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08:26 AM ET 08.03 | Some myths die hard. In hockey, one of the most well-worn cliches has been about the Southeast Division and its runt-of-the-litter status, despite the presence of stars such as Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos and Eric Staal. But crunch the numbers and you'll find the group actually dragging down the NHL with its suckitude is the Northwest -- and it's been that way for years. With the exception of the Vancouver Canucks, the Northwest has been a riptide of rebuilds and refuse-to-rebuilds, where the sanity of GMs has constantly been called into question by their own fan bases.

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August 3, 2012  08:42 AM ET

Any thread that contains "suckitude" is alright by me.

August 3, 2012  08:43 AM ET

I don't think its acurate to neglect the Canucks from the suckitude they are just the best of the suck

August 3, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Any thread that contains "suckitude" is alright by me.

Here Here

August 3, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Any thread that contains "suckitude" is alright by me.

While I am not exactly Mr. masterpiece Theatre myself, all I can say is :stay classy Hockey News...
In a blog or "fanzine"? Fine...this is a publication that fancies itself important?

August 3, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't think its acurate to neglect the Canucks from the suckitude they are just the best of the suck

"Of all the losers, they're the best!"

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August 3, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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"Of all the losers, they're the best!"

I think this just a cryptic Wild thread.

August 3, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't think its acurate to neglect the Canucks from the suckitude they are just the best of the suck

Kind of takes the shine off all those President's Trophies when you know you simply backed into it...

And then got exposed when it really mattered.

August 3, 2012  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"Of all the losers, they're the best!"

The title I coined when our adult league had second tourney for teams knocked out of the real playoffs: "Best worst."

Remember the old days when St. Louis made the Final all the time because they put all the expansion teams on one side to make it "fair"? I don't, but I read about it.

August 3, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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Kind of takes the shine off all those President's Trophies when you know you simply backed into it...And then got exposed when it really mattered.

Not to those dandies! They'd polish a doorknob, given a chance.

August 3, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Kind of takes the shine off all those President's Trophies when you know you simply backed into it...And then got exposed when it really mattered.

Backing into it wouldn't be suckitude though. Who is this writer Sylvester the cat?

August 3, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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Not to those dandies! They'd polish a doorknob, given a chance.

knob polishing?
Spanking Wang?
What the heck is going on in here today?
Please be sure you're typing with both hands folks!

August 3, 2012  10:51 AM ET
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knob polishing?Spanking Wang?What the heck is going on in here today?Please be sure you're typing with both hands folks!

I blame the talk-to-text technology these days. Hands free!!!

August 3, 2012  10:53 AM ET
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Backing into it wouldn't be suckitude though. Who is this writer Sylvester the cat?

If it is a direct result of the suckitude of others it most certainly is.

August 3, 2012  10:58 AM ET
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If it is a direct result of the suckitude of others it most certainly is.

agree here

August 3, 2012  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

While I am not exactly Mr. masterpiece Theatre myself, all I can say is :stay classy Hockey News...In a blog or "fanzine"? Fine...this is a publication that fancies itself important?

Professionalism is for losers, man. Where ya been the last 20 years? ;)

August 3, 2012  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"Of all the losers, they're the best!"

Finally, the Canucks are #1 at something!

August 3, 2012  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Professionalism is for losers, man. Where ya been the last 20 years? ;)

sorry, can't change that part of my personality

August 3, 2012  12:32 PM ET

"Suckitude?" "Suckitude in the Northwest?" Is there such a word? And if there is, the dieffinition must be the headline of the next thread:

"Agent splashes cold water on Kesler optimisim"

There! Suckitude = Ryan Kesler

 
August 3, 2012  12:41 PM ET

They are a little late to the party this has been going on for 4-5 years and they just noticed just in time for the youth movements in Colorado and especially Edmonton and then there was the Wild FA signings which will leave the suckitude to rise and fall with the Flames

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