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  1. OMG..what whiner you are.?....If you're going to call out CDC on HFCanucks.Go there, and  frickin stay there.

    The worst type of fan...

    I am going to post what you posted on hf canucks here...


    "Like probably quite a few others on here, I'm a member of CDC as well, though until today hadn't gone to CDC in quite some time. Today I went to see what the buzz was on which of the Black Aces stuck with the Canucks, though without using my identity to log in.

    Looking at the threads, the first one that caught my eye wasn't about the Black Aces but about Jim Benning. The original poster was trying to figure out just how good he was and his conclusion was that the best comparison was Bill Torrey, original general manager of the New York Islanders, who had that franchise in the Stanley Cup finals in their 3rd, 4th and 5th seasons in existence, in the playoffs for 14 consecutive seasons and won four Cups with the Islanders.

    The next example given, by another poster, was Jim Devellano, who was hired as GM of the Red Wings by their new owner in 1982. The Wings had just missed the playoffs four years in a row. Under Devellano the Wings made the division semi-finals in his 2nd and 3rd seasons, won four Cups and made the playoffs sixteen consecutive seasons.

    A third example of greatness similar to our Canuck GM was given by another poster, who didn't name the comparable general manager but was of the opinion that Benning's record was comparable with the drafting done by the Oilers in their first three NHL drafts. In their first draft the Oilers drafted Kevin Lowe as the last pick in the 1st round, had no second round pick, took Mark Messier in the 3rd round and Glenn Anderson in the 4th. They followed that with Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Walt Poddubny and Andy Moog in 1980 and Grant Fuhr and Steve Smith in 1981. The Oilers made the playoffs in each of their first 13 seasons in the NHL, including five Cup wins.

    There you have it, folks. Our very own Jim Benning is comparable to Bill Torrey, Jim Devellano and his drafting comparable to that done by the Oilers in 1979-81, while some of us just don't properly appreciate it.  

    It must be really nice to be able to live in a world of alternate reality and be able to believe in it."


    Two faced Twit.


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    2. Violator


      I find hf canucks hates everything about the canucks.

    3. NewbieCanuckFan


      @Violator  /rCanucks is like the bizzaro version of HF.  They even like the Benning's turds.:lol:

    4. Tystick


      They just hate that Benning has drafted so well and therefore accelerated our rebuild very quickly.

      Oh no, we're not attempting to draft the #1 overall pick every year, the horror. 

      These players would cost us a premium and we can't keep them all.

      Never joining that forum.

