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Carol Schram
Joined: 09.27.2013

Thursday @ 1:48 PM ET
Carol Schram: Canucks aim to practice as they'll play as training camp opens at Whistler Following a pared-down media day on Wednesday, the Vancouver Canucks hit the ice for Day 1 of training camp at Whistler on Thursday — with Bruce Boudreau saying he's aiming to run his camp lines as closely as possible to how he expects to use his players to begin preseason.
Retinalz
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Vancouver, BC
Joined: 01.31.2015

Thursday @ 2:05 PM ET
Thanks Carol!

I’m not convinced that Pouty is a top line centre. I like my centres to be big, mean, and strong on their skates. I don’t think EP will ever be that.
- bloatedmosquito

So McDavid isn't a top line centre?
Marwood
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Cumberland, BC
Joined: 03.18.2010

Thursday @ 2:08 PM ET
Thanks Carol!
bloatedmosquito
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I’m a dose of reality in this cesspool of glee
Joined: 10.22.2011

Thursday @ 2:19 PM ET
Thanks Carol!


So McDavid isn't a top line centre?

- Retinalz


? I think McDavid is two out of the three things I like in my centre. He’s got some size but he’s definitely super strong on his skates. I haven’t seen him play enough to know if he has a bit of meanness to his game.
canucksfan1944
Joined: 12.13.2016

Thursday @ 2:25 PM ET
Excited for Sunday! This is the first year in a while it almost feels like there will be a surprise 'didn't make it' vs. a surprise 'did make it' which shows our depth is better.

With QH going to the right side, I hope OEL piles up some points.

I like the idea of Pearson (he is decent and can finish) with Miller and Boeser.

Good stuff!
NewYorkNuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 07.11.2015

Thursday @ 2:55 PM ET
Thanks Carol!

Yay, hockey
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Greetings from the Humungous. Ayatollah of rock and rolla!
Joined: 08.15.2014

Thursday @ 3:01 PM ET
Well done Carol thank you!!

VanHockeyGuy
Location: We have to unravel some things. Penticton, BC
Joined: 04.26.2012

Thursday @ 3:25 PM ET
Thanks Carol!
1970vintage
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Everybody loves the sunshine, BC
Joined: 11.11.2010

Thursday @ 3:45 PM ET
Cheers Carol!

Hey Neem, picked this up at the shop for you.
boonerbuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Not Quesnel, BC
Joined: 10.11.2005

Thursday @ 3:48 PM ET
Thanks Carol.

Questions if Petey will be playing C to start the season are pretty much cleared up by Bruce's comments.

I stand by my prediction that at least one of Pearson and Garland will be on Miller's wing. Bruce immediately goes with Pearson. Why not? It was effective last season and 3 seasons of watching Bo and Pearson not do anything impressive together has that as a last resort for me... Both players are better both offensively and defensively apart. Don't go Green!
Retinalz
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Vancouver, BC
Joined: 01.31.2015

Thursday @ 4:41 PM ET
EP has a bit of a mean streak to him and has a defensive game Oilers fans wish McDavid had.

dbot
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Auckland - Anti intentional tanking
Joined: 10.22.2008

Thursday @ 5:01 PM ET
tyc.

dbot
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Auckland - Anti intentional tanking
Joined: 10.22.2008

Thursday @ 5:02 PM ET
Cheers Carol!

Hey Neem, picked this up at the shop for you.

- 1970vintage


context?


dbot
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Auckland - Anti intentional tanking
Joined: 10.22.2008

Thursday @ 5:03 PM ET
Thanks Carol.

Questions if Petey will be playing C to start the season are pretty much cleared up by Bruce's comments.

I stand by my prediction that at least one of Pearson and Garland will be on Miller's wing. Bruce immediately goes with Pearson. Why not? It was effective last season and 3 seasons of watching Bo and Pearson not do anything impressive together has that as a last resort for me... Both players are better both offensively and defensively apart. Don't go Green!

