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  1. I don’t know, I guess I’m in the minority here. I really don’t see a future here for him. Polar opposite of the message JB is preaching about in terms of where this team is heading. No passion, creativity, aggression and is the first to leave a scrum area and leave the teammates there. Not being willing to waive his NTC would just be icing on the cake for his lack of competiveness. I hope he doesn’t pull that next March. Sedins are a couple levels above this, and we now know were retiring. So totally different. He was solid last 20 games with Guddy when he could let him lead the physical aspect, I will admit that. Otherwise it’s time to move on. The players we have don’t need the type of mentoring he would provide. The silent and passive era is over I hope.
  2. Love this post. Kind of represents everything I want to happen this year. Well, except for 3). Not a fan and I just can’t see that one happening, ever. Maybe not terribly realistic, but hey you never know, right? :-) One I would add is that the Leafs fail miserably and either don’t make the playoffs or lose in the first round. please...
  3. 2018 Canucks Summer Development Camp

    Totally agree. Loving this kid and his answers of “like I said” ( as in maybe listen to the first time I told you) and his dig at those who “picked” at his defensive game. I know reporters have a thankless job and have to ask the idiotic questions, but it sure would be refreshing to hear one that had at least a LITTLE hockey sense.
  4. So true. Especially when it’s someone else buying the ice cream for you
  5. [Waivers] Alex Burrows

    You have not been on here long then.
  6. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    You’re right right, times have changed. People were excited and eagerly anticipating, but there wasn’t the social media (or internet for that matter) so if people were to be pissy, it would have been much less so and face to face among friends. But still think much less whiny overall. I was out of the country at the time so was only pleasantly surprised to get back in the fall to watch his magic.
  7. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    From a business standpoint, I simply cannot see this happening. Canucks need fans and EP is going to be one of the biggest draws this year. There hasn’t been this much excitement/ anticipation since Bure.
  8. Why would Edler even be in this conversation? Good god. Passive, passionless, quiet, no intensity and not aggressive. And here for maybe one more year. Been great the last 20 games, but definitely not captain material, ever.
  9. Don’t often post (or always agree with your posts, Stonker), but your post here nails it for me. Nicely put.
  10. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Carolina Hurricanes

    I actually think they choose to hang them up. They’ve already stated they do not want a farewell tour. Which is exactly what next year would be and they know it. And also why they are holding off announcing it. Want to avoid everything that goes with it. But we will know at the deadline. And they will endure a month of the tour. That’s my hope anyway.
  11. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers

    Maybe not that realistic, but I do know that I would be much more excited to watch that lineup than our current one. Win or lose, it would definitely be more interesting, fast, exciting... different. Change is good, Donkey.
  12. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    I just watched this and can’t stop laughing. This post is actually worthy of its own thread. I hope Murray is realizing how foolish he sounded now...
  13. [Discussion] What happens when Gaunce comes back?

    I actually think his best chance at success/ staying up is to start playing a physical role. He is extremely soft for a player of his size, but if he ever started making some big hits and putting his size to good use, he could be a valuable contributor to the team. I don’t think we can ever count on him to be a point producer. I think that ship has sailed.
  14. [Official] 2017 Training Camp Thread

    Have to disagree with this. I like Gaunce, but with our current depth I don’t think he can crack this team this year. Yet. One can be “snake bitten”, but you can’t call it that when it’s an entire season. The difference between an NHL player and one that isn’t (in his capacity) is that they at least convert a few of those “could have scored” opportunities. You can’t use that excuse for long. With his size, he should also be MUCH more physical out there. I watched him closely all last year and really he is very hard to notice. More body from him and I could see him in a 4th line role maybe.
  15. My wishful thinking hope is that perhaps this is their last chance to prove themselves for the PP before the regular season starts. I am pretty sure that one of those 3 (rhymes with Schmedler) will not be on either power-play