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#1 Merci

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

Hey guys I just wanted to say something real quick.

(Skip to bolded if you don't want a compelling back story to this)


I have been very critical of Henrik over the past few years, I know some of you have been like me. Canucks fans are no stranger to disappointment, we're also no stranger of witnessing an elite hockey team in the middle of its prime. We take this for granted almost 100% of the time. We have come to expect the best, and when we don't see it we are extremely critical.

We find any weakness and think about how to fix it. From one perspective this is negative and pointless, why criticize a team that you want to win? But I say it is out of love to see them be perfect and win the Stanely Cup that we criticize. I don't mean to throw players under the bus I really do. But we live in Vancouver and Television these days is absolutely terrible, Hockey is all we watch, read ,and talk about. At least for me it is, we all have lives but every few days we emotionally invest in watching men with sticks dominate other men with sticks. And we really want to win.

For those of you who listen to team 1040 like me you must know about Johnny from Vancouver and Troy from White Rock by now(those who don't two guys who hate AV and anything the team does). Well what do you think these guys are finally going to say when we win the Stanley Cup? Will they be bitter? Maybe a little. Will they be happy they were proven? Undoubtedly. I argue and stand by the fact the band wagoners love this team and are simply the most emotionally unstable of the bunch of us.

Through 40 years of ups and downs, electric dynamic underdogs competing for a cup, a shot from Lidstrom crushing our dreams, Two losses to our nemesis, and a redemptive victory. Only to lose it all because we were broken from dirty play. i think there is a clear reason why we are the way we are, and it is clear from this patience truly is a virtue. We love this team and we want to win bad.

Now to Henrik finally lol. We have seen how the Sedins play, we have seen them their entire career, they are our core and when they struggle we all struggle even more. I think the Sedins truly are a Personification of this club's growth into maturity of a championship team. They have been to the playoffs year after year. All our players have learned and matured together in a slow and steady pace.

We aren't going to win the cup like Pittsburg, Boston, or Chicago. We don't tank for 5 years and amass 5 1st round picks. We don't goon it out and essentially cheat to win.

We develop slow and steady over time until our skill, experience, and depth over flows so much we cannot lose.

IS this process painful as a fan? Yes. does it make for a great story I think so.

Tonight Something happened to Henrik Sedin. In the midst of a controversy surrounding him and his brother unlike ever before. Keith did something that may be the switch that changes this team permanently. A cheap, dirty, premeditated hit. To a person you have played with your entire career. He knows what Bolland called him. He knows what the league think of them after the SCF loss. He knows exactly what happened and why it happened. The rest of the game I didn't see Henrik knocked off the puck once, he made every pass, and out muscled anyone when they attempted to take the puck. I think a cool calm and collected player has a point where they truly understand what intimidation is, what disrespect does, and how a respect for the game needs to be taken a back seat at some point.

And an angry, passionate, desire to win every battle, and go to the next gear kicks in.

I have been critical of Henrik, and the response I saw from the Canucks tonight after the Keith hit was nothing short of the moral building force this team needs with 8 games left.

So out of this mundane March we have a gem of a game to hopefully make the new guys, old guys, and Mason Raymond know what they have to do to win.

Edit because it's way more bad ass of a concluding sentence

Whatever Henrik had flowing with the blood in his veins tonight, I hope it spreads to Daniel soon, and I hope they never let it go for the rest of their careers.


Edited by Merci, 21 March 2012 - 10:57 PM.

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Gaunce is wayy cooler though, Gaunce is the kind of guy you want to bring with you to Costco

 

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#2 Caboose

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:38 PM

This is why he is captain.

Excellently written by the way, +1.

Edited by Cabooster Juice, 21 March 2012 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

why do you have a picture of a rat? ^^^

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

This is why he is captain.

Excellently written by the way, +1.

I agree.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

Henrik looked like a man possessed at times out there

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

y u hav picture of rat? ^^^


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:42 PM

I hope henrik plays like this when Danny gets back!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

the canucks are a family if CHi town and van meet in the playoffs it will be bigger then Boston game 7 no matter what round.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:47 PM

Good thread hank was pissed tonight and he let the reffs know about it.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

This is why he is captain.

Excellently written by the way, +1.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

Hey guys I just wanted to say something real quick.

(Skip to bolded if you don't want a compelling back story to this)


I have been very critical of Henrik over the past few years, I know some of you have been like me. Canucks fans are no stranger to disappointment, we're also no stranger of witnessing an elite hockey team in the middle of its prime. We take this for granted almost 100% of the time. We have come to expect the best, and when we don't see it we are extremely critical.

We find any weakness and think about how to fix it. From one perspective this is negative and pointless, why criticize a team that you want to win? But I say it is out of love to see them be perfect and win the Stanely Cup that we criticize. I don't mean to throw players under the bus I really do. But we live in Vancouver and Television these days is absolutely terrible, Hockey is all we watch, read ,and talk about. At least for me it is, we all have lives but every few days we emotionally invest in watching men with sticks dominate other men with sticks. And we really want to win.

