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  1. Jannik Hansen

    Sleger is European for 'neurotic'.
  2. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    What about his gutless team mates? Will they be ready to go? Or will they just let pukes like Stoll fire the puck at our guys heads without reprisal? Extrapolate the trajectory of Stoll's "shot" (?). The puck would have traveled up into the rafters had it not hit Burr. Nobody one times it like that unless they are trying to whiz one at your head. Stoll was probably amazed he actually hit Burrows, but I guarantee you Stoll was trying to get the puck up into Burr's face, and a team with guts would have been all over Stoll the rest of the game. Canucks out in round 1 .
  3. Only a matter of time for Grabner

    Da Sniper is 100% correct. He's not making a direct comparison between Kesler and Grabner, but rather, he's giving people the chance to think and reflect back to what it was like when the Kes's, Bieksa's, Burrows's first got their chances. Sniper is offering a comparison between people's attitudes then and now about the up and comers. Very relevant. In today's NHL, nobody will ever trade their way to a championship. The cap killed that. Championships will be brought home by teams whose organization is well suited to making good decisions about player prospects followed through by comprehensive player development. Player development does take time and it does take patience. A player's true assessment does not happen in a handful of games, or even in an entire season. Think. Where would the Canucks be today had they made hasty decisions about Burr, Bieksa, Raymond, Kesler et al? As a very long time fan, one of the things I like the most about today's Canucks is the organizational commitment to a successful future. The proof is in the dividends now being paid through the play of the guys we've hung on to. You know who they are. Players like Grabner, Raymond, Hansen, Edler are our future. I love seeing them develop, even if I have to look through my fingers some nights! And the Canuck team, the Canuck organization, the Canuck philosophy is 100% behind the successes we are enjoying today. Through their commitment, they seem perfectly capable of extracting the most and the best from anybody who laces up in the Canuck dressing room. And that is no small feat. Like Snipe says, be patient. There will never, ever be any instant superstars jumping over our boards. Someday you might get lucky and land a Crosby or Oveckin or Taylor Hall. But do you really want to do all the losing that has to take place to acquire somebody like that? I sure don't. Keep up the good work boys!
  4. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    Players don't need to be tight lipped, or tight azzed, to be classy. Burr's got a job and a role and knows where his bread is buttered and everybody knows what that is, which is proof in the pudding of his success. One of the ways you can measure class is, "grace under pressure". I give him much credit in that department. Don't be cheeky.
  5. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    Burr just exudes class and character, doesn't he? I mean, the road he's traveled, and to be able to come across the way he does, just speaks to how much character he has built from that. Too bad every player can't come up that way. With as much humility. His interview being the classic case. I think if there is anything that people don't realize, it's that Burr seems very capable of drawing the distinction between the business and the game from a player's perspective. The only "jealousy" out there, is the jealousy around the league from those teams without Burrows in their line up.
  6. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    I think the beauty of a guy like Burrows is that he possesses the class and the character to set those feelings aside, and to separate any feelings he does have in that regard, from his game, from what he brings to the rink day in and day out, and from his loyalty and commitment to his team mates. As burrows himself said, championship teams and legacy teams all have a core group, a nucleus of guys that carry it through it's good years. Burr seems genuinely anxious to be a part of bringing long term success to Vancouver. A family of players is growing and Burrows is happy about being part of the core and the family. He knows he'll get his share over time. How can anybody not love a guy like Burrows? His interview about Kes's signing is all class and professionalism. At risk of sounding like a bandwaggoner, I myself am startiing to believe that this IS THE group that will eventually bring the Cup home. It's not just the players. It's the whole organization. From the owners, to the coaches, to the marketers and to the fans, they all contribute to making and creating a culture of winning and of success. This kind of organization can build players as much as players can build this organization. Initiatives like bring a guy like Walters in as a leadership specialist per say are bringing great dividends. Players who come here can get better. Not only better but the organization can build players into the best that they can be. Erhoff, for example. Maybe even Alberts will become something better than he's ever been. It's just great to see. Vancouver deserves it. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Vancouver remains a top level team for some time to come. Burrows is as genuinely excited about being a part of that as anybody. And I don't think he has any reason to think he won't be rewarded for that.
  7. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    Alex did one heckuva job tonight silencing his number one critic, Ron MacLean. Presuming RM was actually watching the game and didn't have his head under the table sitting next to Don Cherry, MacLean was choking tonight on his comparison of Burrows to Steve Downie and Sean Avery, at least I think that's what he was choking on . What do you think of our Alex now, MacLean, you ticky twit?!
  8. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    Based on Henrik's interview last night, the Sedins sure want him! I reckon that pretty much sews up Burrows' place on that line for a good while to come.
  9. I will sue you for rep if you start to profit from my thread! hahahaha j/k

  10. Back in the game

    Hi Mathieu, Since you've been generous enough to write, so will I. One of the hardest things about being on the road is that a person can't always make every important event in our children's lives. It's a big sacrifice. I just wanted to pass on my respect, admiration and gratitude to you and your team mates with children and loved ones for demonstrating this kind of dedication and professionalism. It does not go unrecognized, and it is truly the reason you are held in such high esteem by so many. Heads up, noses to the grindstone, and the Cup is all yours!
  11. Optimist Prime - 11.06.2009

    Optimism is fine as long as there is sufficient reason. Blindly following with a smile on your face will lead you down the path of the Maple Leafs to Ballardom. Full arena, but diddly squat on the ice. Fan loyalty has to be earned and never taken for granted. Having said, there is more reason for optimism today than ever before in Canuck history. Keep up the great work everybody. It reflects well.
  12. Canucks look alikes

    Fin Fabio
  13. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    You're a Flamers fan. Good luck, buddy.