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by BigTuna
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 7811

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

Burke's smart drafting of Eric Tangradi got the Ducks Whitney. Bob Murray should thank him for that. He automatically became Pittsburgh's top prospect.
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 7811

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="Island Nucklehead"] It says a lot that Boston was more willing to pick Derek Morris for $3M+, knowing full-well Kessel wasn't under contract, and that they quickly and easily signed Krejci, didn't want to trade Bergeron, Sturm, or Ryder... Kessel certainly didn't appear to be a priority, oth...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 7811

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="DavidPratt_"] No one gave Brian the time of day so where did he angle his sights on? Yup, the 'CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE' (according to anyone living in Southern Ontario). [/quote] Actually, the only people I hear refer to Toronto as the "Centre of the Universe" is Western Canadians who hate th...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 7811

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="DavidPratt_"][quote="Kel"][quote="BigTuna"] You think David's comments were "Reasonable"? They couldn't have been more biased.[/quote] If you're just talking Pratt then reply to his message. Several people have already made comments before you wrote your blind hate post.[/quote] I'M GOING TO...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 3874

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="Island Nucklehead"]LOL @ Kadri hype already. You have no idea what these kids will turn into. Schenn is going to be a good defensive d-man. He's not nearly a Drew Doughty. Kessel is a finisher, who had a career year with the best team in the East, with arguably the best set-up man in hockey ...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 3874

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="jchockey"]Kessel will never be able to become a complete player like Perry. Perry's got his boneheaded moments, but you're talking about a guy who will always be mentioned for Team Canada, has the ability to be a point per game player and play a physical game. Kessel is a one-dimensional, di...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 3874

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="Kel"][quote="BigTuna"][quote="jchockey"], but both are undersized and if Burke's looking for a Getzlaf/Perry-like combo from these two players he's dead wrong. They won't even be in the same stratosphere as those two. [/quote] Oh please. Both were drafted higher and have put up better number...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 7811

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="Kel"][quote="BigTuna"]LOL what blind hate. Kessel asked to be moved and did not want to return to Boston. Chirelli said he would have liked Kessel back. [url]http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=291746[/url] When you say things like "Mortgaged The Future", you make it sound like the Leaves just a...
by BigTuna
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 3874

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="jchockey"], but both are undersized and if Burke's looking for a Getzlaf/Perry-like combo from these two players he's dead wrong. They won't even be in the same stratosphere as those two. [/quote] Oh please. Both were drafted higher and have put up better numbers at the ages they are than Ge...
by BigTuna
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 7811

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

LOL what blind hate. Kessel asked to be moved and did not want to return to Boston. Chirelli said he would have liked Kessel back. [url]http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=291746[/url] When you say things like "Mortgaged The Future", you make it sound like the Leaves just acquired a 35 year-old veteren....
by BigTuna
Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel's contract's implication on Kesler's contract....
Replies: 34
Views: 3962

Re: Kessel's contract's implication on Kesler's contract....

Kessel is a former top 5 draft pick who put up terrific numbers with relatively limited ice time. Burke is gambling Kessel will be worth more, and the 5.4 million will be a solid deal. Of course, since it's the Leaves, everyone will exaggerate the contract. It's fine. I'd rather have Kessel at 5.4 t...
by BigTuna
Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 3874

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

Great trade by Burke. Boston is suppose to contend for a cup and they trade away their top goal scorer?

Kessel is an elite talent. Only 21, and scored 36 goals getting less than 16 minutes an avg. per game. No first rounder will be better than him.
by BigTuna
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Burke in attention grabbing shock!
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Burke in attention grabbing shock!

Pronger never actually went public. His request was found out months later by Al Strachan. It's not the same situation.
by BigTuna
Fri May 29, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Quinn and Renney returning to the NW Division....
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: Quinn and Renney returning to the NW Division....

Quinn may be old, but he's not really an "Old School" guy. He pushes an offensive game with his players. He's not out-of-date like Mike Keenan is. He'll fit well with the style of the Oilers. I wasn't his biggest fan, as he's loyal to his players to a fault, and his "Balancing 4 lines" can be bad at...
by BigTuna
Wed May 13, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Damien Cox & The TSN Panel - No Love
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: Damien Cox & The TSN Panel - No Love

[quote="Mikodat"]TSN = Toronto Sports Network.. anything that isn't from the East gets slagged.. I doubt the commentators are awake to actually see how good Luongo is.[/quote] Typical Western excuses. Everytime a guy from the East says anything negative about a Western team, it's because they never ...