Jets can keep Myers. He’s been the shits. Trouba wouldn’t want any part of playing here. He’s constantly bitching about playing in Winnipeg and they are one of the best teams in the league.
The Canucks had a good defence for fifteen years despite not having a true #1 guy.
From Pat Quinn to Mike Keenan to Brian Burke to the Cheeseburgular to Eye Bags they brought in quality defencemen because they understood that’s what drives the team. Whether they drafted them, traded for them or signed them as UFA or college free agents, they got them. Elmer hasn’t grasped this concept yet.
Early 90s - Lumme, Diduck, Babych, Brown
Late 90s - McCabe, Aucoin, Jovanovski, Ohlund
Early 2000s- Jovo, Ohlund, Salo, Sopel, Malik
Cheeseburgular- Mitchell, Ohlund, Salo, Bieksa
Eye Bags- Hamhuis, Ehrhoff, Bieksa, Edler, Tanev
Elmer- in five years he hasn’t added a good d man in trade or UFA. Has one blue chip prospect and a couple maybes in the system.
The ironic thing is that at the 2016 draft they tried to nab a d man at #5 but let half dozen or more other better players pass by some of which were defensemen. That’s fine and every GM makes poor picks. Mike Gillis almost exclusively did but he also never drafted anywhere near as high. It doesn’t excuse not adding any talent on the back end via trade or UFA in five years.
“ROR IS OVERRATED, MACKINNON IS A BUM, TAVARES IS DONE”