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#1 cbones13

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:34 AM

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I just want to kudos this team for being men; for realizing this is a relentlessly rough, chippy and chirpy and for not ever bitching to the media about players from other teams. Because every team does it: dives, cheap shots etc.

Every so often I hear people whining about some of the different personalities on our team and how they play. Players and coaches from other teams included. People like Mark Recchi (A guy who's been inducted in BC Hall of fame, for shame?) Marchand, that meat head Shawn Thornton and Claude Julien to name a few. The hypocrites who go and bitch to the media always end up looking like the fools. There are others from other teams too, it's not exclusively Bruins. (it's just my hatred for them is being refueled right now because of some youtube videos I've come across.)

On the other hand I'm just proud that our guys aren't a bunch of babies and they keep their problems on the ice. I've never heard them complain to the media. We're much more professional and respectable for this and I hope we always keep this up! Other teams' players remind me of my teams I played for in pee wee, my team mates used to cry about the chippiness of other teams. I was embarrassed by it. By bantam I think the boys grew up. Apparently there are some NHLers who still haven't grown up and still don't understand the kind of sport this is and especially what it becomes come playoff time when it's totally and understandably necessary to do almost anything to win... because there's a bigger picture here, especially in Vancouver.

I'm so sick of the hate we get. I go on youtube to watch some videos from 2010-2011 and find myself reading comments from asshole fans about our team. I can't believe how cruel people can be. I never in my life would ever have dreamed of bashing a defeated team. I compare the feeling of losing to the feeling of death and loss and 2011 was among the hardest if not the hardest pill I've had to swallow. It hits hard and it still stings and for people to rub that in your face is about as low as you can get. Anyways like I said, BC Hall of Fame inductee; Mark Recchi, of all people, was a prime example of what I'm talking about: http://nesn.com/2011...layed-against/. I know that is old news that article but it's recently been brought to my attention that he's in the BC hall of fame and if that's not call for the prick to be deducted from our hall of fame, I don't know what is?

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#2 EmployeeoftheMonth

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

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Mark Recchi was a terrific hockey player and has done several great things for his community on top of that has taken time out of his personal life to do some pretty nice things in his retirement.

Stop pissing and moaning.

Edited by EmployeeoftheMonth, 21 March 2013 - 08:43 AM.

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#3 Kevin Biestra

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

Recchi seems to have grown into more of a jerk as he aged...but I would probably require more than propaganda against the local sports team to have him ousted from the Hall of Fame.

I would save kicking people out of Halls of Fame for scumbags like:

OJ Simpson
Cap Anson

etc.

Now, as for beheading and then burning a stuffed life-sized Mark Recchi doll (in Bruins uniform) before the start of every Canucks game? Count me in.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

ya other than the stanley cup finals i have always been a fan of mark recchi
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:05 AM

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Mark Recchi was a terrific hockey player and has done several great things for his community on top of that has taken time out of his personal life to do some pretty nice things in his retirement.

Stop pissing and moaning.

Not to mention his distinguished medical career on top of that!
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:11 AM

Not to mention his distinguished medical career on top of that!


Yeah we all do and say stupid things at times. It doesn't change that he is a really stand up guy and was a great hockey player does it?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:27 AM

Mark Recchi may be a douche but that doesn't mean he didn't accomplish more than the vast majority of NHLers in his career. He deserves to be in the BC Hall of Fame and don't be surprised if he makes the HHOF as well. For god's sakes he has 3 cup rings and sits 12th all time in scoring. If that doesn't deserve a spot in the Hall I don't know what does.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

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what he said was a classless act of arrogance and poor sportsmanship. HIs team beats the home team of the province, which is fine, but he has to rub it in. There are sore losers, and there are sore winners, like him. Rubs it into our face, pretty much the words that came out of his mouth in his last year, by accusing players of faking injuries and having the guts to say the Canucks are the most arrogant team hes played against is flat out classless and baseless. HIs name needs to be removed from the bc hockey hall of fame for poor sportsmanship.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:46 AM

what he said was a classless act of arrogance and poor sportsmanship. HIs team beats the home team of the province, which is fine, but he has to rub it in. There are sore losers, and there are sore winners, like him. Rubs it into our face, pretty much the words that came out of his mouth in his last year, by accusing players of faking injuries and having the guts to say the Canucks are the most arrogant team hes played against is flat out classless and baseless. HIs name needs to be removed from the bc hockey hall of fame for poor sportsmanship.


