2021-22 Predictions

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How will Canucks do this year?

Shit the bed / great draft pick.
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6%
Out of the playoffs
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10%
Make the playoffs / slip in / late wild card
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23%
Solid team the makes the playoffs
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13%
Wins 1 round
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29%
Wins 2 rounds
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6%
Wins the West
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3%
Goes. All. The. Way.
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10%
 
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Anthony Stewart is taking a roasting from Canucks fans for saying the Canucks don't make the playoffs. He feels the Canucks haven't addressed the lack of depth on defence and the third and fourth lines. He's not wrong about lack of depth. Already there's plenty of doubt whether we see any of Hamonic, Motte or Sutter this season and having the likes of Burroughs, Dowling, Highmore and Petan, the proverbial Sea of Granlunds means more injuries to the current roster and these players with no more upside potential to give will be playing major minutes in future games. Where are the 20-23 year olds in the system pushing for spots on the roster? None of the SoGs looked any good killing penalties, yet the excuse of letting Gadjovic go was because he couldn't kill penalties. At least he was improving as a player and still has more to give unlike the junk kept on the current roster.
One team everyone is overlooking is the LA Kings. Many here are laughing at Rob Blake and his drafting. Blake, however looked around the division and feels he has enough talent that he traded a 2021 second and a 2022 third for Arvidsson, then he signed Danault. We'll see if he's an idiot or the real genius.
Prediction - Green gets gassed after 25 games and one of Bruce Boudreau or Bab the Cock (yech!) is brought in by a desperate Jimmy. However Juulsen and Woo unexpectedly make the Canucks during the season and they grab the last wildcard spot thanks to unreal play by Demko and Halak.
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mr perfect wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:45 pm Anthony Stewart is taking a roasting from Canucks fans for saying the Canucks don't make the playoffs. He feels the Canucks haven't addressed the lack of depth on defence and the third and fourth lines. He's not wrong about lack of depth. Already there's plenty of doubt whether we see any of Hamonic, Motte or Sutter this season and having the likes of Burroughs, Dowling, Highmore and Petan, the proverbial Sea of Granlunds means more injuries to the current roster and these players with no more upside potential to give will be playing major minutes in future games. Where are the 20-23 year olds in the system pushing for spots on the roster? None of the SoGs looked any good killing penalties, yet the excuse of letting Gadjovic go was because he couldn't kill penalties. At least he was improving as a player and still has more to give unlike the junk kept on the current roster.
One team everyone is overlooking is the LA Kings. Many here are laughing at Rob Blake and his drafting. Blake, however looked around the division and feels he has enough talent that he traded a 2021 second and a 2022 third for Arvidsson, then he signed Danault. We'll see if he's an idiot or the real genius.
Prediction - Green gets gassed after 25 games and one of Bruce Boudreau or Bab the Cock (yech!) is brought in by a desperate Jimmy. However Juulsen and Woo unexpectedly make the Canucks during the season and they grab the last wildcard spot thanks to unreal play by Demko and Halak.
Sea of Granlunds are on the fourth line, where they belong, not peaking in to the top 6 (remember Granlund with the settings
Sedins? Blech)

Arvidsson and Danault are maybe third liners on this year's Canucks. They are 1st liners in LA.

That's what proper fw depth looks like.
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The current Canucks roster is two forward injuries away from one of the present version of Chaput, Meygna and Skille playing on the top six. At least those guys were 6' and 200 lb and not the current crop of midgets who don't even belong in the NHL.
Arvidsson and Danault start as second liners in LA with Blake projecting Vilardi and other young players taking over on the second line as the season progresses. We will see if he's a dolt or a genius as time passes.
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That’s interesting that Danault bumps Kopitar out of the #1 centre spot. Anze must be really slipping.
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mr perfect wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:30 pm The current Canucks roster is two forward injuries away from one of the present version of Chaput, Meygna and Skille playing on the top six. At least those guys were 6' and 200 lb and not the current crop of midgets who don't even belong in the NHL.
Arvidsson and Danault start as second liners in LA with Blake projecting Vilardi and other young players taking over on the second line as the season progresses. We will see if he's a dolt or a genius as time passes.
Well, we're down a first liner already, and losing two more first liners will be too much for the deepest team in the league.

Imagine Tampa without Stamkos, Point and Kucherov.

Or even scarier, imagine LA without Kopitar, Arvidsson and Danault!
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ESQ wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:21 pm
mr perfect wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:30 pm The current Canucks roster is two forward injuries away from one of the present version of Chaput, Meygna and Skille playing on the top six. At least those guys were 6' and 200 lb and not the current crop of midgets who don't even belong in the NHL.
Arvidsson and Danault start as second liners in LA with Blake projecting Vilardi and other young players taking over on the second line as the season progresses. We will see if he's a dolt or a genius as time passes.
Well, we're down a first liner already, and losing two more first liners will be too much for the deepest team in the league.

Imagine Tampa without Stamkos, Point and Kucherov.

