Hogs & Podz

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  1. I came on here to ask if y'all think Höglander will stick with #36? I thought he would try to get #21 from Eriksson. Just don't want to get a jersey with the wrong #. I think #21 would look best on him but can't complain what #36 represents to this franchise. He can take the honey badger legend to another level. Best to wait?
  2. I am of mixed race like Evander. Both he and I grew up on the southern west coast of Canada. I don't know about Evander but I grew up either in poverty or on the edge of it. I spent a couple years living in Seattle(central district mid to late 80's before tech boom), it was a harsh environment then. Would be described as a ghetto. Lots of crack houses in the area. When I moved back to Canada (B.C.), I called a trailer park my home until I graduated... Humble beginnings for sure. Having and managing money was the furthest thing from my parents mind. It was hand to mouth. That was the norm. All I know, is that if I'd been given that amount of money in my late teens and early twenties, I probably would have made the same dumb moves. I'm in my late 40's now. I have a modest income but I manage my money well... This as a result of learning from my mistakes. My parents were both poor role models in relation to finances. Also, I was way to cocky and arrogant to listen to sound advice. The key is, having the right roll models. Though I don't know, I wouldn't be surprised if Evander had very little solid advisers to help him (especially early in his career)... And like myself, he very well could have been to arrogant to take the good advice he was offered. This is all pure speculation but really people... Don't go hatin' on the guy. I'm sure he's doing enough of that himself. Life has a way of humbling us. He's a dad now... I hope he finally sees what's important. I hope he has a turn around like Tyson... I rooting for him.
  3. Welcome back Phats. I'm very happy to know you got your health back. Sorry to hear about the separation but sounds like it was for the best. Welcome back to CDC crazy town!
  4. Remember when all our future hopes laid on the shoulders of first round prospects like Horvat, Virtanen, Boeser, Juolevi... Then we drafted Pettersson and Hughes. Everything changed. It hasn't been essential to the success for the Canucks for all these guys to become guarantee first line/pairing stars. What matters is they are high end reliable talent in whatever role or place they are put in on the team. Horvat is that and more... Our captain. Boeser is that and more... 1st line sniper and developing his defensive game. Juolevi though later than expected, looks like he is turning into (his floor) a solid #3 or high end #4 defenceman. That leaves Virtanen... Who cares if he doesn't live up to our original expectations. That no longer matters. All we need is for him to play on a line that get the most out of his skill sets. No management is going to hit a home run every first round. It just happens that canucks management hit two grand slam home runs in consecutive years... And a steal in the later part of the first in Boeser. I haven't even discussed Podkolzin, Höglander and all the other later round picks that are looking like not to distant nhl players.... Herb, I know it's tiresome... Seriously, even if we win the cup with this team and current management, there will still be posters here (we all know who you are) that will say its in spite of Benning and co... Bla, bla, bla... I don't know about you but I have kept track of the chronic negative posters and am very much looking forward to digging up some of their most 'flattering' post and throwing them back in their faces. Seriously, I get why fans of other teams can't stand Vancouver fans (the reputation)... Bandwagon, cancel culture, whiny, overly sensitive bunch of 'karens'. If I wasn't a die hard fan of the Canucks (since 89'), I'd have switched elegances back in 2011. Though not perfect, this is the best drafting management in canucks history hands down. Trades middle of the road but improving. FA signings were and is still the weakest link within this management, but has gotten better over the last couple years. Ultimately... We as canucks fans should be super excited and proud of the team that's being assembled. Doesn't mean that we have to be positive all the time but really.... The pros way outweigh the cons... What's not to like? I digress, Podkolzin is here in April just in time for us to make a good run in the playoffs. This year is going to be a lot of fun!!!
  5. I agree, Petey and Brock have become half decent 200ft players and still developing. They're no Bo defensively but aren't a big liability. Plus they have JT to lean on. I think Green is grooming Petey to play second line pk... Like Aho.
  6. I know, I know... It was just one scrimmage. ... But, I said a few years... Boy was I wrong!!. Talk of Podz showing up around April?! ... Way Over the moon!!!!
