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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ukcanuck » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:45 am

rikster wrote:.I've talked with some of the local writers and asked why they didn't come to the teams defence when it was being attacked by the CBC and other media during the Cup finals in 2011 and suggested that had they done so maybe some of the questionable calls would have gone their way....


The answer you got leafs a lot to be desired:(

Maybe they should check google maps to see where they make their bread
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Aaronp18 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:03 am

Island Nucklehead wrote:Yep. With all the jizz-flinging around this guy, I cringe at the package we'd have to get up to draft him...

No more Euro's. We have enough euro talent. Bring me A) Canadian talent, or B) Canadian Grit or C) Canadian Grit with some Talent.


Keep in mind how many of Gillis' moves have been transparent enough for any of the media to catch onto.

The smoke screen theory that blogger suggested makes some sense the way we have seen Gillis operate in the past. Drive up the price for the Russian, bow out and grab the pick in behind to draft who he really wants.

I'm thinking I would want to grab one of those big blue chip centres that are projected to go in the top 10.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:57 pm

I tend to agree. If history has taught us anything with MG it is that the louder the rumours the less likely it is to be true. The more leaks the more likely he is headed in a different direction.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:22 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:I tend to agree. If history has taught us anything with MG it is that the louder the rumours the less likely it is to be true. The more leaks the more likely he is headed in a different direction.

Yup, only sure fire thing he's known for imo is seeking/acquiring a powerforward (which he kind of did with Kass, its just developing him well with a new coach whose good at that like Eakins) and trying like hell to move far up in the draft.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Groovypippin » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:33 pm

Looks like if we wanted Dallas Eakins we're not going to get him. Very strong rumours he is Edmknton bound. First Schultz, now this.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby BladesofSteel » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:45 pm

Que the "missed opportunity" rants/whines/bitches
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby herb » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:52 pm

Sucks for Krueger he was canned after only a few months on the job.

If you were Eakins, would you choose Edmonton over Vancouver? All things being equal, I'd have to say he'd choose Vancouver over shithole Edmonton (assuming he is offered the job in either place). Even though I could see the appeal with a lot of the young talent they have.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:29 pm

herb wrote:Sucks for Krueger he was canned after only a few months on the job.

If you were Eakins, would you choose Edmonton over Vancouver? All things being equal, I'd have to say he'd choose Vancouver over shithole Edmonton (assuming he is offered the job in either place). Even though I could see the appeal with a lot of the young talent they have.


Except it seems forever that they've had an atrocious defense and goaltending.

Oilers have not signed anyone/Eakins on contract though, Eakins and his agent if he has one? are probably doing the Jerry McGuire and saying 'they don't do contracts' but..

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:40 am

I question Eakins the Moose team mate of much of the current core of the lineup. Can he crack the whip if need be on his friends.

Coffee with the Bieksas while in town? I'd prefer more separation.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:13 pm

Topper wrote:I question Eakins the Moose team mate of much of the current core of the lineup. Can he crack the whip if need be on his friends.

Coffee with the Bieksas while in town? I'd prefer more separation.


I agree

Not surprised Eakins takes the Oiler job, sort of like why Schultz chose the Oilers. The window here in Vancouver is closing fast, this isn't a long term project with great future promise that a young coach would jump at.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rikster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:51 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Topper wrote:I question Eakins the Moose team mate of much of the current core of the lineup. Can he crack the whip if need be on his friends.

Coffee with the Bieksas while in town? I'd prefer more separation.


I agree

Not surprised Eakins takes the Oiler job, sort of like why Schultz chose the Oilers. The window here in Vancouver is closing fast, this isn't a long term project with great future promise that a young coach would jump at.


I dunno about that, the more I watch the playoffs the further away from being a Cup contender the Oilers look...

Nothing up the middle, whether it be centre, blue line or goalie....Too fragile to compete in the West and the early returns on McTavish is that he seems to be a tad irrational who acts before he thinks....

