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by Momesso
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Starting to Love BIEKSA
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

True, pro-scouting dropped the ball this year. Chouinard and Bulis are not helping this team nearly as much as advertised, and for a while even Pyatt looked like a weak pickup until he became a triplet. Krajicek though was a solid pickup from the start. Regarding Boudon, I too think he will be a top...
by Momesso
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Toronto Sun: "Naslund most overrated player"
Replies: 15
Views: 5710

Hopefully Nazzy can become the dangerous player he used to be in the last few years, but I did expect him to carry that second line, so that we could have at least two good scoring lines. I can't help but feel a little dissapointed that he too suffered a drop when not playing with the twins. As much...
by Momesso
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Starting to Love BIEKSA
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Somewhere in the offseason, Bieksa turned into our two-way stud physical young blueliner. What a great draft pick in the 6th round. With the possible exception of Salo, he's the best value on our team. But I wouldn't go so far to say that Canuck scouting has improved. While I think our Euro scouting...
by Momesso
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Mark Messier Award
Replies: 15
Views: 5501

Sometimes I just wonder if the NY media just has too much pull.

No doubt, he was a great Captain. But after 1994, Messier's leadership was mostly hype. But what about all the other great leaders in the game?

Yzerman?
Bourque?
Sakic?

And all the other great leaders of yesteryear?
by Momesso
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Some Observations Post-Ovechkin
Replies: 15
Views: 6891

I agree with Meers on the Bourdon situation. If hockey sense is not his forte, then NHL level experience is what he needs. Yeah, we will have to put up with some bonehead plays, but it is an investment in the future of the team. If he learns something over the next 70 games, then hopefully by the pl...
by Momesso
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Sad
Replies: 11
Views: 3829

Incredible, making that kind of money over a long career and somehow ending up over $6 million in debt. Very few financial planners could do such a bad job for their client.

What a depressing situation. Those rings are the equivalent of family heirlooms.
by Momesso
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 20 Questions! Canucks, NHL and more
Replies: 13
Views: 6080

1) Will Roberto Luongo be the difference-maker the Canucks are banking on him to be? Yes. 2) Will the Canucks make the playoffs? Yes. 6th or 7th. This team will surprise. 3) Who will win the Stanley Cup? Nashville 4) Which team will be the most improved over last season and why? Minny. Finally loade...
by Momesso
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: According to TSN Nonis will match Kesler's offer
Replies: 20
Views: 9919

Well, colour me optimistic, but I like the move by Nonis. He's overpaid to start the season, but it is a one-way deal and a player like him can make an impact on either of the top 2 lines. He may well earn his money this year, and I really think he can earn his spot on the top 2 lines if given a cha...
by Momesso
Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: "Mad" Garth signs DiPietro!
Replies: 20
Views: 9228

I wouldn't blame Sir Garth for this one, mostly I just feel sorry for him and all Islander fans. Once a proud franchise with 4 straight cup wins and all sorts of Hall of famers, now league laughing stock. 15 years is just mental. If he's good it may be good for 10 years, but his game will decline af...
by Momesso
Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Ryan Kesler signs Offer Sheet with Philadelphia
Replies: 102
Views: 52669

I honestly believe that if Kesler plays first or 2nd line RW, he could get 20 goals and create a lot of space for his linemates, whether it be Naz/Mo or the Twins. If he can do that, I can live with Nonis matching the offer. Plus, you can't just let other GMs (particularly a slimeball like Clarke) g...
by Momesso
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: If Crawford gets fired, Who should be the next Coach?
Replies: 37
Views: 18378

Murray has a stellar resume no doubt, but listening to Ferraro on the Team was pretty enlightening about Murray's style. Basically Ferraro's comment was that Murray is the type of guy who really micromanages and has a lot of team meetings and is very structures, and that ultimately grew old in LA. B...
by Momesso
Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: If Crawford gets fired, Who should be the next Coach?
Replies: 37
Views: 18378

If trapping leads to winning... then so be it. Can I get a 'AMEN' !!! The nucks will never be a purely trapping team, anyways. IMHO you need a combination of offensive capability with a defensive system to fall back on to win it all. Look at Lemaire all these years with Minny. Made the playoffs onl...
by Momesso
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Who has been our MVP?
Replies: 58
Views: 24019

Since I couldn't split the vote between the twins, I went with Auld too. Just because he's done so much more than expected, in a year when we were decimated on the back end, and have been letting 35 shots through on a regular basis. He's got a long ways to go, though. He's been letting in too many s...
by Momesso
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: Fellow computer nerds...Give me a hand!
Replies: 9
Views: 4220

They are pretty to look at, but I got a refurbished HP laptop with the all the bells including 15.4" wxga brightview AMD 64-bit 2.0 GHz 768 MB Ram 128 MB ATI card dvd burner 60 GB HDD XP installed 1 year warranty Keys are not quite as likeable as on my old Dell (i'm used to sensitive keys where now ...
by Momesso
Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: Steelers or Hawks? Choose your Team
Replies: 18
Views: 10789

My pick is the Steelers. Holmgren has actually been in more Superbowls (I remember when he was the OC for my Niners when they won back-to back) but Cowher is overdue and has coached a lot of playoff games. Steelers are more playoff hardened. They have two weeks to rest. Dick Lebeau is on a roll and ...