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Title: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 03, 2018, 10:42:07 PM
Opening night of the regular season. The Make Beliefs squeaked out an overtime win against the lowly Canadiens while on the West Coast the Canucks won decisively over the Flames 5-2. Many more wins to come. Who would have believe the Capitals blanked the Boston Bruins 7-0 ?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 04, 2018, 12:27:49 PM
Canucks get a big W & how many times were they short handed? A lot .
Our stopper played great. Penalty killing for Vancouver gets an A plus.
Now they go to Calgary for a return meeting & will they compete or get snowballed & lose by a bakers dozen.  Bruins stoppers ??? Or team ??? 7-0 zippo (???)
Toronto stars win the day for the Maple Leafs.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 06, 2018, 10:46:14 PM
There goes the Leafs and Canucks' unbeaten season. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 07, 2018, 02:01:32 AM
There goes the Leafs and Canucks' unbeaten season. ;D
Canucks skated hard but the out shot them by a big margin so they deserved to win .
But we have a talented player who has good skating skills & has a great shot. Rookie Petterson or however his name is spelt.
Canucks over all look good but goaltending ??? Think should be better.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on October 07, 2018, 08:34:55 PM
Been away for 2 weeks, good to be home and seeing us well on the way to the Cup. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 08, 2018, 12:18:45 AM
Leaf star players come up big again & win by a goal over Chicago.
Well some team is going to win the Cup & surely the Leafs have a shot. Problem is there are plenty of other good teams. Long road ahead....
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 09, 2018, 09:05:40 PM
Been away for 2 weeks, good to be home and seeing us well on the way to the Cup. ;D ;D ;D
Leafs win over Dallas. Canucks lost on the road.
Leafs are potting in a lot of goals most games in the start of the season.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 09, 2018, 09:08:42 PM
Another assist for Pettersen, 6 points in 3 games. Future looking bright.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 10, 2018, 08:13:31 PM
Another assist for Pettersen, 6 points in 3 games. Future looking bright.
Your so right! Pettersen has been a real joy to watch. He's exciting,skates well,has desire,has a great shot & he gets it away so quickly.
The game in Calgary the tv color man said something about that other teams are going to have to start hitting Pettersen so to slow him / wear him out / or make him more cautious about skating towards the net I guess was his idea. Tell you the truth was not too happy with the guy 's comment. He should just say what is happening in the game but not on air giving advice to hit Pettersen. Boo !!!!
Hopefully if he does get future hits they are hits within the rules.
Not boarding or hits from behind. Or a stick cross check in his teeth. We need this guy to say healthy.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 13, 2018, 09:34:00 PM
Canucks and the Lions win. Perfect night.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 13, 2018, 11:30:54 PM
Canucks and the Lions win. Perfect night.
Too bad the games overlapped on tv. Was changing chs a lot.
Chris Leafs won but Argos are the pits. Not a perfect night.
Canucks win & they look impressive in doing so. Lots of energy.
Lions too looked energized & determined.
Just maybe ....good things are in store.  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 15, 2018, 09:51:42 PM
So far the Leafs & the Canucks have demonstrated that they are much improved teams from a yr. ago.
Kings are not push overs & they were defeated by the Leafs tonight.
Should be interesting when the Canucks play against TO.
End of game will be  ;D or  :'(
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 16, 2018, 07:01:34 PM
Another 2 points for the Canucks. Rolling, rolling, rolling
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 18, 2018, 05:12:21 PM
Another 2 points for the Canucks. Rolling, rolling, rolling
The rolling ball may stop tonight for both Canucks & Leafs. They play against the Jets & Pens.
Think the Jets are a little grumpy at times & watch out if they are.
Mind you they can't hit what they cannot catch. Unless they give out a boarding or cross check in the guy's teeth. Boooooooooooo!!!!!
Dirty hits by dirty players. Some players have a mean streak on & off the ice. They decide to be that way. Who are they? Hint they never "smile" but look grumpy. Sounds like the entire Jet team. Careful Canucks.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 20, 2018, 10:26:56 PM
That 's the sign of a good team. Get a W after a loss. Bounce back.
Canucks truly are so much more energized than recent past years.
With the old blood twins gone...twins were like anchors to the team in the last two years. But hats off to them as they did play so well over all.  Marchant did not nose or lick anyone tonight.m ;D
Canucks 2 -1 over Boston in OT.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 20, 2018, 11:10:56 PM
Canucks win and the Make Beliefs lost. Perfect evening. Time for a glass of wine
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on October 22, 2018, 10:51:00 AM
Season starting off good here in Nashville.  Glad you guys are doing well.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 22, 2018, 01:59:06 PM
Season starting off good here in Nashville.  Glad you guys are doing well.
Canucks are going to kick Nashville's butt when they meet.
One 1 Cup so it just cannot be shared.
Like the head male lion gets to fill up his stomach & then other lions can safely eat !!!
Trying to stir the pot.  ;D
Nashville seems to be skating better/faster. Teams before looked like they had something up their..... :P
All the best to Nashville this coming season.
Watch out for the "kissing bug" think this insect is in the southern states. Mexico Central America & S. America.... Remind me not to travel to Texas or Mexico or.......
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on October 23, 2018, 10:55:07 AM
We might lose to the Canucks, although, we have lost only one and honestly, haven't really looked our best for a full game yet.  We have had at most one period where we looked good if we even get that.  Then at least one period where we look pretty bad.  If we are ever on for a full game, that is going to be ugly, or glorious, depending on your perspective.  Definitely fun to watch at least.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 23, 2018, 09:46:46 PM
We might lose to the Canucks, although, we have lost only one and honestly, haven't really looked our best for a full game yet.  We have had at most one period where we looked good if we even get that.  Then at least one period where we look pretty bad.  If we are ever on for a full game, that is going to be ugly, or glorious, depending on your perspective.  Definitely fun to watch at least.
Nashville had a tough loss tonight. Sharks scored 3 in the 3rd period for the W.
( game in Nashville too )
Canucks were in a good game against the Caps the other night but lost because of a bad 3rd period as well.
Mind you the ref had some ? calls against the Canucks in the final 20 minutes so that zapped out Vancouver offence.
The Sharks are a tough team to play against. Tough as nails & they crowd the net.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on October 24, 2018, 08:56:10 AM
Yeah, was there last night.  Preds did what they have an issue doing, they turtled.  Get a lead and go into hold the lead mindset.  Works great if they hold the lead but then they gave up the short handed goal and then fell apart and once they go into turtle mode, they can't get the press back easily.  We did that last year too and only once when we lost the lead were we able to come back and win and that took a last minute goal and winning in overtime.  Every other time if we lose the lead, we lose.  Lose the fire.  Guess it was better to lose like that than to get shut out and look horrible all game.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 24, 2018, 10:54:48 PM
Well the Canucks get the W in Vegas. Close game / vancouver played a solid game complete with good goaltending.
This team is working hard & they look good doing so.
Energy plus.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 24, 2018, 11:53:22 PM
Nice start to the road trip
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 25, 2018, 11:57:23 PM
Nice start to the road trip
Now Canucks are 50/50 on the road trip.
They kept the game respectable but injuries & back to back does not help.

Nashville Preds did got their win in OT against the Devils !!!
What a great shot on the winning goal.

Toronto playing the win one lose one lately.
What is it with the Canucks? They get players that have the goal scoring skills & they get injured.
The guy who slammed Petterson to the ice forcefully should of got 20 games not the slap on the wrist.
He could of broke the guy's neck. Booooooooooo !!!!!'
The Great One Wayne Gretzky had goons to protect him in his prime years. Do not injure our best players was the motto to the other team or else dun dun da dun da dun dun da dun !!!!
Is the showdown between the Canucks & Leafs happening anytime soon. Hope not. We need our good players back on the ice. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 30, 2018, 12:17:09 AM
Canucks big W over Wild.
Our rookie is back in the scoring groove!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 31, 2018, 11:12:55 PM
Canucks big W over Chicago.
 Booooooooooo not a boo because of bad play but boooooooo because it's Oct 31.  ;D
Canucks playing like they believe in themselves.
Younger legs & better attitude. New blood.
Where are those Maple Leafs hiding?
Come on face the Canucks. We are ready for you guys.  :)

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 01, 2018, 10:31:35 AM
Canucks big W over Chicago.
 Booooooooooo not a boo because of bad play but boooooooo because it's Oct 31.  ;D
Canucks playing like they believe in themselves.
Younger legs & better attitude. New blood.
Where are those Maple Leafs hiding?
Come on face the Canucks. We are ready for you guys.  :)
FA has not commented on Canuck wins? How surprising is that???
Maybe he is a secret Toronto Maple Leaf fan.  ;D
Chris maybe has talked ( brainwashed programmed mind controlled ) FA to see the darkness of the Leafs.
If that's the case FA please come back to the light. The light of the Canucks.  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 01, 2018, 10:58:42 AM
Too busy making the Canucks great again ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 01, 2018, 01:11:39 PM
Too busy making the Canucks great again ;)
You & Trump are burning the midnight oil ... working too many hrs.
Great answer though. What can I reply to that? Other than to say "great job...your hard work is getting results" (hope your not telling the wife the same at bedtime... ;) )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 02, 2018, 10:42:24 PM
Another tremendous win tonight.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 02, 2018, 11:08:51 PM
Another tremendous win tonight.
My wife has a cough & literally she kinda was like an alarm clock. Fall asleep then she'd cough like a HORSE!!! Finally she stopped the cough cycle about 3am. So would ya not know it I fell asleep on our comfy leather couch in the beginning of the 3rd period. Woke up & had to check the sports report.
What 7-6 !
Canucks have some firepower!!!
Fans got entertained.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on November 05, 2018, 10:35:09 AM
Glad you guys are having a good season.  Things still going well here too.  Love hockey season.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 06, 2018, 01:24:17 PM
Glad you guys are having a good season.  Things still going well here too.  Love hockey season.
Yes,think FA will agree ...we are soooooo happy Nashville is doing well. ( but we will stab Nashville in the back & defeat Preds with skill or with a few "tricks" spearing where it counts but only if the ref is not looking  ::) ) But ya Preds are getting big W's over good teams. ( rumor has it that if team loses they forfeit their game $ )  ;D
Your goalie is getting old but still signed for extra 2 yrs. ( Rennie )
And Joel Q. has been fired !!! Guy makes something like 6 million per season. ( for a coach!!!! )
If memory serves me correctly Nashville booted out the Hawks in the playoffs not so many yrs ago.
Hey but the Hawks under Joel got 3 Stanley Cups ! Canucks under dozens of coaches & still no Stanley.
Joel come to the Canucks.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on November 07, 2018, 11:23:08 AM
Yes,think FA will agree ...we are soooooo happy Nashville is doing well. ( but we will stab Nashville in the back & defeat Preds with skill or with a few "tricks" spearing where it counts but only if the ref is not looking  ::) ) But ya Preds are getting big W's over good teams. ( rumor has it that if team loses they forfeit their game $ )  ;D
Your goalie is getting old but still signed for extra 2 yrs. ( Rennie )
And Joel Q. has been fired !!! Guy makes something like 6 million per season. ( for a coach!!!! )
If memory serves me correctly Nashville booted out the Hawks in the playoffs not so many yrs ago.
Hey but the Hawks under Joel got 3 Stanley Cups ! Canucks under dozens of coaches & still no Stanley.
Joel come to the Canucks.

Yes, not last year but the year before we booted the Hawks out of the playoffs.  Not just booted, swept them in the first round.  Not only swept, but allowed zero goals their entire two home games (No Chelsea Dagger, win for everybody) and only allowed a couple away goals and they led only a couple minutes out of all four games.  I think it broke them because they were relevant for very little last year.  Yes, they had goalie problems but the team heart seemed to be gone.  They were no longer the favorite and somehow that translated to them being mostly irrelevant very quickly.  Yes, we take pride in breaking the Blackhawks.

And yes, Rinne is getting old but the extension he signed has now our starter and our next starter (the transition has already begun shifting more starts toward Sauros every year) locked up for the next two years combined for less than Rinne's current contract.  Huge win there.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 07, 2018, 12:46:47 PM
Wow TNA ya make good pts & info.
Remember Chicago got beat by Preds but did not know it was such a massacre !!!!
That a pill the size of a hockey puck for Hawks players coach & fans to swallow.
The cure would be to replay the Stanley Cup winning games. ;D
Refocus on positive accomplishments. Imagine 3 Cups by the same core of players/coach in the 30 plus league. That's really a big bar that is miraculous really.
Ask us Canuck fans.
Ya Preds goaltending duo is strong.
Nothing worse than have a team get many scoring chances & the other team gets off a weak shot & scores. Takes the air out of a teams sails.
Toronto ( Anderson ) is such a stopper. Chris must chuckle when he sees him making great saves with ease & on a regular basis. Also his teamates see how the goalie comes with his A game so they do as well. Rubs off on the team.
Our Petterson is being compared to Wayne Gretzky ! Even has the same body type. This guy is soooooo..talented. He could have had 3-4 goals against Detroit if it were not for great saves.
Canucks got a pt anyways. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 08, 2018, 08:23:55 PM
Another win tonight. The rebuild is coming along nicely. We are all Canucks.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 09, 2018, 01:22:54 PM
Another win tonight. The rebuild is coming along nicely. We are all Canucks.
Rebuild ? The team is completed & built. Canucks are ready for all takers!!!
Stanley Cup is ours in 2018/19  :)
Leafs & Preds will have to wait 2019/20 to fight it out.
Canucks blood transfusion has worked plus getting rid of "has been" players.
Even Canuck goaltending is doing their part.
( new goalie coach is worth his salt )
Know FA thinks the Cup is ours but he is too humble to "say it".  ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 09, 2018, 01:28:49 PM

Know FA thinks the Cup is ours but he is too humble to "say it".  ;)

You're beginning to sound like Chris
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 09, 2018, 04:28:00 PM
You're beginning to sound like Chris
;D ;D ;D ;D
 Chris? Chris who? Are you meaning that talented sports fisherman, Bible thumper Sunday church going, clean up trash in his community, moral, you tuber, forum poster, Leaf loving 75 yr old guy, who knows how to skate & shoot a puck & is he the one who played with/against Errol Flynn the very famous actor ( or am I mixing that one up...Flynn who played in an exhibition rugby or hockey game with Chris or someone else ? ) .....well if I sound like him ...I think that's a positive thing!!!
But seriously FA ya gotta like how the Canucks are performing.  Plus the team looks to have great chemistry on the bench. They look alive energized focused....not the dumbfounded puzzle daze look of past teams. Bring on the Leafs !!!!! Bragging rights. In their rink or ours. We dare them to cross our Canuck blue line.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 10, 2018, 06:58:18 PM
Chris the ex Leaf advisor who was fired by the GM Doofus. Another point for the Canucks this afternoon. Wonder how the Leaves do tonight ?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 10, 2018, 10:07:38 PM
Chris the ex Leaf advisor who was fired by the GM Doofus. Another point for the Canucks this afternoon. Wonder how the Leaves do tonight ?
Chris has not commented in a while or on this latest news. Think he's waiting for the Leafs to get the Cup & then he will post!  ;D
Let's see....Canucks beat Boston the other night...Boston beats Leafs today.
That makes it clear as my nose on my face...Canucks are better than Leafs!!!
Ya Canucks get a pt with the tie ( even after 60 minutes )
Rumour has it the Canucks saw a little girl crying as she was so upset the Sabres were losing 3-1 so...somehow in an unspoken way Buffalo tied the game. Win in SO.
Little girl went home happy.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 10, 2018, 10:35:10 PM
Chris doesn't post anymore because he's no longer the Leaf advisor. He's now a Canuck fan.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 13, 2018, 01:58:31 PM
Chris doesn't post anymore because he's no longer the Leaf advisor. He's now a Canuck fan.
In this present world people are very outspoken. Many Catholic priests wear street cloths in public...many Pres. Trump followers no longer wear their "Make America great again" caps...on & on.
I think many Leaf fans no longer wear their Maple Leaf T shirts at Canuck home games...
Why all the above. Because some fans are so short tempered / maybe too many beers arguments start & punches may be thrown.
Me I'm even tempered & this is Canada & people should be able to cheer on whatever team or believe in whatever religion ( false or true. ) as that is what the right to choose is all about.
But if this is not fake news & is fact ....welcome Chris to the Canuck fold.  :)
A Canuck win tonight in NY state will give us 2 pts out of a possible 4.
Close game in NYC yesterday. Islanders hopely do not have as good goalie & more goals for the Vancouver team.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on November 13, 2018, 06:30:37 PM
Chris doesn't post anymore because he's no longer the Leaf advisor. He's now a Canuck fan.
No I have been so busy hunting and fishing and in TO advising to post. Freezer now filled with a deer, fish, grouse, ducks, 5 different wild berries and now a goose that fell tonight on 2 shots like the Canucks are tonight.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 13, 2018, 09:22:01 PM
Chris you've been so busy...talk about active. By the sounds of it it's not a small freezer ( apt size ) but full size one. Deer fish birds...berries..
The great outdoors is hunter's & sports fishermen/ladies supermarket.
The Leafs get another W. & Canucks on a bit of a slump. Even Pettersson has been shooting blanks lately.
Roller coaster wins/losses... well Canucks still have a winning record...Leafs though are rolling along quite well. Basically 2 wins to 1 loss.
Leafs have a solid goalie who rarely has a bad game.
Our goalies play ok but seem to let in 1-2 soft goals in too many games.
Leafs & Canucks meet in January & it should provide some fireworks  ;D
Canucks took toooooooo many penalties in the 3rd. Booooooooooo !

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 16, 2018, 11:11:25 AM
Canucks lose badly against the Wild.  ( wild loss for canuckos )
Leafs getting big wins on the road without Matthews in the game. They sure have lots of snipers & nose for getting the puck in the net.
Gee am not looking forward to the Canucks vs Leafs anymore.  :-[We are going to get massacred possibly.
Guess Canucks will have to play dirty ( Ric Flair tricks )
Nashville record is very good but they lost a close game. 2-1. Injuries to their key players does not help.
Canucks wake up.
They are playing so badly even FA is speechless. What's that big bird with head in hole in ground?
Me hear nothing Me see nothing Me FA say nothing.  ;D
Why are the Canucks playing so shitty?
Because the media last week gave them too many positive reviews & their heads got fat & now they are shitting their hockey pants. They thought they just have to show up to get a W.
Drink coffee boys & wake up. Skate skate skate for 60 minutes like the Leafs & the Canucks  will get results. If not bring in Mike Keenan & his whip.  ;D

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 16, 2018, 02:38:58 PM
No need to panic A-BOATER. The plan is working.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 16, 2018, 03:34:16 PM
No need to panic A-BOATER. The plan is working.
Hope Canucks are not following the BC Lions plan.
"We will overcome...."
When the Leafs smell like flowers & fresh bathed perfumed tuned up hold their head high players & singing humming free flow bouncing light footed smiling Toronto fans & compared to sluggish bloated constipated balding what? what? what was that? "I don't know?" stunned thin ice Come on come on come on...Vancouver fans I AM PANICING ....
Thanks FA for the "word"....when I see my MD tomorrow & my high blood pressure is 200/140 I'll just explain " Doc I'm not eating too much salt ....it's the Canucks slump. Too many losses in a row & I feel like " PANIC ATTACK. "  :o :( :o :(

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 16, 2018, 09:09:44 PM
Couple of glasses of red wine will cure the panic attack. ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 16, 2018, 11:12:22 PM
Couple of glasses of red wine will cure the panic attack. ;)
;D ;D ;D  no truer words were ever spoken. FA you very wise man.
Maybe 1/2 glass before the first period may loosen up the Canucks.  :)
Ok let's not panic. Calm calm no panic no panic I said Nooooo Paniccccc awhhhhhh.
Canucks better win the next game is all I can think & say.  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 17, 2018, 09:14:13 PM
FA is PANICING I assume by now. 3-2 W by Canadians over the Canucks.
Looks like a close game & it was but Markstrom had to make more great saves or else...
Canucks had to get a W today & they did not.
This team is not complete but still in the building stage. Some jerk last week posted the Canucks will take on all comers.  ::)That guy does not know a thing about hockey.
Canucks are still in rebuild stage.
Be patient folks. Some players are smoking cigars & others still changing their pampers.
If the Canucks win 2 games out of ten we fans should be happy & understanding. Booooooooooooo!
What the h_ _ _ !!!!!!!!!!!!
Heads should roll if ......
Ready to start cheering for Chris's team.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 17, 2018, 10:30:13 PM
No need to panic. High draft pick a coming. ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 17, 2018, 10:52:46 PM
No need to panic. High draft pick a coming. ;)
Positive thinking eternal optimist & great faith & hope.
High draft pick means Canucks will be very low in standings at end of season.
Which in turn means lots of losses.
Canucks are going the way of the BC Lions.
Time to trade for Cliff Ronning's son.
WDYT ?
What do you think? Experts out in the WWW land.
What are these Canucks doing or not doing? Maybe addicted to "?" vids on the net or not eating healthy food. FA slip Chris some dough ($) under the table & ask him for some advice. We no tell.

