So what do you think then Doc, did you mean 2015/16 was the first of the 3/4 years?Strangelove wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 8:28 pmThanks Clifford for showing I started the "Try to focus on 3-4 years from now" bit on July 1, 2015.Ronning's Ghost wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 6:59 pmI don't want to imply I think it's important, because as I said, it's really just about that rate of progress that should be expected, but you (and my badly managed OCD) made me look it up.
The earliest version I could find of "Try to focus on 3 /4 years from now" was here:
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Moreover, thanks for displaying someone has a worse OCD problem than yours truly.
"The Canucks are being held hostage at the whim of a madman" lol y'gotta love me.
I know that for me personally, I've been interpreting that as the end of the rebuild being in 18/19 or 19/20 from the get-go - the "now" in "from now" in July 2015 meant the upcoming 2015/16 season.
Maybe we "tend to overstate luck", but keep in mind this is a team where a great defenceman was bitten by the only snake in Finland and had 2 teammates' shots deflect and injure him - one smashing his face and fracturing orbital bone, one rupturing his testicle.Ronning's Ghost wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pmI'd also like to reiterate that while there is certainly a luck component to injuries, in my opinion many people on this board tend to overstate the luck component, and undervalue durability as an athletic attribute in a contact sport. I consider their resistance to injury in the face of relentless abuse to be a significant factor in the Sedins' greatness.
This is a team where the best prospect in 18 years broke his thumb on a breakaway at the Worlds.
A team where Ryan Kesler's hand was shredded his first game back due to a slash, and tried to get the team doctors to cut off his finger.
Even the Boeser injury was bad luck - no athletic attribute of Brock's would have closed the bench door behind him. Without the door being open, there's probably no damage at all from the
Injuries like groins and backs can typically be avoided through training, knees as well to a certain extent. But broken bones from weird bounces/deflections, slashes, and open bench doors cannot be avoided by athletic attribute. He could have avoided being knocked down on the hit, but that's not what hurt him, it was the bench door that made the hit catastrophic.