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Re: Canucks News n Notes 22-23

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rikster wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:59 pm The media is up in arms over how this was handled, but they are the ones who chose to spend most of their shows speculating on when and who for days and weeks and months all in the name of ratings and clicks...
Good point.

rikster wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:59 pm The coach needed to go, that there is no doubt about...
Truth.

rikster wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:59 pm In the end it came down to BB refusing to quit and forcing the team to fire him and pay him the balance of his contract ...while BB won the tug of war was he really thinking of his players over his own self interests?...
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Re: Canucks News n Notes 22-23

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CrzyCanuck wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:26 pm Am I the only one who's happy to see Gonchar and Foote behind our bench? finally some legit assholes to teach our young players to be mean
Tocchet is an asshole as well.

Yes, I've been thinking about these things.

Asshole Rutherford looking to asshole up? :D
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rikster wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:59 pm
Hockey Widow wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:05 pm Don’t you love how Rutherford threw owners under the bus? When defending his handling of the Bruce situation he said he don’t think he acted any differently than other GMs or people in power. He used the hiring of Bruce and firing of Green by Aqualung as an examples. He said ownership was already talking to Bruce and hired him before they fired Travis. I lol at that one.
The hiring process wasn't out of the ordinary, whether it be in the real world or in the sports world...

While I didn't agree with Rutherford publicly criticizing the coach over his inability or refusal to fix the glaring weaknesses in the teams play, we all saw it and we all complained about it...

The players, for all of their support following his firing didn't look like a team playing to save a coaches job, so I don't put much stock into much of what they say now...

The media is up in arms over how this was handled, but they are the ones who chose to spend most of their shows speculating on when and who for days and weeks and months all in the name of ratings and clicks...

If the coach was a Torts or someone not as well liked, would the outcry be as loud as it is?

The coach needed to go, that there is no doubt about...

In the end it came down to BB refusing to quit and forcing the team to fire him and pay him the balance of his contract ...while BB won the tug of war was he really thinking of his players over his own self interests?...

Moving forward, this may turn out to be one of the best management/coaching groups the organizations has had since the days of Quinn and Burke.
While I do think this was handled very badly, I agree that much of this is the result of rabid click-bait reporters and sports media personalities who can’t control their behaviour and lack a certain decorum. They chased the stories and leaks, report unfounded rumours, and then tar and feather management for the situation they created.

Management/ownership should have fired Boudreau in November, no coach just quits and leaves that kind of cash on the table. If there was any actual intent to sour him into walking away then that’s bad form.

A very moderate response there rikster.
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Strangelove wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:19 pm
CrzyCanuck wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:26 pm Am I the only one who's happy to see Gonchar and Foote behind our bench? finally some legit assholes to teach our young players to be mean
Tocchet is an asshole as well.

Yes, I've been thinking about these things.

Asshole Rutherford looking to asshole up? :D
So what we’re going with is that if you have assholes behind the bench it will turn the players into assholes on the ice.
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Mëds wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:11 pm
Strangelove wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:19 pm
CrzyCanuck wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:26 pm Am I the only one who's happy to see Gonchar and Foote behind our bench? finally some legit assholes to teach our young players to be mean
Tocchet is an asshole as well.

Yes, I've been thinking about these things.

Asshole Rutherford looking to asshole up? :D
So what we’re going with is that if you have assholes behind the bench it will turn the players into assholes on the ice.
Nope, I said "looking to asshole up."

Meaning I'm thinking (hoping) a couple of asshole players may be brought in.

(I suggested the other day that RT will make some suggestions)

But now that you mention it, Tocchet might help a couple of our players get in touch with their inner asshole I guess.

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Mëds wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:11 pm Asshole Rutherford looking to asshole up? :D
So what we’re going with is that if you have assholes behind the bench it will turn the players into assholes on the ice.
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Strangelove wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:18 pm But now that you mention it, Tocchet might help a couple of our players get in touch with their inner asshole I guess.
What happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room ;)
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5thhorseman wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:24 pm
Strangelove wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:18 pm But now that you mention it, Tocchet might help a couple of our players get in touch with their inner asshole I guess.
What happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room ;)
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I wonder if the Aqualini’s will make Tocchetti put the t and i back at the end of his last name? They are probably referring to Rick as a Mangiacake
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After watching Tocchet’s presser, anyone else wonder if ole Rick and Beers MacKenzie are related?
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Megaterio Llamas wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:44 pm
Cousin Strawberry wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:25 pm
Beerlover wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:16 pm This reads like the intro to an episode of Botched, where they roll in the latest leather faced troll and their lumpy dome. Canucks bare the marks of Just For Men Jim Benning clumsy sawing and carving leaving a clapped out, run through roster with a giant hole in it. I guess it was too much to ask for someone to be able to do anything more than just draft. Thanks to the new management for signing forwards to a team that desperately needed RHD.
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On the way to the dentist this morning I happened to listen to the radio and the sports talking heads were discussing the rest of the schedule for the Canucks. It seems that they play teams like Ducks, Coyotes and Hawks a lot so it can skew the results. Will this be another opportunity for management to say "see we were so close with RT as the coach this team is much better and we don't have to make any significant changes to the line up"

I just don't trust anyone associated with the puking whale.
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2Fingers wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:58 am On the way to the dentist this morning I happened to listen to the radio and the sports talking heads were discussing the rest of the schedule for the Canucks. It seems that they play teams like Ducks, Coyotes and Hawks a lot so it can skew the results. Will this be another opportunity for management to say "see we were so close with RT as the coach this team is much better and we don't have to make any significant changes to the line up"

I just don't trust anyone associated with the puking whale.
This was mentioned by Bruce last week when asked about the timing of his firing.

Lets be realistic, move some middle line up players out with their pricey contracts and add 2 defenders that will lighten the burden on OEL and Meyers while their contracts expire and there is still money for Bo, Ko and Pettersson. If Meyers/OEL can be moved all the better.
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2Fingers wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:58 am On the way to the dentist this morning I happened to listen to the radio and the sports talking heads were discussing the rest of the schedule for the Canucks. It seems that they play teams like Ducks, Coyotes and Hawks a lot so it can skew the results. Will this be another opportunity for management to say "see we were so close with RT as the coach this team is much better and we don't have to make any significant changes to the line up"

I just don't trust anyone associated with the puking whale.
Yup, never trust Canucks management.

In fact, don't trust anyone Fingers!

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Strangelove wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:25 am Yup, never trust Canucks management.
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