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09-20-2003, 08:16 AM
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Who gets the one forward position that is open?

Tyler Bouck, in an interview after last nights game (I believe it was then), said that he is still vying for that "one forward roster spot that is open."

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Um....not sure where that "one forward roster spot" is coming from. Looks like we are pretty full as it is. But I guess it is a fight between Keane, Bouck and Lindgren I guess????

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Tyler Bouck, in an interview after last nights game (I believe it was then), said that he is still vying for that "one forward roster spot that is open."

Naslund-Morrison-Bertuzzi
Sedin-Sedin-Arvedsson
Ruttu-Cooke-Linden
Langdon-Chubarov-May
*Lindgren

Um....not sure where that "one forward roster spot" is coming from. Looks like we are pretty full as it is. But I guess it is a fight between Keane, Bouck and Lindgren I guess????
Langdon will be more of a 14th forward. the spot they are trying to get is the 13th forward position.

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Tyler Bouck, in an interview after last nights game (I believe it was then), said that he is still vying for that "one forward roster spot that is open."

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Langdon-Chubarov-May
*Lindgren

Um....not sure where that "one forward roster spot" is coming from. Looks like we are pretty full as it is. But I guess it is a fight between Keane, Bouck and Lindgren I guess????
In the early going I don't think it will just be ONE guy filling that spot, it will be 2-3 guys tried in the spot and they will see who does best. I don't think Lindgren, May, or Langdon will play every night. Brandon Reid, Tyler Bouck, Mike Keane and Ryan Kesler are all players looking for that last spot. It's going to be unfortunate when some of these guys get sent back to Manitoba.

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Mike Keane or Tyler Bouck most likely... Kesler and Reid will maybe go up and down but they have to keep playing so they don't stunt their development.

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Once Lindgren gets injured Kesler/Reid would step in the lineup, they'll rotate.

As of right now, it'll probably be Mike Keane or Tyler Bouck.

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Once Lindgren gets injured Kesler/Reid would step in the lineup, they'll rotate.

As of right now, it'll probably be Mike Keane or Tyler Bouck.
Lindgren should not be counted out as an everyday starter. The guy was awesome as a 4th liner, and penalty killer. Last time i checked, our PK wasn't that great, so we better hold onto him. Kessler and Reid, should be in the farm. Now, i think Reid might be NHL ready, but there isn't room for him, and it doesn't benefit him to sit in the pressbox. Keane can fit the 13th forward role, or take Ruutu's or May's spot once in a while, but as far as i can see, the forwards should look like this....

Naslund - Morrison - Bertuzzi
Daniel - Henrik - Arvedson
Cooke - Chubarov - Linden
May/Langdon - Lindgren - Ruutu/Keane

I can't see anyone breaking into that to 14, unless something happens at the waiver draft that opens things up.

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Lindgren should not be counted out as an everyday starter. The guy was awesome as a 4th liner, and penalty killer. Last time i checked, our PK wasn't that great, so we better hold onto him. Kessler and Reid, should be in the farm. Now, i think Reid might be NHL ready, but there isn't room for him, and it doesn't benefit him to sit in the pressbox. Keane can fit the 13th forward role, or take Ruutu's or May's spot once in a while, but as far as i can see, the forwards should look like this....

Naslund - Morrison - Bertuzzi
Daniel - Henrik - Arvedson
Cooke - Chubarov - Linden
May/Langdon - Lindgren - Ruutu/Keane

I can't see anyone breaking into that to 14, unless something happens at the waiver draft that opens things up.

If Keane is signed, I believe he will get his share of games, as we DO need his experience when it comes to playoff time.

Reid, I'd love to see this kid plays on the canucks, but I also thinks that there is no room for him.

Lindgren, I'd say hold on to him and he will probably play around 50-60 games probably to be more ready in the playoff as PK specialist/faceoff man. He has done very good job last year on PK/faceoff. and by playing fewer games, it allows others to fill in on top of resting his bad back.

May will be in lineup consistently I assume and Langdon, well, we'll see limited time from him.

Ruutu should be a regular as well..

Damn, I dont know, all of these players are ones that I'd have no problem playing everyday/night... but no sport for 3 or 4 of them.. :mad: :mad:

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Well so far in the preseason...
Game 1: Kesler, Bouck, Keane impressed.

Game 2: King impressed.

Crawford was raving about Keane after Game 1... as was Kesler who felt very safe and secure playing with Keane. Unless Kesler steals a roster spot he will be in Manitoba next year. So again I believe if they sign Keane it will be him and if they don't sign him.. it's Bouck's spot.

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As good as Kesler looks, I still believes one year in Manitoba will do him good at professional level.

IF he really impresses, its never too late to insert him back to NHL level after 1/2 seasoning in moose?

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As good as Kesler looks, I still believes one year in Manitoba will do him good at professional level.

IF he really impresses, its never too late to insert him back to NHL level after 1/2 seasoning in moose?
Yes. But he needs to be playing as much as possible. It would be a shame if he was sitting in the pressbox.

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Brandon Reid won't be filling a 4th line role, sorry to break it to some of you. That would be a waste of his talent. Ryan Kesler or Tyler Bouck are suited to that position. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see Kesler edge Lindgren out of the 4th line center spot. And Keane could rotate with Ruutu or May if signed.

Langdon is the 13th/14th forward currently.

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Tyler Bouck, in an interview after last nights game (I believe it was then), said that he is still vying for that "one forward roster spot that is open."

