RoyalDude wrote:Seriously, who the fuck cares about the Higgins, Lappiere, Pahlsson's, Malhotra's, Ballards, Booths, Weises, blah, blah, blah of Gillis signings. The only truly great impact player to the core of this team that is a Gillis transaction is Hamhius, the rest are a bunch of dime a dozen cast off, journeyman players you can find anywhere for the right price. And seriously, could you all just fuck off with the 'Great Gillis resignings of current Canucks like Kesler, The Sedins, etc, like that is some sore of miracle, brilliant transaction.
RD, your above statement makes me very happy that MG and not you is the GM. It is guys like Higgins and Lappy that make the difference. I cannot think of any team that has made the SCF in the last 20 years without a strong supporting cast. Not only did we get them, we go them at great prices. It isn't a grocery store where you go to the 3rd live center isle, and pick up a new one when your old one goes bad.
And regarding the "Great resignings, wtf? MG manages to keep our core players intact, and at a price that allows us to add some significant talent to the pool.
Booth and Ballard are the only deals I am not totally on board with, only because of their salaries. But, imo, I think Booth has a lot more to show, and Ballard's style just doesn't fit with AV's system.