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We're in for a tough time if the blues continue to play a disciplined game. They're scary when they're dirty because all of our talent are on the smaller side, but if we survive it we usually end up with a pp which has obviously worked out well for us. Without a pp advantage we seem to struggle.

They've been much better 5v5 and seem to have competent goaltending again.
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Damn Hughes is a great player. I thought Jack was supposed to be the star in the family.
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FreshCo wrote: The only decent Canadian team.
A few years ago, Edmonton made the playoffs and the media was talking about them finally coming around but they haven't made the playoffs since.

The last few years, the talk has been how great the Calgary and Toronto rebuilds are and that they should be the blueprints yet both teams are spinning their tires now.

Just last week, TSN was talking about how Vancouver built this team the right way. I certainly hope we don't follow the Oilers, Flames and Leafs where we look like we were doing well with the rebuild and then poof, done. I hope for a good run this year and another good number of years to follow; hopefully a cup within the next decade. I don't want to be like the other rebuilding Canadian teams that peak by winning a round and then not making the playoffs for several years afterwards.

With a flat cap, Marky's gonna be looking for big money. Virtanen is an RFA currently at $1.25m (I'm thinking he may get a bridge deal with a bit of a raise if he continues to be decent in the Vegas series). The cap crunch is real.
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sharpshooter88 wrote: Damn Hughes is a great player. I thought Jack was supposed to be the star in the family.
Reminds me of Niedermayer the way he glides around and his poise with the puck. We’re truly blessed to have a player of his caliber on our team. He’s only a rookie, hard to believe the way he plays

Vegas won’t be easy, Marky needs to start stealing games and we need Toffoli back
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Wow Quinn Hughes got robbed of the Calder Trophy.
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bomber17 wrote: Wow Quinn Hughes got robbed of the Calder Trophy.
How do you figure he was robbed? They are both incredible, can't go wrong with Hughes or Makar for the Calder this year. Makar had the playoffs last year and really hot start this year which I think gave him the narrative for the year which is hard to overcome.

Either way, crazy the young talent the Canucks have right now.
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rumour has Pens offering Tanev 5year contract to match his brothers if he hits UFA. I bet it will be around $5 mil/yr