RoyalDude wrote:We had better odds than Winnipeg at last years draft. Who ended up with the generational player - Patrick Laine? Is that Bennings fault for losing the lottery?
Come on, Dude. No one has blamed Benning for not winning the lottery and, to my knowledge, that has never been anyone's issue with Benning.
4) overpaying on some contracts and trades; which some have argued is a trend rather than an anomaly.
I'm assuming you mean - Sbisa, Sutter, Dorsett and Eriksson
Sbisa, one more year left on his 3 year - $3.6 million no NTC contract. Devestating
Etiksson is a good player, give the man some time, it's par for the course with him as he is known slow starter when new to his team, plus last summer veteran UFA's - Ladd, Backes, Nielsen all signed similar contracts to Eriksson. It's a standard UFA contract for those types of vets. How is this so devestating. The Canucks are a healthy team cap wise
Sutters $4.6 per contract bad? For a player in the middle of his career, in his 20's?. It's the same contract we took over in Booth and Ballard, yet Sutter is a thousand times better. Not a flake, good in the room, face offs, 20 goal scorer. What is so fucking devestating about this contract? After next season the contract becomes a partial NTC as he would have to give 15 teams he'd have to waive for and will still be in his 20's.
We've gotten good service out of Dorsett despite the devestating injury this season. He'd still young and a good presence in the room, a character guy
Again nothing wrong with those signings, they are not hurting this team unlike the massive hurt Garrisons Gillis contract will give Stevie Y in July while he ups big pay raises to RFAs Palat, Drouin and Johnson. Garrison may be the 3rd Gillis acquisition that gets bought out, terrible legacy
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