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by Ronning's Ghost
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS 2018-2019
Replies: 289
Views: 14762

Re: OOTS 2018-2019

Ole Gilleye was targeting Stumps all along. He couldn’t stop talking about Stubs prior to the draft and after Gilman and Gillis staff was targeting Virtanen all year. Loved him! Benning wanted NILander apparently. So in fact, I’m glad Gilman and crew won out. NILander 3 goals 31 games, 14th in T.O....
by Ronning's Ghost
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Closing out the season (2018/19)
Replies: 80
Views: 1018

Re: Closing out the season (2018/19)

So.... opinion? I thought mods could see poll votes, but I'm glad to read that there's someone here who is interested in my opinion. I voted not. Pros of making the playoffs? ...That chance we (Markstrom) could steal a series. While there is a chance that in a season in which most of the Pacific di...
by Ronning's Ghost
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Closing out the season (2018/19)
Replies: 80
Views: 1018

Re: Closing out the season (2018/19)

I'm reading this as the Canucks are one point out of the last wildcard spot, but everybody else (except Chigago) has one game in hand:

https://www.nhl.com/standings/2018/wildcard
by Ronning's Ghost
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 8596
Views: 703558

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Don Cherry always has something he hates; https://globalnews.ca/news/4971205/carolina-hurricanes-hockey-don-cherry-jerks/ He has a point. Embarassing But his point is hypocritical. Cherry's principle defence of fighting in hockey is "the fans love it". Clearly, the fans in Carolina love this. So is...
by Ronning's Ghost
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: LOL
Replies: 395
Views: 17843

Re: LOL

RoyalDude wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:16 pm
TSN has reported that Chicago is shopping Forsling. I got news for you HW, he’s not that special.
"Shopping" implies the expectation of a return. What did the Canucks wind up with?
by Ronning's Ghost
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 3171
Views: 266879

Re: Canucks Young Guns

the rebuild that they were attempting, one that tries to remain competitive and has roster players who are vets that can help show kids what it takes to play in the NHL and are still of an age that they might be useful pieces when the team is winning again. And this, this "re-tool on the fly" conce...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: LOL
Replies: 395
Views: 17843

Re: LOL

Strangelove wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:00 pm
... well I'm afraid your understanding of the world does not provide for a productive discussion.
No basis for further discussion. It's always nice to end these with common ground.
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: LOL
Replies: 395
Views: 17843

Re: LOL

^Aaaaaaaand the troll continues to ignore all responses, rather than debate... Well, Who the fuck are you, you peasant, to argue with the wisdom of your Lord! :scowl: ...doesn't sound like an invitation to debate. It's like arguing with a creationist. You have your divinely revealed truth, and no f...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 3171
Views: 266879

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Hockey Widow wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:31 pm
fighting for the playoffs should aways be the goal. Really, why else play?
To win the Stanley Cup. What other objective matters?

They won a couple of President's Trophies. Did either of them make you happy?
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 3171
Views: 266879

Re: Canucks Young Guns

He might have done it as well as it could be done, but it was a foolish plan that cost them resources and time on the real rebuild. So in your opinion your Vancouver Canucks led by a new young core could have been fighting a playoff spot at the deadline ... years earlier? :eh: I guess Ronning's Gho...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 3171
Views: 266879

Re: Canucks Young Guns

the rebuild that they were attempting, one that tries to remain competitive and has roster players who are vets that can help show kids what it takes to play in the NHL and are still of an age that they might be useful pieces when the team is winning again. And this, this "re-tool on the fly" conce...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canuck News and Notes - 2018-2019
Replies: 2986
Views: 112321

Re: Canuck News and Notes - 2018-2019

Virtanen has a fractured rib from getzlaf hit... out a month per Ben kuzma Twas a dirty hit. Happy it’s not a concussion or his shoulder again. No idea why the league doesn’t even look at that hit. Yah it was totally.... confirmed the league continues to hate the Canucks Is there anything the organ...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 3171
Views: 266879

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Hey RG, ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ regarding this 3rd round pick - Lockwood? It's also important to remember that while the Strangelove test (TM) of drafting is an interesting measure of progress, the only outcome that actually matters is whether the drafting process results in a sufficient amount of tale...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 3171
Views: 266879

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Hey RG, ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ regarding this 3rd round pick - Lockwood? Sorry, never seen him play. Ask me again after his first playoff series. Not an ideal situation but give Benning credit for doing his best to appease many parties I never said he wasn't doing his best. I'm sure he's very hard wor...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)
Replies: 1310
Views: 129358

Re: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)

GM of the year? If there was such an award should Jimbro Benning be the runaway winner since most everyone, mostly Blob here, predicted the Canucks would be one of the worst teams in the league this year, post Sedin era? He’s got my vote There is such an award: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHL_Gen...