Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Spotted Zebra

48 Games... Perfect for a Tank?

Recommended Posts

Let me start off by saying that this isn't a troll thread, I am not suggesting that the Canucks blow up the organization and trade away the Sedins and Edler for prospects. Nor am I suggesting there isn't a chance the Canucks could go all the way this year.

But...

What's the one thing you keep hearing CONSISTANTLY about the Canucks from someone who is not a fan of them? It's not that they aren't tough enough, or they're to thin on defence. Both these statements may be true, but the thing I keep hearing over and over is : "Their window is coming to an end"

Whether you agree with it or not, you have to acknowledge it.

Years of sketchy drafting have led to a prospect pool have led to Jensen, Schroeder, Corrado, and Gaunce as the future of the team. That isn't bad, but chances are they arent going to take over for the Sedins and Kesler and Burrows, all of whom are slowly aging.

Anyways, the point I'm trying to make here is this. When people found out there was going to be a 48 game schedule, most of the initial reaction was that the Canucks had to go balls to the walls to ice their best possible team for the playoffs, which is what we, the fans would like. No arguing that.

But what happens, when someone decides to take liberties on Daniel Sedin again, and our D core disintegrates? Whats the point of making the playoffs and being eliminated in the first round, only to get the 23rd Overall draft pick? Each year we don't win the cup, our chances fade slightly more the following season.

We were not expecting hockey this year. Hamhuis is hurt, Kassian is hurt, Booth is hurt, Kes is hurt.

Our second line stands to be : Raymond - Ebbett - Hansen.

Why not let Kes rest up the whole season, get healthy, and get 70 points next year? This team will not have forgotten how to win, and the addition of a Jones, or MacKinnon extends the shelflife of this team by YEARS.

I'm rambling now, but you get the point. We suffered though a 4 month lockout, could we not suffer through 3 more for the good of the team, Edmonton had to endure this for close to 300 games, we could do it for 48.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is plenty of talent to be had in the draft at any # of pick. Tanking only takes chances away from our current lottery players. It also pisses off the hockey gods, Edmonton is gonna get hit hard with Karma, karma being the Vancouver Canucks this season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not just have MG phone up Bettman and tell him that Vancouver forfeits all games :picard: ?

Looking at your join date, you should know better than to post this stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So you're saying you'd rather have elite prospects than regular season and playoff success year in and year out? Go cheer for the Oilers then

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we suffered through 4 months of lockout whats another 3 months???

that was 4 months of no hockey ......NO NHL games .. have you looked at the schedule?

they get 2 days off tops , then its game , day off game ,day off, game, day off , game , game, 2 days off, game ECT ECT ECT ECT

i cant put up with a few losses back to back let alone 3 months of straight loss every other day

only person who could possibly deal with this would be a hermit or the deaf / blind

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't understand, OP.

Are you suggesting that we trade away the Sedins, Kes, Bieksa, Hamhuis, Edler etc etc and load up on prospects so that maybe one day we can have a team as good as the one we have right now?

Or are you saying that somebody needs to go into the locker room and tell those guys to lose on purpose? Tough to find a volunteer for that job I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To infer the OP is a hermit, or deaf/blind is a tremendous insult to to hermits, the deaf and the blind. There's just nothing to say or do to validate the stupidity that is the OP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.