Gillis. Who is He?

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by RoyalDude » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:03 am

Meds wrote:Guys who I see as core players.....

Hank, Dank, Burrows, Kesler, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Luongo, Schneider, Lapierre.

Guys who should be.....

Edler
Oh Lord, did Meds just put Lapierre in the 'Core' category and not Edler??? Did I read that right?
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Cornuck » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:07 am

This is some great 20/20 hindsight now that Mitchell's recovered from his concussion. I would have offered him one year as well at the time.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Topper » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:23 am

Would not keeping Willie be more of re signing players from the previous administration? The very thing you continuously berate Gillis for.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Fred » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:45 am

Cornuck wrote:This is some great 20/20 hindsight now that Mitchell's recovered from his concussion. I would have offered him one year as well at the time.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by the Dogsalmon » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:25 am

Cornuck wrote:This is some great 20/20 hindsight now that Mitchell's recovered from his concussion. I would have offered him one year as well at the time.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Tciso » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:50 am

Cornuck wrote:This is some great 20/20 hindsight now that Mitchell's recovered from his concussion. I would have offered him one year as well at the time.
I would have looked at a 2 year around the $3mil mark. Not so much because I wanted to take the risk that his eggs were still in the basket, but the team could afford the money, and the players do pay attention to how teams respect and treat their team mates. Worst case, we would have had both Salo and Wille on LTIR.

Still, I like the moves Gillis has made. Even Ballard as the worst mistake is not all that bad.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by dbr » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:08 am

If I remember correctly, Willie had not even skated yet when the Canucks acquired Ballard and signed Hamhuis.

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Madcombinepilot » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:53 am

heck, if willie had any loyalty at all, he would have signed for 1 year, at a lower than market value, just to get his 'home town discount'.. What a traitor to the provice of BC, and the country of Canada. We should lump that POS in the same bucket as Loius Riel and Brett Hull.



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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Jovocop » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:59 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:heck, if willie had any loyalty at all, he would have signed for 1 year, at a lower than market value, just to get his 'home town discount'.. What a traitor to the provice of BC, and the country of Canada. We should lump that POS in the same bucket as Loius Riel and Brett Hull.

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Home town discount is only for players who were born outside of BC but have played in Vancouver long enough... Just to name a few, the Sedins, Burrows, and Kesler... Players who were born in BC would only play here if the money is right, except for Hamhuis... :( Some BC-born players would not even want to play for the Canucks... remember Mr. Kariya?? Not Steve but Paul...

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by rats19 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:02 pm

what if he signed him and the outcome was different...ie couldnt play..then what? If i recall willies outcome prognosis was at best 50/50 and like has been said he wasnt skating yet i dont think..
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Madcombinepilot » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:52 pm

lol...

sorry i guess the sarcasm didnt come through.

Fans give 'home town' discouts WAY too much credit...
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:13 pm

I think with Paul Kariya, it was more that he didn't want to play for Burke than the fact of not wanting to play in Vancouver.

Jovocop wrote:Home town discount is only for players who were born outside of BC but have played in Vancouver long enough... Just to name a few, the Sedins, Burrows, and Kesler... Players who were born in BC would only play here if the money is right, except for Hamhuis... :( Some BC-born players would not even want to play for the Canucks... remember Mr. Kariya?? Not Steve but Paul...

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:06 am

RoyalDude wrote:
Oh Lord, did Meds just put Lapierre in the 'Core' category and not Edler??? Did I read that right?
LOL @ Lappy as a core player.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by ukcanuck » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:47 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
Oh Lord, did Meds just put Lapierre in the 'Core' category and not Edler??? Did I read that right?
LOL @ Lappy as a core player.
I read somewhere that coach V loves the lap dog and given that he occupies or should occupy that spot on the roster that Marchand does on the bruins (not saying he is equal too)
What does Lapiere have to do to become a core player?
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Post by rats19 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:57 am

lappy....lead! he has to be somewhat of a leader, at this point he isnt..he is an aggrivator but not a leader IMO
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