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About Spankenstyne

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  1. A lot of old Canucks & Flames alumni dating back to the mid 80's. All were/are really very nice down to earth dudes. Trent Yawney gets a special nod as he helped out with a disgruntled customer at a fast food place I was working at the time & everyone involved but me had no clue who he was, he was just being a nice guy but went above and beyond. Got to meet several Panthers players last season (2015-16). A friend is a relative of Willie Mitchell & got us on the "family & friends" list for post game at the game here in Calgary & that was cool. Unfortunately Willie was stuck in the medical room post game so we didn't get to meet him, Luongo or Jagr. The way it goes sometimes, but got to met B Mo, as he was also there to see Willie. Also a really nice guy. Garth Butcher I have a running joke with a friend about. He wasn't actually a dick, but told me & my buddy that he would be right back out of the dressing room to sign our programs. Every other player already had at that point. We waited forever & were eventually the last people there/kicked out & Butcher never came back. Then as we walked through the now basically empty parking lot at the Pacific Coliseum on our way to catch the bus he drove by us and waved, lol the bastard. So whenever wronged in any way we still refer to it as being "Garth Butchered".
  2. Schneider.Man I think you may be overly focused on the local fishbowl. It's something you see in every city, for example I live in Calgary and the fans of the local team complain about the same thing here, you see a good number of opposing team jerseys at any given game.
  3. Born in '71 (Yes I'm old as dirt lol) Grew up in the lower mainland listening to Jim Robson call the games on my dad's stereo. Always been a die-hard (long-suffering) Canucks fan, always will be even though I've now lived in Calgary since the summer of '89. Still try to get to the games when my Nucks are in town. Still have such fond memories of the '82 cup run, and of course '94 and '11.
  4. Agree but also disagree... At the time Vancouver was either first or second in hits through the first 3 rounds.. Imo Boston being tentative initially was the fear of being burned by Vancouver's dangerous PP at the time.. After a couple of games of pretty much shutting it down in a couple of tight losses, and with nothing to lose they lost any fear of that PP and just dragged Vancouver down into playing Broons' hockey. I do think the Rome hit certainly instigated the expected push-back, and Vancouver was too easily taken off their game once the PP wasn't clicking. Hammer getting hurt along with losing Rome certainly didn't help our chances. Boston running around confident in their PK (and knowing the zebras were letting a lot of nonsense go), coupled with Vancouver getting sucked into playing Boston's game instead of their own, lost us that series in my eyes. Physical we were fine with, the dirty stuff and post-whistle garbage not so much, but the B's got away with it.
  5. Dana Murzyn owns a millwork shop in Calgary. It's very cool that he displays a surprising amount of his Canucks memorabilia in the reception/showroom area including that infamous pic of Gretzky punching him in the face, jerseys etc.
  6. This is actually exceptionally good. One of the few I've really liked. As far as logo goes...I would prefer either going back to stick in rink (new stylized version as in the pic *edit* or even the original stick in rink) or if we stick with the Orca, please please get rid of the Vancouver word-mark and put a green stripe on the Orca logo instead of the outside grey stripe (or even to replace the inside blue stripe).
  7. On my team as a fighter and player? Tiger all day. People can say "era" all they want, but he was still the first ever and one of the very few members of the 30 goal 300 PIM club, regardless of era. That in itself is amazingly impressive. Strictly on fighting skill? Rypper all the way, that kid could flat out fight, way more skilled of a fighter than Tiger. The size difference isn't as big as people are talking though. Close to the same height, both listed as 5'11" in HockeyDB but I think Ryp was likely probably closer to 5'9". Tiger listed at 190lbs, but I remember him being talked about at the time as 185-188ish, Ryp listed at 194lbs but I think he was closer to 175-180... Either way I'm a huge fan of both & there is no wrong answer lol..
  8. Dana Murzyn. 92 points in 72 games (1.28 points per game) along with 233 pims his last year of junior.
  9. Just a thought but it might be easier to get Hammer to waive if he's told we (Vancouver) *would* be interested in re-signing him in the offseason. Temporary rental situation for a quick cup shot plus helps us longterm might sway him
  10. Having had concussions in the past & considering the kind of player & person he is purported to be, I tend to lean that he legit didn't see him until the last second & sort of put the hands up at the last second to protect & push away. It certainly looks really bad at first glance, but if you've ever had your bell rung badly you could understand how you could be looking right at something but not focusing & realize until the last second it's right in your space. I wonder if there's a camera angle from the front that might give a different perspective. As has been said though, imagine if that was Burr, yikes, he'd be drawn & quartered.. We'd be subjected to the next 5 years of endless Ron Maclean anti-Burr propoganda montages & monologues.
