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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Fred » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:46 pm

Let's hope Bitz is ready for January for the trip into Boston
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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Doyle Hargraves » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:15 pm

Fred wrote:Let's hope Bitz is ready for January for the trip into Boston
Is he a relative of yours ? You have been drumming the guy up for months around here.
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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Fred » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:58 pm

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Fred wrote:Let's hope Bitz is ready for January for the trip into Boston
Is he a relative of yours ? You have been drumming the guy up for months around here.
Third cousin twice removed of my Uncle Fred (from Moose Factory ) from his second marriage
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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Doyle Hargraves » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:21 am

Fred wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Fred wrote:Let's hope Bitz is ready for January for the trip into Boston
Is he a relative of yours ? You have been drumming the guy up for months around here.
Third cousin twice removed of my Uncle Fred (from Moose Factory ) from his second marriage
Not a very nice relative wanting him to come back in the lineup to get bootfucked.

Byron Bitz is about as tough as Lars Lindgren or Marek Malik.
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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Fred » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:32 am

[quote="Blob Mckenzie.

Byron Bitz is about as tough as Lars Lindgren or Marek Malik.[/quote]

You may be right, I've never seen him play/fight but he has taken on some heavy weights in his time and frankly he's all we got. Where did you see him play/fight or is this supposition

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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Doyle Hargraves » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:04 pm

there's a website called dropyourgloves.com.

When I saw the signing and the size of the dude I was stoked..... but he isn't much of a fighter.
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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Fred » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:25 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:there's a website called dropyourgloves.com.

When I saw the signing and the size of the dude I was stoked..... but he isn't much of a fighter.
Well you know what they say Blob, you don't have to win them all you just have to answer the bell and this guy may be the only player on both roster ( Vcr + Chi ) who might...might do that with an opposing heavy weight.

After Lucic being unable to parade his Cup in Vcr me thinks he's looking forward to the Canucks visit in January aided and abetted by every ones friend Marchant. MG might get excited up in his box in Boston but he'll be imploring the players to turn the other cheek on the ice and most will be only too happy to do that :D
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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by dhabums » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:38 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:there's a website called dropyourgloves.com.

When I saw the signing and the size of the dude I was stoked..... but he isn't much of a fighter.
And you'd think growing up playing hockey with a name like Byron Bitz would make you tough. Kinda like Jody Shelley.

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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by jackalman » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:15 am

I know a dude who is named Jasmin... :shock:

Mom and dad must of been really pissed they were having a baby.

Luckily for Jasmin the dude is a fucking boling ball.

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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Potatoe1 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:54 pm

Lines at pratice.

Sedins-Burrows
Higgins-Hodgson-Hansen
Raymond-Kesler-Booth
Volpatti-Lapierre/Malhotra-Weise

Wasn't expecting Raymond back anytime soon but those lines seem to imply he is going to play.

On a side note, it's nice to see lines built around the players who are playing the best and not who the coach wants to get going.

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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Strangelove » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:40 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:Lines at pratice.

Sedins-Burrows
Higgins-Hodgson-Hansen
Raymond-Kesler-Booth
Volpatti-Lapierre/Malhotra-Weise

Wasn't expecting Raymond back anytime soon but those lines seem to imply he is going to play.

On a side note, it's nice to see lines built around the players who are playing the best and not who the coach wants to get going.
If those lines stick, Kess still sees over 20 mins icetime next game imo.

Obviously Hodgson needs to play centre, but there are two or three centres better than he right now.

Hopefully Raymond plays well enough to up his trade value. :thumbs:
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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by tantalum » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:57 pm

What 2 or 3 centers are those? keeping in mind you can likely switch the practice 2nd and 3rd lines and have hodgson on the third line I don't see the issue.

Kesler has not been better. Henrik and Lapierre have but LaPierre has been good precisely because he is being put in the proper role.

Hodgson has been good on the offensive side of the puck and having two responsible and quick wingers should be a good thing.

though for Kesler at least last night he started dumping and chasing a bit instead of the shot into shinpads technique he was using before.

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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Potatoe1 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:29 pm

Strangelove wrote: Obviously Hodgson needs to play centre, but there are two or three centres better than he right now.
Would seem that the coaching staff disagrees...

Personally I dont think this is about Hodgson playing at center or wing (he's been fine in both positions), I think it's about playing the best line up and right now.

Manny has been the the worst player on the roster so far this year so he comes out and opens up a spot in the middle.

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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Strangelove » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:31 pm

tantalum wrote: What 2 or 3 centers are those?
Kess, Hank, Lappy.
tantalum wrote: Kesler has not been better.
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tantalum wrote: Henrik and Lapierre have but LaPierre has been good precisely because he is being put in the proper role.
By rights, Lappy is our 3rd line centre at this point.

Obviously Hank is our 1st line centre.

And, although not back to his usual superstar standards, Kess is still MUCH better than Hodgson as a #2 centre right now.

Kess is still filling a vital role on the PP & PK don't forget.

As I said, he'll see over 20 min icetime next game if those lines stick.

Hodgson, about 15??

And that's fair enough.

Lappy deserves more icetime than Hods right now imo, but he won't be getting that...
tantalum wrote: Hodgson has been good on the offensive side of the puck and having two responsible and quick wingers should be a good thing.
Like I said, Hods should be playing centre... and it's great if Canucks can give him a coupla good two-way forwards to work with. But it's tough finding legitimate icetime for Centre #4 on a team with Hank, Kess, and Lappy. Dude doesn't kill penalties and there isn't alotta time left for the second unit PP.
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Re: 11/12 Injury Thread

Post by Strangelove » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:39 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:
Strangelove wrote: Obviously Hodgson needs to play centre, but there are two or three centres better than he right now.
Would seem that the coaching staff disagrees...
Oh I doubt the coaching staff disagrees...
Potatoe1 wrote: Personally I dont think this is about Hodgson playing at center or wing (he's been fine in both positions), I think it's about playing the best line up and right now.
Hodgson is not likely to see his minutes increase much if at all with those lines.

This is about moving Hodgson back to centre where he belongs. (smile)
Potatoe1 wrote: Manny has been the the worst player on the roster so far this year so he comes out and opens up a spot in the middle.
Yes, Manny has sucked and deserves to be benched.

Hods can have his minutes, how's that sound? (grin)
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