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#1 grandmaster

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:14 AM

I have to say that the Linden trade was one of the best trades in Canuck history, regardless of my hate for Messier and Keenan (of course Nonuts and Burke picked up on it's legacy years later)

This trade was epic in terms of it having such longstanding effects.

Linden for Bertuzzi = probably the best power forward in Canuck history.
This then became Luongo, who is still here and the best goalie in Canuck history

I'm not done!

We also got McCabe who was a very good D man that later turned to one of the future hall of famer Sedins!

What's even funny is that Linden came back to finish his career here and we didn't have to give up much to get him (I think it was a late pick).

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:58 AM

And luongo turns into another franchise player ;)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:05 AM

Maybe Luongo will get traded, stay in Florida for a couple of seasons, then end up back here for a dirt-cheap price, have a Tim Thomas-like coming out party when he's 40 and bring us a Cup.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:14 AM

There is no doubt the Linden trade was a great trade and brought back a lot to the Canucks. Its been a huge win for the Canucks. I think a lot of ppl don' like the trade simply because of emotions, but if one looks at the trade objectively it was a great trade.

When we got Linden back I'm pretty sure we paid a 1st round pick for him, not a "late round pick".

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:28 AM

Linden trade = good for the organization
Linden trade = bad for the fans

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:50 AM

Maybe Luongo will get traded, stay in Florida for a couple of seasons, then end up back here for a dirt-cheap price, have a Tim Thomas-like coming out party when he's 40 and bring us a Cup.


And maybe pigs will fly soon

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:07 AM

Interesting thread host. It's pretty amazing what that trade lead to.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:07 AM

And luongo turns into another franchise player ;)


With MG as our GM, it wouldn't surprie me :)
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:08 AM

I have to say that the Linden trade was one of the best trades in Canuck history, regardless of my hate for Messier and Keenan (of course Nonuts and Burke picked up on it's legacy years later)

This trade was epic in terms of it having such longstanding effects.

Linden for Bertuzzi = probably the best power forward in Canuck history.
This then became Luongo, who is still here and the best goalie in Canuck history

I'm not done!

We also got McCabe who was a very good D man that later turned to one of the future hall of famer Sedins!

What's even funny is that Linden came back to finish his career here and we didn't have to give up much to get him (I think it was a late pick).




We would have just been fine the way we were with out Messier and Keenan period.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:16 AM

I have to say that the Linden trade was one of the best trades in Canuck history, regardless of my hate for Messier and Keenan (of course Nonuts and Burke picked up on it's legacy years later)

This trade was epic in terms of it having such longstanding effects.

Linden for Bertuzzi = probably the best power forward in Canuck history.
This then became Luongo, who is still here and the best goalie in Canuck history

I'm not done!

We also got McCabe who was a very good D man that later turned to one of the future hall of famer Sedins!

What's even funny is that Linden came back to finish his career here and we didn't have to give up much to get him (I think it was a late pick).

I agree and you forgot that we got J Ruutu as well in the deal!! We blew a 1st rounder to get him back (he was worthless except for PR by then).

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:46 AM

Linden trade = good for the organization
Linden trade = bad for the fans


Yeah, right...I guess because fans don't want the team to win, huh?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:47 AM

Wow! You are the first person to ever think of this.......

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:24 AM

Linden, the perect captain. Gave his all and still giving, what a pick, the player that keeps on giving.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:28 AM

In hindsight, yes. But, at the time, it was like the heart and soul was being ripped out of the team. You can always look at trades after the fact and state that they're "good/bad" but, at the time, it's impossible to know how things will pan out.

So, although things did play out rather favourably for the team in the end, we (fans) had no way of knowing that and it was a pretty devastating move at the time. Despite the eventual (positive) outcome.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:43 AM

Hopefully we can start the cycle again and pick up a future star centreman like Linden. ;)
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:16 AM

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

You're not clever or funny.


You're not bitter or jaded.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

Maybe Luongo will get traded, stay in Florida for a couple of seasons, then end up back here for a dirt-cheap price, have a Tim Thomas-like coming out party when he's 40 and bring us a Cup.


That implies Schneider will not succeed. Why not just keep Luongo instead.

Schneider on a $12.000 MIL/ 3 yrs is an excellent deal for anyone in the league.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

Hopefully we can start the cycle again and pick up a future star centreman like Linden. ;)


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:53 AM

Hopefully we can start the cycle again and pick up a future star centreman like Linden. ;)


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

Trevor Linden planned all this ;)
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

It kind of opens the debate on whether you should retire your superstars to build a rich history or trade them at the 3/4 point of their career to rebuild the franchise and keep it strong.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

whats the difference between luongo and trevor linden -NONE

both them hardworkers but still no cup............

thats all

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:18 AM

whats the difference between luongo and trevor linden -NONE

both them hardworkers but still no cup............

thats all


Well first of all, there's like over a ten year difference in age, ummm, Lu is a goalie and linden is a forward, Lu saved goals, linden scored them.... Florida is tugging on Lu's arm, linden was like, BC girls are the bomb.... Linden owns a few condo projects around bc, while Lu does not... And finally, linden played on a team that was a hope and a prayer underdog, Lu played on a very strong presidents trophy team... I'd still take linden any day of the week!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

I remember how much I hated that trade. In the end, the pieces returned were good. Unfortunately, the ugly combo of Messier and Keenan hindered the team and it took a long time for the team to recover (as well as many of the fans).

Was elated when Trevor returned to the Nucks.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

I was just happy that Linden got to retire as a Canuck, where his heart always was.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

Still a bad move, Linden should of never been traded, and it all would of been prevented if the Canucks NEVER signed Messier as a free agent, that was the big mistake. And then there 2nd biggest mistake was hiring Keenan to replace Renney, I didn't have a problem with them firing Renney, but it's who they hired was the mistake. If these 2 moves never happened Linden would of always been a Canuck, and who knows what the team would of done with 6 Million extra dollars to sign maybe a legit player instead of Messier, maybe go after Bertuzzi, things would of worked out one way or another for the best not the worst like it did. Just because we got Bertuzzi doesn't make everything ok, that was 1 good thing out of it all, but there was still 3 bad things that lead to the 1 good thing, that's a fail IMO still.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:49 PM

No wonder Mike Milbury hates the Canucks.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

whats the difference between luongo and trevor linden -NONE

both them hardworkers but still no cup............

thats all

Linden was pushed out of Vancouver by ungrateful management.
Luongo was pushed out of Vancouver by ungrateful fans.




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