Island Nucklehead wrote:
Yep. She's cold up in these parts these days, and Surly Bobs closed down so I can't booze it with Bieksa's old man at the Canucks bar up here... your insane ramblings are all I have.
C'mon man. I'm sure if you developed your social skills a little more, you could start up a Chinese-Checkers club with the local Iriquois.
Is a man without balls really a man?
"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve" - Napoleon Hill.
I would counter that only a man with a serious inferiority complex could let a guy like Marchand win. You still don't get it.. your reaction legitimizes Marchand's actions. If you ignore him and let him fester in his own mess, his own coach comes out and tells him he's a goof. If the Canucks start going ballistic and losing their minds, he's done his job and he's under their skin. Thankfully, the Canucks are bigger men than you. They understand they lost in 2011, and nothing they do to Marchand now will change that.
I get what you're saying, but we also saw what the media painted the Canucks as after 2011 (I.e. Pussies that couldn't stand up for themselves). At that time, Sedin tried to take the high road with Marchand as well. Throughout the series, the Canucks stood pat while the Bruins pushed them around after the whistle......with the Canucks' expectations that the refs would penalize the Bruins for their thuggery........it didn't happen.
Ultimately - our entire team got labelled as pussies as a result of our passive stance (with the hope that the Bruins would fester in their own mess).
Maybe you're right. The Canucks perhaps are bigger men and wiser men than myself.
For better or for worse, I subscribe to the philosophy of Don Cherry (not because it's Cherry saying it, but because it just so happens that I have a similar mindset to a Don Cherry or a Bobby Clarke).
I guess to a certain extent, I can appreciate what the Canucks are trying to do...........but I can't relate to it. The 1994 Canucks......now that's a team I could relate to.