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by Arbour
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: What changes should we make for next season?
Replies: 70
Views: 5173

Re: What changes should we make for next season?

I don't expect any major changes to the core group of Canuck players subject to the outcome of contract negotiations with Bieksa, Ehrhoff and Salo. Of the eleven players without contracts, there are three pending RFA's to be signed: Lapierre, Hansen and Sweatt, and eight UFA's: Higgins, Torres, Glas...
by Arbour
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Ok, so the Canucks stunk in game 7 - Why?
Replies: 61
Views: 5683

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

I would temper what follows by stating credit where credit is due, it is no mean feat for a team to reach the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals, and the Canucks should all be commended for their efforts. On a more coldly analytical note: The injury to Hamhuis definitely had an impact on the Can...
by Arbour
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: R1G6: Canucks @ Hawks - 4:30 - CBC, VS
Replies: 41
Views: 4449

Re: R1G6: Canucks @ Hawks - 4:30 - CBC, VS

OK .. nobody else said it so here it is: Bolland line outplayed and outscored the Sedin line That is the soft spot in this playoffs.. Not Torres , Not Luongo, Not Kesler but the lousy defensive play of the twins and their inability to outscore a checking line.. tonight they got 1 goal and were stil...
by Arbour
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Should Cory start?
Replies: 40
Views: 2268

Re: Should Cory start?

As for Schneider, I think it is about as likely as a reasonable post on this message board the day after a loss, but I would say that because of the contract status, even if you do go to him, win or lose, it's Lou in the next game. One would expect that the series is as you say Lou's to win or lose...
by Arbour
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: GOODBYE PHOENIX?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: GOODBYE PHOENIX?

If Bettman continues to flog a dead horse in Phoenix and player escrow payments increase, the next round of negotiations under the CBA could be very interesting. It's almost getting to the point where revenue sharing has turned into subsidized stupidity, and I doubt Donald Fehr is going to be shy ab...
by Arbour
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Torres gets 4 games (and then none)
Replies: 113
Views: 7016

Re: Torres gets 4 games (and then none)

Fred what your asking for is a common sense application of the rules, and perhaps the NHL got it right. Seabrook was in an area which had been specifically pointed out by the NHL as an area where a certain type of hit was allowed. Torres but for Seabrook looking down and back delivers a clean hit. I...
by Arbour
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Torres gets 4 games (and then none)
Replies: 113
Views: 7016

Re: Torres gets 4 games (and then none)

According to Colin Campbell: "When Rule 48 (Illegal Check to the Head) was unanimously adopted by the general managers in March, 2010, there was no intention to make this type of shoulder hit to the head illegal," Campbell said. "In fact, at that time, we distributed a video to all players and teams...
by Arbour
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Torres gets 4 games (and then none)
Replies: 113
Views: 7016

Re: Torres gets 4 games

The D-man (and all players) HAVE to maintain some responsibility for their own protection. Seabrook put himself in a terrible position, looking back for the puck in an area of the ice that you KNOW you'll be hit. Torres doesn't make that hit and he's out of a job. Pretty much bang on. If the NHL wa...
by Arbour
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Round 1&2&3 Prediction thread
Replies: 92
Views: 6616

Re: Round 1 Prediction thread

Canucks in 6 Caps in 7
Sharks in 6 Flyers in 6
Coyotes in 7 Bruins in 7
Preds in 7 Penguins in 7
by Arbour
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Malhotra out after eye surgery
Replies: 34
Views: 3078

Re: Malhotra out after eye surgery

Hopefully Malhotra recovers completely from his injury. As far as the Canucks go, how do you replace someone who was literally a machine on face offs. Damn...
by Arbour
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: GOODBYE GARY?
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: GOODBYE GARY?

Unlike other N.A. pro sports teams, hockey revenues are heavily dependent on ticket sales, and Canadian teams with Toronto as the leader, all finish in the top ten for income generated by gate receipts. Consistently, along with the NY Islanders, the sunbelt teams have finished at the bottom for inco...
by Arbour
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks get Higgins from Florida
Replies: 34
Views: 1932

Re: Canucks get Higgins from Florida

Looking at Higgins stats he doesn't look like much of a push for Raymond, more likely an insurance acquisition for the playoffs given that he is a $1.6 mil UFA at the end of the season. Lapierre who's an $.9 mil RFA, seems more likely to figure into the Canucks future plans. I haven't done the math ...
by Arbour
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "Trade Mason Raymond" thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2658

Re: The Official CC "Trade Mason Raymond" thread

I think the whole line should use each other more often. Kesler is more often than not a one man show. Samuelsson usually takes a shot rather than passing. Raymond tends to hold the puck for too long or makes a low percentage shot from the outside. Raymond showed good jump against the Blues ... jus...
by Arbour
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Official CC "Trade Mason Raymond" thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2658

Re: The Official CC "Trade Mason Raymond" thread

Keep him, he's got speed to burn and he generally isn't a defensive liability and he can skate with Kesler. Unfortunately for Raymond he seems to be snake bit around the net this year. Perhaps starting the year injured has made him lose a little confidence, but his game certainly hasn't deteriorated...
by Arbour
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Bieksa out for 3 weeks - Oberg called up
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: Bieksa out for 3 weeks - Oberg called up

At present the Canucks have zero cap space banked and that is most likely a reality until the end of the season so they probably won't be acquiring any extra salary at this time or at the trade deadline without a player of equal/or greater value going the other direction, in spite of having LTIR roo...