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#61 higgyfan

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

Never underestimate the value of leadership. Linden was the heart of the '94 run. What did Bertuzzi ever do for the Nucks. Oh yeah, that ugly incident with Steve Moore that messed up the team for a couple of years.

The playoff totals tell a different story. Linden was incredible in playoff games.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

True, but he also played 118 playoff games with us.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:27 PM

Bertuzzi 0.87 pts/game as a Canuck including a 40+ goal season and 97 points something Linden never even got close to
Linden 0.64 pts/game as a Canuck, no question he was a better character guy but statistics-wise Bertuzzi was miles ahead

Linden was just as popular if not more for what he did off the ice rather than on it


Linden is the franchise all time goals leader in game seven finals, I don't give a flying fizzuck who averaged more points in the regular season. WCE = chokefest in playoffs. Linden's leadership, tenacity, & character, combined with all his off the ice heroics measures far more than points in the regular season. Absolute travisty that he was traded.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

Bertuzzi 0.87 pts/game as a Canuck including a 40+ goal season and 97 points something Linden never even got close to
Linden 0.64 pts/game as a Canuck, no question he was a better character guy but statistics-wise Bertuzzi was miles ahead

Linden was just as popular if not more for what he did off the ice rather than on it


Linden's PPG was 0.81 before the trade, and he did it consistently over many more games.

When he returned to Vancouver, he was mostly regulated to checking, PK, and defensive zone faceoff duty, despite still having a very accurate shot and being valuable in the shootouts. Unfortunately, management decided with the big softie, Taylor Pyatt, to play with the Sedins instead.
Untouchables: Tanev, Jensen, Kassian
Mostly untouchable: Sedins (need someone to man the fort and no trade value)
Open to trade: Everyone else
Drive to airport: Bieksa, Edler

Bring back: Ehrhoff

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:09 AM

Stanley Cups = 0.
WCE era = no heart, out in the 2nd round.

Just cuz the trade wasn't bad, doesn't make it the best trade in the history of the NHL. We don't know how things could have gone differently. Different parts could have been moved, different drafts could have been had. Teams can find different ways to become competitive again. But looking at the big picture, Stanley Cups = 0 and we haven't gone past the 2nd round that many times.


Who said anything about best ever NHL trade? I was focussing on the Canucks.

Also, measure of success is not just winning a Cup.

We have been competitive as a result of this trade and have still been contenders due to two key players that are still on this team;

Sedin & Luongo (who may continue the legacy of the Linden trade in terms of getting another future star player)

I don't understand where this confusion is coming from, I thought I spelled it out pretty clear!

Favorite all time Canuck: Bertuzzi 2002-2003 season
Most clutch all time Canuck: Linden 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Most exciting all time Canuck: Pavel Bure 90's

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:12 AM

Never underestimate the value of leadership. Linden was the heart of the '94 run. What did Bertuzzi ever do for the Nucks. Oh yeah, that ugly incident with Steve Moore that messed up the team for a couple of years.

The playoff totals tell a different story. Linden was incredible in playoff games.


You obviously have a tough time reading, try again. You are not following what this is about. It's a legacy that continues to this day, continuing team competitiveness and allowing us to be solid contenders

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:48 AM

You obviously have a tough time reading, try again. You are not following what this is about. It's a legacy that continues to this day, continuing team competitiveness and allowing us to be solid contenders


I was responding to another poster that was actually comparing Bert to Trevor. So your topic got side tracked. It happens.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:18 AM

I was responding to another poster that was actually comparing Bert to Trevor. So your topic got side tracked. It happens.


Oh ok, sorry for the mix up

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