 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 20, 2018, 12:11:03 AM
Canuckos lost again. Must be 5 or 6 losses in a row.
Lions lose Canucks lose White Caps lose...
To get us on track let's get FA behind the bench.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 20, 2018, 12:12:17 AM
Oh forgot to post that the Leafs are on a winning streak. Ouch !
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on November 20, 2018, 05:36:46 AM
3 posts and no word from FA as has been drinking too much and can't find his computer let alone type. ;D

On the other hand I had a drink to celebrate all our wins be it only a coffee. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on November 20, 2018, 09:24:28 AM
One heck of a game last night against the lightning.  Nashville got a 3-1 lead then tried to hold on.  Gave up 1 about halfway through the third.  The last couple minutes of the game were INTENSE with some amazing saves by Rinne, some amazing defensive plays including one puck that made it past Rinne, was heading toward the goal before getting cleared by a reaching defenseman, a post hit, side of the net hit that looks like it went in, crazy crazy crazy last couple minutes but we left with a huge win.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 20, 2018, 01:31:11 PM
Canuckos lost again. Must be 5 or 6 losses in a row.
Lions lose Canucks lose White Caps lose...
To get us on track let's get FA behind the bench.  ;D

Too busy fishing and making the Canucks great again. Besides the job doesn't pay enough
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 20, 2018, 01:32:06 PM
Oh forgot to post that the Leafs are on a winning streak. Ouch !

Fake news from the failing Toronto media. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 20, 2018, 01:34:48 PM
3 posts and no word from FA as has been drinking too much and can't find his computer let alone type. ;D

On the other hand I had a drink to celebrate all our wins be it only a coffee. ;D ;D ;D

Well, well, well. Look who finally shows up. You must have finally dried out and found your computer :D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 20, 2018, 06:42:19 PM
FA & Chris read your posts....had a good laugh! You guys kill me so to say / break me up.  ;D ;D ;D
Honestly though FA you should be the home game head coach & the other guy away game coach. A first but may work well.
TNA congrads on the nail biting W. Fans got their $ worth. But too many games like that may be hard on a person's heart ! Including the players heart.
Let's see if the Canucks can get W's playing the Cali teams. (Sharks & Ducks)
Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go.
The owner should go in the dressing room after each home game. Look every player in the eyes & smile if Canucks W. :) If a loss look them in the eyes & frown.  >:(
But do not say nothing. Smile or frown is enough said. This  tv & radio Ad was approved by FA.

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 20, 2018, 07:04:26 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on November 21, 2018, 06:22:20 AM
TNA congrads on the nail biting W. Fans got their $ worth. But too many games like that may be hard on a person's heart ! Including the players heart.

That game was hard on a person's heart.  We do not need any more like that.  Felt like I needed to sit for a couple minutes after the game just to have the breath to walk to the car.  Easy wins are ok.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 21, 2018, 08:44:09 PM
That game was hard on a person's heart.  We do not need any more like that.  Felt like I needed to sit for a couple minutes after the game just to have the breath to walk to the car.  Easy wins are ok.
About 20 years ago my wife's friend husband was a die hard Canadians fan. He'd get so excited & yell loudly. After a game he went to bed later that night. Heart attack & "kicked the bucket".
Not even 60 yrs old. But honestly he really really got so excited & yelled so loud...& they lived in a high rise. Hopefully the soundproofing was ok or else his neighbours will be disturbed big time.
He was a serious fan.
Hope he made it to the "land in the sky!"
FA & myself are having a little heart trouble lately ....too many Canuck losses makes our heart beat in a dif. pattern. Preds are playing hard & getting results.
What happened to Vegas the other night???? ( in Calgary ...blowout )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 23, 2018, 08:51:03 PM
Canucks lose. 4-0 to Sharks.
Bring in those used brown paper bags from the TO area.
Losing streak is now 8 games!!!
It's like if a boxer has lost his last 7 fights does the boxer want to lose to him in his 8th fight. No way.
Sharks did not want to lose a home game to the low flying Canucks. Doesn't look good.
Canucks are just going to have to get a win in their building.
Canucks just a short time ago was doing super & now .....like landing on the tail of the snake of the game Snake & Ladders board game.
Had a dream & a nightmare last night. The dream was about the Maple Leafs winning so many Cups in the 1940s & 1960s...  Even 3-4 in a row....
4 NHL coaches have been fired already this season I think so ....will the Canucks pull the trigger?
Bring in Ric Flair for a locker room pre game pep talk.
Worked for the Tigercats over the Lions.
If this keeps up possibly FA & I will become secret Leafs fans.    ;D yes these are desparate times.
Edit in: nightmare ....Canucks cannot even win a game let alone a Cup since the 1970s when they got in the league.

 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 23, 2018, 09:29:16 PM
Have a glass or two of wine A-BOATER and repeat after me "no need to panic". If it makes you feel better, the Make Beliefs also lost. :D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 23, 2018, 09:57:27 PM
Have a glass or two of wine A-BOATER and repeat after me "no need to panic". If it makes you feel better, the Make Beliefs also lost. :D
;D ;D good idea but......
Any good Black Friday deals on red wine?
The way the Canucks are going ...a glass or two just will not do...
Oh the Leafs lost. Maybe 4 losses in the last 20 games...more wine please. Tough to be a Canucks & Lion fan ...will age too quick.
Hear Chris is singing & humming lately & telling others "Life is good to be a Leaf fan".
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 23, 2018, 10:58:08 PM
Chris is whining........ ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 24, 2018, 10:05:50 PM
Chris is whining........ ;)
Think Chris is rejoicing with a big W over the Flyers !
But the Canucks got some oxygen & got a heartbeat finally.
A rare WIN...hopefully the start of something good.
Thought they would lose against LA in an away game. & against their former coach.
Happy times are here again ....bring on the Leafs.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 24, 2018, 10:22:09 PM
Glad to seen your mood has picked up. Told you, no need to panic. You can't lose them all.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 25, 2018, 07:20:13 AM
Glad to seen your mood has picked up. Told you, no need to panic. You can't lose them all.
Yep am a "Happy camper. "
A few wins & we're back in 1st place.
Put a hold on them darn brown paper bags.
How sweet it is ! ( Jackie Gleason )  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on November 25, 2018, 05:58:49 PM
Yep am a "Happy camper. "
A few wins & we're back in 1st place.
Put a hold on them darn brown paper bags.
How sweet it is ! ( Jackie Gleason )  ;D
Tiger, done like dinner, the basement is nearer than the top for your guys. ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 25, 2018, 06:13:59 PM
Tiger, done like dinner, the basement is nearer than the top for your guys. ;D ;D

You should know what the basement is like. :D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 25, 2018, 07:26:34 PM
Tiger, done like dinner, the basement is nearer than the top for your guys. ;D ;D
Chris please do not reveal FACTS. We want info that "tickles our ears".
Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go ......etc...
On & on... 
Ya ya ya read what FA post said ...... :)
( Chris your team has Ontario fans smiling ...& some "others" in dif provinces.......) 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 25, 2018, 07:48:38 PM
Chris is gloating how well the Laughs are doing. He needs to be reminded how they did in the playoffs. Remember this ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8GCH5qf9IY&t=17s
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 27, 2018, 10:59:41 PM
Another point for Canada's team.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 28, 2018, 12:43:33 AM
LA Kings are nasty players / big...& they get extra mean if forwards skate within 5 yards of the net...so the Canucks basically stayed closer to the  boards & taking 40-50 ft shots.. ( I would too )
Canucks had more shots but LA got better scoring chances. Markstrom was sharp.
A pt is a pt.
LA ex Canuck coach did not blow any kisses to us BC fans.
Guess we will just have to kick out LA from the up coming playoffs....even if LA goes ahead by 4-1 in game 7. What the Bruins did to the Leafs we can do too  ;D
That vid on page 5 showed faces with funeral expressions.
( Leafs are back from the dead & alive once more. )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 30, 2018, 03:44:13 PM
Very amazed FA did not give his views on yesterday's Canucks game.
Oh ya they LOST. That explains it.
Guess we will get more wins when the Seattle team comes into existence.
We can either put Arizona or Vegas in the Central Division.
Then all divisions will have 8 teams.
Maple Leafs, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Lightning,Nashville,Caps,Calgary are doing well...
But like a horse race...if a horse goes too quick at the start they may tire & slow up...the other horses pass the leader after the final turn  ;D
So look for Toronto Calgary & Nashville to tire & the Canucks get more W's than them.
FA do not worry ok ...the Canucks will start to win 2 & lose 1 ratio soon. Keep the faith.
( shhhhhhh FA Mr. Advisor sir, please visit the dressing rm & give the green light for the Canucks to use 1970s Flyer style hockey or Ric Flair dirty tricks idea or Billy Smith / Tiger Williams stir the crap acts )
But remember the Canucks have to get losses too as they cannot win them all.
They will win the next game for sure or else the fans get a refund & the players do not get paid. Owner than comes out even but fans lose out in travel & hot dog $. Players get out their calculators & see how much it cost them.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on December 01, 2018, 04:12:51 AM
Very amazed FA did not give his views on yesterday's Canucks game.
Oh ya they LOST. That explains it.
Guess we will get more wins when the Seattle team comes into existence.
We can either put Arizona or Vegas in the Central Division.
Then all divisions will have 8 teams.
Maple Leafs, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Lightning,Nashville,Caps,Calgary are doing well...
But like a horse race...if a horse goes too quick at the start they may tire & slow up...the other horses pass the leader after the final turn  ;D
So look for Toronto Calgary & Nashville to tire & the Canucks get more W's than them.
FA do not worry ok ...the Canucks will start to win 2 & lose 1 ratio soon. Keep the faith.
( shhhhhhh FA Mr. Advisor sir, please visit the dressing rm & give the green light for the Canucks to use 1970s Flyer style hockey or Ric Flair dirty tricks idea or Billy Smith / Tiger Williams stir the crap acts )
But remember the Canucks have to get losses too as they cannot win them all.
They will win the next game for sure or else the fans get a refund & the players do not get paid. Owner than comes out even but fans lose out in travel & hot dog $. Players get out their calculators & see how much it cost them.
He is still trying to recover from loss after loss as he knows they are headed to the basement. :D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 01, 2018, 10:16:17 AM
He is still trying to recover from loss after loss as he knows they are headed to the basement. :D
;D ;D ;D ya presently it's hard being a Canuck or Lion fan for that matter.
See it's easy being a Leaf fan. Or even Raptor fan. ( beat a Golden State the other night)
Last yr ya got Grey Cup.
Talking about Cups...Leafs have plenty & many gotten in winning streaks. Impressive indeed.
Leafs do pot in plenty of goals in at least 30% of their games...5-6-7 goals per game!
Plus 1 goal or so close win or losses.
Canucks players have this "we scored ..,then they gloat / fat head for 15 minutes ...
Hey Canucks the game is 60 minutes...no gloating after scoring...get out there is put your foot on the gas pedal. Good to gloat after they get a win but not during the game.
Maybe maybe there's a chance we just switch jerseys ...Leafs become Canucks & Canucks become Leafs.
Even FA would agree to that!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 01, 2018, 10:47:52 AM
He is still trying to recover from loss after loss as he knows they are headed to the basement. :D

High draft pick coming. The plan is working.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 01, 2018, 10:49:10 AM
;D ;D ;D ya presently it's hard being a Canuck or Lion fan for that matter.
See it's easy being a Leaf fan. Or even Raptor fan. ( beat a Golden State the other night)
Last yr ya got Grey Cup.
Talking about Cups...Leafs have plenty & many gotten in winning streaks. Impressive indeed.
Leafs do pot in plenty of goals in at least 30% of their games...5-6-7 goals per game!
Plus 1 goal or so close win or losses.
Canucks players have this "we scored ..,then they gloat / fat head for 15 minutes ...
Hey Canucks the game is 60 minutes...no gloating after scoring...get out there is put your foot on the gas pedal. Good to gloat after they get a win but not during the game.
Maybe maybe there's a chance we just switch jerseys ...Leafs become Canucks & Canucks become Leafs.
Even FA would agree to that!!!!!!!!!!

The Cup is awarded in June, not in December. Don't get off the bandwagon just yet.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 01, 2018, 01:17:40 PM
The Cup is awarded in June, not in December. Don't get off the bandwagon just yet.
Agreed. As of now Chris is really rubbing it in & he's laughing humming singing....& who can blame him as his team is doing so well & our team soooooo bad. We really have no comeback but only egg on our faces. Today is the turn around ! Please Canucks get a big W over Dallas. ( game on ) I PM start.
Maybe Nylander wants to be a Canuck. TO hold out.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 01, 2018, 03:43:31 PM
Canucks lose again this afternoon. Consolidating for a good high pick.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 01, 2018, 08:57:04 PM
Well the Canucks lost ( again) by the score 2-1.
Canucks up a goal for most of the game but then Dallas potted in 2 for the win.
Both goalies played super!!!
Which means the forwards on both teams got off quality shots that were saved ,blocked,wide, or hit the bar or post. Sure cannot blame our backup goalie Nilsson.
Our defence just does not play physical enough.
Opposition goes to the net at will ....
Defence plays soft & our snipers (3-4 main guys.) just got stoned by hot goalie....Bishop.
Maple Leafs get a W. ( again. )
Nashville gets a W. ( again )
Something tells me there may be a coach change....for the Canucks.
Need a coach that will be fair but get on the players when they lose a far too many.
Just enough pressure to get them going...kick start. Too much pressure & the players start to play scared or they rebel & play worse on purpose to get the coach fired.....
FA for head coach. ( gee maybe he does not want the job...hard on heart for Canuck fans but 100x more hard for the coach. )  when a team loses too many the coach must walk around grumpy & serious...in wins he can praise the players & joke around...players then see that losses should be taken seriously ( lost 2 pts. ) Wins bring a happy mood by coach & in dressing room.
Thank you Chris for not kicking sand in FA & my face  ;D


Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 04, 2018, 10:12:31 PM
Canucks lost 12 of the last 13.
Get the twins back (for a pep talk or Ric Flair or get the medieval stretch rack or gallatin (head chopper)
They are not getting blown out at least.
Why? Why? Why?
Classic case of give too many too soon praises to a rookie & compare him to  #99 The Great One.... & the poor guy feels like the team is on his shoulders. Pressure plus.
He falls apart as does his teammates.
Seems the team is going backwards & not forward.
Canucks remind me of a teenager learning to drive an auto....Boooooooooooooooo!
3-2 loss ( again. )  >:(
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 04, 2018, 11:27:54 PM
Getting dizzy spells from too much wine. ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 05, 2018, 12:49:05 AM
Getting dizzy spells from too much wine. ;)
You state YOU ARE getting dizzy spells from too much wine. FA you let the cat outta the bag...never thought you'd confess to that. Normally your very selective in your posting.
I guess the Canucks losses are getting to ya. Your only human.
If Seattle beats our butt in future think I'll feel a bit dizzy.
Only thing to cheer us up is a big win over the Leafs ( shhhhhhh....no tell no tell we do not want Chris to know the plan.....yes the Canucks are losing on purpose to fool the Leafs...then when the meet Leafs will not know what hit them !!!!!!! ) Ha ha ha ha ....before I go let me say a blessing...may you not get dizzy spells Over & out.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on December 06, 2018, 09:28:33 AM
Tales from the winning side, for those that are not on the winning side:

Injury bug has bit the Preds hard.  First line, both wingers are on the IR.  Second line center on the IR.  One of our top Defenseman on the IR.  And yet, still managing to pull it out.  If we can get through the end of the month we might start getting some guys back and do even better.  It is good to still be able to win when your team is decimated by injuries.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 06, 2018, 07:14:59 PM
Tales from the winning side, for those that are not on the winning side:

Injury bug has bit the Preds hard.  First line, both wingers are on the IR.  Second line center on the IR.  One of our top Defenseman on the IR.  And yet, still managing to pull it out.  If we can get through the end of the month we might start getting some guys back and do even better.  It is good to still be able to win when your team is decimated by injuries.
Injury bug ya say.....Yippie ...just what the Canucks ordered. Cows chickens sheep Preds to the slaughter house. ;D
Nashville is going down down down pal. And from there Toronto is going down down down pal.
Canucks are already down but time to get up.
Gee tv camera focused on the Canucks & coach at the start of the game & they looked kinda like criminals. Well they have been stealing the well paying crowd's money long enough. Time's up Canucks get your locker room in order & get some wins NOW !!!!
Even FA is fearing his advisor job may be terminated.
At face offs please do not play any country songs or else Nashville will explode for goals. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 06, 2018, 08:11:22 PM
Looking good so far. 2-0 for the good guys.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 06, 2018, 09:37:30 PM
Another bottle of wine waiter. In a celebratory mood tonight.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 06, 2018, 09:59:22 PM
Injury bug ya say.....Yippie ...just what the Canucks ordered. Cows chickens sheep Preds to the slaughter house. ;D
Nashville is going down down down pal. And from there Toronto is going down down down pal.
Canucks are already down but time to get up.
Gee tv camera focused on the Canucks & coach at the start of the game & they looked kinda like criminals. Well they have been stealing the well paying crowd's money long enough. Time's up Canucks get your locker room in order & get some wins NOW !!!!
Even FA is fearing his advisor job may be terminated.
At face offs please do not play any country songs or else Nashville will explode for goals.
Like I was saying.....  ;D  Sorry TNA but the Canucks just can't lose or win them all.
Perfect Storm Nashville sailed into.
The fans at the game with Preds jerseys looked stunned. Kinda like a lion on a hunt lost in it's attack & kill attempt. ( but like you said your team has lots of key players out with injuries )
Actually the score is very respectable 5-3.
Yes FA the Canucks are winning again. Gee I have zero booze in home. ( kinda had a "bit too much" 4 nights ago so I'm good for a few more days till the urge comes back. Wine & Elvis concert songs )
The fans looked happy...FA is happy ..Happy days are here again. To do list...oh ya next will be preparing for the future meeting with TO. They are going down down down pal.
TO lost in OT. This feeling must be similar to winning the lottery.
Today a W tomorrow the Stanley Cup !!!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 06, 2018, 10:59:12 PM
Glad to hear you're back on the bandwagon.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on December 07, 2018, 07:46:54 AM
Yeah, not the best game we have played for sure.  Congrats on the win.  Some amazing saves by Rinne last night but it wasn't enough.  Keep winning, we will do the same.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 08, 2018, 08:48:10 PM
Chris is depressed tonight watching his Laughs got lit up for 6 goals. Not normally a drinker, Chris is drowning his sorrows tonight with copious amount of alcohol. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 09, 2018, 03:25:26 PM
Glad to hear you're back on the bandwagon.
Oh ya ...I keep the faith. Always was & is on the Canuck bandwagon. (  ;D  )
Well most of the time....well kinda sometimes when they lose & lose...
Fortunately those days are under the bridge...it's all up up & away for the Canucks.
Ya Toronto get 6 goals scorched against them....& Canucks score 6 goals against the Blues for the win today.
Leafs going south & Canucks on the high road...
Oops Canucks play in Nashville soon I think. TNA 's team. Preds looking for revenge.
Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go...Brock B. first goal is how ya do it. Trick shot like on a pool table.
Yes Chris has been off the Leaf band wagon recently. FA he just may have a hangover " as who knows what goes behind closed doors.   Canucks new slogan. " Bring it on....we're ready to boogie on the ice.
 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 09, 2018, 07:34:46 PM
St. Louis is singing the blues tonight........
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 11, 2018, 07:53:31 PM
St. Louis is singing the blues tonight........
Columbus Blue Jackets also caught the "blues".  ;D
What a great win ! More trick shots by the Canucks.
Oh no next game against TNAngler's team of choice...Nashville Predators.
Rematch = revenge. May "the force " be with them.
Think the players of Nashville will drink 2 pots of perk coffee & a loaf of bread "each" to fuel up.(honey /natural peanut butter)
Plus at face offs the country music & song will blast out.
May the best team win.
Hey our goaltending has not been an issue for the most part ...so hope that keeps up.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 11, 2018, 10:26:07 PM
3 in a row !
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 12, 2018, 09:22:34 AM
3 in a row !

