Uncle dans leg wrote: Every single last GM in the league, other than expansion teams, inherit assets. This point is consistently weak dude.
Nowhere near what Gillis inherited here other than what Burke inherited in Anaheim, but at least he won the cup. That being said, Burkes aquisitions of Pronger, Neidermeyer, Selanne and Beauchimen were fucking brilliant.
I wonder how Gillis would have done with a roster full of shite assets like say what Feaster got in Calgary after Daryl Sutter fucked that team over or what Tallon got in Florida. Jack Gordon would have looked like a hero if had inherited the great youthful core Gillis inherited from previous management. Unfortunately for Nonis he never got a chance to see them hit their prime.
Nonuts inherited what Burkie left him in Vancouver. It's all chasing tails. Nonis has almost NOTHING to do with this Toronto team and their recent success. NOTHING Dude. If anything, Nonis running around championing Burkies work is a bigger joke than Gillis inheriting Edler and Schneider FFS
Drafting Bourdon over Kopitar was a massive fuck up. I don't remember how many of us were screaming for his head after that one... Sure it's somewhat unfair given Luc and his death but looking at how AK turned out, it's pretty hard not to see how much better this team would be today. Luc most likely develops into a player something like Bieksa or B.Jackman maybe
but a 6'4" 220lb Center who skates like the wind and has a shot like that? Come on Nonis...you fuck
His team was going backwards when he got canned if you remember. Missed the playoffs 2 out of the 3 years.
He drafting was less than exemplary---Drafting Schneids(26th), Edler(91st) and Hansen(287th)...yes good job but Grabner(14th) was a fuckin joke from day 1 and then he goes with White(25th)???? What other draft table triumphs does he have to show for his time here? I cant remember anything else...
So far(and it's pretty early) Gillis has done a decent job with his picks. Not great but decent. We can blow snot about this all day long but in the end your hate for the guy is irrational. So what is it...you have an eye-bag phobia?