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  1. Fawk, I seem to always periodically forget how good Lemieux was until I see some ridiculous in context video posted, dude was amazing.
  2. Olli Juolevi | D

    and didn't have a philosophy that was different from the other 29 teams... we are either going to be freaking great, or freaking terrible in 5-7 years. I don't think there is any middle ground anymore.
  3. Olli Juolevi | D

    Yeah but take that objectively....he's the middle of 3 dmen, it shows there is no real consensus which is my issue. He has a lot of talent though this is not a complete dud that is for sure, it is just risky.
  4. Olli Juolevi | D

    Well put ... I saw someone mention OEL on another post. OEL was insanely touted prior to the draft and even arguably better than Hedman by some GMs. A few picks later you have Jared Cowen. It's risky business unless you know the dmen is a consensus gem. Usually the sure fire dmen have a consensus about them, I didn't really hear that with Juolevi.... I do not think I legitimately heard one analyst argue that Juolevi was better than Tkachuk or in the top 5. This is a risky, risky pick by what I am starting to think is a risky, risky management team. I don't buy the story D needs longer to develop so do it now when the BPA is a very, very safe bet. Welcome though, excited to see Juolevi's development - can pray for Teppo Numminen v2.0
  5. How many points do those guys have? ' you people ' are such &^@#ing idiots, you just get fixated on youth and over value the $&!# out of them. Like &^@#... if you want to get into it Virtanen - boom or bust type pick, McCann traded for a stay at home dmen, demko is a goalie so we won't know for years, tryamkin is RISKY as well he could have stayed in Russia and COULD still go back. The point is I am not exactly sure how listing off those names shows expert drafting........ No opinion on 2015 draft picks, too young too tell. Guess time will tell overall but it's absolutely amazing how fixated Canucks fans get on their youth without objectively looking at others around the league, it's bat $&!# insane. We need young forwards just as bad as dmen right now.
  6. Selection bias? This is an impossible argument to get into as draft picks are speculative... but we again, just made the crazy move the other teams don't. We are doing that a lot. Dmen are a lot riskier, look at Gudbranson he was drafted before Fowler... usually you take them high when they are can't miss. We just passed up a pretty dynamic forward for a dmen who wasn't exactly consensus number one..... this is insanity.
  7. wow...... so Edmonton just got a steal, Calgary got a steal and we are the gamblers yet again. I literally, do not see any advantage we have over these teams in 3 or 4 years. There is a saying - if you seem to be encountering a lot of idiots, maybe you are the idiot. I feel this way about Benning at this point as he always seems to be doing the opposite the experts. A few times sure, but we are just picking up reclamation project after reclamation project, wild draft picks.... wow. Don't like this at all. Dman wasn't even the clear cut consensus #1 dman, we just reached no matter what the blind fan boys say.
  8. I can't believe this has hit 83 pages... Pretty simple, neither of the guys are looking like world beaters. Granlund is probably a lock at a non-amazing bottom 6 (dime a dozen) and Hunter is most likely to bust, but could develop. I would have kept Hunter myself given our lack of top end talent and the failure that was going 'team euro' model in the past, risk is worth the reward. What can ya do though, doubt this is the deal we look back on as the ones that shaped the Canucks future. More concerned to see what kind of return we get for our vets.
  9. The Leafs Choking Again

    My theory is the sheer weight of his forehead and gravity doing it's thing
  10. Official: Deadline Reactions

    well,,, at least we traded Lou at a deadline (just a year late ) I'm really starting to worry we are going the Flames route or finishing in slots 9,10,11 perpetually. We also seem to be continuning in alienating our players and forcing them out...... (be it owners or the GM) Guess we'll see, I think a rebuild or at least large scale re-tooling is neccessary at this point, we haven't played great hockey for the better part of two years at this point.
  11. LUONGO TRADED to Florida - Official Discussion Thread

    I really don't know what to say about this.... better be a lot of shipments 'out' tomorrow, but I really don't know what FA in there right mind would want to sign here under this regime, so get ready for the Pittsburgh rebuilding method. How we can go from two awesome goalies to none in the matter of a season and in reality have scraps / nice prospects but nothing sure to show for it... I dunno.

    Wow ...... what????? That is so illogical I am not actually sure what you are arguing about. You either have to 1) Take the players by their talent and acknowledge that Canada being without Tavares or Stamkos is significant because both of those players are amazing or 2) Take the overall pool of each country, and understand that Canada's is much deeper then Sweden so will have a way to cushion inevitable injuries. Basically - you can't say 'oh they didn't have their A team but Canada's injuries don't matter because they are that deep'. Compare apples to apples not apples to potatoes, why don't we even up it and say a team Finland/Sweden hybrid would stand a better chance? Makes about as much sense.
  13. [GDT] Canada vs U.S.A., semifinals

    Wow price looked absolutely awesome.
  14. Horvat and Drouin looked like the best players for Canada on the ice. I thought Horvat was invisible until I realized the scowling Sutter didn't appear to be playing him much.
  15. [PGT] NHL Team 4-0 AHL Team

    Good show on this game, sure the Oilers suck but we have played ourselves back to about where we should be ('even') after the dismal early November!