3 in a row !
Do I hear 4 any buddy?
Make it 4 in a row...
I make a promise on my toe
Keep it or cut it off.
Stick in jar of vinegar.
Anyone welcome to put toe in glass & shot of alcohol & down the hatch. ( Canuck wins it's a free drink )
Where have I heard this story before....some hotel up north ...... ::)
TNAnger Nashville Preds will be ready on Thurs.
hope the Canucks give them a good battle ( so I can keep my big toe & 2 pts of course....tie toe stays....maybe Canucks have to lose by 4 goals at least ...to lose toe. Thus 3-0 win for Nashville my toe stays  ;D....gotta make rules before the game not during or after. )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 13, 2018, 08:25:30 PM
Winning streak ends but got a single point. TNAngler is out celebrating.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 13, 2018, 09:34:44 PM
Winning streak ends but got a single point. TNAngler is out celebrating.
Three wins in a row ( keep my big toe ) plus a tie the coach & fans will take anytime.
TNAngler team was up 3-1 & lost the lead after 60 (3-3) ... Preds win in OT = TNAngler revenge.
Canucks coach & fans are happy with the comeback & pt. so we are happy campers leaving town too.  ;D.   Chris Maple Leafs are in our long term plans to defeat / or have comeback tie. ( mind you TO basketball team has beaten Golden State Warriors 2x recently ...last yr Grey Cup Champs & this year Maple Leafs have been very very impressive. TO teams are getting that winning spirit / expectation.
The way the game started & we still come out with a point....WOW. Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on December 14, 2018, 01:08:59 PM
It was a good game with a good late push by Vancouver.  Very exciting.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 15, 2018, 11:47:15 PM
Leafs & Preds in the recent games have not impressed me. Without their goalies bailing them out time after time both teams would have an avalanche of against goals. Infact their goalies will be burnt out by the playoffs. Both teams worthy of support of their fans though.
The team that impresses me recently just happens to be "the Canucks"  ;D
4 wins & tie....
Canucks goaltending B plus.
Canucks defence C plus/B.
Canucks forwards B plus.
Let's say B plus is worth 5 pts
C plus/B 4pts  thus I rate the Canucks 14 pts !!!!!
So if I rate the Leafs & Preds with a letter rating & then conversion to pts....they are tied with a total of 9 pts !!!!! ( they get a C for 3 pts. ) thus in science & pure unadulterated logic the Canucks will go far into the playoffs while Leafs & Preds will exit early. Max 2 rounds.
Give the kid singing the national anthem 14pts for guts but 1 pt for quality. (Florida/Leaf game...like nails on a chalk board)   
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 16, 2018, 12:22:18 AM
Canada's team is back on track. The Cup will soon be ours ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 16, 2018, 01:03:10 PM
Canada's team is back on track. The Cup will soon be ours ;D
Right U     R.
Some on the net are spreading that the Leafs are Canada's team. Fake news !
The Leafs are mama boys ( did ya see all the Leaf players moms at the game ?  ::) )
Oh it's fun to stir the pot.
All in fun of course. Leafs are one very good team. But since their hold out joined the team it looks like it has a neg. effect on team chemistry. He's in so another winning player had to sit in the seats.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 16, 2018, 05:22:46 PM
Lol ! Leafs are momma's boys ....... and they play like them. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 16, 2018, 11:45:27 PM
Two wins in two nights. Time for a glass of wine...or two
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on December 17, 2018, 07:47:46 AM
Leafs & Preds in the recent games have not impressed me. Without their goalies bailing them out time after time both teams would have an avalanche of against goals. Infact their goalies will be burnt out by the playoffs. Both teams worthy of support of their fans though.
The team that impresses me recently just happens to be "the Canucks"  ;D
4 wins & tie....
Canucks goaltending B plus.
Canucks defence C plus/B.
Canucks forwards B plus.
Let's say B plus is worth 5 pts
C plus/B 4pts  thus I rate the Canucks 14 pts !!!!!
So if I rate the Leafs & Preds with a letter rating & then conversion to pts....they are tied with a total of 9 pts !!!!! ( they get a C for 3 pts. ) thus in science & pure unadulterated logic the Canucks will go far into the playoffs while Leafs & Preds will exit early. Max 2 rounds.
Give the kid singing the national anthem 14pts for guts but 1 pt for quality. (Florida/Leaf game...like nails on a chalk board)

LOL, I suppose that is logic of some sorts :)

Don't forget the Preds are down their top two wingers, their second center was out, and one of their top defenseman has been out for quite a while too.  All should be back within a month, then see how we do.

On a happier note, my sister came from WA to visit me here and we took her to a game, the game against Vancouver actually.  She hadn't really followed hockey before but would watch the Canucks a little bit.  She left a huge fan of both teams and they have now bought the TV package and plan on going to a couple games up there and becoming Canucks fans.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 17, 2018, 10:56:16 AM
In a couple of years your sister will have her own NHL team to cheer for in Washington.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 17, 2018, 11:15:22 AM
LOL, I suppose that is logic of some sorts :)

Don't forget the Preds are down their top two wingers, their second center was out, and one of their top defenseman has been out for quite a while too.  All should be back within a month, then see how we do.

On a happier note, my sister came from WA to visit me here and we took her to a game, the game against Vancouver actually.  She hadn't really followed hockey before but would watch the Canucks a little bit.  She left a huge fan of both teams and they have now bought the TV package and plan on going to a couple games up there and becoming Canucks fans.
That's great...like the Hank Williams song / writer& singer "I seen the Light" your sis is becoming a fan of the Canucks. So many Canuck fans staff at the rink need a giant 5 ft shoe horn to squeeze them into the building.
( but as FA stated when Seattle gets in will she still be a Canuck fan? To be or not to be? ... assume Wa is state of & not DC ) )
Yes Nashville has key injuries. 80 plus games ...training camp...exhibition games..playoffs ...away games...cross checking from the backside & no calls...no wonder there's injuries )
Former Edmonton player stated that when he played for the team not so long ago,that a few players went to bars & partied & had to play the next day. He said the team basically was not all in & dedicated.
Wow. Edmonton paying fans were cheated during that time.
Some players take advantage of their multi yr contract.
Try to play a fast pace game & 3-4 player have a hang over....
Hopefully most teams do not have party animals...
Ya FA the moms were at the game ...bet the Leaf players did not go to the bar & party the night before the game. Coach would twist their right ear & moms twist their sons left ear.  ;D
"Now listen here..." Kinda like ...Johnny Cash song "I walk the line".


Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on December 18, 2018, 08:32:58 AM
In a couple of years your sister will have her own NHL team to cheer for in Washington.
We are closer to Vancouver than to Seattle, even counting border traffic.  They are fed up with the NFL and so want a team now.  I think they will stay fans.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 19, 2018, 01:11:53 AM
Gee I missed the Oiler / Canuck game a few nights ago. Had to decide between Sound of a Music or Miss Universe. Can you guess which I watched. Your wrong. Watched a Sound of Music.
Kinda a season tradition. In grade 4 our teacher showed the movie in my classrm in early 1960s.
16 mm film & big projector. What a treat to watch a movie instead of hitting the books.
Later found out there was a Canuck game.
Gee Canucks lost. Tampa out for revenge & Canucks were fat with many wins...
Rough game. At least no player lost an eye.
Wonder what Nashville team & Leafs are doing lately ?
Nashville player need a psychiatrist monthly. Boys this is how to "think".
They need to snap outta it as sometimes they look like zombies on the ice. Skate skate skate but no brain. But when their minds are clear they are a talented team.
Leafs are very talented but do not like the physical play. That will be their down fall.
If they get hit they will turtle & slow up.
Canucks remains to be seen if they can stand up for themselves if the play gets physical.
Washington Caps went all the way because they skate talented & are physical. They can give & take it.
Maybe fresh off winning the Cup they will not have the desire to make another run. Maybe 2 rounds & then go on vacation. If the Canucks somehow get to the Cup please do not lose in game 7.
Torture. Hair pulled out. Needing a hair piece if that should happen.
We fans would need to borrow Nashville's psychiatrist.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on December 19, 2018, 07:22:04 AM
Wasn't a pretty game last night but I am not shocked.  Before last night, we had three overtime games in a row I think.  The last just the night before in Ottowa.  Back to back games are tough enough.  Ottowa to Chicago back to back doesn't make it easier.  Then make the first game an overtime loss?  By the third period the guys just looked completely gassed.  Couple of our guys on IR are expected to return right after Christmas though so very glad we might get our main scorers back.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 19, 2018, 11:54:37 PM
Wasn't a pretty game last night but I am not shocked.  Before last night, we had three overtime games in a row I think.  The last just the night before in Ottowa.  Back to back games are tough enough.  Ottowa to Chicago back to back doesn't make it easier.  Then make the first game an overtime loss?  By the third period the guys just looked completely gassed.  Couple of our guys on IR are expected to return right after Christmas though so very glad we might get our main scorers back.
Totally agree with that logic. These back to back & with travel...bet the players would have 5-6 hrs sleep plus tired muscles from the prior game. All the teams in the NHL are fast transition/ fast pace ...skate check;skate check...a skater may get a break on the other teams bad shift change.
Gotta give credit to these teams as they all work hard & generally any team can beat the other on any given night. In the 70's /80s /90s it was easier to predict the possible winner. Some teams would be in the other teams end of the rink 80% of the game in some cases.
Actually like how Markstrom our Canuck goalie is playing this year. He seems to be more focused for the entire game. ( oh sometimes I say bad things about TO or Preds but they are both hard working & talented.  Call Preds  zombies sometimes but guess they are just tired. ( 2nd of back to back ) just some of their games they are skating like how a dog chases after a ball. They skate like crazy but the other team just seems to pass the puck around & have more possesion of it.
But watch out when Preds are ready / rested for the game. They can be so bad one game & then be so good the next. Head scratcher.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on December 20, 2018, 08:21:47 AM
It is a head scratcher but at the same time, the popular commentary is that it is a long season and some of the games the guys are just tired and the effort isn't there because of that.  I guess that is fine as long as the effort is there in the playoffs.  Last year, I'm not sure that you could say that.  We made it to the second round but I don't think we ever saw our great game last year in the playoffs which is troubling.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 20, 2018, 11:32:54 PM
Toronto opens up the flood gates. Win big.
Canucks as FA stated the last time these teams met...Blues are feeling the blues. Canucks get the best of them. Markstrom again big in the net. He's in the right angle & now challenges the shooter. Last yrs he got excited & flopped or got out of position & could not recover.
Now he stays more in his net during regular play but if it's a clear break he comes out to cut down the angle.
Good goaltending & the Canucks supplied the offence.
As for Nashville they lost 2-1 but they were in a tight checking game & had to hurry their shots.
Plus the Preds had hard shots that went off the iron & stayed out. They could of won this game as lost it.
Turns out they lost this close game.
They have a really good record though.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 22, 2018, 10:19:16 PM
Preds #1 goalie is unbalanced & flopping down on the ice & Boston had the whole top half of the net to pot in 2 easy goals.
Preds D men were pushed into their goalie on some other goals.
Preds are a team that will give you digestion problems when they play like today's game.
Time they see the "shrink " so they can refocus & think right.
Canucks lose a heart breaker. They had the edge but still lost 1-0.
Markstrom played super but he definitely should of stopped the shot. He looked like he froze.
And Toronto opens up the flood gates & wins big again.
Canucks /Jets game explained : example a boxer wins 14 rounds & ahead in the judges cards. 15th & final round ...the guy gets knocked out.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 24, 2018, 03:37:32 AM
Notice FA & TNA get very quiet when their respective teams lose ( ;D)
At least the Canucks should of won the game as they had a sizeable edge in play.
Preds played like the old past Canuck weak teams.
Maybe they need smelling salts....ya know that whatever they inhale at the bench.
Very strong smell. Honestly if your human & eat a hamburger or whatever's on the rink's concession stands menu & watch how they played ........honestly it would affect one's mood / & create a digestion problem. Hopefully Preds & Canucks get better results in their next game.
Toronto wins a close game over Red Wings on Sunday.
5-4 or was it 6-5? Maple Leafs are sailing along quite well. Win win win ....
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on December 24, 2018, 04:38:12 PM
Merry Christmas from me, Matthews, Marner and the boys. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 24, 2018, 07:13:33 PM
Merry Christmas from me, Matthews, Marner and the boys. ;D ;D ;D
The same to you Chris. Stay safe & healthy. Many blessings & years ahead for ya guy.
Your Leafs are doing very well. It should be an interesting game when the Leafs & Canucks meet.
Hoping to say after the game...."Well the Leafs lost to the Canucks" ( Hope I'm not saying "Well the Canucks lost to the Leafs"  :'(  )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 27, 2018, 09:15:53 PM
Another 2 points for the Canucks.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 28, 2018, 12:26:43 AM
Markstrom played super. We were out shot but still win. Good placed shots are hard for the goalie to stop. Edmonton had shots go off the iron etc...
Canucks are getting that winning chemistry. They look like a close team. If players start to gel like & respect each other they build a trust. Got each other's back. That's a team that's willing to put the effort & try to go all the way ...to the Cup. As the bliss winning the Cup so the pain of losing in the finals is a bitter pill to swallow. One team are victors & the other are victims ..victims of defeat.
Hoped the Canucks would beat the Oilers 14-0  ;D
Nashville lost 2-0 but they out shot Dallas. Any justice at all the Preds should got the W.
Name of the game is get shots on the net...Preds did that but still nothing to show for it. Next game ...try again. That's all a team can do. One game at a time & let the chips fall where they will.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on December 29, 2018, 11:16:15 PM
Seems like the Laughs overindulge in turkey over Christmas. Lost 4-0 to the Islanders. Meanwhile the Canucks and the Canadian Juniors both won.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 30, 2018, 12:02:16 AM
Not a good night for Chris's. & TNAngler or should I say TNAnger. What is this 5 game losing streak ?
But it was a close score & they again could of won the game. They are in a slump like the Canucks were in a Nov.
Maple Leafs too much turkey according to FA !!!  ;D maybe the turkey stuffing had some bird feathers in it. Rumour had it there were some turkey feathers on the ice. 20 or so...where did they come from...coughing or oh no not from there ......
Fee fiiiiii fooooo fummmmmm me smell Maple Leafs in the air...that means the Canucks will be playing them soon. What will be said after the dust settles...Canucks were beaten by Leafs OR Leafs were beaten by Canucks ? ( hope the Canucks beat them 14-0 )
Life is so sunny even if it 's gloomy outside when your team wins. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on December 31, 2018, 09:48:33 PM
Canucks lost to "Devils" ( hate that name for a team. ) 4-0. Backup goalie in ...no wonder.
Boobs on a bull. We need a better backup goalie me thinks me know.
What it does not compute !!! Caps ahead of the Preds 3-1 but a Nashville makes a comeback & wins 5-3 or something like that. Unreal ! Guess the Preds have a few tricks in their bag. Oh ya the boys moms were at the game. ( true. ) Look mom we can win against the NHL champs.
TNA must be a happy camper!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 01, 2019, 10:15:47 AM
Happy New Year 2019 to ya Chris FA TNAngler & fans of sports fishing & sports.
Hope the Leafs Preds & Canucks all go well into the playoffs as each team looks promising. Hard working & some very talented players. Did you see the tick tac toe plays by the Preds comeback over the Caps??? When things are working watch out for whoever plays against them. Thought I'd better say a few positive things about the Preds because sometimes....... ;D
Gotta stir the pot ( in fun of course. ) FA should run in politics. He never posts when the Canucks lose.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 01, 2019, 11:56:32 AM
Canucks lose ?? Fake News !
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on January 01, 2019, 05:22:41 PM
Miss me?  Lots of issues with my ticker but I'm coming  along.
And how about those Canucks. I'm not planning 5he parade route......yet. Seems like they're  getting a leap up from last year. I watched young Mr Hughes and see a lot of potential coming online soon. GO CANUCKS!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 01, 2019, 07:13:37 PM
Miss me?  Lots of issues with my ticker but I'm coming  along.
And how about those Canucks. I'm not planning 5he parade route......yet. Seems like they're  getting a leap up from last year. I watched young Mr Hughes and see a lot of potential coming online soon. GO CANUCKS!

Welcome back. Hope you're feeling better. We're making the Canucks great again.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 02, 2019, 08:08:02 PM
Nice way to start a new year. Another 2 points. Rebuild coming along nicely
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 02, 2019, 08:26:05 PM
Miss me?  Lots of issues with my ticker but I'm coming  along.
And how about those Canucks. I'm not planning 5he parade route......yet. Seems like they're  getting a leap up from last year. I watched young Mr Hughes and see a lot of potential coming online soon. GO CANUCKS!
Yes Nova missed you. Many times thought about you. Whenever rugby story came up on tv news I'd think "That's  Novabonker's interest" Sorry to hear about your heart problems. 3 yrs ago I had a heart attack. Even died for 9-10 secs but nurses got my heart going again. Stent put in at St Paul's hospital.
Felt really weak ,dizzy after leaving the hospital & I kinda thought my life was going to be short. Like from an 8 cylinder to a 2 cylinder engine.  But in a few months my strenght got better & better. Now do walking & bike pedalling & feel really good. Not sure what your heart condition is bi pass, heart pacer or stent etc...but stay away from cheesy bag corn chips,potato chips,fries,deep fried foods,fatty red meats ( ribs etc...) lean cut of beef ok 2-3 x a week ( small potion. ) cheese ice cream . Use extra virgin olive oil & medium heat if frying eggs ...eat only 1 yellow per week but all the white of egg ya want. I use mayo that says it's made with olive oil. ( still use sparely ) natural peanut butter ok & so too cashews. Eat leafy lettuce greens..( rinse /wash in salty cold water & rinse 3 Timex to get salt out. ) mashed potatoes whole wheat bread..Becal use sparely. Carrots good broccoli,white onion garlic ..sugar is not good, pies baking goods..also bad oil /fat in baking goods...white flour products no good. Sugar drinks...use skim milk... A really good cereal is original Cheerios ( the one in the yellow box has 5x less sugar than the other Cheerios ) Quaker Oats is a great choice ..add in banana milk a whole wheat toast with natural peanut butter. Coffee is ok with slim milk ( whitener ) Pork tenderloin is quite cheap to buy. I cut it in slices & fry on medium heat with alittle olive oil. Beer is not good. 1-2 a week ok I guess. Red wine a 1/2 glass is ok. I'm on 3 meds..against my MDs orders I stopped taking atorvastatin about 2 months ago. That medicine's side effects were sharp pain in the body. Touched my side of ribs & ouch!!! Felt bruised but no bruise. Some doc on the public tv station says lots of doctors are starting to not recommend statins (atorvastatin ). He stated it also affects the cells of the body. My thinking is try to eat healthy control weight exercise get rest ...oh I do drink red wine too much sometimes...other times 5-6 hrs sleep...sometimes eat some junk foods but try on a whole to live a healthy lifestyle. Trust in The Lord & not get angry or argue ...in other words try to live peacefully & calm. Getting angry is too hard on one's life & heart. You maybe know all the above info. Try to stay away from restaurant food. 90% of it is unhealthy. I may eat a fresh slice pizza ( low fat cheese / whole wheat dough  ) every 2-3 weeks. But your own home cooked meals are best. You control what it is & how it's cooked. Steamer pot is super to cook vegetables. Move / exercise most days as mentioned. Even 20-30 minute walk. Legs sore just go 2x a day 15 minutes each time.
Yes this is not fake news ( FA mentions about fake news a lot  ;D ) Canucks get the win in OT 4-3.
Canucks & Sens trade their back up goalies. Neilisson is a nice guy but not a steady dependable goalie. Let's in too many stoppable shots. Go Canucks go ! They will be playing the Leafs soon...have to get that announcer from Vegas ( boxing fights ) "Let's get ready to rumble...in this side of the ice The Vancouver Canucks & in that side of the ice the "leaves" as FA would say....that's mean ok the Toronto Maple Leafs."
Lastly get well Nova....hope that ticker gets stronger & stronger...one day at a time.  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 03, 2019, 02:12:07 PM
Sorry for my absence.  Holidays and being sick and dealing with some custody and court crap, just been a long couple weeks.

The Preds looked bad during the losing streak.  Really bad, it was horrible watching.  Then they got back one of the top line wingers and they look better but still lose the first game, then they start winning, with strength and like they used to.  Or maybe it was the moms being there.  They always do well on dads trips so maybe the moms whipped their boys into shape too.  The Preds we saw Tuesday night shutting out Philadelphia was the team we love.  Hope they are back and do not go back to what we were watching.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 03, 2019, 07:22:06 PM
Disappointing result in Montreal tonight but coach Green will have the boys ready to play on Saturday
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 03, 2019, 07:48:16 PM
TNAngler you've had "lots on your plate" lately. Thanks for sharing. Ya I (we ) missed your posts.
Life sometimes has times that are trying. Guess ya had the flu bug as heard thru the grapevine it's going around throughout North America. Heard the prov. of Saskatchewan has 1500 confirmed cases.
When I'm having a lousy sort of day the thought comes to me that millions in the world are having 10x a more worst one. Recently an elderly couple's car got T-boned by a locomotive & dragged the car 3/4 mile down the track. Long coal train takes a long distance to stop. Both in their 80s were killed. Think of all involved this affected in one way or another. Locomotive crew...relatives...first responders...the 80 plus yr old couple. Hope you have better times ahead in 2019 with the majority of your days good as opposed to bad. Ya the Preds have had some stinker games but lately good outings. They sure have lots of challenging games ahead. For example from Fri to Mon Red Wings,next night Habs, then on Mon. the Maple Leafs. They will have to bring their A game or else they just may win only 25% of their coming challenges.
Leafs lost tonight after leading by two goals. Tears tears tears & head shaker. May I say "unforgivable".  Hope the players get only "bread & water" for two days. ( ;D )  oh no bad news for the Canucks. They got good goaltending as the norm by Markstrom but Price put in even a better outing. Stopped everything including the kitchen sink. And Peterson got his leg twisted by accident tangle with Habs player. At least it's not a concussion again. We do not need an Eric Lindros situation. Concussion after concussion. Think the leg twist is not serious. Hope not. May nothing be torn in the knee. ( Booby Orr / Bure ) My guess he will be out for a week. Our big weapon out possibly for the Toronto game. Booooooooooo! Your right FA Canucks will be ready for those guys in TO on Sat. even without our star player or who knows ...maybe he will be dressed. Fortunately we do not have religious Jewish players on the Canucks. They do not like playing or doing too much on Sat. Day of worship & rest on the Sabbath.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 04, 2019, 07:45:59 AM
This was just a cold but it was nasty and has hanged on for too long.  Finally clearing up though.  Lot of days on the road driving though and down with family in TX for the holidays.  Of course, we had our priorities straight and planned the trip around making it back for our next home game.

