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  1. Does anyone want to take over the prospect tracking thread I usually do each year?

    1. Beary Sweet

      Beary Sweet

      I can consider doing it. What do you usually do?

    2. Down by the River
    3. Beary Sweet

      Beary Sweet

      Do you keep track of stats for those that are in the NHL or only those that are in AHL/Juniors/College?

  2. Canucks just hired the guy who tried to hoard vaccines for members of Hollyburn in West Van. Tone deaf.

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    2. JM_


      how is it desperate? I have no stake in it at all, I just don't see the evidence to call the guy a scumbag or line jumper when thats not a fact in any of the stories. Maybe you have more info. 



    3. Dazzle


      @Jimmy McGillI see what you're saying. I don't condone the cancelling of this dude for doing his job as CEO. He's looking after the business, and he saw this as a way to 'benefit' his membership. The optics of it is bad - there's no denying that. However, calling him a scumbag is an oversimplification I think of the situation.

    4. JM_


      that's all I'm trying to say here. I don't like the quick rush to condemn people these days, particularly on media stories that are often really misleading in the headlines. 


      Apparently this makes me a piece of $&!# around here.

  3. Troy from Richmond. My God. 



    CDN Hero.

    1. Nuxfanabroad


      One of the most beautiful OT tallies you'll ever lay eyes on. WOW!

    2. Quantum



  4. Black shoe polish is a hell of a drug. 

  5. Evander Kane playing like a man (re)possessed.

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    2. Chronic.Canuck


      PhD level chirp right there.

    3. drummer4now


      And to think here I am here stressing over my Credit Card bill each month and he has to play at an elite level; having that sort of stress constantly looming over him.... :wacko:

    4. nux4lyfe


      With his contract, he can still pay it off..and have tons left over, Unless he's trying to pull the same ish 50 cent did.

  6. Anyone use a meal prep service in the Vancouver area? Fresh Prep? Hello Fresh? What's your favorite?

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    2. Angry Goose

      Angry Goose

      We use Hello Fresh.  Our boxes are always great. 

    3. -DLC-


      My kids and neighbour have used Hello Fresh and were happy with it.

    4. -DLC-
  7. If Nathan Smith was a Lead he would never have been charged with indecent exposure. 

    1. Dazzle


      A Leaf you mean?

      Wait, didn't Auston Matthews get charged?

  8. Is there going to be a draft thread where we poll CDC on the consensus #1, #2, #3 picks, etc.?

    1. Master Mind

      Master Mind

      Sounds like you just volunteered to do them ;)

    2. Jaku
  9. Why does the NHL's Official Youtube Channel upload highlights in 720p? Am I missing something?

  10. How is it that after all these years the NHL's website still looks like trash. 

    1. J-23


      NHL Stats Initiative Helps Fill Void Left By CapGeek - Cantech Letter


      Used to visit it everyday back in the day, but once they got rid of this layout never went back to that site.

    2. Roberts















    3. Roberts


      https://web.archive.org/web/20110606024430/http://www.nhl.com:80/canucks check this out if you want to take a visit in the old sites

  11. OJ's debut reminded me of Tanev's debut. In the playoffs. Injuries. Looked calm enough. Like he was smoking a cigarette out there. 

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    2. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Corrado's problem was he went to a team that did look out of place in the NHL after Vancouver.

    3. Coconuts


      Yeah, being in Toronto didn't do Corrado any favours at all 

    4. Coconuts


      But I was thinking the same thing about OJ 

  12. Giving us exhibition hockey and then taking hockey away for two straight days is brutal. 

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    2. TNucks1


      rather have it that way, they can regroup and get ready for the real games thats matter.

    3. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Time for a couple of good hard practices to get the systems sorted out.

    4. TNucks1


      im jonesing for more hockey though, need my fix especially after waiting around since march.


  13. Feels like this headline belongs in Florida:
    1. TNucks1


      those guns real or replicas 

    2. Down by the River

      Down by the River

      @TNucks1 Definitely replicas... or at least most of them. 

  14. One of my favorite playoffs games (full length):



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    2. Down by the River

      Down by the River

      So much happened this game. One of the absolute best breakout plays I've ever seen led to a Bieksa breakaway goal. Then he fought Marleau. D. Sedin popping right up after a dirty hit. Eager getting flashed in the penalty box. Eager losing his mind. Canucks dummying the Sharks for the entire second and third period. Bigtime Sedinery ends in a goal by Aaron Rome. 

    3. Shift-4


      thanks for link.
      might be my plan for tonight!

    4. Shift-4


      This is great

      Should be GDT

  15. If you live in the Lower Mainland, how much do you pay per month for internet only?

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    2. Guile


      $61.60, that's including taxes. Base rate no tax is $55, I believe.

    3. JM_


      $39 with Novus for 100 Mbps plan. I've found them to be the best deal and they are always willing to give you whatever special deal they're running for new customers, just call and ask and they do it no problem. Only issue is they don't have as many service areas so you have to be in one of their buildings. 

