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  1. Yeah, I remember Krutov. Great expectations, and then he came over and ate himself out of the lineup. GCG!
  2. It would be nice, but I guess we're going to have to beat them on the scoreboard instead. At present, we aren't doing either. It's going to take a bit more fire in the belly from everyone. GCG!
  3. I'll be watching from home on my computer either way. The thing is, as much as I like hockey, I want my friends and neighbors to be healthy which means that I will happily comply with public health measures (as long as they aren't arbitrary or politically motivated but, for the most part, they seem to be based on medical science so I'm for compliance). GCG!
  4. Yep, I agree, it was obvious. NHL refereeing is random at best, completely corrupt at worst. Good effort and I like our team this year but some things never change. GCG!
  5. Thanks for posting something positive. I also like our depth. Losing players like MacEwan and Gadjovich hurts a bit but it's really an indication of our organizational depth rather than major blunders made by management. That's what it means to have depth, we have to let players go that might have made the team in other years. It's weird, our team is really strong right now but the fans seem really weak, preferring to nitpick at the details and get angry for the sake of getting angry instead of supporting the team during these exciting times. I guess they've been listening too much to the rotten media instead of thinking for themselves. I think a lot of fans don't realize how hard it is to build a winning team and how close we are to having one. I think we have a really strong shot at making the playoffs this year. Go Canucks Go!
  6. Sounds like a regional, almost parochial, Alberta broadcast to me. Sometime I think they forget they have a larger audience. GCG!
  7. I'll never understand people who want to fire the coach before we've even played a single game. I mean why not at least see what the product on the ice is before we start complaining? Or better yet, how about avoiding the complaining altogether and maybe actually cheer for the team through the ups and downs. And I think we're going to be fine. I think it's going to be a bit of a rough start but I think we actually have the organizational depth to do well as the season progresses. There are so many new faces that it clearly has the fans anxious and confused, and it will take a while for the players to get to know each other, but I see good things in the future. I don't like all the negativity. I'm a bit surprised by personnel decisions too but let's at least see how it plays out before we get out the pitchforks and torches. Go Canucks Go!
  8. It's neither true nor untrue, it's always "it depends". There are no guaranteed ways to build an NHL team, one has to analyze each deal individually and decide each and every time whether or not it is an improvement overall for the club. Sometimes it's good to hold onto all one's picks and other times, if other teams are going to give away good players in exchange, then there's no point in holding on to them. The basic strategy is not to acquire picks, the basic strategy is to build a winning team no matter how, and that means being open to either using the picks or trading them depending on the deal. It always depends on what is being offered in return. GCG!
  9. You think high end RHD just grow on trees and you can just go down to the corner store and pick one up whenever you like? I never said that Juulsen is our savior on D. Frankly I don't know anything about him, I was just saying that Jim is doing his job and doing what he can to fill the holes that came about through no fault of his own. And I actually dared to be a bit optimistic. I know it's more fun to be negative but that doesn't do anything to help win games. If one doesn't think one can win, one is never going to. Starting off with a defeatist attitude is like drinking poison for your pre-game meal. I'm not saying it's guaranteed that we make the playoffs but we at least have a good shot. We have to be confident and positive with what we've got and not cry about what we don't have. Leave the whining to the journalists, we fans need to get behind our team (and that includes management). GCG!
  10. Noah Juulsen. Hamonic not reporting wasn't Jim's fault. We've got enough spare parts (i.e. overall depth) to cover the PK. And I don't believe that you're "all for being optimistic". For that to be true there has to be at least a little optimism. GCG!
  11. You win some, you lose some. Drafting is always a gamble. Besides, we're not trying to build a resume, we're trying to build an NHL team that can win some games on the ice. Hanging on to ineffective players just for the optics is stupid. I think that Jim has had an outstanding off season, filling holes and dumping deadweight. It's now up to Green and the players to put some wins on the board. I'm looking forward to this season. I've had enough of negative nellies. There are of course no guarantees but personally I think the future looks good for us and that Jim has done well with what he has to work with. Go Canucks Go!
  12. He was my grade 8 French teacher back in 75/76. And yeah, he was singing the anthem back then. GCG!
  13. Depth is a good thing, and I like our depth right now. The thing is that it also means that we have to make some tough decisions and let some useful players go. And there's more tough decisions coming. It's a bit painful to lose promising players but it's also true that we can't sweat the details when the big picture is that we have lots of good options going for us. We have to put some trust in Green and Benning as they have to make a lot of tough decisions. Go Canucks Go!
