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#181 Smashian Kassian

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

Gillis Cons:

Lack of GM experience leads to poor asset management. So what if CoHo asked for a trade. MY answer would have been "No. You are Canucks property, now spank spank and straight to the minors with you."


:picard: Glad your not our GM.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

MG has done a good job since coming in, and our team will continue to improve under him as a General Manager.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

I agree that his moves to re-sign players have been good, but that post was a response that he added the key members to make the team a contender.........he's made a 1-2 good moves, a cpl of ok moves and a few blah moves. His record is not as spectacular as the myth of MG indicates.

Still, I have no problem with the job he has done in Van, but if he fumbles the goaltender situation it could cost him his job


I'm not sure that he has ever been in a great position to make a lot of great moves, until now.

If the team is as good as we both seem to think (right?), then there either hasn't been a lot of need to acquire upgrades, or if they are needed then it has to be done with the team's cap in mind, and he's been pretty successful in that regard.

If he was to go out and get winger to play with either the Sedins or Kesler, what would Gillis have to give up to get that kind of asset? We'd be talking about a number of 1st round picks, prospects and at least one guy that we all like to think of as a core player (eg. Edler). And once that new guy was here, assuming the other team was willing to trade to make the Canucks better, what sort of cap hit would this guy bring with him, and what additional bodies have to be moved in order to fit this guy under the cap?

I don't think anyone is saying that Gillis' record is full of spectacular moves as far as bringing in new talent. It is filled with spectacular moves where he has kept the talent here and surreounded it with a goodly amount of supporting players, all under the cap. That should count for something, no?

Minnesota picked up Parise and Suter, each with a $7.5 million cap hit, which made the Wild the highest salary team in the NHL at this time. (Using the logic of the folks who are knocking Gillis, these signings are feats of little to no significance as they both wanted to go play with their home team.) With that amount of money tied up in those two contracts, and the other top players on that team, the supporting cast on is rather weak. The Wild have just under $22 million tied up in just three players (Suter, Parise and Koivu).

I suspect the Wild's GM would really appreciate having another $2 - 3 million in cap space to sign another decent d-man.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Should he be on thin ice after he once again pulled out another amazing signing??
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

Yes, that would be good management. What kind of GM lets an unproven rookie(or his dad) walk all over him and dictate the terms of play? What kind of message does that send to the rest of the players? CoHo should have been put in his place and treated like the spoiled kid he was acting like. He is no Lindros (not even a Brett). He should have been told to "Do as your dam well told or you can go to the minors. If you don't like those 2 options, sit out and see what it does to your career." End of story.


Once again, you impress with your knowledge of asset management.


The team is a Burke/Nonis creation. The impact players MG has brought in, have mostly moved on at their first opportunity. The rest he has brought in have been bottom of the barrel, 29 team reject, plugs.


Now you impress with your knowledge of asset evaluation. I am truly amazed.


Regardless of Samuelson's role on the team (maybe it was more than he is given credit for, along with Ehrhoff and Torres), there was something about management that rubbed him wrong enough to be vocal about it. I would like to know where the smoke is coming from as Samuelson probably isn't the only one, just the only vocal one.


What rubbed him the wrong way was that he kept screwing up and they kept calling him on it. He floated, he played hard only when he felt like it. He as brought in for his playoff experience and leadership. He did have games where he contributed mightily. And he usually disappeared in games where the going got physical.

Is everyone that analyzes the nux without pink sunglasses on an automatic trawler? Perhaps, to some.


Is that what you call what you have written? Okay, perhaps it is, to some.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

Just wondering, with Burke out of the picture, does Gillis become the most antagonizing GM in the NHL now? (according to the media?)


Interesting question. :)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Should he be on thin ice after he once again pulled out another amazing signing??


If you mean Garrison, then that doesn't count because he wanted to come home and play in his home town. On the other hand, I suspect that Suter and Parise signing with the Wild was a great piece of GM'ing.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

If you mean Garrison, then that doesn't count because he wanted to come home and play in his home town. On the other hand, I suspect that Suter and Parise signing with the Wild was a great piece of GM'ing.

