Donnie & Dhali: Jeff Paterson when requested, after watching the begin of the Stanley Cup playoffs, what areas to the Vancouver Canucks need to handle to get to that stage?
** NHLRumors.com transcription
Rick Dhaliwal: “Jeff, yearly in the playoffs I watch. And in the first 48 hours, I see the velocity, the tempo, the grit, the toughness. Look at what number of targets are being scored. In the final two days, proper in entrance of the internet, guys taking cross-checks and nonetheless scoring.
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When you watch the playoffs and then you definately at the Canucks, how, what are the areas that they need to enhance to get the playoffs?
Jeff Paterson: “Is at this time a 4 hour present, Rick? One of these prolonged variations.
I watch the playoffs and I do ask myself, ‘Does this crew have sufficient edge? Does it have sufficient chew? Does it have sufficient guys which are a ache in the ass to play in opposition to?
I might recommend proper right here, proper now, the reply is not any. J.T. Miller might be that form of participant however after him? I imply Dakota Joshua, I nonetheless suppose there’s a component that he can develop that aspect of his recreation. I need him too. I hope that he takes coronary heart from … he was a very good story for the Canucks. He’s a reputable National Hockey League participant. But he’s one in all the greatest our bodies they acquired. He’s acquired to use that attribute and use it successfully.
But I’m unsure that this group assembled, particularly with the head coach who made a profession out of being one in all the hardest guys to play in opposition to. I ponder what’s on his want checklist now that they begin to get into organizational conferences and making an attempt to determine areas of weak spot. I ponder if that’s …
The recreation has modified. I get that. I’m not anticipating that there going to exit and discover all the fighters in the National Hockey League. That’s not what I’m saying.
But you’re proper. Ultimately it’s hockey. Playoff hockey. It’s a contact sport and whenever you get to the postseason, you need some guys who’re prepared to bull over opponents. That are prepared to be a ache in the ass after the whistle. Now, you don’t need to be Michael Bunting clearly, there’s a line that you simply’ve acquired to watch out to not cross.
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But I do suppose that’s an space that this crew, might get a bit bit extra edge. I’d like to see the Canucks form of construct that into their recreation for the subsequent season.
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