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by Vpete
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 2010
Views: 293161

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

that's some good stuff Blobby! Hi quality kool aid they are serving over there at Cal Puke on Backlund. Good lord comparing him to Kesler, he'll be lucky to be Harold Druken!
by Vpete
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade Deadline Day Trades and Rumours
Replies: 344
Views: 41466

Re: Trade Deadline Day Trades and Rumours

The optimist in me says that deadline deals of the magnitude of Luongo are never a good move and things will settle in the summer. Where I see some possibilities is the fact that there are a number of goalies on the market this summer. Smith, Miller(maybe), Backstrom, Bulin, Nabokov and more could a...
by Vpete
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade Deadline Day Trades and Rumours
Replies: 344
Views: 41466

Re: Trade Deadline Day Trades and Rumours

A motivated Luongo, is a Luongo I want on my team. This may not be the best team the Canucks have had in the past 4 years. It may not have the chemistry or the young legs but it has a rallying cry now and that can do wonders for a team's psyche. Is it wishful thinking- sure. But I remember when Luon...
by Vpete
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 2010
Views: 293161

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Kipper will get the Sundin treatment now from the Calgary faithful. What I found most surprising was when some of the commentators said they expected he might actually retire after this season since he will only earn 1.5 next year if he plays. Although I think he comes back if for no other reason t...
by Vpete
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 2010
Views: 293161

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Kipper will get the Sundin treatment now from the Calgary faithful. What I found most surprising was when some of the commentators said they expected he might actually retire after this season since he will only earn 1.5 next year if he plays. Although I think he comes back if for no other reason t...
by Vpete
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 2010
Views: 293161

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

It's just unravelling fast and furious now for the inbreds. All the agony about Kipper tearing their hearts out and not reporting to another team if traded. The guy the loved for years now turning his back on them and seeing their tormented souls agonize is almost too good. In a week I expect a big ...
by Vpete
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Has AV's time come?
Replies: 157
Views: 20711

Re: Has AV's time come?

At least Mirtle is getting to the nuts and bolts of the analytics thing. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/moneyball-ization-of-hockey-pays-off-for-penguins/article10122427/ It shows that VOILA- looking at stuff in detail and tracking things based on accurate data designed for specific co...
by Vpete
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Has AV's time come?
Replies: 157
Views: 20711

Re: Has AV's time come?

Holy shit- I just read the comments underneath and the same guys who are proponents of Corsi are saying it's a bad idea to shoot because it gives up possession. So why do you track and action that gives up possession? Anywhooooo.... Don't even get me started on 'scoring' chances. It's a shit-show of...
by Vpete
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Has AV's time come?
Replies: 157
Views: 20711

Re: Has AV's time come?

So then in the 2011 SCF Cam would say Vancouver just didn't have goaltending? More importantly a lot of his ideas get really muddled in his over-reaching desire and quest to convince you that his way is the only way of looking at stats. I've had a conversation with Gabe Desjardin- I asked him if he ...
by Vpete
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 2010
Views: 293161

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

This latest thread over at the inbred farm is just classic- even they are realizing the team has come full circle in 12 years and destined for nothing.

http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=125821
by Vpete
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Advanced stats/ Moneypuck
Replies: 76
Views: 17167

Re: Advanced stats/ Moneypuck

A couple of recent articles. Dowbiggins in praise of the cooked figures http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/dowbiggin-malhotra-a-revolutionary-figure-in-the-game-of-hockey/article8785464/ and Allan Muir's rebuttal http://nhl.si.com/2013/02/20/are-hockey-fans-into-fancy-stats/ I still believe you ...
by Vpete
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 2010
Views: 293161

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Oh boy- here we go. Being reported that Avs have only said they will offer match and not filed paperwork yet. Fan 590 in TO saying this. So Avs can tank all their games for a week, let Feaster twist in the wind and then Calgary is forced to recall him and BOOM! Claim him on waivers, get 2.5 mill plu...
by Vpete
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 2010
Views: 293161

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Bountiful is freaking awesome today. It just doesn't get better than this mess with ROR.
by Vpete
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: From Bountiful to Ponoka
Replies: 2010
Views: 293161

Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

The place is like a drug for me and I always seem to get high: Thought i'd pass along some highlights from a speaking engagement with Ken King (this is all paraphrased so I hope it's reflects what he said well): On Iginla: Paraphrased "We didn't invest 80 Million dollars in Iginla to send him off to...
by Vpete
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: Gripping Videos
Replies: 332
Views: 68034

Re: Gripping Videos

Hardly Gripping but great snap shot of hockey stupidity.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... hu_ITW-DWA[/youtube]

I have tried embedding it every way I know. Not sure what's up