whats wrong with telling someone somthing they want to hear? its not like it gets put in the contract....
Usually, because people tend to think of you as a liar when you do this sort of thing.
Like I've told many already and if you read this post you'd know that I've already link the interview that Oilers gm said he would never guarantee ice time to any player despite what the media say. He out worked Gillis to get both players and that's the real issue here. Do you think the gm actually determines how much ice time a player gets or what line or powerplay unit he is on? I'm thinking that's 100% the coaches decision buddy not the gm.
The Oilers' GM said those things? Which Oilers' GM are you talking about? The guy who got fired just a while ago after his stellar job of bringing the Oilers the last three #1 pick overall in the entry draft (Tambellini)? Or was this signing something that MacTavish cobbled together in his spare time since he was signed in the middle of April?
I'm just curious, what do you believe Gillis could have done "better" which would have improved the Canucks' chances of landing this player? Or to put it another way, what did the Oilers' GM (the one who was recently fired, or the new one) do to "out-work" Gillis? You must have some idea...
Do really believe a GM promises ice time,powerplay minutes and top pairing to any player he signs especially to entry level contract two way contract players? these players both signed entry level two way contracts which mean that if they don't MAKE the big club they get to try to make the farm club. If it was some kind of guarantee of making the big club why would they sign a two way contract? Oilers GM also said he would like ever other GM in the league never guarantee a rookie ice time despite what the media says.
Do you really believe that a GM has no say on the team that gets iced?
Also, if a player signs a two-way deal it merely means that he gets paid less if he goes to the minors, doesn't it? If a player signs a one-way deal, it means he gets his NHL salary if he goes to the minors. It's an incentive for the player to play better at the NHL level. You appear to be suggesting that if he was signed to a one-way deal then this would be some sort of guarantee that he would be playing with the NHL team. It is a carrot offered by the team, kind of like NTC clauses.
Following the Canucks since before Don Cherry played here.