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Starting after the cup run. I won't count the Ballard trade, as we went to the cup final and had a great year despite this move. Signing Hamhuis was an excellent move. Its strange in hind-sight that we acquired both.

1) Trading Samuelsson for Booth. Samuelsson didn't have good things to say about management; and Booth has had a few problems fitting in with his outspoken beliefs. Gillis always says he does so much for the players; but the Canucks lost an adequate second line scorer. At this point having lost Grabner and Samuelsson took alot of pure skill out of the top nine.

2) Trading Hodgson over personal matters took the next best offensive talent this team had. At this point it should have been obvious secondary scoring would take a huge hit. Having also lost Ehrhoff in the off-season it was strange that defensive and physical players were the only thing on Gillis mind.

At this point it seemed that Gillis over-reacted during the off-season. The cup-run team needed a slight tweak. It should have been obvious the huge jump in the Sedins point total was the powerplay. Not resigning him or at least replacing him was a huge mistake.

3) Not having a replacement for Ehrhoff, Malhotra, and secondary scoring this season. It should have been obvious that these were the missing peices on this team. Hanging on to Luongo, Ballard, Booth, and Malhotra were mistakes.

4) Not being organized enough to hang on to Volpatti. At the moment Malhotra and Kesler could have been on the IR, so we didn't have to lose him. An asset lost for nothing.

5) This off-season. Will Gillis over-react? We need a true shutdown center. We need a true PP quarter back. We need a true sniper.

The only way to get some of these parts is to fix the cap management problems. Luckily Malhotra is finished his contract. Luongo will go for minimal assets, if it isn't obvious by now. There isn't a best case scenario to get a needed roster asset for him; as much as I would prefer he stayed.

Booth and Ballard may have to be bought out. Booth potentially could fix the secondary sniper issue if he played a full season with Derek Roy, if he signs.

The team also must fix the issue with the officiating. I believe there must be a lot of bad blood that is behind the scenes. If there truly is an issue with certain referees, it must be worse than Vigneault yelling at the ref and complaining in the media. It has to be deeper than that for the referees to disrepect the organization this much.

It will be interested to see if Gillis tries to fix these issues; rather than go out and try to get the assets of the team that beat us. After the Stanley Cup loss, all he wanted was to get was a Lucic player. After the LA loss all he wanted was more physical depth players. How will he react now after the SJ loss.

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I thought it was well written.

MG has his work cut out for him this summer.

The situation is not as dire as everyone makes it out to be.

The fact that we iced a competitive team while having almost 14m on the bench (Ballard, Booth, Lu) means something.

We are still close and if we would have better utilized that 14m dollars, this team would have been QUITE different

Thats like adding an all star d-man and an all star forward

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Starting after the cup run. I won't count the Ballard trade, as we went to the cup final and had a great year despite this move. Signing Hamhuis was an excellent move. Its strange in hind-sight that we acquired both.

1) Trading Samuelsson for Booth. Samuelsson didn't have good things to say about management; and Booth has had a few problems fitting in with his outspoken beliefs. Gillis always says he does so much for the players; but the Canucks lost an adequate second line scorer. At this point having lost Grabner and Samuelsson took alot of pure skill out of the top nine.

2) Trading Hodgson over personal matters took the next best offensive talent this team had. At this point it should have been obvious secondary scoring would take a huge hit. Having also lost Ehrhoff in the off-season it was strange that defensive and physical players were the only thing on Gillis mind.

At this point it seemed that Gillis over-reacted during the off-season. The cup-run team needed a slight tweak. It should have been obvious the huge jump in the Sedins point total was the powerplay. Not resigning him or at least replacing him was a huge mistake.

3) Not having a replacement for Ehrhoff, Malhotra, and secondary scoring this season. It should have been obvious that these were the missing peices on this team. Hanging on to Luongo, Ballard, Booth, and Malhotra were mistakes.

4) Not being organized enough to hang on to Volpatti. At the moment Malhotra and Kesler could have been on the IR, so we didn't have to lose him. An asset lost for nothing.

5) This off-season. Will Gillis over-react? We need a true shutdown center. We need a true PP quarter back. We need a true sniper.

The only way to get some of these parts is to fix the cap management problems. Luckily Malhotra is finished his contract. Luongo will go for minimal assets, if it isn't obvious by now. There isn't a best case scenario to get a needed roster asset for him; as much as I would prefer he stayed.

Booth and Ballard may have to be bought out. Booth potentially could fix the secondary sniper issue if he played a full season with Derek Roy, if he signs.

The team also must fix the issue with the officiating. I believe there must be a lot of bad blood that is behind the scenes. If there truly is an issue with certain referees, it must be worse than Vigneault yelling at the ref and complaining in the media. It has to be deeper than that for the referees to disrepect the organization this much.

It will be interested to see if Gillis tries to fix these issues; rather than go out and try to get the assets of the team that beat us. After the Stanley Cup loss, all he wanted was to get was a Lucic player. After the LA loss all he wanted was more physical depth players. How will he react now after the SJ loss.

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I know hindsights 20/20, but drafting hodgson over karlsson.Karlssons stats in his draft year: 13 g 24 assists .. Hank Sedins for comparison were 12g 22 assists. I know stats aren't everything but that's incredibly impressive. if our scouts actually saw him play I don't see how they'd come to the conclusion, with our centre position solidified , and our d relatively weak on high end talent ,that they'd rather draft a centre..

Yes I'm butthurt ... The thought of karlsson with the Sedins causes me premature ejaculation

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1) When the trade was made, everyone was claiming the we got the better of the deal. Booth is younger, faster, and stronger and Samuelsson was not performing at the time. What wasn't expecting was Booth and Kesler not finding chemistry. You can't blame Gillis for that.

2) The Hodgson trade was a unexpected trade and we are still waiting to see if Kassian will fill out that mean, power-forward role that this team desperately needs. Hodgson's defensive liability was a big issue for the team moving forward. I still flip-flop on whether I like this trade or not.

3) The cost to replace a 50 point defenseman would have cost us an arm and an leg. Not to mention we have Edler, and then signed Garrison to fill those points. I agree with you on finding another true faceoff specialist which is key to our success. I'm still missing Manny.

4) Volpatti? Do we really need his 5 minutes on the 4th line?

5) Personally, I believe Gills has 1 year to fix this and improve this team. Will he overreact? Probably not. But he will not sit on his hands. I believe he will make changes. He will deal with the goalie situation and the under performers.

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Torres should have been retained

Sammuellson trade should not have happened.

Erhoff should have been retained no matter what, he was a top 4

Ballard trade terrible

Kassian trade good

Picking Raymond over Grabner was stupid, Grabner was all skill. And Raymond and never been anyting but streaky.

Garrison and Hamhuis both great moves but they came to us.

This was Gillis' first chance at being a GM, he did a pretty good job but had fantastic pieces, then became a winning team with no drafting.

A new gm will take us in a better direction.

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