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  1. She's a keeper! So is he! I'll see myself out.
    22 points
  2. Imagine being yelled at for mistakes in practice and being told that you can't eat carbonara just to finish your season in the second round every year lmfao. He's lucky he's talented and underpaid or else his micromanagement wouldn't be well received at all. Hell, in any workplace, who would want to deal with this? It also speaks volumes that hockey culture not only normalizes but celebrates this Patrick Bateman esque behaviour. Weird sport.
    11 points
  3. So happy for Burr. He had to put up with so much flack and criticism but now people are recognizing his value and that he has a lot to contribute. You want him influencing young players as his work ethic and sheer determination got him where he is. His journey hasn't been an easy one but he's risen above it all. Congrats, Burr!!
    9 points
  4. He's in his prime and already an abusive hockey parent.
    8 points
  5. Maybe the comparisons to Jordan should be quelled until MacKinnon actually wins the Stanley Cup, seeing as how Jordan won 6 NBA championships.
    8 points
  6. No wonder they always choke in the playoffs. Seriously, this is a great way to lose the locker room the second you screw up. Nobody plays a flawless game.
    7 points
  7. Any one shoves their fingers into my mouth, I'm biting them too. Good for Alex, a potential, Canuck head coach.
    7 points
  8. Playoff hockey doesn’t let you make perfect passes so part of practice situations is getting that pass that is off a bit recovering and making a play of it. The passer knows their pass is off. Maybe if Mac worried more about perfecting imperfect plays instead of stopping practice to show he is the big dog he could win in the playoffs.
    6 points
  9. "babe, why is there a professional photographer and where did this dog come from?"
    6 points
  10. 5 points
  11. Pretty obvious. Barry always sprinkles little buzz words like “cap issues” in his interviews too, you can see he’s trying to add a little pressure by riling up the market. He’s such a piece of crap.
    5 points
  12. Yeah, I do think Mackinnon's actions are perceived by teammates to be closer to "passionate" more so than authoritative and controlling. Where I see issues is the apparent policing of teammate routines. It's one thing to demonstrate by example and encourage certain changes, but from all accounts here, it seems he demands his teammates to follow his routines and behaviours. Again, it's fine to be "demanding" to an extent, but it goes without question that every player has their own niches that got them to where they are. It seems to me it would be much better to let guys prepare how they wo
    5 points
  13. These contracts take time... both sides want it done, but it has to be right for them all. The contracts will be signed in due course, and some will think its a bargain and some will think its not... But without a shaddow of doubt they will both be signed. It says they want term, but how much and at what cost. We'll find out in due course. Don't think many if any wants QH traded, but at the same time, there is a loft for any player... even QH or Petey... Where that loft is, only Benning knows.
    5 points
  14. If enough people get vaccinated, the R factor of the virus will be below 1 which will give a chance for the virus to slowly peter out. Vaccines are there to slow the spread as they make it less likely for someone to get infected or spread it. Slowing the spread will also prevent more virulent strains from forming. Vaccines also protect you from serious complications if you do get infected. You don't just "target" hotspots where infections are high because by that time its already too late. If we had 95% vaccination rates here, then we wouldn't need these measures. But major parts of the
    5 points
  15. If there was a loophole in the CBA, the Lightning would be the first team to sign Lord Stanley.
    5 points
  16. Mediocre results?? Ummmm you are completely disregarding the 2019-20 season/post season run. Ontop of that you are ignoring how badly this season was affected by scheduling and COVID which I did a massive break down of that a couple months ago. Mediocre is when you have no valid reasons for failure and come up short. We had plenty of reasons to struggle all season. The worst scheduling+no petey+COVID = failure If we had Petey for those 30 games, we would have made the playoffs without a doubt, we would have found a way to win at least 5-6 more games. We went .500 without him and that was
    5 points
  17. If so, that's pretty low class. But, then again, what do we expect from scumbag agents? They keep lowering the bar on what constitutes "honest" negotiations. I'll bite: they have no ethics and don't care who they hurt in order to squeeze out every last dime for themselves (there may be exceptions but that at least seems to be the general rule). The thing is that it reflects badly on the athletes they represent, whether or not the athletes themselves think that they aren't party to the ugly negotiating tactics. GCG!
    5 points
  18. TBH I'm not sure... He did mention the organisation, but as I mentioned in the following post, Everything stands and falls with the GM on his watch. I don't really think, he put any fuel on the fire. He's excited and pleased with Benning, which is actually a change from most of these thought of posts. For now he has definitely done decently, in the way he has drafted, and as shown above average... The big question will be, how well he drafts, when he starts drafting in the lower regions, but he did fantastic with BB and fine with McCann too, so we shall see... Anyway,
    5 points
  19. WARNING: THIS IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF READING...like...a lot...But it will be worth it Alright Canuck fans, I want to start off by saying I wanted to get this post done in time for the NHL Entry Draft and was also hoping that we would have kept the 9th overall pick to really hype this up another notch... I hope that midway through this post, fans will come to an understanding as to why it has "taken" Benning "so long" to "rebuild" this team. Benning's strong suit is definitely drafting and many people are going to freak out and say "well why the hell is he trading draft picks if he
    4 points
  20. Hughes is a special player and hopefully gets signed this summer. I think some see Makar and Keiskanen as more well rounded defensmen than Hughes, as capable of defending as producing points. Hughes has struggled in the defensive aspects of his game. That's probably why Makar is getting bigger dollars than Hughes will. Mind you, it seems that Jones, who isn't than good defensively has set the bar for how young d-men are getting paid. I do see under Shaw, a significant change and improvement in how the defense will perform, which will lead to Hughes not being so encumbered by respo
    4 points
  21. I wonder if this would be a more successful approach if MacKinnon had a cup ring, and was the captain of the team.
    4 points
  22. I used to say that about Steveston and look what's happened? Can't even get in there on a weekend. Cram a bunch of cars into a corner and you get....a headache. Luckily, Dad lives there so I park and walk to where I want to go. Speaking of Steveston...
