NHL February 2019 |OT| We're paying you to shitpost, not to be a fan tonight

Oct 25, 2017
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Starting DiPietro tonight was fucking savage. Straight from the OHL against a hot offensive team.
Green is dumb for not starting him against the kings/hawks/ducks.

The org is dumb for being in this position in the 1st place after we lost McKenna to waivers.
They had no choice. Markstrom wasn't fit to play (neck stiffness).

The Canucks org fucked up weeks ago by trading for a guy who they intended to waive, apparently forgetting that the Philadelphia Flyers and their horrible goalies are still a thing. Ever since they've been trying to manage but acquiring a serviceable 3rd string goalie is not necessarily cheap or easy. And sure enough Demko goes down at the worst possible time so here we are.

DiPietro should have been 2 years away from his first NHL start. The Canucks never wanted this but they fucked themselves.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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From reddit:

"While playing with the Canucks, he will be known as iPietro since in Vancouver there is no D in front of him."
lol

I enjoyed watching the Sharks put the Canucks in the trash can, but I couldn't believe how bad the Canucks played in front of the kid. Usually you see teams go all out when a young guy is thrust into action unexpectedly, but the Canucks D let him get scored on in the first minute. 3-4 of those goals were caused by absolute breakdowns by the Canucks.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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lol

I enjoyed watching the Sharks put the Canucks in the trash can, but I couldn't believe how bad the Canucks played in front of the kid. Usually you see teams go all out when a young guy is thrust into action unexpectedly, but the Canucks D let him get scored on in the first minute. 3-4 of those goals were caused by absolute breakdowns by the Canucks.
"put the Canucks in the trash can" - what is this

The first ten minutes of that game was one of the most dreadful performances I've ever witnessed. It's like they knew they had an emergency CHL goalie in net and it fucking terrified them. Everything was wrong. Every little decision by every single player. No exceptions. Didn't help that the first goal came off of Motte's stick and the second goal off of Hutton's glove.

Will be interesting to see how they do on Saturday, but in the meantime they've got a B2B in two days and their only NHL-ready goalies are both injured. Hopefully Markstrom just needed a day's rest because DiPietro is going to get ruined if this keeps up.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Hudon is not a significant enough upgrade, if indeed he is an upgrade at all, to bother acquiring unless we trade Gudbranson for him.

Canucks have offence. They just choose to bench them, keep them in Utica, or play them with Sutter.