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  1. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    My shoulders are always sore from carrying my squad as well.
  2. [PGT] Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Lol will do!
  3. [PGT] Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Username checks out.
  4. [PGT] Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Is Brady that good? I admit I haven’t followed this years draft prospects as closely as last years. I thought Svechnikov (sp?) was the guaranteed runner up.
  5. Next Year's Line Up?

    Jokinen was simply a contract dump for us to get a higher rated prospect in Motte in the trade. If we’d wanted Jokinen, which I strongly assume we did not, we would’ve gotten him off of waivers.
  6. Scr*w the Whiners and the Bandwagoners

    Precisely. The Granlund trade thread in particular had me howling when I looked back on it after a year. How’s ol Shink doing anyhow? Lol @189lb enforcers? for every “pro-Granlund, pom-pom’er“ in that thread there was a dozen people calling for Benning’s head, and yes @oldnews that’s exactly the kind of responses I meant.
  7. Scr*w the Whiners and the Bandwagoners

    Is that directed at myself, or just generalizing?
  8. Scr*w the Whiners and the Bandwagoners

    No doubt. I’m definitely more in the Pom Pom crowd and I can fully admit that, but I have no problem criticizing if imo it’s warranted. Criticizing for the sake of criticizing drives me bananas though.
  9. Scr*w the Whiners and the Bandwagoners

    I just love the instant torch and pitchfork mentality of a lot of our fans when a trade or signing happens, literally without even knowing a thing about the acquired players. Leipsic comes in and plays well for 2 games and everyone’s shocked like “oh wow this kid can play at this level” lol.
  10. Scr*w the Whiners and the Bandwagoners

    Agreed. My point was that even if he only hits his “projected ceiling” a tenacious 3C... plays ~16 minutes of tough hockey every night and is capable of potting you 15 goals a year is vastly underrated of the importance around here. Case in point, Brandon Sutter.
  11. All signed for reasonable money and other than Sutter, short term. Is it a coincidence that these relative placeholders contracts all expire within a year of each other, as our projected top prospects all begin to enter the league/their prime? I think not.
  12. I don’t think there’s a 100% right and wrong way to build a team, personally. You also need a lot of luck in the draft (which we haven’t, as we’ve dropped every time), development (which as a franchise have begun scratching the surface of, only recently have buying our own AHL franchise), and had the misfortune of horrendous drafting and awful tragic luck (Hodgeson for example of my first point, and Bourdon for the second. Until someone shows me that teams who “blow it up” or are tremendously mismanaged in the first place, like Toronto and Edmonton respectively, win the cup or consistently be contenders, then I won’t be changing my tune. Teams like Toronto also have the distinct advantage of being able to overspend where they can on Babcock, for instance, and having a fan base that consistently will pay top dollar for garbage hockey. We do not share that advantage, especially the latter point. As far as the too many mature role players on the team... whom do you mean exactly? The Sedins and Eriksson? Okay, fair enough, but looking at our lineup that’s about all I can see that fit that description.
  13. Not these players in particular, but in general, do you feel like teams don’t have specialists to fill roles? Cuz that’s kind of what you’re suggesting. Most teams has a go-to face off guy, a PK specialist, a PPQB, etc... in other words, role players to balance top minute players out and fill niches that said players can’t necessarily fill themselves. Ovechkin, the most prolific scorer in the past decade, hasn’t won a cup. Isn’t he the type of guy that can win a cup, by your definition? One player is never going to singlehandedly win, it takes a balanced approach of firepower, good defence, and clutch goaltending. Why people continue to make it seem as if 3/4 liners and 5/6 dmen aren’t integral to a championship team is beyond me. I’m basing this post off the assumption that you meant what I said in my first sentence, so if I read that wrong my apologies.
  14. Scr*w the Whiners and the Bandwagoners

    I was naming off some of our good prospects to a fellow Canuck fan who’s a hater these days, and mentioned Gaudette. He said “he’s projected to top out as a 3C, big deal.” I was stunned that this was almost a negative in his eyes.