Where to start:RoyalDude wrote:What's so funny? Tony the Coach Hater is on to something here.mr perfect wrote:RoyalDude wrote:I like Tony Gallaghers suggestions - Matt Moulson, Cammelleri and Vanek. Tony says any one of those 3 to play with Kesler will get us back to respectability.
Skeletor/Gollum - His hockey knowledge could comfortably fit into a gnat's anus with room left over for Jason Botchford's know how. S/G is nothing more than a shill for the player agents and the NHLPA for them to get what propaganda they want published. He's a useful idiot to them and nothing more. Think about it, when was the last time he wrote an in depth article on a player's ability or broke a story? The man doesn't know a hockey player from a hockey puck. He has no credibility.
The three FA's you mentioned - Are you serious? How well did these guys play on the teams they were first liners on? To get one of these thirty something FA's for an already full of thirty something players team, you're looking to spend $6.5 mil per for the next four years on players whose production will be sliding over that period of time. For that you might as well not buy out Booth and extend him. The Canucks need to bring in an infusion of twenty somethings (Think when Naslund, Bertuzzi and Morrison were acquired) to reload, not get more thirty somethings to add to a core of already too many thirty somethings.
In short, there is no one player or one magic bullet to turn this team around, certainly not the FA's available right now. If there is a team to emulate for the Canucks, look no further that the team that took them apart on Saturday, the Anaheim Ducks. They may have missed the playoffs a few times since they won the Cup in 2007 but they've reloaded without much pain compare to the Edmontons and Islanders.