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  1. Overpaying for a physical, bottom pairing D man will hurt the organization going forward. Save the money and trade him, people seem to love him in this thread but he's really just not that good, very meat and potatoes. He could probably be effective in the clutch and grab era but where skating is so important now he just isn't in the same league as most of the NHL. This team needs to realize it needs to rebuild. Trading Guddy won't get us back what we gave up in capital but that's because it wasnt a smart trade initially, JB needs to get us what he can for EG and move a couple other players while he's at it. I'd like to actually see a championship team one day.
  2. Kole Lind | RW

    Hunter wouldn't know a talented player, but you would? Haha. Your opinion couldn't mean less on the subject of hockey or anything hockey related.
  3. Kole Lind | RW

    Right, so knowing what you do now, if you were Jim Benning and able to re draft while adding that 6th pick you'd take Lind over Glass. If that's truly the case I don't know how much weight your opinion holds while talking about prospects
  4. Kole Lind | RW

    So if you were Jim Benning and somehow added the number 6 pick to go along with Petterson you would draft Lind over Glass in that spot?
  5. Kole Lind | RW

    Lind has alot of PP points and Glass gets a ton of his points 5on5. I just think it's too soon to say Lind is equal to Glass nevermind better. Good pick at 33 though.
  6. Kole Lind | RW

    Lind looks like he was a great pick at 33 but I don't think you can say he's outperformed Glass, they're not the same in terms of style so Glass almost matching Linds point production while playing better D has to make him the better current prospect. Dipietro looks like an absolute lock to make the squad and a good pick by JB and assuming Gadjovic has a roster spot is a little ambitious, he will challenge for one but is certainly not a lock. Regardless it looks like JB had a damn good draft, even though we're still way too early to really judge it
  7. Canucks attendance hits lowest since 2001, fans are not buying tickets

    I'm a die hard Canucks fan and they'll absolutely get none of my hard earned dollars this year. Just because TL reluctantly used the term rebuild doesn't win me over, actions speak louder than words and since TL and JB have come in they've given me too many mixed messages as a fan and I hold the right to be angry. They're off to a decent start this year but I doubt it continues for the year although I could absolutely be wrong. While I love some moves this team makes others leave me absolutely dumbfounded. I feel like when your owner is as involved and "sport stupid", like Aquilini appears to be, it's as detrimental as anything
  8. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    I was never a fan of the Virtanen pick at 6, that's not his fault I just had my heart set on Ehlers. His first few years post being drafted I was beyond disappointed with him, I'm sure I was comparing him to a couple other guys in his class which isn't how to judge a prospects ability or potential, but it was also what seemed to me to be his lack of caring and preparation that angered me. I feel much differently about him as a player after a small sample size this season, I don't know if I ever think he truly taps into the offensive potential that is obviously there, but if he brings the energy, love and passion he has so far this season than I see a long career for him with our favorite organization. He's taking huge strides in the right direction.
  9. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    I just think the whole toughness thing is overrated. Kane isn't just physical but also skilled, I agree with that completely. If you could have him or Kucherov or another pure offensive guy that's more on the softer side generally, on the same contact, I'm always going with the more offensively dynamic player. I love our prospect cupboard now too but you can't pencil all those guys in like they'll all be NHLers, some guys aren't gonna develop like hoped and others will beat expectations. The future sure looks bright though
  10. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    I agree that adding Kane to the other 2 we have in the system would bring an abundance of physical presence, but who really cares about that? Don Cherry does for sure, and some hockey fans with an old and out of date perspective of the game for sure. But in reality, who cares if your team is soft, hard or whatever term you want to label them. The game is about winning, I don't care if we are winning with a team full of literal midgets, and I mean no disrespect in using that term. And I have no issue with your post, I respect your thought process on it! I just feel like some fans grasp at straws with Jake. Like, sure he doesn't produce but at least he's not a sissy!! I don't care how tough you are, I want good hockey players. Also in no way am I saying you do this with Jake, just thought your post was the perfect place to butt in.
  11. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    I don't think Lucic is afraid of anyone, certainly not anyone in the NHL. Guddy is a physical presence but he doesn't scare any tough guys in the league, as no one should.
  12. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    Yeah I don't think the public scrutiny does any good for the kid, I just get why some people are upset and don't think they're totally wrong vocalizing it. It's not Jakes fault he was picked, I'm not mad at him for that, the only thing I'm upset with Jake on was his maturity level and fitness which tie together for me. If he really has broken through like many think than that's great, and I will gladly eat crow. This is an exciting time to be a Canuck fan though, regardless of where you stand on Jake, we have many intriguing prospects in the pipeline for probably the first time.
  13. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    I also read that the other day too. That's a great post btw. Tkachuk was absolutely in a better position in the lineup with more opportunities but he definitely forced Calgarys hand in that decision, Jake could have done the same here. I'm not trying to argue against everything you say, I respect your posts and like that you put thought into them, I'm just finding the other side of the conversation. In the end I think we both want the same thing with all Canuck prospects.
  14. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    While I wanted Nylander and Ehlers over Jake I don't make those comparisons because like you said, they're completely different players. You can compare him to a guy like Matt Tkachuk though who looked a lot better than Jake has so far. But I agree with you, he's young. This year is big for him though. If he's stagnant in his progression this year I think it kills his stock with our organization.
  15. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    This post is gold. Do I fully believe in Jake? No. But I want nothing but the best for him and hope I'm wrong. Anyone that says it's stupid to call him a busy should realize it's just as stupid to assume he isn't. Calling him a bust is certainly premature, but post being drafted he's certainly closer to being a disappointment than anything else. People with blind faith in Jake are insane. Hopefully this year everything comes together. If he's a guy that takes until 23 or 24 to develop into what was hoped from him then I guarantee he reaches that potential with another organization. You don't take a guy 6th overall and wait on him for 7 years. Projects shouldn't be drafted close to that high. Let's all just see what this coming season has and we will have an even better understanding of where he's at in his developmental curve. Though I'm not your biggest fan, go Jake go, prove me and whoever else that doesn't have faith in you wrong, please.