Or even scarier, imagine LA without Kopitar, Arvidsson and Danault!
Do you remember the shortened 56 game 2020-2021 season? It was only this past Winter and Spring. The Canucks entered the season with Gaudette, MacEwen, Roussel and Virtanen having scored 42 goals in the shortened 2019-2020 season. In other words, depth in scoring. One of the top six went out with injury in 2020-2021. How did that work out for the Canucks and all their depth last season? If there are injuries to the top six, then players on the third line need to move up and contribute. How confident are you the AHL midgets can move up to the third line and contribute more than the AHL scrubs did last season? I have no confidence in the latest group of AHL runts, they don't belong in the NHL.
You can hold the belief that Benning has done a good job here and is a good GM. Why you believe you need to throw in with the Dude who feels he needs to slag other NHL GMs to fluff up Benning is a head scratcher. I hope Blake is wrong in believing he has the parts for his team to make the playoffs, would love to see the Kings fall flat on their collective faces. But that's why they play the games, isn't it?
BTW Granlund scored more goals in the one season he played two weeks with the Sedins that the current SoGs have scored in the NHL combined in their careers.
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Yup, Mr. Perfect certainly doesn’t understand what the Sea of Granlunds were.
It wasn’t about minimum salary injury replacements who will be waived once Motte and Boeser return.
New season, and he’s stuck in the past.
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mr perfect wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:22 am If there are injuries to the top six, then players on the third line need to move up and contribute.
No shit, and who's on the 3rd line now?

Horvat. Pearson. Podkolzin.

Benning added a 1st-line forward (Garland), a #3C (Dickinson), and Petey is back. Plus the pipeline has provided Podkolzin.

I only bring up Blake's foibles because people (by nature) have a grass-is-greener perspective on other rebuilding teams. In Blob's case, he has a particular hard-on for Sakic who took over an Avalanche team 5 years into a rebuild and won the lottery in his first year.

Serious question - would you trade Garland and Dickinson straight-up for Arviddsson and Danault?
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Jesus I have missed a lot lately. Danault knocked Kopitar off the first line in LA and Horvat is a 3rd liner now. :?
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Vin Tanner wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:35 am Jesus I have missed a lot lately. Danault knocked Kopitar off the first line in LA and Horvat is a 3rd liner now. :?
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Vin Tanner wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:35 am Jesus I have missed a lot lately. Danault knocked Kopitar off the first line in LA and Horvat is a 3rd liner now. :?
Nothing like a besmirching of the Kings to draw Blobbee out of the woodwork :lol:

I heard if you go into the bathroom, look in the mirror, turn off the lights, and say "Sakic is a mediocre GM" three times, Blob appears behind you!
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I’m just shocked that Kopitar isn’t a first liner anymore. Just came off 50 points in 56 games.

Horvat is now a 22 minute third liner. :shock: :shock:
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Cherry Picker wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:12 am Yup, Mr. Perfect certainly doesn’t understand what the Sea of Granlunds were.
It wasn’t about minimum salary injury replacements who will be waived once Motte and Boeser return.
New season, and he’s stuck in the past.
Not stuck in the past Cherry Pie, am living in the now and living in reality. I hadn't heard of Motte's return, do we have a timeline for when he returns from a concussion he suffered six months ago? About the same time Ferland returns from concussion? I think prior to the season we all knew who the forwards were going to be on this team, Granlund, err Highmore was going to be on the roster because Benning traded a former Hobey Baker winner for him and they believe they can make another Motte out of Highmore. Except he was unimpressive in the exhibition games. Come training camp we find out neither Motte nor Sutter are ready and are out with conditions which don't have a set recovery time. We end up with Highmore on the third line in the Oilers game. Canucks are on a road trip and they generally come back with some injuries from them. You don't think it's possible if one of the top six go down Green will have Petan on the top two lines? He had Leipzig out on the top six when he was here. See Pouliot for other Winterhawks alumni that Travis coached in Portland who get loads of ice time from him when they first get here. This Blight of Petans could conceivably play 60-70 games for the Canucks. They aren't NHL calibre depth no matter how hard you try to spin it.
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ESQ wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:32 am
mr perfect wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:22 am If there are injuries to the top six, then players on the third line need to move up and contribute.
No shit, and who's on the 3rd line now?

Horvat. Pearson. Podkolzin.

Benning added a 1st-line forward (Garland), a #3C (Dickinson), and Petey is back. Plus the pipeline has provided Podkolzin.

I only bring up Blake's foibles because people (by nature) have a grass-is-greener perspective on other rebuilding teams. In Blob's case, he has a particular hard-on for Sakic who took over an Avalanche team 5 years into a rebuild and won the lottery in his first year.

Serious question - would you trade Garland and Dickinson straight-up for Arviddsson and Danault?
Horvat, Pearson and Garland were the second line against the Oilers on Wednesday with Dickinson, Hoglander and Highmore on the third line.

I would not make that trade because Garland is the youngest and has the most potential of the four. He has the speed and playmaking ability we needed on the port side.

I have predicted the Canucks will grab the final wild card spot despite their shortcomings and I think a coaching change will be involved. It won't be a cakewalk, Calgary and LA will battle them for it.
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mr perfect wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:34 pm Blight of Petans
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