REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-26-2015, 08:24 AM   #276
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 5,297
Thanked 4,196 Times in 1,318 Posts
The punch that led Kevin Bieksa to Canucks - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN

Quote:
And to think, it was a punch in a Winnipeg parking lot that helped get playoff hero Kevin Bieksa his first pro contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

What, you say?

Enter former Canucks GM Brian Burke, who on Tuesday recounted to ESPN.com the story of Bieksa and the Canucks, which began in Winnipeg near the end of the 2003-04 season.

"He played his four years at Bowling Green. They were eliminated from the playoffs, and we brought him to Manitoba [AHL] on a PTO [professional tryout]," Burke said. "One night after a game in Winnipeg, in which I don't think he played, they went to a local establishment. Fedor Fedorov was sitting at a table and Bieksa walked by the table, bumped him by accident and spilled Fedorov's beer. Bieksa apologized and offered to buy another beer."

According to Burke, Fedorov was in no mood for the apology from the unknown rookie and challenged him to a fight outside. Bieksa again tried to defuse the situation, according to Burke, but Fedorov wanted to fight.

"So, they go outside. Fedor was a big guy, he was a lot bigger than his brother Sergei," said Burke. "Then Fedor comes in and Bieksa drills him with one punch. Knocks him stone cold and cut wide-open and leaves him lying on the pavement."

Burke said Bieksa figured he was done with the Canucks organization and would be sent home the next day.

"Send him home? I said, 'We're going to sign him tomorrow,'" said Burke, whose affinity for truculence is well-established.

Bieksa played 80 games with the Moose the following season before graduating to the Canucks in 2005-06.
Advertisement
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 08:27 AM   #277
(╯□)╯聽不到 ╮(□╮)
 
Tim Budong's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Womb
Posts: 16,812
Thanked 10,861 Times in 2,126 Posts

and probably many more
hah
Tim Budong is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 08:33 AM   #278
I subscribe to Revscene
 
Durrann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: E. Vancouver
Posts: 1,907
Thanked 300 Times in 135 Posts
^^ kind of sad seeing this
knowing character guys like bieksa might not be around anymore

and that Stanley cup run..=( was so exciting at the time
Durrann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 08:35 AM   #279
RS controls my life!
 
EvoFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 732
Thanked 213 Times in 98 Posts
I know probably a far fetched thought, but what are the chances of Bieksa going to Sharks, and re-signing with us after the year is up?

I can't argue that for 4.6m a year he's holding up cap space, but I love the guy and he's a Canuck through and through. Bringing him back home and have him retire as a Canuck for 2.5m wouldn't be so bad would it?
EvoFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 08:36 AM   #280
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 5,297
Thanked 4,196 Times in 1,318 Posts
Sharks offered a contract extension which is why Bieksa said he'd waive to go down south.
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 08:38 AM   #281
RS controls my life!
 
EvoFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 732
Thanked 213 Times in 98 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by punkwax View Post
Sharks offered a contract extension which is why Bieksa said he'd waive to go down south.


Any rumours on what the Sharks offered?
EvoFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 08:51 AM   #282
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 27,736
Thanked 7,283 Times in 2,575 Posts
So Robert lener (sp) fetches a first, who is essentially a markstrom equivalent.

Second round picks have an 18% chance of panning out, if we trade lack for anything further down than that buffalo pick we are fucking idiots
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:00 AM   #283
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 5,297
Thanked 4,196 Times in 1,318 Posts
Rumour out there it might be Markstrom, Bieksa & 23rd pick for SJ's 9th.
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
This post FAILED by:
Old 06-26-2015, 09:01 AM   #284
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 27,736
Thanked 7,283 Times in 2,575 Posts
I'd do that no questions.
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-26-2015, 09:04 AM   #285
(╯□)╯聽不到 ╮(□╮)
 