    4 points
  23. I wish I had the guts just to *TALK* to people of the opposite gender and I'm 58.
    4 points
  24. I truly understand the hypercompetitive feelings, but I'm not sold on the yelling and screaming leadership style, at least not in most scenarios, though there may be select situations in which it makes sense. Other posters are right in that he gets a pass by many because he's one of the best in the game, especially in the playoffs. I'll admit it does make me like him less.
    4 points
  25. I was just gonna make that comparison. Players aren't dumb. They know when they've made a bad play/pass. If I had someone screaming at me, especially in practice, for a little mistake, I'd quickly lose any and all respect for them. And telling your teammates what to eat? WTF is that about? And since Colorado hasn't won anything with Mackinnon, he needs to tone things down a bit. I'd end up punching him in the face if I was on that team.
    4 points
  26. For me, it's a two sided coin. Gotta love a guy who's so intense that it just boils over. On the other hand, yelling at people isn't always the most motivating either. There's a balance between being focused/competitive and keeping things unified and "fun". Something in the middle is likely the best level to strive for. Hard for these guys to turn it "off/on" when they're on the ice I'm sure. But yeah, your teammates are your brothers on the ice and the pecking order might get in the way of that a bit. Respect is earned and he's done a lot toward that...but there
    4 points
  27. You beat me to the punch @knucklehead91 good work, was going to do a similar post. I have nothing more to add on the drafting side under Benning, it's been the best the Canucks have experienced in a while and the data shows it. I'll add some data visualizations based off of the same hockey DB site you used to illustrate this point. This is taking all the data from 2003 to the 2020 drafts along with career points up to the 2021 season. Link to the Dashboard Note: For the purposes of this dashboard, roster players = 56 NHL games played, Elite/Impact players =
    4 points
  28. Kudos to Nathan Mackinnon for doing all that but is that kind of authoritative leadership really necessary? Were guys like Sakic, Yzerman, Scott Stevens, and Jonathan Toews like that as well? Wayne Gretzky? Mario Lemieux?
    4 points
  29. No issue as long as it's balanced out by strong coaching if it gets out of hand.
    4 points
  30. thats obscene. You do not have the right to make someone else sick. You want the law to work one way. Only the choice of the unvaccinated seems to carry weight in your argument. Thankfully it doesn't work that way. Yes, you have a choice to not get the shot. But others have the right to not be subjected to your health decision. You can't have it both ways, everyone gets choice or no one does.
    4 points
  31. May 21st 2014 - present. That's 7 years plus a couple months. That's a FACT. Count them. Lol. Yes your impatient. When do YOU think the rebuild started anyways? We've also made the playoffs 2 during that time another fact. Want to hear some more FACTS. It takes almost decade under the cap, on average, to go from a top team, to make the show again. CAR. Ten. EDM. BUFF. Made the finals and blah. DEF and VAN and SJ. Those three teams won more games over a 14 year span then anyone. One won a cup. All three went to the finals. If your going to compare teams compare
    4 points
  32. I can’t speak for anyone else but my dislike comes from some obnoxious friends & co-workers in the past. I just grew to root for their failure after too many ridiculous boasts and cup-winning predictions. Media that feels the need to report on every burp or fart that emanates from there doesn’t help either.
    4 points
  33. These antivaxers are going to push us back into more restrictions. Speed bump rule.
    3 points
  34. 3 points
  35. My comment was directed at how you concluded that....that the blood work indicated it, which isn't how it's measured. And rights only extend so far in this world. Your rights AND my rights have to be considered and you have the right to not vaccinate against a highly contagious virus but you don't have the right to spread it to others (like me and my family). You have a right to smoke....you just can't spread your second hand smoke to me. You have a right to get hammered...you just can't drive drunk in the wrong lane head on at me. You have a right to eat peanut butte
    3 points
  36. If you wish to self identify as a loser, that is your prerogative; but don't include me as part of "we"
    3 points
  37. And a shoutout to Kari for telling Andre to pick it up.
    3 points
  38. Back to the OP. That was a lot of work and thanks. JB tenure for sure is all about his picks more then anything so far. Next year i expect Hogs, EP, Demko, Pearson (McAan), QHs, Podz, OJ/Rathbone and of course BB to all play key roles. We've been a little spoiled (as we for sure should be) with three Calder finalists and one winner in a row, then Hogs plus OJ/Rathbone's tryouts. I have high hopes for Gadj to make the team and of course Podz will. Yet another year where we have one or two rookies making a difference. Demko did. QHs did. EP did. BB did. So did Hogs. So did AG his
    3 points
  39. This is definately the best offseason I’ve seen here.
    3 points
  40. Came across this article when googling Adam Kinzinger: https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/8/3/22607492/adam-kinzinger-courage-jan-6-congress-phil-kadner One excerpt: ************************************************************************************************************************************************ As for Kinzinger, when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned Republicans that they’d risk losing the rest of their committee assignments if they accepted an offer from Pelosi to serve on the select committee, here’s what he h
    3 points
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