"@SportsnetSpec: Gillis working the market, as a good GM does. IF he finds a willing partner, he finds another voice to help convince Luongo. @OilDoug"
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-Panthers' Gudbranson (Shoulder) To Miss At Least Another Week: Erik Gudbranson (shoulder) will miss at least another week, the Miami Herald reports. Updated Jan 21st.
Erik Gudbranson still need additional recovery time from the offseason shoulder injury he acquired while wakeboarding, making it unlikely he returns until February. Once healthy, Gudbranson figures to be a member of the team's third defensive pairing.
-Panthers' Goc (Ankle) Expected To Miss Another Week: Marcel Goc (ankle) is expected to miss at least another week, the Miami Herald reports.
Marcel Goc had already been ruled out of the team's first three games, and a return doesn't look especially forthcoming at the moment. While Goc could merit consideration for the second line when he returns, coach Kevin Dineen said he'd reassess his lineup once Doc is healthy before making a change.
-Panthers' Bergenheim (Groin) Suspended Without Pay: Sean Bergenheim (groin) is suspended without pay until he is medically cleared, the Miami Herald reports.
Given that Sean Bergenheim hasn't been cleared yet, he'll miss Saturday's season opener against Carolina. It's unclear if he'll be out beyond then, but it seems likely that he misses at least another game or two.
-Isles' Joensuu (Groin) Not Expected Back Anytime Soon: Jesse Joensuu (groin) is not close to returning to the ice, New York Newsday reports.
Jesse Joensuu's groin injury is preventing him from doing as much as skating on his own, so it looks like he could have a lengthier timetable than originally thought. The Islanders officially suspended him last week after he got injured overseas, but he'll be reinstated after he passes a physical.
-Isles' Bailey Hoping To Skate Monday: Josh Bailey (knee) is hoping to skate Monday, according to Newsday.
A best-case scenario for Josh Bailey is a return to practice in about 10 days. Bailey has never truly found his goal-scoring touch at the NHL level, but the Isles will welcome him back with open arms once he is ready to play again.
-Isles' Visnovsky Awaiting Son's Surgery: Lubomir Visnovsky (suspension) will report to the Islanders after his son has minor surgery, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
The surgery is set for Feb. 9. Assuming all goes well, this would mean Lubomir Visnovsky could possibly play for the Islanders in mid-February, thus missing at least 11 games, or about a quarter of the season.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:20 PM
Gillis: Says in-conference trade is okay for Luongo, as long as it makes the Canucks a better team
Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:35 PM
Edited by elvis15, 24 January 2013 - 05:39 PM.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:08 AM
Lots of teams are waiting to see where the dominos fall with Vancouver G Roberto Luongo before making a move for a netminder. Canucks GM Mike Gillis has told several teams he's not doing anything until he gets his asking price. Yes, the Edmonton Oilers have what it takes to acquire Luongo, but he wouldn't approve a trade there. The Panthers don't want to make a deal unless Gillis is willing to take cash back. The Canucks know the pressure is mounting in some markets to win and they'll find a desperate GM trying to save his job, maybe even Washington or Philly.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:44 PM
Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:05 PM
Credit to -Vintage Canuck-
Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:39 PM
Link? I see no such tweet. The only thing close is this one:
Gillis heading to Winnipeg next, for Panthers@Jets -Per Ed Willis, The Province.
I take that as a suggestion that Gillis should go there to try and up his leverage and not a serious report that he's actually going to.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:07 AM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:22 AM
"There is a lot of talk going on," Gillis said in an interview Friday, which was a day off for the players. "But there is this presumption that you pick up the phone and make a trade. Well, it doesn't happen that way and there is usually a long process building up to it and I think Roberto has come in here and has continued to show what a quality person and quality goaltender he is. And if you want to acquire that, you have to pay a price for it."
In other words, in Gillis's opinion, Luongo's solid play so far this season has only served to increase his value on the trade market.
"Every team is discussing options all the time and we're just like them, we are discussing different possibilities all the time," he said. "We're open to those discussions if they can improve our hockey team. Right now, we have two great goalies, we're perfectly happy if we continue this way right through to the end of the playoffs. If something comes our way that we think improves our team in a different way which allows us a better opportunity to win the Stanley Cup, we are going to look at it."
Gillis continues to dismiss suggestions that having both goalies here is, or could become, a significant distraction for the team. He seemed to suggest that in some ways keeping both goalies makes perfect sense, at least for the remainder of this season. A major cut in next year's salary cap would make it nearly impossible next season.
"There is going to be a lot of hockey to be played in a very short period of time," Gillis said. "Look at our schedule, the last two months of the season it's almost like a playoff schedule, without a break between rounds, and then playoffs begin. Our objective is to get into the playoffs as a team, not as individuals, but as a team.
"I have complete confidence these guys are going to play a lot of hockey, they are going to support one another, that their teammates support them and we don't see an issue inside our dressing room. I guess the questions will continue to be asked, but you guys will get the same answers for as long as it takes."
The Canucks, meanwhile, are off to their best start in Gillis's tenure as GM, something he said is the result of a team effort.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:39 PM
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 10 February 2013 - 10:50 PM.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:56 PM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:53 AM
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:53 PM
Gillis on TEAM 1040: "Hoepfully, we'll get some injured guys back soon and we'll see what we've really got." #canucks
Gillis on his goalies: "Do I think this could last forever, no? But I knew it could last this season because of the bigger goal we have."
Edited by elvis15, 13 February 2013 - 04:57 PM.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:29 PM
3. The most interesting appearance in Nashville, aside from Dale Weise the goal scorer, was probably Pierre Gauthier.
That’s because he was also in Dallas for the Canucks game Thursday. And he was on a plane today for Detroit, where the Predators play tonight and the Canucks tomorrow.
The former Habs GM, is now in the Chicago Blackhawks front office, and is their director of player personnel.
Hmmmm. Speculate at will.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:05 PM
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 05 March 2013 - 02:39 PM.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:04 AM
Edited by Noheart, 06 March 2013 - 12:57 PM.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:56 AM
I'd say the first real (as far as we know) insight into a turn in tide for who Gillis may be getting the most calls on. Grain of salt as always.
Sportsnet's Doug MacLean says this morning - no market for Robert Loungo trade and he's heard talk Cory Schneider may be the one traded.
Edited by elvis15, 06 March 2013 - 09:58 AM.
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