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#151 Amish Rake Fighter

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:14 AM

Why r u thanking him?


Why not ?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:15 AM

Why not ?


He doesnt deserve thanking....

Why dont u thank me for being a canuck fan
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:21 AM

He doesnt deserve thanking....

Why dont u thank me for being a canuck fan


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:21 AM

shame

youre a shame for lieing about being amish
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:24 AM

youre a shame for lieing about being amish


lying ?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:26 AM

lying ?

stop trying to stop the inevitable
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

This is exactly what Poole is trying to do without a doubt. The problem being every team still thinks they're in the race, lol. We have two pretty good pieces to offer for a good forward. A good young puck mover in John Blum and a 23 year old goalie with real potential in lindbach, both sort of redundant because of what we already have. I'm afraid we'll have to overpay in this environment for some rental like hemsky (which is one rumor).

Have confidnce in our management though.

Oh and let me correct myself we're actually only 3-1 against CHI and 4-0 against STL.

Always glad to talk real hockey with true, knowledgeable fans.


Sutter suppossedly pressuring Poole to get an impact player in order to resign? They say he wants to test the free agent market. Nashville needs him for the playoff run but is the risk keeping him and getting nothing in return for him in the offseason worth it? Canucks keep a star defence in the past Jovonaski and lost him to free agency after the season for nothing.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

Sutter suppossedly pressuring Poole to get an impact player in order to resign? They say he wants to test the free agent market. Nashville needs him for the playoff run but is the risk keeping him and getting nothing in return for him in the offseason worth it? Canucks keep a star defence in the past Jovonaski and lost him to free agency after the season for nothing.


i think that's actually the prime conisderation here. suter has made it know publicly and privately that he wants to see the team improved. the way it has come across is that if it's done he'll re-sign. than on the tail of that weber has hinted he'd re-sign if he saw the team trying to improve itself and also hinted that if suter stays. so tons of pressure on poile to make an offensive acquisition. everyone realizes what a risk it all is, you might go out and do that and trade away some of the young guys you would need and then suter leaves anyway. and then lose weber the next year possibly because of that.

If poile didn't feel we were close to being able to truly compete or if we were sitting in 10th right now, it'd be a no brainer situation, you'd trade suter now and get a boatload in return.. but of course it's not. we're the youngest overall team in the league and young guys are improving dramatically and will be top notch players in this league soon (wilson,smith,ellis,halischuk,josi to name 5, plus the forlorn hope radulov actually returns to the NHL) and obviously only an offensive piece or two from being a true top tier team right now, much less when wilson and smith grow into 25-30 goal scorers or if radulov comes back. We all know all it takes is for us to re-sign these two guys and we're going to be a force. But.

So poile is really in a tough spot. A high risk spot. It's why we'll almost surely hear some deal for some forward soon. at almost whatever the cost.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:03 AM

Well. Here we both are again. As I knew we would both be. Looks like we're predestined to play the wings in round one. Who do you guys think you'll catch round one out of the smozzle around 7-8? Really it's more of a question of which do you want/don't want I guess.

Best of luck. Maybe we see each other round two again.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

Too many teams in the 7/8 mix to make anything but a guess, predguy, I personally am hoping for the Sharks...

FWIW, I think you guys have a good shot at knocking off the Wings. Better goaltending, and if what we hear is true, you're about to add that offensive player without having to trade anything for him.

Better tell Trotz to watch out for high-sticking though....
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:44 AM

Well. Here we both are again. As I knew we would both be. Looks like we're predestined to play the wings in round one. Who do you guys think you'll catch round one out of the smozzle around 7-8? Really it's more of a question of which do you want/don't want I guess.

Best of luck. Maybe we see each other round two again.

The way Van is playing right now any one we meet in the first round will be tough. Best option would be the Yotes or Dallas. Calgary is running out of games. SJ should win their div and LA has been a puzzler all year. The two most dangerous teams for Van will be the Preds and the Blues. If the Preds get that Russian back I would almost favor them in the West. He would be the icing on the cake considering the trade deadline moves that Poile made. Van is most definitely not going into playoffs playing as well as last year. I say that thinking that this year's team is fundementally stronger than last year. My two aforementioned pics of the Preds and Blues have improved much more. Hitchcock alone makes the Blues very scary. Detroit is another year older with injuries and SJ needs a heart transplant.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

Well you guys gave us a run for our money last year. Both of our beloved teams played an all out hard fought series last year. I've got to say, I never could hate any of the players on your team (well, except Smithson and his playoff beard)last year.
Weber, Suter, Tootoo, Spaling, Rinne, and now Gaustad? So many of my favorites on your team.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:44 AM

Um, How's Weber, is he fitting well on your team
Um, he's a great player, it be sad if he wants out,
Uh, does he????
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:30 AM

well we tried to hand Chicago a small amount of payback for you last night. cann't stand that team.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:38 AM

Every organisation has classy and unclassy fans, and its almost impossible to say who has more unclassy fans than classy fans so lets just leave it alone.

