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  1. It's Macewen At least get Macewen's name right.. doubtful Schaller gets sent down, he's become a big part of the penalty kill.. it's possible though..
  2. Yeah Bure was awful wasn't he? What a waste of a pick... (Smh)
  3. Who said it didn't work? Most people had him as a shoe in as a top for D, forwards with good skill are almost a dime a dozen, d-men on the other hand who can play great D, move the puck up well and throw in goals too is a sought after commodity and that's not going to change anytime soon.. so he had caught the injury bug and he lost time but rest assured that he'll put Salo's teaching to the best use and with that snipe wrist shot, he'll do fine, we have to be patient with the whole team, 1 player at a time.. And aren't we supposed to be dead last or close to it? As far as the media called it, like 25 and lower but we had a crazy hard November and playing the best teams in hockey and won half so that puts that to rest since we had our injuries yet again but coming out of November in the middle of the pack and we're getting guys back, we'll be fine and might even squeeze in a first round but otherwise, we will have a really really good team in 2-3 years but enjoy the ride, the climb is almost over and looking downhill from here.. The most important thing we needed the most is here and on the way, size if Tree makes it back and Pods bringing his Burr-like game and Hogs, his petey-like game, as long as we don't rush anyone and screw up their development, then we're going to be pretty damn good.. OJ just slowed down, he did not stop developing and being taught by one of the best Dmen in Canuck history made sure of that..
  4. At first when JB took the reigns I was really stoked in hoping he'd start building a big Bruins type team but was handcuffed to a older core with expiring contracts and not much in the pipe line.. Sadly, it was a super short retool to get the most out them until gone and try to put as many people in the seats as he could. Was JB as seasoned pro at GM at his hiring? Not even close but he had some successes before taking over for Vancouver but as a GM he was maybe halfway there at best and by his own words on Twitter, he knew negotiating wasn't his strong suit but learn on the fly was/is the only thing someone could do. It sure didn't help that the team he took over was a disaster in many ways, but somehow he made it past a media shi* show and fans haven't changed much either demanding "win it all now" as it has been for many, many years.. risk everything to win no matter what the cost later which included "the farm" which only had limited success after drafts being traded away and the farm sank into oblivion. It landed us back at square one, after the loss to the Bruins for the cup.. when we needed depth on that run at the end after being beaten physically and bodies, especially on D got injured and no depth from the farm to bring up with enough skill to hold their own to help the team pull it off and there are still fans who want it all now but we saw how that ended, 2013 brought back a broken team with a broken identity... with long contracts still in place Gillis had signed on for a few big cup runs but got blind sided by a thing that stole that away for the foreseeable future.. salary cap... IF you want to know why everything didn't work out as Gillis had planned, it was exactly that... I'm still pissed about it.. however, fast forward to today, our "core" is young and gaining valuable experience in gel mode but as an identity, wanting to be tough to play against. Are we there yet? Absolutely not but some of our risks are working out, JV is particular and may peak at the exact right time we need.. Demko and Dip the same, Hughes isn't far off as he's a natural.. The farm, well finally it's not under foreclosure status anymore and with some good drafting, what's in there might just start to show gains when we need it the most in 2-3 years-ish when (if all goes well) or even close, dare I say it? A serious shot to bring Lord Stanley here? Well all we can do is hope but this team is about the same place (roughly) ish.. what makes it that is we actually have some depth for a change that evens it out but as our depth gets better and more experienced that will make us a better team as our our core grows together. So a serious contender around the 22/23 season? Absolutely! Fun to watch in the meantime? Heck ya... Fun to watch AG become even better every game now that he's worked on his D he's going back to what won him the hobey and he's looking great now, let alone in a cpl of seasons from now... JV is finally getting somewhere as most of us knew it was only a matter of time but annoying as hell to watch went out with the dishwater and he's doing a lot better.. Hogs n Pods? Should be pushing for spots.. Big Mac, if he pushes himself and reaches his ceiling as I'm sure he will.. More to list but Miller, Ferland, and Rous helped changed the scenery, add to that Myers and hopefully soon, Tryamkin proving the nay sayers wrong and keep us big to balance it all out... Well as far as the rest goes, simply put, we're not there yet but it's fun to watch again..
