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Ed Willes' Tweets on Gillis/Weber

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Willes is barely a media member. I mean technically you should have a decent foundation of readers for that title shouldn't you?

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Hmmm, what teams has wiles been the GM of?...lots of teams lost out on schultz and weber....why single out vancouver?

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He's been with the Province since 1998 and is regularly on the radio in this and other markets.

But thanks for your contribution to the thread, very insightful as always.

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It doesn't matter where a player wants to play and it certainly doesn't matter what reports say about where a player wants to play it all comes down to $$$$$. If Gillis signed shultz to the money he got you'd have me on your anti-gillis agenda of rage tour.

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He's been with the Province since 1998 and is regularly on the radio in this and other markets.

But thanks for your contribution to the thread, very insightful as always.

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Do we really want weber for a ~7.5 cap hit for the next 14 years? Ever think about that?

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Ed Willes has been losing his reputation since 2008. I wouldn't care too much about Schultz. Weber, that was gutsy move. Who cares about Willes.

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Sure Weber wanted to play here, sure Owners & Mgmt wanted Weber but Philly wanted him more and proved it by the contract they signed him to.

In the end it's not about what you want it's all about cold hard cash!!!

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Signing Garrison was the smart move by Gillis. It's the safe move instead of going for Weber, and a massive upgrade on Salo. Our defence is stronger now than it was at the end of last season.

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If that's the case, what do you think of the Jason Garrison contract? Smart? 6 years, $4.6M per for a guy who's had 1 productive season?

And the money is ALWAYS a factor, I agree. But that doesn't take away from the fact that MG chose to not sign Weber to an offer sheet. Knowing the cost, he CHOSE to pass. Don't tell me that the Canucks couldn't afford him. It was a CHOICE.

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Because Columbus wasn't in the running for Justin Schultz. Nor was Dallas. Etc. Most people thought that Schultz wanted to end up in Vancouver, so he was probably Gillis' to lose (which happened).

As for Weber, the tweets said that HE wanted to play in Vancouver, and that OWNERSHIP wanted him here. Again, this is a different situation than, say, the Washington Capitals missing out on him. HE wanted to play here, OWNERSHIP wanted him here, GILLIS didn't get it done, HOLMGREN did. See the difference?

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