Farhan Lalji wrote:Farhan's $0.05 - An open question for Royaldude.
Royaldude - what's up buddy. Hope all is well.
I don't mean to put you on the spot or anything, but I just wanted to know as to what YOU would do if you were the General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks?
The reason why I ask is because I know that you're a huge fan of the Canucks obviously, but nothing ever seems to make you happy (I don't know if that's part of your schtick or if you actually feel that way).
I know a few months ago, you expressed an interest in the Canucks doing something similar to what the Flyers did with Mike Richards (i.e. trading Kesler for some young players that have a serious chance at making an impact within the year), but I'm wondering as to WHO you would make that offer to.
What would you trade him to and who would you expect in return?
In other possible Royaldude moves, Chris Higgins would be shipped off to Abu Dabi, while David Booth would be exiled to Bible Camp. Mason Raymond would be a fixture on the 2nd line, while 2 of the following 3 (Pahlsson, Lapierre, Malhottra), would be gone. The Canucks would then opt to go with a skilled two way center on the 3rd line as opposed to having a total shut down guy.
Do I have this right? I guess what I'm trying to ask, is what would make Royaldude happy?
p.s._____________________________To other posters reading this thread: Please feel free to propose a step-by-step plan of what YOU would do if you were the General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks. In your world, does Luongo get traded to Toronto for Jake Gardiner? Or maybe Schneider gets traded to Columbus for Nash?
If you're the GM of this team, what moves do you make over the next 12 months or so?
Excellent set of questions, Lalji, this might have to be a 3,4,5 parter in response(s) to your multitude of inquiries. First off, I'd be pretty much repeating myself so I am not so sure why you demand this of me, it's not like you've heard this before. You have it spot on regarding Higgins, he has been a journeyman in his 10 years of pro hockey for a reason, I believe we are his 5th or 6th team. He's like the new Mike Sillinger, a former Canuck player I could not stand, mainly because of his Marlboro Man Porn Stache. I believe you could count on one hand the amount of teams that Sillinger did not get to play for. I can guarantee you, the Canucks will not be the last team he will play for. He is a disposable player and we most likely witnessed his complete no show in the playoffs as to being why he has played on so many teams in his short NHL career.
I hate this love fest for Malhotra, it's the Trevor Linden/Trent Klatt syndrome with fans here, "good guy, great speaker, good in the community, good with the fans, good with teamates, local hero - Steve Nash's brother in law, it's like that all somehow equates to his play on the ice. I DON'T CARE ABOUT WHAT ANYONE IS LIKE OFF THE ICE, I COULD CARE LESS HOW MANY TIMES MALHOTRA SITS ON THE CRAPPER IN A DAY....he sucks on the ice, plain and simple.
I can't stand Lappiere, I really hate players who play cheap after the whistles, the yapping, that whole shit. SHUT THE FUCK UP AND PLAY THE GAME. It does us no good to make other teams despise us, just motivates them more to beat us. Him Pahlsson, Malhotra are redundant to the 99th degree, is it no wonder why our offensive creativity dried up with those 4th line centreman playing at the same time.
Seriously, you all know how I feel about David 'one play' Booth. His only is taking the puck on the fly in full flight which is why he does the Pavel Bure cheat at the blue line all the time, and then drive to the net with the puck on one hand out wide, if doesn't manage to get around the D-man, then it's classic David Booth comedy, he swings arond the net and then becomes completely confused as what to do next. Which is why he is the turnover king. I get a laugh out of how many of you still think there is something in this guy, like after 10 years of pro hockey he is all of a sudden gonna become Bill Guerin. We went through and are still going through the same hopefulness with Ballard.
You all think I'm a mad Raymond fan, so not the case, I just get a laugh at how this 2.5 million dollar man with the bad back became everybody's scapegoat. I will say this, Raymond's salary should not make him an issue, Booths and Ballards salary do. One thing with Raymond when compared to Booth, at least Raymond has some fucking intellectual creativity and forethought when he has the puck unlike Booth and is a quality player in his own end. At his salary at recent devestating injruy, the guy is not the problem, you all just want him to be Zach Parise out there.
Come on Lalji, RIck Nash??? What's with the obsession of getting players from consistently shitty hockey teams. Hasn't Nash been there from the beginnning. He is not a winner/leader and that fucking salary? That is why I call him Rick 'Dany Heatly' Nash, the fire is no longer there for these players or at least meeting their massive paycheques. The Rangers are the perfect fit for Nash, home of the overbloated contracts on hasbeen/oncewas hockey players.
I will get to Gillis later, that my friend is a fucking novel.
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