Island Nucklehead wrote:
They take too much ice time.
They take too much PP time.
They can't skate fast enough anymore.
What they do, (and have done for so long), is a unique, uncanny, sense of where your brother is.
I Don't know how much luck there is in trying to teach that.
What about how to play 679 straight games, and over 1,100 in the league? What is it like to lead the league in scoring, or even get to a Stanley Cup final? What about being top-3 picks in a market that consistently demands too much? Something tells me we might have one or two of them in the coming years...
I suppose you'd rather go the Oilers route and have Jake and Bo teaching our future lottery-picks what it's like to be an NHLer like Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano. Maybe Brandon Sutter can talk about being traded by the same guy twice, and Sven can talk about being a first round disappointment.
Seriously, the Canucks roster right now looks like the island of misfit toys and you want to trade the two bonafide hall of famers away because you think they have nothing to offer the youth? wow...
From who? Nobody, cause we are never going to find out! are we?
I am not dismissing their wonderful accomplishments with this team, not the point anyways.
If we are going to put words in each other's mouths then I guess I'll say they will be great mentors for the next
"set of twins with marvelous hockey skills", we draft, eh!
I never said FA about going an Oiler's route. If I had wanted to then ( I SUPPOSE ), I would have, Gees!
My whole point is we have to get along without what they "use to be" and nobody, including them it seems, is willing to do that. Now if they could take on secondary roles, and by that I mean less ice time, less PP time,
less doing interviews, (a lot less). It means not being the face of the franchise any more.
I'm not sure that's possible. I still have to bring up the money too.
I am at a loss as to what the hell everyone, everywhere is saying that the Canucks need a complete rebuild.
I haven't heard anything yet that isn't a Band-Aid.
Sunsets can be beautiful to watch but once that sun sinks below the horizon, it gets dark damn fast..