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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Tue May 21, 2013 2:41 pm

herb wrote:Well, colour me optimistic,


Colours can fade though... like my optimism for this teams near future.

Colour can also run... like donny did this season. :mrgreen:
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby herb » Tue May 21, 2013 2:44 pm

donlever wrote:You can always hope right?

I mean sheee-it, the Saints won a Gawd damned Super Bowl did they not?!

Hence.

Anything can happen.


That's only because they were cheating!

:D

That and they have one of, if not the, best QBs in the league (one of the best ever) and undoubtedly one of the best leaders in pro sports (Mr. Brees). The Canucks have neither the best player in the league, nor the best leader.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby donlever » Tue May 21, 2013 2:45 pm

herb wrote:
That and they have one of, if not the, best QBs in the league (one of the best ever) and undoubtedly one of the best leaders in pro sports (Mr. Brees). The Canucks have neither the best player in the league, nor the best leader.


Well that yes.

Plus they were willing to maim and snap knees to win.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby donlever » Tue May 21, 2013 2:46 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote: Colour can also run... like donny did this season. :mrgreen:


lol.

True dat.

Still running.....
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby herb » Tue May 21, 2013 3:29 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:Colours can fade though... like my optimism for this teams near future.


*Sigh*, yes they can. I've gone from absolutely certain the Hank/Dank/Kes/Luongo led Canucks will win this organizaiton's first championship (circa 2009ish) to hopeful they will be able to become a "contender" again.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Thu May 23, 2013 9:49 am

Tortorella scratches Conn Smythe winner Brad Richards for tonights game :lol:

Gee, I wonder why they suck
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu May 23, 2013 10:50 am

Oh man Torts is so not the coach for the Canucks
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby herb » Thu May 23, 2013 11:10 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:Tortorella scratches Conn Smythe winner Brad Richards for tonights game :lol:

Gee, I wonder why they suck


At least Richards is only signed for 7 more seasons.

I haven't watched the Rangers second round series, but I did notice he was playing Richards on the fourth line earlier on in the playoffs. I fail to understand how making your first line centre a healthy scratch is a good move. I guess he's sending a really strong message there.

No thanks to Tortorella on the Canucks. I'm perfectly content watching his sideshow antics from afar.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby donlever » Thu May 23, 2013 12:02 pm

...word out of New York (confirmed by Ferraro) is that this has nothing to do with Torts and everything to do with Richards.

Not the most graceful skater at the best of times he is apparently skating in sand, can't keep up and is of little to no use out there.

This has been going on all season other than for a brief respite towards years end.

Rumor has it Brad did nothing to prepare himself for this season and this, combined with a theoretical "lost step", results in what we see today.

To bad Aquilini couldn't talk Nonis into the Richards for Edler and Kesler deal back in the day eh?
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby tantalum » Thu May 23, 2013 12:07 pm

Meh. I'm not sure he is sitting his 1st line center. He is sitting his 4th line center as the reason Richards was on the 4th line is quite simply because 3 guys have been better than him in the playoffs and much of the season....much better. Richards has been absolute crap this playoffs and has played himself out of the lineup. And really barring a couple weeks near the end of the season he was bad all year. They gave him a chance through 48 games to establish himself as the player he was but he has been unable to. There is a reason that a primary piece coming back in the Gaborik trade was a young center.

Of course it make Richards untradeable and ripe for a buy out.

I wonder if this is just a rapid decline we see sometimes or if a summer of hard work can get him back to where he needs to be. I'm reminded, I think, of Gilmour who while certainly older had a pretty sudden drop off in effectiveness. It was night and day from one season to the next. Maybe it wasn't Gilmour...I don;t know.


hmmm....apparently Don, Ferraro and I think along the same lines on this one.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Thu May 23, 2013 12:27 pm

donlever wrote:To bad Aquilini couldn't talk Nonis into the Richards for Edler and Kesler deal back in the day eh?


By far the best trade this team never made.

That we know of anyways...

But Scrivens and two 2nds has to rank up there too.

Along with whatever the Ranger/Bure trade was rumoured to be. I think Cloutier and Malhotra were involved...
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby herb » Thu May 23, 2013 2:10 pm

^ Interesting info on Richards. I think I only watched parts of one NYR game all year.

Funny how some guys can fade into the distance with a gradual decline and still be effective NHL players near the age of 40(Selanne, Sakic, Lidstrom, Brodeur, Alfredson) and other just cannot compete once they are past their prime (our own Naslund & Bertuzzi).

Healthy and conditioning obviously play a huge role. I can't remember who, but I remember hearing an interview recently with a late 30's pro athlete talking about how he has never been in better shape in his life. Said when he was in his early 20's he barely worked out, but now he needs to bust his balls to stay in absolute peak shape in order to stay competitive.

Here's hoping the Sedins are more in the Selanne and Sakic category and can remain competitive for a while yet.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby RoyalDude » Mon May 27, 2013 6:40 pm

The Hawks are imploding. Presidents Trophy! WoooHooo!

Looks like the Hawks might be in the market for a goaltender. That is some bad netminding they are getting.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby SKYO » Mon May 27, 2013 6:54 pm

Seems like home ice advantage means fcuk all in the playoffs now, maybe just having a good team is all you need. :shock:
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby SKYO » Mon May 27, 2013 7:11 pm

shit Hawks with the lead. :eh:

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