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talloola
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

I changed the tag to say NHL Hockey Insider (it was Hockey Goddess), and made your profile Canuck blue.

many thanks
 
Kreskin
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

How about some suggestions for the Canuck's captain choice this year.

I'm sure if Sundin comes to Vancouver, he would be obvious choice, but assuming
that he isn't coming, give me your ideas.

That' s a tough one.
 
talloola
#33
Willie Mitchell, Ryan Kesler, Matias Ohlund, have been suggested on other boards,
and I won't give my suggestion right now, I want to know what you think.
 
Risus
#34
Its Too Early To Be Thinking About Hockey.....
 
talloola
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by RisusView Post

Its Too Early To Be Thinking About Hockey.....

Many of us don't go into hybernation throughout the summer, we keep it
going, 'nighty night'.
 
Kreskin
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

Willie Mitchell, Ryan Kesler, Matias Ohlund, have been suggested on other boards,
and I won't give my suggestion right now, I want to know what you think.

If the Canucks still use the player-vote system to pick a captain it's hard to say. I like Kesler for the hustle. If the captain is doing it then the younger guys might be motivated by his example.
 
talloola
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

If the Canucks still use the player-vote system to pick a captain it's hard to say. I like Kesler for the hustle. If the captain is doing it then the younger guys might be motivated by his example.

In my opinion the ideal situation would be, that Sundin shows up and picks up the
captaincy for two years, then either Kesler or Bieksa, (if he is still a canuck) would
be ready.
If Sundin does not come, then one of the older guys. I like
Kesler for his toughness, but I do think he needs to mature a little more first, I
think Bieksa is mature enough, but not sure about his play right now, and there is
always rumours that he will be traded, so he is a question mark.

I'm glad Naslund is gone, not that he played that bad last year, he had enough points, but
someone else needs to be captain, and I didn't think it was right to take it away from him. He has no 'passion' and 'grit' to inspire his players, his long face, and poor body language was depressing.
He will probably play better in New York, no pressure as a captain, and he can blend in, and not
be talked about so much.
Last edited by talloola; Aug 20th, 2008 at 11:30 PM..
 
shadowshiv
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post


Celery cap? (do I know you?)

Mmmmm. Celery. I especially like celery with cheese whiz on top.

Why I need a knife and fork for celery is beyond me, but what the heck!
 
shadowshiv
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

Montreal -----104
Ottawa-------- 94
Boston--------- 94
Buffalo--------- 90
Toronto-------- 83

Last seasons standings for the northeast division. How do you think that will change
this season, some say toronto will put it all in the toilet this year to get 'Tavaras' (sp?)
could happen I guess, but they still would have to be part of the lottery.

Oh, Toronto will be in the toilet even if they wanted to win. I am a Leaf fan, but I am not looking forward to the disaster known as the 2008-2009 NHL season.
 
shadowshiv
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by RisusView Post

Its Too Early To Be Thinking About Hockey.....

It's never too early to be thinking about hockey.
 
talloola
#41
VANCOUVER CANUCKS TRAINING CAMP TO BE HELD IN WHISTLER THIS YEAR.

On Ice activities will begin September 20,

Prospect testing, Sept 12, General Motors Place

Prospect camp , Sept 13, 14th U.B.C.

Prospect tournament, Sept 15,16th- Encana Arena, Camrose, Alta.
Tournament will include Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames Prospects.


Veteran testing, Sept 19, General Motors Place

Training Camp, Sept 20, 21 - Meadow Park Sports Center, Whister

(subject to change)
Last edited by talloola; Aug 22nd, 2008 at 06:06 PM..
 
talloola
#42
Heard an interview with Steve Bernier yesterday, big, young, talented player,Canucks were
fortunate to obtain. He went from San Jose to Buffalo, then to the Canucks, and he
sounded very happy to be in Vancouver.

He should be a good player to try with the Sedins, as he is a right hand shot, which is
what they have been looking for, and would fit right in on their line.
 
talloola
#43
To kick off the NHL season this year, there will some games in Europe - as follows---

Saturday, Oct. 4/08 Tampa Bay Lightening vs. New York Rangers- (Prague, CZ) CBC

Saturday, Oct. 4/08 Senators vs Pittsburg Penguins (Stockholm.SE) CBC

Oct 5/08 -repeat -versus/CBC
Oct 5/08- repeat- versus
Last edited by talloola; Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:54 PM..
 
talloola
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Maybe we can have a hockey pool. If the season starts around the beginning of October perhaps, if we did have one, we could start putting it together mid-late September.

