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  1. The Rangers colouring was something I liked at the time because of the relationship we had with the Rangers. The word "Canucks" on the uni's was okay but it was really the logo that I liked.
  2. Yes, I always thought our WHL jersey with the Johnny Canuck was one of, if not the best logos in the WHL. The only other comparable for me was the Seattle Totems logo. I would have no issue at all going back to that jersey.
  3. I am a traditionalist so I still prefer the stick in rink originals. However, from a pure aesthetic look the skate jerseys were the absolute best. I really don't like the current jerseys and would be happy to go back to either of the above.
  4. The Oilers of the mid 80's with all their Hall of Famers would not break a sweat in beating this current version of the Oilers. It would not even be close in any aspect of the game, goaltending, defence, scoring and toughness.
  5. Do you really think Timmins is worth a 1st round pick? Colorado traded Timmins, a 1st and 3rd to get a pending UFA goalie in Kuemper. I don't believe Kuemper was worth a 1st and 3rd (conditional) alone so Timmins was really acquired on the cheap. I would not give up our 1st for him.
  6. I believe that is the case only if no other team had put in a claim when San Jose claimed him from the Canucks. This would also be only if Gadjovich did not play 10 games or stay on the active roster for 30 days as he would have to pass through normal waivers under that scenario. I believe this is correct but can't swear by it though.
  7. So there isn't a Dman playing in the NHL today that has made it to 100 points in fewer games than Quinn. How impressive is that. Fewest games to reach 100 points this century.
  8. We haven't made a zamboni driver look good yet though so we can't be as bad as the Leafs.....or can we?
  9. Been following the Canucks, NHL and pre-NHL, since going to my first game in 1954. I think I have been following them long enough to know you're probably right!
  10. I really want to see our PK get better and, by better, I mean change the damn system. We have rotated a number of players through PK duties over the past couple of years and nothing changes so I don't believe it is a personnel issue. I can imagine Baumer talking to the new guys during training camp trying to indoctrinate them into the Canucks system of PKing. New Guys: So how are we going to defend zone entry? Baumer: No need to address that as we almost never get the puck out of our own zone. Next question. New Guys: Are we going to be aggressive in limiting shots from the point, down low or slot? Baumer: I would have thought players of your experience would already know the answer to that question. We do not try to take away shots from anywhere on the ice except for one spot. Why the hell do you think we have a goalie? New Guys: One spot? Baumer: Glad you asked. There is a 4 sq. ft. area about 15 feet out directly in front of our goal called the slot. My analysis says that is the most dangerous area to allow shots so I have devised our PK plans to take that option away. We do that by always having one player stand in that 4 sq. ft. area....pretty simple, eh? A side benefit is that player won't get tired and can virtually kill the entire 2 minutes while shots ate being fired from everywhere else on the ice. New Guys: Entire 2 minutes? Don't you mean "until they score"?
  11. Big weekend for the grandson's hockey team. Vancouver Academy U17 teams coming here for four league games. Play Troy Stecher's nephew's team (Langley Sharpshooters) early Saturday morning. We are putting our 4-0 record on the line this weekend and grandpa can't wait.

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    2. -DLC-


      Aw, sounds like you're going to have some good quality "family time".  Enjoy every second of it!

    3. MikeBossy


      Nice - what position does your grandson play?

    4. Rick Blight

      Rick Blight

      He is a d-man. 16 yrs old and 6"2" and 182 lbs. His D partner is 6"5:...


      They beat Fraser Valley Aces 8-3 tonight....now 5-0 for their season.

  12. September 24th so I guess yours is more recent. https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/blue-jays-leafs-sens-others-ready-ontario-capacity-announcement/
  13. I think you might be a bit harsh here. he Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators will be able to open their rinks to 50 per cent capacity after the Ontario government increased limits for crowds on Friday. Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, said indoor venues can now increase capacity to 50 per cent or 10,000 people -- whichever is less.
  14. I know I bring the average age way up. I remember watching Don Cherry play for the Canucks when I was a relatively young man........
  15. I think his ice time was limited because the Oilers give all the ice time to their first two lines and I'm sure Green did not want him out against those lines in his 1st NHL game. Edmonton only used Sceviour for 7:30, Perlini 5:37, McLeod 6:21 and those would be the kind of matchups Green would have been looking for for Podz. I think we need to wait and see what kind of minutes Podz gets for the rest of the trip.
  16. I used to watch a "Hoagy" play on the Canucks long before they entered the NHL. Bruce "Hoagy" Carmichael was a pretty good player for us. Anyone else old enough to remember?
  17. Agreed. I think I would have probably traded OJ straight up for him so to get him for free would be a real bonus.
  18. This does not change the priority order for waiver claims at all. Until November 1st it will based on last year's standing and after will be on current winning %
  19. CBA rules.......... 13.22 When a Club claims a Player on Regular or Unconditional Waivers, and, subsequently, in the same season it requests Waivers on the same Player and the original owning Club is the successful and only Club making a Waiver claim, then the original owning Club shall be entitled to Loan such Player to a club in another league within thirty days without further Waivers being asked; provided that such Player has not participated in ten or more NHL Games (cumulative) and remained on an NHL roster more than thirty days (cumulative) following such successful claim.
  20. Don't know if this answers that or not Goog. A faceoff win is determined by the team that ends up controlling possession of the puck after the faceoff has taken place. ... A player can touch the puck first and then the other team can still push the puck to gain possession and win the draw.
  21. He also argued that he won a lot more draws than the stats indicated. I often wonder about these stats as well. There are games where the stats indicate so and so is 60% in the circle and I would swear they hadn't won a single faceoff all night. Not sure how they measure a faceoff win some times.
  22. Absolutely agree Sid. I also think there is a big difference in the quality of lost faceoffs. Losing a clean draw back to the point is far different than a scrambled faceoff loss in your own zone.
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