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  1. Grape

    Jay Beagle | #83 | C

    Going to have to disagree on this one. Don't think any opposing offensive star is looking at 36 y/o Jay Beagle and thinking, "crap this might make things more difficult."
  2. Lack of fans probably clouds judgement. But in general, I do agree. Teams just seem to be overmatched by Tampa.
  3. I remember certain Canucks fans saying they wanted to lose game 6 to Boston to win at home. Ugh.
  4. Don't think decline is the right word at all. I think Bo is around his peak and will be at his peak for the next couple of of years. His (very slight) decline in production was mostly the result of the team taking a step back. The same can be said for JT. Really hope we're opportunistic and take advantage of this within the next couple of years.
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    Jay Beagle | #83 | C

    Well the news we were waiting for was either: 1. Beagle could play and would count towards our cap ($3M). 2. Beagle couldn't play and would be exempt. It turns out that the former was true, and some posters were happy with it as if it was preferential news for the cap-strapped Canucks, which was why I commented. And I'm not sure we can even really say he "plays unlike Loui." I mean, he'll be 36 next year!!! A lot of excellent players can't even play at 36, let alone a career role player in Beagle. You don't think we could find a younger and more productive p
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    Jay Beagle | #83 | C

    Bottom line is that there is ZERO chance a single team offers Beagle for a 1 year/3M dollar contract if he were a free agent, which is basically the contract the Canucks are left with. He is at the point in his career where if he were a free agent, it's unlikely he'd attract any teams for any money, and would either retire or sign overseas to finish off his career. He is an offensive zero which isn't ideal, and his defense is declining with age. There are positives, absolutely. Leadership is one of them. But let's not kid ourselves into thinking that's worth 3M. I'm sur
  7. Grape

    Jay Beagle | #83 | C

    You do know that we're one of the worst defensive teams in the league right...
  8. Grape

    Jay Beagle | #83 | C

    The "human side" of sports is why we're stuck with an ultra-expensive and yet possibly the worst bottom six in the league. We needed Sutter because he's "foundational." We needed Eriksson's "chemistry" with the Sedins. We needed Beagle because of his "experience and leadership." We needed Roussel because of his "grit." You just cited a completely different sport as a rebuttal. How is that any better? And to make a rebuttal on that, well, upsets happen. When you see Switzerland upset France, or Iceland make it far as they did in the last Euros, you can't just cite "hea
  9. Sometimes things just happen in hockey. It's a very random sport. I think it's better that we don't try to replicate things and "learn lessons." A lot of moves by Gillis in his final years and in Benning's first few years stemmed from that 2011 loss, which got us nowhere. In this case, I think Price's contract is a prime example of what not to go for, despite current results telling us the opposite.
  10. I watched the game. But just because we're sitting in front of TVs, doesn't give us access to a player's mind. I wouldn't be surprised if the fact that he was pissed contributed to him making the wrong decision, but this looks everything like a guy making an effort to try to separate player from puck. He literally stopped striding and started gliding before the hit, so I don't really understand how people think it's "charging." TBH I think he probably should have kept skating, which would've resulted in a clean play as he would've gotten to the puck faster. I do think t
  11. The hit was clearly to prevent the goal. Obviously he should have tried to poke it so not arguing that it was the wrong decision. Do you really think that in a situation where the team is down a goal with enough time to score a playoff game, that a guy as crucial as Scheifele would decide "hey I'll just injure somebody" rather than win the game? It was a desperate attempt to prevent the goal by separating the puck from the player that ended up in a really bad situation.
  12. Do you really think that's the case? You've gotta be really out of touch with how teenagers think to believe that. Or you just don't want to believe that kids being stupid can hurt some people other than yourself. Would you also excuse a kid going around school calling people the n-word, and say that they might just be doing a social experiment? Given the very small chance that you are right, and the kid likes the book for academic purposes, then it's likely that the kid is also smart enough to know that putting it as his "favourite book" in an yearbook is extremely insensitive to
  13. This one should be easy to tell. But in case some here fall for it, well, don't. It's fake.
  14. I have so many things to say about this but I don’t have the energy to type too much atm. All that I’ll ask you is, if I told you back in 2014 about the results of the upcoming seven years and the team’s current outlook, would you be saying, “man, Benning really did a better than average job!” The bottom line is, no GM is ever brought in with the expectation that 7 years later something like this would be considered “better than average.” The examples you listed are teams that were also poorly managed and as a result had significant turnover. I find it hard to
  15. He's basically already producing at 50 points per 82 games (when you factor in recency bias and that he barely plays on the PP). To say 50 points is his POTENTIAL is massively underselling things IMO. It's saying that he'll barely get better, if at all.' He's already producing at a fantastic pace playing primarily on even strength, and so 80 points down the line is absolutely attainable. Likely? No. But I don't think people would be that shocked based on what we know of Hog.
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