Gillis is a jackass. Listen to the guy on the radio. Condescending, rude, disrespectful, just not a good guy at all. Of course he's not "sharing" information with these guys - that's not the point. These guys are around the team enough and smart enough to know what's really going on.
The whole world knew that Hodgson wasn't getting enough ice time. Tony was stating what everyone was discussing. As bad a player as you claim that he is, I would venture a guess that you were the type that was pumping his tires on this site very consistently, until the day that he was traded - at which point his value to you dropped immensely (imagine that).
1. Enough Ice time? So take ice time away from a Hart and a Selk trophy winner? That is actually the most idiotic statement I have ever heard. Learn what development is there Einstein. Ya know Gen Y's need to understand something, just cause mommy said you're wonderful and great at everything, doesn't mean they are as good as they think. I suppose you think based on the logic that he deserved to take ice from a Hart/Selke winner, that he could have been traded for one, since clearly if you're good enough to take their ice time, then you're better than they are right? That's a very solid chain of logic...hmm...
2. Not to get into Hodgson too much but its your example. Defensively, he is not very good. That's why they 'rigged' his ice time - so they could market him - show his strengths and not his flaws. Give him offensive zone draws, pp time, etc etc. Which does what, gives him offensive but no defensive responsibility! Hmm...why? Inflated points, makes him look like a star right?
Not saying he won't be a good player, but what you saw of CoHo was not what the Nucks want or need nor what he actually is at this stage of his career. They want character players, who play a 2 way game. His weakness was defense and faceoffs and he didn't want to develop that. If he did he would have understood, one simple fact about hockey, life, etc. You earn your stripes, they are not given to you. And if I am a hockey player, a center, and I get to learn from Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler I would likely say to myself, I'm in heaven (assuming I don't have an ego and actually want to learn), I get to learn from one of the best offensive and one of the best defensive centers in game. But apparently, CoHo and daddy thought themselves better than those two, that he should get their ice (as you clearly think as well).
3. As for Gillis being condascending and rude, not sure who you're watching but he's fair and honest, and direct. He can't answer every question because he is dealing with regulations (tampering), peoples lives (deserve to be treated with respect even if they are being traded) , and can't share all his info/cards with King of the ES because he's some wannabe gm on CDC. Must be a terrible GM, and jackass, he gets his players to sign for less than they would on the open market. Guess the players must like playing for a Jackass...
So shut it there chicago boi. (and yes i spelled boi that way because you should go back to listening to your avril tunes).
Found a video of you on youtube...get a helmet please.
Edited by BuretoMogilny, 19 January 2013 - 09:07 AM.