“I really like Vancouver. That’s a team that is very close to being elite. But they’re not there yet,” said the coach. “And I’ve always hated them. Now, I’ve come 180 on them. (Elias) Pettersson is a stud. Bo Horvat is like Mark Messier. They have so much going for them.”
not a lot of love for #Canucks in this one
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Pettersson: “Both of us try to play our best and it’s not up to us who wins the Calder. Binnington had a great season and he won the Stanley Cup. So, I don’t want to get into the Calder debate or anything. He played phenomenal and I was happy with my season too.” #Canucks
O’Reilly on Perron: “He works and has one of the best releases. You can put the puck anywhere inside him and it makes for a real dangerous threat. He’s definitely a big reason why we’re in the position we are now.” #Blues #Canucks
It just struck me that the Canucks have never really pulled off a massive upset in the playoffs. The '94 win over the Flames was a 12-point deficit, and that Canucks team underachieved in the regular season. Beating the Blues would be way different.
Wins? I thought he owned the award and occasionally lends it out.