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#1 Slegr

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:05 PM

Hockey in BC seems to get as bizarre as our politics at times, and as Canucks fans, we've seen a lot of strange and curious happenings over the decades. The NHL's west coast fishbowl has been witness to the Bertuzzi incident, the Brasheur/McSorley situation, the tragedies of Bourdon and Rypien...there has been no shortage of us being lifted up or broken hearted.

My question to all of you: what are the biggest curiosities and questions gone unanswered that you still have as a fan?

A few curiousities near the top of my list include:

Was Pavel Bure on enhancement performing drugs?

Why has AV never given Ballard a fair chance to succeed?

Why did Jeff Brown go and do what he did?

Others....?

Edited by Slegr, 09 November 2012 - 11:05 PM.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:08 PM

What would have happened if Nathan LaFayette bought his sticks from Cyclone Taylor?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

Hockey in BC seems to get as bizarre as our politics at times, and as Canucks fans, we've seen a lot of strange and curious happenings over the decades. The NHL's west coast fishbowl has been witness to the Bertuzzi incident, the Brasheur/McSorley situation, the tragedies of Bourdon and Rypien...there has been no shortage of us being lifted up or broken hearted.

My question to all of you: what are the biggest curiosities and questions gone unanswered that you still have as a fan?

A few curiousities near the top of my list include:

Was Pavel Bure on enhancement performing drugs?

Why has AV never given Ballard a fair chance to succeed?

Why did Jeff Brown go and do what he did?

Others....?


Because he is a guy. And a giant douche. NEXT!
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

What is Hamhuis' favorite ice cream flavor?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

Would there have been a riot if the Canucks won?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

What did we offer for Gretzky? (From Edmonton, not the signing)
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

Why did Jeff Brown go and do what he did?

Others....?

Because he is a guy. And a giant douche. NEXT!


Has it even been proven? Trevor Linden said it was just a rumour.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

Because he is a guy. And a giant douche. NEXT!


What did he do? Sorry young nucks fan apparently :wacko:
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

What did he do? Sorry young nucks fan apparently :wacko:


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

What did he do? Sorry young nucks fan apparently :wacko:


I believe it's from rumours that he was with Kirk McLean's wife.
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#11 Smashian Kassian

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

I got a few more:

- Why did it take us this long to retire Pavel's jersey (If we are indeed going too finally)

- What did we project Patrick White to be?

- Why did we trade Neely?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:20 AM

I got a few more:

- Why did it take us this long to retire Pavel's jersey (If we are indeed going too finally)

- What did we project Patrick White to be?

- Why did we trade Neely?

We traded Neely because we were playing him wrong...
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#13 Smashian Kassian

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

We traded Neely because we were playing him wrong...


So team stupidity then.. That was my fear.. (sigh) oh well.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

WHat realy happend between bure and managment has always been the biggest question in my mind, lots of speculations but no concrete answers


Why the music wont change

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

If Cam Neely can get in the Hall of Fame, anyone can
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

What role (if Hamhuis wasn't successfully signed or if Bieksa had been traded while he was slumping) would Ballard have on this team? Would he be more successful within a Top 4 role?

Was the Cody - Kassian trade really to arm up in response to Bruins-style physicality, as media reported it?

The million-dollar question I want to find out: what would Luongo be worth when the new CBA hits? Will moving him pan out with Vancouver keeping the better goalie (Schneider)?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:48 AM

What if we didn't sign Messier?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

Biggest Canuck Curiosities -

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

Will we ever win a Stanley Cup?? lol jk
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:54 AM

What actually happened with Luongo? Did he request a trade before trade deadline (heard that somewhere)?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

Why did they trade Rome?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

Why did they trade Rome?


He signed with Dallas on his own.

3 X 1.5 million.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

I just finished reading one of Bure's biographies and figured this was a good place to share some facts:
- in Canucks first 18 year of existance they had 16 picks in the top 9 and only 1 player became a productive NHLer, Cam Neely, whom they traded within a year.
- Canucks management screwed Bure around from day 1.
-True Bure always wanted to be one of the highest paid.
-Burke, Quinn and McPhee did everything possible to try and rip Bure off. Paying in CDN funds, withholding bonuses, threatened to hold him out, created false rumours.
-they never helped Bure flee from Russia and when he arrived didn't meet up with him for over 2 weeks. It was a massive deal in those days that Bure fled, his families safety was a major concern from the mafia.
-Bure had a revolving door of line mates and never played with a true playmaker. Larionov was only with the Canucks for 1 year with Bure.
-Canucks almost got Shanahan as compensation from Blues for Nedved.
-Jeff Brown supposedly slept with McLean wife and was considered very lazy.
-Messier literally traded Vancouver's entire team away when he arrived. As captain he was supposed to stick up for his teammates but instead spent most of his time in Keenan's office asking to trade various players. Within a year of Messier's arrival, Keenan with influence from Messier had traded away every Canuck from the 94 team except for 3.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

How about the VAn city media? Why are some of them so hostile towards the organization? Their relentless over magnification of ridiculous "problems" and "issues" is a detriment to the team at times, usually towards the end of the season and the playoffs. Why can't they be more unbiased and professional? Is it because they are actually fans like the rest of us or have they had their little egos bruised by management?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

Why didn't we sign Scott Niedermayer in the offseason when he had said he was interested in playing here?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

The newest curiosity is Dan "The Sieve" Cloutier. Who invited him back into the fold? I was so happy when he finally left and now he's back as a goaltending coach?! gahhhh
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

How about the VAn city media? Why are some of them so hostile towards the organization? Their relentless over magnification of ridiculous "problems" and "issues" is a detriment to the team at times, usually towards the end of the season and the playoffs. Why can't they be more unbiased and professional? Is it because they are actually fans like the rest of us or have they had their little egos bruised by management?


what do you expect when the team has done nothing but fail for 42 years?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

Maybe we should get some professional media in here who don't have an emotional stake in the team then. They go looking for stories and issues when there are none and then things get blown out of proportion and it is bound to become a distraction in the locker room, especially with the weaker minded members.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

Bure's legs were like tree trunks, but why accuse him while Todd Bertuzzi gets a pass? After the raging incident, the olympic flop, and the huge slide and weight loss in his career after the incident, he'd be far more suspect.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Bure's legs were like tree trunks, but why accuse him while Todd Bertuzzi gets a pass? After the raging incident, the olympic flop, and the huge slide and weight loss in his career after the incident, he'd be far more suspect.


Ovechkin definately did them, after those rumors about the whole Washington team doing steroids, his play started to drop.
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