What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

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What Grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft pick

A+ - JB is a God
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8%
A - JB is a genius
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29%
B+ - JB did very well
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29%
B - JB did well
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18%
C+ - JB was OK
2
5%
Fail - drive JB to the airport
4
11%
 
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Ronning's Ghost » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:55 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
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Everyone knows JB/Brackett are way better in the later rounds after the 1st than pretty much any other canucks management/scouting crew in franchise history. They are a killer scouting drafting combo.
Easy..... Beasley. Wait till he unearths a Bure, Scatchard, Schaefer, Sopel, Aucoin, Cooke, Odjick, Walker, Valk.

Pay Quinn and Mike Penny rule the day here.
Pavel Bure was one of the great late-round steals of all time, but that's a credit to the hard work of the whole staff in accumulating the evidence that he was eligible.

Agree that Odjick in round 5 was a good find, but I invite you to review Quinn's work in the earlier rounds of the 1990 draft and see if you want to reconsider that assessment. Ordinary hockey message board poster competence in the first round probably gets Vancouver the Cup in 1994.

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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by BingoTough » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:06 pm

At the time I found this to be hilarious

https://canucksarmy.com/2014/05/20/we-t ... g-problem/

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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Island Nucklehead » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:20 pm

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I dunno about that, the former regime might have AZ'd it, as in taken Hayton/Hodgson over Hughes/Karlsson.
So Benning gets an A+ because the last management team got an F?

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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by SKYO » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:56 pm

Just replying on the fact you said players fell into his lap, just so - it doesn't mean a team will take em like some teams will go off the board and take a different player.
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:24 pm

SKYO wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Just replying on the fact you said players fell into his lap, just so - it doesn't mean a team will take em like some teams will go off the board and take a different player.
Like is exactly what happened to have said player like be available to us.
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Strangelove » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:30 pm

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I think everyone agrees that we've seen... by far... the best drafting in Canucks history under Lord Benning's watch.

And before you say "well that's not saying much", note the by far.

Just one of the many reasons so many folks call him "genius"...
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:34 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:30 pm
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I think everyone agrees that we've seen... by far... the best drafting in Canucks history under Lord Benning's watch.

And before you say "well that's not saying much", note the by far.

Just one of the many reasons so many folks call him "genius"...
No Bure yet, hell no even a Linden or a Nedved. Maybe stand down a little bit and let things play out
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by DonCherry4PM » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:37 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:24 pm
SKYO wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Just replying on the fact you said players fell into his lap, just so - it doesn't mean a team will take em like some teams will go off the board and take a different player.
Like is exactly what happened to have said player like be available to us.
I’m fine with giving JB credit for players that “fall” to him at times (e.g. Hughes, Pettersson, etc.) so long as we all can agree that the sword cuts both ways and give him shit for passing on superior players at times (e.g. Nylander, Pasternak, etc.).
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:38 pm

DonCherry4PM wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:37 pm
Hockey Widow wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:24 pm
SKYO wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Just replying on the fact you said players fell into his lap, just so - it doesn't mean a team will take em like some teams will go off the board and take a different player.
Like is exactly what happened to have said player like be available to us.
I’m fine with giving JB credit for players that “fall” to him at times (e.g. Hughes, Pettersson, etc.) so long as we all can agree that the sword cuts both ways and give him shit for passing on superior players at times (e.g. Nylander, Pasternak, Tkachuk etc.).
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Strangelove » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:06 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Strangelove wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:30 pm
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I think everyone agrees that we've seen... by far... the best drafting in Canucks history under Lord Benning's watch.

And before you say "well that's not saying much", note the by far.

Just one of the many reasons so many folks call him "genius"...
No Bure yet, hell no even a Linden or a Nedved. Maybe stand down a little bit and let things play out
Boeser, Pettersson, Gaudette, Demko, Tryamkin, Hughes, Gadjovich, DiPietro, Woo...

There's still a solid chance Virtanen and Juolevi turn out better than the guys you'd rather have drafted.

And aren't you the guy that gives rave reviews about his Forsling and McCann selections? :look:

Anyhoo, most everyone agrees this is the best prospect pool in Canuck history... by far.

You would too if it weren't for that agenda/vendetta...
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Puck » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:29 pm

BingoTough wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:06 pm
At the time I found this to be hilarious

https://canucksarmy.com/2014/05/20/we-t ... g-problem/
Thanks for that, Bingo.

I didn't see this on its original published date, but wow. Just wow. 4000 more games played, 950 more goals....

It will be interesting to update these stats in a year or two and see where we're at.

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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by CanuckOne » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:14 pm

Reefer2 wrote:
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So it has been a few days and we are mostly all sober.

What grade would you give JB for his drafting in 2018?
I give him an A this year. Was pretty pleased to see him get Hughes and Woo. If Madden is even half as good as his Dad we got a steal. The Russian kid sounds like a world beater and
I would like to see him in camp to see how he performs against NHL’ers. I still remember Bure and what a magician he was with the puck. I’m not saying this kid can do the same things but let’s see how good he is. If he doesn’t work out oh well.

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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Madcombinepilot » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:37 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Strangelove wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:30 pm
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I think everyone agrees that we've seen... by far... the best drafting in Canucks history under Lord Benning's watch.

And before you say "well that's not saying much", note the by far.

Just one of the many reasons so many folks call him "genius"...
No Bure yet, hell no even a Linden or a Nedved. Maybe stand down a little bit and let things play out

This said with the benefit of 20 years of hindsight....

Debatably, at the comparable points of their careers, Boesser and Horvat could be said to have the same impact on the team as Linden and Bure, considering the different eras of hockey we are talking.
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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:17 pm

Pretty funny shit. Ray Ferraro and the Team 1040 guys talk about JB's new hairdo and compare him to the Pall Bearer. Classic. :lol:

https://www.tsn.ca/radio/toronto-1050/f ... -1.1122888

Just the first few mins.

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Re: What grade do you give JB for the 2018 draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:48 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:37 pm
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Strangelove wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:30 pm
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I think everyone agrees that we've seen... by far... the best drafting in Canucks history under Lord Benning's watch.

And before you say "well that's not saying much", note the by far.

Just one of the many reasons so many folks call him "genius"...
No Bure yet, hell no even a Linden or a Nedved. Maybe stand down a little bit and let things play out

This said with the benefit of 20 years of hindsight....

Debatably, at the comparable points of their careers, Boesser and Horvat could be said to have the same impact on the team as Linden and Bure, considering the different eras of hockey we are talking.

I was responding to the drivel that Elmer was the best drafter in franchise history. He may well turn out to be, but it’s asinine to annoint him as such at this time.

Bo Horvat was not a Jim Benning pick
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