Gillis. Who is He?

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Strangelove » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:44 pm

dhabums wrote:
the Dogsalmon wrote:after 43 years of losing...of course my brain is broken...and when "you" have had a 1/2 century of hockey disappointment "you" will feel the same...i dont find losing acceptable...but you do...to each his own...
43 years of this hasn't made you accept it? The sooner you get with the program the better you will feel.
We could win the Cup the next 3 years in a row and a certain you-know-wot would still find things to bitch about.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

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Strangelove wrote: Good to know our Dogsalmon is a dog of a different colour....
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Diehard1 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:01 pm

Wy does everybody seem to think that the Canucks have this 'window' that ends when the Sedins retire? Does that automatically turn this team into Calgary?

Gillis and co are smart people - if necessary they'll kick start a rebuild by trading Kesler, Edler, Schneider, Hamhuis, etc and get value back in return. Yes this team will be hurt when the twins are gone but it won't mean they aren't competitive anymore. Lots of transactions will happen between now and then.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by rats19 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:46 pm

Flick the switch in 3rd after tying with mediocre play in 2nd
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Tiger » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:21 pm

rats19 wrote:Flick the switch in 3rd after tying with mediocre play in 2nd

Gillis broke the switch?
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:48 pm

Diehard1 wrote:Wy does everybody seem to think that the Canucks have this 'window' that ends when the Sedins retire?

Because they listen to the TEAM 1040 and Don Taylor, B Mac, Sekeres, Blake Price etc said so.

This board is less bipolar than CDC or hfboards but Canucks fans have earned their stripes by and large of being the most retarded fans in the NHL. So if the [xxxxxxx]s at the TEAM say there is a window then there is a fucking window. Most of the fans who listen to those idiots breathe out of their mouth unconditionally and likely follow the same guy to work every day but damnit Don Taylor and Jason Botchford said there was a window so it has to be true.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by the Dogsalmon » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:21 pm

Strangelove wrote:
dhabums wrote:
the Dogsalmon wrote:after 43 years of losing...of course my brain is broken...and when "you" have had a 1/2 century of hockey disappointment "you" will feel the same...i dont find losing acceptable...but you do...to each his own...
43 years of this hasn't made you accept it? The sooner you get with the program the better you will feel.
We could win the Cup the next 3 years in a row and a certain you-know-wot would still find things to bitch about.

Good to know our Dogsalmon is a dog of a different colour....

2 years ago we were one win away from myself calling a "cease bitch" for 20 years...but it all went South and fuck am i still fuck fuck fuck fuck...i have still not got over that fucking game...fuck...


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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Reefer2 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:32 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Diehard1 wrote:Wy does everybody seem to think that the Canucks have this 'window' that ends when the Sedins retire?

Because they listen to the TEAM 1040 and Don Taylor, B Mac, Sekeres, Blake Price etc said so.

This board is less bipolar than CDC or hfboards but Canucks fans have earned their stripes by and large of being the most retarded fans in the NHL. So if the [xxxxxxx]s at the TEAM say there is a window then there is a fucking window. Most of the fans who listen to those idiots breathe out of their mouth unconditionally and likely follow the same guy to work every day but damnit Don Taylor and Jason Botchford said there was a window so it has to be true.
Blob - I ask you seriously.

After the Sedins retire what do we have coming up to replace them? Unless a significant trade or we draft someone(s) we do have a limited window to go far. i just don't see anything in the minors ready to come up within the next 2 - 3 years to start playing and take over 2nd line duty as Kesler/Burrows takes over the first line.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Meds » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:39 pm

Reefer2 wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Diehard1 wrote:Wy does everybody seem to think that the Canucks have this 'window' that ends when the Sedins retire?

Because they listen to the TEAM 1040 and Don Taylor, B Mac, Sekeres, Blake Price etc said so.

This board is less bipolar than CDC or hfboards but Canucks fans have earned their stripes by and large of being the most retarded fans in the NHL. So if the [xxxxxxx]s at the TEAM say there is a window then there is a fucking window. Most of the fans who listen to those idiots breathe out of their mouth unconditionally and likely follow the same guy to work every day but damnit Don Taylor and Jason Botchford said there was a window so it has to be true.
Blob - I ask you seriously.

