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by Lancer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3676
Views: 234155

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

Leafs=Elite cup contender. Accept it. I think a lot of people thought the same thing about St Louis not long ago, even San Jose back in the day. Even Ottawa has made it farther than Toronto in the playoffs in the last decade. They did it without a salary cap-devouring crop of centers. The differenc...
by Lancer
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3676
Views: 234155

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

No one is questioning if Laughs will be good, they will be. No one is questioning if they will make the playoffs, they will. BUT - the team with the same D and the same goaltending is expecting a different result comes the playoffs. IMO every SC champion had a goalie that won some unwinable games, ...
by Lancer
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3676
Views: 234155

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

No one is questioning if Laughs will be good, they will be. No one is questioning if they will make the playoffs, they will. BUT - the team with the same D and the same goaltending is expecting a different result comes the playoffs. IMO every SC champion had a goalie that won some unwinable games, ...
by Lancer
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3676
Views: 234155

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

This era’s Maple Leafs = WCE-era Canucks, with a much lesser blueline. Enjoy the regular season entertainment; the blueline and goal-line will only bring you post-season tears - especially when they have to face the likes of Tampa and Boston on the regular. It’s like Lucy with a football and Charlie...
by Lancer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 UFA
Replies: 99
Views: 1384

Re: 2019 UFA

People bitch and moan about the FA contracts of this summer, but given the space Benning had (and still largely has) and where this team is at in its rebuild, it’s no big deal. Benning is not at a point where he has to ask anybody to take ‘team discounts’ and squeeze contracts under the cap to conte...
by Lancer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Apparent contradiction?
Replies: 53
Views: 1085

Re: Apparent contradiction?

This season for Hutton and Stetcher definitely. Probably Granlund as well. For the rest, I’d say next season will be point where they have to prove they’re going to be part of the team moving forward. At that point, management will have a better idea what they have on the farm who can replace them. ...
by Lancer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3676
Views: 234155

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

They must have thrown him into Room 101 for a good while. His posts reek of Victory Gin in anticipation of the bullet to the back of the head.
by Lancer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 3676
Views: 234155

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

Cheap shit theatrics. at best :look: Without knowing her role I don’t see this comment as having any merit. Get over it old white man, times they are a changing. I would be happy if she was truly given an opportunity to do such a job. She may well add value in such a capacity. With the current cult...
by Lancer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Francesco Ballard
Replies: 36
Views: 1307

Re: Francesco Ballard

It doesn’t surprise me that McCammon was the one responsible. He was one of the ones I was referring to above. That’s what happens when you have non-hockey types (including owners) meddling into things.
by Lancer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Francesco Ballard
Replies: 36
Views: 1307

Re: Francesco Ballard

I frankly don’t have the time right now, but would love to see the results of a comparison between the teams under corporate ownership (ie-Rogers, Comcast, MSG, etc) and private ownership in terms of team success since the cap came in. More than numbers of Cups, what the comparison is with winning ...
by Lancer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Francesco Ballard
Replies: 36
Views: 1307

Re: Francesco Ballard

I frankly don’t have the time right now, but would love to see the results of a comparison between the teams under corporate ownership (ie-Rogers, Comcast, MSG, etc) and private ownership in terms of team success since the cap came in. More than numbers of Cups, what the comparison is with winning s...
by Lancer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Francesco Ballard
Replies: 36
Views: 1307

Re: Francesco Ballard

Yeah, I’m not getting good vibes from the Aquabros either - Frankie in particular. The difference is that Ballard was a cheapskate dinosaur. Frankie and his crew aren’t afraid to dig into their deep pockets and are open to new ideas (although more like distracted squirrels than anything else). Frank...
by Lancer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 92
Views: 2666

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

I say we’ll pull a Philly and win the lottery with the shittiest odds we’ve had since the lottery format and draft Hughes the Younger.
by Lancer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN
Replies: 246
Views: 7357

Re: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN

Without Hughes we're basically the same team this year as last. An elite skating defenseman can make or break a team usually...and its going to be another "break" scenario unfortunately. Yeah, its not like the Canucks are adding two former top 6 draft picks into their lineup this year or anything.....
by Lancer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN
Replies: 246
Views: 7357

Re: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN

I’ve seen elsewhere that Linden was pushed out as a result of Benning and Weisbrod siding with whatever position the owners had (not sure which side of the play-kids-get-picks/sign-vets-compete-for-playoffs they are really on anymore). I don’t put too much stock in that narrative, but if true I woul...