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  1. Happy Birthday, Loui Eriksson!

    Happy B day Loui Have a hit for me
  2. And Bo has the potential to be the same. If he plays 82 games.
  3. That is probably the best compromise. I certainly do not see anyone else on the horizon other than Bo for Captain, at least not now. He is the perfect age as well. Young enough to grow with the team, and by the time we are contenders he will be one of our vets. But not too young to not have the respect of the room. But If there was a way to anoint a Sutter, or an Edler, even Del Zotto, or Guddy,with the C with the express condition told behind closed doors, that it would only be for a year, that or it would be rotated through the year between a few players. But Bo would be wearing the A letter all season. And then, if all goes as planned, hand him the C at the start of next season. Let him concentrate on polishing his game more. Ease him into the responsibility. This shouldn't be a fan based appointment. That said, I wouldn't be handing in my seasons tickets if Bo was made captain for this coming season. Can't actually afford season's tickets, just wanted to use that in a sentence
  4. Schedule makers colluding with the Canucks

    If i did sig lines, that would be a good choice.
  5. Will we finish higher or lower in the standings?

    I think this year would be a monumental failure if we were relatively injury free and didn't do better. If Boeser, Horvat and Baer all play almost every game, and other key players remain healthy, I just don't see why we wouldn't improve. But (major) injury free might be wishful thinking. This last draft could be the last time we are picking so high. Other than lucking out like Philly did a couple years ago, or Carolina this year. Sure we'll miss the Sedin's production, but they also had increasing negative plus/minus. A lot depends on our new acquisitions as well as overall health. But Virtanen, Boeser, and Goldy are all a year more mature and V and G could make big leaps. I think the new Canucks will surprise a lot of people, in a good way. I'll be cheering for a playoff run over the "lose for Hughes" mantra.
  6. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    England scored too early. Played way to passive for the rest of the first half. I didn't think the ref gave them any help either. A lot of fouls and yellow cards could have been called on Croatia especially in the first half.
  7. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    It was a crime they didn't get the tournament taken away from them after they were caught systematically cheating in the last big athletic event in their country. The documentary Icarus is a great film about it. Not to mention continued doping charges in the Brazil and Korean Olympic games. Or the other shenanigans around the world. On paper England would be the better team if they had matched up. But I'd still be leery of a crooked ref. Because you just know that the Russians would be trying anything they could.
  8. 2018 FIFA World Cup

  9. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    Gives me a chance to neg a couple of other blind so-and-sos from the first pages
  10. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    I’d love to see Burr return first as an assistant coach, after getting some experience in Laval. Or coach the Comets. Didnt Burrows insist on getting a two year deal? I guess he could see the #@*#show happening in Ottawa and took the next exit. Anyways, bon chance Alex! Not the best or the most exciting Canuck, but my favourite Canuck of all time. Maybe wishful thinking but I’d love it if he was made aware of this thread and even invited to add a final comment.
  11. rough Photoshop edit, but I kind of like that neon green accent of the Seahawks. No NHL team has really used neon yet.
  12. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    The motherland does it. Hip hip hooray! I thought for sure the curse was back on after Columbia's stoppage time goal. Going to be tough against any of Uruguay, France, Belgium and of course Brazil, even if they get past Sweden.
  13. [Signing] Maple Leafs sign John Tavares

    Benning has been hit and miss. I shouldn't have to go over every win or loss. Of course its better to live in a half full glass world. I'd like to be optimistic. Especially going forward with what we have. My frustration probably includes just the general ability of the team to manage their assets for basically their whole existence. I have to wade through yet another low period...for how #@%ing long this time? I've been watching nearly every game since '92. Not just Bennings reign. Its true, he was handed a team of NTC and a declining roster. But how much is plain bad luck involved in it. Or how much is hiring the wrong coach at the wrong time, or missing picks you could have had, or bad trades or acquisitions. Someone had to make the decision to hire Torts for instance. He didn't just land here. Same with Willy D, who may have turned off Tryamkin to remain here. Cut of a thousand knives. I just want to see the Canucks win before I croak, thats all.
  14. [Signing] Maple Leafs sign John Tavares

    Yes, iMO most teams who strive to and then make the playoffs, must believe they are "on our way" to winning the Stanley Cup. Most fans as well. Do you stop watching hockey when your team makes the playoffs because that was their stated goal in the pre-season and they accomplished that? You don't hang on to a glimmer of hope that the team will be lucky with injury avoidance, refereeing fairness, bad luck on opposing teams (impactful players either out with suspension or recovery), and players playing above their pay scale, and dare to dream we could go all the way? I sure do. Well, they cleaned out a little more than that. Sure, the Canucks have turned over personel, like most teams do, but who have they aquired back? Among other deals, In the last few years we have traded a 2nd rounder for Vey Forsling for Clendening A 5th rounder for Philip Larsen Our #prospect pick in McCann plus a 2nd, and a 3rd for Gudbranson plus a 5th, And during the last few years we have acquired such NHL free agent stalwarts as Wiercioch, Burmistrov, Vrbata, Eriksson, Gagner, and just signed a 32 year old Beagle to a 4 year contract. And its the term on most of these that is a little worrying, not so much the yearly cap hit, at least now. Meanwhile we were down one pick this last draft, while other teams that committed to the rebuild had managed their teams to acquire more picks as you'd expect from rebuilding teams. Detroit 11 NY Rangers 10 Montreal 10 Philadelphia 9 Colorado 9 NY Islanders 8 Chicago 8 Dallas 8 Minnesota 8 Buffalo 7 Tampa Bay 7 Toronto 7 Carolina 7 Anaheim 7 St. Louis 7 Los Angeles 7 Vegas 7 Florida 6 Ottawa 6 New Jersey 6 Pittsburgh 6 Washington 6 Winnipeg 6 Arizona 6 Edmonton 6 San Jose 6 Vancouver 6 Boston 5 Columbus 5 Nashville 5 Calgary 5 edited to add, we did acquire during the draft 2 lower 5ths for 1 higher one I believe, so I guess that means 7? I understand we still need veteran presence, but you must admit that Trevor and JB, or maybe its been Aquilini, that is dragging their feet, kicking and screaming to admit that 'rebuilding' is their most important priority. For both, The term "rebuild" and "rebuilding" is obviously a very subjective term for everyone. Every team is rebuilding on the fly to a degree. Even the very best teams. Degrees involving ages of players, or draft picks traded for and traded away, contract lengths etc... Its all washed together. And what's been coming out of the wash before last season is wrinkled, shrunken, and sometimes outdated. I'm just glad this last season, management finally seems to have jumped a degree more towards the rebuild being more important than scraping into a playoff spot. I'm stoked about our future, just annoyed at how dragged out we've made it when we didn't have to.
  15. [Signing] Maple Leafs sign John Tavares

    Little reason to believe what?...that we weren't on our way to the Stanley Cup?. Not for some of us. I guess we saw the state of the team differently. Both Sedins, Burrows, Bieksa, were showing obvious signs of declining play. Again, if you define Toronto as being in a rebuild for that last 18 years, then you have a very loose interpretation of 'rebuilding' as it applies to all teams.