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Around the League 2019-2021 Edition

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
True but the potential is there and more solid than most other teams imo.

Yeah, the potential is there, but they're already pencilling in Joe Thornton as their #3C. That's...uhhh...not good.

Their top 4 defenders are real gud. Barkov and Huby are real gud. They will go as far as Reinhart, Bennett, Verhaege, Hornqvist, Duclair and of course their goaltending, takes them.
 

oscarheyman

Active member
Yeah, the potential is there, but they're already pencilling in Joe Thornton as their #3C. That's...uhhh...not good.

Their top 4 defenders are real gud. Barkov and Huby are real gud. They will go as far as Reinhart, Bennett, Verhaege, Hornqvist, Duclair and of course their goaltending, takes them.
Canucks originally dealt one of those defenseman to the Black Hawks for a guy that couldn't skate at the NHL level because....reasons. ;) To be fair, he (Forsling) was an undersized late draft pick (5th round?) at the time. Black Hawks later dealt him to Carolina (he couldn't crack their deep blueline & was put on waivers; Florida claims him (probably as a result of coach Q's recommendation) & get an asset for free).

An incredible disconnect between the amateur & professional scouting on the Canucks. Granted, a good chunk of drafting is often luck & the Canucks have had their share of it lately (good luck).
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Canucks originally dealt one of those defenseman to the Black Hawks for a guy that couldn't skate at the NHL level because....reasons. ;) To be fair, he (Forsling) was an undersized late draft pick (5th round?) at the time. Black Hawks later dealt him to Carolina (he couldn't crack their deep blueline & was put on waivers; Florida claims him (probably as a result of coach Q's recommendation) & get an asset for free).

An incredible disconnect between the amateur & professional scouting on the Canucks. Granted, a good chunk of drafting is often luck & the Canucks have had their share of it lately (good luck).

It brings me great pleasure to see how much of a tire fire that organization is.

You're one of the good ones, which almost makes me feel bad about it for you.

Almost.
 

Wayward DP

Well-known member
Aside from Barkov & Huberdeau, Florida’s forwards look like the Island of Misfit toys.

And in net, they’re relying on a guy who’s been mediocre-to-bad for three straight seasons now, plus a 20 year old kid with six professional hockey games to his credit.
this analysis is spot on, although I am pretty high on Knight.
 

soco22

Well-known member
Hockey in Canada has been stuck in how to cover the game for the last 50 years. Aside from HD and changing the score/clock at the top - not really much going on. (Aside from the issues of who they pick to be on these broadcasts etc)
 

JackBurton

Well-known member
Hockey in Canada has been stuck in how to cover the game for the last 50 years. Aside from HD and changing the score/clock at the top - not really much going on. (Aside from the issues of who they pick to be on these broadcasts etc)
They really need to get with the times.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
they're covering the game for small town Canada -- hence the emphasis on Kraft Hockeyville and other small town programming where a chunk of players were born
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
they're covering the game for small town Canada -- hence the emphasis on Kraft Hockeyville and other small town programming where a chunk of players were born

Yeah, do they ever jerk small town Canada off with both hands. It's 10-15% of the country ffs. I have way more in common with an American from a major urban centre than I do with a Canadian from Lumsden Saskatchewan.

ESPN might save the NHL despite themselves.
 
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