What made the year even worse was I was hoping to come up to participate in the sockeye fishery this past year but because of the court battle, I was not allowed to visit my parents.  Been 3 years I think since I got to fish for anything but the bass I have around here and while sockeye is not the best, it is better than a bass.  Might schedule a vacation to Alaska instead since the Fraser fishery is very hit or miss lately and we have to schedule so far in advance, hit and miss is tough.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 04, 2019, 03:24:08 PM
Ya some colds/congested lungs take time to clear up. Do not get sick very often but last July basically the entire month got so sick like being hit by a truck. Flu like & spitting up stuff all day long. Crazy.
My doc is drop in place & tries a few times even 1pm & not taking more patients that day....
Went to ER & sat for hours & hours so after $14 parking I just left. Do not wish that cold/flu like that for anyone.
Check out Rod's vid recently in discussions on that floating lodge trip. Think it was for 3 days but surely it could be booked even longer. Ya say ya want to go on a fishing trip...
Good news !!!!! Petterson is walking better than yesterday so my guess he 'll be back on skates in a weeks time !!! Hope so.
If the Canucks beat the Leafs without Petterson ....WOW ! If Canucks lose well there is an excuse. Team was in mourning at the loss of their star teammate & just not ready in any way shape or form to play the very very good Maple Leaf team. ( ;D )  All the best to the Canucks & see what Pred team comes out to play in their next 3 games. 3 games in 4 days.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 05, 2019, 06:08:04 PM
After 2 periods Preds are leading 3-1. Can they bring it home for 2pts & get the W.
In Detroit Preds were ahead by 2 goals but the 60 minute mark 3-3. Red Wings get the W in OT.
But they get a pt in the standings.
Canucks & Leafs are in a dog fight with close checking & fast skating. Canucks are pacing themselves but Leafs are going full out both ways of the ice. 2-0 Leafs & they are fully deserving of the score.
My hope is the Leafs will sit back a bit & try to reel in the Canucks into their net.
Play them like a fish.  ;D  But hoping the Canucks will turn it on & hit another level & the Leafs maybe tire in the third after their full out 40 minutes... Canucks possibly tie up the game & get the W.
The start of the 3rd looks like the same....mind you that's only one line & let's get lots of line changes & let's see if my prediction unfolds....Go Canucks Go. Go Canucks Go Go Canucks Go...
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 05, 2019, 07:51:41 PM
Canucks got shut out by the Laughs tonight. Hope A-BOATER is not taking the loss too hard. I recommend a glass of red wine to assuage the loss. We will rebound...........just wait and see. Meanwhile TNangler is probably celebrating the Preds' win tonight with a glass of bourbon. Isn't bourbon the preferred libation in Nashville ??  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 05, 2019, 08:28:12 PM
Canucks got shut out by the Laughs tonight. Hope A-BOATER is not taking the loss too hard. I recommend a glass of red wine to assuage the loss. We will rebound...........just wait and see. Meanwhile TNangler is probably celebrating the Preds' win tonight with a glass of bourbon. Isn't bourbon the preferred libation in Nashville ??  :)
Do not want to even look at the bottle as had 1/2 then a little more & then polished it off. Ate something that kinda got my stomach bloated feeling :o so red wine is like a medicine. ( stomach medicine ) Listened to Elvis...even two CDs of the Rolling Stones. Must of played alot of their songs 3-5x in a row.
Do not even want to say the time I "hit the sack " ( let's say it was so late it was early. ) Good part was I barely had a hang over. Most time do if I drink that much.
Congrads to Chris & the Leafs !!! Advisor & coach got the team ready. Get set ready go.....
Chris must be happy !!!
No excuses. So what if we lost one key player. ( Petterson ) The team had to step up. Leafs got the pucks on the net & we did not as much. Wonder what the shot count was?
Ya FA TNAngler must be a happy camper.  Win in Montreal & they played in the motor city the night before. These Predators are surprising me. Honesty thought they would lose both games.
Bread & water for the next few days for the Canucks !!! Boooooooo. Leafs are the better team.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 05, 2019, 08:54:40 PM
Elvis and Rolling Stones ? Good taste in music.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on January 06, 2019, 03:40:28 AM
Made short work on the team from Vancouver for sure, at least a couple of posters on this thread enjoyed their bottles of brew to try and cheer themselves up some.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 06, 2019, 12:01:48 PM
Made sort work on the team from Vancouver for sure, at least a couple of posters on this thread enjoyed their bottles of brew to try and cheer themselves up some.

Go back to your badminton. :D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 06, 2019, 08:46:35 PM
Ya I'm tempted to address Chris as Submarine Chris but that's only a temptation...decided not to call him Submarine Chris. Thank goodness the Canucks lost on Sat & not today. Jan. 6 is my birthday & now am 64. Think will drink at least two glasses of red wine. (Later ...when things around here die down)
Babcock the Leaf coach reminds me of Trump. He works his magic. High energy!!!
He has control of his team. Leafs players look up to him. When the Leaf players skate hard it does not look like work for them. Players are free from any invisible chains & they play like they are enjoying themselves. No stress or head games ,they just go out & play. Looks like they are floating on a big cloud in a blue sky. Team looks so unified & at peace. Our players seem to work hard at times but look like it's a lot of work. One game they bust their butts off & win by a goal then go downhill for the next couple of games. Like they need a 3-4 day break between games. Our coach is a nice guy but as Trump would say...low energy. Never smiles ..hardly talks during the game. Does not move too much behind the bench. Like a turtle on a log basking in the sun. Moves their head ever so often. I mean he should have a horse whip ( can't hit the players of course) but he can slap the whip around on the glass or on the wall or boards...on the bench...when his players look sluggish. It's called a picture worth a 1000 words. See this horse whip slapping the boards boys ....this means you lazy B get out there get the lead out.... ;D These two teams will meet again in Vancouver & the Canucks better pull up their pants a little higher & lace up their skates tighter & put extra tape on their stick ...if they are going to compete better against this very very good Leaf well tuned oiled running machine.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 06, 2019, 08:52:25 PM
Babcock and Trump in the same sentence ? Better check the wine you're drinking A-BOATER. Trump is not a magician. He's a bully and a liar. He's shut down the government. Markets are in a free fall etc. etc, etc
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 06, 2019, 10:43:52 PM
The game of politics...right turn other party NO left turn..
They dis-agree for the sake of dis-unity. Argue  & never get along.
Anyone with logic when they have 1000s & 1000s coming across the border non stop from Mexico a Central America & S. America knows there's a limit.
If it were happening to Canada ( say 1000 people weekly ) coming in BC from boatloads & landing on our shores we would be up in arms.  China is the bully for stealing patented inventions & not paying for it. Right now it looks bad but "no pain no gain".  Medicine may not taste good but it works! My wine is just fine. It will all work out ....when WW 3 starts & the dust settles. The war to end all wars till the next time. Happy Birthday to me!  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 07, 2019, 07:40:51 AM
Our longest road trip of the season, starts out with 5 games in 7 days.  3 points in the first two, we will take it.  Have gotten another back from the injured list, another huge part is very close.  Could be a good trip if they keep playing like they did Saturday.  Hoping for good things.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 07, 2019, 06:15:17 PM
Our longest road trip of the season, starts out with 5 games in 7 days.  3 points in the first two, we will take it.  Have gotten another back from the injured list, another huge part is very close.  Could be a good trip if they keep playing like they did Saturday.  Hoping for good things.
2-0 Preds over Leafs with 15 minutes to go in the 3rd period. Will they bring it home ?
If Leafs pot one in it will be an interesting finish.
If Preds win they get awarded the FWR sports NHL trophy.
Three teams were in the running...Canucks FA's team Leafs Chris's team Predators TNA's team.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 07, 2019, 07:43:00 PM
2-0 Preds over Leafs with 15 minutes to go in the 3rd period. Will they bring it home ?
If Leafs pot one in it will be an interesting finish.
If Preds win they get awarded the FWR sports NHL trophy.
Three teams were in the running...Canucks FA's team Leafs Chris's team Predators TNA's team.
Congrads to TNAngler. His team the Nashville Predators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs (Chris's team) 4-0.
Yep 4-0. No I'm not lying. 4-0!!!
Unreal. They are the winners of the 2018/19 Fishing With Rod NHL trophy. Canucks & Leafs lost & only Nashville got the wins. Think the Canucks softened the Leafs two nights ago so they were sitting ducks.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 08, 2019, 12:45:45 AM
Someone should check on Chris
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 08, 2019, 06:45:46 AM
Not only was it 4-0 but we also only allowed 18 shots on goal, which is a season low for Toronto by I think I heard 4 shots.  We also got our other main winger back.  Coincidence?  Hmm.  Second line center still out as are a fourth line winger and a third line defensemen.  We are center heavy though so this set of injuries I think we can make it through.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 08, 2019, 01:41:18 PM
Someone should check on Chris
;D
From beating the Canucks to as TNAngler said record low shot count this season for the Leafs & losing 4-0 to the Preds !!! That's like winning the Lotto & then 2 days later your MD gives ya bad news.
Surely the report would be Chris is kinda stunned,in shock,dumbfounded,...even I must take back all the kind words said about Babcock ...( new name Badcock ) he did not have his team ready. There should of been a riot in the streets. Enough on the Leafs...what about those Preds !!!! These guys are raising the bar. Word has gotten around that teams better be ready when playing this well oiled well coached well fan liked team. Stay away from injuries & the flu bug &  watch out.
What about a lot of players not wanting to go to the All Star game. Such a long season & long playoffs honestly do not blame a player.(s) If the teams got 3 days off before & after the game 99.9 % would go.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 09, 2019, 07:12:33 AM
I would say it is more like being told the kids are going away for a long weekend so you have a couple days kid free to relax, only to be told that your mother in law will be coming during that time and has some projects she wants you to help with.  LOL
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 09, 2019, 12:01:40 PM
I would say it is more like being told the kids are going away for a long weekend so you have a couple days kid free to relax, only to be told that your mother in law will be coming during that time and has some projects she wants you to help with.  LOL
OUCH !
No your example is much too painful.
Leafs would have to lose to Preds in game 7 for your example to kick in !!!
 ;D
Need a Canuck win fix.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 09, 2019, 08:57:20 PM
Preds visiting Chicago. Hawks not the team they were a few yrs ago but rebuilding - star players getting longer in the tooth - plus winning 3 Cups is it? tells the story,nevertheless they do not lay down & die. To best the Hawks a team will have to play their best.
Hawks tie the game in the 3rd ( only minutes left. ) 3-3 in OT Preds get goal 4 for the win.
Both teams played super & really good stops by both goalies.
Preds really were flying & their sheer fast skating got them many great chances & that 4th goal.
These guys skate really fast.
If Canucks lose tomorrow maybe I'm going to shift my attention more & more to this Nashville team.
They are playing great hockey.
I 'd like to see them take on Vegas. Both teams play so similar.
Congrads to Preds. Hawks happy with the point. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 10, 2019, 10:04:28 AM
Yes, it was a good game.  Were not happy to give up the tying goal but you really should start watching more of the Nashville games.  Especially now because they are so very exciting and very fast.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 10, 2019, 10:44:57 PM
Great resilience by the Canucks tonight. Fought back three times to earn a single point.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 10, 2019, 11:10:30 PM
Great resilience by the Canucks tonight. Fought back three times to earn a single point.
In the books it's a OT loss but in reality it's a tie game period after 60. It's really not a loss but TIE game. The OT win or sometimes win via the shot out is to determine who will get the bonus pt after the tie. In my thinking after 60 minutes if it's a tie it should be the end of story. Both teams get 1 pt in the standings. Playing extra after 60 minutes should only be done during playoffs.
Canucks were in a dogfight. So many NHL teams are so evenly matched.
Think the Canucks have far too many blue collar guys & need hard skating types like the blue collar guys but have better shooting skills. Too many try to chip their shots but they should try to bring the puck to the side of their bodies & pick a spot & whip the puck. When a shooter had the puck & his stick is between the goalie & himself...stick ahead the shot will be weak & easier to stop because the angle of the shot is easier to read. If on the other hand the shooter brings the puck to his side he can whip the shot. Puck speed is faster & angle of shot is much harder to read. More goals.
It's a simple adjustment ... To get a side shot away ya need more space & a bit more time so it's not possible sometimes. What really bugs me is when a player has the space & time still he gets a shot away but it's an easy shot for the goalie to read & stop.
Nashville & Maple Leafs have lots of hard working players & they have learned to get a good shot away.
Basically the guys who get the goals & those who do not comes down to the sort of shooting the puck skills. Canucks need to get taught those skills. Far too many do not know how to get a good shot away.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 13, 2019, 09:14:45 PM
Canucks win ! 5-2
Two empty net goals.
Salt in wounds  ;D
Leafs & Preds lost their last games.
Home stand for Vancouver is going well.
Coach is moving around more & bending & taking some steps behind the bench. That's a good sign.
Times he looks like a statue or frozen or in deep deep thought for big chunks of time.
Keep moving coach !!!  Rubs off on your players. Well done.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 14, 2019, 08:26:34 AM
Preds played like poo last game.  Although, not shocking I guess that the goalie had issues.  Had back to back games, Wednesday and Thursday.  Starter played Wednesday, then backup got sick Thursday so he had to start again Thursday which we lost in OT.  Then he still had to start Saturday.  Can't be easy.  Not that he was to blame for all of it as some were just fluke goals, one that was cleared out of the zone, hit a stick, hit a skate and bounced in.  Just bad luck there.  Thus ended our longest road trip of the season.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 15, 2019, 11:55:02 PM
If the Preds played like poo the other night as TNAngler stated they played like roses tonight. Blasted the current reigning Stanley Cup Champions 7-2 !!! Mind you Preds had a day off before this meeting & Caps played the Blues yesterday. In fact out of the 12 games in Jan. a total of 50% of the games are back to back for the Washington team. No wonder OV is not wanting to go to the All Star game...he'd rather rest up for 8 days or ...& get suspended for a game ( for not going to the All Star game )
Preds are doing great & hopefully they can stay that way in the play-offs. They really fooled me last year in the playoffs. They played just super one game then they played just absolutely terrible then they played great then just terrible....yoyo teedie tarder up & down....but it's a team where they all have to work hard...if too many leave it all to the better players to get it done...the good players just may not have a good game so.....a big loss. If each player works hard then the other guy works hard a ripple effect thus they all go out there & work their butt off. Get some slackers then the other guy gets pissed & he slacks ....
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 16, 2019, 07:32:43 AM
I felt bad last night.  It was like beating a puppy.  Given the goalie was having to go back to back and we just experienced that with our goalie, I understand how that can lead to a rough game.  That being said, the goals the Preds scored would have been hard to stop anyway.  Two last minute extreme tips, one spin-o-rama that confused everybody.  The two break away goals likely could have been stopped.  Another was a pass from the circle to a wide open guy right in the slot, goalie didn't stand a chance unless it was shot right at him.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on January 16, 2019, 12:00:16 PM
Someone should check on Chris
I am fine and I was was in a badminton tournament on the weekend in Campbell River and now touring the Island. :D :D :D

Chris Gadsden 70+ MS
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Chris Gadsden
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Walter Hrybko
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Ronald Jordan
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Michael Hrybko
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 16, 2019, 12:34:50 PM
Thank goodness you are ok Chris. Man of many hobbies & adventures. Good exercise too. Moving bending.
That's one down two still on TNA's & my mind. We are very concerned about FA as he has not posted recently & not even after a Canuck win a few days ago. Hopely someone checks on FA  ;D
Well Novabonker if he's well gets the new title Submarine Nova. Chris is no longer submarine Chris..
( hopefully both guys FA & Nova are doing well. )   Maybe FA went into an outhouse after a guy we know was in there before. FA never exited after so rumour has it. Carbon monoxide gas!!!!! 
Gee I'm 50% cheering for both Canucks & the Preds.
Canucks play tonight against Oilers. Oilers are really being pushed by media fans & coach to get more wins.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 16, 2019, 01:11:39 PM
Too busy making the Canucks great again to be posting. :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 16, 2019, 01:45:25 PM
Call the posse search off. We can stop checking outhouses in gov. campsites now. FA is not lost but found. He's well & alive !
( must be helping our sniper get healthy from his knee strain... Hope Peterson does not have a sweet tooth. He may return 20lbs heavier. )
2 guys accounted for. One more guy missing in action...Hopefully submarine Nova is well.  ( as he stated he's got a bad ticker ...if ya read this Nova we hope your doing ok. When not feeling 100% life is challenging ...how many in the world are on their last legs ...alot. Rolling Stones once sang " Time is on our side" in the 1960's 70's 80's early 90's ...but now in the 2000s they know time is not on their side...they have been up & racing down the mountain of life. Hope they live many more yrs ...)
Go Canucks Go ! Go Canucks Go !
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 16, 2019, 10:58:18 PM
A well fought game. Lots of fast skating. Was 3-2 Canucks but replay showed play was off side so goal taken away & back to 2-2 ...then OT with lots of exciting chances by both teams. In the shoot out thought the Canuck players made it easy for the Oiler goalie.
Oilers finally got the win on a perfect shot that any goalie would of had a hard time stopping. Guy let it go from 10 ft directly in front of the net. The shot was hard fast & top right shelf of the net.
Markstrom knew this shot was tricky to read as the shooter could of targeted all 4 corners of the net or gone 5 hole.  In a shoot out it's a break away so why not get the best shot you can as no one is there to check you. Why go in too close & deke it ?????? Goalie has the advantage every time.
Have the puck 10 ft directly infront of the net on your stick blade & whip a shot to any of the five target areas. If the shot is placed on target the
shooter has the advantage. Kinda like in soccer a penalty shot the ball normally beats the goalie ;D
Canucks did put in a really good effort. They did not back down either when the Oilers got physical.
We get the pt so that's good. All is not lost.
Our old back up goalie gets a win in Ottawa. 4-2
Nielsson or whoever he is.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 17, 2019, 12:41:15 AM
Too busy making the Canucks great again to be posting. :)

Acquired Luke Schenn in exchange for Del Zotto. More to come.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 17, 2019, 10:04:30 AM
Preds Jets tonight.  Going to be a tough match.  If the Preds play like they did last game it will be a lot of fun.  Play like poo and it will be a long night.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 17, 2019, 10:59:23 PM
Preds Jets tonight.  Going to be a tough match.  If the Preds play like they did last game it will be a lot of fun.  Play like poo and it will be a long night.

Jets handed the Preds a 5-1 drubbing. Jets' dads were in the stands.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 18, 2019, 01:50:07 AM
Jets handed the Preds a 5-1 drubbing. Jets' dads were in the stands.
These two teams do not like each other.
Only one team can be the King of the castle.
Maybe the loss was because Preds picked up some intestinal worms/parasites somewhere. Tape worms pin worms round worms ...there's a youtube vid : Removing intestinal worms from NY weight lifter or body builder ( something like that !!!! Should come up..gross. )
Think the game was in Winnipeg right? Tough place to play. Not a Pred friendly environment. They were like a lion out of it's territory.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 18, 2019, 11:29:40 AM
It was in Nashville.  Woof.  It was a hard fought game up until the 3rd goal by the Jets.  Jets went up 1-0, we still fought.  Jets went up 2-0, we still fought.  We got one for 2-1 and the place was rocking.  Then, right before the end of the period, the went up 3-1 and we rolled over.  Tough game to watch but we knew based on the up and down nature of how they have been playing that this was very possible.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 18, 2019, 12:37:10 PM
It was in Nashville.  Woof.  It was a hard fought game up until the 3rd goal by the Jets.  Jets went up 1-0, we still fought.  Jets went up 2-0, we still fought.  We got one for 2-1 and the place was rocking.  Then, right before the end of the period, the went up 3-1 and we rolled over.  Tough game to watch but we knew based on the up and down nature of how they have been playing that this was very possible.
Oh ok the game was in Nashville. Surprised by the score. Well should not be. The guy between the pipes has the last "say". 
Many moons ago the Canucks played in Montreal.  Montreal out shot the Canucks by like 49 to 19. Think the score was 3-0 for the Canucks !!! Kurt McLean played a flawless game. So so many quality shots he stopped too. Labelled shots & zoom his glove or stick or pad stopped or deflected the puck.
( lost $800 on a Sports Action bet ...won $800 if Montreal won...$20 bet...on guess on 4 game outcome.
Something like that. All I needed was for Habs to win. The night before (Fri) the Canucks played & Habs rested. Have not betted on games for many moons.  ;D Too painful.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 18, 2019, 11:07:33 PM
Another win for the home team. Back in the playoffs. Future looking bright.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 19, 2019, 12:27:09 AM
Got so busy...plus dentist appt. plus shopping plus cooking the supper...only tonight watching sports report did I see the Canucks played & beat Buffalo Sabres on Fri pm.
Missed the game  >:(
4-3 Demko in net. By the highlights he looked good  & exciting game. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on January 20, 2019, 02:10:58 PM
Looking forward to the summit on March 6th. If you have any questions you want me to ask Chris .... I'm hoping to con. Um talk.him into a great trade. 2 pizzas and a bag of pucks for Matthews sounds.good. I might even throw in a 7th round pick to sweeten things up.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 20, 2019, 04:56:44 PM
Looking forward to the summit on March 6th. If you have any questions you want me to ask Chris .... I'm hoping to con. Um talk.him into a great trade. 2 pizzas and a bag of pucks for Matthews sounds.good. I might even throw in a 7th round pick to sweeten things up.

