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Mike Gillis on Team 1040 - 9/28/12

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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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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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Thanks for the summary.

He can't let Edler go! Alex has been one of my favorite Canucks ever since he joined the team!

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Gillis is awesome. I think hes the best GM in the league. He always says the right things, he's never said anythng to piss me off ever

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The Hamhuis bit was a typo, he is a bargain and among MGs best moves

Losing Edler would be a terrible move

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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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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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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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