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  1. 9 minutes ago, Stierlitz said:

    As I said earlier, Klimovich got his visa in 2020 after the CHL import draft. And he tried to get to Quebec in Feb 2021 but his entry was denied due to the covid restrictions.


    Sorry about that, I missed it. Thanks for the refresher.

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  2. 12 hours ago, cuporbust said:

    Not only am I a personal survivor , my wife battles with severe BPD and PTSd. She has a scholarship in her name because of what she's survived , and does regular mental health speaking engagements 

    You are so disingenuous about what you say you stand for.


    If you weren't, you wouldn't have dismissed the other problems of society, which involves emergency beds being used up/ICUs at full capacity that were directly caused by COVID. Why does dismissing COVID have to be about trying to promote mental health? Why can't it be both?


    26,000 people died because of this disease - usually the elderly, but sometimes the young.  Many of these were preventable deaths, much like suicides. But you don't care about this number all that much, probably because you live in a world where 2 percent could be perceived as NBD. :lol:


    What about these people?




    Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1093256/novel-coronavirus-2019ncov-deaths-worldwide-by-country/


    You are ignorant.

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  3. 14 hours ago, Stierlitz said:

    Interesting news: unlike Podkolzin who is waiting for Canadian work visa, Klimovich has already obtained it in 2020 to play for the Huskies team in Quebec. He may move to NA whenever his duty with the national team is over.


    The final roster for Belarusian national team to play in Bratislava will be announced tomorrow.

    How is it that Podkolzin's work visa would take so long, but not Klimovich's? Weird.


    Stierlitz answered it. TY.

  4. 1 minute ago, cuporbust said:

    1.18% death rate 


    Down to % 1.12 overall 


    Not entirely sure if u are comprehending that. 


    This is from a covid 19 " survivor " , if u can call it that lol

    I don't give a crap if you think 1 percent is insignificant or not. There's 26,000+ people that died in Canada.

    Do you understand just how much of a selfish shmuck you sound? Probably not.

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  5. 1 hour ago, knucklehead91 said:

    Then by that opening statement, most of Vancouver should have been sent to the minors. No one was scoring. If you think 52 and 55 points are acceptable numbers for top line minutes in an 82 game season, then you might want to look around the league lol.


    Like I said.. Josh Anderson… or Even Pettersson this year. Chance after chance after chance and not producing. BUT. They were getting chances and EVENTUALLY, they began to capitalize.


    As for LE’s linemates and his icetime

    2016-17 18.68mins per game 48%dZS

    2017-18 16.27mins per game 56.2%dZS

    2018-19 14.06 mins per game 58.8%dZS

    2019-20 12.36 mins per game 65.8%dZS

    2020-21 9.58 mins per game   72.7%dZS


    2016-17 line combos at even strength

    31.7% with the Sedins

    18.8% with Granlund and Sutter

    10.2% with Chaput and Granlund

    6.8% with Megna and Sutter

    5% with Baertschi and Horvat

    the rest is a mix of all sorts of combos. 30% of his time on ice was with 3rd line players 1/3 with the Sedins 1/3. Sure you could argue and say the reason he dropped down the lineup was because he wasnt producing. But why were all other non-producers staying put? Our team sucked period. It had the ugliest depth, hardly any primary scoring, and wee bit of secondary scoring and no scoring beyond that.

    Eriksson was on the PP with the Sedins 40% of the time in his first season, if he is getting more chances than everyone else on the team, why would you change that? Why would you take a scoring chance away from a team that is already struggling to score. It makes no sense to demote someone because he is 1/23 guys that isnt capitalizing on every play. Our team leading scorer had 52 bloody points man. Eriksson had half of that with 65 games played. Most players on the team missed 15+ games that season. We had 36 players suit up for a game that season. 
    Baertschi missed 14 games

    Granlund missed 13 games

    Eriksson missed 17

    Dorsett missed 68 games

    Burrows played 55 games and was dealt

    Hansen played 28 games and was dealt

    Skille, Chaput, Megna, Gaunce played 55+ games. Boucher had 27GP…

    Defence was an absolute nightmare, we had bigger injuries on the back end and couldnt stop the bleeding.

