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  2. who will be the difference makers this season?

  3. Pretty sure the Lucic rumored deal was at the deadline. Once he acquired Miller and Ferland, it seems Lucic was not even a consideration for Benning any longer. According to Lucic, he was not aware of any potential deal to Van anyway. Puljujarvi is an even bigger media whiner abd primadonna than you guys suggest Erikssons comments make him, yet many were happy to accept him as a sweetener to take on lucic and his nmc. Thats why blind player hatred should never be any kind of factor in making a trade.
  4. that is the single most annoying angle they use..... there is a difference between a pet and a random animal. dogs are especially unique in the sense that they have evolved around humans in 1 way or another. and are extremely dependent on them... dogs and their owners also bond in a scientifically proven chemical bond that a person usually shares with their child...….. But.... they are the same as lobsters for people pushing an agenda... this is why vegans are annoying. their holier than thou attitude is disgusting..... im sorri me intelligent vegan friend. mi only have grade 5 education and illiterate. me eat meat. me caveman you soy very much advanced. please lead way soy intelligent man. its funny how you ignore all the insults from other side but get offended by a simple generalization. I am positive that there are many good vegans around. but the issue is the movement as a whole is no longer content on living their own lifestyle. but they have shifted into trying to harass, legislate, and shame others into following their lifestyle. even Canadas new food guide is ideologically driven pro-vegan propaganda. this is a sad story we have seen many times.... its only a matter of time before eating meat becomes taboo for someone in polite society....this is getting out of hand.
  5. Chip Kelly

    BC Lions

    This. They have no leadership. They are a mismash of Edmonton and Calgary players mixed with newbs. Gone is the leadership with guys like Lulay and Elimimimian. No Ryan Phillips. Angus Reid. Guys who are true Lions and were loyal to the Jersey and set the tone and culture of the team. Also no Jason Arakgi and Rolly Lumbala. These guys were all respected leaders in their position groups. Coach maybe needs to fix his hat and be less of a players coach and lay down the law a bit more. Buono was a red ass but he commanded respect with his resume and how he carried himself. I know Devone Clay Brooks aka "Biscuit" is supposed to connect better with the younger generation of 20 something players. Just not working out this season too many changes and new personnel all at once no chemistry and no stability. Very diffcult to find good players after mid season when the NFL keeps so many guys on their off-season rosters until after the final pre-season game. Not like before where you could bring in an airlift after NFL preseason week 2.
  6. Seems like this thread is evidence that anyone who doesn’t share your carefree attitude towards strangers are sad or some other unsubstantiated judgement. And yet I am losing the plot....lol
  7. Looks like he still gets his haircuts done at Sharkey’s. Wonder if he sits in the fire truck or the spaceship?
  8. Lucic gives a sh*t on the ice. His scoring dropped off but he’s still leading the league in hits and making sure no one takes liberties with his teammates. Not the same headache
  9. I'm going to guess they aren't taking pay cuts.
  10. What? Lol You're losing the plot here. Going to the extreme, nonsensical end of the spectrum like that means this convo is def over.
  11. We could use Tyson Barrie! Don't kid yourself. We just cannot afford what his, as you quoted, $8 to $9 million dollar salary. I think it will be $7.5 mill. @Bert Diesel's point is that while we are paying, i'll use the term premium, contracts for, and ii'll use the terms solid, or useful players like Sutter or Beagle? We cannot afford to go to market for a approaching premium UFA like Tyson Barrie. Fundamentally he is saying we should not have propped up last years team with mid level contracts. Bert is arguing Beagle or Sutter are not worth their contracts. I personally do not agree, do not disagree. My observation is there are a LOT contracts like that in the NHL. Show me a good team that does not have any? Are there bargains? Sure. But usually found in committing a retread money puck signing to a roster spot. Gets lucky with a Euro signing, who does not end up in the minors. Edmonton found one in Chiasson last year. But did he make Edmonton a better team? No. He was just a slightly better than average warm body. This year he makes more than Schaller. OK, maybe they win on that one. More than Jake, more than Leivo, more than Motte. I'd take any of those three. Calgary is paying Frolik what we are paying Sutter. Pitt is paying Brandon Tanev what we are paying Beagle. These contracts are not what kills a team. Every team off the floor has players like these, cost of business IMO. You can argue Sutter's contracts is bad because he's always injured. Same with Tanev. But every team has injuries. They are otherwise usefil, not perfect players. We are paying Lou's recapture penalty, $3 mill. We are paying Spooners buyout, the end result of giving Gagner 3 years, $1 mill. We have a $6 mill cap hit on Eriksson. That is $10 mill for about $2.5 mill, if we're being generous, in production. The worst of which was Gagner, everybody knew he was a slack ass. Eriksson's a disaster, but one many teams were, and are making. He was fit, fast, coming off a 30 goal campaign. One could argue, you should not invest that, for 6 years in a 31 year old athlete. We paid Miller $6 mill. But only for 3 years. Had we done the same with Eriksson, we would have traded him for a 3rd round pick last deadline. And Luongo's contract was $65 million bucks, which should never have been made because he really did not want to be here. But also because it should never have been made! These are the killers! Had we no ''awful'' deals, we would still have flexibility to add a Barrie. By the end of this year, I would still be surprised if there was not a way to move Eriksson's contract. He will not be owed barely any money after next years $ 3mill bonus. $5 mill cash for the last two years. And have a cap hit of $6 mill for a salary cap floor team. And look, it should surprise no one. Not Bert, not CDC. Last year we spent $10 mill on Beagle, Roussel, Schaller. This year we spent $15 mill plus a first on Miller, Myers & Ferland. And poof, suddenly we're competitive! But wont have $10 mill for a premium free agent. NYR's, San Jose & Vegas spent bigger. And they have to dump cap now. If we wanted to spend more, there would be takers for Roussel, Pearson, Baertschi. They are good to very good mid level players. The point , we cannot go big every year UFA! Drop Tanev, and trade Baertschi, give his roster spot to Hogland on an ELC next year? Tanev, Schaller & Leivo ar UFA next summer, $8 mill! So you may very well see Barrie next year! Even without shedding Eriksson... The only really interesting move for next summer? Will we re-sign Markstrom for $5.5 or $6.5 mill? Or will Demko take over. If Demko is ready, we could be very dangerous!
  12. Ah, go on then. Friday/Saturday (my time) I'll be barely active, but other than that I have much more time now.
  13. The pbr global cup in Ed yes. It's just Bulls and the Canadian finals have everything Bulls Broncs steer wrestling team roping calf roping and barrel racing but they don't have chucks.
  14. So humans should take no precautions dealing with a total random stranger, ever ?? Or because it’s a human, it becomes objective parameters of interaction ?.
  15. A headache for you, but obviously if the reports are correct,. For Management, one that could offer a potentially better outcome. Even if Lucic has digressed to a Ryan Reaves Level,. That is far better to have than the scarecrow of a man we have in Loui
  16. Isnt that essentially what the edmonton rodeo is or canadian finals rodeo was?
  17. After reading this thread i bought some lamb and steak.plus the feesh garlic and tomatoes im growing it should be a good meal.
  18. Ridicule? That's a bit steep. I'm just an old fart lamenting the slippage of standards that applied 30 or 40 years ago, pre the instant gratification culture of the internet (and btw, English is my second language too)
  19. Then Eriksson is competing against Ferland,Miller, Leivo or anyone else who can take that side.. Eriksson IS redundant on the 4th line as it is a better situation on this team in the moment to have a prospect up on the team. The opportunity Eriksson should have seized was the one putting him on another NHL club by way of waiving his clauses to get there, ..because there is NO room for him here. He had his last chance, 3 years of being coddled to no productional value,. Press box for a game should have been his wake up call. Instead he created a distraction with his comments about his Coach. Loui created this mess.
  20. I dont see any fit where a team gives an asset for his full cap hit. Benning will have to take a bad contract back or add a significant sweetener to move it. I am personally hoping Benning just adds a good prospect and moves him without taking significant garbage contracts back. Thats just the cost of doing business with a bad contract. Eriksson did the Canucks a favor saying no to a Lucic deal imo. Same headache coming back.
  21. That is the salary cap world. You want to add a 8 mill defenseman willy nilly?
  22. Chip Kelly

