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About chrisbanks

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  1. did he not play 2nd line when Crosby and malkin were hurt? How well did he do with that opportunity?
  2. funny.. I didn't think you could score an assist... This is all they have and all you guys can claim are "points" stamkos scored more goals last year than both of them combined... You know what goals are right? That thing the giant score board in the middle of the building counts that decides who wins and losses the game? Is alot easier to beat a player with a pass than it is to beat a goalie with a shot.... But good for the sedins for having 4 point nights against bottom feeders and get held off the score board when it matters... Just so people like you can clamour over their point per game crap stat. These guys are no where near the elite players anymore.... And I don't even hate that guys, I just don't crown them world beaters just because they can pass the puck....
  3. My prediction is that lack splits games with ward and then Carolina moves on from ward and signs eddie at a nice 3 year 12m deal...miller gets hurt bad , markstrom continues his act of playing Dodgeball in the NHL. Benning freaks, signs ward for way too much next off season. cdcers applaud him for signing a "proven vet" way passed his glory days who hasn't been anything more than average for half a decade, but he will be a great "mentor" (sound familiar?) markstrom demands a trade, becomes a star for the islanders (benning gets a 5th for him). We go into next season with miller on the LTIR, Ward as our #1 and demko as #2 until ward goes down with yet another injury and demko steals the #1 job. Meanwhile lack, Schneider, markstrom and luongo battle it out for the vezina. . . The end
  4. what's fair and what will help the team achieve the ultimate goal are 2 different things... If I watch Hank tell reporters 1 one time that "the team played well enough to win and just didn't get the bounces" after a compete stinker I'll strip the C off him myself.... Classy guys? Yup no doubt, unreal in the community? No argument there... Great leaders, coming up big in the biggest moments, rallying the troops they have continued to fail in these aspects time and time again. And when teams focus on them and shut then down there is 0 push back from them and they play like they are 5' tall...
  5. except the fact they took a raise instead of a pay cut on the back side of their careers. That really helped
  6. Anyone else think Jim made this comment to help Miller? Think of it from Ryan's perspective... Last off season he seen 2 Cali teams say thanks but no thanks to his services... And then this off season all he is hearing is how he's no Better than eddie and he can't be traded because no one wants him.... Jim messed up with miller's contract and the was a very real chance of if he didn't move eddie that we would have been luongo Schneider 2.0, so Jim comes out publicly and makes a statement that other teams did want Miller and that the canucks believe in him enough to keep him to help Ryan's mental state and knows damn well markstrom will not even come close to challenging Miller for the #1 spot next year. Nothing breeds mediocrity more than 0 competition within the organization and right now I don't really see much competition for any spot on the team.
  7. how did Calgary over achieve? Two seasons ago Calgary in the second half of the year were one of the best in the league and carried that momentum into last year and made the playoffs...
  8. Doesn't matter really WD will roll 3 lines 5 on 5 almost equal like he did last year with the 4th line playing just a couple minutes less..... The difference in ice time is pretty much just special teams.. We seen countless times last year our 3rd line play more than our second. Or the 4th pay more than the third, many games sedins didn't lead the team in ice time.. Soo these line lables don't mean as much as say, who you would like to see play with Bo.
  9. yeah but wasn't he originally a political cartoon? And a terrible stereotype of Canadians..Rochester Americans don't skate around with uncle Sam on their chest
  10. yeah but wasn't he originally a political cartoon? And a terrible stereotype of Canadians..Rochester Americans don't skate around with uncle Sam on their chest
  11. No one wants to say it, but Canucks was a bad name to begin with.... It's just slang for Canadians.... Hard to come up with a logo for that..
  12. 1 thing people are forgetting is the $... Many of you say you're alright with this team floundering and going through some growing pains for the next couple years fit the long term goal.... I'm fine with it too... What I'm not fine with is spending damn near the most amount of money in the league to go see said team. And majority of fans will not either and it will be a couple years of half empty building and not a competitive team, all on a gamble that all our young guys reach their full potential in a couple years and take over the league.. Meanwhile Edmonton is still waiting for that to happen.
  13. I guess you don't really remember what happened when those trades went is a little refresher.. the whole team almost got ran out of town, too much bad was happening for the fans just to pick apart 1 trade... the whole ship was sinking, as people stopped going to the games all together... I could buy lowers off a scalper for 40$ around that time.
  14. just gross...benning hasnt been here too long and hes already made a ton of bonehead moves. love how he over pays for players and lets the good ones go for nothing. this is the type of return i expected for a bieska salary dump..
  15. the disconnect is with the fans who don't see the big picture ..its all well and good to say oh we should focus on the future and not worry too much about playoffs right now.. but then reality hits.. here is what happens when our team goes a run of not making the playoffs. 1. attendance drops . Our players get paid in American currency, our building brings in Canadian currency. Aqua man will start losing money and will take away the freedom to spend to the cap and we will have to be on a budget. (canucks don't have the luxury of being in a city where the only thing to do is go to the game like Calgary and Edmonton ) 2. Stop becoming an attractive landing place for high end FAs. As much as people want to focus on drafting and developing, you still need to be able to go out and sign proven talent to put in your line up (see edmontons problem.. tons of drafted talent that is missing those glue guys.. problem is every year they either have to over pay to get them in or most of the time cant sign them at all. and they are stuck with a ton of young talent that has no direction) 3. Miracle Come back. That's what we would need just like the last time we clawed out of the gutter..brian burke working miracles on a budget to keep the team in Vancouver while putting one of the most exciting ,hard hitting, fast skating teams on the ice that got asses back in the seats...chances that another gm could pull that off again are slim because even burke got extremely lucky that the WCE turned out to be one of the best lines in the league for a handful of years 2/3rds of the line we picked up for nothing. I would rather it not get to point number 3, and im pretty sure benning and linden don't want it to get to that point either so they will continue to stay competitive while making moves trying to improve the team. You cant say points 1 and 2 wont happen , because it has , we have already lived through it all.... Not to mention the benefits of our young guys getting playoff experience and coming to the rink in a happy environment ready to play. losing is no fun for anybody and no player is ever looking down the road in a contact sport like this, horvats career could be over in 2 or 3 years sh!t happens.