Obviously you're not a Canuck advisor. Throw in Mitch Marner and we MIGHT have a deal. :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 20, 2019, 04:57:20 PM
Another win tonight this afternoon. Consolidating the hold on a playoff spot. :D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on January 20, 2019, 07:28:02 PM
Obviously you're not a Canuck advisor. Throw in Mitch Marner and we MIGHT have a deal. :)


Then he'll have to give up the pizza and pucks. I drive a hard bargain...
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 20, 2019, 08:59:57 PM

Then he'll have to give up the pizza and pucks. I drive a hard bargain...
;D 
Nice to see your posting ( even more than me. ) thus your ticker must be doing ok!
Yep Canucks win a close one. Watched for awhile but had to go do some duties. The part I watched the a Wings were all over the Canucks so was surprised they pulled it out. Markstrom hopely was 1-2-3 star of the game. Peterson bagged a goal upon his return so I heard.
Leafs played too Win of lose? Gotta check..
Wonder if Preds played ? Gotta check at same time...
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 21, 2019, 11:44:42 PM
Preds won 4-1 over Rockies. Closer game than the score indicates. ( empty net goal. ) Rennie made so many good saves. Preds were flying on the ice though. This team I think is better than previous teams. They seem faster & more skilled.
Should be a good game against Vegas ( Preds next game opposition. )
What's happened to Toronto ?
Car 54 (Chris) where are you? Leafs need your pre game raw raw. Make sure ya talk LOUD so ya have the players attention. Talk too low & some players may have some zzzz's & even snore.
Think they lost 7 out of their last 10 wow.
Recent game I watched they lost but honestly they could of won just as easy. Close game.  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 22, 2019, 12:58:05 AM
There's a reason why Chris is not posting. His Laughs sucks ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 22, 2019, 12:46:07 PM
Yeah, Preds continued their roller coaster play, playing fairly well shutting down Colorado.  That means they will suck it up bad tomorrow night against Vegas.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 22, 2019, 08:00:40 PM
There's a reason why Chris is not posting. His Laughs sucks ;D
The leaf emblem on their jersey looks wilted. Like it's need of a little water.
Team chemistry seems to have been affected. Their hold out D man wanted more $$$ but the Leafs did not miss a beat with him out of the line up. Ever since the guy signed a new contract & plays the Leafs record has cooled. Selfish greedy guy who thinks he's Bobby Orr.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 23, 2019, 11:32:22 PM
Preds 2 Vegas 1
Thought this would be a close game. They play alike in their style of play.
Must of been a great game. Gotta watch the highlights.
Leafs beat Washington. Well well. Well done.
Canucks kinda folded their tent. Something wrong.
They played like a car with too much water in the gas tank..sputter sputter...
If this keeps up just going to become a Nashville fan. If they sputter dare I say a Leaf fan.
Come on Canucks ...maybe some guys have a bit of the flu bug. It's going around some have said.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 24, 2019, 08:49:51 AM
It was a good game.  Should have watched it.  First half of first quarter, we played like poo and are lucky we only gave up 1 goal.  Goalie stopped a lot of shots over the night, including a 2 on 0 where the guy passed it last minute and the goalie was able to still slide across and block the easy empty netter.  Second half of the first period we were maybe even.  Second period, we came out strong and scored two very quickly.  Third period, we held on.  Both goalies were stopping goals they had no business stopping.  Stressful game but ended with a win so we will take it.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on January 24, 2019, 01:00:22 PM
Preds 2 Vegas 1
Thought this would be a close game. They play alike in their style of play.
Must of been a great game. Gotta watch the highlights.
Leafs beat Washington. Well well. Well done.
Canucks kinda folded their tent. Something wrong.
They played like a car with too much water in the gas tank..sputter sputter...
If this keeps up just going to become a Nashville fan. If they sputter dare I say a Leaf fan.
Come on Canucks ...maybe some guys have a bit of the flu bug. It's going around some have said.
Come on board, the cup is ours.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 24, 2019, 07:51:59 PM
Come on board, the cup is ours.
Surface surface surface...honk honk open the hatch..said that I will pace my posts...but that was for the Discussion Forum Section. This is the sports area so...why not post at least a post or two or three per day  :o I mean week.
Thank you for the invite Chris. ( honestly do like the present Leaf team. They have good team chemistry over all & hard skaters & very skilled. Snipers ,& creative play making.
But there will be a process if I were to become a Leaf fan.
Firstly the Canucks have to play very poorly for about 6 straight games. If they do...then will cheer on the Nashville Predators. The games I have seen they look so improved. Faster & good play making & lots of shots to the net. Team looks taller bigger & faster. Prior teams seemed to have short squatty players.
Like Marcel Dione  body type. And if the Preds bomb & play poorly for 6 straight games then yes yes viva The Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kinda feel if I stop being a Canuck fan & cheer on another team it will be like committing sports adultery.
Chris you must be a happy camper as the Leafs most nights are an exciting to watch.
TNAngler that last game was very exciting. Preds outshot by a good margin. But Preds had lots of quality chances. They must of hit 2-3 posts. Both goalies made super man incredible saves. Easy could of been a 6-4 score for Vegas & not 2-1 Nashville when the dust cleared.m
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 24, 2019, 11:54:33 PM
Come on board, the cup is ours.

You planning to steal it ?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on January 27, 2019, 06:06:02 PM
You planning to steal it ?
;D ;D ;D When are you getting the #34 floats you won?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 28, 2019, 08:51:03 AM
How did we get the All Star break followed by our week off?  No game till Saturday?  What do I even do with myself?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 28, 2019, 02:37:29 PM
How did we get the All Star break followed by our week off?  No game till Saturday?  What do I even do with myself?
Surface surface surface..open the hatch. Lookouts go top side.
Submarine Al reporting.
Gee I pointed my finger at Chris & Novabonker & called them Submarine Chris & Submarine Novabonker & now 3 fingers point back at me. Now I'm submarine Al. God bless GordJ for calling me out for posting too much  ;D.
Ya no hockey. This is the halfway pt. in the season so it's good for the players to get a break in the action. Not good for fans though. As far as the All Star game...do not like the set up.
NHL should just go back to having regular game.
Having three skaters against three skaters just looks so unbalanced. 5 skaters vs 5 skaters is more exciting.
Canucks out of the good of their heart have sent the Leafs & Preds cakes pies chocolate bars ice cream potato chips....eat eat eat...
( do not like the chances of a Canucks victory over the Leafs or Preds. Safe bet is Canucks would lose. )
Petterson in the skating contest must of lost 2 secs. unless it's my tv or Telus error. Ref blew the whistle & Petterson just stood there & finally got his legs moving. Boooooooo!

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on January 31, 2019, 08:08:34 AM
My mother passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday.   :'(  I could really use some good hockey right about now.  And sadly, she was one that was keeping my dad somewhat coherent so it is likely he will quickly head downhill. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on January 31, 2019, 08:52:21 AM
My mother passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday.   :'(  I could really use some good hockey right about now.  And sadly, she was one that was keeping my dad somewhat coherent so it is likely he will quickly head downhill.
So sad news when a loved one dies. Parents who loved their children are really missed. Even more of a shock when it happens suddenly as in your mom's case. But like Pat Boone (actor/singer) said recently,when his wife of 60 plus yrs passed away in January that she's not dead....only her address changed.
Thoughts & prayers for you / family at this time. Gets easier in time. Lost my dad in 2017 so know how it feels.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 31, 2019, 10:27:30 AM
Condolences to you and your family TNangler
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on January 31, 2019, 03:25:18 PM
My deepest  sympathies  TN. Take care of yourself and your  loved  ones.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on February 02, 2019, 09:35:55 PM
Canucks well on their way to another win. Leading 5-1 in the 3rd period.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 03, 2019, 01:34:11 AM
Canucks well on their way to another win. Leading 5-1 in the 3rd period.
Another person using my IPAD so ya it's game over & the Canucks played great. Markstrom made good saves...defence & forwards checking well & the offence play was creative. Good passing good possession good shots.
Heard the Preds are winning & losing ( rough play with the Stars...Preds & Stars team just do not like each other at all ) Have not heard how the Leafs are doing.

Know TNAngler is going thru grieving at this time...hang in there guy.  :)
Many families at this time have lost their loved one & there are lots of sad family members going thru the same thing you are experiencing. My mom is 82 & know it will be a shock the day she passes on.
Each of us will go thru it ( death ...loved one or us ourselves )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on February 04, 2019, 02:14:58 PM
Condolences TNAngler in your recent loss.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on February 04, 2019, 03:09:47 PM
;D ;D ;D When are you getting the #34 floats you won?

Won't be in Chilliwack for the forseeable future. You can send them to me. I'll pay for the postage.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on February 05, 2019, 08:58:01 AM
Thanks guys.  Got up here just in time for the northeastern and the snow.  TN was in the 70s.  Hanging in there.  Miss a lot of things being in TN versus here that I am learning about now which sucks sometimes but then sometimes it is good to not be involved in all the drama.

Preds play tonight.  First home game I am going to miss in quite a while but will be watching from here assuming I can remember 5 pm instead of 7 pm.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on February 05, 2019, 10:54:26 AM
Won't be in Chilliwack for the forseeable future. You can send them to me. I'll pay for the postage.
I am coming down to go to the Leaf - Canuck game in March with Nova so maybe we can meet up for a coffee, will keep in touch.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 05, 2019, 10:49:32 PM
Canucks lose 2 games in a row.
Not many chances but they were skating hard & were in each game till the end.
So Booooo & Good Job ! Gave it the old college try.
Leafs sign Matthews. He now making more $
than John Tavares. (Sp?)
Now will that create a little jealousy ?
Tavarse $11 million per yr -5yrs.
Matthews $11.6 million per -5yrs.
Bad winter in the prairies & people get grumpy. Too cold & snowy.
Oilers not doing so well & fans & media there are in a grumpy mood.
Pressure on the players & coach to win or face the media & fan attacks.
One fan threw his Oiler jersey on the home ice after the team lost badly to Chicago.
Ouch ! Oilers are being attacked something like Pres. Trump.  ( but Trump is making America great again but Oilers are not great again ) Oiler fans were spoiled in the 80s & did they not win the Cup again in early 90s? without the Great One.
Fans are spoiled brats  ;D
We Canuck fans have zero Cups since they entered the league.
It's only sports.
Kill the ref.
We lost so let's riot.
Something like that.

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on February 07, 2019, 01:25:21 PM
We continue to rack up the points, the team from Vancouver not so much. Poor FA
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on February 07, 2019, 03:46:27 PM
We continue to rack up the points, the team from Vancouver not so much. Poor FA

The plan is working just fine. Worry about your Laughs. ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on February 09, 2019, 11:07:52 PM
Canucks lose 2 games in a row.


Problem fixed. If you don't believe me, ask the Flames.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 10, 2019, 12:16:21 PM
Problem fixed. If you don't believe me, ask the Flames.
We were treated to some super duper hockey yesterday. Canucks win in the shoot out WOW.
Both teams played super & what saves by both goalies.

Plus a big W for the Leafs in OT over the Habs was very exciting.
Think the Leafs will be emotionally / physically tired in their game against the Rangers today.
Not much time to recover after that big game on Sat. where the Leafs went full out on every shift.
Lots of coffee boys & banana with breakfast to help muscles recover.

Preds losing some very close games. Frustrating for them.

Hitchcock Oilers coach better pull some rabbits out of hat. That whole organization is on thin ice as fans are demanding more. Sports writers /media are pulling out the knives.
Coach in public better not smile & laugh but look sad. Ha ! Fans will confront him & players if they look too happy  ;D
Think the Great One would not take the head coach job even for big big big bucks.
Ulcer & laxative job.

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 12, 2019, 01:16:29 PM
FA the Canuck fan ( & advisor ) got stuck between a rock & hard place. Both our regular goalies #1 & #2
were injured.
So that opened the door to bring up Mr. 19 yr old Rocky P. is it ?
After dust /snow settled it was 7-2 or whatever.
Thank you Mr Chris for not rubbing salt in our fresh wounds.
From 1 game ago from a big high to this game !!!!

Reminds me of the joy of voyage before ramming the iceberg & sinking.
The goalie just must of been super nervous as he had no time to mentally prepare on his quick call up.
The guy just never set up soon enough & then challenge the shooter (shot)
He was moving his position as the shot came ???? Not how it's done. He'd be unbalanced every time.   
Ya have to be planted / set up & then focus to react where the puck is going & get your body glove blocker pad etc & make the save.
Sharks were ready sharks last night & they went on the kill.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on February 14, 2019, 08:56:18 AM
The nicks need some puck luck. Lots of shots just not In the net. Getzlaf deserves a suspension  or at least a nice heavy fine.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 14, 2019, 02:21:02 PM
The nicks need some puck luck. Lots of shots just not In the net. Getzlaf deserves a suspension  or at least a nice heavy fine.
Leafs still winning.
Preds are still losing close games.
Canucks stopped 1-0 & when the score is like that it normally means both goalies had a super game which was the case.
Ducks were so zeroed in with their new acting coach & played great. Even some rough stuff.
Ducks are once again "quacking" instead of cracking.
Canucks better get a little more hungry to score goals.

Get guys in front of the net to deflect puck screen goalie bang in rebounds.

Chris & Nova must be already celebrating the Maple Leaf win over the Canucks coming soon in Vancouver where they will be. As it is right now the Leafs are much better as they go after wins game in & game out. They play to win. The Canucks have too many that seem to care less about team chemistry or win loss results.   
Leafs walked all over the Canucks in the last head to head. Looks like it will be the same massacre.  >:(
Canucks are improved but lack mental toughness.
Time for the coach to crack the whip. Canuck fans need a bone too...( as Nova says about Lion fans)

EDIT IN: Canucks vs LA talk about a great game! 4-3 Canucks in Shoot Out. Yahoo!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on February 14, 2019, 11:07:10 PM
Back on track with a 4-3 win. A-BOATER will sleep soundly tonight.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 19, 2019, 12:28:22 PM
Back on track with a 4-3 win. A-BOATER will sleep soundly tonight.
Ironically had a better than average sleep that night !
Any trades coming?
The tech. experts have loaded the most powerful computers with all the avaible info on the Leafs & Canucks. Then the techs. white collars added all that info in a even more powerful computer & asked who will win in their soon coming game.
Result the computer predicted: Leafs 3 Canucks 6.
By the way the teams meet on March 6th.  ::)
Get your tickets early.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on February 19, 2019, 02:45:51 PM
I hear Chris has booked a long holiday starting Mar. 7th so we won't have to face the ridicules .....
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 21, 2019, 08:48:23 PM
Canucks leading 1-zippo.
Hey that new boy on our best line has super skating skills ! New guy with Pettersson / Brock B.
3rd period & it's a dogfight.
Wow Preds TNA team won the other day against Dallas Stars. Close game. Those 2 teams go set it like two vicious cats in a fight.
Preds happy with that win.
You can tell Canucks are really wanting to get this W. tonight.
This is our house. Well last time they played was Sat & today is Thurs. Well rested.
Go Canucks.
As it turns out the 3rd period was a bad one...from 1-0 to 2-2 at the end of 60 minutes.
As blue collar guy got the go ahead goal with a nice shot in close. That made it 2-1
Give the Canucks credit they tied it on a tic tac toe play ...long pass & quick pass & then good quick shot & in. 2-3
In OT our guys on too long & winded & good night Irene goal against ...coyotes get the 2 pts.
A pt is a pt. 3-2 OT.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on February 22, 2019, 11:40:02 AM
Was a good enough game for a win and we will take those.  Back on top of our division too.

Now just watching to see if any trades are made.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 22, 2019, 12:47:59 PM
Was a good enough game for a win and we will take those.  Back on top of our division too.

Now just watching to see if any trades are made.
Give us your Captain (trade) for any 3 Canucks ( minus these protected 10 Canuck players )
Seriously should be fun to see any trades. GM s better be wise & in right mind. Do not want them dealing & wheeling & they have hang over or in a gamble mood ...they say no no no no deal then suddenly tired of arguing they say OK deal.
Congrads on the Preds. top standings. There are not too many weak teams & to get two pts a team must really work for it.
Only time a team gets an easy win is when the goalie has a bad game. Mr Magoo game.
Canucks need to focus on each game but sneaky way think about the Leafs. Pay back time.

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 23, 2019, 11:01:00 PM
Preds lost badly...did not even get a goal.
Canucks lose badly ...did not even get a goal. Mind you NYI coach who looks like Dracula has his team making a 180 in his 1st yr.
Leafs give the Habs a 3 goal lead & then storm back & score 6 straight goals against Corey Price a A-1 goalie in the league.
Members here are rejoicing ( Leafs fan ) & others are feeling gloomy.  :(
 Canucks need to get a coach from Russia. ( old school coach...non smiling one unless they win championship then coach may smile for a few minutes. )
Then the bench has to be put back against the wall so Russian Canuck coach can walk in front of his players. Lose a game badly & it's an all player early heavy duty practise at 7am.
Philly vs Pittsburgh in an outdr game on Sat. Old uniforms & the Flyers looked like they had BC Lions outfits.   
This game reminded me of the 1975 Islanders vs the 1975 Canucks. Score back then would of been 4-0 too. Canucks are skating but just lack the finish & smarts around the net.
Goalie for Islanders was in great form ...which does not help. Boooooooooooooooo!
Please Canucks get to the playoffs !!! Give us some action.
Not much chance the Canucks will win the Cup anytime soon.
Even if ya have a very good team what are your chances ? Must be 8 elite teams that have what it takes so even having a team ready to go all the way ...there are so many other top teams ready to go all the way too. Toronto in my books have a 1-8 chance to win the Cup this year & in the next 5 yrs so they have a very good chance to go all the way this yr or in the next few yrs. Primed & ready they are.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on February 25, 2019, 07:32:26 AM
Yeah, Saturday was UGLY.  Horribly ugly.  Wondering if it might push the GM to make a move.  Hearing a couple people are being shopped.  Could be an interesting day.  Please please please please please do not play like that again tonight.

Listened to the Jets radio transmission against the Knights.  They were saying amazingly the same thing, horribly inconsistent, playing sometimes like they don't care, etc.  It was interesting to hear because that is what a lot have been saying here too.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 25, 2019, 10:40:48 PM
Yeah, Saturday was UGLY.  Horribly ugly.  Wondering if it might push the GM to make a move.  Hearing a couple people are being shopped.  Could be an interesting day.  Please please please please please do not play like that again tonight.

Listened to the Jets radio transmission against the Knights.  They were saying amazingly the same thing, horribly inconsistent, playing sometimes like they don't care, etc.  It was interesting to hear because that is what a lot have been saying here too.
TNA from ugly to " Jackie Gleason's saying "How sweet it is!" Preds & Canucks get W's!!
Well it must be easy to best a team called DUCKS. Quack Quack Quack..
4-0 & Preds get W in SH.
A few trades ....
FA will sleep good tonight. He has not slept well lately me thinks...with the recent Canuck's efforts.(break down)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on February 25, 2019, 10:51:02 PM
Burning the proverbial midnight oil making the Canucks great again.  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on February 28, 2019, 07:46:58 AM
I guess someone ran out of oil.  LOL.

Be interesting to see how the Preds mesh with the new players and if it helps, especially on the power play.  Played decent against St. Louis and one fluke goal after an obvious missed call by the refs was enough to lose but we were still short handed as one of the new guys hadn't showed up yet.  I am very ready for some of these guys to get off the IR so we do not have to play Cody McLeod who cannot do that hockey very well.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on February 28, 2019, 12:01:04 PM
I guess someone ran out of oil.  LOL.

Be interesting to see how the Preds mesh with the new players and if it helps, especially on the power play.  Played decent against St. Louis and one fluke goal after an obvious missed call by the refs was enough to lose but we were still short handed as one of the new guys hadn't showed up yet.  I am very ready for some of these guys to get off the IR so we do not have to play Cody McLeod who cannot do that hockey very well.
Your team has lots of grit ( Preds ) they 80%of the time are in every game.
Canucks got a pt because of Markstrom. He played super.
The powerhouse Leafs steam rolled the Oilers.
I'm nervous that the Canucks will go down down down when meeting the Leafs.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on February 28, 2019, 07:06:29 PM
John Tavares makes his return to New York. His former team trounced Tavares' Leafs 6-1
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 01, 2019, 09:37:44 AM
John Tavares makes his return to New York. His former team trounced Tavares' Leafs 6-1
Canucks & Leafs both were low in fuel. They both played hard minutes the night before. Leafs lose to Islanders. Canucks lose to Coyotes.  Like the Canuck new comers. Good job FA. Know ya had something to do with the new additions.
Preds kinda win one / lose one lately.
Canucks take on Vegas in their next match up. Should be a good game.  More rested & the lights & sounds of sin city should get them in a good mood to get out there & get 2 pts.
Wonder what happened to Chris?
Has he posted in any area of FWR. Hope the guy is ok.
( Chris hope you are in good spirits / health )
Always remember any post about the Leafs on our part is all in fun & not done in a critical way in the sports forum. Think you know that.
Leafs for the most part are playing great. They have guys on that team who hate to lose. They remind me of the Caps, Bruins, Pens, Blackhawks Preds., Sharks etc in that regard.
Spring on the way!
 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 01, 2019, 12:37:56 PM
Chris is currently in the Witness Protection Program. You may spot him in and around Chilliwack (even the Vedder). He's wearing a Canuck jersey, have grown shoulder length hair and sporting a full beard. ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 02, 2019, 02:05:32 PM
Chris is currently in the Witness Protection Program. You may spot him in and around Chilliwack (even the Vedder). He's wearing a Canuck jersey, have grown shoulder length hair and sporting a full beard. ;D ;D
;D
Well my guess Chris (submarine Chris) knows his Leafs are in town very soon...days away thus he is getting himself & the team ready for the big showdown.
Canucks plan is to W big ...10-0
Leafs plan is to W big.....10-0
We shall see.
Canucks actually play Vegas Sunday 1pm start. They will then get a break & be totally rested to face Leafs. Just what the doctor ordered.
Cannot wait.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 03, 2019, 04:06:45 PM
Great game in Vegas - for the Knights. I didn't see the Canucks there? Did they miss a flight? Pathetic lack of effort. A real whip cracking practice and a trip to the press box is sorely needed to fix up.the lazy no contact game they didn't play today. My little dog would have been better than that steaming pile of poop . I'm going to go get fitted with a brown paper bag....
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 03, 2019, 07:58:35 PM
Great game in Vegas - for the Knights. I didn't see the Canucks there? Did they miss a flight? Pathetic lack of effort. A real whip cracking practice and a trip to the press box is sorely needed to fix up.the lazy no contact game they didn't play today. My little dog would have been better than that steaming pile of poop . I'm going to go get fitted with a brown paper bag....
Nova you truly have hit the bullseye. It seems they want to miss the playoffs & go on an early vacation.
They truly are not playing like a desparate team.
Maybe some players have made reservations on vacation this or that the week following season's end.
If not for Markstrom the score would of been 8-0.
I bet they will try hard against the Leafs to save face.
Yes the coach they have Travis Green is too soft. He will not crack the whip & show who is boss.
In today's NHL a lot of players with long contracts / no trade clause have the upper edge on the owner & management coaches & fans. Players control the coach not coach controls the players.
Imagine a player with a long contract with no trade....wakes up & thinks  "Oh there's a game today...I really feel lazy & think I'll just slank it today on the ice. Will not skate hard,will not check,will not give out any checks.....what is a coach to do? If the coach gets on his butt the player can just tell him where to "go ".
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 03, 2019, 09:06:01 PM
Lose for Hughes
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on March 04, 2019, 11:24:45 AM
Coming to the end of the season.  How will things go?  Some interesting possibilities.  Pretty meh game last night for the Preds but they did enough to pull out the win in the shoot out.  Definitely not instilling a lot of confidence but I know it is there if they get it going.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 04, 2019, 02:37:38 PM
No worries about the leafs. The Gadsden curse will come through.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 06, 2019, 05:23:32 PM
Will Chris  jinx the Leafs - tthe jinx they so richly deserve? Will the Canucks prove they are superior ?
O ly time will tell.....

