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#1 TOMapleLaughs

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

There was an under the radar comment about what was said to Luongo by Gillis/Gilman after he wasn't traded at the deadline.

Basically, 'We went for a home run' and we struck out.

This was after acquiring Derek Roy and after Gilman said 'we're all in' for these playoffs.

Is there any info on what that 'home run' move actually was? Or was it just the attempt at getting 0-goal Ryane Clowe?

Just curious to know this big move that we were rolling the dice on. What would have prevented the current state of embarrassment we're in and would've instead made us go far into the playoffs?

Big deadline moves are motivational, but failed ones are deflating.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:23 PM

Call Gillis and ask.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

Torres, Gordon, Morris.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

Talk about beating up a dead horse, sigh....


Long story short - Clowe's price was too high, we never got him. We needed depth at centre, particularly a 3rd line centre heading into trade deadline, and Roy was available who is much more than that whether or not people realize it or not. His price was cheap, manageable, and fitted the teams role (A "versatile player"...he played every position on the team...PP, PK, 4on4, wing, centre). Idk about you, but just cause Roy never did so well doesn't mean he sucks...guy had less than a month to fit with the team; not fair treatment at all.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:30 PM

Talk about beating up a dead horse, sigh....


Long story short - Clowe's price was too high, we never got him. We needed depth at centre, particularly a 3rd line centre heading into trade deadline, and Roy was available who is much more than that whether or not people realize it or not. His price was cheap, manageable, and fitted the teams role (A "versatile player"...he played every position on the team...PP, PK, 4on4, wing, centre). Idk about you, but just cause Roy never did so well doesn't mean he sucks...guy had less than a month to fit with the team; not fair treatment at all.


Beating a dead horse? This hasn't been discussed.... and Gillis was willing to pay the price, Clowe chose The Rags.

Edited by CatsPajamas, 12 May 2013 - 02:31 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

Hard to say what 'the home run' was. Maybe Gillis wanted to go yard so he swung for the fences.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:00 PM

He thinks we are a baseball team, mr moneyball.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hard to say what 'the home run' was. Maybe Gillis wanted to go yard so he swung for the fences.


And depending on where he wanted to do it, it may have been difficult to do. That green monster looks like a real difficult spot to place it.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:09 PM

There was an under the radar comment about what was said to Luongo by Gillis/Gilman after he wasn't traded at the deadline.

Basically, 'We went for a home run' and we struck out.

This was after acquiring Derek Roy and after Gilman said 'we're all in' for these playoffs.

Is there any info on what that 'home run' move actually was?  Or was it just the attempt at getting 0-goal Ryane Clowe?

Just curious to know this big move that we were rolling the dice on. What would have prevented the current state of embarrassment we're in and would've instead made us go far into the playoffs?

Big deadline moves are motivational, but failed ones are deflating.


If you believe that the Leafs final offer was a pair of 2nds for Louie, that lets them out, because that's a bunt single at best...

There was some talk about the 'Nucks taking a shot a Clarkson, although it's hard to see the Devils being interested in Lou.

Maybe the Caps? Ribeiro? Green?
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