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Forums :: Blog World :: Carol Schram: Will Thatcher Demko push for the Vancouver Canucks' No. 1 job next season?
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bloatedmosquito
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I’m a dose of reality in this cesspool of glee
Joined: 10.22.2011

Aug 13 @ 5:39 PM ET
Yeah it's the summer.

I mean lots of guys were calling them a bubble team last summer before Markstrom's breakout season or EP's huge year as a rookie.

Wasn't it just a couple of years ago the team won 4 of their first 5 games or something and "suck it haters" became the catch phrase?

- golfingsince


That’s my thinking. The only reason JB has a job is his last few drafts produced BB and EP. It’s my belief that JB and crew had no idea of what they actually had in both until they actually played an NHL game. Especially BB. I think they were as surprised as we were at the skill level displayed.

That speaks volumes on their vision for this team in my books.
NuckUp
Vancouver Canucks
Location: World Wide
Joined: 07.01.2019

Aug 13 @ 5:39 PM ET
i've wanted that for the last 7 tdl's.

...but if we're sellers, that means the season didn't go well?

you're not a paranoid hater are you?

- RealityChecker


Or the Canucks got a new GM.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 5:41 PM ET
i've wanted that for the last 7 tdl's.

...but if we're sellers, that means the season didn't go well?

you're not a paranoid hater are you?

- RealityChecker

St Louis were sellers & it worked out. Trading at any time to unload is my motto. Idc about PO hunt or not so always trade to get better if it helps later.
bloatedmosquito
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I’m a dose of reality in this cesspool of glee
Joined: 10.22.2011

Aug 13 @ 5:41 PM ET
That's fine, I don't think I can stomach another "we choked" interview.
- golfingsince


Would be a refreshing change to JB’s humming and hawing.
Marwood
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Notarealfan, BC
Joined: 03.18.2010

Aug 13 @ 5:44 PM ET
Yeah he could do some real damage to the future just trying to make the playoffs in a marketing year.
- A_SteamingLombardi

Like the fear some had earlier this summer hoping he wouldn't speed up the process of re-building by trading future assets for 'now' players.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 5:45 PM ET
That’s my thinking. The only reason JB has a job is his last few drafts produced BB and EP. It’s my belief that JB and crew had no idea of what they actually had in both until they actually played an NHL game. Especially BB. I think they were as surprised as we were at the skill level displayed.

That speaks volumes on their vision for this team in my books.

- bloatedmosquito


That could be said of any GM not getting a no-brainer pick in a draft. Give a GM credit for making a pick for good or ill.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 5:46 PM ET
Like the fear some had earlier this summer hoping he wouldn't speed up the process of re-building by trading future assets for 'now' players.
- Marwood

That was unfounded pessimism was it not?
RealityChecker
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I stay away from the completely crazy rumours on the internet.I will occasionally debunk them-Eklund
Joined: 04.18.2010

Aug 13 @ 5:48 PM ET
St Louis were sellers & it worked out. Trading at any time to unload is my motto. Idc about PO hunt or not so always trade to get better if it helps later.
- Nighthawk

you might not care about the PO hunt, but benning and the prospect of unemployment surely does.
Marwood
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Notarealfan, BC
Joined: 03.18.2010

Aug 13 @ 5:52 PM ET
That was unfounded pessimism was it not?
- Nighthawk

No, he traded a 1st for a 2nd line player while the team should still be re-building, in my hater, not a real fan opinion.
Also, Myers is a bottom pairing d-man.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 5:55 PM ET
you might not care about the PO hunt, but benning and the prospect of unemployment surely does.
- RealityChecker

Oh i believe it’s a PO push & i care. Its presumptuous to say JB will do a rash move to save his hide. To date JB has played his cards to close to his vest on what plans or moves he wants to make. I don’t see doing otherwise unless stating the obvious.
RealityChecker
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I stay away from the completely crazy rumours on the internet.I will occasionally debunk them-Eklund
Joined: 04.18.2010

Aug 13 @ 5:58 PM ET
Oh i believe it’s a PO push & i care. Its presumptuous to say JB will do a rash move to say his hide. To date JB has played his cards to close to his vest on what plans or moves he wants to make. I don’t see doing otherwise unless stating the obvious.
- Nighthawk

so what do you think the odds are of the team being sellers?
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 6:02 PM ET
so what do you think the odds are of the team being sellers?
- RealityChecker


20/80 unless JB gets approached for say Sutter or Stecher or Sven.
bloatedmosquito
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I’m a dose of reality in this cesspool of glee
Joined: 10.22.2011

Aug 13 @ 6:04 PM ET
so what do you think the odds are of the team being sellers?
- RealityChecker


This is the key. Continued roster development. (frank) the regular season record. Some arbitrary anniversary shouldn’t dictate a change in philosophy.

