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Sounds like Rodin was not in shape to play on Saturday.  Likely he dressed so that the Canucks could make up their 20-man roster (13 F, 5 D, 2 G).  Also, Pedan has been called up, but I would guess he is insurance in case Tanev cannot play tomorrow in Nashville.

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(2017-01-09, 04:29 PM)abdemarco Wrote: Sounds like Rodin was not in shape to play on Saturday.  Likely he dressed so that the Canucks could make up their 20-man roster (13 F, 5 D, 2 G).  Also, Pedan has been called up, but I would guess he is insurance in case Tanev cannot play tomorrow in Nashville.


Doesn't say much for Utica depth does it when Pedan is the only guy coming and going?

Virtanen, one assist in the last 7 games, although he did have 17 shots. But then he's playing on the third line with Carter Bancks who has 10 points this season and Wacey Hamilton who has 4. Three of Virtanen's four goals have been on the PP, in a cluster of games. WTF?

On that whole Comets roster, Virtanen, Labate, Pedan and Demko are the only players still considered prospects. Their second and third leading scorers are on AHL contracts and Subban seems stuck as a career AHLer despite being the only Comet to be selected for the 2017 AHL All-Star classic.
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Let's remember that guys like Chaput and Megna would likely be down in Utica if Hansen and Dorsett weren't injured... and Stetcher was a huge surprise and was probably penciled in for a much longer stay in Utica prior to the season.

Prior to the season starting the Canucks likely figured on Tanev, Edler, Guddy, Hutton, Sbisa and Larsen... with Tryamkin and Biega as 7 and 8.

I guess we just have to think of it this way... Stetcher , Chaput , Megna and Pedan MIGHT have been up and down for shorter stints if A) the Canucks regulars had better luck with injuries and B) weren't better players than we expected ( eg Stetcher ).


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(2017-01-09, 07:27 PM)SAVARYGUY Wrote: Let's remember that guys like Chaput and Megna would likely be down in Utica if Hansen and Dorsett weren't injured... and Stetcher was a huge surprise and was probably penciled in for a much longer stay in Utica prior to the season.  

Prior to the season starting the Canucks likely figured on Tanev, Edler, Guddy, Hutton, Sbisa and Larsen... with Tryamkin and Biega as 7 and 8.

I guess we just have to think of it this way... Stetcher , Chaput , Megna and Pedan MIGHT have been up and down for shorter stints if A) the Canucks regulars had better luck with injuries and B) weren't better players than we expected ( eg Stetcher ).

This is more or less correct.   We do not have great depth on the farm.   Partly a result of the stage the team is at combined with very crappy drafting for the most part and some poor decisions by management.       Boeser nor Juolevi are not on the farm but are certainly the 2 brightest lights along with Demko.    Both of them change the conversation considerably when speaking of prospects in the system.    Boeser gets better each day. 

As much as the tankers hate it.....there is no point in tanking, nor any guaranteed gain to be made.    The only gain will be making the playoffs while at the same time shedding Miller, maybe Hansen and Burrows at the deadline.        Not sure which D if any should be traded for picks......but if any I would say Edler.    He is far better than given credit for by many Nucks fans and GM's around the league know it.    If we did shed those players and still made the playoffs it would be a monumental upset to just about every mullet on the planet.  Grin

As to the tanking procedure, unless it happens thru injury and a depleted roster it cannot succeed because of the competition.      Simply too many really bad teams that do NOT try to win, either thru management or morale.
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(2017-01-09, 07:27 PM)SAVARYGUY Wrote: Let's remember that guys like Chaput and Megna would likely be down in Utica if Hansen and Dorsett weren't injured... and Stetcher was a huge surprise and was probably penciled in for a much longer stay in Utica prior to the season.  

Prior to the season starting the Canucks likely figured on Tanev, Edler, Guddy, Hutton, Sbisa and Larsen... with Tryamkin and Biega as 7 and 8.

I guess we just have to think of it this way... Stetcher , Chaput , Megna and Pedan MIGHT have been up and down for shorter stints if A) the Canucks regulars had better luck with injuries and B) weren't better players than we expected ( eg Stetcher ).

Speaking strictly about Utica, quite a few guys are under performing and they have had their own injuries. I'd like to point out as well that we know there will be a wave of now juniors coming up next year.  It doesn't help that some good prospects are in US colleges. Chaput and Megna are decent tweeners so kudos for signing them. The Comets though, are a truly bad team this year. 
One thing I find interesting is that most teams are keeping 4 or 5 reserve list spots open this year, up from the usual 1 or 2,  perhaps expecting a flood of turnover opportunities toward the end of the season.
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(2017-01-10, 12:10 PM)Marsh Wrote:
(2017-01-09, 07:27 PM)SAVARYGUY Wrote: Let's remember that guys like Chaput and Megna would likely be down in Utica if Hansen and Dorsett weren't injured... and Stetcher was a huge surprise and was probably penciled in for a much longer stay in Utica prior to the season.  

Prior to the season starting the Canucks likely figured on Tanev, Edler, Guddy, Hutton, Sbisa and Larsen... with Tryamkin and Biega as 7 and 8.

I guess we just have to think of it this way... Stetcher , Chaput , Megna and Pedan MIGHT have been up and down for shorter stints if A) the Canucks regulars had better luck with injuries and B) weren't better players than we expected ( eg Stetcher ).

Speaking strictly about Utica, quite a few guys are under performing and they have had their own injuries. I'd like to point out as well that we know there will be a wave of now juniors coming up next year.  It doesn't help that some good prospects are in US colleges. Chaput and Megna are decent tweeners so kudos for signing them. The Comets though, are a truly bad team this year. 
One thing I find interesting is that most teams are keeping 4 or 5 reserve list spots open this year, up from the usual 1 or 2,  perhaps expecting a flood of turnover opportunities toward the end of the season.

Ya, it's been a tough go down on the farm this year...


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