Vancouver Canucks season

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Derby, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    staying relatively healthy will be key, sutter and eriksson should make a difference and both hovart and baertschi should continue to improve, maybe not enough muscle up front, too bad they didn't land lucic. hopefully gudbranson and tryamkin will be enough to discourage teams from running them outta the rink. we do have good goaltending, not too sure about the coaching, didn't like the way larsen was so easily pushed off the puck in corners, i think we need another solid dman. don't think larsen will last a month and hopefully tryamkin continues to improve. I think they will be in the battle for the last playoff spot, if not willy needs to go. also we need a the 2nd power play unit to be the 1st, sedins are way to predictable, power play looked better without them in the preseason imho
  2. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    I agree about the coach
  3. banger17

    banger17 Well-Known Member

    I saw a couple articles stating that Canucks need to score about 30 more goals this year and let in about 20 less to be a playoff team, based on the average GF and GA over the last 5 years for playoff teams.

    So to Nicnats point, if what he posted holds somewhat true, they should have the pieces in place to make it happen and perhaps squeak in. will be close either way...
  4. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    Nucks will take the opener 4-2 on sat. night :)
  5. Sotally Tober

    Sotally Tober Active Member

    The post count will probably be higher than the points the team manages to earn this year. Lol
  6. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Sorry about the double post. Removed one
  7. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Depends on how well you keep the pot stirred
  8. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure this team that has been given to him will cost him his job this season. It's unfortunate as he seems like a nice guy but they just don't have the pieces around the aging Sedins who despite putting up points HAVE became predictable a few seasons ago. I don't think he's a terrible coach but when a team isn't winning.....we all know who takes the fall. It certainly won't be the Sedins being moved out of town....haha.

    The Sedins are now ~60 point players and are definitely on the downside of their career (pretty obvious comment...haha). The GM's in recent years seem to have done "okay" at drafting with their first round picks but they certainly haven't done much free agency wise. We'll see what Loui does this year and perhaps a healthy Sutter can help things out. Unfortunately for the Nucks....the twins are a hindrance with their contracts and don't allow big free agency splashes but if nothing else it was good to see them get Eriksson.

    I certainly don't think they'll be seeing the post season though, the west is just too tough.

    In saying that.....stranger things have happened and some of the new and young guys could step up this year; you just never know but I would definitely place my wager on them missing out on the postseason.
  9. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    This is their last chance, if the Canucks don't turn it around this season I'll be a founding member of the fan club for the new Vegas team that debuts a year from now.

    Other random hockey thoughts:
    • Leafs are running true to form right from game 1 - their amazing young rookie scores 4 goals in the first 40 minutes... but they still lose the game. Mwahahahaha!
    • I don't think Willie is a bad coach, but he's got so little to work with. So much of the team is structured around the Sedins, their options are severely limited.
    • However, the recent world cup exposed Torts for the complete dud that he is. He has a star studded team to work with but they can only win one game. And they leave Phil Kessel at home despite him just coming off a career best season.
  10. Ryan A

    Ryan A Active Member

    I'm excited for this year because of the depth we have in the younger guys and new acquisitions. If everyone can stay injury free it will be a good year. I don't understand how the pukes in Toronto have us finishing last.
  11. eaglemaniac

    eaglemaniac Well-Known Member

    I've said way back when. That if the Canucks don't dump the Sedins, they will never win. Sorry.;) eman
  12. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Maybe we can trade them for Kane and Toews?
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  13. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Go on the Canucks forum. You throw in a first round pick and there is some 58 yr old GM living in his Mom's basement sustaining himself on Domino's that would pull that trade off.
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  14. fishhunter327

    fishhunter327 Member

    I,m only 57.
  15. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

  16. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member

    Good start nuckleheads!
  17. getbent

    getbent Well-Known Member

    Remember we sold a lot of picks over the last couple of years hoping to make a run...takes time boys takes time
  18. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Ya.......for diddly squat.
  19. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    it will be cheaper to fly to vegas to catch a game than going to a nucks game. hmmmm, never been to vegas!
  20. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    I'm ready to fire willy today, never been a fan of his so i am definitely prejudiced. you can go back to his 1st season here when the nucks played calgary in the playoffs, he was severely out coached by hartley, totaly out of his element imho. either too pig headed or just plain stupid imho. and now he puts hovart on the 4th line, wtf is that, him and baertschi had a great chemistry going, baertschi had some great moments last night and if horvat was with him i'm sure they would have been good for a goal. that one stupid move by willy could have cost them the opener imho. i've read all the reasons for and against this move to the 4th line and imho it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, it's a bush league move and willy is bush league, he needs to go!!!

    enough of that rant, lol, we'll see if he comes to his senses tonight, hopefully benning will set him str8. sutter and gudbranson looked great, good start for them, willy will probably bench them both tonight hahahahaha
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