ClamRussel wrote:Do you really believe that? IF it was Gillis and not Kesler, then why did Kesler tell Benning he wanted out? It was a new regime, a fresh start yet he wanted nothing to do with the team. It would appear it was Kesler who requested the trade and not Gillis wanting to move him.
Kesler had a contract & he should have honoured it. He didn't. On top of that, he handcuffed the club.
I wouldn't state it if I didn't believe it Clam ol boy.
Gillis is a very sneaky dude that likes to play games.
Why did Kesler tell Benning he wanted out? Maybe because, just like the rest of us, he can't see the Canucks being competitive for the next couple/few years? And Kesler is 30 and now "injury prone".
It would appear it was Kesler who requested the trade and not Gillis wanting to move him.
You hit the nail on the head. It's all appearances at this point of time.
My point is, I think its unfair to demonize a player based on a whole lot of hearsay that happened in a very short amount of time during a very chaotic time and conveniently forget the things the player HAS done for the organization.
Just like I think its unfair to demonize Alex Burrows for a cluster of a season last year and conveniently forget everything he's for us before that.
Same with Luo... you DO know that Luo demanded a trade right? He had had enough of the Torts bullshit after the Winter Classic SNAFU and pretty much demanded a trade to Florida... and we got Sean Matthias and Markstrom back...
Is Luo a selfish prick too? The answer is no because the media has swayed the court of public opinion to be sympathetic to Luo. And why did the media do that? Because of @strombone1.
It's a game Clam... pure and simple.