OK, you totally made up for your comments in the Luongo thread with this post.
quote - Hansen, Raymond, Kassian, Malhotra and Arnott all deserve roster spots more then Evander Kane because they have demonstrated that their character is far superior to his.
And Kane has demonstrated superior hockey playing abilities.
quote - Not only has Evander Kane "allegedly" acted like a jerk through his actions off the ice, he looks like the biggest tool on the ice.
Evidence that he is a toll off the ice please?
And he looks like a tool here?
I love Matt Cooke, but Kane sure doesn't look like a tool here:
quote - Evander Kane has not dedicated his time to the Vancouver Canucks organization like Malhotra, Raymond, Luongo, etc.
Neither did Luongo or Malhotra before they became Canucks.
quote - Evander Kane hasn't earned the right to some ridiculous mega-contract.
Do you have information on how much he is asking for? A mega ridiculous contract is IMO something like 6M for 7 years. Is he asking for that much? You have evidence? I think he just wants out of Winnipeg.
quote - This is our team and our time to win a championship.
All the more reason to address our top 6 situation now. I have nothing against Higgins or Raymond, but an upgrade is an upgrade.
quote - This is a team filled with men of character who were raised by people who understand what the values of this community are meant to be about. That's what I think Mike Gillis believes in. Hockey isn't just a puck sliding around the ice-It's a form of expression. Hockey gives the player the opportunity to show what type of person they are.
Are you in the copywriting business? This sounds like a script for a commercial. In fact your whole post sounds like copywriting.
quote - Evander Kane has proven that he does not have what it takes to serve as a role model to youth in the community of Greater Vancouver.
He has proven himself to be a dynamic, top 6 goal producer in the NHL. Maybe he has not proven that he is a community role model yet, but he is still 21.
quote - Winnipeg is the smallest market in the National Hockey League. Winnipeg isn't the party town that Evander Kane is looking for.
What evidence do you have to support your claim that he is looking for a party town? He is rich and he can party wherever he wants.
quote - If he wants to play in the NHL, then he should behave like a man.
He is a budding NHL star player. What evidence do you have to support your claim that is not behaving like a man? Is Pronger asking for a trade out of Edmonton a childish act?
quote - Men don't make decisions based on their need to party and destroy their bodies.
Evidence he is doing that?
quote - If Kane wants to win, he should stay in Winnipeg. The Jets have the infrastructure to start winning 3-4 years down the road.
If he wants to win, he should go to a Cup contender. I believe good economics count as a winning structure. A small market team has to struggle mightily to be a competitive contender. The new CBA might change that I admit, but the odds are still stacked against them.
quote - Evander Kane will not be a Vancouver Canuck.
You can look into the future now? Just because you can write doesn't mean you are right. People like you have an agenda and I can't understand why.
Not very often can someone type a whole essay like Morris Berger-Poll did, and make such little sense. The ridiculous observations and interpretations and downright falsities of that piece was incomprehensible.
There is not a coach or GM in the business that would give Raymond, Arnott, or Malholtra a spot over Kane. Who is this guy, and what game is he watching?
How in hell does he look like a tool on the ice?? I really don't care what he appears to be like off the ice, but how in hell does he look like a tool on the ice?
quote - Evander Kane has not dedicated his time to the Vancouver Canucks organization like Malhotra, Raymond, Luongo,
Hahahaha best quote ever. I don't even know where to start.
Players that don't play for our team haven't dedicated their time to our organization. Uhhhh.... duh.
I am just going to stop, because as Mark Twain said,"Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."