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Offline Last Active Apr 02 2013 10:23 AM

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In Topic: [Trade] Derek Roy to Vancouver for KConn and a 2nd

02 April 2013 - 09:37 AM


In Topic: Volpatti CLAIMED by Caps

28 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

EPIC FAIL by Gillis.... brutal move. he better have something up his sleeve

In Topic: Jannik Hansen Gets A 1 Game Suspension

20 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

It was not a careless play, hockey is a physical game. Hossa needs to retire he is a glass bitch. hansen was simply jumping for the puck and hossa felt a nudge on his helmet. he looked like he had been shot from the stands. Time to retire for the glass man.....

In Topic: Who REALLY is our #1 Defense man

20 February 2013 - 02:50 PM


In Topic: This Team Needs A Greybeard for the Playoffs

15 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

The one thing common with all Cup winning teams in the last few years has been one or two big veterans in the lineup who can calm the team down during the playoffs.

Right now the Canucks don't really have that anymore. We lost Sami Salo and Malhotra this season who were our two oldest veterans. Our oldest guys right now are the Sedins who, despite the fact that they've been in this league a while, aren't as old as some of the true greybeards that have been essential in Cup winning teams. Right now the Sedins are 32 years old.

LA Kings - Willie Mitchell (35) and Ethan Moreau (didn't play in the playoffs, but 37)
Boston Bruins - Mark Recchi (43), Shane Hnidy (played a few playoff games, 37), Chara, Seidenberg (35)
Chicago Blackhawks - John Madden (37)
Pittsburgh Penguins - Bill Guerin (39)
Detroit Red Wings - Chris Chelios (46), Lidstrom (38)
Anaheim Ducks - Selanne (37), Sean O'Donnel and Brad May (36)
Carolina Hurricanes - Mark Recchi (38), Brind'Amour (36)
Tampa Bay Lightning - Dave Andreychuk (41)

We really lack this sort of key element. All of these players were invaluable in each of their respective teams Cup runs, and is something we desperately need now that we've lost two of our old guys.

Sure this team is experienced, sure the core all went to the Cup finals once, but they aren't anywhere near as experienced as guys like Recchi, Madden, Chelios and Guerin were for example.

Do they have hockey on in Australia? and do you watch the games??

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