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About Iron_Gland

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  1. This team is on the decline. A slow, boring decline. They need a rebuild. If the old vets are gone and we have a young, up and coming team, even one that's losing, it will draw up interest in the City once again. The momentum will build as a young team gets closer and closer to a playoff spot (as opposed to making it to 8th spot now and being an automatic first round exit). I watched every game religiously from 1995 when I came to Canada to about everything from the Messier down era to the good times. But now I can't spend the energy to watch this team slowly collapse into oblivion. I'll jump back into it once the team admits they need a rebuild and I can watch from the bottom floor as they build up. Count me out while they try this half assed transition idea
  2. [Draft] VAN selects Jake Virtanen 6th Overall

    Benning has been a scout for most of his life, so I'll take his opinion seriously. Linden's opinion sort of means squat when it comes to drafting/scouting/etc., to me atleast
  3. [Official] 2014 NHL Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    If this is a weak draft class, would you guys trade our two 2nd rounders for a high first round pick and get BPA? Or are there enough players left that can be impact players in 2nd round?
  4. [Official] 2014 NHL Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    I'm so noivous. Shaddap Bettman, lets get this going!
  5. [Official] 2014 NHL Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    Making a statement that hurts our future, when we're building for the future, seems like a bad mistake
  6. [Official] 2014 NHL Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    2 first rounders and a first rounder last year for the first overall seems like overpayment. Which is what it would take, but for a team with so few prospects, it simply doesn't work for us. Stick to 6th and hope Calgary goes off the board, same plan as before, ha.
  7. Who will Benning draft?

    Whoever they pick hopefully they excel at SOMETHING, and they don't go back to the old late 90's formula of drafting guys that sort of remind them of Linden, like Josh Holden, Harold Druken, & Nathan Smith. Boy was that a disaster formula. BPA...don't go for 'all around good player'. We have enough of those in guys like Horvat & Gaunce
  8. [PGT] Meltdown/Collapse

    Schroeder was the best pick available at that time. He was figured to go top 10, and fell to us, similar to Gaunce. Hindsight is 20/20, but not many were complaining about those picks when they happened.
  9. [Trade] Canucks Trade Luongo to the Panthers

    I appreciate what Lu did for us, but whats this talk of 'rightful spot'? Just because of his age? Or his contract? He was outplayed by Schneider, and management liked enough about what they had with Lack to ship him out. Nothing should just be handed to him. This fan base is far too loyal to players, you need to be more cut throat or you turn into the Calgary Flames who held onto their old core for 3 years too long. All successful franchises from the Pittsburgh Steelers to Ravens to Manchester United (well, not this year) do it
  10. The HEAVY METAL Thread

    The UK is dominating the djent scene imo, some solid bands coming out of there
  11. Hunter Shinkaruk Talk

    But can you really blame him for picking guys like Jordan Schroeder & Brendan Gaunce when they've dropped so far to the Canucks? Having top 15 quality player at pick 24 for example isn't something to sneeze at. Yes, there has to be a reason other teams passed these players but the Canucks have had poor records of passing those players too in the past (Perron, Kopitar, etc)
  12. Jason Garrison so far?

    Ballard has been one of our better d-men, now that he's healthy and actually allowed to play. Garrison will get better, he's got the intangibles
  13. Without book spoilers, can someone explain why Winterfell was destroyed? I thought those guys were going to surrender and go home by giving up Theon? So what was the town in ruins? Does it have something to do with the bastard son? I'm guessing we'll find out next season but thought it was odd.
  14. Yeah, I've really liked the pacing of these last three episodes. Almost too many storylines going on and I'm worried they'll run out of time this season to finish alot of them, but there are some great characters. Tyrion and Arya being the best. The assassin that Arya has now is pretty badass. I don't really care much for Daenerys storyline, though it's better now in that Qarth than in the red desert.
  15. Linden For Gm

    - We're getting just as highly rated and younger player back in Kassian. Plus MAG hasn't had a full season here and he can replace the offense lost in Erhoff. - Grabner was never a high end prospect. He struggled in every camp, including Florida's which is why he was waived. He would never have gotten top 6 minutes here -Mitchell was replaced by Hamhuis. Hamhuis is wayyyy better. -Linden isn't owed anything...if he's playing beyond his usefulness its not MG's job to bend over backwards for him. It's this loyalty that was the biggest issue with the Canucks before MG got here. Players like Mitchell, Ohlund, Naslund, Morrison & Linden were great in their primes, but they were not going to help this team moving forward. Even guys like Stan Smyl being given head scouting duties for no other reason than his past play here....and our drafts showed how poor of a decision that was. The last three years MG has assembled the best team in franchise history...and improved how the franchise is viewed off the ice too (sleep doctors, capologists, player facilities, how they treated Rypien, etc). MG is the best GM this team has ever had, he isn't going anywhere, and I hope the Aquilini's see that.