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07:48 AM ET 12.11 | On Monday, it was Canucks rookie goalie Eddie Lack, undrafted and unsigned in the NHL until he was 22, who enjoyed the thrill of a No. 1 star treatment. Twenty-seven hours earlier, the first star and local hero in a 3-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche was Burnaby forward Mike Santorelli, who was waived by the Florida Panthers and dumped by the Winnipeg Jets last season. ... At the start of the season, questions about [Ryan Stanton] and Santorelli were more basic, like: How are their names spelled? And where did they play last year? But not only are these three guys, from whom little was expected, having a great week, they're having terrific seasons. "I just wonder where we'd be if this wasn't happening for us," Canuck coach John Tortorella said.

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December 11, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Clear the track, here comes Lack

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December 11, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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Speakin of undrafted goalies, hows about that LA Kings kid?

And some people think the Rags HAD to pay King Henrik because goalies don't fall off of trees.

December 11, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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And some people think the Rags HAD to pay King Henrik because goalies don't fall off of trees.

I am some people.

They went with the "devil" they knew. King Henrik has been their guy.

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December 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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And some people think the Rags HAD to pay King Henrik because goalies don't fall off of trees.

they really don't, and over the long haul, it's a tough to predict...
Not saying anything bad about the Kings' goalie or any of them...but look at guys like jim Carey, varlamov, Holtby...1 or 2 season wonders

December 11, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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they really don't, and over the long haul, it's a tough to predict...Not saying anything bad about the Kings' goalie or any of them...but look at guys like jim Carey, varlamov, Holtby...1 or 2 season wonders

I agree. It is hard to predict.

December 11, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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I am some people. They went with the "devil" they knew. King Henrik has been their guy.

I know ;)

Wasnt trying to be a d**k, just a difference of opinion on the relative value of goalies

December 11, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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I know ;)Wasnt trying to be a d**k, just a difference of opinion on the relative value of goalies

I know you weren't. I got a pretty good d**k radar (hee. hee.). I was just stating I was one of those people.

We go through the same thing with Fleury. Everyone says: "trade him, get rid of him." I know the boy has his problems, but for who? Could the outcome be even worse (I know, what's worse?). Wouldn't want Shero's job.

December 11, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Clear the track, here comes Lack

"Clear the track here comes Eddie Lack" ... that one is so obvious yet it took BG from KY to come up with it, nice work, just expected it to come out of Vancouver first, haha ...

December 11, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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"Clear the track here comes Eddie Lack" ... that one is so obvious yet it took BG from KY to come up with it, nice work, just expected it to come out of Vancouver first, haha ...

Since you asked.....

December 11, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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I know you weren't. I got a pretty good d**k radar (hee. hee.).

Excellent.

I have decided that today is the day I try to burn out everyone's retinas with that hideous fuschia avatar pic I found for @#$% Cancer day. So there will be even more silly posts than usual.

December 11, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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Excellent.I have decided that today is the day I try to burn out everyone's retinas with that hideous fuschia avatar pic I found for @#$% Cancer day. So there will be even more silly posts than usual.

Men shouldn't be afraid of Fuschia.

December 11, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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Soon he will be their old guy making $8 million a year.

I hope you got to Tim Hortons early today Danny. With Miss Pinch out for two games there's going to be a serious shortage of turnovers in To***to. :^)

December 11, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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I hope you got to Tim Hortons early today Danny. With Miss Pinch out for two games there's going to be a serious shortage of turnovers in To***to. :^)

Danny prefers scones.

December 11, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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Since you asked.....

No ads on the boards, no trapezoid......<sigh>.

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December 11, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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Danny prefers scones.

no more buttered scones for me mater, I'm off to play the grand piano

 
December 11, 2013  11:48 AM ET

The Cannots have been" Lacking" a goalie controversy thus far , but now .........excellent Smithers , simply excellent

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