  11. True, but how about Larionov, lets hope he has Igor's hands
  12. Hindsight is great eh? Allen was ranked #3 by Central Scouting at the time of the '98 draft. -------------------------------- Monday, May 4, 1998 Lecavalier remains No. 1 TORONTO (CP) -- Vincent Lecavalier of the Rimouski Oceanic is the No. 1-ranked North American skater in the final rankings of juniors by the NHL's Central Scouting Service. Lecavalier scored 44 goals and added 71 assists for the Quebec team, and the Ile-Bizard, Que., native also played for Canada at the world junior tournament. The six-foot-four centre was No. 1 in the mid-season rankings, too. Plymouth Whalers centre David Legwand is the No. 2-ranked prospect. The OHL's MVP had 54 goals and 51 assists. Defencemen Bryan Allen of the Oshawa Generals is third, up two spots from the midseason list, and Brad Stuart of the Regina Pats is fourth, jumping all the way from 10th.
  13. It's easy to look back in hindsight at what a bust he was, but for what it's worth ISS had him at #23 & we picked him @ #25. He was billed as a physical center with skill & wasn't an "off the board" kind of pick.. He also eventually helped get us Ehrhoff too so he ended up having some value. From his 2007 scouting profile: Central Scouting Report: A skilled forward with the ability to make a difference… strong player with a physical presence… plays tough in the corners and in traffic… is good on the right wing and gets his wrist shot off with ease… sometimes lacks urgency in his play. Hockey Profile: Named Associated Press Player of the Year for Minnesota boys hockey in 2007… named to the All-Tournament Team of the Class AA State Championships in 2007 after leading his team to the title game for the second consecutive year… had 36 points (11-25-36) in 17 games with Grand Rapids after missing the beginning of the season with an injury… played 12 games with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL in 2007 registering nine points (8-1-9)… will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall… selected to play in the 2007 Under-18 World Championships. 2007 FINAL ISS RANKINGS: JUNE 1 Kane, Patrick RW 11/19/1988 L 5.09.5 160 London OHL 2 vanRiemsdyk, James LW 5/4/1989 L 6.03 200 USA Under-18 NTDP 3 Turris, Kyle C 8/14/1989 R 6.00.5 170 Burnaby BCHL 4 Cherepanov, Alexei RW 1/15/1989 L 6.00 183 Omsk RusE 5 Voracek, Jakub RW 8/15/1989 L 6.01.5 187 Halifax QMJHL 6 Alzner, Karl LD 9/24/1988 L 6.02 206 Calgary WHL 7 Gagner, Sam C 8/10/1989 R 5.11 191 London OHL 8. Mayorov, Maxim LW 3/26/1989 L 6.02 187 Leninogorsk RusS 9 Ellerby, Keaton LD 11/5/1988 L 6.04.5 186 Kamloops WHL 10 Backlund, Mikael C 3/17/1989 L 6.00 194 Vasteras SweAl 11 Esposito, Angelo C 2/20/1989 L 6.01 180 Quebec QMJHL 12 Gillies, Colto C 2/12/1989 L 6.03.5 189 Saskatoon WHL 13 Couture, Logan C 3/28/1989 L 6.00.5 195 Ottawa OHL 14 Petrecki, Nicholas LD 7/11/1989 L 6.03 213 Omaha USHL 15 Perron, David RW 5/28/1988 R 5.11.5 180 Lewiston QMJHL 16 Hamill, Zach C 9/23/1988 R 5.10.5 180 Everett WHL 17 Hickey, Thomas LD 2/8/1989 L 5.11 182 Seattle WHL 18 Eller, Lars LW 5/8/1989 L 6.00 198 V. Frolunda SweJE 19 McDonagh, Ryan LD 6/13/1989 L 6.01 200 Cretin-Derham USHSW 20 Blum, Jon RD 1/30/1989 R 6.00.5 160 Vancouver WHL 21 MacLean, Brett LW 12/24/198 R 6.01.5 196 Oshawa OHL 22 O'Brien, Jim C 1/29/1989 R 6.02 184 Minnesota WCHA 23 White, Pat C 1/20/1989 R 6.00.5 186 Grand Rapids USHSW 24 MacMillan, Logan 7/5/1989 L 6.01 172 Halifax QMJHL 25 Moller, Oscar RW 1/22/1989 R 5.11 179 Chilliwack WHL 26 Repik, Michal RW 12/31/1988 R 5.10.5 180 Vancouver WHL 27 Shattenkirk, Kevin RD 1/29/1989 R 5.11 193 USA Under-18 NTDP 28 Plante, Alex RD 5/9/1989 R 6.03.5 225 Calgary WHL 29 Cross, Tommy LD 9/12/1989 L6.03 195 Westminster USHSE 30 Sutter, Brandon c 2/14/1989 R 6.03 170 Red Deer WHL
  14. I see a lot more Adrian Aucoin there than Murzyn.