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  1.  

    Bye Luca, I actually liked you. Good luck in Vegas. 

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    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @Alflives i dunno... now 1040 is saying it is Sbisa. 

       

      If it is Sbisa leaving I hope Jim takes a good run at Alzner, he'd be a good partner for Stecher or Guddy. 

    3. RRypien37

      RRypien37

      @S'all Good Man And you trust Sekeres as a good source? lol

    4. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @RRypien37 i know... i carry shame now... 

  2. sounds like Brock will be ok but shut down for the year according to Dhaliwal 
     

     

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    2. AlwaysACanuckFan
    3. Xbox

      Xbox

      Really good to hear, I hope Brock comes back stronger than ever. Glad I got to see him play live this year.

    4. AlwaysACanuckFan
  3. So.... Lucic is complaining about goalie interference.....

     

     

     

    K_hpNtV9_bigger.jpgFrank SeravalliVerified account @frank_seravalli

     

    Lucic: "If someone knows what goalie interference is anymore, please call me and tell me."

  4. Canada’s doctors find a new way to convince people to get vaccinated

     

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    2. Mr.DirtyDangles

      Mr.DirtyDangles

      10:03 of the video is where it really gets interesting

    3. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      wow thats neat. I hope they can engineer that one correctly :unsure: the patent angle is interesting as well, it may need to be publicly funded to get the therapies out faster 

    4. Green Building

      Green Building

      Sweet, going to watch that vid later. I agree with @Mr.DirtyDangles, our food is responsible for many of our medical afflictions. The Western diet is, at times, pure sh*t.

       

      Doctors aren't doing anyone any favours by over prescribing things like antibiotics, but it isn't entirely their fault. If you are a doctor who own a practice with patients who walk in with the common cold or flu demanding pills to placate their placebo craving mentalities over letting nature take it's natural viral course, then you are a doctor in a bind: give the mom or dad with a sick kid their lousy prescription after attempting to educate them on the matter, or do not and receive poor reviews about you as a doctor. 

       

      I sympathize with doctors as they have to deal with people some of us would roll our eyes at, and instead of taking the hit online, they write a scrippy. 

       

      If we could improve our diets we would be so much better off, but we definitely have a need for medical science. People really need to educate themselves a little more, myself included, so when topics like this come up in real life it's easier to have a conversation using facts instead of wives' tales.

  5. (language warning) NSH fan says what we all feel about Mike Milbury

     

     

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    2. SabreFan1

      SabreFan1

      You want to tell him to get out of Nashville?  :huh::lol:

    3. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @SabreFan1 sure why not? anything that gets him away from me would be just fine. Biggest douche in sports. 

    4. SabreFan1

      SabreFan1

      He is most definitely about as irritating as they come.  And he's a former Bruin, which is even worse.

  6. #WinItForLuca

     

     

     

     

    I really want Sbisa to be able to show all the haters a ring :lol:

    1. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      #winitforjimmymcgill

       

      hmmm...not sure why it's not trending better?:o

    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      I dunno, I'm really happy for Luca. He took so much unwarranted crap when he was here I'm just really glad he's experiencing a hell of a run. 

    3. -AJ-

      -AJ-

      If Vegas wins the Cup, the only consolation I'll have is for the players who managed to pull it off, especially Sbisa.

  7. “If you start playing games that way (to lose), you’ll never get that (winning mentality) back. We’re trying to improve. Sitting around and losing games isn’t going to make anybody better."

     

    http://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/ben-kuzma-sutter-seethes-at-insane-tank-talk-to-upgrade-canucks-draft-pick

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    2. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      What kind of idiot expects pro athletes to want to lose?

    3. Alflives

      Alflives

      If we have guys that are at all comfortable with even losing one friggin’ puck battle, GET RID IF THEIR LOSER ARSES.  These guys are supposed to be the best of the best, and hyper competitive.  They should want to win at everything they do.  Hell, look at the way Tanev wins the most fragile player award every year.  :lol:

    4. Nuxfanabroad

      Nuxfanabroad

      Oh surrre..Suttsy says this to Media-mike, but I heard he was spotted doin' the traditional stealthy ninja-tank dance in some dark alley...

  8. 11:59 am "Just trade for anything Jim!!!"

    12:01pm "no not that!!!"

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    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      picks or maybe packaged with Hutty? dunno. I'm not overjoyed with today but its not a disaster either. Its more of the wait and see variety. 

    3. Alflives

      Alflives

      I see today as a sideways move.  We got two guys, who are likely better than Baer and Goldy, but who aren't really going to be part of our rebuilt team.  They are just (IMHAO) slightly better placeholders.

