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  1. I had to think about this trade and decided not to react the 1st few days and I'm glad I did. If the rumours are true, it sounds like there were potential issues arising beyond having just a poor season. I don't want to jump to conclusions on things like these but I can see this trade being necessary. Is Highmore high value? Not really, but he's better than nothing.
  2. The problem with this way of thinking though is you yourself have to be very specific in order to make these claims (ie. top 3 teams in every division). None of this accounts for how good or bad a division is, teams that are doing better than expected, teams that are doing worse than expected. It's effectively just saying "we're bad" and nitpicking something that otherwise would say absolutely nothing. I don't think we're a good team yet, but I don't think we're a bad team either. We've in a tough division which makes us seem worse than we are. For example, is St. Louis a bad team?
  3. How about this? We struggle with the teams in our division currently. This, of course translates to our division, but it does not necessarily translate league wide. We simply do not know where we would be had it been a normal year and had covid not existed. So when you play just the teams in your division, you're not looking at the entire league when you're looking at the standings.
  4. What would we have gained? Aside from maybe Tanev helping us for maybe being above Calgary or something, I doubt they would have done much of anything to be honest. Our division is very competitive and we need to account for that. I think we still need to develop as a team.
  5. I think it's more where people's motivations are than anything. Not everyone is interested in everything and so no one's an expert at everything as a result. However, even someone who may seem "stupid" in politics might be the person you want to go fix your car or build your house and you might get better results hiring them than if you did it yourself. Are these people stupid then? We often seem to have a preconceived notion about what smart and stupid people are, but that notion is going to be different from person to person, so where is that bar then exactly to begin
  6. I mean, honestly, you're the one telling people they will get it eventually. You're literally providing the worst case scenario here while claiming others are thinking more dismally somehow. At least that's what I've read here anyway.
  7. This isn't true given the vaccines coming out so I also don't see the point in looking at things this dismally either. I say let's be realistic about this: 1) A lot of people will get it but it's not going to be everybody. We have vaccines now. 2) Most do survive, which isn't good because that means people are dying. Most is a low bar that should never be accepted as adequate. 3) There are variants out there and this 3rd wave may end up being the worst of them all because of those variants. While we vaccinate, there's still going to be that havoc in the meantime.
  8. Wow. That's a "fantastic point". Glad we have such a low bar that we care more about people "not living life" than we do people dying.
  9. What does this have to do with what I said? Also, what's the point in downplaying it when PEOPLE ARE DYING FROM IT. Just saying....
  10. To be honest, I don't see how it's helpful to know whether or not flu has long term health effects in the first place. The problem here is covid, not the flu. All this is is a "what about this?" rather than actually addressing the situation at hand in my opinion.
  11. If there's one thing I've learned from being online a lot, it's that just because we're talking about Americans, it doesn't mean we have morals and they don't. Getting scammed is still getting scammed at the end of the day. I have high doubts 99% would still mark him down to be honest. I don't know what the percentage would be, but I think it would be naive to think it would be as high as 99%. Americans still aren't idiots and thinking they are is the exact mentality that will keep them in that position. If you want them to change you have to treat them like they can.
  12. Some will sure, but not everyone with this. I really think that the more stuff like this happens, the less people would actually vote for Trump in the end. It's not fun getting scammed and people don't take kindly to it when they start to actually realise it. The hard part is actually realising it.
  13. I think you can have varying degrees of confidence in a player. It's not you're confident or you're not. Perhaps they didn't know what to expect this season with Demko and Holtby's just there to give him the time he needs. It's almost like they didn't want to rush Demko into being the starter at that point like they have since drafting him. What a thought! What baffles me is here people are saying how Benning should be proactive and resign our prospects sooner than later so we don't get into some stalemate with our players, and as soon as we get a good deal, people then
  14. So you're going to name a bunch of random ex-Canucks as reason to like the guy over our "retreads"? Doesn't exactly prove Dazzle wrong to be honest. All you've really done is name a bunch of players and expect that to mean something. Quick Edit: I really wish people would actually give off legitimate reasons for things compared with what you're providing. I really do. I'm seriously fine with criticizing, but listing off a bunch of players without much further context is just silly at best.
  15. There's a point though where you can be too trusting. There has to be a balance and Demko didn't show enough in my opinion to allow for such trust. Finding a goalie might not be difficult, but it's different if you need to find a solid starter. If you're looking for literally JUST a goalie, that's a really really low bar to have. And I don't see how he prioritized that position at all. We didn't even know if we had a starter before signing Holtby. The prioritization was not for a backup, it was for insurance that we have a starter. A safety net. That's hardly signing someone just t
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