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  2. My Old School Canucks Themed Race-car

    thank you very much -AJ-
  3. Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports

    Don't see it too much in hockey, so meh.
  4. He admitted to pushing her and has a misdemenour if found guilty he will be serve 11months in jail lol
  5. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Possibly the greatest mystery of the Canucks Organization: How has Ron Delorme kept his job through 6 GM changes and 3 owner changes? he sits beside the big boys (GM, President, AGM) but no one ever looks at him... he was a terrible head scout i thought maybe he had pictures on someone- but is possibly the longest serving member of the organization and no one has ever said a good thing about his drafting does anyone have any answers?
  6. Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports

    It used to be that every morning, school kids pledged allegiance to the flag every day before school started. The US is a very different country.
  7. Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports

    Paid Patriotism is absolutely one of the shadiest parts of business in sports. $114,000 just to have the National Guard sing the Anthem? Yeah that's really showing your appreciation.
  8. Unless he's Russian and there are disturbing pictures, I don't suspect anything will come of it.
  9. CDCGML 2018-19

    Could've been easy second rounders man.
  10. I was going to pick him but possiblity he might face jail time ... has an assault charge going to court this week
  11. Yes sir, followed by a bullet to the head.
  12. Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports

    GOOD for them! Been saying such things for a long time. Gov'ts know where to sell their snake oil propaganda. So tired of it.
  13. [RUMOR] Leafs and Sharks looking at acquiring Panarin

    The Sharks brass are delusional. They have no good prospects or high draft picks, yet they always think they can acquire the likes of Karlsson, Panarin, etc.
  14. Parallel Disasters..Mtl, Ottawa

    Hmm..think we've been down this path. Recall a few months back, you decided I was a "difficult poster" :^) One thing off the hop, is I don't do 'debate'. Fine with me if people hold myriad views on diff matters..that's all of little consequence. People commit a lot of time, $, hope(faith, belief, dreams, bible quotes, etc...) to pro sport. It's understandable some get irked when one concludes(& states) it ain't honest. For me the Canucks(pro hockey) is an old addiction, dating from my youth. No kid loved NHL hockey more, especially back in the 70's & 80's. I WISH that I could find this league trustworthy! That'd be great. Unfortunately I haven't liked how it's been run, from about the early 90's. This particular thread is about all of us rubbernecking at the noisy, head-on collision, at the intersection of Sens Dr & Habbies Boulevard. From the background emanates approaching sirens, wailing children, shouting belligerent adults, & the shrill accusatory cries of adult ladies(laying blame). One gesticulating character(in a noisy suit) is trying to explain everything to everyone. But there's blood, broken glass & two obvious write-offs to account for. At the end of the day... I'd prefer a pro league in both Canada, & the US. Champion from each play for the Cup. I'd even be open to a Euro league entering the fray, if all rules(& ice dimensions) were streamlined/agreed upon. The bullying US tries to control/win at EVERYTHING(culture, sport, biz, sociopolitics..you name it). It squeezes the life out of anything worthwhile.
  15. It's about time someone said something about this, and not surprisingly it's veterans. All pro sports -- football especially -- have become nothing more than worship of the military and pimps for recruiting, and they admittedly do so out of fear of "not being patriotic." Not to mention it's being paid for by the military; i.e. your tax dollars. "They were having Marine Week in Boston, and it was a pretty big deal," Nick says. "They had wanted me to throw out the first pitch at Fenway during one of the games. It would’ve been a good story of having the manager’s son being a Marine and throwing out a first pitch at Fenway. But I was horribly uncomfortable with that and didn't think I had done anything to deserve that and gave them a firm pass on that one." This Memorial Day, the Red Sox unfurled an American flag over the Green Monster. (Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) After he left the service, Nick worked in baseball for the Angels, Dodgers and Mets. Ostensibly, he was a liaison to veterans. But what was being sold to the public as patriotism felt like commercialism. What Bill Astore wrote outside of the game, Nick Francona felt working within it. Camo jerseys. Corporate sponsorship of service, without the authenticity of service. The veterans felt like props. "And, I mean, if you look at kind of the tone of what Memorial Day has become about, it’s pretty gross," Nick says. "Even on the teams’ official Twitter accounts — a flame emoji for, like, 'Look how hot these camo hats are.' And it's, like, 'Really, guys? That's the plan?' I mean, you can imagine how some of these Gold Star families reacted to that. They were not remotely amused. "I might have asked the question 100 times and said, 'OK, if you’re selling a $40 hat, how much of this is going to charity, and where is it going?' I think it’s fair to say, if you’re an average fan watching Major League Baseball, you’re going to be, like, ‘Man these guys are really supportive of the military.’ " This support, Nick says, does not exist within MLB. According to the league’s figures, only 10 of the league’s 5,000 employees are veterans. "That's genuinely difficult to accomplish," Nick says. "Like, if your goal was to hire as few veterans as possible, that's pretty impressive. I’m almost certain that there’s more than 10. But they’ve really gone out of their way to avoid being able to even identify the veterans. I’ve been arguing that for 10 years. Like, 'Figure out who they are, so we can support each other and link up and try to address some of these issues.' And they patently refused to be involved in that." Working with the Mets, one moment defined his frustrations. He created a Memorial Day program where he matched players with Gold Star families from similar backgrounds. The players recorded videos that told the stories of the fallen. Players, he says, were emotional learning the stories of the dead soldiers from America’s wars. They wore bracelets naming soldiers they were matched with. It was authentic and personal, appropriately respectful of a day commemorating sacrifice. "So I’m on the flight back, and I get an email from someone with the Mets asking, like, 'Oh, great job. Now we need to get all the families to sign these waivers, to waive the rights as licensees for the bracelets that these guys wore.' And I’m, like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa, were not ... like, absolutely not.' "They referred to them as 'license holders.' The families. And I'm, like, 'I think you mean parent of dead marine or soldier.' Patently offensive. And there was no way I was going to have them sign that and refused to do so. I wanted to know exactly whose bright idea this was and was going to give them a piece of my mind. And that ended it pretty quickly. And the next day was my last day there. "They called me in and said, ‘You’ve done a great job here, really had a huge impact. You’ve also had a big impact on the veteran stuff with Major League Baseball, but your comments aren’t compatible with having a career in baseball. So we're going to have to part ways.’ " The Mets fired him. Nick Francona is now out of baseball. Mets manager Mickey Callaway joined his team in wearing black wristbands on Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) "I’m certainly not happy about not working in baseball. It was my dream job, and I was good at it. And the people that fired me, ironically, told me I was very good at it. It sucks. Even thinking about it, I wouldn’t go back and say, 'I wish I had just compromised my principles a little more so I could succeed here.' Like, if that’s the price of success, I’ll find something else. I think it’s sad. And I think it speaks volumes about the state of Major League Baseball." Recruiting is a main reason the military is embedded in sports. In an interview for my book, I told three-star General Russel Honore I didn’t want the Army recruiting my son while he watched the Red Sox. His response? “You better hold on to them, if you don’t want them in the Army. We’re gonna recruit the hell out of them. That’s how we man the force.” "I appreciate the General's honesty," Bill Astore says. "It's refreshing, in a way. But I just think that’s the wrong way to recruit. "I lived in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for nine years. Of course, that's the home of the Little League World Series. And one year, an Air Force van showed up. So kids, little leaguers, could come and go into this van and play video games. And the Air Force thought this was a great idea for recruitment. And I thought to myself, 'This is completely inappropriate.' "I mean the Little League World Series should be for children. They're not even teenagers yet. And for baseball, yeah. It should not be an opportunity for any military service to show up and try to recruit youngsters. "When I was interested in the military in high school, I went to see my civilian guidance counselor. There wasn't a Marine recruiter challenging me to a pull-up contest. So I see these kinds of things as a gradual process of the militarization of our society. And I just see it as something that we, as a democracy, should be guarding against." Where do sports go from here? I asked one baseball executive, who told me his sport promotes the military not out of patriotism but out of fear — the fear of being called unpatriotic. Nearly 20 years after 9/11, Bill Astore believes these rituals have served their purpose. "We sing 'God Bless America' during the seventh-inning stretch, because, well, that's what we do now," Astore says. "We have a huge flag and military flyovers because that's what we do. We celebrate a military person after the fourth inning because that's what we do. And we've come to expect it. "I think we as Americans need to come together and recognize that all of this needs to be ratcheted back, that we need to return to a simpler time — when you played the national anthem, you respected our country and then you play ball. And you just enjoy the game the way it was meant to be enjoyed."
  16. My Old School Canucks Themed Race-car

