Reason for pessimism, reason for optimism

Cam Charron
April 22 2014 01:41PM

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The above chart is inspired by a tweet from JapersRink. So what the heck is going on here?

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Buying out David Booth - Weekend Watchability Index

Cam Charron
April 18 2014 01:30PM

It's Good Friday, so naturally, we'll talk David Booth.

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Torts' replacement should have an easier job than expected - Weekend Watchability Index

Cam Charron
April 11 2014 11:48AM

Canucks Army is preparing for the playoffs in a way only Canucks Army can: by preparing an exhaustive list of profiles of potential general manager candidates, and by preparing an exhaustive list of profiles of potential new coaching candidates, just in case.

Twas I who had the misfortune of writing the profile for John Tortorella back in June. I'm going to share a few key passages from that profile:

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The Russian well

Cam Charron
April 10 2014 10:13AM

Part of me wonders attributing which recent Vancouver Canucks misjudgments to ownership rather than management would prompt receiving a letter from Francesco Aquilini. One thing I'm quite confident ownership had no control over was the Canucks' brutal draft record from 2008 to present. Of the 37 young men selected by the Canucks during Mike Gillis' tenure, only one has made the Canucks in a regular capacity, being Jordan Schroeder, and even then it's debatable.

I can kind of give credit to Gillis for attempting to think outside the box and draft older, more developed prospects, but that strategy turned out to not be a calculated move structured at replenishing the minor league rosters more quickly; all it wound up doing was taking away lottery tickets for the Canucks to hit on some 5th or 6th rounder that hit a development spurt midway through his 18th year.

But there's one pool that Gillis failed to consider, one that I think was a big downfall of his as general manager and no, it isn't the Vancouver Giants.

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Canucks problems extend beyond Gillis and Tortorella - Weekend Watchability Index

Cam Charron
April 04 2014 11:27AM

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Unfortunately, you can talk more about the soap opera in the Vancouver Canucks front office more than you can talk about the actual Vancouver Canucks games on the ice. There appears to be a variety of conflicting views between ownership, management and coaching, and those rumours about ownership trying to bypass Mike Gillis into hiring John Tortorella as coach doesn't bode for the future for several reasons—the first of which being that you never want the owner making the on-ice decisions.

Dimitri, who is a Cowboys fan, surely can relate.

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