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#1 L'Orange

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

Why did Gillis sign Joslin and Mullen? Is this purely for the Wolves? If so, is this because an AHler will be brought out of the minors?

I understand signing Garrison, who is clearly a top 4 defenseman.

However neither Joslin or Mullen bring anything the Canucks lineup currently need to the table. Are they part of a larger move during the summer?

I need answers!
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:44 PM

Depth for the Wolves.

That was post 911... call the Wambulance!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:48 PM

Why did Gillis sign Joslin and Mullen? Is this purely for the Wolves?


You had it in the 1st line. You could have saved yourself a few characters

Organizational depth is always important, even if the guys never see NHL action.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:51 PM

Joslin will likely be the Canucks 8th dman

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

To get your post count up, looks like it's workin!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

Joslin could probably stay with the big club (not the lineup, press box with Alberts) for most of the time, Mullen is for the ahl
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

They're to be sacrificed.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

For trade fodder, obviously.

If Ballard, Raymond, 1st wasn't enticing enough, there's no way anyone could refuse that package + Mullen, Joslin.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

We should all get haircuts and start a "Mullets For Mullen" campaign.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

D-E-P-T-H

I'm surprised MG hasn't signed more Dmen. This team chews them up during the season.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

They're to be sacrificed.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

For sh*ts and giggles.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

I swear to god it seems like so many CDCers started watching hockey this year.

Buddy I called this EXACT situtation on here two years ago and was flamed, so I guess I have a bit of hockey knowledge, not to mention the 4 years I played in the OHL idiot.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

I like that we have alot of fans, but I just wish ours were knowledgable
I rather lose with the Canucks, than win with any other team

This is OUR year

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

Wolves signings... If anyone will get called up, it will be Connautaun.. He deserves a few games on the big stage

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:26 PM

Yeah some AHL and depth help.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

Nolan Baumgartner retired.
Ryan Parent is a UFA.
MA Gragnani was not qualified - is a UFA.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

We gave up Rome and needed to replace that depth.

Joslin is inexpensive and has NHL experience, and could rotate into the bottom-two pairing along with Ballard (you know he's going to be there) Alberts, and Tanev, depending on AV's whims and what he wants in a particular game, or to cover for the inevitable injuries to our defensive corps.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:43 PM

I think one of them was a Baumer replacement, the other better not be a Rome replacement. These guys are both pretty brutal so hopefully we never see them play a playoff game. I hope MG picks up a decent #5 defenceman at the deadline in case of injuries, otherwise if we lose say Hamhuis to a concussion and Bieksa to a leg injury, look at our defence:

Edler - Garrison
Ballard - Tanev
Alberts - Joslin

Jesus.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

Joslin will likely be our 8th defenseman. Probably get a few NHL games. doubt he'll play for the wolves though. Mullen will spend the season either with Wolves or the Wings but I expect Wolves as a depth defenseman.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:13 PM

Replacements for Gragnani and Parent. But I don't understand why we couldn't kept Grags, he couldve been useful for the Wolves

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:29 PM

I swear to god it seems like so many CDCers started watching hockey this year.


I hear ya. Every team including the Canucks make these kinds of signings every single year. But somehow people go, "why did we sign these guys?" "Gillis sucks!" lol

There was a thread on this the day these two were signed. Somepeople acted like the sky was falling and the Canucks were doom to failure. Mike Gillis failed as gm and so on and so on.

Benning will be fired next year. Hope he enjoys screwing around for a few months. I just cant believe this. Another injured BC player. We just got rid of garrison. Seems like the canucks and linden just wanted any BC born player. Doesn't matter if hes good or not. We don't need another Linden to get us to game 7 of the Stanley cup and lose. We need someone to win us a cup.

 

5 million a year for Vrbata? 6 million for Miller? Kesler for Bonino and 24th instead of 10th pick or one of their top prospects? Garrison for scraps?

ive already lost faith in JB. Ive never EVER had this bad of a feeling about management.

 


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:31 PM

I think one of them was a Baumer replacement, the other better not be a Rome replacement. These guys are both pretty brutal so hopefully we never see them play a playoff game. I hope MG picks up a decent #5 defenceman at the deadline in case of injuries, otherwise if we lose say Hamhuis to a concussion and Bieksa to a leg injury, look at our defence:

Edler - Garrison
Ballard - Tanev
Alberts - Joslin

Jesus.


What if Pittsburgh lost Crosby and Malkin there's no point in playing the what if game.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

I swear to god it seems like so many CDCers started watching hockey this year.


Pretty sure you could say this every year. <_<

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:15 PM

the answer is simple, DEPTH. I can't believe someone would actually make this thread

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:51 PM

I think one of them was a Baumer replacement, the other better not be a Rome replacement. These guys are both pretty brutal so hopefully we never see them play a playoff game. I hope MG picks up a decent #5 defenceman at the deadline in case of injuries, otherwise if we lose say Hamhuis to a concussion and Bieksa to a leg injury, look at our defence:

Edler - Garrison
Ballard - Tanev
Alberts - Joslin

Jesus.

What if on Boston Chara is injured, or on Nashville Weber? Those defensive cores would falter too. There's only so much preparation one can do before it becomes impossible to predict what needs to be done. And it is impossible to cover EVERY base. There are always going to be spots that are vulnerable to injury and circumstance, but all you can do is soldier on.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:16 PM

They're to be sacrificed.


Poor ba$tards.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:19 PM

I swear to god it seems like so many CDCers started watching hockey this year.


I swear to god some CDCers should be dragged out into the street and............
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

I like that we have alot of fans, but I just wish ours were knowledgable


Yeah, because your comment is so packed with information....
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:28 PM

I guess I should have been clearer with my initial post.

To clairfy, why did Gillis (who I think is doing a fine job) sign these two vs. two other larger, grittier, d-men?

I think all Canucks fans, and hockey fans in general can see that to make it far in the playoffs you need size and endurance. Gillis did an excellent job drafting large yet capable players. I understand that Mullen will be an Wolf, but he will be a small Wolf. And really what is the point of depth if it is not good depth?

There are still decent d-men available that can strengthen our core even more. Who knows what Gillis intends on doing this summer, but I have a feeling he is far from done.

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