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Sports Canucks Extra: The Pettersson grin

13:25  13 december  2019
13:25  13 december  2019 Source:   theprovince.com

Vancouver hosts Toronto after Leivo's 2-goal game

  Vancouver hosts Toronto after Leivo's 2-goal game Toronto Maple Leafs (14-13-4, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (15-11-4, fourth in the Pacific Division) Vancouver, British Columbia; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Maple Leafs visit Vancouver after Josh Leivo scored two goals in the Canucks' 6-5 overtime victory over the Sabres. The Canucks are 7-3-3 on their home ice. Vancouver leads the NHL with 31 power-play goals, led by Elias Pettersson with six. TheVancouver, British Columbia; Tuesday, 10 p.m.

The Canucks 2017 first round draft pick Elias Pettersson put on a dazzling display at the Summer Showdown (Top Prospects Game) at Rogers Arena on July 6

With the 5th overall pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft, the Vancouver Canucks selected Swedish centreman Elias Pettersson . The pick may have surprise some

a group of people racing each other in front of a crowd: Elias Pettersson and his teammates celebrate their win on Thursday.© Bob Frid Elias Pettersson and his teammates celebrate their win on Thursday.

The sudden-winner is always a sweet one.

The grin on Elias Pettersson’s face, as wide as it gets for the young Swede, as we finished up talking about his game-winner on Thursday night, told the whole story.

It wasn’t far off from the grin he flashed last season after breaking Pavel Bure’s rookie scoring record.

Winning hockey is better than anything.

“I always go with my first thought, if I think two times or doubt my abilities, the play might be gone,” he said of the crazy moment.

Pettersson, Markstrom lead Canucks to 1-0 victory over Hurricanes in overtime

  Pettersson, Markstrom lead Canucks to 1-0 victory over Hurricanes in overtime Pettersson, Markstrom lead Canucks to 1-0 victory over Hurricanes in overtimeBrock Boeser had tried to centre a pass but the puck hit a broken stick on the ice. Pettersson picked up the puck and scored on a backhand.

Elias Pettersson , Swedish forward and #5 overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks at the NHL Entry Draft 2017 is having a stellar rookie-season in the SHL

The Canucks selected forward Elias Pettersson 5th overall at the 55th NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, Illinois. Pettersson is a play-making centre that has

Working on picking up loose pucks isn’t necessarily something he does specifically in practice, but it’s something teams work on all the time. Just this week in a practice, skills coach Glenn Carnegie had the Canucks working on collecting loose pucks that had caromed off obstacles placed in front of the crease.

The read it made when the puck didn’t skip over the lost stick — it was Jaccob Slavin’s — was lightning fast. No shock there.

And the shot was as tough a shot you can get off. It looked like Mrazek was caught off guard by it.

“I feel comfortable with getting pucks up high from short range,” he said, again with modesty. “I’m very happy with the win.”

Canucks reward Jacob Markstrom’s all-time performance with OT win

  Canucks reward Jacob Markstrom’s all-time performance with OT win Canucks reward Jacob Markstrom’s all-time performance with OT winIt may not be remembered that way, considering it was a mid-week game in December against the Carolina Hurricanes. But considering that only one week earlier Markstrom was home in Sweden for his father’s funeral after his dad’s agonizing battle with cancer, what the 29-year-old goalie did was truly astounding.

Exit the Sedins, enter Elias Pettersson . The Canucks have quickly found their new Swedish star.

The Vancouver Canucks select Swedish forward Elias Pettersson fifth overall at the 2017 NHL Draft.

Brock Boeser said he knew the loose stick was there but didn’t knew he didn’t have many options so it was just about getting it near his star centre.

“Unreal,” he said of the shot that Pettersson pulled off.

Worries about Brock?

Big picture, kids, big picture. The missed breakaways stung him. But he’s healthy. The goals will come back.

Did you notice

It’s not often your top ice time man is a forward, but it was on this night: J.T. Miller’s 22:08 eclipsed Quinn Hughes’ 22:00.

Who wouldn’t want a top-six winger

I did chuckle a little about Jim Benning said he’s after a top-six winger. It wasn’t earth-shattering more than it was confirmation of something you’d expect to hear from a GM who has ambitions of sending his team not just into the playoffs, but deep into the post-season party.

So, of course he’s after a winger who would make an impact. Every GM should be.

But as you know, the Canucks’ roster has some wrinkles to it. There are a few players who

As it stands, the only way to really add another winger to the roster would be if it works out that Micheal Ferland is out long-term. As yet, that’s not clear.

He’s dealing with post-concussion symptoms, it seems, though the team’s medical staff is still investigating.

If he’s out long-term, the Canucks could park him on LTIR, which would allow them to add a player whose cap hit comes in at about $3.6 million in cap space, while he’s on LTIR anyway.

If he were to recover and play, there would be other moves to make, of course.

But in the summer, things would be pretty hairy.

Pacioretty scores twice, Golden Knights top Canucks 6-3

  Pacioretty scores twice, Golden Knights top Canucks 6-3 LAS VEGAS — Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 Sunday night. Nick Holden, Valentin Zykov, Jonathan Marchessault and Mark Stone also scored for the Golden Knights. It was the fifth time this season Vegas had five different goal scorers in a game. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots to improve to 12-2-1 in his career against the Canucks. The last time Fleury lost to Vancouver in regulation was 2006. Fleury also got career win No. 452, two shy of Curtis Joseph for sixth all-time.

 Jim Benning seems committed to picking either a centre or an offensive defenceman with the fifth overall pick. If he’s going to pick a centre, the most common names that have come up are Gabe Vilardi, Casey Mittelstadt, and Cody Glass.

