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About taipan

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  1. what is your favourite christmas gift ever?

    I can't remember the year (92-95ish?) but getting my first aluminum hockey stick, a black Easton Gretzky. It didn't make me play like the Great One unfortunately.
  2. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    I can clear this up: -Kesler (faceoff beast) was traded for Bonino (faceoff weakling) in june of 2014. -adding bones to Hank (career 49%), our draws dipped. -sprinkled in Mccann's $&!#ey draws the next year. -last year Sutter played the whole season and Horvat continued to be solid 50%+ contributor. -no coincidences Who knows if there is a Manny effect in our guys faceoff stats now, but sure is nice to have a couple guys who win (horvat, sutter) more draws than they lose (Sedin). And can't help but think back to 2010-2012 when we started with the puck almost 60% of the time. edit--I facking love elias
  3. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    I could read this over and over and over.
  4. Fits Bennings MO, high draft pick struggling to crack the lineup. Right age, right pedigree, I'd take a chance.
  5. Canucks set opening night roster

    Don't know what the protocol is as he was on a PTO. Regardless, he is likely not being signed.
  6. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Is pettersson playing today? Having a hard time finding him...#40 right?
  7. Maybe a bit of a homer since I drunkenly stumbled on Theodore's foot a couple years back but I feel like he's going to slot right into their top 4 and get good pp time. Guy has been buried behind the Ducks stacked D for last couple years, time to shine. I'd predict a 35+pt season.
  8. If the report is accurate, not exactly a great start for the McPhee management team. Also there goes Sbisa's chance to hear his name called out at the NHL awards.
  9. A few mentions of Liljegren here, were the nucks not one of three teams that didn't interview him at the combine? I feel like that's a pretty clear statement of zero interest.
  10. Rather have Gaunce than Sbisa. The trade Tanev contingent likely not too pleased...unless LVGK pulls a fast one and scoops Boucher
  11. This isn't a sociology experiment, it's a billion dollar entertainment industry and you need to pay to play. Unless you're a vegan monk* who donates all your resources and time to helping the needy get off your high horse. *disclaimer...If you're the reincarnation of mother theresa then I apologize. It's not how you start, it's how you finish. I agree the previous expansion teams paved the way and this is seemingly the best start a team has got outside of the original 6, but it's a marathon not a sprint. Most teams have a handful of new players each year and it can throw off chemistry, it will be very interesting to see how a team of players that have never played together gels. I'm predicting a bottom 6 finish, they are picking up teams 11th best/most valued player with a few exceptions.
  12. Comic Collectors/ Comic Collection

    Damn, I spaced out and forgot about it. Did anybody end up going and pick up some goodies?