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by rockalt
Fri May 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"
Replies: 1237
Views: 172779

Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Not surprised to see the usual suspects completely derailing this thread. Would expect nothing less. What a sad way to spend your time. On another note pretty impressed by the way 1040 has been handling the situation and outpouring of support from the callers. Regardless of what you thought of Botch...
by rockalt
Wed May 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"
Replies: 1237
Views: 172779

Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

We gripe often about the media and indeed Botchford had a distinct style which many found grating, others entertaining, but any way you slice it this is tragic news. Way too young and seemed to be in good shape. Just reminds you of the frailty of life. Like many I didn’t always agree with his opinio...
by rockalt
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1
Replies: 540
Views: 11713

Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Flames in 5 - Avs are a mystery. Top line has faded from a dominant start. Question Rantanens status. Sharks in 6 - Don’t trust the Knights this year Preds in 7 - Preds and Jets have really underwhelmed this year. Don’t trust the Preds but don’t think the Stars have enough depth Jets in 6 - It’s the...
by rockalt
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: April 6/19 Canucks @ Blues 1:00pm
Replies: 85
Views: 3647

Re: GDT: April 6/19 Canucks @ Blues 1:00pm

Did Schaller manager to block Hughes first career goal? Still waiting to see the replay on that one. That would be mighty impressive! Just when you thought he couldn’t suck more! :lol:
by rockalt
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 1234
Views: 131124

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

It also speaks to a great deal of patience (or in Benning's case, confidence in his job security), since it's hard to see how this kid could be ready for the NHL in less than two years. Might seem like a great pick in 2020, but doesn't really work with Doc's timeline . Pettersson and Dahlen will jo...
by rockalt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 18-19 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 2850
Views: 104009

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

Doubt the Leaves want picks/prospects for Nylander, they want to contend now. Agreed but we don’t have anything to offer there either! :lol: Like others have said, the Canucks should stay clear of Nylander. He’s a good player but the only scenario in which they should pursue him is if they could ge...
by rockalt
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season
Replies: 76
Views: 11319

Re: Canuck predictions for 2018/19 season

I haven’t changed my mind based on the preseason. I have the Canucks finishing somewhere in the 70-80 point range assuming key players remain healthy. If we see any significant injuries then we plummet to cellar dwellers. Our defence is just abjectly terrible. Edler and Tanev are the only genuine to...
by rockalt
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When will the Canucks Next make the playoffs
Replies: 245
Views: 24587

Re: When will the Canucks Next make the playoffs

I am not as worried about injuries this year as past years.. for the first time in my memory, we have organizational depth, and this years depthnis better than Megna, Gaunce and Chaput of the last few years.. So long as Horvat and Boeser are healthy all year, we challenge for a playoff spot. Not sa...
by rockalt
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When will the Canucks Next make the playoffs
Replies: 245
Views: 24587

Re: When will the Canucks Next make the playoffs

I foresee a very similar year and expect at least a couple of significant injuries to key players. My guess is somewhere between 70 to 80 points. If the injuries pile up, they could challenge for bottom of the league but otherwise I think we’ll be somewhere in that 5-10 range come draft time (well w...
by rockalt
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 3784
Views: 302940

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Edler was never as bad as the hyperbole vomited on this board. But he did peak and decline. But he has declined to a pretty good spot; he was quite good last year and was not bad the two years before. He has, however, carried a sizable burden, and that's where many of the warts show. But is a stron...
by rockalt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Sedins - a quiz, and other stuff.
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

Re: The Sedins - a quiz, and other stuff.

I was so sure Cowan would have been on that list! Me too! I tried multiple times to no avail. I got stuck at 40. My favourite moment was missing Eriksson :lol: Most embarrassing miss was Vanek. Choked I didn’t get Bulis. Him and Hlavac are one player to me and I kept getting stuck on Hlavac when tr...
by rockalt
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11379

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

France held-off the potent Belgian attack. It will be interesting to see if Croatia have the energy and creativity to score, especially after having gone three games in a row to 120 mins. It's been quite a Spring-Summer for Lovren, Modric (CRO) and Varane (FRA): the UEFA Champions League Final and ...
by rockalt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11379

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

The moral final today; France vs Belgium. The two best teams of the tournament square off in the first semifinal. The winner tonight will almost certainly win gold. The English team is a smarter team, and more of a team, then they usually send, but despite this, I don't think they have what it take...
by rockalt
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11379

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Oh, I LOVE this world cup! Most of the arrogant powers of football either never made it in or are now out. Those floppy Brazilian floppers and Oscar nominated actors fall to Belgium 2-1. Parity is beautiful. Go Team Ikea! I know there have been some shock upsets and many people have been clamouring...
by rockalt
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11379

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Oh, I LOVE this world cup! Most of the arrogant powers of football either never made it in or are now out. Those floppy Brazilian floppers and Oscar nominated actors fall to Belgium 2-1. Parity is beautiful. Go Team Ikea! I know there have been some shock upsets and many people have been clamouring...