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by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)
Replies: 1511
Views: 224658

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

"Liddell Hart was an admirer of the German generals; he described Manstein as an operational genius ." And in the same way that being an operational genius is still somewhat short of being a military genius, if the years prove that Benning was a drafting genius, that's still some distance from bein...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)
Replies: 1511
Views: 224658

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

I suspect Benning was told that the Canucks really shouldn't suck for the 50th anniversary season, and he had to do what he could about it. It was a fun playoff run, and I'm sure we all enjoyed it. Reflect on this and see if it gives you comfort if the Canucks fall short in 2024. Could be - I suspe...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)
Replies: 1511
Views: 224658

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

Yessiree, a recipe for success to continually and foreverly build through the draft Eventually, somewhere along the way you have to put the brakes on the losing culture as it’s a damn bitch to pull out of Is there a reason that couldn't be accomplished by spending free agent money on free agents wh...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)
Replies: 1511
Views: 224658

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

Fair opinion, however I would say what got the Canucks past the Wild and the Blues? Their depth. To me, the Blues series was a very old, very simple hockey story: The Canucks got playoff quality goaltending, and the Blues didn't. And fair enough, the goalie is part of the team, and Benning can take...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Your Vancouver Canucks 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Your Vancouver Canucks 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP

For the poster (or perhaps later, posters) whose chose 'other', who was your other?

I wanted to offer other options, but the poll was set up to allow only 10.
by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Your Vancouver Canucks 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Your Vancouver Canucks 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP

Raging Fury wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:52 am Petey. Even when he's not getting points he did everything needed to win (save turning into a goalie himself) .
He even did that. Remember the game where he blocked the shot in net with Markstrom out of position?
by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)
Replies: 1511
Views: 224658

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

Miller's contributions also bumped that 1st round pick from a top 10 lottery pick to the #20 pick. (oops, I forgot about the 3rd rounder, and Marek MaSparePart - still a cheap trade.) That was actually part of the point. Because Miller made the team better, the Canucks' 2020 draft pick isn't as goo...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)
Replies: 1511
Views: 224658

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

One non move and one crappy trade by two different GMs and the Canucks could have a pretty elite defence. Eye Bags drafting Shea Theodore instead of Hunter Shinkaruk. Theodore was right under our noses in the Fraser Valley. Ignitowski trading a second round pick for Sven Baertschi. Imagine if Benni...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Great Jim Benning Debate! (And personal insult thread)
Replies: 1511
Views: 224658

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

Honest to the Hockey Gawds, my plan was to shut up about this and let you just enjoy a nice payoff run, but some of you had to blow your genius horn, and at least this one last time, I will answer. Was it a perfect rebuild? Nope. But it was fast, relative to where they started - bad, old, slow, and...
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Your Vancouver Canucks 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Your Vancouver Canucks 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

-- attributed to Theodore Seuss Geisel
by Ronning's Ghost
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks vs Blues. Game 4, 7:30 PM SN
Replies: 274
Views: 2686

Re: GDT: Canucks vs Blues. Game 4, 7:30 PM SN

mr perfect wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:46 pm If Jake was worried about losing, well there's plenty of good MMA club where he could learn how to defend himself. But yes, he doesn't appear to be able to figure it out.
My suggestions for hockey-fighting training have always been roundly dismissed on this board.
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks versus Blues Gm2 3:30pst SNP
Replies: 256
Views: 2636

Re: GDT: Canucks versus Blues Gm2 3:30pst SNP

Doyle Hargraves wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Ronning's Ghost wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:47 pm Look for the officials to come out far more determined next game, right from the drop of the puck.
Huh?
Start calling the game unevenly right away, rather than waiting until the second period.
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks versus Blues Gm2 3:30pst SNP
Replies: 256
Views: 2636

Re: GDT: Canucks versus Blues Gm2 3:30pst SNP

Look for the officials to come out far more determined next game, right from the drop of the puck.
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks versus Blues Gm2 3:30pst SNP
Replies: 256
Views: 2636

Re: GDT: Canucks versus Blues Gm2 3:30pst SNP

As far as the Canucks are concerned, whether you take it or fight back, the league is going to screw you. Hey, they can allow the Boston hand pass goal to stand, or course they can screw us on shit like this. Not surprised anymore. I'm relieved to see that someone else's memory goes back more than ...
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Day Forum
Topic: GDT: Canucks versus Blues Gm2 3:30pst SNP
Replies: 256
Views: 2636

Re: GDT: Canucks versus Blues Gm2 3:30pst SNP

As far as the Canucks are concerned, whether you take it or fight back, the league is going to screw you. Hey, they can allow the Boston hand pass goal to stand, or course they can screw us on shit like this. Not surprised anymore. I'm relieved to see that someone else's memory goes back more than ...