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  1. A point that seems to be forgotten is that by surrounding the kids with better talent now while they're young it will speed up their development by giving them players to look up to and learn from. Even if we miss the playoffs this year I'm still happy with what Benning has done. Petey and boeser not feeling like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders is worth more than a draft pick imo. I'd rather have a strong team for years that was built with prospects and surrounded by vets than waste our kids' elc's cellar dwelling hoping for more high end picks. Time will tell, I suppose.
  2. I remember some total homer saying he was the best D in his draft and that we'd all find out soon enough. Everyone pretty much gave him the business, what with Dahlin being generational and all. Wish I could remember who that poster was. I can't believe we get to watch him in Canucks colours every night. How lucky are we?
  3. Reasonable price. With the depth we have we can afford it, plus shedding schaller's contract is a plus. We have many forwards ahead of madden on the prospect depth chart. I like it
  4. One thing Burke never had was a Calder finalist. He also never had a rookie make the all star game. Benning looks to be heading for 3 years in a row with both. I've been a fan for almost 40 years and I've never seen my team look as promising as They do right now. They haven't accomplished what burkes team did, no, but even the fact that we had prominent prospects in the world juniors this year is something relatively new for this franchise, and quite exciting. I'm glad he didn't get fired when the team was growing and struggling. We'll see how things play out for sure. I loved the Sedins and kes and I loved that team. Here's hoping the team Benning is building brings us our first cup, something they were unfortunately never able to do
  5. At some point that system needs to be adjusted. Can't just hope the puck comes to them. Markstrom could have touched all 5 Canucks with his stick they were so collapsed
  6. And yet he's -2. I know it's not the most reliable stat, but that has to say something. I notice it too. His skill set is off the chart, but if he played as hard as petey in all areas of the game all the time he'd be unstoppable. As it stands I see him costing his team pretty often, even as he's piling up the points
  7. Seems like they only call it one way. When it's eichel on petey it's just good defense
  8. I disagree. I think they played well for most of the games in November, just had bad puck luck. The only game I thought we were thoroughly outplayed was the Dallas one I remember thinking after almost every game " if we play like that we will win more than we lose ". I haven't looked at the advanced stats, but I wouldn't be surprised if we were the better team for most of those losses
  9. Did anyone post the condensed game? I can't find it anywhere
  10. I wonder who the scapegoat will be when Loui is gone?
  11. Baer gaudette virt this certainly isn't a shutdown line, so what's their purpose? I think that's why some may think it's a weak 3rd line, as on paper it's not a strong offensive or defensive line.
  12. Instead of thinking of lines as a threesome, I kinda think pairs is a better way to look at it. Petey/Brock was a pair for most of last season. Because of the injury to Baer, Horvat didn't really have a partner in crime. This year I believe he will, just not sure who it'll be. The 3rd part of the top 2 lines will likely revolve depending on injury and who's hot. Lines likely won't stay stable, but usually pairs are kept together
  13. I think alf meant that's when his KHL contract is up
  14. We had a Calder finalist last year, a Calder winner this year and have a Calder candidate for next year. That means 3 pieces of our core are among the top talent in the league in their age group. If we lack the necessary talent that would mean the young core that has been built isn't good enough. You can only have so many superstars on a team now making elite money with the cap. Are petey boeser and Hughes not good enough? If that's the case we should start over now because It would seem GMJB has decided they will be that core along with Horvat and demko and maybe gaudette podzolkin joulevi tryamkin depending on their development. We likely wouldn't be able to afford to pay many more big time players Than that, so the rest of the roster it would seem will be filled with what he's filled it with, which is role players, and I think he's done a good job of that too. I like the team that he's built and can't wait to cheer for them this October.
  15. Pretty sure JB has stuck to his plan all along and this is the next phase. Phase 1 was building a new core through the draft. That has been done. Phase 2 is to surround that core with a supporting cast of NHL caliber players. That has been done last year and this year. Now the the question is whether it will be good enough as they all grow and mesh together. With the last 6 drafts JB picked what he believed to be the best core he could in respect to balance and skill. Only 1 cup winner per year, so that means 30 (soon to be 31) failures per year and the same amount of incompetent GMs. As fans of the team we now get to see the product GMJB has assembled. Maybe it's good enough. Maybe not. But this is the end of the plan. That doesn't mean there won't be tinkering and growth from prospects too, but it would seem ep40 boeser Hughes demko and Bo are the core to be built around with Pod gaud woo etc developing as cavalry. Time to ride them horses to see where they take us
  16. The only black and white thing is that you're trying to pass your opinion off as fact. I believe we got a roster piece we needed with a good cap hit for a reasonable price. Because I think that does it make it black and white?
  17. We've picked top 10 6 years in a row now. I'm glad Benning made the miller deal. I'm on board with building around the high end youth that we have. If you wait for the draft to provide everything you will wait forever. I like the core JB has built and I think he does too. OJ Hughes boeser petey virtanen demko along with Horvat is a pretty good crop of first rounders. That doesn't even take into account try, woo, pod, gaud etc. Now is the time to either ride that core and see where it goes or start over. Waiting any longer will waste the valuable cheaper years of our young stars. I think JBs long term plan is coming to a head. now we get to see what he's built and how it stacks up against the rest of the league. The ride starts this year. I'm in
  18. Can't see us not making it next year. Deeper than last year and we almost made it with that team while weathering poorly timed injuries. I'm happy with today and optimistic about the future
  19. Highest ceiling of anyone left. I'm ok with that