Boudrias Posted November 25, 2022 Share Posted November 25, 2022 3 hours ago, IBatch said: Happy? No. Willing to enjoy the little things? Yes lol. As fans anyways. As far as management goes, playoff and winning for sure is their focus. Creating interest is a lot easier to do with winning. Doubt management wants mushy middle. They want a perennial playoff team. The Aqua's bought at a good time. The WCE and Sedin era added nationwide fans....two more generations. As fans we have suffered more than any club but maybe Buffalo. They know we are held hostage. That said, even that fanbase has its limits. Another 8 years of the same isn't going to do them any favours. I doubt fan ‘suffering’ really works into an equation measuring potential future success. What I have seen is a certain fan impatience for what they consider their due, a CUP. When we consider harsh reality the realization is that management could do everything absolutely right and still not produce a CUP. I think deep down many Canuck fans simply want a team that makes playoffs and CUP success is secondary. I have wanted a major rebuild for some time as I thought the only way serious CUP contention could be reached. Whether Bo scores 40 or 60 goals is somewhat inconsequential. It is whether he will be a key brick in building a serious contender. If not then management has to be open to changes based on best expected returns. That equation goes for every player on the team and the management group that makes decisions on where the club will be in 5 years. IMHO this has never happened in Vancouver in + 50 years. If Rutherford and Alvin are serious then they will be making changes to this roster now. Waiting in hope that this group makes playoffs is a weak victory which will simply maintain the status quo for this org. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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