Why go public with the comments about Horcoff and Hemsky, was he too lazy to pick up the phone and call the other GM's to let them know he was willing to deal them instead of throwing them under the bus in public?...

And what due diligence was done before he hired Eakins and why the rush to hire him?....

The Oilers are like every team in the league, enough skill to make the post season if they get more breaks than heart aches, but are built for the way the game was suppose to be played post 2004 lockout and not the way the game is actually called and played post 2004 lockout....

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:27 pm

rikster wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
Topper wrote:I question Eakins the Moose team mate of much of the current core of the lineup. Can he crack the whip if need be on his friends.

Coffee with the Bieksas while in town? I'd prefer more separation.


I agree

Not surprised Eakins takes the Oiler job, sort of like why Schultz chose the Oilers. The window here in Vancouver is closing fast, this isn't a long term project with great future promise that a young coach would jump at.


I dunno about that, the more I watch the playoffs the further away from being a Cup contender the Oilers look...

Nothing up the middle, whether it be centre, blue line or goalie....Too fragile to compete in the West and the early returns on McTavish is that he seems to be a tad irrational who acts before he thinks....

Why go public with the comments about Horcoff and Hemsky, was he too lazy to pick up the phone and call the other GM's to let them know he was willing to deal them instead of throwing them under the bus in public?...

And what due diligence was done before he hired Eakins and why the rush to hire him?....

The Oilers are like every team in the league, enough skill to make the post season if they get more breaks than heart aches, but are built for the way the game was suppose to be played post 2004 lockout and not the way the game is actually called and played post 2004 lockout....

Take care....


Quite simple, they have what we don't. A plethora of amazingly, gifted, highly skilled talent all under the age of 23. If anything, they just lack a GM who knows how to build around that. One day he just may get it.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Tiger » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:27 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Topper wrote:I question Eakins the Moose team mate of much of the current core of the lineup. Can he crack the whip if need be on his friends.

Coffee with the Bieksas while in town? I'd prefer more separation.


I agree

Not surprised Eakins takes the Oiler job, sort of like why Schultz chose the Oilers. The window here in Vancouver is closing fast, this isn't a long term project with great future promise that a young coach would jump at.


The dammm window closed last year.. the question should be .. Why would a coach take a young team with talent against an old team in decline ? It will take at least a year before a decent rebuilding program can be instituted by the Canucks.. thanks to the long term No Trade Contracts.. Eakins would be a fool to jump onto an obvious sinking ship..
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby herb » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:51 am

Topper wrote:I question Eakins the Moose team mate of much of the current core of the lineup. Can he crack the whip if need be on his friends.

Coffee with the Bieksas while in town? I'd prefer more separation.


Did not know that, but thanks for sharing.

This Canucks team needs a boss, not another buddy they can tweet with. No thanks Dallas.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:32 am

herb wrote:
Topper wrote:I question Eakins the Moose team mate of much of the current core of the lineup. Can he crack the whip if need be on his friends.

Coffee with the Bieksas while in town? I'd prefer more separation.


Did not know that, but thanks for sharing.

This Canucks team needs a boss, not another buddy they can tweet with. No thanks Dallas.


Yeah especially with Bieksa who seems like the leader of the 'country club atmosphere' pack here in canuck land.

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“I don’t think we need somebody to come in and crack the whip,” defenceman Kevin Bieksa said Thursday.

“We can work together toward a common goal. I still believe in this team and that the core can win and that we’re young enough to win. We’re more mature and even-keeled, and maybe (coach’s rants) is appropriate on rare occasions, but every coach has his own strategy and opinions on how they should act.

“We’ve grown up a lot together and we’re accountable. I think we can handle that stuff internally with the players.”


MG has to know this core has become way too comfy in their settings and thanks to AV they pretty much feel like they control the behind the scenes area, plus they even had to coach themselves most of the time on a timeout.
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