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03-21-2013, 09:56 AM
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Wait hasn't Jensen been playing in pro league all year? Hasn't he been playing really well in that league? Not ready? What is he a freakin hard boiled egg?
On big ice. He's not a difference maker at the AHL level yet. He hasn't even outplayed Archibald as of right now.

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Wait hasn't Jensen been playing in pro league all year? Hasn't he been playing really well in that league? Not ready? What is he a freakin hard boiled egg?
Big ice vs little ice.

It's an adjustment.

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Wait hasn't Jensen been playing in pro league all year? Hasn't he been playing really well in that league? Not ready? What is he a freakin hard boiled egg?
im pretty high on jensen but i think he could use a little more time down there as well. playing on a larger ice surface with more room to work with actually makes quite a bit of a difference. that and he can get used to vancouvers style while playing with Chicago, so that he even has a BETTER chance when he is up here. he could come up here and do better than Gordon now but why not give him an even better shot in a while

meanwhile seeing how a player who hasn't gotten a chance does.

giving players chances makes players want to come here

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im pretty high on jensen but i think he could use a little more time down there as well. playing on a larger ice surface with more room to work with actually makes quite a bit of a difference. that and he can get used to vancouvers style while playing with Chicago, so that he even has a BETTER chance when he is up here. he could come up here and do better than Gordon now but why not give him an even better shot in a while
Not convinced he could do better than Gordon. Jensen needs time to adjust to the speed of the game. Right now he's having trouble with the amount of space and time he's afforded at the AHL level, I don't know how he could possibly do any better with less time and less space at the NHL level. This isn't uncommon. Brandon Saad took a while to get going in the AHL but then exploded (and he didn't have to jump in mid-season).

Gordon isn't as naturally talented but at least he's used to the rink size and pace of the game. Right now he makes better reads and he makes them faster. It's really not a knock on Jensen.

You want to call up a guy when they can handle it and it can be a valuable experience, even if they're not going to stick full time. Right now Jensen would just get discouraged by where he's at relative to the NHL level.

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im pretty high on jensen but i think he could use a little more time down there as well. playing on a larger ice surface with more room to work with actually makes quite a bit of a difference. that and he can get used to vancouvers style while playing with Chicago, so that he even has a BETTER chance when he is up here. he could come up here and do better than Gordon now but why not give him an even better shot in a while

meanwhile seeing how a player who hasn't gotten a chance does.

giving players chances makes players want to come here

I think you have to look at his contract (Jensens) and the fact that if he plays MORE than 5 games at the NHL level that burns 1 year of his 3 year entry level contract.

I would love to see him up as well but organizationally it doesn't make sense unless we're desperate for wingers. More time in the AHL won't hurt him.

My guess is he's up for the playoffs...

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The recall of Gordon just shows how depleted our prospect list is. He is a career minor leaguer. I have liked what I have seen of Jensen so far in Chicago. Yes, he is still adjusting but that kid has hands - 2 goals in 5 games pretty good right now for a parent team that is having trouble scoring. When Dale Weise has to score for you you know you are in trouble Jensen's D game needs to improve. No doubt. I don't think Sweatt is still hurt?

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I'd have preferred to see Archibald, but I'm not taking it as hard as berStuzzi.
I hope you are dying on the inside as badly as I'm melting down in the open.

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03-21-2013, 10:24 AM
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If he's the best center (other than Ebbett ) we have on the Wolves....well then, something is wrong.
That's the bigger issue. How we went into the season with this kind of center depth knowing that Kesler was going to miss significant time is the big issue. It also speaks to our prospect depth at center.

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That's the bigger issue. How we went into the season with this kind of center depth knowing that Kesler was going to miss significant time is the big issue. It also speaks to our prosepct depth at center.
I'm not sure they "knew" he was going to miss significant time. It was more of Kesler taking an extra 3-5 weeks to make sure he was fully healed. I remember reports before the season started that he was flying but just didn't have his "strength" yet.

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I'm not sure they "knew" he was going to miss significant time. It was more of Kesler taking an extra 3-5 weeks to make sure he was fully healed. I remember reports before the season started that he was flying but just didn't have his "strength" yet.
If I recall he was supposed to be out a good chunk of time but the lockout happened. I believe that January or so was the expected return date. Going into the season with Sedin, an injured Kesler, a Malhotra who was being given 10 games to prove he could still play, Lapierre and Ebbett. That's just not a smart move. This team has usually been strong down the center. This year we've struggled and our standing and faceoff percentage shows that.