I think Mark Recchi is a jerk, and not one to take the high road as he should be.

But the BC Hockey Hall of Fame isn't affiliated with the Canucks and isn't in existence to prevent the organization from being criticized.

You can't kick people out of the Hall of Fame for being a sore winner. Would anyone care if he had criticized his opponent from another Cup Final after the fact?

It's unfortunate that a player of his stature conducts himself the way he does sometimes. But that conduct falls pretty short of that required to start stripping away honours. I can think of several "more questionable characters" in the game (though obviously not all Hall of Fame candidates). Tim Thomas. Arguably Patrick "Stanley Cup rings in my ears" Roy. I don't hear good things about Martin Brodeur off the ice. Ahem, Jeff Brown... Sean Avery? Pavel Bure or Mario Lemieux not practicing hard early in their careers? Jeremy Roenick blowing off the game to go to the Keg?

Anyway, it goes on and on. Unless you're Graham James or Tim Danton or a fairly small handful of criminals / putrid characters that actually set the game back, it's pretty hard to start factoring in "post-series criticism" into whether they deserve to have their on-ice accomplishments appropriately recognized.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

Yeah we all do and say stupid things at times. It doesn't change that he is a really stand up guy and was a great hockey player does it?

Your absolutely right and actually, I was a huge fan or Recchi's when he was with the Pens in 90-92ish. His accomplishments on the ice are outstanding, and maybe thats why his attitude stung a little more for me during the 2011 SCF.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

I hate Recchi almost as much as Messier. Sure he is a great hockey player. But that's it. Do we really want a jerk in the BC hockey hall of fame? Do we really want this jerk as an example for our kids?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

Don't care if Recchi pees or goes fishing but he still accomplished enough careerwise to be in the BChall.

If it were attitude and community in BC that were required, what would Sakic be in there for?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

I just want to kudos this team for being men; for realizing this is a relentlessly rough, chippy and chirpy and for not ever bitching to the media about players from other teams. Because every team does it: dives, cheap shots etc.

Every so often I hear people whining about some of the different personalities on our team and how they play. Players and coaches from other teams included. People like Mark Recchi (A guy who's been inducted in BC Hall of fame, for shame?) Marchand, that fkn meat head Shawn Thornton and Claude Julien to name a few. The hypocrites who go and bitch to the media always end up looking like the fools. There are others from other teams too, it's not exclusively Bruins. (it's just my hatred for them is being refueled right now because of some youtube videos I've come across.)

On the other hand I'm just proud that our guys aren't a bunch of babies and they keep their problems on the ice. I've never heard them complain to the media. We're much more professional and respectable for this and I hope we always keep this up! Other teams' players remind me of my teams I played for in pee wee, my team mates used to cry about the chippiness of other teams. I was embarrassed by it. By bantam I think the boys grew up. Apparently there are some NHLers who still haven't grown up and still don't understand the kind of sport this is and especially what it becomes come playoff time when it's totally and understandably necessary to do almost anything to win... because there's a bigger picture here, especially in Vancouver.

I'm so sick of the hate we get. I go on youtube to watch some videos from 2010-2011 and find myself reading comments from asshole fans about our team. I can't believe how cruel people can be. I never in my life would ever have dreamed of bashing a defeated team. I compare the feeling of losing to the feeling of death and loss and 2011 was among the hardest if not the hardest pill I've had to swallow. It hits hard and it still stings and for people to rub that in your face is about as low as you can get. Anyways like I said, BC Hall of Fame inductee; Mark Recchi, of all people, was a prime example of what I'm talking about: http://nesn.com/2011...layed-against/. I know that is old news that article but it's recently been brought to my attention that he's in the BC hall of fame and if that's not call for the prick to be deducted from our hall of fame, I don't know what is?


