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by orts
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Our French-Canadian Triplet
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Our French-Canadian Triplet

A paean inspired by the second hat-trick in as many games. And a regret. God I love Burrows. I remember about a month or two before Vigneault put that line together, I was thinking, "Damn, why don't they try Burrows with the twins? He's got good hands, he gets open, he goes to the net..." and in spi...
by orts
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Messier
Replies: 19
Views: 2349

Re: Messier

Did you really? wow.

It's like you got it off our collective chests. And straight to the bald dome of the man himself. I owe you a beer; we all do.
by orts
Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the League
Replies: 43
Views: 2319

Re: Around the League

Farhan Lalji wrote:I might have to be careful in terms of bashing the city of Toronto.
Let me assure you from experience that it's quite possible to live here and love the city and still heartily dislike the Leaves :p
by orts
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Grabner's injury "Severe"
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Re: Grabner's injury "Severe"

What's not to like about Kesler? The guy gives 100% every shift, has wheels, can score, defensively solid. I dont' get how anyone can't like Kesler. I didn't say I didn't like or appreciate him, I just said I'm not a fan. I know what he's contributing (though I will say I think he's really only com...
by orts
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (TO)
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: Around the league (TO)

I missmissmiss Ohlund. I know why Gillis had to let him go, and I like our current defense a lot, but he's got great character.
by orts
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Grabner's injury "Severe"
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Re: Grabner's injury "Severe"

Notice what Kesler said there: "We basically win by outworking teams..." That is an incredibly heartening thing to hear; compare it to what the Canucks, for all their talent, were like back in the mid-2000s. I'm still not a huge Kesler fan, but do respect him, and he's starting to really make his ma...
by orts
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Daniel Out 4-6 weeks. Broken foot
Replies: 65
Views: 2970

Henrik orphaned

I think the team will be okay, and I think Henrik will continue to score and set up goals. I recall the All-Star game a few years back, for instance, when Henrik was there on his own, and he fit in well. We've grown used to thinking of the twins as a unit, but they are individuals. I even think I ca...
by orts
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: TSN on Canucks...
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: TSN on Canucks...

The notion of the mutable online text has been discussed here before. See also:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/may/19/1
by orts
Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Mr. Saturday night goes to Dallas
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Mr. Saturday night goes to Dallas

you are complicating things What, you think the delivery and constant re-filtering of internet news is somehow simple ? My point -- if for some reason you missed it -- is that you need to realize how complicated it can be. Nothing "windy" about this or about what I said in my previous point; on the...
by orts
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Mr. Saturday night goes to Dallas
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Mr. Saturday night goes to Dallas

But if you look at the timestamp on the article and posts you'll see that Tciso at least has no excuse. Which makes the whole thing rather fishy. And anyway, why should I believe you guys? :) In all seriousness, though, this is the problem with internet sources. It's like the cbc posters who bitch b...
by orts
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Mr. Saturday night goes to Dallas
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Mr. Saturday night goes to Dallas

Well, except for the paragraph that reads New Dallas coach Marc Crawford certainly knows what he's getting, having coached Auld for several seasons in Vancouver. Auld broke into the NHL under Crawford in 2001-02 and played in four playoff games over the next two seasons. He was the club's MVP in 200...
by orts
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Jerseys Revealed
Replies: 44
Views: 14353

Was it so "unfamiliar" that anyone didn't know what national team I was talking about? That's not the sense of "familiar" that's in that definition. "Familiar" in that sense means "everyday," not "readily recognizable." :) The sense you are now trying to claim for the term is not the sense in which...
by orts
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Jerseys Revealed
Replies: 44
Views: 14353

I did, did I? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/colloquial None of those definitions seems to cast any light on your original intention. What is this "ordinary or familiar usage" of "Nazi"? Come to think of it, did you even read these definitions? or did you just throw up the first "dictionary...
by orts
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Jerseys Revealed
Replies: 44
Views: 14353

If I offended anyone, too damn bad. Take your pc bullsh*t & shove it up your ass. You didn't offend me. I just think you're an idiot, for the following reasons: 1) As Cookie says (and he should know, living where he does), you need a history lesson. 2) You misused "colloquialism." In fact, judging ...
by orts
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Jerseys Revealed
Replies: 44
Views: 14353

SRsez wrote: "Nazi" was a colloquialism.
A "colloquialism"? You're a fool.