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About guntrix

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  1. Markstrom could've done better on that one.
  2. Meh. Don't care what happens to the leafs, as long as we win tonight I'm happy.
  3. Virtanen, Horvat, and Boeser - new line

    Boeser has precedence on his side though. I keep seeing all these threads and posts on this forum lately asking for Jake to be put with guys like Pettersson, Boeser and Horvat and it's mind blowing. Why can't Jake earn his way there?
  4. Honestly, I don't even blame Boeser for not trying. He's a shoe-in and he knows it. Demko and Gaudette not ready just yet. Pettersson oozes so much IQ that he can afford to shed some of it to Jake. Gagner wasn't even that bad. Not sure why people hate him so much. The young players we thought he'd be taking a spot from just aren't ready and he doesn't have that high a cap hit.
  5. [Proposal] Acquiring Nylander

    He actually has 4 points in 6 games in 16-17 and 4 points in 7 games in 17-18. Pretty respectable numbers for a young player... In other words, even your attempt at slapping a label on him based on 13 games failed.
  6. [Proposal] Acquiring Nylander

    Acquiring a young top-6 player like Nylander would accelerate our rebuild tenfold. If there were ever a realistic opportunity to do so, I'm sure Benning would't hesitate to get him, no matter how insecure some people may be about the 2014 draft.
  7. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    How about total points? Is that too old fashioned for you? I've never encountered anyone who refuses to take into account both columns when evaluating a top-6 player (something you say Jake is on the verge of becoming). Then again, you did centre an entire post on 5v5 offensive zone carries per hour. lol.
  8. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    I don't know if you've been reading the last couple of pages and/or are aware about how this whole discussion started but it's always the same posters, often bored out of their mind, who bait others into discussions they know will be controversial. When all's said and done, we're apparently the ones who are reopening old wounds. Likewise, I also wonder about the endgame of forging a forum that streamlines similar opinions and disregards everything else. As has been said ad nauseum, this defeats the entire purpose of a forum. Correct me if I'm wrong; what you're essentially saying is that you can't criticize professional sports players because you're not as good? Yikes. Think about that for a second. We all watch the same games. I'm aware and didn't say that he hasn't been progressing. Where opinions diverge is on the topic of where his ceiling realistically is. I'm confused as to why you completely leave out assists in your analysis while including players like Wheeler, Couturier, Wilson and Coyle. It's completely misleading.
  9. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    Took you long enough. Your innate ability to censor and disregard opinions you don't like as nothing more than Canucks Army material is indeed fascinating. You'd make a great dictator. This perfectly encapsulates this forum's problem. The notion that if you're not totally on board with a certain player/prospect, that you can't really be a fan. Except I only criticize .... wait for it .... players who warrant criticism. Crazy thought huh. Dare I say revolutionary. Except this is false. Bertuzzi notched an almost 40 point season in his rookie year. Had Jake done the same, he would've been on a looser leash given the precedent. Blake Wheeler was arguably already NHL-ready even before debuting with the Bruins. He had pretty good numbers with U of M and could've made the jump sooner. His NHL career since its inception speaks for itself. I'd like to know who these "etc etc" are for reference. Could you re-phrase? I'm assuming you're encouraging the comparing of our team/prospects to other organizations, to which I would agree. We need to gauge our prospects/team progress relative to that of other organizations if our ultimate goal is to win the Stanley Cup. We don't get gold stars and blue ribbons for just participating. This isn't a 1-team league.
  10. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    I'm basically telling you to cut the crap. You're doing the very thing you like to complain about. That is, writing a bunch of unfounded/unwarranted schlick. I mean, you could just say you totally made that statement up. Would save us some time. The idea of a poster having an opposite opinion without reading local blogs sure is unfathomable to some.
  11. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    Very ironic considering some of the crazy personalities we see on here. I highly, highly doubt certain posters (and they know who they are) go around Vancouver insulting people for having different opinions. But that's what internet anonymity does-- it gives one the opportunity to disconnect from the real world be the tough guy. And I sure hope you can prove the CanucksArmy claim or it's borderline slander. Very regrettable, even coming from you.
  12. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    Depends which role you see him filling in the long run.
  13. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    Why would I bash Jake any more? He's being doing the talking for me these last couple years. It's nice to see you're still sticking to the HW mantra of petty, untagged insults on an anonymous internet forum though. In the off-season to boot! Impressive. Not sure if I should encourage you to grab some summer sunlight or congratulate you on some serious dedication.
  14. Good on Vegas for not precipitating his contract long-term based on one season. Dude's gotta prove he's the real deal.
  15. Markus Granlund | #60 | C/W

    Eller is better defensively, better at face-offs and more reliable productively. That's what makes him such an effective Swiss-Knife player. In other words, if Eller is the full version, Granlund is the Lite one. His type of player sure is valuable, just not sure if Markus has been good enough for him to be valuable individually.