From a Canuck fan to a Predator fan - you guys are probably the Cup favourites right now, up there with Pittsburgh, so hopefully we don't have to go through you guys because I honestly don't think we'd come out on top. You have better depth up front, better defensive stars and a better goalie right now.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:18 AM

What's the word on Tootoo, predguy? Didn't look too good from the short clip I saw last night.....
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:39 AM

From a Canuck fan to a Predator fan - you guys are probably the Cup favourites right now, up there with Pittsburgh,


Really? I don't agree. Granted, getting Radulov gives them a scoring dynamic they were lacking... but I don't see them as a favorite to win the cup at all - though they will certainly be no pushover.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:41 AM

I certainly wouldn't call us the favorites, you guys STL and Detroit are all in a mix as favorites as far as I'm concerned and any road to the finals has to go straight thru VAN. Just going to be who stays healthy and who gets hot at the right time. Are we better than last year? We certainly are, especially offensively. If we can get these guys fully integrated into the system defensively we should be a tough out.

As far as tootoo, he's odd man out right now. We have two kids outplaying him in all aspects (bourque, halischuk). After having his best year, he's really struggling to find an spot after these new guys.

Fully healthy, our lineup would be;
S. kostitsyn-fisher-erat
Radulov-legwand-hornqvist
Wilson-gaustad-a.kostitsyn
Bourque-spaling-halischuk
Suter-weber
Josi-Gill
Klein-Bouillon

With smith, yip, tootoo, Hillen, Ellis the scratches.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

Welcome back pred303guy!

It was a refreshing series last year's playoffs vs. the Preds, having a wonderful fanbase to banter with. As opposed to the biased drivel from most fans, including many of our own. From Nashville's perspective, why have the Canucks become villified in the league?

- How do you feel about your date with Detroit? I think if you can take care of business there, the next opponent should very much fear and respect the Predators.

- As a former Winnipegger who rallied in vain to save the Jets, I haved mixed (but overall very positive) feelings about Jets 2.0. I saw clips of the "Thrash the Jets" jersey protest... obviously Atlanta doesn't feel the same. I wonder what the climate is there regarding the Jets/Thrashers move, and realignment politics?

Yeah, it's a three-parter. Thanks for representing with class, mate!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

preds could go all the way just sayin
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Nashville scares me out of the west, they're a deep, well-built team, that has defensive studs, an ace goalie, and now is receiving some epic scoring help.

There's a chance the Canucks play the preds in the WCF, gotta get through Detroit though in the first round from the looks of things :S
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Welcome back pred303guy!

It was a refreshing series last year's playoffs vs. the Preds, having a wonderful fanbase to banter with. As opposed to the biased drivel from most fans, including many of our own. From Nashville's perspective, why have the Canucks become villified in the league?

- How do you feel about your date with Detroit? I think if you can take care of business there, the next opponent should very much fear and respect the Predators.

- As a former Winnipegger who rallied in vain to save the Jets, I haved mixed (but overall very positive) feelings about Jets 2.0. I saw clips of the "Thrash the Jets" jersey protest... obviously Atlanta doesn't feel the same. I wonder what the climate is there regarding the Jets/Thrashers move, and realignment politics?

Yeah, it's a three-parter. Thanks for representing with class, mate!


lol, lot of different question there timex, but i'll try to do my best..

1)why is VAN villified? lots of things to factor in here.
..number one is success. when you're successful, you're going to have lots of people hate you. VAN has been good enough after sedins/kesler, to generate envy/hatred. in your country, you've got jealousy and hatred from your western rivals EDM/CGY that is pretty much pure envy. then you've won more games than the eastern canadian teams and you know they don't like that in Toronto.
..then one of your strengths is your fanbase. but it's that very fanbase that causes so much hatred among board fans. lot of young aggressive VAN posters talk trash in all forums, on all story comments. this is why so many board members are so glad to see VAN fail.
..virtually every team has a 'disturber' that's easy to hate. burrows really used to be that guy, i realize he's not the same player, but many don't forget stupid stuff like that.
..there's still the residual bertuzzi factor in many places i assume. some will always blame the franchise for that and never forgive.
..so lots of people 'want' to see you fail. especially those that have nothing of their own to cheer for with their own team.

