pretty easy to forget that jensen is only 19. i too think the best thing for him next season is the AHL where we can give him his cup of coffee at the NHL level. i feel like being around the sedins will do wonders for his maturity. passion for winning and anger after a blowout loss, like others have said, are positives for me, but he still needs to learn to channel that appropriately, not at his own teammate.
Well... I'm only reporting to why Jensen's not in the line-up. And that it's (probably) due to attitude issues against other teammates. If you guys are ok with it, well then it's no harm done I guess...
Most fans on this site love their teams' prospects unconditionally, or at the very least, have a severe bias. This is fine and is part of what makes this site great (and also terrible!).
Nobody really knows exactly what happened. Goalie could've been out partying the previous night or Maybe the goalie was laughing after the loss. I know Jensen wasn't happy after losing to Canada in the WJC and seeing his teammates clowning it up.
There's a wide range of attitude issues. If he was benched for treating coaches like crap or being entitled or lazy or a million other things then I would probably take an issue with it, but this doesn't really concern me that much.
This exactly. There are a lot of attitude issues we don't want to deal with here. Hating to lose, isn't one of them.
Somehow I don't see this going down too well with Schneider or Luongo (or whoever second goaler happens to be) when either of them get lit up -- as happens once in a while.
I think that we have a strong enough leadership core (Sedins, Bieksa, Luongo if he's still here) and many others which I hope Jensen will come to respect and through this respect they will temper his overfrustration with losing. It's not the worse thing in the world to be over competitive, better than him being someone who parties too hard or something. If we surround him with the right people and don't thrust him into a leadership role right away I would be very confident that this won't be an issue at the NHL level.
Since we know Gillis and Gilman were also scouting the NCAA, I figure now is a good time to take about NCAA free agents this season. (Canucks Scouts were also at UND-WIS this weekend, but I assumed that was for LaBate).
I've gotten a good look at Antoine Laganiere this season and I'd say he is amongst my top free agent this season, along with Andrej Sustr and Nate Schmidt. I'd also add Ryan Walters to my list of wants!
Laganiere definitely fits into the mold Gillis has been trending towards, a package of skill, speed and size. He covers a lot of ice in little time, seem him breakaway and drive to the net quite often. Also, with the system Yale plays, He is very aggressive on the forecheck and has thrown some strong hits along the boards. When you combine all of this with his hands, you can see why the Canucks first invited him to camp and why they are scouting him now in person. He is the player we'd want Beattie to become at the end of his 4 years.
Not that high on Zengrele anymore. Looked invisible in most of the games I've seen this season. Just doesn't create much and looks much less dynamic than he was when Schultz was there. TBH, the last couple games I watched, LaBate and Lee and Mersch looked much better than Zengrele.
Another FA I liked was Spiro Goulakos, but unfortunately he was just diagnosed with cancer. So I don't know what to do with that. He is definitely a very noticeable player for Colgate, solid defensively, can skate very well, very mobile, and has a high level of offensive awareness. The PP with and without him is stark. Hopefully he can recover and return next year?
Hey feebster, you have any thoughts on Rylan Schwartz, Jaden's brother?
Do you see him saying that to a player of their calibur though? I don't think so.
I agree. He likely wouldn't have the chance even if he wanted to. My point was that any goalie can have a bad game and if an upstart 19 year old were to accuse him of not trying he would not be appreciated. He should be benched. Of course none of this has been confirmed so ...
I'm betting it went down like in Moneyball: Jensen walks into the lockeroom after the loss, to see the goalie stripping to music and Little cheering him on. Jensen goes all "Is losing fun? This is what losing sounds like" then walks out and smashed something - in this case, something belonging to the coach. That is why he sits.