J.I.A.H.N Posted April 23, 2015 Share Posted April 23, 2015 I sat here tonight wondering what I could possibly say that might not anger Canuck fans, and realized there is nothing that won't get attacked on here unless, you say you love Burrows, Hamhuis, The Sedins, Lack etc. And I have liked them and their past contributions. But, the truth is our core is old, small and slow, our middle aged players are not or never will be elite players, and we have over paid for some of our depth. The truth is, there are not too many Detroit's or Chicago's, out there that can constantly rebuild on the fly, but most of that has come from good scouting and management. For me, our additions, have been mediocre at best.I realize this needs an explanation, and here it is. Miller is just that mediocre, Vrbata is not built for the playoffs(some of which could be his age, but never the less), Vey is absolutely a undersized, low end 2nd liner at very best, Sbisa is a 5 or 6 dman, Bonino has bottom end 2nd line skill, but would probably be a great 3rd line center, but never more. This is not to say we do not have skill, but it is either young skill or old skill, and it won't be changed by a simple trade.....maybe a trade and time, but not simply a trade. I advocate trading older talent, which some teams need, and which they will be willing to pay for, but it also means we will be a lesser of a team for a couple of years. I think it was a mistake to sign Miller this year, and a mistake to not trade Matthias and Richardson at the deadline. I think that trading Hamhuis will hurt a bit, but we managed without him this winter for a longer period. If Benning doesn't trade core players this up coming year, it will be a major mistake. When I have suggested trading Core players like Vrbata, Hamhuis, Burrows, Higgins, and Miller, you have ranted on me as if I am suggesting trading them all.......which is not the case But we need several big, fast elite players to improve our future, as I ask you, how have you felt we compare against Anaheim, Winnipeg, Montreal, Rangers, Detroit,Chicago and Nashville? Be honest, do you see any comparison to our Canucks? Unfortunately, I don't. Their teams are young, big, fast, and skilled, with multiple young or mid aged elite players on them, and yet many CDC's somehow believe we are close. Truth is we are not and the sooner we accept that fact and support the tough decisions and trades, the faster we will recover. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but are we really as good as you think? I don't think we are, and need to build through the draft, which includes acquiring picks for players. Feast away! It is not that we are loosing, it is the way we are loosing to a 16th place team that bothers me! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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