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.
Edited by Strombone1, 28 September 2012 - 09:02 AM.