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Postby DavidPratt_ » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:03 pm

sgtx3 wrote:Bobby Lalonde and Mike Walton


I remember Bobby Lalonde. He was about 5'5 on his skates, but very talented with fast wheels. His size really worked against him but he was a gamer. Mike Walton came to Vancouver and was still 'shaky' (his nickname). Great talent....too bad he didn't stay in Vancouver that long.

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Postby Ilevakam » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:19 pm

I remember when i was about 10 years old watching the Cancucks and being dazzled by
a player by the name of Lonny Bohonos, the first unsung hero to come to mind for me. The
most NHL games he ever played in a season was 36 which was as a canuck in 96-97, in
those 36 games he amassed 11 goals 11 assists, too bad he could not stay consistent,
hasn't plated in the NHL since 98
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Postby DavidPratt_ » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:42 pm

Ilevakam wrote:I remember when i was about 10 years old watching the Cancucks and being dazzled by
a player by the name of Lonny Bohonos, the first unsung hero to come to mind for me. The
most NHL games he ever played in a season was 36 which was as a canuck in 96-97, in
those 36 games he amassed 11 goals 11 assists, too bad he could not stay consistent,
hasn't plated in the NHL since 98


I remember Bohonos. He had some talent...just never stuck in the NHL...

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Postby Cookie La Rue » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:32 am

Normally Gino but i think he's the most sung "unsung" hero. :mrgreen:

I go with Dale Hunter, Geoff Courtnall, Greg Adams and Cliff Ronning...
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Postby jchockey » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:21 am

DavidPratt_ wrote:
jchockey wrote:An oldie (for me) would be as dal said Shawn Antoski. Gino Odjick is another one.


Oldie?? Where were you when Gary Smith was in goal for Vancouver in '75?

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Postby DavidPratt_ » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:51 am

I just thought of one recent guy who is one major unsung guy who the Canucks would kill to have back. Marek Malik. Damn that guy has evolved into being a solid defenseman.

I think there is a lot to be learned from Malik and about defensemen in general:

1. It can take years for them to develop. Look at Malik and even Baumgartner. Those guys didn't get better until their late '20s. Prior to that they were bouncing around in the minors.

2. Rushing them can ruin them. Too many defensemen out there who were rushed. For every Dion Phaneuf there is a long list of guys who lost their confidence at an early age. The Canucks have to handle Bourdon properly.

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Postby Linden Is God » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:55 pm

DavidPratt_ wrote:I just thought of one recent guy who is one major unsung guy who the Canucks would kill to have back. Marek Malik. Damn that guy has evolved into being a solid defenseman.

I think there is a lot to be learned from Malik and about defensemen in general:

1. It can take years for them to develop. Look at Malik and even Baumgartner. Those guys didn't get better until their late '20s. Prior to that they were bouncing around in the minors.

2. Rushing them can ruin them. Too many defensemen out there who were rushed. For every Dion Phaneuf there is a long list of guys who lost their confidence at an early age. The Canucks have to handle Bourdon properly.

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I loved Malik, was sad to see him go.
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Postby sk8er » Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:18 pm

Petri Skriko. he seemed to be there to score a goal when it was needed, but never got any press.
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Postby Dave Robinson » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:32 pm

What about Greg Adams? Always came to play. I think he tied the game late in Cagary in game 7 double O.T. win.
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Postby NKCTB7 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:51 pm

Gerald Diduck and Robert Dirk in the '94 cup run. We had the biggest and most mobile defensemen that year.
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Postby The_Pauser » Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:48 pm

What about Adrian Plavsic and Vadim Sharifjanov? Those 2 had decent spirts on the team but kinda disappeared after a while. Too bad.
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Postby Media_Man » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:27 pm

Funny you mention Sharifjanov, because Brian Burke, to this day will tell you that that trade with New Jersey, giving up a second round pick for the "Sheriff" was the worst trade he ever made as Canucks GM.
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Postby *CanucksForLife* » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:41 pm

This guy from 03-04.
Artem Chubarov.
I remember his speed and his faceoffs. I loved him at the time and he got no recognition by other teams and by the Nucks.
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Postby Puck » Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:23 pm

Chris Oddleifson - for no other reason than my 6-yr-old self's decision at the time to say, "Hey that's my favourite player."

OK, so that dates me. But, Lonny Bohonos? Geez... seems like that was somewhere around last season. :roll:

From a more logical adult perspective though, I think I like Greg Adams. Or, if you subtract one untimely 'pass' to Mike Bossy, it has to be Harold Snepsts.
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Postby meangradin » Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:49 am

I have always felt that Thomas Gradin never got the respect he was due; although, I do not think he fits in to this catagory as he played for quite a few years and put up some good numbers.

Greg "gus" Adams is always overlooked by fans which is strange considering his play in the '94 run. Remember who scored the goal with 2 minutes left to tie it up with the Flamers and force OT in game 7? GUS!!!!!
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