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  1. 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship - Belarus May 9-25 Pools Group A Sweden Czech Republic Canada Slovakia Norway Denmark France Italy Group B Pekka Rinne Russia United States Switzerland Germany Latvia Belarus Kazakhstan Broadcast Schedule (all times are PST) All games are on TSN unless otherwise noted Medal Round Thursday May 22: United States (B2) vs. Czech Republic (A3) - 5:45 am Russia (B1) vs. France (A4) - 6:45 am (TSN2) Canada (A1) vs. Pekka Rinne (B4) - 9:45 am Sweden (A2) vs. Belarus (B3) - 10:45 am (TSN2) Saturday May 24: Russia (B1) vs. Sweden (A2) - 4:30 am Pekka Rinne (B4) vs. Czech Republic (A3) - 8:30 am Sunday May 25: Bronze Medal: Czech Republic (A3) vs. Sweden (A2) - 6:15 am Gold Medal: Russia (B1) vs. Pekka Rinne (B4) - 10:45 am Rosters Forwards: Troy Brouwer Alexandre Burrows Jason Chimera - A Cody Hodgson Jonathan Huberdeau Nazem Kadri Nathan MacKinnon Sean Monahan Matt Read Mark Scheifele Brayden Schenn Kyle Turris - A Joel Ward Defencemen: Kevin Bieksa - C Braydon Coburn (replacing Marc Methot) Ryan Ellis Jason Garrison Erik Gudbranson Tyler Myers Morgan Rielly Goaltenders: James Reimer Ben Scrivens Justin Peters Canucks at the World Championship Denmark: Nicklas Jensen and Jannik Hansen Sweden: Joacim Eriksson Switzerland: Yannick Weber For full tournament schedule, scores, and team standings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_IIHF_World_Championship
    6 points
  2. Bad on the Canucks for not recognizing what they had in Weise
    6 points
  3. With the 22nd selection in the 2016 STHS NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks are proud to select RW from the Saskatoon Blades, Nikita Scherbak!
    6 points
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRkTO9WtVgk
    4 points
  5. If there is one poster who's opinion I respect the most here it's theministers. He's actually watched and evaluated the prospects and gives objective reports and reasons behind liking or disliking certain aspects of prospects. You sir are out to lunch
    4 points
  6. 3 points
  7. I'd cheer for the North Korean prison camp guards team if they were playing the Bruins.
    3 points
  8. If you just want to see it that's fine by me but you have to come with something better if you want to be able to have a discussion. Calling those who disagree with you ding dongs though speaks volumes about the strength of your argument. No room for discussion at all. You remind me of Xanlet from back in the Nomorebettman days.
    3 points
  9. I think this actually would show a bias giving the site we're on. If you really want to go for being unbiased you need to show me an error that hurt the Bruins from those playoffs. I mean outside of just picking the winner it's really about maximizing revenue. That happens with extended series especially in big markets. SO logically they would have to have made "errors" that didn't favor the Bruins to maximize profits. I see where you're trying to lead me here but I think it's pretty weak tbh. I mean you might as well be making toast with an image of jesus burnt into it as proof of an afterlife. I'm sure you can find better than this. I mean, a player was in a position, took a one timer and a save was made. That's called hockey. Players get robbed all the time. Weaksauce, 23, weaksauce.
    3 points
  10. Blue did have Tarasenko. It’s so easy to point out one player and say we need that. But Gaborik (the scorer) has been invisible in past playoffs, as has Nash (the Power forward) Who's bostons pure goal scorer? What about the Ducks? Maroon has been a huge asset on that first line. Crosby has one goal. Rene Bourque is even more surprising for the Habs. It’s playoffs and the players with heart and drive to win are the ones who carry their team. It’s not so much a physical trait, but the will to win. Some pure goal scores have it, some don’t and vice versa with power forwards.
    3 points
  11. ^ at least they match.... but did BDM wait until after WW posted to comeback and announce her role????
    3 points
  12. The funniest part was physical presence Virtanen - 9 Ritchie - 8
    2 points
  13. 2 more sleeps!!!!!
