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  1. 3 on 3 overtime! Awesome!

    There are breakaways and penalty shots in hockey games. Neither of these things are gimmicks. Automatically reducing the number of players on the ice just because it's OT is a farce. I already disliked the 4-on-4 but that happens quite a bit in a game anyway. This 3-on-3 will be garbage regardless of what league it's done in. Just because a game ends sooner doesn't make it a good decision. That forced ending is contrived. They might as well make right-players use left-handed sticks or blindfold the goalies.
  2. Just to be clear, I believe your posts are garbage too.
  3. Brandon Sutter nickname

    Opie3 - short for overpaid 3rd liner
  4. 3 on 3 overtime! Awesome!

    This 3-on-3 overtime thing is going to be a joke. They want to avoid shootouts because too many games were decided by a so-called gimmick. What do you call 3-on-3? How often do you see that garbage in an NHL game? It's going to look like a practice scrimmage game with only 3 players on the ice for each team. Hopefully the league realizes what a horrible idea this was and kills it quickly.
  5. He got 21 goals playing 17 minutes a night facing 5th and 6th defencemen and bottom 6 forwards. For $4.3 million, he will be expected to face top-4 defencemen, top-6 forwards, and check guys 40 to 50 pounds heavier than him. Looking like a worse and worse decision everyday to trade Bonino and Clendenning for this guy. Bonino was just as miscast as Sutter will be except he was only making $1.9 million. Clendenning was touted as an offensively defenceman who could run a PP. Dumb decision by Benning.
  6. The best trade Benning never made

    Sounds like you're describing bigfoot Harry from Harry And The Hendersons. Lucic is a classless, dirty player on the downside of his career. He would be a horrible influence on the young players on the Canucks roster and will eat a big chunk of cap space in the process. Signing him would be an awful decision and will be detrimental to this team now and in the future.
  7. I guess you were trying to sound "cool" with that first line but failed miserably. Don't feel bad. Just be better next time. "Here it comes!" Benning foolishly traded away a player with the youth, size, speed, skill, and toughness knowledgable hockey fans know this team has been missing for a very long time. Trading Kassian for garbage like Prust is not only a horrible player move but hurts their cap space. You can't teach size and skill to the level Kassian has and he is ready to breakout. Awful decision to move him and it will haunt this city for a very long time. I don't know or care who Willis is. I've been watching hockey a long time and make my own mind up about players. Maybe you're related to Sutter and want to stick up for him but the truth is he is an average 3rd line centre who is being hideously overpaid with way too long a contract. This team was much better off with Bonino at $1.9 million than skinny Sutter at $4.3 million. He's supposed to check big centres in the west but he is way to slight to do anything but fall to the ice as he gets pushed aside by the likes of Getzlaf. If you think Sutter is going to be some breakout star who scores 30 goals and shuts down other team's best players, you're going to be very disappointed. He was behind two of the most skilled centres in the NHL in Pittsburgh and rarely saw top-4 defencemen. Here if they foolishly use him in the 2nd line role, he will be exposed big time and prove himself as an average 3rd liner at best.
  8. The potato is winning

    Benning can be a scout but I'd vote for the potato as the GM over him after seeing his moves lately. I doubt the potato would try to corner the market on undersized grinders or pay an average 3rd line centre $22 over 5 years.
  9. Good thing you posted here. Well done, champ.
  10. No powerplay defenseman!

    Much rather have Sbisa than Franson. Maybe it's because he's from around here but people wrongly think Franson is a difference maker. This is the same guy who wasn't good enough to play on the Maple Leafs and failed in Nashville twice. He is a mediocre NHLer.
  11. No powerplay defenseman!

    Don't worry, The Canucks have superstar defenceman Chris Tanev to carry the powerplay. He makes $4 million+ so he surely will add some offence ... right? Clendenning was a guy that was known as an offensively defenceman and could run a powerplay. He was the one they gave up Gustav Forsling for to speed up the process of getting a playmaking defenceman onto the roster. Good thing they threw him into a completely unnecessary trade for a 3rd line centre. Well done Benning. Forsling, Clendenning, and Bonino for Sutter. Maybe he can play defence and forward while he gets $22 million over the next 5 years. Unbelievable.
  12. The ridiculous overpayment to Brandon Sutter is bad but trading Zack Kassian will go down as the worst move in franchise history. For far too long the Canucks have been soft as marshmallows and gotten pushed around, especially in the playoffs. It has become a running joke and what did Benning decide to do about it? Get an undersize punching bag name Dorsett. It became clear Dorsett was not nearly enough to make this team as abrasive as it needs to be. He follows this up by trading away the biggest, toughest, most skilled power forward on the team for an undersized, aging grinder punching bag named Prust. Other Vancouver GMs have made some moronic moves but nothing will top what Benning did with Kassian. Montreal is desperate for size and scoring and they won't be stupid enough to stick Kassian on the 3rd line and ask for stellar defensive play before giving him a regular chance in the top-6 where he belongs. He is going to flourish because they will give him an actual shot to use his skill and not turn him into a grinder. No wonder this team can't win a Cup. Best goalie in franchise history? TRADE HIM! A young, skilled power forward who plays with an edge? NO ROOM FOR YOU! MOOOAAAARRR Vey, Higgins, Dorsett, and Prust clones! This team is headed for a faceplant and will waste the remaining years of the Sedins' contracts. Shameful.
  13. Sam Bennett's age

    Here is some actual play-by-play from this series. Jim Hughson: "Here comes 18-year old Sam Bennett with the puck. In over the blueline, 18-year old Sam Bennett looks to make a play. 18-year old Sam Bennett attempts a cross ice pass and it's picked off by an anonymous blob wearing a number 53 blue jersey. A very unselfish play by 18-year old Sam Bennett to look for his teammates there. Now instead of backchecking, 18-year old Sam Bennett is going to the bench to take a nap. A very disciplined move by 18-year old Sam Bennett." Craig Simpson: "Jim it looks like the anonymous blob wearing number 53 has scored a goal for the blue team but let's take a moment to appreciate that giveaway by 18-year old Sam Bennett of our beloved Calgary Flames. Can you believe 18-year old Sam Bennett is only 18 years old?"
  14. They should just make it easier to choose between the garbage CBC commentary or the local radio announcing. Shorthouse is a Canucks fan but he still gives a balanced description of the game. Even when the other team scores, he provides the appropriate level of emphasis. Don't even get me started on the horrendous panels CBC comes up with now. Other than Friedman, it's just a bunch of homers and idiots. Kypreos is more interested in looking at the camera and hearing his damn voice than what he's saying, "Tanev is a big big guy with a big big shot." Moron.