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About Gollumpus

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  1. New Divisonal All-Star Game Format

    I lost a lot of interest in the "All-Star" game when they moved from the SC champs playing the all-stars. My interest dropped even further when they introduced "each team has to have a representative". This pretty much kills is for me.                                       regards,                                                                                                                                                               G.
  2. [PGT] Nucks 3, Habs 4

                                What are they expecting? Well I'll tell you. They want the Canucks to win 82 games a season, and win 16 straight games in the playoffs, taking the Cup and the Conn Smythe, and the Jennings, and the Lady Byng, and the the Vezina and every other trophy out there. They'd also like similar results for Utica. And to top it all off, they want to be able to do all of this while finishing 30th overall, and getting the 1st overall pick in the lottery, as well as getting several other picks in the top 10 from trades for guys like Hamhuis, Higgins, Vrbata, Miller, Burrows, etc. Particularly for Higgins.   regards,                                                                                                                                                    G.
  3. Wow! Higgins was BRUTAL

    Yeah, and so are Crosby, Stamkos, Sedin, Sedin, Toews, etc. And Higgins is not taking ice time from any of the guys in either of our lists.                               regards,                                                                                                                                                                                                     G. PS - lol                                                                                                                                                                 
  4. Maybe I don't get out enough but, who?                                            regards,                                                                                                                                                                                                  G.                                                                                                                                                                  
  5. Which was sorta' kinda' my point about some of the deals being suggested, but okay, you missed that I guess.                                                       regards,                                                                                                                                                                                                  G.
  6. Not looking to pick a fight here, however.... If people want to discuss hypothetical trades involving the Sedins, why don't you start with this: explain why the Sedins would want to waive in order to move to this other team? If the thought is that they would like to get a Cup, then why would they go to a bottom feeder in order to achieve this goal? And then, please go on to explain why it would make sense for the other team to offer such a trade, in which they trade their future for limited short term gain? A fairly common cry around here is that people do not want the Canucks to trade the team's future for aging vets.  After that, I'm all in favour of discussing why Edmonton should agree to trade McDavid, Hall, Nurse, their 2016 1st and Purcell to the Canucks for the Sedins (with salary retained), a 2016 2nd and Weber.   Otherwise, I expect that the Sedins do not move unless they want to be moved. It has nothing to do with sentimentality on my part, the team's part, or even if it makes great sense from a team building perspective. It has everything to do with them having NTC's and how they view their place in the NHL. Someone will insert a comment about how "NTC's don't mean you can't/won't be traded" here and provide examples. You're missing the point and you should read the entirety of the line, "It has everything to do with them having NTC's and how they view their place in the NHL." I believe that the Sedins will choose not to waive, ever. This being said, should they decide to agree to leave Vancouver while still under their current contracts, I believe that there is a great likelihood that they would go the Mats Sundin route, and want to be traded in the off season, rather than become rentals for the playoffs. What does the above mean? It means that the other team would have to find $14 million in cap space at the start of a season, which is less likely than a team being able to accept the Sedins contracts at the end of a season. This has been pointed out by others, and some just chose to ignore it to the detriment of their argument.    So, I would be interested in seeing which teams some posters believe would want to take the Sedins (as players to fill a top-6 role), which could also afford their contracts (for the start of the 2016 or 2017 season), and what they would be willing to give up in order to acquire the Sedins? I'd also be curious as to the reasons they feel the picks/prospects/players are expendable for the short term gain of getting the Sedins? Example: they give prospect A, and they do so because they like prospect B more, or they are willing to give a 2016 1st because they believe the 2017 draft will be deeper..  But don't forget to start off with why the Sedins would be willing to waive their NTC's to go to this other team.                                                      regards,                                                                                                                                                                                               G.
  7. Canucks To Introduce Individual Goal Songs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrNnpyDhfnY regards, D.
  8. Canucks To Introduce Individual Goal Songs

    I believe this was a fairly common thing several decades ago, but it was something left in the hands of the guy who was the organ player/sound guy in each arena. Sometimes it was done to great effect, other times not. In the not category: Jim Mair was always hit with a rendition of "The Old Grey Mare" each time he scored. Perhaps it will be better with the music under the player's control (with team consent). regards, G.
  9. Upcoming Trade Deadline

    1.) So anyone who agrees with you is "reasonable", while anyone who doesn't isn't? 2.) I think it's too early to throw in the towel on this season. 3.) Have you considered the cap hit issues of moving these guys? 4.) Isn't it the general wisdom that guys like these get a higher return when you're closer to the trade deadline? regards, G.
  10. Canucks make final cuts, roster set for 2015-16

    In before, "We wasted a 2nd round pick". regards, G.
  11. You know you're an old school Canuck fan when

    Do you also recall that HNiC used to show "The King of Hockey"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gd_UqfLhqw regards, G.
  12. Does this story confirm that Jagr still uses a wooden stick? regards, G.
  13. [Signing] Predators sign Cody Hodgson

    And people used to criticize me for writing long posts... Highly selective? They illustrate Hodgson's results over two different teams, and with two different sets of line-mates. 1.) First point re: line-mates. Your findings help to illustrate the general point that was being made at the start of my previous post, that Hodgson did not play with guys with a lot of offensive upside. Thanks for your support on that. 2.) Can't say that you've "destroyed" the myth about Hodgson and O-zone starts, however, I believe that you may have a bit of evidence which supports your view, selective as it may be. People did take to saying that Hodgson got a lot of O-zone starts, partly for his offensive ability, but mostly in order to protect the team from his lack in defense. Perhaps what would be better said is, "Hodgson got a lot of starts which were anywhere outside of the Canucks' defensive zone." This would mean anything which was over the Canucks' own blueline. Hodgson's neutral zone numbers are quite interesting. 3.) If you wish to suggest that Hodgson getting approximately a third of his starts in the D-zone means that he had the confidence of his coaches, please be my guest. I would suggest that it means that the coaches had faith in guys like Malhotra/Hansen/Higgins and even Raymond if Hodgson was out on the ice in his own zone. On the other hand, we could take a selective view of this say that the coaches had as much faith in Hodgson's defensive abilities as they did Kesler's. Some might also suggest that many of those own zone starts were as a result of Hodgson giving the puck away, which resulted in the Canucks icing the puck to prevent a goal. 4.) And you're trotting out the back injury? The back injury that according to some reports Hodgson failed to disclose to the team when it first happened? The back injury which was misdiagnosed/mismanaged by Hodgson's own doctor and team physicians because of Hodgson's failure to report this injury? The back injury which was finally discovered by Canuck doctors even after a specialist failed to discover the real problem? Yeah, those team doctors suck, right? 5.) From what I see about Vanek's numbers in 2011 - 12, they are in the range of what he normally put up at that time, with guys like Roy as his center. I thought I was pretty clear that I noted that Hodgson was getting 1st line minutes in Buffalo, which would include more TOI and O-zone starts. What are you going on about? I also noted in my previous post that the offensive quality of Hodgson's line mates went down after Vanek (and Pominville) left the Sabres. This being said, Moulson is arguably much better than Higgins and Hansen, no? Anyhoo, I'll leave you to your good humour. regards, G.