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by orts
Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: FORGET TRADES, JUST SIGN FREE AGENTS
Replies: 40
Views: 11626

I think there was more to Carter than the cross-crease pass. With the Sedins, he's a poor-man's Ryan Smyth. Overlooking the hyperbole (a really poor man's Ryan Smyth!), I think the parallel is apt, and I was a fan of the Carter signing even before he displayed chemistry with the Sedins. I wish he'd...
by orts
Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Patrick who?????
Replies: 12
Views: 3497

Meerschaum wrote:
orts wrote:Donald Trump? WTF?
Nonis better watch out, or the kid will own the building.
Naw, looking at White's bowl cut, I figure it's probably the hair that he admires...
by orts
Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: Nomeansno the i don't know how many times...
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Yeah, they've always had a better following in Europe than in North America.
by orts
Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Patrick who?????
Replies: 12
Views: 3497

Donald Trump? WTF?
by orts
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Creeper's Bar & Grill
Topic: Nomeansno the i don't know how many times...
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: Nomeansno the i don't know how many times...

Bah, you guys get to see them more often in Europe than we do in Toronto :(
by orts
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Weekend Roundup
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Firing Muckler wouldn't be about Not Winning The Cup, I think. More like a natural change of managers, trying not to let the organization stagnate. Which is certainly sensible. But in my opinion, things have gone so smoothly for that team for so long, and the organization has been so well run (all t...
by orts
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Game 5 Canucks @ Ducks OT Picture - The Truth
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Right, I just want to point out that if you look at the game day thread for that one, you'll note that I, Orts, was the very first person to suggest that Luongo was "answering a call of nature." I beat Robert by two minutes, and that was long before it was publically admitted :) http://www.canucksco...
by orts
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Recent Canucks Articles and Info: Post 'em if you see 'em
Replies: 22
Views: 7008

Luongo said he's looking forward to playing again with a defence that he thinks is among the most underrated in the league. "I wouldn't be up for any nominations if it wasn't for them," Luongo said. "They stepped up for me every night. They are the best group I've ever played with." Whether that's ...
by orts
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Keenan to Calgary?
Replies: 28
Views: 6365

Let them eat cake.
by orts
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: New Jersey concept
Replies: 30
Views: 10910

My kneejerk reaction was "HATE!"...

but actually, I kinda like this design. The shadows where the eyes oughta be, the muted but classy colours, the "workingman's superhero" aesthetic.

All kinda cool, once you get over the hallucinatory clamlike aliens clinging onto the top of the guy's head.
by orts
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Cup finals had record-low network television ratings
Replies: 15
Views: 4178

It just showed how much of a Leaf town and not a hockey town, Toronto is. I've always said that, too. But every once in a while somebody here proves me wrong :) And really, how would you compare that to Vancouver? or Calgary or Edmonton? As I maintained in another post, I'm not convinced that any o...
by orts
Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Cup finals had record-low network television ratings
Replies: 15
Views: 4178

But now that the Leaves' main rival makes it, all of a sudden it's ok to cheer against a Canadian team. I think that's totally the case here, in the blogsphere, the mainstream media, and in the centre of the universe. I was sitting in a bar here in Toronto watching game two (with a Briton there to ...
by orts
Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Hockey Knowledge in Anaheim
Replies: 12
Views: 2723

"The Vancouver Canucks still exist?!" From a mid-20s athletic guy (i.e. easy hockey demographic) just a few weeks ago when I mentioned the Canucks-Stars series while it was going on. "Trevor Linden played for the Canucks?! Is Russ Courtnall still captain [sic] there?" (Stated in 2000-ish). Well, yo...
by orts
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2007 Potential Free Agents - Pick your Player
Replies: 22
Views: 7533

Looks like Alexei Yashin's available too :)

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2 ... tract.html
by orts
Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Top 15 GREATEST NHL LEADERS since 1990 (in my opinion)
Replies: 15
Views: 4875

I'd like to see Mats Sundin on that list (in spite of my anti-Leaf bias). He has led by example and been the face of his team in spite of the fact that general management has given him fuckall to work with :)

Put him in Darien Hatcher's spot.

Glad you put Brin d'Amour so high up.