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  1. I can't even begin to dissect Burke's moves at the 1999 draft. I'm curious, however, to find out what we would have had if Burke stood pat and drafted the picks we were supposed to have picked. How would the Canucks' timeline have differed? What alternative successes or non-successes would our team have gone through? Can anyone help with the analysis?
  2. I agree: We have a few B+ and possibly one or two A- types of players. We lack the A and A+ players. Lucky drafting is really the only way to acquire that type of talent. Trading away 3 B+ players for one A+ does not make a lot of sense.
  3. What are your thoughts on a reasonable timeline for us to contend again? The Penguins, for example, sucked from 2001 to 2006. They now have 2 cups since then. We could very well suck hard until 2022....which I'm ok with. Develop those pics and prospects and take runs from 2022 onward.
  4. she messed up the melody at the end of our Anthem
  5. I'm giving your a thumbs up for the correct use of the apostrophe
  6. point taken.... I just don't believe it's necessary for human consumption. If it occurred in nature (adult mammals drinking milk from other mammals), then I'd say...sure! Raw milk might be good for us. But the whole sham of "milk builds strong bones....milk is a source of calcium....milk does the body good" is just marketing.
  7. I don't see an adult cat walking up to a rat and drinking the milk. If the milk from a mammal like a bovine, then why not drink from a cat, rat, dog, or bear? You're right, the milk we buy at the stores is totally unnecessary for human consumption. But the industry knows they can make more money selling milk and beef from one animal.
  8. Question: is there a trend towards different coaching styles that we've seen in the past? I'm looking a some successful teams right now: some have younger(ish) coaches as opposed to older ones like Ken Hitchcock and others. If there is indeed a new coaching style that is proving successful, what is that change or philosophy?
  9. What is a conditional 4th round pick? I've read that it can turn to 1st round? Can someone please clarify?
  10. Do the Canucks have similar assets? What would the equivalent trade be like?
  11. Professional NHL players get paid to shoot for the cup. If that's not their #1 goal and are not 100% committed to it each and every year, then they should be moved.
  12. Just a question/thought: How much say/influence do the Sedin's have in the locker room? Just by pure observation, it seems that Henrik can do no wrong on the ice. Does WD really have a say in what happens? Or, is the influence of the Sedin's just too strong? I've seen other coaches bench or reprimand their vets and leaders for taking late minute penalties etc... How much influence does WD really have with our current leadership group?
  13. In 1989, I was invited to a flames/canucks playoff game on TV when I was living in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I was 14 at the the time and really didn't understand hockey or was really that into it....actually, that was probably the first game I ever saw. It was game seven in the first round of the playoffs. Living in Alberta at the time, everyone at the party were flames fans. Then OT happened and someone (Joel Otto) kicked the puck in net and the flames won.....the room erupted with cheers. I thought the Canucks were slighted, cheated, and deserved a better fate. From then on, I was a Vancouver fan. Trevor Linden was also a high school colleague of mine and I sat beside Bryan McCabe in math class when he played for the Tigers. I live in Winnipeg now.
  14. How do they determine who plays the 5A vs 5B relegation round tomorrow and on the 5th?