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  1. Nailed some of this fan base to T.
  2. Lol.
  3. He's into the 3rd year of a 3 year deal. Fair game now to assess his record don't you agree?
  4. You sound exactly like Trump. Just say the opposite and stick to it. Lol.
  5. You think? What do you like about him?
  6. Let's talk a little wd. First year underplayeded sedins in the playoffs.. Miscalculation. Lost . Last year coached team to a 28th place finish. This year put horvat on the 4th line. Had him practice there for a week before the season started. Played him one game on 4th line then changed his mind. Sat Tryamkin both cali games while team got pushed around. Team started 4 and o so switched baertschi and erksson. Lost the next 2. All this while instilling no confidence in anyone. Baertschi looks lost, virtanen looks lost, gaunce looks lost. Not the best coach we've ever had . I'd like us to have a coach we can all believe in. This isn't the guy.
  7. Tryamkin will play next game. Benning is not experienced as a GM but hes no idiot. WD is the idiot. Hasn't played Tryamkin yet. They got seriously pushed around in LA and Anaheim. Yet WD sat him out not one but unbelievably BOTH games. Benning asked Tryamkin about a conditioning stint. Was a mistake to do so since he contracted with the player to come here and not play in the AhL. Benning will tell WD to play him now. Just watch Try will be in next game. Sad all this needless crap. Not a well run show. Best news is growing frustration for benning with wd.
  8. Canucks agreed to the no ahl clause when they signed him. That's it. Negotiation over. Play him or sour him. Kid speaks very little English. They're gonna wreck the relationship at this rate. Benning tell wd to play him. See what he looks like in a half dozen games. Bet he looks pretty good.
  9. Mathews got 4 goals in his nhl debut tonight. Good for him. No nhl player has ever done that before. If vancouver had won the lottery and he debuted with the canucks willy would have played him 6 minutes on the 4th line with Dorsett. Nuff said.
  10. Add Candella and Canucks have 14 good young d prospects and players between 18 and 26. That's really good. Watch what happens in 2 to 3 years as these guys mature and the so called media experts figure our how valuable these guys are. Haha gonna be fun.
  11. I remember when this "negotiation" was going on. The temperature was luke warm. Never hot. This is revisionist history.
  12. I wanted to bring this topic back to make a point. In 2011 the canucks went to the SCF. It's now 5 years later and the total number of players remaining on the team from the cup run is 6. Sedin Sedin Burrows Hansen Edler and Tanev. Of those players Tanev was a rookie in 2011 who played only 29 games for the Canucks. Burrows is likely to be finished as a Canuck after this year. So how is that anything other than a rebuild? Damn rights its a rebuild. A significant rebuild over 5 years. The eastern media focuses on the fact that the Sedins are still here and says we aren't rebuilding. Total junk.
  13. Hmmm. Interesting question if this guy is capable of turning things around in his career. Problem is, what evidence is there that he has turned the corner? It's like many employees who get off on the wrong foot and you hope they can turn it around. Not many do. Most times the best predictor of future success is past performance. Still, there is something intriguing about him possibly coming home for a last chance. Hmmm.
  14. Virtanen will take a step this year for sure. Look at his first year. He had moments where fans and teammates said oh wow. He also had moments where we all said oh boy. No kid develops without some oh boy moments. Only the good ones have oh wow moments. Love this kid. Give him time. Probably the one prospect Canuck fans have to be most patient with.
  15. I hear over and over that it's tough to be a Canuck fan these days. The media is owned by Rogers and Shaw. The audience is the east. Everything we get is geared toward the eastern audience. The evidence is in, over and over the media loves to bash the Canucks and lift the Leafs. So what do we do? First of all let's remember who Canadians are. in WWII many young Canadian men flew pathfinder mission. This was an extremely dangerous assignment flying bombing missions over Germany mostly at night. Many, many young men lost their lives on pathfinder mission. In fact it was viewed as one of the most dangerous assignments Canadian boys could sign up for. Losses were in the tens of thousands of Canadians. My dad flew two tours on Pathfinder mission as a navigator on Lancaster bombers. He survived and came back to Canada where the government sponsored him to go to University as a veteran. He became a surgeon and spent 45 years saving lives. His family was dirt poor. His dad passed away when he was only 3 and his mom raised 6 kids alone. He was the only one of his siblings to leave his hometown of Peterborough Ontario.(Ironic that he was from Ontario in a thread about eastern media bias - but true). So what. Why do we as Canuck fans care about the story of a man who passed away 9 years ago this week. He was a great hockey fan. He was a Canuck fan and a Leafs fan. He loved a good game. I`m going to offer that the eastern media is the ack ack (anti aircraft bursts) that our good Canadian boys used to face flying pathfinder mission over Germany in WWII. It`s a fact of life. It`s something that happens daily. It isn`t something that you can wish away or hope that making a statement about it will make it go away. That ain`t gonna happen. My dad would say let it pass by and keep your eye on the prize. The cup. Our players want to win it. Guys like Horvat want it . Juolevi will learn to want it. Boeser will learn to want it. Demko already wants it. If we are gong to win the cup down the road for the first time, we have to be heroic to do it. Never done before. As fans we need to get behind the boys and help them find the courage to get the job done. Forget the eastern media ack ack. Means nothing....Just fly through it. Thank you to our servicemen and women past and present...and GCG.