Gino's Knuckle wrote:
Get off your high horse Pot. It's old and tired. Combat an argument with reason rather than contempt. You do that a lot better, and, yes, when you stick to argument rather than condescension, I'll admit you do quite well. See below:
Again, I would encourage you to stop crying. No one likes a crybaby.
And if last season's 32 points are relevant so were the prior season's 33 goals. Now that pretty much outdoes anyone on the second line doesn't it?
So is David Booth still a 30 goal man, Mason Raymond going to get 25 this year?
Grabner has shown that he has the ability to use his speed and hands to generate scoring. I think he can and will do so again. You clearly don't.
No I think he will score...
I just dont think he will score enough to off set his deficiencies.
Again why have Grabner at 30 to 45 points when Chris Higgesn gets you that number and also plays a gritty 2-way game. How manny points does grabner need to outscore Higgens by to justify a spot in the top6 ?
If my argument is so ridiculous and such an embarrassment then why don't we have a cup? Oh, that's right, history is a ridiculous embarrassment.
What does this have to do with anything I said?
There is a "massive" difference between winning a cup and being capable of winning a cup.
The Canucks made it as far as a team can make it with out actually winning so IMO they are very clearly capable of winning it all. That of course does not mean they will.
Personally I think that Luck plays a fairly major factor in who ultimately wins it all.
I think there are 5 or 6 teams capable of winning most years, who hoists the mug is typically the team with some luck with regard to injuries, match upps, bounces, and how the game is reffed.
Look at LA this year...
Yes they have a very talented group who played really well, but they were almost 100% healthy, got a ton of good bounces, incredibly good match upps, and the "put the whistle away" reffing style played right into their strength.
Take any of the 5 or 6 top teams in the league, present a similar set of circumstances, and the results will be quite predictable.