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He meant Edler...
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

I don't post here much, but I can't resist on this one.


nitwitt people like you are the reason why most other team's fans dislike us. Stop throwing the GM, and the players of your "favorite" team under the bus. Enjoy hockey, life is good.




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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

If you mean Garrison, then that doesn't count because he wanted to come home and play in his home town. On the other hand, I suspect that Suter and Parise signing with the Wild was a great piece of GM'ing.


Talking about the fresh new contract Alex Edler just received :)
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

He meant Edler...



Talking about the fresh new contract Alex Edler just received :)


Yeah, I just noticed it. Been doing other stuff while answering posts here. :)

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

Nah Edler was just "handed" to Gilles.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

Another solid signing, Edler on board for below market value. Guy is our new Ohlund, underrated in every aspect of the game and an absolute trooper who you don't really notice unless he's not there.

Now I want to say, because some people are actually taking this ridiculous argument seriously, here's a postscript to my earlier post on this topic:

Results since Gillis took over:

Year 1: won division, 3rd in conference, 7th overall, lost in 2nd round
Year 2: won division, 3rd in conference, 5th overall, lost in 2nd round
Year 3: first overall, lost in finals
Year 4: first overall, lost in first round
Year 5: TBA


I feel like this is fairly self-explanatory but apparently not, so let's look at the previous years:

07-08: last in division, 11th in conference, 20th overall, missed playoffs, Nonis fired, Gillis hired
06-07: won division, 3rd in conference, 8th overall, lost in second round
05-06: 4th in division, 9th in conference, 17th overall, missed playoffs, Crawford fired, Luongo acquired
04-05: lockout
03-04: won division, 3rd in conference, 7th overall, lost in first round
02-03: 2nd in division, fourth in conference, 6th overall, lost in second round
01-02: 2nd in division, 8th in conference, 15th overall, lost in first round
00-01: 3rd in division, 8th in conference,15th overall, lost in first round
Prior to 2000: missed playoffs four straight seasons

I get the feeling some people on these boards have only known that the Vancouver Canucks are a hockey team for a few years. Maybe those people should show some humility and not second-guess every decision? There was a time when we were overjoyed just to make the playoffs, you know. Having a team this good is not a fait accompli, y'all should feel privileged and lucky to enjoy watching it, and not stew over the coach or GM. Go back to your EA Sports if you think you can do better and don't drag down the rest of us who appreciate the historic rarity of a team this good in this city.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Nice sigining last noght by MG- Smooth Mothertrucker.

I like MG, but he's not infallible.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

Nice sigining last noght by MG- Smooth Mothertrucker.

I like MG, but he's not infallible.


No GM is.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

If he blows this Loungo deal by not getting a scoring winger, a real prospect and a draft pick then he should be toast. He has already thrown away 2 very good players in Grabner and COHO for a bottom 6 forward, a number 7 dman and a "project". could you imagine if those 2 players were in the lineup today. Granted he's made some nice aquisitions in Hamius and Garrison, but is it just me, he seems not able to pull the trigger on landing a true top 6 forward(Booth is not a top 6, post concussion).
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After watching the Sabres stomp the Flyers today, I recant this statement, MG should be fired now. This COHO deal will go down as one of the very worst in the history of the Canucks. Thanks MG you'll be known as the Canucks version of "Stu Jackson". At least we'll get to keep the franchise here in Vancouver.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

After watching the Sabres stomp the Flyers today, I recant this statement, MG should be fired now. This COHO deal will go down as one of the very worst in the history of the Canucks. Thanks MG you'll be known as the Canucks version of "Stu Jackson". At least we'll get to keep the franchise here in Vancouver.


Nope

Nope

Nope

Sabres forum is that way---->

you are clearly only a fan of a player and not the team (or as long as Gillis is here) so why not give your ulcers a break and go cheer your heart out for your boy and leave us in peace as we fail or not with what we have?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Another solid signing, Edler on board for below market value. Guy is our new Ohlund, underrated in every aspect of the game and an absolute trooper who you don't really notice unless he's not there.

