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#1 disisdayear

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

High marks for Ryan Kesler for getting into the community...I'm starting to soften on my attitude towards him for what he's done during the lock out...that is reffing road hockey in Yaletown under the Cambie Street Bridge with local kids along with Bieksa and Garrison, and now, bagging groceries at Save On Foods. Not only is he rehabbing his shoulder/wrist/hip, he looks like he's rehabbing his image. Love his "I'm New" badge he's wearing. Good on him for doing what he's doing.

I'm pulling for you to be back in the lineup sooner than later, Kes.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

He's at Tim Hortons today for a shift too.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

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What they aren't telling us is that his injury is career ending, and that he's actually in training for his new jobs.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

Did anyone who saw him ask when he's getting back in the line up? That's all i really care about, always been a big fan of the guy.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

What they aren't telling us is that his injury is career ending, and that he's actually in training for his new jobs.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

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Tomorrow I hear he's going to a local swimming pool to give kids 'diving lessons'


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

What Kes is doing is pretty cool...he's right into it, wearing the Tim Horton's visor, serving coffee and hamming it up with the customers/fans. I hope he doesn't blow out his shoulder by trying to do too much during his shift at TH.

He's at Tim Hortons today for a shift too.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

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Tomorrow I hear he's going to a local swimming pool to give kids 'diving lessons'


:bigblush: :frantic: :towel:


Lame. way a go attack our own players, loser.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

YAY! Community!

Now, get healthy so we can bring a bloody Stanley Cup to this city.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Lame. way a go attack our own players, loser.


Rules of being respected in hockey:

1. Play great
2. Play with heart
3. Play with consistency
4. Don't be cheap
5. Don't dive

He's done 1, 2 and outside of injuries I'll give him 3.

4 and 5....nope...

Just because he' s on our team doesn't mean I have to respect him, respect is earned and a leader shouldn't carry himself the way he does on the ice. And he is just now learning how to carry himself off the ice...how long has that taken?

Sorry, I'll give him respect when he earns it...serving coffee at tims to repair his image because of his inflated ego isn't a reason for respect. Its called damage control.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Seems like he is definitely trying to change his image for sure :towel:
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Rules of being respected in hockey:

1. Play great
2. Play with heart
3. Play with consistency
4. Don't be cheap
5. Don't dive

He's done 1, 2 and outside of injuries I'll give him 3.

4 and 5....nope...

Just because he' s on our team doesn't mean I have to respect him, respect is earned and a leader shouldn't carry himself the way he does on the ice. And he is just now learning how to carry himself off the ice...how long has that taken?

Sorry, I'll give him respect when he earns it...serving coffee at tims to repair his image because of his inflated ego isn't a reason for respect. Its called damage control.


Wow...you're a tough guy to please, Bure2Mogilny. Can't you at least give the guy SOME credit for trying to rehab his image? It all starts somewhere...and it looks like Kes is taking first steps.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

Wow...you're a tough guy to please, Bure2Mogilny. Can't you at least give the guy SOME credit for trying to rehab his image? It all starts somewhere...and it looks like Kes is taking first steps.


Image or not, he's just being a good guy (?). Yes, let's take it at face value and give him a round of applause.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

Wow...you're a tough guy to please, Bure2Mogilny. Can't you at least give the guy SOME credit for trying to rehab his image? It all starts somewhere...and it looks like Kes is taking first steps.


Yup...and good that he is. But he's got alot to prove. Sedins are leaders, there is a big difference in attitude from Kes to Dan/Hank, Trevor, Stan, etc etc.

Kesler has the ability to be a superstar in the NHL and a terrific leader on and off the ice. No doubt about it.

BUT he needs to lose the chip on his shoulder (yes he's won a selke but what else, Daniel/Henrik have won MVP's and don't have his attitude).

He has the ability to be a dominant player like Iginla (Ex the fighting), and the only thing stopping him has been his ego.

Hopefully this is the first step in his maturity.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Rules of being respected in hockey:

1. Play great
2. Play with heart
3. Play with consistency
4. Don't be cheap
5. Don't dive


Few players in the league live up to your standards.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

I'll give Kesler credit for making the effort. But the real suprise will be if he's still making this kind of effort near the end of the season this year or even next when the NHLPA isn't in the same situation (rebuilding fan relationship phase).

You can be sure that every NHLPA member has been informed that they need to 're-build' their relationship with the fans. Personally, I'm disappointed as to how the fans are eating up the NHL/NHLPA's very weak attempts at buying off rebuilding fan relations.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Rules of being respected in hockey:

1. Play great
2. Play with heart
3. Play with consistency
4. Don't be cheap
5. Don't dive

He's done 1, 2 and outside of injuries I'll give him 3.

4 and 5....nope...

Just because he' s on our team doesn't mean I have to respect him, respect is earned and a leader shouldn't carry himself the way he does on the ice. And he is just now learning how to carry himself off the ice...how long has that taken?

