Baggins Posted July 9, 2015 Share Posted July 9, 2015 To me its all about prospective. What do you want from this team entertaining regular seasons with little to no playoff success or do you want to win a Stanley cup? We just went through 15 years of entertaining hockey with one good run to show for it. Do we want to do that for another 15? For me the answer is no. There hasn't been one team other then Detroit that has won a Cup in the salary cap world that didn't have a core that didn't include high draft picks. Now Detroit which everyone uses as an example. There Cup hopes died when Lindstrom retired they will not win another without doing a rebuild and getting high draft picks either, unless they can fluke out again and get another Lindstrom in the later rounds which is unlikely. So for me every year after 2013 has been a wasted year that we should have been doing everything we could to acquire draft picks and prospects. You have to be bad in the salary cap world to be good. The way I see it if you want to be competitive over the long haul you have to get high end talent at a cheap price go for broke and hope you win a cup if you miss the window, you need to sell all the assets before they lose value get more draft picks and prospects probably have an off year or two and try again. This is pretty much what the Black hawks have done and look how its working for them. When Benning and Linden went out and signed Miller and Vrbata last year saying there goal was to just make the playoffs it pissed me off to no end. This group cannot win a Cup and signing players to make you just good enough to make the playoffs is just adding time to when we can win a Cup. Imagine if instead of trying to make the playoffs this year we stayed pat with the players we had and sold off Matthias, Higgens, Beiksa and anyone else they could have convinced to waive there NTC for picks and prospects maybe finished the year in the bottom 6 possibly won the lottery. We would be so much further ahead in our rebuild. This whole theory they tried to sell us on about a winning environment is the biggest load of crap ever. You are either a hard worker with drive or your not no one can teach you that not at the age you are in the NHL. Horvat proved it in the playoffs all the people except for a select few had no drive at all in the playoffs but Horvat worked his ass off that wasn't put there by his underachieving team mates that was there in the first place. We need to be like a phoenix burn out (suck for a few years) then rise from the ashes. The longer we try to just hang on the longer it will be before we are great again. Thankfully Benning and Linden seem to see this now and instead of having the playoffs to look forward to we can enjoy watching our new prospects grow and prosper. That's my prospective, all I want is to see the Canucks win a Cup before I die. Regular season no longer means anything to me. I'm pretty sure that people with my outlook are growing by the day as the years without a Cup just keep getting added on. I loved the old core but there day has passed I can't wait for the next one and hopefully they are the one that will win it all. I think you mean perspective and it's Lidstrom not Lindstrom. People like to point at Chicago and Pittsburgh. How about the Islanders? Or the Leafs, Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Panthers, and of course the Oilers. When was the last time any of them was a Chicago or Pittsburgh? Has wallowing at the bottom helped them? It's easy to look at Chicago or Pittsburgh and say that's how you do it. but there's far more that have failed at being bad to be good. And many seem ignore just how long Chicago and Pittsburgh were bad. No form of rebuild comes with guarantees. Now being an oldtimer I can tell you this: Watching your team suck year after year with no hope of making the playoffs is not a fun experience. It's 82 games of bad hockey you're asking for. Having experienced those years I can tell you I 'd rather roll the dice on the playoffs and have an enjoyable 82 game season. here's another voice of experience: Your team winning the championship actually has no effect on your life. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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