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  1. What do you want as the Canucks alternate jersey?

    just to correct you, the current jersey is the one that is similar to the stick in rink jersey
  2. What do you want as the Canucks alternate jersey?

    i would be happy to put this stick pin on the front of our jerseys
  3. What do you want as the Canucks alternate jersey?

    other than the logistics of a johnny canuck logo & all political correctness aside, the jc logo, the way i see it, portrays strength, fearlessness and competitiveness . . . bearded men (yah baby, playoffs) wearing suspenders and long-sleeved plaid flannel shirts. a team that plays rough, talks big, eating stacks of pancakes before shovelling the pond for a friendly. it is a romantic view in the literal sense but why not? what do we really get on the day our team hoists the cup? there's no monetary reward for the fans, no job promotion, no financial or monetary kickback of any sort. winning the cup provides a symbolic, spiritual satisfaction and pride. so why shouldn't we view our team's identity as larger than life folk heroes? the canuck hockey team is not a means for promoting tourism. i can't actually associate our skaters with orcas; it is incongruent by any stretch. i rather the bruins, when they come to town actually have the notion they are playing against lumberjacks when they take to the ice not orcas, not north shore mountains, etc, etc . . . while i don't think other teams will have any particular trepidation because we are lumberjacks, i just would feel better about our identity, ie: the perception of a line-up including gordie howe bodied skaters rather than a pod of whales. it just feels better to me. anyone looking for representation can find it with jc: a part of canada's early history, the lumberjack would have represented grit and toughness. i mean really, that's kind of all the representation i need. we got the name, that we're keeping. i didn't get it when i was a junior and watched barry wilkins score our first goal. but canuck, i mean what an awesome name. a canook. it is canadian and it is so much better than flames or rockets or senators. we could use a logo that represents that name. i just don't get that we have, in 50 years, hardly even recognized johnny canuck. it's bewildering actually. although i have actually bought two orca jerseys for my kids. i myself would never wear the orca. i am hoping one day to pruodly wear a faded, well worn jc logod jersey
  4. Artyom Manukyan | RW

    jb will be feeding him meat and potatoes
  5. Quinn Hughes | D

    we will soon have the ability to strike quickly. say goodbye to the edler drop pass zone entry, hughes will give us the ability to transition into the opposing end like we have never before. and ah, yes, i see what you did there jim. fabulous head fake with the 'his shot isn't that great' comment. obviously detroit bought it hook, line, sinker, zadina. i thought the top ten would be wacky but the way things played out . . . who knew?
  6. What do you want as the Canucks alternate jersey?

    well, you did see the green johnny canuck uni the team released? talk about laziness. that jersey is so far away from the johnny canuck jersey potential that it almost seemed like sabotage. i mean, they expect to gauge the market with that? trev should have scanned the internet; there are many more amateur designs that are much better efforts. it just seems incompetent. with consecutive disappointments in the lottery schlamauzel, it would have been nice for the team to spruik a new jersey that identifies with the original canuck hockey team concept, ie: a hockey playing lumbyjack but, ah well . . .
  7. [Rumour] Canucks interested in Hanifin

    actually, while it would be very tough to lose our top prospect between the pipes, a demko for hannifin would allow us to add something like hannifin and whalstrom to our lineup. we would have a bolstered top 6 and a deeper back-end with one swoop. of course the lack of a top goaler prospect would be of concern . . .
  8. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    ah well, im just happy in the end (!) that we will at least have a crack at one of tkachuk, whalstrom, hughes and dobson. whalstrom would be awesome, another boesser would be a great fit and he's built like a stump. he has to be in the top 7 jb referred to. he might be zadina with moves. hughes would run the show. there'd be no more a tha drop pass thingy and that'd be good. and then tkachuk and dobson bring the obvious. hx may show that although we lost out on dahlin, we still got the 2nd best from the draft if jb gets a chance to be astute..
  9. yeah, yeah, yeah, and we are open to trading boesser . . . if the right offer came up
  10. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    hughes this year, hughes next year . . . sedin model fairly intact
  11. Olli Juolevi | D

    i recall juolevi running into stecher in the previous training camp. juolevi hit the deck. mabbe just being polite to stetcher but either way he will have to up the physicality.
  12. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    so sad . . . if we pick 9th. just the possibility of a s*** team like us, one that looked primed to finish dead last up until the final half dozen games, picking 9th should indicate to the gov'nors that the lotto system is broke and needs to be addressed
  13. actually there was a fair amount of dialogue to the contrary, that is, speculating that doing the rebuild on the fly may not have been the way to go. management are the paid experts however and that is why it was concerning that benning so over-evaluated what he inherited. there was a window there where a lot of vets could \have been shipped out for picks. serviceable UFA's would have bridged the gap as our lineup became younger. i do think he has made up for the lack of a total commitment to a full rebuild by appearing to have drafted well, time will tell. it may have cost us a generational thingy however; there have been a few available in the last few drafts and it is something, along with the coveted 1st overall that we have had very little of
  14. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    i'm not so concerned about hughes defensively. he's going to have the puck all the time; they will be trying to take it from him. he can really take control of the game at any time thinking the game a split second faster than his opponent and with his skating ability he should transition well to the nhl. despite his size and our need to get bigger and tougher he would look very nice in a canuck uni. zone entry, man, we wouldn't have to do that drop back in the neutral zone thing anymore. gain the blueline and he can make the pass (boeser) or rip it, its something we haven't had much of
  15. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    well for me, 7th is about the same as 9 (the big3, 3d then a drop off at 7 for prolly tkachuk or bouchard or any choice of forwards so i'd be happy if we stayed in 6th. not as happy as if we win the lotto