LOL, too funny. I don't know much about him, so I'm not really sure what to make of David Booth yet. He put up some decent numbers before I guess, but it doesn't exactly get my mojo going. It just feels like the Canucks (MG and his predecessors before him) always seem to get these marginal guys who are incapable of pushing this team over the top.
And what's with MG seeming always willing to take in the ass from Florida? It seems like whenever Florida has a fat and long term contract that they want to get rid of, all they have to do is give MG a call.
Dale Talon - Florida GM (thinking): hmmm, this David Booth guy isn't doing much for us this year and he has this $4mill contract that still have 3 years on it. I wonder who should I call? I know, I'll give Mike a call, he's my bitch. Muahahaha
Dale Talon phones up MG
Talon: "Hey Mike: Dale here"
Gillis lazily answers the phone, but once he finds out it's Dale Tallon, he leaps for joy.
Gillis: "Mr. Tallon sir! Wow, it's an honour that you called me. What can I do for you today?"
Talon: "Hey Mikey: I know u have been wanting David Both for awhile, well, I'm willing to trade him to you now."
Gillis: "Really? Sure. I've been wanting to get him to play with Kesler cuz they were good buddies. What do you want?"
Talon (thinking): hmm... I kind of hosed him last time by getting Grabner and a 1st rounder for Ballard and his fat contract. Think I'll just get a couple guys whose contracts are up at the end of the season, so the league office and people don't get too suspicious.
Talon: "Which guys do you have on your roster who have their contracts up?"
Gillis: "Hmm.. Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson are up"
Talon: "Sure, I'll take those 2 guys. I also have Steve Reinprecht who's killing me with his $2mill contract in the minors. If u take him, I"ll throw in a 3rd round pick for you.
Gillis: "OK, sure."
Talon: "Well, I got to go. See ya Mikey"
Gillis: "Wait, Mr. Tallon sir. Before you go, do you want to come to my place? You can use my Jacuzzi, I'll put on my sexy underwear for you and I'll be glad to give you a long and hard massage.
Tallon: "Ehhh" (groans in disgust)
Talon hangs up the phone.
Hank wrote:What?! 4.25 million for a marginal player who's stats are padded on the awful Florida Panthers, to play on our 2nd and 3rd lines until 2015? And we lose two vets who are capable of scoring 25+ goals? What a shitty trade! I'm going to bitch all year about this!
(tongue planted firmly in cheek)
At least this time Gillis didn't give up a Calder Trophy candidate and a 1st round pick for a risky long contract.