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  1. And tell him to bring coffee! Alf, only us old guys on here ever seen Tim Horton play so I think you are losing a lot of folks. LOL I should point out that Horton was only 5'10" and 180lbs. Harvard had Rathbone listed as bigger than Horton.By the way, I don't think we really have to worry about Rathbones size as he plays very physical and loves the gym. He is actually like a bigger version of Torey Krug to me. Position: Defenseman Height: 5-11 Weight: 190
  2. I was just having fun with @HKSR as I didn't have to imagine a D with that size.....already lived through it. Maybe iif MM and Keenen weren't here the results would have been much better. I certainly agree that more size on D with appropriate compete and skill would be a good thing.
  3. We had a D with that kind of size.......didn't work out too well for us as we ended up last in the Western Conference. #6 Adrian Aucoin (D) 47 1973 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'2" 216 R #23 Murray Baron (D) 54 1967 Prince George, BC, CAN 6'3" 216 L #3 Bret Hedican (D) 50 1970 St. Paul, MN, USA
  4. Another ex-Canucks passing. Played on one of the best lines of the 70's along with Perreault and Martin. RIP Rene and sincere condolences to family and friends.
  5. A player must have at least 41 games played with the club or one game played in the Stanley Cup Finals. However, in 1994 a stipulation was added to allow a team to petition the Commissioner for permission to have players' names put on the Cup if extenuating circumstances prevented them from being available to play.
  6. Players with potential career-ending injuries who have missed more than the previous 60 consecutive games (or who otherwise have been confirmed to have a career-threatening injury) may not be used to satisfy a team's player exposure requirements unless approval is received from the NHL. Such players also may be deemed exempt from selection.
  7. Very sad news to hear. Way too young to be taken by this freaking awful disease. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was a very good hockey player in his day and always seemed to fly under the radar with most fans. I wonder how many on here remember that it was Kurvers that we traded to bring Babych to the Canucks.
  8. I don't think the writer of this article is any brighter than the Vancouver media. Under the caption "Who Are the Blue Jackets Likely to Protect?" he does not include Laine as he goes on to say "Technically, Laine does not need to be protected because he is not under contract for the 2021-22 season". He is correct in saying they don't have to protect Laine but Seattle is free to select him if they don't.
  9. Everyone wants the good old days when our smallest d-man on the roster was Dana Murzyn. We need to accept that NHL average d-man size has been declining since about 2005 due to the trend of more skilled players. We do need some size on the back end but I don't think that should be at the expense of skilled d-men that may be slightly undersized vs the league average.
  10. Why is it that we always have interest in players with the same name of convicted murderers?
  11. Jan, you are showing your age again. The "NHL Entry Draft" has not been known as the "NHL Amateur Draft" since 1979.
  12. David Pastrnak went 25th overall and played 46 games with 27 points in his draft year. There are always some exceptions.
  13. The Avalanche will: 1. Try to get Erik Johnson to waive his NMC to open up a protection spot. 2. They will contact Seattle to see what it would take to get Seattle to select a player of their choosing. 3. If both 1 and 2 fail, they will determine if they simply want to lose one player they cannot protect or make a trade that is too good for them to turn down. If the trade is not to their liking why would they not accept losing one player and being done? Losing the player they deem to be the 11th best on their roster is not a huge deal.
  14. Going back to the 2003 draft there are still 48 top 3 overall picks playing in the NHL I think the odds of a team NOT having a former top 3 pick and winning the Cup would be extremely low. Kind of like saying that each of the past 45 Cup winners all had a goalie....kind of a meaningless stat.
  15. How happy do you think Flames fans are to have lost both Fox and Dougie Hamilton in the same trade? Fox didn't give them any choice but its still gotta hurt.
  16. Always respect those that own up to their mistakes and take accountability. Not sure what you did Sam but I have always appreciated your input and hope you continue to be a valued contributor here. Cheers..
  17. A very honest, hard working player that made the most of his talents. He carved out a pretty decent NHL career and I hope he continues a successful career back home in Switzerland. All the best.
  18. My theory is there were a lot of claims submitted but no team spelled his name correctly so they were all rejected. Pretty sure that is not a name Jim could get right.
  19. Yeah, a lot of teams will be kicking themselves. There were a lot of goalies being claimed off waivers at that time as well. January 12, 2021 Eric Comrie New Jersey Devils Winnipeg Jets [302] January 12, 2021 Anton Forsberg Carolina Hurricanes Edmonton Oilers [303] January 12, 2021 Luca Sbisa Nashville Predators Winnipeg Jets [304] January 15, 2021 Anton Forsberg Winnipeg Jets Caro
  20. Has there ever been a Rookie of the Year, or any other major NHL award finalist, clear waivers in the same season? Chris Johnston @reporterchris Alex Nedeljkovic (CAR) cleared waivers. 10:01 AM · Jan 13, 2021
  21. Nice to see Brendan Burke, ex Utica play by play guy, doing the NBC broadcast for the Tampa/Carolina series. He iis pretty damn good.

    1. Nuxfanabroad


      He's verrrrry good! From the 1st listen, knew this guy was the real deal.


      Now for the love of all that's Holee..let's find him an entertaining(Larscheid, Harry Neale-type) side-man; for excellence in broadcasting.

    2. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      I like him, but I can't hear that name without feeling for Burkie.

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