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by rikster
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 3350
Views: 99106

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Benning just plain didn't want to move forward with Stecher, IMO. It was a really amazing get by Jim back at the time but I think JB could also see or knew of Rathbone coming and that Juolevi was way better in Utica the latter part of their season. Was allowing TS to be signed elsewhere the Plan? T...
by rikster
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade Rumours & Armchair Pipe Dreams 20-21 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 707
Views: 19535

Re: Trade Rumours & Armchair Pipe Dreams 20-21 Sponsored by SKYO

Hockey is essentially in the hospitality business, it requires people to come to their establishment spending money on a “cover charge” (ticket) and buy food and drinks and souvenirs. The hospitality industry is hurting badly restaurant’s and bars are closing permanently and are on the market at al...
by rikster
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade Rumours & Armchair Pipe Dreams 20-21 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 707
Views: 19535

Re: Trade Rumours & Armchair Pipe Dreams 20-21 Sponsored by SKYO

Can’t see money as an issue. If cash flow is tight the Aquilini‘s can certainly get financing at sub-prime interest rates to see them through the pandemic using the club as collateral. They might not want to, but it is certainly doable at the lowest interest rates that I have ever seen. Just specul...
by rikster
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade Rumours & Armchair Pipe Dreams 20-21 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 707
Views: 19535

Re: Trade Rumours & Armchair Pipe Dreams 20-21 Sponsored by SKYO

It's a cost cutting season you guys. Mr Aquilini is the only owner in the league who can't afford to cover the empty seats for television. There's no revenue and the Canucks are cutting spending wherever they can. If it costs money, the Canucks aren't doing it this year. That's an interesting take ...
by rikster
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 6745
Views: 777862

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Don't let them get to you Mick, as someone who only stops in from time to time at least you try to stick to hockey on a hockey board which is why I look for your posts... Take care... Don't let him fool you Rikster, he's been a willing participant in EPIC battles on this hockey board! I downloaded ...
by rikster
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 6745
Views: 777862

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Canucks sign backup goalie Jake Kielly to one-year, two-way deal The Canadian Press OCTOBER 16, 2020 01:45 PM https://www.prpeak.com/canucks-sign-backup-goalie-jake-kielly-to-one-year-two-way-deal-1.24222032 Kielly will back up Vancouver's goalie tandem of Thatcher Demko and Braden Holtby. ? Michae...
by rikster
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 3350
Views: 99106

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Second, not overspending on a fourth line would be an improvement, wouldn't it? Not to nitpick, but this criticism is always framed differently than the way I see it... This is a good post, and lays out the "bring the kids up with vets" philosophy and how the Canucks are ahead of the curve now. But...
by rikster
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 3350
Views: 99106

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

Second, not overspending on a fourth line would be an improvement, wouldn't it? Not to nitpick, but this criticism is always framed differently than the way I see it... Benning has been very up front that his belief is that rebuilding teams need older, character type players to insulate and teach t...
by rikster
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021
Replies: 3350
Views: 99106

Re: Canucks News N Notes 2020-2021

I wouldn't read too much into the media narrative that they failed and circled back ... Especially when you consider how concerned the media were about being able to resign Toffoli because his wife worked in LA and he would be most likely to sign with a California team in the offseason... The only p...
by rikster
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions
Replies: 165
Views: 28509

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Ive come to accept my own particular identity on here - the 'irrelevant lurker'. Kinda like a homeless person - no status and relatively voiceless. While working full time and contending with all the demands of life, i find it difficult to make time to contribute to 'some' of the meaningful dialogu...
by rikster
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official Dave Ayres CC "All Thing Leaves" thread
Replies: 7861
Views: 921994

Re: The Official CC "All Thing Leaves" thread

This is the best explaination I've seen; https://twitter.com/EarlSchwartz27/status/1153799226175848454 As someone pointed out, Marner needs to be signed before the season starts or the Leaves will have even more challenges getting cap compliant, they can't afford another Nylander situation where his...
by rikster
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Offseason grades so far
Replies: 532
Views: 57744

Re: Offseason grades so far

Thank fuck Blob doesnt load a mountain of rational statistical drivel on here. This isnt the place for logic and reason... If it was half of us would be gone. This is a comedy club with some fringe facts and pseudo-logic directing the line of humour to remain somewhat relevant. Or you could argue t...
by rikster
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Pacific Division
Replies: 92
Views: 30651

Re: 2019/20 Pacific Division

The Flames are still going to trade one or more of Frolik, Brodie, Jankowski or Neal (don't see anyone wanting Neal). I think Brodie will fetch a decent return. Frolik might get a 2nd or 3rd round pick. I hope they keep Jankowski as he has turned into a great penalty killer. The key is what they wi...
by rikster
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Offseason grades so far
Replies: 532
Views: 57744

Re: Offseason grades so far

Do you even know what they gave away in those trades? But walk us thru those 7 or 8 picks that they just gave away.... Take care... Sorry rikster - this is always the stupidest argument to try and determine who the Canucks may have picked but here goes: 2015 Canucks trade a 2015 2nd round pick #53,...
by rikster
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Offseason grades so far
Replies: 532
Views: 57744

Re: Offseason grades so far

Do you even know what they gave away in those trades? But walk us thru those 7 or 8 picks that they just gave away.... Take care... Sorry rikster - this is always the stupidest argument to try and determine who the Canucks may have picked but here goes: 2015 Canucks trade a 2015 2nd round pick #53,...