Equally, there's no reason to believe Gillis offered the best he could to Schultz. Rest assured, if Edler walks and these questions arise, Gillis will tell us all about how Schultz' heart was not here, how he was a demanding brat that didn't want to earn his playing time and is not the kind of character the Canucks look for.
Garrison is gonna be good though.
Yes there is, he's a 22 year old who is that good, why would we not offer the best contract we could? Which we did. The money and term was no different here than Edmonton offered he just choose them over us.
“I grew up in Canada and wanted to play in a Canadian city,"
The defenseman was also at least partially coaxed to Alberta by several individuals connected to the Oilers' glory years, including two of the NHL's all-time greats in Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey, according to the Edmonton Journal.
“I don’t think I said one word when they called. I was in shock,” said Schultz. “For them to even take the time to call me, that’s something I’ll never forget.”
There wanted to play in a Canadian city, he didn't say he wanted to play in Vancouver.
And unfortunately we can't get those players to call him on our behave, and we aren't that desperate and can actually attract Players with having to go to rediculous limits.
And if anything this is more proof that there is nothing else we could have done since Schultz himself says those guys calling and all the extra BS they did had no affect on his descision and it came down to him choosing them over us as a fit not cause 99 called.
I wonder if meeting AV evoked the same reaction...?
Yeah no kidding, he should have been gone by the time we made our pitch, Schultz probably realized AV would give him no time after the way he treated Coho, Shiro, Kassian, exc.
Like I said before,a 12 year deal and the captaincy has been done so it would have been an interesting Gillis.org sales job.
The greatest Canucks d men of the last decade are playing golf in Tampa so no phone calls from Matthias or Sami.
A rookie looking into the eyes of Alain Vigneault with the thoughts of receiving generous ice time might would probably be disheartening in and of itself.
I'm not sure if you are suggesting that we should have done that stuff, but we can't give him a 12 year contract only an ELC, and he probably didn't want the captaincy, I honestly don't know what rookie would want the captaincy of a top NHL team with all the pressure and veterans like the Sedins, Kesler, Luongo, Bieksa, exc. I certainly wouldn't.
There is nothing more we could have done, our offer was the same as Edmonton offered he just choose them over us, the sooner you accept the simple reality of the situation the easier it will be for us all to move on.
I have no idea what you are talking about and neither do you.
Schultz never said anything that you are implying and if you think Bobby Orr never steered the ship you are a lunatic.
The NHL is a bunch of people bent on dollars and winning and the brightest talent dictates everything to everyone.
They are the show.
You can't compare Schultz, Hodgson or anyone to Bobby Orr you lunatic.
Orr is the greatest player to ever play, you can't compare anyone coming in as a rookie/young player in any situation to him.