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#301 filthycanuck

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:06 PM

He had to, he was never gonna be given the chance. The only 2 games he played, he was the best canuck on the ice and he had a one way ticket to Manitoba...why? because he was keeping the seat warm for Mason Raymond. Sergei would've scored 5 goals that game and he wouldn't even get a sniff on the same minutes Raymond was.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:15 PM

Yes cause people without hindsight chose the better options at the time. How dare they not look into the future and choose to pick someone who showed up at camp out of shape instead of someone who just had a 25 goal season. Those stupid people. I can't wait till three years later so I can tell them all the mistakes they made now so I can look like I'm smart and have great knowledge on how to run a team.


What about this season and the season before? Frankly we give Mason Raymond every chance to succeed and hes failed. Sorry but less than 15 goals with the amount of minutes hes playing isn't good enough. The guy is absolute garbage. Zack Kassian can't sprout his wings unless we give him a chance too.

Remember the playoffs ..when Raymond gave a real effort on backchecking Anze Kopitar I think it was game 2, which Kopitar scored...guess what? Raymond was back on the ice again right after. Intermission, Bowness said AV put Raymond in to see if he can have a bounce back shift....Do you think Hodgson or Kassian would be afforded that chance? NO.

Thats why AV is a horrible coach. 2 presidents trophies ? big deal..nobody cares about how many of those we win. Ron Wilson has a few of those nobody gives a rats a$$

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:33 PM

What about this season and the season before? Frankly we give Mason Raymond every chance to succeed and hes failed. Sorry but less than 15 goals with the amount of minutes hes playing isn't good enough. The guy is absolute garbage. Zack Kassian can't sprout his wings unless we give him a chance too.

Remember the playoffs ..when Raymond gave a real effort on backchecking Anze Kopitar I think it was game 2, which Kopitar scored...guess what? Raymond was back on the ice again right after. Intermission, Bowness said AV put Raymond in to see if he can have a bounce back shift....Do you think Hodgson or Kassian would be afforded that chance? NO.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:09 AM

Nice pick, better than Calgary's and Calgary moved down to get theirs. Nice move Gillis.
Another reason Calgary won't be a threat any time soon.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:38 AM

Will gaunce have a chance at making team Canada at the wj this winter?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:46 AM

Will gaunce have a chance at making team Canada at the wj this winter?


yeah, i think so. :)


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:48 AM

Nice pick, better than Calgary's and Calgary moved down to get theirs. Nice move Gillis.
Another reason Calgary won't be a threat any time soon.


You do realize that moving down to get their pick was a good idea, right?
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

Sedins was a typo in my part but I was obviously talking about Hank, since that's what I said throughout the paragraph.

Every goal bollard scores when Hank is in the ice is his responsibility since its his man and bolland isn't even the most offensively gifted guy. Obviously henrik is one of the best players in the league at what he does, but he isn't the guy I'd trust defensively and since his hockey iq is off the charts, it has to be his speed and poor skating causing the problem.

Henrys IS an elite centre which is why I said he isn't as good as OTHER elite centers defensively. My argument is that his speed hurts his defensive game.

We got a good one here.
Ignorant much? On the backcheck, the wingers responsibility is the d-man. The opposing winger is covered by a d-man.The centers have each other to cover.......... This is the usual, but many times the center is in too deep to cover his man. In those instances, one of the wingers picks up the center and our center takes a trailing d-man. This occurs quite frequently on our team. Blaming those defensive breakdowns on Henrik is too easy. If you watch each of those goals separately, you will see what I mean. If not, then there is no point in even talking about it.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

Why would they even bother mentioning it then...?

Gilman went out of his way to make a little speech about it... saying they've never given a retired number to another player etc etc

Yes I'm aware of what year it is :rolleyes: I just thought it was somewhat odd for him to come out and announce it on such a grand stage when he simply could have just talked to Smyl beforehand and said "hey it's just the way the draft is this year, he's just getting it for the day"...

It's not like anyone outside of Vancouver knows Smyl wore #12, nevermind that it's retired. Smells odd to me...


Relax. He won't be wearing the #12.

They just talked about Smyl and the #12 to honor Smyls 34 years with the Canucks.

Like the other 100 or so ppl said every draftee wore a #12 jersey because of the year 2012.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:19 AM

Relax. He won't be wearing the #12.

They just talked about Smyl and the #12 to honor Smyls 34 years with the Canucks.

Like the other 100 or so ppl said every draftee wore a #12 jersey because of the year 2012.


Indeed, it was a nice touch to honour Smyl like that. Also fitting in that they're hoping Gaunce embodies everything Smyl stood for - hard work, character and drive.

Get excited folks!
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:44 AM

He's such a baby face lol! not that that matters or anything.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:24 AM

Excellent pick-up. Luck he was still available.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:53 AM

Indeed, it was a nice touch to honour Smyl like that. Also fitting in that they're hoping Gaunce embodies everything Smyl stood for - hard work, character and drive.

Get excited folks!