  5. Bet she's happy tonight... Big Mac pots one and at Burr's night of all nights! WTG Zack! somehow after watching a few youtube vids of his play in the minors, i knew he had a serious shot at the nhl if he kept at it and as he started to light it up down in the minors and playing a better D game, as it's been done by Bo and AG before him, work on his defensive game complimenting a good offensive side, into a all around dependable threat is working out. Do i believe he will only get better? Absolutely! IMO, Zack shows signs of Burr and his emotional game when he gets going, as soon as he gets more and more consistant, he'll go from reigning dark horse, to an nhl regular power forward with the right guidance from Rous. He still has some maturing to do but definately on the right track. Omg lol that made me get all misty eyed reading that, Mrs Mac... thanks!
  6. dude smarten up, I saw games this year where he played fine, looked like a champ compared to Guddy and SIZE does f'n matter! when we have a pussy defense our offense gets physically run over.. that is something that's been going on since 2011 and how far has that got us since? ask the Sedins... and yes learning a new system and a new partner takes time to really gel, more than 25-30 games, are you that clueless not to understand that? have you ever actually played full contact men's hockey before? I doubt it or you wouldn't say that... man I get a chuckle at people who can point a finger but have never played a game in their lives... after that I just smh at it...
  7. And obviously your showing you have never played hockey... New players, new system to get used to, guys you have just played against are now on your line and it takes more that 20-ish games to gel together not only as a line but as a whole team and are just developing an identity. The thing I laughed the hardest at was what you said about Myers, good grief.. if you ever played hockey you'd know that things happen out there that you have no control over and that losing an edge is just one of a hundred things that can happen. Not to mention we have been soft as butter and that needed to be addressed and I'm glad we signed him. Most games he has played in he has played really well and have you noticed that no one has ran Flow and Alien? Wonder why that is hey? Myers helps that and only a fool would get rid of a percentage of something that we badly needed so lighten up will ya? Lol
  8. until Huey gets his game honed even more... the kid is phenom, love the vision, the smarts, the skating, and the willingness to learn... 127 times that the next player? not for long
  9. or a bag of pucks... either or... sad he has had too many concussions and no one is willing to gamble on him..
  10. Gaudette is looking great, needs more practice in the dot but scoring ok. Miller is making the naysayers look like complete fools.. no one is taking runs at our stars anymore, JV is improving steadily and his points are coming now and his overall game looks a lot better. Huey is killing it! Schaller is finally looking better and even LE potted one, albeit against the oilers but things are looking up, certainly players are benefiting from getting used to the new guys and vice versa and imo, Rous will for sure help with his aggressiveness so 15th in the league is far and away better than the so-called experts said we'd be, wait, arent we supposed to be dead last? shows how much they really know hey? F them! Go nux!!!
  11. You said.. if he can't handle the physicality of the minors, how could he handle the NHL? Seriously? C'mon, have a look at the nature of the injuries and tell me that they were only from hits and not some plain old fashion bad injury luck and then go ok for awhile.. most players go through it in both leagues so you can't say he's not worth the wait and will probably be almost where we want him to be in 3 years after we dump LE's and Luongo's cap and have our rebuild done and ready for a serious shot at Stanley.. and seldom do you see a shot like his in a Dman so a huge upside!
  12. Are you for real? None of what you said holds water.. shall I dissect it for you?
  13. Well remember when everyone was saying JT Miller was a over payment? OJ is worth the wait, a potential top 4 D is worth waiting for no matter what, I believe he will and just like JT it won't take that long for OJ to shut people up once and for all but he has all the tools and a petey-like wrist shot from the top of the circle area and that can and will be lethal, he has a tendency to get to open ice and let it rip.. would love to see OJ and Huey ( my nick for Hughes ) meh.. on the same line with Flow Petey and JT, could be a pretty incredible line.. But give up on OJ now???? Not the smartest thing to do and I'm happy Jimbo stuck with it instead of writing him off like many in the CDC were.. gotta love armchair GM's hey?
  14. When Rous is back, LE is gone down, you can be sure of that unless LE out plays baer.. that's a possibility but my confusion comes from lack to playing Big Mac..
  15. Did you see Petey's goal fed by stetcher? A guy tried to knock Petey down and just bounced off him instead, I watched the vid about 3 times in disbelief but his weight gain and training sure worked..