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by Momesso
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Proof that Vigneault is iNsAnE
Replies: 35
Views: 5189

I agree, IMO Vigneault needs to go too. This is the new NHL, where the classic clutch and grab defensive style that won cups in the late 90s and early 00s will only land you in the penatly box with chintzy calls. Plus, what kind of a coach has his team sit on a 2-0 lead (as he said in an interview a...
by Momesso
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks vs. Bob McKenzie draft record
Replies: 14
Views: 2683

In 2005 we drafted Bourdon #10....
by Momesso
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Bryan Allen
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

It's funny because when we drafted him, it seemed like a big dropoff from Brad Stuart, and especially after Stuart got off to a good start to his career with the Sharks, while Bryan suffered a serious injury and had his development stunted by at least a couple of years. Looking back, Allen IMO is cl...
by Momesso
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Drafting Russian
Replies: 30
Views: 6789

Just to add -

Which is why it really bugs me that we pick players from Russia, instead of doing more scouting in Finland or the Czech republic.

Especially Finland, they play just like us over there......
by Momesso
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Drafting Russian
Replies: 30
Views: 6789

You are forgetting the Professor. (I won't mention Krutov.) Wouldn't take anything away from Larionov. His generation of USSR regime players (Fetisov, Konstantinov, Makarov etc) were grateful to be here and played with true character. Mayor McKrutov aside, they were awesome to watch and gave us a r...
by Momesso
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Drafting Russian
Replies: 30
Views: 6789

Even before this transfer agreement BS, how many Russians that we have drafted have made it to the team? Chubarov and Bure are the only ones. Bure was a special case (he would have been a top 3 pick if his situation was clear), and Chubarov was a fairly high pick too (early 2nd rounder - 32 or 33 ov...
by Momesso
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: No UFA deals by Canucks on July 1
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Nonis said on TSN, and I found this to be the most intriguing part of the interview, that he is working on improving the team, and not meaning UFA signings. So if deals are potentially in the works, they'll either involve trading picks/prospects for young forwards, or trading salary for cap space (i...
by Momesso
Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: SOF The questions!
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

1. Please, explain why our CHL scouting is so poor. Why is it that a Canadian team with not one, but TWO CHL franchises hasn't drafted an impact player (eg first line player or top pairing d-man) out of the CHL since 1988? 2. Why is it also, that we continue to draft Russians in our later rounds whe...
by Momesso
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Deadline Dumbells Pt. 1
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

The real funny thing about the deadline deals are that the teams that actually made them also made the playoffs for the first time in a long while (Thrahsers and Islanders), and Detroit also won the Western Conference regular season. So they aren't completely useless, depending on where you set the...
by Momesso
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Bring on the Stars!
Replies: 14
Views: 4005

The scariest thing about Turco is his puck handling and how it will set up their transition game. Their D is also pretty sick. Norstrom scares me, as do Morrow and of course Modano. Sydor I don't think is as good as he used to be, but he is a winner. Boucher is solid at both ends, and Robidas has pl...
by Momesso
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: First round predictions
Replies: 26
Views: 7008

CGY over DET in 6 I think Detroit will choke again in the first round. Flames will turn the physicality up and beat them, with Kipper as the deciding factor.. Bertuzzi vs. Flames D should be great to watch. ANA over MINNY in 6 Minny has been awesome and so has Backstrom, but Pronger played so well l...
by Momesso
Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Tootoo KOs Robidas
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

I can't really stand this guy. He's a sparkplug, and maybe I'd have a softspot for him if he was a Canuck, but I wonder if he even knows there's a puck on the ice. He's no different than any other goon with no hockey sense.

And he goes after Modano too. I hope the book gets thrown at him.
by Momesso
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Top 75 Prospects from Hockey News
Replies: 1
Views: 968

IMO the HF Futurewatch rankings always have me scratching my head, but they are as good as any list, I suppose. They always seem to go hard on the AHL guys and overweight WJC performances. Happy to see Grabner on that list, though I'd put my money on Mason Raymond being the better NHLer seeing as ho...
by Momesso
Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Chris Simon Is in DEEP Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 8851

Simon - 22 games. they have 15 games left in the season. Earliest he could come back is sometime in the 2nd round if they make it this far.

This league is a joke. Campbell should be suspended.

IMHO intent-wise Simon's was worse than the Bertuzzi incident.
by Momesso
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Larscheid to retire after this season?
Replies: 31
Views: 10510

McLean called the Sedins "the Sundins"

I wasn't impressed :roll: