Type R Posted June 30, 2015 Share Posted June 30, 2015 Hey guys and gals of CDC.. I've been a silent follower of this group and our Canucks for a long time, and this is the first time I've been compelled to voice an opinion. I love this team like the rest of you and I watched with bated breath through this draft and was hoping for something that we would consider a "game changer". The draft came and gone, many of us are losing our minds now because the rest of the division has gotten better and many feel we either stayed the same or took a step back. I was on the same boat until I really started to think about it. Since GMJB took over, he's had his hands cuffed on many issues, most of which is player contracts. So keeping that in mind, I started thinking about what he has been able to do and I'm feeling pretty good about it. Lets think about this.. Everyone is clamouring for a new top 3, there is a lot of fear that there is nobody to replace the Sedins when they retire. This is a legitimate concern, and I'm in no way going to argue against that, but what I think many are missing is we have now drafted/traded for our up and coming LEGIT second line! Virtanen / Horvat / Boeser From what I see and what I read, this will be a hell of a line to contend with, so even though we are still pushing for the playoffs in the Sedin era (which lets be honest, has to be done for damage control after Torts from a business view) Benning has put together what could be arguably one of the better second lines in the league in the not so distant future. We also have some grit & scoring talent coming up which we may see as early as next year (Cassels, Baertschi, O'Reilly etc) which may help with a tightening cap this upcoming season and allow us to stay competitive. If we don't make the playoffs next season, so be it, then we draft higher and maybe look at trading some of our core (facing reality). This draft was far from a failure, and I think its simple short-sightedness to think otherwise, because when you look at who we got with this years picks (trades included) our prospect pool hasn't looked this healthy in forever. I could be wrong, but my gut tells me otherwise, would love to hear some added positivity. I'm thinking next year will be another surprise, and I also think when the 2015 season starts we will be minus a couple of current core players and have a couple more picks up our sleeves. Heres to youth, speed, and the next gen Canucks team. Go Canucks Go!!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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