Jagorim Jarg

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  1. You ought to be more careful saying things like this around here or one of the zealots will dump a multi-paragraph tirade about how much smarter they are than you are as a fan, and how those numpties in the office know everything about everything and are incapable of fouling it up.
  2. Shaky he's Canuck Royalty how dare you speak that way in the presence of the great one.
  3. Way to sit yourself way up high on such a beautiful pedestal your highness, do I and the other petty plebs have leave to remove ourselves from your exalted presence? Who do you think you are? If you can't understand that it's a business like any other, that lives and dies by people's confidence in the product, then you can't be helped. Do you get tired of being a sycophant? Your types are so predictable. You feel you're some kind of elite Canuck fan that knows better than anyone else when the vast majority are seeing things you are in denial over. You know what? When a sh*tty deal presents itself, I don't make the deal. There's nobody with a gun to their heads telling them they have to make a sh*tty deal or else. You can nit pick all you want- the issue here is not with the semantics of change- it is with the logic (or lack of thereof) being used in deploying (what looks like a lack of) strategy.
  4. Change was required, not change on the dollar. When you are in the business of flipping assets the rule is buy low sell high, not the other way around. Nobody is arguing change was what was needed but it doesn't take a stretch of the mind to realize not every other Canuck follower is a mindless sheep and our interest in the team is an investment. I expected there to be some sense that we were going to see less expensive vets and more youth, instead we are seeing one case of favoritism after another. I think Nik Jensen was severely neglected which is why he suffered this year and it's only because these guys manage like fanboys instead of shareholders. Maybe I'm forgetting someone here but the following list of players are all pickups from other teams that decided they were not worth extending OR were already valued less than picks to the teams that traded them: Miller Vrbata Dorsett Vey Baertchi Bartowski Clendening Systematically ignoring Shinkaruk and Jensen while the second line spend 30 games at a time doing f*** all wasn't very impressive for a team claiming to be big on youth. You can't ice youth enough to develop when you're fixated on flogging the veterans because you're afraid of taking any risk that might sacrifice the holy blessed playoff berth. So, here we are. Not enough talent to win, not enough balls to lose. Not enough brains to climb out of the hole unless you believe in miracles and I'm not going to expect that. The total team player 'value' has dropped, and we didn't 'recapture' enough to make up the difference, therefore, we have lost. And when your business is to flog the playoff horse as a plug filled team, you're never crawling out of that hole unless Houdini shows up.
  5. You're a real comedian.. You should quit your day job and take up GMing the Canucks I hear they're looking for more jokes
  6. by the time we're done here he will have flipped the whole team for equivalent value minus 20 percent. That is asset management murder and wholesale value misjudgement
  7. Vision?! The only vision this guy has is double vision from having one too many sodey-pops up in the press box practicing new and amazing ways of saying you know during interviews
  8. Icing a pretty good team!! Where have I heard that before? Is it pretty good, are you sure it isn't real good? Prepare yourself for a snoozefest interrupted by misconducts peppered in by Prust and Dorsett starting fights once we're down 4-0 because of sub-par goaltending and garbage defense. Stop comparing everything to the Oilers. It's as if there's some ridiculous rule you people seem to have invented that having young guys dominate the lineup = being the Oilers when it's bretty clear the problems there were with management. Get ready for Higgins Bonino Hansen overload, Dorsett Weber and Prust on the powerplay. Bartowski. I am so thrilled I think I just fell asleep!
  9. This never ever ever gets old
  10. Doesn't fit on the first line Doesn't fit on the second line Doesn't fit on the third line Doesn't fit on the fourth line slips loose and avoids the body won't hit or take a hit does not seem to excel at any one part of the game terrible on faceoffs isn't very fast doesn't do much when he has posession never noticed any mustard on a shot by him The guy is 23 years old. Stop protecting him as a rookie, there are a ton of 23 year olds in this league, and there are reasons why they have more NHL experience. The best I saw this kid look was when he was with LA and set up that one goal by Toffoli I think it was, after putting the puck between the legs of one of our D, in a game against us. Haven't been impressed by anything he's done since. Certainly have been appalled by the amount of chances he's had.
  11. Why are you looking here?