If JB continues to work the roster during the season for long term success then I’ll give him credit. If he just goes for a playoff spot at future’s expense then this whole “change is coming” schtick was an undeniable lie.
RealityChecker
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I stay away from the completely crazy rumours on the internet.I will occasionally debunk them-Eklund
Joined: 04.18.2010

Aug 13 @ 6:05 PM ET
This is the key. Continued roster development. (frank) the regular season record. Some arbitrary anniversary shouldn’t dictate a change in philosophy.

If JB continues to work the roster during the season for long term success then I’ll give him credit. If he just goes for a playoff spot at future’s expense then this whole “change is coming” schtick was an undeniable lie.

- bloatedmosquito

i agree with this.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 6:07 PM ET
Rock my world...

Bobby Orr for Pres
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 6:08 PM ET
i agree with this.
- RealityChecker

As do I
golfingsince
Location: The losers tonight are the people.-QP
Joined: 11.30.2011

Aug 13 @ 6:17 PM ET
This is the key. Continued roster development. (frank) the regular season record. Some arbitrary anniversary shouldn’t dictate a change in philosophy.

If JB continues to work the roster during the season for long term success then I’ll give him credit. If he just goes for a playoff spot at future’s expense then this whole “change is coming” schtick was an undeniable lie.

- bloatedmosquito



As will I, I just don't believe he really has that ideology. I wonder out of curiosity how people would feel about his drafting had EP not had such a big season. I mean it's certainly his strength but is it really 2nd level?
golfingsince
Location: The losers tonight are the people.-QP
Joined: 11.30.2011

Aug 13 @ 6:20 PM ET
20/80 unless JB gets approached for say Sutter or Stecher or Sven.
- Nighthawk

What odds do you give them of being buyers?
Marwood
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Notarealfan, BC
Joined: 03.18.2010

Aug 13 @ 6:20 PM ET
As will I, I just don't believe he really has that ideology. I wonder out of curiosity how people would feel about his drafting had EP not had such a big season. I mean it's certainly his strength but is it really 2nd level?
- golfingsince

I think he might be better than some at drafting but I don't think he's any kind of drafting guru. Keep in mind that I am a miserable whiner.
golfingsince
Location: The losers tonight are the people.-QP
Joined: 11.30.2011

Aug 13 @ 6:22 PM ET
No, he traded a 1st for a 2nd line player while the team should still be re-building, in my hater, not a real fan opinion.
Also, Myers is a bottom pairing d-man.

- Marwood


I'm still sad they didn't have a 3rd round pick.
Marwood
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Notarealfan, BC
Joined: 03.18.2010

Aug 13 @ 6:24 PM ET
I'm still sad they didn't have a 3rd round pick.
- golfingsince

I didn't want to bring that up, it affected a lot of people.
1970vintage
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Sure but anyone who worries about what JB MIGHT do is paranoid if ALL other GM’s are immune & get
Joined: 11.11.2010

Aug 13 @ 6:45 PM ET
Would you trade Madden and Podkolzin for Miller (has they not already acquired him)?
A_SteamingLombardi
Location: #notrealfan
Joined: 10.12.2008

Aug 13 @ 6:47 PM ET
That was unfounded pessimism was it not?
- Nighthawk

I find the optimism just as unfounded.
golfingsince
Location: The losers tonight are the people.-QP
Joined: 11.30.2011

Aug 13 @ 6:48 PM ET
I find the optimism just as unfounded.
- A_SteamingLombardi


Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 6:48 PM ET
What odds do you give them of being buyers?
- golfingsince

Again only if it’s long term help. I don’t see it if for picks. 10/90
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