HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Vancouver Canucks
Notices

Trevor Linden to announce retirement on Wednesday

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-10-2008, 07:10 PM
  #26
19nazzy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 17,172
vCash: 500
Cheers Trevor. Shame you didn't win the cup, you deserved one.

19nazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 07:12 PM
  #27
Macke*
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,756
vCash: 500
Linden's number will not get retired of opening night.

Not going to happen.

Macke* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 07:12 PM
  #28
Brownie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Richmond
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,672
vCash: 500
Pratt and Taylor are making the case that if Dick Duff is in the HHOF, Linden should be. They have a point, but Trevor is not HOF quality in my opinion.

Brownie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 07:13 PM
  #29
Brownie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Richmond
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,672
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macke View Post
Linden's number will not get retired of opening night.

Not going to happen.
If you had you're way it wouldn't happen.

Brownie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 07:14 PM
  #30
Rotting Corpse*
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Kelowna, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,300
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Rotting Corpse* Send a message via MSN to Rotting Corpse*
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brownie View Post
Pratt and Taylor are making the case that if Dick Duff is in the HHOF, Linden should be. They have a point, but Trevor is not HOF quality in my opinion.
Agreed. Sadly, his prime was just too short. He will, however, receive and deserve many other honours.

Rotting Corpse* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 07:17 PM
  #31
Macke*
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,756
vCash: 500
I'd retire Linden's number...despite not being a fan.

and there is no way in hell he is a hall of famer.. pratt and taylor are being really stupid.. the kissing up to Linden in this town is Crosby levels on TSN/NBC/CBC

Macke* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 07:21 PM
  #32
AgentNaslund*
 
AgentNaslund*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,576
vCash: 500
roughest 2 weeks of my life as a Canuck fan. We lose 2 players to our team forever. Bourdon, and the Linden retiring. Been following him since 91, he was so cool because he was our Captain, at the time, I thought only the best players on the team can wear the C, so he was so cool, good luck Trevor. Forever a Canuck indeed.

AgentNaslund* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 07:44 PM
  #33
God Bless Canada
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Bentley reunion
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,780
vCash: 500
Technically, it's been retired for a while. During his years away from the club from 1998 to 2001, nobody wore No. 16. I think it'll be retired at some point in the season, hopefully against Calgary (he played his best against the Flames). If they decide to retire Bourdon's 28 in 08-09, and wait to retire Linden's the following year, that's okay. Nobody will be allowed to wear No. 16. (For his own safety).

As for the Linden/Duff comparison, here's why it doesn't work. Six Cups for Dick Duff, none for Linden. If guys will get into the HHOF thanks to Duff, it will be Esa Tikkanen and Claude Lemieux - big-game forwards with multiple Cup rings. (Although Lemieux was nowhere near the defensive player that Duff was).

I said a lot of things about Linden when he announced his retirement. I'll have only one hockey hero. That's Trevor Linden. I'll never forget him. I still have my "I Vote Trevor Linden for NHL Rookie of the Year" button from 1988-89 in my parents basement back in B.C. For the first time in 20 years, someone besides Linden (Marty Gelinas) will be my favourite player.

God Bless Canada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 08:05 PM
  #34
petrishriekandgo
Registered User
 
petrishriekandgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,164
vCash: 500
Wowzers... it had to happen sooner or later but it's still going to be a tough day tomorrow. The greatest Canuck leaving on his own terms after a career to be remembered... but without a cup. Sad... but a day to celebrate #16 for sure.

Thanks for everything Trev...

petrishriekandgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 08:06 PM
  #35
canuck8
Registered User
 
canuck8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,029
vCash: 500
We'll miss you Trev, as many have stated already sad that he couldn't win a cup here as a player but hopefully he will remain with the organization for a long time to come.

Being at his final game was really special, thanks for all the memories.


canuck8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 08:16 PM
  #36
sticknrink
Registered User
 
sticknrink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,710
vCash: 500
I wished we traded him to Detroit so he would have retired with a championship. I mean if they had space for McCarty to play regular minutes, Trev could have done better.

****** news indeed, **** you Vigneault.

sticknrink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 08:21 PM
  #37
mrmyheadhurts
Registered Loser
 
mrmyheadhurts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,259
vCash: 50
There is a reason his is the only jersey I own. He has been the face of the franchise for me since he got here.


Not a hall of famer but one of my favorite players of all time and easily one of the greatest Canucks.

The teams chances of winning in the playoffs just took a major hit. He was one of the few players left on our team that understood how to elevate his game in the post season.

mrmyheadhurts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 08:44 PM
  #38
FruityPants3*
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,201
vCash: 500
What a surprise, Macke doing his best to piss all over the thread.

Stay classy bud.

FruityPants3* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 08:47 PM
  #39
Dolemite
The one...the only..
 
Dolemite's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 36,873
vCash: 500
I knew this day was coming but I was hoping it would have been after winning the cup.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHomelessAteMyCat View Post
What a surprise, Macke doing his best to piss all over the thread.
You know if Jobu and Macke had a kid together it would be Dan Russell.

__________________
http://thenhlhotlist.azvibe.com/
Follow along on Twitter: http://twitter.com/azvibesports
Dolemite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 08:47 PM
  #40
The Thomas J.*
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 18,847
vCash: 500
Linden was a warrier, he will be missed.

The Thomas J.* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 09:01 PM
  #41
Tray4Adams
Registered User
 
Tray4Adams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,069
vCash: 500
Great career, loved him as a hab, too bad he never won a cup

Tray4Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 09:54 PM
  #42
Edler Statesman*
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New West, BC
Posts: 23,807
vCash: 500
This might be the saddest couple of weeks in Canucks history.

Edler Statesman* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 10:31 PM
  #43
zepps
Registered User
 
zepps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,659
vCash: 500
I'll always remember his performance in 1994. It was epic.

IF the Canucks ever win the Cup, I hope that Trev is part of the organization.

zepps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2008, 10:39 PM
  #44
petrishriekandgo
Registered User
 
petrishriekandgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,164
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacketshockey View Post
This might be the saddest couple of weeks in Canucks history.
Agreed.... this new Aquilini / Gillis era is really starting off under a dark cloud.

petrishriekandgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2008, 01:38 AM
  #45
19nazzy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 17,172
vCash: 500
What time is the conference?

19nazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2008, 02:07 AM
  #46
Jonathan Iilahti*
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,783
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by zepps View Post
I'll always remember his performance in 1994. It was epic.

IF the Canucks ever win the Cup, I hope that Trev is part of the organization.
If he is, I hope whoever is captain hands him the Cup first.

Jonathan Iilahti* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2008, 02:13 AM
  #47
Dolemite
The one...the only..
 
Dolemite's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 36,873
vCash: 500
Anyone know what time the presser is at?

Man, I'm going to have to get my passport re-newed if I'm going to see his number retired in person.

Dolemite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2008, 02:19 AM
  #48
Macke*
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,756
vCash: 500
11 Am

Macke* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2008, 04:38 AM
  #49
endlessdream83
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 388
vCash: 500


Yep, it's been a dark time here... and the weather has been rather fitting, too...

I can't wait for the offseason and free agency; much as I hope Gillis doesn't make a rash, stupid signing, I think we need one BIG acquisition to get people fired up about the Canucks again, because it doesn't get much more disappointing than the last two months have been....

endlessdream83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2008, 07:44 AM
  #50
kootenayfan
HFBoards Sponsor
 
kootenayfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southeastern BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,102
vCash: 500
Good luck Trev, your a class act all the way!

Lets hope he returns in the front office someday and wins the Cup.

kootenayfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.