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Re: Arnott

Postby The_Pauser » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:30 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Here is the million dollar question, "is it important to the success of an NHL franchise to have a good percentage of it's line-up being members of the Christian Faith, i.e. 'having the lord on our side above others'? If not a good percentage, what percentage shall that be and why only the Christian faith? What about, for instance, Sikhs, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Mormons, Buddhists?


I would like to see more Jehovah's Witnesses on our team.
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Re: Arnott

Postby Hoss » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:07 pm

The_Pauser wrote:
I would like to see more Jehovah's Witnesses on our team.


I take it you are not a fan of the goal celebration, the win celebration, or any celebration for that matter.
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Re: Arnott

Postby ClamRussel » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:17 pm

Apparently there's an offer of $1.2 on the table for Arnott to ponder.
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Re: Arnott

Postby The_Pauser » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:37 pm

ClamRussel wrote:Apparently there's an offer of $1.2 on the table for Arnott to ponder.


The "source" you read that from is about as connected as a newborn cat. Seriously, go back and read his previous tweets. I got sick of his "it's all about me[ow]" posts and how he's trying to prove to everyone that he's connected. He's a joke!
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Re: Arnott

Postby ClamRussel » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:13 pm

The_Pauser wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:Apparently there's an offer of $1.2 on the table for Arnott to ponder.


The "source" you read that from is about as connected as a newborn cat. Seriously, go back and read his previous tweets. I got sick of his "it's all about me[ow]" posts and how he's trying to prove to everyone that he's connected. He's a joke!


No doubt Pauser, but he's been fairly on the mark on quite a few developments this summer. Better than reading another Botchford article.

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Re: Arnott

Postby Mondi » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:16 am

Ah but aren't Botchford's columns the perfect balance of cynicism, negativity and guess work. With a healthy dash of incendiary suggestion...

I can GUARANTEE that once Cory has a 3 to 5 game cold streak ol' Botch and Golum will be banging the why did we ever get rid of Luongo drum.








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Re: Arnott

Postby Strangelove » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:31 am

Mondi wrote:Ah but aren't Botchford's columns the perfect balance of cynicism, negativity and guess work. With a healthy dash of incendiary suggestion...


Yeah..... he's just like...... YOU!! :wink:

(minus the incendiary suggestions of course)

CLAM, PAUSER: great to see you fellas posting again!!

I must say I'm really loving Pauser's posts over at HF these days.....

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Re: Arnott

Postby Topper » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:05 pm

Shepherds have too much curve on their staffs. Hampers both shooting and puck handling.
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Re: Arnott

Postby The_Pauser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:20 pm

ClamRussel wrote:
The_Pauser wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:Apparently there's an offer of $1.2 on the table for Arnott to ponder.


The "source" you read that from is about as connected as a newborn cat. Seriously, go back and read his previous tweets. I got sick of his "it's all about me[ow]" posts and how he's trying to prove to everyone that he's connected. He's a joke!


No doubt Pauser, but he's been fairly on the mark on quite a few developments this summer. Better than reading another Botchford article.

We shall see.


Well I know my Pittsburgh Parise jersey and my Detroit Suter jersey are coming in the mail. How's your Luongo leafs jersey? You know...he was confirmed to have been dealt at the draft, funny I didn't hear about it. I guess our local media dropped the ball on that one.
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Re: Arnott

Postby Canuck-One » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:36 pm

The offer of 1.2 is just about right for a 37 year old player who has slowed somewhat. He brings a 50% FO average, he's big and strong and he has offensive smarts. He won't score 50 points in a season again but he could serve us well in the third centre position and provide some 2nd line duty until Kesler gets back. All in all he would be a nice fit if he should choose to come here.
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Re: Arnott

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:09 pm

Just another classic example of the Vancouver Canucks not being a prospect/kid/rookie friendly environment. Bring in the old men to take valuable developmental time away from our kids, brilliant stuff Gillis. It's really great for the long term health of this franchise.
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Re: Arnott

Postby Fred » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:36 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Just another classic example of the Vancouver Canucks not being a prospect/kid/rookie friendly environment. Bring in the old men to take valuable developmental time away from our kids, brilliant stuff Gillis. It's really great for the long term health of this franchise.


Here's the question that has to be asked is the club in a position to challenge for the SC if so that goal is not synonymous with development. If you have a young club building then heck go with the youngsters. Tell me is the club type "A" or "B" ?

IMO apart from the lucky run with Linden & Co this is as close as we've been. Having said that Philly usually throws some youthfull enthusiasim into their line uo every year, or so it seems
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Re: Arnott

Postby CFP! » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:58 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Just another classic example of the Vancouver Canucks not being a prospect/kid/rookie friendly environment. Bring in the old men to take valuable developmental time away from our kids, brilliant stuff Gillis. It's really great for the long term health of this franchise.



When did Holland and co ever let a young forward develop in the NHL? It could be to our benefit for our Fippula, Hudler, Abdelkader to develop and kickass prior to feeling the pressure and are ready to provide that second push to keep this in contention for another 5yrs while only adding spare parts (ie: Doan/Arnott) to supplant the "new core".



Just saying....
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Re: Arnott

Postby CaptainTrev » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:50 am

CFP! wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Just another classic example of the Vancouver Canucks not being a prospect/kid/rookie friendly environment. Bring in the old men to take valuable developmental time away from our kids, brilliant stuff Gillis. It's really great for the long term health of this franchise.



When did Holland and co ever let a young forward develop in the NHL? It could be to our benefit for our Fippula, Hudler, Abdelkader to develop and kickass prior to feeling the pressure and are ready to provide that second push to keep this in contention for another 5yrs while only adding spare parts (ie: Doan/Arnott) to supplant the "new core".



Just saying....


And it's not like we've got a bunch of prospects kicking in the door. Whose path, exactly, would Arnott/Doan be blocking at this point?

The only guy I can see who is maybe knocking on the door is Kassian, and his development would hardly be crippled by another year of shuttling between Chicago and Vancouver. Schroeder is still a big maybe, and anyway he can play center or wing. Jensen is probably a couple of years away. Gaunce? Friesen? Mallet? Rodin? That's not exactly a group that makes me believe there will be a big push coming that requires MG to clear the decks.

The following season would be a different story, at least I hope so anyway. Malhotra, Lapierre, Raymond and theoretically, Arnott would be on expiring contracts and by then I would expect AV and MG to leave more of a clear path for the guys I mentioned.

If MG and co. think Arnott can still play, and he is willing to sign a reasonable 1-year deal then I say go for it. But only if they strike out on Doan, of course :mrgreen:
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Re: Arnott

Postby Fred » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:31 am

CFP! wrote:

When did Holland and co ever let a young forward develop in the NHL? It could be to our benefit for our Fippula, Hudler, Abdelkader to develop and kickass prior to feeling the pressure and are ready to provide that second push to keep this in contention for another 5yrs while only adding spare parts (ie: Doan/Arnott) to supplant the "new core".



Just saying....



Going to be interesting to see how Detroit does in the immediate future, their draft and development has for the most part been over rated because of their "lucky" late draft picks. There ain't much there these days .... which conform their scouts were 2 parts luck and 1 part astute choices in the past...or they'd be pumping out quality picks every year
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