Post-Game Talk: Canucks 2, Wild 4: Halfway point of the season

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  1. y2kcanucks

    y2kcanucks I Am Negan Sponsor

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    He's drunk (and no I'm not kidding). I'm actually surprised 1040 let him on for a second time. I think he's trying again. :help:
     
  2. This was a worrying loss. The team really looked lost out there. And I remember last week against the Sharks Hansen was playing great with I think it was Raymond and Higgins - just dominating, they had great chemistry and were getting the team back into the game - the rest of the lines were gelling and things looked good. So what did AV do? Moved Hansen to the top lines and all that gel washed away.

    Tonight Edler looked just awful, and the forwards looked lazy, had no crisp passing, and just out of sync. If this is just a bad spell I don't buy it. Minnesota didn't look like that good of a team, they just took advantage of sloppy play and got an easy two points against a miscoached team. I never thought I'd say this but AV does need to go. My question would be who should replace him? Are there any alternatives available right now? Or would the Assistant do for now? Maybe that would send a shockwave through the dressing room.

    Also Booth proved me wrong so far this year. He has shown signs of a very talented guy, he just seems to lack any kind of finish - or maybe it's coaching I don't know. I see a lot of talent there that is not producing - I can totally envision the guy getting traded to somewhere like Detroit and lighting it up there...
     
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    It was amazing watching how aggressive the Minnesota forecheck was late in the 3rd. They were sending two or three, with a two goals lead.

    They didn't sit back. I am coveting another teams forecheck, and that's a sin. That's why we have to fire AV. To avoid sinning.
     
  4. Zombotron

    Zombotron Drunken Sailor Benning

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    What would it take to get Dubinsky from CBJ? Get him back with his old Winterhawks linemate Jannik Hansen.
     
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    That's just depressing.
     
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    Id be all over it if he didnt have a 4 million cap hit. We have one too many overpaid 4.25 cap hits..
     
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    I think when it comes to Booth we can safely say it's not coaching, and that no matter where he goes, he's not going to just all of a sudden remember how to play good hockey.

    I really hope the Canucks package Booth and Edler to a bottom feeder at the draft for a really high pick.
     
  8. CBJ have played 2 more games. Also, they currently have the longest winning streak in the NHL at 5 games.
     
  9. You could be right but I see some untapped talent there that is yeah partly his own fault. But I have to imagine if he was under Bowman he would coach the ***** out of him and make him a star...
     
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    For the record I would actually like Booth if he was "only" getting paid a million dollars.
     
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    I'm goning to try and take the positive out of that this if we can fix the PP and get a healthy Kesler back and contributing a lot of OT games might become reg wins.
     
  12. Stories Tales Lies

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    I cant for the life of me see why how much he gets paid matters, we can't carry extra cap space now into next year, I did not stop us getting any UFAs or trade possibilities that we know of. Serious questions whats the big deal? what happens if he is paid 1 million?
     
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    If he was only making a million, then what he's doing on the ice (which is not much) could be justified.

    At a million, you're not expected to be a difference maker, just a contributor. Right now Booth is neither, but he's shown flashes in the past, and that in itself is worth a million bucks.
     
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    Actually Dubinsky is precisely the type of player Gillis likes to acquire - you know those 4+ million dollar guys on long term deals that can never be traded after acquistion when they suck balls.
     
  15. Bourne Endeavor

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    Hawks = Best team in the league bar none
    Ducks = Second best
    Canadiens/Bruins = Battling as best in the East; Habs after finishing a dismal 15th last year.

    Canucks = Get completely dominated on a near nightly basis and riding at 25% of our last twelve games.

    Perspective, indeed.
     
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    CKNW 980 sportstalk is absolutely golden right now, Great convo's going on and great fan calls.

    I found my new home, man they have improved.
     
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    Seriously? :laugh:
     
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    Is there a link for an albertan?

    Edit nevermind found it. Does gillis go on this station or ever listen?

    I only chose team1040 cause gillis is always on, the callers hurt me though.
     
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    I think the poster was referencing the fact that Booth is signed at 4.25 million through 2014-2015, and you know, the salary cap implications this has for the franchise going forward.
     
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    So the principle then?
     
  21. Lucbourdon

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    Best part is, they let you talk as long as you want, keep you on the line with an answer and lets you respond.

    It's just like pat steinberg, I never knew we had such a good station doing post game shows here.
     
  22. Ronning On Empty

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    Watching the Kings and Flames, I believe it was mentioned that Sutter believes in constantly attacking the opposition, even when up. That shows the separation in coaching philosophies.

    When winning, fight as if you are losing. It's the best way to put away opponents.
     
  23. Tiranis

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    If you waived Booth, there would be teams lined up to claim him. I don't see the problem that some posters are finding.
     
  24. KeninsFan

    KeninsFan Fire Benning already

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    That's just good coaching - the injury plagued D can't breakout as is.

    Edler - very good on the left side, forced to switch to the right side where his break outs are average and prone to TOs

    Garrison - solid first pass

    Hamhuis - very good

    Ballard - Passes to his partner instead of making the pass

    Alberts - Mediocre at best, and to add was partnered with Ballard

    Tanev - usually good but had an injured hand.

    Our centers are not supporting the play enough for good breakouts. Henrik does a decent job but Higgins was off by a couple feet which makes a huge difference. Schroeder is playing it FAR too safely which makes our breakouts slow. Lappy can't skate well enough (injured?).
     
  25. Yeah you're right, that is definitely a pretty important factor that cannot be neglected. But she sure does look like he has the talent. But at that price for 2.5 years I'm not sure he can be kept, you are on to something. How about trading him to NYI and ripping them off? They always seem game to doing stupid trades...
     
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