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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby dangler » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:27 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Luongo is one behind Roy, that one he should have had with 7 seconds stings when looking at that number!

Over his career with the Canucks I have lost track of how many SH he has lost in the final 2 minutes. His numbers would be even more spectacular than they are.

It seems the team has learned from that 7 second sheet-soiling and has been keeping the pedal-to-the-metal while closing out games they lead.
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I'd find the number of SH's the Canucks lost in the last 2 minutes w/Lou to be interesting as well
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Island Nucklehead » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:55 pm

Jason Garrison is quietly climbing the ladder of defence scoring. He's now tied for 4th with 22 points.

Karlsson (30 points), Keith (28), Subban (24) and then Byfuglien/Garrison/Yandle/Seabrook/Shattenkirk/J-Bo all at 22.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ClamRussel » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:29 am

Vader wrote:
The Brown Knight wrote:
I'd rather Kassian be a poor man's Iginla rather than a poor man's Bertuzzi one day.


The comparison's to Bertuzzi / Lucic or whomever are unfair to Kassian. He simply doesn't have the hands of a Bertuzzi or the shot of Neely. A better comparison, IMHO, is a bigger version of Scott Mellanby or a little more skilled version of Darren McCarty or Brad May. He'll never become a Bertuzzi or a Neely - and he doesn't need to be to be a very valuable player to the team.

For now, he needs to show a lot more than he has to get more ice time


I don't like any of these comparisons. Some have been addressed. The Lucic one is absurd, Kassian just isn't that tough of a fighter (although willing & able) and Lucic doesn't have Kassian's skating ability or his hands & creativity. Kassian has a solid shot & is an underrated passer. Lucic has also developed into a decent defensive player as evidenced by his backcheck on Kesler's rush. I wonder how he was considered defensively when he was early in his career?

I'm totally fine w/ Kassian being on the 3rd line, its probably where he belongs right now if he'd just get some PP time. Perhaps 2nd line or w/ the Twins. The best thing about it is the coaching staff is really working w/ him, Torts knows the potential he has and wants to bring him along in due time. The main reason I have stated I think he should be w/ the Twins on a regular shift is only because Burrows is out and who else gels w/ them? I can't think of a better fit than Kassian from what I've seen...but he's far from the player Burrows is so it would only be a temporary thing....get Kassian some experience until 14 returns. Hard to argue w/ the results right now even if Hansen doesn't really work on the 1st line either.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby BurningBeard » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:04 am

Hockey Widow wrote:But he has a long way to go to catch Hextal in PIMS. All time Hextal leads at 584 min. Luongo has only amassed 36 min so it is doubtful he will catch him :mrgreen: :devil:

I've always had a soft spot (it might be brain damage) for Hextall. Probably my favorite goalie who was never a Canuck.

How can you not love this guy? :lol:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:11 pm

Its about those sweaters.....

I know they are now being auctioned off for charity. No issues there that's awesome. :look:

My thing is...could we not have come up with a way..any way. To make our boys look less faggy. That's it, small but powerfull rant over :blush:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:08 pm

They could at least be men about it.
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I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby The Brown Knight » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:53 pm

Topper wrote:They could at least be men about it.


Speaking of men, I wonder if a man in a yellow hat tended to Iginla's injured finger in the lockerroom.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:40 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
How can you not love this guy? :lol:


Exactly.

One cannot help but love Hackstall.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:01 am

Strangelove wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:How can you not love this guy? :lol:


Exactly.

One cannot help but love Hackstall.

Billy Smith wanna be.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Meds » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:16 am

Strangelove wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:
How can you not love this guy? :lol:


Exactly.

One cannot help but love Hackstall.


Anyone else notice how small Hextall's chest protecter and arm pads are compared to what goaltenders are wearing today?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:45 am

Topper wrote:Billy Smith wanna be.

Yup, you're right, because Smith used his stick like it was a scythe. I always got the impression Hextall was more about his fists, although he didn't shy from carving a guy up either.

Tiger Williams wasn't a big fan of Smith...

I was waiting to get him. I can’t remember if it took me one game or 10 more games. But I hit him right across the neck, as hard as I could. I was going to cut his head right off. The only thing that pissed me off was that I didn’t cut his head off. I was going to catch his head and throw it in the fucking stands.

Oh Tiger, you so funny... :roll:
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:48 am

Meds wrote:Anyone else notice how small Hextall's chest protecter and arm pads are compared to what goaltenders are wearing today?

Yeah, it's really hard to run 10 feet out of your net and attack someone with those big pads.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:52 am

BurningBeard wrote:
Meds wrote:Anyone else notice how small Hextall's chest protecter and arm pads are compared to what goaltenders are wearing today?

Yeah, it's really hard to run 10 feet out of your net and attack someone with those big pads.



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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:55 am

We had MayRay who could do the spina-rama move, now we have Jensen who can do the Forsberg move. :lol:



Seriously though, nice to see Jensen finally get his first of the season and get a shootout goal. Hopefully he'll get a bit of confidence, get some lucky bounces and get on a roll a bit. I'm sure the Nucks would luv to call him up and give him some experience up here if he can show them something positive (especially with Burr and Schroeds out).
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Meds » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:08 am

BurningBeard wrote:
Meds wrote:Anyone else notice how small Hextall's chest protecter and arm pads are compared to what goaltenders are wearing today?

Yeah, it's really hard to run 10 feet out of your net and attack someone with those big pads.

:eh:
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