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About ynwa

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  1. A couple of strong stay-at-home defencemen is a priority for this team to go to the next level, I don't know how JB will accomplish that, but it has to be done.
  2. In all seriousness, I started thinking about names and slowly realized I was drifting between decades— God! I'm getting old!
  3. For this team to have any chance of making and progressing in the playoffs they need a couple of defencemen a la Keith and Seabrook, or at least one such as Pronger, Chara etc. They need this while the forwards are at their peak. At the moment there's nothing in Utica that looks like it'll fit that category, and given the time it takes to develop defencemen the only option will be through trade. This may be a painful process, as you're not going to get something for nothing, so in all likelihood it would be one of the top forwards to go.
  4. Professional sport is intended to be there for our entertainment, whatever one's specific preference is. This season, watching the Canucks I've been more thoroughly entertained than I have for a long time, and that includes times when the Sedins were there weaving their magic but unfortunatly at times without much help and backup. Sure this season there's been nights when the final whistle is eagerly awaited, but on the whole I can't help feeling that this team is headed for something special, as many have said on this site, just look down the pipeline and see what is coming up in the next couple of seasons. I can almost taste dynasty.
  5. I think it's a testimony to his ability that by his standards so far he's having something of a "sophomore" year, yet is still up around #10 in NHL scoring. I believe that given reasonable health his future potential is limitless. Happy birthday Petey and many more of them to come in a Canuck uniform!
  6. Remember one game where he went back of the net, flipped the puck over top, then skated round, caught his own pass and took a shot. Didn't score but holy $hit what a move! Even Don Cherry, who was never really a Bure fan was impressed.
  7. This should be a good lesson, don't take your foot off the gas—as long as they learned from it the price of one point is a bargain.
  8. Just finished watching the recording of the game, in my opinion today the Canucks were the better team overall; obviously the powerplay needs work, or maybe just more confidence in themselves; despite many people's expectations, and although it's way too early to be sure but Petterson appears to be having a typical "sophomore" year; but to my way of thinking they're serving up the most exciting product on the ice that we've seen for a long time. I'm actually quite optimistic for the future—a couple more years?.
  9. That's exactly what I did—thanks!—I'll make that adjustment for future HNIC games.
  10. Had the game set to record, but when I came to play it back the game was already a minute and change into the 3rd. Anybody else have this problem?
  11. Too early to really judge, but one thing that I can't get my head around is the first round pick they gave up for Miller. On the evidence of two games I think he's showing well, but first round pick? Second round would have been totally acceptable.
  12. Towards the end of last season, Biega was arguably one of our most consistent and reliable defencemen. Sad to see him go.
  13. I get your point, and maybe my response was perhaps too large a blanket. No, I haven't had a career in politics, my comments were largely based on information I've had from friends and acquaintances who have been there and others who have been employed by politicians at various levels.
  14. You'd have to go a long way back in history to do that. The problem always comes down to power. Many politicians are "good and honest" until they become part of the government in office. That's when temptation, old school wink wink, nudge nudge and plain browbeating from the top comes into play. There are very few with the intestinal fortitude to combat that. Quite frankly I've often wondered if I could myself, given those circumstances.