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#1 Caboose

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

He'll definitely lead the team in hits.
Teenage pop star Justin Bieber has been offered a contract by the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL.

"Yes, we would play him if he was up for it," coach Matt O'Dette told NHL.com. "I have seen video on him and he does have some hockey skills."

According to the team's website, "The Bakersfield Condors and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Matt O’Dette announced [Tuesday] that they have offered hit-recording artist/RW Justin Bieber an amateur tryout contract for the upcoming 2012-13 season."


"He appears to be strong in shootouts as well," the team's website says.Bieber, 18 years old, is described as having "soft hands, a good skating stride, and a devastating wrist shot capable of beating NHL caliber goaltenders."

"I would compare him to Mike Ribeiro, formerly of the Dallas Stars, whom I played with back in the AHL with Quebec," O'Dette told NHL.com. "And Mike Ribeiro was a pretty good dancer, if I remember correctly."

Bieber grew up in Stratford, Ontario, and has practiced with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"Very rarely do you see this combination of skill and toughness," O'Dette said on the team's website. "We share a common Canadian heritage since we both hail from Ontario. I’ve scouted some video of him online skating with my hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and I think he could provide some elusive speed up front for us. Plus, he’s a right-handed shot which we’ve been looking to add. I think if we paired him on a line with (Robby) Dee and (Peter) Boyd, we’d be tough to beat."

Bieber's upcoming tour will be in nearby Fresno, Calif., on Oct. 5.

"So he could swing by for a tryout. And we'd be happy to have him," general manager Matthew Riley told NHL.com.

Bieber, whose musical hits include "Baby" and "Boyfriend," has almost 28 million followers on Twitter. A Best New Artist nominee at the 2011 Grammy Awards, he is ranked as the world's third most powerful celebrity by Forbes, trailing only Jennifer Lopez and Oprah Winfrey.

"Plus, his sick flow will fit right in with a Condors team known for their style," the website says.



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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

Lol wut
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:47 PM

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

Is this a joke?
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

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Cue the Bieber to Canucks proposals :bigblush:
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

gooby pls.
pls no.
pls.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:51 PM

gooby pls.
pls no.
pls.

I swear I didn't do it.
On the serious note, imagine how much he can get destroyed. :bigblush:
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:51 PM

I swear I didn't do it.
On the serious note, imagine how much he can get destroyed. :bigblush:


I would have the time of my LIFE absolutely wrecking him in the corner!
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

He's 5'7 and 130lbs, I believe
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

Enforcers would be lining up to be known as the guy who ended Bieber's career :frantic:
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

I swear I didn't do it.
On the serious note, imagine how much he can get destroyed. :bigblush:


Nice thought but he can't play hockey. Not to mention he will be destroyed physically. He will never actually play a game. I think this is a joke.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

Luongo + 1st for J. Bieber. Get'r done Gillis
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:54 PM

could probably play for the leafs one day... :lol:
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

On the bright side, does this mean he will be making less music? :P
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

Ballard, Raymond and a 6th round pick.
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OMG we could've had McKeown!

I think Virtanen was a terrible pick given that he's out for 6 months which will hinder his development. You don't pick someone at #6 under that circumstance, along with the fact that he was given a 3/5 IQ (aka he's dumb). 

God dammit Benning. WHY VIRTANEN? Terrible move.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

:picard: :picard: :picard:

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

Haters gon hate
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This is fairly even as well.

 


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

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Poor Ribeiro, getting compared to Justin Bieber.

Just imagine all the chirping he will have to endure now.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

Interesting approach for a scrub league to sell tickets.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:06 PM

umm...he's decent maybe, but I don't know if he's that good. Has no size, so he'd have to play on the 2nd line.

Also, he's way to busy to play hockey.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

Gillis get this guy
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:18 PM

IB4 Ballard, Raymond and a 1st proposal if he signs with the Leafs.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

pathetic that this is even a thought in someone's mind
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

Clearly the answer is for the Canucks to sign Michael Bublé.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Bieber !!!

Baby..baby..baby....OHHHH!
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:27 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Bieber !!!

Baby..baby..baby....OHHHH!


What happened to needing a big body in front of the net?
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

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