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Mike Gillis on Team 1040 - 9/28/12

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Heading to Chicago for the weekend to watch their opening camp

Planning on moving out 2 weeks at a time and having everybody ready to go if and when the season starts

Kassian's training is going to pay off. he's in a much better shape than he was when he arrived here. he's done everything we've asked him.

Tanev going to the AHL - it gives him an opportunity to do more. He's a very good player in his zone. We like to see him to do more. Take more offensive chances. There's no place better to do it than the AHL.

Yakupov/Jensen - he's a big kid, needs to prove his pace a bit and to do that he needs to skate with bigger players.

Alex Burrows - he's playing with two great players. "I think he's also made them better players". He kills penalties, plays in key situations. very deserving on an extension. Happy to get it done and have him here for the next 5.

Edler - in a new CBA his status could change. this wasn't much of a factor for us. we have a strict payroll/guide line we put together. unlike other teams, we don't do things for certain reasons. it would have been nice to get him signed. we'll take care of it as it comes.

Kesler (diving) - there was no list. just a discussion. the purpose is to make the game easier to officiate. everyone felt strongly but all kinds of players embellish. he came up because they showed a clip that he happened to be on. I was supportive of it, it has gotten out of hand in a lot of cases and it's time to reign it in.

Luongo - is a trade about the most value you can get? even if it's from a divison rival? our objective is to improve our team. we trade to get better and that's what we're going to try to achieve. we are prohibited to have an discussions about any players other than players that are injured, on payroll. there really is nothing we can do at this time.

Surprised about the amount of money and contract thrown out this summer. not sure how it's going to affect those guys. We have players that wanna play in Vancouver.

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Thanks for the summary.

Sounds like Gillis could be hard balling Edler... This could come down to the wire - or we could see Eddie being moved.

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Hopefully Edler won't be just in it for the money.. Hopefully he will be happy making decent cash(around 5 mill), while playing for the contending team that gave him his chance to play in the NHL

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Excited for the Wolves season to start. Sounds like we might have a good look at what we can expect from our younger guys down the road. Wish Jensen was eligible though, be nice to get some chemistry going early for some of those guys. MG also said he is not able to talk to other teams, or players about trades, so he's probably enjoying a little freedom from the Luongo situation.

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Can't believe MG would let Edler go like he did with Erhoff. That was a massive mistake, especially when keith Ballards 4.2 mill was waving hello.

If we lose Edler and keep Ballard, that would be a huge blow to the team

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if we lose edler it is because he would not accept less then 5 mil per season. As you can tell by how much we are going to pay our D, right now the top is what 4.6? If eddie would take 4.6 that is a done deal. If he wants to be the top payed D, 4.7 up to maybe 5 per season then it gets a bit tricker for what MG is trying to do. It is all about how greedy will eddie be.. I hope not because Edler is one of my fav canucks so I want him to stay.

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Best GM in the league? Wow, dream on- traded away Erhoff for nothing, traded for Ballard who sucks, lost out on Schultz, has Ballard, Luongo, Raymond on the books who are dead weight and is now penny pinching with our best young player.

He is a good GM who has made some bone head moves. Not to mention the Hodgson debacle

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Best GM in the league? Wow, dream on- traded away Erhoff for nothing, traded for Ballard who sucks, lost out on Schultz, has Ballard, Luongo, Hamhuis, Raymond on the books who are dead weight and is now penny pinching with our best young player.

He is a good GM who has made some bone head moves. Not to mention the Hodgson debacle

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Best GM in the league? Wow, dream on- traded away Erhoff for nothing, traded for Ballard who sucks, lost out on Schultz, has Ballard, Luongo, Raymond on the books who are dead weight and is now penny pinching with our best young player.

He is a good GM who has made some bone head moves. Not to mention the Hodgson debacle

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if we lose edler it is because he would not accept less then 5 mil per season. As you can tell by how much we are going to pay our D, right now the top is what 4.6?

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I'm fine with trading Edler if we get fair value for him, but the safest and easiest bet would be to sign him for 6-7 yrs between 5-6 mill a year which is fair money. Compared to the market, 5.5-5.7 is very fair and 6 mill is likely in an open market- as many teams have a lot of cap space and a great need for a guy like Edler.

Losing Edler for nothing would be a huge mistake. And yes, we did trade Erhoff, more than 24 hrs before the July 1st UFA opening. We traded him to NYI for a 4th- well done gillis, well done! Way to keep Ballard and trade Erhoff!!!

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Can you blame him?

He'd probably get 6 - 6.5 on the open market, which is 30 - 40% higher than that amount. Can we really expect someone to do that for the benefit of playing for the Canucks? This whole "hometown discount" thing is really non-existent, anyway, except in Hamhuis' case. And Hamhuis made it very obvious that the first factor was coming home to BC, with money being a distant ancillary factor. Daniel & Henrik maybe would've made a bit more back in 2009 if they signed with Toronto, but not much, and certainly not even close to 30 - 40% more. When Kesler signed, a lot thought the amount was too high. Same with Luongo. They may look like "discounts" now, but they need to be evaluated in the context of when they were signed.

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Losing Edler for nothing would be a huge mistake. And yes, we did trade Erhoff, more than 24 hrs before the July 1st UFA opening. We traded him to NYI for a 4th- well done gillis, well done! Way to keep Ballard and trade Erhoff!!!

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It isn't about letting the hoff walk...it's about a salary cap and staying competitive in that structure. He wanted a ton o money and signing him to it might have meant losing Edler or burrows, or maybe some of depth the team has. Maybe unloading Ballard and finding a way to keep him would have been better but it certainly wasn't a horrible decision.

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