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  1. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    It worked for LA, Hawks and Pens. What's your point. There's only one winner every year, let's concentrate on how they won. Not on the 30 losers. I don't point to one of the many teams that didn't tank and hasn't won a cup as if it would prove something. Planned rebuild is when you sell off assets for draft picks & prospects and ice a lineup that you know will stink. Just play sucking is when you trade assets to ice a good team but stink anyways. Last 5 years Colorado has had less picks in the top rounds than they started with. Not sure how that is accumulating picks in your world. Vancouver could easily have tanked instead of making the playoffs and drafted McDavid then next year draft Matthews. Imagine if they did. Is that how this argument works? Yeah if Colorado had a great GM instead of Joe Sakic and they won multiple cups I would say they were an example of a good rebuild. No argument there. "Chicago and LA could have easily been what Colorado is now and vice versa. Chicago could have drafted Turris or Van Riemsdyk instead of Kane. They also could have drafted Backstrom or Kessel instead of Toews." Kind of like that?
  2. [PGT] Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Justice League was better than I thought it would be.
  3. [PGT] Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks

    We need to rest them for the playoffs
  4. TSN finally showing some respect with "Core 4" rating

    If Scotty Bowman criticized the Canucks, half of CDC would say he doesn't know anything about hockey.
  5. TSN finally showing some respect with "Core 4" rating

    He's also tenacious at being a poison in the locker room.
  6. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    OK, hey Colorado.. Toronto tanked and it worked for them. They also hired a hall of fame GM to run their team that loaded up on picks, instead of a rookie GM that doesn't know what he's doing. I wonder why those teams are going in opposite directions. It's not just because of Matthews. Not sure what point you're trying to make. If something doesn't work 100% of the time in sports, there's no point in doing it? Or that Vancouver being a middle of the pack team would have been better for the future rather than drafting Virtanen, Juolevi and Pettersson? You don't like high picks?
  7. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    Look at Chicago's and LA's draft history and tell me they didn't tank and rebuild by amassing a ton of draft picks. Plain sucking, is when you try to make the playoffs but fail badly while not acquiring any extra picks. I've said this from the start. It's the anti-tank crowd that points to a team like Colorado and says look at them, getting top picks does nothing. Meanwhile ignoring quality of management, number of draft picks amassed, quality of the draft while the team was bad and a ton of other things that go into a rebuild. Then the anti-tank crowd bends over backwards in trying to spin the success of LA, Chicago and the Pens into not being heavily reliant on picking in the top 3, and loading up on draft picks.
  8. Keenan did trade Linden for Bertuzzi and McCabe who was turned into a Sedin. At least he had that. I hope you're right about the masterpiece, not seeing it.
  9. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    You remind me of a guy that doesn't have anything hockey related to add to this discussion.
  10. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    I think it was more of terrible management than tanking, but you're right in that a lot of their top picks were meh. They weren't given much of a chance to succeed though. No defence or goaltending.
  11. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    And? We were talking if tanking worked to get a top pick, not if that team will become a dynasty. There's a big difference to a rebuild if you're tanking or just plain terrible. Colorado got the 1st pick and sucks. What does that prove? Nobody ever claimed that tanking guarantees anything other than getting a better shot at having a really good rebuild. This is because it's so hard to get stars. LA, Chicago, Pens all drafted great players outside of the top of the draft, Benning has done that with Boeser. However, that's not enough. Most teams get lucky and find a star later in the draft. In the cap era the dynasties also drafted superstars at the top of the draft on top of the Keiths, Kopitars and Murrays. Most of the good teams that haven't tanked, and also haven't won the cup. Most of the crappy teams that got top picks, also haven't won the cup. They don't matter. Naming one example like Colorado doesn't matter. The examples that matter are the ones that are winning cups, the teams that built dynasties. How did they manage to do it in a cap era with so much parity? In the cap era they're doing it big part with young players that were taken at the top of the draft. Those top player's don't win by themselves. You still need good drafting, trades, contracts and luck.
  12. [PGT] Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

    I'm on team tank but its always sweet to beat the dirty kings.
  13. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    It is irrelevant. There was no salary cap back then. Comparing team building strategies when ELC were different, draft rules were different, salaries were different, makes no sense. If you have to go back to that time period to find something that supports your argument you should realize your argument is flawed. Toronto tanked for 1 year and got Matthews.
  14. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    Good point. All Vancouver has to do is use a time machine to go to an era where 80% of the league was irrelevant because there was no cap and all the good free agents went to the wealthy teams. Then draft the best defenseman of all time and ride him for 20 years. You should tweet Benning to get this done.
  15. Canucks assign Boucher, Demko to Utica

    Gaunce plays tentative, could be hockey IQ could be lack of confidence.