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#211 Ghostsof1915

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:35 AM

Maybe he's named after Claude Lemieux? :)
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

Luongo is a good regular season goalie but doesn't have the mental makeup to win when the pressure is at it's highest. Gillis destroyed Luongo by naming him the captain. You can't name a goalie captain especially one with the mental makeup of Luongo. Especially is a city like Vancouver. That move alone probably cost the Canuck's the Cup.

All these Gillis hacks giving him credit for the core of team is astoundingly absurd. How do you circle that square? That’s not my favourite MG propaganda though. My favourite is the effusive praise he receives for the intangibles he’s brought to the organization because the hacks can’t find anything tangible he’s done well.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

Gillis' drafting unit has done well so far too


You mean the organization who's prospects rank in the bottom five of every major independent scouting service. Keep drinking the kool aid.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

some of you people deserve a second dose of Mike Keenan...
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

Luongo is a good regular season goalie but doesn't have the mental makeup to win when the pressure is at it's highest. Gillis destroyed Luongo by naming him the captain. You can't name a goalie captain especially one with the mental makeup of Luongo. Especially is a city like Vancouver. That move alone probably cost the Canuck's the Cup.

All these Gillis hacks giving him credit for the core of team is astoundingly absurd. How do you circle that square? That’s not my favourite MG propaganda though. My favourite is the effusive praise he receives for the intangibles he’s brought to the organization because the hacks can’t find anything tangible he’s done well.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

It was obvious that the Canucks needed DEFENSIVE help. If he had been offered 6mil for 2 years I am sure Mitchell would've stayed. It wasn't that big of a risk considering he was only 32 and the contract was for only two years. Instead, he went for an undersized Ballard who was making more than 4+ for multiple years, never having played a playoff game. This to me, is a bad decision. Ballard was sitting in the box in the playoffs. Mitchell would've been at least a top four, along with Ehrhoff, Edler, Hamhuis (and when healthy, Salo). It was obvious though, that Salo couldn't keep the Bruins out of the dirty area.




So your going to take a chance and pay Mitchell the money back then even though at the time NOBODY, even Mitchell himself didn't know at the time if he'll play again. I seem to recall that at the same time Willie blasted Colin Campbell . But hey had Willie did resigned with Vancouver and couldn't play another game you would have found another reason to complain about Gillis anyways. Funny other GM'S and Owners thought otherwise when they gave him GM of the year last year.He must be doing something right in their eyes.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:34 AM

It was obvious that the Canucks needed DEFENSIVE help. If he had been offered 6mil for 2 years I am sure Mitchell would've stayed. It wasn't that big of a risk considering he was only 32 and the contract was for only two years. Instead, he went for an undersized Ballard who was making more than 4+ for multiple years, never having played a playoff game. This to me, is a bad decision. Ballard was sitting in the box in the playoffs. Mitchell would've been at least a top four, along with Ehrhoff, Edler, Hamhuis (and when healthy, Salo). It was obvious though, that Salo couldn't keep the Bruins out of the dirty area.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

People. We just made it to game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. We're second in the NHL right now and are running away with our division. Why can't we just be happy with how the team is performing and look forward to yet another year of playoff hockey? What good is criticizing Gillis going to do? Do you know how many teams would kill to have Gillis run their club and get them as far as he's gotten the Canucks? Sheesh. This is why I stick to only talking football in the sports section.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

People. We just made it to game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. We're second in the NHL right now and are running away with our division. Why can't we just be happy with how the team is performing and look forward to yet another year of playoff hockey? What good is criticizing Gillis going to do? Do you know how many teams would kill to have Gillis run their club and get them as far as he's gotten the Canucks? Sheesh. This is why I stick to only talking football in the sports section.


Going to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals is a euphemism for "you are the last loser standing." Not winning is not winning. At least we had a two-goal effort from Linden. Last time I checked, they got shutout.

The first thing that they need to do is to get Henrik Sedin to shoot the puck more. He has the ability to do that, but he disappears. He can't get his game going without the PP. People blame the Bruins, but I think the Canucks should blame themselves. Simply put, the offense was anemic.

I am not saying Gillis is bad, but he's not as good as he's been marketed.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

It's a hockey blog,Pat.

It is what we do best as the world goes by.

I thought football season was over?

Back to sleep.........
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

Lemieux
"Going to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals is a euphemism for "you are the last loser standing."

continuing to post not-good-enough sentiments in this thread is either a euphemism for "projecting feelings of inadequacy" or "what have you done to deserve a championship team?"
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Maybe he's named after Claude Lemieux? :)


Or he's named after Pepe LePieux and he just canna spell very well ? .. :P
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

There's always somebody like the OP. See things exactly the opposite as everybody else. I think they just like the attention of kicking a hornet's nest.

Idiot.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

At this moment there are a confirmed 15 complete retards, no offense to the mentally challenged, on these boards.... Wow, lol, what a troll...

