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08:39 AM ET 01.27 | Now two years removed from his breakout start to the 2009-10 when he scored 17 goals in 41 games, Mason Raymond is drawing a different kind of attention. [Raymond] is as fast as a pit crew, and as tireless, too. He's fearless enough and patient enough to rally and return to the National Hockey League from a broken back. ... He's 26 years old and a former 25-goal scorer. He's mature and well-liked, not only in the Vancouver Canucks locker-room but in the management offices at Rogers Arena, where the "speed kills" motto is so deeply entrenched it shouldn't surprise anyone if it was said every time someone shook GM Mike Gillis' hand. What Mason Raymond is not, is producing. And that could mean his days in Vancouver are numbered.

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January 27, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Get Burkie on the phone bro

January 27, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Please no.....I like Mason.

January 27, 2012  10:06 AM ET

I like the picture, AV looks so determined.

January 27, 2012  10:07 AM ET

so Raymond caught something in the locker room - all Swedish, no Finnish

January 27, 2012  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

so Raymond caught something in the locker room - all Swedish, no Finnish

ZING!!!

Speed kills in the NHL. I'm not too familiar with Raymond but what line does he currently play on?Is he on the PK?

January 27, 2012  10:41 AM ET

[Raymond] is as fast as a pit crew, and as tireless, too

Tireless, like a car on cynder blocks?

January 27, 2012  10:46 AM ET

I'm trying to figure out whether this guy has 2 first names, or 2 last names.

January 27, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

[Raymond] is as fast as a pit crew, and as tireless, tooTireless, like a car on cynder blocks?

lol! Good one.

January 27, 2012  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

ZING!!!Speed kills in the NHL. I'm not too familiar with Raymond but what line does he currently play on?Is he on the PK?

I don't watch a ton of the Nucks games, but at one point he was on the 2nd line and 2nd PP unit. I do not recall if he was on PK

January 27, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm trying to figure out whether this guy has 2 first names, or 2 last names.

well definately don't trust him, then.

just like not trusting a skinny chef.

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January 27, 2012  11:55 AM ET

What has he done for you lately Gillis?...throw him under the bus.

January 27, 2012  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

What has he done for you lately Gillis?...throw him under the bus.

I agree. The kid's only coming back from a broken back. What a wanker.

January 27, 2012  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

so Raymond caught something in the locker room - all Swedish, no Finnish

Very good! Very good indeed!

January 27, 2012  12:09 PM ET



This should have posted with comment #13.

January 27, 2012  12:12 PM ET
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What has he done for you lately Gillis?...throw him under the bus.

I defer to the expert opinion of that most ardent of Canuck fans: Mr. Hank!

January 27, 2012  04:41 PM ET

No Hank yet! I hope he is ok as his insights add so much.
I do know that these kind of threads are tough for him. On the one hand if he say Raymond is getting screwed by the Canucks he is kind of supporting the Player and if he sides with the idea that Raymond sucks and should be traded it means he agrees with management.

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