(Nice to meet you today FA)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 06, 2019, 05:35:02 PM
Pleasure meeting you and Chris this afternoon. Ah yes, the dreaded Gadsden Curse. The American Psychological Association has characterized the disease as one feeling elation when their team wins and total depression and utter frustration when it loses. Patients afflicted with the disease could often be seen stumbling the streets in their blue and white paraphernalia mumbling comments such as "the cup is ours", "what a great team we are" etc. etc. Total delusional (even worst than Donald Trump). In it's advance stage the patient has been known to exhibit extreme aggression such as shooting animals, unceremoniously gutting it and eating it. No deer, ducks or other fowls are safe. Here is a video of the Curse in action. See how happy the fans are at the onset and slowly frustration sets in. Silence, moans and uncontrollable drinking to console their frustration in the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8GCH5qf9IY
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 06, 2019, 07:05:24 PM
Pleasure meeting you and Chris this afternoon. Ah yes, the dreaded Gadsden Curse. The American Psychological Association has characterized the disease as one feeling elation when their team wins and total depression and utter frustration when it loses. Patients afflicted with the disease could often be seen stumbling the streets in their blue and white paraphernalia mumbling comments such as "the cup is ours", "what a great team we are" etc. etc. Total delusional (even worst than Donald Trump). In it's advance stage the patient has been known to exhibit extreme aggression such as shooting animals, unceremoniously gutting it and eating it. No deer, ducks or other fowls are safe. Here is a video of the Curse in action. See how happy the fans are at the onset and slowly frustration sets in. Silence, moans and uncontrollable drinking to console their frustration in the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8GCH5qf9IY
Too funny  ;D
After a very creative FA post ya just know Chris wants his Leafs to win extra badly so he can say who got the last laugh !
Thought the game started at 7 pm so missed most of the 1st period. Well this heavyweight 3 round fight is tied after the 1st round. (0-0 end of 1st period)
Canucks gotta keep up the tempo because if they let up for a shift the talented Leafs will tic tac toe the puck into the Canuck net.
Go Canucks go!
Sounds like yous had a good get together today !
Round 2 coming up. ( 2nd period ) 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 06, 2019, 08:49:46 PM
The Gadsden Curse struck again in the third period and overtime. You know it's not going to be your night when Louie Erickson scores against you. Canucks win 3-2
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 06, 2019, 09:12:12 PM
Ya your right FA. Louie E. does not score very often. But his tricky backhand was like a Gordie Howe shot.
Edler shot reminded me of a Gordie Howe wrist shot.
What snipers we have.
This W may boast the Canucks into a winning streak & land the team into the playoffs.
The Cup is ours !  ;D
Dancing in the streets. How sweet it is.
Canucks could of gave up being down 2-0 but...
This game reminds me of a Hollywood movie.
Hey Chris all is not lost. Leafs gained a pt in the standings. Good game. Close & not much skating room out there. Check check check. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 06, 2019, 09:15:43 PM
Chris is no doubt mumbling to himself on his way to his truck for the long drive back to Chilliwack. He can listen to the post game show on the great Canuck victory on his drive home.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 06, 2019, 10:12:55 PM
I'm surprised there wasn't a major explosion when the Leads fans blew out after the overtime goal. There was A lot of Leaf fans there tonight almost out dueling the Canucks fans for noise. It sure sucked the wind out of their sails when Edler potted that nifty shot. Ever the optimist, Chris was happy with the single point. It was a great game with a storybook ending.......🇨🇦. I've gone  to 5 games this year and the Canucks have won them all. They need to give me free seasons tickets.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 06, 2019, 11:33:09 PM
I'm surprised there wasn't a major explosion when the Leads fans blew out after the overtime goal. There was A lot of Leaf fans there tonight almost out dueling the Canucks fans for noise. It sure sucked the wind out of their sails when Edler potted that nifty shot. Ever the optimist, Chris was happy with the single point. It was a great game with a storybook ending.......🇨🇦. I've gone  to 5 games this year and the Canucks have won them all. They need to give me free seasons tickets.  ;D

I'll have a chat with Benning like I did with Wally Buono
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on March 07, 2019, 08:40:57 AM
In it's advance stage the patient has been known to exhibit extreme aggression such as shooting animals, unceremoniously gutting it and eating it. No deer, ducks or other fowls are safe. Here is a video of the Curse in action.

Does this not depend who they are playing?  I would think Ducks could be very much in danger.  So could Sharks, anybody wearing a blue jacket, and law makers, well, not this year.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 07, 2019, 01:58:05 PM
Ducks and Sharks are definitely in jeopardy. There is no known cure for the Gadsden Curse.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on March 08, 2019, 07:20:54 AM
My Leafs on Wednesday. https://youtu.be/_Nw1n4XkHhs
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 08, 2019, 07:58:08 AM
All kidding aside, it a pleasure to  go to the game with Chris. He's a fine gentleman whose tireless efforts to clean up the area around the Vedder and support for wild salmon should not go unnoticed. A special thanks to him for all the hard work.( although the Leafs thing is a curiosity....) 😁
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 08, 2019, 11:30:53 AM
All kidding aside, it a pleasure to  go to the game with Chris. He's a fine gentleman whose tireless efforts to clean up the area around the Vedder and support for wild salmon should not go unnoticed. A special thanks to him for all the hard work.( although the Leafs thing is a curiosity....) 😁

X2
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 09, 2019, 10:09:50 PM
X2
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Well let's make it x3 !
The Leafs  & Canucks were tied at the end of 60 so in my books the game was tied.
Officially the Canucks get the W because of the extra they play.
But the Canucks have played terrible & have not won since.
Guess the Leafs game tired them out too much. Boooooooooooo.
That Fleury for Vegas has been so much the better player for them than he was in Pittsburg.
On the Pens team he would get out of position / plus flop more like a turtle on it's back.
In Vegas he moves about but he also recovers & gets in a good position quickly & follows the puck.
He plays his angles well & squares up to the shooter & has good concentration & reaction.
He gets better with age.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 09, 2019, 10:24:38 PM
The "plan" is unfolding ..... "with the first pick in the 2019 NHL draft, the Vancouver Canucks select ......."
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: greyghost on March 10, 2019, 03:52:35 PM
The "plan" is unfolding ..... "with the seventh pick in the 2019 NHL draft, the Vancouver Canucks select ......."
Fixed it for you!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 12, 2019, 09:00:16 PM
Good move on signing young Mr. Hughes. He looks to a great asset with a lot of potential  upside for the d. What's  needed now is some grit now and it seems like Jett Woo is going to fit in that category. As  the esteemed FA says, the future  is quite  bright.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 12, 2019, 10:47:26 PM
Good move on signing young Mr. Hughes. He looks to a great asset with a lot of potential  upside for the d. What's  needed now is some grit now and it seems like Jett Woo is going to fit in that category. As  the esteemed FA says, the future  is quite  bright.

Part of the plan. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on March 13, 2019, 08:33:51 AM
Preds played a horrible game last night.  HORRIBLE.  Was shocked the score wasn't much worse than it was.  And given we had two goals in something like 30 seconds as our only two goals, one on the 5 on 3, one on the 5 on 4, both by the same guy, it gives an indication how bad the rest of the game was.  I don't know what they need to do to get the fire and play the entire game.  It seems like they take the first period off completely, get into a couple goal hole, then play even for a period, then try and turn it on in the third, or, last night, the last half of the third.  That is not the way to play this close to the playoffs.  They need the fire, the desire, the need and they do not have it
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 13, 2019, 07:42:27 PM
Another building block in place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz3Q_H6skPc
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 14, 2019, 12:48:56 AM
When Petterson started out blazing the media started to compare him to The Great One.
Talk about pressure. He kinda slowed up after being compared to Wayne G.
Media screws the players mind set.
Hughes may or not be the real deal.
Remember all the hype Dale Talon got ?
Then he did not produce.
The good part the Canucks are doing is the team has lots of energy.
No slackers ...
One week later from the Leafs / Canuck game ...Canucks win on Wed. & Leafs go down to defeat to Chicago. Leafs lost a few lately ???
Think the Leafs need 1-2 physical guys who can mix it up when the game gets rough or when their stars gets hit too hard..the policeman goes after the guy.
It will open up the ice more for the stars too.
Boston is doing good.
Tv guy said the Canucks should lose their games thus to get a better draft pick???? Ha.
The team can just go on the live mic before the game. Ladies & gentlemen & kiddies may I have your attention: the Canucks will try their best to make it look they are playing their best thus to give you the best time for your paid bucks. But they will try to lose this game & remaining games. We are trying to make this team better in 19/2020. Oh I know we have been telling yous this since the early 1970s & we still have no Cup but listen up we promise you it's coming soon. We apologize to any dead & buried Canuck fans family who believed our lies ...I mean past facts.
Do not worry TNA the Preds are just resting up for the ahead playoffs.
They will do just fine. ( more lies )  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 14, 2019, 08:26:02 PM
It's well past time that  Ericsson got sent to the press box. No effort no goals and no respect for the team or the fans. 3 hits all year. I was listening to 1040 tonight and the plan is to send him to Utica next year to ride buses and sleep in cockroach motels in a shared room. Benning is going to have to swallow his pride and admit to that boner. 600000 a goal.....
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 14, 2019, 08:28:58 PM
Trade him to Toronto for Marner ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 15, 2019, 12:48:06 AM
It's well past time that  Ericsson got sent to the press box. No effort no goals and no respect for the team or the fans. 3 hits all year. I was listening to 1040 tonight and the plan is to send him to Utica next year to ride buses and sleep in cockroach motels in a shared room. Benning is going to have to swallow his pride and admit to that boner. 600000 a goal.....
Ericsson if your reading this comment...please join FWR & PM me. :o
I will give you advice on how to tweak your shot.
A little advice goes along way.
Yep eat 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds before the game & during game. (Free advice)
Tweak your shot is like this......yep you will be a 20 -25 goal scorer.
After my advice ...Leafs will want Ericsson.
Preds my advice...lots of pot loads of strong black perked coffee before & during the game.
They look too relaxed lately...we gotta get them buzzed/& some glittery hand trembles holding the stick.
Plus coffee urine smell at the face offs should give the opposing team distraction from their game.
Result...more W's.
Add in: Preds get a W over Kings.
What has happened to LA ? They did get beat out by the Knights last yr in the playoffs but it was a hard hitting series & fast skating. Both teams played great & Fleury made big saves throughout...if not for him. Maybe getting best by a first yr expansion team took the starch out of the players & they mentally never recovered???? Hey but Sharks / Jets got beat out too by the Knights.
Maybe the players are just getting too old.
Leafs lately are like the stock market. Up & down.
The pressure is on these guys to get at least to the 3rd round & beyond. If out by 1st or 2nd rd. the boo birds will be out. Why? Why? Why? Fans & media will be chirping. (leafs have lots of good teams to go thru)

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on March 15, 2019, 09:03:23 AM
They actually played a good game last night.  If they play like that through the playoffs, we have a good shot.  From the drop of the puck to the end, there was only about a 5 minute time frame where they seemed to let off the gas.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 16, 2019, 03:28:40 PM
Canuck ooo s get a pt over the Devils ( hate that name for a team )
Game in Vancouver I assume. Did not even know that game happened till seeing on web.
Assumed they would play today Sat & not on Fri.
Canucks will not make the playoffs let's face it. Canucks D man gets injured again after just coming back.
He 's like Lulay the now retired BC Lion.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 16, 2019, 10:22:38 PM
The Make Beliefs were all afflicted with the dreaded Gadsden Curse tonight as they dropped a 6-2 decision to the last place Ottawa Senators. ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 17, 2019, 07:26:12 AM
And Benning took my advice and signed Jett Woo to an entry level contract. He's  going  to be  a  great asset.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 17, 2019, 02:32:14 PM
And Benning took my advice and signed Jett Woo to an entry level contract. He's  going  to be  a  great asset.
He's Chinese/German mix so my guess he will have many more Chinese hockey fans buying tickets each game should he become a steady Canuck player.
People cheer on all players of any race but same race fans like to cheer a player of their own race.
Sell out every Canuck game.
Jett Woo goes toe to toe with...
Jett Woo hip body checks star player..
Jett Woo break away goal wins game..
Jett Woo helps Canucks hoist the Cup in 2019/20 season  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 17, 2019, 03:09:09 PM
And Benning took my advice and signed Jett Woo to an entry level contract. He's  going  to be  a  great asset.

Good move Novabonker. Another building block.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on March 17, 2019, 06:20:49 PM
Good move Novabonker. Another building block.
Will have to as the building blocks have all been tumbling down all this year. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 17, 2019, 06:48:19 PM
Will have to as the building blocks have all been tumbling down all this year. ;D ;D ;D
Too funny!  ;D
Though I'm a Canuck fan your comment was good comedy.
A good laugh is like a medicine the GB says.
Feel better after reading. (TO has finished putting their blocks in place. Let's see if they hoist the Cup or the blocks come tumbling down)
Telling ya players need to eat 1/3 cup total sunflower seeds before game & between periods. shhhhhhhh...
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on March 17, 2019, 06:52:22 PM
We need our 2 regular defensive boys back for starters but at least we made the playoffs. When you play teams out of the playoff they are loose as a goose and are playing for their next seasons jobs, it happens all the time.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 17, 2019, 07:34:56 PM
Will have to as the building blocks have all been tumbling down all this year. ;D ;D ;D

Please remind me how your boys did against ours earlier this month  ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 18, 2019, 09:27:29 PM
Another  win for the Canucks. Future looking bright.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 19, 2019, 01:49:36 AM
Another  win for the Canucks. Future looking bright.
And in Chicago to boot. Not an easy place to play.
Maybe each team in the league will each win the Stanley Cup in 31 yrs. ( 31 teams something like that. )
I'm 64 so let's say the Canucks win the Cup in the 20th year from now....that would make me 84.
Hope I'm still now the earth.   :o
What if it's Nashville vs Toronto for the Cup?
Both teams can play great & then not so great so the games may go something like..
5-0 Preds win game 1
5-0 Leafs win game 2 series tied
5-0 Preds win game 3 ...ahead 2 games to 1
5-0 Leafs win game 4 ...series tied 2-2
So forth... Game 7  score 0-0 teams playing into the 120 OT periods with 10 hr breaks ...
No fans in the seats as they got sleepy & left.
Update 178 OT periods & score still 0-0.
Seems both teams were not playing so good in start of game 7 & it's been a long time since the last goal.
(Canucks sure scored quick in OT in Chicago. Win some lose some...good game)
 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 19, 2019, 10:58:55 PM
The Gadsden Curse is alive and well. Leafs lost their 5th game out of their last 7 outings. Anyone seen Chris ?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on March 20, 2019, 01:45:15 PM
I'm working right beside the Fraser today. I did see a guy holding on to a log  as it was swept downstream. It might have been Chris. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 20, 2019, 11:02:24 PM
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 21, 2019, 09:10:59 PM
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Wish Canucks were not rolling rolling rolling...we need a high pick ( maybe a Bure type or a Stan steamer S. or even Don Lever ...remember him? Or Cliff Ronning. Never seen this guy have a bad game.)
Nashville Preds lose a low scoring game against Pens.
Preds have 42 wins & Pens 40. 
That tells me Nashville on most nights are putting out the effort.
Toronto star player a few weeks ago inked a long high salary worth millions & had it caused jealousy on the team??? Many star players on the Leafs & one star guy may get an extra $600,000 so...it may rock the boat.
How would you like it if two carpenders with same skill level worked in a house...one making $5.00 extra per hr than the other guy.
Causes a rift possibly.
Definitely the Leafs are not firing on all cylinders.
Chris better give them the Ra Ra Ra pep talk.

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 21, 2019, 10:09:33 PM
Definitely the Leafs are not firing on all cylinders.
Chris better give them the Ra Ra Ra pep talk.

Chris have his hands full treading water as Novabonker pointed out. ;D No time to give anyone a pep talk
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 24, 2019, 09:36:43 AM
Canucks must of chased the ladies too much Fri so they had no power Sat.
Too many young guys on the team.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: greyghost on March 24, 2019, 09:46:52 PM
Whatís the excuse for the Columbus game?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 24, 2019, 10:02:37 PM
Whatís the excuse for the Columbus game?

No excuses. They wanted it more than the local boys.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 25, 2019, 12:19:50 AM
Whatís the excuse for the Columbus game?
The boys are thinking about their next date & not thinking on preparing to play & get a W.
Double minded these young Canuck players are. ( or....they just do not have the backbone & gets WINS & get into the playoffs. These guys want the fun sun & beaches & golf for the next 5 months.
I see the Jets took it to the Preds.
Jets & Preds do not like each other.
Leafs are an up & down team ever since they played the Canucks. They got Tampa & Philly on their menu. Should be 4 pts right there.
Last time they went against the Flyers the Leafs scored 7 goals in that game. But Flyers scored 6.
Both goalies or defence must of had the stomach flu  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 25, 2019, 10:49:33 AM
Both goalies or defence must of had the stomach flu  ;D

Not the stomach flu but the dreaded Gadsden Curse.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 26, 2019, 11:35:11 PM
Canucks must be down for the count now. No playoffs in sight. 1...2.....3 team is pinned or struck out. ( pro wrestling/baseball )
Leafs the other night got a box full of pucks in the Florida net.
Preds getting mentally ready for the playoff war.
What's wrong with our Wayne Gretzky ???
Pettersson learned quick not to bust your butt off if the other players do not pull their weight.  ;D
He also learned what if takes to have a nice lllllooooonnnnggggg (long) vacation.
Do not make playoffs.
Season end ...I've got 5 months to spend my $$$.
Owners should add in to contract...if team misses the playoffs...players must donate 20% of their earnings to a worthy BC charity or 20% wages returned to owner & owner divides it & gives back $ to season ticket fans.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 29, 2019, 12:38:41 AM
Rolling, rolling, rolling
What a great Canuck win over LA in the SO.
Who's that kid the Canucks put in tonight. 7th in the draft Quinn H .
This guy's exciting plus or what!!!!
He skates fast & his stick handling & passing is AAA !
He is better or at least compared to Matthews.
Canucks rolled him out just in time to rekindle the hope of the die hard fans.
Fans have hope again.
Go Canucks Go ...in 19/20 season all the Way to Stanley.  :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 29, 2019, 01:07:22 PM
Another top 10 pick in this year's draft ;)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on March 29, 2019, 06:28:20 PM
What a great Canuck win over LA in the SO.
Who's that kid the Canucks put in tonight. 7th in the draft Quinn H .
This guy's exciting plus or what!!!!
He skates fast & his stick handling & passing is AAA !
He is better or at least compared to Matthews.
Canucks rolled him out just in time to rekindle the hope of the die hard fans.
Fans have hope again.
Go Canucks Go ...in 19/20 season all the Way to Stanley.  :)
Too small, I am scared he will get hurt, better to be up front.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 29, 2019, 07:49:14 PM
Too small, I am scared he will get hurt, better to be up front.

