something Granlund about Gaunce and freeing Granlund to play centre on another line may be optimal. I'd have Gagne and Bermitsov riding pine, Jake back with the twins and Granlund centering Louie and Vanek.

Hutton still needs baby sitting. I don't know how you can afford to baby sit he and the lil'trojan.

Barchia's goal was all Vanek with a good play by Pouliot. The kings had to respect Vanek's shot and stayed with that while Pouliot drove the net taking defenders with him. hard fast accurate pass for the one timer meant the Kings couldn't be quick enough. There is a bit of Hossa in Vanek's game.
Yeah Burmistrov has been the epitome of a perimeter guy, Gagner has improved, but it's good to see they try Granlund back at center again with some skilled linemates.

I hope to see Vanek more on the powerplay dude has the blaster shot.

Gonna be some tough choices when Stecher & Tanev return & if everyone can remain healthy as Pouliot is just too good of a dman to sit out now, Stecher could get the ol' conditioning assignment in Utica to buy some time.
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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Topper » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:31 pm

SKYO wrote:Gonna be some tough choices when Stecher & Tanev return & if everyone can remain healthy as Pouliot is just too good of a dman to sit out now, Stecher could get the ol' conditioning assignment in Utica to buy some time.
Pouliot has been a reliable 3rd pairing guy, maybe a bit more offensive skill than Biega but that is borderline. Biega is more physical. Both are better than the 'lil trojan.
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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Hockey Widow » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:46 pm

Topper wrote:
SKYO wrote:Gonna be some tough choices when Stecher & Tanev return & if everyone can remain healthy as Pouliot is just too good of a dman to sit out now, Stecher could get the ol' conditioning assignment in Utica to buy some time.
Pouliot has been a reliable 3rd pairing guy, maybe a bit more offensive skill than Biega but that is borderline. Biega is more physical. Both are better than the 'lil trojan.

if we play the handness game either Del Zotto, Edler, Hutton or Pouliot will come out when Stetcher is healthy. So Green will either have to stick to that plan or say WTF and sit Biega.
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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by micky107 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:23 pm

Doubt if anyone feels too good about a stint in Utica right now.
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Re: Canucks at LA spn 7.30 pst

Post by Tiger » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:15 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Topper wrote:
SKYO wrote:Gonna be some tough choices when Stecher & Tanev return & if everyone can remain healthy as Pouliot is just too good of a dman to sit out now, Stecher could get the ol' conditioning assignment in Utica to buy some time.
Pouliot has been a reliable 3rd pairing guy, maybe a bit more offensive skill than Biega but that is borderline. Biega is more physical. Both are better than the 'lil trojan.

if we play the handness game either Del Zotto, Edler, Hutton or Pouliot will come out when Stetcher is healthy. So Green will either have to stick to that plan or say WTF and sit Biega.
Just took a look at the+/- of our Dmen. Del Zotto has the worst with -8.. The rest aren't even close to this level of incompetence. Biggest surprise to me was Hutton at +4
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