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  1. Oracle predicts we win the Cup this season or next

    Well if you believe in string theory.... in some universe the Canucks win every year... out of all the possibilities there is always one with the Canucks winning. win the lottery this coming year and I’ll be happy enough ...
  2. Quinn Hughes Vs Rasmus Dahlin!

    I don't know man, Dahlin is supposedly quite the player... Pundits calling him the Conor McDavid of defense, et all. You don't get those kinds of accolades without good cause... I think Quinn Hughes could be a Neidermeyer-level player if things really work out - I am really looking forward to seeing how he does! But he isn't going to be a Bobby Orr-level player. And guess what, I think all of us would be ecstatic about that!
  3. Quinn Hughes Vs Rasmus Dahlin!

    Do mean it is fake rationalization because you don't think ad hominum exists? Or do you mean its employment is a fake rationalization and can be used to mean anything is OK? That you actually agree with its use? In any case, not sure what you are referring to. I'm not in favour of anything except hockey talk here, and if people are using this forum for anything else they should be kicked. I don't believe in bigotry of any sort, including racism - which someone has alluded to here in this topic. I am in no way defending said posts, just trying to explain how that in a world full of idiots you can expect most things to be idiotic. too much self interest really... whatever story people can tell themselves to make themselves feel good is the one that they stick to, regardless of truth. denial trumps sports as the favourite pastime of humanity (haha made a pun there)
  4. Quinn Hughes Vs Rasmus Dahlin!

    People with weak arguments and insecurities about themselves often attack the person they are debating with, instead of presenting a logical argument. Look at Donald Trump, a perfect example. It's called Ad Hominem argumentation. It used to be a faux-paux back in the day when honour was worth something, but now it is just a common tactic.
  5. Benning, Goldobin, and a logjam of forwards?

    Goldy can't go to Utica. He requires waivers.
  6. Benning, Goldobin, and a logjam of forwards?

    Well this is a great example of where actions can meet words, and lots of peeps here can quit worrying about the plan. Goldobin did well at the end of last year. Sure it’s dofferent down the stretch and doesn’t count as much - but it does show something. Dont know now much about Liepsic, but just hope he can have a good set of games. Basically they have to show they are worth the risk of keeping them. They have to show enough. It will be obvious. If the team does the right thing at the right time you will find a lot of critics here relax. well see! This might be the first test of the make room rhetoric. Is t about money, or about winning? That is the real question at root of a lot of criticism, and it would be good to see it fall of the winning side, no matter how unlikely that may seem....
  7. Quinn Hughes Vs Rasmus Dahlin!

    Superman would definitely lose to Mighty Mouse
  8. Benning, Goldobin, and a logjam of forwards?

    It’s not that simple. An over simplification doesn’t work in this case. Some factors: If they are given a chance to really make the team or not.... and if they do actually make the team if they deserve it or are waived anyways, etc. The puck stops here for this “make room” argument
  9. Benning, Goldobin, and a logjam of forwards?

    Of interest is Goldobin and Leipsic - they require waivers if sent down. Make or break the team or trade? So keep them? Then add the 3 new FAs who aren’t going anywhere regardless of how they play... then EP, Horvat, Boeser, Dahlen, Gaudette, Virtanen, cole Cassels - all of who should be on the team or have a super good chance to make a team. and that hat leaves no room for eriksson, Baer, Gagner, Gaunce, Granlund.... so they will be traded or waived. Except thats not happening. So Dahlen Gaudette cassels can all just go to the minors no matter what. Anyways Goldobin and liepsic. How these players are treated will really tell us a lot about how this team “makes room”. Will be fun to see how they deal with it!
  10. 5 years does end quickly. WCE had the same problem as the Sedin era... it started when the players were in their late 20s. so it ended really quickly TO really has 10-15 years, depending on how long Mathews remains an elite player. They can probably go through 2 cycles (the Tavares cycle, and the post-Tavares cycle), or &^@# up and only do one cycle...
  11. No not this year... I don’t know who will be available the next few years, but a top player should be attracted to playing with Mathews and Tavares.... 5 years. Like the Bowie song
  12. They should be able to overpay for some solid FA D.... if they are careful it can work.
  13. Drive for show... putt for dough offense for show, defense for dough. TO can afford to focus on defense FA and picks the next few years. They are in the Tavares window right now - 5-7 years. The Mathews window is long that is a team that needs to constantly retool on the fly if they can
  14. Toronto doesn’t win the lottery they are still at the bottom and don’t get Tavares we we just need that same luck hughes brothers!!! Haha
  15. True howevwr they had a lot of assets - and had been down since the sundin era.... not saying that Burke and nonis made much of it - but they did have a solid amount of prospects - aka quantity - which is what we lacked jist by quantity alone - they had an advantage. im not interested in spinning this one. They at least had bodies they could use. im not saying Trevor has had the best ideas either.... be competitive in a retool etc was nuts. However there is a difference between inheriting a team that had been drafting relatively high for years vs almost last i the first round. Even Burke and nonis made some good picks