canuckleface77 Posted December 18, 2017 Share Posted December 18, 2017 Been a Canucks fan for 40 years...seen a lot through the years, however I've NEVER seen a team set up for future success like this one, and it's getting better by the day. Are injuries every good? Nope. I don't like seeing players go down, it was hard watching BB slide to the bench yesterday, felt bad for the kid. But he will heal, he's young, in great shape, he'll work hard and come back better. But I'm a realist here, and I want to win the Cup, I sat in my basement and watched the Cup runs we have had through the decades and had to live with the loss to Boston....I want more now....and to be honest, with what is in their prospect cupboard, I see this team at taking a run for the cup in 20/21 or 21/22. Patience grasshopper. And I view these injuries very differently than most. Are they bad? Sure, broken bones are never fun, they require healing time, some players miss games and it could cost awards etc, but were we going anywhere this year? Of course not, and I'm not talking about a first round playoff loss, that's not going anywhere, I'm talking legit shot...so nope, not even close. So these injuries? They will heal, and I actually don't mind the young injured guys actually getting rest for their bodies as their other injuries heal. It's a bright spot to look at...long seasons take their tolls over time on bodies...I consider this rest for some of these guys...they will need it for the Cup runs about to come in future years...that rest gets banked, these injuries will heal and they will come back 100%. Some will be even better. Furthermore, the injury bug is only putting us in a better position to do 2 obvious things: -better draft position (yes, fully aware of the lottery) that will help us add a very good player that will help in 3 to 4 years, maybe sooner. -help JB unload some players at the deadline and beyond as we won't be chasing the playoffs, and it only makes sense...hopefully adding some picks and young guys for the next 3 or 4 years. Do I love watching playoff hockey with the Canucks...sure...but I'm after more, and so should all of you. I want a top 3 to 5 pick this year...you add another game-changer to Petterson and the young talent they have in the cupboard...wow. It is an incredible time to be a fan because we have something we haven't had in a long time. Hope. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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