The Darren Archibald Appreciation Thread

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  1. avelanch

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    Keep on keeping on!
     
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    I like his tenacity and he really is a solid player!

    If he can work on his skating he's gonna be a really solid bottom sixer for years to come.
     
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    i like him, he has surprisingly decent puck poise
     
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    I really hope Sestito is waived and Archie is kept on the roster if/when everyone is healthy.
     
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  7. TacitEndorsement

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    I don't even... What?
     
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    Good 4th liner with 3rd line potential! Can't wait to see him fight :D
     
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    Anyway, pairing him with Kassian is deadly. Love having this guy on the team, and it's phenomenal we got him for nothing.
     
  10. Betamax*

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    Yeah, that's the x-factor.

    We don't know who good or bad Archie (is that his nickname?) when it comes to the fisticuffs against NHL caliber fighters or even his willingness to do so. If he is willing and is as good (or bad) as Sestito in that department, then he's an upgrade for the team over Sestito.
     
  11. LickTheEnvelope

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    I have always liked Archibald.

    Better skills than people realize, as mentioned just needs to continue to work on skating:

     
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    It's a good thing that fighting isn't actually important.
     
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    very impressed with Archibald, but Sestito is a useful goon for some regular season games.


    Archibald has top 9 potential, its up to him, if he keep playing well, Torts will reward him.
     
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    Goons aren't useful. Ever. If you can't play, you can't play.

    And Sestito can't play.
     
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    Agree to disagree! It's been nice having him when things get rough.
     
  16. Betamax*

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    I agree that its importance in the overall scheme of things is not "important" today, but given how the current rules are being enforced, I will have to admit, I'd rather have the Canucks dress a Sestito over a (not Shae) Weber when it comes to facing teams like the Leafs or Flyers and let him deal with the nonsense that those teams can bring to the table.
     
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    I pray three times a day towards Rogers Arena for this to happen. Sestito makes my eyes bleed when I watch him play.
     
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    Here's hoping he gains 30 more pounds and becomes our next Dustin Byfuglien.....
     
  19. Betamax*

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    I want to see how this Archie guy celebrates his first NHL goal ... Can he top Sestito's goal celebration:



    The animated gif in the OP seems to indicate so ... :laugh:
     
  20. Tanevian*

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    Exactly, what the hell is a kalamazoo?
     
  21. Tanevian*

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    I guess it just comes down to what you consider "can play" means. He does a job that we need to be done for many games each year.
     
  22. TacitEndorsement

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYh6RdMum6A

    This is what I imagine every single time I see Sestito.
     
  23. DadBod

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    I've been a huge Archi supporter the day we signed him, and followed his progression close. But the part of his game that I haven't seen in the NHL compared to junior/AHL is his grittiness. He's known to throw the body around play hard, and I haven't seen him play like that as much compared to junior/AHL



    He's looked good otherwise and hasn't been a liability.
     
  24. ziploc

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    Not that everyone will all be healthy at the same time, but we will have a number crunch when players start getting back:

    Sedin Sedin Kesler
    Burrows Santo Higgins
    Kassian Schroeder Hansen
    Booth Richardson Weise
    Archibald, Sestito, Dalpe, Welsh

    Two most obvious candidates to go down are Archibald and Welsh, just in terms of keeping assets. But Archibald has, in my opinion, done enough (and if he carries on) to unseat Sestito.

    I also believe the Canucks need to, and probably will, add another top-6 forward at some point.
     
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    Nice to see he's developing into a solid bottom 6 guy.

    He's come a long way from this

     

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