    4. Down by the River

      Down by the River

      I'm in Port Moody and I'm paying $98 a month for internet only (Shaw). 

  16. In terms of goal differential, the Detroit Red Wings are on pace to be the worst team of the 21st century.

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    2. Ghostsof1915


      Yzerman has his work cut out for him.

      Unless they win 1st overall. 


    3. coastal.view


      not sure ownership is on board with that

      fans will jump ship

      and not buy season ticket packages

      and only return when there is a pro team hittin the ice dressed in wings uniforms


    4. Nuxfanabroad


      Uhh Stevie..WHY?

  17. Is today the worst day of the year to be a fan of sports?

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    2. Odd.


      Holy &^@# this comment

    3. Down by the River
    4. NewbieCanuckFan


      June 15, 2011 was the worst date in sports history in Vancouver (at least until EP lifts Lord Stanley over his head).

  18. Is there a Battle of Alberta thread? There should be a Battle of Alberta thread. This rivalry is back, its real, and its spectacular. 

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    2. luckylager


      It's gonna be awesome running over Alberta teams for a decade, again.

    3. -AJ-


      Not gonna lie, it even has me interested, which is saying something from a guy who pretty much never watches hockey outside Canuck games.

    4. Down by the River

      Down by the River

      I think Canucks fans are not appreciating the opportunity to watch these two teams kill each other. 

  19. You could piss on my shoes and somehow I'd be less annoyed with you than the person that tells me "Thanks in advance" when they sign off on their email. 

    1. -DLC-


      Like it's a given.  Will you turns into you will.  Something like that?

    2. Shift-4


      what colour are your shoes?

      posting from men's room

  20. Is there anyone that shows less interest in serving you that an old lady working at a grocery store deli?

    1. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      that’s my mother. she has pms, big time.

  21. Draisaitl is more valuable to the Oilers than McDavid. 

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    2. Down by the River

      Down by the River

      I see it as the exact opposite. Draisaitl is responsible for doing all the little things that free up McDavid. He takes draws, he retrieves loose pucks/wins puck battles. McDavid gets to focus almost exclusively on the offensive side of the puck, which is pretty atypical of someone who is a quote-unquote center. 

    3. #Canucks


      @Down by the River I appreciate your perspective. There is definitely an argument there. McDavid does back check and win pick battles too. @Coconuts They are definitely benefactors if each other!

    4. Coconuts


      That's a fair view. Draisaitl may shoulder some of the burden a typical center takes on but McDavid also has to do those things to an extent. I'd also argue that McDavid's sheer offensive talent frees up Draisaitl to play to his highest potential. It's almost a bit of a symbiotic relationship. 



  22. Lebron James is great at taking stands against social injustice when he has a chance to directly profit from it. A lot harder to stand up for someone's rights when the system violating those rights makes you millions. 

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    2. NewbieCanuckFan


      I really wonder what Lebron’s feeling on the issue would be had the country in question been South Africa circa the Apartheid years.  I don’t know but just putting out that question.

    3. Toews


      I thought athletes like Kaepernick and Lebron were sincere in their desire to shine a light on the injustices in this world. That was my own naivety. The older you get the more you begin to understand people and the world we live in. 

    4. Down by the River

      Down by the River

      Lebron says he was talking about the implications of critiquing China while players are in China. How about this. If you are in business with someone and you fear that they will bring you harm because of something said by someone else that you have a loose affiliation with, maybe this isn't someone you should be in business with? Or, feel free to continue doing business with them but step off your pedestal before you do it.

  23. Does anyone use meal delivery services like Fresh Prep or Hello Fresh?

    1. Alflives


      I use the Mrs. Alf food delivery service.  

  24. Bought a new car and now the thought of "could I have gotten a better deal elsewhere?" is eating my brain alive. 

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    2. RetroCanuck


      Second guessing won't help anything.


      All we can do is live and learn. So next time your buying a car you'll be better prepared and more ready to get the best deal one can get

    3. VforVasili


      You almost certainly could have gotten a worse deal. Don’t let anxiety rule your life!

    4. NewbieCanuckFan


      I agree with VforVirtanen.  Never second guess yourself.  

  25. This story + Spittin Chiclets podcast further adds to my appreciation of Crosby.




    He makes my top 5 of all time for sure... maybe top 3. 

    1. apollo


      Wait 2.99 per month to read the article?! lol... it's the internet, there's plenty of free content out there. 


      Personally I came on board with respecting Sid after I saw this video - I really respect that he comes back home in the city that made him and gives back to the community by training with the kids there. 


      I have almost no respect for guys like Sakic that pretty much did as little as possible to give back to Burnaby 


    2. -AJ-


      @apollo And what about the Twins, who invested heavily in Vancouver instead of their hometown of Ornskoldsvik?

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