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by Hambone
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks/NHL Season Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 10951

Re: 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks/NHL Season Thread

As much as I hate to see Markstrom leave I think it was a good FA day today for Benning. Retaining Markie would have kept them up against it cap-wise for a few years. Adding Holtby gives them a solid tandem with Demkoand sets up for the transition to Demko as the starter. At the same time it sets th...
by Hambone
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks/NHL Season Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 10951

Re: 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks/NHL Season Thread

As much as I hate to see Markstrom leave I think it was a good FA day today for Benning. Retaining Markie would have kept them up against it cap-wise for a few years. Adding Holtby gives them a solid tandem with Demkoand sets up for the transition to Demko as the starter. At the same time it sets th...
by Hambone
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions slighted ?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Lions slighted ?

Over the years BC has often played on Thanksgiving weekend but usually on the much preferred by fan's Saturday night or even Friday. I always look for the Thanksgiving weekend schedule in hopes of a possible Lions-Canucks weekend as the NHL season is always under way by then.
by Hambone
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

As a complete side note, does anyone else besides me think that it is bloody strange that virtually every other sports stadium/arena in North America has naming rights but not BC Place? It's a crown corp yes, but it's not exactly making money hand over fist from what I hear. They can use all the re...
by Hambone
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Dome vs Winnipeg? If Dome means BC Place then LeLacheur pretty much shot that down as not being viable back in May. Biggest difference is that the Lions are mere tenants in BCP renting it out for several hours 10 or 11 times a year. The Bombers on the other hand not only play out of IGF Field they a...
by Hambone
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 12619

Re: 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Thread

A couple of other choice phrases for future references. Trump likes to say "you are a very rude person". I would throw that back at him. The other thing I would do is when he talks about having plans for anything be it healthcare, the economy. Challenge him to present it. To "put his money where hi...
by Hambone
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Neg. List
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: CFL Neg. List

Remember those lists only represent about 1/4 of the full lists. I've found it interesting the way teams select the players and positions to be on the portions of their released lists. I wonder if it's done strategically. I suspect all teams' lists are heavily laden with QBs. Most probably have a do...
by Hambone
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

I agree 100%. I would have paid good money to Elemimian and others and got some other less expensive QB. Someone like Travis Lulay ? Speaking of Travis I was just thinking about those Oregon fires and hoping all is OK for him and his family. They and the family business are based in Stayton, OR. Ne...
by Hambone
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Be interesting to know how much it is costing Aquilini to have Rogers closed. In some cases it may have beem more a case of lost revenue opportunities more than losing money. Canucks I think still had 6 regular season home dates left. Their playoff run was the equivalent of 6 lost home dates in the ...
by Hambone
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: petition TSN to change all-time Lions team
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: petition TSN to change all-time Lions team

Unfortunately the concept of "keeping the bad together" just doesn't fly in today's salary cap world regardless of sport. For solid vets the likes of the trio David mentioned salary caps likely have knocked an average of 2 years off the tail ends of many careers.
by Hambone
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

There's a huge difference in the number of players who have opted out for each team: SSK 25 CGY 14 HAM 14 WPG 9 OTT 9 TOR 7 BCL 5 EDM 5 MTL 2 I suspect that most of these players will return to the CFL but it does seem odd that so many Riders players opted out. 25 players, its like a entire startin...
by Hambone
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

DE Mat Boesen has become the fifth Lion to opt out of his contract to seek other opportunities. J.J. Adams of The Province talked to Ed Hervey about the players' chances of catching on in the NFL and about the uncertain future of the CFL. “I’ve spoke to several teams in the U.S. and it’s difficult ...
by Hambone
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

MBT didn't actually become an FA. He signed an extension with Toronto prior to hitting free agency this past February. Also opting out does not automatically make a player a CFL FA. If the player's contract was to expire in February 2021 they would not be eligible to sign with any other CFL club unt...
by Hambone
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

IMO MBT is just another NFL-style journeyman calibre pocket passer. Perhaps a taller version of Kevin Glenn. I won't deny he wound up with some decent numbers, especially against bottom feeding pass defenses in Ottawa, Montreal and in their first game vs BC. Already 32 he has 9 years of pro experien...
by Hambone
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10555

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

I agree 100%. I would have paid good money to Elemimian and others and got some other less expensive QB. Someone like Travis Lulay ? Love Travis but Hervey had to do something to get off the QB carousel that has hounded the Lions pretty much since Dickenson replaced Allen. Take away Dickenson's 1st...