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  1. Benning gets a B grade from me Could he been better definitely ,swings and misses yes there has been many. Drafting has had it moments . Free agent signings has a C rating, but this year a B+. I like signings this year. I thing Benning thought that many players would want to play here. And found only if they are over paid. I think JB has a tough time making trades with value. Are we better this year yes. Under a different GM we could be a lot better. JB reminds me of the tortoise and the hare , Can you see a light at the end of the tunnel yup is it the SC maybe in 5 more years.
  2. The up coming cap for this year , we need to send LE packing ether to Utica or by trade. This would solve our cap problems . Boeser will sign a bridge deal 5.5 x 3 , Myers may surprise all by taking 6.5 x 7 . we shall see.
  3. This line up if we could fit it under the cap I would say yes to
  4. Benning Is Ok , could be worse. he reminds me of a old hillbilly not a slickster GM . Too honest too strait forward and I like that but is he the right fit for our club? Keep rebuilding and trading Jim . hopefully we get there sooner then later. 50 years and counting
  5. What people fail to see that Virtanen was our pick good or bad .But the fail comes in, in what is he worth right now in a trade. What is Ehlers worth in a trade? and what is Nylander worth in a trade Virtanen = ? Second round pick Ehlers = ? first round pick Nylander = ? first round pick and a prospect Hmmmmmmm I think we get more for Nylander.
  6. I agree if turns out to be as advertised im happy with that but if becomes Lui 2.0 then what does that say about our team?
  7. Alf how can you say its complete. we are two D and one top 6 forward away at minimum
  8. Be bold my son courage is whats needed sweep out the old and in with the new . Clean out the toy box . Time for new and shiny
  9. I say package them both and trade for D help
  10. Bravo .This is what the fans want we want great not good enough!
  11. Don't get me wrong I gave him a B grade . Thats pumping his tires . But we all expect more and want more its his job
  12. And JB will never draft this because he cant see forest for the trees
  13. Im ok with Myers but he will be expensive. He wasn't a driving force in Winter peg but got the job done an upgrade to our currant roster. Would like to see one more D signed as well. so 7 mil 5 years is what his price tag would be .
  14. Remember its the fans that pay the bills wanting more and winning is what the fans want . All the fans have an opinion and have the right to express them. Fans live and die by their team . If JB brings a Cup to Vancouver the fans would revere him. But for now they will criticize him ,its their right.
  15. Yes Has he done enough thats the question , Do the fans think he has done enough or could he have done more. We shall see. I for one think his rebuild should have been just that gut it and start over, the lack of second round picks and the lack of Defense is what concerns me. I give him a solid B rating could he do more yes I think so . Do I like where we are at yes , Do I think JB will bring us a cup ? Nope Its been 50 years and still waiting cheering on the future young stars.
  16. It all depends on D what JB can get done. We add two good D men and we are off to the races. 9 points more to make it we are close . Time to take long hard looks at the baggage players . Up grade, trade or Sign its only money. Future cap problems JB will sort out .
  17. Yup best to move him to Ottawa after bonus paid get someone who wants to be here
  18. Loui had his chances and didn't produce how many does he need. Decline in talent thats what happens to older hockey players
  19. LOL lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
  20. Yah good points Johnny Hockey reference was about size and skill not direct comparison anyway Dman was what I wanted at this pick oh well we shall see.
  21. No need for name calling , We shall see , they may have high celling's but there are a lot of GMs who think other wise. Our First ,There is the Russian factor he may not want to play here or leave Russia KHL. Our Second small and skilled may be JG or Maybe JS who knows? my opinion
  22. IF, IF, IF LOL JB could have hit a home run at this Draft instead he gambled a first on a player who may never play and a second on a smerf that may never play, Plus he left a couple of seconds on the table he should have traded for. I give him a bunt single.