After the Sedins retire what do we have coming up to replace them? Unless a significant trade or we draft someone(s) we do have a limited window to go far. i just don't see anything in the minors ready to come up within the next 2 - 3 years to start playing and take over 2nd line duty as Kesler/Burrows takes over the first line.
Burrows is only a year younger than the twins.....not sure how he's gong to help "take over" with Kesler when the Sedins retire.

Are the Sedins retiring after next year or something?

Besides, Burrows and Kesler are not first line players who can carry the scoring load on a Stanley Cup contender.....at least not without the Sedins for linemates.

WTF Reef.....I thought you said you were asking seriously.....

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Aaronp18 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:53 pm

Reefer2 wrote:.
After the Sedins retire what do we have coming up to replace them? Unless a significant trade or we draft someone(s) we do have a limited window to go far. i just don't see anything in the minors ready to come up within the next 2 - 3 years to start playing and take over 2nd line duty as Kesler/Burrows takes over the first line.
Out of curiosity what exactly do you think the Canucks will do with the over $12M in cap space now created?

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Meds » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:58 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:
Reefer2 wrote:.
After the Sedins retire what do we have coming up to replace them? Unless a significant trade or we draft someone(s) we do have a limited window to go far. i just don't see anything in the minors ready to come up within the next 2 - 3 years to start playing and take over 2nd line duty as Kesler/Burrows takes over the first line.
Out of curiosity what exactly do you think the Canucks will do with the over $12M in cap space now created?
Probably sign a pair of $4.5M ufa second liners and a pair of bottom 6 forwards or overpay a #5 dman.

Just going by the track record......

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Aaronp18 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:01 am

Meds wrote: Probably sign a pair of $4.5M ufa second liners and a pair of bottom 6 forwards or overpay a #5 dman.

Just going by the track record......

:P
The relatively crappy contracts we have are all trades.

Gillis' signings, whether they be re-signings, or free agents have been pretty decent.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Meds » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:02 am

Aaronp18 wrote:
Meds wrote: Probably sign a pair of $4.5M ufa second liners and a pair of bottom 6 forwards or overpay a #5 dman.

Just going by the track record......

:P
The relatively crappy contracts we have are all trades.

Gillis' signings, whether they be re-signings, or free agents have been pretty decent.
Didn't necessarily mean Gillis.....just the NHL in general.

I know, I know.....things will be different in the reduced cap era this off-season.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Diehard1 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:25 am

Reefer2 wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Diehard1 wrote:Wy does everybody seem to think that the Canucks have this 'window' that ends when the Sedins retire?

Because they listen to the TEAM 1040 and Don Taylor, B Mac, Sekeres, Blake Price etc said so.

This board is less bipolar than CDC or hfboards but Canucks fans have earned their stripes by and large of being the most retarded fans in the NHL. So if the [xxxxxxx]s at the TEAM say there is a window then there is a fucking window. Most of the fans who listen to those idiots breathe out of their mouth unconditionally and likely follow the same guy to work every day but damnit Don Taylor and Jason Botchford said there was a window so it has to be true.
Blob - I ask you seriously.

After the Sedins retire what do we have coming up to replace them? Unless a significant trade or we draft someone(s) we do have a limited window to go far. i just don't see anything in the minors ready to come up within the next 2 - 3 years to start playing and take over 2nd line duty as Kesler/Burrows takes over the first line.
Right now? Who the hell knows. I'm sure Philly said the same thing 3 years ago and then they drafted Giroux and Couturier, then traded for Voracek, Schenn and Simmonds. Fact is, this team could look completely different in 3 years, and that could be a good thing or a bad thing. Things change, and you can always trade the players you have now for younger players.

There's no chance a team will always be a contender, but thinking this team will turn into Edmonton after the Sedins are gone is just stupid.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Topper » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:02 am

The same people were saying the same thing in the days of the WCE. At that point in time, the consensus was the Sedins were career 2nd line players at best. Burrows and Kesler were career third line checkers.

We already have one piece of a top line (if he is ever healthy) and I wouldn't be surprised if a second piece is in the lineup already and will continue to grow into the role.

The thing many of you and the talking heads forget, is the first line develops as a third line and becomes a second line and then earns there way into first line minutes. True some teams are shitty enough to be able to draft a top tier prospect, but we aren't that shitty.
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