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Botchford: "McSchofties"

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Don't get me wrong people, I always have hated how folks around here got on Luongo lately, you can't be like that towards your goalies and expect to win consistently. I've always been pro-Luongo, and pro-Schneider too, sometimes a guy is gonna let in a few bad goals but for the media to crucify them and try to turn good into bad is not helpful. You have a good team, don't try to tear it down!

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I think that is Gillis that is running him out of town or at least driving him to the airport on the Nucks bus.

If not,I believe he would be staying.

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Don't get me wrong people, I always have hated how folks around here got on Luongo lately, you can't be like that towards your goalies and expect to win consistently. I've always been pro-Luongo, and pro-Schneider too, sometimes a guy is gonna let in a few bad goals but for the media to crucify them and try to turn good into bad is not helpful. You have a good team, don't try to tear it down!

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It is what it is.

Schneider is a big boy so he better get used to it.

He is being paid exorbitant amounts of money for doing his job and criticism is part of the pay package.

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We win as a team and lose as a team. I have no time for all this "blame the goalie" crap. A goalie is ultimately only as good or as bad as the 5 in front of him.

There is not a night goes by when at least one of our players doesn't give the puck up in front of our goal. 49 times out 50 the goalie whether it is Lu or Cory gets him out of jail. Even on the odd time that doesn't happen most fans have forgotten about it 2 or 3 games later.............Not with our goalies though. It is stored in a communal memory bank and brought out whenever our fans need a scapegoat.

Have these people played any team sports at all?

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The quote "Schneider was beat for two brutal goals — a couple of McSchofties — and was one of the reasons the Canucks blew a 3-1 lead and spoiled Henrik's night" appears in an article under Jason Botchford's byline in The Province right now.

I for one find this preposterous and completely over-the-top. On what basis is Botchford claiming that there's any kind of trend here that's worthy of coining the phrase he does? Why is this necessary? It's gotten to the point where somebody needs to call out the media in this town, specifically and repeatedly, and if it has to be me, so be it.

It is completely counterproductive and vindictive to do something like this on the basis of a single regular-season game. Why, if not for the sole purpose of starting controversy and attempting to drive narrative? To do so is to attempt to be and create the story, rather than report the story, and is entirely contrary to journalistic ethics. It's not just this particular reporter, it's endemic to the Vancouver hockey media and it needs to stop. If we were to hypothetically, as fans, vote Mike Gillis and the Canucks executives emergency powers and authority under martial law, I am sure they would remove a number of these individuals from their posts as part of a generalized crackdown on the sporting press, and some might well be charged with sedition!

Seriously though, let's all hope this doesn't become a thing. When you see how in the bag for the team the media can be in some markets, and I think we all know what I'm talking about here, the way some of these guys undermine the Canucks and actively seek to create conflict, at some level it has got to come into play and do real harm to the atmosphere around the city and fanbase. I would like to see a more positive attitude towards the unprecedented success of the Canucks than one typically gets from the excessively critical attitude that's always going around.

Also note I'm not saying those were not bad goals, of course they were, it happens to everyone and there's no need to act all spoiled and make it a big deal. Blame the refs like good Canucks fans and move on.

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Jason Botchford is a douchebag, why do people even bother reading his drivel anymore. His knowledge or lack thereof about hockey is minimal at best.

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Cory has played for Vancouver for a number of years and has seen how the press (and some fans) have treated Lu. I'm retty sure he knows he will get the same treatment when he has a bad game. He wasn't that bad last night. He made some really good saves, as well as a couple of poor ones. He's a dedicated player, so I'm sure he will be working on those iffy rebounds.

Van media are soooo desperate to create a story or start a controversy. Sad really.

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It's the media's job to create sensationalism over substance unfortunately. Just don't read his stuff if it bothers you

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They should trade Schneider now before his trade value goes down too much we might be able to get something for him still.

