Babych Please – August 12th, 2016

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It’s hard to think about hockey when Penny Oleksiak and the rest of Team Canada is out here winning medals (and hearts), but if you want a 5-minute break from all of the excitement, read on. Sven Baertschi is in a dog kennel!

  • Speaking of Penny, her brother Jamie is a Dallas Star, and had this to say about his amphibious sister:

  • The Horvat family visit wrapped up this week with a video that features Bo and his parents discussing his future with the Canucks. Tim Horvat talks about how great the Sedins are, which makes for some extremely relatable content. Then Bo talks about how great the Sedins are, which also makes for some extremely relatable content. 
  • Here’s a look at what will likely be the Canucks first line next season. Loui’s hair is so fancy. 

  • Sven Baertschi will be in a dog kennel today. He’s locking himself up to raise money and awareness for the BC SPCA. Sven explains his plan and shares a cute photo of his dog in the video below:

  • Jake Virtanen’s dog, Donny, has a little vest thing and it’s very cute.

  • John Garrett’s entry into the 1980/81 Canucks Family Cookbook is perfect. He refers to ketchup as “Le Heinz” and doesn’t like restaurants that turn their noses up at it. Also, his daughter says that she has to double her peanut butter macaroon recipe if her dad is home, which is consistent with everything I’ve learned from Sportsnet broadcasts. 
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  • ikillchicken

    Let me make something crystal clear.

    This past season, 28% of Canuck goals were scored by players under the age of 23. In other words, 52 of 186 goals (Horvat: 16, Baertschi: 15, McCann: 9, Virtanen, 7, Others: 5).

    During the 1983-84 season (a season during which the Canucks actually made the playoffs), 49% of Canuck goals were scored by players under the age of 23. In other words, 149 of 306 goals (Tanti: 45, Sundstrom: 38, Lanz: 18, Neely: 16, Lemay: 12, Belland: 7, Petit: 6, Others: 7).

    The Canucks subsequently missed the playoffs in 1985, got swept in 3 quick games in 1986 by the Oilers, missed the playoffs in 1987, and missed the playoffs in 1988. It wouldn’t be until almost a decade later that the Canucks would win a playoff round, in 1992. None of those ’83-’84 “young guns” were still with the team by then.

    The point is two-fold:

    1) As much as everyone likes to say the Canucks “went young” this year, the fact is, empirically, they really didn’t.

    2) The Canucks are in for a long, long, long road ahead of them. By the time they are any good again, it is very likely Virtanen, Hutton, McCann, etc. will be long gone.

    • detox

      Nothing you say is crystal clear.

      “2) The Canucks are in for a long, long, long road ahead of them. By the time they are any good again, it is very likely Virtanen, Hutton, McCann, etc. will be long gone.”

      How long is this road? As long as an Oiler rebuild? A Leaf rebuild? are the Canucks even on that road?

      What are your thoughts on JB? Do you think the team is getting younger since JB took the helm? If the team had continued with GMMG, do you think we would be in the same, worse or better spot?

      Do you have any solutions besides pointing at the sky with your mouth open?

    • cupnucks

      https://www.google.com/search?q=Let+me+make+something+crystal+clear.++This+past+season,+28%25+of+Canuck+goals+were+scored+by+players+under+the+age+of+23.+In+other+words,+52+of+186+goals+(Horvat:+16,+Baertschi:+15,+McCann:+9,+Virtanen,+7,+Others:+5).++During+the+1983-84+season+(a+season+dur&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=vciwV8qVHcXF1ATW7bCYDQ

      it seems like you’ve made the same exact quote as a comment to 12 previous articles… on this very same website… i am trying to be respectful here, i guess, but … you might be an oilers fan, perhaps a little banged up, a tiny bit, dare i say, vulnerable right now?

      #5 Blae Uopa
      May 24 2016, 09:10PM
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      Let me make something crystal clear.

      This past season, 28% of Canuck goals were scored by players under the age of 23. In other words, 52 of 186 goals (Horvat: 16, Baertschi: 15, McCann: 9, Virtanen, 7, Others: 5).

      During the 1983-84 season (a season during which the Canucks actually made the playoffs), 49% of Canuck goals were scored by players under the age of 23. In other words, 149 of 306 goals (Tanti: 45, Sundstrom: 38, Lanz: 18, Neely: 16, Lemay: 12, Belland: 7, Petit: 6, Others: 7).
      … ect

      so you just cut and paste a comment again and again, about a variety of canucks topics? for months? and then you get some sense of satisfaction from this?
      it could be, like, an inside joke than im not getting … or a parody of an oilers fan that is actually fairly well drawn.

  • TheRealPB

    If you can ban NM00 for a couple of weeks surely you can get rid of Blae.

    That’s some good hunting for the Garrett recipe. Can you find any other 80s heroes’ food choices?

  • wojohowitz

    Let me make something crystal clear.

    This past season, uoe opie posted the same message 312 times while under the age of 10.

    During the 1983-84 season (a season during which uoie opie was still sucking on a hind teat the Canucks actually made the playoffs), 49% of his dinner dribbled down his chin while players under the age of 23 had a gleam in their eye watching. In other words, 149 of 306 posts were filed under duress.

    Uoie opie subsequently missed dinnertime and the playoffs in 1985, got swept aside for three quickies in 1986 by teenagers, missed dinner again in 1987, and missed the playoffs in 1988. It wouldn’t be until almost a decade later that uoie opte had something to suck on when the Canucks would win a playoff round, in 1992. None of those ’83-’84 “young guns” were still with his mom by then.

    The point is two-fold:

    1) As much as everyone likes to say uoie opie “went young” this year, the fact is, empirically, he really didn’t.

    2) uoie opie is in for a long, long, long road ahead of them. By the time he is any good again, it is very likely Virtanen, Hutton, McCann, etc. will be long gone.

    • cupnucks

      “During his final season with the Bulls, Subban was an assistant captain.”

      by Connor Cullen 2 days ago

      “In his championship final season, during which he was named an assistant captain, Cassels had 81 points in 54 regular season games and then turned it on in the playoffs, adding another 31 points in 21 games.”

      by Connor Cullen 6 days ago

      “Teams may designate alternate captains, often erroneously called “assistant captains”.”

      :wikipedia

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  • cupnucks

    let me make something extremely clear…

    there are no assistant captains

    there are only alternate captains

    let me slow down for you…

    when you see an big ‘A’ on a guys shoulder

    that stands for: alternate captain

    when the captain is not on the ice the ‘alternate’ is just like the real captain

    …please forgive me

    But 2 Canucks articles in a week that use the term “assistant captain” is an untenable condition. (I forget which exact websites but I assure you not this one.)

    Or perhaps, this is me getting used to reading more articles written by the-I-still-live-with-my-parents crowd instead of, “Hey I’m an employed grown professional.”