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This kind of throws me back to the days where our best recall options on the farm were the likes of Brad Leeb, Herb Vasiljevs, Justin Kurtz, Ryan Ready, Pat Kavanagh, etc.

PTSD settling in...

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This kind of throws me back to the days where our best recall options on the farm were the likes of Brad Leeb, Herb Vasiljevs, Justin Kurtz, Ryan Ready, Pat Kavanagh, etc.

PTSD settling in...
Is it too early for a 'What do we have in Andrew Gordon' thread?

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The recall of Gordon just shows how depleted our prospect list is. He is a career minor leaguer. I have liked what I have seen of Jensen so far in Chicago. Yes, he is still adjusting but that kid has hands - 2 goals in 5 games pretty good right now for a parent team that is having trouble scoring. When Dale Weise has to score for you you know you are in trouble Jensen's D game needs to improve. No doubt. I don't think Sweatt is still hurt?

You don't have to look any further than this call up to realize just how badly Gillis has depleted this teams prospects. How many other teams in the league would be calling up A career minor leaguer ?

Gillis and his staff have done a pathetic job letting this team run out of forward prospects,

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Is it too early for a 'What do we have in Andrew Gordon' thread?
Just skip straight hrough to the Andrew Gordon Appreciation Thread.

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Lots of teams call up minor leaguers when they have four forwards injured.


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Wait hasn't Jensen been playing in pro league all year? Hasn't he been playing really well in that league? Not ready? What is he a freakin hard boiled egg?
Ditto for Lain. Hasn't he been playing all year at LSS? Isn't he a good face off man? Why can't we see someone with a hope of playing in the NHL? What a freakin sunny-side downer.

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I'd have preferred to see Archibald, but I'm not taking it as hard as berStuzzi.
This, lose Kassian should bring up another big body like Archibald plus it sounds like he's been playing well

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This kind of throws me back to the days where our best recall options on the farm were the likes of Brad Leeb, Herb Vasiljevs, Justin Kurtz, Ryan Ready, Pat Kavanagh, etc.

PTSD settling in...
At least we have some players behind these scrubs playing well in Junior. A week from now I'm sure Jensen would be the one coming up.

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On the other hand at least the canucks are calling up the Andrew Gordon's of the world after injuries to 25% of their forward group instead of playing them on a regular basis or even full time..

My oh my how people have forgotten the days of Brad Isbister, Byron Ritchie, and some combination of Shannon/Jaffray/Pettinger/Beech. Days when the best player in the bottom 6 on some nights was Jeff Cowan. They were all wastes of space and no better than depth call ups the canucks are using now except they were regulars. I'd wager there really aren't many teams that can go 4 or 5 deep on callups.

And really at least Gordon has 50 games of NHL experience.

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Now that everyone's lost there mind about Gordon coming up, watch him get a goal tonight and stick around forever.

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On the other hand at least the canucks are calling up the Andrew Gordon's of the world after injuries to 25% of their forward group instead of playing them on a regular basis or even full time..

My oh my how people have forgotten the days of Brad Isbister, Byron Ritchie, and some combination of Shannon/Jaffray/Pettinger/Beech. Days when the best player in the bottom 6 on some nights was Jeff Cowan. They were all wastes of space and no better than depth call ups the canucks are using now except they were regulars. I'd wager there really aren't many teams that can go 4 or 5 deep on callups.

And really at least Gordon has 50 games of NHL experience.
As long as he plays limited minutes he should be fine.
But if I see him on the point on the powerplay I reserve the right to b*itch and complain. He's clearly not at the Bryon Ritchie level of being a power play quarterback.

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You think you could just pick up Boychuk off waivers than pick up Gordon. THat is a far better move than bringing up Gordon's useless ass.
Carolina claimed him. We never had a chance.

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Carolina claimed him. We never had a chance.
Canuck board rule #1: Don't let facts get in the way of a good rant.

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Now that everyone's lost there mind about Gordon coming up, watch him get a goal tonight and stick around forever.
He and Ebbett with Weise on their wing is going to absolutely torch the Coyotes tonight.

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Carolina claimed him. We never had a chance.
Geeze what a strange year for Zach.

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