making trades is most difficult when you sign Luongo to that contract
Trading Booter was hard for Tallon because of his contract
trading Ohlund, Mitchell, Salo and Malholtra is hard because of their ntc contracts
If you look at what the Canucks paid for Booter, a similar return (underpayment) should be expected for Lou
OH PLEASE... everything is SO HARD TO DO! Then why the heck did we hire Mike Gillis in the first place? Our Core is still Run by Sedins, Burrows, Kesler, Raymond, Hansen, Luongo, Bieksa, Edler,... ALL NONIS PLAYERS. In fact he still kept Nonis' coach Alain Vigneault! Not even that he even went as far as critisizing our scouting team BUT STILL KEPT DELORME... His drafting record is far more mediocre than Nonis'.
I also remember Gillis telling that the Sedins might not be in his plan, complete arrogance and ignorance.
He has done nothing since our cup run... our team has gotten worst and worst.
Terrible Signings and Trades:
Bernier for a 2nd and 3rd round pick.
Marco Sturm, 2 million and only lasted for 5 bloody games.
Keith Ballard.. (4.1 for a number 6 defensemen, not to mention a first round pick and Michael Grabner)
Letting go of Mitchell
Signing 1 hit wonder Garrison to a 4.6 multi year contract..
The list goes on HE HAS DONE NOTHING for this team. Look at how terrible our prospect pool is... we don't even have anyone that can step up in the farm team. For some reason he has become some "god" gm because he was able to resign players THAT WERE HERE in the first place.
This is still Nonis' team.
Heck it's really laughable that Mike can't even trade Luongo when its' become CLEAR that we can't have 2 goalies like this. Just complete terrible asset management. Luongo is just going to get older and his value is just going to drop further and further.
Sorry had to get out, after hearing his arrogant voice today in his interview I've just had enough.
Terrible and one of the most overrated GM's in this league.
Edited by Sanford, 01 March 2013 - 04:07 PM.