Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:14 pm

Topper wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:52 pm
And we thought he was a cold fish

https://vancouversun.com/sports/hockey/ ... c7e4db492a
No wonder Canucks medical staff couldn't figure out what was wrong with him.

Hopefully he didn't also inherit the douche gene from his pops.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:51 pm

TBL re-signs 26 yr old, 27 in Dec., 5'9 172lbs LW Yanni Gourde to a six-year $5.16M per contract, 3yr NTC, 3yr M-NTC, they let him develop 3 years in the AHL with some NHL games here and there before they gave him a full 82 games last season where he had a monster season.

Petrus Palmu plan?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by micky107 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:41 pm

SKYO wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:51 pm
TBL re-signs 26 yr old, 27 in Dec., 5'9 172lbs LW Yanni Gourde to a six-year $5.16M per contract, 3yr NTC, 3yr M-NTC, they let him develop 3 years in the AHL with some NHL games here and there before they gave him a full 82 games last season where he had a monster season.

Petrus Palmu plan?
Pretty amazing story, Skyo. Good lesson in how NOT to give up...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:38 pm

broooooo
The Kings have relieved coach John Stevens and assistant coach Don Nachbaur of their duties.

More changes to come from Kings in an announcement in about 30 minutes.
And ol Willie is back again!
Bob McKenzie:

Willie Desjardins takes over as head coach in L.A.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:03 pm

Holy Shit!!

Is LA big enough for Twitch’s moustache?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:10 pm

Poor Willie. Another old team with big contracts.

Who makes room for Linden Vey?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by 5thhorseman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:52 pm

Wow, I never would have dreamt Willie`d get another gig in the NHL. Wonder what they see in him.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:10 pm

LA sees something Real Good.

LOL, TSN uses the classic "Clipboard Willie" image.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:38 pm

The well gripped clipboard returns. The lip licker from Climax will set the city of angels on fire!
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by rats19 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:04 pm

Twitchy mc clipboard.... we’ll i never :mex:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by micky107 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:06 pm

Guess he wasn't much on "the code" either. At least not that I recall.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:12 pm

Funny isn’t it. We wanted Stevens as coach but LA would not give us permission to talk to him. So we hire Willie. Now Stevens is fired only to be replaced by.....Willie!
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:07 pm

Of all the Canucks ex-coaches to hire!

Ummm hellooooo... Vigneault and Crawford are available.

Or they could've waited a few weeks for Torts to come available...

Hell even the lunatic Keenan might have been a better choice. :mrgreen:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:43 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Funny isn’t it. We wanted Stevens as coach but LA would not give us permission to talk to him. So we hire Willie. Now Stevens is fired only to be replaced by.....Willie!
I thought the Stevens talk was in 2013. When the Aquilinis slapped Eye Bags in the snout and hired John Tortorella.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:47 pm

Not sure HW they may have looked at Stevens both years. I think you are right though on your initial thought. Doug Houds was also in the running
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