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  1. People are ungrateful! And comment more than they watch hockey. 6'2'' RHD that can play 20 minutes a night. Up and down a line up. Kill penalties. On a shutdown pair. Or with a top offensive guy like Leddy Giordano Hughes do not grow on tree's. Hamonic even drops the mitts... Such a player is worth more than $2 mill. I get loyalty. But Hamonic is the guy I am more determined to keep than Edler. In part because we at least have other LHD. His role is much harder to replace IMO.
    27 points
  2. Good for Waters! Pink Floyd song writer Roger Waters slammed Mark Zuckerberg during a press conference recently, announcing that the Facebook owner had offered a “huge, huge amount of money” to use the iconic song Another Brick In The Wall Part II in an advert for Instagram. Speaking at an event to raise awareness about imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Waters noted the deep deep irony of Facebook wanting to buy and use a song that rails against ‘thought control’ and mindless conformity. Waters described the development as part of Zuckerberg’s “insidious
    23 points
  3. 21 points
  4. the only weight virtanen has ever added to the group is of the dead variety.
    18 points
  5. He was only excited to play under Desjardins for the Canucks.
    16 points
  6. There are 20,000 comedians out of work, and you are trying to be funny?
    14 points
  7. I'm not sure where to post this, if it gets removed I won't look sleep. Smoke Blower Matt Sekeres, started rumours as far as Boeser being on the trade block going back to the Canucks last year playoff run. He timed it perfectly at a point where he gets the most attention. Brock Boeser comes out and says he has no clue what that was about so did Jim Benning. couple months ago, he accuses Quinn Hughes of being on TRT, which is also something not true and can make Quinn look bad if he was doing it, but he wasn't. More importantly he also made it so
    14 points
  8. 14 points
  9. We had a chance to beat Vegas....doesn't matter how, just matters that they did put themselves in the position to. So yes, it is worth taking a shot. Besides, up until the final game that could have had the team win the series, goals were 16-14 for Vegas. Demko didn't score ours, the players did. I'm really tired of people discounting what they DID do to make a point about what they didn't. I wonder if Avs fans will do that? Treat the team like total trash because "they didn't". It's not as easy as people think. Most teams that do well in the playoffs HAVE to ge
    14 points
  10. I've always been an advocate of a team composition that has strength down the middle, skilled and balanced top 9, and aggressive style of play. Expressed this in another piece before the start of 20-21 season ("Optimal Team Analysis 20-21). Glad that Benning & co focuse going into the offseason and season are: to continue to draft well, constructing a skilled Top 9 that is aggressive, Organizational reviews e.tc. Below is my take on what could/should be done: Coaching Philosophy/Change It definitely has been a good start with the recent coa
    13 points
  11. Awesome. Don’t have to hear about this guy anymore lol
    13 points
  12. So wins don't count if you have a good goalie? Tell that to 90% of the teams who have won the Cup
    13 points
  13. Focus? Defence. We have the goalie and the pipeline therein. The forwards should be able to sort themselves out. We will never go anywhere without a solid and competent D-corps. Puck retrieval, physical and capable of puck moving are hallmarks to it. Hughes is a 'specialist' D-man - he's offensive. He requires backup, this past year proved that; he's not the next coming of Neidermayer (who, ironically, had two of the best defencemen in the game beside him for most of his career in Stevens and later Pronger) so use him for where his skill is. If our defe
    12 points
  14. Cue the "It's Benning's fault!" crowd in 3...2....1.....
    12 points
  15. Whaaaaaat?? https://thehockeywriters.com/blue-jackets-serious-looming-issue-with-expansion-draft/?fbclid=IwAR1MKKdEYUjpU3vhzpC0SNT1a1LFHe0oWR2Ia7WRgbFCqVShyraqvsCtHjQ I'm here when you need me CBJ...
    11 points
  16. Friedman, the guy who guaranteed that Eagle wasn't resigning here and that Gallagher out of Mtl was a done deal, that Friedman?
    11 points
  17. Gotta let it go Jan. Those wins weren't for the fans, the coaches, management, nothing. Those last few wins were for the team, and they earned him. I would have been embarrassed to be a Canuck if they mailed it in for a draft pick. The kids want to win, we can only respect that and support them. We are going to get a hell of a player at 9.
    11 points
  18. The way for him to go is to do the honourable thing and retire. This team has given him 33 million and he has provided very little in return. Have a little pride.
    11 points
  19. Woah, how are you trying to include Schenn and Gaborik here? I had a good post about this not too long ago, but before I get to the explanation, lets just jump to some examples. You named 7 teams that won Cups, so lets look at 7 teams that didn't (yet?): Arizona had top five picks in 2004 (5th) and 2007 (3rd), plus an 8th, an 8th and a 6th between 2006 and 2009. New York Islanders had five(!) top five picks from 2009 to 2014 (1st, 5th, 5th, 4th, 5th). New Jersey Devils had two first overall picks, in 2017 and 2019, and another coming up in 2021. We'll see wh
    10 points
  20. Check out ponmans 2017 final mock His top 10: 1. Hischier 2. Patrick 3. Tippet 4. Tolvanen 5. Kostin 6. Vilardi 7. Liljegrin 8. Necas 9. Glass 10. Yamamoto Notable: 13. Makar 16. Heiskanen 18. Pettersson