    2 points
  14. Arrrrrrrrr After a day of hard marching the crew reached a beach to set up camp. PPCLI called a meeting to discuss who the Crew felt likely to be a Mutinous scum. In the end they had settled on Mau5trap . PPCLI led Mau5 up the cliff to the very top where he had fastened a long board leading to eternity. Mau5 was terrified in the time honoured traditions of the Pirate code PPCLI gave Mau5 a swig of rum and then forced Mau5 forward onto the plank. Finally Mau5 accepted that there was nothing he could do to save himself. Mau5 walked off the end plummeting 50 feet into the shark infested waters below. Excited that they were a day closer to the treasure everyone headed back to camp singing and drinking. Along the way Drouin falls slightly behind as he chats with one of the crew about the coming days hike. Drouin stops declaring he needs to relieve himself on a tree. Seeing his chance his companion pulled a dagger from under his jacket and thrust it right through Drouin’s ribs piercing his heart and felling him with one foul thrust. The mutineers had hatched a diabolical plan to kill off all those who were loyal to PPCLI. They found ways to confer with each other and schemed all through the day. They hatched a brilliant plan to eliminate one of those they knew to be one of the loyal Pirates. They waited until Aladeen was on his way back to camp following the lynch and they grabbed him and dragged him off through the jungle to a deep pond they had found well setting up camp. Aladeen I was weighed down with cannon balls and kicked into the water where he sunk to the bottom. The last thing Aladeen saw was the tantalizing glint of gold then all went black and the bubbles stopped rising to the surface. The mutineers celebrated as they made their way back to camp knowing they had struck a blow to PPCLI’s leadership. Luckily for the rest of the crew PPCLI had entrusted one man with his blessing to purge the mutineers from the ranks. BurrDaMan had been bragging about being part of PPCLI’s inner circle even hinting that he had seen the map. The vigilante knew better and set out to deal with her once and for all. BDM was in a good mood following the lynch and decided to join the celebrations. After a few hours of making merry she decided to retire for the night. On her way to the mess of rope that was her bed she was shocked to hear a cold voice tell her not to move. Suddenly she felt something get placed on the back of her neck. BDM screamed and then felt the scorpion that had been placed there sting her. Incapacitated BDM sunk to the ground as the poison did it’s work and death took her. Mau5 (Mutineer) walked the plank Aladeen (Unknown) was killed by the mutineer's Drouin (TP) was off'd by the SK BDM (TP) felt the wrath of the Vig JE14 , WW and Big Mike all need to vote next round
    2 points
  15. Unless their life is in danger, there's no point in telling the Mafia who the confirmed TPs are.
    2 points
  16. 2 points
  17. As a long time reader and a very new poster, theminister has always been one of the most reputable, respectable, and objective posters on this site. A breath of fresh air.
    2 points
  18. Why? He was never given anything more than a 4th line role here, and even then he scored some goals that showed off some pretty decent hands. A guy like Sestito - all his goals are ugly. You know there's not much to work with. Not so in the case of Weise. There was potential there.
    2 points
  19. Lol at anyone saying Sestito was an upgrade over Weise. Speed and underrated skill for a fourth liner. Another example of why Tortorella and Gillis needed to go. Not utilizing good players right in front of them.
    2 points
  20. Just watched a Calgary Hitmen Vs Saskatoon Blades game and I gotta say I really hope that was just a terrible game from Virtanen. With Scherbak playing on the other side of the ice it was easy to compare how much impact each player had for his respected team. The biggest thing I noticed is that all offense flowed through Scherbak, he was always in the right place to get the puck or receive the pass and his teammates used him. When he was on the ice you would always hear his name at least twice a shift. Whereas Virtanen wouldn't be heard from for long periods of the game and even when he was open for a pass his teammates seemed reluctant to use him probably in fear the play would die on his stick. He really does not have great hockey sence playing without the puck. Once Virtanen is in the open with the puck he does great things but if he can't dominate juniors and really be able to exploit the smaller less talented players and be the focal point for his teams offense like a guy like Scherbak who is supposed to go mid round to even mid 20s, then I'd be really concerned how Virtanen will be able to use his skills to his advantage at the next level. IMO he doesn't have the hockey sense to find the open ice and use his elite speed and shot to his advantage. Maybe I watched a terrible game of his and will watch more to see but I'm very wary of a Virtanen selection. That being said if a Kesler trade is happening to a team in the later picks of the 1st round I hope its Scherbak we take, he looked incredibly impressive.
    2 points
  21. How is that reaching? Makes total sense to me. You have a role (better, and more important than what you claim), your mafia teammate has a less of a significant role, now you can pretend to be that less significant role. WHY ARE PEOPLE PMING EACH OTHER RANDOMLY. Hey vig, and other important TP roles, why don't you PM Intoews as well, why not. That being said, can I be invited to this conversation? I wanna see for myself.
