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About Katobaron

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  1. Snarky sarcastic fan base? Check!
  2. Go away
  3. Glad he's on Byfuglien's team! Honestly though, jumping straight from a prospect camp to an NHL training camp must really force you to shift gears in a hurry. It'll be good to get him used to the NHL size and pace before Canucks camp kicks off.
  4. I remember I was working at the No Frills down by Jericho Beach and Dan Hamhuis rode in on his bike to grab a snack. It was right after he was traded here and none of my co workers knew who he was yet but I told him welcome to the city and he smiled and said thank you. Also saw Henrik Sedin last summer in Kidsbooks on Broadway with his wife and kids picking out a book but I've always avoided interacting with athletes when they're out with their families, seems kind of intrusive and I wouldn't appreciate it if roles were reversed.
  5. And a team of Reaves, Sestito and Boll would put the puck in the net?
  6. I don't even know where to start... 1. 2 members of that Canucks list haven't even started their careers as Canucks yet 2. Obviously McCann had some worth or else he wouldn't have fetched Gudbranson 3. Since Carlo and Aho went in the second round, every other team looked past them in the first round as well 4. Benning doesn't have the benefit of seeing a few years past the draft and cherry picking names that he missed on draft day. He's blended a good mix of BPA and positional needs and by establishing a competitive crease and blue line (both take longer to develop than forwards) and including both some grit and some skill to his draftees, he has the team on track to develop a solid young core, something we haven't seen since the end of the WCE days
  7. So the Canucks pass on the smaller skilled Swed (Nylander) to go with size and physicality with top 6 potential (Virtanen) and people haven't let it go ever since. Now we pick the smaller skilled Swed (Pettersson) and pass on the size and physicality (Vilardi) and people are upset? WHAT. DO. YOU. WANT.
  8. So what's your quick and easy Sedin succession plan? You seem to know enough to criticize so I'm curious to hear your solution. And near the cap ceiling? What?!?
  9. Pretty brutal assessment of a player that only played 30 games in a new system under a now fired coach with a struggling defensive partner. If he's just a depth plug then why were Florida fans upset to see him gone?
  10. Wouldn't us being a mess with and without him also suggest that he's not the problem with this team? A team with no offense and a depleted stock of high skill forwards can't score, I'm sure it's the stay at home defenseman's fault. We didn't bring him in to play like Karlsson, we brought him in to lay the body, clear the net, protect his teammates and match up against the physical teams in our conference. He proved that he can play that Willie Mitchell type of role in Florida and if we give him a chance to settle in, get healthy and actual play on a competitive Canucks team then I don't see how he's not worth the money. For the amount people around here rag on McCann I don't see why you're expecting a high octane puck moving all star defenseman as his trade return. Doesn't make sense.
  11. Or it's a case of a highly drafted defenseman who got thrown into the fire in Florida and never really got a chance to develop behind serious top four talent. You can tout advanced stats and possession metrics all you want but the whole team played a foot taller with him on the ice and that's something this franchise desperately needs.
  12. The difference here is that teams spending the money don't just pay in dollars but also pay in player development. If the Rangers are willing to go all in next year for a season at the cost of four first round picks until 2022 that's a huge price to pay. Those picks would also be helping a team like Vancouver or Colorado acquire more draft picks and maybe shorten their turnaround time to maintain a more competitive league. Also of note, as I stated with the Marian Hossa example the team acquiring him would be taking on a cap hit of $5,250,000 but only having to pay $1,000,000 so it's not as if every team would be using it as an opportunity to break the bank on high priced contracts. By the time the season is done they'd still have to be cap compliant the following year as well, not sure if I mentioned that in the original post.
  13. I haven't even watched a game in the NBA since the finals rematch last year so I totally see where that's coming from, but I honestly believe that this idea would maintain the parity of the playoff teams currently competing for the cup and perhaps even do more in that regard for teams like Arizona and Florida who don't have the luxury of tanking away fans for higher picks year after year. It rewards both those with money and those who care enough about the sanctity of the game to maintain an adequate NHL roster for the entirety of a season which is seemingly becoming an anomaly in a league built through youth movements.
  14. I agree completely. The politics of pro sports and potential lockouts seem to be the Achilles Heel for a lot of salary cap restructuring across different sports. The only time I could see it being appropriately presented would be at the end of the current CBA but they have so much to discuss already it would be difficult even bringing it to the table. Perhaps if it got enough backing from the owners it would be feasible but it's a long shot at best.