How many times do we have to point out that this is wrong? GIllis, thankfully, is smarter than you. He did not pay Garrison for his offense. Everybody who pays attention knew that Garrison was not going to score at a 16 goal pace, and that he is not going to rack up assists. What he is going to do, is play great shutdown defense, while chipping in on offense. He is already doing that, despite what CDC seems to think. That's why we paid him.
If you're disappointed by Garrison's offensive production, you have no one to blame but yourself. Pay more attention next time.
What I find particularly funny is people are raving about Ballard now and I'm sure some of the same people happy about Ballard are ragging on Garrison in this thread.
Garrison 3p, +6, 12PIM, 7.7sh%, 15hits, 20blks, 4.55Corsi, 0.817QoC
Ballard 1p, +4, 16PIM, 0.0sh%, 21hits, 18blks, 10.89Corsi, -0.317QoC
So, Garrison has a $4.6M cap hit while Ballard's is $4.2M. Ballard only beats Garrison in two categories: hits and Corsi. Garrison beats Ballard in all other stats I mentioned, points, +/-, penalties, shooting percentage, blocks, and quality of competition. Garrison has played more minutes, but also faces tougher competition in those minutes so that should even out yet he still has better stats.
I love that Ballard is actually playing well, don't get me wrong, but to praise Ballard now and put down Garrison considering what both players have done this year is not particularly smart.