2)about facing DET in the first round. well it looks inevitable and has for awhile. i don't care who you are, you never relish facing DET in round one. so yeah i dread it. but. we can beat detroit, if we play to our capability. i'd just rather it not have been so soon, lol. DET (2-3-0), EDM (1-3), LAK (1-2-1) are the only teams we have losing records against this year. while we're 3-1-1 aginst STL, 4-0-1 against CHI. we're not perfectly 'constructed' to play smaller quick teams. poile has gone out and gotten bigger guys like gill, gaustad almost specifically to better match up against bigger cycle type attack teams like you guys (specifically kelser), CHI, STL, SJS. and it's shown it can work. but we're not ideally suited more against more transition oriented type teams like DET can be, or even a weak sister like EDM. so it's a tough draw for us without a doubt.

now it's a dogfight to gain that home ice advantage. they probably have a weaker schedule remaining (CLB twice here back to back). but we have them head up in DET friday and have a 1 pt lead but with them having a game in hand. no 'accident' we're 2-1 against them at home but 0-2 in their place. would really feel better if we could have home ice, but i'm afraid that's going to be tough.

3)we've had some thrasher fans come over to the preds, but nothing to really amount to anything. you always hate to see any city lose their team and i feel for them. but generally speaking no one here cares much about the move to WPG. a few thrasher fans threw jerseys on the ice in protest against WPG the other night, but no big deal.

Edited by pred303guy, 26 March 2012 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

Preds can clinch a playoff spot tonight,if both the San Jose and Los Angeles in regulation.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

Wow, hillbillies really do know a little bit about hockey.


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

i think that's actually the prime conisderation here. suter has made it know publicly and privately that he wants to see the team improved. the way it has come across is that if it's done he'll re-sign. than on the tail of that weber has hinted he'd re-sign if he saw the team trying to improve itself and also hinted that if suter stays. so tons of pressure on poile to make an offensive acquisition. everyone realizes what a risk it all is, you might go out and do that and trade away some of the young guys you would need and then suter leaves anyway. and then lose weber the next year possibly because of that.

If poile didn't feel we were close to being able to truly compete or if we were sitting in 10th right now, it'd be a no brainer situation, you'd trade suter now and get a boatload in return.. but of course it's not. we're the youngest overall team in the league and young guys are improving dramatically and will be top notch players in this league soon (wilson,smith,ellis,halischuk,josi to name 5, plus the forlorn hope radulov actually returns to the NHL) and obviously only an offensive piece or two from being a true top tier team right now, much less when wilson and smith grow into 25-30 goal scorers or if radulov comes back. We all know all it takes is for us to re-sign these two guys and we're going to be a force. But.

So poile is really in a tough spot. A high risk spot. It's why we'll almost surely hear some deal for some forward soon. at almost whatever the cost.

Unless the team implodes or fails catastrophically in the 1st/2nd round, I don't see how poile's move would discourage the franchise players from re-signing in nashville. The moves done so far have made the preds scary, and if you lose - it happens, the team has to have experiences together before winning as well. Nashville has at least another free agency period (2012) before I would question the team's willingness to win.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:44 PM

nevermind.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

Nothing but respect for the Preds and their fans; Great team, great pieces with ALOT of pieces I WISH the Canucks had. Nothing but the best of luck to you and the Preds; I hope to see you guys in the western finals; though I think its going to be one helluva battle between VAN, STL & NSH this year.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:32 AM

another congrats to you Canucks on your second straight President's Trophy. A great team accomplishment, that won't get the credit it deserves from around the league (because it happened on the last day, and because we're in the West). In these days of so much parity, it's quite the feat to do this back-to-back.

Well, now the real fun begins for both of us. Best of luck, hope we see you guys in the finals this time. We (the Preds) have a mighty tough road to get there though.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:40 AM

Really? I don't agree. Granted, getting Radulov gives them a scoring dynamic they were lacking... but I don't see them as a favorite to win the cup at all - though they will certainly be no pushover.

It comes from the same guy who said Anaheim would win the Presidents Trophy....

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:14 AM

It comes from the same guy who said Anaheim would win the Presidents Trophy....

LOL....i remember that prediction...hehehe!




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