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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby LotusBlossom » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:16 am

jchockey wrote:Artem Chubarov just popped into my head. He belongs here. And I agree Farhan, Josh Green too. It was no coincidence that our #1 PK was with him on the roster.

Not to mention Artem was starting to find a groove scoring as well with the Canucks.

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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Grizzly » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:23 pm

#27 - Haaaaaaaaaaaarold Snepsts.

What can I say ... a real gentleman as well.

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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Cannie » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:02 pm

Grizzly wrote:#27 - Haaaaaaaaaaaarold Snepsts.

What can I say ... a real gentleman as well.

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May I contribute the notion that Harold Snepsts, bless his undertalented but oversized heart, was the most OVERSUNG hero the Canucks ever rostered!

HAAAARR-OOOOOLLLLD....HAAAARR-OOOOOOOLLLLLD.

Anyone that has the whole arena singing his name is NOT un"sung".

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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby LotusBlossom » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:16 am

Another unsung hero was Gerald Diduck.

Although he was hardly on the score sheet, and he wasn't the quickest guy on the ice, Diduck did his job. He was that stay at home defenceman that didn't take any glory but just worked hard each and every night and did what he was paid to do. Hit hard, played the man and make sure no one got a clear shot on net.

Hard to fault a guy that was a plus 32 in the 1992-1993 season. I know he had a couple of bad +/- years but Diduck was more so solid than not.
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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Sid Dithers » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:09 pm

Cannie wrote:I have many favourites, from 1975 to present, but I'd like to throw out the name of a Canuck that didn't get nearly enough recognition at the time, or in retrospect.

Jyrki Lumme.

The goofy looking guy with the goofy name was a huge reason the Canucks enjoyed success in the early nineties. I think we realize now how important agile and positionally sound defensemen are in the success of a team (as I sit here and admire Nik Lidstrom spin his magic), and Jyrki was our maestro, making that crisp pass out of the zone, or angling off an opposing player. I loved his wide stance skating style, rushing the puck up ice, and he had a knack of scoring a key goal or two in his time (on the road vs. Detroit might be my favourite).

He was a great complement to the Dirk, Murzyn, Diduck, Babych bruisers in 94.

Raise a glass to #24.

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Or #21. 8-)
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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Cannie » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:04 pm

Sid Dithers wrote:
Cannie wrote:I have many favourites, from 1975 to present, but I'd like to throw out the name of a Canuck that didn't get nearly enough recognition at the time, or in retrospect.

Jyrki Lumme.

The goofy looking guy with the goofy name was a huge reason the Canucks enjoyed success in the early nineties. I think we realize now how important agile and positionally sound defensemen are in the success of a team (as I sit here and admire Nik Lidstrom spin his magic), and Jyrki was our maestro, making that crisp pass out of the zone, or angling off an opposing player. I loved his wide stance skating style, rushing the puck up ice, and he had a knack of scoring a key goal or two in his time (on the road vs. Detroit might be my favourite).

He was a great complement to the Dirk, Murzyn, Diduck, Babych bruisers in 94.

Raise a glass to #24.

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Or #21. 8-)


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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Tciso » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:16 pm

For me, it has to be Martin Gelinas. If only his spirit could me moved into a guy like Bernier.

Runner-ups are Garth Snow (always loved how he hacked Perry Solkowski's legs in the hallways as they walked from the dressing room to the ice), and Alexander Mogilny. Mogilny, more for his interviews and deadpan answers to stupid questions than his non-contract years.

<reporter> Alex, the canucks gointo the 3rd period tied. What do you have to do to win this one?
<Mogilny> Well, if we score more goals than they do, I think we have a pretty good chance.

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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby damonberryman » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:51 am

Bobby Shmautz could do it all and boy could he fight. He scored and took care of the whole 200 feet. Also Rosie Paiment who did everything well. Dennis Kearns, Chris Oddliefson, Lumme, Gary Smith, Momesso...so many.
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Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:22 pm

The_Pauser wrote:What about Adrian Plavsic and Vadim Sharifjanov? Those 2 had decent spirts on the team but kinda disappeared after a while. Too bad.


These guys were both garbage.........


unsung hero would be R Delorme who would fight anyone.

Bryan Glynn stepping in for the pylon D Murzyn.

Jack Mcilhargey who although was traded for a far better player.......instantly gave the Canucks respect in the mid- late 70's. I have had a few beers with Harold Snepsts and he told me that he couldn't believe how comfortable the team played with Big Mac in the lineup. he said Mac cut his own personal fighting in half.

Marty Gelinas ....what can you say... grit, heart and a great little player. Great pickup by Quinn .

Nathan Lafayette..... fuck I loved that team .
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Re: Re:

Postby paddy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:37 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
The_Pauser wrote:What about Adrian Plavsic and Vadim Sharifjanov? Those 2 had decent spirts on the team but kinda disappeared after a while. Too bad.


These guys were both garbage.........


unsung hero would be R Delorme who would fight anyone.

Bryan Glynn stepping in for the pylon D Murzyn.

Jack Mcilhargey who although was traded for a far better player.......instantly gave the Canucks respect in the mid- late 70's. I have had a few beers with Harold Snepsts and he told me that he couldn't believe how comfortable the team played with Big Mac in the lineup. he said Mac cut his own personal fighting in half.

Marty Gelinas ....what can you say... grit, heart and a great little player. Great pickup by Quinn .

Nathan Lafayette..... fuck I loved that team .


Curt Fraser another guy traded for a better player to me was a guy not to be messed with... Jim Nill was also in that category... Agree about Marty Gelinas perfect fit
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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:03 pm

padraig, I LOVED Curt Fraser.....wanted to be him playing atom and peewee hockey, balled like a baby when they traded him away for Tony Tanti.

I still remember when he dropped Plett like a sack of shit.

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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Topper » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:37 am

Curt was my favourite player on that team, but always fantastic October through Xmas, then he'd fade. We all thought it was the annual Ice Capades road trip. Diddn't the 'Hawks figure out he was diabetic when they did their medical?

That Plett fight defined the playoff run. Well that and the Miracle on Manchester.

Another from back then that was high on my list was Darcy Rota and his eyes.

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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby paddy » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:34 am

For the record Top I LOVED TANTI but when that trade went down that was the first time as a kid I really felt it... I've said it before I'll say it again Tiger really DINED out on his rep here, Smyl had his moments but IMO gets his ass kissed cause he started and finished here... Delorme would go anybody but, Fraser was that guy who SCARED PEOPLE...

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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby paddy » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:44 pm

Harold was also Legit, the Cirque du Soleil aka the current version of the Canucks could use a Harold as well... Harold was also a guy who could take the temperature of the room and chill it out...
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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Rumsfeld » Wed May 14, 2014 7:27 pm

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