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by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: LOL
Replies: 1017
Views: 47223

Re: LOL

Ronnings Ghost is a good poster. He isn’t a raging idiot like ROE. Thank you. I don’t think they are the same guy. You are correct. RG hasn't been around these parts much since FA rush. I have found that I must agree with Strangelove on one important point: If you're getting angry and frustrated as...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Strangelove wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Blob has become nothing more than a cheerleader for those who appear to him to challenge the Great Strangelove.
Appear to challenge ?

It looks like this is, in fact, a mere trolling, and not an honest discussion.

I'll leave you to your games, then.

I hope someone was at least entertained.
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

You seem to be arguing, on the one hand, that we have too many young players playing up in the line up I would appear to have explained myself poorly. Apologies. I am arguing that the Canucks have too many placeholders playing up in the lineup. You are also relying upon false logic about how he cou...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Is there anything more you'd like to say about the Bieksa trade in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft thread? Well, as long as there's another poster (you) who feels like talking about it, Where's the part where I said that Benning needed to wait until 2016 to try to trade Hamhuis ? Or that Bieksa had to be ...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

And as I said, the one you dug up from the past was an unrealistic one. And as I showed, it was based on your prediction. In fact it was designed to be the exact converse of your prediction, i.e. "not X" Is it somehow my fault that you declined to define "look good once they got there", and left me...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

I'm talking about your two non-testable hypotheses here Cliffy: http://www.canuckscorner.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=337317#p337317 You yourself called them "untestable hypotheticals". :D Deacon Cliffy of the Church of the Poison Mind... Yes, yes, I did, because that's what they are. Untestable, spe...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Yeah, you set unrealistic thresholds because you didn't want your faith in Jimmy's incompetence shaken. Your prediction was that the Canucks would make the playoffs on 2019, and "look good once they got there". You could not be persuaded to define "looking good", so I offered "win six games" as an ...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

You're just a guy who seems to have a lot of faith that Jimmy is not doing a very good job. I have stated, explicitly and quantifiably, what evidence I would accept that the rebuild is going well. Now I have been skeptical, but I've also tried to keep an open mind. If the Canucks win six games in t...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

I think we'll see a few guys move up and down after the under 18's. Scouts love to base judgments on 1 tournament for whatever reason. You've explained why it's dangerous (players, especially young players, can be very inconsistent, and you want to avoid basing decisions on small sample sizes) but ...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

No matter how many times people give their reasons for being comfortable, it's "blind faith"... Is there any level of Canucks performance that would convince you that Benning is not a genius GM? You certainly haven't given that impression. You made a bold prediction (and hey, I still give you props...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

- he had to move Kesler anyway. As you so well described, Benning could have held out for better terms , and indeed considered doing so. He made a strategic decision not to, because he didn't want to sacrifice the 2014-2015 season. I submit that it would have been better to sacrifice the season for...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

I mean, he could have held out and gotten a better return on Kesler? Why didn't Benning think of that?!?! You need to read further up the thread. As Hockey Widow explained, Benning did think of that. He decided it was more important to get on with the 2104-2015 season without distractions. I disagr...
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Ya I'm happy with the results...Next year must be a playoff year though. Absolutely, the proof of the pudding is in the playoffs. Are you content with the rebuild progress if the Canucks just make the playoffs next year, or is there some specific level of performance you will be looking for once th...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver
Replies: 2346
Views: 91161

Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Nice to quote me but don't forget the part that said I agreed with him not strong arming any of those other players. Yes Benning had a choice, I don't see anyone disputing that. But his choices were extremely limited, which is the part you forget. Kesler, waived to 1-2 teams, depending upon who tel...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: OOTS 2018-2019
Replies: 424
Views: 26944

Re: OOTS 2018-2019

I see the EK delusion is still reigning supreme around here. It's a pleasant fantasy. I'm on board until that bubble inevitably bursts. I will say though, should the lotto balls (or Bettman) favour us and we snag the 1st pick (fantasy on top of fantasy), I think the former fantasy may become a real...