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Jan. 31, 2020, 8:34 p.m.
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The Pacific is a mess this season. It's hard to get too excited about the Canucks being in first place when, on any given day, the points spread between first and fifth is only 4 points, or less.

I think some luck will get them into the playoffs, but they will get bounced in the first round because only a few guys on the team have experienced playoff intensity. But, it will be a good learning experience for them.


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Feb. 12, 2020, 6:57 p.m.
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Bieksa was funny.

Feb. 13, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
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Posted by: PaulB

The Pacific is a mess this season. It's hard to get too excited about the Canucks being in first place when, on any given day, the points spread between first and fifth is only 4 points, or less.

I think some luck will get them into the playoffs, but they will get bounced in the first round because only a few guys on the team have experienced playoff intensity. But, it will be a good learning experience for them.

This is all I am hoping for.  They might get a crazy run and make it to the next round, but just being there is the most important thing for this team right now.

Feb. 13, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
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Posted by: switch

Bieksa was funny.

He was... it would have been even funnier if everyone on the ice could hear what he was saying.  That was the only flaw in what was an otherwise great ceremony.

It turns out that "some luck" has a name... "Markstrom".

March 11, 2020, 8:37 p.m.
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where the heck is IFO? considering how well the flyers are doing right now I figured he be here singing their praises

March 11, 2020, 8:56 p.m.
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Sounds like they might shut it down.

March 11, 2020, 10:56 p.m.
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100% chance that players already have it.  Think about how fast those mumps outbreaks move through the league.  I hope they at least wait until after VAN & WPG play on Sunday.

March 11, 2020, 10:57 p.m.
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It's done and dusted.  A friend of mine who works in the industry was just told a half hour ago.

March 11, 2020, 11:07 p.m.
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basketball is done, I'm sure the NHL will be by the time we're eating breakfast tomorrow

https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/coronavirus-live-updates-nba-suspends-season-after-utah-jazz-player-tests-positive-for-covid-19/live/

March 11, 2020, 11:08 p.m.
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Just read this trivia on Sportsnet:

The Stanley Cup has only seen two seasons where it wasn’t awarded: In 2004-05, because of a yearlong lockout, and 1918-19, because of the Spanish flu.

March 12, 2020, 12:41 a.m.
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A high level Italian soccer player tested positive (Juventus player named Rugani).  They were already playing games with no fans for the last couple weeks.

March 12, 2020, 12:46 a.m.
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Posted by: PaulB

Just read this trivia on Sportsnet:

The Stanley Cup has only seen two seasons where it wasn’t awarded: In 2004-05, because of a yearlong lockout, and 1918-19, because of the Spanish flu.

Funny that they call it the Spanish Flu when it didn't originate there; the Spanish were just the first to not hide reports of there incidents of the H1N1 virus.


 Last edited by: switch on March 12, 2020, 12:46 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Aug. 15, 2020, 11:21 a.m.
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I'm impressed that the NHL has managed to make this happen so smoothly (though the cost must be staggering), and the hockey has been pretty good. That the Canucks are playing well is a nice bonus.

Not sure how they're going to pull off a regular season without it becoming a gong show like MLB.


 Last edited by: PaulB on Aug. 15, 2020, 11:22 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Aug. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
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So I'm enjoying the game being called in Punjabi here tonight because a buncha' neantherdals couldn't even run an envelope opening machine. ffs......

Aug. 23, 2020, 10:33 p.m.
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Didn't really need any audio for that game....watching Vegas slam 'Nucks through the boards and score a bunch of goals was pretty self-explanatory.

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