Tim Budong's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Womb
Posts: 16,812
Thanked 10,861 Times in 2,126 Posts
NYR may try to look for 1st rnd for talbot
Tim Budong is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:06 AM   #286
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,610
Thanked 16,830 Times in 3,952 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by punkwax View Post
Rumour out there it might be Markstrom, Bieksa & 23rd pick for SJ's 9th.
I would do that in a heart beat, keeping Lack would be fricken awesome and I don't really care about Markstrom since we should of lost him on waivers last year anyways
murd0c is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-26-2015, 09:08 AM   #287
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 5,297
Thanked 4,196 Times in 1,318 Posts
Benning needs to make a solid effort for Hamilton. Maybe taking Lucic's baggage on as part of the deal would be appealing for Boston.
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:09 AM   #288
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,610
Thanked 16,830 Times in 3,952 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by punkwax View Post
Benning needs to make a solid effort for Hamilton. Maybe taking Lucic's baggage on as part of the deal would be appealing for Boston.
I agree but we have zero cap room that's the big problem.
murd0c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:09 AM   #289
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tres Ciudades
Posts: 5,408
Thanked 3,689 Times in 1,526 Posts
too many rumours not enough fucking action so far lol.
6o4__boi is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-26-2015, 09:12 AM   #290
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
radioman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,567
Thanked 3,032 Times in 799 Posts
Rumour out there that Henrik and Daniel are swapping wives over the summer. Stay tuned for details.
radioman is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-26-2015, 09:13 AM   #291
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 5,297
Thanked 4,196 Times in 1,318 Posts
Well Hamilton only makes like 800k so Benning better figure that shit out!
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:16 AM   #292
Performance Moderator
 
68style's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6,811
Thanked 3,381 Times in 957 Posts
We need 7Seven to come in here and explain to us WTF Buffalo is thinking
68style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:17 AM   #293
Performance Moderator
 
68style's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6,811
Thanked 3,381 Times in 957 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by punkwax View Post
Well Hamilton only makes like 800k so Benning better figure that shit out!
Because he's going to be demanding $7-million+ soon????
68style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:27 AM   #294
RS.net, helping ugly ppl have sex since 2001
 
Mike Oxbig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 9,142
Thanked 2,533 Times in 904 Posts
Are we getting Barzal with the 9th pick?
Mike Oxbig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:28 AM   #295
(╯□)╯聽不到 ╮(□╮)
 
Tim Budong's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Womb
Posts: 16,812
Thanked 10,861 Times in 2,126 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 68style View Post
We need 7Seven to come in here and explain to us WTF Buffalo is thinking
Buffalo has total control of Lehner and his contract(s) until 2019
whereas there is none of that with Talbot or Lack
Tim Budong is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:28 AM   #296
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 5,297
Thanked 4,196 Times in 1,318 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 68style View Post
Because he's going to be demanding $7-million+ soon????
So? Like I said, Benning needs to figure that out. Whether its Hamilton or not, you have to pay potential #1 dmen what they're worth and the Canucks need a stud on the blueline.

Plus, with the Canucks (hopefully) getting younger, there are salaries to shed while bringing in youngsters on ELCs in 2016-2017.
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #297
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,610
Thanked 16,830 Times in 3,952 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by punkwax View Post
So? Like I said, Benning needs to figure that out. Whether its Hamilton or not, you have to pay potential #1 dmen what they're worth and the Canucks need a stud on the blueline.

Plus, with the Canucks (hopefully) getting younger, there are salaries to shed while bringing in youngsters on ELCs in 2016-2017.
Benning wants to bring in younger players to be help with our cap numbers. I think its personally a good idea since we are so close to the max right now
murd0c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:33 AM   #298
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 5,297
Thanked 4,196 Times in 1,318 Posts
Last I heard we had ~3M in space, shedding Bieksa's 4.6M and get an additional 2M to play with next season.. so I don't think Canucks are in THAT bad of shape overall.
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:33 AM   #299
I *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* to RS
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Port Moody
Posts: 1,509
Thanked 1,053 Times in 348 Posts
Definitely a risk move by buffalo, but lehner is only 24 years old. Still young considering he was thrown into the NHL mix at I think 21 years old. Give him a chance, if he pans out to be on a similar skill set as lack, maybe talbot, everyone will be praising buffalo for the good move.

Sure markstrom and bieksa plus pick to SJ is good, but it doesn't solve the problem of lack wanting to get into a starting position. I'm sure lack wants to move into a starting position, but their season stats were pretty close last year.
__________________
06 3500 Mega Cab ~ Stockish
TjAlmeida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:34 AM   #300
Performance Moderator
 
68style's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6,811
Thanked 3,381 Times in 957 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Budong View Post
Buffalo has total control of Lehner and his contract(s) until 2019
whereas there is none of that with Talbot or Lack
Okay... But he's been pretty terrible
68style is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net