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CanuckFan1981

Member Since 31 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active May 17 2015 08:35 AM

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In Topic: [Article] The Swift Decline of Hockey Night in Canada

17 May 2015 - 08:40 AM

Keep:

Cherry = Because he is atleast honest;  - AGREE

Friedman = Intelligent and knows how to stir the pot with red faced Healy and numpty boy Stock. - AGREE

Stromboli = Not the best guy for the job but atleast he is entertaining. - ENTERTAINING??, maybe he was on Much Music, but I care nothing for his opinion or charade in my hockey broadcast.

Fire:

Maclean: Idiot and an arrogant douche; - AGREE

Hughson: Personal opinion and own reasons. He is too arrogant. Voice is good though; - DISAGREE - he is a great voice for broadcasting, unfortunate he is the TO guy now instead of doing the late games for Canucks.

Simpson: Mediocre defencemen when he played, mediocre announcer/analysts now lol. Add the fact that he is too bias against the Canucks when he is commentating; - Simpson was never a Defensemen, he was a defensive center (pretty damn good too)...  He does provide excellent insight, IMO and he recognizes small things casual hockey fans don't. I don't always agree with him, but he is an extremely intelligent hockey guy.

Healy: Pompous A$$ lol. He should just wear a Laffs jersey every time he opens his douchebag mouth; - AGREE - Pompous ass.  He does sometimes provide excellent insight, but he enjoys talking about negative things and attacking players or teams for any mistake.  I don't dig his constant negative feelings.

Stock: Still wet behind the ears and still speaks like a dumb jock lol; - AGREE, He is a complete jack ass and plays favorites with his old teams

Oake: Has the personality of an accountant (no offence too all you accountants lol). - AGREE, but I don't mind him.  His interviewing I think is good for casual fans, and he asks questions casual fans might be interested in, and sometimes an off the wall question that catches my attention.  I don't mind him, for whatever reason, maybe because he's been there so long he has grown on me.

Who I would like to see as an analysts? Denis Potvin. Articulate and well thought out. And an amazing defencemen when he played for the Islanders. - AGREE, he is great, but he does Islander broadcasts, lives in NY, and I think he is happy where he's at.  If he wanted to join the CBC or Sprtsnet team, it would be great but I don't think he wants to move back north.



Recommendations to fire:  Strombo.....


In Topic: Lack or luongo

15 March 2015 - 09:02 AM

Ya but we are paying Lu to play in Florida, and paying for a high end veteran Miller to ensure if Lack doesn't steal the net we have another plan, and then of course we have Lack's contract.  I am not complaining about our goalies cuz I think we got out of that mess better than expected.  But I think Lu's 7 million per year compared to Millers 6 + Lack's 1.15 + Eating Luong 0.8 + Markstrom...  We did OK, but could be fine with Luongo too.  But he did have to move, so all in all we did pretty good by filling our goalie pipeline again.


In Topic: [Discussion] Coach Willie...or Won't He?

03 February 2015 - 04:56 PM

John Leclair was a big guy but he played smart.  Zeke doesn't look like a young John Leclair to me...  John Leclair had  70 points in his first 141 games...  Zeke has 56 points in 182 games.

 

Habs didn't waste Leclair, they developed him into the player Philly paid for...  Remember they traded him for Dr. Mark Recchi, a perennial top 20 scorer with multiple 50 goal seasons...  Also didn't hurt putting him beside the most dominant player at the time (Lindros).

 

The reason Hanson, Higgins, Bieksa and Sedin's don't get benched as often is because they have been bringing it every night (most nights) for the last 10 years.  If they have an off night you know they will come back better the next game.  Kassian can't bring it every night for a 5 game stretch and when he comes back vowing to the world never to get benched, he makes blind pass turnovers all night like its a baking contest...  

 

I think you see what you want to see in Kassian, which is a guy that can go into beast mode.  Unfortunately, we have not seen beast mode in 182 games with 3 different coaches and a variety of skilled and gritty line mates.  I would trade back to Buffalo for Hodgson's 2 goals in a heartbeat and I would throw in a pick...


In Topic: [Discussion] Coach Willie...or Won't He?

03 February 2015 - 03:26 PM

irregardless - a word used by uneducated people intending to sound intelligent.  Often the defendant will use this word in court in an attempt to impress the judge and jury (CDC).  Educated people notice and those who use this word instantly identify themselves to educated people as being uneducated.  Educated people rarely correct them because it helps educated people more easily identify them if they are well groomed (or if they are an anonymous CDC Troll).

 

With that said, I have never heard WillieD try to tell people irregardless is a word.  Therefore, regardless of whether irregardless is actually a word or not,  I will believe Willie's definition of consistency about the players he coaches on a daily basis over your desire to see Zeke become the player he thinks he already is.


In Topic: [Discussion] Coach Willie...or Won't He?

03 February 2015 - 02:58 PM

I think Sbisa is having a good year, overall.  He has all kinds of talent being as big and strong as he is, good skater and good shot.  He is just trying to limit the bone head plays like shooting it off the glass and out when there is winger there to take a pass.  Due to the fact he is only 26, give him time and hopefully in a couple years he will be what people envisioned for him when he was drafted in the first round.  He sometimes tries to do too much, and that will go away with experience.  That combined with the fact we are a bit slim on defense depth means he gets plenty of icetime, which will help him turn into a monster on D.


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