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#1 canuckbeliever

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:17 PM

I know I am helping this idiot out by giving him attention but seriously this garbage column and its stupidity needs to be read. The guy basically says Nucks deserve to be swept because there fans like to riot and because they rest players




By Peter Adler

The Cult of Hockey

Here’s hoping the San Jose Sharks show the Vancouver Canucks the shortest way to exit in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Beating the Vancouverites in four straight games, preferably all shutouts, would be a good beginning.

And let’s hope the irate Vancouver fans, instead of torching their city once again, and turning it upside down, would drag head coach Alain Vigneault out of his office in the Rogers Arena and impose a bit of public flogging upon him. And if they find that his boss, general manager Mike Gillis, agreed with the coach’s most recent actions, put a cane to his backside once or twice, too.

Why? Because of the blatant show of lack of sportsmanship and disregard for the paying public, that’s why.

In their last regular game, the Canucks faced the Edmonton Oilers Saturday at Rexall Place. They didn’t dress some of their better players and then, to rub it in, they had Henrik Sedin appear on the ice ONCE, for all of 22 seconds. Once his first and only shift was over (no shots, no hits, no nothing), they sent Sedin to their dressing room.

The reason for the charade? So as not to break his team-leading ironman streak of 940 games played.

According to reports emanating from the Canucks’ dressing room, it wasn’t Henrik Sedin’s idea, either.

The Canucks can easily shrug off the spanking laid on them by the Oilers. Losing by a 7-2 score is nothing to write home about. Except, the Canucks can say, so what, we clinched the playoffs, we clinched the division, our Nr. 1 goalie (Cory Schneider) is at home, nursing an undescribed and thus mysterious injury, why should we risk anything in a game that means nothing?

Guess what: it DOES so mean something. Not only to the Oilers. It also means something to the fans, that is, to the people without whose money all those pampered gladiators would be either playing for free (and paying for the ice in their neighbourhood arenas) or engaging in work that is actually useful to society at large.

Disrespect to your opposition shows a glaring lack of sportsmanship.

But disrespect to your real employers, that is, the people who pay your wages, now, that is something the NHL should very seriously look into. League commissioner Gary Bettman only recently said the NHL had the best fans anyone could hope for. He said so in a speech in which he proclaimed the NHL can hardly be healthier so far as the economics go. Fans – those same fans who were threatening during the lockout they’d never come back – keep coming back in droves, television ratings have gone through the roof, life just can’t better.

Having a lockout shows considerable levels of disrespect towards the paying clientele by both sides of the argument, to begin with. But once it’s settled, the league should become stern with those who show additional lack of respect towards their customers. Yes, it sounds logical: these people must be masochists, to be coming back and all that, after we’ve shown them we can hardly care less about them, so why not continue abusing them? Except, you can only go so far with this kind of behaviour. It would be in the league’s best interest to severely punish those perpetrators, before the real boss – the paying customers – take over to inflict some pain on them by themselves.

Would-be experts might say, but that’s the reality, old boy, learn to live with it, they’ve got to husband their energy, their strength, their whatnot, the season’s long, you just can’t go and play at full tilt game in and game out. To that the answer is simple: if that is so, then, please stop cheating, announce in advance which games you’re going to skate around, making sure nothing bad (other than a loss) happens to you, and refund the multitudes, throwing in a keg (or two, or three, even) of beer on top of it, as a token of gratitude that they even bothered to show up. And make sure to add some bottles of lemonade for the minors.

Granted, this is a result-oriented business, and woe unto those who don’t deliver. Honest, intelligent, knowledgeable and capable people suffer (as of this writing: Steve Tambellini, Joe Nieuwendyk, Joe Sacco, and who knows who else comes up for the ruthless chop next).

A personal memory here: many decades ago, I got to spend a week in the company of Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest jazz musicians (if not THE greatest) of all time. He was performing in Prague, then-Czechoslovakia, and I was helping out with a documentary and interviewing him, too. He played several nights in a hall that had seen better times, the atmosphere was electric, but the air was much worse than in a badly constructed sauna, and Mr. Armstrong, an old man by then, would play his heart out every single night. I asked him about it, and his answer should be hanging in all of the professional sports teams’ dressing rooms: “Most of those people have never seen me before, it’s the first time they see me perform live. I’ve got to impress them, so they come back. Without them, I’m nothing.”

If there was anyone who had nothing to prove, it was Louis Armstrong.

That is why the Vancouver Canucks deserve nothing better than the ignominy of being dispatched mercilessly out of the playoffs and booed off the ice. And their coach – well, see above.



http://blogs.edmonto...ys-peter-adler/
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

read all that thinking there was some kind of punch line. read better rants from people on cdc
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

I think I lost a few IQ points reading that trash. Enjoy the course Edmonton

Edited by Derek Roy, 30 April 2013 - 12:23 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

If the roles were reversed, he wouldn't care. The Canucks need to be healthy for the playoffs and have had bad luck with injuries for years. Makes sense to any reasonable person.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

He didnt even get the ironman streak right, he said 9 hundred something, probably did a google search and wrote down the first number he saw
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

OHYEAH ??? I hope the Oilers get swep....oh wait nvm poor team didn't make it.

He should be more pissed that the paying fans at Rexall have to pay to watch the oilers suck every year.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

Should be more worried about his teams' ability to attract/keep vet players of any worth without substantially overpaying them.

