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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby the Dogsalmon » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:49 pm

after 43 years of losing...of course my brain is broken...and when "you" have had a 1/2 century of hockey disappointment "you" will feel the same...i dont find losing acceptable...but you do...to each his own...
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Topper » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:50 pm

dbr wrote:As far as I can tell the Dogsalmon just likes talking shit

To many of us he is cold and clamy.
Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby the Dogsalmon » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:52 pm

Topper wrote:
dbr wrote:As far as I can tell the Dogsalmon just likes talking shit

To many of us he is cold and clamy.



i can live with that...
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Uncle dans leg » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:23 pm

I'd have to agree that this trade deadline/off season is where Gillis needs to deal with a few issues. Up to this point he has had the excuse that icing a top team proves changes aren't so apparent but this years squad looks a level below the previous few Canucks teams.

With a huge payroll to trim, the Luongo soap opera and addressing weaknesses that have recently become more apparent, this is definitely going to be his greatest challenge as a GM.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Reefer2 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:44 pm

dbr wrote:I don't know why, I just don't give a shit about this season.

Obviously I want the team to win but I'm not sure that watching them blow their wad trying to load up at the trade deadline in order to do it is the way to go. I guess I just think it's too late to solve problems like "what happens if Kesler gets injured" and "what happens if we need another first line forward" at this stage of the season (and given all the weirdness inherent in a short season).

I agree with Blob that this year is a big one for Gillis.. but for me it's more about where this franchise is headed next season than how they finish this one.


I 2nd this.

MG has this season and next only after that would I string him up by the short and curlies if nothing was done to improve the team. The lower cap hit is something that he needs to deal with and I will hold my decision until Luongo has been traded.

My only beef is how he manages or lack of managing AV and his love for certain type of players.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby dbr » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:47 pm

the Dogsalmon wrote:after 43 years of losing...of course my brain is broken...and when "you" have had a 1/2 century of hockey disappointment "you" will feel the same...i dont find losing acceptable...but you do...to each his own...


:lol:

This again.

Tell me exactly how you are going about "not accepting" the losses of a professional sports franchise.. you going to head down to Rogers Arena with a loaded gun or something?

You can go ahead and accept or not accept the losing however you like, but that doesn't make the ludicrous statements you make on here anything other than ludicrous.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby darren » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:27 pm

dbr wrote:Tell me exactly how you are going about "not accepting" the losses of a professional sports franchise.. you going to head down to Rogers Arena with a loaded gun or something?


+1

Ideally, the Canucks would win the Cup every year. If that's your standard, then you might as well change hobbies, because no sports franchise does that.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Strangelove » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:27 pm

RoyalDude wrote:It doesn't help either that his drafting over these last 5 drafts has been fucking horrible to say the least.


This from a guy who has recently been singing the praises of...

Hodgson, Gaunce, Jensen, Corrado, Mallet, & Schroeder. :roll:

Whatever, at any rate it's laughably to right-off recent draft picks....

RoyalDude wrote:IMO, Kesler, Edler and Schneider are the trades to make. And buying out one of or both Booth and Ballard if you can't trade them. It's not a rebuild, not with the Sedins here. Nobody wants Luongo and that contract with his age. Luongo is not going to return us a significant asset to make that change this team needs to make. Gillis is fucking dreaming if he thinks some GM is gonna cave in to him.


You're right, Gillis should be canned immediately and YOU should fill his $3mil-per shoes! :lol:

BTW, how do you know GMMG isn't going to do all of those things?

How do you know what GMMG "dreams"?

Why does this thread smell of urine?
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Strangelove » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:30 pm

dbr wrote:As far as I can tell the Dogsalmon just likes talking shit


Was his avatar your first clue Dave? :mex:
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby the Dogsalmon » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:40 pm

darren wrote:
dbr wrote:Tell me exactly how you are going about "not accepting" the losses of a professional sports franchise.. you going to head down to Rogers Arena with a loaded gun or something?


