Discussion in 'WHL' started by PG Canuck, Sep 17, 2017.
Well done Royals.....hard fought series...
Not gonna lie really disappointed. Waited years for the Canes to go for it and they finally do, they traded a top 3 pick next year only to lose in round 1. It will be a long time before we see a collection of offensive talent like we had this year again. At the end of the day the Canes defensive sloppiness killed them.
This teams undoing was a weakness on the back end and goaltending.
The goaltending I get, because after Hughes walked away we had to roll with a 17 yo rookie and 16 yo rookie. And Tetachuk was actually pretty good.
We really needed more from our 20 yo dman (Merezkho) and two 19 yo dmen (prefontaine, Wilson) for this team to be the juggernaut it should have been with that powerhouse forward group.
Your 100% right I've never understood why we kept Palivko instead of Schmidt especially once we found we weren't getting the memorial cup next year.
As for Tetachuck I was actually encouraged by his play for the majority of the season for a 17 year old he did quite well especially with the Hurricanes track record developing goalies, Stuart Skinner and ??It's just your playing with fire relying on a 17 year old to take you to a memorial cup. Even Skinner wasn't very good when he was 17 in the playoffs.
As for defence I just can't believe Anholt didn't add somebody. Maybe all the resources were tied up with Hughes but not getting a top 4 dman gave me a feeling the trade deadline wasn't as big a success as some thought.
Yeah i kept waiting for a 19 year old dman add that never came. 3 rookie dmen and a rookie goalie is not a recipe for keeping the puck out of your own net, especially when your vets are on a constant parade to the penalty box.
Winnipeg just announced they acquired Carter Savoie’s rights from Regina
Ya there have actually been rumors floating around for a little while that Carter isnt exactly the smartest kid when it comes to school. So this is a GREAT move by Winnipeg doing this.
Hey it can only help with the situation with Matthew
It was but Blazers banged them up pretty badly, what do they have left for Vancouver?
Cougars luck in an absolute nutshell. Finally get a chance to draft a player who could turn our fortunes but the WHL was like nope that’s not gonna happen.
Because based on how their officials call our games it wouldn’t be out of the question for them to screw us out of a generational talent either.
Right because you know nobody else feels that way about their teams. Despite what you believe, referees have nothing to gain by intentionally screwing a team over. When I hear comments like this, I cringe.
That’s because you don’t watch Cougars games whereas I go to games whenever I can. Reffing is suspect to say the least and I know a lot of people who can say the same.
EXACTLY. A lot of people can say that. Not just PG fans. Kamloops fans all believe because Bruce Hamilton is one of the golden boys of the WHL, so believe there's a conspiracy that they always get the short end of the stick every time those 2 play.
After 1 season Serje Lajoie has parted from the team. Thank God, not impressed the least by his performance behind the bench.
Expect Darryl Sydor to be named head coach.
What can the OHL fans expect from who's left from who's left from the WHL?
Curious about who out of Prince Albert, Edmonton, Spokane and Vancouver is the powerhouse rep from the W who posters think will represent the WHL at this year's Memorial Cup in Halifax ??
I would imagine Prince Albert is the team to beat from the W this year.
Absolutely they are. Theyve been the team to beat all season
But, anything can happen in the playoffs
Honestly their loss in the first round is inexcuseable. Just awful.
Any rumors of Kisio getting fired or anything?.. Him getting fired was the first thing that crossed my mind when they got eliminated... Anholt woulda been LIVID
The Canes being eliminated in round 1 is even more frustrating seeing as they had a 2-0 series lead and then lost 4 out of 5.
I hope Anholt is pissed but he's the one that didn't upgrade the 19/20 yo Dman situation at the deadline. Merezkho, Wilson and Prefontaine were not good enough to lift that roster from really good to elite contender level. They were clearly missing another game breaker on the back end which is a shame as they needed another weapon back there to go along with Addison.
The goaltending situation was a debacle as well, right from the start with Schmid and then wasting assets to upgrade the starter at the deadline only to have him quit after a couple weeks.
Hurricanes acquired Tyson Phare from PG. Former 18th overall from 2017. Any info on this kid from our PG fans?
Well done PA for winning the title. VERY well deserved. I was quite rattled the finals werent televised this season. Very bizzare.
Just saw something that Giants owner Toigo said too...
If you were wondering why Rogers Sportsnet, which owns the television rights to all CHL games, didn’t show any games in the WHL final, it seems you aren’t alone.
Ron Toigo, the majority owner of the Vancouver Giants, isn’t at all enamoured with Sportsnet, either.
The Giants just finished playing in the WHL final for the Ed Chynoweth Cup. They took the Prince Albert Raiders to Game 7 before dropping a 3-2 OT decision in the Saskatchewan city on Monday night.
However, Sportsnet, which holds the rights through the 2025-26 season, didn’t televise any games in the final. In fact, Sportsnet didn’t show any games after bringing us the first three games of a second-round series between the Raiders and Saskatoon Blades.
On Tuesday, Toigo appeared with Donnie and The Moj on TSN 1040 Radio in Vancouver.
“It was terrible. Absolutely terrible,” Toigo said of Game 7 not being televised. “Sportsnet . . . it’s a terrible deal for the league. We should have gone with TSN.”
At the time Sportsnet landed the CHL rights, it also cut a long-term deal for the NHL rights.
“(Sportsnet) had all that NHL content . . . the capacity to promote our games wasn’t there,” Toigo continued. “We should have realized that.
“TSN didn’t have any NHL content. What they’ve done with the World Juniors, they would have just folded us into that kind of presentation. It would have been a better way to go.
“But it is what it is.”
As for Game 7, Toigo said: “The ratings for Sportsnet to have this game in a market this size would have been off the charts. I don’t know who’s making those decisions but they certainly aren’t very good.”
As a whole, Sportsnet has always been kind of a crappy network. Beyond cringey they got all the rights, considering they don't have enough REAL knowledgable people on their panel. Toigo is right on the money here.
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