How big was Dave Keon ?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 30, 2019, 12:25:43 PM
How big was Dave Keon ?
Good point. Wayne did not get hit very much & he was a micro sized player too. Some guys have an act to avoid hits. ( mind you once a Maple Leaf nailed Wayne at (Wayne's) his blue line. ) The Great One had his head down & looked like he skated into a brick wall.
Maybe it was Pelek ( sp? )
Big big hit but clean one.
.....as for Quinn Hughes the Canucks give him lots of skim milk to keep his bones strong.
As standings are now would not the Leafs go against the Bruins ?
Definitely a big test. Watch out as one BB likes to sucker kiss the opposing players. Do not get too close.   
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on March 30, 2019, 10:05:59 PM
Make Beliefs lost to the worst team in the league, the Senators. Canucks win in a shootout.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on March 30, 2019, 11:43:09 PM
Make Beliefs lost to the worst team in the league, the Senators. Canucks win in a shootout.
Both goalies dialed in. In SH it took so so many tries /rounds before a goal.
Markstrom has to be the very best Canuck goalie in history for the team the way he has played this season. Very solid.
His play is the very tops. He waits on the shooter to make his shoot or move before he reacts.
Too many past goalies get nervous & get faked out because they react too much to the fakes & dekes & lose their angle.
But a perfect hard shot no goalie will save.
Ya your right FA ...Leafs lose to Sens. :o
Mick Jagger is under the weather so Canada & USA concerts are postponed.
What ever he has maybe the Leafs have  ??? Mystery illness.  8)
Think team MD should check the temperature of the players & blood tests are in order.
These guys just have not been playing well.
Think Leafs will face the Bruins & the way it looks the Leafs are going down down down. May prove me wrong. Would like the Leafs to kick out the Bruins. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 01, 2019, 08:17:34 AM
Hey guys.  Sorry I haven't been around much.  Preds were doing ok then laid a giant egg against Columbus.  Jets stumbling bad into the playoffs.  We haven't been a ton better but some.

Went up for my mom's funeral, got that all done and taken care of and then a couple days later my wife fell down the stairs at my parent's house and broke her ankle bad.  9 screws and a plate later and a delayed flight back to Nashville have really messed things up.  Now it is figuring out how to get through the next 6+ weeks where she cannot put any weight on the foot.  Made getting to the game Saturday night difficult but we have our priorities right and she hopped down those stairs like a champ :).  Our seats are too good to ask for handicap seats instead.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 01, 2019, 02:13:04 PM
Hey guys.  Sorry I haven't been around much.  Preds were doing ok then laid a giant egg against Columbus.  Jets stumbling bad into the playoffs.  We haven't been a ton better but some.

Went up for my mom's funeral, got that all done and taken care of and then a couple days later my wife fell down the stairs at my parent's house and broke her ankle bad.  9 screws and a plate later and a delayed flight back to Nashville have really messed things up.  Now it is figuring out how to get through the next 6+ weeks where she cannot put any weight on the foot.  Made getting to the game Saturday night difficult but we have our priorities right and she hopped down those stairs like a champ :).  Our seats are too good to ask for handicap seats instead.
Been looking for your posts but knew you must be busy busy & busy. Sure enough you were very very busy.
Let's trust your mom is in heaven thus it's all good.
More to what the eye's see.
Heard even the sun if it was hollow it could contain 800,000 or more earth sized planets !!! 
That is bad news about what happened to your wife. My wife's daughter got hit by a motor cycle & has her foot in a cast.could of been worst.
Could of been worst for your Mrs. but surely broken ankle is an OUCH!!!
Teams that go down in 6 games in the first round...are really wanting a vacation or they tried but not good enough.
My EYE's will be on Leafs & Preds.
If Preds get behind 3 games to nil get Carrie Underwood to sing a new song. ( Jesus take the wheel song to Jesus take our hockey sticks & score goals "for us" ) Nashville wins a game 69 to 3. Series now 3 games to 1  ;D
Your wife is a trouper. Getting to your seats with all those stairs...( plus hanging on to Pepsi hot dog popcorn ) joking ..all the best to the Preds.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 02, 2019, 08:28:57 AM
Been looking for your posts but knew you must be busy busy & busy. Sure enough you were very very busy.
Let's trust your mom is in heaven thus it's all good.
More to what the eye's see.
Heard even the sun if it was hollow it could contain 800,000 or more earth sized planets !!! 
That is bad news about what happened to your wife. My wife's daughter got hit by a motor cycle & has her foot in a cast.could of been worst.
Could of been worst for your Mrs. but surely broken ankle is an OUCH!!!
Teams that go down in 6 games in the first round...are really wanting a vacation or they tried but not good enough.
My EYE's will be on Leafs & Preds.
If Preds get behind 3 games to nil get Carrie Underwood to sing a new song. ( Jesus take the wheel song to Jesus take our hockey sticks & score goals "for us" ) Nashville wins a game 69 to 3. Series now 3 games to 1  ;D
Your wife is a trouper. Getting to your seats with all those stairs...( plus hanging on to Pepsi hot dog popcorn ) joking ..all the best to the Preds.

She is a trooper.  We only have maybe 6 or 8 steps to our seats but front row, 200 level, right on the goal line, score twice, tough to move to some handicap location where we have to deal with people in front of us.  It has been a lot of pain and struggle but we are getting into a rhythm.  Just tough for her to a do a lot on her own right now.

Sorry to hear about your daughter.  When my wife did it, her knee was straight up, her foot was flopped over to the left.  Almost made me hurl.  Not a lot of fun.

As for my mom, she is in heaven.  It was a good service.  Had over 250 people come which was pretty cool.  Some people I had not seen in many years.  I haven't lived in the area since 93 and so there were many I barely even remember.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 02, 2019, 10:58:49 PM
Believe the Canucks will be paying yous a visit.
99.999% hope to watch this game.
Canucks came back in the 3rd & beat the Sharks.
Next yr we will see if the Canucks have what it takes.
Ya TNA actually it's my wife's daughter. ( not mine )
She was a single parent when I met her 20 yrs ago.
Ya her daughter could of been killed. Motorcycle racing down the street & skid into her.
She will be ok to walk & stuff in two months.
Have to be aware of our surroundings at all times.
Preds should just coast thru the next few games & then turn up the heat in the 1st rd.


Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 03, 2019, 08:22:02 AM
Believe the Canucks will be paying yous a visit.
99.999% hope to watch this game.
Canucks came back in the 3rd & beat the Sharks.
Next yr we will see if the Canucks have what it takes.
Ya TNA actually it's my wife's daughter. ( not mine )
She was a single parent when I met her 20 yrs ago.
Ya her daughter could of been killed. Motorcycle racing down the street & skid into her.
She will be ok to walk & stuff in two months.
Have to be aware of our surroundings at all times.
Preds should just coast thru the next few games & then turn up the heat in the 1st rd.

My wife has a son too so I understand.  I have a daughter that I no longer see (very long story).  Hope the recovery is as painless as possible.  Hopefully the guy had insurance and also that he wasn't killed as that could mess her up for a while.

We are still trying for first to get home ice.  Blues still have a game in hand, Jets no longer do.  We are tied with the Jets but they have us on ROW.  Blues are 2 points back and play tonight.  Assuming they win, the Blues have the ROW as well so we are hoping they lose.  All three of us play Thursday and Saturday.  We just need to win one more than the Jets and the same as the Blues.  Hoping you guys don't give us any scares tomorrow and that we can handle the Blackhawks on Saturday.  At least take care of our part.  Going to be some nails being bitten the rest of this week.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 03, 2019, 03:05:35 PM
Preds need some pts.
Let's talk business. For the right price I'll get the Canucks to lose. Shhhhhhhh.  Do not tell Do not tell Do not tell or yell.
Do ya know anyone that needs to go to Yale or Princeton? For the right price. Do not tell Do not tell Do not tell or yell. What do ya need ....for the right price.......
The love of $$$ is the root of all evil.
The Million Dollar Man wrestler ( Christian preacher now ) was kinda right ...everyone has a price.  ;D
But not true many times. Janitor finding $50,000 in a bag & he hands it in to the boss,kinda idea.
Do the right thing. Not just finders keepers losers weepers.
But do ya notice on close plays players that scored the goal scream & yell the play was on side.
The scored on team swear it was off side....yell & scream....
The replay of course sets things straight.
Bet Preds wish they could of won the games 30-40 -60games ago...where they lose after leading or...
They would have 1st place locked up & not be in this situation.
Well all they have to do is win 16 straight games & Stanley is theirs. You get to see  8 games at home at least or more.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 04, 2019, 12:10:09 PM
Yeah, winning those games early in the season make a huge difference so you can be Tampa Bay and know you have first locked up way early.  But then, there is something to be said for going through adversity, struggling, and learning how to pull through it together as a team.  Two years ago, the Preds struggled all year.  They kinda figured it out right toward the end, got hot, and made it to the finals despite being the lowest seated team to make it and have the most travel miles of any team that post season by far.  Facing that adversity and fighting through it prepares you for the playoffs and having that adversity and knowing what you need to do.  At least that is what I am hoping.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 04, 2019, 09:09:16 PM
See told ya we could do buissness. $$$ talks.  8)
Well according to our play by play & color guys ( homers) they stated the refs whistle blew before the puck enter the Canuck net.
Then they said our goalie was interfered with on the other goal.
But think the score was fair as Preds had so many good scoring chances compared to the Zcanucks.
Preds deserved the W.
Congrads!
Nashville has lots of talented players.
Like lots of the players even Forsberg. ( something bugs me about him but guess I should not judge or assume  ;D )
He's a skilled player & has a great shot.
He's got that offensive nose around the net as well.
Guess Mr & Mrs went home happy.
Wins also brings quicker healing to body ( ankle )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 05, 2019, 07:44:04 AM
Oh, the whistle definitely blew before it crossed the line.  What was explained to us on the radio afterwards is the rule states if a whistle is blown in error and the puck is still moving and does not stop moving, continuing this movement is appropriate.  Guy on the radio who used to play was not the rule a couple years ago but that is the rule now.  He didn't really agree with the rule itself per se but said the application of the rule in this case was correct.  I haven't checked the rule book to see how the rule is stated though.

As for the goalie interference, they believed the call was that the goalie was on the far left of the goal (goalie's left), and that with the rebound going where it went and the speed of the shot, the goalie had absolutely no chance to stop the shot.  Also, there is some question as to whether the guy was tripped/pushed into the headfirst slide.

It was a happy evening as the Jets lost and we are now a game ahead of everybody and if we win Saturday, we win first.  Do not remember a game where every one of our goals was reviewed and approved before.  I do not know why they tanked the first period so badly.  The second was ok.  The third, especially the last 8 minutes or so..... they really turned it up and took control.  There were so many shots your goalie stopped that were absolutely amazing.  Dumps right into the slot, one timed hard and somehow it ends up in his glove.  And it isn't like you guys didn't have some good puck luck too.  Off the goalie, off the crossbar, off the goalie's back into the goal?  WTF?  That is just a crazy goal.  The first.... where was the freaking defense.  You can't let a guy get that wide open.  Completely unacceptable.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 05, 2019, 11:16:51 AM
Although to be fair, I only saw it live.  None of the replays played in the stadium had sound and it was at the other end of the stadium from us.  I am curious to watch the recording on TV to see what is shown on our station.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 05, 2019, 11:33:03 AM
Oh, the whistle definitely blew before it crossed the line.  What was explained to us on the radio afterwards is the rule states if a whistle is blown in error and the puck is still moving and does not stop moving, continuing this movement is appropriate.  Guy on the radio who used to play was not the rule a couple years ago but that is the rule now.  He didn't really agree with the rule itself per se but said the application of the rule in this case was correct.  I haven't checked the rule book to see how the rule is stated though.

As for the goalie interference, they believed the call was that the goalie was on the far left of the goal (goalie's left), and that with the rebound going where it went and the speed of the shot, the goalie had absolutely no chance to stop the shot.  Also, there is some question as to whether the guy was tripped/pushed into the headfirst slide.

It was a happy evening as the Jets lost and we are now a game ahead of everybody and if we win Saturday, we win first.  Do not remember a game where every one of our goals was reviewed and approved before.  I do not know why they tanked the first period so badly.  The second was ok.  The third, especially the last 8 minutes or so..... they really turned it up and took control.  There were so many shots your goalie stopped that were absolutely amazing.  Dumps right into the slot, one timed hard and somehow it ends up in his glove.  And it isn't like you guys didn't have some good puck luck too.  Off the goalie, off the crossbar, off the goalie's back into the goal?  WTF?  That is just a crazy goal.  The first.... where was the freaking defense.  You can't let a guy get that wide open.  Completely unacceptable.
Good fair pts. ( reminds me of political slant/spin )  ;D
Just joking. Bias is at work with every team media. I saw it this way ...other guy "No way this is what happened" thank The Lord this was not game 7 of a series.
Coaches media fans would still be barking.
Mind you our tv guys are so boring.
A good play by play & color guy gets excited alittle & raises his volume on offensive or defensive plays.
Our commentators have a same tone like they are on air for 10 hrs daily & tired.
You have a very exciting team. Hope they go all the way & kick out ....well better not say the team I'm thinking about. ( I'd be afraid to drive to Ontario )  ;D

There is an amazing other fact .....WHAT HAPPENED TO FA?
Two Canuck games & he is silent. Maybe he is not happy that the Canucks did not make the playoffs????
Hope he's ok? I think he is not a young guy. My guess he's in his 60s or 70s.
Chris comments sometimes but that is his style.
FA not posting is very unusual.
Calling car 54 ...Car 54 where are you ???
My eyes will be watching the Preds very closely. This team grows on you.
FA has forgotten about the NHL & revving up for the CFL....possibly.
The way he posts think he likes the CFL more than NHL.  8) maybe wrong on this.
Guess we have to hook him up to a blood pressure monitor & see what game gets his heart rate & pressure more beats/pressure.  ;D
( Rodney heart beats rapidly. & blood pressure up when fish is on...puck in net or TD not sure if he is a sports fan or not )  Food for thought.
Another Food for Thought ...what team of the 16 will hoist that Cup?
Think the Caps are hungry like lions returning to get a 2nd meal on a big fallen prey.
Leafs are primed & Preds expectation to go far into the playoffs.
Think Tampa Bay will fade....
Dallas may surprise & Vegas.
Boston gets too cranky when the pressure is on. Self destruct.

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 05, 2019, 02:31:15 PM
I'm doing just fine. Too busy consulting with Novabonker to make the Canucks great again.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 07, 2019, 01:35:27 AM
I'm doing just fine. Too busy consulting with Novabonker to make the Canucks great again.
do us think Novabonker has good insights?
A rugby guy knowing the secrets of hockey? You know best.
Well it's stage 2.
80 plus games to find out what teams deserve to go on & rest pack your bags & go home.
Preds vs Stars.
That will be a big challenge for TNA team.
Think the Leafs will have their hands full with Boston.
6-7 games series story least.
Bye Bob Cole. 50 yrs as a play by play man.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 07, 2019, 11:23:12 AM
do us think Novabonker has good insights?
A rugby guy knowing the secrets of hockey? You know best.
Well it's stage 2.
80 plus games to find out what teams deserve to go on & rest pack your bags & go home.
Preds vs Stars.
That will be a big challenge for TNA team.
Think the Leafs will have their hands full with Boston.
6-7 games series story least.
Bye Bob Cole. 50 yrs as a play by play man.

What qualifications does the so called "Leaf advisor" have ? ;D Thank God, CBC has chosen to boot Bob Cole. It's years too late. No more of his shrill voice and "Oh Baby !". Get rid of that blowheart Don Cherry and I'll be able to watch the first intermission.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 07, 2019, 07:07:04 PM
What qualifications does the so called "Leaf advisor" have ? ;D Thank God, CBC has chosen to boot Bob Cole. It's years too late. No more of his shrill voice and "Oh Baby !". Get rid of that blowheart Don Cherry and I'll be able to watch the first intermission.
Ouch ouch ouch....FA don't ya know there are tons of likers of Cole & Cherry.
Cole some say is Mr Perfect Prof. in English studies & Cherry the best dressed fashion man ( on what planet? Earth I assume)
As for Nova giving advise ( your co Canuck advisor ) my fear is the Canucks will become the 2019/20 Philly Broad Street Bullies of the 70's ....
I'm a man of peace & want the Canucks to stay the course. Skate check shoot ( hopely score goals )
Rugby boys like the rough stuff too much.
Philly entered the game with the plan we will beat them ( cross check punch boarding elbow spear ) then we will beat them in period 3 ( score at will. )
( do not tell FA that Bob Cole is a good down to earth play by play man. He made the Leafs look good even in the early 2010-11 so forth seasons....when they were very bad. Now that took skill )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 07, 2019, 08:44:32 PM
Ouch ouch ouch....FA don't ya know there are tons of likers of Cole & Cherry.
Cole some say is Mr Perfect Prof. in English studies & Cherry the best dressed fashion man ( on what planet? Earth I assume)
As for Nova giving advise ( your co Canuck advisor ) my fear is the Canucks will become the 2019/20 Philly Broad Street Bullies of the 70's ....
I'm a man of peace & want the Canucks to stay the course. Skate check shoot ( hopely score goals )
Rugby boys like the rough stuff too much.
Philly entered the game with the plan we will beat them ( cross check punch boarding elbow spear ) then we will beat them in period 3 ( score at will. )
( do not tell FA that Bob Cole is a good down to earth play by play man. He made the Leafs look good even in the early 2010-11 so forth seasons....when they were very bad. Now that took skill )

There are a lot of Trump supporters; that don't make him a good president. Debatable whether Cherry is the best dressed fashion man. His outrageous suits make him look like a total dork. The thick collar around his neck might be cutting off circulation to his brain, judging from some of the comments he makes.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 08, 2019, 12:23:10 AM
There are a lot of Trump supporters; that don't make him a good president. Debatable whether Cherry is the best dressed fashion man. His outrageous suits make him look like a total dork. The thick collar around his neck might be cutting off circulation to his brain, judging from some of the comments he makes.
Ya just may have some good pts there I agree on.
You make it perfectly clear what side of the debate your on.
I think Trump is the greatest Pres. of all time or one of the great ones.
Noble prize winner he should  be...oh he is rough around the edges but he'll fine tune in the next term after he's re-elected. To appreciate Trump ya have to see what he'd done...gotta look deep into the agenda & not the media blah blah collusion / or he cheats in golf. So many jobs there's not enough willing people to fill them. 1000s & 1000s daily are entering the US in record numbers thru the s border in last few weeks...D party have egg on their face. R party is right...need steel fence to curb the easy flow in...
He's put embassy in Jerusalem which x number of Presidents have promised they would do but never did because they got afraid to. This told the world Israel is a country & Jerusalem is their capital.
Plus Trump gets in a Washington & the Caps win the Stanley. ( he secretly was their advisor )   On & on..
True News.  Keep your eyes on the Caps.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 08, 2019, 08:20:23 AM
Dallas will be tough but it is better than the Jets or Blues.  They are going to pound each other into oblivion like the Preds and Jets did last year.  Will be interesting.  Just hoping we play like we did against Chicago.  That was a fun game to watch.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 08, 2019, 12:55:39 PM
Pekka Rinne is on top of his game. Play off games are stressful for goalies. They freak out more than any other position ( goaltending )
Reg. season is 80 plus ...but in a best of 7 each loss & win are magnified.
Goalies let in the easiest shots "sometimes" in the playoffs. Wish they had that shot back to stop.
When they tense up sometimes they freeze.
Try to move & react but the arm / leg does not move when told to.  :o
Hope they get past Dallas. Ya their past games were very rough physical...it will not take much to get that series in a physical brawl rough house again...one big hit will light the fuse.
Hope Leafs get by Boston. That should be a great series.
Hope Markstrom will be selected to be the best Canuck. He played AAA all season.
Pettersson played great but some games seemed to be just average.
Did they announce a winner yet?
Go Preds Go !
Go Leafs Go !
Go Canucks Go ! next year....no this coming yr. (( now go pack your bags & spend the $ paying fans gave you. Next season maybe the fans should pay the players direct from their pockets after each home game. If the Canucks win. Line them up at the blue line & put a carpet on the ice...fans march across the ice ...Markstrom you played great here is $5 ( from a fan ) each player gets paid by 15,16000 fans..kids can give 25 cents... Now if Canucks lose bring back pennies....))
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 09, 2019, 11:03:29 AM
Can it be hockey time yet?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 09, 2019, 06:00:20 PM
For the second time in three years the New Jersey Devils get to select first in the NHL draft. Canucks draft 10th
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: greyghost on April 09, 2019, 07:26:58 PM
Can it be hockey time yet?
Donít wish your time away! I could be over before you know it! Good luck for the cup run!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 10, 2019, 07:12:50 AM
If it is over, then it is over and yes it is heartbreaking but it is not sitting here waiting.  I do not do well with the waiting.  Yet, I can stand on a river bank all freaking day without a bite without any problems and not get impatient.  Hockey is different though.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 10, 2019, 01:07:12 PM
If it is over, then it is over and yes it is heartbreaking but it is not sitting here waiting.  I do not do well with the waiting.  Yet, I can stand on a river bank all freaking day without a bite without any problems and not get impatient.  Hockey is different though.
Fans all hyped up. Players 100 x more so if possible.
Remember some players yrs ago in game 7s /winner take all they said they slept only 2-3 hrs the night before.
How can a player play well with so little rest.
Guess they should swish some : Swish 30 Revive.
Micro & it gets the body refreshed.
I do not take it though.
Games start tonight.. 16 teams only one winner.
Reminds me of having the last one big giant 2 ft chocolate bar on Oct 31 & 16 kids come to the door & yell a Trick or Treat.
Open door & only one kid gets the bar ( Cup )
When Seattle joins the league they will want the Cup the first yr. ( they saw what Vegas did. )
Canucks & Seattle should be rivals like Flames/Oilers Habs/Leafs ....
Best time of yr for hockey. Hey who cares it's rainy in Vancouver area today. Boob tube viewer anyways.
Any predictions ?
Capitals is my guess.  8)( Sorry ..,Chris TNA ..  :-[ )
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 11, 2019, 10:53:56 AM
Odd set of games last night.  Most of the visitors won in a lot of very close games.  Very interesting.  Was hoping for better results. First period was great.  Second, sucked.  Half of third was horrible.  Need to play better if we have any shot.  Oh well.  7 game series and one game is not everything.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 11, 2019, 07:06:52 PM
Odd set of games last night.  Most of the visitors won in a lot of very close games.  Very interesting.  Was hoping for better results. First period was great.  Second, sucked.  Half of third was horrible.  Need to play better if we have any shot.  Oh well.  7 game series and one game is not everything.
Yep Preds could of played better. Butterflies in front of home fans. Sometimes home advantage is not an advantage.
Think how Tampa feels ...up by 3 & they blow a tire.
Tampa fans & players are in shocksville.
Series are play one game at a time.
The team that wants it more will get it done.
It's only 1 game & lots of hockey left to play.
Fans have to cheer loudly & that can pick up a flat team.
It's a trick fans should know but don't use.
Fans only react how the game is going.
A cheering crowd will get their team to play over & above...
A quiet crowd only puts an extra 10 lbs on the players shoulders.
TNA get those home fans cheering & your Preds will get a W !!!

