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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

You guys know that when someone says "inb4 why not [insert players name here]" that they're not actually advocating for that player to be called up right? They're pointing out that a bunch of homers are going to be whining and crying that their choice deserved a chance over the actual callup. Just checkin'.

PS I don't know why Gaunce didn't get the call. He's a stud and I want to see how he'll handle the NHL.


Gaunce sucks, needs at least 2 or 3 in the echl before even thinking of trying out for the wolves.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

Gaunce sucks, needs at least 2 or 3 in the echl before even thinking of trying out for the wolves.

Being a point per game player and team captain = he sucks? I'm not saying he should've been recalled, because he could use a year or two in the AHL... But who pissed in your corn flakes this morning?
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

Gaunce sucks, needs at least 2 or 3 in the echl before even thinking of trying out for the wolves.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:51 AM

wouldn't have predicted that; but as someone mentioned above sweatt is injured.

good luck to him. he's put up some decent numbers in the minors over the years but never had that translate into NHL success.


Like Sweatt is really an option. Biggest claim to fame is his equally useless brother scored a goal in his first game, leading many here to think he was the second coming of Bobby Orr.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

This thread is funny. So many jokes missed and points flying over people's heads.

Anyway, when you succumb to a bunch of injuries like the Canucks have, this is what happens. You start dipping real deep into your system. Not exactly excited about Andrew Gordon but he is one of the best players on the Wolves. Great two way forward, at least at the AHL level.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

Seems like a decent hard working player. Good to see that he's getting rewarded for his play. Hopefully he does well tonight.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

Is he a big guy or another 5'11, 190 pounds forward?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:01 PM

Is he a big guy or another 5'11, 190 pounds forward?

Why, would that alone change your opinion of him? *(he asked, knowingly)

EDIT: it doesn't get any better either. Not only did Kassian not fly with the team, Pinizzotto stayed in Van too due to illness and Higgins back was sore this morning and isn't expected to play. We'll have one of our D playing forward tonight as per AV.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

6'0" 194lbs. according to the roster page.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

I hope I get called up next

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

Why, would that alone change your opinion of him? *(he asked, knowingly)


U seriously expect every canucks fan know who Andrew Gordon is? I seriously know nothing about this guy...so it sounds like he is really 5'11. 190 pound type guy. Thank you.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

I am not even excited about tonight's game.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

You guys know that when someone says "inb4 why not [insert players name here]" that they're not actually advocating for that player to be called up right? They're pointing out that a bunch of homers are going to be whining and crying that their choice deserved a chance over the actual callup. Just checkin'.

PS I don't know why Gaunce didn't get the call. He's a stud and I want to see how he'll handle the NHL.


The Canucks cannot recall a player from the CHL unless it is on an emergency basis, meaning they had no other available body to bring up and still ice a full roster at both the NHL and AHL level.

Gaunce is better off staying where he is for another year anyway and he would be overwhelmed by being thrown into the NHL at this point. By Prospects Camp next year he'll get a chance to show what he can do. Unless he blows by every other attendee there and is one of our best players in September he won't see the NHL for a couple of years. Still, I think he's a beauty of a prospect.

Gordon is your basic AAAA player, not good enough to be a full-time NHLer but can be dominant in aspects of an AHL game. He won't hurt the Canucks but he won't be used much either. He doesn't have the speed that Pinizzotto does so playing at the next level is a harder transition for him.

It does show a lack of depth in our system though. Still not sure why Brule hasn't signed yet and wonder if we contacted him or not. Maybe he's decided to hang them up?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Being a point per game player and team captain = he sucks? I'm not saying he should've been recalled, because he could use a year or two in the AHL... But who pissed in your corn flakes this morning?


Gaunce pooped in them

It was obviously sarcastic, I don't think anyone thinks gaunce was a bad pick. I'm actually thrilled with him

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Like Sweatt is really an option. Biggest claim to fame is his equally useless brother scored a goal in his first game, leading many here to think he was the second coming of Bobby Orr.


ha, i don't disagree; but i still think if he were healthy he'd be ahead on the depth chart. both of them being options i didn't anticipate we'd see on the canucks this year. some kind of atrophy.

also, you must admit, that was quite the memorable goal.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

U seriously expect every canucks fan know who Andrew Gordon is? I seriously know nothing about this guy...so it sounds like he is really 5'11. 190 pound type guy. Thank you.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

Why move our farm club to Abbotsford when they're already in Vancouver?


