We continue to ride the roller coaster called. Being a canuck fan..Sheesh dark one what a silly question
Of course I'll be a Canuck fan regardless of what the future holds. I think you may have misinterpreted the intent of my post.
Obviously as fans, our role is to be there for the team no matter what, and enjoy the ups and downs.
All I'm saying is this:
If Gillis is not careful in the up coming years, we could be seeing a lot more down then up in the future once the twins either decline or retire.
We saw what happened to the Flames after 2009.
We saw what happened to the Edmonton Oilers after 2008.
We saw what happened to the talented Leafs core after 2003, and we saw what happened to the Avs once Sakic retired.
All I'm saying, is that if Gillis takes some bold yet shrewd moves for a franchise player, then maybe we can keep this party going. Ya dig?
Look at how the San Jose Sharks remained an elite team after trading for Joe Thornton in 2005? If you recall, that team was declining fast after a few promising years. With the Thornton trade however, they kept the party going and have been one of the most consistent franchises.
It's entirely possible that over these next four years, we draft or develop someone that is of the same calibre as a Pavel Bure, Markus Naslund, or the Sedin twins. Or maybe not. Perhaps one of Horvat, Shinkaruk, or Gaunce will develop and be of that calibre. Maybe not.
All I'm saying is that when the Sedins decline or retire, we need to be prepared.
If a team like Pitsburgh gets blitzed again in the playoffs this season..............and their issues with team defense and goaltending are issues yet again, then perhaps inquiring about a move for Malkin might be a solid move for us that can help keep the party going until atleast 2023 instead of say 2017-2018.