Naslund-Morrison-Bertuzzi
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Langdon-Chubarov-May
*Lindgren

Um....not sure where that "one forward roster spot" is coming from. Looks like we are pretty full as it is. But I guess it is a fight between Keane, Bouck and Lindgren I guess????
from most of your comments, i even wonder if you ever watch Canucks hockey.

since when has Cooke EVER played C for the Canucks.

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Brandon Reid won't be filling a 4th line role, sorry to break it to some of you. That would be a waste of his talent. Ryan Kesler or Tyler Bouck are suited to that position. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see Kesler edge Lindgren out of the 4th line center spot. And Keane could rotate with Ruutu or May if signed.

Langdon is the 13th/14th forward currently.

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Langdon,Keane

From what I've heard so far Keane has impressed.
If he continues to play too the point that made him so valueble in the past you can bet he'll be placed in to replace Ruutu. You then slide Keane in on the right wing, May on the left and occasionally throw in Langdon. 40-50 games for Keane, 10 games for Langdon and the rest for Ruutu.

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from most of your comments, i even wonder if you ever watch Canucks hockey.

since when has Cooke EVER played C for the Canucks.

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I always wondered why you are called "Demented"...now I know. Grow up kid okay.

For your information I was just typing names down...not in any particular order. And for your information I have probably watched more Canuck hockey in my lifetime that you have lived on this planet. So spare my your "stupid" comments and stick to the post. You just wasted about 30 seconds of my time reading your post and another minute responding to it.

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I think it will be Keane.

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I think it will be Keane.
Yup, I think he's a lock. This team desperately wants someone with Cup experience, there just isn't any on the team otherwise.

Kesler is not going to be on this team, same with Reid or King. It matters not how well they play. There are far more issues involved with rosters than just who's playing well. Waiver exemptions, two way contracts etc, they all add up to the young guys being in Manitoba except for the odd callup.

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Yup, I think he's a lock. This team desperately wants someone with Cup experience, there just isn't any on the team otherwise.

Kesler is not going to be on this team, same with Reid or King. It matters not how well they play. There are far more issues involved with rosters than just who's playing well. Waiver exemptions, two way contracts etc, they all add up to the young guys being in Manitoba except for the odd callup.
I agree. If Kean is signed(which I think is likely) it will be to a one-way contract which automatically means that one of the younger guys who has a two-way deal will be sent to the minors. After losing a lot of leadership and experience when Klatt and Baron moved on, adding a veteran leader like Keane is very important for a young team like the Canucks, even if Keane is in a depth role and may just be a "cheerleader" on most nights. The story about Bertuzzi and Keane sharing a room during training camp shows how respected Keane is and when the team sees him going out there and giving 110% every shift, that will inspire every player perhaps a little more. It also never hurts to have a 3 time cup winner in the dressing room when the games get tough in the playoffs.

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I agree. If Kean is signed(which I think is likely) it will be to a one-way contract which automatically means that one of the younger guys who has a two-way deal will be sent to the minors. After losing a lot of leadership and experience when Klatt and Baron moved on, adding a veteran leader like Keane is very important for a young team like the Canucks, even if Keane is in a depth role and may just be a "cheerleader" on most nights. The story about Bertuzzi and Keane sharing a room during training camp shows how respected Keane is and when the team sees him going out there and giving 110% every shift, that will inspire every player perhaps a little more. It also never hurts to have a 3 time cup winner in the dressing room when the games get tough in the playoffs.
It does seem like the management and coach are pretty high on Keane. Personally I am not happy about it but what can I say??? As long as he carries his weight I guess it'll be okay. It will be interesting too see how much he gets if he is signed.

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It will be interesting too see how much he gets if he is signed.
I agree. IFRC, he was bought out by the Avs for over $1 mil, so I'm not sure if Keane would want a lot of money. Around $500,000-750,000 is the price range of what he'll probably be seeking.

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Okay, here's the thing about Keane- he's a great leader, but a crappy hockey player. The only thing he was good for when he was down in CO was sweet talking the refs. You will get absolutely NO offensive production from him; he'll be lucky to score 5 goals and maybe have 10 assists. I've always seen him as a burden to the Avs, but not anymore. I guess his playoff experience will help out somewhat, but I'm glad as hell that he's out of Denver- you can keep him. Consider him a "gift."

 
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Okay, here's the thing about Keane- he's a great leader, but a crappy hockey player. The only thing he was good for when he was down in CO was sweet talking the refs. You will get absolutely NO offensive production from him; he'll be lucky to score 5 goals and maybe have 10 assists. I've always seen him as a burden to the Avs, but not anymore. I guess his playoff experience will help out somewhat, but I'm glad as hell that he's out of Denver- you can keep him. Consider him a "gift."

grow up. Keane not working out in Denver doesnt mean the same in Vancouver.
of course he has no production, the ice time has all been given to Forsberg line..

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Ok well then I hope he works out for you. The only reason he wasn't shipped to the farm last year was because he provided leadership, and the Avs didn't even really need that because they had an abundance of other, more skilled leaders. He's way past his prime, he'll never get more than 20 points ever again, but if leadership is all your looking for, I hope he shows some before he has a heart attack. Good God, he's like 1000 years old. And don't worry about the AMP line eating up all the ice time, there's plenty to go around

 
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Zenith Komarniski has a good a shot as anyone.

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Zenith Komarniski has a good a shot as anyone.
I agree, I like his game because he hits so damn hard! He is also very aware defensively, having played D himself I think its between Kommy, Bouck and Keane for the 13th spot personally. Reid needs to earn a top 12 spot, because he won't rot in the press box. At least he better not.

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