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05-10-2010, 11:56 AM
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He told Bieksa that you better win this series because right now they keep playing the Versteeg commercial where you look like a fool. The only way to get rid of that is to win the series.
what commercial?

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what commercial?


Yes, that's an official ad made by the NHL. Meanwhile I still have yet to see one about the Luongo save in Game 6 or the one in Game 1 OT.

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^Damn can't view it at work, will check it out when I get home.

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^Damn can't view it at work, will check it out when I get home.
Trust me on this, you don't want to.

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NHL made a Bieksa one.

http://canucks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=6&id=69077

"What if Bieksa stayed home?"

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Jesus, seriously. "I'm Kevin Bieksa, and I had no idea how to tie my ****ing skates until I happened to run into former defence partner and de facto captain Willie Mitchell in Starbucks. Boy was that lucky."
typical canuck fan -

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The Canucks always seem to win when I wear my Mitchell jersey, and always lose when I wear my vintage Canucks hockey sweater.

Mitchell jersey it is.

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He told Bieksa that you better win this series because right now they keep playing the Versteeg commercial where you look like a fool. The only way to get rid of that is to win the series.
Now that's a good response.

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NHL made a Bieksa one.

http://canucks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=6&id=69077

"What if Bieksa stayed home?"

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Sundin and Mitchell are apparently giving the team advice, where the heck did these guys come from?!
why is Sundin there. does he have so much free time, that he came back to the arena where he ended his career

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why is Sundin there. does he have so much free time, that he came back to the arena where he ended his career
SUNDIN IS THERE BECAUSE HE IS SUPPORTING THE CANUCKS !!!

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NHL made a Bieksa one.

http://canucks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=6&id=69077

"What if Bieksa stayed home?"
Sweet, netcam ftw.

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why is Sundin there. does he have so much free time, that he came back to the arena where he ended his career
Henrik was quoted in Aftonbladet (Swedish evening rag) saying that he really enjoyed seeing Mats back and have some time to spend with him. It apparently meant quite a bit to him. The Captain is tagging along with the Canucks back home to Canada for game 6.

And yes, he seems to have a lot of time on his hands right now, playing poker for charity and enjoying catching up with family and all the recreational parts of life that these guys never have had a chance to enjoy, as practicing and playing games is all they have time for between the ages of 12 - about 40.

Thanks for all the memories, Mats. You should have come out west when Toronto turned their back on you. Life would have been less bitter, and I think you and the Canucks would have won the cup last year had you been here from the get go.

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NHL made a Bieksa one.

http://canucks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=6&id=69077

"What if Bieksa stayed home?"
That was a great and timely pinch by Bieksa.

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That was a great and timely pinch by Bieksa.
With Datsyukian hands.

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Henrik was quoted in Aftonbladet (Swedish evening rag) saying that he really enjoyed seeing Mats back and have some time to spend with him. It apparently meant quite a bit to him. The Captain is tagging along with the Canucks back home to Canada for game 6.

And yes, he seems to have a lot of time on his hands right now, playing poker for charity and enjoying catching up with family and all the recreational parts of life that these guys never have had a chance to enjoy, as practicing and playing games is all they have time for between the ages of 12 - about 40.

Thanks for all the memories, Mats. You should have come out west when Toronto turned their back on you. Life would have been less bitter, and I think you and the Canucks would have won the cup last year had you been here from the get go.
Wow. Like I said last night, Sundin looked so calm and collected in that HNIC interview...it was like, no sweatt Canucks can take these guys. You need this kind of veteran attitude to win.

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Wow. Like I said last night, Sundin looked so calm and collected in that HNIC interview...it was like, no sweatt Canucks can take these guys. You need this kind of veteran attitude to win.
I'm curious whether the Canucks might hire Sundin in some capacity in the next year or two. Maybe start him off with something small and go from there. I can't even guess what they might hire him for exactly. Gillis has the wad of cash to do things like that though.

Am I the only one thoroughly confused by what's going on with Mitchell? I know there's little or no indication of what the specifics surrounding his ailment are, but just when you figure there's no other explanation -he must be in a coma, you hear of him up to something though of course there's no update on his condition. I think the only update I've heard is that there's no update.

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...it was like, no sweatt Canucks can take these guys. You need this kind of veteran attitude to win.
Yeah, for sure, I mean, after leading the Leafs to playoff glory all those years, who could possibly be better qualified to make a prognosis?

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I'm curious whether the Canucks might hire Sundin in some capacity in the next year or two. Maybe start him off with something small and go from there. I can't even guess what they might hire him for exactly. Gillis has the wad of cash to do things like that though.

Am I the only one thoroughly confused by what's going on with Mitchell? I know there's little or no indication of what the specifics surrounding his ailment are, but just when you figure there's no other explanation -he must be in a coma, you hear of him up to something though of course there's no update on his condition. I think the only update I've heard is that there's no update.
PCS is very unpredictable. One hit can end a career (think Steve and Mark Moore) or you can recover. In Mitchell's case this is his third reported concussion which amps up the possible severity and consequences and he may have well suffered SIS (Second Impact Syndrome) from the earlier Boogaard hit. BTW Jason Botchford of the Province agrees with the SIS scenario when I asked him about it.

PCS can be a very difficult thing and it is very individual how a person reacts and recovers. Some people never recover from what may appear to have been a very mild concussion while others make a complete recovery from a very serious concussion.

