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by Lancer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Francesco Ballard
Replies: 29
Views: 508

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: 29
Views: 508

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: 29
Views: 508

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: 29
Views: 508

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: 78
Views: 1309

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: 5710

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: 5710

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...
by Lancer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN
Replies: 246
Views: 5710

Re: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN

The Aquaman’s MO sure has been to have a replacement picked before he fires someone. That’s why I’m putting more stock in Trevor quitting and it caught owners by surprise. They tried to push him to sway in a direction he didn’t agree with so he walked. I do believe Trev’s enough of a man of princip...
by Lancer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN
Replies: 246
Views: 5710

Re: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN

a) Who does Aqua-man think he is, Donald Trump? What's with the twitter thing? It'd be nice to see him hold a press conference, speaks directly to the fans/ticket holders and field some tough questions from the media. This is the new paradigm for mass communication: bypass the mainstream media and ...
by Lancer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN
Replies: 246
Views: 5710

Re: Trevor Linden is stepping down in VAN

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Ray Ferraro? Geoff Courtnall? Somethings up. Trevor didn’t jump he got shoved
Be interesting to see who comes in. I don’t think Trevor got shoved, so much as he saw which way the winds were blowing and bowed out before it could get ugly.
by Lancer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 1844
Views: 201187

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Jarome Iginla retires today.

Hell of a career!

Hate the Flames but like Jarome. Pure class all the way
Hard to hate the guy. The battles between him and Ohlund were something to behold. Best wishes to him in retirement.
by Lancer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When will the Canucks Next make the playoffs
Replies: 95
Views: 2156

Re: When will the Canucks Next make the playoffs

I see this upcoming season as one where the youngsters grow to take the lead now that the twins are gone, and lay the foundation to compete for the playoffs - but fall short. EP, Juolevi and, hopefully, Hughes will get their feet wet. I fully anticipate the likes of Dahlen and Gaudette to at least g...
by Lancer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2656
Views: 178172

Re: Canucks Young Guns

I’ll be interested to see how Palmu and Gadjovich do in camp just to see how they stack up with the regulars. I don’t see them getting a sniff till next year at least, but do think they’ll play in Vancouver at some point. Utica should be fun to watch this year.
by Lancer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 225
Views: 8538

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO

Our 1st, Juolevi and Gaudette for Karlsson… yeahno. Two years from now with maybe Rathbone instead of Gaudette and Juolevi and our 2023 1st rounder and I would see some logic in such a deal. Considering where this roster is at in its life cycle, dealing for Karlsson now is premature. I say no to Kar...
by Lancer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: What to do with Hughes
Replies: 134
Views: 4874

Re: What to do with Hughes

I’m for making room for him on the big league roster. My concern with sending him back to NCAA is that he may plateau in his development. It would be good for him to spend the extra time in the gym, but I’m sure Boeser and Gaudette would agree that it’s a significant leap in caliber of play going to...