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About JC2

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  • Birthday 07/17/1991

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    Love to play hockey,volleyball and golf. I'm a huge movie freak since i have almost 1900 movies on dvd and i do like music. Most of all i love the canucks!!!

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  1. I've got a trip planned to the Caribbean coming up in April and assuming the planes are still flying I'm going. No way im self isolating if I feel fine.
  2. I agree with both sides to a certain degree. We obviously have to take the virus seriously and take the best and most rational precautions we can but to shut down basically everything is a bit overkill. Despite what anyone says this is a flu, a more potent flu, but a flu nonetheless. Those who are healthy likely don't have to worry too much as long as they follow the recommended precautions and those who are not healthy will have to be more careful and pray they don't get it. People will die unfortunately but this flu will run its course eventually.
  3. Having watched the movie Gladiator a few days ago it made me think that Trump is exactly like Commodus, the movie character not the historical figure. An insecure little man who has cheated his way to power whose only strength is that he knows how to manipulate the masses. Two scenes come to mind in particular. The first being the conversation Commodus has with his sister after being crowned emperor in which it's established he understands the Roman people care more about the greatness of Rome more than anything. The second being the senators discussing Commodus reinstating the coliseum as a means of distracting the public. If this was not just a movie I would say history is repeating itself.
  4. I personally hate the whole what country is the greatest debate because in the end there is no greatest, all nation's no matter how big and small have their strengths and weaknesses. If I could think of one single thing that would improve Canada it would be to start actually putting the people first. Instead of fighting over what it costs why can't the government realize how it can improve the lives of the people. I'm talking about things like a national daycare plan and better medical, more public transportation, affordable housing for all. Nothing ever happens because it always come down to if it's profitable enough. All they ever do is raise taxes to maintain stays quo but I'd bet most people would be ok paying more taxes if they were actually used to improve upon our lives.
  5. I agree that it's going to come down to what Markstrom is willing to accept. Hopefully he doesn't just chase the money and sticks with a team that's on the upswing. The advantage for Benning is that he's not desperate to sign him. Demko might not be as good as Markstrom yet but he's not too much of a downgrade that you handcuff the team by overpaying.
  6. Demko would be a downgrade in the short run but I believe he will develop to be at least just as good as Markstrom is now and would be cheaper for longer. The only problem is, with all the progress the team has made, do they really want to potentially take another step back and waste a couple of years that they can retain the core?
  7. I don't actually watch Podz play and rely on those who actually do for updates but what seems to be so common in those updates is how many grade A set ups his linemates miss and people complain about lack of IQ and production. I get the impression that if he had linemates who had better finish he would have much more appealing stats. He sounds more like a playmaker than a goal scorer which is fine because we have lots of shooters and potentially hogs on the way too.
  8. I remember years ago back when the past regime was at their peak, just before 2011, one of the Canuck players in an interview said that sometimes the team got complacent during the game because they assumed that their superior skill would take over so they wouldn't put as much effort in. I can't remember who said it but it reminds me of how Toronto is playing right now.
  9. In my opinion they have too many chiefs and not enough indians. Because of their abundance of high scoring forwards its like they all think the other guy is going to score so I don't have to worry. They need do drop the caviar and get a little of bit meat and potatoes
  10. Horvat is first player that comes to mind for me as well. Horvat has above average skill but elite work ethic and a as long as Podz keeps his motor always running he will find a way to get his points just like Bo, they might not always be pretty but they will count all the same.
  11. I don't see him leaving early honestly, unless the Canucks guarantee him a spot on the roster. Like previous posters have said, getting a degree from Harvard is like finding the golden ticket and almost guarantees a lucrative career in the real world while making the NHL full time is a long shot even if a player is skilled enough.
  12. When is he going to graduate? It feels like Rathebone has been in the system forever.
  13. It's a gamble. Every team has just set their roster and there is a very long list of players waived to go through. If he gets claimed then they get cap space to potentially be able to take on more cap in a trade or at least have some wiggle room. If he's not then they can recall him immediately if they want or wait till an injury occurs which won't take long. He's not in there long term plans anyways so as disappointed as I am I can accept it.
  14. If Baertschi is indeed waived count me amongst the disappointed and shocked but I always knew he was not going to be apart of the core going forward. We all knew he was a placeholder until better talent came along and add his injury history into the fold giving him another lucrative contract would not make sense. Having said that, there are other short term players I'd waive before him. No need to mention them because we all Know who they are.