Now I want to say, because some people are actually taking this ridiculous argument seriously, here's a postscript to my earlier post on this topic:



I feel like this is fairly self-explanatory but apparently not, so let's look at the previous years:

07-08: last in division, 11th in conference, 20th overall, missed playoffs, Nonis fired, Gillis hired
06-07: won division, 3rd in conference, 8th overall, lost in second round
05-06: 4th in division, 9th in conference, 17th overall, missed playoffs, Crawford fired, Luongo acquired
04-05: lockout
03-04: won division, 3rd in conference, 7th overall, lost in first round
02-03: 2nd in division, fourth in conference, 6th overall, lost in second round
01-02: 2nd in division, 8th in conference, 15th overall, lost in first round
00-01: 3rd in division, 8th in conference,15th overall, lost in first round
Prior to 2000: missed playoffs four straight seasons

I get the feeling some people on these boards have only known that the Vancouver Canucks are a hockey team for a few years. Maybe those people should show some humility and not second-guess every decision? There was a time when we were overjoyed just to make the playoffs, you know. Having a team this good is not a fait accompli, y'all should feel privileged and lucky to enjoy watching it, and not stew over the coach or GM. Go back to your EA Sports if you think you can do better and don't drag down the rest of us who appreciate the historic rarity of a team this good in this city.


The team is great, I agree but you can't trade talent like COHO and get nothing in return and if he pulls off the same type of terrible deal for Lou then the team will take massive steps back. It's easy to point out the teams recent results and say "hey look at the team under MG, he's amazing, man he's the best GM we've ever had, look at how good the team is" he brought in a couple of players and resigned a bunch that wanted to play here. Hmm pretty tough stuff...
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Nope

Nope

Nope

Sabres forum is that way---->

you are clearly only a fan of a player and not the team (or as long as Gillis is here) so why not give your ulcers a break and go cheer your heart out for your boy and leave us in peace as we fail or not with what we have?


wrong wrong wrong I've been a true Canuck fan for 30 years, I've been through the "Dark Ages" with this team, we finally are on top or near that, I just don't want to see it slip away because the guy at the wheel is falling asleep.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

After watching the Sabres stomp the Flyers today, I recant this statement, MG should be fired now. This COHO deal will go down as one of the very worst in the history of the Canucks. Thanks MG you'll be known as the Canucks version of "Stu Jackson". At least we'll get to keep the franchise here in Vancouver.


So you watch one game and decide? He'll be known as?....according to whom?
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

:picard: OP fail..............sigh Post limit and IQ test PLEASE

I dont think the OP is a real fan........Grabner fit no where on this team and Hodgson wanted out..........KAssasin is a top 6 forward.........seems like trolling

This post seems like 90 percent of the cdcers who are always in denial and have there blinders on and lack gaining any respect on there hockey opinion from me .

I agree with the OP , Mike Gillis gets way to much love on here because of how many fans that have seem to given him there blind faith when he has not done nothing to earn it
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Nope

Nope

Nope

Sabres forum is that way---->

you are clearly only a fan of a player and not the team (or as long as Gillis is here) so why not give your ulcers a break and go cheer your heart out for your boy and leave us in peace as we fail or not with what we have?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

This thread is laughable.

Some people need to temper expectations.
Name one GM who has a flawless record.

You can't. Believe it or not, as humans, as people, we mistakes.
Yes, NHL GMs too...

Managers are either above average, average, or below average.
Look at the other top managers in the league.
Are they significantly better than MG?

MG ain't perfect, but he's pretty damned good.
His good moves far outweigh the bad.

For those sucking at the Burke-Nonis teat.... give it a rest.
As if Gillis should have gotten rid of perfectly good core players simply to appease a few nutty fans LMAO.

Gillis took an "okay" team with some good players, and turned them into a perennial contender.
It's no accident.

Ultimately its the players who have to perform.
Management can only do so much.

:picard: Gillis took an ok team ? your post and the point you were trying to create lost all credibility with that statement
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

So you watch one game and decide? He'll be known as?....according to whom?


Me
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

:picard: Gillis took an ok team ? your post and the point you were trying to create lost all credibility with that statement


Yeah. They were "okay"
As in "so-so". Not god-awful. Not a lotto pick team. But not very good either.
Middle to lower tier in the league. Picking 10th, 14th and 10th as a result.

