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    Hockey,my family,good food,travel,gardening and all the interesting things life has to offer all of us.Nucks fan since 1970 when Pat Quinn taught me hockey that summer at his school in White Rock.

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  1. Find the #1 Song on the Day You Were Born

    'Stuck on You' Elvis Presley and the Jordanaires
  2. Sven Baertschi Talk

    The Canucks acquire Sven Baertschi from the Flames for a 2nd round pick Adam Forsythe March 2, 2015 2:40 pm VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Canucks trade deadline ended with a splash. Vancouver acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames for a 2015 2nd round pick. The 22-year old was the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft. The Swiss prospect has appeared in 15-games for the Flames this season collecting four assists. Canucks General Manager Jim Benning says its always tough to trade draft picks, but he made an exception to acquire Baertschi. “He is ready to come in and help us win this year and every year going forward. I don’t like trading draft picks but to get a player of Sven’s calibre, I am okay with that.” Baertschi will report to the Utica Comets, but Benning says he could be in line to be recalled if the Canucks are hit with more injuries. Comets Head Coach Travis Green coached Baertschi in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks and Benning says Green is very exciting to have him on the team.
  3. Mike Gillis will be a GM in the league again one day.

    If a GM like Gillis would give a lunatic like Tootsie a five year deal with Ruff waiting for a hiring then there has to be another billionaire out there willing to process Mikey. Not out of the realm of possibility,but doubtful.
  4. Ronalds Kenins | LW/RW

    I don’t think he’s ever seen a forecheck on which he didn’t want to crash into something. Never peeling off your checks tends to play well when you’re “4L energy guy” real well. “Ronny and Bo played Chara hard,” Matthias marvelled. “Ronny hits. He’s not very tall but he’s thick. He’s a good player.”
  5. Adam Clendening Talk

    Both Bieksa and Hamhuis can play on for years,yet. Can't see them leaving here after their existing contracts are up as both could benefit the team in trade now but aren't waiving.They sign one year contracts going forward with the explicit demand not to be traded,is my guess. Tanev and Corrado are the same as any young player-chips to move up with. Not enough offensive d men on this team so both can be trade bait right now.
  6. Adam Clendening Talk

    You're on it. Hamhuis Bieksa Sbisa Edler ? Trade for Tanev-i.e. Franson Clendening Three offensively gifted d men would help the the team's PP and scoring.
  7. Gustav Forsling Talk

    Realistic. Bieksa won't waive and if he refuses to leave town they can sign him for a 1.5-2 $million and he can play with Sbisa.Not sure which one of these defenders go in lieu of a PMD that can QB the PP. I say Tanev or perhaps Corrado in trade.Tanev has the highest value. None of these guys except Edler can man a PP point and there is the argument he should be on the second unit.
  8. Gustav Forsling Talk

    Subban,Pedan,Forsling and Tryamkin are all years away from playing NHL hockey,if they make it at all.
  9. Hunter Shinkaruk Talk

    First time away from home. Playing pro against men. He'll be good,just getting settled in.
  10. Gustav Forsling Talk

    Would have been nice to see you pull that one.No worries.
  11. Gustav Forsling Talk

    No need to be upset.Just provide the proof of your alleged skill and all is goodness and light. You could have been god of this CDC thread for a day (ok,a couple of hours) but I guess that's no longer a possibility.
  12. Gustav Forsling Talk

    For your credibility and the record,can you direct us to your post where you stated this?TIA
  13. Gustav Forsling Talk

    Here's to Gradin and Benning placing his faith in him: Edler played at the under-17 level with his hometown district team of Jämtland in 2001 and 2002, competing at TV-pucken, a national Swedish tournament.[1] In 2003–04, he joined the professional Jämtlands HF. He played with the club in Sweden's third-tier league, recording three goals and nine points in 24 games, while also appearing in six games for Jämtlands HF's junior team. Edler was largely unknown during his NHL draft year, unranked by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau the entire season.[2] He was brought to the attention of the Vancouver Canucks by the team's head scout in Sweden, Thomas Gradin, who saw Edler playing with Jämtlands HF.[2] Although Gradin would refer to the team's level of play as little more than beer-league-calibre,[2] he was impressed with Edler and encouraged Canucks management to draft him (Edler's number 23 with the Canucks would later be chosen by team trainers in honour of Gradin).[3] The Canucks traded up in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft to acquire the Dallas Stars' third-round draft pick in exchange for their own third-round pick in the 2005 draft and selected Edler 91st overall. The deal was made with the Stars in lieu of speculation that the Detroit Red Wings had a high interest in Edler and wanted to draft him in the third round as well.[2][4] Detroit had discovered Edler in Sweden through their European scout Håkan Andersson, who was responsible for such previous Red Wings late-round picks as Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.[2][5] At the time of his draft, Canucks general manager Dave Nonis described Edler as a "smooth skater [and a] big guy." Nonis added that "He needs some time [to develop], but in terms of raw skill, he's got quite a bit of it."[6] After being selected by the Canucks, Gradin brokered a move for Edler to play with Modo Hockey's junior club of the J20 SuperElit.[2] Edler had previously tried out for Modo's youth program, but was cut.[6] Future Canucks teammates Markus Näslund, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin had also played in the Modo system before joining the NHL.[2] In Edler's lone season with Modo, he recorded eight goals and 23 points over 33 games in 2004–05.
  14. Thatcher Demko | G

    A lot of you guys that watch games have no idea what you even see. Robson was also well known for taking time to say "a special hello to all the hospital patients and shut-ins, those of you who can't make it out to the game", during each of his broadcasts, both on radio and TV. Note the 'radio' part,Swift. These days there is in-depth analysis from every end of the hockey spectrum. Add in youtube and radio programs with interviews and real experts expressing their opinions,like NHL players,past and present. It would be interesting to note how many CDC'ers can skate,let alone have played hockey,but put them in front of a tv and they become CDC hockey gods with superior hockey knowledge and opinions.
  15. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    Gillis never once used his Russian scout during his six years on the job so it's not even realistic to even consider he would ever educate himself on an elite Russian player and dare to take one at #9.Within weeks as GM Benning drafts a Russian that has two years of KHL experience under his belt at 19 years of age. “The (KHL) money is not an issue,” Tryamkin said with Chibisov translating. “Coming to the NHL is the next step in (my) career. It’s the best league in the world. “I want to come.” Asked to describe the type of player he is, Tryamkin said: “I’m a defensive d-man who can join the rush once in a while,” Tryamkin said. “I can handle myself in a fight and protect my teammates.” Under Mike Gillis, the Canucks did not draft a Russian by policy, and it’s in part why they missed on Valeri Nichuskin last year. But Benning told Canucks Russian scout Sergei Chibisov that drafting players from the Motherland is finally a go again. “Jim said there is no issue there,” Chibisov said.