Bitter Melon

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Bitter Melon last won the day on April 16 2015

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  1. [Signing] Jets re-sign Connor Hellebuyck

    Good deal if he can keep performing like he did last year.
  2. In case it needs to be broken down yet again. 1. Toronto won a lottery. The Canucks moved back 3 years in a row. 2. Toronto lured a massive FA signing and now has to navigate a future cap hell while still trying to add to a suspect blue line. Toronto's "plan" is no better than the Canucks. They just got some good fortune while typical Canuck luck hasn't helped us at all.
  3. [Signing] Blue Jackets sign Anthony Duclair

    I thought ‘Sedin’ was Swedish for “punch me, or headlock me in a scrum.”
  4. No. I wouldn't do it with OJ either. Karlsson is a great player and I'm sure he'll still be pretty good when this team is ready to compete, but it makes no sense to gut futures to help a present that's not going anywhere. That 1st is going to be another key piece for this team moving forward, even if it isn't Jack Hughes it doesn't make much sense to move it, especially with the Draft in Vancouver this year. OJ and Hughes both project as solid top 4 defensemen at least, which we'll need to compliment our burgeoning forward corps, and our cupboards are pretty bare of those at the moment. Tanev presents the same problem as Karlsson. He's a good player but if this team isn't ready to win yet, it doesn't make sense to trade him for a player at a similar point in his career. Trade him for future aspects. Prospects, picks etc. Packaging him up to upgrade to Karlsson simply makes no sense.
  5. I Dreamt I met Kyle Dubas!!

    Imagine being Tavares in that press conference and having to be all like "damn, Kyle Dubas, you &^@#in' smart, all shrewd with your analytics and horrific androgynous monster glasses. I would totally sign with you, both my agency and the real me." when all he really wants to do is another dynamic warmup in his dressing room. Like seriously imagine having to be Tavares and not only sit in that chair while Kyle Dubas flaunts his disgusting spreadsheets in front of you, the favorable lighting barely concealing his disgusting spectacles and leathery skin, and just sit there, take after take, hour after hour, while he perfected that grimace. Not only having to tolerate his monstrous &^@#ing visage but his haughty attitude as everyone on board tells him he’s STILL GOT IT and DAMN, KYLE DUBAS SIGNS LIKE *THAT*?? because they're not the ones who have to sit there and watch his boyish &^@#ing gremlin face contort into types of grimaces you didn't even know existed before that day. You've been scoring nothing but a healthy diet of secondary assists and powerplay goals for your ENTIRE CAREER coming straight out of the boonies in Mississauga. You've never even seen anything this &^@#ing disgusting before, and now you swear you can taste the sweat that's breaking out on his dimpled face as he sucks it in to writhe it suggestively at you, smugly assured that you are enjoying the opportunity to get paid to sit there and revel in his "cutting-edge(for that is what he calls himself)" analytics, the analytics he worked so hard for with more experienced hockey minds in the previous months. And then the media calls for another comment, and you know you could kill every single person in this room before the studio security could put you down, but you sit there and endure, because you're &^@#ing John Tavares. You're not going to lose your future hockey career over this. Just bear it. Hide your face and bear it.
  6. Maybe they did. Maybe McJesus would be averaging 150 points but playing in Edmonton stunted his development so he’s now a mere 100 point player.
  7. What do you want as the Canucks alternate jersey?

    Skate jersey would be fine as the alternate, but not the primary. This team does have an identity crisis. I hate the orca as much as anyone, but after 30 years we finally got our rightful colour scheme of blue and green back. It’s unique and quintessentially Vancouver. There are 4 teams in the league that wear very similar colours to the skate. Nobody wears blue and green. It looks great, and the moment we give it up Seattle will come in and snatch it. I’d hate to see it be tossed aside again just for nostalgia. Because that’s what it is. If we switch, 20 years from now people will demand we go back to blue and green because of how great the 2011 team was, because that’s what people do with the skate and the 94 team. I also don’t buy the ‘Black is more intimidating’ line. That’s what lead to the Flying V’s in the first place. I’m sorry, but no NHL player is going to be intimidated by the panthers because they have a big mean cat on their jersey. Nobody is going to predict the Sabres will beat the Penguins because a sword is more dangerous than a fat flightless bird. Modelling your identity after what is going to be ‘scariest’ is incredibly minor league and shortsighted.
  8. Rick Nash Unsure He Will Return to NHL Next Season

    I played hockey for a decade, and not once can I say I miss the smell of the boys in the room.
  9. Matthew Thiessen | G

    Not complaining, just found it interesting after how great DiPietro was last year. it never hurts to have enough tendies. I like that they really are going for BPA.
  10. Matthew Thiessen | G

    Interesting, did not expect them to take another goalie this year.
  11. Artyom Manukyan | RW

    Benning really was serious about the ‘speed and skill’ thing, we haven’t picked one guy yet over six feet. Not complaining, it just shows the direction management is going. Remember when Benning first came over and everyone freaked out he was going to be picking massive goons with little upside like Bittner?
  12. Jett Woo | D

    Really excited for this pick, aside from the great name, he looks like he can be a solid, physical top 4 guy. Hopefully picking a tank like him will placate the people complaining about Hughes’ size. with Juolevi, Hughes, and now Woo, plus the possible return of Tryamkin, our future D corps is now looking much brighter.
  13. Jett Woo | D

    Maybe this will help pacify the people whining about Quinn Hughes’ size. Solid pick, nice kid, GREAT name.
  14. Crack for Jack?

    Yeah but nobody really looks happy to be drafted by Vancouver. Boeser, McCann, and Gaunce all looked like curbstomped their dogs when their names were called out. They'll LEARN to love it.