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11-07-2012, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Alflives View Post
You certainly do enjoy pushing buttons. I must strongly disagree with your sentiment.

The difference in improvement to the team is the issue. Clearly the Canucks are forward rich. In the last 3 seasons they have Two Art Ross, One Heart, and One Selke winner in their top six. Hence, forward rich. The defense, on the other hand, lacks top end talent. Therefore, adding another top forward makes less improvement to the team than adding the #1 defense-man.

We have absolutely zero influence over what the Canucks will do, but it is an enjoyable debate all the same.
The Canucks playoff problems have stemmed from a lack of scoring. I don't see how listing a few regular season accomplishments changes that.

We have several defensemen who could be considered number 1s (top 30 in the league), but none of whom I would consider franchise defensemen (top 5-10).

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