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  1. For the season 2015-2016, Miller started in 51 games, got ONLY17 wins, 24 regulation losses and 9 OT losses, 7 games below .500 that added up to 43 points while Markstrom started in 30 games, got 13 wins, 14 regulation losses and 4 OT losses, 1 game below .500 which added up to 30 points. In the past 2016-2017 season, Miller started in 54 games, got ONLY 18 wins, 29 losses and 6 OT losses, 11 games below .500 that added up to 42 points while Markstrom started in 23 games, got 10 wins, 11 losses and 3 OT losses, 1 game below .500 that added up to 23 points. With the same team playing in front of them, Markstrom has consistently way better win percentage over Miller, even though Markstrom got most of the second half of back to backs which were games tougher to win for a tired Canucks team. It was Markstrom, NOT Miller, who led this team to a more respectable, or less disaster record. Markstrom is already the better goalie. If this laughable GM still thinks his team needs the ageing Miller, the Canucks are hopeless under JB. Re-signing Miller only provides even more security for Miller after retirement and it is bad for the development of Markstrom and bad for the team. Is JB working for Miller or the team? Does the owner has control of the money to wasted in the signing?
  2. My advice is you should do a research before opening your big mouth. Miller actually went down on Feb 22, 2015 playing 20:58 mins against the Islanders before being replaced by Lack when the Canucks won 4-0. Including the Islander game till the end of the season, Lack started in 22 games, got 13 wins, 7 regulation losses and 2 OT losses which means 6 games above .500 and 28 points for the Canucks The wins included games won against conference rivals, 2 against STL,1 each against SJS, ANA, LAK, ARI, WPG, NSH, most were fighting for a playoff spot with the Canucks. So each of those wins was basically a 4 point game which made it more significant.Eddie Lack was in fact the most popular Canuck at home games during that period and you could hear the frequent Eddie chant at most games. For the season 2015-2016, Miller started in 51 games, got ONLY17 wins, 24 regulation losses and 9 OT losses that added up to 43 points while Markstrom started in 30 games, got 13 wins, 14 regulation losses and 4 OT losses which added up to 30 points. In the past 2016-2017 season, Miller started in 54 games, got ONLY 18 wins, 29 losses and 6 OT losses that added up to 40 points while Markstrom started in 23 games, got 10 wins, 11 losses and 3 OT losses that added up to 23 points. I do not know about you, but any elementary school student should immediately notice Markstrom has consistently way better win percentage over Miller, even though Markstrom got most of the second half of back to backs which were games tougher to win for a tired Canucks team. Only fools like you would care about how many goals Lack or Markstrom gave up in a particular game or how many spectacular saves Miller made. You call yourself Percent, somehow you do not even understand the only thing that counts is the win percentage a goalie gets. Miller is a great goalie, there is no doubt about it. But it was before 2011, not any more after the Vancouver Olympics. It seemed the only success JB had in his career was the drafting of Miller in 1999 and he is still trying to feed on this by giving the ageing goalie another contract to take away the play time of the better goalie Markstrom. It is so sad this team has the worst GM in the league and there is this Percent fan with delusion of grandeur thinking that he can give a public lecture here.
  3. The first year Miller was in Vancouver, it was Lack who got Vancouver into the playoffs while Miller was injured. In his 2nd year, Vancouver was in the playoff race until Miller returned from his injury in January. The past season, Vancouver was still in the playoff race before Christmas when Markstrom and Miller got almost equal shares of starts. The team then fell off the cliff, when for no reason Miller was anointed as the no. 1 goalie after Christmas. For 2 consecutive seasons, Markstrom has a much better win percentage in games he started despite getting the second half of back to back games when the team in front of him was tired most of the time. Are JB & fans supporting the re-sign of Miller looking for a nice guy who loves the city or a goalie who can help this team 2 to 3 years down the road? These guys can only see the big saves Miller usually made early in games. But they are blind to the big rebounds and easy goals from screen shots the tired Miller let in late in games. One of the reasons why JB and WD were the worst in the league was because of their favoritism on players that had past connections with them. Miller is the goalie that the other 30 teams would not want to be in goal. The owner would be foolish to let JB waste his money on a 37 year old faded glory.
  4. JB for sure is one of the worst drafters in the NHL. He wasted a 1st round draft to pick McCann whom he himself thinks is too under-sized to play such that he has to trade McCann away a year later. He again wasted a 6th pick on Virtanen who, according to JB, has an attitude problem that Virtanen has to be dumped to the AHL for 1 year. Why would any GM draft players he believes won't be successful in the NHL? JB was supposed to be a former scout, to my surprise.
