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Reubenkincade
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Luke Schenn, BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Apr 15 @ 1:50 AM ET
6’3” 223lbs of softy
So much for size matters
Talent & desire any day

- Nighthawk


Like Karlsson?
SMBDragon
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Escaped from Krypton
Joined: 07.29.2010

Apr 15 @ 1:59 AM ET
6’3” 223lbs of softy
So much for size matters
Talent & desire any day

- Nighthawk

Remember that a teams best player is often shadowed and has shut down players on him. Result can be going pointless but it opens space for other players. So even though he didn't produce points directly it did the team good by drawing the D towards him.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Apr 15 @ 2:04 AM ET
Remember that a teams best player is often shadowed and has shut down players on him. Result can be going pointless but it opens space for other players. So even though he didn't produce points directly it did the team good by drawing the D towards him.
- SMBDragon


Marner?
Reubenkincade
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Luke Schenn, BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Apr 15 @ 2:05 AM ET
Remember that a teams best player is often shadowed and has shut down players on him. Result can be going pointless but it opens space for other players. So even though he didn't produce points directly it did the team good by drawing the D towards him.
- SMBDragon


It could be argued that he Isn't the best player, he doesn't even play on the top line, as Tavares and Marner are the top line.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Apr 15 @ 2:05 AM ET
Like Karlsson?
- Reubenkincade


The $11.6m invisible man
Reubenkincade
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Luke Schenn, BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Apr 15 @ 2:13 AM ET
The $11.6m invisible man
- Nighthawk


Hopefully, nowhere near the Canucks.He can be invisible with some other team.
SMBDragon
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Escaped from Krypton
Joined: 07.29.2010

Apr 15 @ 3:55 AM ET
It could be argued that he Isn't the best player, he doesn't even play on the top line, as Tavares and Marner are the top line.
- Reubenkincade

True.
neem55
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 02.02.2012

Apr 15 @ 4:24 AM ET
Like Karlsson?
- Reubenkincade

who has 5 points in three games and almost single handedly took the sens to the finals?
neem55
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 02.02.2012

Apr 15 @ 4:28 AM ET
The only real stories so far are columbus/duchene and the isles. These other ones are way too close to be calling out busts yet. Unless you thought Carolina had a chance like I did i meant Columbus guys!
Reubenkincade
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Luke Schenn, BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Apr 15 @ 8:23 AM ET
who has 5 points in three games and almost single handedly took the sens to the finals?
- neem55


And has cost them 2 games with his brutal defense...but That's okay he has 5 points and that is what is important.
Makita
Referee
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Metchosin, BC
Joined: 02.16.2007

Apr 15 @ 9:30 AM ET
And has cost them 2 games with his brutal defense...but That's okay he has 5 points and that is what is important.
- Reubenkincade

It’s all about points, nothing else matters with people when evaluating players
Marwood
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Cumberland, BC
Joined: 03.18.2010

Apr 15 @ 9:42 AM ET
And has cost them 2 games with his brutal defense...but That's okay he has 5 points and that is what is important.
- Reubenkincade

Codes1087
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 09.24.2014

Apr 15 @ 9:44 AM ET
And has cost them 2 games with his brutal defense...but That's okay he has 5 points and that is what is important.
- Reubenkincade


He has been absolutely awful these playoffs.
Redmile247
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.17.2013

Apr 15 @ 10:06 AM ET
One year LA made the playoffs by 1 single point (which i think was by playing its last game in OT) then went on to win the cup. It does happen
- SMBDragon



I already commented on the one time it happened lol
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Red Deer, AB
Joined: 08.15.2014

Apr 15 @ 10:20 AM ET
You watch much Rebels this year? A buddy of mine was pumping up Zaitsev as a late round steal. You have an opinion?
- belcherbd

Haven't been to a game this year but locally Sutter has said that:

“He’s an elite level player, a stud,” said Sutter of the six-foot-one, 185-pound dazzler. “Right now he’s the best Russian centre iceman in his age group.

Pretty bold take.
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Red Deer, AB
Joined: 08.15.2014

Apr 15 @ 10:21 AM ET
Matthews with 0 points. How long before Blabcock starts female doging about him in the playoffs again.
- boonerbuck

You have to know that if the Tavares-less Isles dump the Pens and the Leafs are out first round with Tavares in the lineup the trolling is going to be severe correct?

lol
Pacificgem
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Canada
Joined: 07.01.2007

Apr 15 @ 10:23 AM ET
Playoffs have been just crazy good this year, anyone see Kane take on Reaves last night? Thought he was gonna get killed but he hung in there like a champ.

Playoffs are just a different game, coaches who get their teams to adjust usually have success. As we can see in both Columbus and NYI’s.
belcherbd
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Nanaimo
Joined: 02.16.2007

Apr 15 @ 10:37 AM ET
Haven't been to a game this year but locally Sutter has said that:

“He’s an elite level player, a stud,” said Sutter of the six-foot-one, 185-pound dazzler. “Right now he’s the best Russian centre iceman in his age group.

Pretty bold take.

- LordHumungous


Especially coming from Sutter.
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Brandon, MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Apr 15 @ 10:37 AM ET
Haven't been to a game this year but locally Sutter has said that:

“He’s an elite level player, a stud,” said Sutter of the six-foot-one, 185-pound dazzler. “Right now he’s the best Russian centre iceman in his age group.

Pretty bold take.

- LordHumungous

Oleg? I thought he was a pretty good comparable to Dmitri Zhukenov
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Brandon, MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Apr 15 @ 10:43 AM ET
Playoffs have been just crazy good this year, anyone see Kane take on Reaves last night? Thought he was gonna get killed but he hung in there like a champ.

Playoffs are just a different game, coaches who get their teams to adjust usually have success. As we can see in both Columbus and NYI’s.

- Pacificgem

Pit was the highest on avg 28 hits per game
Wpg mid pack at 22
Cgy bottom at 15

On avg just about every team except Dallas is averaging about 40 hits per game in the playoffs.
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Brandon, MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Apr 15 @ 10:44 AM ET
It’s all about points, nothing else matters with people when evaluating players
- Makita

You forgot plus minus and pdo
Pacificgem
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Canada
Joined: 07.01.2007

Apr 15 @ 10:46 AM ET
Pit was the highest on avg 28 hits per game
Wpg mid pack at 22
Cgy bottom at 15

On avg just about every team except Dallas is averaging about 40 hits per game in the playoffs.

- manvanfan

Hits? It’s about systems plays and coverage. Hits will wear the other team down but eliminating their top players abilities to score will frustrate them.
Redmile247
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.17.2013

Apr 15 @ 11:02 AM ET
Hits? It’s about systems plays and coverage. Hits will wear the other team down but eliminating their top players abilities to score will frustrate them.
- Pacificgem


In the regular season players will take shifts or even nights off ...they will pass up chances to hit a player ...less back checking ...less attention to detail

In the playoffs you better have your man, finish every check ...and if your not giving it 100% your butt sits on the bench
Brooks_Light
Joined: 08.13.2015

Apr 15 @ 11:09 AM ET
With Vegas being royally fawked in terms of cap - I wonder if taking on Clarksons contract would be worth what they got for taking it on 2 years ago - A 1st & 2nd, (probably not) BUT it frees up over 5mil and essentially gives them some $$ toward signing Karlsson and Subban. What do you think DC's contract is worth?
Reubenkincade
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Luke Schenn, BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Apr 15 @ 11:12 AM ET
I really hope Benning is paying attention to these playoffs and considers them when drafting and making changes this off-season.
#nomoresofties
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