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About 37yrsncounting

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  1. I agree but I don't think players like Miller or Vrbata are the Hugging types
  2. So if the players choose to ignore the first step of awareness, what do you do to try and rectify that? They are professionals making millions of dollars playing under management. The are one part of a whole team that needs to be held accountable to one another. Clearly these players are not and the reason for that is simple, its because their jobs are guaranteed at the moment. The suggestion of benching them is not only a way to try and wake up the player but also to show other players on the same team there are consequences if you are not accountable as part of the team. Im sure you have played some type of organized sports in a team at some point in time. If your teammates starts making mistakes, its fine at first, but as a teammate, if you see mistake continue to happen and nothing changes then you realize that you don't have to be accountable either and soon you start making mistakes without worrying about consequences. You don't think everytime, Hamhuis or Edler gives away the puck, our goalie is standing their wondering how the heck could they could have made that play. It becomes distracting and without any type of 'disciplinary' action, it just tells everyone on the team that go ahead and play poor, its fine because there are no consequence to poor play and that in effect is whats happening to the team at the moment compared to the early part of the season when they were playing well. Is it really a surprise that players playing well at the moment are rookies like markstrom and mccann who wants to proof they belong here or that Dorset has completely disappeared after signing that big contract over the summer?
  3. This is the one thing I don't understand, why are we not holding players accountable? Benched them, sit them out for one game, point them out in the media, do something to hold these players accountable for their jobs!!!!!!!!!!! Edler/Hamhuis - bad giveaways after bad giveaways, send them a message, bench them, sit them, do something to remind them that they are being paid 4 and 5 million dollars to play a game! Its looks to me like their job is so secure, its their right no matter how bad they play! Prust - My opinion only, what he said on the radio sucks, is he being a team guy saying the young kids needs to stick up for themselves? or just using it as an excuse as to why he didn't have their backs in the Anaheim game. He's paid over 2 million, I thought he was brought in to make the environment safe for the kids to play. I guess he rather give away pucks and make fancy plays to try and score goals. Horvat - Another player Willie trust but if your not playing well, why keep playing him without sending any messages? Your worried he will lose confidence? Your sure not going to motivate the player much when he knows that whatever mistake he makes, his job is safe and I'm sure Bo knows Baertschi - Have we had enough of him already? I didn't think he could be worse than Vey but it sure looks like it. Guaranteed roster spot, why would Baertschi think he would be held accountable? Bartkowski, Weber, Miller, the list goes on and on....when you don't have to be held accountable and your job is almost guaranteed, the result is this years version of the Vancouver Canucks
  4. No arguement here, I agree a lot of the canucks problems right now is no puck support, the players are just not moving their feet. But Edler's issues are different, his miscues have nothing to do with others not in the right position, however, because I dont have any means in this forum to support my arguement, there is no point continuing. If I did have past video, I'll show you time and time again, even if Edler is not under pressure, he fumbles the puck or passes it right to the opposition
  5. Anyone notice that Edler can't skate? Espesciallly his ability to turn going backwards to forwards, thats why so many players walk right by him. Problem is as the no 1 D on our team, he's giving away the puck way too often, this in itself alot of times will distract a team member or two wondering how he could give up the puck like that. Playing with Tanev mask his deficiencies and at best he's playing llike a 5th or 6th D men and having him on the no.1 PP is basically the foundation of our power play issues
  6. suffering is watching Edler play hockey the last 5 years
  7. Our problem is pretty simple, Edler who's used as a number 1 is terrible. He can pass and shoot some, but his skating and his turning is horrendous. He's too slow for todays game and is basically wasting Tanev who has to cover up for his mistakes. The problem is, he's signed long term and they just keep playing him.
  8. theres another way I guess if you have lots of data on your plan, if you switched off the wifi and use cellular data, I think the blackout is lifted. Correct me if I am wrong.
  9. Cause Miller can't make a save in OT when needed. What the heck was he doing challenging that far out when the nucks was killing a penalty?
  10. Forget about the AHL, give Hutton big minutes in the NHL, none of our other defencemen measures up, not even close. Either Hutton is gonna be a superstar or our D corp excluding Hutton is crap. He's got the size, skating, skills, and composure. Let him grow up in the NHL and put on 20lbs but his reach and skating will help him out in the meantime.
  11. don't anyone get it.... Benning is just sending the message to the veterans that its time to waive your no trade clause and get off the titanic. We're gonna get lots of draft picks and prospect at the next trade deadline....Higgins, Hansen, Hamhuis, Edler, Burrows, heck even the Sedins and maybe even Vrbata and Miller. We might finish last or dead last the next year or two but hey by then we will have a full crop of young players and plenty of money to sign the big guns at free agency. Not a bad plan when you have to deal with so many no movement clauses. Our farm team did just compete for the Calder cup, No? and thats without prospects like Cassels playing. Future is looking bright, Go Canucks Go!
  12. I agree, it wouldn't be good for 1st time home buyers either
  13. For everyone who is complaining about the real estate prices in Vancouver, Although it may be true that foreigners have pushed up the price of ownership, the amount of dollars and jobs this industry has created for people living here is enormous. From developers, marketers, to construction workers to all the trades people. Where would our economy be without our robust real estate market. Further, many empty nesters are now able to sell their house and enjoy real retirement. Vancouver is a major world city and just like New York, Hong Kong, Toyko, Los Angelas, etc. Real estate prices will continue to grow until there are abnormal restrictions set in place. Every issues has two sides, without all the jobs provided by the robust real estate industry, where do all the jobs come from? From less people buying starbucks to tim hortons, to less jobs available in the financial or other industries, how does our economy grow? Im not saying something should not be done about the affordability of housing, but thats where the government should try and institute programs to help out. I mean why not allow first time home owners to write off their down payment against their income or give supplemental income help to first time home owners. Or force developers to build per certain density, some type of housing that is only available to people with certain income brackets and down payment capabilities. Also, force the banks to lend money to first time home owners at an advantages rate and ratios they use to calculate funds borrowed. Limiting foreign ownership doesn't solve anything, its best the gov't somehow support the citizens with lower income and less downpayment ability to enter the market and participate in the growth of the real estate industry here in greater vancouver. Just think about all the crazy property and development taxes that the city is collecting. At least the foreigners are paying for something. Where would all that money come from? At the end of the day, it always comes out of our pockets one way or another. Its just my point of view, you can't win either way. Nowhere has there ever been a place where everyone could be happy. I guess if we weren't complaining about unaffordable real estate, we'd probably be complaining about low pay and unemployment or something. Just one more thing, what would happen if nobody bought our real estate and Mr aquillini couldn't afford our Canucks anymore? Who would we cheer for? You really think a city with low to average real estate prices could afford a hockey team with such a huge payroll?
  14. Sheltered from top lines? Doesn't he play against most of the top lines?
  15. How bout.... blaming gillis for picking up stanton on waivers or blaming willie for playing him or blaming jim for not trading him away or blaming the sedins, burrows, vrbata etc, for not scoring an extra goal or two or blaming miller for not making the save or the save on the goal before that or blaming edler for not playing through his injury or blaming bouma for making a nice play or blaming the refs for not calling the too many men on the flames earlier Hockey is a team sport, you win together you lose together Everything happens in real time, did you see all the plays Stanton made to prevent goals throughout the year?