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#1 Merely

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:35 AM

I'm talking 2001 to 2006

Back when Naslund, Bertuzzi Cooke! Ohlund and much more, the games the memories, we were not the best team, but I sure miss the spirit we had back then!

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:41 AM

honestly once naslund was KO'ed he was never really the same, neither was bertuzzi, for obvious reasons but i wouldn't even consider that "old canucks" since we have people here who remember the days of linden and smyl, etc. i started watch around 1994 and thought trevor linden was the most badass person ever, despite being 6 years old. but the west coast extress years were exciting, i'll give it that

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who was fitted with collar and chain

who was given a pat on the back

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:23 AM

not at all. of all the frustrating teams this organization has fielded, that was perhaps the most frustrating "good" era. the disappointing playoff performances, the lack of depth in the squad, and the godawful goaltending all combined to make the team both exciting but extremely disappointing. i'd much rather have the skill and grind of the early-mid 90s, or the depth and talent of recent years.

i miss bertuzzi. always loved him and always will. the rest of the team, however, not so much.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:04 AM

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2001-2006 is "the old Canucks"??? Ok, that would make me prehistoric. Thanks.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:17 AM

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I miss the 2011 Canucks.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:59 AM

I miss Näslund :(
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:12 AM

I miss Linden. Hammering players every shift, going toe to toe with Rob Ray, scoring clutch goals and being the epitome of class the whole way. They really don't make 'em like they used to.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

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The WCE was a fun deal. I also miss Jovo and the passion he brought to the game (never forget that penalty)....sorry to see he's having to have hip (?) surgery and won't play again this season.

The Linden comment ^ - perfect. Heart and soul. I grew very attached to our '94 roster - that was also a great group of guys.

But I also do love this team - we'll look back one day and say "remember how awesome the Sedins were?...how Burr clicked with them and came through in clutch situations?"....he's right up there close to Linden for me. Bieksa will remain one of my all time favourites.

People who complain don't understand that there were even times that there was talk about the team being no more, moving, etc. I appreciate having this team to cheer for, period.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:35 AM

I miss the Canucks of '89 through '95, and the Canucks of '09 through '11.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:54 AM

Nope.. But I'll sure miss the Sedins when their gone..

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

I miss the 2011 Canucks.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:54 AM

I have to admit my mind has wandered more than once over the past 5 or 6 games back to the days of the WCE. It was an exciting team to watch but not one for the faint of heart, and ultimately when you start to recall all the details, a frustrating experience. I think Charles Dickens had some words to that effect. The early 2000s is when I lost most of my hair.

The last few years have been really good, some of the best, for the franchise and continue to be. Injuries and question marks hamper the team right now but we are watching one of the most successful incarnations of the Canucks these past 5 years. With the right moves there will be another five.

It is a good time to be a Canucks fan. :towel: :canucks: :towel:
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#13 Bring_Back_Bertuzzi

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

the canucks should retire number 44 for the beast todd bertuzzi

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

the canucks should retire number 44 for the beast todd bertuzzi


Are you serious? Bert had some great years here but nothing warranting #44 going up in the rafters.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

I miss the '81-'82 Canucks... Halloween sweaters, and all! That team was not very talented. It was successful because of heart, stupid good goaltending and getting "hot" at the right time... Did I mention heart?

The team finished 3 points below .500 and squeaked into the playoffs. You guys all know the story. Talent on this team? Gradin, Smyl, Fraser, Boldiev, Hlinka... Kevin McCarthy, Lars Lindgren and Doug Halward on the back end. Grit? OMG! Williams, Rota, Molin, Lupul, Delorme, Snepsts, Crawford, Campbell, Nill, Bubla. Kids like the D of Eldebrink, Schliebener, Belland, Lanz... Where do I include BJ McDonald, Ollie Brasar and Rick Heinz in all of this?

And of course, King Richard!

These guys beat the crap out of their opponents and got 11 playoff wins before bowing to the Islanders dynasty. I know the game has changed, but, a team built like this might do well in today's game (see Bruins and Kings)?

With a returning Kesler and a Deadline deal, might the '12-'13 Canucks pull off an '81-'82 2.0? One keeper plain lights out? Check. Decent defense with a little offense and a little grit. Check. Good top 6 (with Kes)? Check. Bottom 6 with a little size and the ability to piss off a few guys along the way? Check. 6 wins in a row, all in playoff style. Let's get behind this team and see if we, the fans, can inject a little energy into the team. That's the biggest difference to me... The old, raucous (in the 81-82 playoffs) Coliseum vs. the bigger, but less energy-filled Rogers Centre.