    Edler out for 14 games

    Tanev out for 29 games

    Gudbranson out for 52games

    Larson out for 56

    Stetcher and Hutton missed 11


    and incase you were wondering where Vancouver sat in terms of man games lost in 2016-17… The highest in the league by a large margin. 295MGL on forward 139MGL on D and 25MGL in net. 3rd highest salary chips lost



    The Sedins dzone starts compared to their “linemate” Loui was 33.2dZS% despite Eriksson playing 31% of his ice time 5v5 with the Sedins, he had nearly 50% dZS. Meaning he wasnt being utilized the same way with the Sedins when they hopped over the boards. That was just in his first season. There is a huge discrepancy between him and his primary linemates. 


    2017-18 line combos at even strength

    26.7% with the Sedins

    13.1% with Archibald and Sutter

    8.1% with Dowd and Granlund


    LE was on the PP 32.3% with Baertschi, Vanek and Gagner and only 3.4% of the time he was with the twins

    So LE lost PP time and that can also be attributed to the injuries and amount of time he missed in 2017-18 which was. 32 games he was out with injury. In the 50 games he played he spent 58.8dZS% even though his most frequent linemates were the twins which was only 26.7% of the time, Eriksson was more often utilized in his own zone. So the coach is using him primarily in the dzone but also getting him out with the Sedins as much as possible. 

    The twins do not play in the dzone, we had a lot of unstable characters on the roster and we had plenty of injuries to guys like Sutter who were supposed to be that stabilizing guy in the dzone. Green utilized LE in his own zone because he is a responsible player. He consistently was in the top for takeaways on the team


    Heres how Horvats icetime with LE is broken down in 2019-20

    56.2% of the time Loui was playing with Horvat and Pearson. 

    Eriksson had a 65.8% dZS

    Horvat had a 49.4% dZS

    Pearson had a 51% dZS

    Which just to remind you, Eriksson was getting 12mins a game


    So even though Eriksson “played a bunch with Horvat” his icetime was largely paired with Horvat in the Dzone rather than the Ozone. Horvat split his time evenly between both ends. Eriksson was used largely in his own zone. So no its not that Eriksson blew his chances when playing with Horvat, its that Eriksson was used with Horvat and Pearson to stop opposition.


    Its not an excuse, its a valid reason with facts and stats to back it up. Eriksson was used for defensive zone duties over offensive zone opportunity. 

    His corsi was nearly 50% while spending most of his time being used in his own zone during his time in Vancouver. To top that off he had the fewest giveaways each season and was in the top for takeaways.

    Look at Erikssons numbers in Dallas and Boston and look at how he was utilized. 60%oZS compared to the sub 45%oZS in Vancouver.


    Its a blindly biased hatred towards Loui in span of some of the darkest days in the last 20 years. We werent contenders with or without him. We were bottom feeders. Case closed, meeting adjourned 

    Based on what you said, Green didn't utilize Eriksson to be a scorer, at least not primarily. I don't really understand why Green decided to use a butter knife to cut a steak. I think Eriksson has been a little slow for this team, and I think part of his decline has been the massive financial losses he has been suffering in Sweden's restaurant business.


    Eriksson should've been pretty damn good.

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  6. 1 minute ago, -Stammer- said:

    The road they crashed on is a somewhat sharp bend, so the car lost control going around the bend. I drive through the area quite a bit. It could honestly have been anything, we won't really know until an investigation is concluded and can make a guesstimate.

    It's possible that the driver lost focus while driving. It's 3 am. Maybe they were all tired.


    It's hard to say if speed was a factor at this time, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was the case too. Regardless, very sad news.



  7. 1 minute ago, coryberg said:

    It's was a waste of space... you can relate

    Don't you think it's a waste of space for you to just shoot down the post without actually contributing towards it?


    Telling him to summarize something doesn't do an analysis justice. He literally did a deep-dive on Eriksson.

  8. 1 hour ago, iinatcc said:

    I think all your theories aside the more correct reason is that Eriksson stopped trying after he collected his pay check. 


    Even for his standards in Boston his final year there felt like an outlier and overachieved compared to his previous years in Boston. Which makes me believe his performance was more of a contract year than anything


    Add to that there are folks in the media pointing out Eriksson being disinterested while being a Canuck. 

    Knucklehead presented a pretty interesting take on Eriksson and how he was utilized. You can agree or disagree with it, but you didn't even bother to address it.

    What did you do instead?  Ignore everything, and then look for everything else to support your preconceived points.

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  9. 4 hours ago, Alflives said:

    Angelina Jolie very publicly critical of the White House, and is so disgusted she hints at getting into US politics.  Liberal media no longer supports Biden, and has he now lost liberal minded Hollywood’s support?  