It would be great fun to have a hockey pool, but someone else would have to run it,
I haven't got a clue. I'm always in the big one that is run by hockey night in canada, but
I would sign up in another one 'here' too.
 
talloola
#45
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Oh, Toronto will be in the toilet even if they wanted to win. I am a Leaf fan, but I am not looking forward to the disaster known as the 2008-2009 NHL season.

Good reason to 'move' to B.C.
 
#juan
#46
Sorry.......I had a formatting problem
Last edited by #juan; Aug 23rd, 2008 at 10:26 AM..
 
#juan
#47
Forget about Sundin. Sundin wouldn't come near Vancouver if he was a ten foot Pole, which is probably what the Canucks need.

I don't know how far Vancouver can go this season but the guy who is going to lead them is likely to be Pavol Demitra. He is probably as talented as Naslund but a bit meaner. In any case Demitra will likely be the Canuck's leading scorer this season. Maybe he should be captain....
 
talloola
#48
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

Forget about Sundin. Sundin wouldn't come near Vancouver if he was a ten foot Pole, which is probably what the Canucks need.

I don't know how far Vancouver can go this season but the guy who is going to lead them is likely to be Pavol Demitra. He is probably as talented as Naslund but a bit meaner. In any case Demitra will likely be the Canuck's leading scorer this season. Maybe he should be captain....

Yeah, I agree with you, Dimitra is a very talented player, but he is getting lots of criticism from some of the canuck 'empty headed' fans, cause he didn't have a good year last
year, he did have an injury, but he also was hemmed in by Lamaire's coaching style, which
is good, but not for a player like him, he is a great play maker, and needs to have a free reign to do that. He players both sides and center if needed, but prefers wing, and I
look for Steve Bernier, Mason Raymond, Ryan Kesler, Kyle welwood to step up and
show a knack for scoring as well, and I don't think any of us can know at this point
how they will do. I see lots of potential, but they do have to 'jell' as a team, get lots
of chemistry, and do it.
 
talloola
#49
The latest 'RUMOUR' I hear is that, Sundin is going to the rangers, and vancouver is after
Gomez. That would be nice.
 
#juan
#50
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

Yeah, I agree with you, Dimitra is a very talented player, but he is getting lots of criticism from some of the canuck 'empty headed' fans, cause he didn't have a good year last
year, he did have an injury, but he also was hemmed in by Lamaire's coaching style, which
is good, but not for a player like him, he is a great play maker, and needs to have a free reign to do that. He plays both sides ,and center if needed, but prefers wing, and I
look for Steve Bernier, Mason Raymond, Ryan Kesler, Kyle welwood to step up and
show a knack for scoring as well, and I don't think any of us can know at this point
how they will do. I see lots of potential, but they do have to 'jell' as a team, get lots
of chemistry, and do it.

Demitra is at least as talented as Sundin and he didn't cost ten million a year. Sundin spent a good number of years in Toronto and he didn't win any Stanley cups for them.The Rangers must be getting close to their salary cap after signing Naslund for big money. Would they get Sundin for less than what Vancouver offered. Gomez could help Vancouver if we can afford him and if he will come.

About Lemaire's coaching. Over the years he has turned out some of the most boring teams going. Very tight checking and Lemaire probably invented the neutral zone trap. I prefer hockey to be a little more open with more scoring chances.
Last edited by talloola; Aug 23rd, 2008 at 06:02 PM..
 
talloola
#51
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

Demitra is at least as talented as Sundin and he didn't cost ten million a year. Sundin spent a good number of years in Toronto and he didn't win any Stanley cups for them.The Rangers must be getting close to their salary cap after signing Naslund for big money. Would they get Sundin for less than what Vancouver offered. Gomez could help Vancouver if we can afford him and if he will come.

About Lemaire's coaching. Over the years he has turned out some of the most boring teams going. Very tight checking and Lemaire probably invented the neutral zone trap. I prefer hockey to be a little more open with more scoring chances.

