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The Tide Has Turned in Vancouver: A Prediction

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To this "prediction"

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- Incorrect pre-election prediction reports Dewey won (as widely expected). Didn't happen.

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I too felt like this game was a turning point: it's at that time in the season when guys are gonna start feeling in the game, the way we played so terribly, especially the defence, for the first half of that game, it made me say out loud, "wow Bieksa is playing so badly he practically HAS to score the tying goal late" (totally didn't happen...waitwhat?). Getting those breaks and then Tanev scoring felt like a turning point to me! So...probably we will just get killed in Minnesota.

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Well, I do not think that when I have nothing productive to add to a discussion, that I should even bother posting. Also, most of the people on these forums are hardcore fans. Who am I to judge who has more experience or has more useful points than I do?

I live in Calgary, and I have been ridiculed for being a diehard Canucks fan for almost forty years. Being in Alberta, I only see the Canucks highlights most nights. You cannot judge how a team plays by watching highlights.

I hope that the team plays well in Minny, it will be a good test. If they can play like the last half of the Edmonton game, we will win going away, if they play like the first half of the game, at least they won half of the roadtrip.

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So...... How are those better looking Flames doing now?

(Bump)

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I see your jinx and counter it:

postseason prosperitas

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How the hell have I never seen THIS beauty of a thread? WOW... HAhahahahaha

I don't even know what to say. How far can one person stick their own foot down their mouth without calling it a calf or shin or a leg?

This is too priceless.

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The OP actually had some interesting insights.

His conclusions, however...

:unsure:

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LMAO!! I just opened the thread and read.. - CALGARY HAS GOTTEN A LOT BETTER THIS YEAR. loooooll ahhhhahahahahaha

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CDC - Where the most illogical threads get the most attention

Don't feed the troll.

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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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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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How the hell have I never seen THIS beauty of a thread? WOW... HAhahahahaha

I don't even know what to say. How far can one person stick their own foot down their mouth without calling it a calf or shin or a leg?

This is too priceless.

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While I will agree there were a lot of question marks heading into the season.......................................

LOOK AT OUR DIVISION MAN!! LOL

You honestly thought the Oilers would just gel and turn into a playoff team that quickly??? Parise and Suter are just 2 players.... takes a whole lot more than 2 players to get a team going... not to mention I dont think that Yeo guy knows what hes doing, and we think AV is bad (I'm quite the AV critic myself)..

Calgary is Calgary.... and Colorado is Colorado.... they both feed off the bottom..

division leaders are top 3 King of the Dumb S

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One of the teams tonight looked division-winner-worthy, and the other definitely looked like a team that was poised to miss the playoffs.

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All things considered to this point, it would be great if you made a new post, predicting an early exit from the playoffs. B) Also, please predict a terrible showing from our rookies, terrible goaltending, major injuries, poor powerplay, and uneven officiating. Whatever you are doing, it seems to be working great.

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this kid is clearly a genius.

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Like my son said during the game last night

"That was probably, KING of the ES, THAT THREW HIS FLAMES SWEATER ON THE ICE!" :bigblush:

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Anyone else notice that King still thinks he's right about everything? It's like Rita McNeil looking in the mirror and seeing Cindy Crawford, then yelling at the dress store attendant for not measuring her at a size 0.

I am surprised he hasn't ended this rein of trolldom and gone back to TOboards. I swear, he praises all the Leafs players so much that he is just a Leafs troll.

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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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Ooooooh King, your so cute when your mad...

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