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Old 02-22-2012, 06:54 PM   #17676
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VANCOUVER—When Princess Diana died in 1997, Elton John rewrote the lyrics to Candle in the Wind in a musical tribute. When Garrett Paquette passed away, his friends and family arranged a different sort of tribute — chucking a large salmon onto the ice during an NHL game.

Paquette, a Leafs fan, had planned to toss a salmon onto the ice during the much-anticipated matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs before he died in an ATV accident in November.

Roger Paquette, Garrett’s father, planned the trip and stunt in memory of his son.

“Roger brought three fish with him. He had these wild ideas in his head and was committed to doing it and Garrett was the same way,” said Joey Smith, one of three friends who volunteered to strap a five-pound salmon to their stomach and smuggle it into Rogers Arena.

“My only thought (when going through security) was that I hope I don’t get patted down,” he said. “I was just going to say I was hungry if I got caught with it.”

Some wondered how fans in neighbouring seats couldn’t smell anything but the group attributed the success to a combination of perfume and vacuum wrap, according to Paquette’s father.

“We were prepared,” he told the Nanaimo Daily News. “The fish even had a special perfume bath beforehand.”

With four minutes left in the third period, a five-pound salmon was tossed from the lower bowl onto the ice during a stoppage in play.

Smith was injured in the same ATV accident in which Paquette died and was unable to throw the fish himself.

He said he hopes the tribute will evolve into a salmon-tossing tradition during home games.

“I think (Garrett) is incredibly proud. Wherever he is, he’s looking down on us smiling,” said Smith. “It’s these little things like this that help us remember him better, a tribute to him and the amazing guy that he was.”

He said he and his friends were able to blend in with the crowd and weren’t caught.

According to the Nanaimo Daily News, Paquette had been inspired by his father who also threw a fish onto the ice last season after seeing the tradition in Detroit where they throw an octopus.

Paquette’s father hoped the team would “get inspired” by a B.C. salmon, the symbol of strength and speed. He kept the fish underneath his jersey for nearly three periods before throwing it. He was caught by security and escorted out.
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^ i know buddy who picked up the fish at the game lol

once you know the whole fish story though it seems like a awesome tradition we all should start


now it would be EPIC if someone threw a salmon @ the detroit home game
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Marchand with 2 goals tonight.



Marchand has 40 pts now this season.
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IMO saying something like this just puts Burrows in a bad light.
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Burrows should never be put in the same sentence with the following players:

Marchand
Cooke
Tootoo
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These little fucks play the game thats borderline hurting ppl. They hurt ppl to intimidate them.

As pesky as Burrows is, he has never done anything that puts an opposing player in danger.
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Anyone catch Burke calling out his goalies? Looks like the Leafs will be in the market for a goalie come trade deadline, rumors suggest that Burke might go after Evgeni Nabokov. It'll be interesting to see what the Leafs give up for a goalie that can at least give them a shot to get into the playoffs.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #17685
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Anyone catch Burke calling out his goalies? Looks like the Leafs will be in the market for a goalie come trade deadline, rumors suggest that Burke might go after Evgeni Nabokov. It'll be interesting to see what the Leafs give up for a goalie that can at least give them a shot to get into the playoffs.
I would go for Nashville's backup (Lindback). He's at least fitting the "new" leafs seeing as he's a young up and comer. At 6'6, he is a monster of person and

Besides, with Rinne locked up for like 6 years, this kid has no chance of being for a starter.
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canucks game and knicks game.... and i have school + workout at 4pm... wonder if i should skip it and watch sports..

any insights?

edit: small earle, jeeday, how mad are you guys with this thread and the jersey?

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^ But he hasn't posted any trades about Weber!!!!!


Reading that CDC thread about twitter...Strombone1 is Luongo apparently. That guy got a weird sense of humour...
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canucks game and knicks game.... and i have school + workout at 4pm... wonder if i should skip it and watch sports..

any insights?

edit: small earle, jeeday, how mad are you guys with this thread and the jersey?
If you were a true Canucks fan, you wouldn't even be asking that question.

Give your head a shake............ not scratch it, LOL
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sindragon - "I want a Vancouver Millionaires jersey with Bure on the back!"

jayare604 - sindragon is a newb who doesnt know any better, so he deserves a fail. As for shawn hes banned and never come back... Let see you contribute something more positive ok? ie post announcements to canucks signings
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canucks game and knicks game.... and i have school + workout at 4pm... wonder if i should skip it and watch sports..

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so j.toews has been out with a concussion.
now this happened
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preds will get as far as the western finals, sorry red wings!
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you do realize theres a chance the canucks play the pred before the western finals. so nice prediction?
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Tonight, Booth will play his first ever NHL game in his hometown. He hasn't played a game at the Joe Louis Arena since his days at Michigan State University.
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