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by Hercules_Rockefeller
Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Manny Fernandez to the Bruins?
Replies: 3
Views: 985

That worked out to be a straight up salary dump. My guess is, the reason they didn't hold out for more is because they're pursuing someone on the UFA market.
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Injury report on Cooke and Burrows?
Replies: 25
Views: 7383

So, who has had the worse luck this year? Kessler or Rypien? A pity as both guys are heart-and-soul players. Gotta give that dubious honor to Rypien - At least Kesler got to play 2/3 of the season and made a cushy paycheck. Though, you really have to feel for the guy for getting hurt immediately af...
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: And Phoenix draws first management blood of the offseason .
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Well, Phoenix has been competing with Chicago, Columbus and until recently, the Isles and Rangers for worst run team in the league for years now. No direction, no young talent, no success. Their cliquey buddy system was a joke, and it's for the best of the organization that they gut it. I hope Wayne...
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Bert out for Game One
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Is it wrong to laugh?
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Re-sign Sami Salo To Four-Year Extension
Replies: 45
Views: 10813

The biggest problem is the injuries. I'd like to see his minutes cut just a little . Perhaps if he wasn't worked so hard night in and night out A.V would get more out of him in the long run. Salo doesn't get ridden nearly as hard as the rest of our top 4. He's usually below them in ice time, and us...
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Oh Captain My Captain! Where art tho?
Replies: 34
Views: 8287

Defensively responsible? I sure didn't see that when he got taken to school by Brown last night. The fact is, Naslund is playing heartless, sulky hockey. When a player gets demoted to the 3rd line, it's supposed to motivate him, not make him sad. I agree that Naslund needs better linemates, but it d...
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Where would we be in the standings without "the deal
Replies: 24
Views: 5283

I'm thinking if the Luongo deal didn't happen we still would've traded Bertuzzi and we still would've gotten a new goalie. But maybe we would have gotten Pronger and Biron or something like that. Who knows - there's just way too much to speculate.

I'm just glad we got him!
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Re-sign Sami Salo To Four-Year Extension
Replies: 45
Views: 10813

Nonis did extremely well to get him at that price. We'll have an elite defense for years because of this.

I wonder what will happen to Sopel this off season - the guy would kill to stay. I'm thinking Krajicek will be moved for forward help.
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Grand Deception
Replies: 17
Views: 4846

So was just reading through a review of last night's game on ESPN.com and found that good ol' Quenneville seems to agree with me: "Luongo is big for their team and they have a lot of confidence playing a patient game because of him." source: http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=270327017 :-) ...
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Oh Captain My Captain! Where art tho?
Replies: 34
Views: 8287

Robert wrote:
tuzzi44 wrote:
As always though there is a tradeoff, and we know what that is... they break easy.
Actually, they don't break easily. In fact, they last much longer, The problem lies in that you can't detect the stress breaks like you can with wood, leading to breaks at inopportune moments
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Oh Captain My Captain! Where art tho?
Replies: 34
Views: 8287

What I would do is give him a magic feather. I'd say, "Marcus, this is a very special feather. It's the same feather that gave Jari Kurri the ability to score so many goals (Wayne Gretzky is a figment of your imagination). If you put this feather in your jock, you'll be the greatest goal scorer the ...
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Wild take the lead..
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

So all of a sudden BXA could be our #1 defenseman. Wow, as much as I like the guy that is kind of scary. Oh well, good to get this little bout of injuries out of the way before the playoffs. Well, Bieksa has consistently led in ice-time, played against top opposition lines, #1 pk unit, and 1st or 2...
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Who are you cheering for?
Replies: 21
Views: 4681

I'd rather have the flames come in cold than the avs come in hot. Also, calgary is the more physical team, so whoever beats them (I'm going on a limb here) will be sufficiently tenderized for the canucks to have their way with them
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Ohlund as the shut down guy
Replies: 9
Views: 2516

With Mitchell out (Salo too now, ouch), you're shifting a lot of the defensive burden on to Ohlund. Playing against top opposition players, you're doomed to falter occasionally. I grant you that Ohlund maybe isn't the player we've seen in the past, but I'd still say his performance in relation to hi...
by Hercules_Rockefeller
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Remaining games...
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

I'm actually glad that we suffered a kick in the ass from another western team. I wish that kick didn't injure Willie Mitchell's groin, though. :( Who knew Willie's groin would mean so much to us? Oh Willie....may your groin enjoy a swift and fluid recovery. Luckily we employ some of the top traine...