Remember Jason Allison. He took a fairly routine crosscheck that caused mild whiplash and he was out of action with PCS for a long time and likely never did fully recover. He tried to play through the injury initially. "Concussion is a functional injury rather than a structural one," concussuion specialist Dr. Karen Johnston says. "If athletes aren't knocked out, they might not even realize the symptoms they're having are related to a concussion."

As Dr. Karen Johnson, the NHL concussion guru has said on numerous occasions - a concussion is a brain injury and every concussion has to be viewed as potentially serious. She points to the debilitating headaches, nausea, cognitive problems and clinical depression that afflict athletes for months—even years—after a complex concussion.

In 2000, she revolutionized the way the injury is treated when she wrote the McGill Concussion Protocol. This new system effectively did away with the old grading scale that rated any loss of consciousness as a Grade Three concussion, at the time considered the gravest of all types. "A brief loss of consciousness is probably less important than amnesia or post-concussion symptoms, which occur afterward," says Johnston.
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The problem in treating concussions has been that, unlike a broken leg, the injury was largely undetectable by MRIs and CT scans. "We used to think that concussions affected the structure of the brain," says Johnston. "But now we know that a concussion disrupts the way a brain works, not the way it is put together." As such, concussions can only be properly evaluated over time through careful observation of the symptoms and their gradual dissipation.

Symptoms often are aggravated hours or days after the event itself and manifest themselves in ways that go largely ignored. Athletes who have sustained a blow to the head (or body) will often attribute their listlessness, irritability and problems sleeping to something else, like a flu bug, rather than a blow to the head they absorbed three days ago.

Johnston believes the best safeguard against head trauma is, in fact, the athlete's brain. "If you know ahead of time, you are alert to the symptoms as they happen," says Johnston. "You see the doctor and you go through the concussion rehabilitation process that is medically supervised. This gives you the best chance for a good outcome."
As Dr Johnston notes PCS is a functional injury. Johnston's rehab regimen is based on the idea that, as she says, "you have to create an environment for the brain to heal itself." That means an ultra-cautious approach: Athletes are forbidden from strenuous physical activity-no skating, weightlifting or even stationary bike riding-until they've been free of symptoms for an extended period.

"Most athletes try to push through brain pain like it's an orthopedic injury" she says. "That usually just makes things worse."

So for all the tough guys (and gals) who say be a man and suck it up, play through the pain - it does not work for PCS.

The last update from the Canucks came from Mike Gillis on March 25, 2010:
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The same can not be said about Mitchell, the important shutdown defenceman who hasn’t played since suffering a concussion when blind-sided by Evgeni Malkin on Jan. 16.

Six weeks later, Mitchell was unable to attend the Olympic hockey final because the lights, sounds and swirling movement would have induced post-concussion symptoms.

Gillis said Thursday the 32-year-old is functioning in everyday life and has begun hiking.

“I had a long chat with him yesterday about how he’s feeling,” Gillis said. “He’s definitely making progress. You can reach a point during these things when you become very despondent and worry about a lot of different things. He seems to be coming out of that stage now to one where he’s more active.

“The signs are there that he’s recovering, but he’s not at the point yet where he can have high-level, sustained activity.”
http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/C...#ixzz0nYgXORcw

According to several of the Province sportswriters I have asked, neither Mitchell nor the Canucks are responding to interview requests regarding Mitchell's current condition.

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Henrik was quoted in Aftonbladet (Swedish evening rag) saying that he really enjoyed seeing Mats back and have some time to spend with him. It apparently meant quite a bit to him. The Captain is tagging along with the Canucks back home to Canada for game 6.

And yes, he seems to have a lot of time on his hands right now, playing poker for charity and enjoying catching up with family and all the recreational parts of life that these guys never have had a chance to enjoy, as practicing and playing games is all they have time for between the ages of 12 - about 40.

Thanks for all the memories, Mats. You should have come out west when Toronto turned their back on you. Life would have been less bitter, and I think you and the Canucks would have won the cup last year had you been here from the get go.

actually we wouldve won the cup if it wasnt for mitchell's mistake passing to havlat game 4, and luongo choking the rest of the hawks game.

god i love mats sundin. seeing him was such a joy to me and im surprised he is travelling with the team to vancouver for game 6.

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Yeah, for sure, I mean, after leading the Leafs to playoff glory all those years, who could possibly be better qualified to make a prognosis?
Well, he did lead the Leafs to two Easter conference finals during his time there, which is further than any current Canuck has been in the playoffs, save for Samuelsson and Mitchell.

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I like that the Sedins were pushing to ditch the helmets in the skate. I don't know why, but that is awesome.

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Wow. Like I said last night, Sundin looked so calm and collected in that HNIC interview...it was like, no sweatt Canucks can take these guys. You need this kind of veteran attitude to win.
I had to watch it again (youtube), and Sudden(ly), it struck me. He reminds me of Bubba Clinton! LOL! Especially when he starts smiliing and laughing in response to Kyle's line about what the Sedin twins said about him. I don't know what it is, no cigars or overweight interns around... yet... somehow... Bubba Sudden!

LOL

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Yes, that's an official ad made by the NHL. Meanwhile I still have yet to see one about the Luongo save in Game 6 or the one in Game 1 OT.
Commercial should be retitled, "What if Bieksa didn't ****ing suck in Game 2?"

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Mitchell should be captain. Hands down.

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Yeah, for sure, I mean, after leading the Leafs to playoff glory all those years, who could possibly be better qualified to make a prognosis?
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