    BC Lions

    They could have just kept Chris Rainey... The team is not good enough. They are wasting 3 American roster spots that could be used for the OL to protect Mike Reilly on Duron Carter and the two mediocre American RBs Rutley and especially White. The season is over if they lose next week. Mike Benevides is out there waiting for a second chance with the Lions without Buono hovering. Where is the young talent? Why can't the BC Lions find a John Crockett or William Stanback anymore? Where is the next young exciting player? It will be October before any real changes are made and that will be more for next season.
  23. Fully agree. We will be lucky if anyone gives us any kind of asset for him to be taken to cover their Cap issues.. but even a 7th rounder in 24-2025 is fine. Loui not agreeing to Edmonton is just a total fall from grace,. It’s not a question IF Lucic was coming in return or not.. it was the move that this management wanted to make. . and I support that. Lets be real folks, Marleau is what we could hope Eriksson to have been.. but his distracting words accompanied by less than mediocre play for 3 of 6 seasons with us so far, has him playing hockey or not, far away from the tenacity and bonding I see the Canucks going over the boards this Season.
  24. MG is extremely overhyped and overrated by some, IMO. I find him arrogant and egotistical. I appreciate that he likes to think outside the box but I just don't think he has much talent at being a GM. I remember him being praised on these boards for asking the Aqs to quadruple the scouting budget. Asking for more money somehow makes you a great GM! His drafting record was terrible to boot.
  25. Whether someone’s solution is to use gloves or wait for it to cool, is up to them. Similar to chaperone. You are in no position to urge if it’s lame or not, since it’s a personal, subjective decision.
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