    Democrats are being smart keeping Harris away from Biden.  

    ““To spend so much time and money, to have blood shed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand," she added. "Watching for decades how Afghan refugees - some of the most capable people in the world - are treated like a burden is also sickening. Knowing that if they had the tools and respect, how much they would do for themselves. And meeting so many women and girls who not only wanted an education, but fought for it."”




    Hollywood is super hypocritical. Not all are bad, of course. Many are very good people doing what they love. But the ones who are especially political often don't understand the hypocrisy that they're spewing.

    The refugee issue is hardly a new thing. Her talking about women/girls seems like she's virtue signalling. Fix your own goddamn country before trying to reform another country's systems.

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  10. 10 minutes ago, shayster007 said:

    The fact that somone reffered to it as the worst contract in the NHL shows how little creditability they have. OEL may not be worth his contract anymore, but he is certainly not the worst contract even if he doesn't rebound in Vancouver (which I feel there is a strong possibility he does). Sounds like some dweeb stuck in Arizona attempting to may himself feel better about the tire fire that is that team.

    Yeah, it's definitely not the worst contract in the world.



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  11. On 8/5/2021 at 10:13 PM, bigbadcanucks said:

    I really like the Tucker Poolman signing.  He's listed at 6'4" 217 lbs. on the UND and Elite Prospects websites (rather than the 6'2" 199 lbs. that he's listed at on the NHL.com site), so I think we're going to be seeing a much bigger player than originally thought.  His father is the Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach of the UND hockey program, so it could be that Poolman has leaned out and has developed more of a "hockey body" since becoming a pro (as opposed to "filling out").


    Beyond the size that Poolman brings to the team, he played a shut-down role at UND and was the stay-at-home guy for Josh Morrissey, and did a good job in that role.  As some others have posted here, Poolman looks to have some significant offensive skills in his tool box.


    So I'm going to say it, if it hasn't been said already -- he's going to be what Chris Tanev was, except bigger and more durable.  That's my prediction.  At $2.5M cap hit, Canucks fans are going to fall in love with Tucker Poolman.


    Wouldn't mind seeing Tucker Poolman grab no. 8.


    I think this is a good signing as well. I know people freaked out about Stecher walking (a completely different timeline), but between Stecher and Poolman, it's clear that the latter can play harder minutes, while Stech has to be sheltered. I'm just saying we had been in need of upgrading our defense. This is one way of doing it.


    Stecher was definitely nice to have, but he wasn't gonna come cheap either.

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  12. 11 minutes ago, Roger Neilsons Towel said:

    Yes, the team could have been run better. But take it from somebody who actually lived there. The majority of people in Arizona don’t care about Hockey. They care about Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Golf.

    The population in the Greater Phoenix Area has exploded in the last few decades, and they still can’t draw enough people to fill the arena even half way most nights, and that’s with discounted tickets. 

    I used to try to get my friends down there interested in Hockey but the majority could care less. Most of the seats are snowbirds escaping the Canadian winters. You can’t sustain a team like that. 

    The NHL has been trying to grow the American game for decades, and a lot of cities have done quite well. The problem is the league tries to force it in some areas that just don’t work. They become pot committed and unwilling to admit defeat. It’s time to give up on Hockey in Arizona. Move the team to a Hockey city like Quebec with fans that actually care about Hockey. 

    I feel like they don't care about hockey because of its past poor performances.


    Phoenix wasted a lot of years under Gretzky as a coach.

  13. Just now, Alflives said:

    It will be.  It’s only a matter of when.  Likely soon too.  

    You really need to know how the political system works. This is BARELY the start of the process. At any point in time, it could get shot down. The process is very, very long.


    So no, it's "not coming", which implies that UBI has been approved, which it clearly has not.

    You might as well prepare for the end of the world, because "it is coming".

  14. 3 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    Sounds like GI is coming, so might as well accept that, and look for some (potential) positives.  Removing the obstacle of no available jobs by providing GI sure would help people move to affordable small towns.  Could be a boom for small towns across the country.  





    It's not law yet.




  15. 1 minute ago, goalie13 said:

    As reported elsewhere, they don't even have anywhere to play this season.



    I honestly think the team knew this was happen, hence the move to scrap all the parts for draft picks.


    Also, the Coyotes do have a place to play THIS season. It's next season that the team is no longer in Glendale.

