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  1. Maybe George Parros is just scared of Tom Wilson?!?

    1. Pears

      Pears

      I mean, Parros is bigger than him so I don’t see why he would be.  

    2. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      @Pears Also much bigger than Rick Rypien, and we all know how that worked out. Three times, if I'm not mistaken.

    3. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      One thing the NHL probably does get...a massive jump in viewership for the Rags/Caps game tonight.

       

      Intentionally lowered DoPS reaction for extra attention across the continent.

  2. So Tryamkin signed a two year extension with his team in the KHL. So much for that return story. 

    1. drummer4now

      drummer4now

      I am guessing it had to come down to the Canucks play of late. 

    2. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      Either that, or his salary demands don't fit in the Canucks' cap.

    3. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      He's on a secret covert mission to bring back Kiril Koltsov.  

  3. Suck it Team Tank! Planning to lose is for losers!

  4. Canucks' AHL affiliate may move from Utica Robert Esche, president of the Utica Comets, appears to be preparing for a possible change in affiliation. Author of the article: Patrick Johnston Publishing date: Apr 17, 2021 • Last Updated 21 hours ago • 2 minute read It’s not a done deal, but there’s a chance the Utica Comets may not be affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks in 2021-22. Comets president Robert Esche registered “Utica Devils” as a trademark with the U.S. government’s Trademark and Patent Office earlier this month, a step that suggests he’s preparing for the possibility his Utica, N.Y.-based team will change NHL parent clubs ahead of next season. “I’m not aware of any information regarding this,” a spokesperson for the Utica Comets said in an email. Saturday morning, the Binghamton (N.Y.) Devils confirmed to WBNG-TV that their NHL parent club, the New Jersey Devils, would be moving their AHL team to a new city ahead of the 2021-22 season. The Canucks’ current six-year deal with the Comets, which began with the 2019-20 season, features an opt-out clause after the current season. The Canucks would have to exercise the option to leave Utica for the Devils to take over. The AHL’s board of governors would have final say on a relocation but it’s unlikely they would turn down a move. And while far-flung teams like the St. John’s Growlers once subsidized opposing teams to travel to play them — St. John’s and Charlotte were the last two teams to do so — that practice has been prohibited by the AHL board. The Comets have been a dual affiliation this season between the Canucks and the St. Louis Blues, due to COVID-19 border controls. The Canucks kept a number of players on their taxi squad who would normally be assigned outright to the AHL and also loaned several players to Canadian-based AHL teams so they wouldn’t have to quarantine as long if they were to be recalled. Since first joining up in the 2013-14 season, the Canucks have taken care of player and coach salaries, while Esche’s Mohawk Valley Garden Inc. pays for the rest. The Canucks own the actual AHL franchise but the physical team belongs to Esche and his partners, who pay the Canucks an annual fee to operate the franchise. Whether the Canucks would simply switch affiliations to Binghamton, which is about two hours south of Utica, isn’t known and a comment from the Canucks wasn’t yet available. Canucks ownership has expressed interest in using the Abbotsford Centre, which was formerly home to the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat, as a base for their AHL team in the past. A number of NHL teams, including the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, have moved their AHL teams to California in recent years. They also might look at the Pacific Coliseum. The New Jersey Devils based their AHL affiliate in Utica from 1987 to 1993 and that team was called the Utica Devils. https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/canucks-ahl-affiliate-may-move-from-utica/wcm/d664920c-d04e-460c-bf13-916ee426e207/amp/
  5. D-day now scheduled for Sunday at 4pm.

  6. I, for one, am happy the game was postponed. I would hate to see any kid jepordize their career by coming back too quickly from serious illness. Unfortunately, I don't think the delay will be long enough.

    1. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Couldn't agree more, although it terrifies me to think of how bad the guys must be doing in order to get a league that does not care about player safety to do the right thing.

  7. I need sunglasses to view the new forum.

    1. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      The forums so bright.

      I gotta wear shades.....

  8. Health first! Of these kids AND their families! No shame in wherever they choose to end the season. But I know, that even while sick, the competitive nature of professional athletes will still rise to the forefront. While still in mathematical striking distance of a playoff spot, there is no way some players aren't still thinking about the remote possibility, even if they should be thinking about rest and recovery.
  9. THE SCORE: Roberto Luongo is expected to be named general manager of Team Canada’s 2021 World Championship team.
  10. Found it posted here: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/canucks-panthers-talking-trade-virtanen-nutivaara
  11. I wonder how good Demko is at taking faceoffs?!?

    1. Phil_314

      Phil_314

      He'll have to be, and at this rate we might need him to be Coach too!

  12. Binnington's still salty about not getting the Calder trophy.

    1. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      don't blame him, i'm still peppery about not winning the 60 mil lotto prize.

    2. hammertime

      hammertime

      I'm still umami about the Canucks win tonight.

  13. Can anyone share the clip to his story during a recent intermission? Thanks in advance.
  14. God speed Alex! You are now in the smallest, clearest fishbowl ever.

    1. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Any worse than the zoo here? 

    2. Coconuts

      Coconuts

      WIN DA MONTREAL 

  15. I really see pulling the goaltender as fatal. Its Hari Kari! Winning or even tying the game seems more likely 5-on-5 or whatever scenario that keeps the goalie in the net. I think just the number of shorthanded goals against versus the (zero) number of goals scored with the goaltender pulled should be somewhat evident.

    1. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Didn't we tie a game with Calgary with the tender pulled? 

      I don't agree with it. I think it should be a 1:00 minute drill, and only for the last minute. 

      But our defensive play is sloppy so it's a very risky gamble. 

  16. Caroline Cameron may in fact be the female version of Bieksa!

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    2. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      but they are all true

    3. ImConfused

      ImConfused

      Who is the female version of Ryan Kesler then?

    4. Drive-By Body Pierce
  17. [Proposal] Hire Bieksa in some sort of coaching capacity - the closer to the top the better!

    1. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Who's driving Baumer to the airport now that Burke's working in Pittsburgh?

    2. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      I'll do it. But he has to wear a mask, and handle his own suitcase. 

    3. hammertime

      hammertime

      Bieksa would be perfect for this team he was a turnover machine and king of ill timed pinches. 

       

      In all seriousness though once we lost Kes he was literally the only player on the team who could cross the blueline with possession. Dark days.

       

      Would love to see him replace Baumer.  

  18. I use Sportsnet Now, from a Bell TV service subscription using a Shaw internet connection. There are some bumps in the road, along the way; but it is definitely better than illegal streams. EDIT: All 1080p or less.
  19. Dear Canucks,

    Please play a strong defensive game tonight.

    Sincerely,

    DrvByBodyPierce and the Canucks' fanbase.

  20. Saved by the Bell was my favourite show in its prime. RIP Screech!
  21. #36?!? ...Honey Badger 2.0!!!

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