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Post #1 by Jyrki21 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:52 am

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Post #2 by Killface » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:17 pm

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Post #3 by Killface » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:18 pm

Why do the Canucks not play until Saturday, and then have three games in four nights?
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Post #4 by Killface » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:25 pm

“I worried about that last year,” coach Willie Desjardins says. “For sure, I did. I think we put him in some situations that weren’t fair. A good player knows what you need.

“Just having (Brandon) Sutter back, puts (Horvat) in a better spot,” Desjardins says. “It takes the pressure off and lets him play more the way he can play.

“I think (penalty-killing) is his biggest strength. I think it should be his biggest strength. When he came through junior, he was a top defensive player. The part of the game that surprises us is the offensive side. We never knew we had that, really, that he was going to be that good offensively.

“He can be really good defensively and I think we have to, I have to, help him concentrate on that a little bit more and not concentrate on the scoring.”


http://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nh ... s-a-player

Once again, our management is totally clueless.

How can anyone think Horvat is a defensive center and Sutter is an offensive one?
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Post #5 by King Ryan » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:04 pm

Dear fucking Lord.

He was absolute atrocious at Penalty Killing last year. He's an offensive ...... for fuck sakes. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ,.asdnfj sdjbff sd
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Post #6 by Cao » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:37 am

management is gifted a surefire two-way centre and give him no opportunities to succeed by placing him on a line with derek dorsett

bo isn't great defensively yet but he has the ability. getting it out of him isn't solved by sinking him with dorsett, who is neither defensive nor offensive
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Post #7 by Jyrki21 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:59 am

Hot take: Willie isn't very smart.
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Post #8 by rod stewart » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:28 pm

i actually agree with that. i agree with everything you said. and i'm tired of seeing such foolish things happen to our team. this is a great team. this is a great city. when i watch the deals being made, when i watch what's happening with horrible things like the sbisa extension or things like the recent forsling trade and how bad it is for us..

when I look at all of the things that I see and all of the potential that our team has, we have such tremendous potential, whether it’s down in utica or right here in the nhl, where we’re doing so badly. last year, we had almost $800 billion tied up in sbisa, dorsett and miller. it’s hard to believe. inconceivable.

you say, who's making these deals? we need new management. we need new ownership. we're going to make great deals. we're going to have a stronger team. we're going to be tougher to play against. just last game, dorsett lost a staged fight. and this is happening on a weekly basis. we have to bring back respect on the ice. at the same time, we have to take care of people on all sides. we need justice.

but I want to do things that haven’t been done, including fixing and making our inner cities better for the african-american citizens that are so great, and for the latinos, hispanics, and I look forward to doing it. it’s called make america great again.
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Post #9 by Vector » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:54 pm

*spews racism on everything*
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Post #10 by aptar » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:47 am

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Post #11 by Hooker » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:14 pm

GM Place is half-full for game two of the season.
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Post #12 by Vector » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:37 am

Hey look, Dorsett players under 10 minutes and is pretty damn good! Wish his coach understood that.
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Post #13 by King Ryan » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:19 am

They've looked like a decent team for 1 out of six periods and somehow are 2-0. So that's cool I guess?
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Post #14 by rod stewart » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:21 pm

flashforward to june, and us missing the 1st overall pick by 4 pts
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Post #15 by Vector » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:57 pm

Chris Levesque situation brewing as Miller is suddenly "injured". UBC's goalie to be the back-up for the day. Virtanen scratched for Skille.
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Post #16 by Hooker » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:30 am

This is the weirdest boner I've ever had.
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Post #17 by rod stewart » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:18 am

sounds like you have a low threshold for weird boners
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Post #18 by Hooker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:24 am

That was locker room talk. I'm not proud of it.
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Post #19 by Hooker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:21 pm

Are they seriously blacking out games now? Or is this just "blacked out because we want you to pay more for TV"?
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Post #20 by Vector » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:25 pm

It's on Sportsnet 360, isn't it? They did it last year too and sucked then.
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Post #21 by Hooker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:17 pm

Ah. So it is because I'm not paying enough for TV.
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Post #22 by Cao » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:52 am

with this start, i bet the canucks will finish 8 points out of last place
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Post #23 by Jyrki21 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:18 am

Cao wrote:with this start, i bet the canucks will finish 8 points out of last place

I feel that this start was sort of taken into account by the predictions though... every home game against a softball they get now is one fewer home game and one fewer softball later. Considering they have three ties (because that is literally what they are) and a one-goal victory against a doubly shorthanded Buffalo team, I'm not quite revising my outlook yet.
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Post #24 by Hooker » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:16 am

To me, cheering for a last-place finish at the start of the season is losing all perspective.
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Post #25 by 19nazzy » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:49 am

I'd say it's actually not a terrible perspective if you're thinking they're unlikely to even make the playoffs.
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Post #26 by Jyrki21 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:45 pm

I cheer for success until it's clear they can't make it, basically. I'm about to attend two games (in OTT and DET) and I'll certainly be cheering for a win.

