Strangelove wrote:If he's not asking the question in order to "sell newspapers"
... then he's asking because he's a moron (entirely possible).
It's really that simple.
Sure, maybe he's trying to sell papers, but he's not the only one who brought up the speculation. Throw in Russell, his guest (Zimmer?) and even Brook Ward said it today. I wouldn't call them morons. If anything, I'd say they're intelligent guys who have been in the business for a long time and they talk to Canuck personel (Gillis, Aquaman, AV, Torts soon) on a daily basis and can read their body language, while we can only hear/follow what the Canucks say from afar. Media guys also have their connections inside the business and they can provide inside scoops with stories and information that we'd have no way of ever knowing.
WHY would Gillis allow his boss to turn him into a puppet?
See, Gillis has a lot more to lose by allowing himself to be turned into a puppet than he does by being fired.
Like ewww neeeewwww what would he do for a living if he got fired???
THINK about it, cuz if I have to explain this any further, it's gonna get real ugly good buddy.
And I hate "ugly" don't you?
I dunno. I never really saw Gillis as a standup/decisive kind of guy. If Burkie felt his power in managing a team was undermined, he'd say: "screw this. I fucking quit". With Gillis, I can see him saying: "sure Franceso, u and your brothers can sit in the coach interviews. U guys can have input on the new coach. U guys like Torts? Yeah, he's good, I think I can work with him." Maybe puppet is a strong word. Gillis would probably use the word "committe" (word I have heard form him before). Gillis is known for taking pain-stalking long to make his decisions. Whether it be to keep AV, fire AV, bring in new scouts, whatever. When it was announced that AV was finally fired recently, it was only because it was leaked to the eastern media and gilllis had to finally react to it by having a press conference. From what I know, he was not really pleased to be forced to finally anounce it.
I know that to guys like you these schmucks are gods and I DO feel bad about pissing all over your gods
... but honestly, these hacks are no smarter than YOU are.... Todd.
I respect the work of the media, but I wouldn't call them my "gods". I believe in the freedom of the press, and I like looking at critiques, different opinions, different ideas and even speculation. There are some members of the media who are definitly pro-Canucks and never say anything bad about Gillis and the Canucks aka: house radio, the "dog and pony show". Unlike u, I'm glad there are free thinkers out there who will criticizie the canucks and write/say what they think. Sure, they may be wrong, but I'm glad they put out a different opinion out there. U may call them my "gods" or u may label them "hacks", I just refer to them as members of the media. Some I like, some not so much. Like all of us, they're all human so they can make mistakes, have biases or have an agenda. So, I really don't have any personal attachment to them, so piss on them all u want.
I really don't care. Honestly, if u thought what they had to say was a pile of shit, I'd luv to hear u bebunk them. I like looking at all sides of the coin. But, I dunno, everything with u seems so personal, sometimes u seem all over the place and u seem to try to lead ppl to your point rather than just coming out and say it, so it's hard to clearly see your point sometimes. Like I said before, alot of the time, I don't know if your serious or just joking around.
Anyways, I must admit, I like conspiracy theories. It could be totally out to lunch or it maybe secretly true, but nothing wrong with talking about it and thinking about it. Maybe Gillis is a puppet, maybe he has total autonomy in managing this team. In the end, none of us are sitting in the room during the interviews, so none of us really know. U maybe right, the "hacks" maybe right.... but in the end, all we can do is "speculate".