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Everything posted by Tiger-Hearted

  1. A logo should always represent the team name and/or the sport. That's why I'm a huge Johnny Canuck supporter. However, I also love and appreciate the simple elegance of the original Stick in Rink and the creative dynamics of the Flying Skate. I love both the original/current BC-themed colours and the black, red and yellow. The red adds a Canadian flavour to the latter colour scheme and the yellow can be interpreted as the sun setting on our BC coast. I do feel that we need to stick with the blue(perhaps a vibrant navy instead of royal) and green look. We can't keep jumping back-and-forth between colour schemes. That's why I am fully open to a recoloured Skate (and leveled) if designed right. It would be a great way to unite all the eras in Canucks history. My only dealbreakers are the corporately-inspired Orca and the bastardized Stick in Rink. Even Johnny Canuck's head trapped in the V looks awkward. The bland Agency font needs to go too.
  2. I see a recoloured Skate primary in the near future. Put Johnny Canuck on the shoulders. GO CANUCKS GO!
  3. If it weren't for Francesco's and 'Papa' Luigi's interference, the Canucks would have had Nick Ehlers or William Nylander instead of having several years of underachieving, lack of motivation and drama from Virtanen just because he's a BC boy.
  4. That is razor-sharp. Would be one of the most popular in North American pro sports and a red-hot seller.$$$$$
  5. Welcome Abbotsford Canucks! AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Orcanucks.
  6. What really cost the Canucks Game 1 in the '82 final was Brodeur not staying in his crease when it was 5-4 Canucks with over 5 minutes remaining in regulation.
  7. The Loungo recap penalty has absolutely nothing to do with what I just stated. Francesco is a meddling owner and a troublemaker within the organization. It's why Linden is gone. Roberto Aquilini and even brother Paolo are both good guys who aren't anything like Francesco
  8. Or at the very least, have Papa Luigi Aquilini remove Francesco as chairman and replace him with Roberto is a lot smarter in business than Francesco and is a decent down-to-earth guy.
  9. First, have Roberto replace Francesco as chairman and then hire a team president that can work with Benning.
  10. 110% agree with all your takes except for Burke. I don't want his overbearing arrogance back in this market. Mike Gillis I would support as President of Hockey Operations but not as Team President/Alternate Governor. The latter position should go to someone like John Davidson who has outstanding PR skills. However, the most important thing is for Luigi Aquilini to remove Francesco as chairman and out of CSE and replace him with Roberto. Roberto is the most qualified in running a business and is very-well respected in the community despite his family name. When the Griffiths, who had their fair share of criticism as owners during the 80's, hired Pat Quinn as "superboss", they gave The Big Irishman the keys to the entire operation and allowed him to run the Canucks organization in the way that he saw fit. And look what happened....success on the ice, the upgrading of the uniforms while keeping the popular Skate crest, developing the Canucks Alumni and building involvement in the community, especially with sick and terminally ill children. Very similar leadership that Quinn brought to Vancouver needs to happen again.
  11. Change has to happen at the very top. It means having Roberto and/or Paolo take over from Francesco. If the Canucks plan on replacing Benning as GM, who in one's right mind would ever want to work under Francesco?? Certainly, not someone highly qualified and respected. Roberto and Paulo are both highly respected and seen as quality guys as opposed to Francesco.
  12. Benning should be moved to the position of Director of Scouting, previously Judd Brackett's position and my choice for general manager and president would be to bring back Lawrence Gilman. His asset management and, obviously, his cap management skills are excellent. He also is a good judge of talent. Gilman is also very personable and is very familiar with the Vancouver market.
  13. That's awesome. The big guy has earned a chance. A Gordie Howe hat-trick last night.
  14. NHL hope for Jake or not, this is extremely unfortunate. He is obviously battling personal demons but we can't pass judgment until we know the truth. **SIGH**
  15. Gaudette joins the list of young players given up on too early by the Canucks. Again, HORRIBLE asset management by a one-trick pony GM. Gaudette was a gem discovered by departed/ousted Director of Scouting, Judd Brackett. The first Canucks NCAA prospect to win the Hobey Baker Award as well. Unbelievable.
  16. The Sabres have their classic crest back. The Canucks are still stuck with the Orca Bay's inspiration.
  17. What's Petey's injury? Didn't play in the Toronto series.
  18. Francesco in '07-'08: "Dave (Nonis) has a plan. I believe in Dave." The rest, as they say, is history.
  19. Freaking dog-gone Bell. I hope the Whitecaps ditch them as a kit sponsor. The late great Paul Carson must be turning in his grave now. The man who gave Vancouver and BC both Sports Page on CKVU-TV and the TEAM 1040 Radio and discovered great broadcasting talent. Worst of all, so many good people lost their jobs at the expense of corporate greed. Canadian media corporations absolutely are pathetic.
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