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by Ronning's Ghost
Wed May 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 343
Views: 14673

Re: Playoffs

A physical #5 dman who can step into the top 4 on occasion when necessary could be considered a significant asset. He can't be both a "significant asset" and a "throw in". I'm happy with either one, and you get to pick, but it can't be both. That's just not logically consistent. Wrong. He can be a ...
by Ronning's Ghost
Wed May 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 343
Views: 14673

Re: Playoffs

A physical #5 dman who can step into the top 4 on occasion when necessary could be considered a significant asset. He can't be both a "significant asset" and a "throw in". I'm happy with either one, and you get to pick, but it can't be both. That's just not logically consistent. Bonino was a 2nd li...
by Ronning's Ghost
Wed May 23, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 343
Views: 14673

Re: Playoffs

Obviously the 1st rounder and Bonino were the main pieces. But you were focused on Sbisa, what happened? :D I was focused on Sbisa as an indicator of the Canucks' ownership/management group's ability to manage an asset. Your argument seems to be based on the accounting principle of materiality, tha...
by Ronning's Ghost
Wed May 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 343
Views: 14673

Re: Playoffs

"Worth exposing in draft" and "throw-in depth defenceman" both work out to the same thing: not a very valuable player. OK then we agree: the right player to expose. But that being the case, clearly that shows that Benning didn't get much value for Kesler in the trade, if one of the pieces was (demo...
by Ronning's Ghost
Tue May 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 343
Views: 14673

Re: Playoffs

Either he was an asset worth having and losing another player in the draft , or he was a player worth exposing in the draft. Sbisa was a throw-in depth-defenseman in the Kesler trade, the kind of player teams tend to give up in an expansion draft. "Worth exposing in draft" and "throw-in depth defen...
by Ronning's Ghost
Tue May 22, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 343
Views: 14673

Re: Playoffs

Canucks needed a physical #5 dman so they had Sbisa included in the Kesler trade as a throw-in. Giving up a physical #5 dman in the expansion draft is pretty good considering what other teams gave up. BTW is a physical #5 dman who can fill-in in the top-4 a "good player" or a "poor player"?? :? (or...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sun May 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 343
Views: 14673

Re: Playoffs

No assessment of Sbisa's ability favours the ownership/management group that made him part of the Canucks organization. If he is a good player, then they were savvy in getting him as part of the Kesler trade, but fools to leave him exposed. If he is a poor player, then they were wise to expose him, ...
by Ronning's Ghost
Sun May 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: WC 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2114

Re: WC 2018

Hank wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 8:21 pm
Anders Nilsson is a WORLD CHAMPION.

Trade him for a 1st rounder.
That would be genius-level asset management.
by Ronning's Ghost
Sun May 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2315
Views: 128866

Re: Canucks Young Guns

Whats with posters and their need to nail down a hard timeline anyway? Where did this all come from? So glad you asked. http://canuckscorner.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10892&hilit=pigments&start=960 The winning comes after the masterful rebuild..... All I can do is ask that people try to see th...
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri May 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 774
Views: 38127

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

But I agree with the sentiment that you should draft the PBA. Fortunately we have a lot of needs :mrgreen: so whoever we get will be ok. For a team with as many needs as the Canucks, I think that at least part of the definition of "best" player is the one with highest trade value. In that sense, fo...
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri May 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1713
Views: 76791

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

But the Canucks are a top 3 team the 2 of the past 3 seasons and in the top 5 the other season for forwards/defensemen games lost to injury. I don't know how much is something controllable (e.g., training causing injuries or bad training exposing to injury), uncontrollable but not random (e.g., cor...
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri May 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 774
Views: 38127

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

When it's really close, one rational tie-breaker for players this young is choosing the younger player, the reasoning being that they would have likely achieved less of their ultimate potential.

Using that logic, I hope the Canucks are able to select Boqvist (08-15-00).
by Ronning's Ghost
Fri May 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: WC 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2114

Re: WC 2018

So we beat Russia to go onto the semifinals. Shocker was Switzerland beat Finland so we play them next, winner goes onto the gold medal game! Meanwhile, USA and Sweden playoff in a semifinal as well. After Finland beat Canada and the U.S. in the preliminary round. I would have offered long odds aga...
by Ronning's Ghost
Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1713
Views: 76791

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Despite missing 6 of their top-9 forwards and half their top-4D for 30ish games, they managed to climb 4 spots in the standings. I think with a bit of luck, even just Boeser finishing the season, we would have seen clearer evidence of improvement by the team. I'd also like to reiterate that while t...
by Ronning's Ghost
Thu May 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1713
Views: 76791

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

That's not the way Doc describes the countdown above. I started saying "Try to focus on 3-4 years from now" back in 2015. (in 2016 it was "... 2-3 years", in 2017 it was "... 1-2 years", now it is 0-1 years) 3 years from 2016 is 2019. 2015/16 - 3-4 years prediction is made - takes us to 2018/19 sea...