While the Canucks.com message boards can be hive of scum and villainy so scummy and so villainous they make the Mos Eisley space bar look like the Mos Eisley space church, the forum can also provide some quality chuckles on occasion. Such is the case with “Marko Sturm = the next Uwe Krupp?”, a thread started by forummer “ThaManBeast” over at the aforementioned scum-hive. Let’s take a look.

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We poked a little fun yesterday at Dan Hamhuis and Manny Malhotra, who recently showed off their building skills by spearheading the installation of a brand new, state-of-the-art playground for the children of Edmonds Community School. But, when it comes right down to it, the real story is pretty excellent, and admirable too.

Edmonds Community School is located in the poorest postal code in Canada with a school, and has become the home school for the majority of refugee families that come into Vancouver. As a result, over 50 countries are represented within the school population. Needless to say, with so many languages and cultures at play, an excellent playground where the children can learn to work and socialize together is a must, and that’s where Community Man and Community Manny come in.

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One of the major issues with analyzing Roberto Luongo statistically is that what his critics point to as his “flaws” or “issues” are difficult to measure with numbers. A player’s “issues with the mental aspects of the game” don’t show up on a boxscore, and can’t be quantified easily (though I’m about to make an cursory effort).

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