Surprise - another thread sidetracked by whining about the might-have-beens.
Ehrhoff - some of the same people who whine endlessly about Gillis signing Luongo to a long term contract, here whining that Gillis didn't match the ridiculous 10 year term Buffalo gave him.
The Canucks desperately missed Ehrhoff's 5 goals, 32 points and -2 last year... He cashed in on his inflated value as a result of playing-with-the-Sedins and on a contender - and the only annoying thing about it was that he played the he-wants-to-win-a-Cup card. Pullease. Good for him. Good bye Christian.
Hodgson - whatever - done to death.
Salo - love him, one of my all-time favorites - but Yzerman could afford to take a risk that Gillis couldn't. Will spell this out - 35+ contract - means that his 3.75 cap hit counts regardless - if he were to suffer a career ending cheap shot the Canucks would be unable to use that cap space - in the midst of their proclaimed window. Give it up whiners - Gillis, Yzerman and Sami did what they had to. Sami has a guaranteed 3.5 million that Gillis could not afford to offer. If he had and Sami suffered an injury, we'd never hear the end of the Gillis-haters hindsighting what a bad decision that was. Yzerman on the other hand is sitting at the edge of playoff contention with 10 million in extra cap space - nowhere near comparable situations.
Edited by oldnews, 29 September 2012 - 12:01 PM.