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question: do we know why gillis let gragnani walk?


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#1 billabong

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:36 AM

just wondering if its known why he just let him walk???
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:38 AM

No we don't.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

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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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

Cause you touch yourself at night.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

Because Grags thinks he is a forward?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

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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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:56 AM

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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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:56 AM

Cause you touch yourself at night.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

Not such a big piece of that trade now....

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

Cause you touch yourself at night.

I knew it

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:08 PM



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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:20 PM

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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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

Because he's nothing but AHL talent?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:45 PM

I think MG honestly thought Shultz signing here was in the bag.. Even tho Gragani sucks, the guy was here for like 20 games and you go thru all that effort to keep him an RFA only to let him walk. It makes no sense and for a team that's used to carrying 9+ NHL defenseman were a little thin now. Alberts as your #7, i guess Joslin as #8.. i don't exactly feel anyone else is ready at this point in time.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

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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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

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

You got his number ? we could give him a call and find out
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

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


did you watch him play?
he was suppose to have an offensive upside but I never saw that in his play.
depth d-man at best but not very good defensively (or offensively).

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:58 PM

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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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:01 PM

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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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:04 PM

Wasn't much of a loss but I would've signed him over Mullen though.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

man the point or walk the dog


and I guess Mg's dog needed walkin'

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:26 PM

because he looked absolutely terrible and gillis probably new he was a gamble from the get go
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

It's no mystery. Gragnani sucked.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

In other words, MG made a mess of things again when he included MAG on that Hodgson trade.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

because our scouting is terrible. They saw the AHL stats and were drooling

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

I thought I heard he might go to arbitration so the Canucks just let him go.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

Because Grags thinks he is a forward?


that must be the reason the Hoff leave as well, I mean he got in on the rush at times too.....

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

While his offensive ability was there, if not quite ready yet, his defensive side maybe was a reason. He was caught really far out of position on a few occasions, more so than I've seen anyone else do. Other than that, I think they wanted to try him on the right with Edler and when that didn't work out they felt going after Schultz and Garrison would be better options.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:18 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4VbOHvaPRc


Those that want the best team possible. A different player or a pick would have proved a helluva lot more valuable than Gragnani.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

I heard that it was because he was intending to take us to arbitration rather than accept the QO, Gillis figured the guy would get way more than he deserved because of his AHL numbers and let him go.

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