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manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Jan 14 @ 12:00 PM ET
I was going to post last night Gaudette 1 Turris 0 but didn’t want to jinx it.
- Makita

All the jinxing of Gaudette not doing anything was right on cue.

I know Ruby hates Gaudette but I still really like parts of his game. He's out there and he's trying hard every shift. Problem is that he isn't the fastest or biggest player and he's not the most skilled. He's never going to wow you nightly like Petey.

I think he works hard enough to get his chances and hopefully he makes the most of them when they happen.
Reubenkincade
Location: BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Jan 14 @ 12:01 PM ET
Canucks with 4 players in top 20 of league scoring.👍
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Jan 14 @ 12:04 PM ET
That's the funny thing about the proverbial Window of Opportunity. It only stays open for a short time. I think what use to be a 5 year window has now turned to a 3 year one.

Canucks should be ready after this year to make some big moves IMO because I think letting contracts expire after this year is a mistake.

- VANTEL

As long as you still draft well and develop, no reason why teams can't be successful for more than 3 years.
dbot
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Auckland - Anti intentional tanking
Joined: 10.22.2008

Jan 14 @ 12:05 PM ET
Canucks with 4 players in top 20 of league scoring.👍
- Reubenkincade


Holtby top 5 GAA in the league.

Retinalz
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Vancouver, BC
Joined: 01.31.2015

Jan 14 @ 12:06 PM ET
As long as you still draft well and develop, no reason why teams can't be successful for more than 3 years.
- manvanfan

Look at Detroit, they made the playoffs like 23 years in a row or something like that and had 4 cups. Eventually it all ends, but we will be competitive for at least 10 years with our current core, and if we can draft well it could go on longer.
Pres.cup
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Making the most of the worst situation... Canuck fan 4life , BC
Joined: 12.23.2014

Jan 14 @ 12:07 PM ET
like a good Navy Seal, you're never out of the fight are you!
- Pacificgem



Never surrender
Cobra Kai!
Pres.cup
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Making the most of the worst situation... Canuck fan 4life , BC
Joined: 12.23.2014

Jan 14 @ 12:09 PM ET
That's the funny thing about the proverbial Window of Opportunity. It only stays open for a short time. I think what use to be a 5 year window has now turned to a 3 year one.

Canucks should be ready after this year to make some big moves IMO because I think letting contracts expire after this year is a mistake.

- VANTEL


I agree, we need to resign Edler and Sutter before their contracts expire!
VANTEL
Joined: 07.03.2010

Jan 14 @ 12:14 PM ET
Look at Detroit, they made the playoffs like 23 years in a row or something like that and had 4 cups. Eventually it all ends, but we will be competitive for at least 10 years with our current core, and if we can draft well it could go on longer.
- Retinalz


A lot has changed in the last 15 years. Gretzky also scored 92 goals back then and 212 pts . Don't think we will see that ever again.

The skill level of the players coming into the league now to the bottom teams is much better and then there is the cap where it is impossible to keep your team together for a long time.

Chicago is the closest and maybe last team to do that dynasty . It is no longer the norm.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Jan 14 @ 12:14 PM ET
I agree, we need to resign Edler and Sutter before their contracts expire!
- Pres.cup

Edler will sign for 1yr I predict
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: #narrativetown, USA
Joined: 08.15.2014

Jan 14 @ 12:15 PM ET
you wear oilers pajamas to bed every night, admit it
- Codes1087

lol no but I do have an authentic Oilers practise jersey for my mens hockey league...it's a hit!
VANTEL
Joined: 07.03.2010

Jan 14 @ 12:17 PM ET
Edler will sign for 1yr I predict
- Nighthawk


I like the guy now but he did look slow.
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: #narrativetown, USA
Joined: 08.15.2014

Jan 14 @ 12:17 PM ET
That's the funny thing about the proverbial Window of Opportunity. It only stays open for a short time. I think what use to be a 5 year window has now turned to a 3 year one.

Canucks should be ready after this year to make some big moves IMO because I think letting contracts expire after this year is a mistake.

- VANTEL

Agree we were talking about this at work the other day. Have to strike while the iron is hot JB will get it done!!
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: #narrativetown, USA
Joined: 08.15.2014

Jan 14 @ 12:18 PM ET
Holtby top 5 GAA in the league.


- dbot

lol before Holtby get comfortable here we will need to be scoring 4-5 goals per game. Looks like Holtby will be good for 3 per game based off last night lol
Jkuzzi
Joined: 12.14.2016

Jan 14 @ 12:19 PM ET
1 and 0 baby!!!! Go boys go!
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: #narrativetown, USA
Joined: 08.15.2014

Jan 14 @ 12:20 PM ET

Never surrender
Cobra Kai!

- Pres.cup

Into season 3 now it's a good series. Way better than I thought it would be.
VANTEL
Joined: 07.03.2010

Jan 14 @ 12:21 PM ET
Agree we were talking about this at work the other day. Have to strike while the iron is hot JB will get it done!!
- LordHumungous


I think so
VANTEL
Joined: 07.03.2010

Jan 14 @ 12:21 PM ET
Into season 3 now it's a good series. Way better than I thought it would be.
- LordHumungous


I like it too
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Jan 14 @ 12:22 PM ET
A lot has changed in the last 15 years. Gretzky also scored 92 goals back then and 212 pts . Don't think we will see that ever again.

The skill level of the players coming into the league now to the bottom teams is much better and then there is the cap where it is impossible to keep your team together for a long time.

Chicago is the closest and maybe last team to do that dynasty . It is no longer the norm.

- VANTEL

The problem for a lot of these teams is they give up too much when the window isn't really all that open anymore and it's never replaced. They hang on to long to what's not working.
Marwood
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Notarealfan, BC
Joined: 03.18.2010

Jan 14 @ 12:22 PM ET
Remember Nucker with his Kesler poster on the ceiling above his bed, same only Lordy has McD up there.
- Makita

VANTEL
Joined: 07.03.2010

Jan 14 @ 12:24 PM ET
The problem for a lot of these teams is they give up too much when the window isn't really all that open anymore and it's never replaced. They hang on to long to what's not working.
- manvanfan


Like what the Habs and Flames did this year.
Pres.cup
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Making the most of the worst situation... Canuck fan 4life , BC
Joined: 12.23.2014

Jan 14 @ 12:27 PM ET
Edler will sign for 1yr I predict
- Nighthawk

After the entry draft
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Jan 14 @ 12:29 PM ET
Like what the Habs and Flames did this year.
- VANTEL

Both teams made moves. I haven't seen the Flames play yet this year but a lot of the moves looked lateral. Neither team has the strong core.

Gio is old, Jonny hockey is up and down, Monahan is up and down.

MTL adding size to a team that doesn't have enough elite talent is like adding Gudbranson and thinking he's going to make the difference.
Reubenkincade
Location: BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Jan 14 @ 12:30 PM ET
After the expansion draft
- Pres.cup


👍
Codes1087
Joined: 09.24.2014

Jan 14 @ 12:32 PM ET
lol no but I do have an authentic Oilers practise jersey for my mens hockey league...it's a hit!
- LordHumungous


you sicken me lol
Reubenkincade
Location: BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Jan 14 @ 12:34 PM ET
you sicken me lol
- Codes1087


How did you like the Oilers Halloween uniforms, from last night?
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