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  1. I gotta be honest here. People rip on JB for "wasting" picks on D-men like this who are struggling to get into or stay in the lineup of usually really good teams. Is anybody gonna care about that anymore if/when he manages to strike gold on one of them. You gotta think the odds will turn around sometime! If even one of these D-men turn into that awesome top 1-4 puck moving dmen or better, all these "wasted" picks JB has traded would become a distant memory. Kind of like throwing a handful of darts at a bullseye at one time, hoping one sticks. Strategy ain't perfect, but call it wishful thinking! Keep gambling, Jim. Just not with our 1st rounders unless It's a bonafied stud coming back.
  2. The point is your conditioning has to be better. Yes I agree with College hockey players being a bit more prepared to make the NHL. However, it is not out of the question that his conditioning wasn't/isn't where it needs to be yet. If I am right and this is the problem, then Yeah, he is gonna miss some games until he is ready to handle the rigors of an 82 game season. It ain't like Green was picking on him. This is his first shot at a full NHL season. Don't kid yourself. It ain't easy. Just playing in the NHL isn't easy. Let alone being prepared to handle the whole damn season.
  3. Canucks starting goalie- Nilsson VS Markstrom?!

    Ride the hot hand til they falter. Right now, Nilsson's GAA is 0 and his save pct is 1.000, so I say he gets next game.
  4. The media seemed to get nothing on how in shape Brock was to start the preseason. Could that be by design? Could Travis Green have been like, "Okay Brock. I see your talent, but your conditioning needs to get better if you are gonna make it thru the season. This isn't college hockey. You need to make it thru 82 games. So spend a few days, getting your conditioning up, none of this info will be leaked to the media, and then I will get you into games." It's not completely out of the question that this type of conversation may have happened. I have been in excellent shape, but neglected my cardio and &^@#, if Brock tried the same and actually plays professional hockey, he would be hurting, trying to keep skilled as he is.
  5. That doesn't matter.... After this season, there is no player on the roster making over 6 million. I'm sure if Boeser earns the salary, he will get it and we will find a way to afford him.
  6. If we are talking about giving up picks for prospects, here, it could be that JB doesn't/didn't trust our scouts to make the right decision on choosing players at those times with those picks and figured "I have seen this guy or that guy play. I know what he should be capable of. Maybe let's waste a pick getting this guy instead of relying on the unreliable scouting system we have had for many years." Kind of a situation of "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't." Is what I'm saying. Fact of the matter is, not everything works out. No matter what you do as any GM in the league. Dean Lombardi got fired. Dale Tallon got removed from his position with the Hawks. Ray Shero is now trying to rebuild the Devils and is not winning Cups with Pittsburgh. You assess the risk and you take the better odds. Always. Oh and let's not forget Peter Chiarelli who is now in Edmonton and had Connor McDavid fall into his lap. He so got fired from Boston. That about cover all the winners of the so-called builders of teams thru the draft from the past 10 years or so?!
  7. [Speculation] Canucks interested in Matt Duchene

    I'm sorry. That reasoning just does not cut it with me. It's different when the team is on a known downswing, but Colorado...shouldn't be doing bad. That team is poisoned and the only way to fix it is to extract said poison.
  8. [Speculation] Canucks interested in Matt Duchene

    One thing has always made me wonder about this.... Why on earth is Matt Duchene so disgruntled about playing for Colorado when this was his childhood team and he was absolutely thru the moon about being drafted by them? He had all the posters on his walls. Watched them win cups as a kid. All of a sudden he doesn't wanna be there to turn it around?! Something about this really doesn't feel right.... Why?! It makes no frigging sense. I know if I were ever good enough at hockey to play for the Canucks or even work for the organization, I would bleed whatever our colours were, are or will be and do everything I could to help them win. You don't just drop your team like that without a damn good reason.
  9. Ring of Honor: Bertuzzi or Burrows?

    I hate the mediocrity which Vancouver celebrates when it comes to hockey players and I think that is why the Ring of Honour is there. To celebrate players who have been great players for the team, but not good enough to be in the rafters. It's like the city is great about celebrating players which aren't good enough. There are many ways that players have made their mark on the organization. You have to ask yourselves: Does 5 years of great hockey with no appearance past the 2nd round merit anything? Many other players in the league have also done that and haven't been honoured with anything at all. Burrows has played alot of heart and soul hockey for the team, which is more than can be said about Bertuzzi. That whole West Coast Express thing was just another way of celebrating mediocrity. We have Nazzy's Jersey in the rafters, when he should honestly have only gotten on the Ring of Honour, and that is simply because he was the franchise leader in points for a few seasons. Say what you want about Burr, but he gave us everything he had!!!
  10. [PGT] Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    I remember that shot!!! Not sure Tanev has ever made a shot that hard before in an actual game!!!
  11. [PGT] Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

    I will say this about tonight's game. It really looks like Travis Green has the team's buy in on his coaching. They went in with a plan and they executed it very well. They keep at this and I see playoff games. I know it's only one game, BUT great things happen when a team is pulling on the same rope.
  12. [Signing] Jagr to Flames

  13. Every time I have gone to Vancouver I have hated it. Also, no word of a lie. I was just down in LA a couple weeks ago and even though it's much bigger and there is traffic congestion all the time, the driving was actually still better and safer than Vancouver. No question. How does a city like LA get that right and Vancouver continue to get that wrong. I love me some Canucks hockey, but I definitely dislike the city.
  14. [Waivers] 18 players - Sept. 25, 2017 (All cleared)

    Ohhh. You're one of those!!! Who says they will end up sitting in the press box? The best players play.
  15. [Waivers] 18 players - Sept. 25, 2017 (All cleared)

    Yes. It does make sense to carry 8 D normally in the Nucks' case. However, given the depth we have on D now in both leagues and the lack of goals the team got last year, it's pretty easy to see why it would make sense to carry 2 extra forwards instead of 2 extra D. That may likely evolve as the season goes on, but right now the team needs are more important.