The Canuck Way Mailbag: Playoffs, Pettersson’s fashion, more

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Quinn Hughes #43 of the Vancouver Canucks skates with the puck (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
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More mailbag Q&A

Two years ago, the Canucks were likely at the top of the pile but those top prospects have now graduated into the NHL. Right now, I would rank the Canucks prospect depth barely inside the top ten or just outside of it.

The Canucks still have a bunch of good prospects in their system though, don’t get me wrong. There is Vasili Podkolzin who is only going to get better with more ice time in the KHL next season as he is a powerful winger with great skating ability, skills and has a ton of offensive upside.

Vancouver also has the creative and skilled Nils Hoglander who is looking to make the jump to North America next season and we can’t forget the recently signed Jack Rathbone who possesses quality passing, skating and vision. There are a few others but the Canucks prospect pool isn’t as great as it used to be but it is still good.

I’ve always had mixed feelings on Travis Green as the Canuck head coach. I do like his tough-love attitude he gives to the players as he is a guy who believes his players can be the best they can be. I think that philosophy is great, especially with this team’s young core.

However, one thing I don’t like about Green is that he makes the team play too conservative at times, especially when they have the lead. The Canucks don’t seem threatening offensively and just resort to the dump and chase which can be pretty annoying to watch.

This question comes from Georgia Twiss who is one of my favourite people to follow in the Canucks Twitter world and one of the hosts of The Broadscast, Vancouver’s first all-female sports podcast. They just released their first episode and I highly recommended you check it out.

But to answer your question, one Canuck that I think will be an underrated contributor in the series against the Wild is Adam Gaudette. He provides great offensive instincts and can be used in any given situation. He is also a big part of the Canucks second power play unit, which is something that isn’t talked about as much because he not only scores goals, but he can set up his teammates effectively and drive the play well.

Defensively, I would go with Troy Stecher. Analytics show that he’s quite underrated both offensively and defensively. He has good passing and puck-moving skills and works hard defensively on the penalty kill.

I think both these players will have big contributions against the Wild.

Our last question comes from Vanessa Jang, who is also a host of The Broadscast. This question was my favourite out of all the ones submitted.

I took a look at the thread and I  have come to the conclusion that Pettersson has a great sense of fashion. First of all, I am not a fan of bucket hats but he makes one look good, He also has a great taste in sneakers, t-shirts, hoodies and sunglasses.

My favourite picture is the one on the Capilano Suspension Bridge where he wears YSL Robot hoodie,  LV Fastlake sneakers (both cost a little over a thousand dollars), and a nice pair of red shades. If there was an award for best dressed Canuck, Pettersson would certainly be a top contender.

Is Pettersson’s style hot? Yes, yes it is.

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Well, that wraps up this week’s edition of the mailbag. Send your questions in on Twitter and be on the lookout for next week’s mailbag. Go Canucks go!