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  1. Dorsett returned to Vancouver with neck/back stiffness

    As someone that's suffered my own neck/back injury, I know the frustration and pain that comes with it. I wish him the best of luck.
  2. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    Why are the Flames and Leafs sad sack teams? They're above us in the standings and their farm system/prospects is ranked equal to ours. https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-best-farm-systems-2017-ranking/ http://www.dobberprospects.com/2017-organizational-prospects-rankings/
  3. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    Hmm, so since you tend to mock moves that the Oilers and Leafs have done. You're more knowledgeable about hockey than Lou Lamoriello and Peter Chiarelli?
  4. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    He really shot himself in both feet in his first couple of years with letting assets walk or wither away instead of stockpiling picks. Though I agree he's done a decent job at having a plan B. If he stockpiles picks this year I'll be shocked but it will be great. It's just coming too late. Those players will have an impact in what, 3 or 4 years? It should have happened in year one so a glut of prospects would be ready next year, and make an impact while players like Boeser are still on manageable contracts. A lot of it depends on how good Pettersson will be and if Benning can rebuild our D. Right now we have a bunch of 4th, 5th, 6th defencemen and Tanev. OJ should be good, but by that time Tanev will probably be gone or past his prime. In the end my worst fear is this team becoming a middle of the pack type of team. I don't want to watch an average core struggle for the next 6 years until the next retool begins.
  5. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    Team is doing ok and Boeser could win Calder. Would be weird to fire him, but we have weird owners. If JB didn't say that a rebuild is needed in his job interview, then he only has himself to blame for this situation.
  6. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    Judging what Linden & Benning were saying when he was hired, ownership didn't understand that this team would get worse. At least, not bottom 3 worst and not for multiple years. Benning is a polarizing figure because so much of his success/failure is riding on potential. What do ownership think? Excited by the prospects or unhappy how the team has fallen? We don't know but we'll find out by what kind of contract Benning gets. I figured he'll be resigned for sure but these latest comments are red flags as far as that goes. If you're happy why wouldn't you heap praise on him, why not resign him before the season started.
  7. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    Red Wings did it most of their damage when most of the league was irrelevant due to lack of current cap system. Also, unless we draft arguably the best defenseman of all time we can't copy the "Detroit model." That's what I've been saying from the start. Tank and stockpile draft picks.
  8. Gustav Forsling is outscoring our D

    I don't know. I dump on Benning about a lot of things but this trade isn't one of them, but like I said I haven't seen much of Forsling.
  9. Gustav Forsling is outscoring our D

    Don't listen to DeNiro when it comes to evaluating young players. "Doesn't mess around, and isn't afraid to make moves..." sounds like he's talking about Trump. Nylander and Ehlers too small to compete? Man, he must have been upset when we drafted small and skilled 165lb Pettersson.
  10. Gustav Forsling is outscoring our D

    You make some good points but to be fair, penciled in by who? This is a problem on CDC. A lot of free agents signed, players traded for, and nearly every one of our prospects is penciled in to do really well by the same people. Also. When the situation is reversed and Vancouver does well (trading for Baertschi), then it's just a smart move. No circumstance mentioned. In the grand scheme of things unless I'm missing something, at this point I don't think Forsling has done anything for this fanbase to be upset about this trade.
  11. Anders Nilsson’s new mask

  12. Gustav Forsling is outscoring our D

    I don't know about all that, I don't watch him play enough but if that's true then that sucks we got rid of him.
  13. Gustav Forsling is outscoring our D

    They're 11th in scoring and only have 10 more goals than Vancouver. It's not like he plays on the '84 Oilers.
  14. When can we extend Jim Bennings contract?

    They got stuck with drafting Eichel, poor them. Didn't a bunch of teams not tank that year... a whole lot of good that did them.
  15. [PGT] St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Remember last season, when everyone on CDC thought we had one of the top D in the league going into the future?