    4. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @Alflives I'm pretty happy to get Leipsic actually, I wonder if he could be our next Burr? or Dane Fox I suppose. We'll find out soon enough. 

  9. 1st time since 1967 a team has had 3 years in a row of rookies in the ASG. Well done Mr. Benning. 

     

     

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    2. coastal.view

      coastal.view

      well we all know every team needs to be represented

      and the older players on the team do not warrant consideration

      so we are left with high level rookies

      says as much about our lack of elite veteran talent

       

      but at least we have quality youngsters

      bodes well for the future

    3. Alflives

      Alflives

      Hoglander next all star game, and the Pods the year after.  That’s five in a row 

    4. coastal.view

      coastal.view

      alf

      hoglander has to beat out joulevi though

      we have a competition for next season

  10. Anyone concerned over the team going to China should have a look at how they get to fly over. It ain't coach. 

     

    https://twitter.com/Canucks/status/909483383863906304

     

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    2. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      Wish I got to fly first class when I went to China.

    3. Down by the River

      Down by the River

      If Troy Stetcher is 5.10 then I'm a giraffe. 

    4. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      I've only got to fly 1st class once, i got bumped up once an SAS flight and man is it easy to get used to. Linens, the chef comes out to see if your dinner is good, actual good booze, the hot stewardesses, sleeping "pod", it was nicer than my apartment at the time. 

  11. Assumptions ;-)

     

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    2. c00kies

      c00kies

      Those are some big earrings.

    3. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @c00kies its all about balance 

    4. -AJ-

      -AJ-

      I'm proud to say I noticed the dog before I read the text.

  12. Benning draft strategy - BPA. 

     

    "“It has been my experience that if you go for position, you make mistakes,” said Benning. “You want to take the best available when you pick and that will be our strategy. Positional needs? We can find other ways to find those type of players.”

     

    http://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/ben-kuzma-a-bevy-of-blueliners-may-await-canucks-in-nhl-draft-lottery

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    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      I think he might be alluding to missing out on Pastrnak more than OJ/Tkachuk. Jim may have been thinking more about C depth and picked McCann by mistake vs the more skilled winger, and he had already selected a RW with Jake. 

       

      Anyway interesting to see the BPA statement flat out, no grey area there moving forward. 

    3. Tortorella's Rant

      Tortorella's Rant

      Always do BPA.. trade for what you need later.

    4. Jaku

      Jaku

      Good strategy. I think it makes the most sense. If the Canucks do land the 2nd or 3rd overall pick I think it would be silly to pass on Svechnikov or Zadina to pick a Dman. 

  13. Benning: "I'd love to come back. But thats not my decision" :mellow:

     

     

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    2. BoeserSnipe

      BoeserSnipe

      If they don't extend JB, as a fan of 35+ years I am done with this team until Aquaman sells it. He was brought into a mess, to rebuild a mess, had no prospect pool and was handcuffed the first few years by having to try and make the playoffs and rebuild, you can't and re builds take time. He's in year 3 of the real changes, everyone can see he's done a magnificient job drafting and re-stocking, and his bad moves have not handcuffed the team in any manner. He has a built a pipeline the strongest I have ever seen (at least in potential) in all my years as a fan, and should get the opportunity to finish the job and see this team come to fruition. if Aquaman is simply looking at points he clealry is not a good businessman because JB is setting this team up for a decade or more of runs at the cup. #re-signjb

    3. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @BoeserSnipe ahh don't do that. Just curse Aquilini every time Boeser or Gaudette scores. 

    4. Twilight Sparkle

      Twilight Sparkle

      If jb isn't re-signed we riot

  14. Benning's next press conference is going to look a lot like this if all the negativity heaped on him today keeps up. 

     

     

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    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      Jim brought a knife to a gun fight. He doesn't have a lot to work with this year, if he is able to move Vanek I'll be surprised, but I won't be if the noon press conference tomorrow is him telling us that he didn't get a single real offer. 

    3. Coconuts

      Coconuts

      I won't be surprised either, seems like there are more teams looking to move pieces this year and more teams seem to feel like they're out of it at this point in the season. We've got some moveable pieces but there are better pieces available.

    4. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Vanek's the kind of guy that gets moved in the last hour as a consolation prize for a team that missed out on their real target.  The rest of our guys either have little to no trade value, or have enough term that we can move them at another point if the return is right.

       

      Glad Benning got his extension before the deadline so he doesn't feel pressured into making a bad trade.

