Player Discussion Brendan "The Fridge" Gaunce | Part 2

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  1. Hit the post

    Hit the post We are all Ryan Miller

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    Sutter is just having a bad stretch of games. He's alright as a #3C.

    Regardless of whether Gaunce is promoted, Schaller should be sent to Kalamazoo. He is the one that is pure trash. At least Granlund gave us one reasonably good season. All Schaller is good at is imitating Eriksson most nights.
     
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    Why are you hating Kalamazoo so much?
     
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    TruKnyte Incompetence everywhere

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    Sutter is ok to eat up minutes, but he's one of those players that I would explore to see how much value he has in terms of draft picks.
     
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    In the least shocking turn of events, you completely missed my point.
     
  5. Megaterio Llamas

    Megaterio Llamas a half assed job is good enough

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    Megaterio Llamas a half assed job is good enough

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    Megaterio Llamas a half assed job is good enough

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    This shorty Sunday vs Lehigh Valley was pretty nice:

     
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    He has been awful at that as well this year.

    Last year he was actually worth his contract.

    I doubt there is much interest in him around the league at this point.
     
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    His last name will have a similar effect as Gudbranson's draft position and size
     
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    Megaterio Llamas a half assed job is good enough

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    Megaterio Llamas a half assed job is good enough

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    Megaterio Llamas a half assed job is good enough

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    vanuck But Gillis...!!!

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    Yeah this. Dunno how anyone can watch junk like Granlund or Schaller fumble around the ice and think the team wouldn't be better served with Gaunce playing instead of them.
     
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    CCF This is the year....

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    Can't even begin to comprehend management decision making in deciding to sign Schaller over just keeping Gaunce. His play was good enough over the last season to maintain a spot with the Canucks.
     
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    Because if you are trying improve as an organization, you dont remain status quo on players like Gaunce. You attempt to upgrade.
    Schaller on paper was suppose to be an upgrade. It didn't work out.

    I would have been more annoyed at management if they remained status quo on Gaunce after his last season.
     
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    Hit the post We are all Ryan Miller

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    And he’s still on the roster why? (Schaller). Sounds like status quo to me as “on paper”, Gaunce would be a clear upgrade over Schaller right now.
     
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    That is the problem, nobody would complain if they actually brought someone in who is better than Gaunce but no matter how hard they try the havent. Nobody is complaining that Gaunce isnt in the lineup because he is such a good player. People complain because they bring in players that are worse than Gaunce yet play ahead of him. They are just wasting assets and money.
     
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    CCF This is the year....

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    I would argue that Schaller did not present as an upgrade on paper or in reality. The upside of this was lateral at best, and by all accounts this season, the results have not even been that.
     
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    If you made a list of the Canucks worst forwards this season, it would be tough not to put Schaller on top of that list. (Gagner ain’t on the team anymore so he doesn’t count). So why isn’t he playing for the Comets and ANYBODY (not necessarily Gaunce) up here instead? Status quo. You know you’re bad when (IMHO), Eriksson has had a better season than you.
     
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    Sure.. I was just helping the poster comprehend the decision. Schaller was a 12g scorer and playing significant PK mins on a very good PKing team. He looked like a significant upgrade on Gaunce.
     
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    The upside was offensively.
    Gaunce had been 100 gms of black hole offense. Created next to nothing. Shown no finish, playmaking, or ozone IQ at this level.
     
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    And yet he’s scored more NHL goals this season than “upgrade” Schaller. :huh:
     
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    CCF This is the year....

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    Schaller is 4 years older than Gaunce.

    When Schaller was 24 (Gaunce's current age) he had 2 points in 18 games. In fact, removing last season's stats, Schaller had career totals of 19 points in 94 games - again, all at an older age than Gaunce.

    I hardly think that is any indication of a player with offensive upside.
     
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    Even then, why make that a priority when there more glaring holes on the team? For some reason their main objective was to overhaul the bottom 6 which actually wasnt too bad last year when they should have focused on this atrocious defense.

    Having a Gaunce as 4th liner would have been perfectly fine there was just nothing to win when replacing him with another overprized UFA 4th liner. It is the whole idea behind this that was stupid.
     
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    It’s fine to seek an upgrade over Gaunce. I applaud that. But when the “upgrade” is worse after 35 games, send his butt down to the Comets.
     
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