Tiger wrote:Todd Bersnoozi wrote:FAN wrote:Yes but that's partly because Nonis was too chicken to give anybody a contract for longer than two years except for defensemen. He was constantly looking for guys who are willing to sign one year deals. Gillis understood that in a cap world you have to pay players based on expectations. Sometimes that bites him in the ass, but you can't win a Cup by being conservative.
Good dialogue fan. I respect your views, but it looks like we're getting no where with our views on Nonis & Gillis. Agree to disagree. *offers handshake*
Been enjoying reading both you and Fans posts .. both interesting and factual seeing things from a different point of view..Good to see 2 guys on this forum disagree without being disagreeable .. no personal attacks !!
My take? Nonis and Gillis were both "new" GM's and some of their mistakes were just that.. Newbie mistakes..
Nonis might be blamed for not tying his core to longer term contracts but Gillis's long term contracts are now biting him in the arse.. Right now , going into the playoffs we have over 12 million in contracts who are not slated to play .. Lou, Ballard, Booth, Maholtra.. Not Good ?
Last I checked Lou is our starting goaltender for this series no? Ballard, Booth and Maholtra are all injured no? The only one on that list that is a bust and eating cap space is Ballard, but he is injured right now as well. Fail to see how those long term contracts are biting MG in the ass.
Now talk to me July 1st and I will probably agree with you.