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by whistler
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT - 2/10/08 Canucks vs Blackhawks 7PM SN/1040
Replies: 23
Views: 7665

I've also criticized Nazzy a fair bit lately but he's been playing well since returning from the SE. The goal tonight was nice but what I noticed about him was his checking and back checking...and his celebration after scoring the goal. He was showing some passion tonight. He coughed up the puck in ...
by whistler
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Feb 9th 2008: Nucks and Avs 7PM CBC
Replies: 16
Views: 6627

They say you can always find something good in a game to build on. Last night's good thing was video of how a team should play. It's a shame the video was of the Avs. It must have been a hell of a good game from an Avs fan's perspective. I didn't see the team 'mailing it in' last night but they were...
by whistler
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When it comes to TREVOR LINDEN...
Replies: 53
Views: 12040

On a more focussed note... Linden is the Face, Heart and Soul of the Canucks for many long-time fans. He's the kind of hockey player we want our kids to become if they should be good enough. (and we always think they've got a shot at it.) It's true that, outside of Vancouver, Linden isn't considered...
by whistler
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When it comes to TREVOR LINDEN...
Replies: 53
Views: 12040

Trevor may be my favorite Canuck but I have no problem with Bill's comments.

He has an opinion and, more importantly, reasons for that opinion.

I don't agree with his evaluation but I appreciate opposing opinions.

Except for the name calling, this is an enjoyable read.
by whistler
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Awesome Penalty Shot Save. LOL
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

:lol:
by whistler
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT - 2/5/08 Canucks @ Stars 530 TV SN Radio TEAM 1040
Replies: 21
Views: 8121

Great game by Naslund last night. Good to see him playing like a leader. His shootout goal was a thing of beauty. Lets hope he can stay in that space. We obviously can't take points from this S.E. swing like Calgary did but, if we can beat Atlanta, we can use it as a 'process' to turn things around....
by whistler
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When it comes to TREVOR LINDEN...
Replies: 53
Views: 12040

I like Ritchie's work ethic but I don't know what his skill set actually is. I'd like to see Linden out there but only if he is going to take matters into his own hands, stop being a nice guy, finish his checks and show some grit and determination on offence. Enough with the careful positioning alre...
by whistler
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Cowan. Why again?
Replies: 9
Views: 2686

I still think Cowan has untapped potential though I haven't seen much of it this season. He has a good shot...usually on net...usually top blocker corner...and he gets it off fast. That's pretty much all I've seen but you'd think that would be a good thing in the PP which needs something new added t...
by whistler
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT - 2/5/08 Canucks @ Stars 530 TV SN Radio TEAM 1040
Replies: 21
Views: 8121

Nice poem Matt. IMO this is NOT a 'must-win' game. Given the injuries and holes on defence, I'll be thrilled if we're contenders after 60 minutes. Although a win would be thrilling, just being in the game will send a strong message. C'mon guys...you've bonded and had lots of rest. Show us what you'v...
by whistler
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trading LUONGO for a "good" goalie and 1st line ce
Replies: 15
Views: 4434

Personally, I think AV's style, while effective, is too simple. Last year he wanted to stress defensive hockey and teach new concepts, positioning and techniques to the remains of a run & gun team that knew very little about good defensive hockey. But that was accomplished the first year and the pla...
by whistler
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When it comes to TREVOR LINDEN...
Replies: 53
Views: 12040

I too would like to see Linden back on the ice. To me, Linden is THE face of the franchise. This is his last shot at the cup. He's been sitting in the press box watching his team fritter away that chance. The question is what he would be willing to do about it. Would he be willing to play with an ed...
by whistler
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: When it comes to TREVOR LINDEN...
Replies: 53
Views: 12040

We know Linden has heart...that's what fuels him in the playoffs. Get him on the ice in an offensive role and see if he remembers how to bring grit to the position. But he needs to get in the scrum like Smyth, not off to the side of the net. His reflexes don't seem to be fast enough anymore for the ...
by whistler
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Selanne signs with Ducks ... again
Replies: 22
Views: 5192

I'm clinging to the hope we're about to do the same thing with Forsberg.
by whistler
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Getting time to fire Vigneault
Replies: 75
Views: 21051

According to TSN, Raymond is 6' tall and weighs 165 lbs. That's like a puff of smoke wearing a uniform. But he's definitely a speed demon. I'd like to see AV create a full on speed line and put Kesler & Burrows with him though the Kes, Burr, Cookie line is solid for what they do.. Quite frankly thou...
by whistler
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: At the all-star break
Replies: 12
Views: 2734

Good points Flying Spaghetti Monster. I've been thinking the same things for awhile now. Last year we were wondering why the Canucks didn't invest more in top-flight trainers so we could get the most out of our roster without affecting the cap. This season started off with a rash of groin injuries s...