The Big Luongo

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  1. Imo that little punk Gaydreau is hugely overrated because of his offensive game. He basically does nothing else well and isn't effective at all against the stronger elite teams and likely never will be. As much as I love a lot about the Sedins he reminds me of a player that will be like them. To me that's a very good point producer that will help you win games but more than likely disappear or not be noticeable in a good way in the real meaningful games especially playoffs because of the added physicality and determination displayed by the best teams. I really hope the Lames give him 8.5 because it'd be a stupid mistake lol
  2. I have no doubt young Virtanen will earn his spot and of anything I'm excited about other than having great players like Gudbranson, Erikkson and Sutter playing this season it's the team physical presence we now have and Virtanen will be a huge part of that! This kid has tonnes of skill and that nasty edge we desperately need especially at forward to play against the elite teams or any teams for that matter in the conference. I think this year will be a breakout season for big Jake and imo he's going to play like a absolute beast and be a very good physical and scoring presence. Can't wait to watch this kid and his fellow skilled youngsters as well as all the new additions including a healthy Sutter!
  3. A blessing would be if Edler was reliable this season and not a liability as he usually is. We can all expect lots of tight important games and if Edler doesn't pick up his overall game and confidence it will just be that much harder to have success this season. Signing him and giving him a ntc was one of the dumbest things I've seen our management do in the last decade the next dumbest might have been to keep him and not try to trade him a long time ago to a list of teams he would accept a trade to.
  4. This would be brutal Gaydreau is nowhere near a 8.5 million hockey player. All this little rat does is bring a great offensive game but is pretty much useless at every other part of the game and as soft as a 130 lb girl. I hope the Flames give him 8.5 for 8 it will be a big step in them never having any playoff success if they get lucky enough to make it lol
  5. Those comments were directed at the geniuses that say at 20 he's already reached his potential lol ridiculous. Yes you're right obviously any injured player who couldn't train properly is going to be set back in his development that's a no brainer that one would assume anyone with half a brain would realize. Also while it very well might happen that he's a 3rd/4th line player I don't agree that's his ceiling at all he's very capable of being much better than that.
  6. That lineup you pencilled in is the exact same one I'd use it could be argued that you could swap the 2nd and 3rd lines with each other though. A real good mix of skill and all around solid players this season I'm really looking forward to watching and seeing this team shock a lot of nay saying haters or pessimistic people which there's no shortage of. Imo this team will be a lock to make the playoffs with relative ease if they stay healthy and pose a threat to any playoff team come playoff time.
  7. I'd agree that he looks to be a good future #3 centre to me at worst but I think he has much more potential than that even and won't sell this good young character kid short from all I've seen in him. Watching this kid I noticed has a real knack to find open space and get into scoring positions, he also has a real good mix of skill, intelligence and a very high compete level that includes getting nasty when need be that a lot of prospects don't have. Seems most fans have no idea of real potential in a prospect unless he's absolutely lighting it up somewhere and undervalue the character and all around game which is almost more important than anything. Benning has a knack for finding these players and we have a lot of them now that's why I'm very excited to see this team this season and down the road. Imo this teams potential this season and in the future is very underrated by most in the media and who follow the team but I'm very convinced this team is definitely going in the right direction and going to shock and surprise a lot of people.
  8. Obviously the players would never tank anyone with half a brain would know this lol The successful seasons were because of the Twins but all the supporting cast were more of the reason why there was real success especially playoff success. The Sedins didn't do a whole lot in our cup run points wise I'm not worried about them retiring at all. I'm positive Jim Benning will do a great job replacing them and I'm definitely not going to complain until I see what he manages to do at that point lol So with the current Sedins salaries you're sure we can't sign top line forwards to go with the great supporting cast we'll have by then!? Go away you're a waste of time to me lol
  9. Obviously the players would never tank anyone with half a brain would know this lol The successful seasons were because of the Twins but all the supporting cast were more of the reason why there was real success especially playoff success. The Sedins didn't do a whole lot in our cup run points wise I'm not worried about them retiring at all. I'm positive Jim Benning will do a great job replacing them and I'm definitely not going to complain until I see what he manages to do at that point lol So with the current Sedins salaries you're sure we can't sign top line forwards to go with the great supporting cast we'll have by then!? Go away you're a waste of time to me lol
  10. Obviously the players would never tank anyone with half a brain would know this lol The successful seasons were because of the Twins but all the supporting cast were more of the reason why there was real success especially playoff success. The Sedins didn't do a whole lot in our cup run points wise I'm not worried about them retiring at all. I'm positive Jim Benning will do a great job replacing them and I'm definitely not going to complain until I see what he manages to do at that point lol So with the current Sedins salaries you're sure we can't sign top line forwards to go with the great supporting cast we'll have by then!? Go away you're a waste of time to me lol
  11. Obviously the players would never tank anyone with half a brain would know this lol The successful seasons were because of the Twins but all the supporting cast were more of the reason why there was real success especially playoff success. The Sedins didn't do a whole lot in our cup run points wise I'm not worried about them retiring at all. I'm positive Jim Benning will do a great job replacing them and I'm definitely not going to complain until I see what he manages to do at that point lol So with the current Sedins salaries you're sure we can't sign top line forwards to go with the great supporting cast we'll have by then!? Go away you're a waste of time to me lol
  12. Obviously the players would never tank anyone with half a brain would know this lol The successful seasons were because of the Twins but all the supporting cast were more of the reason why there was real success especially playoff success. The Sedins didn't do a whole lot in our cup run points wise I'm not worried about them retiring at all. I'm positive Jim Benning will do a great job replacing them and I'm definitely not going to complain until I see what he manages to do at that point lol So with the current Sedins salaries you're sure we can't sign top line forwards to go with the great supporting cast we'll have by then!? Go away you're a waste of time to me lol
  13. Great post! One of the best I've seen and by someone who clearly has logic and common sense which is so rare these days. Good point by EW about Gaunce too I really love this kids game a lot. I really believe he's going to be well rounded beast and key contributer and leader for years to come. I would really love them to have him in the lineup all season I believe it's those types of players who aren't flashy but get the job done in more ways than one who help their team win games and make their teams succeed. Besides all the positive things mentioned I really think our best addition to the team will be a very underrated Brandon Sutter. I'm a huge fan of this guy's overall rock solid game he's going to be a big reason why I think the Canucks will easily finish in the top 8 and also have a legitimate chance of doing some damage in the playoffs.
  14. Great idea thanks for the tip. I'm probably just arguing with a idiot Flames or Oiler's fan which I bet there's a tonne of on here or just an idiot over the top pessimistic Canucks fan all of which I could care less what they think lol Cheers to the real fans!
  15. To tank on purpose is just idiotic no team in our position would do that purposely so all you fans that somehow think that's some kind of remedy are completely delusional. I happen to think the teams been doing a great job signing, trading and drafting over the last few years and when the Sedins retire the acquisition of a couple really good free agents will be more than enough to contend I'm not complaining. Am I completely happy no not at all but there's a lot of teams above us that will fall and lots of teams near or below us that don't have futures any brighter than our teams imo either. This team has a far better future than all the doom and gloom whiny fans like to admit but hey go ahead keep crying about all you deserve and aren't getting over the years that will never end lol I'm just really sick and tired of all this crying and negativity it's embarrassing really and I see no point in it. I used to argue that the Canucks have the best fans but these days I really don't see it anymore it's painful to watch and listen to. This is the path our team has chosen to take and I'm willing to give them the chance and have faith in them. I feel like it's going to come around a lot better than mentioned and just think that we should be backing our organization instead of nitpicking and being so pessimistic all the time.