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8 hours ago, Warhippy said:

With Gadjovich, MacEwen, Lind, Jasek, Podkolzin, Karlsson and more in the wings I can't see any reason why Jake deserves to still be on the team next year over any of those cheaper most certainly more energetic options.

 

I've always been a team Virtanen guy, but after watching him and his conduct last year in the Okanagan and his production and lack of literally ANY level of energy on the ice over more than a period i'm done.

 

We have cheaper more willing options and there's a long history of teams that have picked far higher, far more consistently with far more busts than us and a 6th overall pick

Lol haters pulling stuff out of their behinds, go write a book, your imagination is great! 

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Just now, Law of Goalies said:

Lol haters pulling stuff out of their behinds, go write a book, your imagination is great! 

How about you start arguing with evidence instead of throwing out smarmy one-liners?

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Just now, -AJ- said:

How about you start arguing with evidence instead of throwing out smarmy one-liners?

It's hard thou, as i have used that method before but haters gonna hate so i rather just continue this way. It is hard to show stubborn people the other way. Many other posters who are not blinded with hate have made many valid points in the many Jake threads but seems it doesnt work so meh

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21 hours ago, Law of Goalies said:

While your blind jake hatred is boring

Soooooooo what are your thoughts on Jakes performane last night?

 

11:39 of ice time, 5 pim, 1 hit, 1 wrestling match 

0 sog

 

Please tell me I didn't watch the game closely again?

 

I'm always ready to shotgun a beer

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On 4/26/2021 at 10:21 AM, Warhippy said:

With Gadjovich, MacEwen, Lind, Jasek, Podkolzin, Karlsson and more in the wings I can't see any reason why Jake deserves to still be on the team next year over any of those cheaper most certainly more energetic options.

 

I've always been a team Virtanen guy, but after watching him and his conduct last year in the Okanagan and his production and lack of literally ANY level of energy on the ice over more than a period i'm done.

 

We have cheaper more willing options and there's a long history of teams that have picked far higher, far more consistently with far more busts than us and a 6th overall pick

You sir are absolutely correct

 

Whats a bag of pucks worth these days? 

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Gabriel Valardi is a good example to this point. At least teams realized it with Valardi before he got picked, not after.  It happens allot. The cream gets separated at this level. I have no idea how this guy has continued to be such a talking point in Vancouver. He doesn't deserve it. 

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23 hours ago, cuporbust said:

Gabriel Valardi is a good example to this point. At least teams realized it with Valardi before he got picked, not after.  It happens allot. The cream gets separated at this level. I have no idea how this guy has continued to be such a talking point in Vancouver. He doesn't deserve it. 

It’s because of his draft spot. If he was a third or fourth round pick, nobody would have a problem with his production or play.

 

truth is he’s a good to fair middle liner, and as long as he doesn’t get paid too much more then he is currently, he adds to the team. There are others coming along that may squeeze him out, but for now he has value to the Canucks. He’s a good forechecker, second on our team in hits, second or third in penalties drawn. Having a bad year point wise, like 90% of the team.

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4 hours ago, NorthWestNuck said:

It’s because of his draft spot. If he was a third or fourth round pick, nobody would have a problem with his production or play.

 

truth is he’s a good to fair middle liner, and as long as he doesn’t get paid too much more then he is currently, he adds to the team. There are others coming along that may squeeze him out, but for now he has value to the Canucks. He’s a good forechecker, second on our team in hits, second or third in penalties drawn. Having a bad year point wise, like 90% of the team.

Ya , so I think enough time has passed to get over it and realize he's just another wasted high pick. It happens.  I have no idea why this convo has gone on this long regardless.  It's way past hoping for him to figure it out. That was a relatively understandable excuse for the first few years .  He was drafted I'm 2014 for f sakes. It's been over half a decade since that " high pick". Time to let it go.

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Just now, cuporbust said:

Ya , so I think enough time has passed to get over it and realize he's just another wasted high pick. It happens.  I have no idea why this convo has gone on this long regardless.  It's way past hoping for him to figure it out. That was a relatively understandable excuse for the first few years .  He was drafted I'm 2014 for f sakes.  It's been over half a decade since that " high pick.  Time to let it go.

 

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Every criticism that Jake has received has been warranted up to this point.

 

Despite his very lackluster and extremely disappointing season up to date, I haven't hated his game as much since the return from Covid. Sitll makes some dumb plays here and there, but I've noticed his attention and engagement overall is there. Sure sounds like a dummied down expectations for a former 6th overall pick and trying to find the silver lining here, but as bad as he has been this year, I thought his last 5 games has been fine.

 

I did like that he chose to step up and try to spark the team with his fight against Dzingel. I've been very critical of Jake on these boards many times, and sure its been frustrating losing the last 3 of 4 games against the Sens, but I have liked a few things from Jake since the return to play. 

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9 hours ago, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

Every criticism that Jake has received has been warranted up to this point.

