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#31 playboi19

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

It would be okay if you didn't see many games and therefore didn't see Kesler as a diver.

The fact that you have the 'best sports TV pack available', yet still can't see him as a diver is much much worse.

Kesler has been my favourite player on the Canucks ever since he rose from the AHL to play on this team. I've been a fan of him since he first put on a jersey (see #20 in sig).

However, being a fan of his doesn't mean I can turn a blind eye to his diving. It got out of hand. It got embarassing. He is a proud guy and 'm confident he will change.

He'll change when the rest of the league stops diving, which is never.

Diving and hockey, like butter on toast.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:11 PM

oh yeah, Kesler to Pittsburgh, J. Staal to Ducks, Getzlaf to Canucks
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:12 PM

Rat face Marchand is a worse diver, Mike Riberio, Mike Smith, Dustin Brown, Andrew Ference, Shawn Thorton.....I could go on.


But Kesler is the best diver.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:15 PM

Brown, Marchand, Crosby, Doughty, Peverley, Thornton etc.

Kesler doesnt make the top 10


I'd put Tim Thomas in there too!!

Edit: worst goalie was Turco.....just pathetic

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

I'd put Tim Thomas in there too!!


And Lu?
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

And Lu?


We've all seen Lu dive, but only as much as the next goalie. IMO

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:23 PM

I looked at some videos my buddy linked me too and I see some of his work...lol. But again, I agree he dives. And is bad for it. But I just don't see him being the worst. He isn't even one of my fave 5 Canucks. Even though he is in my Name. I used to be Linden_Hodgson at one point but I knew Hodgson's days were numbered and I forgot my old pass and the email address I was using so I got a new account. So it isn't like I am blinded my my love for the guy. I like Burr way more but I just don't see enough to make me think he is worse then Burr or any of the guys people are listing here. Did the diving get out of hand for the Canucks and Kess? Yes, but no worse than any other team I have seen us play!

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:23 PM

I'd put Tim Thomas in there too!!

Edit: worst goalie was Turco.....just pathetic


Hasek was the worst diver.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

Lu doesn't dive!!!!!! He leaps back like a Mack truck hit him...lol!

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:25 PM

Hasek was the worst diver.


Dwayne Roloson hands down.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:38 PM

Michigan is in the midst of a heat wave. 35 degrees, with the humidity taking up to 41 degrees. And having severe thunderstorms. Would you want to stay in that or be in a mild, slightly rainy climate?


I live in Windsor and let me tell you it is HELL right now, not even a breeze to extinguish some of the hellfire. I could actually see kes going to Vancouver for this reason. I know I would if I could. 68 degree a/c is where it's at.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

HE's HERE TO KICK ASS AND CHEW BUBBLE GUM


AND HE'S ALL OUTTA GUM



On a serious note he probably loves Vancouver and can't wait to retire here with his 4 Stanely Cups.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:42 PM

Nope. Rarely miss a game thanks to internet and the best sports TV pack available. And I don't see him as diver, let alone the worst in the league. I have seen way worse. Burr is way worse...still like him.


Buddy.. did you even see Keslers front flip sommersault dive that he did, now that was embarassing.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

What's next... a thread about what color of shirt he is wearing?

Great, he's back in town. Who cares?


This is what kills me about CDC, someone makes a topic that is clear enough and still people complain. At least it's not another thread on the same subject regurgitated 1000 different ways.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:56 PM



This thread really got out of hand.

Edited by Canucksbiggestfan, 21 June 2012 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

This is what kills me about CDC, someone makes a topic that is clear enough and still people complain. At least it's not another thread on the same subject regurgitated 1000 different ways.


My point was that it's a useless thread.....

The thread being "clear enough" is a completely different issue.

Now let's stay on topic here and talk about how Kesler dives all the time :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

Can he even start working out and such right now? He's so far not expected to be suited up for the start of the season.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:12 PM

Brown, Marchand, Crosby, Doughty, Peverley, Thornton etc.

Kesler doesnt make the top 10


You forgot Marchand the rat

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:14 PM

You forgot Marchand the rat


opps you had him my bad

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

he's here to pack his bags
was traded for Staal

ok it was a dream..... still a good one though
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:42 PM

This is true diving

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:00 PM

All I care about is that when he returns, he is fully recovered. Kes is a huge part of the team but playing with an injury or coming back too soon spells trouble down the road.
I am a huge Kesler fan and can't wait to see him back dominating the game.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:21 PM

His diving against the kings was an embarrassment. Even Willie was laughing at him.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:37 PM

everyone dives at somepoint..
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:39 PM

This is true diving

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:41 PM

Kesler is awesome

fixed

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:44 PM

I agree with the OP, it is encouraging to see players in early, especially leaders like Kess.

But sorry, I cannot resist the bait of the diving background conversation.

The biggest problem is that when he does it, there's a bit too much artistic flair to attract style points and he does it on big platforms. :rolleyes:

The reason players on other teams hate it so much is he is one of the key yappers and snow sprayers, and poor at backing it up except by flopping... Even Lapierre comes out next whistle, takes off his helmet. has a Go, and affords his competitor the same honour. Hell, even Burrows turned around right away, popped Thomas in the face when he was slashed, and went straight after Duncan Kieth.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:16 PM

He missed partying at 1000 nights or whatever it's called

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:20 PM

That isn't even funny. I mean if it were a Sedin or Burrows we were talking about, I'd get it. But Kesler? Really, it isn't even funny if it was Sedin or Burrows because that is a lame old joke even my 70 year old dad says...So ya. :-S


Well clearly you and your 70 year old dad didn't watch the game where he fell like a pile of bricks after a love tap

The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....




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