Please do not insult the intellectually challenged people in our society by calling them members of this forum .
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:47 AM

This guy is grossly overrated.

He has come up with bad contracts after bad contracts.

Overpaying Ballard, Booth, Sundin (thank goodness he did not take the 2-year $20mil contract), Demitra (RIP), and Luongo. These are good players, but definitely not at the salary that they are making. Now they are really stuck with Luongo, an older goalie with more and more mileage. This guy was overused in Florida, and you just don't see him playing at the same level 2 or 3 years down the road. This situation has caused the whole Schneider thing. Schneider looks like a young solid number one that could carry the Canucks into the next decade. He has solid moves, unlike the Sieve Cloutier. He's a calming presence. Because of the no-trade clause to Luongo, Schneider has to be moved.

People defend Gillis and say that he had got the Canucks into the finals. The main pieces, i.e. Kesler, Sedins, Edler, Bieksa, Salo, Burrows were all pieces from the past regimes. The only guy that Gillis could truly claim to be a valuable asset was ehrhoff.

Gillis is really sacrifing the future of the team for immediate gains. It's really sad to see.


Gillis is so overrated that the Canucks made the SCF last year. OMG, SOOO overrated. If you can do a better job than him, then by all means, send your resume to Aqualini's office. Am sure he will look at this thread and hire you in a New York minute. All GMs make mistakes or have a bad signing, no GM is perfect because they can't see the future.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:51 AM

Please do not insult the intellectually challenged people in our society by calling them members of this forum .


This board is becoming stupid for not having a negative button. Either implement a proper +/- rating system or don't do it at all. Now we have idiots on our boards making dumb threads and ending up with a +20 on their stupid post. It makes CDC members look like jackasses.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

What season did the sedins and kesler have their superstar breakouts. Oh yeah, the one after they got Sundin.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

If you're going to slam Gillis you should leave his decision to sign Sundin out of it.

You don't remember what the fans of this team were all screaming bloody murder for at the time?

A BIG HULKING CENTER

Sundin is 6'5 230 lbs of all-star centerman. You asked, Gillis delivered.

The only problem was that Sundin hadn't played hockey in quite some time.. something like 9 months, by the time he joined the Canucks.
Gillis knew this but also realised the intangibles that a superstar centerman would bring to a team with a number of potential stars still finding their wings, most notably - KESLER

The affect Sundin had on Kesler cannot be understated, and Kesler alluded to this himself after Sundins departure.

Despite all that, Sundin still had what.. 30 points in 40 games? Add to that 8 points in 8 playoff games and was a beast.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

Now we can add the atrocious Hodgson deal to the mix. What Kassian is, he should not be worth a potential Calder candidate.

Absolute larceny to the max!!!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

Dear god; please let the mods bring back the minuses. Even if only for a week..
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

If you're going to slam Gillis you should leave his decision to sign Sundin out of it.

You don't remember what the fans of this team were all screaming bloody murder for at the time?

A BIG HULKING CENTER

Sundin is 6'5 230 lbs of all-star centerman. You asked, Gillis delivered.

The only problem was that Sundin hadn't played hockey in quite some time.. something like 9 months, by the time he joined the Canucks.
Gillis knew this but also realised the intangibles that a superstar centerman would bring to a team with a number of potential stars still finding their wings, most notably - KESLER

The affect Sundin had on Kesler cannot be understated, and Kesler alluded to this himself after Sundins departure.

Despite all that, Sundin still had what.. 30 points in 40 games? Add to that 8 points in 8 playoff games and was a beast.

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Yeah,right.More like 9 goals in 41 games.

Gillis should have paid Burrows what he was worth with some of the cash,instead of hosing him.

What a joke.9 goals for $5 million for a player that came in out of shape and made it publicly known he wanted to play in New York with the Rangers.

What a great display of leadership.

Edited by nuck nit, 27 February 2012 - 10:46 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

Here's one that hasn't been locked yet, Gradin.
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

Here's one that hasn't been locked yet, Gradin.


Give it time. LOL
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

Guys a player agent,woopy do.Most of the scouts are sitting in Sweden,IF YOU HADN'T NOTICED SWEDES SUCK ,TRY ANOTHER COUNTRY.
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:51 AM

Gillis is so overrated that the Canucks made the SCF last year. OMG, SOOO overrated. If you can do a better job than him, then by all means, send your resume to Aqualini's office. Am sure he will look at this thread and hire you in a New York minute. All GMs make mistakes or have a bad signing, no GM is perfect because they can't see the future.

I WOULD OF WON THE CUP 2 TIMES ALREADY
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

Its not the cap hit on Luongo's contract that is the problem. Its the ridiculous length. Even Luongo has come out to say that its a bad contract. I am surprised that even at this point, people are still defending Gillis' decision to offer that ridiculous contract.

Edited by The Situation, 06 May 2013 - 11:11 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:36 AM

lol Gillis...gives away NTCs like candies.

Hard to change the core of this team when everyone has NTCs and long term contracts.
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