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question: do we know why gillis let gragnani walk?

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just wondering if its known why he just let him walk???

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Nobody knows the exact reason why MG let him walk but obviously they didn't feel he was a good fit.

My guess is that he wasn't responsible defensively but that might not be the only reason.

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Because Grags thinks he is a forward?

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I would guess that it had a lot to do with Garrison signing, and Gragnani not exactly being a third pairing type defenseman. Also he may not have been willing to accept his qualifying offer - he wound up signing for 800k as opposed to the 550 + 10% (which wouljd have been the qualifying offer if the Canucks had followed through...).

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He was never QO'd. Gragnani has defensive issues, watching that guy play was an adventure and that's not a liability you want on your back end. Garrison is an upgrade regardless.

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Cause you touch yourself at night.

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Cause you touch yourself at night.

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I cant even hazard a guess. Thought Garrison pushed him too far down the pecking order. He even let Rome walk .

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Because he's nothing but AHL talent?

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Is it really like MG to let young players walk? There was probably something else going on here.

Besides, he wasn't that bad. His Corsi relative at 13.91 was 4th on the team behind Sedin-Sedin-Burrows and his Corsi at 7.93 was not too shabby either. That tells you that even with his defensive lapses the team was still able to outshoot the opponent with him on the ice by a fair margin so how significant could those lapses be?

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just wondering if its known why he just let him walk???

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just wondering if its known why he just let him walk???

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Wanted to give full roster spot to Tanev and Ballard, who are smaller defensemen like MAG and Connauton is also close to making it to the big team as well. The depth defensemen will likely have to be bigger bodies.

Here's hoping for a healthy year.

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The Canucks have better players waiting to play, and they also wanted to make sure there was room if we were to sign Schultz. In the end there's no lose Gragnani is a career AHLer for now, and we get to see our young players attempt to make the next step.

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Wasn't much of a loss but I would've signed him over Mullen though.

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