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Phat Fingers last won the day on July 23 2016

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  1. Just want to add, going back years to Trevor Linden. early second guessing was part of every Canucks pick. Take the following year, Petr Nedved over so many players that should have gone before him based on his impact in the league, but Nedved was not the best pick, but then Antoski at 14... wow, if it wasn’t for Naslund that would have looked horrible vs the names that came later. After that, Quinn’s picks declined rapidly, save Peca. Second guessing picks, second nature, but until a pick is traded or let go, why not wait and see.
  2. How is Jake a blatant miss. 18 goals in a shortened season on getting 3rd line minutes... that is easily top six production. So is Jake a bust? No but there are shinnier picks, yes, but the players everyone wanted are only better but not when costed out vs dollar per point. Give me the Jake we have vs the Nylander TO has, we can’t afford that guy. Jake has a slower learning curve, sure but he was and is a solid pick, so was McCann. The player missed was Pasternak, and everyone practically missed him. D men can take time, remember Ohlund? OJ was drafted as a project
  3. Podz is a coaches dream player, along with Petey, Bo, Miller and Hughes. OJ could get three and Hogs will also get there. Lind is being converted to center, something he was always billed as being able to do, but it suits his game so well. Team is being built, not a series of 1 dimensional players who cannot play a team game. This is why Jake is an outlier within this group, or has been for a long time. That part of his game is weaker, the emphatic team game, where you just know where the right place to be is. Brock really struggled with that two way play, team game approach
  4. What I find is with JB having a body of work, it allows for the one offs and outliers to be seen for what they are, mistakes. What I have also seen is a rookie GM and mistakes were to be expected. If JB was unable to learn from his mistakes, then he would be long gone, but he has gotten better each season, like his club. Credit, to where it is due. For every poster that berated him for every mistake, some were bad, LE, but I cannot fault his drafting, by any metric, is the best in club history. With two rookies in the starting lineup, JB has a chance to land his fourth consecut
  5. The worst is always yet to come, but I am an optimist...
  6. Give Miller Podz, just for a while, put a translator on the other wing and let Podz soak it up. He will. Coaches dream player, will devour the puck on the forecheck. Will be a turnover machine. He is everything, minus needed shift to NA, but he is already bottom six guy on our roster, except he would have to be paid way above an elc rate to be a bottom six player for the Canucks... lol.
  7. So, I have been gone for while, was basically crippled for the last year, wife left me, almost died, still here, a very expensive medicine has saved me from being crippled for the rest of my life, so am healthy, happy now that the wife is gone and more alive than ever. come here to see how OJ and co are doing and I see Fred and the same yahoo’s saying the same things they were two years ago... hilarious. same old cdc.. don’t stop being crazy, cause I won’t either. phats.
  8. I don't see much similarity between Green and old Willie. Green is also really familiar with players in the system and had a crowded house in Vancouver with too many lower pairing players subject to waivers taking up the usual spots to open up for rookies. Beyond that, Petey, Brock, Gaudette, Hughes and Demko all came into the NHL under Greens watch, so you cannot say he doesn't play rookies. If anything JB has messed up his player turnover timeline by drafting too well. 3 Calder nominations in a row. Podz, Hogz and Jurmo on the horizon and a really
  9. Alot can happen between now and and next year. Personally, I think that LE might just hang them up. Up until now, LE hasn't hurt the future of the club. His situation is going to flip this year. If he returns, he will be a negatively impacting the future of this club. How does he walk into the locker room if Marky couldn't be resigned due to cap space as a scenario. He has most of his cash, the hiatus will likely hurt the more older players due to the physical growth and maturity that occurs with the 24 yr and younger players naturally. Hope
  10. At this point Green and Benning have no choice but to either rush Marky back or bring up an AHL tender. Mikey has thick skin and has the ideal mindset to be that guy. What the heck could it hurt to see if he can stop the first goal. Demko is shattered mentally atm. The club is shattered cause Demko is shattered. All the work and effort of this season is at stake and to go down in this fashion is not building anything but defeat into our burgeoning team. Demko needs to be sat. Domingue is not the guy, just a leaky bandaid until proven other wise. C
  11. He may have to find another ride home. Team policy, practice, meetings, or pre game time missed. Wtf knows.
  12. Tanev 2.0? He can play the right side, at least he did in the QMJHL.
  13. I got high, now I need my own thread. Oops.
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