    This looks so sick. Keep it up! Love the players in the "7".
  17. Thank You Jim Benning.

    Yes, and we can see in the draft video that while Brackett is most familiar with the players in the draft, as you would expect, and Benning confers with him constantly, we can see that Benning is making the decisions when he disagrees with Brackett about selecting the top goalie with their 3rd pick.
  18. Everything leads back to Trump... because everything ACTUALLY leads back to to Trump. At least to anyone who is capable of counting to 10... even if they have to use their fingers... Fwiw... I appreciate your contributions in other hockey related threads Cheers
  19. Its worse - they would have had to attest to Health Canada that they had proper procedures in place and were following them to get an establishment license. So its an outright falsehood. They knew exactly what they were doing.
  20. A lot depends on Juolevi and QH. If they can both be first minute players - think they are both left handed - and form the basis of the first 2 pairings.... we will be OK. if not... ya it’s a long road....
  21. Thank You Jim Benning.

    Great, so then you are affirming two things -- the Leafs never did a full tear-down, and despite all those years claiming to be rebuilding never did a #properrebuild either. No applause merited for them. In fact, by that standard neither did the Oilers, Flames, Avalanche, Devils, or pretty much any other team. The closest? The Canucks, having only 2 players left from 3 years ago. If you disagree, please show what teams turned over their entire rosters in 1 or 2 years, "tops". How about just ONE?
  22. My Old School Canucks Themed Race-car

    its not quite done yet but i am excited and wanted to show y'all
  23. [RUMOR] Leafs and Sharks looking at acquiring Panarin

    Man that could be a fun team to watch. That would be a lot of talent to spread over three lines. May not need to have a great D core. Babcock's thing is team D anyway. Winning teams aren't perfect anymore.
  24. meh prolly gonna get sued by Trevor Linden lol jk i am sure no-one cares either way i have always been a lifelong die hard fan, i wear something canucks everyday even the offseason lol this is my first ever post. i hope its allowed and in the right spot and all cool. wooo sah i am a big pavel bure fan, i am also very excited for our future. we have some great young guys coming up. jake virtannen is my current fav player. i hope you guys enjoy the pics of my car and come check a race out in the summer. i am at Vancityracing on IG if anyone wants to gimme a follow Gooooo canucks!!
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