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Re: GALLAGHER ARTICLE ON BULLIES

Postby SKYO » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:21 am

Strangelove wrote:Sedin – Sedin – Kassian/Asshole
Burrows – Kesler - Kassian/Asshole
Higgins – ASSHOLE – Hansen
ASSHOLE – ASSHOLE – ASSHOLE

Hamhuis – Bieksa
Garrison – ASSHOLE
ASSHOLE - Tanev

How about this lineup? with trades from Anaheim and Florida.
ufa - Penner.

SEDINS - KASSIAN
RYAN - KESLER - HIGGINS
PENNER - MATTHIAS - HANSEN
SESTITO - LAIN - PARROS

HAMHUIS - BIEKSA
GARRISON - TANEV
ALLEN - CORRADO
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Re: GALLAGHER ARTICLE ON BULLIES

Postby Topper » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:22 am

ClamRussel wrote:
Topper wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:I'd say that '82 team was tougher than the '94 team. Their toughest players could really play.

LOL, talk about revisionist history.

'82 was a team of low talent plumbers clutching and grabbing their way to success and without the LA upset of Edmonton, they would never have been in the finals.

Gradin was the only player on that team with any real talent. Fraser could hold his own until the ice capades road trip, but at that point fatigue and his undiagnosed diabetes would kick in.


Your LA theory is a moot point and irrelevant.
Sure Gradin was the best pure talent, but Smyl had solid skill for a grinder. They had three 30 goal scorers and would have had 4 had Rota not been injured plus Fraser had 28. I think Ivan Hlinka had a skill or two. Williams could score. They certainly weren't the most skilled group we've ever had, thats not what I said. No Canucks era since has had as many core players as tough as Smyl/Fraser/Williams/Rota who could all play. I stand by it.

We could use players with that kind of heart today.

Their toughest players could really play.

77 pts in an 80 game season is a loosing record.

The LA upset of the Oilers is not moot because the only reason the '82 team is remembered is because of their appearance in the finals.

Remember back then the joke of 16 of 21 teams qualified for the playoffs.

Remember, this was the year Gretzki racked up 212 pts, Bossy, 147, Dave Taylor was 10th in scoring with 106.

The guys may have had heart, but COULD REALLY PLAY, not a chance. Lunch buckets clutching and grabbing their way to fame.
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Re: GALLAGHER ARTICLE ON BULLIES

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:35 am

Was gonna add that 20 goals 40 pts in the seventies/eighties were considered plumber's numbers...

But having said that, did not fraser tune up Willie plett at centre ice to start that run?
Fraser and tiger williams style players would have looked great this past spring
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Re: GALLAGHER ARTICLE ON BULLIES

Postby Strangelove » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:43 pm

SKYO wrote:
Strangelove wrote:Sedin – Sedin – Kassian/Asshole
Burrows – Kesler - Kassian/Asshole
Higgins – ASSHOLE – Hansen
ASSHOLE – ASSHOLE – ASSHOLE

Hamhuis – Bieksa
Garrison – ASSHOLE
ASSHOLE - Tanev

How about this lineup? with trades from Anaheim and Florida.
ufa - Penner.

SEDINS - KASSIAN
RYAN - KESLER - HIGGINS
PENNER - MATTHIAS - HANSEN
SESTITO - LAIN - PARROS

HAMHUIS - BIEKSA
GARRISON - TANEV
ALLEN - CORRADO


Well I could definitely live with that group of forwards there Dream Weaver. :drink:

However, I like Tanev on the 3rd pairing to start the year (moves up in case of injury).

And Corrado... along with Jensen & Gaunce... getting lots of icetime in the A

(they can all be called up in the event of injury).

Is there any way you can dream up a Top 4 asshole to go with that group good buddy? :thumbs:
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Re: GALLAGHER ARTICLE ON BULLIES

Postby Strangelove » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:47 pm

ClamRussel wrote:No Canucks era since has had as many core players as tough as Smyl/Fraser/Williams/Rota who could all play.

We could use players with that kind of heart today.


LOVED those guys!! :thumbs:

Ah the memories, they represented "the village of Vancouver" so well. :lol:

Those guys in their prime are exactly what today's Canucks need...
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Re: GALLAGHER ARTICLE ON BULLIES

Postby Strangelove » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:50 pm

ClamRussel wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
okcanuck wrote:meaning the refs got control of the game, and the players adapted by the second game.


Not to be scary but who really got control and... who adapted to whom? Image

:wink:

But seriously, true there was more consistency in how they called games back in the day, but

.... refs have always tended to let more stuff go in the playoffs. Image


well it helped that there was one ref


Am I the only one who often rants IRL about how the single ref way was the better way?
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Re: GALLAGHER ARTICLE ON BULLIES

Postby Topper » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:17 pm

Strangelove wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:No Canucks era since has had as many core players as tough as Smyl/Fraser/Williams/Rota who could all play.

We could use players with that kind of heart today.


LOVED those guys!! :thumbs:

Ah the memories, they represented "the village of Vancouver" so well. :lol:

Those guys in their prime are exactly what today's Canucks need...

Ahh yes the memories (you senile old man).........the "village of Vancouver" line was from Jim McKay during a 1979 Whitecap-Cosmos game.
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Re: GALLAGHER ARTICLE ON BULLIES

Postby Strangelove » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:27 am

Topper wrote:Ahh yes the memories (you senile old man).........the "village of Vancouver" line was from Jim McKay during a 1979 Whitecap-Cosmos game.


Well I couldn't possibly forget anything about soccer because I (proudly) never knew anything about soccer. :drink:

I do however distinctly remember the New York Post (re)using the term "village of Vancouver" during the '82 Cup run.

Oh the snubbery!
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