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#1 Niners70

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:18 PM

I am going to step off the beaten and path and thank Gillis for standing pat and not going crazy. I recently watched George McPhee (GM of the capitals), and when asked about free agency he made it very clear it was a time for people to over spend and if you waited to the trade deadline you could pick up the players those GM's over paid for. I mean I love Salo, but 3.75 million per over two years, see ya!

Gillis said we were going to get younger and him not moving means we are going to develop our younger players. We do not have to over react. I know that if Daniel Sedon was healthy we would have beat LA and won the cup, we do not have to change a thing.

Kevin Connaughton has a boomer of a shot and can replace Salo on the power play while playing as our 6th D-man with Tanev ( who is frickin awesome), our bottom four of Edler, Bieksa, and Hamuis is pretty good, would like to trade Ballard and replace him with a bigger stay at home d-man. Kassian, Jensen, Schroeder, Volpatti ans Weise are going to be better AND WE ARE NOT OVER PAYING FOR THEM.

All Gillis needs to do is Trade Luongo to free up some cap space and wait for the trade deadline and were golden. We will be younger and better. If he happens to sneak in a top 6 guy and a big d- man through free agency or trade, great. If not I am confident in our prospects and our coaching staff. You heard it here first ...GILLIS IS BRILLIANT !

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

Our team is not going to come anywhere close to the cup if we don't add a top 6 forward and a top 4 d-man, especially with Salo gone.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Nashville traded a first round pick for Paul gaustad last trade deadline. that my friends is overpayment

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Gillis is *the*opposite*of brilliant
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

Salo's chemistry with the Sedins is hard to match.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

I can't believe Salo is actually gone.. I had honestly never pictured him leaving vancouver especially after he said he was staying in hopes to win the cup with us this year. Also with all the possible retirement talk for next season the 2 year deal was really surprising to me.

Anyways Gillis is really scaring me, I know we have a great team here but honestly we can't just "stand pat" right now we need defence. And we have a second line situation to fix. I also don't think lapierre will be able to handle the third line centre position, theres just a lot of uncertanty but i guess we will just have to wait and see what free agency and the summer does!
Always will love and support Cody Hodgson, great player, great potential great character, and I don't care about those stupid rumours about the trade. And we lost him, what a dissapointment. Love you COHO, forever a canuck in my heart!

One day Luongo will raise Lord Stanley's cup.
And show all those haters that he is the amazing goalie that he is.
No matter what jersey he wears, I will always be cheering for Luongo.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

Your day might be over but not for Gillis or everyone on the West coast. I'm still confident Gillis can get something done.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

Our team is not going to come anywhere close to the cup if we don't add a top 6 forward and a top 4 d-man, especially with Salo gone.


We have Raymond don't forget!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

I don't get it, your goal is to win. So how is not signing people and worrying about paying inflated costs gonna help u? This is retarted.
As I fan I want to be shown they don't give a crap about money. Ticket sales poor in, there gonna sell out every day. I don't want to hear his bs I'm sorry. Go after the big names and pay for it. It makes no sense not too

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

As easy as it is to critique Gillis about not signing anyone, we should be just as careful not to praise him for doing nothing. There have been a number of good signings so far that haven't been an overpayment.. And the Canucks lost out on Tanner Glass (confirmed via The Province). Gillis has been trying, just not successfully.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

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Make a move Gillis! Don't let these kinds of players go!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:24 PM

patience is the key.....sit back and let gillis build his team....

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:24 PM

Gillis can still sign someone, if not, make trades. It's already quite clear that a trade will be happening with the Canucks. Time will tell....
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:24 PM

The Kings probably still would have won even if we had Daniel. The Blues would have murdered us the next round anyway.

Connauton replacing Salo? Na.

You put a lot of stock in a couple of players that haven't even played in the NHL, one being vertically challenged (huge disadvantage) and the other two having half a season of NHL experience - max. >

Standing pat is NOT always the smartest thing to do. How do you improve? By not doing anything.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

He should have fired AV. Pretty obvious that he's just using AV as his last scapegoat in the case the season starts off slowly. MG is a pansy.

He better having something big going down with the Luongo trade. If we get back garbage from that trade I'm gonna lose it.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:26 PM

I miss Salo already.........

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

Staying pat !

Couldnt agree more. This is the season they look back at the gomez year. Overated and overpayed.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

The Kings probably still would have won even if we had Daniel. The Blues would have murdered us the next round anyway.

