the Dogsalmon wrote:couldnt really give two squirts of piss about AV or GMMG...15 minutes after either of them are replaced we will be onto another thread...and both are VERY replaceable...
ODB wrote:the Dogsalmon wrote:couldnt really give two squirts of piss about AV or GMMG...15 minutes after either of them are replaced we will be onto another thread...and both are VERY replaceable...
I completely agree!
GMMG really stuck his foot in his mouth when he decided to discuss Hodgson. He should have toed the same line, we do not discuss yadda yadda yadda. Instead he decided to throw Hodgson under the bus. And he didn't stop there. He decided to ramble on about the Canucks inflating Hodgson's value by giving him sweet minutes. Otherwise know as, Gillis is smart and he fucked Regehr giving him a player with bloated offensive numbers. WTF was the point in saying that? If I'm a rival GM those words ring in my head for a long long time. Call it frustration at the end but looking back at the last calendar years worth of work for Gillis and he’d seriously get a D in my opinion. I don’t think I’d fire him but he’d be put on notice to get his shit together!
ESQ wrote:Now bear in mind, its been 4 years since the Richards trade and the "meddling owner" boogeyman hasn't reared its head since...
vulturesroost wrote:I wonder what Bobby Clarke could do with the Canucks
Today is a big day in the career of Mike Gillis; he will finally meet with Canuck ownership to review this past season. And for the reigning NHL Executive of the Year, they will be discussing much more than that as Gillis is entering the final year of his five-year contract. So clearly in the coming weeks, the team will need to offer him a contract extension or simply cut him loose. So what should happen? Does Mike Gillis get to retain his job (does he even want to)?
We present for your digestion the highs and lows of the Mike Gillis era:
... In the end, the cynics would say that Gillis has done the most by doing nothing. The core of this team (the Sedins, Luongo, Schneider, Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler, Mason Raymond, Kevin Bieksa, Alex Edler, Sami Salo, Jannik Hansen) were players he inherited. Even head coach Alain Vigneault was a Dave Nonis hire. None of Gillis’ bold moves have had any measurable impact. In essence, he’s taken Dave Nonis’ car for a drive.
Others would say that Gillis has brilliantly managed the salary cap constraints, retaining all the core players at a significant discount to market – perhaps the most important accomplishment in today’s NHL. Further, his team’s success speaks for itself – his squads have won back-to-back President’s Trophies and were one win away from the ultimate prize last season.
In the end, when the Aquilinis assumed ownership, they vowed that regular season success was not enough. The team had posted plenty of that in the preceding years. The goal was the Stanley Cup. And that’s where we have to wonder somewhat about Gillis’ efforts this season. The moves made spoke more of a team that was restocking its shelves (the trading away of Cup winning veteran Samuelsson for the young, but one-dimensional Booth and the acquisitions of prospects Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani for an emerging player, Hodgson, that could have clearly contributed now). Maybe the Aquilinis are happy with regular season success, capacity crowds and a handful of playoff dates every season, but they promised more than that.