  15. Bertuzzi thinks Jake can be our next big power forward....

     

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/650/sportsnets-starting-lineup/virtanen-canucks-next-great-power-forward-bertuzzi-thinks/

     

    Jake talk starts around 12:15 if you don't want to listen to the whole thing. 

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    2. -AJ-

      -AJ-

      I'd be thrilled, though I think it would be over the top to expect him to ever reach Bert's level. There are very few players who have played the power forward role as well as Bertuzzi. If he's half the player Bertuzzi was, I'll be thrilled.

    3. Mr.DirtyDangles

      Mr.DirtyDangles

      He has way more speed than Bert and if he starts actually hitting the net with his lazer who knows ?

    4. SabreFan1

      SabreFan1

      At this point if he turns into a productive 3rd liner I'll be happy.

  16. Burke is threatening to take the Flames out of Calgary :lol: The badger really knows how to tweak a fan base. 

     

    https://www.thescore.com/news/1315021

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    2. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Knowing Gary. The Atlanta Flames are back!

    3. J-23

      J-23

      We needs more Canadian teams, not less Canadian teams.

    4. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Wonder if Burke will lose his job?

  17. bye Fenton.

     

     

    1. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      I posted in the "official" thread:

       

       

    2. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Hopefully Toronto hires him when they finally fire the moron they currently have running the team.

  18. Calgary :-D "Review underway of naked swimming event planned for Calgary rec centre"

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-nude-swim-naturist-club-1.4478160

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    2. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      Certain religions and cultures have conservative attitudes towards nudity. It's particularly noticeable in the Muslim world or in the US. Really depends on where you live.

       

      You should move to France, Cram. I mean, Fifty Shades of Grey only earned a 12 rating there (so anyone older than that could see the movie without restriction).

    3. Green Building

      Green Building

      It's nothing new in Canada, groups have been doing this across Canada (including in Vancouver https://www.skinnydipper.ca/) without all the press for years, it's just that somebody complained and now the city decides to "look into it".  

       

      But yeah, typically people over here are super anal about nudity. It's absurd. 

    4. Nuxfanabroad

      Nuxfanabroad

      Moving dangerously into the realm of naked ambition...

  19. Can a line shuffle be as good as a trade?

     

    Top line Jake, Lazarus Loui, Gaudette-Boeser? can this really produce 3 legit scoring lines? no TDL moves needed? 

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    2. luckylager

      luckylager

      No, I don't believe a line shuffle is as good as a trade if you're actually getting a better piece.

      However, when a rock star prospect gets added at the end of the season; that is better than a trade.

      Pod could be that next season.

      Could have a few guys breaking the door down next season actually.

       

       

      Rambling here, but if Tree comes back at the end of the season he'll be great on the bottom pairing with Myers or Stech. Would be nice if he's top 4 capable, but it looks like he hasn't really developed offensively in the KHL. Maybe his D game has improved though. I dunno

      Side note, in checking his stats on elite prospects, there's a "rumour" transaction notice posted today .... 

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    3. Phil_314

      Phil_314

      True, Lazarus Loui has been quite the revelation on the 2nd line, both in terms of not being a liability anymore and actually contributing and gelling with his line-mates.  Jake and Brock also appear interchangeable which can only be beneficial for depth.

       

      Makes me wonder if we should still try to fix the 4th line though?  I know we have a couple of the better guys (Beagle was the 4th line center for a Cup winning team, Motte has also shown good energy and Sutter is serviceable) but we could use a cohesive grind line that doesn't get buried.  If we could find a guy who could be part of a unit which could lug the puck up ice, play physically, kill time, fore-check and score some (and hopefully we can shed cap along the way) then I think we could go quite far with this kind of top-12.  

    4. 6string

      6string

      Burrows moving to the top line with the Sedins comes to mind immediatley.

  20. Capfriendly has its Seattle expansion mock draft tool up and running already: https://www.capfriendly.com/expansion-draft/seattle

     

     

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    2. RetroCanuck

      RetroCanuck

      Just the automatic way they set it up.

       

      Better question is who's Ben Betker?

    3. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      BB is some ECHL dude. Hadn't heard of him either.

       

      Its a nice tool to have up as the team makes moves and the inevitable "how will this effect expansions" questions pop up. 

    4. Nuxfanabroad

      Nuxfanabroad

      Let's just hope the world makes it to 2021, & beyond...

  21. Congrat's to Christine Sinclair - now the all time leading goal scorer in int'l soccer

     

    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/concacaf-womens-olympic-qualifying-canada-st-kitts-1.5444762

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