  2. It would be useful if you were to tell him what you saw that makes you disagree with him rather than just throw an insult and not add anything to why DiPietro did or didn't look good.
  3. Because of the agreement between the NHL and Canadian Major Junior Leagues Di Pietro isn't eligible for the AHL until 2019-2020. He either plays in the NHL or the OHL this coming season. I think we can assume it won't be the NHL, so DiPietro will be spending another season playing junior-which makes his signing irrelevant to where Demko plays this coming season. The original plan was for Demko to play three seasons in the AHL (with part of the 3rd season probably getting some NHL games in.) If they stick to that plan then Di Pietro will be replacing Demko on the Comets for 2019
  4. 1. No, it isn't allowed in his contract, though it will be next season. 2. Yes he'd need to go through waivers, and nobody would put in a claim to acquire that contract.
  5. Feeling old can be a terrible thing, so to make you feel younger ... When I entered UBC tuition for 1st year students in either Arts or Sciences was $428, of which B.C. government scholarships would cover up to 3/4 based on the results of the government scholarship exams (and then those would continue for future years depending on marks.) When I entered law school at UBC tuition for that faculty was, iirc, $540.
  6. 14:36, according to https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/v/virtaja01/gamelog/2018 His last four games have included 3 of his highest 4 games so far this season in time on ice, the lowest of the three being 12:27 against the Islanders. The opne low toi game of his last 4 was Nov 30 against the Predators. His increase in time on ice happens to coincide with Dorsett and Sutter being out and Virtanen being placed on a line with Granlund and Gaunce. I wonder if his development might have been helped getting some special teams time which would have been mor
  7. Regardless of who the coach is it seems at least possible that Jake might be a better future player with more time to figure out the game at the AHL level to a greater extent before progressing to the NHL again. If he is ready by the time training camp rolls around that would be great but there's really nothing to indicate he's there right now. Obviously he'll be given another shot, but his development needn't be rushed.
  8. On the 2016-17 Canucks, at even strength he's the highest scoring LW while playing regularly on a line with the team's top scorer. It could be reasonably argued that he's already a Canuck 1st liner. Of course, with the Canucks level this season that doesn't mean he'd generally be considered a 1st liner elsewhere, but I do consider the Horvat-Baertschi line (with its rotating cast of right wingers) the Canucks 1st line these days and think the matchups they're getting from other teams' coaches supports that.
  9. There's no waiver or contractual issue at play-at least any more. I think the Canucks got caught somewhat. In a less horrible world, they'd have sent Jake down at the beginning of the season. The problem was: -Virtanen got hurt in the first preseason game and didn't get much time to show what he could or couldn't do, so they were in part guessing based on how he played last season-and for in February and March he was playing well enough to help the team. Also ... -Etem crapped the bed in the preseason. It would have been nice to have Etem as the
  10. No. Tryamkin is still on his entry level contract and all entry level contracts are required to be 2-way. Even McDavid would make $70K per year playing in the AHL.
  11. If he were otherwise eligible for a conditioning loan and consented to the assignment, then yes. Section 13.8 of the CBA reads: 13.8 Conditioning Loan. Unless a Player consents, he shall not be Loaned on a Conditioning Loan to a minor league club. Such Conditioning Loan shall not extend for more than fourteen (14) consecutive days. The Commissioner may take whatever steps he deems necessary to investigate the circumstances under which a Player is Loaned on a Conditioning Loan. If the Commissioner has reason to believe or determines that the Club has used the Conditioning L
  12. Biega hasn't been exempt from waivers for a long while now. Under s. 13.4 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a player who signs his entry level contract in his 22 year old year is exempt from waivers for 3 seasons or 70 NHL games. Biega signed at the age of 22 year in 2010. His waiver exemption expired at the end of the 2012-13 season.
  13. Hi Tyhee


    I can't waddle through all the negative chatter about this Gudbranson trade, to find your post, but I am curious how you feel  about it?


    I remember writing a post about wanting a big bad defenceman, and now we have one, but we gave up a lot.....just thought I would say hi and get some feed back from you.


    Cheers Paul

    1. Ghostsof1915


      I love it. 

    2. tyhee


      Hi Paul.  The first I heard about it was seeing your note-I'd been offline and not looking at news.


      My first reaction is extremely negative, but I'd like to let it percolate a few hours.   More later.

    3. tyhee


      Paul:  Comments are on page 70 of the thread on the trade,

      Unfortunately, they are very long-winded.



  14. Some silly fun with stats having a small sample size ... I think everyone has been selling Tryamkin short and the expectations have been too low. After all, after only 1 NHL game: -Tryamkin leads all Canucks, forward or defence, with 5.19 pts/60 minutes. He has a very large margin over the next two stalwart leading Canuck scorers per 60 min, Taylor Fedun and Mike Zalewski. Extrapolated over 17 games at say 12 min per game, and he rates to finish the season with 18 points, more than a ppg -The Canucks have given up a lot of shots this season and
  15. You're probably right that relations will thaw a little, in that Trudeau is unlikely to be as strident about Putin's actions as Harper was. I doubt that we'll see Russia and Canada being friends in the foreseeable future, though. I happen to have agreed with Harper's position regarding Putin but whether Harper was right to be so stridently opposed to Putin's actions isn't the point-Trudeau is likely to be less adamant in his position and that may alter the relationship between Canada and Russia. It won't be all that much, though. Trudeau will, inevitably, not be a fr
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