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  1. Yeah, I don't like that either. They've gotta sucker you into watching extra commercials. And once they get used to doing it they are LOATHE to give it up. Other sports can start on time but not the greedy advertising-mad NHL. With or without Covid they keep on ramping up the ads ad-nauseum. Go Canucks Go!
  2. ... and we're even better this year. The thing is that the media is stuck on their own narrative that we have "taken a step back" and no amount of reality will push them off their own BS. It's so nice that we get to see the real thing soon and don't have to put up with the media's alternate reality much longer. I'm confident that we're going to have a good season even without Miller to start. Let's show TSN and the media muffins what they're worth out on the ice. Go Canucks Go!
  3. Looks most likely that Virtanen is going to get a chance at first line duties. It will be interesting to see how he responds. Go Canucks Go!
  4. I think Benn was the false positive but because Miller was staying at Benn's place, he has to quarantine too. I'm not 100% sure about that but that's what the rumour is. Officially the Canucks aren't saying anything more than they are both "unavailable" (as well as Hawryluk). Go Canucks Go!
  5. I heard that he has to quarantine because of Covid protocol. They didn't say that he actually contracted Covid (but they didn't say he didn't either), just that he is unavailable for two weeks because of quarantine. Sucks, but that's life with Covid. I think we'll have the depth to cover (how many teams can say that about losing their top scorer?). Go Canucks Go!
  6. Yeah but baseball is inherently a physically distanced sport. Each player is far away from any action (or other people). Anyway, like everyone else I hope that this is just being extra cautious and the season goes ahead as planned. It does show that we all have to stay extra vigilant until the vaccines actually get distributed and into people's arms. Go Canucks Go!
  7. No, it's not about "all or none" it's about how much (i.e. there's enough already - in fact quite a bit too much). Go Canucks Go!
  8. I don't know about that. Seems like a false dichotomy to me. I'd rather play hockey and not have so much commercialization. It's possible if we the paying customers stand up for ourselves and don't just keep on being passive frogs (i.e. boiling frog analogy). Pandemic or no pandemic they are ALWAYS ramping up the advertising and personally I'm sick of it (pardon the pun). And they are going to keep on pushing the envelope until enough people object and it has nothing to do with current economic conditions. The problem with maximizing profit is that it is NEVER ENOUGH, even in good times. The greedy and cynical people who run the show want us to think that there are no other options than continually increasing advertising but there are other options. There are always other options. Personally I would MUCH rather have no helmet ads. Seems like a small thing but with the way they always do closeups of the players faces it means that those little helmet ads are going to get a lot of screen time. I'm not OK with that. Go Canucks Go!
  9. Yeah, no reason to be optimistic when pessimism is more comfortable. Sorry for the sarcasm, but I see no reason not to be optimistic. I love what Schmidt brings and he doesn't have to single handedly carry the team, we've got other good players as well. Holtby is no turnip and we've got lots of options on D. In fact I like our depth at every position right now. There is no reason other than reflexive fear to think we're not going to have a good season. Go Canucks Go!
  10. What if the goalie is lying about his height? Anyway, it doesn't really matter right now what his height is, the thing is that the young guy is on fire at the World Juniors. He plays with emotion and skill and that's good. He just won the player of the game against Canada as well as one of the top three players for Russia for the tournament. I look forward to seeing him in a Canucks jersey as soon as possible. Go Canucks Go!
  11. He's looked good in my opinion, but he took an inadvertent high sticking penalty that turned into a 4 minute version and Canada scored on the second half. It's been all Canada since. And that's fine by me. Podz will be a fine Canuck later and I'll cheer for him but right now it's all about our young lads. Go Canada Go!
  12. I think you're pretty safe there. Unless of course there are an astounding number of injuries in practice. Go Canucks Go! P.S. - I don't really believe in an impenetrable barrier between top 6 and bottom 6, players should be moved around based on need and based on their development. Sure some are more suited to certain roles but it isn't cast in stone. Thankfully there are a lot of options available so we don't really have to put people in roles they aren't comfortable with. However a good NHL player has to be able to play in all situations even if they specialize in certain roles.
  13. I don't know if you guys remember a goalie named Hasek but he was famous for dropping his stick and flopping around like a fish on a dock during goal crease scrambles. The amazing thing is that more often than not he stopped the puck anyway. Now that guy was a goalie, stick or no stick. Go Canada Go!
  14. Podkolzin isn't a Canuck just yet. I want Canada to win despite them having Podkolzin. That's how much I like CANADA! Go Canada Go!