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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby rats19 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:45 pm

Reef reef reef reef reef...you have been missing a lot of Interesting updates since the start of the year..

Go Into the wolf howls....then look for the prospect thread.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Reefer2 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:19 pm

lol - what a twit I am, not used to all the other forums here.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby rats19 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:28 pm

Reefer2 wrote:lol - what a twit I am, not used to all the other forums here.

If, after you log in you use the new posts button beside the board index button. It will show new posts when southern updates
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Strangelove » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:40 pm

rats19 wrote:use the new posts button


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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:42 am

Gillis - :rofl:

I fully anticipate a shite, panic, save face, trade by Gillis that will further set this team back than it is now.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby nuckster » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:52 am

I keep wondering when or if, Gillis is going to do a god damned thing? Here we are going along with an army of third line pluggers expected to do 'the job'. I have to admit, they have performed beyond my expectations of late, but success is contingent upon Schneider playing stellar, and then the rest of the team playing a grinding defensive system. I would have to believe that there would be some takers somewhere for Ballard!? Sure there's some entertainment value in Ballard being a winger but ... REALLY? That's the best you can do mr MG? Not sure what has happened to the Sedin's of late? Talk about hot and cold.,..a nd when they're cold they look like anemic sad sacks - they didn't get a whole lot of time last night against the Coyotes and for good reason. The coyotes are struggling, and that had a lot to do with why we won. I would be willing to bet money that we will get 'man-handled' in LA on Saturday unless Schneider can find a way to pull off a 2012 `Quick playoff performance'.

But honestly, does Gillis believe that it's ok to 'putter along' like this? Is the market that tight that he can't wrest out a single player deal to our benefit? Just saying. Jeese.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby herb » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:57 am

^ Not sure what you could really expect any GM to do when half of your god damn forwards are injured.

What would you expect he do? Pick up some waiver wire garbage? Sign some crusty old FAs who haven't played in months? Trade several draft picks and prospects for (very) short term solutions?
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby nuckster » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:58 am

It's interesting the contrast between RD's post before my post and my own. MAYBE, i personify the knee jerk kind of reaction to what the present reality personifies...but maybe not. Maybe it's realistic to think that MG should and could do more!? And maybe Herb is right...dunno... Haven't seen any action from MG all season long.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Benjo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:01 pm

If we can get a 3C and a healthy Kesler back our forward lineup is fine. The market is extremely thin right now, I don't want to overpay for garbage. It seems like most GMs are going to wait it out and make last minute decisions on being buyers/sellers. I wouldn't even mind giving Ballard a couple of more games as a forward just to see what we have in him, I'm sure he'd be thrilled just to be in the lineup.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Uncle dans leg » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:05 pm

nuckster wrote:I keep wondering when or if, Gillis is going to do a god damned thing? Here we are going along with an army of third line pluggers expected to do 'the job'. I have to admit, they have performed beyond my expectations of late, but success is contingent upon Schneider playing stellar, and then the rest of the team playing a grinding defensive system. I would have to believe that there would be some takers somewhere for Ballard!? Sure there's some entertainment value in Ballard being a winger but ... REALLY? That's the best you can do mr MG? Not sure what has happened to the Sedin's of late? Talk about hot and cold.,..a nd when they're cold they look like anemic sad sacks - they didn't get a whole lot of time last night against the Coyotes and for good reason. The coyotes are struggling, and that had a lot to do with why we won. I would be willing to bet money that we will get 'man-handled' in LA on Saturday unless Schneider can find a way to pull off a 2012 `Quick playoff performance'.

But honestly, does Gillis believe that it's ok to 'putter along' like this? Is the market that tight that he can't wrest out a single player deal to our benefit? Just saying. Jeese.

I guess it comes down to how eager you are to see him move Jensen, Gaunce, Corrado or our 1st for a quick fix. I for one don't want to see that. It's not realistic to think he will be able to trade our pluggers for anything remotely close to immediate help. The goaltending market is saturated so there wont be anything doing there either.

This year is something completely new for the NHL. A shrinking salary cap and bushel of highly paid UFAs all waiting to be overvalued by the few contending teams looking to make a deep playoff run. I suspect this trade deadline will be all about 3rd liners fetching 3rd rounders rather than the usual high profile transactions.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby herb » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:06 pm

nuckster wrote:It's interesting the contrast between RD's post before my post and my own. MAYBE, i personify the knee jerk kind of reaction the present reality that exists...but maybe not. Maybe it's realistic to think that MG should and could do more!? And maybe Herb is right...but still...


I'm more of the mind that it is reasonable to plan for most situations. I think MG has generally done that; our forward group, when healthy, is very deep. It's reasonable to expect some injuries, both long term and short term. Over the course of a normal season, I would expect a couple of significant injuries.

What we are seeing here is just bizarre. Two of our second line players were injured, came back, and then got different, totally unrelated injuries. Another three forwards go down at the same time. How the hell can you plan for that? And what's a reasonable reaction for a situation where a few guys are out for several weeks? Sell the farm and bring in help? I'm not sure that's logical, or helpful over even the short term.

I think at this point, you try and weather the storm. Rely on player like Hansen and Raymond to step up, cross your fingers that nobody else gets hurt, and pick your spots in terms of finding that elusive help down the middle. But, reacting to every injury by making a trade would by all measures be bad management.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby nuckster » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:09 pm

i have to admit, I really appreciate seeing the more reasoned, thought out comments that arise after my own! :look:
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby Reefer2 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:04 pm

herb wrote:^ Not sure what you could really expect any GM to do when half of your god damn forwards are injured.

What would you expect he do? Pick up some waiver wire garbage? Sign some crusty old FAs who haven't played in months? Trade several draft picks and prospects for (very) short term solutions?


I don't think he is saying today.

MG knew from the beginning that there was a chance Kesler would not be good to go.

What happened to Malholtra is not a sudden wake up one day issue to slap him in the face so he needed to figure out a back up plan for a centre. he didn't so the team is in the spot they are now because of him.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby BigTuna » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:03 am

Gillis is a man with the world's biggest bags under his eyes.
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Re: Gillis. Who is He?

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:52 am

I just love how everyone around here keeps rewarding Gillis one mulligan after another for the Canucks seemingly indifferent play this year, string of injuries, bad planning. Even though it was Gillis who assembled the team that AV has to coach with this year, yet AV is not rewarded the same walkover welcoming matt into the loving open arms of the likes of you that Gillis gets. :rofl:

I guess with the great play of MayRay this year, they, the critics, needed to put a new face on the blame and most certainly it will not be the great Moneypuck Mike Gillis and his shite job this year, they just love him way too much and drum every excuse in the book for him.

Say hello to AV, he's every Canuck fans bitch nowadays. :rofl:
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