timberz21 Posted January 14, 2019 Share Posted January 14, 2019 45 minutes ago, TheGuardian_ said: Maybe, but if they did make it what would next year's team look like? Would the team be trying t keep and add on a player here and there? To be successful in the playoffs they have to win 16 games of 28 without shoot outs. Just making the playoffs should be the lowest expectations of fans. Colorado and Edmonton made the playoffs due to an easy schedule and then struggled for two plus years because they did just enough to get fans buying tickets and excited. I would hate to see the refrain for the Canucks be "next year" like it has been 5 or 6 times since joining the league. I posted before that Pettersson might be too good too soon for this team, they still need more top six (NHL calibre) forwards and dmen (one more draft player that can step in immediately not named Hughes). I posted in another thread how many 5'8" to 5'9" Norris trophy winners or candidates' have there been in the history of the league? 15 minutes ago, HerrDrFunk said: None that I know of but Quinn Hughes is 5'10", which would make him the same height as Randy Carlyle and Pierre Pilote; an inch shorter than Erik Karlsson, Ray Bourque, Doug Harvey, and Red Kelly. That's 19 Norris trophies between them. Geez, can we take it down a notch already!?! Already talking about the Norris Trophy for a player not even in the NHL yet. That's crazy. We don't need Hughes to be a Norris winner or candidate for this team to be successful. Pretty sure, the same conversation happened 2-3 years ago with Juolevi and look where we are now. Hughes becoming our #1 D and entering the discussion of a Norris Trophy would be a pipe dream. It's not impossible, but I wouldn't bet my house on that. Realistically, if he's a solid top 2/3 that could play on any contender team, then Benning would be happy and say mission accomplish after drafting him. Anything better than that is gravy and wishful thinking. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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