Because I'm from abbotsford . I like my hometown team . Go heat Go
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

Let him play with the Sedins then he can be our new Kassian, just like every other player who has ever played with the Sedins. Because according to people on here every player who plays with the Sedins and gets points, because they are playing with the Sedins are now superstars, turn this guy into a cdc superstar.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

Why, would that alone change your opinion of him? *(he asked, knowingly)

EDIT: it doesn't get any better either. Not only did Kassian not fly with the team, Pinizzotto stayed in Van too due to illness and Higgins back was sore this morning and isn't expected to play. We'll have one of our D playing forward tonight as per AV.


Put Ballard on forward...AV might actually like his game there.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

I think the reason for the call up is that Kassian, Higgins, and Pinizzoto are all either injured or sick. So yeah...We need to call up someone ....just to fill our line up. The good news all of these injuries are happening now and not right before playoffs...*knock on wood*
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

You guys know that when someone says "inb4 why not [insert players name here]" that they're not actually advocating for that player to be called up right? They're pointing out that a bunch of homers are going to be whining and crying that their choice deserved a chance over the actual callup. Just checkin'.

PS I don't know why Gaunce didn't get the call. He's a stud and I want to see how he'll handle the NHL.



Um.... Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not.

Belleville just got into the playoffs. Gaunce is their captain, why pull him out of this developmental situation to plug him on the fourth line?

Not to mention that he needs the AHL experience first
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

U seriously expect every canucks fan know who Andrew Gordon is? I seriously know nothing about this guy...so it sounds like he is really 5'11. 190 pound type guy. Thank you.

Google is your friend.

Better yet, let me Google that for you.

Put Ballard on forward...AV might actually like his game there.

I've already seen it suggested. Either that or they go with Alberts on the 4th.

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Raymond Schroeder Hansen
Ballard Ebbett Gordon
Sestito Lapierre Weise

Obviously mix and match in the bottom six.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

I've already seen it suggested. Either that or they go with Alberts on the 4th.

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Raymond Schroeder Hansen
Ballard Ebbett Gordon
Sestito Lapierre Weise

Obviously mix and match in the bottom six.


That's actually pretty depressing when you see it on paper.

I'm concerned about the back situation with Higgins. They can be minor or it could be the year.

With Pinizzotto, you have to wonder if that hard crash into the boards on the half hit caused him an injury to his surgically repaired shoulder. Gotta hope not

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

That's actually pretty depressing when you see it on paper.

I'm concerned about the back situation with Higgins. They can be minor or it could be the year.

With Pinizzotto, you have to wonder if that hard crash into the boards on the half hit caused him an injury to his surgically repaired shoulder. Gotta hope not


AV said Pinnizotto was just not feeling well, so hopefully it has nothing to do with the shoulder
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

All this pretentious griping about how canucks = AHL/ECHL team is pathetic. Half the players on the senators team are AHLers and they are still nestled tightly in a playoff spot. Injuries happen, deal with it.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

All this pretentious griping about how canucks = AHL/ECHL team is pathetic. Half the players on the senators team are AHLers and they are still nestled tightly in a playoff spot. Injuries happen, deal with it.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

Gaunce sucks, needs at least 2 or 3 in the echl before even thinking of trying out for the wolves.

You my friend win the clueless award thankyou come again :bigblush:

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

Mr. Nice Guy

Each time Chicago Wolves right wing Andrew Gordon scores a goal at Allstate Arena, Alice Cooper’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy” blares from the loudspeakers. It’s a humorous choice for a goal song because, well, Gordon never deviates from Nice Guy mode.

“You know ‘Gordo,’ ” said veteran American Hockey League defenseman Dean Arsene, Gordon’s first roommate in professional hockey. “He’s a pretty easy-going guy. He’s always positive, always having fun, always in a good mood.”

Before one of the Wolves’ morning skates on their mid-October trip to Abbotsford, B. C., Gordon amused himself and his teammates by balancing the end of his hockey stick on his chin and keeping it aloft for several seconds. While skating around on the ice.

The 27-year-old Porters Lake, Nova Scotia native – who has produced 11 goals and 19 points in 33 games through Jan. 21—has a passion for life that extends in unpredictable directions. And when the Wolves alternate captain does latch on to a topic, he isn’t afraid to express his interest via Twitter (@AndrewGordon10).

One sample from August: “The guy who will be renting my place moves in at 9am. Maybe I should have been packing instead of youtube-ing clips of pet pot belly pigs.” Really? Potbelly pigs?

“I’m allergic to dogs, but I went through a phase this summer where I wanted a pet really bad,” Gordon said with a laugh.

“Potbelly pigs became a small fixation of mine. So I did research online and watched some pet videos and how to train them. They’re pretty remarkable little animals, but I definitely won’t be getting one any time soon. Like I say, it was a minor fixation. It was something to keep me away from doing responsible things.”

That attitude might explain another one of Gordon’s tweets during offseason downtime: “When my hockey career is over I want a job at the zoo wearing a giant panda costume feeding baby pandas. Maybe the 2nd best job ever.”

