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by Arbour
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Do we trade Schneider after the season?
Replies: 65
Views: 6260

Re: Do we trade Schneider after the season?

Assuming the salary cap does not become a major issue, the Canucks would be foolish to let Schneider go. He seems to be the real deal and Luongo for whatever reason is starting to exhibit play which raises red flags about his longevity as a constant in the net. Whether it's wear and tear, personal i...
by Arbour
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks get Zack Kassian
Replies: 866
Views: 94445

Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Given the center ice situation on the Canucks, if Hodgson asked for more ice time the implications were obvious and produced the intended result. Winter knows full well, as does Hodgson, that neither Hank nor Kesler were going to become part of the solution to his client's requests. What is reasonab...
by Arbour
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 11/12 Injury Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 21985

Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

I know its limited time, like 10 games, but I was not liking Booth with Kesler much. Both of them are shoot first type of players. I like what I have seen with Booth playing with Hodgson. Hodgson is showing his hockey smarts with the puck and I think given some time he will find a way to keep setti...
by Arbour
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 999
Views: 135061

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours

Sorry pal, I am just frustrated with people hating Ballard (including AV) but don't mind Bieksa making worse mistakes at the most inappropriate time. If Ballard plays like Bieksa, he is in the dog house long time ago. I might be the only one who thinks Ballard has been playing much better than Biek...
by Arbour
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 999
Views: 135061

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Turris Rumours

Would you say not passing is a negative criticism of his play? I would think the team would like to get the puck to the player who has one one of the quickest releases and heaviest wrist shot of the forward group.Wouldn't you. Obviously Kesler has developed into a goal scorer, but he certainly isn'...
by Arbour
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Various Rumours
Replies: 999
Views: 135061

Re: Canucks Acquire David Booth & Parts + Turris Rumours

Given that neither Sturm or Samuelsson looked to be back next year, at first glance it seems Gillis has managed to get some thing for nothing with the acquisition of Booth and a third. Reinprecht is most likely a depth call up, good defensively but woefully soft and like the players going to Florida...
by Arbour
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Hard to believe...
Replies: 23
Views: 1661

Re: Hard to believe...

Apparently Koltsov just signed a three year deal with SKA St. Petersburg. At 5' 11", 180lbs. unless he's an extraordinary skater he may be a little small for NHL defence man.
by Arbour
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Contemplating rule changes
Replies: 41
Views: 3746

Re: Contemplating rule changes

Whoa! Didn’t mean to be an agitator, dhabums and weinerdog, but hey you do what you have to stay in the league. :wink: Perhaps I can better explain the logic (or not) behind my zero sum point system. Way back in the early 1980’s the NHL implemented the initial regular season overtime rule. It follow...
by Arbour
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Rypien passes away
Replies: 69
Views: 13954

Re: Rypien passes away

Sad, sad news. Condolences to Rick's family and friends.
by Arbour
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Contemplating rule changes
Replies: 41
Views: 3746

Re: Contemplating rule changes

Some good ideas and some head shakers. "The hybrid icing rule": This one is a bit confusing when followed to its logical conclusion. Under the provisions of the proposed rule if the defender is the first to reach the face off dot the play is blown dead which protects players from collisions while at...
by Arbour
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: What would a buy of of Luongo Salary cost the Canucks
Replies: 38
Views: 3273

Re: What would a buy of of Luongo Salary cost the Canucks

Funny until 2018 the Cap hit is only $195K/ season Then in 2018 it goes to $3.5, $5.3, $5.9, $5.9 / season and then decrease in 2022 to $1.6 until 2031 Cap hit per season. How this is calculated ? As I understand it: Given Luongo is over age 26 should he enter into a "buyout agreement" he would be ...
by Arbour
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Bringing back the Roberto Luongo of 2006/07 (and that style)
Replies: 52
Views: 6403

Re: Bringing back the Roberto Luongo of 2006/07 (and that st

It may be simplistic of me, but I think that the difference between a great Luongo game and a shitty Luongo game is when and how the first goal is scored. If the opponent scores early - a few more are likely going to come. If Luongo can get past the first 20 minutes without a goal, he's usually ok ...
by Arbour
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Bieksa signed
Replies: 39
Views: 4171

Re: Bieksa signed

Bieksa's problems other than the times when he was obviously recovering from injuries have never been as a result of his physical capabilities. His mistakes have been generally a consequence of poor decision making on the ice. Partnered with Hamhuis he has played exceptionally well. I'm not suggesti...
by Arbour
Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Bieksa signed
Replies: 39
Views: 4171

Re: Bieksa signed

Injuries aside, this is a player who has had two decent seasons, his initial season and the last playing with Hamhuis and now he earns more than Hamhuis and has an NTC. If I'm an optimist I say that his mistake ridden seasons were a product of his injuries, if I'm a pessimist I say Hamhuis could mak...
by Arbour
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Ok, so the Canucks stunk in game 7 - Why?
Replies: 61
Views: 6025

Re: Ok, so the Canucks stunk in game 7 - Why?

Perhaps its the difference between getting injured and having the other team knock your player out of the game. However, I found it of interest that both Chicago & Boston played *better* when we knocked one of their best players out of their lineup. Those teams rallied behind it and elevated their ...