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by Larionov
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Nonis fired
Replies: 86
Views: 11613

There's no way the owner makes a move like this without having a plan lined up. Either Burke is coming back, or they are anxious to promote Tambellini, and protect him from being raided by another club. (Toronto is looking, and don't rule out wholesale management changes in Ottawa either after this ...
by Larionov
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Which potential UFAs should Nonis target?
Replies: 24
Views: 4102

Other than Hossa, who will be the object of a ridiculous bidding war, there really isn't much out there in terms of UFAs who can really score. This is no surprise. As we have seen for some time, teams have generally been locking up their own key guys to long term deals before they ever hit the marke...
by Larionov
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Michael Cammalleri
Replies: 16
Views: 3455

They'll want someone like Emery who can hold the fort for a while, and mentor Bernier when he starts becoming a #1A. Yeah, because Ray Emery would be a great mentor for a young goalie. "Come with me, nephew, while I show you how to crash your SUV, miss team flights, be late for practice, get into f...
by Larionov
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks a darkhorse for Forsberg?
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

Are you kidding me? Given this club's current lack of scoring, even a one legged Peter Forsberg could help. He should be met at the airport and carried to GM Place on the fans' shoulders. Is this the same Peter Forsberg that we saw 10 years ago? No, of course not. Can he still play? You bet he can. ...
by Larionov
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: WHY HASN"T FORSBERG SAID "NO" YET...
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

I'm tired of this....Peter says he isn't in it for the money...but if he isn't in it for money, why didn't he sign with Detroit...... Whenever anyone says it isn't about the money -- it's about the money. Maybe Forsberg himself doesn't think it is about the money, but you can bet that his agent wil...
by Larionov
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Cloutier on re-entries
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

The odds of Cloutier being grabbed on re-entry waivers are slim and none, and slim just left town. Every team in the league has at least one guy in the AHL in whom they would have more confidence. If Cloutier was lighting it up in the A, then he might get some consideration, but not under these circ...
by Larionov
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Recchi - 2 goals in first Atl game
Replies: 27
Views: 6539

Recchi really slowed down during the last part of the 06-07 -- he only had two goals over the last 23 games of the regular season, and then had zero goals in five playoff games. Combine that with his slow start this year, and you have to come to the conclusion that he might be done. You never know -...
by Larionov
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: NHL Finally Gets Something Right
Replies: 11
Views: 2629

I'm one of the few who will defend the current schedule. Here's why: The current schedule is supposed to help Western teams like the Canucks. By playing more divisional and conference games, it helps us the West Coast teams avoid some of those lengthy Eastern road trips that were always so difficult...
by Larionov
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT:11/27/07 Nucks/Ducks The Return of Bert 7PM TSN
Replies: 52
Views: 14501

The Leaves and Habs draw a massive national audience for TSN. No way can they switch away from that game, even in BC. The Canucks' resurgence in the last few games has been no mystery. If you want to win, no matter who you are, your best players have to be your best players. Naslund is heating up, a...
by Larionov
Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Jovanovski
Replies: 24
Views: 5628

I'd still rather have Jovo than Naslund. Blasphemy!!!!!! :) But really come on now you would rather take a 7 million cap hit for someone who has one point in 7 games, is a minus 9 and can't play D and whose contract is until 2010/11 over a 6 million cap hit for someone who has 7 points and -5 in 9 ...
by Larionov
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Jovanovski
Replies: 24
Views: 5628

Jovanovski

Anyone see the early line on Jovo's season in Phoenix? GP G A Pts PIM +/- 7 0 1 1 8 -9 Ouch. How would you like to be on the hook for $24 million for the next four years for THAT ? And we think Naslund is delivering poor value for the money? Now, is Jovo just off to a slow start, or is he mailing it...
by Larionov
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Bertuzzi's 1st game with the Ducks...
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

I have no doubt Bertuzzi can get some points if he stays healthy. My question is about the physical aspect of his game. That was always his selling point, but I'm thinking that as an older guy with a bad back, he will likely become more of a perimeter player, and won't be nearly the feared physical ...
by Larionov
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Edmonton does it again - going after Penner
Replies: 32
Views: 8816

I think Burke is looking extremely childish - the fact that he is still carrying on about this makes you question his character and judgement to a great degree. Yes, he is a smart hockey executive, but he is also showing himself to be both an egomaniac and a rageaholic. Want to know why the previous...
by Larionov
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Edmonton does it again - going after Penner
Replies: 32
Views: 8816

I'm not so sure. The Oilers have some great young talent up front all of a sudden with Gagner and Coligliano. There are a couple of big ifs, but IF Penner plays well, IF Souray can eat 25-30 minutes a night for them, and IF Roloson has another great season left in him, the Oilers could surprise. The...
by Larionov
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Dan McGillis try out for Nucks
Replies: 18
Views: 4953

Dan McGillis? The Cup is SO ours. ;) Hey, if he can still move his feet, having a low-cost veteran available will be helpful. This may also signal that Salo might be out for a while...