Gordon let out another long laugh upon hearing his words read back to him.

“Well, I was watching some Discovery Channel, and there were some guys dressed up as giant pandas who would go in there and try to make baby pandas feel more comfortable when they were eating,” Gordon said. “I don’t know what the deal is, but cuddling a baby panda seems like the second-best job that would be out there. I’ve always been an animal lover, a zoo lover. It just seemed appropriate at the time.”

Why did Gordon label it the second-best job in the world? Because he already has the best job in the world –and he knows it. Gordon is the guy who shows up for practice early and stays late because he loves everything about the sport.

He’s the guy whose 4.8 percent body fat ranks as the lowest on the team, no small feat with his 6-foot, 198-pound physique when there are wiry guys like Eddie Lack on the roster. He’s the guy who’s as serious about his craft as he’s unserious about everything else.

“I have a lot to smile about,” Gordon said. “It’s something that not many people can say; I love going to work every day. Playing hockey for a living is a gift. If I didn’t respect it, then I would be doing everybody else who actually works hard for their living a disservice.

“I’m an adult. I play a game for a living and that’s something I can never take for granted.”

Gordon, a sixth-year pro who has 49 National Hockey League games and 3 NHL goals on his resume, gives credit to the 32-year-old Arsene for teaching him how to be a professional. Gordon left St. Cloud State after three years and joined the Hershey Bears in 2007 as a “black ace,” which meant he served as a practice player for the Bears as they went all the way to the Calder Cup finals.

Arsene, Hershey’s captain, was injured and couldn’t play during the playoffs. So when the Bears hit the road, he’d invite Gordon and a teammate or two over for dinner or take them to a baseball game. After the Cup Finals ended, Arsene asked Gordon if he’d like to live with him and his girlfriend, Alex, the following season. Gordon accepted eagerly.

They developed such a close friendship, Gordon shared emcee duties with Alex’s brother during Dean and Alex’s wedding in 2010. When the Wolves played at Abbotsford in October, Gordon visited Alex’s parents’ house as both sides of the Arsene family filled the place in order to enjoy his company.

“I really came out of college and was eating frozen pizzas and drinking Diet Pepsi,” Gordon said. “When I started living with Dean, I saw how he was doing it. I came to him and said, ‘Look, I see what I’m doing and I see what you’re doing—and I want that.’ You have to be interested in it.

“That’s one thing about anything in your life, I feel. If you don’t want to change it, you’re never going to. You’ll always revert back to the way you are and the way you want to be.”

Arsene, now an alternate captain for St. John’s and a mainstay on the IceCaps blue line, remembers taking Gordon to the grocery store. “Jokingly, he’d call it ‘Dinner with Dean,’ ” Arsene said. “Once a week, we’d pick out a recipe from my book and we’d go to the store. I’d show him what to buy and what to eat. He’d write down everything and copy the recipe. I like food and I like cooking, so we always had fun with it.”

Now Gordon counts his daily grocery-store visit among his passions. He gets a kick out of spending 45 minutes roaming a store, even when he has just three items on his list for that night’s dinner. Upon hearing that anecdote, Arsene chuckled knowingly.

“He’s just a good guy, down to earth,” Arsene said. “I thought of him as kind of a little brother to me. He was kind of like Alex’s little brother too.”

With that in mind, an intriguing situation unfolded last March within the Wolves family. Right about the time Gordon suffered a season-ending lower-body injury, rookie defenseman Brad Hunt joined the squad shortly after his career ended at Bemidji State University. Gordon and Hunt became roommates at the Wolves team hotel and they hit it off.

“The boys jokingly call Brad Hunt my son,” Gordon said with a laugh. “I drove him to practice every day. I was cooking meals for him in the hotel.”

Hunt tried to protest occasionally and offered to take turns in the kitchen, but Gordon would have none of it. Hunt was still in the midst of wrapping up his final classes at Bemidji State, so Gordon would suggest that Hunt study while he prepared the meals and juices.

“I think my favorite meal of his was the salmon,” Hunt said. “And he always had tons of vegetables. He loves his vegetables. It was great. I loved him for that. It brought me really close to him for the six weeks that I was there.”

Hunt, who took to calling Gordon “Pops,” sent him a “Happy Father’s Day” text in June.

“It was totally natural for him,” Hunt said. “He wasn’t trying to do anything to impress anybody. It was just the type of guy that he is. Just a great person and he wanted to make sure I was as comfortable as can be. He made my time at the end of the season very enjoyable. It was awesome.”


I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do. And hoping some of that joyful, hardworking energy might be a good influence in the locker room...
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

One small problem, av.




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