    2 points
  22. Fine if I am killed I will come back and haunt you as a Pirate Ghost, rather than a Ghost Pirate. The difference you ask? A Pirate Ghost is a person was a pirate and killed and returned as a ghost whereas a Ghost Pirate is a ghost who made a conscious decision to become a pirate.
    2 points
  23. I explain it like this: The NHL can sway game outcomes by, let's say 5% (just spit balling numbers). In the same way Vegas manipulates 5% in favour of the house to make oodles of $, so would any other billion dollar corporation (like the 'NHL). No one (sane) is arguing the game outcomes are set, were suggesting that parity of teams (bettman) plus 5% in favour of the house equals the league's desired outcomes in most cases.
    2 points
  24. I say if you can add a tough, dirty, skilled player with potential to be in your top 6 do it no use in trying to hit a home run with a small fast skilled player when you have a potential beast battleship who could play dirty and take care of $#it if needed.
    2 points
  25. Kids, this is what happens when you don't take your ritalin or in this particular case lithium. Guys riding some kind of high where he's a genius on a hockey forum. Seriously man take it easy.. just relax a bit, you're in front of a computer, not a girl. You don't have to be so sensitive and uncomfortable.
    2 points
  26. You have to laugh at a 38 page thread built on sheer speculation, fabricated half-truths based on rumor and innuendo, and a genuinely funny level of 'snideness' seldom seen in modern Society .. well done, CDC ..
    2 points
  27. He definitely got the green light last night, the one chance that I mentioned earlier in the thread was nice but the 2nd one that I remember was a beauty, it was closer to the middle of the ice and he got a pretty good backhand whack at the rebound, not 100% sure but I think it was in the 2nd period. I think there were 3 good rushes/pinches too, one a period. I watched him fairly closely (it was a good game) and I saw him make one mistake in the defensive zone where he flubbed a clearing pass beside the net in the far left corner that resulted in some mild pressure by the Oil Kings. His response was perfect though, instead of chasing the puck up to the half boards and running out of position, he waved a closer (and quicker) Pouliot in to take the guy and went back to cover the front of the net. The next chance he got to get the puck out, he didn't panic(which is what most inexperienced kids would do after the initial mistake), he calmly settled the puck down, skated it out of his zone, had a look up ice and ripped a cross ice pass that sprung the right winger down his side and resulted in a scoring chance. I've still only seen him play a few times but I was really impressed last night and I don't think I'm being a homer either because the announcers were foaming at the mouth over what he was doing too. I wish I had that highlight package of the 1st period that they put together, he did something good on just about every shift, whether it was a hit, a stick check, a pass or blocking a shot.
    2 points
  28. 100 points 1st season or I'm calling him a bust.. He better be able to play goalie, and coach at the same time too or it was a waste of a pick.
    2 points
  29. How do you people find the time to write this stuff?
    2 points
  30. So did Backstrom when he was younger. I doubt anyone on here would pass on him with a 6th overall pick though. Not saying I want him, but looks should not be a factor for drafting a player.
    2 points
  31. 1) Aladeen 2) Kryten 3) King Heffy 4) Intoewsables 5) Peaches 6) Go Faulk Yourself 7. Luciferase 8. otherwise 9) IlDuce39 10) VICanucksfan5551 11( Drouin 12) JE14 13) Big Mike 14) Where's Wellwood 15)Otis 16)Kesler87 17) Bo Hunter Booth 18) Captain Aerosex 19) gbassi 20) BDM 21) Mau5trap
    1 point
  32. just another thing to consider, if we draft a euro he could play in the ahl right away
    1 point
  33. Seems we be the only bilgerats speakin in pirate tongues, me matey. The rest of this crew be a bunch of fancy privateers, yarrrr. And I still know not where this ship be setting sail, let me get my sextant yarrrrrrrr
    1 point
  34. Not to mention he is only 25. Room to grow still. People say fourth liners are a dime a dozen, but unfortunately we keep giving good ones like Glass, Lapierre, and Weise away, and replace them with plugs like Bitz and Sestito. It's why we constantly have a revolving door of fourth liners, and end up being a three line team. A strong fourth line is key for going anywhere. Matthias and Richardson are a good start, hopefully we can find another good fourth liner with speed and grit this summer.
    1 point
  35. Right now I would argue Rick Nash is one of the softest guys in the league and he is 6ft 4 and 220 . Its has nothing to do with size. Brad Marchand is only 5ft 8 and he is one of the best forecheckers in the league.
