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Everything posted by Dazzle

  1. Yes, this is correct. Trading Virtanen isn't going to fix the pre-existing issues. After all, the giveaways aren't as a result of Virtanen on the ice. I don't think we should trade Virtanen at this time.
  2. The whole team is on fire and the one place we're not looking is the stove, when everyone is up in arms about the architect of the house.
  3. Have we even considered if Green is the problem here? So many people are playing terrible hockey here, minus players like Motte who seem to be the exception rather than the rule.
  4. That's not exactly fair. Berube turned the season around from a total dump that St. Louis had. His impact on the team was undeniable.
  5. Agreed. I don't want another toxic coach. Boudreau will be an interesting hire honestly. I think if they fire everyone, the coach will want to hire new assistants, so it's possible they'll wait until the end of the season for this entire purge.
  6. I think a change in the coaching staff will happen, although I have no idea when they'll have time to send in a new coach during the quarantine. I'd really like to see a fresh voice behind the bench.
  7. That's too funny. Your hate for Benning continually showcases your lack of logic. How exactly does firing a GM change the toxicity of the room? That's hilarious.
  8. You shouldn't be liking Green. Statistically he has performed no better than WD. That's so sad.
  9. I disagreed a lot with your posts in the past - and probably still do. Yet I've found that there's more agreement on this front. I think Benning is far from perfect. But it's time to shift the emphasis on him and onto someone who can make every day changes, namely roster decisions. Furthermore, special teams and defensive systems need major reconsideration. There is no way a team of proper NHLers should be letting in 5 goals or more per game. Our players are not fringe NHlers who got rushed in. There's zero excuses for Green. People need to open their eyes and see that he ain't that good. WD and Green have the same stats. Maybe they're both coaches that will do better at the lower levels. Nothing wrong with that.
  10. I'm glad people found the comparison with WD, as well as demoting/scratching players, namely Juolevi. Although Green has a much better roster than WD ever did, his systems need an overhaul because he's underachieving. I really don't understand how people continue to defend Green, even though he's done nothing to make positive adaptations. You know what's funny? Since WD and Green have similar stats, it may be that they both have misused Eriksson.
  11. Oh look, here's another poster that continually bashes Benning to no end. 3. That's a huge assumption. Toffoli did wait for quite a while, so one could safely assume he did exercise ALL his options. 4. There is no evidence at all to think he didn't listen to the calls on Virtanen either. How do you know he didn't like the offers? 5. "could have" is a very problematic expression, especially on CDC. It usually doesn't take into consideration other factors, so if it were so easy, you wouldn't have GMs who would be stuck with contracts. Do you really think Benning wanted to be in this position? You're also overlooked the expansion draft. How do you know he didn't make moves because he didn't want to be stuck in an even worse position? 6. Nothing said we had to sign Holtby, yet the Canucks did. If they took a cheaper option and ended up in this EXACT situation, are you going to use hindsight and said, "Benning should've signed Holtby for CHEAP". 7. We get it. How he handled Toffoli and Tanev was bad. You claim you know about negotiations, but from what you've described here, you continue to prove that you know nothing about how it works. The Canucks are doing bad, sure. But look at the freaking standings. Calgary is below us, in spite of Tanev and Markstrom. Detroit is practically dead last. Only Montreal is doing well with Toffoli, but they are much further along in their development than us. Can you think for a moment that there are problems on this team that are related to coaching? Schmidt was a top defenceman for LV and appears to suck in Green/Baumgartner's systems. Why is that? It's because the problems of this team were simply covered up by Tanev/Markstrom. Yet we are playing the exact same way as we did last season.
  12. What a joke. Both of those guys have been out of work for a while...
  13. Doubt is normal, I think. What doesn't make sense is for people to continually defend Green, saying stuff like "Oh it's Benning's fault. Green's just doing the best he can." No, it doesn't cut it that the team is playing the EXACT same style/brand of hockey as previous years. And it doesn't cut it that the coach isn't making adaptations. Why the hell is Juolevi sitting the press box, but not Chatfield? I'm not saying all these losses are on Chatfield. It's the decision making that is very questionable with Green.
  14. I listed coaching as the issue. This includes Green and Baumgartner. Tanev and Markstrom, while good players, aren't doing enough to help Calgary win. The team has struggled mightily, pretty much as much as we have standing wise, except they're not letting in 4+ goals a night. Everyone screams about Benning letting these players go - and what I'm saying is that these players, while good, have been hiding the coaching/structural issues that have existed for years. That starts with Green and his crew. They should absolutely not get a free pass like you've been giving them. Schmidt has played on several good teams for years, including LV - you know, the team that just beat us. Now he sucks under coach's system. Do you REALLY think it's not the coach's structure still?
  15. I get that you want to criticize the GM for everything, but your own logic is fallacious. If they're (Tanev and Markstrom) playing well, and the rest oof team is not, they aren't doing enough to keep Calgary from losing. Another way of looking at this: they aren't the problem, but they aren't this magical solution either. There is one conclusion that can be drawn from this: Tanev and Markstrom has covered up the inadequacies of the coaching situation. The Canucks team, in theory, is better than Calgary's. The standings don't lie.
  16. It doesn't make sense how Schmidt who was playing top hard minutes for an EXCELLENT LV team can be such a pylon here. The systems are really bad.
  17. Green and his assistants are responsible for this product. The GM has already made his moves, in anticipation for the expansion draft. The cap crunch requires Benning to do some creative financial management.
  18. Did you really make a new account to protect your main account?
  19. There's a reason Green isn't being signed and he's not making it the case for him to get extended.
  20. What the hell is this long stretch pass tactic they keep repeating? God damn it.
  21. Coach has to go man. How do you justify this brand of hockey? Badly outshot 2 to 1. Almost 3 to 1.
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