 

Despite his very lackluster and extremely disappointing season up to date, I haven't hated his game as much since the return from Covid. Sitll makes some dumb plays here and there, but I've noticed his attention and engagement overall is there. Sure sounds like a dummied down expectations for a former 6th overall pick and trying to find the silver lining here, but as bad as he has been this year, I thought his last 5 games has been fine.

 

I did like that he chose to step up and try to spark the team with his fight against Dzingel. I've been very critical of Jake on these boards many times, and sure its been frustrating losing the last 3 of 4 games against the Sens, but I have liked a few things from Jake since the return to play. 

But people still hope that he plays like a 6th overall pick. I'm sure most jake supporters, like me, are not hoping or still expecting him to play like a 6th overall pick. We just think he is a decent player for a bottom 9 role and should not be paid more than now. Although you say he turned over the puck or he didnt tie up the stick, all players esp Miller does the same thing. The only reason why you ain't hating on him is because he scores (albeit playing first line and top pp minutes). I already concluded that he is a decent bottom 9 player who, against the blind hatred hr receives, doesnt hurt the team because he does a lot of things right. 

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On 4/26/2021 at 10:32 AM, higgyfan said:

I've never heard anything regarding Jake last summer.  Doesn't seem like he could get in any trouble hanging out with Meyers.

 

On 4/26/2021 at 6:57 PM, Law of Goalies said:

Lol haters pulling stuff out of their behinds, go write a book, your imagination is great! 

 

On 4/26/2021 at 7:01 PM, Law of Goalies said:

It's hard thou, as i have used that method before but haters gonna hate so i rather just continue this way. It is hard to show stubborn people the other way. Many other posters who are not blinded with hate have made many valid points in the many Jake threads but seems it doesnt work so meh

Gentlemen you can scroll back.

 

During the summer through July Jake was essentially living for about 2.5 weeks on a private residence near Kelowna while Troy Stecher was doing bag skates on his own in Penticton.  I was present while he was essentially being a pig of a human being with barely legal young women and shoving as much food in to his face as he could.  I did not see him drink much but I did see him essentially just being a giant self entitled d-bag.  I have first hand accounts of how he acquitted himself during the evenings and it was not pretty.

 

I posted numerous times about it in the lead up to the playoff return and the culmination was him declaring how he was untouchable and they'd never trade the hometown boy.  This again, while Stecher was practicing twice a day in 2-3 hour shifts in Penticton.

 

@higgyfan please scroll back to early/mid july last year.  I had some very choice words about his conduct.

 

@Law of Goalies your smarmy one liners and ridiculous attitude about the situation are charming but infantile.  Jake has worn his welcome out and his on ice attitude and effort show that.  You don't have to believe a single jot of what people say about the guy, I could care less.  But at this point in time he's dead weight and all the power to him finding himself somewhere else.  He's played himself off the roster under his own merit this year

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11 minutes ago, Warhippy said:

 

 

Gentlemen you can scroll back regarding his conduct between pages 1301 and 1315.

 

During the summer through July Jake was essentially living for about 2.5 weeks on a private residence near Kelowna while Troy Stecher was doing bag skates on his own in Penticton.  I was present while he was essentially being a pig of a human being with barely legal young women and shoving as much food in to his face as he could.  I did not see him drink much but I did see him essentially just being a giant self entitled d-bag.  I have first hand accounts of how he acquitted himself during the evenings and it was not pretty.

 

I posted numerous times about it in the lead up to the playoff return and the culmination was him declaring how he was untouchable and they'd never trade the hometown boy.  This again, while Stecher was practicing twice a day in 2-3 hour shifts in Penticton.

 

@higgyfan please scroll back to early/mid july last year.  I had some very choice words about his conduct.

 

@Law of Goalies your smarmy one liners and ridiculous attitude about the situation are charming but infantile.  Jake has worn his welcome out and his on ice attitude and effort show that.  You don't have to believe a single jot of what people say about the guy, I could care less.  But at this point in time he's dead weight and all the power to him finding himself somewhere else.  He's played himself off the roster under his own merit this year

 

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9 minutes ago, frank einstein said:

sounds like jake has a stalker

Or, sounds like I have a job that gets me in to some pretty choice situations ;) 

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My first reaction is to have an opinion either way but I got to stop rushing to judge and let the actual judges do that, just hope the truth comes out in court.  

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22 hours ago, Law of Goalies said:

But people still hope that he plays like a 6th overall pick. I'm sure most jake supporters, like me, are not hoping or still expecting him to play like a 6th overall pick. We just think he is a decent player for a bottom 9 role and should not be paid more than now. Although you say he turned over the puck or he didnt tie up the stick, all players esp Miller does the same thing. The only reason why you ain't hating on him is because he scores (albeit playing first line and top pp minutes). I already concluded that he is a decent bottom 9 player who, against the blind hatred hr receives, doesnt hurt the team because he does a lot of things right. 

Gawd, Miller is good but so freaking lazy in his own end it's not even funny. He's just such a good player he get's away with it sometimes. A lot of times he's fighting Hughes for whose fault the goal is. he just quits on the dside way earlier.

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