    1 point
  36. Thinking other prospects are also good isn't trolling. You are no more able to provide the future than anyone else.
    1 point
  37. Drouin was the top assignment for most teams leaving Ehlers more space. I like Ehlers but its true.
    1 point
  38. Good luck in the series!
    1 point
  39. im not sure if that was sarcasm bro brutal comment imo
    1 point
  40. NO. Absolutely WRONG.... He will be credited for multiple things... The goalie trades for sure...the other things you mentioned? Not well thought out. Ehrhoff - wanted to get paid. Grossly over-paid. I'd be pissed if MG matched that offer Salo - he was old and risky. He found a great replacement with Tanev Torres - I like him and he's been good with the Sharks. But....if he played for Vancouver, he would have spent half the season suspended. Did you forget that were the Nucks? Not one of the favored teams in the NHL.... Etc...? Coho maybe? Please....I'm glad he's gone and that trade will be definitely one that MG will be remembered for. Lou - Blame AV for this mess. He stirred the whole pot when he designated Schneids as the #1 during the Playoffs.... Also blame the NHL for implementing new rules to screw up the contract that they approved. Schneids - Look at the latter part of Lou above. The new rules made any potential Lou trade impossible... hands were tied, had to deal a goalie and I'm happy with our return. We have some pretty good goalies in the system and I have faith in Lack.....had AV just stuck it out with Lou during the Playoffs, we could've kept Lou as our #1 and Lack as our backup. Kesler - "almost" traded Kesler and you think anyone will remember MG for that? The GM's job is to listen to all offers....if any GM didn't than I would say that they were doing a piss-poor job. MG did what any good GM should.... he listened to the offer and felt it was inadequate and didn't make a trade. You made a nice argument here... Draft picks - Horvat will be well worth the trade....if you want to retool on the fly, you NEED a player like Bo. He didn't go off the board like some other GM's and picked up Shink when he should've been taken earlier.... there is some credit due here. Cost of the present???? I could see your argument for Horvat....but I like this trade cause Bo will make more of an impact on the Canucks future than Schneids (mainly because we still have Lack and some other solid goalie prospects). However, how did selecting Gaunce, Jensen, Shink, and others cost the Canucks in any form....let alone your argument that it cost us the present? What MG will be remembered for is finally pushing the owners to own their own farm team. This move alone is huge and should've been done years ago.... developing our own players will yield huge results for our future, MG did this. No mention of the FA that he signed? MG will be remembered for bringing in key pieces like Tanev. The culture of this Organization to turn it into a destination team for FA? Previous to MG....I don't remember us signing many significant FA? MG picked the future stars of the Nucks....Kass, Bo, Gaunce, Jensen, Shink, Fox, Cassels, etc.... regarding last years draft, MG hit a homerun. He built a team that won 2 President trophies and made it to the Finals.... There's a ton of great things MG has done and I won't get into it cause I've mentioned them in multiple posts previously... but, MG has done more for this team than you care to mention or think about... MG will be remembered for his huge role in transforming this team from constant bottom dwellers with poor prospects into contenders and future SC champions You may not want to give MG credit for the key roles our prospects will play in the future...but every other Nuck fan will give him his due respect. I'm sure you are one of the CDC posters who always claim that this team was built by Burke and Nonis.... these two, like every GM in the league has their own share of blunders. However, not one of our previous GM's has made the significant changes that MG did because MG was able to think outside the box... Because Nonis still gets recognition, MG will be praised by CDC. The goal might be to win now and retool with young players on the fly...which is exactly what MG was doing....so I completely disagree with your assumption that this is the reason he got fired. Politics... that's all.
    1 point
  41. Ill post this link here too but this is a good interview with the head scout. Some good points made about Nylander, Ritchie, Kapanen, and a few others. http://www.isshockey.com/tsn-radio-toronto-1050-interview-ross-maclean-iss-hockey-head-western-scout/
    1 point
  42. Why don't people understand. ANYONE we pick this year won't step into the league for three years at least. We have a solid team and the ability to wait and develop these kids properly. So if its Ritchie, Ehlers, Draistl, Bennett, Reinhardt, MDC or Virtanen expect to not see them for a while if you want them to pan out properly. whoever we pick this and next season, it is imperative we develop them properly with a minimum of one full AHL season. And hope for Ekblad, Reinhart or Dal Colle....
    1 point
  43. hosang will NEVER be an 80p player
    1 point
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