TheRussianRocket. Posted June 27, 2015 Share Posted June 27, 2015 Time to sit back and relax people. We're arguably the 2nd or 3rd worst team in the Western Conference and it's the changing of the guard. Let's hope some of our prospects make the team, show us promise, and don't give us the same old boring play we've seen the last few years. Put into perspective, all these teams are better than us in the west: Ducks, Blues, Hawks, Preds, Wild, Jets, Flames, Kings, Stars, Avs, Sharks. That leaves us in the back seat alongside Edmonton and Arizona. Arizona will probably be the worst team. Edmonton is still bad but they're on the incline with McDavid and Chiarelli and most likely will be just as good as us next season standings wise. ...even if we somehow magically manage to make the playoffs like we did this year, we won't win. Can't beat any of those teams in a 7 game series and our defense is far too weak, especially with when Bieksa will be dealt. Best hope we have is to bring up our top youth ASAP and get them into the pro game before we totally begin to stink when the Sedins leave sooner than later. It's clear we won't be able to compete but this is a good thing. Acknowledging we're on the downfall is the evolution of the game and we're bound to rise sometime down the road when our next generation players make it. Expect this year and the next and the next to be a bunch of transition years as we integrate our prospects on to the roster. JB has an eye for drafting talent so it's a good thing he'll be here along the way. This draft was a pretty solid draft and most of the picks backed up by advanced stats are supportive of the probability we landed some NHL talent. Bieksa will be dealt for picks/prospects and soon to food should be Higgins/Hamhuis/Vrbata/etc. Retaining assets will be crucial from this point on and it's what all top teams do. Sedins are the only ones above this but other than that, emotional connect should be disregarded. We're essentially the Flames of 4-5 years ago and it's not the best spot to be in. Let's hope like Calgary, we get a few of our prospects that transition into the NHL smoothly and become impact players. One thing that's nice is we're in a better position prospect talent wise than Calgary was 4-5 years ago so that's definitely a positive. Time to soak in the reality folks. We're transitioning into the next generation of the Vancouver Canucks. It's a good thing so cheer up Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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