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Everything posted by Rob_Zepp

  1. I don't...I just get so bloody annoyed at people speculating about a poor guy with a child with a life-threatening condition as if he is doing something wrong by thinking about her first. It really isn't fair and if I was moderating this board I would ban anyone who brings it up. It is pure $&!#e.
  2. I didn't play for them....I played THERE but not for them. My European experience in coaches was largely in Germany. In general, and taking into account things others have shared over time with their experiences, NA coaches are less involved in player development it felt like to me and more "win at all costs" which often backfired in my opinion. I felt teams in Europe were more "teams" and the coaching approach had a lot to do with that. One of the reason many far lesser "flashing" European teams often do well in international tournaments against NHL or high-end junior talent is due to that "team" approach. I think the NHL could learn from Europe in that regard.
  3. ...and you call yourself a Canadian....
  4. What total BS. In July he didn't know about the Delta variant or the sad pace of vaccination across the jurisdictions he would be playing in. Stop making a guy who is a strong family guy the "bad guy" here. There is no "bad guy" as if there was no global pandemic or if he daughter was not born with a life-threatening immuno compromised disease he would be playing right now. He had no more idea where COVID was going than any of the "experts" who also got it wrong. What is it with some of you wanting to crap on the players with these false narratives?
  5. I know he has an immuno suppressed daughter and I know that he sat out the Calgary team Edmonton bubble because of her condition.......that is what I know.
  6. all moot as he is vaccinated....cheers
  7. Dubas was heard on this call saying "I would have offered $10M AAV and not a penny less, JB and the Canucks will have room to sign other players moving forward - where is the fun challenge in that?"
  8. Which is why it is so sad that Canada is even worse....the bar is low and still Canada cannot meet it.
  9. Versus the troubling amount of inaction, inclusive of suing FN children, over the past six years......
  10. Holy fabrication batman! His "MO" is to balk at things.
  11. I am 99.35% sure you are comparing uncomparable things and trying too hard to make this sound like a bad thing the Canucks signed two of their six most important players on pretty decent contracts in today's market. I am 99.63% sure you have a need for this to have some negative result to fuel your need to complain about the team.
  12. We (society) are all in the same boat. If some people drill holes in the boat (don't get vaccinated), as long as isn't too many of them we can stop them and repair the damage before it gets out of control (variants). If we have too many people drilling holes at same time, we will eventually sink no matter how many people try and stop the drilling. Saw an article in a German paper that one community epidemiologist estimated that roughly 1.2 to 1.4% of the population had legitimate medical reasons for delayed or non-immediate vaccination (or any at all in some rare cases) but as the world tends to be stalled in the (at best) 20% or so not being vaccinated, herd immunity may not come prior to many more (and more damaging) variants come calling. Not getting vaccinated if you in the 99% is simply selfish. Cheers.
  13. Wow, really? The Canucks suffered with the loss of their number 1 center who, when in the lineup with JT Miller, creates one of the best pairs in all of hockey. His playing C was more due to EP40 not being healthy and/or not playing at all so it is a pretty odd "best". Few teams in the league can consistently defend Miller and EP40 when they are "on" and if you add a strong RW presence to them (Garland is my preference but Boeser fine) you have one of the best lines in the NHL with still a great second line to follow.
  14. My condolences Canada for having, by far, the worst "leader" in the Western World. Though popular vote means nothing in Canada, apparently Toronto elected the self-absorbed trust fund misogynistic virtue signaller to another minority government with the lowest % of the vote in Canada's history. Sincerely hope he isn't sticking around long as the damage he has done and is doing to your once proud country, and my birth right, is devastating.
  15. As a native North American I could not agree with you more. The GM/Coach get too much blame/credit in compare to Europe where it is more on the player.
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