RD is afraid of being hurt. It is less painful to be a critic of something you love and have it fail you then to be an out spoken supporter. You get so afraid to get your hopes up only to have them crushed again it is easier to emotionally prepare yourself for defeat. So by being a naysayer you protect yourself and get to say I told you so which is somehow comforting.
He likes to credit no trade cheeseburger Nonis, a man he slagged on the old CC, with leaving MG a core. Yet he fails to give MG any credit for re-signing that entire core to cap friendly deals.
He shits all over MG for his drafting and suddenly finds Nonis much better in this regard.
He criticizes MG's FA signings, the obvious ones that suck, but fails to acknowledge the good ones.
He says all his move has been bad which does not take into account the good ones.
He has an all or nothing mentality when it comes to MG.
And if you defend MG he goes all George Bush on you and calls you a Gillis apologists.
But ya, he has been better these past few months.
And just to show you I am not an all or nothing type of person, I do think he says some things that makes sense. MG has not been perfect and some of his moves are questionable. His inability to this point to let go of some of the core to better the team is hard to understand some days. His arrogance is tiring.
But he has brought us some exiting teams to watch that have been in the mix every year. You can't argue with the team record since he took over. Sure no cups, but ya have to give him credit for putting us in the position to win every year, all without the luxury of having the Leafs as trading partners or having had top draft picks for successive years to build a core.
The only HW the Canucks need