Wow touc. If we are going to suck so bad, have so many players you don't like, and don't play 'a way you like' .... Why do you even watch or post? If I were you, I would go find a tall building, head to the roof, and write the note thàt blames your parents, rap music, and dungeons and dragons. Then jump.
All you do is find new ways to hate our players, hate our Team, and hate our coaches. Take it somewhere else, or find something new to post/complain about. your drivel is getting old.
That's really uncalled for, I almost mind a little...
I think what annoys me is that Madcombine accused me of being a whinny prima donna when he in fact created a post that is a pure misrepresentation of what I said. If you're going to lampoon someone, at least make sure you understand the post first. If you read what I wrote, you can't possibly term your post as fair. And as always, if that's too much to ask, you don't have to read a single thing I post. After that display I'll probably be taking that approach with you. I don't think I've ever put a post on this board as embarrassing to it as that one.
I'm not even sure where I'm being all that negative. Luongo being healthy in the regular season, basically, means we might finish higher in the standings. Island says that's the biggest reason we'll be better, but are we going to win the conference because of it? That's a pretty smiley prediction. He WAS ready for the playoffs so I'm just not sure how that makes us a better team where it counts.
I was actually praising Kes and Bur to all hell. I love the two of them, think they were are best skaters and they excelled in every way. What I meant is that it's impossible to expect more out of them, they've given it all already. Where does Kesler have to go, okay he might score a few more goals, but they're great as they are.
I'm not saying our forward group IS worse, just that when you're depending on a wide array of unknowns it MAY be worse. I also said it MAY be better, but we don't know, so I don't see Island's inference that they WILL be better as valid. Hopefully that clears it up, because I don't think you guys were responding on the right premise.
I haven't bashed our coaches, I actually bothered to state I'm not blaming them for the style they're playing with the roster that we have. I would too, but I just find it dull, if you don't find sitting on a 1-0 lead in the early second period where players like Kesler and Burrows aren't even allowed to forecheck a little dull, then I don't know what to tell you? That just isn't the best the game has to offer. I even went out of my way to not make a big deal of it by stating it's just personal taste.
Does that clear it up?
Some serious self-hate going on there buds. I just outlined the reasons I think this team is better than this point last year. Samuelson is a quality player, with or without the Sedins. At his cap-level, he's another 2nd/3rd line guy, isn't overpaid and if he produces with the Sedin's he's a steal. Gillis is building a team that has depth, there are no Brad Isbister's, Matt Pettinger's, Byron Ritchie's, Jan Bulis' or Jeff Cowan's on this roster. It's entirely conceivable that we have two PPG players anchoring a potent first line, and two lines capable of being a second line on any given night.
Yeah well, woe is me. Samuelson is in every way quite potentially a Pyatt in the making. If he does click with the Sedins (let me do this one more time - AS I SAID) he will be a great help. If he doesn't he's another guy whose getting old, didn't score 20 last year on a much better team and will be playing a defensive system with less than stellar offensive players. It's conceivable that we have three scoring lines, but is it really likely? We didn't have even two most of last year before Mats showed up and all the guys you're referring to are just not sure things right now. I like them as prospects, think some of them will be very good eventually, and MAY break out this year, but it's not the most likely scenario that everything goes our way. MG has created a deeper team, I have no quibbles with that. But the guys you listed were third fourth liners, is that really what you want to draw on as our best hope, a better bottom six?
Also, to say Kesler cannot get better is pretty silly. He's proven he can be a second line player. He's only turning 25. He only scored 5 more times than the year prior, and his assists went up due to playing with better line-mates (Sundin only scored 9 times so he was obviously dishing to others).
Unless you think Kesler is a 40 goal guy, we're not really arguing. He might bump up the totals (tough with the players he has, I digress), but I think he's a great package in all areas of the game as is. Where is the room for improvement?
Don't really get your Luongo comment. Are you trying to suggest that having our best player in the lineup for an extra 20 games won't help our cause?
We won the division with him out for a chunk of the year, we won't finish 1st or 2nd in the conference, so how can we really get better? He was there and more well rested then he ordinarily will be (maybe that's not a good thing?) for the playoffs. So I'm not sure the tangeable impact of him playing 15 more games will be. That said I'm certainly not saying that having him around won't be the difference between finishing 5th or 10th. Just one more time now (all together now) AS I SAID already.