I think overall gillis has to be applauded since when in 18 years have we done so well.
I dont always agree with everything like the loungo contract.
The booth deal they just talked about on sportsnet, they felt gillis did the trade so he would not have to scramble and overpay at the deadline or feel like he needed to desperately make a move at the deadline, he wanted to get someone now, and it was a very smart move giving up talent that was also under performing.
I feel he has done well overall. He knows things needs addressing and he goes out and tries to fix it. Are all his choices perfect? No but whose are? I dont know any gm thats flawless. I can say his deals typically always make us better, not worse. He is also constantly improving over the years since he now has some experience and knows better what will work and what the team needs.
Didnt he win gm of the year to?
Results speak for himself and while he continues to learn and will learn from the ballard and lou deals, he will constantly improve, and in 3 years he took us from nobodies to 1 win away from the cup.