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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby dbr » Fri May 25, 2012 10:19 am

The Canadiens lure Rick Dudley away from his position as director of player personnel with the Leafs, he will take the Assistant GM position in Montreal (although he is - according to Darren Dreger - apparently not able to work the draft for the Habs).

Meanwhile in St. Louis, the change in ownership has activated a clause in John Davidson's contract that allows him to move on if he wishes.. apparently he is discussing the direction of the team with new owner Tom Stillman at this point and has not spoken to the Calgary Flames about joining that organization (Link). Davidson has presided over a real return to respectability for the Blues, I'm hoping whatever he does it doesn't land him in Calgary.
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby donlever » Fri May 25, 2012 10:32 am

..hmmm, played his intial pro years in St. Loo and has lived in the States for some time but is Canadian and did play minor hockey in Calgary.

Yeah, that would suck.

As an aside..

Davidson was accidentally the inspiration for the title song of the 1978 hit album Double Vision by the rock group Foreigner. Members of the band were watching a Stanley Cup Playoff game between Davidson's New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres. Members of the band were fans of the Rangers. Davidson was shaken up when an unknown member of the Sabres took a hard shot that hit Davidson's goalie mask. As he was recovering, announcers Jim Gordon and Bill Chadwick said Davidson was suffering from "Double Vision."
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby dbr » Fri May 25, 2012 10:38 am

Hmm, maybe Davidson's not such a blues man after all..
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Fri May 25, 2012 10:42 am

donlever wrote:Davidson was accidentally the inspiration for the title song of the 1978 hit album Double Vision by the rock group Foreigner. Members of the band were watching a Stanley Cup Playoff game between Davidson's New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres. Members of the band were fans of the Rangers. Davidson was shaken up when an unknown member of the Sabres took a hard shot that hit Davidson's goalie mask. As he was recovering, announcers Jim Gordon and Bill Chadwick said Davidson was suffering from "Double Vision."


"Four" was my favourite Foreigner album, but now that I've learnt that Double Vision has strong ties to hockey I may have to reconsider things. :lol:

Can't wait to share that story with my older brother and his friends... all who are massive hockey and Foreigner fans.
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby donlever » Fri May 25, 2012 10:53 am

...I'll quickly dodge Cornuck (shouldn't be hard in that lumbering 1996 Suburban he drives) here to say that the early incarnation of the band (Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games) was my favourite stuff (although I was fine with 4 as well).

Tough to go wrong with Mick Jones, Ian MacDonald (hey Topper King Crimson again..it's a revolution) and Lou Gramm....
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby Farhan Lalji » Fri May 25, 2012 10:31 pm

donlever wrote:...I'll quickly dodge Cornuck (shouldn't be hard in that lumbering 1996 Suburban he drives) here to say that the early incarnation of the band (Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games) was my favourite stuff (although I was fine with 4 as well).

Tough to go wrong with Mick Jones, Ian MacDonald (hey Topper King Crimson again..it's a revolution) and Lou Gramm....


Hey donlever,

Just a question......

What do you think about the Canucks trading Roberto Luongo and Ryan Kesler.......

For Eric Staal and Cam Ward? I think it would be pretty sick.

We then package Corey Schneider for Victor Hedman.......
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby dbr » Sat May 26, 2012 4:43 am

Uhh Farhan, this thread is based in fact. Such as the fact that Foreigner and John Davidson are forever linked in history. Please don't clutter it up with this nonsense, thank you...
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby Topper » Sat May 26, 2012 6:15 am

I always thought Foreigner and Kansas were the same bland, like how Air Supply, Men at Work and Little River Bland all went to the same high school.
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby Farhan Lalji » Sat May 26, 2012 12:02 pm

dbr wrote:Uhh Farhan, this thread is based in fact. Such as the fact that Foreigner and John Davidson are forever linked in history. Please don't clutter it up with this nonsense, thank you...


Lol. dbr that's hiliarious when you consider that most of your posts on Canuckscentral's last days revolved around the Canucks trading Schneider for Jarome Iginla. :lol:

This thread is devoted to offseason wheelings and Dealings so perhaps your homoerotic fantasies of Foreigner and John Davidson would be better served in the Bar and Grill.
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby dbr » Sat May 26, 2012 12:49 pm

Farhan I am pretty sure you've got me mistaken for someone else, I've never been an advocate of trading for Jarome Iginla so.. :|

I started this thread to keep track of real developments occurring around the league and was jokingly referring to an ofshoot of that discussion with the Foreigner reference, but yeah obviously there's an entire thread to talk about trading for Eric Staal and Hedman or you could even start another one if you want.

Anyway you seem to have taken my request pretty personally, so I apologize for stepping on your toes if that was your perception but there was no offense intended. Apologies for assuming you had slightly thicker skin. :D
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby Cornuck » Tue May 29, 2012 1:27 pm

Pahlsson going back to Sweden? Naslund wants him to play for Modo.

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Former Vancouver Canucks captain Markus Naslund is trying to lure centre Sammy Pahlsson back home to Sweden to play for Modo, according to a story on a Swedish website.

Pahlsson, 34, finished this past season as a Canuck after being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets at the NHL trading deadline. His contract has expired and he stands to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby the Dogsalmon » Tue May 29, 2012 1:54 pm

Cornuck wrote:Pahlsson going back to Sweden? Naslund wants him to play for Modo.

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Former Vancouver Canucks captain Markus Naslund is trying to lure centre Sammy Pahlsson back home to Sweden to play for Modo, according to a story on a Swedish website.

Pahlsson, 34, finished this past season as a Canuck after being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets at the NHL trading deadline. His contract has expired and he stands to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.





no loss here...
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby rats19 » Tue May 29, 2012 2:27 pm

the Dogsalmon wrote:
Cornuck wrote:Pahlsson going back to Sweden? Naslund wants him to play for Modo.

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Former Vancouver Canucks captain Markus Naslund is trying to lure centre Sammy Pahlsson back home to Sweden to play for Modo, according to a story on a Swedish website.

Pahlsson, 34, finished this past season as a Canuck after being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets at the NHL trading deadline. His contract has expired and he stands to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.





no loss here...

Hey chum....I agree, but wouldn't be mad If we kept him ..
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby the Dogsalmon » Tue May 29, 2012 2:40 pm

we can find the same deal only cheaper,stronger,younger and faster...Paulsson was about as useful as a condom in the DTES...
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Re: Offseason Wheelings and Dealings

Postby clem » Tue May 29, 2012 3:38 pm

Johnny Oduya (6-0, 200, 30, 3G-15A last yr with Chi/Win) signs with Chicago @ 3.375M$cap for 3yrs.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/johnny-oduya-picks-blackhawks-over-free-agent-frenzy-170623137.html
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