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GDT: Oilers @ Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Tiger » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:27 am

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id ... L|VAN|home

Hopefully the team gives the same effort against the Oil.

My favorite memory of the Tiger.. 82 playoff run.. in Chicago the night Towel Power was born ! They'd been royally screwed by the ref's that night. Harry Sinden put up the white towel on a hockey stick.. rest of the team followed his lead.. Tigers next turn on the ice.. On the end of his shift he cruised by the Chicago bench.. stick high causing the whole Chi team to duck under the boards .. 2 min minor :) That series he had 2 game winning goals.. and 53 penalty minutes .. including 4 fights... and we came back to win the series and go onto the Stanley cup finals..

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Probably the second most entertaining hockey player to play for the Canucks ( Bure' is still #1 ) .. he could do it all and brought 100% to the rink every day he played. I loved seeing him ride his stick the length of the ice after scoring a goal.. the opposition hated it :)
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Re: Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Badfish » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:43 am

Wow, getting this in early eh Tiger? I assumed Williams was you're favorite, but a GDT at 1:30am? you really are stoked eh?

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Re: Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Madcombinepilot » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:49 am

I wonder if Burrows will ride the stick tonight if he scores??
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Re: Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Puck » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:44 am

Minor point: it was Roger Neilson, not Harry Sinden. Tiger was great.
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Re: Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby LotusBlossom » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:13 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:I wonder if Burrows will ride the stick tonight if he scores??


:lol:

Would be fun to see. I remember when we used to play at Sunset Arena just off Main, as kids we used to do that during public skates... bring our sticks and ride the stick like Tiger.
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Re: Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Tiger » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:44 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:
Madcombinepilot wrote:I wonder if Burrows will ride the stick tonight if he scores??


:lol:

Would be fun to see. I remember when we used to play at Sunset Arena just off Main, as kids we used to do that during public skates... bring our sticks and ride the stick like Tiger.


Yep would be great to see.. or maybe you can jump the boards.. ride the stick LB :)

Sorry about the Sinden/Neilson mixup Puck .. getting my era's and errors wrong :) Sinden/Bruins/Bobby Orr. My favorite non- Canuck hockey player.
Harry Neale/Neilson/Tiger :)

Yep I am stoked , will be stuck here in Victoria but wearing the "pumpkin" #22 game sweater for tonights game..
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Re: GDT: Oilers @ Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Linden Is God » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:45 pm

Here's my Tiger Williams story. While in teacher's college in Buffalo, I arrived to class one to day to find a 1982 Mitchell and Ness #22 Tiger Williams jersey at my desk. A buddy of mine says it's a gift for me. I can't believe it, as the price tag is still on and it says $350 on it. I offer to give my buddy money several times and finally he says "Don't worry about it, it fell off a truck". Obviously this guy is as stereotypical Italian as can be.

So I proudly wear the jersey all day (even though it was damn hot and tight on me). Mike Palmateers nephew happened to be in my class and was chirping me all day about Tiger. Finally I ask him what's his beef? He was a Leaf too and played with his uncle. He goes on to tell me that his uncle keeps in touch with everyone he played with and they are all still close. Tiger being the only exception as they all think he's an asshole. After hearing that, I will always consider Tiger a Canuck and only a Canuck for life.
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Re: GDT: Oilers @ Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Tiger » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:33 pm

Linden Is God wrote:Here's my Tiger Williams story. While in teacher's college in Buffalo, I arrived to class one to day to find a 1982 Mitchell and Ness #22 Tiger Williams jersey at my desk. A buddy of mine says it's a gift for me. I can't believe it, as the price tag is still on and it says $350 on it. I offer to give my buddy money several times and finally he says "Don't worry about it, it fell off a truck". Obviously this guy is as stereotypical Italian as can be.

So I proudly wear the jersey all day (even though it was damn hot and tight on me). Mike Palmateers nephew happened to be in my class and was chirping me all day about Tiger. Finally I ask him what's his beef? He was a Leaf too and played with his uncle. He goes on to tell me that his uncle keeps in touch with everyone he played with and they are all still close. Tiger being the only exception as they all think he's an asshole. After hearing that, I will always consider Tiger a Canuck and only a Canuck for life.


Good story ... he was probably the most hated player in the NHL while he played for the Canucks.. supreme agitator and vicious enemy of opposition teams.. Course Toronto hated him.. they lost Tiger and Lanny Mcdonald by trading them away :) just normal Toronto stupidity !! On our part we traded away Rick Vaive and Billy Derlago... seemed bad deal for Vancouver for a while.. but look up the players records .. I forget which other player came our way on the trade but the Tiger has better stats than Vaive and Derlago combined !! Glad to see him being recognized tonight !! PS Linden is God.. if you still got the sweater wear it tonight !
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Re: GDT: Oilers @ Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Tiger » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:56 pm

LOL...... ok his scoring stats don't measure up to Vaive/Derlago but his PIM is way above them .. but his heart and his toughness took us past the Leafs next year to the Stanley Cup final . ( the other player to come to Van on that trade was Jerry Butler.. a fine checking forward ) ...
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Re: GDT: Oilers @ Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Linden Is God » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:24 pm

Tiger wrote:PS Linden is God.. if you still got the sweater wear it tonight !


I wish I still fight in it, lol.
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Re: GDT: Oilers @ Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby dr.dork » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:26 pm

Tiger wrote:LOL...... ok his scoring stats don't measure up to Vaive/Derlago but his PIM is way above them .. but his heart and his toughness took us past the Leafs next year to the Stanley Cup final . ( the other player to come to Van on that trade was Jerry Butler.. a fine checking forward ) ...


I like Tiger, and it his night, but come on. That was up there with the Neeley trade. Vaive and Derlago for (basically) Tiger was a swindle. Vaive got 50+ goals 3 years in a row. He was an elite player. Tiger was an agitator that got 35 goals once before his production fell off a cliff.

We had plenty of toughness in '82. Vaive and Derlago could have helped us win the cup.
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Re: GDT: Oilers @ Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby nucklehead_88 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:24 am

you know......i dont think we win enough. Sorry to say, i do not have a tiger memory, but ive just read Canucks at Forty, and i got a real taste of what a charicter he was
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Re: GDT: Oilers @ Tiger Willliams night tonight :)

Postby Cookie La Rue » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:56 am

This week, Canucks vs. Alberta 9:2 !!!!! Yeeeeehaw.

Omfg somehow you're losing your enthusiasm when you get older but this team makes me hoping that my dream comes through right now....

ps: I'll be there standing on Granville/Robson corner to cheer :mrgreen:
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