A NEW BEGINNING Posted June 8, 2015 Share Posted June 8, 2015 When ever the topic is brought up of a rebuild, the Canuck faithful come out in mass to say that we should rebuild on the fly, and all I can say, is that those teams that have waited too long have suffered for long periods of time. As anyone can see that we are certainly top heavy in the age department, and for the most part we do not have the talent to replace those aging core veterans that will have their skill levels drop, in the next couple of years. Other teams will not give away promising talent without massive overpayment, so like other teams have shown, the draft is the only way to build, and we are aways, away right now. For me, it is not a question of skill at this very moment or loyalty, or who we may sign in the next couple of years as a free agent, or how long we have had a player, to me it is the team first, and players second. Players will leave or retire when they are ready, and not when the team is ready. Even Hank and Dan will leave the NHL when they are ready, and if they want to go back and play in Sweden before hanging them up for good, they will. It wasn't the Canucks that brought back Hamhuis to the Canucks, it was rather family and friends. Fans need to take a step back and focus on the reality, and when players normally mature, and that our young talent will not be ready in time for the mass exodus of aging talent. My only thought here is, that the Bennings moves in the next 8 1/2 months will decide whether our rebuild is a 3 to 4 year rebuild or a longer 6 or 7 year long rebuild. We are too old, too young, not enough young skill, too much money invested in our aging core to not move core pieces sooner than later......looking at the age of our core tell us that...tells me that, anyways. Henrick Sedin 34 Daniel Sedin 34 Radim Vrbata 34 Ryan Miller 34 Alex Burrows 34 Kevin Bieska 34 Dan Hamhuis 32 Chris Higgins 32 Alex Edler 29 Eddy Lack 27 Nick Bonino 27 Chris Tanev 25 Bo Horvat 20 I would like to see 5 veterans moved within the next 8 1/2 months, as having them fall of the vine and rot, does not please me. Loosing players to free agency does not please me, and I can't believe that Benning has let those assets just walk. IMO, we will look back at this last year and regret the decisions made, including pushing for every point going down the stretch, wasting valuable draft positions for a pointless crusade. We shall see what these next few years bring, but IMO we lost more than we gained. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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