Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Topper wrote:Which current core players on the Canucks have needed to be replaced?
Kinda like how the resident pisser and moaner on the board doesn't admit how Brian Burke/Dave Nonis benefitted from Mike Keenan's/\Pat Quinn's moves prior to their being hired as a GM. He is either in denial or he simply can't grasp it. He probably thinks that Burke acquired assets like McCabe, Bertuzzi, Bure, Mogilny etc.
LOL...but Blobby, at least they were able to turn those assets into quality returns, wasn't the MCabe asset a vital cog in Burke's infamous Sedin trade on Draft Day. Probably the single greatest GM move in Canuck history. Wasn't the Bertuzzi asset flipped for a goalie named Luongo who will arguably go down as the best goalie in current Canuck history, by Nonis? Wasn't the Bure asset flipped for Jovo, not a bad return in my books for the disgruntled blue line cheater Pavel Bure who was merely just a shadow of his former self at the point in his career. Wasn't the Mogilny asset flipped for Brenden Morrison?
I understand that Burke and Nonis did not acquire those said players, but it's what they did with those assets that leaves me impressed. I mean, will the Sedins and Luongo, not go down as some of the greatest Canucks of all time? I have yet to see Gillis , other than his moving of White and Rahimi for Erhoff make such shrewd, calculating, franchise making moves as those. But the Erhoff deal is awash now because he just let that only qreat trade acquisition of his walk for nothing.
So tell me, what trade other than the Erhoff trade whom is no longer in the services of the Canucks would you lump with those trades that Burkie and Nonis made? The bottom line is, Gillis sucks monkey balls when it comes to making trades that improvies upon what was already set in place for him by previous management in the category of core, untouchable players, OTHER than Hamhius who was free agent signing BEGGING TO COME BACK HOME TO B.C. Remember, Nonis was only GM for 3 years. Gillis has had 5 years to bring in HIS PLAYERS and draft picks. Remember, the Canucks were the only team in the NHL at the end of the season whom did not have a player in the starting line-up whom they drafted over the last 5 drafts. We did at one point, but Hodgson was let go for a minor league player. What does that say about the drafting of Gillis?
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