The Vancouver Canucks have drafted Elias Pettersson with the fifth overall selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. In response, Twitter had much to say. June 23, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Elias Pettersson poses for photos after being selected as the number five overall pick to the Vancouver

Pondering free agents

Beyond the numbers we can see publicly at places like CapFriendly, there are undisclosed cap penalties that teams carry around from time to time. It’s well known among league personnel and capologists that from time to time in rare instances clubs have had cap charges for contract related settlements not publicly known.

Add the interest in adding another winger to the not-surprising news that Benning would like to retain Jacob Markstrom — I mean, think about it, it makes sense, you need two NHL goalies anyway and there are two years between now and the Seattle expansion draft and while some might argue that going ride or die with two young goalies next year in Thatcher Demko and Mike DiPietro would be worth the risk — we must think about the whole picture.

The Canucks’ No. 1 is pulling in $3.6 million this year. Assuming he carries forward with his solid play, he’s going to be after a raise. Think about it: Jake Allen is making more than he is. Freddy Andersen makes $5 million and he’s younger and probably better. A raise, maybe not a big one, but a raise nonetheless.

Is Semyon Varlamov, who makes $6 million, a comp? It does seem unlikely he goes that high.

Josh Leivo an unrestricted free agent next summer, he’s on pace to post career highs in points. That said, this is his first full NHL season. He signed a one-year $1.5 million show-me deal last summer and he’ll be after some kind of raise, that’s for sure.

Tanev scores in OT, Pettersson has 2 goals as Canucks top Golden Knights

  Tanev scores in OT, Pettersson has 2 goals as Canucks top Golden Knights VANCOUVER — Chris Tanev scored in overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday. Elias Pettersson scored twice for the Canucks (17-15-4) and Antoine Roussel and Tanner Pearson had the other goals. Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, Nick Holden and Mark Stone replied for the Golden Knights (19-14-5).Jacob Markstrom made 38 saves for Vancouver, while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for Vegas.The win was Vancouver's second in 10 games against the Golden Knights since Vegas joined the league in 2017-18. The Canucks are 2-7-1 against Vegas over that span.

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Adam Gaudette the next face in the 10.2c wars, the sophomore centre is set for a breakout season. But he also has no leverage. Brock Boeser missed training camp before he signed last fall. Will Gaudette wait that long before signing on for a small raise over $916,000?

Tim Schaller is making $1.9 million this season and may be a coach’s favourite but it’s going to be hard to keep him around if there are raises elsewhere. Surely he’ll go back on the unrestricted free agent market.

Tyler Motte will be an unrestricted free agent, making $975,000 this year. He’ll surely be retained, especially if there isn’t room for Schaller.

Chris Tanev is making $4.45 million. If he finally stays healthy for a full season, it seems a safe bet the Canucks will look to re-up with him. He’s three years younger than Anton Stralman, who signed for $4.5 million this summer, but they feel like reasonable comparables.

Oscar Fantenberg has been fine as a depth option at $850k, but surely he’s a place holder for Olli Juolevi?

Which brings us to restricted free agent Troy Stecher . He’s making $2.325 million this year and could push for an arbitration case. That’s if the Canucks qualify him.

A former eastern conference exec told me that a Stecher’s agent would likely go in asking for No. 4 d-man money, which would take him to the doorstep of $4 million. A team will argue that he is what he’s been used as this year, more like a No. 5, which should be valued at $2.75 million.

“Defensive defencemen don’t get points and that’s OK,” is the classic agent argument, vs. the team argument: “Points is how D get measured.”

Miller, Virtanen score early power-play goals to spark Canucks past Penguins 4-1

  Miller, Virtanen score early power-play goals to spark Canucks past Penguins 4-1 VANCOUVER — First-period power-play goals by Jake Virtanen and J.T. Miller sparked the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday at Rogers Arena. Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser also scored for the Canucks (18-15-4), and Tyler Myers had two assists. Jake Guentzel replied for the Penguins (21-11-4). Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves for Vancouver, while Matt Murray stopped 10 shots for Pittsburgh. The game got off to aElias Pettersson and Brock Boeser also scored for the Canucks (18-15-4), and Tyler Myers had two assists. Jake Guentzel replied for the Penguins (21-11-4).

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“But you can basically argue a guy like this is worth 2.5 or 4.5,” he said.

It may be hard to keep Stecher this summer. Could he be trade bait before then?

Jake Virtanen is in a similar boat to Stecher in that he’s got arbitration rights if he doesn’t agree to his qualifying offer. But he’s also making “just” $1.25 million this year. He doesn’t kill penalties, the exec noted, and doesn’t get a lot of power play time. But he has, nonetheless, been putting up points. Counting stats are good for your case.

“If he keeps scoring he has a case. Also could post best plus/minus of his career,” he said. “His arb profile will be between $1.75-2.1m. Really no leverage there unless agent convinced team he’s a 40+ point power forward for good now and he signs for term at closer to $3m.”

So there you go, there are some raises to be had. It’s going to make for another tight salary cap next year.

And this is without getting into the cap challenges posed by the performance bonuses Pettersson, Quinn Hughes and even Adam Gaudette could acquire this year. Much of that money could get applied on to next year’s salary cap.

Call it by my name

Smythe Division. Let’s make it great again.

Standings etc.

It’s a log-jam, folks.

a screenshot of a cell phone

Good news: the Canucks have games in hand on the three Smythe Division teams above them. The nervous news: those Preds, lurking below.

Could do some serious damage to opposition hopes this weekend, but that Sunday tilt in Vegas is scary scheduling.

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