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01-14-2013, 09:56 PM
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I was entertaining a slight fantasy that AV might actually let Connauton or Corrado do a little more than hold towels during practice or haunt the press box during what we all know will be a very brief appearance here before the season (such as it is) starts. Foolish of me, I know.
Neither guy has much hope of making the team, so why would he? The season starts in 5 days.

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01-14-2013, 10:30 PM
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Beside Andrew Peters who was the last 'heavy' Vancouver had?

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Neither guy has much hope of making the team, so why would he? The season starts in 5 days.
*shrug* Well, be nice to see what they've got...just a little peek, nothing outrageous. You never know, maybe one or the other would grab the ball and run with it. Somewhere along the line, someone said: "Alex Burrows...ball hockey player? Ah, what the hell. Let's give him a shot."

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Beside Andrew Peters who was the last 'heavy' Vancouver had?
Bertuzzi. Possibly Brashear.

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01-14-2013, 11:37 PM
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Beside Andrew Peters who was the last 'heavy' Vancouver had?
He never played for the Canucks so he really shouldn't be counted.

Last true "heavyweight"? Wade Brookbank?

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Most websites have Vand weighing 208lbs. I don't really consider his a "heavyweight" but more of a tough light heavy. Pretty good signing I recon

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Jim must REALLY be sick of moving. This'll be his 5th team in 5 seasons.

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Jim must REALLY be sick of moving. This'll be his 5th team in 5 seasons.
He's no Sillinger!

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*shrug* Well, be nice to see what they've got...just a little peek, nothing outrageous. You never know, maybe one or the other would grab the ball and run with it. Somewhere along the line, someone said: "Alex Burrows...ball hockey player? Ah, what the hell. Let's give him a shot."
Connauton is a trainwreck at the AHL level - he's basically a one-trick pony who can't even use that trick (his point shot) anymore now that teams have him figured out. Can't play defense, can't generate offense at ES. Won't be an NHL player.

Corrado I agree I'd like to give a long look to.

Burrows got a shot by being one of the best two-way players in the ECHL and then the AHL. A guy like Connauton has done nothing comparable.

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01-15-2013, 02:34 AM
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Jim must REALLY be sick of moving. This'll be his 5th team in 5 seasons.
Probably why he really wanted to play with the Canucks, can finally be in his true home.

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I am happy about this signing. Good to see we might have a crease clearing policeman on the blueline.

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I am happy about this signing. Good to see we might have a crease clearing policeman on the blueline.
Nobody is going to mess with out press box.

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I really like him, watch him answer the bell here against one of the toughest men i have ever stood beside in person:




And I know he's not a great hockey player but he's the kind of guy you like as a depth player, keeps it really simple and will obviously fight anybody.

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It seems like Gillis/Vigneault would prefer to rely on cheap veterans in a condensed season than trying to bring young players along. I can't say I disagree with that plan.
Yeah older guys wont tire so easily in a short season..

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Yeah older guys wont tire so easily in a short season..
I heard they're putting prune juice in the gatorade bottles.

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