  14. Now that's more like it. That's what we've been waiting for... GCG!
  15. Oooh, that was looking so pretty. GCG! Woo, penalty as a consolation.
  16. He's not wrong but why do we need to hear from him at all? Yes, we weren't very good last year but the point is that we want to be good this year and going forward. And that requires players to attend camp and in general to put the team's interests ahead of their own. Holding out through training camp in order to squeeze out the very last dime is low class in my opinion. Hasn't happened yet and they could sign any time, and I hope they do, but if they miss camp that's not good for the team and ultimately the players too. GCG!
  17. They probably wouldn't even give it back to the linesman when their shift is over. GCG!
  18. Some people take it too far and border on paranoia. Heck, what am I saying, some guys get well beyond the border of paranoia. Widespread EMP attacks seem pretty unlikely, but who knows? Could happen. Wouldn't bother me any. I mean I like playing around on my computer when I'm bored but it isn't my life. I have a very low tech approach to life in general and I could survive fine without any electronics or combustion engines. It might be less fun, but maybe not too, there are many different kinds of hells here on Earth already. The biggest problem, as ever, is other human beings' response to the given disaster, not necessarily the disaster itself. How does that MIB quote go: "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." That's why I place myself far away from the herd to begin with. I just visit civilization every once in a while. That's good enough for me. GCG!
  19. Yep. I live on a wooded acreage in northern BC. I keep about a year's supply of food on hand at all times. I have summer and winter "go" bags ready to go at a moment's notice (I use hockey bags). So I can either bug in or bug out in any weather condition as the situation dictates. It helps to be prepared with gear and stuff but it's also important to be prepped mentally and physically. Being fit and knowledgeable are always the most important concerns as far as I'm concerned. I've always been an outdoorsman but I used to think that go bags or thinking about bugging in or bugging out was only for extremists, but in today's climate (both literal and figurative) it's only logical. GCG!
  20. Yeah, there are certain kinds of humans out there who just can't feel good about themselves unless they are irrationally hating on someone, and then others feel safe about piling on, and then it's suddenly a thing. And then that thing gets legs and becomes a habit. A crutch. Likewise certain people/organizations always get the benefit of the doubt no matter what they do. Humans only pretend to be rational, sometimes even backed up by cooked up or selectively used statistics, and if you say anything about it out loud then you become the next target. The bottom line is that Jim had a great off season and the proof will be seen on the ice very soon. GCG!
  21. Rick, toughest guy pound for pound I have ever seen, Rypien. RIP. Though he wasn't really a designated fighter, honorable mention to Harold Snepsts for tuning up Dave Schulz when it was much needed and nobody else could (saw that one live and will never forget). Also honorable mention to Gino Odjick for just being Gino. Go Canucks Go!
  22. Knowing the NHL they might have found some evidence and preferred to just cover it up. I don't know the facts but I know that the NHL has a long history of making troubling allegations disappear instead of bringing them to light whenever they can get away with it. EVERYTHING that goes down in Vegas is on camera. The evidence might not be accessible to the general public, and it might be hard to find even with a warrant, but it most likely exists. You're generally right, there's no way for you or me to know for sure at this very moment who is telling the truth, but there is a way. Go Canucks Go! Oh, one more thing: Kane is undoubtedly a scumbag but the NHL doesn't look very scrupulous these days either. For example, they made the officiating scandal with Tim Peel disappear way too quickly for my liking. I don't know how they managed to make it look like an isolated incident, but they did (as if that was an isolated incident, that's just the one time they got caught red handed). And that's only one highly suspicious issue out of many. There are always bad apples, i.e. individual people doing bad things, but in general the culture of any organization tends to come from the top. I think that the NHL has become too focused on money and nothing else, and have left every other consideration behind. Or in other words I believe that there actually are other considerations.
  23. Hard to say because you aren't in your prime yet, but I'm thinking once you settle in and work on your strength a bit, it's going to be you. At least I'm hoping so. GCG! P.S. - Please sign your contract ASAP so that isn't a distraction to training camp.
  24. Actually I don't think that's technically possible at a logic/language level. When one throws around superlatives like "maximum" and "most" then it necessarily means that all other considerations are ignored. One can indeed get a very good payday and still consider other things, but that has been my point all along. GCG!
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