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Everything posted by bourke11

  1. To put everyone in a positive mood, we were at 41pts @ 41 games played last year !!!
  2. Very true, but Gardiner might be much more valuable to us in the press box than on the ice...
  3. Is the Peters thing supposed to be some kind of dig ? You need to come up with something better than that since I can care less about the Flames. Maybe you should take the time to studying hockey if you think +\- means nothing, or better yet, go watch the last 3 Leafs game 7’s and tell me how good Gardiner is going to be with us haha.
  4. Who ever had the idea of signing Gardiner over De Haan, I hope that person gets coal in their stocking for the next 30 years. De Haan a +10 on a terrible Hawks team, and Gardiner -105 by the end of the season. Great decision !!!
  5. If we can somehow miraculously win the next three games in reg, we gain some very valuable points against two teams above us….. Trying to be optimistic with the glass half full, even though its more like a quarter full haha
  6. So they say…. Thats like us saying we're going with Peters if we got rid of both Ward and Khudo. I am sure they would give it some thought if a goalie was offered their way.
  7. I am hoping Ward a player and pick for Kesler, now that Vancouver needs a legit goalie.
  8. Tonight I have goal line seats against the glass in the Saddledome tonight, in the Calgary defensive zone for two periods so I am praying for an offensive onslaught by the boys. Also hoping to see Ward in net tonight again, he needs a few games to get his rythm back. As much as people are on the hating Cam trade him away bandwagon, I feel way more comfortable with him in net than Peters anyday no matter what the stats say.... So what if Peters stats are better, I feel like the guy is ALWAYS battling the puck and hes bound to come back down to earth.... Remember Montreal was gonna give Price away for a bag of pucks a couple years ago, and now look how hes doing....
  9. Anyone see the Thorton incident with Orpik? Just wondering what everybody's opinion is on it? I do agree its a coward move and should be suspended a decent amount. I don't think its anywhere near Bertuzzi's incident. My opinion is 10 games max, tripped him and suckered him twice with his glove. What I think should be looked at more, is James Neals attempt to injure on Brad Marchand, I thought that was just as dirty if not worse. A deliberant knee to the head when a player is down. Just wondering what everyones opinion is?
  10. The West always dominates the East.. They play two totally different games. The East plays more of a european finesse game while the West plays a pure Canadian/American style (Hard, gritty, hit everyone type fast paced game). Boston is one exception, they play a hard hitting tough game and that seems to be pretty successful to me. So to people saying that just speed and finesse are keys to success, have a look at the past 30 stanley cup winners and ask yourself if it was finesse that got them that far. TEAM TOUGHNESS will always be number one... blocking shots, winning battles, getting to the rough areas in front of the net and absolutely giving 110%, grinding the oppositions Dmen into the boards to tire them out and take advantage offensively. The toughest teams always win in the playoffs and always will. To people who are against fighting in hockey, give this article a read: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/10/30/pro-fighting-column/3320245/ PS: Not trying to bash anyone or be rude, just stating facts along with my opinion. Enjoy your thanksgiving in the US fellow caniacs!!
  11. Ryan Pullock from the Brandon Wheat Kings. He is from my home town, amazing tough defenceman who is not scared to fight, hit or go to the dirty areas. Not to mention he shot 105mph at the Wheat Kings skills comp. He is ranked 12 right now, but was 6th at the midpoint.
  12. Rick Nash is now available but would probably take a miracle to get him. Just think how amazing Staal & Nash would be together, think 2010 Olympics who dominated everyone. Ruutu, Mcbain, M.Murphy (columbus needs a goalie), and two 1st rounders.
  13. Well something needs to be done asap..... I say trade Ruutu, Faulk or Murphy, plus a first rounder and what ever else it takes to get Spezza or Nash... We cant get any worse, and we have so much young talent that we have a promising future so why not get a first liner when we have the bait to get them!
  14. I wont be losing sleep if they both walk, let them be greedy lol. Larose deserves money but in our situation were not the ones to give it to him. Cole on the other hand I dont want to see him back, hes constantly been downhill. Hes got speed and grit but if you cant finish what good is it. I would rather see that money we save at least trying to get a big name for staal. I mean if JR was willing to pay cole at least 2 mill and Im sure offered larose 1.5, theres 3.5 million there to spend towards someone. Get PK to dig out some ole pocket change and grab a winger.