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"Seriously though, let's all hope this doesn't become a thing."

It's beyond a thing. This is what they do at the Province - they bottomfeed. But they also get called on it fairly regularly on these boards.

Have you seen Botchford's little minute on TSN - I think it's called 'studs and duds' or something uber-cliche like that? I'm always embarrassed for the guy - he's clearly overcompensating - it's his one trick and it's weak.

Not surprised the Toronto Sports Network chooses this guy to represent Vancity - that's their style.

It's also trademark Province to pretend that the product the Canucks ice isn't up to their standards - their ironing is hahahellacious.

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The quote "Schneider was beat for two brutal goals — a couple of McSchofties — and was one of the reasons the Canucks blew a 3-1 lead and spoiled Henrik's night" appears in an article under Jason Botchford's byline in The Province right now.

I for one find this preposterous and completely over-the-top. On what basis is Botchford claiming that there's any kind of trend here that's worthy of coining the phrase he does? Why is this necessary? It's gotten to the point where somebody needs to call out the media in this town, specifically and repeatedly, and if it has to be me, so be it.

It is completely counterproductive and vindictive to do something like this on the basis of a single regular-season game. Why, if not for the sole purpose of starting controversy and attempting to drive narrative? To do so is to attempt to be and create the story, rather than report the story, and is entirely contrary to journalistic ethics. It's not just this particular reporter, it's endemic to the Vancouver hockey media and it needs to stop. If we were to hypothetically, as fans, vote Mike Gillis and the Canucks executives emergency powers and authority under martial law, I am sure they would remove a number of these individuals from their posts as part of a generalized crackdown on the sporting press, and some might well be charged with sedition!

Seriously though, let's all hope this doesn't become a thing. When you see how in the bag for the team the media can be in some markets, and I think we all know what I'm talking about here, the way some of these guys undermine the Canucks and actively seek to create conflict, at some level it has got to come into play and do real harm to the atmosphere around the city and fanbase. I would like to see a more positive attitude towards the unprecedented success of the Canucks than one typically gets from the excessively critical attitude that's always going around.

Also note I'm not saying those were not bad goals, of course they were, it happens to everyone and there's no need to act all spoiled and make it a big deal. Blame the refs like good Canucks fans and move on.

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The quote "Schneider was beat for two brutal goals — a couple of McSchofties — and was one of the reasons the Canucks blew a 3-1 lead and spoiled Henrik's night" appears in an article under Jason Botchford's byline in The Province right now.

I for one find this preposterous and completely over-the-top. On what basis is Botchford claiming that there's any kind of trend here that's worthy of coining the phrase he does? Why is this necessary? It's gotten to the point where somebody needs to call out the media in this town, specifically and repeatedly, and if it has to be me, so be it.

It is completely counterproductive and vindictive to do something like this on the basis of a single regular-season game. Why, if not for the sole purpose of starting controversy and attempting to drive narrative? To do so is to attempt to be and create the story, rather than report the story, and is entirely contrary to journalistic ethics. It's not just this particular reporter, it's endemic to the Vancouver hockey media and it needs to stop. If we were to hypothetically, as fans, vote Mike Gillis and the Canucks executives emergency powers and authority under martial law, I am sure they would remove a number of these individuals from their posts as part of a generalized crackdown on the sporting press, and some might well be charged with sedition!

Seriously though, let's all hope this doesn't become a thing. When you see how in the bag for the team the media can be in some markets, and I think we all know what I'm talking about here, the way some of these guys undermine the Canucks and actively seek to create conflict, at some level it has got to come into play and do real harm to the atmosphere around the city and fanbase. I would like to see a more positive attitude towards the unprecedented success of the Canucks than one typically gets from the excessively critical attitude that's always going around.

Also note I'm not saying those were not bad goals, of course they were, it happens to everyone and there's no need to act all spoiled and make it a big deal. Blame the refs like good Canucks fans and move on.

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