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06-27-2009, 11:32 AM
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It's been said already, but it's worth saying again:

In Gradin We Trust.

What success the team has had in the draft has come from Sweden and the NCAA. Looks like Gillis has identified an organizational strength.

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It's been said already, but it's worth saying again:

In Gradin We Trust.

What success the team has had in the draft has come from Sweden and the NCAA. Looks like Gillis has identified an organizational strength.
let's hope so... Gradin has brought in some good talent, but he's not infallible either... after all Rahimi was a Gradin pick too.

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Red Line Report (April 20)

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Anton Rodin— A real sleeper who has quietly slipped into our top three rounds. Strong second half was topped off by a great stretch in playoffs.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...-tavares_N.htm

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One final forward who might be worth a flier in the third round if he’s available is Sweden’s Anton Rodin, who isn’t very big (5-foot-11, 175 pounds), but has a lot of speed and scoring skills, and brings an energetic, hustling style that should translate well in North America. Rodin scored a lot of points (29 goals in 37 games for Brynas) in the Swedish juniors as a left winger this past year and will probably be looking to lock down a spot in the elite league in 2009-10.
http://www.hockeyjournal.com/Article.php?ArtID=1000057

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06-27-2009, 11:41 AM
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let's hope so... Gradin has brought in some good talent, but he's not infallible either... after all Rahimi was a Gradin pick too.
A late third round pick who's now a Moose regular? Can't hit a home run every time, but it's not like he is a total failure.

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Its a Gradin pick, so he at least has potential.

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A late third round pick who's now a Moose regular? Can't hit a home run every time, but it's not like he is a total failure.
Well he wasn't exactly a Moose regular; but a couple blueline spots were taken up by Dallas Stars players/prospects. He'll be fighting with Ellington for a spot this coming season I would guess.

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06-27-2009, 01:04 PM
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Wow the average height of our first two picks is 5'9.5''

anyone else see a problem in that?

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Wow the average height of our first two picks is 5'9.5''

anyone else see a problem in that?
nope.

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Anton "The Thinker" Rodin

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let's hope so... Gradin has brought in some good talent, but he's not infallible either... after all Rahimi was a Gradin pick too.
Keep in mind, if clutch and grab hockey was still allowed, Rahimi would be viewed as a much better pick...

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Oh no a short player!

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Wow the average height of our first two picks is 5'9.5''

anyone else see a problem in that?
Welcome to 2009. The 1990's NHL is thattaway.

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Wow the average height of our first two picks is 5'9.5''

anyone else see a problem in that?
Rodin is almost 6'0, that's average.

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Welcome to 2009. The 1990's NHL is thattaway.
What was the average height of the first two rounds of prospects selections?

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Wow the average height of our first two picks is 5'9.5''

anyone else see a problem in that?
You want size in your draft picks? Go be a Leafs fan already.
Leave us to discuss our draft picks in a positive light.

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You want size in your draft picks? Go be a Leafs fan already.
Leave us to discuss our draft picks in a positive light.
Sorry, didn't realize this was a message board for people who only shared your opinion.

Message board fascist.

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How tall is the guy that scored a hat trick on us to eliminate us from the playoffs?

He is like 6 foot 5, right?

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Sorry, didn't realize this was a message board for people who only shared your opinion.

Message board fascist.


Grasping at straws now, aren't we?
The picks have been made. We didn't get the size you wanted and instead we went with skill. I'd prefer not to dwell on the fact that we didn't get the next Cam Neely and focus on the upside of our prospects.

Who knows, by the time they're ready, we could have infused some other talent via free agency or trade.

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How tall is the guy that scored a hat trick on us to eliminate us from the playoffs?

He is like 6 foot 5, right?
Yes, because my argument has always been that we should have guys that are all 6 foot 5 and bigger.

Come on.


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Wow the average height of our first two picks is 5'9.5''

anyone else see a problem in that?

The Canucks are emulating the most successful drafting/player devolopment teams in the league. So no, I don't have a problem with the selection because the players have skill.

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Yes, because my argument has always been that we should have guys that are all 6 foot 5 and bigger.

Come on.

...Are you thick?

I'm pointing out the guy that killed us in the playoffs was 5'9.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with drafting size, but you do not pass up on someone who is clearly the best player available just because he's a little short. Players like that can excel with the way the game is called now.

As someone else pointed out, Rodin is fairly average sized. What's the point in averaging the height of our first 2 picks when the first guy we picked is 5'8? Of course the average will be a little low. Do you have a problem with the Schroeder pick, though? Who do you think we should've taken ahead of him? Because I've heard a lot of "experts" say this kid was a steal where we got him.

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...Are you thick?

I'm pointing out the guy that killed us in the playoffs was 5'9.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with drafting size, but you do not pass up on someone who is clearly the best player available just because he's a little short. Players like that can excel with the way the game is called now.

As someone else pointed out, Rodin is fairly average sized. What's the point in averaging the height of our first 2 picks when the first guy we picked is 5'8? Of course the average will be a little low. Do you have a problem with the Schroeder pick, though? Who do you think we should've taken ahead of him? Because I've heard a lot of "experts" say this kid was a steal where we got him.
Where was Kane the rest of the series? The Canucks got collectively beat as a team by being Physically dominated and worn down by a bigger..more physical Hawks team.

In fact you could make a strong argument that these were the Hawk players who actually did kill us.....

22 Troy Brouwer 6' 2" 213 Aug 17, 1985 23 Vancouver, BC, CAN
37 Adam Burish 6' 1" 200 Jan 6, 1983 26 Madison, WI, USA
33 Dustin Byfuglien 6' 3" 247 Mar 27, 1985 24 Minneapolis, MN, USA
55 Ben Eager 6' 2" 220 Jan 22, 1984 25 Ottawa, ON, CAN
16 Andrew Ladd 6' 2" 198 Dec 12, 1985 23 Maple Ridge, BC, CAN
2 Duncan Keith "A" 6' 1" 194 Jul 16, 1983 25 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
7 Brent Seabrook 6' 3" 220 Apr 20, 1985 24 Richmond, BC, CAN

Take a good hard look at the average size of that group!!!

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...Are you thick?

I'm pointing out the guy that killed us in the playoffs was 5'9.
Yea, Chicago certainly doesnt't have those big physical players to surround Kane with- which is my exact argument.


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None of that changes my point, though. Actually reading what I'm saying might come in handy when you try to debate it.

Fact: In our elimination game we got schooled by a 5 foot 9 Pat Kane.

Fact: Jordan Schroeder was the consensus BPA on the board with our pick.

Schroeder is 5 foot 8 or so...So of course the "average" height of our first 2 picks (who averages 2 numbers anyway?) is going to be a little low. I'm still wanting to hear who we should've taken over Schroeder.

I'm not arguing taking bigger players is a bad idea. I'm saying Schroeder was clearly the BPA who just happens to be short...When you draft someone that's 5 foot 8 of course if you "average" the first 2 or 3 picks the number is going to be a little low.

What I want to know is:

1) Why are you averaging the height of TWO picks?

2) Do you disagree with taking Schroeder?

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None of that changes my point, though. Actually reading what I'm saying might come in handy when you try to debate it.

Fact: In our elimination game we got schooled by a 5 foot 9 Pat Kane.
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Fact: Chicago go's out of its way to draft and trade for big, physical young players who can skate, so they can surround their smaller, skilled forwards with size and physicality.

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