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Gillis: No excuse for some of the mental errors and mistakes made yesterday. He said its realy difficult to manage fatigure levels and especially difficult when key members of team are out. As game went on team was mentally unaware and simply made errors. It is unacceptable

BMAC- what do you think of Zack Kassian

Gillis:He is a young player, there will be ups and downs with youngins. If you look around the league and history there is a miniscule # of players that achieve what they are going to achieve for rest of their time. It is going to take time to get consistency and with 99.7% of youngins it takes time

Don Taylor: What did you learn about team in STL

Gillis We were missing 2 dman who play about 20 mins about a time. If you take those players otu of lineup opponents can really exploit your team. The boys layed a solid physical game.

*MY NOTE- Oshie was missing for STL but of course that isnt mentioned

DT: When will tanev and bieksa be back

Gillis: Tanevs walking boot should be coming off in a few days, higgins should be back soon as he is skating. Bieksa is day to day and not sure when he will be back but maybe this weekend or next week (seemed unsure)

DT: AHL has approved Canucks deal with Peioria Rivermen and where will this team play?

Gillis: We would like to have team close to our territory so we can utilize all our resources and run it in a manner that is closely affilated with nucks organization. Hopefult to have team in west and hopeful that it will be close to the Canucks (seems like he REALLY WANTS TEAM IN ABBY)

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Bring the team to the north shore!!! The ahl team off course...

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Well at least it does not sound too bleak on the injury front..

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Gillis: No excuse for some of the mental errors and mistakes made yesterday. He said its realy difficult to manage fatigure levels and especially difficult when key members of team are out. As game went on team was mentally unaware and simply made errors. It is unacceptable

BMAC- what do you think of Zack Kassian

Gillis:He is a young player, there will be ups and downs with youngins. If you look around the league and history there is a miniscule # of players that achieve what they are going to achieve for rest of their time. It is going to take time to get consistency and with 99.7% of youngins it takes time

Don Taylor: What did you learn about team in STL

Gillis We were missing 2 dman who play about 20 mins about a time. If you take those players otu of lineup opponents can really exploit your team. The boys layed a solid physical game.

*MY NOTE- Oshie was missing for STL but of course that isnt mentioned

DT: When will tanev and bieksa be back

Gillis: Tanevs walking boot should be coming off in a few days, higgins should be back soon as he is skating. Bieksa is day to day and not sure when he will be back but maybe this weekend or next week (seemed unsure)

DT: AHL has approved Canucks deal with Peioria Rivermen and where will this team play?

Gillis: We would like to have team close to our territory so we can utilize all our resources and run it in a manner that is closely affilated with nucks organization. Hopefult to have team in west and hopeful that it will be close to the Canucks (seems like he REALLY WANTS TEAM IN ABBY)

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Glad Oshie wasn't playing.

Never knew it before untill I watched this vid, but damn that guy can hit. One of the better body checkers in the league. I always thought he was a soft player lol.

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how is it relevent that Oshie wasn't mentioned?

was Booth mentioned? but of course.... not?

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My point is he used the injuries in many ways as an excuse. To me thats wrong. All teams have injuries and thats just how it works. It isnt like the Canucks were decimated as compared to STL

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Good news from the Vancouver Canuck Triage Department.

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"If you look around the league and history there is a miniscule # of players that achieve what they are going to achieve for rest of their time. It is going to take time to get consistency and with 99.7% of youngins it takes time"

Well that just makes me question why he sold Kassian as immediate help for the play-off drive. Make up your mind MG.

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Glad Oshie wasn't playing.

Never knew it before untill I watched this vid, but damn that guy can hit. One of the better body checkers in the league. I always thought he was a soft player lol.

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I really hate hearing MG and Gillman make excuses for the team. Every team has travel fatigue and injuries. The biggest concern is the inability to match teams intensity and physicality for 60 min. All said I still believe we can get on a roll and do some damage. Such a shame that some of our young guns with size and grit are not able to provide the kind of depth Saad, Shaw and Kruger have for the Hawks.

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I was typing up a summary before I saw this, but here it is with the actual interview link as well:

Gillis on Team1040 today:

http://www.teamradio.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Mike-Gillis-with-B-Mac-and-Taylor.mp3

  • Talked about NHL alerts around events like the Boston Marathon bombings.

  • Game last night, was it a tired club, injuries, or what? No excuse for mental errors made, but whole league may have teams with win streaks or losing streaks, we made errors though and not acceptable.

  • Kassian and his confidence? He's a young player, will have ups and downs, only a small number of young players step into this league and play well. It's going to take time to get to the consistency they want, same with 99% of the other young players, so they have to be patient.

  • What did they learn from St Louis? Missing two top D in Bieksa and Tanev, gives teams opportunities to exploit weaknesses but we tried to play still. Going to have issues losing those players though for any team, knew it would be a tough road trip as well. Need to be better though.

  • Higgins has been skating so hopefully back soon.

  • Tanev has a walking boot still but should be off in the next few days.

  • Bieksa is day to day, but should be back this weekend or after the weekend.

  • Roy is a good player, changes dimensions of lines for us. He's going to help us and has been.

  • Peoria deal approved, a number of possibilities for where they'll play next year but would like to have them closer. Probably won't make a decision for a few weeks, but hopeful to have them in the West if possible and closer to us.

  • With the reduced schedule, any back to backs in the playoffs? Hope not, but not sure.

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My point is he used the injuries in many ways as an excuse. To me thats wrong. All teams have injuries and thats just how it works. It isnt like the Canucks were decimated as compared to STL

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Good to hear Tanev and Higgins are getting better.

Also yeah we played a good physical game against St.louis.

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