Whitney's parting comments indicate this problem is not being solved anytime soon.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:28 PM

So I guess the Canucks are the only team that has rested players.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

Hehe. The Oilers 'rested' since the deadline where they did nothing.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

He has a right to his opinion. As a season ticket holder I don't disagree that we are paying to see our regular team. Still, he fails to recognize almost all teams do this. Perhaps he can't recall the last time his Oilers went into the playoffs a top their division.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

just butthurt his joke of a team has the longest playoff drought
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

The guy looks like Hulk Hogan after the roids wear off.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

Not sure why he is so mad. The Oilers scored a lot of goals that game, didn't they?

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If anything, Oilers and Canucks fans should unite to burn down Calgary. lol
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

This clown is just a bitter pissant.

Personally I wish the Oilers success in the future, the more Canadian teams that make the playoffs the better in my opinion.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

He didnt even get the ironman streak right, he said 9 hundred something, probably did a google search and wrote down the first number he saw


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:39 PM

And honestly, how about turning that roid rage towards his own team. I mean, I think as a paying customer that is to be answered to I would take a bit more exception as a fan of the Oilers who have taken multiple seasons off so they can draft 1st overall and build a winner because no one in their sound mind would sign on to live and play in Edmonton.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

were do you guys find this stuff? Edmonton hates us. I've been telling you guys this for years, but you guys still cheer for them. OIler fans hate the Canucks.
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2 Markus Naslund

3 Nathan Mackkinon

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

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were do you guys find this stuff? Edmonton hates us. I've been telling you guys this for years, but you guys still cheer for them. OIler fans hate the Canucks.

I will never cheer for them or Calgary/Toronto.

Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg are fine in my books.

Edited by playboi19, 30 April 2013 - 12:45 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

I will never cheer for them or Calgary/Toronto.

Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg are fine in my books.


THIS

Montreal is a bit of a maybe for me though. I hate the "We are French so we deserve favoritism" BS. Plus them trying to use the legal system every time something doesn't go their way. Kind of clownish behavior there.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

Never thought I'd find a sports journalist more annoying than Jack Edwards (and the L.A. Kings Twitter guy). Guess I was wrong.

Who does this troll think he is? Sure, his non-playoff team beat us 7-2 in a garbage game, in which many of our regulars were scratched. Pfft. But LOL at his utter boldness to think he can trash this team when his team is still living for "potential".

But who are we to judge? He's probably got nothing better to report on with his team out on the links... again.

Nothing to see here folks.

Edited by Phil_314, 30 April 2013 - 12:49 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

Never thought I'd find a sports journalist more annoying than Jack Edwards (and the L.A. Kings Twitter guy). Guess I was wrong.

Who does this troll think he is? Sure, his non-playoff team beat us 7-2 in a garbage game, in which many of our regulars were scratched. Pfft. But LOL at his utter boldness to think he can trash this team when his team is still living for "potential".

But who are we to judge? He's probably got nothing better to report on with his team out on the links... again.

Nothing to see here folks.


Dan Tencer. Check out the stuff he writes. I think one time he got ripped so badly,by fans, and by more reputable writers from B.C he actually apologized.
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1 Pavel Bure

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4 Jonathan Drouin.

5 Jonathan Tavares

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

Just shared this article with my boss(he's a die hard Edmonton Oilers fan and wears his Oilers jacket to work everyday) and he couldn't help but laugh. The journalist is obviously just an angry old man who can't stand that the glory days of the Oilers are in the past. Every team, yes this includes the Oilers, would sit their star players if they had already guaranteed a playoff spot.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

I am sure some of you at CDC will find the following comical. The reason I found this article was because the sports editor at the Sun (Scott Brown) tweeteed about the article which was originally tweeted by david staples of the edmonton journal.





Scott Brown@BrownieScott50m
oh boy RT @dstaples Here's hoping the unprofessional Vancouver #Canucks crash out of the playoffs, Peter Adler says. http://bit.ly/12hxS9F



Since Staples is a colleague of the writer and the original writer didnt have twitter I decided to tweet Staples the following.



@dstaples Hey here are a couple of fact checks for your idiot fellow columnist. I know he doesnt have twitter but maybe let him read this



@dstaples 1) Several teams rested star players. The Ducks did it in Vancouver on the 25th. The Hawks did it against the Blues on the 27th.



@dstaples Van wasnt the only team. 2) The riot was started by people looking to trash things. Not real Canucks fans.



@dstaples 3) If the only reason you have for the Canucks to face a quick exit is because the team rested players (which other teams did)


@dstaples and because "fans like to riot" then you really lose integrity as a journalist. The logic makes no sense and Adler should be



@dstaples ashamed of himself for writing that piece of garbage



His response...







David Staples@dstaples20m
@rum0r1 Hyperbole. Obviously.



I was going to question him when on the hyperbole comment but unfortunately he blocked me from twitter. Quite amusing stuff. Facts always get in the way of things.

Edited by canuckbeliever, 30 April 2013 - 12:59 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

I will never cheer for them or Calgary/Toronto.

Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg are fine in my books.


As a Jets season ticket holder, I'm glad that people still like us. Hard for me to have an unbiased opinion, but I just can't see why anyone would dislike the Jets right now. A terrible city that has been aching for an NHL team, hard working team players, and a fat blueliner that looks like a Weight Watchers before picture. What's not to like?
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:05 PM

THIS

Montreal is a bit of a maybe for me though. I hate the "We are French so we deserve favoritism" BS. Plus them trying to use the legal system every time something doesn't go their way. Kind of clownish behavior there.


I have too much respect for the history of the game and of the teams to hate.

Respect! Get you some!
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

He must be bitter that his Oiler still suck even after 3 straight 1st round picks
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

Oh yeah?!!! Well I hope the Oilers get swept too.....oh wait
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

You should see the articles about the Canucks in the local newspaper here...ahaha
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

This guy's a little late on the riot jokes. After Boston, we're victim complexing June 15th to acts of domestic terrorism.
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