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  1. [Report] Travis Hamonic on the trading block

    To be fair, that 2003 draft with Kesler was crazy good that that 25-60 range was probably more like 35-70 or later. Man that draft was good....
  2. TSN Grades the Canucks

    It's all about playing better than the other teams. Remember, there are 29 other teams in the same boat and fighting battles each night.
  3. WD is out of his depth

    I'm so glad that WD has surfaced from the depths of the AHL to be our coach. That must be what the op meant.... right?   
  4. 1 team? How about at least half the teams in the league? Right now, Daniel is tied for 6th in the league in points, and this isn't just this year. The only year the Sedins haven't been up in the top 10 or 20 in points (and both of them are up there each time, so that's 10% of the scoring leaders if just top 20) was during our freak year when Torts was in charge. There are nights when you have to put out a missing person's reports for almost ANY player in the league. What are the forwards in Anaheim doing right now? Where's Crosby? Where's Voracek? If you broadened your scope to see other teams, you'd likely find that these ups and downs don't just happen with the Sedins, they happen with virtually all superstars. I don't know what you consider to be dominant. Do we need Superman to come over to satisfy you? Would that be enough?
  5. Benning Linden and Willie

    I don't have a history of it. I don't care to criticize any coach as I don't believe in it unless if the person criticizing actually knows what he's talking about. Usually they don't. Usually it's a fan upset over the team in general and they don't know how to fix it as they don't know hockey well enough, so they blame the coach.
  6. Benning Linden and Willie

    No no no, you're supposed to say it like you KNOW IT! I KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HOCKEY! FAN RAGE! RAWR!!!!!!!!!!! Annnnnd I think I need to go to bed..... lol
  7. [Signing] Sharks sign Dainius Zubrus

    So he'll make the all star team, yes?
  8. Yeah, I really want the old forum back.  The only good thing to come from this new one so far is the notifications in my opinion. Other than that, everything else seems sub-par.
  9. This can't be right.

    There's more to it than that actually. We're going through a recovery period, unlike Gillis' period. Gillis was actually going crazy in the end, claiming fans are either "with him or against him". He really hurt his reputation in his final months and the fans wanted hiim out. Not to mention there were empty seats in the arena for the first time in a long time. With Benning, the expectations for the team aren't as high currently. We haven't seen him go from an "almost cup" to going mentally insane. Instead, we're actually seeing a GM who's making change. So, no matter the standings this year, I'm pretty sure he'll not get fired at the end of the year. If he does, I'll be really surprised.
  10. Well once the Sedins are off the books (or being paid less), we should have considerable more cap space. The real question I think will be how many of our rookies will be playing well and how much will they cost us before we can go after someone else to fill the "Sedin hole". Will we even need to fill the Sedin hole? Thinking about it, it's probably a question that shouldn't even be answered until it actually happens. Too many factors we just don't know. So much hockey and development can happen in the meantime.
  11. I'm also hesitant on Lucic. As you said, while another crasher helps, we need skill too and I doubt we can afford him while improving our defense, another evident issue we currently have,  at the same time.
  12. Benning Linden and Willie

    Well you seemed to sure of yourself that you know more than Willie. I thought you might be another coach or something. Personally, I don't see those comparisons you're talking about. I know I'm not a coach, so I don't see the point in being so critical about it. I'm sure coach Willie is learning just as much as the rookies are learning. It's a new league for him. We played well last year considering our roster. We're also playing better than expectations this year so far (we're supposed to be near the bottom if you ask a lot of the media) Can't we just give Willie the benefit of the doubt and be happy we're finally going through the transistion we were looking for 2 or 3 years ago? Most of the points you provided I really don't see. I could go into more detail, but I don't see the point when pretty much ANY coach we'd get at this point would be given the same criticisms. Just look at AV. People were saying the EXACT same things you just said about him. Now he's apparently a great coach since he's not a coach on the team. Like seriously? As far as I'm concerned, that's the issue. People think they know more through "observation", but they really don't.
  13. Benning Linden and Willie

    So what credentials do you have to know more than Willie to make you so sure of yourself?
  14. Benning Linden and Willie

    Curious as to why you don't think Willie's our guy. What's he doing to make you not like him and who do you think might be our guy instead?
  15. Well, not that it will, but if my "proposal" comes true I'll to refer back to it. lol