Connauton replacing Salo? Na.

You put a lot of stock in a couple of players that haven't even played in the NHL, one being vertically challenged (huge disadvantage) and the other two having half a season of NHL experience - max. >

Standing pat is NOT always the smartest thing to do. How do you improve? By not doing anything.


Blues suck, we would've stomped them if we had a healthy line-up.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

I don't get it, your goal is to win. So how is not signing people and worrying about paying inflated costs gonna help u? This is retarted.
As I fan I want to be shown they don't give a crap about money. Ticket sales poor in, there gonna sell out every day. I don't want to hear his bs I'm sorry. Go after the big names and pay for it. It makes no sense not too


You realize there is a salary cap right?

This team would spend big, if they weren't limited by league rules. The reality is, they have a budget to work with. Throwing truckloads of cash at guys is shortsighted.

I'm glad to see MG isn't panicking. He will be able to fill the few gaps on our roster via trades before opening night. People need to relax!
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:30 PM

We saw this last yr and Gillis response was "there are tertiary markets that open up throughout the summer". Result: Marco Sturm.

There's a fine line between waiting and doing nothing.

Meanwhile, Detroit added bottom 6 grit, back up goalie and a top 6 forward for $6.4M. That's cheap. Canucks signed 4th liner (Volpatti), great goalie (Schneid) and that's it. They've let another top 4 d-man and bottom 6 d-man go. I'm guessing if Garrison really wanted to sign here, he would have already.

I'm getting nervous.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:30 PM

Im going to agree with the defense, not nearly as big a deal as everyone is making out to be.

however, We need a center

really, really badly.

I don't see the answer from Toronto, or Florida.

Ballard and Raymond won't get us one either.

Edited by Noheart, 01 July 2012 - 04:47 PM.

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BEASTLY!!!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

I am going to step off the beaten and path and thank Gillis for standing pat and not going crazy. I recently watched George McPhee (GM of the capitals), and when asked about free agency he made it very clear it was a time for people to over spend and if you waited to the trade deadline you could pick up the players those GM's over paid for. I mean I love Salo, but 3.75 million per over two years, see ya!

Gillis said we were going to get younger and him not moving means we are going to develop our younger players. We do not have to over react. I know that if Daniel Sedon was healthy we would have beat LA and won the cup, we do not have to change a thing.

Kevin Connaughton has a boomer of a shot and can replace Salo on the power play while playing as our 6th D-man with Tanev ( who is frickin awesome), our bottom four of Edler, Bieksa, and Hamuis is pretty good, would like to trade Ballard and replace him with a bigger stay at home d-man. Kassian, Jensen, Schroeder, Volpatti ans Weise are going to be better AND WE ARE NOT OVER PAYING FOR THEM.

All Gillis needs to do is Trade Luongo to free up some cap space and wait for the trade deadline and were golden. We will be younger and better. If he happens to sneak in a top 6 guy and a big d- man through free agency or trade, great. If not I am confident in our prospects and our coaching staff. You heard it here first ...GILLIS IS BRILLIANT !


If that is going to be the trend, then this upcoming season will be a defining one for AV as he has shown no patience for rookies in the past. He better change his approach or he will be on the hot seat sooner than later. And lord knows how he is going to react without his "teacher's pet" Rome being gone too.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

Learn how to spell your players names properly.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

Face it. No one wants to come and play for the Canucks anymore.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

We are done for folks!

Not even making the playoffs with the team we have ! Saying someone is brilliant for staying put with the exact same team that didn't make it past the first round is ignorant . Same F$&@ing team minus Salo, Rome. Alberts our 2nd defense pairing ... But you think he will wait till trade deadline so he won't overpay? There's no players to even trade with! This is the joke of the day !

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

Very good thinking by Gillis. Admittedly some of the deals today (Asham, Carkner) are guys we could've used. But our roster was pretty much full before today anyways.

Add in the CBA uncertainty over next season, and the contracts that were for the most part excessive and outta control, standing pat is a good idea this year.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

I was sort of with you until you foolishly mentioned trading Luongo... Then I wrote off your comment altogether.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

I was sooo hyped for today -_-

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

Sedins - burrows
Booth - Kesler - Nash
Higgins - jokinen - Hansen
Manny - lapierre - kassian

hamhuis - bieksa
Edler - garrison
Ballard - tanev

Luongo

That's our line up




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