    10 points
  21. I mean he doesn’t wanna burn any bridges for his third go around here…
    10 points
  22. Warning: Tweet contains inappropriate language.
    10 points
  23. First we had Curious George now we have Unhappy George. I like Unhappy George!
    9 points
  24. Interesting Fact that came out during yesterdays Donnie & Dahli Talk show, that the three heaviest teams (NYI, Tampa and LV) are in the final four (again) this year with Montreal being seventh heaviest team. Meanwhile the Canucks are almost the Featherweight champions, being the second lightest team in the league. Question becomes; Is this truly a factor in playoff success or can the Canucks actually push all the way thru the playoffs with a pack of tiny framed speed demons and regular season type finesse players, or will JB finally realize that they need to "Bulk-up" with s
    9 points
  25. Hey everyone - I've been closely following the drafts for the last 10 years and as there has been almost nothing to do for the last year thanks to our old friend Corona I watched a lot of footage, and read a lot of reports. So, As my first post on these here forums I wanted to provide a slightly different take on a draft list which doesn't so much describe and rank the players but takes the Range I feel they are predicted to go in taken from many many sources while adding my own personal bias - From there i have added some theories on how likely they are to rise of fall around or beyond
    9 points
  26. Pronmans top 15 rankings: TIER 1: Projected NHL All-Star Owen Power, LHD, Michigan-Big Ten Nov. 22, 2002 | 6-foot-6 | 213 pounds Skating: Average Puck Skills: Below-average Hockey Sense: Above-average Compete: Average Power had a great freshman season as one of the best defensemen in his conference while also one of its youngest, and played a key role for Canada in its gold medal run at the world championships. Power’s offensive toolkit won’t jump out immediately to you, but a 6-foot-6 defenseman who can skate at the NHL level and move the puc
    9 points
  27. I don't think there's a need to throw away assets at this time. Shaw is going to improve a player like Juolevi, FOR SURE. Also, my understanding was that Shaw would be involved in everything, and given how he has so much experience with the D-Core, Baumgartner is never going to be solely responsible for it. I think you can rest easy.
    9 points
  28. Hamilton might get tired double shifting every game. I guess we could dress a corpse for the 6th spot.
    9 points
  29. Anyone whining about the Myers contract needs to look no further than the Gardiner signing for what a bad contract actually is. A lot of the so called experts here wanted to replace Edler with Gardiner. Edler and Myers have their faults, but they're both definitely NHLers, unlike Gardiner.
    9 points
  30. Especially when we acquired Bowey almost for the sole reason to expose him. If we are moving from Schmidt, it'll be for more value than allowing him to be a free pickup in expansion. We have alternate solutions to create cap space than to lose a legit top 4 dman for nothing.
    9 points
  31. Yes I agree the Canucks do need to get bigger. That's why I like McTavish at 9. He will be 210-215 pounds in the NHL. Same with Podkolzin. I'd like to get a bigger 4th line centre as well. The defence also needs work. We need to add a Jamie Olesiak and Scott Mayfield to the back end. Benning needs to go hard after some bigger players with some more truculence. Colorado got pushed around at the end of the day by Vegas. Benning needs to see that and counter punch. Benning was with Boston when they won the Cup so I am sure he understands this.
    9 points
  32. How many young cores win the cup without previous playoff experience, which (of course) will be losing? Madden and a second was well worth Tofu, and the playoff experience (taste of what it takes to win playoff hockey) that came in the bubble.
    9 points
  33. Man I just saw Stone answer a question if losing at the last minute did some emotional damage. I think based on how pissed he was,the question itself caused him emotional damage. Is it just me or do all Vegas players and their coach come across as arrogant, self entitled douches?
    8 points
  34. The follow-through rule only applies for a normal shooting motion. I'd hardly consider a mid-air swing at a puck a normal shooting motion: There's also no mention of puck contact, so that should have been a penaltly regardless of whether Marchessault touched the puck.
    8 points
  35. We're headed to Montreal. The 3,500 in the stands will feel like 35,000 for Games 3 and 4.
    8 points
  36. 8 points
  37. Then I'm surprised you weren't here to spread the word of Baby Jesus beforehand...
    8 points
  38. The Habs traded a 3rd, 2 5ths, a 7th and a prospect for Merrill, Gustafson and Staal (3 UFAs) and just barely scraped into the playoffs after floundering most of the year and finishing only 3 games over .500. This after missing the playoffs in three of the last five years and losing in the first round the other two. They are at max cap and now have 15 pending UFA & RFAs at the end of the year. Here they are starting a series against the team that the Canucks took to a seventh game last year, that if they win, will play for the Stanley Cup. Ask their fans if they think these sh
    8 points
  39. That’s a Lou Lam team. They’re a team. Crazy that the Shanaplan included forcing Lou Lam out in favour of Dubas. No way Lou signs Tavares, Marner, and Matthews to those grotesquely overpaid contracts. Lou would have kept those two young guys in more like what he signed Barzal to. Lou would have made the Leafs a team, and they’d have depth to win. Thank The Hockey Gods Shanahan is a moron and chose Dubas!
    8 points
  40. I'm too busy checking out idiot meatheads on cdc.
    8 points
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