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  1. 6 losses in a row and still in a playoff spot... hmm.

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    2. mll


      In points - 3rd in the Pacific, 8th in the West and tied 16th in the league.

      In point percentage - 4th in the Pacific, 10th in the West and 24th in the league.  


      Canucks are the only team to have played 23 games which is insane given that they are also the only team with 14 road games.  

    3. NewbieCanuckFan


      It's really early in the season.  Regardless of what the makeup of the conference is, it takes a certain amount of sucking REALLY bad to be that out of a playoff spot right now.

    4. coastal.view


      remain optomistic

      hardest part of the schedule is done

      majority of the remaining games are at home

      january is typically injury month for the canucks

      but this season they hardly travel that month

      they should be back a full strength before christmas


      hockey gods have vowed to then lay off the canucks injury epidemic for 6 weeks

      so we can watch the team shine

      and then whammy them double hard shortly before the tdl

      or maybe they will just forget about the team

      and we'll just see the team progress and mature and gain a wild card spot

  2. Imagine if the Avs had drafted EP last year... Rantanen, Mackninnon, Landeskog, Pettersson... 

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    2. Quantum


      Thank god we don't live in that world

    3. mll


      They didn't know they were going to get Samuel Girard.  

    4. Bombastik der Teutone
  3. Who would you rather have? Pettersson or Boeser? ..... Trick question. We can have both! B)

    1. Alflives


      who would you rather have: Pettersson, Boeser, Bo, or Hughes?  We have them all!!!!!!!!!

  4. EP with 2nd best FO % on the team at 55.2% :D 

    1. JM_


      anything over 45% in his 1st year would be great, above 50, phenomenal. 

  5. If you're bored and want some good hockey memories: 


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    2. NHL'er


      But some of the classiest guys too: Kariya, Niedermayer, Salic, Smyth, Iginla, Brodeur 

    3. NHL'er
    4. NewbieCanuckFan


      Remember when we won a playoff series?



  6. Anyone else think Evan Bouchard looks a tad like John Tavares? 

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    2. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      He skates like Tavares too huehuehue.

    3. NHL'er




      @Jimmy McGill With the helmet on and all a bit I think.

    4. chon derry

      chon derry

      dropped to 17oa ….see if we were a middle of the pack team he would fallen to JB.... the guy cant lose at the draft , but he did better than this guy even with WOO ,

  7. Dream scenario: EP and JD smash it up next season and HS DS and MN convince EK to come sign with us. 

  8. Will Hughes still be at the Young Stars? 

    1. chon derry

      chon derry

      apparently  ncaa players aren't eligible ,  just read that in the new QH thread.


  9. Have you ever forgiven your bullies from the past or been forgiven by your victims of bullying? 

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    2. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      he likes kittens for snacks. i can hear him purring from here.

    3. -AJ-


      I was picked on for a couple years in middle school, but I don't hold it against them anymore too much. They made me stronger today.

    4. Ghostsof1915


      I don't forgive them. But I don't dwell on it. I moved on. I assume they have as well. 


  10. If Hughes signs and goes to Young Stars, then WOW. Roster would include: Dahlen, Pettersson, Juolevi, Lind, Dipietro, Hughes, Gadjovich, Gaudette. :frantic::frantic:

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    2. Baer.



    3. Odd.


      jesus, no excuses for not going 3-0

    4. J-23


      Bruh it's too far away. I can't wait.

  11. Random thought: Kadri for Tanev and Sutter?

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    2. NHL'er


      @Fateless sure, doesn't change how your other arguments were poorly thought out. Also your dismissive and idiotic comment about weed not being legal. 


      Loui Eriksson was 31 when he signed his contract and his slower style of game wasn't a fit. That's not a good analogy. That and being 6 million bucks a year for 6 years knowing you can't be moved. Kadri is no Eriksson so I just don't get why you're pushing that so hard to crap on him. Kadri is a decent player who has wheels and Christ, as I pointed out, Kadri isn't scoring only because of his line mates. Nor am I suggesting we ship out Dahlen for Kadri. How does it help? Grit, toughness, scoring? All three things everyone was complaining about last year. Oh man. 


      I'm not even that invested in the idea, I'm just completely baffled by how blind and biased some Canuck fans are. 


      Not even going to comment on Pettersson. If you watched the World Championships you'd know he's a player. Already creative than Backlund. Won't be a super star next season, but he'll be a heck of a player. 



    3. chon derry

      chon derry

      one step further , gudbranson gets a suspension  for uttering threats after a game which is as bad as kadri's on ice stuff , but do you really think there would be any cohesion , sign matt martin well were at it...…...

    4. Fateless


      @NHL'er - The pot comment was clearly a joke. I apologize for your feelings getting hurt.


      Its not about being biased towards Kadri. He's a good player. He just doesn't fit on this team (in relation to how much we'd be giving up to acquire him). He's going to be a productive player for another 3-5 years. The problem is that by the time our team is contending for a cup, he won't be productive anymore. 27 isn't old, but its too old for the core that our team is building. By the time Pettersson is in his prime (24 years old), Kadri will be 32(?) and well past his prime. Then Kadri is just taking up roster space and likely on an overpaid contract (assuming he plays as well as you think he will for the next few years and Benning hands out his usual bloated contract extension) while we're trying to load up the team with complementary pieces. 


