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This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Per » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:36 am

OK, I'm being a bit tongue in cheek here, in a response to the call that always pops up now and again that we need more Canadian players. But still.

Six Scandinavian Canucks (Dan, Hank, Sami, Edler, Sammy, Hansen) have so far racked up 41 points, or 6.8 per player.

Two French-Canadian Canucks (Burrows and Lapdog) have so far racked up 7 points, or 3.5 per player.

Five Yankee Canucks (Higgins, Kesler, Booth, Ballard and Alberts) have so far racked up 9 points, or 1.8 per player.

Eight Anglo-Canadian Canucks (Silent 3, Manny, Weise, Ham, Bieksa, Ebbet, Volpatti, Tanev) have so far racked up 10 points, or 1.25 per player.

One German Canuck (no, not Hoff, Sulzer) has so far racked up 0 points, but in his defense he has only played one game.

So clearly the analysis shows that this team needs more Scandinavians and Frenchies and less of the English speakers.

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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Meds » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:22 am

Even though you are being tongue-in-cheek here, but you can take that tongue and stick in somewhere else.....
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Samuelsson is gone btw.....good riddance too.

BTW, do they fill 3 lanes on the rush in Scandanavian hockey? Or is it always a circle jerk along the boards with no second shot opportunities off of rebounds?

And as for more Scandanavian players.....two words: Tommy Salo. I rest my case. ;)
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby ukcanuck » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:06 am

Per wrote:OK, I'm being a bit tongue in cheek here, in a response to the call that always pops up now and again that we need more Canadian players. But still.

Six Scandinavian Canucks (Dan, Hank, Sami, Edler, Sammy, Hansen) have so far racked up 41 points, or 6.8 per player.

Two French-Canadian Canucks (Burrows and Lapdog) have so far racked up 7 points, or 3.5 per player.

Five Yankee Canucks (Higgins, Kesler, Booth, Ballard and Alberts) have so far racked up 9 points, or 1.8 per player.

Eight Anglo-Canadian Canucks (Silent 3, Manny, Weise, Ham, Bieksa, Ebbet, Volpatti, Tanev) have so far racked up 10 points, or 1.25 per player.

One German Canuck (no, not Hoff, Sulzer) has so far racked up 0 points, but in his defense he has only played one game.

So clearly the analysis shows that this team needs more Scandinavians and Frenchies and less of the English speakers.

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That would make 10 ten Canadian Canucks, unless the constitution was rewritten recently...
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby dbr » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:43 am

Hmm, and even more compelling trend is that the following 14 skaters have 51 points: Henrik, Daniel, Higgins, Burrows, Hodgson, Samuelsson, Malhotra, Hansen, Kesler, Lapierre, Weise, Ebbett, Booth, Volpatti.. whereas these eight players have just sixteen points: Salo, Edler, Ballard, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Tanev, Alberts, Sulzer.

This team needs more forwards!
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby griz » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:12 am

Right now only Sami Salo gets a pass from me. However, the others will come around soon I'm sure.

If you looked at all the teams across the league ... how do the vikings fair?

Don't forget that despite the elevated numbers our Scandinavians do have ... the team is loosing. It needs more heart. This too is tongue in cheek. ;)
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Tiger » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:23 am

hmmm anymore Swedes ( Finns get a pass ) and we could rename the team the Vancouver Twinkies and radically change the uniforms to Tutu's..
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:13 pm

We could definitely use a 6'9 Slovak with a penchant for attempted murder.
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Madcombinepilot » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:57 pm

wouldn't the weak goals let in by Luongo and Schnieder count as points for the Anglo's?

What about the gifts from Bieksa... sure these guys didn't score any points, but they sure as heck helped the other teams score!!

quit selling out 'intangibles' on peoples skill sets... geez
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Per » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:33 pm

griz wrote:If you looked at all the teams across the league ... how do the vikings fair

how do the fair vikings what? Oh... fare... OK.

For obvious reasons I wil not mention Steen, nor Berglund... :?
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Hank » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:07 pm

Yeah Per, if North Americans didn't suck so bad, the Vikings wouldn't look so good!

Give credit where's it's due man.
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Topper » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:37 pm

Uhhhhh, fuckin' jaar eh!
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I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby dhabums » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:09 pm

Per wrote:
griz wrote:If you looked at all the teams across the league ... how do the vikings fair

how do the fair vikings what? Oh... fare... OK.

For obvious reasons I wil not mention Steen, nor Berglund... :?


You mean Winnipeg born Steen?
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby Per » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:20 pm

dhabums wrote:
Per wrote:
griz wrote:If you looked at all the teams across the league ... how do the vikings fair

how do the fair vikings what? Oh... fare... OK.

For obvious reasons I wil not mention Steen, nor Berglund... :?


You mean Winnipeg born Steen?

Yup. He should play there imho.

I'd also love to see Alex Sundström in a Canucks uniform, but alas - his knee injury seems to have prevented him from reaching his full potential. :(
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby griz » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:38 pm

how do the fair vikings what? Oh... fare... OK.


Sorry. English is my first language but I get mixed up with it's ridiculous spelling two sumtimes. :D
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Re: This team needs more Scandinavians!

Postby dhabums » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:13 pm

griz wrote:
how do the fair vikings what? Oh... fare... OK.


Sorry. English is my first language but I get mixed up with it's ridiculous spelling two sumtimes. :D


Pretty sure you meant mispeling.
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