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    2. Tortorella's Rant

      Tortorella's Rant

      I keep thinking Jaromir Jagr when I see your name.

    3. Honeydew

      Honeydew

      Your shirt has points

    4. brilac

      brilac

      I have nothing else to do, and btw, orcas are so much better than bears!

  12. A couple dozen pages ago I went out of my way to say things in defense of John Tortorella the hockey coach, and now it's my turn to admit I was wrong, if half of what that recent news bit is true then you can easily assume all kinds of other careless mistakes were made. I was quick to defend a strong character, someone I felt I could relate to in a lot of ways, and I gave him the benefit of the doubt with the history on his side. I liked the candor, and I loved that he could sell the 'mindset' but it got harder and harder to defend certain behaviour. The faces he sometimes made after players made dumb plays, and if the shouting match with David Booth is true then there was clearly division in the room. On the bench he was leading by remote control and laughing at the guys making mistakes, and then ignoring the play of the other team.. I told myself, there is a reason he is the head coach and none of us are making x millions for all that responsibility, and to suggest someone at that level would be incompetent or confoundingly arrogant enough to be ignorant of extremely basic responsibilities of that job- was ridiculous. Yet.. Is it true that Tortorella wasn't just saying those things in the press releases, that "we don't care about the other team", and that they truly ignored anything to do with an upcoming game? That he isn't an X's and O's coach is to imply that he has no ability to plan any kind of an attack? The fact that he did not once consult Travis Green is beyond comprehension. How can so many oversights be unintentional? I think the guy might actually need to check himself in for evaluation. He admitted at the end of the year that with regards to coach Hartley that "Oh yeah I was gonna get him" and that given the chance he would try again, and I thought.. Are you really so arrogant that you would say something that stupid to the press without having an ounce of shame? Revisit the incident and confirm the intent to commit assault? What if Hartley fell and was tragically injured, that would be first degree murder! Would you still go then? What an ass! Anyone in a bar can be a coach if any of this is true all kinds of assumptions can be made and it's open season on torts. I eat my humble pie for defending the guy, and good riddance. Torts the man is a strange guy and probably will get himself in more trouble in future, possibly a fun guy to drink with to a point, but Torts the hockey coach is unprofessional and an idiot and I'm glad he's not going to be allowed to hurt the team any more.
  13. #hiretorts #tortstheman #freetorts #firetorts #torontorts #hiretrots
  14. </Sarcasm> .. On what a good job the entire organization did this year? All the answers tie together and to shoulder the blame entirely on Torts is absurd. -I thought he gave the top guys the chance to have career years, and they failed to run with it. -All teams suffer from injuries. Torts used what he had, and what was a problem to begin with, depth, was exposed when he had no choice but to overplay the top guys just to have a chance to win. -We had the best penalty kill for a considerable chunk of the season. -How many times did you see our D let guys have free range in front of the net? Does Torts have to hold their hands out there? He admitted he wasn't hammering them hard enough, and he's probably right. -He's forced some guys to look at what they are. maybe they don't like the answer they gave themselves but it's time to step up, and the guys who didn't respond to the gut check need to go. You need to have the ability to look at what you are. I think Torts does it better than others. I'm not ging to agree with every single thing he does. I find it hard to believe that he would have assaulted Hartley with anything other than words up close, some of the things he says are clearly meant for the media. Sometimes he will take a bait and for that reason he's the most entertaining guy in the post game scrum. If you want to hear a guy say the same thing 82 freaking times just watch a recording of AV. When he says he doesn't care about the other team in an off the cuff statement to the media it doesn't mean the staff hasn't looked at the teams at all and are seat of the pants-ing it completely. Give these guys some credit, there is a reason they are in the NHL and making money. You don't know what's said behind closed doors. What we see on camera and hear on the radio is only a sliver of these personalities and to make any judgement is pointless, but from what I saw, if you're thinking fire torts, then you can finish off by letting go of no less than half the team by the same logic.