A while ago I had a thread with the same title saying that this summer we would have a great opportunity to load up our team with talent for now and for the future. I made a checklist of To Dos for Gillis. If he accomplished them we would surely become a feared contender once again
The point of this is to see how he has done so far and analyze what continues to go wrong with this organization
1.sign Cory- check. The fact that this happened before the deadline is huge and speaks volumes about the two way trust existing between ginger and the Canucks. Also a testament to Schneids character that he didn't put our nuts in a vice and wait for a six mill offer sheet
2. Trade Luongo- obviously the jury is out, but I have a sinking feeling we are going to get ripped off like we did in the Hodgson trade
3. Sign Schultz
Epic fail here, he was ours to lose, and we lost him. Gillis messed this up bad, worse than letting Erhoff go (who we noticeable missed last yr)
He told Schultz he was not going to guarantee him anything- a noble strategy but very very very stupid, obviously this kid wants to jump right in and be given a chance to show what he can do. Hd doesn't want to go to the AHL for an ice age like all our other prospects
Gillis failed here, big time, a bc kid who loved the canucks, what a mess
4. Resign the core
Resign Raymond and let Salo go?
Wow, just wow, would rather have given Salo 2 yrs then resign Raymond WTF gillis, let's be honest here, who is more useful?
Garrison - gillis went boom or bust here, nuts in a vice after yzerman overpaid like he did with ohlund
Doan would be nice- ANYONE else feel like he is ours to lose and Gillis will find a way to do it?
Not a saviour but would help our team immensely
Why are the Canucks such a travesty? They struggle to make logical moves from Burke to Nonis to Gillis- not much progress
Wouldn't it be nice up be able to offer Coho in a deal right now???To bad we played that chip already and instead of getting a sure thing back, Gillis takes a big risk
Use to think Gillis was a genius, this summer Gillis looks to have gone, how shall we put it Kirk Lazirus?
1.Did what had to be done
2.Hasn't happened yet so can't judge (Hodgson trade... did what had to be done.)
3.Didn't make schultz a promise he couldn't keep(Good on him).
4.Salo was offered a dumb amount of money by tampa and Raymond could still get traded for something instead of walking away for nothing.
5. You didn't have a 5...
6.Garrisson=good signing and we might still get doan.