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07-02-2008, 01:26 PM
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Depends on how much we paid, but initial reaction to this is good.
Gillis is doing a great job filling in the smaller holes...
let's see Sundin sign now. Make it happen Gillis, just make it happen!
I don't see his moves as great at all right now.
basically he's filling the holes with question marks that may or may not work out... no different than what Nonis had been doing... he brought in Sanford, Isbister, Chouinard, Santala, Cowan, Weaver, Ritchie, Green, etc... to plug into depth roles ... most of those guys didn't work out, but how is bringing back the same goalie (Sanford), a waiver pickup (Wellwood), a 4th line center (Johnson) and a 7th dman (Baumer), really any different??
time will tell if these guys work out better, but from what I can see, it's the same bargain bin that Gillis is shopping in, that Nonis did... let's just hope that the pieces he's picking up from that same bin end up working out better, but at this point there's nothing to suggest that they will work out any better than the pieces that Nonis brought in - and was criticized for.
not that I'm criticizing him for his moves yet... too early to tell... I just don't see a whole lot being different with the pluggers Gillis has gotten for the depth roles, than what Nonis had gotten in the past.
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