  7. Oh yes.... The Hogs has arrived
  8. Kunitz, Landeskog, or winger version of Pavaski... What amazing comparisons! He'll make his own name and will be used as a comparison to some up and coming gritty skilled prospect in the not to distant future. The Hogs & Podz era is about to begin... Buckle up canuck fans... The next generation of Vancouver Canuck hockey has arrived!!!!!!!!
  9. Maybe I'm just seeing what I want to see, but watching Virtanen and Petey answering questions... I observed a connection between the two. There was a couple glances at each other with smiles. And Virt defended Petey a couple times. May be nothing but that looks like a chemistry between them that I hadn't noticed before. Also, Jake just seems to be holding himself different... More sure, more mature? Anyway, probably read to much into it... Looks great so far! Really rooting for Jake.
  10. I figure a winger version of Pavaski (skill, grit and leadership).
  11. We drafted him to be exactly what he's turning into. An elite 200 ft forward... Think Pavaski... A player any team would love to have. This tournament has only made me more excited for Podkolzin. He's shown mature beyond his years because he exhibits and understands how to help the team win. He sees the bigger picture and does all the dirty work, all the work that isn't glamorous in order to win (the little things as you put it). He sacrifices points to be a stronger support to the rest if his teammates. Willingly eats the puck to save a high danger scoring chance. As a result, he makes everyone around him better. He is the unquestioned leader of this team. He's earned that. That is why Igor chose him for captain. Once his skating and shot are worked on he'll truly be a complete player... He's already 3/4 of the way there and only what 19?
  12. Haters gonna hate... I'm going to leave you behind with 2020.
  13. I agree... That number rocks... Plus that Russian name plate. I've been trying to get the black flying V jersey. Just think it would look so menacing!! Unfortunately, because of covid the team store and other outlets are out of stock for both flying V jerseys. Hope that changes soon!
  14. Gotta get that #92 jersey!!! Belated Christmas present to myself.
  15. But he's in Columbus, waiting to be traded (two week quarantine if traded to Canadian team). It would be a sideways trade if we traded gauds for him. Plus Gaudette's attitude and drive is a huge plus. No thanks.
  16. Hogs & Podz

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    ATL is giving KC all they can handle!... Any given Sunday.
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    You're right about the blowout wins. And yes Wilson has always been clutch. The defensive improvement has restored most of my faith because I'm not sure Russ can win consistently when in a shootout. X Factor in this game will be, if they can run the ball they'll win. Backfield is healthy and if going makes them a Super Bowl contender.
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    Just like me... Probably having a nervous breakdown due to the Hawks winning by the narrowest of margins. Making things way to hard on themselves by letting teams back in it in the 4th quarter. I think they'll find a way to pull out a victory tomorrow... Something like 24-22 or 17-14. But you just don't know with this team. Looking forward to it though. Go Hawks!!!
  19. Fact: fact is a fact until it's proven not to be a fact. Truth is we don't know sh!t. I'll just leave this thread... Sorry, my fault for participating. All the best to you(s).
  20. I disagree... This isn't a 'no brainer'. All the power to you, no judgement here. It's very important that we all respect our different beliefs. Judging or shaming others is not helping anything, just dividing.... We already have enough dividing going on. If you get the vaccine then those that don't will no longer pose a risk to you so no reason to be frustrated or judgmental towards them. I'm truly happy for you and others that choose the vaccine. You'll be safe from getting and spreading. You'll be at peace. I believe condemnation also acts as a virus in our society (ultimately more destructive) and probably always will but we don't have to be part if that problem. Like the vaccine, we have a choice, to judge and condemn or not.
  21. Yes... But I'd prefer hearing from posters here... The horses mouth so to speak....
  22. Glad you're feeling comfortable with the vaccine. So I assume you'll be getting the shot? If so, should you feel so inclined, maybe share with the rest here on cdc as to how you felt after getting it. E.g. side affects if any. I'm not nearly a brave as you so would be much appreciated.
  23. You can do both! Canada wins 4-3... Podkolzin with hatty!!! Awesome gif by the way
  24. Man I was so hoping we'd have a shot at getting him... Though I knew there was very little to no chance stealing him from Tampa... Oh well.