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#1 Merci

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

Letting Willie Mitchell walk has been by far Gillis worse decision of all time.

With the playoffs weeks away and we see what our team is about how did he let a 2million dollar top 2 D leave.

He was from BC even

Edit: I like how you're all saying he was a risk and that's why we didn't get him.

Seems like a pretty minimal risk to sign him to see if he can still play, but oh look he walks and is playing great again.

Fact remains worse decision by MG of all time.

The guy doesn't trade Raymond but he let's one of your best D wlak because he had a concussion.

Edited by Merci, 21 March 2012 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

3 words:

Get. Over. It.

It's been almost three years now.

In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

3 words:

Get. Over. It.

It's been almost three years now.



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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

How as that the worst decision? The only reason I would want Mitchell again is so he could cough up the puck late in Game 5 of an intense series while his team is holding onto a 1-0 lead, ultimately leading to the tying goal and a subsequent loss in Overtime.

And I don't want that to happen soooo....


But on a more serious note, Gillis is a great GM. Don't make any more threads.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

He never came off as the sharpest guy to me and I wouldn't be surprised if he undermined AV.
Overall, I think Ehrhoff was harder to replace than Mitchell.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

If we kept Mitchell, we likely wouldn't have gotten Hamhuis.

So you're saying you don't like Hamhuis?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:54 PM

Letting Willie Mitchell walk has been by far Gillis worse decision of all time.

With the playoffs weeks away and we see what our team is about how did he let a 2million dollar top 2 D leave.

He was from BC even


Willie makes $3.5M per year.

The fact that he's from BC should never stand in the way of making a solid hockey decision. Mitchell had a severe concussion and signing him would have been a risk.

MG made the right call.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

Too many injuries.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

First of all he didn't cost 2M, more like 3.5M.

Second of all, in no way Mitchell is a top 2 D. Top 4 on an average team, Top 5 on a contender. BAsically, Mitchell is a faster Hal Gill.

Third, wasn't even sure if he would play again.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

He wasn't re-signed due to the fact that Mitchell was just coming off a severe concussion and at his age MG didn't want to invest 3.5mill in a guy that could be proned to injuries.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

Letting Willie Mitchell walk has been by far Gillis worse decision of all time.

With the playoffs weeks away and we see what our team is about how did he let a 2million dollar top 2 D leave.

He was from BC even


NOT a 2million dollar dman. NOT a top 2 dman. NOT Gillis' worst decision of all time.This stretch is NOT what our team is about.

I like Willie Mitchell too but he is not better than any of our top 4.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

If we kept Mitchell, we likely wouldn't have gotten Hamhuis.

So you're saying you don't like Hamhuis?

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He wasn't resigned due to the fact that Mitchell was just coming off a severe concussion and at his age MG didn't want to invest 3.5mill in a guy that could be proned to injuries.

*re-signed (sorry pet peeve)

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

Then add the loss of torres and samuelson and hodgkins and you screwed up your team chemistry and gave up goals and grit.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:24 PM

If we kept Mitchell, we likely wouldn't have gotten Hamhuis.

So you're saying you don't like Hamhuis?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:28 PM

He's too much of a one-way defensive D to be on the first pairing. The "shutdown" guy here now (Hammer, his younger, improved replacement) is better two-way and can actually contribute offensively, whereas Mitchell contributed only his occasional good poke check and big, awkward slapshot to get the minutes (though he DID lay out Toews :frantic: ) when AV wants to play a two-way game with all of his players.

As mentioned, he's also getting up there in years and salary, and his injury issues are a concern. Sure hope Yann Sauve can become like him with a little more offense, or that MG could sign Grossman for cheap for the 3rd pairing to stabilize things defensively.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:34 PM

Ol Milly Witchell dun got bonked on his head noodle.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

i was a big fan of number 8 but its far past time to let it go

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

I don't even want to know how you deal with breakups, rofl.

It's been three years, man, let it go.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

We got to game seven of the cup finals without him /thread.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

Miss him, but yeah. It was a big risk, and he didn't want our 1 million, 1 year that we offered I think.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

It was bad move letting him go, but not as bad as the ballard trade.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

Letting Willie Mitchell walk has been by far Gillis worse decision of all time.

With the playoffs weeks away and we see what our team is about how did he let a 2million dollar top 2 D leave.

He was from BC even

Edit: I like how you're all saying he was a risk and that's why we didn't get him.

Seems like a pretty minimal risk to sign him to see if he can still play, but oh look he walks and is playing great again.

Fact remains worse decision by MG of all time.

The guy doesn't trade Raymond but he let's one of your best D wlak because he had a concussion.

Please shut up. Mitchell was overrated by Canuck fans. Given the concussions , plus problems with the Coach and teammates meant he was a bad resigning. They made him an offer and he went somewhere else. The team has only gotten better without him.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

Willie is just yet another player who didn't want to be coached by AV, we didn't let him walk, he refused to play here anymore, like several other players before him who had issues with the coach. Linden, Naslund, Cooke. Recently Hodgson.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

We are missing a Mitchell type player right now BUT at the time our defense wouldve looked like this

Edler-Ehrhoff
Hamhuis-Bieksa
Ballard-Salo
Mitchell
O'Brien
Alberts
Rome

Where would he fit in there?
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

I find it funny that people are saying 'get over it' considering our fan base still talks about the 94 playoff run like it was last week.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

who is mitchell?

it's been yrs, get over it. not getting neidermeyer instead of signing nazzy was a bad move too, but i don't post that today
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