  5. Ed Willis & supporters probably had never heard of Snyder, the late Flyers owner and hockey fan, who for decades was actively involved in team matters to build a winning team for Philadelphia. I didn't hear any complaints from Flyers friends. Owning an i phone does not mean you have the right to know how Apple is run. Likewise, fans paying money to watch the Canucks have no rights to demand transparency in how the hockey team is operated. Just don't go to the games if you don't like their play or the ticket price is not right. All sports reporters and everyone of us fans can say whatever we want about the Canucks. It is just absurd to expect the guy who writes the check should shut up. Vancouver fans are lucky to have an owner who is a local business man willing to spend up to the cap to build a competitive team. If the Canucks are sold to an owner from outside B.C., there is a chance this city would lose its hockey team eventually. And Ed Willis may lose his job.
  6. If JB is not an idiot, he should let Miller walk. The first year Miller was here, it was Eddie Lack who let Canucks into the playoffs while Miller was injured. Miller returned in the playoffs with the Canucks being knocked out by the Flames. His second year in Vancouver, the team was in the playoff race until mid-January while Miller was again injured.His return after the new year coincided with the team falling off the playoff race rapidly. Markstrom and Miller played almost equal shares of games before Christmas this past season and the Canucks were still in the playoff race at that moment. Despite both having similar save percentages and Markstrom a bit better win percentage, Miller was given the starting goalie job after Christmas by WD &/or JB for no reason and again the Canucks started to fall off the cliff. The 37 year old Miller obviously cannot physically handle the starting goalie job. Some fans can only remember the many big saves Miller usually made in the first period and just turn a blind eye to the big juicy rebounds and numerous screen shots he let in later in the games. Miller is a below average NHL goalie and has no place in a rebuilding team. He is not selling tickets either. Honestly, who is going to pay big bucks to watch an old goalie play? Let Markstrom show how good or bad he is in the NHL is the wise choice.
  7. I don't see the logic why owners should not take part in decision making concerning his team. This is none of the reporter's business.Right now he is dumping big money each year and yet his team has become a laughing stock in the league. I think this owner should be more actively involved, especially when his team sucks so badly under TJ &JB. This city would rather have this owner, who is a hockey fan that wants to win, than one who knows nothing about hockey, like McCaw in the late 90s.
  8. The project with a rookie coach has just failed badly. There is absolutely no reason why Vancouver would want experiment with another rookie coach. The Comets suck like Canucks under Green.
  9. Sutter has a very good resume. Led LA to the first Cup as the no 8 seed in the west. Many young players in LA develop into good NHLers. If Crawford is still the LA coach, Cloutier would still be the no 1 goalie and Quick a backup. Among the most experienced in coaches available. Should be seriously considered by Vancouver.
  10. Why would Vancouver want another coach who never had any success in the NHL?
  11. The Sedins don't shoot, don't score, are useless in the PP, their extra-passes creates countless turnovers, their lack of speed make them a defensive liability. Together with Chaput, their line gave up 75% of the Canucks goals scored by the opposition. They are probably decision makers in which young prospect can make this team even though they are not scouts. Obviously they don't like Virtanen as they openly criticized his work ethic. They probably don't like flashy Goldobin either as Hank only praised Boeser for being not flashy. I think there is no place for these faded stars after their contracts expire next year.
  12. Kassian makes JB look like an idiot in the Kassian plus a 5th round pick for Prust trade with Montreal.
  13. In the past 3 years, i think TL only helped in selling a few more season tickets because he is a hometown hero in charge of the team. Other than that, TL had done nothing. JB had been busy in putting together an AHL team to play for this NHL team. There had been countless AHLers playing on the 3rd and 4th lines in the past 2 seasons and they just keep coming. The top line is still led by the Sedins who both ranked below 150th among the less than 200 top 6 forwards in the NHL. JB also kept shipping away draft picks as gifts with most trades he made. Yet the Canucks spent up to the cap limit. JB is not so smart as a scout as advertised. Not one NHL coach, not even Babcock, can lead the Canucks to win with this lineup. It is a great move to fire WD today. But JB, may be TL, should be let go as well.
  14. The problem with the Canucks is that JB keeps signing AHL forwards and WD keeps playing them. Of course, WD's team plays hard as each game could be the last game in the NHL for these AHLers. To make matters worse, these Canucks AHLers playing for the NHL team don't even have the talent to win too many games in the AHL. The only hope for Vancouver to rebuild is to keep both JB & WD till the end of their contracts in order to get one of the top picks again in the 2018 draft.
  15. This is exactly the question I want to ask you. Did you see Miller giving up 2 more soft goals on screened shots from the blueline against the Ducks tonight?