So the Buffalo Sabres model?Ronning's Ghost wrote: ↑Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:01 pmThat was actually part of the point. Because Miller made the team better, the Canucks' 2020 draft pick isn't as good. So while Miller made the 2020 Canucks better, at this point it looks to me like he is making the 2024 Canucks (close to peak years of the new core) worse.
And that's why I'm still questioning the Miller Trade. Not that it wasn't good value, but that the timing was wrong.
If Benning actually pulled a pump 'n' dump on Miller, he'd take a step closer to genius in my books. But as you say, he likely won't, so we can talk about it if it happens.Cherry Picker wrote: ↑Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:55 am I can’t believe people would still question the Miller trade. It’s a win now and going forward.
Right now if they traded Miller they could get back a first round pick, a very good prospect, and a good NHL player at minimum.
If all you are worried about are assets (like draft picks), the trade was great asset management, a clear win.
In hindsight, any GM in the league would be a complete idiot not to make that trade.
Of course, the Canucks won’t trade Miller away because he is too hard to replace. However, the value of the assets trading him away could bring back going forward would be an important contributor by the time the new core is at its peak, if he, himself is no longer with the team.
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.
They are about to draft their 8th top 8 lottery draft pick in a row. And before those 8 a whole bunch of Kassians, Myers, Armias, Girgensens and Grigirenkos.
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
Also RG, the Canucks still have intriguing assets in the pipeline
That’s enough dude