Thursday, January 17, 2019

Morning Player Notes (Jan 17)

It's been a rough last few weeks for Vancouver Canucks forward Nikolay Goldobin, who has had a hard time pleasing his coaches with some lacklustre two-way play and some inconsistent offense.  Goldobin was a healthy scratch yet again for the Canucks, when they took on the Oilers on Wednesday night and there isn't a whole lot of hope that his play is going to get any better and the likelihood of him being traded away getting greater and greater.  In 44 games, the Russian has 5 goals and 23 points, which isn't terrible, but he has been riding shotgun with Elias Pettersson for most of the season, so that has helped.

Scott picked up Goldobin at the Waiver Draft, hoping for more offense, but he's only managed to collect 1 goal and 7 points in 15 games played since the start of Week Ten.  The numbers are by no means terrible, but they are far less than what Scott needs to get out of the pool basement.

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