Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Strangelove » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:56 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Island Nucklehead wrote:Benning is a genius for signing this player.
True, but first he had to draft him!! Double genius.
Agreed.
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by SKYO » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:57 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
SKYO wrote:All the Canucks/JB haters are pissed at this news. :lol:

Benning haters dont' want nothing good to happen to the Canucks, damn shame, their hatred blinders are strong.
Who are these people you speak of , these Benning haters.... I think people want to progress and good management with a vision. It's more likely that there are Benning knob gobblers or in other words...... Trolls.
How are you going to be when this young team starts to turn it around? I'm not looking to hear about if it is or isn't, just a simple question of, are you going to change your tune if this young squad starts to get better in a year or two?, and *gasp* make the playoffs etc.
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:04 pm

SKYO wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
SKYO wrote:All the Canucks/JB haters are pissed at this news. :lol:

Benning haters dont' want nothing good to happen to the Canucks, damn shame, their hatred blinders are strong.
Who are these people you speak of , these Benning haters.... I think people want to progress and good management with a vision. It's more likely that there are Benning knob gobblers or in other words...... Trolls.
How are you going to be when this young team starts to turn it around? I'm not looking to hear about if it is or isn't, just a simple question of, are you going to change your tune if this young squad starts to get better in a year or two?, and *gasp* make the playoffs etc.

Come on Skyo. Blob may not like Benning but he loves them Canucks. When they turn it around he'll be as thrilled as any of his. Whether he credits Benning or not will depend upon who the GM is when we do turn it around.
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Strangelove » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:07 pm

SKYO wrote: How are you going to be when this young team starts to turn it around? I'm not looking to hear about if it is or isn't, just a simple question of, are you going to change your tune if this young squad starts to get better in a year or two?, and *gasp* make the playoffs etc.
The funny thing is... Benning is going to be The Man in Van for many years to come.

If Benning is successful, Blob will be depressed for his torch + pitchfork ways.

If Benning fails, Blob will be depressed because his team will suck forever.

Blob is in a lose-lose position... the wretched scurvy dog!!! :lol:
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Ronning's Ghost » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:24 pm

SKYO wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
SKYO wrote:All the Canucks/JB haters are pissed at this news. :lol:

Benning haters dont' want nothing good to happen to the Canucks, damn shame, their hatred blinders are strong.
Who are these people you speak of , these Benning haters.... I think people want to progress and good management with a vision. It's more likely that there are Benning knob gobblers or in other words...... Trolls.
How are you going to be when this young team starts to turn it around? I'm not looking to hear about if it is or isn't, just a simple question of, are you going to change your tune if this young squad starts to get better in a year or two?, and *gasp* make the playoffs etc.
I'm in the Benning-skeptical camp, but perfectly happy to see him prove his genius, or get spectacularly lucky.

My tune-changing criteria are on the record:
Ronning's Ghost wrote:Stanley Cup by 2020 => genius !

Stanley Cup after 2020 => competent GM who benefited from the the patience and trust of ownership.
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by SKYO » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:27 pm

^ ^^ all true.

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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Overtime » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:18 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:Phew, the non-existent crisis avoided.

What a relief! :roll:
No kidding. A management oversight made the news. Gawd.

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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Topper » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:22 am

Overtime wrote:
Aaronp18 wrote:Phew, the non-existent crisis avoided.

What a relief! :roll:
No kidding. A management oversight made the news. Gawd.
Had Blobby in a lather too.
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Reefer2 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:23 am

Gasp - Benning signed a player that was drafted by the team. Never seen another GM do that before, he must be a genius.

Frack some of you are hilarious, he does what 90% of GMs do in the league and you rank him up there with Jesus.

Not saying anything good/bad about him as he has only been here for, as many have said, only a couple seasons so it is to early to say anything good/bad about the guy. He hasn't made any HUGE errors or wins yet, just did what he is paid to do.

He should be measured on what he does in the next couple of years and how he addresses the short comings on the team, it will not be done in 1 summer but over time and developing the young guys.

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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Rayxor » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:07 am

Hockey Widow wrote:Follow
Eddie Lack ✔‎@eddielack
Let's start the Markström/demko controversy tweets. I'm on the wagon hahahah


Gotta love Eddie!
We went a whole year without a goalie controversy. When was the last time that happened? 2011? 2010?
Reefer2 wrote:Gasp - Benning signed a player that was drafted by the team. Never seen another GM do that before, he must be a genius.

Frack some of you are hilarious, he does what 90% of GMs do in the league and you rank him up there with Jesus..
I'm just impressed that those people are skilled enough to type while sticking their tongue into their cheek.
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:09 am

Topper wrote:
Overtime wrote:
Aaronp18 wrote:Phew, the non-existent crisis avoided.

What a relief! :roll:
No kidding. A management oversight made the news. Gawd.
Had Blobby in a lather too.
Not really. All I did was point out that the kid should be dealt at the draft if he wasn't signed by then.
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Rayxor » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:21 am

Strangelove wrote: If Benning is successful, Blob will be depressed for his torch + pitchfork ways.

If Benning fails, Blob will be depressed because his team will suck forever.

Blob is in a lose-lose position... the wretched scurvy dog!!! :lol:
Can you blame a Canuck fan for having a case of chronic pessimism?

The economic slowdown probably doesn't help either. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:32 am

SKYO wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
SKYO wrote:All the Canucks/JB haters are pissed at this news. :lol:

Benning haters dont' want nothing good to happen to the Canucks, damn shame, their hatred blinders are strong.
Who are these people you speak of , these Benning haters.... I think people want to progress and good management with a vision. It's more likely that there are Benning knob gobblers or in other words...... Trolls.
How are you going to be when this young team starts to turn it around? I'm not looking to hear about if it is or isn't, just a simple question of, are you going to change your tune if this young squad starts to get better in a year or two?, and *gasp* make the playoffs etc.
A better question might be how are you clowns going to react when Benning gets the boot? The endless ball licking will look pretty ridiculous when the team struggles for the next few years and the deigos patience runs out.
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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by dbr » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:35 am

Reefer2 wrote:Gasp - Benning signed a player that was drafted by the team. Never seen another GM do that before, he must be a genius.

Frack some of you are hilarious, he does what 90% of GMs do in the league and you rank him up there with Jesus.
I haven't seen anyone (who appears to be looking to be taken seriously) claiming that signing Demko was some kind of master stroke.

What I have seen a ton of, is people expressing their opinion about this process and then going ahead and preemptively shitting all over anyone with a different opinion regardless of whether anyone holds it or not (not just you, and not just here). What's the point of hanging around on a message board conducting oneself that way? :drink:

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Re: Canucks sign Thatcher Demko

Post by RoyalDude » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:51 am

So the Canucks had to be rebuilt due to 6 years of the Gillis drafting and developing gong show. In just two drafts we've landed Virtanen, McCann, Demko, Tryamkin, Boeser. Traded a 2nd for Baertschi, signed Stecher. Benning, you rebuilding genius you. Can you imagine what the genius could do in 6 drafts???
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