+1

Ideally, the Canucks would win the Cup every year. If that's your standard, then you might as well change hobbies, because no sports franchise does that.



no shit...i a well aware that you cant win it every year...but once would be real nice...and ANYTHING other than the Cup...is a losing season...
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Rumsfeld » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:48 pm

Strangelove wrote:Was his avatar your first clue Dave? :mex:


The grass is this thread.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby dbr » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:57 pm

Strangelove wrote:
dbr wrote:As far as I can tell the Dogsalmon just likes talking shit


Was his avatar your first clue Dave? :mex:


I had to go check his profile to see what you're talking about, I turn off most of the board features that annoy me (avatars, signatures etc).

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Strangelove » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:06 pm

Mondi wrote:Salo > Garrison

Samuelsson > Booth

Hodgson > or = Kassian

Grabner > Ballard

Salo + Erhoff lower cap hit than --> Ballard + Garrison

Luongo Contract

Starting to come around to RD's POV?


Salo is made of glass and is 10 years older than Garrison. Garrison would be considered the better asset at this point.

Samuelsson is 8 years older than Booth. They are both "a little out there" and their career PPG numbers are similar.

Hodgson/Kassian = too soon to say.

Grabner/Ballard = don't want either of them on my Vancouver Canucks.

Salo/Ehrhoff contracts vs Ballard/Garrison contracts = Ehrhoff's is the worst of the bunch, taking him to age 39. Salo's also takes him to age 39. I like the Garrison contract best out of those. Ballard's cap-hit to play 3rd-pairing minutes doesn't work, but he's tradable imo.

Luongo Contract = It was that or lose him as a UFA. It's a tradable contract, so what's the problem?

"Starting to come around to RD's POV?" :lol:

Ummm he changes his POV on a regular basis so....

GMMG has definitely made some mistakes, if we had smarter trolls they'd dig those up.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Strangelove » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:12 pm

dbr wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
dbr wrote:As far as I can tell the Dogsalmon just likes talking shit


Was his avatar your first clue Dave? :mex:


I had to go check his profile to see what you're talking about, I turn off most of the board features that annoy me (avatars, signatures etc).

Dave


:D

You're a funny guy Dave, but you've gotta admit the avatar suits the poster in this case no?

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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Mondi » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:15 am

Strangelove wrote:
Salo is made of glass and is 10 years older than Garrison. Garrison would be considered the better asset at this point.

Samuelsson is 8 years older than Booth. They are both "a little out there" and their career PPG numbers are similar.

Hodgson/Kassian = too soon to say.

Grabner/Ballard = don't want either of them on my Vancouver Canucks.

Salo/Ehrhoff contracts vs Ballard/Garrison contracts = Ehrhoff's is the worst of the bunch, taking him to age 39. Salo's also takes him to age 39. I like the Garrison contract best out of those. Ballard's cap-hit to play 3rd-pairing minutes doesn't work, but he's tradable imo.

Luongo Contract = It was that or lose him as a UFA. It's a tradable contract, so what's the problem?

"Starting to come around to RD's POV?" :lol:

Ummm he changes his POV on a regular basis so....

GMMG has definitely made some mistakes, if we had smarter trolls they'd dig those up.


Enlighten us, troll of trolls.

You miss Rome, Gragnani, Phalsson, Mancari, Sweat, Oreskovich, Glass, Tambellini, Bolduc, Bliznak, Shirokov, Bernier, Pettinger, Wellwood, Lukowich, Baumgartner, Hordichuk, O'Brien, Oberg, Pyatt, Vannenn, Johnson, Krog, Jaffray?

RIP: Riypen and Demitra.

Gillis had made several big moves and a boat load of shuffling the deck on the fourth line and bottom D.

The point is the Canucks' window is the Sedins' window. Regardless of how good or bad a contract is (and don't forget the Canucks have 3 absolute shit contracts today), Gillis should be making decisions based on the Sedins' career. A Cup now will buy Gillis the years he'll need for a rebuild. Another first round flameout or two and who knows what FrAq will do.

Anyways, this is just a funk. Kesler and Bieksa are so crucial, hard to judge the squad at the moment. I was just putting it out there that some of the skill we've given up for "grit" had made us fairly one dimensional and putrid on the PP.
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