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  1. [GDT] Canucks @ Jets, Jan 21, 2018, 5 PM

    Honestly, I ask myself this all the time. I've had colleagues on contracts do the same thing. They have a golden opportunity to prove themselves but seemingly take their position for granted and squander their golden ticket. Mind-boggling I'll tell ya.
  2. I think this might just be what we see with him is another year at 3.5 so that he can prove he's worth more.
  3. Back spasms or trade about to go down?
  4. [Discussion] Should the Canucks pursue Evander Kane?

    Sorry, bud, but I'm not taking your bait.
  5. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Thanks for the great EP updates o_O
  6. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    Way to make people hate LE even more
  7. This article made me laugh, especially the last sentence, ha! Harrison Mooney: If Seattle gets an NHL franchise, what should they call themselves? HARRISON MOONEYMore from Harrison Mooney The Las Vegas Golden Knights are the model expansion franchise — instantly competitive, with 30 wins in their first 44 games, good for first in the Western Conference and only two points off the league lead — so you can understand why the NHL would be eager to do the whole thing over again. Seattle appears to be next, and on Friday we learned that the group behind the renovation of the city’s KeyArena seems to think so as well. They recently registered more than three dozen Internet domain names, related to a baker’s dozen of possible team names for their expected expansion franchise. So what are the names being bandied about for the team that would become Vancouver’s closest geographic rival? As follows: • Seattle Cougars • Seattle Eagles • Seattle Emeralds • Seattle Evergreens • Seattle Firebirds • Seattle Kraken • Seattle Rainiers • Seattle Renegades • Seattle Sea Lions • Seattle Seals • Seattle Sockeyes • Seattle Totems • Seattle Whales At the risk of kicking off this geographic rivalry early, I’ve gotta say: they’re pretty much all terrible. The Emeralds and the Evergreens are geographically appropriate, but they’re not very intimidating. Gems and trees don’t tend to make for tough nicknames. The Totems I like, since it references Seattle’s hockey history, but the Sea Lions, Sockeyes or Seals? Orcas eat those, and Seattle will be reminded of that every time they play the Canucks if they pick any of the three. Same goes for the Eagles, frankly, which runs into the same problem as an idea that I had, the thematically appropriate Seattle Icehawks. No birds. Orcas have been known to hunt those too. Speaking of which, the Whales? Get real. That already seems too close to the Canucks, at least in terms of their logo. The Canucks sport orcas on their sweaters, which, as we all know, are whales. Seattle is already horning in on Vancouver’s territory by dint of installing a team so close, but taking on a similar nickname seems like a bridge too far. What’s their logo going to be? Something like this? The very original Seattle Whales. Uncool. Or maybe something like this one, already in use for Seattle’s new Major League Rugby team, the weakly named Sea Wolves? Sea Wolves. This one looks suspiciously like a Canucks/Seahawks mashup. I’m not feeling it at all. Here’s a suggestion: instead of aping the Canucks’ whale theme, why not send a warning shot Vancouver’s way by naming the Seattle franchise something that threatens orcas? The Seattle Sockeye Shortage. The Seattle Harpooners. The Seattle Climate Change. The Seattle Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Or — and this one is in keeping with the Seawolves and the Seahawks — the Seattle Seaworld. Although if you really want to troll Vancouver, I’ve got three words for you: the Seattle Grizzlies. Or maybe you ditch the whale theme altogether and look at something else with a local tie-in. Seattle has that big Amazon headquarters. How about the Seattle Amazons? After all, it’s very common to have a team named after warriors. In the NHL, there’s the Golden Knights. The NFL has the Vikings, Raiders and Buccaneers. The NBA has a Warriors. It’s a thing, and Amazons would fit. Of course, a male hockey team might balk at being named after a tribe of woman warriors, but honestly, that’s dumb. Plus, in the era of Time’s Up and Me Too, what better team name could there be for a hockey club in one of America’s most liberal cities, short of, maybe, the Seattle Reckoning? (I actually quite like The Reckoning as a nickname. Imagine: The Reckoning is coming to town this week. Or on Saturday, the Canucks will face The Reckoning. Very intimidating. Plus, as we’ve all seen recently, The Reckoning is particularly intimidating to men, which is what team nicknames in men’s sports are supposed to be. That opens the floor to other stuff the hockey community is afraid of. Black men who speak their mind, for instance. How about the Seattle Kneelers? Too far? That said, if I’m being honest, I do have a problem with The Reckoning (the team, not the movement) because I have a real hate-on for singular team names. The Wild, the Lightning, the Magic, the Jazz. (Basketball is particularly bad for this.) It’s annoying from a grammar perspective — the Wild is winning or the Wild are winning? — and it messes with the consistency of team nicknames from city to city. Most teams are doing the plural thing, which is just one of the reasons I also hate the Seattle Kraken, one of the thirteen above-mentioned suggestions. If you’re going to ruin the whole system, why not just go all the way and name your team the Seattle Hockey Club, or HC Seattle like half the teams in the MLS? (Worst case, you don’t even pick a side, like the Vancouver Whitecaps FC or the Seattle Sounders FC. It’s ridiculous in both cases, but more so for Seattle, which struggles with team names in general. In addition to the Seawolves, which isn’t a thing, unless you’re talking about the class of submarines — and with that dopey logo, Seattle clearly isn’t — their basketball team was called the SuperSonics, with a second capital S and no space. That’s almost as bad as the all-caps Ottawa REDBLACKS. But I digress.) MLS team names are chaos, because they don’t enforce any kind of uniformity. The next team name could just be a collection of numbers and the symbols you get when you hold down Shift and Alt at the same time, and it would be in keeping with MLS team name traditions. The Seattle Rainiers is also a bad idea. That’s not even the real name of the mountain. The Salish people originally called it Tahoma or Tacoma. The Seattle Rainiers would look real silly if their city — again, a famously liberal place — decided to restore the original Indigenous name a la Denali, formerly Mount McKinley. That’s a debate raging right now — it’s a very bad time to invest in the name “Rainier.” Plus, do you know who gave Mount Rainier its name? Captain George Vancouver. So unless you want Canucks fans to point out that our city’s namesake named Seattle’s hockey team, thereby making us superior, the NHL’s 32nd franchise should probably pick something else. And if Seattleites are annoyed that a Vancouverite is telling them what they can and cannot do, well, come at me. The rivalry has already begun and you losers don’t even have a name.
  8. Are the Sedins future changing?

    Only if everything the Twins have said about not wanting to be traded and remaining Canucks is ignored
  9. Are the Sedins future changing?

    The Twins are not suddenly having a change of heart and getting traded. This simply to let the team know their plans so that JB & Co. can use that information when looking to make trades coming up. Yeesh, people read into things like cray cray round here.
  10. [Discussion] Should the Canucks pursue Evander Kane?

    You look uber confused. Is that a tough sentence for you to understand or something?
  11. #MeToo going to far?

    Semantics are at play here a little: coercion vs. pursuasion, but I completely agree with you that there is a grey area. I will add, however, that this is all part of learning about what consent actually means.
  12. #MeToo going to far?

    I think lots of men cross the line and don't know it. There's a belief out there that women need to be coerced into sex because they hold all the cards.
  13. #MeToo going to far?

    I mean this in the best way, but is it possible you weren't falsely accused but rather are unable to fully see where the women was coming from? For example, some people believe Ansari is being falsely accused, but he did something wrong: he tried to coerce the women into a situation she didn't want to be in.