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

You can't just kick people out of the hall of fame because they made a few comments you didn't like. He has great on ice accomplishments and deserves his spot. It's not the "Canucks Hall Of Fame". Maybe we shouldn't be so butthurt.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

................... Anyways like I said, BC Hall of Fame inductee; Mark Recchi, of all people, was a prime example of what I'm talking about: http://nesn.com/2011...layed-against/. I know that is old news that article but it's recently been brought to my attention that he's in the BC hall of fame and if that's not call for the prick to be deducted from our hall of fame, I don't know what is?


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

If it was that hard on you, find a hobby. Get over it.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

That's Dr.Mark Rechhi thank you.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

He won't be deducted. You should have mentioned something before he was inducted if you really didn't want him in. Unless you just discovered this, then, that's just too bad.

And it doesn't matter if we whine, we're labeled as whiners forever now. Crosby's the best player in the league, yet he's still labeled a whiner by the haters, even though he hasn't whined about anything in a long time.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

I compare the feeling of losing to the feeling of death and loss and 2011 was among the hardest if not the hardest pill I've had to swallow.

really???? Wait till you have to sit by and watch a loved one die then tell me it's as bad as losing a hockey game. And if it is, you have got your priorities way out of order.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

3 Stanley Cups
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Yeah sorry you may not like him, but the guy was an absolute stud.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:47 PM

He belongs in the BC hall of Fane for his accomplishments on the ice. What he said about Paccoirety's injury was pretty bad but when he started trash talking the Canucks while in retirement , well that's pure, grade A douche, right there. I wouldn't waste my time on him and I m certainly not about to celebrate him.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:53 PM

That series was a typical "bully your way to success" story. Bruins were a great team and that tea-bagger Thomas was a beast! so not saying they didn't deserve to win, but the way they bullied their way during the game and played along with the media's propaganda that Canucks are divers & embellishers worked great for them when refs would stop calling things that they would have otherwise called had it not been the canucks receiving them.

Problem with hockey is that it's hard to draw the line between good physical play and full out goonery, and all those dinosaur traditionalists who still want to live in the 50s will always take the goonery side vs the safer more skillful side.

I wouldn't deduct Recci from the hall of fame. Most of the Bruins were and are great players. I just happen to hate their guts, which is my opinion. Just cuz they're good players, doesn't mean i have to respect them. And just because there are more Canadians on that team doesn't mean they should be treated better (we're not racists are we?!)
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

From what I've heard, he is an arrogant jerk in real life. But that's his problem. Couldn't care less if he's in the BC hall of fame or not. Next time I'm in there, I'll walk right past his section...that'll be the extent of my protest.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

I must say, I'm no fan of Dr. Recchi. Maybe we can trade his birth rights to Boston for Schneider. As long as he is considered from BC it's hard to take away his merit and justification to be in the BC Hall. However, if for some reason it happened...I would laugh and minimize his pain the way he did to Raymond when he had a broken back...just sayin'
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

He can have the "Dr Recchi first-aid station."
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

Your absolutely right and actually, I was a huge fan or Recchi's when he was with the Pens in 90-92ish. His accomplishments on the ice are outstanding, and maybe thats why his attitude stung a little more for me during the 2011 SCF.


Maybe some of his comments about the Canucks weren't so far off either.

I mean the garbage he spouted about injuries was just that; garbage, Other than that he was for the most part just answering questions he was being asked.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

From what I've heard, he is an arrogant jerk in real life. But that's his problem. Couldn't care less if he's in the BC hall of fame or not. Next time I'm in there, I'll walk right past his section...that'll be the extent of my protest.

I've met him several times personally and professionally when he comes to talk with special needs kids I work with. He's actually an extremely nice guy. He's taken time out of his life to do these things and make appearances without getting anything in return. I mean I'm a bloody cretin and he's always been very nice to me.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

Yeah we all do and say stupid things at times. It doesn't change that he is a really stand up guy and was a great hockey player does it?

calm down mr serious , it was a joke
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

calm down mr serious , it was a joke


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