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    Draft Analysis: Mike Gillis versus Jim Benning

    You're kidding right? You are aware that Horvat was a Gillis first rounder? I'd take Horvat over any of Benning's picks but Pettersson. Gillis wasn't incompetent, he is arguably one of the Canucks best GMs of all time. Gillis' downfall was that he was shortsighted and traded away too many futures for the wrong players. Once he realized our window was closing he started to make smarter trades (Schneider for 9th overall). You can hate on Gillis all you want but the proof is in the pudding. Like I agree with you that JB is MUCH better at drafting than MG. My only point was that it's an unfair comparison due to where each GM was drafting. Let's not forget that JB has also arguably picked the wrong player on a few occasions within the top 10 (Virtanen over Ehlers and more obviously Juolevi over Tkachuk). I love the players we drafted and they fill a need but there's no doubt who the better choice was in the end.
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    Draft Analysis: Mike Gillis versus Jim Benning

    I agree with you completely. Like I said in my post, Where JB shines is his choices in the later rounds and even later in the first round. My point was you can't compare two GMs first round picks when one was picking at the end of the round and the other has been in the top 10 consistently. It's just not a fair comparison cause Gillis did a pretty good job when he had top picks as well.
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    Draft Analysis: Mike Gillis versus Jim Benning

    In all fairness, JB has picked in the top 10 for 4 of his 5 drafts so it's not really fair to compare them. I'm not defending MG cause drafting definitely was one of his weaker points (that's being nice) but the few times he got in the top 10 he made decent choices. He picked Bo Horvat which was and still is a great pick; I remember everyone screaming for Nichushkin at the time. And he also picked Cody Hodgson. Say what you want about Hodgson but he was a solid pick at the time in a relatively weak draft. Don't get me wrong, I would still have JB make all draft choices over MG but I think where we'll see the biggest difference is with our later round picks. JB seems to really do his homework on players and has great instincts in that regards. Comparing top picks isn't a valid comparison between the two. Also, in before someone brings up Boeser being a 23rd overall pick.
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    Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    It's funny the amount of Canucks fans that had their pitchforks out after we took EP. I remember I made a damage control post to show we actually made the best pick and got absolutely blasted by the majority on here. Soon after that though the large media outlets started praising the pick and then mood started to change. It's always fun being a Canucks fan on draft day.
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    Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    I'm thinking maybe we should get hired as scouts for the Canucks
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    Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    I'm born and raised in Vancouver but my family is in Budapest so I live there for spurts throughout the year (probably like 3 months of the year). Going to be moving there permanently in the summer though. Because it's my home just as much as Vancouver I'm probably a little biased but it's incredibly beautiful. They don't call it the Paris of the east for nothing. If you want to travel there, I'd recommend to do it in the summer cause it's by far the best time to go. They also tend to speak a lot more English now a days compared to when I was a kid so it shouldn't be that hard to get around however I will warn you that English is still very foreign if you leave the touristy places (even within them it can be hit or miss). Budapest has a special charm though cause although it feels like a big city it really isn't so you can explore around with relative ease. I'd highly recommend everyone at least stop by Budapest if they're in that region of Europe cause it truly is unique.
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    Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    A lot of things still need to happen for my prediction to be proven right so no credit should be given yet. I just remember being so shocked that no one was talking about the kid. A lot of talk of Vilardi and Glass but Pettersson just fell through cracks with Canucks fans but also with the mainstream media. I think there was maybe only one or two other posters on here that wanted Pettersson. The arguments I got into in the draft threads are pretty funny now looking back at it though.
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    Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    I'm just going to leave this here...
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    Rumour - Larry Brooks - Max Domi

    There's already a good precedent to build a proposal in the Duclair trade with Chicago. They got Panik, Clendening and Dauphin. They got Panik who's a relatively young complimentary winger, Clendening who puts up solid numbers in the AHL but can't seem to put it together at the next level and Dauphin who's a versatile AHL center. So if you look at that package it's basically a top 9 winger and 2 solid AHL players who can both be called up as depth in case of injuries. Domi has a higher pedigree but we can definitely build around a similar package and I think most NHL teams will be looking to do the same. As much promise as Domi has, he hasn't been the same for the past year which will definitely put off a lot of teams. Hutton would be the main piece of any deal in my mind but we would definitely need to add some kind of forward prospect to fit the template. I'm not an NHL GM and I don't make proposals but JB should be seriously inquiring what it would take to get Domi.
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    Flu 2018 (OMG ITS AN EPIDEMIC but not really)

    I guess alcohol truly does kill all.
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    Flu 2018 (OMG ITS AN EPIDEMIC but not really)

    I feel you. It's the same in mine but I think I'm gonna take off the rest of the week anyway just cause I don't want anyone else in my office to get it and then have them miss a week. My doctors recommendation was to take the week, he said that the reason it keeps spreading is because people are too pressured into not missing any work which in the end just spreads the virus around more. On top of that you will recover much slower. I really do wish they adopted a different attitude in the work place when it comes to sick leave. They've even shown how much money companies lose when they force sick people into work, it's kind of crazy.
  12. You're missing the point. You don't create a system that will encourage sexual assault/rape, you should be doing everything to minimize it. It'd be like throwing an antelope into a lions den, a lions den that hasn't eaten in months and is starving. I understand it's just an option but I'm pretty sure a lot of people will be taking advantage of this (I'm guessing more men than women however).
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    Flu 2018 (OMG ITS AN EPIDEMIC but not really)

    From what I can tell I'm in for another few days of being sick
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    Flu 2018 (OMG ITS AN EPIDEMIC but not really)

    Damn. I hope you're in a line of work where that much time off is not an issue
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    Flu 2018 (OMG ITS AN EPIDEMIC but not really)

    Do you wish you had taken more time off to properly recover or were those 3 days enough?