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by Gino's Knuckle
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

I never stated that you insulted me. But your condescension isn’t appreciated. Then you should have said that. I did. Check your dictionary re "pejorative". What you said was "keep it civil" (it was quite civil) and "Lay off the pejoratives" (there weren't any), I dont doubt I was conde cending giv...
by Gino's Knuckle
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Okay, I guess now we can move to the semantics of determing the divergence between "not gritty enough" and "too soft". I don't know about the rest of you but what I saw in those two series evidenced an absence of heart and an absence of toughness... But whether I am right or wrong using the term "s...
by Gino's Knuckle
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Lay off the pejoratives and let’s keep the discussion civil. So pointing out the massive discrepancy in your arguments is uncivil? Pejoratives? Give me a break I never insulted you, sometimes people can feel "insulted" when their the weakness of their position is exposed, but that's more about you ...
by Gino's Knuckle
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

I don't really feel like reiterating all of my comments with respect to same over and over, but, should you be interested, you are welcome to go back and read them. The problem is that your comments don't make a lot of sense. First you bemoan the loss of Michael Grabner, then you go off on a tangen...
by Gino's Knuckle
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Yikes... From what I saw of Grabner this past year it's true. Raymond may suck along the boards in the offensive zone but the guy does tend to try to help out (if he hasn't already button hooked himself into the ice and given the puck away on the offensive zone entry). Grabner seems to float around...
by Gino's Knuckle
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

They are gritty enough to do well in the regular season when penalites are getting called, but don't seem to be nearly as effective when the play turns more gorilla style (which it always does in the playoffs). It seems like you are talking about a team that hasn't been having playoff success in re...
by Gino's Knuckle
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

given the performance against gritty teams in the past two playoffs, the last two years i.e. folding like a cheap tent, I am not convinced that we aren't a soft team. The proof of the pudding is in the eating and at this point eating pudding in the playoffs results in the Canucks losing teeth. Ther...
by Gino's Knuckle
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Booth drives the net as well as anyone, I don't know about that, 'as well as anyone?' I don't think so...his driving to the net has more to do with the fact that he can't stick handle, pull a move on the goalie, so he just tries to plow it through. It's Booth's only move, get the puck on the fly, h...
by Gino's Knuckle
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

While i would like to see the Canucks add some more size and beligerence to the lineup on the front end and the back end this is not a soft team. They are not a real hard nosed group to play against but they sure as hell aren't soft. :bang: :bang: :bang: I see a couple of wizards have misunderstood...
by Gino's Knuckle
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Can't disagree with you regarding his being soft - but then again how is that different from the majority of Canuck players anyway? As per the 32 point performance, I personally think that was a bust sophomore (counting full seasons) year and expect that he will rebound this year. Could be wrong, b...
by Gino's Knuckle
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Can't disagree with you regarding his being soft - but then again how is that different from the majority of Canuck players anyway? The major difference is his poor 2-way play. Unlike say Raymond, who can help the team defensively and on the PK even when he's poor offensively, Grabner is pretty muc...
by Gino's Knuckle
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

This What brilliant post...this is the kind of stuff that gives me great hope in this place and that in times of bleakness you can still find some intelligent life on the CC planet. Someone possessing individual thought and is not swayed by the clique mob mentallity here, an ability to have the bal...
by Gino's Knuckle
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Grabner is soft as butter and only had 32 points last season while getting top6 ice time on a crappy Islanders team. With that type of performance in a Canuck uni, he would have been hitting the waiver wire. That said, we gave up a first round pick for Ballard so it's impossible not to dislike the ...
by Gino's Knuckle
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Blob Mckenzie wrote: I would also like to see Ballard get a fresh start and a real opportunity somewhere. He won't get that with Bones and AV . Waste of talent and cap space on the bottom pairing. Bring in an a-hole to play with Tanev.
+2
by Gino's Knuckle
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 1000
Views: 98647

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Grabner was not a lock for the top nine two seasons ago. His weakness was his slow start. The Canucks had to waive Grabner before sending him down to the minors. He could have been picked up by other teams for free. In fact, the Panthers waived him and the Islanders picked him up. Don't get me wron...