Read. Context. Make more sense now?
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

:picard:


How bout that Kassian? Heck of a game tonight, huh?
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

:picard:


Did you see tonights game?
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I was a fan of Gillis' philosophy of emphasizing character and building a strong team. Lately, however, I've become disappointed with his management.

First, his handling of players' relationships with the team and with the fans. Hodgson, for one wanted to be traded because he wasn't getting the ice time he wanted. The kid was a potential future franchise player and Gillis should have repaired his relationship with the team and made something right. Instead, he deals him for Kassian, who has good qualities, but will never be a franchise player like Hodgson will be. He's also bungled on how he's handling Luongo - the man was exposed to more than his fair share of criticism from the fans it's no wonder he no longer wants to play here. After all he's done in Vancouver, from leading the team to new heights (two Presidents' Trophies, one Stanley Cup finals appearance) and representing Canada and the Canucks in the Olympics, and winning gold on Canuck ice, he deserves more respect and when the fans began deriding him for "single-handedly losing the Cup," an arguement that cannot be further from the truth, Gillis should have stood behind him by saying, "He has earned his place here, he's a part of this city and this team, after (everything mentioned), we have every confidence he will lead us for the next ten years. And we will regroup behind the man to get back to the finals and win." Conversely, he's given this kind support to Bieksa back in 2010, someone I vehemently felt should have been traded (while Mitchell stays on). Well, at least Bieksa did rebound from his error to be an improved player, but in any case, Mitchell has done more to earn his place being the heart-and-soul warrior who gave himself to the team more than just about anyone else and thus deserved to stay. His actions damage the players' relationship with both the organization and fans, and it won't be long before more people will want out of town.

Above it all, Gillis has talked about building a character team - however, something just isn't working. Why is the Canucks the third-most hated hockey club (as of 2011-12) in the league? Not because others are jealous. It's because players here have resorted to playing dirty in order to win - but when the toughies come out of the woodworks, they embellish or run away. Case in point, Burrows' finger biting, the Sedins' dives, or heck Luongo's complaining over facing Byfuglien, to name a few things. It's a sore lack of character on display and people cannot respect this. Even when we faced the Bruins in 2011, I couldn't help but respect that team, even though I badly wanted Vancouver to win. As the leader, Gillis is responsible to hold everyone to account and when someone just won't fit, they must go.

So in short, I, once an ardent Canuck fan, can no longer bring myself to support them like I used to. In my books, it's time for a change. Gillis has had his go, but now, we need someone else.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Nope

Nope

Nope

Sabres forum is that way---->

you are clearly only a fan of a player and not the team (or as long as Gillis is here) so why not give your ulcers a break and go cheer your heart out for your boy and leave us in peace as we fail or not with what we have?


My friend, if Gillis were a good GM, the kid wouldn't want out so soon. Gillis is responsible to maintain the players' relations with the team and the city, and with his track record, it won't be long before more people will want out. If you want to keep cheering for this team that doesn't respect it's people and who doesn't live up to their standards, well you are either blind or have no self respect.

That's why as of now, until Gillis is fired, I am declaring Canuxodus. I will instead cheer for the Oilers, a team that has more respect for players and fans, and who will one day win again. Canucks, if they keep this track, will only lose out.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

wrong wrong wrong I've been a true Canuck fan for 30 years, I've been through the "Dark Ages" with this team, we finally are on top or near that, I just don't want to see it slip away because the guy at the wheel is falling asleep.


Enter my campaign. Replace Gillis with someone who can command respect and loyalty throughout the league, the fanbase, and the roster and who won't fall asleep at the wheel. That man is Trevor Linden.

I've been a steadfast Canuck fan myself for many years, but I am horrified to see a disappointing lack of character from the ice to the management - see the "Linden for GM" post for more details. It's not reflective of myself or this city (another reputation tattered in the riots). As far as winning goes, even at their paramount in 2011, it was soon evident the Nucks didn't have the character to get past the Bruins.

Change is possible. With the addition of one man, the Los Angeles Clippers went from the bottom to the top. The same can happen here, but until then, no self-respecting fan can cheer for the Canucks. That's why until then, it's one of the toughest decisions of my life, but I will take my support to the Prairies and root for the Edmonton Oilers.
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