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  1. I'm pretty sure Jimbo saw that question about ownership coming a mile away. Maybe he's telling the truth, maybe he's not. Regardless, if the Aquas are meddling from behind the scenes it's not as if JB could answer the question any differently.
  2. That's just awesome. Good thing it was Babych that wandered by and not Jordan Schroeder or someone like that.
  3. It's really more like 45 years of mediocrity Alf if we're strictly talking about playoffs.
  4. Surprise how exactly? Like squeeze into the playoffs and at the very best win 1 round? If that's going to be the surprise then I'd rather not be surprised because that two to four weeks of "glory" will only hurt the team more in the long run.
  5. Before the return of the minus, the OP would've had a +4 rather than a -101.
  6. I dunno guys, we had an amazing team in 2011 with a 2-0 lead in the SCF with home-ice advantage and still couldn't get it done. We probably wont have a team that good again for a bare minimum of five years. Personally I dont like the Sedins chances of getting their cup here, especially if they are still our top line players.
  7. Yes but it's more of a 'soft rebuild' really. The Canucks are still aiming to make the playoffs before drafting enough top-end young players to become an actual contender. The way I see it, they're unwilling to build from the ground up and they'll be satisfied if the team is just rebuilt enough to just make the playoffs on the regular. As for the Sedins, if they actually want to win a cup they'll need to do it elsewhere. If they think they can wait do it here, well then I think their level of interest in being champions is questionable.
  8. Yeah the Canucks have improved. My question is, have they improved to the point where they are as good as the '14/'15 version of the team? If they have then what will that get us? Another solid regular season followed by a quick playoff exit at the hands of an underdog team? We've seen that movie in every playoff appearance since 2011 and there's not a lot of reason to think that we should see anything different now. And this is assuming that everything goes our way during the season.
  9. You're right, I haven't. And I hope you're right about Eriksson too and I'm wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if I wasn't. All I'm really going by is the numbers and aside from last season (a contract year) Eriksson hasn't been a great point producer in 4 years, which was arguably the length of his prime. Also according to the numbers, in the playoffs (when there is essentially no pay) he has been a statistical no-show in 34 games with just 6 goals and 8 assists; rather Vrbata-like. So I guess we'll all just have to wait and see but I'm feeling a bit sceptical of the guy.
  10. Yes that's true. Personally though, I could see Eriksson floating with the Sedins. Y'know picking up the goals and assists when the twins gift wrap them for him but not actually working hard and not showing up when things get tough. The Canucks have basically given the guy his retirement contract, so he's 31 years old and getting 6x6 regardless of what he does.
  11. I'd take McLean in the playoffs any day over Luongo.
  12. Bure?
  13. Not really surprised. This is basically a meaningless tournament so why bother playing it. I'll bet most of these injuries are exaggerated or totally made-up.