Spock wrote:The Canucks organization is like a rudderless ship - wandering aimlessly without direction.
If the club were "up and coming" - trying to make the playoffs, then you dont trade your best goalie for a project. And you acquire talent at the deadline to push for the playoffs and a run at the Cup.
If the club were trying to rebuild, then you don't offer the aging twins multimillion dollar multiyear deals, and you trade aware future or current UFAs to get talent for years to come.
Apparently, the Canucks can't decide what they are doing as they made one trade that made them look like they were rebuilding....and then an absence of trades that would signal a purposeful rebuilding - hence - rudderless. Without direction. Drifting without making headway in either direction.
My suspicion is that the owner is interfering with hockey decisions. Until such time as that ends, the Canucks will flail about without hope of a run at the Cup.
What a friggin' mess.
Jovocop wrote:To be fair, I would at least give MG this summer to see what he is going to do with the extra cap space.
BurningBeard wrote:Jovocop wrote:To be fair, I would at least give MG this summer to see what he is going to do with the extra cap space.
If the Canucks don't make the playoffs, Gillis will be in a very similar situation to one that Nonis was once in...
Spock wrote:My suspicion is that the owner is interfering with hockey decisions. Until such time as that ends, the Canucks will flail about without hope of a run at the Cup.
Meds wrote:While I am extremely disappointed that there wasn't more done here, I am giving MG a pass on deadline day moves. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't when it comes to making a trade.....barring an out of the park fleecing, but it's not likely to happen as Garth Snow didn't have much to offer us right now, even IF one of our players would waive to go to the Islanders.
We just saw what he got for a top 10 goaltender. A project and a 3rd line center.
If he had given up Kesler for Pittsburgh's offer, the one without Maata, would anyone here be happy with that move? I wouldn't have. Even if he gets 2 first round picks out of the Penguins it wouldn't be enough because they are likely to be picks that fall between 24-30 overall.
If nobody is offering anything worthwhile, then why force a deal just for the sake of making a deal? That's stupid.
Luongo's deal was somewhat forced, but that was by the situation, not just because Gillis felt the need to shake things up.
SKYO wrote:It's a wasted year, hard to trade players with NTC's hence Torts was brought in, now players want out, but they hold too much control thanks to their NTC's.
If your MG you just don't make trades just for the sake of making trades, sell everyone for propsects, picks.
I believe other teams will take the proper steps after this season is done to make those difficult deals for players such as Kesler, Edler and probably Burrows.
Seems this Torts experiment by MG has it's intended effect of shaking everything up, but it's a bit much, now everyone is unhappy in this once serene, calm, focused environment.
I think MG wanted to shake the core so much that players with a NTC will waive em, however that window of a trade is a small one as players have their choice of where to move.
Kesler only wants an eastern based american team thats a contender I bet, and that is a small group of teams.
MG does over value these core players, but at least he won't sell em for scraps, just cause they want out.
Kesler needs to expand his horizon on teams to which he'll accept a trade to if wants outta here faster, otherwise he'll face the wrath of Torts and the relentless crazy fanatic fans for another two years.