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Franz Liszt

Mike Gillis Wants To Get "Younger & Bigger" - My Take

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Hi.

This is what I think he means by getting younger and bigger:

Getting younger is a good thing. Getting bigger is also a good thing.

I think Gillis may separate the two words to a degree.

He may want to get bigger by signing Doan. He's 6'2 225, though he is turning 36.

He may want to get younger by trading for Versteeg in a Luongo trade. He's only 26, though only 5'10 185.

Its a bonus if we can get players who are both young AND big, like Shawn Matthias, who I hope for in the Luongo trade as well.

But I really feel Gillis is going for a mix this offseason.

Trading for Kassian was a bonus as well. He'll be a force either next season or 2013-2014.

The Garrison signing and letting Salo go was a tough thing, but I really feel Salo only has one more great season left in him. So it was an okay thing to let Salo retire somewhere nice, and I wish him well.

Garrison is also a big guy, so were lucky to maintain the size on the back end. And he is only 27. Got younger by 10 years.

That's just my take on it.

Hope you agree that the two categories can be singled out for players in Gillis' plan.

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Bigger and Younger???

Sounds exactly like Bobby Ryan....... :bigblush:

Jk I'm one of those people who know that it won't happen.

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Yes, it can be read that way as well. And it also makes sense

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I think that Mike Gillis will get younger and bigger by adding younger and bigger players. Beyond that, we really have no idea.

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This is a fair take on Gillis' idea of the upcoming team he wants to ice. Of course younger and bigger are not always mutually exclusive.

edit: Shawn Matthias gets a huuuuge thumbs up from this casual observer

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My take is that it's easy to say that you want to get bigger and younger, but it's much harder to actually do it.

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Bigger and Younger???

Sounds exactly like Bobby Ryan....... :bigblush:

Jk I'm one of those people who know that it won't happen.

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I think every GM in the NHL with the exception of Calgary and Montreal over recent years wants to get younger and bigger. The question is will Gillis actually act on this. Talk is cheap

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i'm pretty sure that Florida can't trade Versteeg since he is going to arbitration

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Nope. It was NOT an okay thing to let Salo retire somewhere else. We should have kept him and won him a Cup

Salo has done so much for the organization, and should have been free to play here as long as he wanted. He deserved it. Every team needs a player like Sami Salo

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i'm pretty sure that Florida can't trade Versteeg since he is going to arbitration

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i'm pretty sure that Florida can't trade Versteeg since he is going to arbitration

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Nope. It was NOT an okay thing to let Salo retire somewhere else. We should have kept him and won him a Cup

Salo has done so much for the organization, and should have been free to play here as long as he wanted. He deserved it. Every team needs a player like Sami Salo

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