Too bad we couldn't bring Roger Nielson back for the playoff run!

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

the canucks should retire number 44 for the beast todd bertuzzi


Never.

Bertuzzi was a solid Canuck, and fan favorite, up until the Moore incident. My favorite Canuck at the time immediately turned into my least favorite Canuck. I was embarrassed as I watched that night's events unfold.

Bertuzzi is a criminal, IMO. I know I'll get totally flamed for saying so, but, it's how I feel.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

I sure as hell don't miss Dan Cloutier or pretty much any goalie they've had between Kirk McLean and Luongo. I'll give Arturs Irbe a pass I guess.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:24 AM

Never.

Bertuzzi was a solid Canuck, and fan favorite, up until the Moore incident. My favorite Canuck at the time immediately turned into my least favorite Canuck. I was embarrassed as I watched that night's events unfold.

Bertuzzi is a criminal, IMO. I know I'll get totally flamed for saying so, but, it's how I feel.


Cant argue with most of your post but a criminal? No way.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

I miss the '81-'82 Canucks... Halloween sweaters, and all! That team was not very talented. It was successful because of heart, stupid good goaltending and getting "hot" at the right time... Did I mention heart?

The team finished 3 points below .500 and squeaked into the playoffs. You guys all know the story. Talent on this team? Gradin, Smyl, Fraser, Boldiev, Hlinka... Kevin McCarthy, Lars Lindgren and Doug Halward on the back end. Grit? OMG! Williams, Rota, Molin, Lupul, Delorme, Snepsts, Crawford, Campbell, Nill, Bubla. Kids like the D of Eldebrink, Schliebener, Belland, Lanz... Where do I include BJ McDonald, Ollie Brasar and Rick Heinz in all of this?

And of course, King Richard!

These guys beat the crap out of their opponents and got 11 playoff wins before bowing to the Islanders dynasty. I know the game has changed, but, a team built like this might do well in today's game (see Bruins and Kings)?

With a returning Kesler and a Deadline deal, might the '12-'13 Canucks pull off an '81-'82 2.0? One keeper plain lights out? Check. Decent defense with a little offense and a little grit. Check. Good top 6 (with Kes)? Check. Bottom 6 with a little size and the ability to piss off a few guys along the way? Check. 6 wins in a row, all in playoff style. Let's get behind this team and see if we, the fans, can inject a little energy into the team. That's the biggest difference to me... The old, raucous (in the 81-82 playoffs) Coliseum vs. the bigger, but less energy-filled Rogers Centre.

Too bad we couldn't bring Roger Nielson back for the playoff run!

Stranger things have happened, CDC.

Yeah i loved that underdog 82 team.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

I miss the 2011 Canucks.


Yeah those were the days weren't they...

Considering a generation is no longer human but technological, a generation went from 25 years to five years. So in effect, 2011 was 10 years ago.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Nope.. But I'll sure miss the Sedins when their gone..

No, doubt. Take Burrows goal last night for instance. Plays like that have almost become routine around here. And they do that so regularly and make it look so easy I'd be surprised if it made the high-light reel. We're definitely spoiled.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Yeah those were the days weren't they...

Considering a generation is no longer human but technological, a generation went from 25 years to five years. So in effect, 2011 was 10 years ago.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

I miss Bert,Nazzy and Jovo,

Kassian, Jensen...... Bieksa haha
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

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We could bring back the flute, it would be miles better than the opening crap they've been playing.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

I loved the flute...it was epic.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

no I really don't miss having to win 14 out of the last 18 games just to make the play-offs with the WCE. They were exciting to watch but always seemed to be out of gas once the play-offs started because of the effort they had to do just to get in. Bert/Nas/Morr were one if not the elite line of that time. Those guys were tight and stronge with eachother while they played together. Those teams had some great Canuck hero's on them but the 90-96 Canucks teams had legends on them!!

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

BRING BACK THE HOME GAME YELLOWZ!!1!
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:21 PM



Those were the days.....growing up and really becoming a fan.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

the WCE express days rocked becasue we played in the hardest division in the league every night was a battle crawford had everyone in the lineup hitting and playing uptempo hockey .. since our division has went in the crapper so has the entertainment of our games most nights.. people wonder why we were out of gas bythe time the playoffs rolled around , look at the battles every other night we had vs a great colorado team and a very phsycle wild team really good alberta teams who both made runs to the cup during thoes years.... every night was intense
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