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About diesel_3

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  1. Looking for Canucks Fans from the 1970s/80s to help me with a few names as I am making a top 10 Canucks enforcers/fighters. The basic requirement would be they were Canucks for at least 100 games (Season+). Only problem is, I don't know any of the older tough guys (I do have Jack McIlhargy) but basing it just off of career PIMs isn't ideal, wanting names for big, mean, and nasty enforcers/fighters.

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    2. diesel_3


      @NewbieCanuckFan How would you have described Tanti as a player, then? Was he one of those guys like Brendan Morrison who had his best career years because of the line he played on? Or was he still really good at doing things to create space, did he hit? fast? BTW, this thread has been awesome. We need a Canucks Nostalgia Fire Side chat thread, I am a nostalgia nerd and constantly come across players I have questions about. Just the other day I read a cool story about how Troy Gamble was supposed to be the guy and it came down to Kirk McLean wanting it more and earning the spot whereas Troy sort of fizzled out, but was a huge prospect.

    3. NewbieCanuckFan


      @diesel_3  Kind of like a Luc Robitaille (but with better skating ability).  Knew how to find the "right spots" and/or good anticipation.  All he needed was the 'right center' to feed him the puck (and that guy was Sundstrom).  Bear in mind, this is from the perspective of a non-teenager (*me* lol).:P


      Yeah Troy Gamble was like a Eddie Lack - lots of potential.  But he just couldn't get over that final hump to the 'big leagues' like at least Eddie Lack did.  That's why goalie prospects are pretty risky.  Good thing the Canucks (unlike what Burke said "goalies graveyard') have been good at developing goalies for a while now (gives me hope for Demko being the future starter).

    4. NewbieCanuckFan


      I hope Boeser (other than staying healthy heh) could find that sustained magic with EP (though in Boeser's defense, he seems to be able to score no matter who is center is - he just can't stay healthy).

  2. If anybody would like to watch Utica take on the Baby Leafs at 1PM, HockeyTV is looking to now feature AHL games! The Comets game is the game of the week so it is free to watch! Cheers

    1. Ghostsof1915
    2. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Intermission show with Gagner crying like a baby how floating around like an entitled bum has put him in the AHL where he belongs.

  3. All these Ottawa injuries on D would be a nice time to fleece Dorion for picks and prospects! 

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    2. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      is it too far fetched to think, next years blueline would be;





    3. diesel_3


      @smithers joe Not at all, I like the looks of that.

    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      eventually, woo can take gudbranson's spot and another high draft pick could take tanev's spot and brisebois van push edler out. 

  4. I'm feeling old! Todd Bertuzzi's kid Tag is draft eligible next year. I still remember Tag and Jaden very young on the bench for Canucks skills comp. Where we learned of the significance of the 'JTB' on Big Bert's glove!

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    2. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

      Tag?  Why not Jag and Taden.  Tag?:picard:

    3. Master 112

      Master 112

      It's only a bad name because now it's illegal to get him out of bed in the morning.

    4. Coconuts


      It'd be kinda neat if we drafted him tbh

  5. Can Jake Wise drop to Vancouver in the 3rd? Can this actually be a thing....?

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    2. Odd.


      he was taken right after Madden

    3. coastal.view




      wow he did drop

      and jb passed on him

    4. diesel_3


      Ya, i'm not unhappy about the Tyler Madden pick, though. Solid value.

  6. Horvat's shorty was filthy.

    1. Jimmy McGill
    2. AlwaysACanuckFan


      So filthy that you have to keep watching it over and over and over


  7. And with proper homage to the Buffalo Bills, team USA blows it when it matters!

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    2. diesel_3


      @chon derry Aw no way! Sorry to hear! Did they live on Church street? That is a beautiful area, lots of character homes still in tact! I didn't grow up here, only been living here since 2012 and I love it!

    3. chon derry

      chon derry

      @diesel_3  no birch st.  by the forested   alley and the golf course  nice and quite close to the mall. yes they had a nice retirement there. they loved the gardening thing.

    4. diesel_3


      @chon derry Oh, even better! Only people driving down Birch would be people that live there, nice and quiet, did a couple jobs on Birch when I was with Telus.

  8. Kole Lind would have scored in the shootout.

    1. SabreFan1


      He's too busy taking the Team Canada snub out on the rest of the WHL.  2 hat tricks in the last 4 games with a total of 11 points in those same 4.


      I think he's angry. :lol:

  9. Rooting for Jujhar Khaira from Surrey (Ya, he's an Oiler) wonder if he grew up as a Canucks fan? 

    1. Western Red

      Western Red

      He boarded Gudbranson pretty good in preseason. Not in my good books, wherever he's from.

    2. J-23


      Oh ya, that's the guy who hit Gudbranson. Hope he makes it, good kid! Also hope Gudbranson gets some revenge when he makes it!

  10. Any English Majors on CDC? I'm 32 just starting University and my marks are struggling a bit, might need a proof-reader and maybe some writing tips - Thanks!

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    2. Art Vandelay

      Art Vandelay

      Also some good, but simple, advice for writing... write in the active voice and not the passive. Your instructor will subconsciously mark you better. Passive voice sounds awkward most of the time, and is considered bad writing (even if technically correct).



      Active - Jason just kicked the ball.

      Passive - The ball was kicked by Jason. 

    3. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      One of the saddest, but most useful things I learned through University is that you give the Prof. what they want. With such a huge work load as a student at the time, the path of least resistance was: don't argue and regurgitate. 

    4. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      That and my name is Jason... and I wasn't kicking any balls... =P

  11. thanks for the follow. 

  12. Today was a pretty crazy day, I have golfed for around 22 years now, and totally I was lucky enough to get my 1st ever hole in one!

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    2. goalie13


      I've been golfing for 30 years, I still don't have a hole in one.  Congrats!

    3. diesel_3


      It was at Sunnydale in Courtenay, Hole 17, 161 yards! (Par 71)

    4. Nuxfanabroad


      In Japan, if you don't have Hole-in-one Insurance, they whack you & harvest your organs.

  13. Restored a 1950 Frigidaire just in time for Hockey Season. http://imgur.com/Ez0c32M

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    2. diesel_3


      Oh ya, I have an old painting respirator but I have a huge beard and it wouldn't have sealed properly, figured a 2 part primer then just a matte black tremclad would do the trick, up close there are some blemishes, but i'm the furthest thing from an artist haha.

    3. Hairy Kneel

      Hairy Kneel

      Great look. What's your guess on the weight?

    4. Roger Neilsons Towel

      Roger Neilsons Towel

      That's sweet!  Love the satin black look with the chrome. Like an old hot rod. 

  14. Started watching the HBO series 'Quarry' got me hooked on listening to Otis Redding, good stuff!



      That show is great so far.  Misses and I digging it.  

    2. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

      That show got me into having a smoke during my swim.