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Owen Nolan Relased by Canucks

Started by Fletch, September 26, 2011, 06:43:43 AM

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Nik

Quote from: Madferret on September 26, 2011, 05:19:06 PM
Ha! I was hoping for a banner.

You sure? Because he'll actually do light yardwork around your house.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Madferret

Quote from: Saint Nik on September 26, 2011, 05:26:20 PM
Quote from: Madferret on September 26, 2011, 05:19:06 PM
Ha! I was hoping for a banner.

You sure? Because he'll actually do light yardwork around your house.

Don't need him until the winter - pretty sure I've heard somewhere how much he loves "snow".

LittleHockeyFan

Quote from: Stronger Than All on September 26, 2011, 12:53:41 PM
Do you enjoy booing just because it's Alfredsson?  Just curious.  :)

I do!!! O:-)

Bullfrog

Quote from: Deebo on September 26, 2011, 01:15:17 PM
Quote from: Bullfrog on September 26, 2011, 12:53:01 PM
I really can't understand why fans would boo a player for trying to get money. It's not like he posted youtube videos of himself punching kittens.

Using the "he's already made $40M" argument is weak. No sure how that has any bearing on anything.

I personally wouldn't boo Nolan over this, but I'm not much of a boo-er.

I was just suggesting a reason he might get booed, I knew that whole situation left some fans bitter.

I'm not much of a booer either. If I was, it would be for on-ice antics though, rather than someone trying to earn some extra money (whether they need it or not.)

cw

Quote from: Madferret on September 26, 2011, 04:59:11 PM
Quote from: cw on September 26, 2011, 01:08:25 PM
As a player, I'm left with the feeling that he didn't quite achieve his potential. But while he was a Leaf, there were a few games when he delivered one of the most complete games I've seen any Leaf forward deliver. He could skate, hit, score, set players up, fight, protect little guys like Stajan, play defence, PK and win puck battles, and even call the Sens out with "boo hoo"  :), etc. He truly was capable of doing it all. He just didn't do it enough.

Wasn't it like 2 games after he chirped a team for being sick that he blew his knee?

:P

Closer to two months. And Toronto went on to win the game when he was injured ..  ;)

moon111

My feeling is, a club should either be rebuilding or winning the Cup.  Anything in-between is a waste of time.  I think Nolan falls into the potential winning category, while the players they gave up had a certain ceiling that would never take them all the way.

Nik

Quote from: Bullfrog on September 26, 2011, 08:45:46 PM
I'm not much of a booer either. If I was, it would be for on-ice antics though, rather than someone trying to earn some extra money (whether they need it or not.)

I don't know that there's a huge point to booing anyone for any real reason. I get it as sort of a spontaneous reaction to poor play but other than that it tends to strike me as petty.

That said, I certainly understand why a fan would not be thrilled with Nolan. His play was inconsistent and the trade was lousy.

Seriously. McCauley alone gave the Sharks more value than Nolan gave the Leafs.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Well, since this looks like it could be the end of the line for him, for old time's sake I've gone to the wayback machine and pulled this out of the archives from December 2003 (the injury referred to was not when he blew out his knee on that rut behind the net):


A PRAYER FOR OWEN

O Owen! thou wert heaven-sent,
But now you're gone, hence this lament.
Barney's ugly, grinning mug you tuned
Whilst Belak and Tie Domi swooned.
You pummeled Webb, that gutless puke, and
Made magic with Faire Harolde Druken.

Dear God, I'll gladly give up sex, or
Even beer!  Just fix his flexor!
My Lord, please lift your Curse of Doom
And let him come back when flowers bloom,
To once more fly down the wing, and smack it
Top shelf, Game Seven, past Esche or Hackett.

Arn

Hope he comes back to Belfast for a year, that would be sweet!
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Britishbulldog

Owen Nolan's new name is Ryan Clowe
All The Best
Dan

Corn Flake

Single finest moment of Nolan's career:

"BOO HOO!"

;D