Sorry, I'll give him respect when he earns it...serving coffee at tims to repair his image because of his inflated ego isn't a reason for respect. Its called damage control.


Part of what made him successful in the NHL is being an agitator/pest as a young player. That and being a defensive 2 way forward is what got him to the level he's on now.

Two seasons ago he made it clear he wanted to leave that part of his game behind and he did for the most part, he had a minor lapse last year but i don't think his goals as getting better as a hockey player have changed.

Kesler has done a lot for this organization and in the community. He has earned more than enough respect in the league and in this city in my opinion.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

I really do hope when he gets back he does what he did 2 years ago....cut out the diving. I really went off being a fan of him last year when he was flopping on the ice all year. What he is doing in the community is fantastic but if he can cut out the diving he will be a great player and be much better.


Gillis gets 'character' players. Diving is not a good 'character'....

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Rules of being respected in hockey:

1. Play great
2. Play with heart
3. Play with consistency
4. Don't be cheap
5. Don't dive

He's done 1, 2 and outside of injuries I'll give him 3.

4 and 5....nope...

Just because he' s on our team doesn't mean I have to respect him, respect is earned and a leader shouldn't carry himself the way he does on the ice. And he is just now learning how to carry himself off the ice...how long has that taken?

Sorry, I'll give him respect when he earns it...serving coffee at tims to repair his image because of his inflated ego isn't a reason for respect. Its called damage control.


This is a lighthearted, positive thread about random acts in the community that most consider to be a good thing....please don't let your own personal agenda come through and derail the topic.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

HAHA "I had my hands full"
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

What Kes is doing is pretty cool...he's right into it, wearing the Tim Horton's visor, serving coffee and hamming it up with the customers/fans. I hope he doesn't blow out his shoulder by trying to do too much during his shift at TH.


I laughed at this as I was thinking the exact same thing...I hope he doesn't hurt his shoulder lifting a large Timbits!!!
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Kesler is such a beast, in every way possible :towel:
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Did anyone who saw him ask when he's getting back in the line up? That's all i really care about, always been a big fan of the guy.


I wouldn't really have high expectations of him being anywhere near the player he is when he gets back this season. We won't see the real Kes until next season after he's had another summer of training. I just hope he doesn't try to do too much and hurt himself again when he gets back in a few weeks.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Must have been a nice surprise for those customers.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Yup...and good that he is. But he's got alot to prove. Sedins are leaders, there is a big difference in attitude from Kes to Dan/Hank, Trevor, Stan, etc etc.

Kesler has the ability to be a superstar in the NHL and a terrific leader on and off the ice. No doubt about it.

BUT he needs to lose the chip on his shoulder (yes he's won a selke but what else, Daniel/Henrik have won MVP's and don't have his attitude).

He has the ability to be a dominant player like Iginla (Ex the fighting), and the only thing stopping him has been his ego.

Hopefully this is the first step in his maturity.


I'll be the first to admit that there are lots of things not to like about Kesler.

I have been a harsh Kesler critic for the all the reasons that you've cited, so I hear what you're saying...as I stated in my OP, my personal attitude is softening towards him and I'm giving Kes credit where credit is due. I come from the school of thought that you can criticize for the sketchy stuff and praise for good stuff people do. In this case, Kes is doing good...so I'm inclined to give him some high marks for it and it seems most of CDC members agree with it. If he comes back and flops around like a fish out of water as he's done in the past, I'll be the first to mock him for it...if he's back doing his Kesler-bombs, I'll laugh my a$$ off (because like him or not, that stuff is funny).

Who knows? Maybe being injured and rehabbing for as long as he has has given him the kind of perspective the Sedins seems to have. As well, we can't expect every one to be like the Sedins...they are extraordinary dudes that seem to have the compass pointed in the right direction...as far as pro athletes go, it's hard to find more committed, humble guys than them...I just wish they played with more anger in their game.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

This is a lighthearted, positive thread about random acts in the community that most consider to be a good thing....please don't let your own personal agenda come through and derail the topic.


He/she is entitled to their opinion of a player on a public forum....not sure the sentiment or tone of the thread should allow a posters comment to be censored.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Rules of being respected in hockey:

1. Play great
2. Play with heart
3. Play with consistency
4. Don't be cheap
5. Don't dive

He's done 1, 2 and outside of injuries I'll give him 3.

4 and 5....nope...

Just because he' s on our team doesn't mean I have to respect him, respect is earned and a leader shouldn't carry himself the way he does on the ice. And he is just now learning how to carry himself off the ice...how long has that taken?

Sorry, I'll give him respect when he earns it...serving coffee at tims to repair his image because of his inflated ego isn't a reason for respect. Its called damage control.

Your a joke how can you hate on Kesler this guy gives everything he has to the canucks he is the type of player you want on your team, oh and FYI pretty much every NHL player dives..you must have no respect for alot of NHLers?
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