So interested to hear how people view this. I constantly heard, on VCR HFboards, for a couple of years that Sbisa was a horrible D man, overpaid and shouldn't be in the NHL. I never understood it myself. I thought he was probably slightly overpaid, and we had hoped for more in the trade that brought him to us. The Canucks have been underwhelming, and Sbisa fit into that narrative perfectly. But the fact is that player after player is vilified on here for playing pretty much at their normal ability. We have seen that many times. We expect more from a player than their actual ability. Now Sbisa goes on to play for Vegas, at the same level we saw, and he was a decent depth defenseman. And Vegas had 12 - 14 players just like him, and went to the Stanley Cup finals. I honestly think that fans expect more from every player than is reasonable. We have had 3 players in the last few years exceed expectations. Horvat, Boeser and Tanev. The rest have been pretty much as expected. We have a pretty crappy team right now. We had a pretty good team for 6 - 7 years, and didn't get top ten draft picks. Or really any top 20. What did you think would happen? We are entering a better period. A lot it it depends on Petterson, but there or 4 or 5 others that could decide whether or not we contend. But it is tiresome to hear that player X should be closer to Orr than Sbisa, etc. We certainly have had consencus complaints about Edler, Bieska, and others that they have either regressed , or failed to improve or whatever. Please, if you are an honest fan, temper your expectations. Accept that players or going to not improve every year. Sbisa played to the level that was reasonable. And accept this across the board.