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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. I watched pretty much every game from the 1996 season to the 2013 season. I have no problem watching my team have losing seasons (I'm a Cowboys fan, so disappointment is something I'm used to). Even during the Keenan era, I loved watching the team, hoping that a young up and coming team could make some noise and make the playoffs. Eventually that lead to the WCE and Sedin prime days, and I was on these message boards pretty much all day every day. But something happened to my interest in 2013, mainly after the Cory Schneider trade. I thought it was a horrible decision to get rid of him over Luongo (who I thought would hamstring us with his contract for the next decade at that point), and I knew with our core aging, it was going to be a long, painful rebuild. The rebuild I would have no issues with, and enjoy like I did in the late 90s. But these transition years, where we wait for the old core that failed to win (Sedins, Burrows, Higgins, Bieksa, Hamhuis, etc. etc) to slowly filter out of the lineup were going to be brutal to watch. I don't want to see these player anymore. If players like Horvat, McCann, Virtanen, etc. had a bigger part of this season, I'd watch every game. But we have a coach that will rely on the vets until the bitter end. The shocking thing is how little the Canucks are part of any conversation I have with my buddies and family. It used to be the main topic for a good decade, now I'd be lucky if anyone has watched any recent game. It's gotten to the point where I'd rather watch nothing at all than a Canucks game, which would have been mind boggling a couple years back. I guess I've grown up, and don't have as much time for the team of these boards, but I can't believe how much my interest has waned. I'm sure I'm not the only one like this (though I've kept up on the prospects quite a bit)
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. I'm so noivous. Shaddap Bettman, lets get this going!
  6. Making a statement that hurts our future, when we're building for the future, seems like a bad mistake
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. The UK is dominating the djent scene imo, some solid bands coming out of there
  12. 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)
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.