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Cup Loss making Gillis do things he shouldnt

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There was a similar topic to this on HF boards, and I though id bring it here.

Basically since losing to Boston in the cup Finals the Canucks have been drafting big and tough guys time after time this year and last years draft. Its stupid. We were one of the best teams and still are for now, because we had so much skill and that got us to the Cup Final. Gillis is so bent on changing the make-up of the team, and it's really unnecessary. There are so many players that the Canucks could've gotten in this years draft and last but he was so concerned that he must draft someone is atleast 6'2 200. It's stupid

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The guys we have drafted have shown skill too.

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Thank you for your input .. stupid is as stupid does, I suppose .. skilled twerps rule this League .. Gillis is just BLIND to this fact ..

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Gritty wingers and big hitters rule this league. The "twerps" who do know how to hit and duck. Brown, Keith, Lucic, Edler, Getzlaf, Chara, Phanuef type players rule this league.

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Bigger is better. I would assume Gillis is changing his draft strategy based on the type of player that actually makes it into this league, that being a bigger, two way forward. When Gillis drafted Hodgson and Schroeder, both were and still are undersized with a certain lack of effort within their own zone. One of the positives about drafting big, is that a bigger player doesn't have to be as positionally sound, rather he can rub out his check instead of trying to poke the puck away.

I don't think Gillis is compensating for the loss to the Bruins, rather he is just responding. If some of the players Gillis has drafted, including Jensen, Gaunce, Grenier, Labate, Beattie and adding Kassian end up cracking the line up they will not be replacing our skilled player but rather fill in 3/4th line spots to start, which a smaller one dimensional forward would be less capable.

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I dunno, 6'1, 6'2 just isn't that big when you're talking cream of the crop athletes. I don't see it as desperate moves to get huge, just normal. Doesn't take a smart a$$ to look at Ebbett, Schroeder and Hodgson and start crackin hobbit jokes. Putting Bitz in the playoffs after so much time away turned into a total disaster, I like Kassian but that deal looked and still looks pretty stupid. I don't think we need monsters, just average sized players with skill. The majority of that 1st round was 6'2, only like 3 players shorter than 6'.

No more midget prospects, just average height guys that we can strength train and count on to give and take a beating.

but yea, no problem with gaining size in the prospect pool, even your average NFL QB is bigger than any of our players.

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Thank you for your input .. stupid is as stupid does, I suppose .. skilled twerps rule this League .. Gillis is just BLIND to this fact ..

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I actually think its necessary, I'm tired of being pussies. The history of this team has been big and strong, we've gotten away from that. We need balance between size and skill and we need to add size to keep it even. This is a terrible draft year for skill so you might as well draft some muscle.

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Always should take the best players available and then trade as necessary. (Kassian trade sucks tho).

Big guys with little talent wont crack the top 6 unless were crape.

You can't teach skill.

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There was a similar topic to this on HF boards, and I though id bring it here.

Basically since losing to Boston in the cup Finals the Canucks have been drafting big and tough guys time after time this year and last years draft. Its stupid. We were one of the best teams and still are for now, because we had so much skill and that got us to the Cup Final. Gillis is so bent on changing the make-up of the team, and it's really unnecessary. There are so many players that the Canucks could've gotten in this years draft and last but he was so concerned that he must draft someone is atleast 6'2 200. It's stupid

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Kings won the Cup with size, NJD got into the finals with their size up front, Boston won over us with their size.

What we need more of though is size on DEFENCE

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Kings won the Cup with size, NJD got into the finals with their size up front, Boston won over us with their size.

What we need more of though is size on DEFENCE

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Top 15 NHL Scorers:

Evgeni Malkin - 6'3"

Steven Stamkos - 6'1"

Cluade Giroux 5'11"

Jason Spezza 6'3"

Ilya Kovalchuk 6'3"

Phil Kessel 6'0"

James Neal 6'2"

John Tavares 6'0"

Henrik Sedin 6'2"

Patrik Elias 6'1"

Erik Karlsson 6'0"

Marian Hossa 6'1"

Ray Whitney 5'10"

Joe Thornton 6'4"

Marian Gaborik 6'1"

Two guys out of 15 are under 5'0". And only another two guys are 6'0". You don't see little twerps ruling the league. The league is getting bigger and bigger. Boston started this, LA continued it.

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