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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:58 pm

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Betamax » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:21 pm

via: https://twitter.com/DavidEbner/status/4 ... 0228614145

David Ebner Verified account ‏@DavidEbner

Francesco Aquilini, Canucks owner, takes a look at the NFL/Buffalo Bills: http://t.co/SOk3j4atUH

3:42 PM - 8 Aug 2014


via: http://bills.buffalonews.com/2014/08/08 ... ng-around/

NHL owner, NBA team founder among those who signed Bills nondisclosure agreement; Hyatt hotel heirs have been sniffing around
By Tim Graham | News Sports Reporter | @ByTimGraham | Google+
on Friday, August 8, 2014 2:11 PM, updated: 3:08 PM

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The Buffalo News has learned the names of some previously unreported parties involved in the Buffalo Bills sales process.

NHL sources (no, that's not a typo) inform me at least two Canadian-based suitors -- in addition to the group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi -- have explored a Bills purchase.

Sources reveal the Aquilini family and John Bitove have gone deep enough into the process to at least have signed the Bills' nondisclosure agreement.

The Aquilini Investment Group owns the Vancouver Canucks. Francesco Aquilini is the chairman, with brothers Roberto Aquilini and Paolo Aquilini serving as alternate governors.


Well, I would be surprised if it's anything more than tire kicking.

If AIG was going to buy a pro football team one day, I would think it would be the BC Lions if/when it's put on the market by Mr. Braley. 8-)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:06 pm



Bonus Round at the 4:00 mark is funny.

Twins are freaky.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Per » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:43 pm

Strangelove wrote:

Bonus Round at the 4:00 mark is funny.

Twins are freaky.

Hilarious.

But Ulf Sterner was actually not the first Swede to play in the NHL, even if this is what most people think. The correct answer should really be Gus Forslund, born in 1908 in Holmsund, Sweden, who played for the Ottawa Senators during the 1932/33 season. Ulf Sterner was the first to move to North America specifically to play in the NHL though. Gus moved to Canada as a kid.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:53 pm

Per wrote:
Strangelove wrote:

Bonus Round at the 4:00 mark is funny.

Twins are freaky.

Hilarious.

But Ulf Sterner was actually not the first Swede to play in the NHL, even if this is what most people think. The correct answer should really be Gus Forslund, born in 1908 in Holmsund, Sweden, who played for the Ottawa Senators during the 1932/33 season. Ulf Sterner was the first to move to North America specifically to play in the NHL though. Gus moved to Canada as a kid.


A better question would have been who was the first Swede to throw a hit in the NHL. Hard to find video evidence though, expecially if you only include clean hits.

The answer is Peter Forsberg BTW. :wink:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Uncle dans leg » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:19 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:
Per wrote:
Strangelove wrote:

Bonus Round at the 4:00 mark is funny.

Twins are freaky.

Hilarious.

But Ulf Sterner was actually not the first Swede to play in the NHL, even if this is what most people think. The correct answer should really be Gus Forslund, born in 1908 in Holmsund, Sweden, who played for the Ottawa Senators during the 1932/33 season. Ulf Sterner was the first to move to North America specifically to play in the NHL though. Gus moved to Canada as a kid.


A better question would have been who was the first Swede to throw a hit in the NHL. Hard to find video evidence though, expecially if you only include clean hits.

The answer is Peter Forsberg BTW. :wink:

Can Neely knows that Ulf played a pretty tough game even without the dirty knees
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:03 pm



Jordon Subban sure has some skills. If he could grow a few inches...
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:12 pm

Jordon Subban sure has some skills. If he could grow a few inches.


So weird, my girlfriend just said the exact same thing about me....

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Jovocop » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:13 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Jordon Subban sure has some skills. If he could grow a few inches...


So weird, my girlfriend just said the exact same thing about me....

:scowl:[/quote]

Vertically or horizontally?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:15 pm

Jovocop wrote:Vertically or horizontally?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Emotionally Jovocop.

Emotionally. :(
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Boston Canucker » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:50 pm

They changed the draft lottery rules, so the top 10 teams that miss the playoffs have slightly better odds, whereas the worst 4 teams have a slightly worse shot at it. Buffalo has got to be pissed. And for the Canucks, well, if we finish just out of a playoff spot, 14th worst, at least now we'll have a 1% chance at McDavid rather than that piddly little .5%

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=7287 ... L|NHL|home

So, you're telling me there's a chance...yeah!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:38 pm

Boston Canucker wrote:They changed the draft lottery rules, so the top 10 teams that miss the playoffs have slightly better odds, whereas the worst 4 teams have a slightly worse shot at it. Buffalo has got to be pissed. And for the Canucks, well, if we finish just out of a playoff spot, 14th worst, at least now we'll have a 1% chance at McDavid rather than that piddly little .5%

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=7287 ... L|NHL|home

So, you're telling me there's a chance...yeah!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


It gets even worse for would-be tankers in 2016.

The last-place team could with 4th overall. :)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ClamRussel » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:32 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Boston Canucker wrote:They changed the draft lottery rules, so the top 10 teams that miss the playoffs have slightly better odds, whereas the worst 4 teams have a slightly worse shot at it. Buffalo has got to be pissed. And for the Canucks, well, if we finish just out of a playoff spot, 14th worst, at least now we'll have a 1% chance at McDavid rather than that piddly little .5%

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=7287 ... L|NHL|home

So, you're telling me there's a chance...yeah!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


It gets even worse for would-be tankers in 2016.

The last-place team could with 4th overall. :)

The way it should be. I can hear Buffalo crying from here.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:31 pm

Be thankful Todd
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I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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