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  16. 4 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    I’ve been trying to see positives in GI.  This program could help people, who need housing but can’t afford it in the expensive areas, to move to areas they can afford.  They don’t need a job in the new location.  A young couple could move to small town Canada and collect 4,000/month.  

    I really hope you aren't managing anyone else's money except your own.


    This is beyond awful with regards to money management.

  17. 16 minutes ago, Dixon Ward said:

    What if the richest people in the country build and own 1 million rental units across the country.  They would pay no property taxes.  They would pay no capital gains on the increased value of the land.  They would write off all of the costs against their income taxes.  They would collect no rent.  The government would decide who would receive the units.  Every year they would build another 250,000 units and after 5 years they could start charging rent or sell them to someone who could.  


    I'm not sure this would work exactly as I have laid it out, but with billionaires and homeless in the same country, there has to be a way that both could win. People with mental health issues,  addiction, and unemployment need a home.  This would help solve many other societal issues as well.


    But what do I know?

    Who pays for the maintenance of the buildings?

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  18. 34 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    Lots of available housing in smaller communities around Canada.  People can move to those places.  They don’t need a job, because the government will pay 2000/month guaranteed.  A young guy and girl (not married) can get 4000/month together.  They would live a very comfortable life in small town Canada.  Plus, they never have to work, so there is no need for jobs where they settle down.  No need to stay in expensive places.  

    Where is this money coming from? You have no basic grasp of economics.

  19. 15 hours ago, wai_lai416 said:

    i find it hilarious that when the team sucked last year the fans here made so much excuse for the team. schedule sucked.. covid.. lack of practice.. too many back to back etc etc etc. but when it comes to the player struggling none of those excuse applies. Hughes is trash he can't play defense even though he's tossed to play the #1 defense pairing role against other teams big top players even though he has a new defensive partner that can't play defense either

    A hilariously bad take.

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  20. 3 minutes ago, Alflives said:

    With 2000/month guaranteed income people can buy houses in lots of markets all over Canada.  Three or four people get together, and that’s 6,000-8,000/month.  They can live in some nice town, that’s inexpensive, and have very comfortable lives.  No jobs there; it doesn’t matter.  No more housing crisis.  

    Where's the money coming from? Taxes?


    And no jobs while paying for a house, which I assume has little to no downpayment on? This is nuts.

  21. 9 minutes ago, RU SERIOUS said:

    Look at this way.  If you had an underaged 14-17 y.o. daughter walking down the street with her girfriends next to Rogers Arena, would you like some beedy eyed alleged rapist from Abbotsford peering down on her?  What kind of sick parent would allow that?


    ................and BTW, you're correct that he has not been conviceted yet, so to appease you and be fair, I agree, that we should only call him an "ALLEGED psychopathic underage young girl serial sex abuser from Abbotsford" for now - until he's convicted and sentenced by the courts for these crimes he ALLEGEDLY commited.

    but remember, where there's smoke (especially from multiple girls) there's likely fire!


    I rest my case...

    You better not rest that case. In fact, you should return it from wherever you bought it from.


    Jumping to conclusions is dangerous. When you form an opinion based on incomplete information, you are putting yourself in a dangerous spot of trying to 'justify' what you are thinking. We call this a confirmation bias.


    Having multiple allegations against Virtanen is bad. Still, you would THINK there would be evidence to lay charges with seven people involved.  Where is it?


    The criminal court requires heavy evidence for something to proceed. Hearsay is just not admissible evidence. Right now, this is just going to a civil case, where the two can sort their issues out.

    This isn't to say Virtanen didn't do what he is accused of doing. This is to say we don't know.

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  22. 1 hour ago, Alflives said:

    It’s been posted in the Virtanen thread that reports are 7 other women (some were under age when incidents with Jake happened) who have come forward.  This banner should have been taken down when the first girl came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Jake.  

    Clearly the club missed on this.  It’s something they need to get corrected, and not let linger like it is now.  

    I don't think the club missed on anything.

    Reporters like Patrick Johnston are clearly trying to find something to write about. They weren't the first ones to report on trades, so that tells me they are reporters who are trying to make a living through tabloid-esque articles.


    The Canucks didn't take down Virtanen's videos on Youtube either. :rolleyes: 


    His article is trying to stir things up, which wallstreetamigo says is the media's job. This sensationalist journalism is the reason why we can't get unbiased, informative literature, but instead we have "something to talk about".


    Honestly, I don't think there's any journalistic integrity in Johnston's article. This is an example of a completely unnecessary.article.

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