Yeah, I agree, but in most cases he hasn't had the talent on his teams,to coach any other way, and he
knows how to 'win', with 'what he has'. He won the cup in New Jersey, coaching that way,
and probably will have to continue, as they got rid of dimitra and rolston, and now
gaborik doesn't have anyone, at his level to play with, so, it seems they will be weaker this year, and they got rid of Parrish as well.
Babcock was a defensive coach in Anaheim, had to be, but when he got to Detroit, he could coach a real good two-way game, as he could let those talented scorers do their thing.
Vineault is a good defensive coach, and he taught 'Therien' (pittsburg) to coach, and he is a good defensive coach too,
but has the talent to allow his scorers to play their game, and when vancouver reach that point, vineault will be able
to do the same.
Coaches have one thing on their mind, and that is 'winning', whatever it takes, they want to keep their jobs.
Last edited by talloola; Aug 23rd, 2008 at 05:39 PM..
 
dancing-loon
#52
Wonderful! Great idea, Kreskin and talloola! I hope the enthusiasm will last a little longer than it did for the CC Health and Fitness Club!
 
talloola
#53
Quote: Originally Posted by dancing-loonView Post

Wonderful! Great idea, Kreskin and talloola! I hope the enthusiasm will last a little longer than it did for the CC Health and Fitness Club!

That's right, I guess it's like most fitness ideas, starts off great, then tails off, as
enthusiasm wains, I'm going to get back there and enter something, but I haven't done
much, except golf lately, oh well, I'll enter that.
 
Kreskin
#54
Quote: Originally Posted by dancing-loonView Post

Wonderful! Great idea, Kreskin and talloola! I hope the enthusiasm will last a little longer than it did for the CC Health and Fitness Club!

Dancing loon, would you like to be the official leader of the heath and fitness forum. I have to admit, I have web committments up to the yin yang so it's pretty hard to keep up with everything.
 
talloola
#55
[quote=#juan;979499]The Rangers must be getting close to their salary cap after signing Naslund for big money. Would they get Sundin for less than what Vancouver offered. Gomez could help Vancouver if we can afford him and if he will come.

I assume they would get Sundin for less money, as Vancouver had to catch the attention
of him and everyone with that $10 million offer, and they did that.
With Sundin, it's only money, for Gomez it would be picking his big contract, and sending
a couple of players to New York, so the price is 'high', but worth it in my opinion, depends
what players leave Vancouver, hope it would just be a defenceman, and one forward, or
less if that is possible.
 
shadowshiv
#56
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

Good reason to 'move' to B.C.

BC would be a nice place to live even if I wasn't interested in hockey.
 
dancing-loon
#57
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

That's right, I guess it's like most fitness ideas, starts off great, then tails off, as
enthusiasm wains, I'm going to get back there and enter something, but I haven't done
much, except golf lately, oh well, I'll enter that.

No, no, talloola,... not for my sake, please! I pulled out last night after realizing I look like a fool all by myself.... no interaction, no camaraderie, no buddy to challenge. But there is one good thing I got out of it, and that is the joy of walking.... seeing and feeling the good it has already done for me I'll continue that for the rest of my life!
Please, enjoy your hockey club!
 
shadowshiv
#58
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post


About Lemaire's coaching. Over the years he has turned out some of the most boring teams going. Very tight checking and Lemaire probably invented the neutral zone trap. I prefer hockey to be a little more open with more scoring chances.

Ahhh, Lemaire!

How I love his Neutral Zone Trap.

NOT!!!!

Watching that style of hockey was sooooo boring.
 
dancing-loon
#59
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Dancing loon, would you like to be the official leader of the heath and fitness forum. I have to admit, I have web commitments up to the yin yang so it's pretty hard to keep up with everything.

Thanks for the offer, Kreskin, but I have to decline. There is no interest in that field right now... it is dead! Also, a younger person would be much more suited for such a post in the future perhaps.
You did such a good job setting it up! As I mentioned to talloola, it has inspired me to continue the walking on my own. As a matter of fact, my friend and I are about to head out to the racetrack!
Thanks for your efforts. I gladly join again should there be a revival!
 
Kreskin
#60
Quote: Originally Posted by dancing-loonView Post

Thanks for the offer, Kreskin, but I have to decline. There is no interest in that field right now... it is dead! Also, a younger person would be much more suited for such a post in the future perhaps.
You did such a good job setting it up! As I mentioned to talloola, it has inspired me to continue the walking on my own. As a matter of fact, my friend and I are about to head out to the racetrack!
Thanks for your efforts. I gladly join again should there be a revival!

That's awesome DL. Your an inspiration to all of us.
 

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