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#1 oldnews

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

With Raymond, Ballard, and Kassian all playing very good hockey, how frustrating is it for those with a relentless appetite for scapegoats?

Schroeder can't yet be dubbed the bust that the prospect doomsdayers and prophets of the closing window were anxiously anticipating. He's being trusted by AV who has used him in difficult situations - anything but sheltered (by a coach a lot of people apparently think hates youth).

Garrison appears to have recovered well from his groin injury and has played much better than suggested by those who are desperate to judge every Gillis move a failure as soon as they possibly can.

Luongo, well, no need to go there.

Edler was cleared to play less than a month ago after being on injured reserve for three months with a back injury. He's had his ups and downs, but will undboubtedly continue to shake the rust off and get more comfortable moving to the right side. After re-signing to favourable terms, surely we aren't so desperate to be whining about Edler are we?

Without Kesler and Booth, the Canucks are playing very good hockey - there hasn't been much talk of how terrible the second line is, has there?

What are the self-loathing amongst Canucks fans to do?

Edited by oldnews, 02 February 2013 - 03:53 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

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My guess will be Higgins.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

gonna be guessing weise, and very soon the sedins for not producing.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

What are the self-loathing amongst Canucks fans to do?


Wait for the next game? Lol
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

Burrows?

Edited by The Phaneuf Train, 02 February 2013 - 02:47 PM.

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#6 oldnews

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Sorry folks.
I forgot about Gillis.
Too much talent between the pipes.
Thread fail.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Ballard?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

They're anxiously awaiting Kesler and Booths return.

So they can rip them when they're getting their timing back.

Edited by playboi19, 02 February 2013 - 02:49 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

If we're looking at the Sedins, Burrows and Higgins, we have it pretty good.

Edited by oldnews, 02 February 2013 - 02:49 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

Wait for the next game? Lol


bingo ::D
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Zach Kasian I mean omg he's suposed too let the Sundins nd burrow scor goals nd jus fite ppl lik Eager he destroyed him. If sundins-burrow was a line we would be 7-0
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

They're anxiously awaiting Kesler and Booths return.

So they can rip them when they're getting their timing back.


Very good point - entirely forgot Booth. It's probably inevitable.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Thread title looks like it belongs in backpage.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

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Ebbet .. he continually fails to cheer loudly enough from the press box .. send him down, MG .. send him down NOW!! ..
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Great post rah rah guy!!
Wow where would we be without you?
Rah rah sisboom baa Old news is hear to spread the cheer!
Gillis is God, Luongo is Jesus, and Old News is the Prophet David!

But seriously Old Rah rah Guy
have a look around, Standing O has no points
Schniedy, Manny & Higgy are stinkin up the joints
Stone hans on the second Line?
Rah Rah sisboombaa Bootr will be back
then gone again, and lest we forget
the HankyDanks startin a new drought.
Rah rah sisboombaa Old news is here
with condesending cheer, yeah Old News
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

Great post rah rah guy!!
Wow where would we be without you?
Rah rah sisboom baa Old news is hear to spread the cheer!
Gillis is God, Luongo is Jesus, and Old News is the Prophet David!

But seriously Old Rah rah Guy
have a look around, Standing O has no points
Schniedy, Manny & Higgy are stinkin up the joints
Stone hans on the second Line?
Rah Rah sisboombaa Bootr will be back
then gone again, and lest we forget
the HankyDanks startin a new drought.
Rah rah sisboombaa Old news is here
with condesending cheer, yeah Old News


My eyes hurt from trying to read that.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

Bieksa, hopefully breaks the goose egg. However, his intensity has really shown lately.

Weise, same (plus hopefully he can take another step in his projected development; his speed and Dutch League play were supposed to help him become even better, though it's not like he hasn't played well)

If Ebbett's with the Wolves by now I'll let management off the hook for not bringing Schroeder up sooner.

Edited by g@m3b0i, 02 February 2013 - 03:02 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Raymond's been fairly invisible these past couple of days. He's been taking a bad penalty per game now.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

- The Sedins
- Cory Schneider
- Max Lappierre
- Mike Gillis
- Alain Vigneault
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Higgins.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

Alain Vigneault.... eaaaasy.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Alain Vigneault.... eaaaasy.

Lolwut?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

Higgins I guess?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Lolwut?


No need for a lolwut there.. av is easily the weakest link on our team right now and his passive "hands off" approach to coaching is doing more to hinder this team than improve it..
I feel the same about special teams coaching and have for several seasons now.

Whipping boys = our coaching staff.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

not really relevant since cdc only judges a player based on his last game, ie, if raymond has one bad game, he is in the doghouse again and same with lu, ballard etc......your only as good as your last game around here!
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

Stanchion -what has he done for us lately?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Thread title looks like it belongs in backpage.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

Higgins, lappy, manny.....and Raymond slowly going back to invisible mode IMO especially against better opponents.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

My guess will be Higgins.


he has been so invisible
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