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  1. This. Our new first line goon. Looch ain't got nothin on Danny
  2. Pretty much this. People really hate Gillis, they shouldn't. Not perfect, but a pretty good GM. By their impossibly high standards, most GMs in this league would not be fit to manage this team.
  3. Jensen leaves you wanting more. To be honest I don't think he's far off. Just needs to round out his game. He produced at a decent clip in the nightmare season under torts. Didn't look flukey. Just needs to me given a shot...longer than 5 games with restricted minutes Slightly behind ideal development but look at other draft year comparables to put things in perspective... Breaking in Jenner Lowry Nieto Rakell Rask Namestnikov Miller Comparable (still between leagues. Produce in nhl games at similar clip) McNeil Siemens Oleksiak Noesen Armia Jurco Rattie Danault Grimaldi Ritchie Pumpel Phillips If Jensen were a top 10 pick I'd be more annoyed. When you look at the draft class you have to realize not everyone is going to become an nhl regular
  4. trade still bugs me. A real benning move. Fine with trading Kassian. If he's not in the long term plans so be it. Fine with acquiring Prust. On the downside of his career but not a useless player as some suggest. I am not fine with trading one for the other, let alone adding a 5th on top. We have no intention on resigning oust either...Benning can make trades but cannot assess value to save his life.
  5. It's your opinion. You're entitled to it. But if you state it as if it were fact without providing any rational basis or explanation you just end up looking like a .......
  6. The hyperbole is strong here.... So it's gillis' fault benning traded Kesler, Garrison, Kassian, lack for awful returns? Or signed Sbisa, Dorsett or miller to questionable contracts?
  7. Sedin sedin burrows/grenier/virtanen Baertschi bonino vrbata/burrows Kenins horvat Hansen Prust vey Dorsett Friesen Edler Tanev Hamhuis Sbisa Bartkowski clendening Weber corrado Miller Markstrom
  8. Vey Friesen Cassels Gaunce McCann
  9. GIllis is underrated here, but I suppose some are tough to please. I'd be surprised if he didn't end up working again. Good. -culture change -shrewd acquisitions -contracts/Lawrence Gillman -being able to walk away/not re-sign players: Naslund, Ohlund, Salo, Mitchell. These guys were signed by next teams, who may have regretted the contracts afterwards -Getting our own AHL affiliate in Utica. This will pay huge dividends. Bad: -after losing the cup, not sticking to his vision. trying to chase -goaltending situation. should have been handled better. he had the right idea, but at some point you need to cut your losses Blown out of proportion: -Sundin "offer". An ex-agent knows a thing or two about signings. He knew damn well Sundin wasn't going to take it. It was a gesture he needed to get his prized acquisition -"burned bridges". this may be true to an extent but is overstated. still a fairly active GM most deadline years -Booth acquisition. Injuries ruined him, he was scoring at a good clip his first year here. Low-risk, high reward move. Didn't work out, so what. -saying he 'inherited' a great team. thats not true. inherited some good pieces, thats it. he took a "good team" and made them great. back-to-back presidents trophies, by design not fluke. -trade values. got fair value most trades, and great value in a few. most trades are not just 'to win' like some believe. lets be real, there just isn't THAT much trading activity on a regular basis. need to fit the needs of both teams. -Schneider trade value: unproven goalies don't carry THAT much value. coulda squeaked out a little bit more value (B prospect or low pick), but thats about it. Clear we need to build for future. For the next 10 years Horvat>Schneider. -Hodgson: Well we know how this played out... drafting/talent evaluator. not great by any lengths, but not terrible like some suggest. the truth is he traded a lot of picks to push for a cup. his later draft years seem to be improving. also made up for lack of picks via college free agent route
  10. 1) lack of speed (speedy forwards+ pmd) 2) lack of top-6 skill/aging core Core is stale/old. I fully expect one of Higgins/Burrows to be dealt at the deadline. Youngsters need to start getting looks.
  11. Sedin Sedin Vrbata Higgins Bonino Kassian Dorsett Horvat Hansen Matthias Richardson Burrows
  12. Agree on giving BobS a chance. However, I disagree that Weber has been terrible. He is two points behind our leading defenceman in points. He is a serviceable bottom pairing defenceman. Not one a contender, but we are not one either...
  13. haha. this
  14. Agreed. We could use him on a 1/year contract at 1.5M. He had half a good season last year (tailed off briefly) before getting injured. His track record prior to last year was iffy at best. We weren't entirelywrong in not giving him a multi-year deal. That is a risk. Had he played the entire year at a similar pace, I believe that would have been more convincing and thus; resigned. (jettisoning one of burrows/higgins/hansen/matthias)