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About harpdog

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  1. Guardian, you said it yourself, "asking the same question and expecting a different answer is a definition of insanity" Well sire, you must be insane then. And please stop bashing Benning, You will never be happy even if the Canucks win the cup. Stop being so negative to a team you are supposed to love. You won't get a better return for the twins, no GM is stupid enough to take that salary and give up top prospects and draft choices to. It is a lose lose situation. Actually it is a lose lose lose situation. You are the other loser.
  2. We need a top 5 pick which should help this team. Get rid of under performing veterans and get what we can for them now. Start from scratch. get 2 or 3 years of top picks and do what Edmonton did. Middle first round picks will not make it without some luck and most of all get some better scouts. The most important thing is to get rid of The Province and the Sun reporters always trying to be crap disturbers and bad GM's. It all started with the Papers creating a goalie controversy with Luongo and letting the GM's do their job without the pressure of those stupid reporters. I repeat. Start from scratch. Keep Hutton and let the rookies make the mistakes in Utica not the NHL and if our NHL talent is so bad that we have to use an under 21 team, then something drastic needs to be done. Word of advice to the next GM, do not listen to us fans, especially the ones who never played hockey
  3. Dear Mr. Jim Benning You don't trade Horvat. He has more value. He is a shut down performer with faceoff skills(good ones are hard to find) and a young leader. Clearing veterans for the sake of salary caps is not a bad thing. There will be better bargains at the end of the season. Hamuis can go and Miller for too that matter. Verbrata is one of the worst defensive forwards and leaves defense men out to dry all the time and is not a good resignee option. The time has come to use your Brains and not your heart. The Comets will go deep into the AHL playoffs again and will provide invaluable for players on the cusp as it did last year with Markstrom, and Baertchi.
  4. This the year for a wholesale trade of this team. This draft is so strong, especially from Europe and USA.. Assets like Higgins, Verbrata, Dorsett, Erhoff, and even Miller along with other veterans that take up ice space can go and it won't take much away from the Canucks. Gathering talent now and making the Canucks a Younger team with speed will prove to be a wise choice. Travis Green is a great coach for teaching younger players how to be steady productive NHLer's .Utica is a strong AHL team and fights for points every night.. It will not hurt this team to grab a top 8 pick by missing the playoffs. We are only going to get 2 home games if we do make the playoffs because this team cannot score. 2 or three first rounders this year would not hurt this teams future at all. Weber and Erhoff are good for a goal or 2 a game against especially if Verbrata is on the ice with them.on a fairly regular basis.
  5. Every 18 year old drafted is a "Project" Trying to project a top 6 defenceman at that age is like projecting the weather 1 year from today. He could be, he might be, he maybe is, are all just guesses with some knowledge behind those guesses. A lot of things can happen before he even gets a chance to put on a Canucks jersey as a roster player let alone a top 6. He could get traded, he could get injured, he could go to college or he may never get better and all of these scenarios have about the same liklyhood as you giving the family another norris winner, maybe we just just cross our fingers, let the coaches and him learn to play the game the right way and try not to put all this "projection" pressure on an 18 year old kid. Remember when you were 18? Just think how you would have reacted if everyone was calling you a superstar before you had the skills to be one. You are telling him to grow taller, haha, get bigger, get faster, play smarter, win all the awards, lead all his teams to championships and many of these are not possible. Please stop putting all this pressure on 18 year olds. They are really just kids still.