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37yrsncounting last won the day on March 11 2013

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  1. Ben Hutton Talk

    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.
  2. Jason Garrison potential buyout candidate

    He's actually the reason why we don't have an effective power play. Garrison was brought in for his shot. However his shots keeps missing the net or hitting the shot blocker. Garrison also has next to no creativity with puck possession either passing it or carrying it inside the offensive zone. When he gets rushed, he just gets rids of it on both ends of the ice. He's decent but not worth the big contract or the no trade clause
  3. Niederreiter's hit on Burrows

    What we all don't realize is that the NHL has their own forum with the topic 'Burrows-do we really need him'. Players like Weber and Neiderwhatever are probably getting cheques in the mail for taking out Burr. Canucks continue to be a joke to the NHL head office and another reason why the effort is just not there from our own players from time to time. I mean whats the point? They changed the game just so we can't be an elite team anymore!
  4. how bout some conspiracy theories like may Lu was the one who leaked the Kesler trade news or maybe Lu declined a trade to somewhere and pissed off the nucks management. Whatever the reason, the way the Canucks management has handled all this is nothing but awful
  5. stanley cup finals, bill laforge, stanley cup finals, mike keenan, stanley cup finals, and now tort and gillis. The cycle continues... what most amazing is how quickly we fall after each stanley cup finals. I thought this time would be different but really poor management has done us in. the year we missed the playoffs with nonis, he was fired because average was not acceptable to our current owners. Well I would like to know what they call whats happening now. The way the Canucks are being manage with all these soap operas surrounding players is not just unacceptable, its completely embarassing
  6. Opinions on Mike Gillis

    I wouldn't even know where to begin in my critique of one Mr. Mike Gillis. It would be several pages long and wouldn't be very kind. However, Ive been in these boards long enough to know that any topic that contains negative comments about our GM will get locked so I won't waste my breath. But for starters what happened to the Detroit Model that we were suppose to follow? What happened to players development the last several years? What happened to our highly skilled puck possession team? We get within one game of the stanley cup with a highly skilled puck possession team that was decimated with injuries and we decide to tear it apart because we weren't big or tough enough? I don't see Chicago or Detroit changing course like we have. The crap about teams changing their style of defense is plain non sense. I don't see Chicago having too much problem with scoring, have they changed their style too? and....yes I can go on and on but whats the point.
  7. Gillis on Team 1040 February 6

    one thing that has gotten me hearing gillis on the radio is that he keeps saying the team was slow to adapting the new style in the nhl. I for one don't see the blackhawks or the penguins really changing their style and they are still successful. Gillis is stuck thinking the reason why we can't score is that the style of play is the reason why we can't score. This style of collapsing around the net was brought in by Carolina and has been around a long time. We used to be a team that had speed skill and puck possession. We played to agitate with arrogance and a real physical style. Now we don't have any of it. Im also sad to see that Gillis follow instead of innovate. Where would the seahawks be if they followed the typical personnel that plays each position aka russell wilson. I just hope Gillis can clear his head and figure out what a team needs to be in order to win the stanley cup and then go and build it, instead of thinking about how to follow and adapt to whatever successful styles are out there. Gillis has gone back and forth and you can easily see the result in the current edition of the vancouver canucks
  8. The Unofficial CDC Prospect rankings

    Utica might be really stacked if the Canucks keep playing the same way
  9. Province Article - is Daniel Sedin Done...

    scoring problems probably stems from 1. loss of Salo and Erhoff and the poor play of Edler 2. different style of game since 2011, more obstruction and clutch/grab 3. poor chemistry and leadership 4. inability to inject youth, skill, and real toughness into the lineup I feel the Canucks players have forgotten the toughness necessary, its the toughness to play the game, not the toughness to defend themselves. They spend so much time worrying about not getting bullied that they forgot the point is to play and win hockey games
  10. Jason Garrison so far?

    correct me if im wrong, but plus minus don't include specialty team plays unless its a shorthanded goal so really Garrison could have been on for 6 goals
  11. Linden For Gm

    wow, i thought i was a picky fan, I too have been very negative on gillis BUT let me point out the team gillis inherited was basically a nonis/burke team that didn't make the playoffs, gillis added the pieces and we've won 2 presidents trophy and gotten within one game of winning the stanley cup. We are hated, yeah, cause we are or were successful. i sometimes think that gillis has been too personal with the players instead of making the right hockey decisions. i have no idea why malhotra, next to his faceoff percentage, is still in the nhl. Gillis has also gone out and tried to sign BC boys like hamhuis and garrison. Mitchell was a pure hockey decision and not a financial one, similar decisions were made with ohlund and salo. Why don't you put the other shoe on and ask why each one of these players chose not to stay with the canucks. They were all offered contracts. The reality of the situation is that players makes business decisions thats best for themselves so why blame gillis. im negative on gillis for his less than impressive trades and his poor drafting and developing record. the canucks also for one reason or another have big issues when it comes to relations with injured players. replacing gillis with linden may appease a portion of unhappy canucks fans but really all it does is push back the development of our organization for another 5 to 10 years as we wait for another rookie gm to put his stamp on the team
  12. Jason Garrison so far?

    playing with edler and bieksa not helping right now skills and skating not an issue confidence and handling pressure is lacking but hopefully he will adapt give him another 10 games
  13. Jordan Schroeder Talk

    i actually think the closer comparison would be that of Josh Holden and Cody Hodgson, both were highly touted and a surprise that they were still available and both got injured after the draft. Both has skating issues but I think Hodgson is more skilled and together between the ears. Holden had that awful injury that set him back for so long and I remember when he came up from Manitoba, he just couldn't keep the puck on his stick. Schroeder is still a gamble, it remains to be seen if he can adjust to the gruelling NHL schedule, he's probably got the skills that neither steve kariya or brandon reid had but the whole point is how Schroeder will play in traffic and his game without the puck Hopefully, both Hodgson and Schroeder will get the playing time they need to develop, and be dominating top six forwards in due time