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The Tide Has Turned in Vancouver: A Prediction

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1. Yes you have said it many times and you have missed the mark every single time. Trading him before for a lesser value would have looked like a rediculously stupid move right now, and judging by how you critique everything we do my guess is that you would have aborted your opinion and jumped on the bandwagon aswell.

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The whole plan was to showcase Schneider for a trade, which should've happened. The fact that it didn't was a big mistake.

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I seriously think the Canucks should tank this year and try to get one of the top picks in this year's draft, preferably MacKinnon (to replace Henrik, once he retires). This is the best time to do it, with the shorten season and 2/3 of our 2nd line out. Sit out Kesler this year, so he could be fully health going into next season.

Let's face it, no one wants a tainted Cup, nor no one will remember this season even existed.

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But It isn't a common opinion that we will miss the playoffs and that the Flames will win the Division. LOL

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The whole plan was to showcase Schneider for a trade, which should've happened. The fact that it didn't was a big mistake.

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Honestly I think the Canucks will be ok. I'd rather have a couple top 6 forwards injured rather than our top D. We will survive until kesler and booth get back. I have a feeling Arnott will sign with the team. Making him the second line center, third line center when kes is back.

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OK King, but here's what we're doing....we're holding you to this and, when it falls apart (your theory that is) then it's ban time? (your inner troll is shining through)

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You might consider he has enough talent to have a career writing.You keep providing us with such ironic quotes,Smasshian.

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I seriously think the Canucks should tank this year and try to get one of the top picks in this year's draft, preferably MacKinnon (to replace Henrik, once he retires). This is the best time to do it, with the shorten season and 2/3 of our 2nd line out. Sit out Kesler this year, so he could be fully health going into next season.

Let's face it, no one wants a tainted Cup, nor no one will remember this season even existed.

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I'm truly beginning to think you and King are actually one person. If not, you are certainly the other nut in the same sack.

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Wait now you're saying we should have traded Schneider instead of Luongo? :rolleyes:

Aren't you the one who constantly reminds us how bad Luongo is?

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Wait now you're saying we should have traded Schneider instead of Luongo? :rolleyes:

Aren't you the one who constantly reminds us how bad Luongo is?

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MG did that with Hodgson and you got mad. Now you're mad he didn't with Schneider. The difference being Schneider played well enough to steal Luongo's spot, while Hodgson didn't play well enough to steal Henrik or Keslers spots. As usual, you have it backwards. Trading Hodgson = correct, while trading Schneider = incorrect.

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MG did that with Hodgson and you got mad. Now you're mad he didn't with Schneider. The difference being Schneider played well enough to steal Luongo's spot, while Hodgson didn't play well enough to steal Henrik or Keslers spots. As usual, you have it backwards. Trading Hodgson = correct, while trading Schneider = incorrect.

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You think that all your silly threads (many of which get moved or deleted) don't deserve warnings? Being a contrarian simply to be a contrarian is not "the road less traveled". Especially not when while you're doing it you pick and choose the counter arguments you pay attention to. That's why this whole "boo hooo he's giving his opinion" crap is just that. He can put out his opinion and then other can put out there's in rebuttal. If either of those ends up crossing a line that becomes an issue for the mods. If people don't like that they should go to some other hockey related message board.

P.S. I did find it funny that right after I posted about how I thought Shawn Rocker just got all his stuff from the newspaper Nuck Nit posts an article by Spector that's pretty much Kings post.

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Either these guys use news articles for threads, or they are using these forums as a test ground for their wacky ideas to produce online articles that will generate traffic.

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In a sentence, I am officially predicting that the Vancouver Canucks will MISS the playoffs in 2013.

Here's why:

-Goaltending fiasco. Don't care about PC responses from the players or the GM, this will be a major distraction that will have an adverse effect on team morale. Awkward locker room. Poor allocation of cap dollars. I've said for a long time that the Canucks really missed the boat by not trading Schneider for something that could've seriously helped up in a Cup run last year, and it will for a long time be a regret of ours, IMO. Whatever we get for Luongo will be unexciting and we'll still have a relatively unproven goalie backstopping an alleged "team built to win now". Not a good combination.

-Complacency. Why didn't anybody go to Europe? Practicing with the UBC team is hardly an adequate preparation for the season. Makes me think that this bunch has largely lost their hunger. A 5-game post-season exit last year adds credence to this thought. By not going to Europe/Russia, the message in essence is that they'd rather stay in their posh Vancouver homes than be bothered to go try and compete to help stay sharp. Not a good sign. Of course, this doesn't include everybody, but the vast majority of the team chose to not play hockey in the downtime. I expect it to cost them.

-Calgary has gotten better. Added good scoring depth in Hudler, and late-season acquisition Cammalleri. Got rid of Jokinen, which is addition by subtraction. Got a proven PP QB in Wideman. Most importantly, a new coach. Would not surprise me at all to see the Flames win the division, somewhat like the Canucks did in '06-'07, out of nowhere and under AV's rookie year behind the bench.

-Edmonton has gotten better. Justin Schultz is going to be a star. I like the Fistric acquisition a lot. Dubnyk was very good at the Spengler Cup. Heavy momentum going into the year. Key guys are already in mid-season form.

-Minnesota has gotten better. Granlund, Parise, & Suter should all have an immediate and material impact.

David Booth's injury announcement yesterday just makes me more confident that this is one of those years where essentially everything's going to go wrong for the Canucks. The Jason Garrison signing is also one that I was/am vehemently against. Don't expect it to turn out good. Sami Salo's presence on the back end will be sorely missed.

And no, I am not "hating", so please don't suggest that I am. This is an opinion of mine that I am fully entitled to. Feel free to debate and/or include your own prediction.

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He's a futures trader. I think sometimes he forgets that the name of the game is hockey and icing the best team. He's more worried about our portfolio.

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