  15. Heatly wants out of Ottawa.. Theres are big name winger. Now JR get to work. Just imagine Staal, Heatley and Rutuu or anyone just Staal and Heatly together are scary enough
  16. Well me got back to mid season form at the worst time. Cant believe they called that on larose to make it a 5 on 3. Changes I want to see made my next year. 1. Brindy retire. 2. Sign Larose. 3. Dont resign cole. 4. Get ride of Whitney somehow. (He is a consistent performer but lacks when we need him the most.) 5. Bring in a high profile winger for Staal. He cant do it all himeself. 7. Keep our Defence, they'll continue to improve. 8. Ride Cam Ward until the guy is 60. Definately need a top 5 winger. We got beat by a two header monster, we need to counter with our own. Hope everyone had a fun ride, now we get to look forward to next year....
  17. This deal dont get us anywhere, just that cole is healthy and williams is not. Why would we trade Williams to get a younger sniper and a pick and then trade it away for someone we know is not the same after he got his neck replaced. I was used to cole not being here, why bring back "sloppy seconds" in the words of Avery and give away a player we could use. The only way this deal is not the most boneheaded move by JR is if Cole can put up at LEAST a point a game on our run here. Hopefully he has is speed like someone said earlier cause we can actually use it seeing as half our team only shows up occasionally
  18. 100% agreed. I'm glad Cam Ward had a stinker when it didnt even matter what he saved in the game. I would have been a totally different story if the canes would have scored four and actually could have won the game. Just hopefully that didnt break his confidence which I'm sure it didnt since he knows that if he would of saved everything it wouldnt of mattered lol. It would be nice if the offence could bail him out once in awhile like other teams can bail out there goalies but it seems like if our goalie doesnt play 100% its a guarranteed loss for us. I hope that the Canes bounce back after that one and are not at home shinning up the ole clubs.
  19. Cam shouldnt have to take the team on his shoulders. Look at Jersey, there winning at the same pace they always do and look who is in net, same with vancouver and there just now getting god(luongo) back. Maybe stop giving up 10 two and three on ones and Cam and you wont be crying about his play. These players are the elite of the elite there supposed to score on every oppurtunity they have. Ward is by far are last thing to worry about. If Ward was on any other team hands down hes top 5 in the league. Just because he played better then having a cement wall in the net in the cup run everyone has godly like expectations for him. So what if he makes 1 mistake a game, every player on our team is making about 5 a game and there is no blame on them. Sad....
  20. Larose a "pest" common get real lol hes more like a bug who gets knocked around when trying to get in everyones face. I wish he was like Avery. Despite Averys off ice shinanagans i would take him hands down any day over larose "IF" the team chemistry in our dressing room stayed the same. Its sad when people think larose is a better player then avery, off the ice totally larose is smarter. On the ice avery has managed to get 10 points in 23 games in probably his most problamatic season of his career while larose has 9 points in more GP in his best season of his career. If Avery wasnt so expensive he would be a huge asset to our team, just think how nice it would be when we had to play washington with semin and ovechkin or pittsburg with malkin and crosby. I dont think those players would be such a factor any more when avery is at his best....
  21. No doubt that does it, i always thought of a playmaker as a "savard" or "crosby" not a fourth line lifer like larose.
  22. 248, how can you seriously say "This was both a stupid and dumb decision and the only way I can impact that is by not voting with my dollars" Mo hasn't even had a chance yet and everyone is saying this is such a stupid decision. Maybe so, but say that after the guy has been given a shot. I hope we go on a ten game swing here and all you haters eat your words. Im sure you wont be saying such a stupid move then will you?
  23. A move to winnipeg would be great ......... since i live there lol
  24. Totally agree, #1 are scoring is pathetic are leading scorer is on pace for a whopping 56 points. Has any team in the nhl has a leading scorer under 60 ? lol #2 Are best defensive forward is -18 lol that number speaks for itself and some may argue that Brindy has contributed offensively but when you only got 14 points and are a minus 18 that means hes almost been on the ice for half of our teams goals against this whole year lol. Brindy is on pace to have a worse minus then the player with the most points on our team. In my mind our defence is playing beyond expectations, larose and rutuu are playing great. Cam has found a rythm hopefully the injury dont bother that. THINGS NEED TO CHANGE NOW. Trade all our forwards except larose, williams and rutuu to the caps for semin and oveckin that would help us for scoring then bring up the rest of the rats at least they play with heart. Anyways I'm a frustrated fan like everyone else but Im going to go watch my 06 stanley cup dvd and pray for a miracle to help our Canes.
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