smithers joe

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  1. snowing in smithers. what does everyone want for christmas? 

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    2. debluvscanucks


      Peace and love.   For real.

    3. Roberts


      I need a raincoat

    4. -AJ-


      I could use a nice sweater and maybe some new shoes.

  2. i hope to see juolevi and chatfield make this team in the next 2 years. juolevi in time to replace edler, and chatfield as the new biega. tanev is a steadying force with a young or older d partner. maybe with juolevi. gudbranson brings grit to our back end. del zotto can log big minutes. hutton and stecher are all right until better d men come along.
  3. interesting that our penalty killers are our plus players.  maybe that says more than you know.?

    i don't know why yet but i'm young with time to learn these important tid bits of nuances. 

    why do you think that is?

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    2. Art Vandelay

      Art Vandelay

      They do. Though it's even more useless than the +/- statistic. You can't judge an individual's performance on stats that measure team success. That's like valuing your stocks based on the stock exchanges performance. Gives you a picture but not the story.


      Last year, the most goals against on the PK:

      horvat   28

      Sbisa   26

      Edler   23

      Tanev   21

      Sutter   15

      Burrows   14

      Tryamkin   13

      Granlund   10

      Eriksson   10

      ... etc


      PK Goals against is directly related to TOI and teams PK%; meaning individual performance can't be measured using this. Only player who differs is Granlund, and he is significantly better than the rest of the team.


    3. Art Vandelay

      Art Vandelay

      Oops... I meant to say Sutter, not Granlund... D'oh

    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      so, the goalies don't get dinged for goals scored against them on the other team's power play either?

  4. we lost, better fire green and trade ericksson and edler.
  5. if you were buffalo, what canucks would you want for him? i'ld ask for horvat and a pick.
  6. really?
  7. all summer, cdc has been clamouring for hockey. now, while the canucks are struggling, which everyone expected, they want the franchised move to another city, so you don't have to go through the growing pains, of a rebuild. fans can't handle disappointment. 

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    2. SedinMadness


      but like heretic i did know this was coming. im ok with it. but dammit if we pick 5th again in the lotto draft i will be speechless!

    3. chon derry

      chon derry

      the average fan talkin canucks doesn't scrutinize as bad as cdc  we're the die hards  what else would you expect..

    4. chon derry

      chon derry

      everything is instant gratification nowadays for the younger nuxs fans they'll have to learn patients its only been 47 years for me....

  8. my foster parents, told us if we weren't good, they would send us to live with my mom. made us feel like living with our mom would be worse than death. never forgave them for that. they tried to cure me of being afraid of the dark. they made me go down the darkened hallway, then came up behind me and yelled boo. so sadistic.
  9. the truth is, we have players that can replace the old core, they are just not ready right now. some fans want the moves to happen right now. they won't. it's the old, we should have drafted kopitar threads. what we see is what we're getting. we all have opinions but so does benning and linden.
  10. this is our team right now. sedin sedin vanek baertschi horvat boeser granlund sutter ericksson gagner burmistrov dorsett virtanen edler tanev delzotto gudbranson hutton stecher pouliat biega markstrom nilsson who do we get rid of and who do we replace them with.? who can rebuild this team today?
  11. i've always been poor at math. i just know i've never been on the negative side of town. probably deserved to be a few times.
  12. i had a + 5 one time.
  13. so, if the cdc gm's buy out, the sedins, ericksson and edler, trade gagner, vanek, dorsett, sutter and tanev for 5th round draft picks, who do we replace them with right now? personally, i can't answer that question. rebuilding the team, is having young players that can come in and push the old core out. but not before they are ready.
  14. it isn't optimism, just the reality as where we are right now. whether they all make the nhl or none of them, they are our future. benning is building up our prospect pool. it is true that if each of us had a chance to rebuild this team, we'ld all have different plans. the truth of the matter, this is how benning is rebuilding. i for one, do not have near the hockey knowledge he has.
  15. how do you clean house until you have players that can replace the core? we know that the sedins will finish their careers here, either this season or next. we need edler until juolevi or someone can replace his minutes. who do we have that can replace the core we have now?