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alfstonker last won the day on November 12 2017

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  1. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders | Nov. 13, 2018

    So you are just forgetting the woeful first goal?
  2. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders | Nov. 13, 2018

    The bad starts kill us though. It is never the same game when you are trying to catch up. I'm sick of the guy. No1 priority a goalie who at least doesn't make so many momentum killing blunders.
  3. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    You are not a Canucks fan, imo you are a disgrace, one step lower than a bandwagon fan. The year is 2018 Most of us here have waited impatiently for the new season to start, the summer is great but we miss our hockey, we miss our Canucks. What will we be like without the Twins, how will EP shape up? Will he start in Van, will we have OJ, Gaudette, Dahlen, Palmu or maybe even Gadj? Man, we can hardly wait. You on the other hand are sitting in a dark room mumbling to yourself "I don't give a f---k, I want a Cup - I don't give a f--k, I want a Cup - I don't give a f--k, I want a Cup. You are already writing off the new coach and all the exciting young players we have because they might want to win badly enough to drag us out of the bottom 16 - how dare they, How the f---k does that get us a high pick, you are thinking. Who gives a stuff if we win and play well we are not getting a Cup because we are not taking the Oilers path to success - Oh wait! The truth is, and it's why people like you should be kept off these boards imo, even if we tank from now to 2030 we have no guarantee we will win a SC - none at all. In fact we could get worse, like the Oilers, Leafs, BJs etc In fact there is no guarantee we will even play exciting hockey. That doesn't concern you, obviously. I mean we are playing exciting hockey now, surprising everyone, sitting 6th in the League and 3rd in the West, despite being without one top line forward, one 2nd line forward our best 2 shut down centres.F/O exponents and our top D. Most of us think that is amazing - not you though. You ask what kind of fan I am (while making some joke out of my "name" ) I'm a fan who loves the game and the Canucks in particular. I'm not a fan who withholds my ultimate love and devotion until they prove themselves worthy of my support. Of course I want a Cup, so does every fan in the league but only one team wins it each year, I am grown up enough to realise that and so I am grown up enough to want to enjoy the ride and the journey to a Stanley Cup win. I get excited by how we are playing, our young stars and their development and desire to win. I'm not sitting in a dark room 18 games in and 6th in the league cursing their success like you, just because in some twisted way I have deemed they will never have the tools to win unless they tank year after year.
  4. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    You are not comparing like with like, that is your problem. Goldy and Jake might make 4 mistakes each in a game but in that game Goldy has created twice (at least) the number of chances for team mates leading to scoring chances. Green like Willie has nothing against Jake but the truth is Jake's influence on the outcome of a game is much more linear. By that I mean if he is not scoring or hitting but giving the puck up or toning down his optimum game he is much easier to sit. Goldobin on the other hand is creator/feeder of opportunities and Green realises that even if he makes mistakes he still has the ability, with one pass to create an opportunity for himself or someone else. Gifted players get "more lives" and slacker rope.
  5. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    Is there no way we can give you a season ban? Do you even watch the games? I doubt it.
  6. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    EP tops the giveaway table and Goldobin has the same number as Bo, and Boeser. Pouliot and Tanev are just one less at 10. Goldobin has the 3rd highest CorsiF%rel - the highest Corsi amongst ALL forwards and 3rd o/a to Biega and Gaunce who have not played in most of the games.
  7. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    Good summary, especially like your keen observation on Leipsic.
  8. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    Well said by your buddy. Goldobin had a decent game, especially in the 1st and 2nd periods. The trouble is CDC always has to have a fall guy to allow them to sleep at night.
  9. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    Leipsic? Please, nothing good comes from ANYTHING he does. Have you not noticed that? The guy is like a robot that has been programmed to remember speed is good but the circuit called hockey IQ was never plugged in. I would have Goldy any day before Leipsic (the David Booth clone that used inferior Chinese circuitry)
  10. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    and Imm sounds like a f--ny
  11. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    But it was NOT embarrassing and that is my point. The word embarrassing disrespects the level of the opposition, disrespects our team's o/a effort and disrespects the age and experience of this team. To deny it was embarrassing does not make me defensive it makes me someone who is a realist and doesn't crap all over my team just because the hockey gods looked the other way.
  12. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres | Nov. 10, 2018

    Am I the only fan who saw us play fast skilled hockey for most of that game. We kept their crowd quiet for long stretches as they marvelled at our pace and interaction up the ice. We may have lost the shoot out but there were times when we looked awesome out there - unfortunately we were missing Brock, Baert and Sutts who can all finish.