      I stand by my Eriksson example. No one thought he was going to regress the way he has. He'd just come off his best scoring season in his career. He met the criteria you're claiming we want Kadri for (grit, toughness, and scoring). Yes I know that he was further along in his aging curve and had a higher risk of regression, but my point is that the aging curve isn't an exact science and the further Kadri gets along that curve, the more likely the bottom falls out of his career.


      Not to mention he's like to have a career ending injury over the next season or two considering how much he's disliked - particularly if he puts on a Vancouver Canucks jersey. Then we REALLY wasted Tanev and Sutter.

  12. Feel like you'd appreciate my new signature ;) 

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    2. SabreFan1


      Is that a picture of the nosy neighbor and her husband who thought she was nuts?  I haven't watched that show in a long time.

    3. NHL'er


      Yep the Ochmoneks 

    4. chon derry

      chon derry

      alf will be pleased that the ochmoneks are back together  , no more sneakin into the basement to listen to them . 

  13. Mandžukić remind anyone else of Vrbata?

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    2. thejazz97


      That’s who it was! Was trying to place it

    3. Phil_314


      Whoa @c00kies are we SURE they're not related??  The resemblance is uncanny.

    4. c00kies


      @Phil_314 haha that's what I thought too. Maybe he has a second identity :P

  14. CROATIA!! Glad England didn't win. They would have just gotten drunk and destroyed crap everywhere.

    1. Green Building

      Green Building

      England loss + Trump visit + alcohol = ????

  15. Someone needs to do a remake of this but with the Canucks :') 


    1. NewbieCanuckFan


      I'm thinking the following remake of the Oilers management for the past 10+ years would be a far greater box office smash hit!:



    2. ReggieBush


      "We still believe, we still believe
      It's coming home,
      It's coming home, it's coming
      Stanley's coming home
      It's coming home,
      It's coming home, it's coming
      Lord Stanley is Coming home"


      Music video is in Stanley Park


      @Canuck Clay when we get a better team would you up for something like this:P

    3. Canuck Clay

      Canuck Clay

      Haha sure....loop back to me. :P


  16. Would you trade Gudbranson back for McCann right now?



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    2. Jaku


      Lol no.

    3. J.I.A.H.N


      It's a good question, and the answer for me is no.....

    4. 6string


      I'm gonna say absolutley No!

  17. Beagle had a better faceoff % than both Toews and Bergeron last season. Just sayin B)

    1. Tortorella's Rant

      Tortorella's Rant

      Too bad he's playing for such a poor team.

    2. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Good pickup.  Reminds me a lot of the Malhotra signing where people were moaning about overpayment at the time.  That skillset is just so underrated here.

    3. Master 112

      Master 112

      Yeah, but even I lost fewer draws than him.

  18. Interesting to note: None of Roussel, Schaller, Beagle were drafted. Worked their butts off to get where they are today and aren't guys who take anything for granted. 

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    2. NHL'er


      @Undrafted Me and you are a perfect combo. You first of course :wub:

    3. NHL'er


      Oops You and I 

    4. Ghostsof1915


      Nic Dowd to replace Beagle. LOL. 


  19. Chris Tanev for Captain for one interim season next year before passing it on to Bo / whoever is worthy? 

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    2. NHL'er


      @coastal.view give Tanev the C just to make botchford shut up about trading him

    3. Mike Vanderhoek

      Mike Vanderhoek

      "C" for cast or cane maybe if we're talking Tanev. If the team doesn't go all "A's" this season I suggest Edler as Captain until passing it to the next young guy. Horvat it is, just a matter of time.

    4. Ghostsof1915


      I thought the Canucks were trading Tanev and Edler? 

  20. Hope people will soon get over Jett's last name and get on board with the fact we've got a Matt Dumba-esque hockey player. :towel::canucks:

  21. Hughes also slightly outscored Werenski in their respective draft seasons :bigblush:

  22. For comparisons sake, Hughes out scored Makar in his draft year versus Makar’s draft + 1 year. B)

    1. Alflives


      Makar was drafted too high for sure.  His numbers were way inflated playing in a very weak AJHL.  Hughes is a far more talented and better player.

    2. Hugor Hill

      Hugor Hill

      Hughes is almost exactly 1 year younger and produced better numbers.

  23. Can't wait until Juolevi shuts everyone up with his play 

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    2. goalie13


      Do you really think that will stop the Trade Tanev threads?

    3. coastal.view


      so you are saying no one will cheer for him?

      arena will be silent whenever he is on the ice ?





    4. J-23


      Juolevi looks like he's more of PS4 guy.

  24. And this job, this last job, that's how I get there. I would not be standing here if I knew any other way. :excl:

  25. Just coming to realise just how atrocious MG's drafting was. Even taking into account that we were contenders during that time. So glad we have JB 

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    2. NewbieCanuckFan


      Problem is for a while we were never the worst team in the league, just meh.  This was before there was a lottery for the 1st round (where finishing dead last meant you did get the first overall pick).  Could mean the difference between getting a guy like Gilbert Perrault instead of Dale Tallon.  Look how the Pens got Lemieux, Crosby, and Malkin.

    3. NHL'er


      @NewbieCanuckFan  I don't buy that. If you suck at drafting and developing you find a way to suck: Nugent Hopkins, Yakupov.

    4. NewbieCanuckFan


      Suck at developing?  Schneider didn't suddenly get better after being traded to New Jersey.  Sedins didn't become Art Ross winners overnight nor Kesler a Selke winner immediately.  Gillis was lucky he inherited a good coach.  Who heard of Bieksa before he became a legit top 4 guy or Tanev.  A shame Gillis couldn't draft well to sustain the teams success.  

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