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01-14-2013, 03:53 PM
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So Fistric got pushed out of Dallas by Rome?

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01-14-2013, 04:13 PM
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Never bad to have lots of defensemen.

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01-14-2013, 04:14 PM
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So Fistric got pushed out of Dallas by Rome?
From what Dallas fans are saying Fistric had trouble cracking their line-up before Rome ever arrived.

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01-14-2013, 04:16 PM
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So Fistric got pushed out of Dallas by Rome?
More likely Brenden Dillon or Jordie Benn...Rome just adds some depth.

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dman on the outs for a forward? 10 capable legit defenseman on the roster.
Hamhuis
Bieksa
Edler
Garrison
Ballard
Tanev
Alberts
Barker
Vandermeer
Joslin?
Connauton?

I don't know if I would consider the last four particularly capable top 6 defensemen. I doubt this is anything but Gillis understanding that in a shortened season with a defense corp like the Canucks which is already very injury prone that the team might need quite a few defensemen.

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It's always good to have as much depth on D as possible, never know who could get injured.

Heard on TEAM1040 Vandermeer has been skating with some of the Canucks for awhile now so seems like a good fit

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01-14-2013, 04:49 PM
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AV's bizarre love triangle?
New Order is so damn good.

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01-14-2013, 04:56 PM
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Wolves should end up with a pretty good defense if everyone can get healthy

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01-14-2013, 05:19 PM
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If the guys put in a good word for him and got him the contract, you can bet he'll be more than willing to show his appreciation and stand up for them on the ice.

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01-14-2013, 05:26 PM
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"It shows their character and what they think of my character."


I find that comment funny.
Simple translation: It takes a real character to appreciate the character that a character like Vandermeer brings to this team. If you don't get it the first time, think about it for a while: It'll build character.

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If the guys put in a good word for him and got him the contract, you can bet he'll be more than willing to show his appreciation and stand up for them on the ice.
Yeah. I'd love to see him fighting in a Canucks jersey against Lucic.

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01-14-2013, 06:44 PM
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That said, it isn't impossible to switch sides. I'd like to see Edler or Garrison commit to it. Either is talented enough and both are good enough skaters to make the switch imo.
I believe Edler's been playing the right side so far in camp...so I guess we know who the coaches are expecting to commit to moving over. Let's hope it works out better than it did when we acquired Ballard and Hamhuis.

If LD vs RD is so important I'd be okay with:

Hamhuis - Tanev
Garrison - Bieksa
Edler - Corrado
Vandermeer

Next year assuming we need to replace Ballard with a minimum contract for cap reasons.

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01-14-2013, 07:24 PM
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I hate AV and what he's done to this fanbase with the L and R dman crap.
Watching Ballard play right sides confirms it doesn't matter…

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I hate AV and what he's done to this fanbase with the L and R dman crap.
it gives us a legitimate reason for putting hamhuis on team canada defence mockups

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I hate AV and what he's done to this fanbase with the L and R dman crap.
Well you'll have to indirectly hate AV. It's Bowness that's in charge of the blueline.

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Well you'll have to indirectly hate AV. It's Bowness that's in charge of the blueline.
Ok, I hate Bowness for doing it and AV for letting it happen

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he'll be in some scrums and fights this year depending on the opponents dressed that night

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I like this better then barker because we at least have some grit and a guy who can fight now, should we ever need him.

I would dress his him as the last d man when we play the hawks.

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01-14-2013, 07:51 PM
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Anything to keep Barker further away from the lineup unless he explodes.

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Speaking from my own experience playing defense, I find I'm a lot more comfortable and effective DEFENSIVELY on the left side being a left handed player. The main reason for this is the sweeping poke check from right to left that I'm used to executing at the right time. The goal is to angle the forward to the outside then sweep check them outwards as they feebly attempt to go outside or even worse (for them) when they cut in. It's a much stronger check that way than from the left to the right.

Offensively I prefer the right side for the simple fact that I prefer making the strong move outside. The right side caters to this better Imo. A better shot angle doesn't hurt either .

For this reason I believe that a defensive player like vandermeer is better off playing their natural side . This is not as important to the offensive defensemen.


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01-14-2013, 08:02 PM
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It's not so much about as it is about digging the puck off the wall quickly, efficiently, and safely without slowing up the breakout and transition game.

If I remember correctly, Aaron Rome getting killed by Taylor Pyatt a few years back is an example. But I could be wrong on that one.


Not on my phone anymore so I found it.

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Not on my phone anymore so I found it.
I think the problem there was more that his head was up his ass, not that he was on his off side.

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Never bad to have enough depth, since we know injuries WILL happen. I like this signing. So cheap too.

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From what Dallas fans are saying Fistric had trouble cracking their line-up before Rome ever arrived.
I was keeping this thought firmly in mind when I strolled over to the trade board and saw Fistric went to the Oilers for only a 3rd rounder. Was trying not to remind myself of his Giants days...

Anyway, I like this signing a lot more than the Barker signing, like everyone who has ever watched hockey.

I was entertaining a slight fantasy that AV might actually let Connauton or Corrado do a little more than hold towels during practice or haunt the press box during what we all know will be a very brief appearance here before the season (such as it is) starts. Foolish of me, I know.

Oh well, at least Vandermeer can crack some skulls.

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It's always good to have as much depth on D as possible, never know who could get injured.

Heard on TEAM1040 Vandermeer has been skating with some of the Canucks for awhile now so seems like a good fit
Vandermeer lives in Gastown most of the year apparently.

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