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  1. Coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment.
  2. No dude... It's not funny. Nothing to do with being soft. I'm 48 years old. I've grown up in a much less politically correct time. In the past I probably would have laughed at your 'joke' but it doesn't mean it was okay. It was accepted as the norm maybe but doesn't make it right. I look back on a lot of things I said, or heard to get a laugh and know now, that wasn't cool at all... Then or now. Gotta change man. Being more sensitive and compassionate isn't soft. Nor is being insensitive, ignorant and flippant a cool or stoic thing either. Take it or leave it. Adapt or die on your
  3. I think there's room and probably should be at least two if these types of players on the bottom 6. All of Highmore, Motte and/or Lockwood could complete a very effective bottom 6.
  4. It is interesting to see where Bennings focus is these days. Prioritizing speed, grit, high compete level with above average hockey IQ. Seems size and skill are a little lower priority. We'll see what Gadjovick's got to offer and if big Mack continues improving, then we have the size too. I could also assume this is due to managements focus on the bottom 6. I like it so far. If this continues, this team will have enough free up cash to upgrade out right D and 3rd line center.
  5. I was excited when we drafted him. At the time, he was the first Benning pick that had quickness, some skill, lots of effort and grit. His development was slowed due to a couple shoulder dislocations. As a result, he has to change his game a little to save his body which included getting bigger and stronger. I see another Motte in Lockwood.
  6. In poor taste man. Bad joke. Subjects such as rape etc should never be used in a 'joke' period. Just sayin'
  7. That's what I thought... Well good for you for giving it a go. As you've experienced today with all the well wishers, there is lots of positivity towards you and your return.
  8. Alf... First of all welcome back. Your sense of humor and overall lighthearted nature (eating cats yhe exception lol!) were very much missed. A lot of posters hace been at eachother during this trying time for us all and challenging nucks season. I'm curious.... How was it over at hfboards? I mean, I think it's way more negative towards our team. Did you find the same thing there as well?
  9. Not a bad logo... Why not call them the Abbotsford Aviators? Kind of a nod to the Abbotsford airshow.
  10. All the power to you. But I like watching quality hockey. League wide (covid hockey) is not that... Not to mention this team. It sucks to watch, when you know it could be a lot better. But hey, enjoy watching the nails on a chalk board hot mess, slow train wreck, covid decimated team that is the current edition of vancouver canucks.... And I'll watch the 10 min highlights and wait for Rathbone and Gadjovick to play before I commit to 2.5 hrs of my time.
  11. I'll actually watch the game if Rathbone is in... Still a diehard fan but if I don't have to put myself through inevitable pain and suffering then why would I lol!
  12. I think thr biggest flaw with Benning is his communication skills or lack thereof. It's hus biggest weakness and I don't think it's gotten better during his tenure. Gilman on the other hand was a clear communicator to the media and fans while here. He was good at value contracts but usually included a ntc. Not sure if he would be the right choice for GM but one to consider if available when Benning is eventually released.
  13. You always preach love and togetherness.... Spreading joy. Thanks for sharing.
  14. I'm thinking the same... Used canucks as leverage for a better deal at home. It's disappointing as his potential seemed pretty high... But where have we heard that before e.g.)Virt. Both these guys were picked because of size and potential.... Unfortunately both their character are below average. They both lack the work ethic and professionalism needed to be difference makers in the NHL. Benning made a mistake picking these guys. But to his credit I don't think his picks since have character issues close to what these guys have. Oh well...
  15. Hell to the Nope
  16. You guys remind me of the Monty Python skit "live at the Hollywood Bowl".... Classic! Long read but worth it! ..... Aye. In them days, we'd a' been glad to have the price of a cup o' tea. GC: A cup ' COLD tea. EI: Without milk or sugar. TG: OR tea! MP: In a filthy, cracked cup. EI: We never used to have a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper. GC: The best WE could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth. TG: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor. MP: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesn't buy
  17. Sorry grandmaster but beyond the fact that they are both Russian that's where comparison stops. Podz, though it remains to be seen, may have been taken later in the draft then he should have been. Regardless, there was lots of tape on him, and lots if exposure to nhl scouts. Whereas due to the secrecy surrounding the inner workings of USSR at that time... in any capacity let alone their national treasured Red Army team. Nhl teams had very little data/info to work with when it came to russian players.... And if they did actually decide to take a chance on one of them, odds of that play
  18. T.G.... Is that you?! Stop messing with the lines!
  19. Pearson's not protected for the ED. Chicken little...
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