I just don't think this start (3 ties and 1 victory) really means a whole lot.
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Post #27 by Jyrki21 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:10 pm

OK, here's Benning on Empty #32 where Willie takes the lead – "The Questions to Answers":

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Post #28 by Cao » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:06 pm

Hooker wrote:To me, cheering for a last-place finish at the start of the season is losing all perspective.

i still get excited when they score, but them losing is one step closer to jimbo getting the boot
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Post #29 by King Ryan » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:43 am

Yeah, it's probably the weakest 4-0 start in history considering all were 1 goal games, all were at home, 3 of the teams were awful and all but one of them came in gimmick-time.

Still, it's 8 points in the bank, and I can't bring myself to cheer for losses.

I have a feeling though that I'll be thoroughly checked out of this once the Sedins are gone. Besides them, I find so little to like about this organization right now.
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Post #30 by 19nazzy » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:41 pm

Jyrki21 wrote:I cheer for success until it's clear they can't make it, basically. I'm about to attend two games (in OTT and DET) and I'll certainly be cheering for a win.

I'm rather upset, I'm travelling to Vancouver in a week and arrive the day after they play Washington, and while I'm in Vancouver they're on a road trip and they play the Sens in Ottawa.
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Post #31 by Vector » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:05 am

First loss is a shootout loss. I'll give the team credit, they are showing a lot of spirit.

Didn't Minnesota (???) have an outstanding start/first half a few years ago and were basically carried by that until the last month of the season? I'm picturing a similar situation.
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Post #32 by Hooker » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:40 am

Montreal looked like world beaters at the start of last season and wound up finishing 21st.

EDIT: Sorry, 22nd.
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Post #33 by 19nazzy » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:12 pm

The Canucks however don't have a goalie 50% as skilled as Price to blame the rest of season failures on however (assuming they regress to most people's expectations)
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Post #34 by Vector » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:25 pm

Considering they blamed last year's failures on Sutter's injury despite him being s complimentary player, if any injuries occur Benning and Linden will have a ready-made excuse.
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Post #35 by yumphod » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:45 am

super unskilled team doing well while all the skilled players find their wheels.
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Post #36 by Vector » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:42 pm

Megna and Stetcher recalled. Apparently Tanev is hurt? Not sure what the corresponding move to git Megna is, though.
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Post #37 by Killface » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:51 pm

Burrows and Dorsett are both hurt.

That makes it 12 forwards and 8 defencemen on the roster. Not sure why they went with two spare defencemen and no spare forwards. Unless Tryamkin isn't an option and one of Burrows or Dorsett are back soon.
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Post #38 by Vector » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:36 pm

Pretty sure Tryamkin isn't an option at this point. I knew Burrows was hurt but don't think it'll be for an extended period of time. Didn't know it'll be about Dorsett.
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Post #39 by King Ryan » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:39 pm

lmao, our depth is so shitty we can't even handle injuries to our two worst forwards without resorting to playing D as F.

Wait til a Sedin or Horvat or somebody gets hurt ... holy shit.

Could a trade for Linden Vey be imminent?
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Post #40 by Killface » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:10 pm

Eriksson is almost Sedin slow. And he gets a six year contract? Christ. I was actually looking forward to watching him with the twins.

I miss Vrbata.
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Post #41 by Vector » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:29 pm

I've been to more NHL games than Yannick Tremblay and that was the most boring game I've ever been to. Not worst but boring.

Sedins look slow. Gudbranson is glass and out on every single play. Offense, apart from the Sedins and Hansen, is only generated by individual efforts instead of set plays or effectively using linemates. Just a terrible looking team. At this point it looks like they could set a modern NHL record for lowest goals scored.
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Post #42 by Jyrki21 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:54 pm

Benning on Empty #33, "The Whole Truth":

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Post #43 by Hooker » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:12 pm

hay guys jus tto let u no cancuks hav bean loosing moar gaems ok bi
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Post #44 by Killface » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:08 pm

Hooker wrote:hay guys jus tto let u no cancuks hav bean loosing moar gaems ok bi

Yeah, but the team culture has never been stronger.

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Post #45 by Vector » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:04 pm

The fire, it's a raging.
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Post #46 by 19nazzy » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:57 pm

I'm surprised that tweet is still up
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Post #47 by Jyrki21 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:13 pm

Does he only work for the Canucks or might he also have experience with other teams? Or is it possible this is like a proverb or something?
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Post #48 by rod stewart » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:47 pm

canucks looking to trade for a 20 goal scorer
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/insider-tra ... ion~984930 @ 4:16

feel like they could've easily acquired one in the offseason, or even off the waiver wire last month


Jyrki21 wrote:Does he only work for the Canucks or might he also have experience with other teams? Or is it possible this is like a proverb or something?

majority of his followers are ostensibly canucks fans. he knew what he was doing
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Post #49 by Vector » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:21 pm

Officially under .500 and winless in 6 straight. Looks like this team will never score a meaningful goal for the rest of the season.
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Post #50 by King Ryan » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:25 am

we've had a lead for 28 minutes out of 600+ minutes of hockey.

we've been shutout 3 times already.

Our 36MM forward has 0 goals through 10 games.

I mean ... amazing.

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