- boonerbuck


i'd be happy with Pearson on the 4th line as well and plug in Hogs with Bo and a Ruskie.
VanHockeyGuy
Location: We have to unravel some things. Penticton, BC
Joined: 04.26.2012

Thursday @ 5:07 PM ET
i'd be happy with Pearson on the 4th line as well and plug in Hogs with Bo and a Ruskie.
- dbot


$3,250,000 for a 4th line player.
1970vintage
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Everybody loves the sunshine, BC
Joined: 11.11.2010

Thursday @ 5:07 PM ET
context?
- dbot


He was “laughing at” people who pencil in Pettersson as the “3rd line” C.
theguvna
Vancouver Canucks
Location: BC
Joined: 10.24.2019

Thursday @ 5:09 PM ET
Thank you Carol
dbot
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Auckland - Anti intentional tanking
Joined: 10.22.2008

Thursday @ 5:17 PM ET
$3,250,000 for a 4th line player.
- VanHockeyGuy


I couldn't care less.

Jason D!ckinson is also overpaid for a '4th line' role.

Play them where they're most effective and if a cheaper guy is a better fit on our legendary top 9, so be it.
dbot
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Auckland - Anti intentional tanking
Joined: 10.22.2008

Thursday @ 5:19 PM ET
He was “laughing at” people who pencil in Pettersson as the “3rd line” C.
- 1970vintage


Ah.
I'm not fussed tbh.
We've finally got some depth at C, which means that not everyone can be on the 1st line.

Let's just call them all alpha's and be done with it
VanHockeyGuy
Location: We have to unravel some things. Penticton, BC
Joined: 04.26.2012

Thursday @ 5:19 PM ET
I couldn't care less.

Jason D!ckinson is also overpaid for a '4th line' role.

Play them where they're most effective and if a cheaper guy is a better fit on our legendary top 9, so be it.

- dbot


You'd be better off trading/waiving him than turning him into a 4th liner.

Also Nil's b*itch will be an AHLer.
dbot
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Auckland - Anti intentional tanking
Joined: 10.22.2008

Thursday @ 5:25 PM ET
You'd be better off trading/waiving him than turning him into a 4th liner.

Also Nil's b*itch will be an AHLer.

- VanHockeyGuy


I disagree with the trading/waving him.
We always need the depth when injuries happen.

Could be right about lil Nils, i still think he has heaps of potential myself.

boonerbuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Not Quesnel, BC
Joined: 10.11.2005

Thursday @ 5:26 PM ET
i'd be happy with Pearson on the 4th line as well and plug in Hogs with Bo and a Ruskie.
- dbot


I think Bruce looks more for success than happiness with his lines. Although success should bring happiness... which brings the question up why you would be happy with Pearson on Bo's line or the 4rth line? Past history doesn't show much success on Bo's line(we found out later it was counterproductive) and he is probably a waste on the 4rth... Miller played well with Pearson. That frees up more scoring choices for the Petey and Bo lines.
boonerbuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Not Quesnel, BC
Joined: 10.11.2005

Thursday @ 5:27 PM ET
I couldn't care less.

Jason D!ckinson is also overpaid for a '4th line' role.

Play them where they're most effective and if a cheaper guy is a better fit on our legendary top 9, so be it.

- dbot


So why play Pearson on Bo's line?
dbot
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Auckland - Anti intentional tanking
Joined: 10.22.2008

Thursday @ 5:33 PM ET
So why play Pearson on Bo's line?

- boonerbuck


I still think Pearson is a responsible defensive player and can chip in 15-20g.
I could see him in a 'shut down' line with Bo and Miky.
OR
on a 4th line role if coach feels there are better fits elsewhere in the lineup.
I still think he'd be effective on a 4th line...more so than Joshua.
boonerbuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Not Quesnel, BC
Joined: 10.11.2005

Thursday @ 5:45 PM ET
I still think Pearson is a responsible defensive player and can chip in 15-20g.
I could see him in a 'shut down' line with Bo and Miky.
OR
on a 4th line role if coach feels there are better fits elsewhere in the lineup.
I still think he'd be effective on a 4th line...more so than Joshua.

- dbot


Pearson and Bo regardless of being labeled "shut down line" by Green never were that great at it together. Pearson and Miller were better at that task and were better offensively on top of that. Bo was better offensively and defensively without Pearson as well...

I really don't get this shut down label with Bo and Pearson. Bo's line doesn't need to be reduced to this again. He flourished without Pearson. Pearson was effective without him. It should be a last resort when other options fail after we saw what Green did to Bo's line for 3 season's with this crap. Miller 99 points and Pearson was with him for a significant part of it. Bo broke 30 goals but was struggling until Pearson was removed...
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