For those of you who listen to team 1040 like me you must know about Johnny from Vancouver and Troy from White Rock by now(those who don't two guys who hate AV and anything the team does). Well what do you think these guys are finally going to say when we win the Stanley Cup? Will they be bitter? Maybe a little. Will they be happy they were proven? Undoubtedly. I argue and stand by the fact the band wagoners love this team and are simply the most emotionally unstable of the bunch of us.

Through 40 years of ups and downs, electric dynamic underdogs competing for a cup, a shot from Lidstrom crushing our dreams, Two losses to our nemesis, and a redemptive victory. Only to lose it all because we were broken from dirty play. i think there is a clear reason why we are the way we are, and it is clear from this patience truly is a virtue. We love this team and we want to win bad.

Now to Henrik finally lol. We have seen how the Sedins play, we have seen them their entire career, they are our core and when they struggle we all struggle even more. I think the Sedins truly are a Personification of this club's growth into maturity of a championship team. They have been to the playoffs year after year. All our players have learned and matured together in a slow and steady pace.

We aren't going to win the cup like Pittsburg, Boston, or Chicago. We don't tank for 5 years and amass 5 1st round picks. We don't goon it out and essentially cheat to win.

We develop slow and steady over time until our skill, experience, and depth over flows so much we cannot lose.

IS this process painful as a fan? Yes. does it make for a great story I think so.

Tonight Something happened to Henrik Sedin. In the midst of a controversy surrounding him and his brother unlike ever before. Keith did something that may be the switch that changes this team permanently. A cheap, dirty, premeditated hit. To a person you have played with your entire career. He knows what Bolland called him. He knows what the league think of them after the SCF loss. He knows exactly what happened and why it happened. The rest of the game I didn't see Henrik knocked off the puck once, he made every pass, and out muscled anyone when they attempted to take the puck. I think a cool calm and collected player has a point where they truly understand what intimidation is, what disrespect does, and how a respect for the game needs to be taken a back seat at some point.

And an angry, passionate, desire to win every battle, and go to the next gear kicks in.

I have been critical of Henrik, and the response I saw from the Canucks tonight after the Keith hit was nothing short of the moral building force this team needs with 8 games left.

So out of this mundane March we have a gem of a game to hopefully make the new guys, old guys, and Mason Raymond know what they have to do to win.



Lol... "real quick"

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

fixed your avatar for you. :P
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Should I use it?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:52 PM

After today I want to play Chicago one more time in the playoffs
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

OP you do know that Henrik Sendin is a Swedish goon right?
Here is a youtube video from earlier in this season to prove it.


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:58 PM

Lol... "real quick"


I'd hate to see your English grades if 16 sentences is a long read.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:58 PM

Should I use it?


Only if Badassian9 replys using english!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

Well said. Agreed.

Edited by hockeyville88, 21 March 2012 - 11:57 PM.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Only if Badassian9 replys using english!


Seems fair enough.

The fate of my avatar rests on Badassian9's grasp of the English language.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Should I use it?

of course!! :o)

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:02 PM

of course!! :o)


See post #19

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

Seems fair enough.

The fate of my avatar rests on Badassian9's grasp of the English language.

quick, someone get Badassian9 a dictionary, please!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

quick, someone get Badassian9 a dictionary, please!


Badassian9 was raised to be a thrifty fellow, his parents must have saved a lot of money by not getting him an education.

I go to public school, but I never let that get in the way of my learning.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

Great post OP! Breathe of fresh air on here

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

If you write your next post in English I may consider changing my avatar.

no you wont...

and plus its still english, it just takes a bit of iq to decipher it.....
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

no you wont...

and plus its still english, it just takes a bit of iq to decipher it.....


You seem to be having some difficulty using an apostrophe, did you miss that lesson?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:11 PM


And.. what does this have to do with Crosby?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

fixed your avatar for you. :P
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I find that incredibly creepy and uncomfortable.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

You seem to be having some difficulty using an apostrophe, did you miss that lesson?

It seems you are new to the internet. Let me teach you a lesson of my own. On the internet, no one cares about punctuation as long as you understand what the person is saying... Like my punctuation now? Yeah that's what I thought.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

Whatever Henrik had flowing with the blood in his veins tonight, I hope it spreads to Daniel soon, and I hope they never let it go for the rest of their careers.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:15 PM


Crosby's an exception and we all know it. The Sedins are an exception and we all know that too.

However, Crosby gets the calls - and what is he supposed to do? Decline them? You take what's given to you. I don't understand why you're mad at Crosby. Be mad at the joke referees or at the league for over-hyping Pittsburgh all the time. No need to take your frustration out on Crosby.

Also, can we please stop using the word "phag"? This is the second time I've seen it tonight. I thought with this whole campaign of You Can Play and with the Canucks being on board - people would stop with homophobic insults.

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