Congrads to Chris. Very impressive W in Boston. ;D
Very poised. Like taking candy from a baby.
Watch out the Bruins may start the rough stuff next game to try to get Leafs off their game. 
Leafs are the real deal. They just have to stay the course.


Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 12, 2019, 07:55:13 AM
You, uh, didn't watch the Preds game, did you?  Because we were loud.  Very loud.  Entire first period and when they started playing better.  Even some when they were playing like crap.  At least two standing ovations during commercials where it was so loud I am sure the players couldn't hear each other.  We know how to bring the noise.  I didn't watch the broadcast but when we are being loud, you cannot hear the TV announcers, at least on the national broadcast.  Our local ones are better prepared.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 12, 2019, 02:01:33 PM
You, uh, didn't watch the Preds game, did you?  Because we were loud.  Very loud.  Entire first period and when they started playing better.  Even some when they were playing like crap.  At least two standing ovations during commercials where it was so loud I am sure the players couldn't hear each other.  We know how to bring the noise.  I didn't watch the broadcast but when we are being loud, you cannot hear the TV announcers, at least on the national broadcast.  Our local ones are better prepared.
;D ;D ;D
Hear ya LOUD & CLEAR.
To be honest was channel surfing between games.
Seems everytime I watched the Preds/Stars it looked quiet & hardly no cheering.
Could it be the crowd mics were at low volume on the broadcast???
Well good on ya for cheering loudly & with enthusiasm.
Yous did your part & Preds did not do theirs.
Oh the coach ..blame it on the coach ya. His pre game ra ra had fear tones/vids & players soaked it in.
History has had it that this team likes to do it the hard way. Guess they are in the same rut.
Too many up/down emotional easy upset players.
Great if they channel it to their advantage but...wrong way ball & chain.
Guess they play Sat.
Flames won big. Stopper made save after save. Labelled.
Plus Calgary played a great game. Got it done.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 13, 2019, 08:35:49 PM
The Bruins woke from their hibernation while the Make Beliefs went into hibernation. :)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 13, 2019, 11:32:46 PM
The Bruins woke from their hibernation while the Make Beliefs went into hibernation. :)
Seems TOR M L had a plan to get the split in Boston.
They were not the hard skating team like in game 1.
This may come back to haunt them.
Caps up 2 games to nil.
Music City Preds & Dallas Stars went at it tooth & nail.
Both goalies stood on their head.
Each team could of scored 4-5 goals.
Nashville could of lost this one if it were not for great puck stopping Rinnie & puck off crossbar...
But Nashville played hard & deserved the W.
Yes the place was loud too. Series tied 1-1.
Calgary series 1-1 ...with Aves
St Louis Blues up 2-0 in series vs Jets.
Sharks/Vegas Knights 1-1 series
Columbus 2-0 over Tampa.
Caps are up 2-0 over Hurricanes.
Pens vs Islanders ??? Have not a clue on this series.
Lots of good hockey being played.
Bet Chris is ok with the spilt in Boston.
TO now had home advantage.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 15, 2019, 08:59:14 AM
Better game Saturday.  Preds kept the pressure up and if it weren't for Bishop would have scored a bunch of goals.  Hopefully they woke up and realized they are in the playoffs and cannot coast anymore.

Crazy bunch of games in this playoffs.  Jets lose both at home unable to solve the Blues goalie and then go to St. Louis and figure him out and score a whole bunch.  Rough rough matchup.

Who would have thought the Lightning would be 0-3?  Wow.  Same with the Penguins?  Craziness.

Lot of fights and heavy hitting and even cheap shots.  One suspension, another likely coming, possibly two.  Lot of bad blood already.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 15, 2019, 03:46:43 PM
Seen Bishop play lousy games but he sure did look "steady Eddy".
Lots of hard fought games.
Vegas is Sharks nightmare.
Ya as TNA stated surprise surprise Pens & Tampa behind 0-3 in series.
Players/coaches not in the mood for comedy or jokes or laughing.
Pissed ,angry,humbled,disappointed....the series must feel like two guys hiking up a mt. & one guy has no pack & the other guy 80 lb backpack.
Get a W & keep foot on the pedal ...then 2 W's & get the other team nervous ;D
St Louis Blues look good till ...goalie had a lapse. Billington(?) name.
Will the real Maple Leafs show up tonight?
Flames /Avs 1-1 in series.
Avs look good.
Columbus look good.
Islanders look good.
Dallas/Preds both look good. Anyone's series.
Pens & Tampa need a miracle. Better get on their knees.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 16, 2019, 12:47:11 AM
Caps lost badly. Hurricanes in their building for game 3  & they did not disappoint.
Flames also lost badly to Avs.
Calgary will put up so better fight in game 4 to try to tie up the series.
Preds win over Stars in Dallas ! Preds up 2-1 in series.
Nashville played their best game that I ever seen them play. Break out out of their zone. Transition play great. Long crisp passes. Great defensive play in their zone.
They won 3-2 in an exciting close game. 3rd goal was a lesson of  "just shoot the puck in the direction of the net & good things may happen" not a hard shot but thru lots of bodies screen  & in.
And finally Leafs win by a goal in a great game.
Whole TO team played great as did Boston. But Leaf players were emotionally up for this game coming home to their loyal fans.
Big win for them.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 16, 2019, 11:10:24 AM
I have seen much more dominate performances from Nashville but not this post season.  The first period looked awesome.  Half of the second looked awesome.  Then it was hold on to your shorts and defend the crap and then wait for amazing saves from the goalie.  They got them though.  Surviving a 5 on 3 for a minute and a half with just shot after shot after shot, some extremely dangerous ones and somehow pulling it out.... gotta love it.  But please, for my heart and sanity, please have more cushion next time.

St. Louis goalie is Bennington, fyi.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 16, 2019, 09:53:21 PM
Wow Pens & Tampa have something in common.
Kicked out after 4 games.
Buy paper brown bags & Tums for stomach acid.
As the NHL world turns.
How about those Jets!
Win in OT.
Series tied 2-2. Super hockey series.
Game 4-0 with10:40 to go in 3rd.
Sharks look like toast.
They will be down 3-1 in series.
Next game in California. Short plane flight.
Canucks players should have to watch all playoff games now or in the training camp next season.
They can see what it takes.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 16, 2019, 11:08:25 PM
Both Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay eliminated in 4 straight. Certainly didn't see this one coming.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 17, 2019, 10:33:43 AM
No kidding.  Crazy crazy year.  Did not see any prediction that either of those teams would be swept, let alone getting knocked out.  Preds proved last year, winning a lot of games in the regular season means jack crap when it comes to the playoffs other than home ice but if you can't win on your home ice in the playoffs, it means nothing.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 17, 2019, 07:08:28 PM
The Gadsden curse is alive and well. :P
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 17, 2019, 08:47:17 PM
The Gadsden curse is alive and well. :P
Chris & TNA teams did not so well tonight but the positive is the series are tied 2-2.
Leafs looked better than the Preds.
Preds just were never in the game at all.
They got the split so guess that's ok with them as they have home advantage still.
Leafs were taken to school tonight.
Leafs youth & lack of battle scars....mental tough Bruins put it together.
Gee thought the interview guy was going to lick the face of the Bruin. He keep bending to words the Bruin face licker. Table turned.
Calgary battling tonight. Game on.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 17, 2019, 10:53:13 PM
Calgary is now on the verge of being eliminated following a 3-2 loss in overtime.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 18, 2019, 07:23:13 AM
Ouch.  Just ouch ouch ouch and ouch.  Let's not do that again.  That is all I can say.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 18, 2019, 11:04:26 PM
Ouch.  Just ouch ouch ouch and ouch.  Let's not do that again.  That is all I can say.
Honestly stopped watching as Preds just went thru motions.
But they have a plan. Win the next game.  ;D
Caps / Hurricanes great series. Tied 2-2.
Sharks come back & play hard ( backs against the wall ) & now series is 3-2..for Vegas.
Jets up 2-0 & lose 3-2.
That had to be a tough tough tough loss.
Down now 3-2 in series. Next game in St Louis.
Seemed no way Blues would win this game as Jets had all the energy but....
In the mean time Columbus & Islanders are resting & waiting for next team who will be beat up tired & ready to be taken down....
Avs are bigger faster & think the Flames are having a tough time going full out 60 minutes against this team. Who will win the Cup is beyond me?
Lots of hungry teams in this yrs playoffs.

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 19, 2019, 10:17:14 PM
Visiting teams get the Ws !
Toronto best Bruins in Boston.
Looked like such a defensive game & finally a few goals scored in 3rd.
Ya it was a bang bang play but honestly Rusk was bumped & goal should of been dis allowed.
Rusk could of possibly did the Gump Worsley double pad save.
Leafs ahead 3-2 in series.
Calgary could not seem to buy a 2nd goal.
Avs seemed to use them like a stepping stone or workout or sparring partner.
Flames win first game & then lose 4 straight.
Some one goal games ...crazy.
Just shows ya ya have to play your very best 60 minutes or else ...
Thought ref called some weak penalties against Flames so that did not help. Some good teams are now on vacation.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: greyghost on April 19, 2019, 11:24:24 PM
A-BOATER, when are you starting a Game of Thrones thread?  ::)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 20, 2019, 01:57:30 AM
A-BOATER, when are you starting a Game of Thrones thread?  ::)
Going to hit the sack after watching Youtube vids & checked over here.
To answer your ? not anytime soon.
Too busy watching great exciting NHL hockey game playoffs.
These games are so intense & expect it will be a dogfight in every series to the very end.
The losing team in the finals will be so disappointed the players will fill many soup bowls with their tears of sorrow & the winning team fill many soup bowls or the Stanley Cup with tears of joy.
Playoffs in hockey are 1000x better than any season or novel of Game of Thrones.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 20, 2019, 09:18:02 PM
Cream coming to the top.
Preds lose badly in Music city !!!
Down in the series. What is happening to this team???
Two bad games in a row.
Jets shot down & are on vacation.
Got it close at the end.
Blues look good.
Leafs tomorrow could put Bruins on vacation.

EDIT IN: Watched the Preds / Stars game 5 but decided also to watch the highlights today.
Stars good both sides of ice.
Preds sloppy in their own end.
But tic toc plays are hard to defend against.
But but but also that 3rd goal possibly should not have counted.
The puck was shot in & Preds D man was skating to words the boards to get the puck.
The Dallas player body checked him BEFORE the Preds D man touched the puck.
At that point the Dallas player got the puck & passed it & bang goal !!!
The call should be dis allowed goal.
Interference Interference Interference. If the Preds player touched the puck then he is fair game to be body checked. Cannot nail a player before hand.
Maybe I'm wrong but thought that's how it works.
That was a critical part in the game.
Some great games today.
Like those do or die games. Ya really see how the team against the wall reacts.
& how the other team tries to end it. They do not want a game 7 in the other guy's building.
Oh Happy Easter 2019 to each & every member of FWR & Rodney & Nina family.  :)

EDIT IN: Bruins 4 Leafs 2 Game 6. Series tied 3-3.
Well Bruins win 2x in Leafs building so Leafs have to win next one in Bruins rink.
Game 7 in this very very good hockey series!!!!!!!!!!!

Leafs & Bruins are going at it tooth & nail. Both goalies making key stops over & over.
Leafs had great chances to make it 3-3. Key saves or swing at the puck but strike 1. ( Matthews next to the net ) hey it's not over till it 's over & think both teams will be ready on Tuesday. This has to be the best hockey so far in the playoffs.

Now that Flames are burnt up & Jets shot down FA must be cheering for the only Canadian team left.
Heard him yelling Go Leafs Go  ;D


Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 22, 2019, 09:28:50 AM
Big game tonight.  Huge game.  Gotta win or it is vacation time.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 22, 2019, 10:26:58 AM

Now that Flames are burnt up & Jets shot down FA must be cheering for the only Canadian team left.
Heard him yelling Go Leafs Go  ;D

Not a chance
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Novabonker on April 22, 2019, 12:46:58 PM
I get so frustrated  this time of year I barely  watch much. The referee s swallow  their whistle s so the only time you hear them  is when they fart,. The bias towards the American  market is a flipping disgrace to the game and the league  and is just short of criminal. I think I'm going to  start watching competitive  needlepoint instead of  hockey.  I hear the heavyweight division is quite entertaining.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 22, 2019, 01:19:44 PM
Not a chance
;D
Well I'll be pulling for the Leafs.
Yep TNA hopefully The A 1 form of the Preds show up.
Backs are against the wall.
Watched the recorded Sharks/Knights game but got sleepy & did not see part of the 2nd & all 3rd.
Woke up & seen the 1st OT but no one scored & by this time it was 2am so I just shut the tv & checked the score on the net.  Wow Sharks got the W.
Alot of the first round series have gone 6-7 games so it's been good hockey.
Ya Nova the refs are letting a lot of stuff go.
Lawless out on the ice.
If it keeps going like this the only penalties will be called if the guy 's leg or arm is detached from their body.
Go Leafs Go !
Go Preds Go !
Will the Preds live another day to get to game 7. Big chore ahead.
While these wars have been going on & it's only RD 1 the Canucks are on the Sandy beach nice 18 holes on & on... The price worth of admission is watching what's his name? Is he the GM of Knights ? He also was Canucks Leafs management ...I think also maybe with Caps.
But when the camera going on him you can see he is so so so excited & emotional. He's so hyped & he really gets so happy on the wins & so sad on losses.
& the Knights coach is a real character. Nice guy but watch out when he gets angry !!! His eyes get so big loud & mouth looks like a machine gun. Then he walks back & forth shaking his head...
He's also worth the price of admission.
The Sharks coach looks so emotionless & like he's a reporter for a newspaper ...
Good hockey tonight. Nova do not miss the action ...better than needlepoint  ;D

Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 22, 2019, 01:23:08 PM
Have to agree with the Canuck advisor (Novabonker). Ridiculous what players can get away with in the playoffs. Why have rules at all when you don't enforce them ? Let's have total mayhem on the ice
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on April 22, 2019, 04:05:24 PM
The curse ends tomorrow as a sure win, don't miss it FA.lol
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 22, 2019, 04:30:54 PM
The curse ends tomorrow as a sure win, don't miss it FA.lol

The curse will move on to the next series. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 22, 2019, 09:13:06 PM
Two very good games tonight.
Hurricanes played super & beat Caps. Going to need a game 7 to decide this series.
As for Stars & Preds it was a super exciting game.
Both teams came to play.
Thought Preds had the edge in play & if all being equal should of won this game.
Both goalies stood on their head & had save after save...plus posts crossbars ....Preds had great chances in the 3rd to go ahead but...
In OT after going back & forth & both teams getting chances a great shot ( shooter had all day to pick his target & let fly a hard shot & sure enough in on the glove side )
TNA must of been sweating bullets watching this tense exciting game.
Maybe next year. Improve their power play for one thing.

Boston & Toronto tomorrow.
Game 7.
Each shift means a lot for each team.
Plus Knights / Sharks in another heavyweight battle.


Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: TNAngler on April 23, 2019, 08:07:01 AM
:(  Yeah, that one was tough.  At least we played a hard game.  If we had played like that all series we wouldn't be done but they backed themselves against the wall and despite playing a good game didn't get the right bounces.  The power play.... I cannot even express the frustration.  I think there needs to be some extreme consideration to that including probably some change in coaches.  Not the head coach but whoever was in charge of the power play, came in last in the regular season and went 0 for in the playoffs and most of the time it just looked horrible.  Also wonder if there aren't some bigger player moves coming this off season.  PK Subban looked horribly slow and was very mistake prone all series, including the mistake that caused a 3 on 1 leading to their one goal in regulation, followed by a couple others that only didn't result in goals because our goalie made amazing saves.  Kyle Turris just seems to be having issues.  Just rough.  It is amazing that in the first round, 3 number 1 seeds have been eliminated, 1 is going to a game 7 and may still be.  Very unusual.  The top seed in each division only had one win between them.  Very strange year.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 23, 2019, 05:03:08 PM
Leafs trailing Boston 2-0 after the first period. Wonder what Chris is doing ?
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 23, 2019, 05:14:31 PM
Leafs trailing Boston 2-0 after the first period. Wonder what Chris is doing ?
2nd period just started.
Next goal if there is one; is a big one.
Leafs look like they have more butterflies than the Bruins.
That Marchant ( sp? ) is a real leader & the Bruins just hate to lose any game...reg. or playoff.
Their will to win constantly drives these guys.
If Leafs can focus & fight back they have a chance.
Chris must be cheering Leafs on.
There it is.  ;D Goal just scored by Leafs. Go Leafs Go!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 23, 2019, 05:58:23 PM
Toronto is outplaying Boston IMO
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 23, 2019, 06:35:59 PM
The curse ends tomorrow as a sure win, don't miss it FA.lol

Deja vu all over. Curse is alive and well. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 23, 2019, 06:52:20 PM
Toronto is now TOAST.
A very good year for Leafs.
This was anyone's series. It went to game 7.
Game 6 loss in Toronto, Don Cherry I think said that the Leafs will lose in game 7.
He said this ( at least I think he said it as I was exiting the room & only heard in part ) & those words travelled across Canada. Maybe those words got into the Leafs room.
Now he says tonight Leafs outplayed Bruins.
No I did not see that. I thought Bruins outplayed Leafs.
They looked like they checked the Leafs into the ice.
Bruins had more energy. Leafs looked emotionally blank look/stressed/no go go we can do it look. Too quiet on the bench.
But shot total is in favour for Leafs so  :o
Rask I guess was the dif.
Leafs had to win those home games. Thought the Leafs should of been more physical & give out some hard body checks. Something to stir it up & get Bruins off their game.
So many good teams in the NHL. Man it's war & this is only rd 1.  Leafs are better than the Canucks.
Next Knights & Sharks. That should be a barn burner.
Ya FA the curse.
Maybe that curse extends to the Canucks in Stanley Cup finals. 
EDIT IN: thought the Leafs with their improved team would get by the Bruins in 6.
Bruins surprised me with their good physical shape. They skated well in every game.
Honestly the hockey gods decided this series as Leafs got the short end of the stick.
Maybe if game 7 was in TO the fans cheering would help the Leafs to send the Bruins packing.
Stanley Cup will be won by another USA team.
Leafs get some red France wine & drink & listen to Elvis songs from You Tube.
How did the Leafs lose to the Bruins in this series???
Boston should of been TOAST after 6 games.
That rink in San Jose looks like European size...looks big? Maybe camera angle.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 23, 2019, 08:09:22 PM

How did the Leafs lose to the Bruins in this series???


I'll take a guess and say Boston outscore them  ;) As to Rask, he once played for Toronto but they gave up on him.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 23, 2019, 10:54:09 PM
What a crazy game 7 between Las Vegas and San Jose. The Knights were leading 3-0 with approximately 10 minutes remaining in the game when they were assessed a 5 minute penalty. The Sharks proceeded to score 4 power play goals to take the lead. The Knights tied the game with 43 seconds to force overtime. San Jose wins the game with approximately 2 minutes left in the first overtime.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NHL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on April 23, 2019, 11:05:40 PM
I'll take a guess and say Boston outscore them  ;) As to Rask, he once played for Toronto but they gave up on him.
Rask played super in game 7. ( & in series. )
What a crazy game 7 between Las Vegas and San Jose. The Knights were leading 3-0 with approximately 10 minutes remaining in the game when they were assessed a 5 minute penalty. The Sharks proceeded to score 4 power play goals to take the lead. The Knights tied the game with 43 seconds to force overtime. San Jose wins the game with approximately 2 minutes left in the first overtime.
Your right FA it was so so crazy!!!
 Sharks down in the series 3-1 come back & kick out the Knights
It goes to OT & both goalies make great saves...
Finally Sharks throw on a guy who hardly played in the game so he has fresh legs. Powers his way across the net & tucks it in. Game over.
Vegas fans & those who bet big $$$ for them to win must be shocked.
The 5 minute major call was a bad & wrong call. 2 minutes yes but 5 minute no way.
It was a stick across the chest & he lost his balance & hit the side of his head on the ice.
Ref thought it was a cross check to the face but that did not happen.
Coach Gallent said this loss was harder to take than last yrs Stanley Cup final loss.
But give Sharks credit they have character players.