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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Cookie La Rue » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:20 am

They still have an option for salvation in hiring Iggy and wait 'til Jaromir puts himself in the starting lineup.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Island Nucklehead » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:36 am

Classic Canadian hockey fans losing their minds after their team loses (or wins, Tuna) one game.

Hockey Widow wrote:They like to laugh at our (Benning's) version of a rebuild. And it is an arguable version, but what type of rebuild did they do? They drafted a few good pieces, never got goaltending, and stopped rebuilding. They like to think Treliving is a genius for signing vets because their rebuild is done and yet Benning is a Moran but hey Benning, nor the fans, think our rebuild is done.


Yeah they probably shouldn't be laughing at us, while we should realize that our "rebuild" already resembles theirs.

Reluctance to admit a rebuild was required, no franchise player drafted, reliance on veterans, overrating the prospect pool, lack of goaltending... glass houses, and all that.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:03 am

Nenshi wins third term as Calgary's Mayor. Right wingnuts take to twitter to denounce the victory, led by Flames media relations guy who calls his victory worse than Trump's. Flames ownership invested a lot into trying to defeat Nenshi with the aid of Bettman.

Wonder if they will come back to the negotiating table or follow through on their relocation threat.

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http://nationalpost.com/opinion/jen-ger ... ports-team
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:02 am

Poor Calgary. Smith and Lack in net. Sigh....
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:41 am

Loving the meltdown in calpuke. Fire Glen, fire Treliving, waive half the team. Only one draft pick in the first two rounds over the next two years. Smith is their best player. They can't fathom that we are ahead of them and are terrified that Edmonton will soon catch them.

It's like they suddenly realized they have no depth and have pissed away a ton of picks banking on the current core.

For now I will enjoy the misery for I know how swiftly fortunes can change :oops:
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 am

So Taychooook has been told he is going to have a phone call for his latest incident. His little poke of the stick while on the bench aimed at Martin. Little Keith is a repeat offender. This is his third hearing. Rumours abound that he will get at least two games for an offence that that would normally draw a fine.

But he is a repeat offender and he initiated contact while on the bench and it was a repeat of stick work, albeit minor. Some are saying these factors could land him 3-5 games. I disagree with that though. It was minor, no one was hurt and didn't result in any on ice escalation.

I wonder if it will be seen as the same as leavingbthe bench to join an altercation :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Naw, that's wishful thinking. Anyway, I predict 2 games simply because of his repeat offender status AND it was just a little bit of time ago that his last suspension happened. For his sake I hope he gets at least two. Knock this shit out of his game early.

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The only reason this is being reviewed is that Tkachuk is on the bench. The so called "spear" is weak and I am 100% sure that the players safety will deliberately over look Martin grabbed his stick and while his glove was pulling it Tkachuk poked him with it.
It wasn't enough force to injure the Leaf but Tkachuk will get a suspension of some sort, because this will be a reputation decision and not the act itself.
Put it this way if it was Mathews or any major league player the media would chew on it for a minute but it would not even be a phone call from the league.

Another poster said all he was doing was protecting poor little Brouwer who had been viciously hit and was on the ice.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Lancer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:25 am

Not to beat on a horse carcass, but it's instances like this where I'm kinda glad Benning picked Juolevi over Keith Jr. Juolevi may end up a bust, but with the already dim view that the league and it's eastern-dominated media have had of the Vancouver franchise does anybody think we need another league discipline problem-child?

Look at it this way, if Tkachuk did the same thing wearing Canuck colours would anyone doubt that he would get 5 games with the eastern media howling that it should have been 8 and he's just the latest in the line of typically infamous dirty Canucks like Cooke, Kesler and Burrows.... blah blah blah?

He's a black-hat wearing, league office shit-magnet that our club couldn't afford to have during its image rehabilitation (if that's possible) with the league. Calgary can enjoy having him in the press (and the press box) for stories like these. I'll enjoy watching them twist themselves into pretzels trying to spin his shit into something else.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Topper » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:43 am

March 20, 2016, Nov 17, 2017, and now Dec 7, 2017, Walt's mongoloid grandson faces Dept of Player Safety for being DUMB.

Time for an eye and wallet opener.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Topper » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:46 pm

1 game for Walt's mongoloid grandson. lol
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