Mondi wrote:You need to consult a dictionary for the difference between "dealt" and "replaced".
Okay smartass how should GMMG have "dealt with the absense of Kesler"?
Mondi wrote:Cap circumvention? 5+ million is a lot for Roberto Luongo when compared to the other goalies in the league.
wrong answer Hans!
Mondi wrote:Raymond and Schroeder are doing a remarkable job, given the circumstances. But, Raymond? Are we at the point where Raymond has to be relied upon to score goals?
I'd say your Vancouver Canucks are relying on scoring by committee at this point.
Sure Raymond doesn't wear down defenders like say David Booth, but he's part of the committee and hey it's working.
Mondi wrote:And the getting rid of Hodgson, cutting Malhotra and not dealing with Kesler are a combined failure. Where are the NHL centres on this team?
The Hodgson situation - Cody turned into a cancer, that wasn't Gillis' fault. Gillis didn't tell him to go turn into a cancer. It's too bad that he did. I feel sorry for him, but then he went goofy on us.
Malhotra - Gillis was obliged to give give Manny the benefit of the doubt, who knew.
Kesler - He took longer than expected to come back and then got his foot broken, who knew.
A very steep price is required to acquire a difference-making NHL centre.
So again I ask you to answer my question above.
Mondi wrote:Injuries and age aside, Salo is way better than Garrison. Injuries and age included, it's a toss up.
Obviously you don't watch the games so I'll try to put it in a way even YOU will understand.
They were both UFAs last summer.
Garrison was offered more but settled for a 6yr $27.6mil contract.
Salo went for the most money he could get and settled for a 2yr $7.5mil contract.
Do you know better than NHL GM's about the value of players?
Ummm one dumps Salo for Garrison in a heartbeat is wot one does.
I approved the move and was the first last summer to push for the addition of a RS defenceman as the next move
(along with the scrapping of Ballard).
That hasn't happened yet, but it's easy to see the hole, much harder to fill it.
NHL trades aren't as easy to pull off as you seem to think.
Do you really think Gillis doesn't see the glaring holes at centre and RS dee??
Mondi wrote:And please, don't defend David "empty netter" Booth.
How many of Mr Booth's 104 goals (in 377 games) were "empty netters"?
And how many serviceable top 6 Canuck forwards play as physical as Mr Booth?
Mondi wrote:This guy is a good athlete with some offensive skills, but he appears to lack good sense on and off the ice.
Booth is smarter than the average bear.
Mondi wrote:He and Ballard are a lot of cap space for virtually nothing.
So you want that "cap space" used for other players.
And of course you want these other players to earn their cap hit.
That's $8.45mil in cap space.
So yeah that's some awesome players you are demanding.
You DO realize you'd hafta give up some huge assets to bring in players of that caliber?
Tell me, exactly what kind of trade/trades is/are feasible?