The Pens were quick to trade one of their best players (staal) when he didn't accept their offer and got a pretty good return and yet our GM is dragging the Luongo fiasco on and on and can't seem to work anything out. What does Gillis do instead? He signs a one hit wonder (Garrison) to a lucrative deal which will come back to bite him in the ass. (just like Ballard, though he didn't sign him, he still traded for him)
Gillis needs to get creative and make the "bold" moves he said he would when he got hired. I know everyone here treats MG like the messiah and anyone who criticizes him is a troll, but CDC needs to take it's blinders off and wake the F up. Gillis is at best an average GM who has made a ton of mistakes.
The Wings got Zetterberg, Franzen and Datsyuk making big money, the Pens got Crosby, Malkin, Letang and Fleury and yet they still go after the 2 big Fish and our GM just sits there and gives big money to average players year after year and doesn't have the stones to make bold moves.
Both the Wings and the Pens have won cups recently, yet they are still unsatisfied and continue to bolster their lineups but management and some fans here continue to say "don't worry, we are fine, we don't need any big changes, we are only a year removed from a finals appearance and have won 2 consecutive President's trophies" Really? Is that good enough? Just a finals appearance and fricken Pres. trophies? Look at the Flyers, they were also coming off a Finals appearance recently but shook up their core and traded their captain and perharps their 2nd best player and they are now better for it.
We shouldn't be satisfied with anything until we win the cup and we should remain hungry and so should management. Maybe Parise and Suter wouldn't come here anyways, but it'd be nice if Gillis can atleast make n effort and get creative
Edited by Super_Canuck, 02 July 2012 - 03:14 PM.