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OMG..what whiner you are.?....If you're going to call out CDC on HFCanucks.Go there, and frickin stay there.
The worst type of fan...
I am going to post what you posted on hf canucks here...
"Like probably quite a few others on here, I'm a member of CDC as well, though until today hadn't gone to CDC in quite some time. Today I went to see what the buzz was on which of the Black Aces stuck with the Canucks, though without using my identity to log in.
Looking at the threads, the first one that caught my eye wasn't about the Black Aces but about Jim Benning. The original poster was trying to figure out just how good he was and his conclusion was that the best comparison was Bill Torrey, original general manager of the New York Islanders, who had that franchise in the Stanley Cup finals in their 3rd, 4th and 5th seasons in existence, in the playoffs for 14 consecutive seasons and won four Cups with the Islanders.
The next example given, by another poster, was Jim Devellano, who was hired as GM of the Red Wings by their new owner in 1982. The Wings had just missed the playoffs four years in a row. Under Devellano the Wings made the division semi-finals in his 2nd and 3rd seasons, won four Cups and made the playoffs sixteen consecutive seasons.
A third example of greatness similar to our Canuck GM was given by another poster, who didn't name the comparable general manager but was of the opinion that Benning's record was comparable with the drafting done by the Oilers in their first three NHL drafts. In their first draft the Oilers drafted Kevin Lowe as the last pick in the 1st round, had no second round pick, took Mark Messier in the 3rd round and Glenn Anderson in the 4th. They followed that with Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Walt Poddubny and Andy Moog in 1980 and Grant Fuhr and Steve Smith in 1981. The Oilers made the playoffs in each of their first 13 seasons in the NHL, including five Cup wins.
There you have it, folks. Our very own Jim Benning is comparable to Bill Torrey, Jim Devellano and his drafting comparable to that done by the Oilers in 1979-81, while some of us just don't properly appreciate it.
It must be really nice to be able to live in a world of alternate reality and be able to believe in it."
Two faced Twit.