They weren't honoring Smyl, it's the 2012 draft. Have you never watched a draft before?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:08 AM

We got a good one here.
Ignorant much? On the backcheck, the wingers responsibility is the d-man. The opposing winger is covered by a d-man.The centers have each other to cover.


huh? Bolland is a centre, so a centre you are saying Henrik was responsible for covering him.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

I don't often listen to Team 1040. But I do sometimes when I'm driving.

Blake price is an idiot, half the stuff he says leaves me shaking my head.

Today he was saying he would rather draft a boom or bust prospect in the 1st round over a sure fire NHL player.

He's like "I need someone to get excited about".

Well become an Oilers fan then Blake.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:14 PM

Looks like the kind of player that'll have a good long career here. Look forward to seeing him develop into a superstar.

I was saying Lu-Urns...

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:19 PM

huh? Bolland is a centre, so a centre you are saying Henrik was responsible for covering him.

I edited to finish the thought. Although the way I originally left it is quite typical of CDC.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

They weren't honoring Smyl, it's the 2012 draft. Have you never watched a draft before?


No I haven't, so I was wondering why they didn't raise his jersey to the rafters... :rolleyes:

Perhaps honouring was not the right word, but they hadn't acknowledged their alumni like this in previous drafts, say '09, '10 and '11.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

No I haven't, so I was wondering why they didn't raise his jersey to the rafters... :rolleyes:

Perhaps honouring was not the right word, but they hadn't acknowledged their alumni like this in previous drafts, say '09, '10 and '11.


Because none of those jersey numbers are retired. Smyl's is.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:42 PM

Because none of those jersey numbers are retired. Smyl's is.


It's remarkable that something this simple has to be said.

Guys, not only is his jersey retired, he has been with the team since his rookie season in some capacity. MAYBE, just maybe, something else is up and they were just acknowledging Smyl and the #12.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:15 PM

What about this season and the season before? Frankly we give Mason Raymond every chance to succeed and hes failed. Sorry but less than 15 goals with the amount of minutes hes playing isn't good enough. The guy is absolute garbage. Zack Kassian can't sprout his wings unless we give him a chance too.

Remember the playoffs ..when Raymond gave a real effort on backchecking Anze Kopitar I think it was game 2, which Kopitar scored...guess what? Raymond was back on the ice again right after. Intermission, Bowness said AV put Raymond in to see if he can have a bounce back shift....Do you think Hodgson or Kassian would be afforded that chance? NO.

Thats why AV is a horrible coach. 2 presidents trophies ? big deal..nobody cares about how many of those we win. Ron Wilson has a few of those nobody gives a rats a$$


Do any pro-Raymond fans have a counter for this? Or even pro-AV fans? How in the hell does Raymond get sooooo many chances even though he hasn't flashed much promise other than a perimeter 25 goal ceiling player, but Shirokov scores a goal in his first game and gets sent down to the AHL immediately. Mind boggling.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:11 PM

It's remarkable that something this simple has to be said.

Guys, not only is his jersey retired, he has been with the team since his rookie season in some capacity. MAYBE, just maybe, something else is up and they were just acknowledging Smyl and the #12.


I just thought it was a nice touch for the Canucks to mention and acknowledge Smyl in the process as they were going to put a #12 on Gaunce for the occasion anyway. Even more significant as they're hoping Gaunce has all the traits Smyl exemplified - hard work, character and determination. ::D
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:22 PM

Bump :)

Does anyone know what number Gaunce will actually wear when he joins te Canucks? I was thinking 26..
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:49 PM

They gave him Smyls retired number? WTF is up with that ?!


I hope your kidding. Its the draft year 2012='12=All Jersey Numbers in the draft is 12... Anyways, this is a really exciting pick!!
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:07 PM

How can you not like a guy who tweets this:

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

how is Gaunce's foot speed? Can he improve this?

I know you don't have to have great foot speed to succeed in the NHL (i.e. Sedins), but Henrik and Daniel are exceptional players. Gaunce isn't the fastest player, is it possible for him to improve his footspeed so that he becomes better at this?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:37 PM

how is Gaunce's foot speed? Can he improve this?

I know you don't have to have great foot speed to succeed in the NHL (i.e. Sedins), but Henrik and Daniel are exceptional players. Gaunce isn't the fastest player, is it possible for him to improve his footspeed so that he becomes better at this?


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

Do any pro-Raymond fans have a counter for this? Or even pro-AV fans? How in the hell does Raymond get sooooo many chances even though he hasn't flashed much promise other than a perimeter 25 goal ceiling player, but Shirokov scores a goal in his first game and gets sent down to the AHL immediately. Mind boggling.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

how is Gaunce's foot speed? Can he improve this?

I know you don't have to have great foot speed to succeed in the NHL (i.e. Sedins), but Henrik and Daniel are exceptional players. Gaunce isn't the fastest player, is it possible for him to improve his footspeed so that he becomes better at this?


I'm not sure how his speed is, but he's certainly defensively responsible. He's also putting up good numbers for a defensive forward. He was named the best defensive forward in the OHL's Eastern Conference.

This would be the place to look if you want to keep tabs on him.

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